Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Police Dispatcher Fired for Buying Medical Pot for Sick Aunt

By Lisa Black - Laura Llanes does not regret buying her aunt marijuana, even though it has cost her a job as police dispatcher. 

She was stunned, nevertheless, when she was fired last week after admitting she bought the marijuana to help relieve her aunt's suffering through breast cancer and chemotherapy. 

Marijuana for medicinal purposes is legal with a prescription in 13 states; Illinois is not one of them. 

Llanes, 28, of Lake Villa remains adamant she did the right thing, saying her biggest mistake was telling a few co-workers what she had done: "They ratted me out."

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