Family of medical marijuana patients could go to prison for growing their own

Larry Harvey and his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey.
Larry Harvey and his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey.

By Matt Ferner | The Huffington Post

Four family members and a close family friend in a rural town in northeastern Washington are facing years in federal prison for growing marijuana for their personal medical use.

Larry Harvey, 70, his wife Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 55, their son Rolland Gregg, 33, and Rolland’s wife Michelle, 35, as well as close family friend Jason Zucker, 38, claim they were individually growing 74 marijuana plants for their own medical use at the Harveys’ rural home near Kettle Falls, Washington, as is their right under state law.

“There is no hidden agenda here,” Rhonda said Thursday in a statement to the media. “My husband and I are retired, but work hard to live a peaceful, sustainable life in the northeast Washington wilderness. We both have serious health issues and were told by our doctors that medical marijuana could help. All five of us have qualifying conditions, actually, and the garden was below the limit of 15 plants per patient.”

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If you’d like to discuss marijuana issues, contact Ryan Hurley, director of the Rose Law Group Medical Marijuana Dept. rhurley@roselawgroup.com

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