A 69-year-old Mandurah man has been charged $2000 after he grew large amounts of cannabis in his backyard. He claims it was for medicinal purposes only.
A Mandurah man has been fined $2000 after he grew a big quantity of cannabis in his backyard.
Gary Kennedy, who suffers serious health problems, was using the illegal drug for medicinal purposes.
Medicinal cannabis is a prescription-only product and the only way to get is through an authorised, specialist doctor.
That’s not what Kennedy did. Instead the 69 year old grew his own.
When police raided his Halls Head home on January 15, they found 250mls of illegal cannabis oil in his kitchen. Growing in the backyard of Kennedy’s Tasker Street property was a huge haul of cannabis plants, 19 in total, ranging from 50cm up to 2m tall.
Kennedy grew it for personal use.
Before he was caught, Kennedy had been to his GP to discuss the benefits of medicinal cannabis but at that time it was not available on prescription so he grew his own.
A decision that saw him fined $2000 by a magistrate who said “the fact is you need to find alternative methods of dealing with your issues.”
Originally published here: https://thewest.com.au/news/7-news-perth/mandurah-man-who-grew-cannabis-in-backyard-for-medicinal-use-fined-2000-ng-b881118885z