Australia’s ABC reports, “The lawyer for South Australian cannabis oil distributor Jenny Hallam has urged a court not to convict or jail her for drug offences because she needs to travel overseas as part of her new job.”

Adelaide’s District Court was today told Hallam, 47, is planning to take up employment at a privately-owned cannabis farm in northern New South Wales, known as the Australian Cannabis University.

The court heard its founder Dolph Cooke, who holds a licence to grow cannabis for medicinal purposes, wants to hire Hallam as an employee for her expertise in oil production.

She will be sentenced in November for the possession and manufacture of a controlled drug after giving medicinal cannabis oil to people living with a terminal illness during a two-year period.

Hallam pleaded guilty to the charges in February.

Defence lawyer Greg Barns said there was no evidence to suggest any of the recipients of Hallam’s cannabis oil were harmed.

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