Canada: Terminally Ill Man Will Continue to Smoke Marijuana Despite Conviction 2/26/99

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A Nova Scotia man with an inoperable brain tumor was convicted of marijuana cultivation this week, but he has vowed to continue smoking because, he said, "its the only thing that controls the headaches." Mark Crossley, a 38-year-old married father of three, suffers from seizures, headaches, and mood-swings, and has been unable to work for two years, his lawyer, Brian English, told the Halifax Herald this week. Crossley was sentenced to four months house arrest and three years probation, as well as 120 hours of community service. As he left the courtroom after his sentencing, Crossley reportedly turned back toward the judge and prosecutor and shouted, "You can't make decisions about my health. I'm the one that's sick, not you."

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