‘Medical marijuana’ claim can’t get him off the hook
A Canadian national was arrested and barred from leaving the country after airport security personnel caught him carrying a stash of marijuana shortly before midnight on Wednesday.
Gary Gentles was found keeping dried marijuana leaves in a 100-gram jar supposedly for dried nutmeg, officials said.
The drug was discovered during a security check on Gentles as he was about to exit the gate for a flight to Ontario via Sydney at Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia).
During questioning, he claimed that he was using marijuana to treat his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but he was not able to present a doctor’s prescription, the Naia Interagency Drug Interdiction Task Group said in a report. —Dexter Cabalza
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