Pubdate: Wed, 09 Mar 2011
Source: Fort Frances Times (CN ON)
Copyright: 2011 Fort Frances Times Limited
Author: Paul Soucy


Dear editor:

Beware medical marijuana card-holders! Det. Cst. Landgraff of the
OPP's Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau is out to get you!

Early on the morning of Thursday, Feb 24, Landgraff and his posse of
cowboys served a search warrant on a legal medical marijuana
possession/production card-holder in La Vallee Township, saying he was
there to make a trafficking charge.

Upon search of the card-holder's residence, having found no quantity
of marijuana or evidence of trafficking, Landgraff charged this young
cancer patient with production of marijuana for being six plants over
his quota--even though this sick young man told Landgraff that he had
to grow a few over his quota because of the mortality of his plants,
having half or more die on him before maturity.

This young man told Landgraff that he has never had more than six of
his allotted 10 plants make it to maturity. He then told Landgraff he
used this legal drug as an appetite inducer and nausea suppressor
after his many chemo treatments and operations.

Anyone with family members struck by this terrible disease knows it's
amazing what this drug can do for nausea and appetite. These patients
need to keep their weight and strength up for their continuing fight.

For most of us, you'd think that would be enough proof and back off,
but not Det. Cst. Landgraff. Leaving nothing to substantiate a
trafficking charge, and only a cheap production charge amounting to
about 1.5 ounces of dried marijuana, including leaf, stalk, and even
some dirt, the ever-persistent Landgraff decides to charge this sick
young man's wife.

Wow, how unbelievable. This young wife has done nothing but suffer
alongside her sick young husband through the terrible chemo
treatments, operations, the uncertainty of what the future holds for
them, and the enormous stress of every CT Scan that they have
faced--and are about to face--with his ongoing health condition.

This young couple could be your son, daughter, family, or friend. So
does Landgraff deserve a pat on the back or a swift kick in the back
of his pants.

You decide.

Sincerely, Paul Soucy

Concerned father and father-in-law, Devlin, Ont. 
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