Frail Gateshead man who said cannabis oil is ‘the only thing that helps’ is prosecuted in court

A frail cannabis oil user who told a court he uses it to ease his pain has been prosecuted.

David Burns suffers from both a muscle wasting disease and a curved spine. 

He was taken to court after police raided his Gateshead home – and found cannabis oil in his fridge. 

His solicitor claimed the oil was for “medical reasons”.

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