Wednesday, March 07, 2007

"Cannabis Granny found guilty"

BBC NEWS | England | Tyne | Cannabis grandmother found guilty

This woman has been a leader of the uk cannabis movement for years and years and has absolute legendary status, so it's pretty gutting the police have seen it fit to prosecute her with possession and intent to supply. She isn't hurting ANYONE and is only making herself and all her friends feel a bit better in their old age. Being a sprightly young 20 year old, I can't imagine what it's like being 68, but it probably sucks a bit and a little sprinkle of cannabis in her dinner must make life a whole lot more enjoyable. I made a good comment on the bbc story so wait and see if it gets published.

Oh yeah and read this.

Cannabis-accused in 'suicide bid'

Patricia Tabram is defending herself during the court case
A woman who used cannabis to relieve pain was going to kill herself by driving off a cliff before discovering the drug, a court has heard.

Patricia Tabram, of Humshaugh, Northumberland, had been depressed since she found her teenage son dead in 1975, Carlisle Crown Court was told.

The court heard how the 68-year-old had tried to commit suicide 11 times.

Ms Tabram, who is defending herself, denies cultivating and possessing the Class C drug in 2005.

The court heard how police discovered cannabis plants in a walk-in wardrobe at her home near Hexham.

I was on 17 tablets a day when I was on medication so that was costing the NHS a lot of money
Patricia Tabram

She later told officers she had planned to drive off a cliff late at night and kill herself.

She said: "I decided if Thelma and Louise can do it, I could do it too."

But later that day a worried friend came round and gave her a cigarette which contained cannabis, the jury heard.

Ms Tabram said she smoked the drug then fell asleep and when she woke up, the neck pain she had endured after two car crashes was alleviated.

Update: Funny post about this at The Void

Update 2: This little detail in the Guardian is hilarious!! Haha.
It can now be reported that on the second day of Tabram's trial, proceedings were disrupted when she claimed a stash of cannabis she had smuggled into court in her bra had gone missing.

Tabram said three small plastic bags containing the drug which she had left in the locked courtroom overnight had gone missing.

Judge Forrester twice cleared the court for searches to be done, and said she was considering calling in the police to investigate.

However, almost two hours after proceedings were due to begin, Tabram said she had found the drugs - which she intended to produce as evidence - in her handbag.

The jury was unaware of the missing cannabis, as the matter unfolded during legal argument before the trial resumed.

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The Herb Gardener said...

Granny says she uses cannabis to moderate her mental health issues. I say her mental health issues are being exacerbated by her cannabis use. But for heavens sake don;t criminalise this woman.

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