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Bob Crouse Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient Wins Freedom to Medicate!

from Cannabis Therapy Institute

Patient Bob Crouse NOT GUILTY on All Medical Marijuana Charges in El Paso County

{Colorado Springs, CO} — Leukemia patient Bob Crouse celebrates a victory to use cannabis as his cancer treatment of choice. In a battle for his life that lasted over a year, on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4:20pm, a jury of 12 El Paso County residents declared Crouse to be “not guilty” on all charges.

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Crouse calls his win a “huge victory in Colorado for all patients.”

Crouse had been charged by El Paso County District Attorney Dan May of felony cultivation and distribution of marijuana. Crouse had been treating his leukemia with a preparation of cannabis called “Phoenix Tears”, developed by Canadian cancer patient Rick Simpson.

Blood tests showed that in the months when Crouse has been able to obtain and ingest a consistent supply of Phoenix Tears, his leukemia cell count has decreased by HALF since his original diagnosis in 2007.

Crouse’s treatment required him to cultivate up to 75 plants at a time. At his trial, his physician testified that this was a reasonable number of plants for Bob to use to produce his treatment. The Colorado Constitution states that medical marijuana patients can have as much marijuana as medically necessary and that it is up to the patient to decide what that amount is.

Additionally, cannabis expert Dr. Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science testified that cannabis does indeed kill cancer cells.

The jury deliberated for less than 4 hours, which included a 1.5 hour lunch break.