SWEDEN -- In the District Court the man from Sävsjö was sentenced for both drug offenses and driving under the influence because of it. But now the Göta Court of Appeal has acquitted the man, with reference to that cannabis oil, which the District Court classified as narcotics, should not be counted as drugs, reports SVT Jönköping.
The man said that during a period when he felt sick, he self-medicated with an oil made from industrial hemp. The oil contained smaller quantities of THC, which is the active ingredient of cannabis that makes people high. According to the District Court, the oil should be considered as drugs even if it is made from industrial hemp, which the man was convicted of.
The Court of Appeal, however, points to a decision on a precedent from the Supreme Court, which states that oil should not be considered as drugs even if it contains THC.
The oil is also not on the government's list of narcotic substances.
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