Magistrate tells man to see a doctor instead of self-medicating with cannabis

NOT MEDICINE: A man was fined for cannabis possession on Monday despite telling the magistrate it was to keep his blood pressure down. FILE PHOTO

NOT MEDICINE: A man was fined for cannabis possession on Monday despite telling the magistrate it was to keep his blood pressure down. FILE PHOTO

A 60-year-old man was fined for drug possession when he represented himself in Orange Local Court on Monday.

Paul Michael Thomas Stanley, of Glenroi Avenue, was fined $200 for possessing cannabis.

On May 18, police found 2.5 grams of cannabis in Stanley’s pocket.

“It keeps my blood pressure down, pills don’t seem to do the right thing,” Stanley said in court.

Magistrate Terry Lucas warned him the penalty would be harsher if he is caught with cannabis again and suggested he see a different doctor.

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