Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Cannabis factory found in Morecambe flat

Police discovered a cannabis factory after going into a flat following concerns for a resident’s safety.

Officers went to the address on Deanpoint, Morecambe, on Saturday October 20 after concerns were raised that the person living there had not been seen for some time.

Inside the property officers discovered 20 cannabis plants being grown using hydroponic equipment.

A 27-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

“The officers had not expected to find a cannabis factory inside the flat but in doing so they have prevented illegal drugs from making their way on to Morecambe’s streets," notes Sergeant Dave Forshaw from Morecambe police.

“We would ask residents to let us know if they suspect someone in their neighbourhood is growing cannabis – tell tale signs include strong smells and taped up doors and windows at the address.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.


Anonymous said...

We need to stop this stupid and unwinnable war against cannabis. It is causing far more harm to our communities than it prevents. If we had a properly regulated system of production and supply we'd have no more illegal cannabis farms, instead we'd have thousands of new jobs. We'd have no more dealers on the streets. Cannabis would be available to adults only through licensed outlets and we'd have some control over the THC and CBD content.

Doctors would be able to prescribe one of the most effective medicines that has no serious side effects at all. At the moment the government has given GW Pharmaceuticals an illegal monopoly on cannabis so they make millions out of a medicine that you can grow in your greenhouse for virtually nothing.

If we introduced a legally regulated system we would solve nearly all the problems around cannabis. Science proves how much safer it is than tobacco, alcohol, prescription medicines and all other recreational drugs. If anyone does have a problem with it they could get help without having to confess to a crime.

CLEAR published independent, expert research last year which shows that a tax and regulate policy on cannabis would produce a net gain to the UK economy of up to £9.3 billion per annum.

It is a scandal that our government, our judges, our courts, our police and our newspapers keep misleading us about cannabis. Find out the truth for yourself and wake up to the lies you have been told.

Anonymous said...

Prohibition causes more harm than it prevents, this is becoming a widely acknowledged fact. Who wants cannabis legally regulated? Scientists, experts, economists, the informed. Who wants it illegal, controlled by criminals? Politicians, Alcohol Companies, people working with in the prohibition infrastructure, Scared misinformed parents, GWpharma and drug dealers. We have to take a different approach because a drugs policy should be based on Harm Reduction, not Vested Interest, propaganda and prejudices.

Anonymous said...

People ought to be allowed to grow their own cannabis in their own homes for there own use.

If this cannabis CROP (not factory) was grown safely for own use, then why should there be any need for police interference?

It is a waste of police and court time and a waste of public funds

We all have the Right to a Private Life and that includes engaging in whatever we want to.

Provided that we do not harm other or risk harm top public health, public order or the Rights of others, the authorities have no justification under the Human Rights law to interfere with a person's Private Life.

The proposal from Reynolds, and his little political party, that users be forced by law to pay for that Right as regards cannabis cultivation, by way of license, is atrocious and shameful. Much like protection money.

Reynolds mumbles on about £100 a year or so, but of course it will be far more than that. There are untold numbers of people already growing illegally, small amounts for themselves, undetected by the police - why on earth would they want to buy a license? Those that do not would of course still be subject to punishment for what would still essentially remain a victimless crime, and they even be sent to prison (as people can be for failing to buy a TV license)

That woudl notw ork.

Neither would the proposal to add a tax on legalised sale which would merely boost the price and leave a residual illicit market - again Reynolds tosses out a random tax of £1 or £12 a gram, on ten-pound-a gram bud at current prices; of course in reality the tax would be several 100%, not 10%, or the base price - which would not go down since the growers would also suddenly have to be licensed and taxed - looking at the tax on alcohol and tobacco it could result in cannabis at £50 a gram.

So the CLEAR "published independent, expert research last year", which was in fact a commissioned report from the Independent Drugs Monitoring Unit, not actually independent at all but paid to produce the report that Reynolds wanted - is actually pure speculative nonsense.

Reynolds, himself convicted of the "crime of dishonesty" (as he described it), is falsely claiming to be acting in the interests of cannabis consumers.

He seems more like an agent for the taxman, trying to drive up the price of what he himself calls a medicinal plant - he wants the users have to pay more.

He ought to be fighting for Justice, not tax.

Reynolds certainly does not represent the interests of Justice

Anonymous said...

ALL U NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PETER REYNOLDS, http://peter-reynolds-watch.com/

Anonymous said...

Peter Reynolds doesn't represent any cannabis consumers we know. We don't agree with his views.

Phil Walsh said...

Peter Reynolds does not represent me or any other cannabis user I know; those that were members of Clear have all left in disagreement with the tax and regulate proposals that deny ordinary people any rights except to be a consumer of cannabis produced by 'suitable persons with at least £20,000 to put up front plus running cost's. Even those that accept regulation for commercial profit have left Clear because of Peter Reynolds views and dictatorial leadership. Clear under PR is a joke within the community and by now must have more ex supporters than supporters. Peter Reynolds and CLEAR = NOT IN MY NAME.

That's what happens when you get fed up with PR and there is no spell check!

Anonymous said...

Peter Reynolds regularly grasses up medicinal users of cannabis to the police. He is also guilty of blowing £14k of CLEAR's money on 'expenses', but refuses to give a detailed breakdown of where he spent the money. Anyone asking where that money was spent is abused, attacked, censored and banned - and there is every chance that he will report those people to the police.

He has a fraud conviction too: He was convicted to 18 months in prison for it.

Peter Reynolds only represents Peter Reynolds, and the commercial interests (Branson, Victor Hamilton etc) that he lobbies for. He is not part of the UK cannabis community and never has been.