Tag Archives: marijuana

Greens’ home entry, dope-testing laws part of cannabis ‘witch hunt’


New laws introduced by Greens Minister Shane Rattenbury this week will give police the power to force their way into a person’s home in order to test someone who is suspected of driving with alcohol or certain drugs in their system.
Yes, there are preconditions and safeguards. For instance, such an intrusion can only occur [...]

Cannabis in Canberra

By 11 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

I hate marijuana. I first smoked it when I was seventeen. My face went green and I had a panic attack… because I thought my nose was going to fall off. Since then, I haven’t really enjoyed it and I doubt that I ever will.
There are many things in life that people simply should not [...]

Legalise Pot


I’m connected with a agency supporting people who are dealing with significant drug issues in their lives. But one of the the hidden issues around the use of so called illegal drugs is the application of some drugs for positive therapeutic use.
I speak of the application of marijuana for pain control in the terminal patients.
I [...]

Should Canberra legalise marijuana?

By 5 March 2014

Back in the 90s, Canberra flirted with decriminalising pot. The only noticeable effect at the time was that the police gave up policing it. The ACT has since pulled back from such a position.2013 was a breakthrough year for planet Earth’s pot-lovers. With states and nations across the globe considering, debating or outright legalising the [...]

Macgregor grow house goes down

By 16 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing executed a warrant in Macgregor on Sunday (December 15) seizing approximately $230 000 in cash and more than 80 Cannabis plants.
These arrests are part of an eight month investigation in which detectives from Criminal Investigation’s Drug and Organised Crime Team had been observing illicit drug dealing activities of a known drug person of [...]

Isabella Plains weed bust

By 5 December 2013

ACT Policing will summons a 40-year-old Isabella Plains man to face court after police located cannabis plants while executing a search warrant yesterday (December 4) afternoon.
Around 4.30pm, detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant at the Isabella Plains house.
During the search of a shed in the rear yard, [...]

Hackett hydro bust

By 9 November 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing detectives executed a search warrant on a Hackett residence this morning (Friday November 8) during which a small hydroponic growing chamber was found, together with other drugs and prohibited weapons.
Detectives executed the Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant on the home around 10.40am and found the hydroponic chamber inside a locked room under [...]

Kambah growhouse bust

By 23 August 2013

ACT Policing has arrested a 41-year-old man after executing a search warrant at a Kambah residence yesterday (Thursday, August 22).
Criminal Investigations detectives from the Drug and Organised Crime Team executed the warrant after receiving information that the resident was cultivating cannabis.
During the search police located two rooms on the ground floor being utilised for the [...]

Charnwood grow busted

By 9 July 2013

A 23-year-old McKellar man and a 23-year-old Spence man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with drug offences following a vehicle stop on Mulligans Flat Road, Throsby yesterday (Monday, July 8).
Around 1.30pm members of the Drug and Organised Crime team conducted a vehicle stop on a light rigid truck. A search of the [...]

Reefer Madness in Gordon!

By 12 June 2013

ACT Policing arrested a 27-year-old Gordon man after he fled from police yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 11 June) in Canberra’s South.
Around 5:26pm yesterday Police attempted to approach a vehicle parked in Phillip Marketplace.
The male fled the scene and a short pursuit commenced through Phillip before being terminated.
The car was involved in a two vehicle collision at [...]

Drug busts across the region


Police have dismantled a number of drug supply chains in the state’s south, following the arrests of 14 people earlier today (Tuesday 30 April 2013).
The arrests were made by officers attached to Strike Force Delicate, which was formed by Monaro Local Area Command in August 2012 to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Queanbeyan [...]

Charny boys busted over Macgregor grow house

By 9 January 2013

Criminal Investigation detectives have arrested three men in relation to the cannabis ‘grow house’ uncovered by police in Macgregor last year.
On 9 November 2012, police attended the house in Dagmar Berne Street in response to reports of water flowing freely from the house into the street. After gaining entry to the house, police located and [...]

Macgregor grow house goes down

By 12 November 2012

ACT Policing has seized 94 cannabis plants and hydroponic equipment from a home in Dagmar Berne Street, Macgregor. The drugs have a potential street value, when mature, of $300,000.
Around 8pm last Friday (November 9) officers from Belconnen General Duties attended the house on a “check welfare” matter after reports of water flowing freely from the [...]

If America’s running up the white flag on drugs how long will the madness last here?

By 17 June 2012

Cracked’s Adam Tod Brown has written an excellent piece on just what is involved in getting marijuana in California these days (and a rapidly growing number of American states).
I recommend reading it, but basically if you’re willing to tell your doctor a white lie (hello ritalin and oxycontin) you can buy weed as readily as [...]

Smack and weed seized in Evatt

By 28 March 2012

Members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team have seized a quantity of illicit substances after a search warrant was executed at a home in Evatt yesterday afternoon (27 March).
During the warrant, police located and seized a quantity of an illicit substance suspected to be heroin and three cannabis plants. The combined street value of the [...]

Don’t let your dope grow over the fence

By 20 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s City Beats team executed a Drug of Dependence Warrant on a home in Narrabundah late this afternoon (Friday, January 20) seizing around 18 mature cannabis plants.
Police were notified by a member of the public who saw the plants hanging over the fence. Police executed the warrant about 3 pm today.
A 26-year-old man from [...]

Deakin weed raid

By 1 December 2011

A 27-year-old man was arrested overnight on drug related charges after police executed a search warrant in Deakin yesterday (Wednesday, November 30).
Around 5pm yesterday, Criminal Investigations detectives entered a house in Deakin, where they seized a kilogram of cannabis, four mobile phones, electronic scales and a sum of cash. A small amount of heroin was [...]

The new scourge of cannabis dumping

By 14 September 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing’s Rural Patrol is investigating several instances of dumped cannabis in rural areas of the ACT this month.
Around 10.45am today (Wednesday, September 14), Rural Patrol attended a road in the rural area of Holt after ACT Rangers found approximately 50 kilograms of cannabis dumped on the side of the road.
The cannabis consisted of clippings [...]

Hidden Macgregor grow house busted.


ACT Policing uncovered a sophisticated “grow house” while executing a search warrant at a house in Macgregor yesterday afternoon (Monday, 8 August).
Detectives from Criminal Investigations drug team executed the search warrant at the house in Macfarlane Burnett Avenue and discovered an elaborate cannabis nursery under the house.
Detective Sergeant Bob Wynn said the backgrounds of the [...]

Don’t have a domestic in your grow house

By 24 May 2011

ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 24-year-old Griffith man after finding a quantity of cannabis plants in his house last night (Monday, May 23).
Police were called to the house around 9pm after reports of a possible disturbance. At the house, police spoke to the man who advised that he was the only person [...]

Pot in Canberra?

By 30 April 2011

It seems that people in Bathurst and other places are under the impression that pot is “legal” here in the ACT. It is something I have heard plenty about since I moved here. A bike mechanic in Sydney told me that since the ACT goverment banned fireworks, I would have to satisfy myself “with Pot [...]

Hide your drugs before kicking off a blue

By 4 April 2011

A 43-year-old Kambah man will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on a drug-related charge after police located a large cannabis plant at his home last Friday (April 1).
About 1.00pm police attended the man’s residence after receiving a call about a neighbourhood dispute. Inside his house police located a large cannabis plant [...]

Police finally get around to watching “Weeds”

By 18 March 2011

A 29-year-old man will face court today on drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in O’Connor yesterday (Thursday, March 17).
Detectives from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Drug team executed the warrant around 2.50pm when they found a sophisticated “grow house” containing approximately 100 cannabis plants in six separate rooms within the [...]

Nicholls Grow House busted

By 14 March 2011

A Nicholls couple will be summonsed to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on drug-related charges after police executed a search warrant on their home yesterday (Sunday, March 13) to find sophisticated cannabis cultivation apparatus in the garage.
A search of the premises by officers from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations team revealed a hydroponics set-up in [...]

Alleged mugger nabbed

By 21 February 2011

Police have arrested a 20-year-old male for aggravated robbery in Belconnen early Saturday morning (February 19).
Around 2am the victim and alleged offender went for a walk in Howie Court, where the alleged offender produced a knife. The victim handed over his property including a wallet, sunglasses, prescription glasses, hat and mobile telephone.
Around 3.10pm on Saturday [...]

Big weed busts in the Inner North

By 12 January 2011

This in from ACT Policing:
City Station police officers were kept busy yesterday (Tuesday January 11) after executing two separate drug warrants at two locations.
About 12.30pm general duties officers were conducting a foot patrol of Ainslie Village when they observed a number of people coming and going from a unit. Police knocked on the door and [...]

Police Wrap – 7 January 2011

By 7 January 2011

1. Six plants in a dog box?
ACT Policing has seized six cannabis plants, approximately 100 cannabis seeds, a small amount of dried cannabis and a container of suspected cannabis resin from an inner city flat this afternoon (Thursday January 6).
Members from City Police Station attended the Ainslie Avenue flats for an unrelated matter yesterday (Wednesday [...]

Legalise It?

By 16 October 2010

As a US citizen, I maintain voting rights even while living here in Australia. Midterm elections are in November and one of the big items on the California ballot is the legalisation of marijuana for anyone over 21, no medical script needed. I am sure you can imagine the intense campaigns happening on both sides [...]

jacobb9595 shows us how to grow dope here in Canberra

By 26 April 2010

{First filed: Apr 19, 2010 @ 13:33]

The willingness of dimwits to Youtube themselves committing crime is a wonderful thing.
But local boy jacobb9595 has really excelled himself with a detailed videography of his closeted pot growing operation.
He’s also a keen homebrewer.
Why buy when you can make it yourself?
UPDATE: The Canberra Times is onto the story [...]

Chifley Choofers?

By 12 November 2009

I’ve recently moved to Chifley and every night around 8pm there is a strong smell of cigarette/marijuana smoke that fills our house. It’s quite bizarre. We can close the windows but the smell is still really overpowering.
It could be the neighbours but my partner thinks it’s too strong to be one [...]

Canberra for stoners?

By 20 January 2009

One of the unofficial and oft-quoted strengths of Canberra is that it has pot, pr0n and fireworks.  I’m not sure how long this idea has been out there (since the liberation brought about by self government, perhaps?) but it seems a bit redundant in 2009. 
The internet appears to have eroded any great advantage that [...]

Richard Mulcahy comes for your pipe and bong

By 27 August 2008

[First filed: August 21, 2008 @ 09:19]
It is with a great deal of amusement that we note an ABC story in which one Richard Mulcahy MLA, formerly of the Tobacco Institute of Australia, is legislating for a ban on the sale of bongs, ice pipes and other drug paraphernalia:
“Mr Speaker, this bill will not solve [...]

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