Apparently a broke taxi driver decided to grow cannabis in order to fulfill some financial obligations.

Independent.ie reports:

A TAXI driver who began growing cannabis in his basement and selling it due to his €1.7m mortgage debt has escaped jail. Alan Delaney (48) fell into “dire financial straits” with mortgages on his home and two rental properties after his taxi and rental income diminished.

While I don’t think it is right to break the law in order to make some fast money, I also don’t believe that growing cannabis should be an offense.

So this is a bit of a shitty situation. This guy was facing 3 years in jail for trying to make some extra money to pay his bills and provide for his 8 children.

This is why cannabis needs to be legalized and regulated. So people don’t fuck up their lives and the lives of their children.

Prohibition is unjust and doesn’t work.