He watered and tended 2,090 plants from April to July 2014, when he “willfully and without authority lit fires in the vicinity of the grow site with a pink plastic lighter,” according to court documents.
"The benefits of cannabis are finally making their way back into the mainstream after decades of vilification. But cannabis is a complicated plant, and its effects on the adolescent brain are still largely unknown."
The government’s plans are the reverse of the route many researchers and campaigners have been urging. A day before the bill was announced, one of Britain’s top psychiatrists called for some psychedelic drugs to be downgraded.