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16 Aug 2022

Tipperary man on waiting list of 21,000 to see neurologist used cannabis for relief

Defendant suffers from seizures

Tipperary man on waiting list of 21,000 to see neurologist used cannabis for relief

Nenagh Court: Tipperary man on waiting list of 21,000 to see neurologist used cannabis for relief

A man who suffers from seizures uses cannabis for relief, Nenagh Court was told.

Gerry O’Connor of 17 Hamilton Drive, Nenagh, pleaded to possessing cannabis valued at €5 at Nenagh Garda station on July 24, 2019.

Solicitor David Peters said Mr O’Connor used it for medical purposes.

“He is waiting to see a neurologist but there are 21,000 people on the waiting list,” he said.

However, Judge Elizabeth MacGrath said that, “unfortunately, he has broken the law”, and fined Mr O’Connor €100.

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