Man grew cannabis plantation to cure his mother's cancer
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
A MAN who believed radiation and chemotherapy treatment killed three loved ones started growing cannabis because it was a "major benefit" to the immune system and "cured" his mother of cancer.
Michael Bede Dooley, 59, was given a six-month fully suspended jail sentence in the NT Supreme Court for cultivating 81 cannabis plants, The Northern Territory News reports.
The service station owner of Batchelor, south of Darwin, had been growing the crops for up to seven months when police raided his property in May last year.
The court was told that Dooley was growing the plants because he believed cannabinoids were beneficial to the human immune system and could cure his sick mother.
Justice Peter Barr was told his belief stemmed from the loss of his wife, grandmother and friend who were all undergoing radiation or chemotherapy when they died.
Justice Barr said: "This case is a most unusual one."
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