MONROE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) – A Monroe man with multiple sclerosis is sharing his story of being arrested for “medicine” – marijuana – with FOX 46 Charlotte.
“I use it every day and I will until I die,” Robert David Leonard told FOX 46 Charlotte. “It aggravates the f— out of me that it’s illegal but it doesn’t scare me.”
Marijuana, legal for medical purposes in more than half the states across the country and for recreational in some — is illegal for all purposes in North Carolina.
Leonard was arrested at his Monroe home on Sept. 12, 2015 for felony possession of marijuana. “I actually had about two-and-a-half ounces,” Leonard said.
Leonard said he fell out of his wheelchair and called his wife on the phone for help. He said she called the Monroe Fire Department and several firefighters responded to the scene – but that’s when Leonard said it all went downhill.
Leonard said one of the firefighters who helped him back to his chair noticed his jar of