Cannabis User Tells Court: ""I Don't See Anything Wrong In It

PUBLISHED: 11:19 02 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 04 May 2010

AN appearance in court on a drugs charge gave Thomas Constable a platform to support the use of cannabis this week. I don t see anything wrong with it, he told Ely magistrates. On the news it said that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol, but they st

AN appearance in court on a drugs charge gave Thomas Constable a platform to support the use of cannabis this week.

"I don't see anything wrong with it," he told Ely magistrates. "On the news it said that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol, but they still sell alcohol."

The court heard how police executed a search warrant at the 23-year-old's home on October 16.

"When told why officers were at his property, he handed over a Tesco bag containing herbal cannabis and cannabis resin," said Laura Mardell, prosecuting.

"He admitted he used cannabis on a daily basis. He had bought the herbal cannabis for £70 and the resin for £10."

Constable, of Ten Mile Bank, Littleport, admitted possessing the class B drug and represented himself in court.

"It was only a little bit for personal use, it was only a bit of weed," he said. "I have not smoked any since then."

The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs, and fined Constable £165, with a £15 surcharge and £85 costs.


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