Yorks woman released after Magistrate reprimands her for possession of marijuana edibles

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REAL NEWS: Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh has reprimanded and discharged a Yorks villager whom the Police arrested and charged for having marijuana edibles in her possession.

The 21-year-old woman reportedly had 3 ¼ pounds of the marijuana edibles in her possession on July 1.

Law-enforcement officers had also charged her with possession of the marijuana-laced edibles with intent to sell and with being concerned in the supplying of cannabis edibles.

However, her lawyer, Michael Archibald, made vigorous arguments in the woman’s defence, including the fact that the Police did not know the quantity of the drug that was in each item.

The Police had claimed that the cakes and lollies found at the woman’s home had an estimated value of $6,500. They reportedly had weighed the items in order to calculate the street value.

But Archibald was concerned that one could not determine what percentage of the ingredients was cannabis, as opposed to flour and liquids that would add weight to the product.

The court agreed with him and imposed the light sentence.

An ALP Senator who reportedly was in court at the time promised to alert lawmakers to the fact that the cannabis laws do not speak specifically to marijuana edibles. Apparently, nothing in the law says that marijuana-laced products are illegal.

Additionally, since 15 grammes of marijuana have been decriminalized, a source is asking how the officers could be sure that this exact amount was not used in the edibles.

She claims that the woman should not have even been arrested.

Meanwhile, in a separate case, Dene Matheson, 37, of DeSouza Road, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on a charge of possession of cannabis, to which he pleaded guilty and was fined $800 or six months in prison.

The Police had also charged the man for possession of cannabis plants, and he pleaded guilty to that offence and was reprimanded and discharged.

A third charge of cultivation of cannabis was also filed and he pleaded guilty to that offence, as well, and was fined $20,000. If he fails to pay this sum he will spend two years in prison.

The Police withdrew a fourth charge of possession of cannabis with intent to transfer

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  1. A Senator for the ABLP was in Court. I wondered which one was that.Could it be the one known as FLIP FLOP PANCAKE. Just hoping he was wearing his Lewinski knee pads.

  2. Great job Mike. There is no way they can know how much THC in the product and in fact they don’t knw if it MJ or plain hemp.

  3. Y’all sad lmaooo
    Y’all really carry someone court for that when Antigua has no research facilities to give proper research on the amount of thc found in each item. Unless u have some kinda sophisticated equipment u can’t know the difference in a real edible and one made on ya granny old stove.

    So y’all really weigh flour n butter and water and said $6500 for 3.5 pounds?

    That generation in charge must have said fuck school when they were teens n went to start build family cuz that’s so stupid. This is way more stupid than all the confiscation gone in the year and the country still broke. U confiscated allllll that n don’t put use to it to try fix road, or tax it sell it back or something das sad

    Poor woman can’t believe she at y’all mercy

    15 -50 years from now herb gonna finally come in legally and govt finally gonna tax it it’s gonna be sold in stores n y’all gonna rmr all the court cases y’all made for this in the past n wonder why u didn’t try make money off them in the first place.

    Y’all in this country don’t love progress at all. Das sad. So many states in America and Europe and nobody died cuz it’s medicine. it’s legal and they white, black man trying his best and each other black shoot them down, such a shame. Y’all don’t see your own potential anyways this could boost ur tourism issues Antigua can be Caribbean Amsterdam a tourist destination lmaooo y’all only care about voting

  4. I can only pray that those individuals selling these types of products only sell them to informed adults. As an adult, one has the right to chose what he or she ingests. But to sell marijuana laced goods that so appeal to the taste of children would be morally reprehensible.

    There are also concerns by some that these products are making some people sick. I don’t believe the public at large knows how these goods are prepared or even where they are coming from. Who knows what’s really in them and how much.

    The government needs to step in now and bring some regulations to this before these products end up in vendors’ trays all across Antigua and then in our schools come new school year in September. I think we can agree, that in these types of battles, it’s often innocent, unsuspecting children who get hurt the most.

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