UPDATED: Two men bailed after 541 cannabis plants uncovered at 'large-scale' factory in Bournemouth

UPDATED: Two men bailed after 541 cannabis plants uncovered at 'large-scale' factory in Bournemouth

200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

VIDEO: 200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

VIDEO: 200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

VIDEO: 200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

VIDEO: 200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

VIDEO: 200 cannabis plants found at 'large' factory in Bournemouth

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TWO men have been arrested after a large-scale cannabis factory was uncovered at a house in Bournemouth yesterday afternoon.

Police seized 541 cannabis plants, most of which were near maturity, with a total street value of approximately £270,000 from a property in South Road, Boscombe.

Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named due to the nature of their work, said the factory was being operated by professional and organised criminals.

One officer said: “It’s a professional operation. They knew exactly what they were doing.

“There was no smell coming from the property because they have put the tubes through the chimney and they have effectively rewired the house so they were bypassing the meter and receiving free electricity.”

The plants, which were being grown in four rooms of the rented semi-detached house, were initially believed to be worth in excess of £50,000.

However, today police confirmed that the total is much higher.

Officers visited the house at around 1.30pm after receiving intelligence about drugs activity at the house. A 21-year-old man from an unknown address was detained at the scene and has been arrested on suspicion of committing drugs offences.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 41-year-old man from Christchurch was also arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, and has been bailed.

Police Sergeant Gary Hole, of the enhanced policing team, said: “Dorset Police will not tolerate drug dealing in Boscombe.

“We will continue to take robust action for the benefit of the local community against groups and individuals who are dealing drugs in this area.

“Anyone with concerns or information about such activities should contact Dorset Police on 101.

“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”

Ros Prescott, who lives next door to the house, said she was shocked by the news.

The 67-year-old said: “I had no idea. I was sitting eating my lunch when I heard them banging on the door.”

Paul Hamerton, who has lived on the street for eight years, said drug dealing was rife in the area.

He said: “People are always dealing drugs on the bridge. We get a lot of them around here.

“We call the police about it all the time.”

Ian Barton, who lives in nearby Gladstone Road West, added: “It’s blatant. We need a stronger police presence to stop them from coming here.”

Sergeant Paul Vacher from Dorset Police said the operation was part of an ongoing campaign in the fight against drugs.

He said: “This follows on from a recent operation against drugs in Boscombe. Dorset Police will continue to take robust action in this area for the benefit of the resident community.”

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7:19am Wed 6 Aug 14

bosco1 says...

Well done to dorset police, most weeks now we read of the drugs raids and its a few less available.Yes I can hear people saying one found another one opens but at least the police are trying to tackle the problem. Just for the record Boscombe is not alone regarding drugs, there are many places/villages up and down the country that also have drug related issues.Simple answer here if you suspect report it.!
Well done to dorset police, most weeks now we read of the drugs raids and its a few less available.Yes I can hear people saying one found another one opens but at least the police are trying to tackle the problem. Just for the record Boscombe is not alone regarding drugs, there are many places/villages up and down the country that also have drug related issues.Simple answer here if you suspect report it.! bosco1
  • Score: 56

7:20am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!" JemBmth
  • Score: -40

7:28am Wed 6 Aug 14

Fingersonthem says...

JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
Agreed hopefully you wont be there for long, the sooner your type who slag off the area move on to pastures new where the grass is always greener the better.
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]Agreed hopefully you wont be there for long, the sooner your type who slag off the area move on to pastures new where the grass is always greener the better. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 71

7:46am Wed 6 Aug 14

coupedeville says...

Well done. The Anti Fun Squad strikes again !
Well done. The Anti Fun Squad strikes again ! coupedeville
  • Score: -24

7:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

Controversial But True says...

We're always being told to buy local produce!
We're always being told to buy local produce! Controversial But True
  • Score: 73

7:57am Wed 6 Aug 14

retry69 says...

JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY retry69
  • Score: 27

7:59am Wed 6 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named due to the nature of their work.........


So they were thinking the paper would name them?
And here's a picture of John Doe who works on the drug squad!

Paranoia.

All the toerags know who they are anyway.
Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named due to the nature of their work......... So they were thinking the paper would name them? And here's a picture of John Doe who works on the drug squad! Paranoia. All the toerags know who they are anyway. BIGTONE
  • Score: -15

8:09am Wed 6 Aug 14

jpm2067 says...

JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
And your point relating to this story is what exactly?
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]And your point relating to this story is what exactly? jpm2067
  • Score: 28

8:16am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

jpm2067 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
And your point relating to this story is what exactly?
It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour!
[quote][p][bold]jpm2067[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]And your point relating to this story is what exactly?[/p][/quote]It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour! JemBmth
  • Score: -31

8:24am Wed 6 Aug 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY
She will not be so quick as to move on as your new neighbours did last week they were not keen on putting their roots down. THANKFULLY.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY[/p][/quote]She will not be so quick as to move on as your new neighbours did last week they were not keen on putting their roots down. THANKFULLY. Lord Spring
  • Score: -1

8:24am Wed 6 Aug 14

jpm2067 says...

JemBmth wrote:
jpm2067 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
And your point relating to this story is what exactly?
It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour!
I, like many 'locals', have a great sense of humour but if you'd taken the time to at least comment on the actual detail of the story as opposed to making remarks about the town mentioned within it and THEN added your quip, I may just have seen the funny side of it.
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jpm2067[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]And your point relating to this story is what exactly?[/p][/quote]It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour![/p][/quote]I, like many 'locals', have a great sense of humour but if you'd taken the time to at least comment on the actual detail of the story as opposed to making remarks about the town mentioned within it and THEN added your quip, I may just have seen the funny side of it. jpm2067
  • Score: 10

8:32am Wed 6 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY
She will not be so quick as to move on as your new neighbours did last week they were not keen on putting their roots down. THANKFULLY.
They weren't quick though were they a fecking week it took for something to be done and their roots were scattered everywhere from the gardening jobs people had given them.Anyway stick to the topic m'lud
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]Yes hopefully you will leave the county taking your idiotic comments with you HOPEFULLY[/p][/quote]She will not be so quick as to move on as your new neighbours did last week they were not keen on putting their roots down. THANKFULLY.[/p][/quote]They weren't quick though were they a fecking week it took for something to be done and their roots were scattered everywhere from the gardening jobs people had given them.Anyway stick to the topic m'lud retry69
  • Score: -1

8:41am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

Think some people got out of the wrong side of bed this morning!
Think some people got out of the wrong side of bed this morning! JemBmth
  • Score: -14

9:04am Wed 6 Aug 14

retry69 says...

JemBmth wrote:
Think some people got out of the wrong side of bed this morning!
Goodnight :)
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: Think some people got out of the wrong side of bed this morning![/p][/quote]Goodnight :) retry69
  • Score: 0

9:07am Wed 6 Aug 14

BourneRed says...

No comments on South Road actually being in Springbourne rather than Boscombe?
No comments on South Road actually being in Springbourne rather than Boscombe? BourneRed
  • Score: 39

9:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

bosco1 wrote:
Well done to dorset police, most weeks now we read of the drugs raids and its a few less available.Yes I can hear people saying one found another one opens but at least the police are trying to tackle the problem. Just for the record Boscombe is not alone regarding drugs, there are many places/villages up and down the country that also have drug related issues.Simple answer here if you suspect report it.!
I agree with what you say, but sadly there is one drug dealer for every two police officers in this country, so the police don't stand a chance.
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: Well done to dorset police, most weeks now we read of the drugs raids and its a few less available.Yes I can hear people saying one found another one opens but at least the police are trying to tackle the problem. Just for the record Boscombe is not alone regarding drugs, there are many places/villages up and down the country that also have drug related issues.Simple answer here if you suspect report it.![/p][/quote]I agree with what you say, but sadly there is one drug dealer for every two police officers in this country, so the police don't stand a chance. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

9:47am Wed 6 Aug 14

uvox44 says...

Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then, uvox44
  • Score: 21

9:49am Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

Fingersonthem wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
Agreed hopefully you wont be there for long, the sooner your type who slag off the area move on to pastures new where the grass is always greener the better.
I can help there. I understand that Syria, Iraq or the Gaza Strip are all very good places to live with a very amiable climate all year round.
[quote][p][bold]Fingersonthem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]Agreed hopefully you wont be there for long, the sooner your type who slag off the area move on to pastures new where the grass is always greener the better.[/p][/quote]I can help there. I understand that Syria, Iraq or the Gaza Strip are all very good places to live with a very amiable climate all year round. breamoreboy
  • Score: -6

9:51am Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

Controversial But True wrote:
We're always being told to buy local produce!
Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: We're always being told to buy local produce![/p][/quote]Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny. breamoreboy
  • Score: -20

9:56am Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

I bet they went potty when they realised the game was up.
I bet they went potty when they realised the game was up. speedy231278
  • Score: 2

10:43am Wed 6 Aug 14

JemBmth says...

Wow, I've never had so much attention In my life - I know you love me really...just playing 'hard to get!
Wow, I've never had so much attention In my life - I know you love me really...just playing 'hard to get! JemBmth
  • Score: -10

10:46am Wed 6 Aug 14

beachcomber1 says...

i am utterly amazed the Echo didn't put Boscombe in the headline!
i am utterly amazed the Echo didn't put Boscombe in the headline! beachcomber1
  • Score: 6

11:32am Wed 6 Aug 14

bogtrotter says...

The intelligence team must have a reliable 'grass'! boom boom
The intelligence team must have a reliable 'grass'! boom boom bogtrotter
  • Score: 7

12:19pm Wed 6 Aug 14

jpm2067 says...

elite50 wrote:
u.c.k.o.f.f. wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
jpm2067 wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"
And your point relating to this story is what exactly?
It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour!
we have got a great sense of humour and love to laugh at the daftest little things.......you for instance.
I suppose people like you think you have a sense of humour?
Your disgusting username for instance?
You are obviously some low-life from the "other side of the tracks".
Which part of Boscombe did you say you are from?
I think you got the wrong end of the stick here elite50 - username u.c.k.o.f.f. was the person suggesting we have a great sense of humour and laughing at daftest little things referring to JemBmth
[quote][p][bold]elite50[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]u.c.k.o.f.f.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jpm2067[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: That's 'funny'! I went to the bank at Castlepoint yesterday to inform of a change of address. I said "It's Boscombe so, hopefully, it won't be for long!". The man behind the counter said "Why? Is there anything going on in Boscombe?". I just replied, "just pick up the Echo every day but there are '10 things to like about Boscombe!"[/p][/quote]And your point relating to this story is what exactly?[/p][/quote]It's so easy to wind people up in here! I used to like Boscombe until I realised that locals had no sense of humour![/p][/quote]we have got a great sense of humour and love to laugh at the daftest little things.......you for instance.[/p][/quote]I suppose people like you think you have a sense of humour? Your disgusting username for instance? You are obviously some low-life from the "other side of the tracks". Which part of Boscombe did you say you are from?[/p][/quote]I think you got the wrong end of the stick here elite50 - username u.c.k.o.f.f. was the person suggesting we have a great sense of humour and laughing at daftest little things referring to JemBmth jpm2067
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Twokayten says...

uvox44 wrote:
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
Are you for real?
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,[/p][/quote]Are you for real? Twokayten
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Shady81 says...

The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.
The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues. Shady81
  • Score: -8

1:14pm Wed 6 Aug 14

stevobath says...

Twokayten wrote:
uvox44 wrote:
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
Are you for real?
Sounds like a reasonable idea?

War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime

Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina
lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors.

The present approach isn't working.
[quote][p][bold]Twokayten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]Sounds like a reasonable idea? War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors. The present approach isn't working. stevobath
  • Score: 2

3:04pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Wiff Waff says...

Police are losing the war on drugs........that means I'm on the winning team for once :)
Police are losing the war on drugs........that means I'm on the winning team for once :) Wiff Waff
  • Score: -25

3:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Wiff Waff says...

"Police are losing the war on drugs".......good to know I'm on the winning team then :)
"Police are losing the war on drugs".......good to know I'm on the winning team then :) Wiff Waff
  • Score: -6

3:22pm Wed 6 Aug 14

kalebmoledirt says...

There is a downside to the hundreds of addicts taking up accommodation which would otherwise be used for local working people,but the posative side is Bournemouth and Poole HAVE gained as many drug experts and legal campaigners,.I personally would rather we had local working people
There is a downside to the hundreds of addicts taking up accommodation which would otherwise be used for local working people,but the posative side is Bournemouth and Poole HAVE gained as many drug experts and legal campaigners,.I personally would rather we had local working people kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Wed 6 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

Interesting that the number of plants keeps increasing, are they taking cuttings?
Interesting that the number of plants keeps increasing, are they taking cuttings? speedy231278
  • Score: -7

3:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Twokayten says...

stevobath wrote:
Twokayten wrote:
uvox44 wrote:
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
Are you for real?
Sounds like a reasonable idea?

War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime

Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina

lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors.

The present approach isn't working.
Maybe they haven't had to sit awake for nights on end worrying where their children are. Kids being given cannabis, to hook them onto harder stuff...to end up addicted by the age of 16. Too young to go into rehab, I'm told.
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Twokayten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]Sounds like a reasonable idea? War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors. The present approach isn't working.[/p][/quote]Maybe they haven't had to sit awake for nights on end worrying where their children are. Kids being given cannabis, to hook them onto harder stuff...to end up addicted by the age of 16. Too young to go into rehab, I'm told. Twokayten
  • Score: 1

3:50pm Wed 6 Aug 14

GoAfterHardDrugs says...

Well done Dorset Police! Keep wasting our money on cannabis! You do know there is a big heroine and crack problem in Boscombe right? Oh and alcohol too! Why don't you stop all the shoplifting that goes on? Police won't even respond to that if its under £20 and that hurts people!
Good job Echo South Road is Springbourne!

My choice is what I choose to do and if it causes no harm it shouldn't bother you...
Well done Dorset Police! Keep wasting our money on cannabis! You do know there is a big heroine and crack problem in Boscombe right? Oh and alcohol too! Why don't you stop all the shoplifting that goes on? Police won't even respond to that if its under £20 and that hurts people! Good job Echo South Road is Springbourne! My choice is what I choose to do and if it causes no harm it shouldn't bother you... GoAfterHardDrugs
  • Score: 9

5:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

muscliffman says...

"Two men bailed" so do we now await a Police appeal in a few months time on these pages asking the public to help find two more 'missing' men?
"Two men bailed" so do we now await a Police appeal in a few months time on these pages asking the public to help find two more 'missing' men? muscliffman
  • Score: 9

5:03pm Wed 6 Aug 14

High Treason says...

Shady81 wrote:
The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.
Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story.
http://goo.gl/KCxrng
[quote][p][bold]Shady81[/bold] wrote: The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.[/p][/quote]Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story. http://goo.gl/KCxrng High Treason
  • Score: -3

6:55pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Shady81 says...

High Treason wrote:
Shady81 wrote:
The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.
Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story.
http://goo.gl/KCxrng
No it would still be the same amount of people. Probs less I'd say. Young people are probably more likely to start something illegal because it's naughty. If there was more education on what happens to you when you get hooked on drugs it would help. Alcohol is legal but not everyone is a alcoholic are they ? Money gets spent on alcohol abuse and education so if drugs were legal do the same and save the costs of raiding houses etc and enforcing laws. If drugs were sold thru regulated places we could also tax it bringing in more money, the current way all the money goes under the radar. Back to the main story cannabis is not a killer. Everybody in some way has addictions. Should we make mcdonalds and other fast food places illegal ? Loads of people are hooked on that and it's basically killing them !!
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shady81[/bold] wrote: The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.[/p][/quote]Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story. http://goo.gl/KCxrng[/p][/quote]No it would still be the same amount of people. Probs less I'd say. Young people are probably more likely to start something illegal because it's naughty. If there was more education on what happens to you when you get hooked on drugs it would help. Alcohol is legal but not everyone is a alcoholic are they ? Money gets spent on alcohol abuse and education so if drugs were legal do the same and save the costs of raiding houses etc and enforcing laws. If drugs were sold thru regulated places we could also tax it bringing in more money, the current way all the money goes under the radar. Back to the main story cannabis is not a killer. Everybody in some way has addictions. Should we make mcdonalds and other fast food places illegal ? Loads of people are hooked on that and it's basically killing them !! Shady81
  • Score: 3

7:00pm Wed 6 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

breamoreboy wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
We're always being told to buy local produce!
Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.
Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: We're always being told to buy local produce![/p][/quote]Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.[/p][/quote]Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ? holdinkæft
  • Score: -5

7:05pm Wed 6 Aug 14

holdinkæft says...

Shady81 wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Shady81 wrote:
The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.
Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story.
http://goo.gl/KCxrng
No it would still be the same amount of people. Probs less I'd say. Young people are probably more likely to start something illegal because it's naughty. If there was more education on what happens to you when you get hooked on drugs it would help. Alcohol is legal but not everyone is a alcoholic are they ? Money gets spent on alcohol abuse and education so if drugs were legal do the same and save the costs of raiding houses etc and enforcing laws. If drugs were sold thru regulated places we could also tax it bringing in more money, the current way all the money goes under the radar. Back to the main story cannabis is not a killer. Everybody in some way has addictions. Should we make mcdonalds and other fast food places illegal ? Loads of people are hooked on that and it's basically killing them !!
Agree, a bit like Coke Cola.
[quote][p][bold]Shady81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shady81[/bold] wrote: The laws a joke. Alcohol and tobacco can be bought in most corner shops and I'd say both are worse than cannabis. Just legalise the whole lot ppl will get addicted to substances whether legal or not. Prohibition doesn't work, all the money spent on tackling drug policy enforcement could be spent on other more important issues.[/p][/quote]Great then everyone would look like the muppets in the other Echo story. http://goo.gl/KCxrng[/p][/quote]No it would still be the same amount of people. Probs less I'd say. Young people are probably more likely to start something illegal because it's naughty. If there was more education on what happens to you when you get hooked on drugs it would help. Alcohol is legal but not everyone is a alcoholic are they ? Money gets spent on alcohol abuse and education so if drugs were legal do the same and save the costs of raiding houses etc and enforcing laws. If drugs were sold thru regulated places we could also tax it bringing in more money, the current way all the money goes under the radar. Back to the main story cannabis is not a killer. Everybody in some way has addictions. Should we make mcdonalds and other fast food places illegal ? Loads of people are hooked on that and it's basically killing them !![/p][/quote]Agree, a bit like Coke Cola. holdinkæft
  • Score: -3

7:12pm Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

uvox44 wrote:
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
The main difference between the two drugs is that one makes the government billions in tax revenue every year, the other doesn't.
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,[/p][/quote]The main difference between the two drugs is that one makes the government billions in tax revenue every year, the other doesn't. breamoreboy
  • Score: -1

7:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

breamoreboy says...

holdinkæft wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
We're always being told to buy local produce!
Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.
Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?
I have no objections to people using cannabis for pain relief if they have no alternative. In using the stuff they are taking a known risk of becoming psychotic, but if the benefits outweigh the risks so be it. I find that very different from taking the stuff for kicks without even being aware of the risks. I think the problem overall is the lack of three things in our system, education, education and education.
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: We're always being told to buy local produce![/p][/quote]Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.[/p][/quote]Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?[/p][/quote]I have no objections to people using cannabis for pain relief if they have no alternative. In using the stuff they are taking a known risk of becoming psychotic, but if the benefits outweigh the risks so be it. I find that very different from taking the stuff for kicks without even being aware of the risks. I think the problem overall is the lack of three things in our system, education, education and education. breamoreboy
  • Score: 4

8:23pm Wed 6 Aug 14

ShuttleX says...

“Anyone with concerns or information about such activities should contact Dorset Police on 101......... assuming you get an answer.
“Anyone with concerns or information about such activities should contact Dorset Police on 101......... assuming you get an answer. ShuttleX
  • Score: 6

8:54pm Wed 6 Aug 14

rozmister says...

GoAfterHardDrugs wrote:
Well done Dorset Police! Keep wasting our money on cannabis! You do know there is a big heroine and crack problem in Boscombe right? Oh and alcohol too! Why don't you stop all the shoplifting that goes on? Police won't even respond to that if its under £20 and that hurts people!
Good job Echo South Road is Springbourne!

My choice is what I choose to do and if it causes no harm it shouldn't bother you...
It says in the article how organised the criminals were; cannabis factories run by organised criminals fund all kinds of other shady activities. This clearly isn't someone growing a few plants in their loft for personal use!
[quote][p][bold]GoAfterHardDrugs[/bold] wrote: Well done Dorset Police! Keep wasting our money on cannabis! You do know there is a big heroine and crack problem in Boscombe right? Oh and alcohol too! Why don't you stop all the shoplifting that goes on? Police won't even respond to that if its under £20 and that hurts people! Good job Echo South Road is Springbourne! My choice is what I choose to do and if it causes no harm it shouldn't bother you...[/p][/quote]It says in the article how organised the criminals were; cannabis factories run by organised criminals fund all kinds of other shady activities. This clearly isn't someone growing a few plants in their loft for personal use! rozmister
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

'Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named '

Police Sergeant Gary Hole, of the enhanced policing team, said...
'Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named ' Police Sergeant Gary Hole, of the enhanced policing team, said... Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -1

11:35pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

It astounds me that this Government, always seeking ways to increase revenue, has not legalised, regulated and taxed this herbal drug that is (by all accounts) no more dangerous than alcohol, which is clearly dangerous.

I would add I do not use the stuff, or have any interest in it. I just know that others do, and they are not criminals in the usual sense.

If you want a 'gateway drug', alcohol would top the list.
It astounds me that this Government, always seeking ways to increase revenue, has not legalised, regulated and taxed this herbal drug that is (by all accounts) no more dangerous than alcohol, which is clearly dangerous. I would add I do not use the stuff, or have any interest in it. I just know that others do, and they are not criminals in the usual sense. If you want a 'gateway drug', alcohol would top the list. Yankee1
  • Score: -2

8:23am Thu 7 Aug 14

Turtlebay says...

" Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named due to the nature of their work, said...."

"Police Sergeant Gary Hole, of the enhanced policing team, said: "

WHY ARE YOU NAMING THEM THEN YOU STUPID BERKS!
" Officers from the Enhanced Policing Team, who asked not to be named due to the nature of their work, said...." "Police Sergeant Gary Hole, of the enhanced policing team, said: " WHY ARE YOU NAMING THEM THEN YOU STUPID BERKS! Turtlebay
  • Score: 4

1:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

stevobath says...

Twokayten wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Twokayten wrote:
uvox44 wrote:
Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it?
And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,
Are you for real?
Sounds like a reasonable idea?

War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime

Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina


lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors.

The present approach isn't working.
Maybe they haven't had to sit awake for nights on end worrying where their children are. Kids being given cannabis, to hook them onto harder stuff...to end up addicted by the age of 16. Too young to go into rehab, I'm told.
Surely if you're lying awake at night worrying where your' kids are, that's a sign of ineffective parenting?

As for the old cheese, 'giving them cannabis to get them on the harder stuff...' Sorry that's a simplistic view like something from an 8o's Government Anti DrugsCampaign that has been discredited approach for many years.
[quote][p][bold]Twokayten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Twokayten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: Police raided a local drug taking venue in Bournemouth centre and found hundreds of people under the influence of a potent drug - a headline IF alcohol was illegal and pubs were too- strange how one drug that causes a lot of harm and costs society a great deal is legal and another is demonised, doesn't seemed based on any rational approach does it? And before people jump in saying I'm a pot user or anything I'm not , I think drugs are unnecessary if you can avoid getting to stressed by the unpleasantness that goes on in life but equally I can understand there will always be some who want to try them , so as a society wouldn't it be better to base our drugs policy on an objective risk/amount of harm done basis rather than myth and scaremongering combined with pandering to the needs of big business (whether the tobacco industry or the drinks lobby) - we might get a more effective way of minimising harm then,[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]Sounds like a reasonable idea? War On Drugs doesn't work, costs billions & actually causes more harm, with regards to crime Plenty of sane, intelligent people have spoken out about legalising/decrimina lising drugs, including high ranking police officials & doctors. The present approach isn't working.[/p][/quote]Maybe they haven't had to sit awake for nights on end worrying where their children are. Kids being given cannabis, to hook them onto harder stuff...to end up addicted by the age of 16. Too young to go into rehab, I'm told.[/p][/quote]Surely if you're lying awake at night worrying where your' kids are, that's a sign of ineffective parenting? As for the old cheese, 'giving them cannabis to get them on the harder stuff...' Sorry that's a simplistic view like something from an 8o's Government Anti DrugsCampaign that has been discredited approach for many years. stevobath
  • Score: -1

1:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

stevobath says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
There is a downside to the hundreds of addicts taking up accommodation which would otherwise be used for local working people,but the posative side is Bournemouth and Poole HAVE gained as many drug experts and legal campaigners,.I personally would rather we had local working people
Also gained an awful lot of jobs connected directly to rehabs etc.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: There is a downside to the hundreds of addicts taking up accommodation which would otherwise be used for local working people,but the posative side is Bournemouth and Poole HAVE gained as many drug experts and legal campaigners,.I personally would rather we had local working people[/p][/quote]Also gained an awful lot of jobs connected directly to rehabs etc. stevobath
  • Score: -5

10:01pm Thu 7 Aug 14

not too distant says...

The American government sell it! Holland sells it.. Most of the world just ignore it (providing you stay away from customs and borders etc..). Isn't it time now? Really? To just let it go and focus our attention on more important issues?
(Aside: We should be grateful to some extent that a percentage of the more troublesome members of society focus their problematic nature onto canabbis and not just alcohol...)
The American government sell it! Holland sells it.. Most of the world just ignore it (providing you stay away from customs and borders etc..). Isn't it time now? Really? To just let it go and focus our attention on more important issues? (Aside: We should be grateful to some extent that a percentage of the more troublesome members of society focus their problematic nature onto canabbis and not just alcohol...) not too distant
  • Score: -1

11:06pm Fri 8 Aug 14

stevobath says...

breamoreboy wrote:
holdinkæft wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
We're always being told to buy local produce!
Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.
Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?
I have no objections to people using cannabis for pain relief if they have no alternative. In using the stuff they are taking a known risk of becoming psychotic, but if the benefits outweigh the risks so be it. I find that very different from taking the stuff for kicks without even being aware of the risks. I think the problem overall is the lack of three things in our system, education, education and education.
So all those with degrees & the highly qualified who smoke weed are in need of education?

Compared to the amount who use weed, the % who get mentally ill as a direct result of smoking wed is low. It's been exaggerated. Far more serious is people's acceptance of drinking culture. Serious health problems, both mental & physical, are far more likely through alcohol consumption.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: We're always being told to buy local produce![/p][/quote]Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.[/p][/quote]Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?[/p][/quote]I have no objections to people using cannabis for pain relief if they have no alternative. In using the stuff they are taking a known risk of becoming psychotic, but if the benefits outweigh the risks so be it. I find that very different from taking the stuff for kicks without even being aware of the risks. I think the problem overall is the lack of three things in our system, education, education and education.[/p][/quote]So all those with degrees & the highly qualified who smoke weed are in need of education? Compared to the amount who use weed, the % who get mentally ill as a direct result of smoking wed is low. It's been exaggerated. Far more serious is people's acceptance of drinking culture. Serious health problems, both mental & physical, are far more likely through alcohol consumption. stevobath
  • Score: -1

12:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

http://www.independe
nt.co.uk/life-style/
health-and-families/
health-news/is-this-
the-tobacco-moment-f
or-cannabis-8349054.
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http://www.independe nt.co.uk/life-style/ health-and-families/ health-news/is-this- the-tobacco-moment-f or-cannabis-8349054. html Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Dr Martin says...

holdinkæft wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
Controversial But True wrote:
We're always being told to buy local produce!
Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.
Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?
Sativex?
[quote][p][bold]holdinkæft[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: We're always being told to buy local produce![/p][/quote]Hilarious. Only last week we were talking here about the mental health problems that the flipping stuff causes, and all you can do is try to be funny.[/p][/quote]Grass, Pot, helps many people with pains in the body. the users i know dont have a mental problem, just a pain free life. Hve ou ever had MS ?[/p][/quote]Sativex? Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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