Nimbin man's payout-for-pot plan

A NIMBIN man has told a tribunal he would use money from a damages payout to secure land for a cannabis crop.

The man, who is seeking damages for injuries from a 1996 car crash that occurred in Queensland, made the remark during a hearing to determine his mental capacity.

In a written decision published this week, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the man had the capacity to proceed with his claim for damages even though he had made “many unusual and bizarre comments”.

“AB”, whose full name has not been released, was asked how he would manage the damages he might recover from the claim.

“He told the tribunal that he intends to use the damages to obtain the use of some land to grow food and cannabis for pain relief purposes,” the written decision stated.

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