Southport Cannabis Factory Has Been Raided...!
thanks to the Met.
around 9:15am on Friday 10 March 06, officers from
Merseyside Police executed a search warrant at an
address on Lethbridge Road in Southport, Merseyside.
Officers entered the address and recovered a hydroponics
system worth about £30,000 and a substantial number of
cannabis plants. A 29 year old man, from the
Lancashire area, was arrested on suspicion of the
cultivation of cannabis. Neighbourhood Inspector
for Southport North East, Martin Woosey said:-
"Thanks to information received from the local community
we were able to uncover this cannabis factory.
This operation underlines our
bring the people
supply of controlled drugs to justice. We are committed
to ridding the area of this menace, drugs and also
providing advice and support to those whose lives they
affect. I want to reassure people in our
communities that we will do everything in our power to
rid the local area of drug dealing and I would appeal to
them to continue to contact us with any information they
may have so that we can act on it. We rely heavily
on the information provided to us by members of the
local community and Merseyside Police acts on all
Fact File:- Cannabis is the most widely used
illegal drug in Britain and is an naturally occurring
drug. The drug, made from the cannabis plant
(Cannabis Sativa) resin, which is extracted from the
buds and flowers.
Cannabis comes in a few different forms those being
resin, dried herbs and liquid. In the UK it is mainly
resin that you find being used. The drug has acquired
various different names, some due to the strength of the
end result. The most common street names of the drug
are:- Blow, Wacky Backy, Ganja, Dope, Hash or Hashish,
Grass, Pot and many more like... bhang, black, blast,
blunts, bob hope, bush, dope, draw, hemp, herb,
marijuana, pot, puff, northern lights, resin, sensi,
sinsemilla, shit, skunk, smoke, soap, spliff, weed,
zero. Some names are also based on where it comes
from... Afghan, home grown, Moroccan etc. In the
UK from the 29 January 2004, cannabis was reclassified
from a class B to a Class C drug. Class C is reserved
for substances with an accepted medical use, such as
steroids, anti-depressants, and some tranquillisers, but
it is still illegal and calls are now being made to
change the rules to make it a class B drug again. In the
United States, cannabis remains a Schedule I drug, along
with LSD and heroin, carrying the severest federal
Do you think we should make this drug, as have the
Americans, a Class A drug? Many users compare
their daily cannabis habit with dependency on caffeine,
but it is wrong to say it is not habit-forming. One very
well known bad effect of cannabis is that you can't
develop tolerance to it! Side effects range from feeling
a little groggy and forgetful to anxiety, vomiting,
dizziness, panic, paranoia and feelings of impending
doom. Long term medical problems and long lasting damage
are still an unknown factor. We still do not know enough
about the side effects in the long term on the
psychiatric and physical state of the user. It has been
suggested that it may result in mental illness and even
reproductive problems. The UK Department of
Health summed it up neatly:- "Cannabis is a weakly
addictive drug, but does induce dependence in a
significant minority of regular users."
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