Disabled army vet sentenced to five years in prison for medical marijuana

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A 33-year old disabled veteran was recently sentenced to five years in prison for the possession of medical marijuana in Alabama in a case that illustrates the complex legal landscape regarding cannabis in the United States. The officer proceeded to search the vehicle, where he discovered medical marijuana, a six-pack of beer, a bottle of vodka, and some painkillers. Sean Worsley and his wife Eboni were arrested back in 2016 at a Pickens County, Alabama, gas station. Once back in Alabama, Sean Worsley, a Purple Heart recipient who served 14 months in Iraq, signed a plea agreement to serve 60 months of probation. Although Sean Worsley had explained to the officer he has a medical marijuana card issued by his home state of Arizona, the officer replied that “Alabama did not have medical marijuana,” after which the Worsleys were arrested.

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A 33-year old disabled veteran was recently sentenced to five years in prison for the possession of medical marijuana in Alabama in a case that illustrates the complex legal landscape regarding cannabis in the United States. 

Sean Worsley and his wife Eboni were arrested back in 2016 at a Pickens County, Alabama, gas station.

The couple was approached by an officer shortly after 11 pm as loud music was coming from their car. The officer proceeded to search the vehicle, where he discovered medical marijuana, a six-pack of beer, a bottle of vodka, and some painkillers.  

Although Sean Worsley had explained to the officer he has a medical...

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