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CANADA: British Columbia Police Fear Medical Marijuana Licences Used Increasingly By Gangs

Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, crime, culture, health, medical marijuana, gangs, criminal activities, marijuana, society, violence, politics, government, ethics )

- 2693 days ago -
Police across B.C. are concerned that medical-marijuana licences are increasingly being used by gangs and organized crime to grow pot and sell it. And they say some of those who legitimately need marijuana for health conditions are falling prey to those w


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Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday June 3, 2011, 9:05 pm
Noted Cal :-0

Susanne R (236)
Friday June 3, 2011, 11:05 pm
The article states: ""There are numerous licence holders out there that are growing way beyond the actual amounts of the licences. There are those who are possessing quantities far in excess of what their licence allows them."

I don't have an issue with marijuana, but I can't follow the logic here. If there are limits on the amount grown, which are clearly outlined in the licenses, and police know of people who possess larger quanities than their license allows, why aren't they doing something about it? The article mentions that drug enforcement agents have a hard time building cases that are strong enough to hold up in court. But isn't the fact they're growing more than they've received "legal permission" to grow already an offense that can't be denied? What more do they need?

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Saturday June 4, 2011, 4:35 am
This had to be expected, as there surely are no ethics among drug dealers.

Saturday June 4, 2011, 10:28 am
We don't even have legitimate marijuana legislation. In addition, booze is much more harmful than pot would ever be. I, myself, am not a pot smoker, but know from first hand experience, booze kills families, pot doesn't. You may not be hugely motivated, but is there a crime in that. I cannot understand why the BC police is thinking gangs will apply for medical marijuana licensing. Pot cases get thrown out of court because there is no legislation governing it at the present time and I certainly don't see even our very conservative government rushing out to re-legislate this. They have had since 2007 to do this if they wished to do so.

Thanks Cal for posting this. Enjoyable as always.

Saturday June 4, 2011, 10:30 am
My sister lives in Abbotsford. I can safely say that she is not part of this "gang".

Mike S (86)
Sunday June 5, 2011, 4:28 am
Noted and shared. Thank you Cal.

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Sunday June 5, 2011, 6:55 am
noted with thanks

KS Goh (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 4:44 am
Thanks for the article.

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday June 6, 2011, 8:05 am
Noted. I suppose it was inevitable.
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