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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Operation to crackdown on cannabis cultivators

POLICE have launched a crackdown on cannabis growers in Barrow.

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"It's human trafficking on a national scale" then why do you lock up the victims ? Tax and regulate now and stop this stupid waste of taxpayers money.

Posted by Jon coates on 5 April 2012 at 13:56

8 plants in one home.
My god who is going to save the people from these 'triffids'?
Cumbria Constabulary that's who!

Lions led by lambs?

Posted by Tony on 27 March 2012 at 09:11

Being a former manager at Norweb & United Utilities. I can confirm it is not only "illegal, but "HIGHLY DANGEROUS" to bypass "ANY METER", not some. It is not only a Fire risk, but also an electrocution risk. We were often called to make premises/house safe at the request of the Police. Honest law abiding people have to "PAY" for there electricity!!!!

Posted by Dave on 26 March 2012 at 21:54

complete and utter gutter trash with fabricated lies! hydroponics is now a multi million pound (legal) business! if this such plant caused as much harm as alcohol,would the government decide to tax it and make it legal? more than likely! you dont see 'stoned' teens falling out of club skank or whatever it is called,being sick,causing public nuiscence.free the weed and ban the booze!

Posted by ganaban man on 26 March 2012 at 16:16

Ron;
I can't comment on your yield figures, although they look about right.
Cannabis growers have been known to steal electricity for hydroponics and grow-lights. It's not that hard, although quite dangerous, to bypass most electric meters.

Posted by Jim Bob on 26 March 2012 at 15:49

Disgusting waste of money and time.

Absolutely pathetic. Since when was it anyone else's business what you consume, especially the state. Oh that's right, it's worth more when it's illegal. And where does all that money go? Laundered into the bank of course!

Why we put up with this, I have no idea.

Posted by tim allen on 26 March 2012 at 14:35

Didn't know it was April fools. So lets get this right. People who want to grow the plants bring in gardeners from overseas who slave over the plants until they are cropped. Really??

Posted by Philm on 25 March 2012 at 11:12

Legalize it and slap tax on it or allow people to grow x amount of plants if they buy a license

Posted by Stan on 24 March 2012 at 21:26

An amazingly inaccurate story with so many misconceptions.To estimate a 1000 plant garden as having a value of 1 million pounds is so out of proportion it beggars belief.An average indoor plant will yeild around 20 grams of dry weed.Is thus 20 grams of cannabis 1000 pounds?Bringing human trafficking into the equation is so wrong.Cannabis growers are very discreet and involve an absolute minimum of contact with others.Breaking into electric outlets?Whats that all about?This is a heresay and likelihood story having no foundation of truth and basic facts.More accurate truthful reporting is required on such a serious subject.The police have to hype it all up to justify their plight.Shocking and shame on you all involved.

Posted by Ron on 24 March 2012 at 16:08

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