Portland home targeted in drugs raid

CANNABIS plants were seized when police raided a Portland house.

Dorset Police executed a drugs warrant at Harbour View Road on Portland on Thursday afternoon and seized a number of the plants and arrested a local man in connection with their cultivation.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “A drugs warrant was executed a number of cannabis plants being cultivated were seized and a male has been charged with offences.”

The 38-year-old local man was arrested during the raid on Thursday (4) at 2pm and has been charged with cultivation of cannabis plants of class B.

He will appear in court later in the month.

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11:51am Fri 5 Apr 13

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. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires and blighting communities. 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 make millions out of a medicine that anyone can grow at home for pennies.

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. A huge disinformation campaign funded mainly by the alcohol industry has been misleading the British people for more than 50 years.
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 and dangerous cannabis farms causing fires and blighting communities. 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 make millions out of a medicine that anyone can grow at home for pennies. 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. A huge disinformation campaign funded mainly by the alcohol industry has been misleading the British people for more than 50 years. Owen Richards
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12:26pm Fri 5 Apr 13

handytrim says...

There is not enough information in this story. How many plants was he growing and were they for his personal use? If it was only a few plants that he intended to consume and not sell for personal gain then really there is no crime being committed here in a logical and sensible rational.

Unfortunately our government and home office refuse to listen and act upon logic, common sense and advice from those qualified to provide it. Instead they listen and act upon the propaganda, hysteria and lies spread by the media. When there is scientific evidence to suggest that cannabis is a possible cure for cancer you hear nothing about such research in the mainstream news and media, yet when there is a tin-pot study into a possible link between cannabis and psychosis suddenly page space is taken up with anecdotes of how a loving son went wayward after having a toke on one spliff.

The rest of the world is waking up and progressing while here in the UK we are trying our best to regress back to the Nixon era and continue the widely criticised for being a failure war on drugs. Sickening!
There is not enough information in this story. How many plants was he growing and were they for his personal use? If it was only a few plants that he intended to consume and not sell for personal gain then really there is no crime being committed here in a logical and sensible rational. Unfortunately our government and home office refuse to listen and act upon logic, common sense and advice from those qualified to provide it. Instead they listen and act upon the propaganda, hysteria and lies spread by the media. When there is scientific evidence to suggest that cannabis is a possible cure for cancer you hear nothing about such research in the mainstream news and media, yet when there is a tin-pot study into a possible link between cannabis and psychosis suddenly page space is taken up with anecdotes of how a loving son went wayward after having a toke on one spliff. The rest of the world is waking up and progressing while here in the UK we are trying our best to regress back to the Nixon era and continue the widely criticised for being a failure war on drugs. Sickening! handytrim
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12:50pm Fri 5 Apr 13

killerkelly1980 says...

Today, the law is the law and it has been broken, simple!!!
Today, the law is the law and it has been broken, simple!!! killerkelly1980
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1:51pm Fri 5 Apr 13

Owen Richards says...

killerkelly1980 wrote:
Today, the law is the law and it has been broken, simple!!!
Bad and unjust laws must be disobeyed.

The laws against homosexuality, women voting, equal pay, same sex marriage, etc, etc.

The law against cannabis causes far more harm than it prevents and we have a moral duty to fight against it.
[quote][p][bold]killerkelly1980[/bold] wrote: Today, the law is the law and it has been broken, simple!!![/p][/quote]Bad and unjust laws must be disobeyed. The laws against homosexuality, women voting, equal pay, same sex marriage, etc, etc. The law against cannabis causes far more harm than it prevents and we have a moral duty to fight against it. Owen Richards
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