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Felony charges dropped for Missouri medical marijuana card-holder

Posted at 6:08 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 07:08:06-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Felony possession charges against a Missouri man with a medical marijuana card have been dropped, according to attorneys.

Jamie Wilson of Trenton, Missouri, was arrested in November for possessing marijuana - after the state had legalized medical marijuana.

Wilson has a medical marijuana card, and possessed the legal amount for a medical user, according to his lawyers. It was the first time a Missouri medical marijuana cardholder had been arrested for possessing the drug.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper pulled Wilson over in Daviess County for cutting off a semi-truck. Wilson told the trooper he had marijuana and said he had a state-issued medical marijuana card.

The officer found marijuana in his truck, some of which was in a backpack on the floorboard on the same side of the truck where Wilson's four-year-old grandson sat.

Wilson faced felony possession and child endangerment charges, which were dropped. He still faces misdemeanor charges of driving without insurance, cutting in on an overtaken vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia - prior offender.