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BPP law student caught dealing cannabis to fund lawyer dream

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Police discovered 28 wraps of cannabis hidden in the roof lining of his car

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A BPP University Law School student who was caught with 28 wraps of cannabis hidden in the roof of his car is set to see his ambition to become a lawyer go up in smoke.

Firase Morgan — an LLB student from Marylebone, London — was caught red-handed by police officers after he attempted to the supply the class B drug to a member of staff at a Knightsbridge boozer.

The unnamed female was seen leaving The Gloucester pub on upmarket Sloane Street — stopping only to use a cash machine — before then entering the aspiring lawyer’s vehicle. A short time elapsed, before police observed the woman exit the vehicle with two small white containers.

Deeming the actions suspicious, Police approached Morgan’s car. Noting that there was a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the vehicle, officers conducted a thorough search, discovering 28 wraps of cannabis hidden in the lining of the roof.

Prior to the incident the 24 year-old appeared to be a model law student. Not only is he an ambassador for London-based legal charity Just for Kids Law, but Morgan also had a brush with politics, standing in two local council elections, on behalf of Labour, back in 2014.

Conducting a further search of Morgan’s bedroom, officers discovered £1,000 in cash, which they suspect is the proceeds of earlier drug deals. The BPP student told them that the cash was his only source of income and was his “student finance”.

The wannabe lawyer pleaded guilty to possessing 28 wraps of cannabis, with intent to supply, earlier this week at Hammersmith Magistrates’ Court. He also admitted to supplying the class B drug to the unnamed female.

Told to return to court on April 21, Morgan complained about having a holiday to Andorra booked on that date. Unsympathetic to the law student’s predicament, District Judge Mike Snow responded:

If you commit serious crime that’s one of the things you miss out on.

55 Comments

Anonymous

mug.

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ALC

This article translates to: perfectly normal guy who sells perfectly normal and, by today’s standards, socially acceptable/safe drugs to perfectly normal person from his car, but has now had his life fucked up by ridicolous drug laws and the irresponsible people called Police. What a load of shit. Poor guy

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Judge Judy

Nah mate. Article translates to: “Supposedly intelligent law student can’t understand the law.” Skunk ruins the brain, leads to mental health problems. It’s a progressive drug, high correlation with crime and social problems. The law exists for that reason. What a dick, saying he’s off to Andorra! Clearly making a mint out of other people’s misfortunes but doesn’t wanna miss out on his skunk-financed sojourn. Sociopath. (Oh, and you spelt “ridicolous” strangely).

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Malcolm Kyle

Study: Cannabis Use Not Predictive Of Lower IQ, Poorer Educational Performance

“… to test the relationships between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the age of 15 and educational performance at the age of 16. After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis more than 50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance. Adjusting for group differences in cigarette smoking dramatically attenuated the associations between cannabis use and both outcomes, and further analyses demonstrated robust associations between cigarette use and educational outcomes, even with cannabis users excluded. These findings suggest that adolescent cannabis use is not associated with IQ or educational performance once adjustment is made for potential confounds, in particular adolescent cigarette use.”

Source: C Mokrysz, et al. Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London. Published January 6, 2016 in Journal of Psychopharmacology.

http://intl-jop.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/01/06/0269881115622241.full

Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults

“No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest. Effect sizes suggest that the failure to find differences was not due to a lack of statistical power, but rather was due to the lack of even a modest effect. In sum, the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender, age, and other variables, there is no association between marijuana use and standard volumetric or shape measurements of subcortical structures.”

The Journal of Neuroscience, 28 January 2015, 35(4): 1505-1512; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2946-14.2015

http://www.jneurosci.org/content/35/4/1505.abstract
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25634572

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Malcolm Kyle

Here’s some peer-reviewed science for you:

Study: Cannabis Use Not Predictive Of Lower IQ, Poorer Educational Performance

“… to test the relationships between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the age of 15 and educational performance at the age of 16. After full adjustment, those who had used cannabis more than 50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance. Adjusting for group differences in cigarette smoking dramatically attenuated the associations between cannabis use and both outcomes, and further analyses demonstrated robust associations between cigarette use and educational outcomes, even with cannabis users excluded. These findings suggest that adolescent cannabis use is not associated with IQ or educational performance once adjustment is made for potential confounds, in particular adolescent cigarette use.”

Source: C Mokrysz, et al. Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London. Published January 6, 2016 in Journal of Psychopharmacology.

Daily Cannabis Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults

“No statistically significant differences were found between daily users and nonusers on volume or shape in the regions of interest. Effect sizes suggest that the failure to find differences was not due to a lack of statistical power, but rather was due to the lack of even a modest effect. In sum, the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender, age, and other variables, there is no association between marijuana use and standard volumetric or shape measurements of subcortical structures.”

The Journal of Neuroscience, 28 January 2015, 35(4): 1505-1512; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2946-14.2015


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ALC

Judge Judy. You are a complete imbecile. I’m quite sure he was aware of the law (what a pointless comment). You however do not seem to have the mental capacity and/or life experience to recognise that what you are saying is total rubbish. I smoked cannabis for 10 years through my teens and early 20’s – along with heavy MDMA sessions in night clubs every weekend. I am now a regular drinker and take cocaine nearly every weekend. I’m also 27 years old and a practicing lawyer. I’m sharp, intelligent and very good at my job.

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Anonymous

Your last name isn’t ‘Hendron’ by any chance?

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Aaliyah

Lol

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Judge Judy

Oh dear, ALC, 10 years of cannabis-smoking through your teens and “heavy MDMA sessions” have made you rather aggressive, self-centered bordering on psychopathic and an empty, NPD-ridden saddo who needs to chemically abuse in order to feel OK. Does anyone other than you think you’re “sharp, intelligent and very good at your job”?

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ALC

Yes. My employer.

ALC

Do you know what psychopath actually means?

Anonymous

This guy.

There’s probably like twenty of us out there.

Judge Judy

ALC, I’m worried about you. Do this test, then get yourself GP-referred to the nearest Mental Health Team http://personality-testing.info/tests/LSRP.php

Anonymous

Whilst I completely agree with your comments regarding the law (it’s his own fault, he should have known better), I wholeheartedly disagree with “skunk ruins the brain” and so on. I know a lot of people who use cannabis (and other drugs) recreationally and who are still very successful, City solicitors included.

Please don’t chastise all drug users on the basis of false stereotypes – most can enjoy a joint, pill or line at the weekend and still hold their ordinary working life together throughout the week.

ALC

Judge Jusy, I worry about you. You accuse me of being aggressive and through around terminology like psychopath – yet it’s you who actually came to the table spewing rhetoric garbage about a section of society and science that you clearly have no understanding of. And further, you are unwilling to look at the situation with a more rounded perspective.

Anonymous

Learn to spell.

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Anonymous

Learn to spell, and then you might have more credibility in claiming to be the megabrain you evidently are not.

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ALC

I’ve never been the best at spelling. But I can assure you that the ability to be able to spell everything is not a measure of someone’s true intelligence.

Anonymous

Is ALC real? If so, would someone from Legal Cheek bar him for improper use of the English language? Retard.

Damian Warburton

ALC: you belong in prison. You are a disgrace to the legal profession however intelligent you think you are, in regards to which your self assessment is entirely consistent with the arrogance that cocaine use is known to produce. If you think otherwise on any of that then sign your posts with your real name, as I have, and let’s see who of us magistrates and SRA/BSB (as appropriate) agree with.

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Judge Judy

Wow, Damian, well said! You clearly know this upstart, probably recognise his style, the misspelt words and expressions, the braggadocio, the aggression, et al. Anyway, you certainly shut the fellow up by bravely signing your name to your comments. Hopefully he will reflect on why he is in the legal profession and if he’s listened to Henry Hendron on Radio 4’s Today prog this morning, it might act as a warning to him – and others.

Anonymous

nah mate, you swallow anything the gov says sheep

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Anonymous

I guess you could say the same for Adam Johnson

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Anonymous

YES. THANK YOU. FUCK. How old and/or unrealistic are the people suggesting that this kid deserves to have his life ruined over a few zoots!?

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Anonymous

“His life ruined”? Now, really. The worst thing that will happen to him is he won’t become a lawyer. Boohoo. Last I checked becoming a lawyer was not a human right.

Also, for investment banks he will probably put in on his CV.

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Anonymous

The bar is set higher. Coke is a prerequisite.

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Anonymous

The irony is that the staff in the “Knightsbridge boozer” are legally selling a product that according to a number of experts is a lot more harmful to the individual & society then cannabis.

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Anonymous

Law student breaks the law! Its still illegal and he knew that….. zero sympathy…

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Anonymouse

Anyone who books a holiday to Andorra is a mug in my book.

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Malcolm Kyle

Prohibition has finally run its course; the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people, users and non-users worldwide, have been destroyed or severely disrupted; many countries that were once shining beacons of liberty and prosperity have, through scientific ignorance and blind political fanaticism, become repressive smoldering heaps of toxic hypocrisy and a gross affront to fundamental human decency. It is now the duty of every last one of us to insure that the people who are responsible for this shameful situation are not simply left in peace to enjoy the wealth and status that their despicable actions have, until now, afforded them. Former and present Prohibitionists should not be allowed to remain untainted or untouched by the unconscionable acts that they have viciously committed on their fellow human beings. They have provided us with neither safe communities nor safe streets. We should provide them with neither a safe haven to enjoy their ill-gotten gains nor the liberty to repeat such a similar atrocity.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Boh Dear

I’m not insuring anyone.

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Just Anonymous

If Morgan had been caught merely with small amounts of cannabis in his possession for recreational use only, I would probably have some sympathy. In such circumstances, would it really be worth criminalising him and wrecking his future career prospects? Probably not.

However, those were not the circumstances. It appears that Morgan was, in fact, dealing drugs on quite a substantial scale. That I have no sympathy for. Dealers knowingly operate outside regulatory legal frameworks, usually with no care or concern for the people they supply to. Said customers are ensnared by their own addiction, and are often driven into debt, desperation and ultimately crime, to satisfy that addiction.

Furthermore, dealers indirectly steal from all of us. Morgan apparently whined to police that this was his only source of income. However, was he intending to pay income tax and national insurance on said income? An income that presumably financed his little holiday to Andorra? Somehow, I very much doubt it.

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Anonymous

The way the scale of his operation was described as ’28 wraps’ which usually would accumalate to an ounce of cannabis (28 grams per ounce) is not a particularly huge amount. If he was caught with an ounce which had not been separated into ‘wraps’ he could of easily pled that he intended to use it personally. However there is a big difference as far as law is concerned when it has been separated in that manner and is quite clearly intended to be sold. Funny how the law works really… If he only just bought the ounce from his supplier before he separated it, he would of been punished lightly.

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Anonymous

All his own fault, he was stupid enough to take the risk of getting caught, and this is the price he has to pay. Even if he had not done it look at the ridiculously low entry requirements for the BPP LLB; minimum of BCC at A level… Could have at least studied for the LLB at a proper university to have helped his chances in the first place.

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ALC

unfortunately, the world if full and often run by morons with your kind of outlook on life.

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ALC

May I add.. The legal profession requires more people with an open mind. FACT. If you can’t think outside the hum drum, then you will always be an average lawyer.

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Anonymous

Aha, the mask slips: go back to primary school, immature child.

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ALC

Immature child? Owns my own house at 27, no mortgage. Sounds immature to me 😌

Scep Tick

The clerks were having a laugh, weren’t they? DJ Snow?

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Anonymous

Shouldn’t have been dealing. But gawd, why hasn’t this been legalised yet? We need a referendum!

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Anonymous

Smoke weed every day…

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Anonymous

I’m going to pray for your soul tonight.

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Anonymous

I’m going to pray for your sense of humour.

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Fish

It’s a line from a song, genius.

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Anonymous

I have to say – as a normal person working in a law firm, who has friends.. and goes to normal people parties; it’s sad how dismissive some of you lawyers are with regard to the fact that normal, intelligent and trustworthy people do drugs.

Do some ketamine and realise what life’s about before commenting on a world beyond that which you understand.

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Judge Judy

How sad that the only way you can feel what life’s about is through the anaesthetic effects of K. Good luck with your liver disease and memory loss.

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Anonymous

So sad that not only is this guys career finished before it has even started but that Legal Cheek have had the cheek to now tarnish his personal life just for a couple hits. He isnt the only student involved in this in any way shape or form.

LC should know better and do better! Talk about the law for once

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Divalle the De-veiler

Your name’s not Hendron by any chance?

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Anonymous

The fact author refer the packaging of canabis to “wraps” suggests he has cocaine on his mind, no person in their right mind calls a bag, draw etc of weed a “wrap”… Ironic

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Pedant

Please could you re-write this now that you’ve sobered up? The bad grammar and crap spelling is indecipherable.

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Anonymous

Not really

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Anonymous

Did this actually happen or is it an April fool? It just seems ridiculous!

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LMFAO

LOL, I agree. A ridiculous law student, too thick to make the grade. Some ridiculous commentary from ALC (Asinus Lapsus Calami). And a load of chemical abusers adding to the nonsense. Can’t breathe for laughing.

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