The father of four was found with marijuana in his pocket.
The father of four was found with marijuana in his pocket.

Father turned to marijuana after severe head injury

ACCORDING to magistrate Tracy Mossop, Clinton Albert Thompson, 36, became a “prime candidate” for medicinal marijuana after he was in a near-fatal accident where he was thrown from a vehicle and sustained major head injuries.

He turned, however, to using marijuana illegally, earning him a date in Dalby Magistrates Court.

Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court Thompson was intercepted by Tara police doing patrols while he was riding his bike.

Police asked if Thompson had anything he shouldn’t on his person, and admitted to having two buds of marijuana.

In a pat-down search police located a tissue with some buds inside amounting to about 0.4g.

Thompson admitted the marijuana was his and he intended to smoke it.

Duty lawyer Clare Graham said the father of four was not on medication for his severe injuries.

Ms Mossop told Thompson just because he could be a candidate for medicinal marijuana, it didn’t “give him a licence” to use it the way he did.

Thompson pleaded guilty to possessing dangerous drugs.

He was fined $400 and a conviction was recorded.


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