Judge Denies BC Man’s Plea To Have Seized Marijuana Plants Returned

A provincial court judge has denied a Kamloops man’s application to be reunited with 10 medical marijuana plants that were seized by RCMP last summer.

While Judge Roy Dickey said he sympathizes with Henry Rhode’s plight, he was breaking the law by having expired licenses and not growing at an approved site.

Dickey criticized what he calls a “bureaucratic bungle” created by the Conservative government and Health Canada when the country’s medical marijuana rules were changed. He said a new law requiring those with permits to grow medical pot to instead purchase from an approved supplier has left people like Rhode “out to dry.”

Rhode made an application in Kamloops provincial court for the return of 10 marijuana plants seized from his Yew Street apartment on the North Shore.

Mounties were called to the building to investigate a complaint of a disturbance in June 2014 when a Mountie spied Rhode’s plants.

– Read the entire article at The Province.