A fitness trainer told the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court that he used hashish to get ready for competitions.
Fitness trainer smoked hashish to gain weight for contest, UAE court told
ABU DHABI // A fitness trainer told the Criminal Court yesterday that he ate hashish in an effort to gain 10 kilograms in one week.
A S, from Jordan, is charged with possessing and consuming hashish.
"I confess I took it with steroids to prepare for championships," he said.
"When you eat hashish with dates, it opens your appetite so I was able to gain 10kg in less than a week."
He also said he took hashish on a regular basis.
"The wellness of the mind is more important than the wellness of the body," the judge said.
A S requested he be referred to a rehabilitation centre.
A verdict is expected on July 17.