Teen found with cannabis reefer

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.
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POLICE followed their noses to sniff out a cannabis find.

St Helens Magistrates’ Court heard last week how officers received reports that three men were acting suspiciously around bushes on Rainford Road, Billinge, at about 6pm on August 29.

When they arrived at the scene and asked the men what they were up to, they were simply told “we’re just chilling”.

But, noticing a strong smell of cannabis, one of the officers subsequently found a cannabis joint in one of the bushes.

Jamie Davidge, 18, of School Lane, Billinge. admitted straight away that the reefer was his and he was arrested at the scene.

Davidge was handed a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £85 towards prosecution costs.