A NEWPORT man accused of possessing cannabis is having his case reviewed after he produced a type of card which proves medical dispensation to use the class B drug — the first such case heard on the Isle of Wight.

David Toker, of Hogan Close, Newport, did not enter a plea to the alleged September 9 offence when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, December 21.

Ann Smout, prosecuting, said Mr Toker, 40, produced a Cancard — a validated indication to the police, or any third party, that someone is consuming cannabis for medical reasons.

Mrs Smout, who said she had never seen such a card in any court case before, requested an adjournment so a senior Crown Prosecution Service lawyer could ensure it can be validated.

Mr Toker was bailed to reappear at the same venue on January 11.