A university student behind a £9,000 cannabis farm uncovered in a house has been given eight months suspended for two years, with a £900 court charge.
Christopher Holding, 24, of Pilling Lane, Chorley, admitted producing 27 plants on April 29, and also admitted possessing cannabis and cocaine.
Prosecuting, Rachel Woods said police attended at his home and found the plants in a padlocked bedroom.
He claimed it was for his own use but mobile messages showed he was supplying over two years.
Recorder Rigby, at Sessions House Court, said: “You don’t believe cannabis should be illegal. You are entitles to your opinion. Lots of much cleverer people than you think otherwise. It doesn’t matter either way because it is unlawful.”