A FORMER GOVERNMENT MINISTER is urging authorities to legalise marijuana for medical use.
Hamilton Lashley called for Parliament to have a serious debate on the issue yesterday against the backdrop of a man pleading guilty to having $32 000 worth of cannabis he said he was using for skin cancer.
Cleveland Ernesta Clarke, 53, of Dover Crescent, Cave Hill, St Michael, yesterday admitted to charges of possession, supply, trafficking and cultivation. He was remanded until next Friday for sentencing by Magistrate Douglas Frederick in the Criminal Court No. 1.
Clarke said he usually boiled the herb, one of the most commonly abused illegal substances, and drank it to help with the skin condition as he attempted to unbutton his shirt as proof. (TS)
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