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Massachusetts State Police and the National Guard sent a helicopter, several vehicles and a handful of troopers to an elderly woman’s house to chop down one cannabis plant and haul it away in a pickup truck.
Margaret Holcomb, 81, grew a single marijuana plant in her garden, which she used to ease her glaucoma and arthritis ailments
The behavior of the police was questionable in other ways, Holcomb’s son, Tim, told the Gazette. He said he was told that as long as he did not demand that a warrant be provided to enter the property or otherwise escalate the situation, authorities would file no criminal charges.
some lawmakers are questioning whether an $18 million federal program to pull pot plants makes sense.
Police use military helicopter to seize one cannabis plant from 81yo patient
originally posted by: BestinShow
a reply to: trollz
This is the kinda sh!t that makes me wonder if our police force and military troops really would fire upon our own citizens.
Wonder what Vegas has it at....2 to 1..?
originally posted by: Atsbhct
Oooookay, so upon reading into this further, this poor woman was part of a greater search and raid in her area. Where the chopper was identifying plants, and relaying that info to police on the ground. Makes more sense now.
It still might be unlawful surveillance, but I honestly don't know Mass. law.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: tigertatzen
What...are they doing flyovers looking for ganja in people's yards or something?
Eventually the funding will dry up though.
What a long strange trip it's being.