Cannabis numbs the pain

A WOMAN who has been charged with drug offences used cannabis to “supplement her pain control” the Bundaberg Magistrates Court has heard.

Amanda Louise Evans, 42, pleaded guilty to possessing 10gms of cannabis and a drug utensil, which were found in her bedroom after police executed a warrant and searched her home in September last year.

Police also found 15 cannabis plants ranging from 12 to 25cm in height, 93gm of leaf and 128gm of cannabis seeds at the property.

On Friday, police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court police followed a track leading away from the house and found the small plants and thousands of seeds.

Defence lawyer Edwina Rowan told the court Evans' health was in “a poor condition” after years of working on farms like the 105 acres she owns near Gin Gin.

She said Evans also took a range of medications to deal with her condition, and her client used a small amount of cannabis to help control pain.

Rowan said her client had admitted to owning the cannabis found in her bedroom and a drug utensil, but the rest of the drugs belonged to other people living in the house.

“She denies any ownership of the balance material,” Rowan told the court.

Magistrate Jennifer Batts sentenced Evans under the Drugs Misuse Act and fined her $420.