Monday, January 02, 2006

Court: It's OK to smoke marijuana seeds in state

Statesman Journal

Smoking marijuana seeds is legal under Oregon law, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled this week.

Pendleton resident Cameron Scott Beers, 27, was arrested in 2002 for driving under the influence and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, an infraction.

In his defense, Beers' lawyers argued that he should never have been convicted because he only had marijuana seeds.

State law only prohibits possession of leaves, stems and flowers.

The Court of Appeals considered whether legislators might have omitted seeds inadvertently.

The court rejected that idea after noting that lawmakers had included seeds elsewhere in state law.


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