Pubdate: Fri, 21 Feb 2003
Source: Argus, The (UK)
Copyright: 2003 Newsquest Media Group


WEED ROLE: More than 70 people staged a demo outside Worthing Magistrates
Court and the town's police buildings

CAMPAIGNERS seeking the legalisation of cannabis staged a protest outside
two Worthing police buildings and the town's magistrates court.

The action was timed to coincide with the appearance in court of three men
on drug charges.

Members of the 70-strong group toured the town centre and visited Worthing
police station in Union Place and Highdown division's headquarters at
Centenary House in Worthing.

Chris Baldwin, 52, of Carnegie Close, Worthing, who ran the Quantum Leaf
cafe and adjoining Bongchuffa shop in Rowlands Road, Worthing, appeared
before magistrates yesterday with employees Mark Benson and Adrian Allday.

Baldwin did not indicate a plea to charges of possessing and supplying
cannabis and allowing premises to be used for the smoking of cannabis on
November 27 last year.

Benson, 37, of Irene Avenue, Lancing, denied supplying cannabis and
permitting premises to be used for the smoking of cannabis.

Allday, 37, of Leconfield Road, Lancing, denied permitting premises to be
used for cannabis smoking.

All were bailed until April 1.
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