Judge: ‘I would not be able to live with myself if I sent you to prison’ - The High Community (THC)

“You know that ordinarily a custodial sentence would be considered and might even be inevitable for this sort of offence but I would not be able to live with myself if I sent you to prison,” said Judge William Hart.

It would seem the justice system are having a change of Hart after a man was caught growing cannabis twice to treat his throat, damaged after undergoing radiation treatment.

This man was a humble 65 year old called Jonathan Yates, diagnosed for tongue cancer a few years back. He went on to go through dangerous radiation treatment for the cancer which left his throat badly damaged and in pain every day.

After trying all the legal over the counter pharmaceutical with no luck, he found cannabis to be the only substance to make a difference to his suffering.

Yates took the initiative to grow some of the Class B controlled...

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