Tony Bevington said police visited him twice at his homestead to tell him to stop growing his weed, which he uses to make CBD oil.
The 79 year old said he chose the plant after years of no success with pharmaceuticals, after receiving the news of having stage 3 kidney failure. This condition was deemed untreatable but is something Tony would have to manage until he passes away.
He has stated that his condition has drastically improved since he started experimenting and medicating with cannabis. He further wonders why he must be arrested and treated like a criminal for something that’s helping him enjoy his last days on this earth.
In a statement, Tony questioned whether it ‘’is it better to be illegally alive or legally dead? I have grown it to save my life.”
Tony was arrested along with two members of his family and also received a caution after neighbours tipped off police about the amateur grow op.
“They came and took my plants, my pots, everything,” he said. “They came back again six to eight weeks later to caution me and I had started again, which I had to do to get my medication.”
He said: “I accept that as the law stands, I’ve broken the law. But in my thoughts, the law is an ass.”
Devon and Cornwall Police said that legislation was a matter for the government but confirmed three people “remained under investigation” for drug-related offences.
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