marijuana_plant2_275p_287.jpgThe War On Drugs loses another battle, this time to a former soldier. Even though voters passed a statewide medical marijuana law in Colorado that okayed the licensed growing of herb, police still kick down people’s doors and seize plants. But now a judge has ordered the plants be returned to Kevin Dickes, a former Marine and Gulf War Veteran who was quite elated with the ruling, “It’s great — I need my stuff back.” Unfortunately though, the crop is likely ruined as cops don’t have the resources or knowhow when it comes to growing proper high grade:

[D]ickes and his attorney are skeptical that police have maintained the hydroponically grown plants for eight months.
“I doubt they have the resources to have a grow room at the police station. Are they going to pay some guy to sit there and take care of my marijuana?” Dickes said in a telephone interview.
Growing marijuana takes time, care and expertise, he said, adding that he may seek financial damages if police fail to deliver the plants in good condition

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Sweet. If the dude’s stash is wrecked he’ll can sue for damages based on the DEA’s own $5,200 a pound of chronic metric.
Judge: Return marijuana to former Marine |AirForceTimes|
Photo: Elaine Thompson / The Associated Press