Police: Weymouth man charged with dealing pot had medical marijuana card

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WEYMOUTH, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- A man who was arrested and charged with drug dealing argued that a medical marijuana card allowed him to have, Weymouth police said.

The Patriot Ledger reports that the man, 31-year-old James Moffett Jr., was arrested Friday night after police officers saw him sell more than an ounce of marijuana to a teenager outside his home.

When police searched his home, they found other drugs in addition to marijuana, and charged him with a number of charges, including distribution of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute clonazepam, possession of suboxone and possession of hash.

Moffett claimed that he had a medical marijuana card, and argued that he had a right to have the pot. The law that legalized medical marijuana in Massachusetts does not allow cardholders to sell the drug.

The Department of Children and Families was also notified, as police found that two children were living in the home at 164 Summer St.

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