Pat is almost 69-years-of-age, and admits to using about 0.1 (one tenth) of a gram a day in her food as medication for several long term health conditions. She chooses to do this rather than use the many prescribed drugs on offer through the NHS, which she found did not help, and in fact carried the risk of many very serious possible side-effects.
She was recently found guilty of cannabis cultivation and given an unusually harsh sentence of 200 hours community service and ordered to pay £1000 costs.
Her local housing association for her home in Humshaugh, then told her that if they believe that she is using cannabis they will evict her, and put that on suspended notice for two years.
After the court case and since, Pat defiantly told the press that she will continue to medicate with cannabis.
Now, apparently the local KGB style police, who have been harassing her for years, have asked the Housing Association to take the case to court on July 6 to evict her.
Picture + more information & links at: http://schmoontherun.blogspot.com/2007/04/cannabis-grandma-faces-eviction-from.html