GROUP'S SUPPORT FOR TRIO AT COURT
Source: The Argus, Worthing, UK
Pub Date: Saturday 29 November 2003
Subj: Group's support for trio at court
Protesters calling for the legalisation of cannabis staged a demonstration outside a court.
About a dozen campaigners cheered and waved placards in support of three men who appeared at Chichester Crown Court.
All three admitted drug offences in connection with an alleged Dutch-style cannabis cafe.
Chris Baldwin, 52, of Carnegie Close, Worthing, who ran the Quantum Leaf cafe and adjoining Bongchuffa shop in Rowlands Road, Worthing, and Mark Benson, 37, of Irene Avenue, Lancing, admitted allowing premises to be used for smoking cannabis on November 27th 2002.
Winston Matthew, 46, of Court Lodge Road, Horley, also attended yesterday's hearing and admitted possessing more than 450g of cannabis with intent to supply.