LEZLEY GIBSON "CANNABIS LEZLEY"

Below you can read the many articles that have referred to Lezley Gibson, who lives in Cumbria UK.

Lezley suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and calls for the legalisation of cannabis for both medical and recreational use.

She was instrumental in the formation of THC4MS and was among the first successful medical necessity defences against cannabis charges.

In December 2006, Lezley was tried before a jury at Carlisle Crown Court, along with her husband Mark Gibson and Marcus Davies of THC4MS, for conspiracy to supply cannabis in the form of free bars of chocolate to sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis.  The three had readily admitted to supplying over 35,000 bars over two years.  The judge instructed the jury that they had no defence in law and that medical value was irrelevant; the written testimonials of over 1000 clients were not allowed before the jury.  Possibly unaware of the rights of the jury to rule the law had been misapplied, and following the instructions of the judge, the guilty verdict was returned, a tragedy of justice which has led to suffering for many people.

On January 26, 2007, British Justice went completely berserk when Lezley was given a 9-month prison sentence along with husband Mark and Marcus Davies, the sentences suspended for two years.

 

NEWS REPORTS

letter: Gibsons weren't set free; ANOTHER sad day for British justice...

News & Star, Carlisle, January 29 2007

Cops too hot on pot, claim trio

Sunday Sun, January 28 2007

Judge sentences cannabis chocolate dealers

The Times, January 27 2007

No jail time for cannabis chocolate

United Press International, January 27 2007

No jail time for cannabis chocolate

Washington Times, January 27 2007

No jail time for cannabis chocolate

Daily India, January 27 2007

No Jail Time For Cannabis Chocolate

Playfuls.com, Romania, January 27 2007

No regrets for Canna-biz trio

Cambridge Evening News, January 27 2007

No regrets' in cannabis case

Disability Now, February 2007 edition

Cannabis trio freed by court

News and Star, January 26 2007

Postman Pot walks free from court

Hunts Post, January 26 2007

Three walk free in cannabis chocolate case

24dash.com, January 26 2007

Three walk free in cannabis chocolate case

The Independent, January 26 2007

Cannabis couple walk free in chocolate case

The Metro, January 26 2007

Suppliers of cannabis chocolates escape jail

Telegraph, January 26 2007

Letter: Sufferers will have to go to dealers (1)

News and Star, December 30 2006

Letter: Sufferers will have to go to dealers (2)

News and Star, December 30 2006

Cannabis Chocolate Woman's Mother Pleading For Judge To Show Leniency

Cumberland News, December 29 2006

Letter: THC4MS trial (2)

Cumberland News, December 29 2006

Letter: THC4MS trial (1)

Cumberland News, December 29 2006

Letter: sick people and those who help them will still face arrest

Hunts Post, December 27 2006

Letter: Sad that ill must risk prison

Hunts Post, December 27 2006

I sold drugs to help the sick, not get rich

Cambridge Evening News, December 26 2006

Letter: They should be given medals (4) - THC4MS

News and Star, December 23 2006

Letter: They should be given medals (3) - THC4MS

News and Star, December 23 2006

Letter: They should be given medals (2) - THC4MS

News and Star, December 23 2006

Letter: They should be given medals (1) - THC4MS

News and Star, December 23 2006

MS sufferers the losers in cannabis chocolate case

Cumberland News, December 22 2006

Cannabis couple guilty

Whitehaven News, December 21 2006

Letter: Cannabis is not Criminal

The Sentinel, December 21 2005

Drug trio plan to appeal convictions

Hunts Post, December 20 2006

Sufferers back idea of taking cannabis for MS

Hunts press, December 20 2006

Mark Gibson

Daily Mail, December 20 2006

Letter: Support for cannabis couple

News and Star, December 19 2006

'Is it a crime to want to be well?'

The Guardian, December 19 2006

MS woman to appeal

The Journal, December 18 2006

Choc bar drugs pair will appeal

The Sunday Sun, December 17 2006

Couple guilty of giving cannabis to MS patients

The Guardian, December 16 2006

Three guilty of supplying cannabis bars

The Journal, December 16 2006

Drug deals or mercy missions?

News and Star, December 16 2006

MS Sufferer's Dismay over Drug Suppliers' Conviction

Evening Telegraph, December 16 2006

Cannabis chocolate makers guilty

The Times, December 16 2006

Three guilty of supplying chocolate cannabis bars

Cambridge Evening News, December 15 2006

Cannabis chocolate trio convicted

BBC News, December 15 2006

Cannabis Chocolate Couple Guilty

News and Star, December 15 2006

Canna-biz' case judge to begin summing up

Cambridge Evening News, December 15 2006

Cannabis trial coming to an end

News and Star, December 14 2006

Cannabis grower just easing his own pain

Cambridge Evening News, December 13 2006

Police gave impression there would be no arrest

Hunts Post, December 13 2006

I didn't supply drug for Cannabis-Biz bars

News and Star, December 13 2006

Police knew about drugs in chocolate

Cambridge Evening News, December 12 2006

Steroids gave me beard, woman tells drug trial

News and Star, December 12 2006

MS sufferer tells of pleas for cannabis bars

The Guardian, 12 December 2006

Cannabis grower just easing his own pain

Cambridge Evening News, December 11 2006

Accused 'led' cannabis campaign

BBC News, 11 December 2006

Cannabis chocs ease MS pain

The Dispatch (South Africa), December 9 2006

Woman on cannabis chocolate charge 'wanted to help'

Peterborough Evening Telegraph, December 8 2006

Cannabis chocolate 'was helpful'

News and Star, Carlisle, 8 December 2006

Woman on cannabis chocolate charge 'wanted to help'

Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 8 Dec 2006

Couple: Pot-laced chocolate not drug trade

Malaysia Sun, 7 December 2006

Cannabis accused 'did no wrong'

BBC News, 6 December 2006

Trio deny cannabis chocolate bars conspiracy charges

thisislondon, 6 December 2006

Choc bars were laced with drug

Cambridge Evening News, 6 December 2006

Cannabis was sold in bars of chocolate

Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 6 December 2006

22,000 bars - choc full of cannabis

The Metro London, 6 December 2006

The chocolate that left eaters on a high

The Journal, 6 December 2006

Cannabis chocolate bars 'supplied to MS sufferers'

Yorkshire Post, 6 December 2006

Postman Pot

Hunts Post, 6 December 2006

Pair's Pot Chocs

The Mirror, 6 December 2006

Cannabis chocolate 'made to ease MS'

Times, 6 December 2006

Trio posted cannabis chocolate

BBC News, 5 December 2006

Chocolate bars laced with cannabis were for MS sufferers, court

thisislondon.co.uk, 5 Dec 2006

Jury In Drug Dealing Trial Sent Home (THC4MS)

News and Star, Carlisle, 4 December 2006

Three face charges over 'Canna-Biz' bars

Cambridge Evening News, 4 December, 2006

THC4MS 3 face jail for helping Multiple Sclerosis sufferers

IndyMedia, 29 November 2006

Petition Aims To Halt Cannabis Court Case

News and Star, 25 August 2005

Conspiracy Charges for Cannabis Campaigners

News and Star, 18 August 2005

Police Drug Raid Hits MS Sufferers

The Scotsman, 11 July 2005

Medicinal Cannabis

The Journal, 6 June 2005

''I'd Back Cannabis For Medical Use''

News and Star, Carlisle, 13 April 2005

Cannabis:

The Journal, 10 April 2005

Cannabis and MS.

The Journal, 1 February 2005

A Joint Can Still Land You In Court

News and Star, Carlisle, 24 January 2004

Police Persecute Cannabis Users

Disability Now, 1 September 2003

Pot Chocolate

Daily Telegraph Magazine, 22 February 2003

Lezley Gibson: The Reluctant Drug Diva

News and Star, Carlisle, 29 October 2002

Chocs Away ... With A Cannabis Filling

News and Star, Carlisle, 8 July 2002

Pot Chocolate - Couple Export Medical Bars

Sunday Sun, 7 July 2002

No Prosecution After Cannabis Cafe Arrest

News & Star, Carlisle, 17 April 2002

Cumbria Cannabis Cafe Is Inevitable

News and Star, Carlisle, 2 April 2002

Cannabis On Way To Being Made Legal As Painkiller

Press & Journal, Aberdeen, 19 Feb 2002

Police Lock Up Cannabis Lezley

News and Star, Carlisle, 5 January 2002

Charity Applauds Cannabis Rethink

News and Star, Carlisle, 24 October 2001

Amnesty;

The Times, 22 July 2001

Amnesty On Cannabis Now A Must For MS Patients 

Daily Express, 12 January 2001

Even Police Know This Law's Not Working

Independent on Sunday, 15 October 2000

Cannabis Woman Considered Political Asylum

News and Star, Carlisle, 14 October 2000

If I Was At A Friends House And Someone Was Smoking

Cumberland News, 13 October 2000

Vote Loser

Daily Mail, 11 October 2000

Why Is It A Crime For Me To Live?

News and Star, Carlisle, 7 October 2000

With Cannabis, I Can Control MY MS Rather Than It Controlling Me. That's A wonderful Feeling

The Journal, 2 October 2000

Lezley Jury Taught The Government A Lesson

News and Star, Carlisle, 3 October 2000

MS Victim is Cleared Of Cannabis Charges After 4-Day Trial

News and Star, Carlisle, 30 Sept 2000

Cannabis The Way Forward

News and Star, Carlisle, 30 September 2000

Cannabis MS Victim Is Cleared

Daily Express, 29 September 2000

Jury Backs MS Woman On Cannabis

The Guardian, 29 September 2000

MS Patient Cleared Of Cannabis Possession

The Independent, 29 September 2000

MS Sufferer Cleared Of Cannabis Charge

BBC News, 28 September 2000

My MS Gets Worse Without Cannabis

News and Star, Carlisle, 27 September 2000

MS Sufferer Denies Cannabis Possession

www.northeastonline.co.uk, 26 September 2000

Cannabis Is My Lifeline

East Anglian Daily Times, 20 March 2000

Cannabis Study Backs My Claims

Cumberland News, 3 March 2000

My Medicine

Daily Mail, 15 February 2000

MS Sufferer To Be Prosecuted Over Cannabis

News and Star, Carlisle, 24 November 1999

Don't Make My Daughter A Criminal For Having MS

News and Star, Carlisle, 7 September 1999

MS Woman Caught In Drugs Raid

News & Star, Carlisle, 1 June 1999

Police Seize Drug In Raid On MS Woman's Home

News and Star, Carlisle, 27 April 1999

Health Chief Takes Up Ailing Lezley's Case For Cannabis

Cumberland News, 6 March 1998

I'll Never Give Up Cannabis, Says MS Sufferer

News and Star, Carlisle, 4 March 1998

I Am Not A Criminal

The Independent, 20 October 1997

 

back to list