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ACT had highest percentage increase in cannabis seizures

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission found cannabis seizures rose by 8 per cent in 2018-19 in the ACT. Picture: Shutterstock The ACT had the highest yearly jump in the number of cannabis seizures of the states and territories in the 12 months to June 30, 2019, new data has revealed. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission found cannabis seizures rose by 8 per cent in 2018-19 on the previous year - the highest percentage increase of the states and territories. The ACT also had the highest percentage increase in the weight of cannabis seized. According to the data, the number of cannabis seizures increased in the ACT from 608 in 2017-18 to 655 in 2018-19. More than 340 kilog

Jacinda Ardern hints at her support for cannabis to be legalised in NZ

Jacinda Ardern may have broken her silence on whether she supports the legalisation of cannabis by tasting hemp ice cream at a high-tech food lab. New Zealanders will decide whether recreational marijuana should be legalised and taxed in a referendum held alongside the nation's election on October 17. Ms Ardern has kept quiet about which way she will vote in the so called 'reefer-endum', with a surprisingly blank history on the topic. But on Thursday, the prime minister made the trip to Palmerston North, north of Wellington, to sample the hemp dessert. 'Creamy,' she said, after taking a spoonful, Stuff reported. Ms Ardern also tried soy-based meats and inspected a new UV light device that he

Vietnamese national charged after police seize 250 cannabis plants at Singleton, NSW

A 28-year-old Vietnamese National has been charged after more than 250 cannabis plants were seized at his Singleton home. Police excuted a search warrant at a home on Dimmock Street, Hunterview, allegedly locating a sophisticated hydroponic cannabis set-up, consisting of 258 cannabis plants. Police are dismantling the set-up today (17 September). The man was arrested and taken to Singleton Police Station and charged with: Knowingly take part- cultivate (large commercial quantity cannabis). Cultivate prohibited plant. Alter or add to electricity installation for metering. Enhanced indoor cultivation plant for commercial purpose. He was bail refused to appear at Singleton Local Court today.

$6.5 million worth of cannabis seized in Nambucca Valley

Police have uncovered a cannabis supply group, seizing more than 3000 cannabis plants on a rural property with an estimated street value of $6.5 million in the Nambucca Valley. Nine stolen vehicles, other prohibited drugs and weapons were also seized at a nearby property. Two people have been charged with large commercial drug supply after two men and a woman, aged 41, 36 and 21 were arrested at a rural property in Thora, south-west of Coffs Harbour on Wednesday morning. Police began investigating following an alleged shooting incident at Kalang in April. Police located three separate cannabis, seizing almost 3300 mature cannabis plants. 50 grams of methylamphetamine, cannabis leaf and 3kg o

TGA interim decision for over-the-counter access to medicinal cannabis, Cannabidiol or CBD Oil

Cannabidiol or CBD is currently listed as a Schedule 4 prescription only medicine on the Poisons Standard in Australia. Picture: David Zalubowski/Associated PressSource:AP An interim decision by the government’s regulatory body for medicines could see a cannabis compound made accessible without a prescription. Over the counter medicinal cannabis could be available in Australia from next year. The Therapeutic Goods Administration has released a notice of interim decisions on proposed amendments to the Poisons Standard, which could give the green light for access to cannabidiol without a prescription at pharmacies. Cannabidiol or CBD is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in ca

WA police seize cannabis at hard border with SA with no end in sight to COVID-19 travel restrictions

WA Police at the Eucla border checkpoint seized a quantity of cannabis in packages.(ABC Goldfields-Esperance: Jarrod Lucas) A 33-year-old from Denmark in Western Australia has been remanded in custody after facing court for trying to smuggle cannabis across the South Australian border. Key points: WA Police seized more than 500 grams of cannabis in separate packages at the Eucla border checkpoint on Tuesday Thomas Callaghan faced court on Wednesday on five charges, the most serious being possession of prohibited drugs with intent to sell or supply He has been remanded in custody and will face court again next week Police manning WA's hard border with SA seized a quantity of cannabis in "a nu

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