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America got one step closer to winning the War on Drugs when a court cleared the way for the federal government to seize the Waterford home of one-time medical marijuana growers Seth and Beth Marder. The couple told The Day they used cannabis to treat Seth's bipolar disorder and Beth's Lyme disease. They grew it lawfully in their native California until 2005 when they moved to be near Beth's terminally ill father. In 2009, feds raided their home and found a batch of pot plants. Though the Marders say they grew it strictly for personal use, Seth was hit with a three-year suspended sentence and the government moved to seize their $200,000 home, arguing "a substantial connection between the property and the offense." After losing a court fight, the couple say they don't know where they will live after marshalls take the home on Aug. 16.
By Nick Keppler
August 6, 2013