An 80-year-old grandmother in Michigan was jailed after deputies found a small amount of cannabis at her home, and an expired Michigan medical marijuana card. Delores Saltzman and her son Mark Saltzman talked to WXMI. That’s when Delores said she uses cannabis to control her pain from ongoing health conditions. Delores’ credits cannabis for saving her life, adding when doctors prescribed her opioids, it caused her stomach pains and vomiting.
“After I smoke I go down to a one, pain-wise,” said Delores. “Before I smoke, I would say I’m an 8 right now.” According to court records, Clare County Sheriff’s Deputy Ashley Gruno knocked on Delores’ door around 9 pm on June 13, 2018. Gruno was attempting to locate Delores’ great granddaughter, to return her lost ID and phone.
That’s when the deputy smelled the marijuana coming from Delores’ porch. Mark says the deputy asked whose marijuana it was, Delores said