Cannabis smoker says mum is putting him right

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CANNABIS smoker Ben Bliss told Spalding magistrates his mum is putting him straight over his drug use so he hasn’t sought help from professionals.

Bliss (22), of New Road, Sutton Bridge, was caught with 59.4 grammes of cannabis when police went to his home on July 8 to speak to him on another matter.

Magistrates asked Bliss if he was seeking help through the substance addiction agency, Addaction.

Bliss replied: “I was going to ring them but my mum was doing a pretty good job of putting me in line.”

Earlier he said his mum wasn’t aware he had been smoking drugs until the police came.

He said: “Basically, since Mum found out, she’s drilled into me a little bit. She says if I keep going I have got to move out.”

Bliss was fined £65 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £15 victim surcharge when he pleaded guilty to possessing the drug.

The court ordered destruction of cannabis and associated equipment, including scales, seized from his home.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said an officer searched Bliss’s home after smelling cannabis in the hallway.

Miss Stace said Bliss told officers he spent £80 to £90 a week on cannabis, using his job seeker’s allowance.

She said: “He said his mother was unaware of it.

“He smokes it out of the bedroom window while playing on his Xbox.”