Guernsey campaigners react to “unjust” and “archaic” cannabis ruling

Guernsey campaigners react to “unjust” and “archaic” cannabis ruling
Cannabis Health News

Campaigners on the island of Guernsey have responded following the sentencing of three people who supplied patients with medical cannabis. Guernsey’s cannabis laws have been described as “archaic” and “unjust” by supporters of three individuals, who illegally supplied a number of patients with cannabis for medical purposes. Sixty eight-year-old Michael Clarke, was sentenced to four years in prison for the production of cannabis at the Guernsey’s Royal Court on Monday 20 June. He had initially been growing it to help his wife, Mandy, who has a neurodegenerative condition that causes chronic pain. Lucia Pagliarone, 35, a high profile cannabis advocate and the founder of the Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign, was also sentenced to three years and three months for the supply of a Class B drug after pleading guilty to charges. The court heard that Pagliarone had been supplying cannabis to a small network of patients who were using it for a range of medical conditions. According to reports, she was also keeping an amount for personal consumption for herself, her partner and her adult son, all of whom are now said to have a legal prescription for medical cannabis. Pagliarone’s partner, and the father to her twin girls, Christopher Burnet, was given an eighteen-month suspended prison sentence for supply and possession. An outpouring of support Dozens of campaigners turned up at court on Monday to support the trio and many have expressed their sadness at the outcome of the case in the days since. A spokesperson for the Guernsey Drug Strategy Campaign, who has been working alongside Lucia for the last seven years, said it was an “emotional time” for the community. “Given our jurisdiction’s archaic laws, the results from the trial aren’t unexpected to me,” he said. “I find it hard to see people as kind as Mike…

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