Cannabis today not like Woodstock

A GYMPIE woman was placed on six months probation when she appeared in Gympie Magistrates Court on Monday.

Julie Elizabeth Devine, 38, of Fern Street, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis and utensils used in connection with a dangerous drug on October 19 and possession of cannabis, oxycodine, two mobile phones used to sell a dangerous drug and utensils used in connection with a dangerous drug on November 19.

The court heard that Devine was charged after police executed search warrants of her home.

“Do you believe you have an addiction,” Magistrate Maxine Baldwin asked Devine but her reply was inaudible from the public gallery.

“We are getting a clearer idea that the cannabis of today is not the cannabis of Woodstock,” Mrs Baldwin said.

“It’s got chemicals and is more dangerous and more addictive. It’s been chemically modified and has a huge potential to ruin your life and you are not a teenager,” she told Devine.

“An addiction is a way of propping up what’s wrong.”

She told Devine that unless she wanted to stop the addiction, probation would not help.

Devine was also ordered to forfeit all utensils seized after the warrant search.

Gympie Times


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