Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Man grew cannabis for medical reasons - and was unjustly fined

Totally outrageous - what is this country doing - where is the justice in punishing a man for growing a couple of plants in his own home for his own beneficial use.

Now what's he going to do - take expensive and more dangerous pharmaceutical pills often with unpleasant side-effects?

Seems to me that the Government favours those big companies over individuals, their rights, and plant remedies.

Human Rights include the Right to a Private Life: we can do whatever we want in our Private lives and the only justice that the authorities have - even the police - for interfering with that right is clearly written in the Act: that is if there is a risk to public health, public order, national security or the Rights of others - that it is against the law is itself not a justifiable reason.

Therefore the invasion of this man's private life is itself illegal, under Human Rights law - and it's about time that the judges took that into account.

Man grew cannabis for medical reasons
Lancashire Telegraph, January 18, 2012

A MAN who claimed he had been growing cannabis for medical reasons has been fined £100.
Jason Paul Alston, 40, had been cultivating two plants at his house in Piccadilly Road, Burnley magistrates heard.
Alston, said to use cannabis for back pain, admitted producing the drug.
He is currently on a community order and was also told to pay £85 costs, with a £15 victim surcharge.

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