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Irish judge gets 'cannabis cake' cookery lesson

A judge was yesterday told how to bake 'cannabis cakes', and told that they were similar to barm brack and nice "with a cup of tea".

Paraic Brannigan (35), of Claremont Park, Rahoon, Co Galway, admitted having 18 slices of cannabis cake to sell for ?4 each at the Rory Gallagher music festival in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, on June 5.

Judge Kevin Kilrane asked: "Who bakes them or where can we get them?"

Brannigan's solicitor told Ballyshannon District Court that "a speck" of cannabis was added to the cake, which was baked like a bun.

"The content is very, very low," the solicitor said.

Sentencing was adjourned until January 6.

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