Vitaliy Rumyantsev, who has a disability of the first group, was acquitted of a case of illegal cultivation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union reports.
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The trial lasted two years. The prosecution initially requested a prison term for him, and subsequently insisted on a fine.
However, the defense assured that Rumyantsev was not guilty and grew marijuana for the treatment of pain.
He smoked marijuana to relieve joint pain, and planted eight cannabis bushes on his site a year and a half ago. A neighbor informed Rumyantsev, the police came to him with a search. To eight bushes law enforcers killed wild hemp, and eight bushes turned into three hundred,
– Human rights activists say.
The court acquitted Vitaly Rumyantsev for the cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes / Photo: helsinki.org.ua
The Rumyantsev case aroused public interest, and human rights activists joined him, as well as activists advocating the legalization of marijuana.
On December 17, the court declared the evidence unacceptable, and the fact of growing just 18 bushes was unproven.
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