A leukaemia sufferer who has to take seven morphine tablets daily to alleviate pain was convicted of possessing cannabis when he appeared in the Westport District Court today.
John Charles Andrews, 68, admitted charges of possessing cannabis seeds and plants.
His lawyer, Doug Taffs, said Andrews was diagnosed with leukaemia five years ago.
His previous treatment had included a bone marrow transplant but nothing had worked.
Information source: nzherald.co.nz