Cannabis campaigner grew drug in bedroom

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A man who campaigns for the legalisation of cannabis was found growing the drug using stolen electricity at his home.

Kenneth Jay was found cultivating four plants in a tent in a bedroom and had bypassed his meter to get electricity to help their growth.

The cannabis was only for his own use. He is part of an attempt to legally overthrow the legislation on cannabis

Jay, a 53-year-old computer engineer, of George Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and abstracting £1,482 worth of electricity.

He was sentenced to a 12-week curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay £85 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said police executed a drugs warrant at Jay’s home on June 1 last year.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said: “The cannabis was only for his own use. He is part of an attempt to legally overthrow the legislation on cannabis.”