The 4th Judicial district attorney has twice been repudiated in court for bringing drug charges against two El Paso County residents who grew medical marijuana. Both recently were found not guilty at the conclusion of their trials. One of the defendants is a cancer patient who has a prescription to take marijuana to try to stop his disease from spreading.
Following his acquittal, the defendant, 63, said that he hoped prosecutors in Colorado would stop prosecuting medical marijuana patients and dispensers. As we have discussed previously, medical marijuana is legal in the state, though some authorities, including the state attorney general, continue to view its use as illegal under federal law.