Grew cannabis for pain relief

A DEFENDANT who engaged in ‘cannabis sharing among friends’ was fined at Kilkenny court.

A DEFENDANT who engaged in ‘cannabis sharing among friends’ was fined at Kilkenny court.

Andrius Kavaliacuskas, The Bungalw, Maiden Hill, Kells RoadKilkenny admitted the possession of drugs for sale or supply at College Road on October 13, 2010 and of cultivation of cannabis plants.

The court heard that the 31-year-old Lithuanian has been living in Ireland for seven years and suffered from chronic pancreatitis and had undergone three bouts of surgery and was using the drug for pain relief. The court heard that his medical condition affected his ability to use pain relieving tablets. The defendant also admitted cultivating cannabis at his home on the Kells Road and to sharing cannabis among friends. Judge David Anderson convicted the defendant and fined him €250.