Published: Apr 03, 2013 11:14 AM EDT

PARRISH, Fla. (AP) - Manatee County prosecutors have declined to press charges against a 64-year-old man who cultivated marijuana plants to treat his wife's illness.
    
Robert Jordan's home was raided by law enforcement in February, after receiving a tip that there were two marijuana plants growing in their back yard.
    
Jordan's wife, 62-year-old Cathy, has used marijuana for years to control the symptoms of Lou Gehrig's disease.
    
The Herald-Tribune (http://bit.ly/XW0aVY) reports that the State Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that it believes a medical necessity defense would hold up in court.
    
The couple has also asked state lawmakers in Tallahassee to pass a medical marijuana law.
    
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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com

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