Liam Lewis (left) together with his husband Edward Douglas. Picture: Dave Donaldson.
Medical hashish seized by police has been returned to the affected person after he supplied proof of prescription.
Chief Inspector Stuart Clemenson confirmed the remedy had been returned throughout questions at Thursday’s neighborhood security and resilience board.
The seizure made nationwide headlines final month when Lerwick man Liam Lewis complained his life had been turned the wrong way up after being denied his drugs.
Mr Lewis, 29, mentioned he had been utilizing prescribed oil and natural flower, to deal with a neurological dysfunction since December 2020.
He mentioned the drug had remodeled his situation “like a light-weight swap” and he had had been unwell, agitated and tense with out it.
Board vice-chairman Allison Duncan quizzed the brand new police chief on what had occurred. He mentioned there “appeared to be come confusion” across the process.
Mr Clemenson confirmed it had “all been sorted” and the medicine have been returned.
He mentioned that whereas it was an offence to posses any managed substance, “gray areas” had began to emerge for the reason that legalisation of medical hashish, which occurred in 2018.
He mentioned officers had been made conscious of the package deal after Canines In opposition to Medicine uncovered it throughout one of many charity’s common publish workplace searches.
When Mr Lewis first contacted police in regards to the seizure, Mr Clemenson mentioned he had not been in a position to produce the required documentation to indicate it had been prescribed to him.
After investigating absolutely, nonetheless, Mr Clemenson mentioned the paperwork was made obtainable and the medicine have been returned to him.