Medical Marijuana Patient Robbed of His Card at Gunpoint

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Medical Marijuana Patient Robbed of His Card at GunpointA registered patient was robbed of his medical marijuana card and other possessions in Stamford, Connecticut, early on Friday morning, according to local police.

Lt. Diedrich Hohn disclosed that the 23-year old man was headed towards his car at Southfield Avenue in West Side Street at around 3 a.m. before he was attached by two men, reported Stamford Advocate.

One of the muggers who had a pistol grabbed the man’s cash and medical marijuana card, according to Hohn. The two robbers searched the man’s pockets and stole his cell phone, keys and wallet that contained around $200 in cash. The victim was hit repeatedly with the butt of the pistol when he started to protest, resulting in multiple gashes on the head and face that needed several stitches.

The man said his attackers were all males and that they were probably in their mid-20s. Though the victim believed the robbers wanted his medical marijuana card, Hohn said it was the first time he had ever come across such a case.

Meanwhile, veterans rallied behind renowned medical marijuana researcher Sue Sisley, petitioning the Arizona Board of Regents to reinstate her at the University of Arizona, which fired her this summer. The veterans argued that medical marijuana was helping them deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Former soldier Ricardo Pereyda, who was deployed to Iraq 10 years back, said life was difficult until he started using medical marijuana to cope with PTSD.

“Internalizing these feelings, my struggle began to manifest itself in the form of inexplicable fits of rage, intense panic attacks, insomnia and an emotional numbness that is impossible to describe,” he said.

The Arizona Board of Regents didn’t comment on Sisley’s future. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

To contact the reporter of this story; Jonathan Millet at john@forexminute.com