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How A Father Was Caught Smoking A Joint to Celebrate His Son’s Birth

marijuana-drug-paraphernalia_180x120-150x119According to an article in WPTV News, a Pennsylvania man is now facing drug charges after lighting up a Marijuana joint at a western Pennsylvania hospital to celebrate his child’s birth.

Police are not identifying the father who lit up a joint, instead of a cigar, in a designated smoking area of Uniontown Hospital Tuesday morning. Uniontown police Sgt. Jonathan Grabiak told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a nurse smelled the pot when she took a cigarette break in the same area. A hospital security guard then called police about 3:20 a.m.

The man was released to a family member and made to leave the hospital. He will be facing marijuana possession charges.

“I’m having a baby and wanted to get a buzz,” the man said to Sgt. Grabiak, and then pulled a bag of marijuana from his shoe.

Marijuana Possession and the Law

According to Florida Statutes, Section 893.13 – Prohibited acts; penalties:

(6)(b) If the offense is the possession of not more than 20 grams of cannabis, as defined in this chapter, the person commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. For the purposes of this subsection, “cannabis” does not include the resin extracted from the plants of the genus Cannabis, or any compound manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such resin.

Marijuana Possession Defense

Many drug crime charges can be resolved fairly quickly. The best thing for you to do in this situation is to talk to a criminal defense lawyer who will most likely advise you to complete a short drug class and community service. Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side is the smartest move after getting caught with drugs because you may be able to get a withhold of adjudication, which can save your right to drive and save you from having a criminal record.

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