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Pensioner arrested over cannabis possession says he grew plants to ā€˜save his lifeā€™

Ā 'Iā€™ve broken the law. But in my thoughts, the law is an ass,' he says

. Wednesday 12 February 2020 16:45

Tony Bevington says cannabis helped 'save his life' ( Cornwall Live )

A pensioner who wasĀ arrested over his cannabis plants has credited the drug with ā€œsaving his lifeā€ as he battles kidney failure.

Tony BevingtonĀ said police have visited him twice at his home to tell him to stop growing his own cannabis, which he would use to make CBD oil.

The 79-year-old said he turned to the drugĀ after he was diagnosed with stage three kidney failure, which is not treatable.Ā 

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He has claimed his condition has improved since he started using cannabis as a form of medicine.Ā 

ā€œIs it better to be illegally alive or legally dead?ā€Ā he said. ā€œI have grown it to save my life.ā€

Where is cannabis legal in the US?

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Where is cannabis legal in the US?

1/11 Alaska

Recreational cannabis use was made legal in Alaska in 2014

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2/11 Washington

Washington was among the first states to legalise cannabis in 2012

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3/11 Michigan

Recreational cannabis use was made legal in Michigan in 2018

4/11 Massachusetts

Recreational cannabis use was made legal in Massachusetts in 2016

5/11 Colorado

Colorado was among the first states to legalise cannabis in 2012

6/11 Vermont

Since January 2018 it has been legal to posses up to one ounce and two cannabis plants in Vermont. Commercial sales are not legal

7/11 California

Recreational cannabis use was made legal in California in 2018

8/11 Illinois

Recreational cannabis use was made legal in Illinois in 2019

Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/pensioner-cannabis-plants-grow-kidney-failure-cbd-oil-cornwall-a9332206.html

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