NJ doctor tells judge he's 'guilty as sin' of growing pot, smoking joints


Former Chatham doctor says he grew marijuana, smoked it 30 times a day
Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7:29 AM Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 7:30 AM
The Associated Press

A Morris County, NJ doctor has admitted to smoking 30 joints a day.

MORRIS COUNTY — A former doctor told a judge in New Jersey that he's "guilty as sin" of growing marijuana and smoking 30 joints a day.

Edwin Struve told a judge in Morris County he had 58 marijuana plants in his Chatham home that he's been cultivating since he came home from the Army in 1968.

The Daily Record of Parsippany reports Struve and his lawyer said Struve used marijuana to relieve the effects of glaucoma and mild brain damage.

Officials are seeking to have the judge place Struve under supervised probation in the Morris County Prosecutor Office's mental health program.

The program uses therapy, counseling and medication to address psychiatric problems behind the commission of crimes.