25-year-old caught growing weed that he says was solely meant to feed his addiction

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A 25-year-old mechanic who was caught with weed he argued was meant to feed his own addiction will be subject to an electronically monitored curfew and has been ordered to pay court costs for the breach. Although maximum penalties for possessing or supplying cannabis are strict in the U.K., sentences are unlikely to reflect the maximums. It’s a bit of a toss-up regarding how courts will react to cannabis cases involving addiction or arguments that the drug was for personal use. Specifically, possessing cannabis could result in a five-year prison term, an unlimited fine or both. In mitigation, it was argued that the man is a skilled mechanic, works hard, continues doing courses and has stable accommodation and employment.

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A 25-year-old mechanic who was caught with weed he argued was meant to feed his own addiction will be subject to an electronically monitored curfew and has been ordered to pay court costs for the breach.

Although maximum penalties for possessing or supplying cannabis are strict in the U.K., sentences are unlikely to reflect the maximums. Specifically, possessing cannabis could result in a five-year prison term, an unlimited fine or both. For production of supply, prison terms could be as long as 14 years.

In the case of the Lithuanian-born mechanic, he must wear the electronic...

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