POLICE at a warehouse where they allegedly found 600kgs of cannabis. Pictures: Gary Sissons MORE than 600 kilograms of cannabis has been found at a warehouse in Braeside. Police raided the MacBeth Street factory around 9am on 19 November. Inside they allegedly found the huge haul of cannabis, with an estimated street value of $10 million. A man inside the factory allegedly fled onto the roof before being arrested by police. Simultaneous to the arrest in Braeside, police also
Three people are accused of importing cannabis oil-infused gummy bears into Tasmania via post. The illegal packages were seized from a mail centre in Burnie in the state's northwest, sparking a house raid on Friday which uncovered more infused bears. "It is concerning that people are manufacturing confectionery infused with cannabis oil, as the confectionery could be easily mistaken as legitimate," Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Parker said on Monday. Police have charged tw
Some lawmakers celebrated the passage of the bill in the Senate, a key parliamentary hurdle. Mexico has moved a step closer to legalising cannabis for recreational use, after lawmakers passed a bill aimed at curbing violent crime linked to drug trafficking. The country's upper house of parliament, the Senate, backed the bill by 82 votes to 18 on Thursday. The Senate said the bill's objective was to reduce organised crime by shrinking the illegal drugs market. The bill must be
Olivia Newton John has taken to Instagram to warn her followers against scam artists. After a company allegedly attempted to use her name to sell Cannabidiol (better known as CBD oil), the Grease star took to Instagram to urge fans not to buy into the scam. "I am probably one of those people who is living beyond cancer, living beyond probably what people expected to happen," Olivia (pictured) said. ONJ Foundation On Wednesday morning, Olivia’s management wrote: “FRAUD ALERT!!
Cannabis was decriminalised in Canberra on July 1, 2019. Image: Shutterstock The national drug offence arrest rate was five times higher than in the ACT for the year ending June 2019. More than 490 people were arrested for illicit drug offences in the ACT, a rate of 117 per 100,000 people. Nationally the rate was 609 per 100,000, according to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission's report on illicit drugs covering the 2018-19 year. Almost half of the drug arrests in
Yes campaign garnered 48.4% of votes, while the no vote won 50.7%, meaning the referendum does not pass. Yes campaign garnered 48.4% of votes, while the no vote won 50.7%, meaning the referendum does not passaph: Darren England/EPA New Zealanders have voted not to legalise cannabis in a referendum that painted a portrait of a country starkly divided over drug policy. The yes vote for legalising cannabis finished with 48.4% of the vote, trailing the no vote on 50.7% – or just
The measures passed in all five states that had cannabis legalisation on the ballot. Richard Vogel/AP, FILE: A cannabis leaf grows on a plant at a cannabis grow in Gardena, Calif., May 20, 2019.
5 states pass cannabis legalisation
Besides voting for president, voters considered measures covering recreational cannabis, abortion, minimum wage, affirmative action and Puerto Rico’s statehood. Five states will now legalise cannabis for both recreational and medical use. A majori
Her specialist doctor described her progress as ‘absolutely phenomenal’ (Picture: Robin Emerson)
Last January, my daughter Jorja became the first child in the UK to be prescribed medical cannabis. She was born with a severe form of epilepsy that had left her suffering over 30 seizures a day. By the age of just one, she was on a mix of six different drugs, including powerful sedatives not recommended for children. But the situation was not improving. Jorja was still sufferi
The New Zealand Māori Council has called on the police to use their powers of discretion to stop sending Māori to prison for low-level drug offences now the cannabis referendum looks unlikely to pass. File photo. Photo: 123RF Preliminary results for the cannabis referendum, announced on Friday, revealed 53 percent voted against legalisation, with 46 percent in favour. Those campaigning yes to the cannabis referendum argued that fewer Māori would have a criminal record if it w