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Disabled Union Co. veteran who called 911 on himself for growing weed appears in court

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A disabled Union County veteran who called 911 on himself for possessing marijuana made his court appearance Monday morning in Monroe.

Similar to the last time Robert Dorr appeared in court the disabled veteran was not alone.

About a dozen veterans and supporters who are also fighting for North Carolina to legalize medical marijuana rallied on Dorr's behalf.

Dorr admitted he was growing medical marijuana to help treat his PTSD in January.

In court on Monday, Attorney Ben Scanda officially entered an appearance.

Dorr decided to call police on himself in December and tell authorities he had a marijuana stash he been growing for almost a year.

Dorr says the plant has helped curb his PTSD and other medical issues he has suffered for decades.

He faces several charges including possession, manufacturing with intent to sell and maintaining a dwelling, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office.

The case was rescheduled for June 11.

Dorr and his attorney spoke with WBTV following his court appearance.

"I think justice is best served if we go to trial," Dorr said.

Dorr also said he wouldn't want the case to be dropped and end up in the hands of the legislature.
If the case does get dropped he said will keep fighting for the legalization of marijuana even if it means calling the police on himself again.

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