Police crackdown on drug-dealing after cannabis farm discovered at Bournemouth house

HAUL: A police officer leaves the address with two large bags full of cannabis plants

HAUL: A police officer leaves the address with two large bags full of cannabis plants

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DORSET Police are cracking down on drug-related crime after discovering a cannabis farm with hundreds of plants during a raid on a Bournemouth house.

The force has sent out a strong message saying drug dealing will not be tolerated and urging members of the public to come forward with any information or fears over drug crime.

Statistics showing a drop in the number of incidents involving the production of cannabis in Bournemouth and Poole from 2012 to 2013 have also been welcomed by officers.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: “Dorset Police is working hard to tackle drug-related crime.

“Drug dealing and drug-related offences will not be tolerated and Dorset Police will continue to take positive action on intelligence received and use police powers where there is evidence of drug activity and anti-social behaviour, working closely with our partner agencies.

“We encourage members of the public to come forward with any information or concerns they have regarding drug offences in their community.”

The number of incidents involving the production of cannabis in Bournemouth decreased from 40 reported incidents in 2012 to 14 in 2013. Police also released figures showing that the number of incidents in Poole dropped from 18 during 2012 to 13 incidents the year later.

Officers were seen carrying clear bin bags stuffed full of marijuana plants from a property in Braidley Road on January 15.

Inside the house officers found marijuana plants spread across several rooms, along with specialist lighting and fans for cultivation.

A 33-year-old man from Bournemouth and a woman aged 24 from Loughborough were arrested in relation to the incident and have been released on bail until March.

To report drug-related crimes and related issues of concern you can contact Dorset Police in confidence on 101.

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8:01am Wed 22 Jan 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

These figures can only be based on raids and convictions, just because people are not being caught does not mean it is not happening.
These figures can only be based on raids and convictions, just because people are not being caught does not mean it is not happening. itsneverblackorwhite
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8:08am Wed 22 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

Well done to the Police
Well done to the Police Dr Martin
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8:31am Wed 22 Jan 14

Owen Richards says...

We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years.

If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies.

The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself. Owen Richards
  • Score: 1

8:34am Wed 22 Jan 14

bosco1 says...

At least the police are doing something possitive regarding drugs.normally people moan they dont do enough.More help and information from members of the public would also help.!
At least the police are doing something possitive regarding drugs.normally people moan they dont do enough.More help and information from members of the public would also help.! bosco1
  • Score: 9

9:37am Wed 22 Jan 14

rozmister says...

Owen Richards wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.
Cannabis and peanut allergies cannot be compared, if you go to a mental health clinic and speak to the staff they will tell you the effect it can have on people who are more vulnerable to mental health problems anyway. It's on a par with alcohol - if you abuse either of them you can make yourself mentally very unwell. Also considering a lot of people smoke cannabis it encourages smoking of tobacco.

I think cannabis should be available on the NHS for certain illnesses and in very small amounts from licensed retailers. We'd need a very robust way of testing people driving for cannabis use before it was legalised though. I know a handful of people who smoke weed and then drive, they see nothing wrong with it because they're unlikely to get caught. They all claim cannabis is the best drug and it's so safe and it's fine to smoke it but actually it should be treated with the same caution as alcohol should be.
[quote][p][bold]Owen Richards[/bold] wrote: We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.[/p][/quote]Cannabis and peanut allergies cannot be compared, if you go to a mental health clinic and speak to the staff they will tell you the effect it can have on people who are more vulnerable to mental health problems anyway. It's on a par with alcohol - if you abuse either of them you can make yourself mentally very unwell. Also considering a lot of people smoke cannabis it encourages smoking of tobacco. I think cannabis should be available on the NHS for certain illnesses and in very small amounts from licensed retailers. We'd need a very robust way of testing people driving for cannabis use before it was legalised though. I know a handful of people who smoke weed and then drive, they see nothing wrong with it because they're unlikely to get caught. They all claim cannabis is the best drug and it's so safe and it's fine to smoke it but actually it should be treated with the same caution as alcohol should be. rozmister
  • Score: 14

10:18am Wed 22 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

In my own opinion people should mind there own business and that includes the authority's who's only excuse is to waste time, effort and huge amounts of cash they will never recover on a long lost war that should never have happened in the first place.

But perhaps we should be doing is looking into someone who shouldn't even be on the Police force because of something he should not have done because it was illegal but the majority don't really care because apparently it's not detrimental to the the public but costs the public thousands.

So this story will be turned on it's head, it'll be the Police force looking after their own when the poo hits the fan, they need to look under their own bed more often as you'd be surprised what you find..
In my own opinion people should mind there own business and that includes the authority's who's only excuse is to waste time, effort and huge amounts of cash they will never recover on a long lost war that should never have happened in the first place. But perhaps we should be doing is looking into someone who shouldn't even be on the Police force because of something he should not have done because it was illegal but the majority don't really care because apparently it's not detrimental to the the public but costs the public thousands. So this story will be turned on it's head, it'll be the Police force looking after their own when the poo hits the fan, they need to look under their own bed more often as you'd be surprised what you find.. Uptonian2
  • Score: -4

10:18am Wed 22 Jan 14

Uptonian2 says...

In my own opinion people should mind there own business and that includes the authority's who's only excuse is to waste time, effort and huge amounts of cash they will never recover on a long lost war that should never have happened in the first place.

But perhaps we should be doing is looking into someone who shouldn't even be on the Police force because of something he should not have done because it was illegal but the majority don't really care because apparently it's not detrimental to the the public but costs the public thousands.

So this story will be turned on it's head in a few months, it'll be the Police force looking after their own when the poo hits the fan, they need to look under their own bed more often as you'd be surprised what you find..
In my own opinion people should mind there own business and that includes the authority's who's only excuse is to waste time, effort and huge amounts of cash they will never recover on a long lost war that should never have happened in the first place. But perhaps we should be doing is looking into someone who shouldn't even be on the Police force because of something he should not have done because it was illegal but the majority don't really care because apparently it's not detrimental to the the public but costs the public thousands. So this story will be turned on it's head in a few months, it'll be the Police force looking after their own when the poo hits the fan, they need to look under their own bed more often as you'd be surprised what you find.. Uptonian2
  • Score: -6

11:04am Wed 22 Jan 14

muscliffman says...

Starting this sort of article off expressions like "Dorset Police are cracking down on drug-related crime after discovering a cannabis farm..." really does not do the Police any favours. How about "Dorset Police are cracking down on crime after discovering crime..." it conveys the same sort of message that normally they are not particularly interested.

On the other just take a trip to Boscombe and observe what goes on virtually unhindered, quite publicly and in broad daylight.
Starting this sort of article off expressions like "Dorset Police are cracking down on drug-related crime after discovering a cannabis farm..." really does not do the Police any favours. How about "Dorset Police are cracking down on crime after discovering crime..." it conveys the same sort of message that normally they are not particularly interested. On the other just take a trip to Boscombe and observe what goes on virtually unhindered, quite publicly and in broad daylight. muscliffman
  • Score: -4

11:30am Wed 22 Jan 14

O'Really says...

The War-on-Some-Drugs has been an expensive abject failure.
~
Portugal de-criminalised all drugs over a decade ago - its been a great success.
Google it.
~
Rethink required.
The War-on-Some-Drugs has been an expensive abject failure. ~ Portugal de-criminalised all drugs over a decade ago - its been a great success. Google it. ~ Rethink required. O'Really
  • Score: 1

6:29pm Wed 22 Jan 14

GAHmusic says...

Owen Richards wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years.

If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies.

The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.
Spot on it's ridiculous. Does the net gain figure include the reduction in outgoings too such as Police resource, courts, prisons?
[quote][p][bold]Owen Richards[/bold] wrote: We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.[/p][/quote]Spot on it's ridiculous. Does the net gain figure include the reduction in outgoings too such as Police resource, courts, prisons? GAHmusic
  • Score: -1

7:31pm Wed 22 Jan 14

blackdog1 says...

Owen Richards wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years.

If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies.

The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.
What a load of druggy nonsense! Far to many losers on these forums going on and on and on about how cannabis is ok. Decent people are fed up of all the drugged up wasters causing misery to ordinary folk!
[quote][p][bold]Owen Richards[/bold] wrote: We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.[/p][/quote]What a load of druggy nonsense! Far to many losers on these forums going on and on and on about how cannabis is ok. Decent people are fed up of all the drugged up wasters causing misery to ordinary folk! blackdog1
  • Score: 0

9:43pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

O'Really wrote:
The War-on-Some-Drugs has been an expensive abject failure.
~
Portugal de-criminalised all drugs over a decade ago - its been a great success.
Google it.
~
Rethink required.
Why do you say the war on drugs has been a failure, I say most illegal drug usage has either stabilised or fallen not great but definitely a failure

As for Portugal (nice change from Netherlands) I wouldn't say it has been a great success some pluses and some minuses, unfortunately their drug program is under pressure from cuts in their budget as if you didn't know their economy in deep s**t, but that’s not important as their stoners can get their weed.
[quote][p][bold]O'Really[/bold] wrote: The War-on-Some-Drugs has been an expensive abject failure. ~ Portugal de-criminalised all drugs over a decade ago - its been a great success. Google it. ~ Rethink required.[/p][/quote]Why do you say the war on drugs has been a failure, I say most illegal drug usage has either stabilised or fallen not great but definitely a failure As for Portugal (nice change from Netherlands) I wouldn't say it has been a great success some pluses and some minuses, unfortunately their drug program is under pressure from cuts in their budget as if you didn't know their economy in deep s**t, but that’s not important as their stoners can get their weed. Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

9:45pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

definitely "not" a failure
definitely "not" a failure Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

10:47pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

Several US states have legalized and regulated cannabis. This weekend President Obama said that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. My guess is that cannabis will be legalised state by state across America over the next few years. After all, it will raise revenue through tax.

The question is: since the UK always follows the States, how long will it take before laws change and you can buy it in the UK?
Several US states have legalized and regulated cannabis. This weekend President Obama said that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes. My guess is that cannabis will be legalised state by state across America over the next few years. After all, it will raise revenue through tax. The question is: since the UK always follows the States, how long will it take before laws change and you can buy it in the UK? Yankee1
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

Decades (hopefully)
Decades (hopefully) Dr Martin
  • Score: -1

4:06pm Thu 23 Jan 14

stevobath says...

blackdog1 wrote:
Owen Richards wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years.

If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies.

The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.
What a load of druggy nonsense! Far to many losers on these forums going on and on and on about how cannabis is ok. Decent people are fed up of all the drugged up wasters causing misery to ordinary folk!
Watched too many 80's Government adverts?

Of a certain generation?
Alcohol acceptable, causes more problems for society be it social/family/medica
l/crime.

Problem is the 'War on Drugs' which has been going on for 40+ years, has now become a huge industry in itself. It's worth billions.
It's also ineffective:drug consumption has gone up year on year.
Those who oppose it often rely on biased arguments that are entrenched. FFS the current approach is now being challenged by the highest ranking police officers & even so called 'Government Drug Tsars', once they are free to actually give an honest statement IE once they retire!

Far too much disinformation & lies being punted by powerful people, who's only interest is to keep the Status Quo, rather than pushing for new approaches etc, with regards to drug policy as it's far too PROFITABLE to keep things as they are.

There will ALWAYS be people who become addicted to things, so that is just a pointless argument for NOT legalising in a controlled way all drugs.

Maybe it's down to money?...IE: THE VERY POWERFUL & INFLUENTUAL ARE ALL IN THE TROUGH, & IT'S BETTER FOR THE FEW TO KEEP THINGS JUST AS THEY ARE? Legalisation would actually STOP the dodgy few .including governments, from making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s!
[quote][p][bold]blackdog1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Owen Richards[/bold] wrote: We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. The British people have been systematically misled and deceived about cannabis for nearly 100 years. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires, blighting communities and involved in human trafficking. Instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over its content and who it is sold to. Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an unlawful monopoly on cannabis so they export Sativex all over the world at a vastly inflated price when anyone can grow the equivalent at home for pennies. The popular myth that cannabis is a major cause of mental health problems is entirely false. That's not to say it is harmless but peanut allergy causes more health harms. The facts of hospital admissions and the numbers in treatment show that cannabis is a minor cause of problems and irrelevant in public health terms. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, all prescription and OTC medicines. More than that, experts now recognise that for most adults, in moderation, cannabis is actually good for you. It acts as a supplement to the endocannabinoid system and helps to protect against autoimmune conditions such as diabetes and cancer. It is also neuroprotective and helpful in the treatment of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform published independent, expert research in 2011 which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum. The rest of the word is leaving Britain behind and taking advantage of the huge financial and health benefits of cannabis. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us. Find out the truth about cannabis for yourself.[/p][/quote]What a load of druggy nonsense! Far to many losers on these forums going on and on and on about how cannabis is ok. Decent people are fed up of all the drugged up wasters causing misery to ordinary folk![/p][/quote]Watched too many 80's Government adverts? Of a certain generation? Alcohol acceptable, causes more problems for society be it social/family/medica l/crime. Problem is the 'War on Drugs' which has been going on for 40+ years, has now become a huge industry in itself. It's worth billions. It's also ineffective:drug consumption has gone up year on year. Those who oppose it often rely on biased arguments that are entrenched. FFS the current approach is now being challenged by the highest ranking police officers & even so called 'Government Drug Tsars', once they are free to actually give an honest statement IE once they retire! Far too much disinformation & lies being punted by powerful people, who's only interest is to keep the Status Quo, rather than pushing for new approaches etc, with regards to drug policy as it's far too PROFITABLE to keep things as they are. There will ALWAYS be people who become addicted to things, so that is just a pointless argument for NOT legalising in a controlled way all drugs. Maybe it's down to money?...IE: THE VERY POWERFUL & INFLUENTUAL ARE ALL IN THE TROUGH, & IT'S BETTER FOR THE FEW TO KEEP THINGS JUST AS THEY ARE? Legalisation would actually STOP the dodgy few .including governments, from making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s! stevobath
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8:53am Fri 24 Jan 14

Dr Martin says...

Quote "Legalisation would actually STOP the dodgy few .including governments, from making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s!
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An increase in tax is usual tactic from pot heads you seem to advocate the opposite
Quote "Legalisation would actually STOP the dodgy few .including governments, from making $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s! " An increase in tax is usual tactic from pot heads you seem to advocate the opposite Dr Martin
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