By Pamela Escobar – email
UNION COUNTY, NC (WBTV) –
A disabled Union County veteran who called police on himself admitting he was growing marijuana for medical purposes had his first day in court Monday.
Robert Dorr, who said he’s willing to face jail time, did not show up at the Union County Courthouse alone. Other veterans who are also fighting for North Carolina to legalize medical marijuana came to show their support.
Robert Dorr did not have his day in court for manufacturing marijuana.
“The state has asked to postpone the case until April 8,” explained Dorr about his first appearance at the Union County Courthouse.
His legal battle will take some time. And some veterans are so thankful Dorr put himself in the law’s line of fire.
“Mr. Dorr is a very braved disabled veteran who had decided instead of hiding in the corner and use cannabis and feel like a criminal to let people know this is medicine,” said Perry Parks.