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Marijuana is legal in Washington. But that doesn’t mean it won’t land you in jail
Larry Harvey inches his red Chevy TrailBlazer up a rutted mountain path, beneath a canopy of branches so jagged you flinch in the front seat, and into a remote clearing. All you can see for miles are the pines carpeting the foothills of the Selkirk range. If not for the sign propped against a tree, painted white with a green cross, you’d never guess this secluded glade in northeastern Washington was the site of a medical-marijuana garden that may ruin his life.
Harvey, 70, logged 30 years as a long-haul trucker before retiring here in 2006. By then, all those miles had worn out his knee and he suffered from gout. To ease the pain, a doctor suggested cannabis. So …