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Judge Refuses To Jail Cancer Patient For Growing Marijuana

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Gavel marijuana miami prosecutorCancer is a very horrible thing. My step father is currently suffering from cancer, and it hurts my heart more than words can express. He beat cancer once four years ago, and I’m confident that he will beat it again. Marijuana has been a very helpful thing for him and his fight. It helps him deal with his ailments and helps him eat, which are both very important things.

A cancer patient in the UK was caught growing marijuana for the second time and faced criminal charges as a result. However, I’m happy to say that the judge has refused to jail the cancer patient. Per Mirror:

A judge today refused to jail a cancer victim who has twice been caught growing cannabis – saying he would ‘not be able to live with himself’ if he locked him up.

Jonathan Yates, 65, whose throat has been badly damaged by radiation treatment for tongue cancer, says cannabis is the only effective pain killer he can find.

Although he was caught cultivating the drug in 2011 he went on growing it in his home in Brockworth, Gloucester, and was arrested again in April.

I wish every judge was like the one in this story. No one should ever have to go to jail for marijuana, especially someone who is growing it to help treat their cancer. My heart goes out to Mr. Yates. I hope that he is able to beat his cancer, and can continue to find pain relief in the marijuana plant.

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  1. Thank you for sharing, Johnny. My thoughts are with you all. It’s a terrible disease. It’s unconscionable that patients are denied access or even given jail time for simply trying to relieve their suffering.

  2. Jonney sorry abou your step father. My prayers to him. Also I would personaly like to thank that judge for making such a humane choice towards those irresponsible drug charges. I am sure the arresting office was dancing when he made that drug bust. Not to mention the district attorney who filed the charges. No matter what the state laws say a person should have the right to chose his or her own medicine.

  3. Jonney sorry abou your step father. My prayers to him. Also I would personaly like to thank that judge for making such a humane choice towards those irresponsible drug charges. I am sure the arresting office was dancing when he made that drug bust. Not to mention the district attorney who filed the charges. No matter what the state laws say a person should have the right to chose his or her own medicine.

  4. The elephant in the room is this. Should we follow the law because it benefits the people or is there to make money from the county? It is very good to see that a judge is finally focused on how to serve the people that he governs vs how can I make a profit off the people.

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