Edward “Lefty” Grimes was in pain.
It had been an hour since he’d arrived at the Clifton police station with what should have been a straightforward question: Where could he legally smoke his medical marijuana? One officer on duty knew, but he was out on an assignment and couldn’t be reached.
Meanwhile, Grimes – who suffers from back pain after a fall at work forced him to undergo multiple spine surgeries – was starting to hurt. He debated: Should he light up, and risk getting arrested? Or should he wait for the officer to return?