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By johnboy - 4 April 2011 45

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 growing in a rear room.

Police seized the plant as well as a small amount of loose cannabis.

The 43-year-old man is expected to be charged with manufacture/culture an illicit drug and will be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Hide your drugs before kicking off a blue
fgzk 6:34 pm 06 Apr 11

Davo111 said :

Avy said :

…just like alcohol, cigarettes, painkillers, cough medicine and caffeine!

except cannabis is illegal

Well you got that fact right, cannabis is an illegal drug. I thought your original point was about the effects of the drugs. Avy is right in saying that your three points also work, in varying degrees, for the drugs she listed.

I don’t need to read an internet website to know the facts about cannabis.
Firstly “much more” is how much?
Secondly, yes pot does have an effect. That is why people smoke it.
Thirdly, Cannabis is not a gateway drug. Its more of a courtyard drug. If your looking for the gateway drug then its cigarettes and alcohol. When consumed by children they are illegal. That makes them their first illegal drugs.

davo111 that wikipedia stuff will rot your brain.

Tooks 3:59 pm 06 Apr 11

dvaey said :

Sadly, this guy will probably get a harsher penalty than most drink drivers and murderers who go before the ACT courts.

Bullshit. He’ll get a slap on the wrist like every other minor cannabis offender.

Pommy bastard 2:39 pm 06 Apr 11

“Drugs of Dependence Act” I wonder if any smart lawyer has tried getting someone off on the gorunds that cannabis is not a “drug of dependence”?

Just a thought.

Davo111 1:53 pm 06 Apr 11

Avy said :

…just like alcohol, cigarettes, painkillers, cough medicine and caffeine!

except cannabis is illegal

Avy 1:28 pm 06 Apr 11

Davo111 said :

Firstly, they’re much more likely to have a traffic accident if driving while under the influence
Secondly, there are long term side effects
Thirdly, “may” be a gateway to harder drugs.

…just like alcohol, cigarettes, painkillers, cough medicine and caffeine!

dvaey 10:00 am 06 Apr 11

Sadly, this guy will probably get a harsher penalty than most drink drivers and murderers who go before the ACT courts.

Tooks 7:07 am 06 Apr 11

earthrepair said :

Why should people be fined for growing a plant that has clear medicinal benefits.
Yes, sheer stupidity. A waste of everyone’s time and no doubt the poor bastard busted will take it out on society later. Wake up people – are your cops and politicians really trying to make your lives better?

Because it’s illegal. This argument comes up every time someone is busted with cannabis and I feel like a broken record but – it is illegal. While it is illegal, police have to enforce it, especially when imbeciles like this are involved. What a shame none of the cannabis users have the motivation to get off their arses and try to make a change.

And yes, I believe the laws regarding cannabis need to be looked at in a serious way.

Robertson: Criminalising cannabis-growing *increases* crime. Completely pathetic.

Criminalising anything increases crime.

Davo111 2:55 am 06 Apr 11

earthrepair said :

Why should people be fined for growing a plant that has clear medicinal benefits. Yes, sheer stupidity. A waste of everyone’s time and no doubt the poor bastard busted will take it out on society later. Wake up people – are your cops and politicians really trying to make your lives better?

Alright hippy, try reading up on the facts first. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_cannabis

Firstly, they’re much more likely to have a traffic accident if driving while under the influence
Secondly, there are long term side effects
Thirdly, “may” be a gateway to harder drugs.

earthrepair 11:33 pm 05 Apr 11

Why should people be fined for growing a plant that has clear medicinal benefits.
Yes, sheer stupidity. A waste of everyone’s time and no doubt the poor bastard busted will take it out on society later. Wake up people – are your cops and politicians really trying to make your lives better?

Robertson 12:44 pm 05 Apr 11

That the criminal justice system is still getting clogged up with nonsensical work relating to ridiculous and unworkable prohibitions like this one is ridiculous.

Criminalising cannabis-growing *increases* crime. Completely pathetic.

el 6:55 pm 04 Apr 11

“April fools!”

John Moulis 5:21 pm 04 Apr 11

Squil said :

Or rather than hide your drugs before engaging in a domestic, put them in a pot outdoors.

Put them in a pot? I thought marihuana *is* pot!

Squil 4:32 pm 04 Apr 11

Or rather than hide your drugs before engaging in a domestic, put them in a pot outdoors.

john87_no1 2:17 pm 04 Apr 11

Ex Warrior said :

I honestly thought it was the equivilant of a parking fine if you were found to be growing up to 5 plants or had up to a certain amount in possesion? Isn’t this what decriminalised means???

Straight from the AFP webiste:

Cannabis offence notice
The Act also includes some additional changes to the Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 (DoDA). The Drugs of Dependence Act 1989 has been amended to reduce the number of cannabis plants which can be dealt with by way of a Simple Cannabis Offence Notice (SCON) from five to two and the exclusion of all hydroponically or artificially cultivated cannabis plants from the SCON scheme.

The decision was made to exclude hydroponically grown cannabis plants from the SCON scheme as the trend towards hydroponic methods of cannabis cultivation indicates that the quantities of cannabis now able to be produced, and potentially the potency of that cannabis, are no longer in line with the original intentions of the scheme.

The Simple Cannabis Offence Notice Scheme allows for a person to possess up to 25 grams of dried cannabis, or two cannabis plants (excluding all hydroponically or artificially cultivated cannabis plants) for personal use only. If the fine is paid within 60 days, no criminal record will be recorded. It must be remembered, that possession of any amount of cannabis in the ACT is NOT legal.

Police have discretion whether to issue a SCON or charge an offender with a criminal offence.

http://www.police.act.gov.au/community-safety/drugs-and-alcohol/drugs-and-the-law.aspx

Ex Warrior 12:50 pm 04 Apr 11

I honestly thought it was the equivilant of a parking fine if you were found to be growing up to 5 plants or had up to a certain amount in possesion? Isn’t this what decriminalised means???

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