Daniel Ross, 30, pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug at his home in Gala Park Court in Galashiels on August 28.
Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said that the police secured a search warrant for his address after receiving a tip-off.
He explained: “Officers went into the house and carried out a search. In the front bedroom, several cannabis cuttings were found on a clothes horse.
“The weight of the cannabis was 342 grammes, with a total value of £1,500.
“There is no suggestion of any supply here.
“It does appear he was organising himself to have cannabis continually over a lengthy period.”
A not-guilty plea to producing cannabis was accepted by the crown.
Sheriff Robert Vaughan reduced Ross’s fine from £300 to reflect his guilty plea.