Justice served, medicine returned :
Richard Daleman was arrested last month for having the marijuana. But a jury found him "not guilty" because the pot was for medical use.
Wednesday he took all of his marijuana back home.
On two large carts, Visalia resident Richard Daleman and his attorney rolled out more than 25 containers full of marijuana.
There are now daily stories in the US mainstream media about cannabis, be it medicinal-related or coverage of the growing clarion call for its legalisation, or at least its decriminalisation. Along with the stories on the latest local busts, which more and more seem to include High Times-esque pot porn close-ups of the heavy, resin-shining heads of mature, towering plants.
American media know that if they run cannabis stories on their evening news, or in their newspapers, or across the front pages of their websites, people will tune in and click on. This is why local TV news across the country so often run lead-ins to minor cannabis raid stories at or near their top of their bulletins.
How popular are these cannabis stories? Bigger than Frankenstein Flu :
And journalists writing these stories are having fun with the tales they get to tell, and have trouble at times not being awe-inspired by the sights they see :
He also had eleven guns in his house when he got busted, that issue is yet to be resolved.
Daleman unloaded and weighed it all out here in front of the courthouse...
After emptying all the marijuana into garbage bags to weigh it. He found it was all there. Just over 12 pounds.
The TV news report, with the bizarre video of a 61 year old pothead weighing cannabis handed back to him by police, out the front of a courthouse, is right here.