John Inman was arrested for weed possession, despite having a medical cannabis card.
The Florida resident stated, “SWAT shows up. You know, they all pull into my driveway. As soon as we pull on my road, I see snipers with camouflage suits coming out of the woods across the street. With rifles, assault rifles coming up on my yard. I ask the officer, ‘Is this really necessary?’ And he said, 'Yes it is.'"
Inman claims he was wrongfully arrested March 1, for possession and intent to sell, but in the police report, he admits to selling to friends. Police found nearly 30 grams of weed in Inman’s home — which is 10 grams more than the state of Florida allows one patient to possess. They also found small baggies, scales, and paraphernalia.
“Because I can’t work I sold glass bongs and glass pipes. It’s how I made a living. I did as much research as I could to find out if I was legal or not and I couldn’t find anything saying I wasn’t.”
Six years ago, Inman was diagnosed with a rare brain condition that causes major migraines. He smokes weed to help ease the constant pain but he decided to grow his own because he claims what dispensaries were offering made him sick. In light of the arrest, Inman was hit with felony charges and is facing up to 15 years in prison. Without access to cannabis, he’ll most likely spend that time in extreme pain.