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Victorian bowel cancer patient charged with cultivating cannabis

A Victorian grandmother is set to face court charged with cultivation and possession of cannabis after she said she was using the narcotic to treat her stage-three bowel cancer.

Alice Burns said a lack of affordable medicinal cannabis led to her decision to grow her own cannabis, which she then used to make cannabis oil.

The 54-year-old was arrested and charged in June, after a police tip-off led to a search of her