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All Charges Dropped Against Medical Marijuana Provider

Posted on  January 04, 2013 by  News Admin

  All charges against medical marijuana patient and provider Adam Assenberg have been dropped in Washington state's Whitman County Superior Court. Assenberg was facing multiple charges for operating a medical marijuana dispensary in Colfax, Washington. "I totally kicked ass," Assenberg told Toke of the Town on Friday. "I told everyone from the beginning that I was going to." According to Assenberg, the case was dismissed due to the Scott Shupe ruling. In that huge victory for medical cannabis, the "drug trafficking" convictions of Scott Q. Shupe, a man who operated Spokane, Washington's first medical marijuana dispensary, were reversed on December 11 in a state Appeals Court ruling. The Shupe ruling appears to clear the way for medical marijuana access points to operate legally in Eastern Washington. The eastern part of the state has, until now, been largely unfriendly to dispensaries. Adam Assenberg uses cannabis to prevent seizures; many years ago he broke his back in nine places and nearly died as a result. Without marijuana, he is in severe pain, suffering multiple seizures daily. "I suffer from intractable pain," Adam said. "Every pain medication that can be used for me has been tried. During a 24-hour period, there is not a moment that I don't suffer." Because of a vendetta by Whitman County Sheriff Brett Meyers, Assenberg endured arrest, a raid on his home that resulted in rifles being pointed at his son, and being thrown in jail where he suffered a head injury due to being denied cannabis to control...