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Sentencing for cannabis granny

 

Last Modified: 7 Mar 2007

Source: ITN

 

A grandmother must carry out 250 hours' unpaid work after being found guilty of growing and possessing cannabis.

 

Prior to sentencing, 68-year-old Patricia Tabram said she was not afraid of going to jail saying: "I will be everybody's granny in there".

 

Police found four plants growing in her wardrobe at her home in Northumberland in 2005 after a tip-off.

 

 

She was in breach of a six-month suspended sentence after she was earlier convicted of possession with intent to supply when cannabis cakes were found in her home.

 

Tabram, who defended herself, earlier sent Carlisle Crown Court into chaos after she revealed a cannabis stash she took into court hidden in her bra had gone missing.

 

She told Judge Barbara Forrester she wanted to use it as evidence and it had been stolen. It later turned up in her handbag.

 

Tabram told the court she took cannabis to treat her depression, but the judge told the jury that medical necessity was not a legal defence saying the allegations were "very straightforward".

 

At the prospect of going to prison, Tabram said before the verdict: "I will be with all women in there and they will treat me like a queen. I will be everyone's granny in there."

 

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Patricia Tabram has consistently flouted the law and Northumbria Police has a duty to act on the information we receive concerning possessing and cultivating drugs in order to enforce this law.

 

"We take drug abuse very seriously and are keen to use all tools at our disposal to eliminate drug dealing and use in the community."

 

 

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What a complete waste of money.

 

At least 'justice' has been served by punishing a 68 year old for doing something in the privacy of her own home.

 

Would you say the same about a 21 year old?

 

Can't see why her age puts her above the law.

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What a complete waste of money.

 

At least 'justice' has been served by punishing a 68 year old for doing something in the privacy of her own home.

 

Would you say the same about a 21 year old?

 

Can't see why her age puts her above the law.

 

It's a ridiculous law anyway.

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What a complete waste of money.

 

At least 'justice' has been served by punishing a 68 year old for doing something in the privacy of her own home.

 

Would you say the same about a 21 year old?

 

Can't see why her age puts her above the law.

 

It's a ridiculous law anyway.

 

Different argument.

 

Jonny - :lol:

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What a complete waste of money.

 

At least 'justice' has been served by punishing a 68 year old for doing something in the privacy of her own home.

 

Would you say the same about a 21 year old?

 

Can't see why her age puts her above the law.

 

Her age doesn't, tho a 68 year old has wealth of experience of life as opposed to a 21 year old.

 

But then again this law is stupid and generally unenforcible.

 

But there is a bigger issue regarding personal freedom here tho.

 

Essentially it boils down to whether you think the Government has a right to tell you what you can and can't do with your own body - providing it does not effect anyone else.

 

I don't so I'm 100% behind this lady.

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:lol: Sorry but I think thats bullshit. Have you never recorded something off the tv or driven 21 in a 40 zone etc..?

 

No mate. Snoops is as pure as the driven Snow_Bunny! :lol:

 

:boomboom:

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