If there are just a couple of plants and they have a doctor's note, the cops allow them to keep it," said Jose Marin, a Contra Costa County deputy district attorney who handles felony drug cases.
and other county
prosecutors blame state officials for failing to agree on a standard for how to interpret Prop.215, or even that a standard is needed.Marin
readily admits he
is no expert on how much marijuana patients need, and would welcome state guidelines.
"That would be something the individual cities would have to do," said Marin
handled about a dozen marijuana cultivation cases in 2000.In about half the cases, the suspects said they were growing for medical reasons.None has gone to trial.
"Most of them have pleaded guilty because they claimed to have a problem but didn't have any documentation," said Marin