That weed still is prohibited here

San Ramón is not Colorado. Neither is la Rita de Pococí. Hence police are quick to arrest anyone carrying or growing marijuana.

In San Ramón officers stopped a 24-year-old man on a motorcycle, and as part of the checking of documents, police also inspected a small bag which, they said, contained 51 grams of marijuana.

In la Rita, police found 17 young marijuana plants inside a home. The owner said he was growing the plants for medicinal use, an excuse that would fly in Colorado where the weed has been legalized.

There are rumblings in the legislature to take the same action here, but no bill has been filed.

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