A Pembroke Dock man who has campaigned for the legalisation of cannabis for medical purposes for the last 15 years appeared in court on Friday accused of possessing the drug.

Eric Mann, a retired oil refinery supervisor, asked the judge to delay his case until what he called a landmark hearing had taken place in London.

The defendant in that case, he said, was being backed by the Drugs Equality Alliance and the outcome might affect his own situation.

Mann, aged 66, of Harbour Way, Pembroke Dock, was not asked to enter a plea at this stage.

Instead, Judge John Diehl agreed to schedule a further hearing at Swansea crown court before the end of April when a judge will hear Mann's claim that the case against him should be dropped.

Mann was granted bail to a date to be fixed.