Article by The Telegraph
A woman with multiple sclerosis who grew cannabis has avoided jail after telling the judge she did it because she had heard Prince Charles talking of its medical benefits.
Michelle X, famous for her starring role in Channel Five TV documentary “37 years on the dole”, admitted to jurors she grew the drugs at her home but said that the drugs law was unjust.
The judge gave Miss X a conditional discharge after she told the jury at Oxford Crown Court that she kept a cannabis factory to self-medicate for multiple sclerosis.
In her defence, the The 49-year-old grandmother said: “In the 1990s I saw Prince Charles on the TV and he was talking to someone who had MS.
“The Prince asked him: ‘Have you tried cannabis? I’ve heard it is good for MS,” said Miss X told the court.
“At this point I thought if a member of the Royal Family knows about this plant, I should investigate it further.”