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12m Home detention [prison] for Billy McKee an amputee advocate for using and supplying medical marijuana

See on Scoop.itDrugs, Society and Human Rights

McKee’s leg was amputated after a hit-and-run crash when he was 21 and says when conventional drugs did not ease his pain, he began self-medicating with cannabis with his doctor’s blessing.

He operated a website advocating the use of cannabis for pain relief and was contacted by an undercover officer to whom he sold the drugs. A subsequent raid on his home revealed more than 60 cannabis plants hidden beneath it.

 

The Crown sought a jail term on Tuesday!  But Judge Barbara Morris said that was not required, as McKee no longer intended to continue selling the drug in an attempt to change the law.

See on www.radionz.co.nz

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