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The new scourge of cannabis dumping

By johnboy - 14 September 2011 27

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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 and roots from 15 plants, and is believed to be of low quality.

This is the third finding of dumped cannabis by the Rural Patrol this month, with two previous findings in Stromlo.

Police would urge anyone with any information on the dumped cannabis, or anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity or vehicles in the rural areas of Holt and Stromlo to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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27 Responses to
The new scourge of cannabis dumping
1
wildturkeycanoe 8:02 pm
14 Sep 11
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Hmmm, rural area of Holt, side of the road. Maybe they thought the green waste place charges too much for dumping and figured it wasn’t worth going all the way out there? Perhaps there should be a free “Haze-away” depot for dummies like these.

2
wooster 9:17 pm
14 Sep 11
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How did they know it was ’15 plants’?

Admittedly, if its all stem, I wouldnt bother either…probably the only reason why the AFP reported it…

Pip pip

3
Brindabella 12:28 am
15 Sep 11
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50kg of leaf and stem! 50kg! Don’t these growers know how to extract the oil! Where has all the hash gone I wonder?

At least we’re zeroing in on the Canberra Chronicle dumpers…

4
Cheap 1:46 am
15 Sep 11
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Yeah that stuff can be put to good use, but if you’re just a bikie trying to turn a quick buck you aren’t going to waste time making hashoil or edibles or anything.

5
Henry82 2:06 am
15 Sep 11
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seems somewhat strange, maybe they got spooked with the idea of an impending police raid?

6
Skidd Marx 9:17 am
15 Sep 11
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Waste not, want not I say.

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artuoui 9:35 am
15 Sep 11
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“The cannabis consisted of clippings and roots from 15 plants, and is believed to be of low quality.”

I guess by now the officers have confirmed that its low quality.

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Okwhatever 9:35 am
15 Sep 11
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This happens a lot, all over Canberra. As for extracting the oil it is probably not worth the effort since hydroponic growth is so much faster than natural growth, if done right, so there is no real need to do it. This would be the left overs after harvesting. Disclaimer: I am not a drug grower BTW but I do know a lot about hydroponics thanks to CIT.

9
PBO 9:36 am
15 Sep 11
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Well, technically its not littering as it would count as mulch and thankfully they have trimmed it so it will not sprout again. Why this seems to be a rather envioronmentally sound practice those dope fiends are doing.

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dtc 9:46 am
15 Sep 11
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Playing cricket many years ago at the O’Connor oval, wandering around the boundary as you do, we (my team mates and I) stumbled across 6 large plants, roots still intact, dumped under a bush. Looked like someone had uprooted them from a nearby garden but got rid of the plants because they were too unwieldy (or were being chased?). Anyway, some of my more ‘experienced’ teamates spent some time trimming the useful stuff and took it home. Of course, whether they did anything criminal or fine inducing with those items I have no idea.

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bigfeet 10:04 am
15 Sep 11
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I hope the hemp fibers are now being converted into environmentally friendly and extremely durable shopping bags and not just destroyed.

I’m sure the Greens are onto this already.

12
dvaey 11:52 am
15 Sep 11
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bigfeet said :

I hope the hemp fibers are now being converted into environmentally friendly and extremely durable shopping bags and not just destroyed.

Or they could just burn it and pump all the smoke into the environment.. thatll balance out a bit of the benefit of the plastic bag ban.

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Jivrashia 1:16 pm
15 Sep 11
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dtc said :

Of course, whether they did anything criminal or fine inducing with those items I have no idea.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but even if they did smoke them, as long as:
– No transaction took place (trade/purchase), which didn’t,
– Of an amount under what is deemed to be of commercial quantity (2 ounces?)
then they’re perfectly legit.

14
woppadingo 2:03 pm
15 Sep 11
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Would someone please alert us to any further occurrences of this activity BEFORE any authorities are informed. I believe it is my civic duty to clean up this miss before the authorities waste their time on it.

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Okwhatever 2:14 pm
15 Sep 11
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Jivrashia said :

dtc said :

Of course, whether they did anything criminal or fine inducing with those items I have no idea.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but even if they did smoke them, as long as:
– No transaction took place (trade/purchase), which didn’t,
– Of an amount under what is deemed to be of commercial quantity (2 ounces?)
then they’re perfectly legit.

I believe it is de-criminalised for non commercial quantities which just means a fine instead of a court appearance but it is still illegal.

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