Australia: Supporters of Matthew and Elizabeth Pallett back medical cannabis ‘compassion club’

SUPPORTERS have come out in force to back a Carrum Downs couple facing drug charges over the supply of medical cannabis.

Holding flags and banners calling for cannabis to be legalised, they were at Frankston Court today to support Matthew and Elizabeth Pallett in their legal battle.

The Palletts, who ran a “compassion club” that supplied medical cannabis, are facing charges including possessing, supplying and trafficking a drug of dependence (cannabis).

Mr Pallett successfully applied before magistrate Lou Hill for the matter to be adjourned to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, September 9.

The Palletts ultimately want the matter to go before a jury, where they are confident their pleas of not guilty will be successful.

An irate Mr Pallett told Mr Hill that his wife’s phone had been taken by police when they were charged.

He said the phone was not mentioned in the police brief of evidence and...

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