A DRUG user who grew his own cannabis to feed his “chronic habit” has been ordered to carry out unpaid work.

Craig Marwick has also been told to attend drug rehabilitation courses if required as part of a court-imposed supervision order.

Marwick admitted producing the Class B drug at his home on Stoneybank Place in Musselburgh between February 9 and April 6 last year when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last month.

The 42-year-old also pleaded guilty to supplying the drug to others between October 7, 2017, and April 6 last year.

He returned to court for sentencing last Tuesday, where Sheriff Kenneth Maciver said Marwick had “one of the highest uses of cannabis I have seen”.

The sheriff placed Marwick on a two-year supervision order and told him he must complete 240 hours of unpaid work.

Solicitor Andrew Mellor told the court that the drug supply offence amounted to just one text message and his client had been using cannabis since he was 16 and had developed “a chronic habit”.

Mr Mellor added that Marwick grew the plants “to save money” as his drug habit was extensive.