"Charles, I am in a similar situation although I have never been to court yet for it. I can only hope that our support as Veterans who fought and shed blood for the freedoms that we cherish will not be in vain. Stay strong and please remember that the will to overcome will be determined by not man's law but God's. I am a 100% disabled Viet-Nam Veteran, I live on a fixed income in constant pain from back injuries and suffer extreme PTSD, severe anxiety attacks, and also have colon cancer, lost a right elbow to shrapnel, Pancreatitis, and Sub-arachnoiditis from head trauma sustained while in the military in Viet-Nam.
I was a user of Medical Marijuana because I received better pain relief and relaxation from it than most of the medicines the physicians will prescribe for pain and anxiety. In October last year, I had a generalized warrant served at my home. The way I was arrested is insane. I answered my door completely unarmed with no intention of denying access or show aggression in any way. My wife was in Florida caring for her sisters children while they were on a vacation. I was met by a 12 gauge shotgun in my face and after the initial shock noticed that there was 1. The Buffalo Trace Area Drug Development Task Force. 2. The Ky State Police 3. The Fleming County Sheriff's Dept, 4. The Mason County Sheriff's Dept, 5, A Swat team was on standby, 6. A helicopter was on standby for whatever reason... ...I am sure I will never see this on the news because it is dominated by those who have already become celebrities for whatever reasons. But I felt that someone should come and look into this matter. Maybe I was wrong to grow Marijuana in my own residence which never left the premises but I feel there is more to this than just what is being told in the local papers. I have at least voiced my thoughts on what I consider a travesty to someone who is offering help for those desperately in need and being persecuted for it. Thank you for tour time and I hope someone will read this and take an interest."
Sgt Robert E S.
USAF/DOD 25 years (ret)