A man who claimed that he was using cannabis tea to treat his skin cancer has been released after spending a week on remand.
Cleveland Ernesta Clarke of Dover Crescent, Cave Hill, St Michael was caught by police earlier this month with $32,000 worth of cannabis at his home.
Lawmen, who were executing a search warrant, discovered the illicit substance in a plastic bowl under a bed, as well as some cannabis stalks hanging in the shower.
The search was then extended to the backyard where 141 plants were found under cultivation.
Clarke subsequently pleaded guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply, possession of a trafficable quantity, and cultivation of cannabis.
He also apologized for his actions while maintaining that the illicit drug was for his personal use.
“I drink it for my skin. I am very sorry. I have skin cancer so I usually drink it,” the man said, claiming that a pharmacist told him to use the substance to treat his ailment.
As a result, he was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine in one year or face 12 months behind bars at HMP Dodds.