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UK: Cannabis trio freed by court
News and Star, Carlisle
Friday 26 Jan 2007
THREE people who supplied thousands of chocolate bars laced with
cannabis to multiple sclerosis sufferers walked free from court today.
Mark Gibson, his wife Lezley, both 42, who has multiple sclerosis (MS),
from Alston, and Marcus Davies, 36, were each given a nine-month jail
term, suspended for two years.
All three defendants argued that the drug eased the symptoms of MS and
believed they had a defence of medical necessity but this was rejected
by a jury last month.
Sentencing today at Carlisle Crown Court, Judge John Phillips said he
accepted their motives were “altruistic”, that they had a genuine desire
to help people who were suffering and that no profit was made from the
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