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Medical marijuana: Ft. Collins PD returns Frank Marzano's seized grow gear (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

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Corry and Marzano.
Update: Yesterday, the Fort Collins Police Department returned growing equipment and other property seized from medical marijuana grower Frank Marzano way back in 2007, during a hunt for a fugitive that turned into a pot raid. Last year, a Colorado court ruled that the search was illegal. Look below to see a Cannabis Therapy Institute video and photos from the give-back.

Following the photos, with captions by CTI, page down to read our earlier coverage of Marzano's four-year trek through the justice system.

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Courtesy of Cannabis Therapy Institute
Attorney Rob Corry and Frank Marzano outside the Fort Collins Police Department.

Attorney Roberty J Corry Jr and Frank Marzano inside the Ft Collins Police Department.jpg
Courtesy of Cannabis Therapy Institute
Corry and Marzano inside the police department.

Attorney Roberty J Corry Jr and Frank Marzano get a truck to collect the confiscated property to be returned to Frank.jpg
Courtesy of Cannabis Therapy Institute
Corry and Marzano get a truck to collect the confiscated property.



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Leave Midnight
Leave Midnight

Why is TIM TIPTON there? He has done MORE to hurt patients than most. He has stolen meds under the guise of giving it to the poor then selling it for his profit. Google "CO MMJ Scam."

LEAVE THIS STATE TIM TIPTON! YOU ARE SCUM!

Fight for your Rights
Fight for your Rights

In the new HB1043, the state will specifically excludes "Medical Marijuana Centers" from all Constitutional protection, including specifically saying the police can destroy whatever they want, whenever they want after a raid. Since the MMCs have decided to give up their constitutional rights for the statutory privilege of being a state-licensed MMC, they will not be having any triumphant "return of property" events should they ever be subject to an illegal search.

But, wait, MMCs would NEVER WIN a case on an illegal search, b/c they signed away all their 4th amendment rights too and cops can come into any MMC and search without a warrant under HB1284.

So sad to see the Constitution being gutted and people handing over their rights (and patient rights) just to make a quick buck and hope the feds don't swoop down.

CONGRATS TO FRANK AND ROB!!!! Keep up the good work!!!

The Spleen
The Spleen

Many CO Police departments seem to be operating under an incorrect understanding about their proper, Constitutional role as agents of law enforcement. This is what happens when you do not have high educational and other admission standards for police officers -- they move up the ranks and truly believe their own ignorant perspective is what makes Law, not the people, their appointed representatives and the Courts.

Ft. Collins cops are good for busting drunk college kids and framing innocent patsys....not much else.

anonymouse
anonymouse

Such short memories up there in FC! It hasn't even been 4 years (28 police-dog years) since the FCPD was ordered by a judge to return plants belonging to James and Lisa Masters.

Robert
Robert

The Fort Collins Police Department has decided to defy the express order of the Judge Kaup that the cannabis they illegally seized from Frank Marzano be returned, so it's back to court. Will the FCPD be found in contempt? I doubt it, but they will be returning the stolen cannabis.

Robert
Robert

Congratulations, Frank and Rob!

Executive Pothead
Executive Pothead

Stop slandering this man. Your trolling this google search that results in 1 hate forum and absolutely NO proof. I know nothing of this man and still feel the need to point out that your slinging propaganda.

cannabisrealist
cannabisrealist

The question is why weren't YOU there? And who are you? I find the people who post with random names can't use their real names because they would be charged with slander. If the things you accuse Tim of are true--why not post your name?

Robert
Robert

BS! Identify yourself -- you must be one dumb SOB to think that anonymous accusations like this have any credibility. It may have escaped your notice, but Tim Tipton has been at any number of returns of medicine, trials, and hearings about medical cannabis. I have seen him help very sick, indigent patients, and I know him to be deeply concerned with patients' access to medicine. I can't vouch for everything he's said and done apart from what I know, but I know him to be a credit to the movement. Who are you?

SuperSecretFunClubExecutive
SuperSecretFunClubExecutive

Tim Tipton is tied to the CTI lead "Relegalization 2012" campaign. Not to be confused with the other cannabis legalization initatitive called "Legalization 2012" Need proof? http://www.plantmedicineexpo.c... look under Tim Tipton, it says right there he is with CTI

When one reads the message boards about Tim Tipton and mmj scam, one sees that there are MANY MANY MANY stories from MULTIPLE people about how Tim Tipton has wronged them.

However, Tim Tipton likes to say none of these 100's of stories happened, and that all of these stories from many different people are lies spouted of by liars.

Robert
Robert

SSFCE: "no personal animus", no, clearly that's why you keep pointing at google search returns that indicate nothing other than that there is a Tim Tipton hate club. I am completely forthright in my views and I will criticize Timothy if and when I think it is warranted -- I do not advocate for cannabis or for him because somebody gives me something. What a pathetic turd you are to call into question my integrity when you won't even identify yourself! There's no point in arguing with the likes of you, but I do feel that I should counter your appeals to nitwits and neophytes.

This article was about the return of Frank Marzano's medicine. Tim acted as a patient advocate for Frank and supervised his bond for the Court. I started out the comments by congratulating Rob and Frank, but congratulations are definitely due to Tim Tipton for his steadfast support of Frank too -- job well done, Tim!

SuperSecretFunClubExecutive
SuperSecretFunClubExecutive

@Robert:twitter ~ I have no personal animus against TT.- Nor is any of this libelous because the fact remains, that, when Googleing "Tim Tipton CO MMJ scam" returns MANY negative stories from MANY DIFFERENT people about their experiences with this person. Some of these people have gone to jail for his actions. Others have just lost a lot of money. These are stories by people who have been burned by Tim Tipton - so of course they are not going to be flowery love pieces... gesssh

I guess my question is why are you trying to protect someone who has apparently harmed so many people? Sadly, my guess is that TT gives you something...

Robert
Robert

Again (anonymous libeler(s)), I attest that Tim is a caregiver in the fullest sense of Section 14 of Article XVIII of our Constitution, and an effective advocate for patients. I can't say Tim has never done anything wrong in his life, but the evidence of my eyes outweighs your silly gabble; in fact, what you cite and the way you state it would tend to make objective readers conclude that the only substance behind your attacks is personal animus. Tim has been an instructor for the Cannabis Therapy Institute and spoke at the Plant Medicine Expo last year (among countless other distinctions -- did you follow your own link?).

I had a message from one of you freaks recently, claiming that evidence he'd supplied the DA would soon result in Timothy's indictment, but inviting me to call back to get the dirt -- I've got news for you all: the legal process does not operate through rumormongering and gossip -- the fact of such a call being placed belies the intelligence of impending legal action, because the caller would likely have been enjoined not to engage in such communications were it true.

My advice to you all is to try to move on with your lives -- if you believe Timothy wronged you, so what? Go find other caregivers or business partners. Engaging in this constant, anonymous backbiting just confirms that some very flakey people use cannabis (when most evidence suggests that it's those who don't use cannabis who are crazy).

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