Drug user told to lobby his MP about laws
A GLADSTONE magistrate told a drug user that if he wants the laws changed then he should lobby his local MP.
Magistrate Penelope Hay was being frank to Aidan Hue Grayson when he went before the court and pleaded guilty to possession of a dangerous drug.
Police prosecutor Sgt Merrilyn Hoskins said Grayson, 20, was searched on May 15 and 3.5 grams of cannabis was found.
Sgt Hoskins said Grayson had been in court before on drug offences, but police now wanted a conviction recorded.
"Don't undermine yourself or your future by falling foul of this law," magistrate Penelope Hay warned Grayson.
"If you feel the laws should be changed then lobby for it with your local politician."
Grayson was put on a 12-month good behaviour bond and must do a drug education program.
A conviction was not recorded.