5ft Cannabis Plant Accidentally Grown By Devon Grandmother

GREAT BRITAIN:  When a mystery 5ft tall plant sprouted in this pensioner’s garden, she turned to a BBC gardening programme for help to identify it.

Patricia Hewitson sent some photographs to The Potting Shed on BBC Radio Devonand rang the studios to discuss her find.

Luckily gardening expert Sarah Chesters was able to easily identify the plant as…cannabis.

Hewitson, of Exmouth, told the programme she had first spotted the plant in July when she “saw it growing amongst the petunias.”

 

 

Jamaica Government Announces Major Changes To Drug Laws

JAMAICA:  The Justice Minister Mark Golding said the cabinet was supporting a proposal to allow possession of up to two ounces (57 grams) of marijuana, known locally as “ganja.”.

Mr Golding also said marijuana would be decriminalised for religious, medicinal and scientific purposes.

It is expected parliament will approve the changes by September.

“I wish to stress that the proposed changes to the law are not intended to promote or give a stamp of approval to the use of ganja for recreational purposes,” said Mr Golding.

“The objective is to provide a more enlightened approach to dealing with possession of small quantities.”

BBC Channel 4′s Drug Show To Have Volunteers Smoke Cannabis

CANADA: Marijuana is a class B drug in the United Kingdom and will still get a person arrested for possession of the drug.

Notwithstanding, Channel 4 will air a show entitled “Drug Live: Marijuana” which will have willing volunteers smoke either a placebo, cannabis resin (mild), or skunk marijuana (strong marijuana) in a controlled laboratory. Leading experts Professor Val Curran and Professor David Nutt will carry out the trial. [Read more…]

BBC Channel 4′s Drug Show To Have Volunteers Smoke Cannabis

CANADA: Marijuana is a class B drug in the United Kingdom and will still get a person arrested for possession of the drug.

Notwithstanding, Channel 4 will air a show entitled “Drug Live: Marijuana” which will have willing volunteers smoke either a placebo, cannabis resin (mild), or skunk marijuana (strong marijuana) in a controlled laboratory. Leading experts Professor Val Curran and Professor David Nutt will carry out the trial. [Read more…]