NAVY VETERAN KEN U’S STORY
9:19 AM 11/8/2010
I’m a 52 year old 100% Disabled Vet we live outside of St. Louis. The VA Hosp has had me on 60 mg of Morphine plus 1650mg of Hydrocodone* for pain from spinal damage while I was in the Navy back in 83. I was sick every morning barely able to hold up my own head. In Jan. 2007 I had a third massif heart attack I knew my body wasn’t going to take much more opiate based pain killers. So I started growing my own Meds. after many years of killing plants I started growing some true pain relief. It was helping me to get back on my feet lose the extra weight no more morning throwing last night dinner. My wife and I was able to get out enjoy movies and dinning out because I wasn’t sick all the time. Sept 10 at 5:30 pm while my son was out playing the cops showed up. To spite my begging them about my back they threw me to the ground. Then after sighting my right to remain silent they got mad and dragged me from my home without my shoes, medication or blood sugar test kit. I was jailed for 2 weeks till they lowered my bond enough for me to get out of jail. I’m charged with cultivation and sales a class B felony looking at 5-15 years for growing more then 5 grams of Medical MJ. I never sold anything. Nov 19th is the next court date. My family and I live off my VA benefits as well as a small SSI disability payments. No sure what will happen to that if they find me guilty. The same Judge that I will be facing has in another case ruled that Medical use is not a defense. After the state takes their pound of flesh we’re moving to Co Springs. I just can’t live the rest of my life in pain and fear.