Bacup man faces trial over cannabis

First published in North West

A 28-year-old man who was growing 56 cannabis plants claimed only 10 of them were his, a court heard.

Jamie Hunton said the plants were stunted and had mould on them.

The prosecution accepted the plants were not in the best state and some of them were decomposing.

Cultivation had ended although experts described some of them as healthy.

Burnley Crown Court was told Hunton claimed the growing system was set up by somebody else and only 10 of the plants were his.

Judge Beverley Lunt said a trial over the facts would have to be held and the defendant was bailed until October 25.

Hunton, of Church Street, Bacup, admitted producing cannabis between last December and January this year.

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8:46pm Fri 21 Sep 12

davidinburnley says...

10 were his? That's 10 illegal plants he's already admitted to - Hmm, I wonder which gaol he will end up in.
10 were his? That's 10 illegal plants he's already admitted to - Hmm, I wonder which gaol he will end up in. davidinburnley
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Fri 21 Sep 12

Babs Stanley says...

We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content.

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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content. 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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing. If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime. CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told. Babs Stanley
  • Score: 9

12:17am Sat 22 Sep 12

DirtyHarry says...

Babs Stanley wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content.

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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.
Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.
[quote][p][bold]Babs Stanley[/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. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content. 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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing. If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime. CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.[/p][/quote]Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks. DirtyHarry
  • Score: 0

8:18am Sat 22 Sep 12

Jack Herer says...

DirtyHarry wrote:
Babs Stanley wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content.

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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.
Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.
Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime.

Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead.

Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see.

And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis.

I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis.

The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour."

If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis!

The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth.

Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument.
[quote][p][bold]DirtyHarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babs Stanley[/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. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content. 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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing. If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime. CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.[/p][/quote]Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.[/p][/quote]Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime. Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead. Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see. And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis. I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis. The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour." If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis! The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth. Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument. Jack Herer
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Sat 22 Sep 12

DirtyHarry says...

Jack Herer wrote:
DirtyHarry wrote:
Babs Stanley wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content.

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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.
Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.
Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime.

Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead.

Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see.

And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis.

I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis.

The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour."

If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis!

The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth.

Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument.
Oh Jack me old fruit, do you never get tired of recycling this same argument?
Both you and I know that weed will never be legalised, certainly not in our life time anyway. You may not like it but you'll have to get used to it mate.
[quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DirtyHarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babs Stanley[/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. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content. 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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing. If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime. CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.[/p][/quote]Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.[/p][/quote]Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime. Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead. Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see. And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis. I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis. The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour." If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis! The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth. Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument.[/p][/quote]Oh Jack me old fruit, do you never get tired of recycling this same argument? Both you and I know that weed will never be legalised, certainly not in our life time anyway. You may not like it but you'll have to get used to it mate. DirtyHarry
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Sat 22 Sep 12

SuperSilverSourDiesel says...

No one argue with DirtyHarry, its obvious hes just a bitter old troll who cannot see logic and reason, and would prefer to have a policy based on personal prejudice and lies as opposed to scientific evidence and expert advice.

Bringing cannabis into a regulated system will see drug use drop and age of first use rise. Associated crimes will decline along with the amount of dealers selling it. It would save the tax payer billions while enriching the economy, as the black market is delivered a serious blow. Prevention and therapy is cheaper and more effective than prohibition. Prohibition is not just ineffective, it creates more problems and dangers than the cannabis itself. Cannabis being illegal has nothing to do with how 'harmful' it is, as its safer than alcohol and tobacco by FAR.

Sorry I dislike drug dealers and children using drugs or becoming enticed by gangsterism, so i say NO to prohibition and NOW to legal regulation.
No one argue with DirtyHarry, its obvious hes just a bitter old troll who cannot see logic and reason, and would prefer to have a policy based on personal prejudice and lies as opposed to scientific evidence and expert advice. Bringing cannabis into a regulated system will see drug use drop and age of first use rise. Associated crimes will decline along with the amount of dealers selling it. It would save the tax payer billions while enriching the economy, as the black market is delivered a serious blow. Prevention and therapy is cheaper and more effective than prohibition. Prohibition is not just ineffective, it creates more problems and dangers than the cannabis itself. Cannabis being illegal has nothing to do with how 'harmful' it is, as its safer than alcohol and tobacco by FAR. Sorry I dislike drug dealers and children using drugs or becoming enticed by gangsterism, so i say NO to prohibition and NOW to legal regulation. SuperSilverSourDiesel
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Sat 22 Sep 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

Now should I ring my drug dealer or not, my grinder is empty but I reckon if I really try I might just get one last smoke from it. tough times :(
Now should I ring my drug dealer or not, my grinder is empty but I reckon if I really try I might just get one last smoke from it. tough times :( Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: -1

7:20pm Sun 23 Sep 12

Jack Herer says...

DirtyHarry wrote:
Jack Herer wrote:
DirtyHarry wrote:
Babs Stanley wrote:
We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content.

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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.
Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.
Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime.

Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead.

Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see.

And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis.

I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis.

The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour."

If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis!

The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth.

Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument.
Oh Jack me old fruit, do you never get tired of recycling this same argument?
Both you and I know that weed will never be legalised, certainly not in our life time anyway. You may not like it but you'll have to get used to it mate.
This year the states of Washington, Oregon and Colorado in the US might just be starting a huge step towards legalisation. Along with Uruguay. And Spain.

http://www.guardian.
co.uk/commentisfree/
2012/sep/22/relaxati
on-cannabis-laws-war
-on-drugs
[quote][p][bold]DirtyHarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jack Herer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DirtyHarry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Babs Stanley[/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. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, 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 the THC and CBD content. 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 illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing. If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime. CLEAR published independent, expert research last year 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. It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.[/p][/quote]Boring! Just more of the same floored argument from another hippy that writes down their flashbacks.[/p][/quote]Yeah the current system is working a treat isn't it? Hardcore criminals making billions, whilst our police de-prioritise much more serious crime. Rather than pot heads, I'd like to see expensive raids on suspected paedophiles homes, or groomers, or violent thugs, or even metal thieves. Those are real criminals with real victims, but all these people are getting off Scot free because we think our police should be going for the pots heads instead. Our judges give sickeningly low sentences for those criminals too. The money is needed to lock up cannabis users instead you see. And for what? I don't read about cannabis users causing trouble like our pages are awash with from alcohol misuse. Story after story regarding fights or stupid or desperate behaviour caused by booze. You don't see that with cannabis. I don't read about cannabis users robbing old grannies either, or selling their bodies. That's heroin users. Bizarrely heroin, which causes untold misery in our society, has also been de-prioritised for cannabis. The only time you read about problem cannabis users is when a scrote from a sink estate is sing it as an excuse, because by doing so, lo and behold they get let off by a naive judge or magistrate. All the scrotes on all the sink estates know they'll get let off their crime if they say "it's the cannabis wot done it, your honour." If cannabis is dangerous then where are the stories in this paper where cannabis users are getting into trouble for stupid, dangerous, or reckless things? Or where are the stories that our hospitals are awash with damaged people from cannabis? You read story after story about damage to health from alcohol - based on actual figures. So why aren't the figures higher for cannabis if it's so dangerous? Far more people are admitted to hospital for peanuts every year than cannabis! The argument isn't floored DirtyHarry, it's sound. We are currently living the worst case scenario. The government openly admits they aren't telling the truth - they sack their own scientific advisers simply for telling the truth. Since when was suppressing the truth a good thing for society? It isn't, it's hugely detrimental. Society would be a far healthier, happier, richer, more considerate place if cannabis were legalised. That's a scientific fact not a floored argument.[/p][/quote]Oh Jack me old fruit, do you never get tired of recycling this same argument? Both you and I know that weed will never be legalised, certainly not in our life time anyway. You may not like it but you'll have to get used to it mate.[/p][/quote]This year the states of Washington, Oregon and Colorado in the US might just be starting a huge step towards legalisation. Along with Uruguay. And Spain. http://www.guardian. co.uk/commentisfree/ 2012/sep/22/relaxati on-cannabis-laws-war -on-drugs Jack Herer
  • Score: -1

7:51pm Thu 27 Sep 12

pdb951 says...

This is just a waste of time and money. Leave these people alone and stop making criminals of them. Find a real criminal and box them in jail. There is no chance whatsoever that the so called war on cannabis will ever be won. Let people do what they want with their lives and any others who are of an age and consent.
This is just a waste of time and money. Leave these people alone and stop making criminals of them. Find a real criminal and box them in jail. There is no chance whatsoever that the so called war on cannabis will ever be won. Let people do what they want with their lives and any others who are of an age and consent. pdb951
  • Score: 0

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