Reminder: Keep Your Pot Card Current

Parolee caught with expired medical marijuana documents

By Jackson West
|  Wednesday, Jun 16, 2010  |  Updated 3:30 PM PDT
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Make sure your doctor's prescription for medical cannabis is up to date, or you could face a criminal drug possession charge.

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A traffic stop of a man in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood on Monday didn't just net the cops a parolee driving with a suspended license.

It also netted them "a baggie filled with marijuana."

No problem, says the parolee, who whipped out his medical marijuana identification card after receiving a doctor's recommendation for the medicine.

Only problem? It had expired.

So now the man has had his car towed, his pot confiscated and may face a return to jail if a parole officer and judge decide the drug possession charge merits it.

Bummer, dude.

Jackson West figures this story illustrates yet another reason to go for car-free living.

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