'Cannabis is not a medicine' says Limerick judge in unlawful possession case

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'Cannabis is not a medicine' says Limerick judge in unlawful possession case

Judge Mary Larkin declared that cannabis is not a medicine

CANNABIS is not a medicine, Judge Mary Larkin declared at Newcastle West district court when she imposed a fine of €200 on an Limerick man for unlawful possession of drugs. 

Before the court was the accused, from Askeaton, who pleaded to unlawful possession of €20 worth of cannabis herb in Rathkeale last May 4. 

Pleading for his client, solicitor Michael O’Donnell said he had co-operated fully with the gardai and had apologised.

The accused had been “unable to sleep”, Mr O’Donnell said.