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Texas Man Successfully Asserts Necessity Defense in Medical Marijuana Possession Case

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From Reason Magazine, via Boing Boing, comes the interesting news that…

Tim Stevens, a 53-year-old Amarillo man who smokes marijuana to relieve the cyclical vomiting syndrome associated with HIV infection, used a necessity defense to win an acquittal on a possession charge.

A little Ragazzo-esque voice in Bennett’s head demands “What’s your authority for that?” to which he answers – Texas Penal Code Section 9.22.

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