Cannabis a court theme

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY VIEWS -

A 60-YEAR-OLD lo­cal has been found in pos­ses­sion of more than 50g of cannabis.

On April 20 at 3.30pm, po­lice searched Gra­hame Mar­shall’s Ju­bilee Pocket ad­dress, find­ing a con­tainer and four clip seal bags of cannabis, a set of scales and scis­sors with cannabis rem­nants on them.

All up quan­ti­ties of 28g, 14g, 7g, 7g and 3.7g were found.

Mar­shall told po­lice he smoked the cannabis for med­i­cal rea­sons, how­ever he was un­able to pro­duce a med­i­cal cer­tifi­cate.

Ad­di­tion­ally, po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said Mar­shall had a “long, pro- tracted drug his­tory”.

Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist said self-med­i­cat­ing with cannabis was a com­mon theme be­fore the Proser­pine court.

He sen­tenced Mar­shall to a to­tal im­pris­on­ment pe­riod of nine months but with an im­me­di­ate pa­role re­lease.

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