A man was caught growing cannabis after his girlfriend’s landlord heard them rowing about bringing the drugs into the house.
He called police about Adam Baxter and officers attended at the address in Upper Bank Road, Holmfirth.
The 27-year-old answered the door and told police: “I know why you’re here, it’s for the cannabis – come in and I’ll show you.”
Baxter said he smoked the drug daily to help with his depression.
He pleaded guilty to producing the controlled drug of class B at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Police searched his home on May 26 and found a growing tent containing seven established cannabis plants together with a couple of fans, lamps and a ventilation system.
Prosecutor Alex Bozman said it was not possible to make an accurate estimate of the potential yield of the plants.
However, Baxter accepted that they were his and that he’d watered them and planned to dry them out for his own personal use.
He said he had a significant cannabis habit and would smoke up to five grams of the drug daily.
Baxter, now of Royds Drive in New Mill, said that the plants would have lasted him six months.
Rachel Sharpe, mitigating, said that her client had suffered from depression for six years and found that the cannabis helped him.
She explained: “He came into possession of the plants the day previously, it’s his partner’s address and he’d put her into a difficult position.
“They’d argued about bringing the plants into the property, the landlord heard this and called police.”
Magistrates gave Baxter a four-week curfew as punishment.
He also has to pay £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.
The cannabis will be forfeited and destroyed.