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Man killed after trying to steal medical pot

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A Phoenix man who recently was authorized to grow his own marijuana fatally shot a man who tried to steal his pot at gunpoint.

Phoenix police said Friday that the 30-year-old marijuana grower, whose name was not released, got his medical marijuana card from the Arizona Department of Health Services on May 25 and began advertising pot for sale to others who could show him their own marijuana ID cards.

On Thursday, two men contacted the grower, saying they had ID cards and wanted to buy marijuana.

But when the group met, police say one of the men, 38-year-old Larry Miller, pulled a gun and demanded the pot.

A struggle ensued, and the grower pulled his own gun and shot Miller as the other man fled with the marijuana.

The grower called 911 and performed first aid on Miller, but he soon after died.

Police say no arrest was made but that the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office will determine whether the grower committed a crime.

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5 comments

  1. This is what the spineless governor has brought on to the state a Drug war without end even after the Citizens voted to make Medical Marijuana legal the State government uses delay tactics to make a PROPER distribution system impossible.

    The People made Medical Marijuana legal but the state denies them a safe and widely available process to make it safe for citizens so close to the DRUG wars in Mexico!

    Vote out all local politicos that stall and fail to make possible the will of the people!

  2. Vote them all out. I have pain and a card but no medicial weed to help. It is booze and pills for me thanks jan you are one dippy govener be glad when you bare out of office.

  3. State Licensed and regulated Growers and dispensaries are needed, no one should die for Cannabis.

  4. Ms. Brewer’s actions are consistent with her close ties to the private, for-profit prison industry (the people who want to lock up your kids so that they can keep on making a buck): Here’s some info from Wikipedia, and a link to the underlying story:

    “The Brewer administration has also been investigated by KPHO for hiring Chuck Coughlin and Paul Senseman, both lobbyists for Corrections Corporation of America, as a policy advisor and communications director.[39] Although Coughlin continues work as both a lobbyist and policy advisor, Senseman no longer does work for CCA. CCA operates six private, for-profit prisons in Arizona.[40] ”.
    Here’s the KPHO story, including a description of tens of thousands of dollars in campaign money from Corrections Corporation. http://www.kpho.com/news/24834877/detail.html
    So Ms. Brewer is working to keep marijuana illegal and is at the same time hiring staff from a very large, for-profit prison corporation and taking campaign money from them. The AZ campaign finance site is at http://www.azsos.gov/cfs/CampaignFinanceSearch.htm but it’s not working for me; can anybody go in and see how much Ms. Brewer has taken from the prison industry? Is that really the government that we want… run by the prison companies? Is there someone in AZ that could get this info into the public arena?

    Note that Ms. Brewer says she is trying to make sure no Arizona citizen unwittingly breaks Federal law (in which case they could end up in Federal prison). Does she prefer to keep marijuana illegal under Arizona law, so that people who use it can be sent to an Arizona prison (run by her campaign contributor, Corrections Corporation of America)?

  5. Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us. None of us would want our child thrown in jail with the sexual predators over marijuana. None of us would want to see an older family member’s home confiscated and sold by the police for growing a couple of marijuana plants for their aches and pains. Jesus said to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us.

    It’s time to take the money out of the marijuana business.

    Next step: How about $100 for a permit to grow a dozen plants? It will bring in some much needed revenue and put the drug gangs out of business for good, and put an end to this kind of violence.

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