"> Name: English court refuses to return marijuana grower's guide

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  Europe

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion


Artist: Mick Marlow

Confronting Bodies: West Mercia police and Droitwich magistrates court.

Date of Action: January 1998

Specific Location: West Mercia, Droitwich, United Kingdom

Description of Artwork: The Marijuana growers guide, "Tricameral Sensimilla," and "Simple Sensimilla."

Description of Incident: Marlow's manuscript, "Tricameral Sensimilla," was confiscated after his arrest by West Mercia police. Marlow was arrested for advertising his marijuana grower's guide in English magazines like "Private Eye" and "Viz." After six months in prison Marlow sought the return of his hard disc containing his manuscript for "Simple Sensimilla" under the Police Property Act.

Results of Incident: The Droitwich magistrates court ruled against Marlow's request.

Source: Index on Censorship, 2/97

Submitted By: NCAC

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