Interesting Use of Quotation Marks

Re: Gov’t-Approved Dope Grower Wants Police To Give His Back.

He says he is now almost out of his “medicine.” [Kamloops Daily News]

No reason exists to use quote marks around “medicine” in the quoted sentence except to imply that the object referred to (cannabis) is not really medicine.

I hope Mr. Anderson uses RCMP valuation numbers to arrive at the compensation he seeks. They are typically inflated and it would be good to see that bite them instead of an accused, for once.