Busted.. Med-use in NZ

I read in a local newspaper story, a 56-year-old woman has been busted & sentenced for cultivating cannabis.. for relieving her pains from injuries received in the largest earthquake in recent years in NZ (Christchurch). The report say the police were investigating another matter, when they discovered a ‘concealed workshop’ with a cannabis-growing operation. This contained 8 seedlings, 14 semi-mature plants & 20 mature plants. There was 77 grams of cannabis in the house. The judge gave credit, that there was no evidence of her supplying the drug to others & it was a first offence.
BUT she was sentenced to 3 months community detention. I guess that is slightly better than another recent case, where a woman was sentenced to 2 years in jail, after a home invasion.. revealed a large stash, that was reportedly for personal use !

This still appears to confirm my thoughts that Aotearoa/NZ has a ZERO-tolerance approach to cannabis. 😦

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s