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Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:06 PM

80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis

From https://fox17online.com/2018/08/03/80-year-old-medical-marijuana-patient-with-expired-card-jailed-for-less-than-eighth-of-cannabis/

80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis

POSTED 5:52 PM, AUGUST 3, 2018, BY DANA CHICKLAS, UPDATED AT 06:36PM, AUGUST 3, 2018


CLARE COUNTY, Mich. -- An 80-year-old grandmother in Clare County was jailed for the first time in her life, because she had a small amount of cannabis at home but her Michigan medical marijuana card expired.

Delores Saltzman and her son Mark tell FOX 17 cannabis saved her life: it worked up her appetite when she was sick; helped her heal after surgeries; and eases her pain from ongoing health conditions. They are disturbed a deputy jailed her overnight for using her medicine.

"After I smoke I go down to a one, pain-wise," said Delores Saltzman, 80. "Before I smoke, I would say Iím an 8 right now."

This November, Saltzman turns 81. She lives with arthritis, diverticulitis, muscle and bone aches, but she says cannabis keeps her moving and making art.

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sl8 Aug 2018 OP
Xipe Totec Aug 2018 #1
Mopar151 Aug 2018 #2
marble falls Aug 2018 #5
msongs Aug 2018 #3
JoeOtterbein Aug 2018 #4
MarkRSaltzman Aug 2018 #6
lunasun Aug 2018 #7
backtoblue Aug 2018 #8
gopiscrap Aug 2018 #9

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:14 PM

1. Stories like these make me feel soooo much safer.

Glad to see the men in blue turning Americans with the green, black and blue.



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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:15 PM

2. I get the idea that a lot of cops don't "beleive in " repeal

And they'll try, many of them, to keep enforcing the old laws as long as any vestige remains.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:48 AM

5. Our sheriff who otherwise is a decent though severely consservative man ...

has said he will treat pot arrests just like a heroin arrest. He says he sees no good use of pot.

Meanwhile my 30 yr CIA veteran wife has done a complete 180 after she saw the difference in my step-son after he started using pot to treat his PSTD. Completely turned him around and his life is now going good. She now supports total legalization. She no longer throws away the one hitters or buds she might find on my dresser.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:17 PM

3. gotta keep those law enforcement people on the job and getting paid nt

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:17 PM

4. Diverticulitis almost killed me at only 56!

I ended up in a hospital in FL for 3 weeks with 6 inches of colon removed.

At times, I wished I had died. I can only guess what life is like for that poor woman at her age.

She earned the freedom from pain, she should already have by right.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 04:19 AM

6. My name is Mark Saltzman, My mom was the one arrested for this.

Even though this is absolutely ridiculous with that officer did to my mother itís giving us a great platform to get people out to vote for recreational marijuana this November.

Mom wants everyone to speak about their medical marijuana use and not be ashamed of it or hide it anymore.

Growing up I hated the smell of the marijuana and I didnít understand why my mom used it.

After understanding what type of pain she was under I now understand that the marijuana has helped her heal and it saved your life after one of her operations.

I urge everyone to get registered to vote if youíre not then please support the referendum to control marijuana like alcohol in Michigan this November.

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Response to MarkRSaltzman (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 07:57 AM

7. Hi Mark . Terrible what happened to your mom . Yes GOTV

DU also has a cannabis group you can post this in if you want here is the link . Welcome
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1279

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Response to MarkRSaltzman (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:10 PM

8. Welcome to DU Mark!

Thank you and your mom for speaking out!

It's awful what your mother had to go through. I wish her the best and hope she's doing good now.

Getting people to vote is an excellent way to turn this travesty into a positive!!!!



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Response to MarkRSaltzman (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 12:49 AM

9. welcome to DU

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