Concerns Over The Use of Chemicals To Process The Marijuana Sold In Dispensaries

Today on Hempresent our host Vivian McPeak is joined by John Inman. John walked out of the Clay County jail exhausted but determined. In a soft-spoken voice, he explained why he was arrested on marijuana charges and why he believes it was a wrongful arrest. The Clay County Sheriff’s arrest report shows he had bags of marijuana, vials of oil, bongs and more. Both Inman and his daughter, Shae, are Medical Marijuana card holders. He said he prefers the organic form of the drug because the marijuana from the state-licensed dispensaries makes him sick.

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He was arrested on charges of intent to distribute or sell, a charge he denies. Cellphone pictures of his home shows how investigators went in and how the condition they left it. Ethan Dowdy is a neighbor and a friend of the family. Inman said he decided to buy his marijuana from the streets, he prefers the raw form of his prescribed medicine. He said his preference is driven by his concerns over the use of chemicals to process the marijuana sold in dispensaries. Inman said he’s expressed his concerns to the Florida Department of Health before. He said he will fight the charges against him. Christopher Padgett with the Clay County Sheriff’s office said Florida’s medical marijuana laws are very clear. And according to the office of Medical Marijuana Florida law makes it illegal to buy your prescribed medicine from the streets.