Devon Man Guilty Of Possessing 9 Pence Worth Of Cannabis
TO North Devon Magistrates’s court, where Christopher Saunders, is answering the charge of being in with possession of nine pence worth of cannabis, roughly 0.09 grams of prohibited drugs.
Tim Hook for the defence, argues:
“If I close one’s eyes and try to imagine nine hundredths of a gram it is a very difficult thing to fasten your mind on. I think it is a quantity that is barely capable of measurement… I am staggeringly surprised it couldn’t have been dealt with by way of a caution at the police station, when so many things are.”
Mr Saunders pleads guilty. He is awarded a conditional discharge.
The war on drugs goes on…