what a disgusting and twisted world we live in where a 72 year old milkman can be sent to prison for suplying medical cannabis, how disgraceful4:22pm UK, Monday December 22, 2008
A 72-year-old milkman has admitted supplying cannabis to pensioners to ward off their "aches and pains".
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Pensioners were supplied with drugs during milkman's delivery
Robert Holding delivered the drug - which he kept in an egg box - while doing his daily milk round.
Burnley Crown Court was told that he had 17 customers and built up his trade through "word of mouth".
Cannabis doorstep dealing
Judge Beverley Lunt said Holding told police that the drug "was for elderly people who had aches and pains".
Philip Holden, defending, said Holding's customers "were of a certain age" and it was a "somewhat bizarre case".
Holding, of Burnley, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to supplying cannabis resin, a Class C drug, between April 1 and July 18 this year.
He also admitted possessing the drug on July 17.
The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.
Holding was released on bail and will be sentenced on February 6.
Judge Lunt warned him: "You must understand these are serious offences and in my judgement the likely outcome is an immediate custodial sentence."