Medical marijuana trial: Man claims he needs pot to treat anorexia

MIAMI (WFLX) - A Miami man is fighting to stay out of jail saying he grew marijuana because of his health. Jesse Teplicki is on trial right now, after being arrested last year for growing 46 marijuana plants.

He says he needs it to treat his anorexia. "Marijuana not only stimulates appetite, but it reduces nausea," said Teplicki. "It reduces my stomach pains. It allows me to live. It allows me to be a productive member and support my wife, my children and be a member of society. I've been on all sorts of medication. They don't work for me. We've tried, and this is the only source of relief that I have."

Monday, Governor Rick Scott signed into law the Charlotte's Web Legislation. It allows epilepsy and cancer patients access to the strain of low potency marijuana.

The trial is expected to last a week.

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