The Orange County Superior Court lawsuit filed last month by Bruce Benedict, 43, of Seal Beach, said he’s a marijuana patient and caregiver who is allowed by California law to grow and distribute marijuana.
The pot was confiscated and Benedict was arrested. California law allows medical marijuana but federal law prohibits it.
Benedict’s suit said police officers asked him to move out of the city and become an informant in various drug matters. Benedict complied, alleging police told him he would face federal charges if he didn’t work for them.