northeastern Washington man at the center of a nationally watched medical marijuana case has died of pancreatic cancer, six months after the federal government dropped charges against him.
Larry Harvey was 71. He died Thursday in a hospital in Colville, Washington.
Harvey and four others_including his wife, two relatives and a friend— faced charges after they were caught about three years ago growing about 70 pot plants on their rural property near Kettle Falls. They were known as the “Kettle Falls Five.”
Harvey said he used the drug to ease pain from gout, but the government argued that the operation did not comply with the state’s medical marijuana law.
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