Proving conclusively that judges are not scientists, Liverpool Crown Court Judge Thomas Teague declared, “Anyone who takes cannabis is rotting their brain,” while sentencing a convicted commercial-scale cultivator last week.   

 

Mr. Leslie Haury was busted last March after police raided a Knowsley Road flat that had pot growing in four separate rooms. 

 

Judge Thomas is the second Liverpool Crown Court judge to utter a hyperbolic comment in the context of a marijuana-related case within the last month, as Judge Stephen Everett had earlier described pot as “an evil drug – one that causes mental health problems."  

 

In actuality, evidence suggests marijuana can be used to treat many mental health issues. 

 
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