Thursday, October 27, 2005

cbs4denver.com: Vet In Med Marijuana Flap Jailed

cbs4denver.com: Vet In Med Marijuana Flap Jailed: "An Army veteran who fled to Canada to avoid prosecution for growing marijuana to treat his chronic pain was yanked from a hospital by Canadian authorities, driven to the border with a catheter still attached, and turned over to U.S. officials, his lawyer says.

He then went five days with no medical treatment and only ibuprofen for the pain, attorney Douglas Hiatt said.

Steven W. Tuck, 38, was still fitted with the urinary catheter when he shuffled into federal court for a detention hearing Wednesday, Hiatt said.

'This is totally inhumane. He's been tortured for days for no reason,' Hiatt said. " (more)

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