CultureNewsPolitics80 Year Old Grandmother Arrested For Expired Card

4 years ago3 min

The arrest of an 80 year old medical marijuana patient in Michigan has outraged many in recent weeks. Delores Saltzman was taken into custody after she was found with less than an eighth of an ounce of marijuana. Being the first arrest for the grandmother, she says that the drug saved her life. After going to Ms. Saltzman’s house to return an id and phone to her grand daughter, a deputy took her into custody. On June 13th, 2018 a deputy smelled marijuana from Ms. Saltzman’s front porch. After confirming that it was hers, Ms. Saltzman couldn’t provide her medical marijuana card. Putting her in handcuffs and taking her to jail was unnecessary according to her grandson. Mark said, “I just thought it was absolutely ridiculous to put her through this like that: they could have given her a ticket.” She could have asked to see the card and given a citation. Her family says that it could have been handled in a better way.  “I’m hoping that we all learn a lesson from this and that we make amends, and people will get out and vote for it,” said Saltzman. “We’re the ones that have to stand up we are the people, and we just got to fight for our rights.” A judge later dismissed her charges.



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