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Nicholls Grow House busted

By johnboy - 14 March 2011 24

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 the garage comprising four “grow” tents with artificial lights, ventilation and irrigation, and cannabis plants in various stages of growth, from seedlings to mature plants.

Police seized the plants and equipment.

The 35-year-old man and his 37-year-old partner will be summonsed to appear in court on a date to be fixed.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Nicholls Grow House busted
dvaey 8:02 pm 15 Mar 11

Ozi said :

And sure, alcohol has serious health consequences, but so does Marijuana. In particular, Marijuana use impairs judgement, reaction speed and can trigger serious mental health issues such as paranoid schizophrenia.

Both drugs do that. The only real difference is that pretty much everyone turns stupid after too much alcohol, while most people just sit on the couch if theyre stoned. Both can trigger serious mental issues,but how many kids end up in hospital after drinking compared to the number who end up there after getting stoned? .. which leads to

Ozi said :

The argument of “alcohol is bad but legal so therefore all bad things should be legal” is humorous, but I don’t believe any one actually takes that seriously.

I cant see where anyone has said that. What everyone points out is the hypocracy that the law prohibits use of one drug while allowing the use of another which is more dangerous. I dont think ‘all bad things should be legal’, I think that drugs should be controlled on an equal scale. I also understand the legal history of both alcohol and marijuana, and anyone who does also knows the hypocracy of them being treated differently. And thats before we even bring tobacco into the legal-drug argument.

Alcohol and tobacco kill thousands every year, marijuana kills how many? Sure, you can bring up the mental health issues of those who are affected but arent killed by it, but alcohol and tobacco have those also.

Jethro 7:32 pm 15 Mar 11

Pommy bastard said :

dvaey said :

Special G said :

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

Far worse. Cannabis is a proven precipitant of psychosis to those with a predisposition to the illness. It also prolongs episodes, and can be a determining factor in prognosis for the duration of the illness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12616543

Don’t get me wrong, I think it should be legalised and have the same social status as alcohol. But there’s a lot of bullsh!t out there on it being a harmless herbal intoxicant.

So does caffeine.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/energy-drinks-can-trigger-psychosis-in-people-with-mental-illness-expert-warns/story-e6frg8y6-1226008935348

Caffeine is also responsible for a number of overdose deaths each year. However, it is legally available to anyone of any age.

Society simply shouldn’t have this double standard, whereby people who choose to relax with one type of drug are treated as criminals, while those who choose to relax with another type are not treated as such.

I would also argue that alcohol fuelled violence is farm more harmful to society on a per capita basis than crime related to cannabis use (including those committed by people suffering mental health issues triggered by cannabis use).

I don’t smoke pot, but I am well aware of the underlying hypocrisy in a society that condemns it use while sanctioning the use of other drugs that are just as, or most likely, more harmful to the user and the people around the user.

Pommy bastard 5:45 pm 15 Mar 11

dvaey said :

Special G said :

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

Far worse. Cannabis is a proven precipitant of psychosis to those with a predisposition to the illness. It also prolongs episodes, and can be a determining factor in prognosis for the duration of the illness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12616543

Don’t get me wrong, I think it should be legalised and have the same social status as alcohol. But there’s a lot of bullsh!t out there on it being a harmless herbal intoxicant.

Ozi 5:40 pm 15 Mar 11

mumoftwo said :

Yes, two people growing two plants each… My God, its a bloody syndicate…..lol… I bet they’re making a killing like $100 a week….. Its enough to make me quit my own job and do it myself….lol…

There were more than 4 plants, you dweeblets. And sure, alcohol has serious health consequences, but so does Marijuana. In particular, Marijuana use impairs judgement, reaction speed and can trigger serious mental health issues such as paranoid schizophrenia.

The argument of “alcohol is bad but legal so therefore all bad things should be legal” is humorous, but I don’t believe any one actually takes that seriously.

dvaey 3:37 pm 15 Mar 11

Special G said :

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

Out of interest, are the mental health issues any worse with dope smoking than alcohol.. since you try to sound like you have experience? Ive known mates to get in punch-ups, Ive even had friends end up hospital and die as a result of alcohol. I cant say Ive ever seen that affect from friends on just dope.

There will always be people in the world with mental health issues. You could even link violence and mental health too, as those with mental health issues are often involved in violence and after violent events mental health issues can arise, but to suggest that violence causes mental health problems, or that mental health problems cause violence, is simply nieve.

mumoftwo 2:28 pm 15 Mar 11

PBO said :

I heard that it was four plants being grown hydroponically, they could not possibly be for personal use. Yep, real threat to society and our way of life they are. Glad these hardcore crims have been shut down.

Kudos for someone thinking about the children for once.

Am i being too sarcastic?

Yes, two people growing two plants each… My God, its a bloody syndicate…..lol… I bet they’re making a killing like $100 a week….. Its enough to make me quit my own job and do it myself….lol…

p1 2:07 pm 15 Mar 11

motleychick said :

Slightly off topic from the post – but how much and what types of alcohol are you allowed to brew at home?

You can brew beer and wine. You can not distil anything to make spirits. You also cannot sell what you make to anyone.

Special G said :

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

There is a difference between saying that pot is good, and saying that the bad outcomes of it being legal might well be less then the bad outcomes of its current impact on society.

PBO 1:53 pm 15 Mar 11

Special G said :

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

Well i think that it is great! And i dont have a pre existing medical condition to worry about. If you want to scare monger why not be constructive about it and deal with the alcohol problem which is much worse.

Special G 1:40 pm 15 Mar 11

Go out and deal with the mental health issues associated with dope smoking and then get back to me on how good it is.

motleychick 1:35 pm 15 Mar 11

Captain RAAF said :

Well, not just anyone can grow tobaccy and make alcohol!

Hows the gummint going to make money on something anyone can grow in a pot by the back door?

Slightly off topic from the post – but how much and what types of alcohol are you allowed to brew at home?

p1 12:45 pm 15 Mar 11

Captain RAAF said :

Well, not just anyone can grow tobaccy and make alcohol!

Hows the gummint going to make money on something anyone can grow in a pot by the back door?

Exactly the problem. Although I still see opportunity for the gov’t to be growing it, selling it, and taxing the fµ¢k out of it….

PBO 12:18 pm 15 Mar 11

I heard that it was four plants being grown hydroponically, they could not possibly be for personal use. Yep, real threat to society and our way of life they are. Glad these hardcore crims have been shut down.

Kudos for someone thinking about the children for once.

Am i being too sarcastic?

bulldog600 11:57 am 15 Mar 11

agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Captain RAAF 11:51 am 15 Mar 11

Well, not just anyone can grow tobaccy and make alcohol!

Hows the gummint going to make money on something anyone can grow in a pot by the back door?

mumoftwo 11:44 am 15 Mar 11

It seem funny to me as I read these… In every bust the cops like to say how many plants they took and how much marijuana was there, they don’t mention the number of plants in this report, and with something like four growing tents, you’d expect there to be a large number…. Hmmmmm?????

This “couple” got a summons, not even arrested, gee they must be a huge threat to society…. Doesn’t sound too sophisticated to me….

Its about time people started to open their eyes to the bullcrap that’s been spoonfed to them… We are so far behind on marijuana law reform its embarassing…

Not a single person in recorded history, has ever died from overdosing on Marijuana, yet alcohol and prescription drugs are killing hundreds every year…. Does this seem backward to anyone else….???

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