My son’s vomiting was blamed on a nasty hangover but the next day he was dead
The Sun | 24th April 203
Coroner Joanne said: “I am satisfied following all investigations that there is no other reason to explain why such a young person has had an acute myocardial infarction. I find it was due to chronic cannabis use.”
“The correction conclusion [sic] is that this was a drug-related death. Cannabis use is not safe.”
Drug addict Jake Drummond, 33, who would smoke 10 or 15 cannabis spliffs a day, fatally shook and hit 15-month-old Jacob Lennon early on August 27 2019, leaving him with a face like a ‘panda’, the Old Bailey heard.
In November, Cook pleaded guilty to manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. Doctors said it took 14 months for his psychotic symptoms to be brought under control. He admitted smoking a cannabis joint earlier that day which he believes caused his outburst, but doctors said the drug exacerbated but did not induce his psychotic episode.
Michael O’Higgins SC, who acted for Ms Anderson, said the plea decision was taken “after lengthy consideration and appraisal of this case”. He said there were “ongoing difficulties on the defence side” arising from a report by consultant psychiatrist Professor Harry Kennedy and the decision to plead guilty to manslaughter was informed by those difficulties. The court has previously heard that Professor Kennedy disagreed with Dr Brenda Wright, a consultant psychiatrist called by the defence, who said that Ms Anderson was suffering from bipolar affective disorder and as a result of her mental disorder she was unable to refrain from stabbing Mr Kelly.
Professor Kennedy, the court heard during cross examination of Dr Wright, had written a report in which he said that Ms Anderson’s behaviour was better explained by cannabis intoxication. Intoxication cannot be used as a defence under the Criminal Law (Insanity) Act 2006…
Ms Anderson of Brownsbarn Wood, Kingswood, Dublin 22, stabbed Mr Kelly five times as he tried to start his car outside her home at about 7am on the morning of February 25, 2020.
The judge said Biber had started taking cannabis at 17 and attended addiction counselling for four years afterwards. At 24, Biber started taking cocaine and other stimulants that cause him to experience psychosis and auditory hallucinations for one to two days at a time.
Apropos of nothing, here is one story that could stand for the thousands that I do not add to the catalogue, because, although it can be strongly inferred, if not guaranteed, it is not stated as a fact that the attackers smoked cannabis.
When Freda Walker opened her back door to let her cat out one night last January, she let Hell into her home. It came in the form of Vasile Culea. He seems to have sneaked in while she was not looking[…]
All I can say about that is that the grotesque fury and savagery of his behaviour is horribly like that of many criminals whose merciless actions are listed on the website ‘Attacker Smoked Cannabis’. This is compiled from hundreds of local media reports by Ross Grainger. Yes, our society has always had murderers and thieves in it, but something far more cruel is now in our midst. Who will put this right?
This story is interesting for the news itself, but also for this line midway through: ‘In the UK cannabis is a class B drug and possession carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and an unlimited fine.’
I think that every time this fact is noted, it should be followed by something along the lines of ‘but in the last fifty years nobody has ever gone to prison solely for cannabis possession, and the fines issued, far from being “unlimited”, are usually around one hundred pounds, and quite often less. Moreover, while there are several million cannabis smokers in the country, the number of people who receive even these lax punishments in any given year is in the low tens of thousands.’
An alcohol- and drug-fuelled night led to the horrific beating to death of “an innocent and defenceless” two-year-old girl.
Karen Harrington (38) was jailed for life after a Central Criminal Court jury found her guilty by unanimous verdict of the shocking killing of Santina Cawley (2)…
Earlier that evening, after several hours of drinking and smoking cannabis, Harrington had gone home in tears after being called “a prostitute” by Mr Cawley who also accused her of being with “foreigners”.
For a change, and a laugh, enjoy this amazing story, particularly this part:
The 28-year-old, who has held a prescription for cannabis to manage his mental health issues [my emphasis] for a number of years, visited the popular amusement park on 30 June, with some friends who had travelled from the US.
Two parents have been jailed after five children under 12 were found living in horrendous “squalor” in their home – with cannabis left in their reach. Lee Carnell, 32, and his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Lamb, 33, admitted a series of child cruelty offences.
A court heard human excrement was found smeared on walls near toothbrushes in the family’s bathroom and there were only four beds for seven people in the house where there were no carpets and glass on the floor. The twisted parents smoked cannabis in front of the children – which was left within their reach -and one of the boys was banned from using the toilet at night so had to urinate in his room as he was so scared of Carnell.