Man fined for cutting too much weed from his cannabis tree

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A man pleaded guilty to drug possession on Wednesday after telling the court he cut too much from his legally permitted cannabis plant.

Twenty-eight-year-old Henry Martin was given two days to pay a fine of $1000.

In default, the man, who reportedly has nine previous drug convictions, will have to spend a month in prison.

According to reports, officers found a clipped portion of a cannabis plant while executing a search warrant at Martin’s Home in All Saints over the weekend.

When weighted by police, the substance amounted to 28 grams.

The law allows a person to legally possess up to 4 cannabis plants and 15 grams of the substance for personal use.

The defendant reportedly said he did not know the weight of the substance he cut since at the time he had no scale and had to estimate.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. Leave the man alone. This is total bullshit. Go and find real criminals that are robbing people daily. SMFH!

  2. A month in prison for cutting too much off of his legal tree. In the ram-packed human-rights violation that is 1735. Makes sense.

  3. What the hell kind of BS is this? Is anyone really going to weigh Cannabis each time they cut it? This law needs some clarification- it’s nonsense. Give me an Aspirin..

  4. I understand that the weed is decriminalized, but in tropical countries there should be only one or two plants be allowed. Not four. These things grow really huge in the tropics. Talking about 4 of those massive trees for personal use?? Especially after you bud them and they shoot out even more branches. Yeah, right!!

  5. Give the man a chance na man..I swear the system just messed up, a month for a piece of bush???

    Really now?

  6. …why allow one to have, the plants, which by the way, those who knows the full use and potential, the statement “for personal use,” is ludicrous. Again why allow “four (4) plants”, and “cut clippings;” again, and again, and once again to even ten to the Millennium time, again, the whole plant is for PERSONAL USE, and not all trees grow the same.

    ALLOW THE TREE
    ALLOW THE USE.

    The government is bringing in developers and investors who never paid, a price due to their draconian laws; and now, that they have “relaxed” those laws, the same ones who paid the price, then, is paying now; whereas, the investors can come in and have free reign, from patents to distribution.
    Why the FUCK, can’t we do the same? Why keep fucking punishing Us, and not others who are controlling the same fucking thing.
    PM Gaston Browne, you should loose your support from, the ENTIRE, Rastafari Community, and their supporters, until this “personal use” to “smount of plants,” got to go.
    Open the market like the Tourism, BnB, Legal Fraternity, Farmers, the Chinese, dat Chinaman from the Wutan Clan, again open the HEMP Business to All. From oils and food to Contruction.
    It’s a little more, much more than COTTON, which is Free and Clear…
    MEK WEED, FREE AND CLEAR FU ALL, ESPECIALLY ANTIGUA RASTAMAN DAT TEK NUFF BLOW, SPEND NUFF TIME DEY A JAIL, versus DEM TEIFING POLITICIAN, WHO A COLLECT DEAD DAWG, TIEF LAND, ROB CUSTOMS, FORGE THE pm minister SIGNATURE, TO OTHER MALFEASANCE ALL OVER…

    RASTAFARI Time R U educate de youth and dem, fu go sit dung inna Parliament and mek law…

    Pompey…keep your response, this is a bullshit law. Period!

    • Ras! Ras! Please man, do you really have to use all that profanity? We love you man, but clean up the language a little. Much love.

  7. antigua needs to do more research on the weed tree cause as far as i can see this part of the weed ( the leaves) arent supposed to be smoked… the buds that grow on the tree is what people smoke, I dont see any buds anywhere!!!!

    • CErmle…a wah a guarne? Much positive love to you too!

      Profanity? Nah! No, no, Sir! These are simply “words,” which drive home a point, like an exclamation.
      If, you sound these words out, they’ll convey the same message, because of your learned, thought processes…

      Word – Sound – Power!
      So, try saying…Phuck, phucker, phucking…
      Or, I could’ve said, “this is a ‘bullshytt’ law!

      Again, we are tired of being the scapegoats for a hypocritical culture, which has being abusing US for generations; while, some of these hypocrites in the Parliament, and Law Enforcement are doing the same things, and getting away scott free.
      Fare is not, fear is not, fair! Anyway, “Meet The Phuckers,” that was some phucking movie!

  8. Yes, you can have 4 plants just don’t plant all at the same time. Plant them few months or weeks apart. I would love to see how they weigh this branch and come up with 28 grams.

  9. This highly upset me, is the law makers so far out of touch with reality? Harvesting cannabis is a one time thing it’s not pick piece and use ,leave back some to pick later. That’s why this 4 trees 15 grams was always bull shit

  10. This whole law is laughable. It’s like a cartoon character. Such foolishness makes the whole justice system looks like a sham. We can and must do better than this!

  11. The government still want it it taxes some way some how if you think you were going to smoke for free you are fooling yourselves

  12. Every one is talking about the 15 grams and the law what the Police went an look for by his yard the Police seems to have something personal against the man this is the tenth time So that mean the Police have something against the man

  13. CErmle…a wah a guarne? Much positive love to you too!

    Profanity? Nah! No, no, Sir! These are simply “words,” which drive home a point, like an exclamation.
    If, you sound these words out, they’ll convey the same message, because of your learned, thought processes…

    Word – Sound – Power!
    So, try saying…Phuck, phucker, phucking…
    Or, I could’ve said, “this is a ‘bullshytt’ law!

    Again, we are tired of being the scapegoats for a hypocritical culture, which has being abusing US for generations; while, some of these hypocrites in the Parliament, and Law Enforcement are doing the same things, and getting away scott free.
    Fare is not, fear is not, fair! Anyway, “Meet The Phuckers,” that was some phucking movie!

  14. The law should state only plant cannabis c.ruderalis that only give u less than 15 grams sativa and indica varieties give u more than 15 grams the drug act is “misused”.

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