Court hearing over weed stash

PA library filer dated 29/10/2003 of a cannabis joint. The indirect dangers of smoking cannabis and their potential costs have been largely overlooked by policy-makers, research claimed today, Tuesday January 27, 2004. As the Government prepares to downgrade the drug from class B to class C, a study sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council highlighted many more risks other than simply those to smokers' health. See PA feature HEALTH Cannabis. PA Photo.
PA library filer dated 29/10/2003 of a cannabis joint. The indirect dangers of smoking cannabis and their potential costs have been largely overlooked by policy-makers, research claimed today, Tuesday January 27, 2004. As the Government prepares to downgrade the drug from class B to class C, a study sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council highlighted many more risks other than simply those to smokers' health. See PA feature HEALTH Cannabis. PA Photo.

A MAN has appeared in court charged with cultivating more than 11 kilos of cannabis at a St Helens property.

William Samuel Davies, 39, is accused of cultivating tens of thousands of pounds worth of the class B drug at a house on Poplar Avenue, Eccleston.

Davies also stands accused of possession of 11.8kg of cannabis. Both offences are dated April 18 this year.

Appearing before St Helens Magistrates’ Court last week, he was not required to enter a plea.

Davies, of Halsey Crescent, West Derby, Liverpool, is due back before St Helens Magistrates on November 17 - when his case is due to be committed to Liverpool Crown Court.

He was granted unconditional bail.