A MAN who smokes £40 of cannabis a day has been ordered to undergo a six-month drug rehabilitation course having been caught trying to grow his own.

Jonathan Musson, 29, said he smoked high volumes of the drug every day and was caught trying to grow his own cannabis, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Julie Grant, prosecuting, said police found six plants being grown under lamps at Musson's home at Wath Road, Wombwell.

She said: "Mr Musson had been growing the plants for five or six weeks. He smoked cannabis with friends but that did not happen often.

"He said he smoked tons of cannabis. He smoked between £30 and £40 of it a day."

Musson, who admitted production of cannabis, was ordered to do 60 hours of unpaid work, to pay £85 in costs and a £60 victim surcharge.