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Police Crack Down On Cannabis Growers

Wednesday May 22 2013


Huge amounts of cannabis uncovered in police operation Huge amounts of cannabis uncovered in police operation


ABOUT £200,000 of drugs have been seized in a series of raids on cannabis growers in Barnsley.

Police have said that their month-long operation to tackle cannabis cultivation began on May 1, as a direct response to concerns from the public.

So far 22 cultivations have been uncovered, ranging from individuals with a couple of plants to large-scale factories with up to 500 plants.

Last week, South Yorkshire Fire Service said there had been an increase in fires related to cannabis farms.

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Reply Posted by ? on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:09
i think its bad that we are still arresting people for this when america is making it more and more legal every week and you can smoke it in amsterdam.

Reply Posted by Jo Porter on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 15:14
this is inglelend tho lv knot hamster damn

Reply Posted by guesty mcguest. on Monday May 27 2013 at 17:37
? No you cant,it is illegal for none residents to smoke in amsterdam

Reply Posted by carl on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:14
Why? respect the laws of the land you live in. If you don't agree with the laws then do something about it. Become a politician and campaign for change. If not people are always free to find another country to live in.

Reply Posted by what? on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 12:39
Here Here!

Reply Posted by dave on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:27
its only cannabis if more smoked canabis you would save alot of money on people getting drunk ,all money spent on these raids could have been spent on childrens hospitals

Reply Posted by what? on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 12:40
GRIP! Get one! what about the mental health issues that drugs like cannabis causes

Reply Posted by karen on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:39
Cannabis is a bad drug . It leads to stronger drugs. Which also makes people steal to get the money to buy drugs and break the law .If people are selling or growing drugs they should be jailed.

Reply Posted by xxx on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:46
canabis does not neccesarily lead to stronger drug taking, alcohol is worse than canabis, you only have to be in town on a weekend to witness that alcohol is worse. the law doesnt like people growing and selling canabis because theres not tax put on it to feed the fat cats in nmbr10

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 11:57
Cannabis is not a gateway drug, all heavy drug users started off on water and breast milk. Ban water and breast milk!

Reply Posted by ? on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 14:02
how harmful can it be if 2 countries have it legalized?

even our drug minister said it wasn't as harmful as cigs!

if weed is illegal so should beer and tobacco.

Reply Posted by 187 on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 14:37
listen to the sheep because the government say its bad hahaha they would never lie to us would they now

Reply Posted by carl on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 15:15
The difference is smoking a cigarette doesn't get you off your head and make you act a total retard. As regards to alcohol its by far the worst drug out there and im sure costs more lives than any other. However its legal so its not breaking the law. Who knows maybe cannabis will be made legal in a few years. But until then its illegal and its about time they started giving proper sentences to dealers.

Reply Posted by mick on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 15:40
If reports coming out of Holland are correct . The government there are changing the law . Its admitted it was an experiment failed and on a personal basis . IT STINKS . do you druggies know how much it stinks ?

Reply Posted by Ozzy on Wednesday May 22 2013 at 16:17
If you want to smoke canabis and don't want to live by this country's rules then go live in holland

Reply Posted by Get a life on Thursday May 23 2013 at 08:08
If you cant go your day to day life without craving n smoking cannabis then theres something wrong n u need t sort yourself out! It stinks vile n turns people into idiots! For those of you who think its harmless try having a brother who is now epileptic due to it triggering it in his brain....#justsaying!

Reply Posted by ? on Thursday May 23 2013 at 09:55
cannabis is not addictive, its the tobacco in the joints that keep people craving and they don't realize.

how can you possibly say people should be locked up because its a law but then say if the law was different they shouldn't be locked up???

that's morally wrong. locking people up because someone says they shouldn't do something and then when they change their mind on it people suddenly shouldn't be put away?

why not legalize and moderate. gain income from tax. stop spending money on keeping prisoners that don't really need to be locked up just for selling. stop criminalizing and start helping if you see it as a problem.

Reply Posted by WEED TOKER on Thursday May 23 2013 at 10:52
i had my post removed for saying..... i am a weed smoker, so are most of my friends. we all run our own successful business's and own our properties. its a joke that you ppl are talking about something you know only what you have heard... ooooouuu it a drug..... so is a paracetamol or that Tramadol for your bad back.. weed is a plant... it doesnt get more natural than that. it may (possibly, i wont say as im no doctor) have triggered fits or even mental issues but its only triggering something already there. ive toked for over 15 years and never have i mugged a granny or committed a crime to pay for my stash. im a hard working business owner. it has massive medical results, i.e adrenal disease, inflammatory bowel disease, migraines, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injuries, + alcohol abuse, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, collagen-induced arthritis, asthma, atherosclerosis, bipolar disorder, colorectal cancer,HIV-Associated Sensory Neuropathy, depression, dystonia, epilepsy, digestive diseases, gliomas, hepatitis C, Huntington's disease, leukemia, skin tumors, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Parkinson's disease, pruritus,posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psoriasis, sickle-cell disease, sleep apnea, and anorexia nervosa

Reply Posted by nat on Thursday May 23 2013 at 11:39
Its about time something got done for it, I know a person who just got let of doing it. its total wrong on dole as well getting money both ways. about time something got done for it

Reply Posted by ? on Thursday May 23 2013 at 13:51
i agree that this is wrong, to claim dole but still receive an income. that is stealing.

but to grow a plant and sell it for its desired effects...well hows that different from tobacco farmers?

Reply Posted by mason on Thursday May 23 2013 at 14:08
"weed toker" thank goodness for some common sense, u are completely correct, it is possible to smoke cannabis and have a succesful fulfilled life, these ill informed people who say it leads to harder things are not speaking from experience jus fear and ignorance it does harm some people same as alcohol and tobacco does and half the people claiming mental health issues, are after benefits and other half, how do we know u wouldnt have ended up mentally ill with out it?? everyone had ther opionion on the smell and i understand its not fpr everyone however based on that, bam cars busses cigs, people pukin from drink, ban farting ban dogs, cats, babys, lillys,,,, and so on im sure u get it

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday May 23 2013 at 14:13
weed taker !!! well just to let you know a WEED TAKER ,high on cannabis took the life of my brother and 3 of his friends,after driving under the influence of cannabis and the car the WEED TAKERS were driving ,veering out of control,get a life you sad excuse for a human being ,stop breaking the law ans stop causing unnecassary harm .

Reply Posted by ? on Thursday May 23 2013 at 14:25
sorry to here that but don't blame everyone who smokes weed.

thousands of people die from drink driving but no one kicks off at people for drinking.

Reply Posted by ? on Friday May 24 2013 at 13:30
sorry, meant to say hear* not here

Reply Posted by mason on Thursday May 23 2013 at 14:25
anon, i am sorry for your loss however i doubt ther was any evidence to say weed was or was not at fault as no law has bee passed yet, i do understand your anger tho, all tho a look at te statistics for alchol related deaths compared to cannabis is interesting reading, alcohol is 1000's of percent ahead but yet we dont insult people who drink?? its hard cos ther is so much misinformation on this and tends to be a sterotype that os untru, o flip side, to get behind wheel stoned, drunk ot pn prescription meds is a bad thing i understand thay and dont condone it, all tho im unaware on any official statistics/ law that has been passed for cannabis, need mpre research proper tests and regulation that was the information out ther would be bit more consistent, o understand why u blame the weed and who lnows in your position i may do the same, but it isnt the weed to blame its the irresponsible people climbing behimd the wheel, its unforgivable to drink drive but are we banning drinking?? no jus drink/driving

Reply Posted by Pope on Monday May 27 2013 at 14:16
hahahahah coffe kills more people than weed does there are some idiots about think about the mental issues what mental issues paranoia ? urban legend the goverment made up excuses because they cant tax the stuff if you ask me there jealous, you seen what happens to real alcoholics on a detox they lose there minds ban alcohol see how people like that

Reply Posted by Anonymous on Monday May 27 2013 at 17:11
Cannabis oil cures cancer that's why more states are legalising it in USA! Look at death rates from everything then a cannabis! Governments have known decades, but it's so cheap pharmaceuticals n the gov would loose out. Read up for yourselves n open your eyes it's not all about getting high!

Reply Posted by Charles on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 10:02
It is clear that cannabis has a detrimental effect on the brain as just about all the 'cannabis supporters' appear to be of a low educational standard. Just look at their spelling and use of grammar.

Let us hope that the police continue to arrest both dealers and users.

Reply Posted by ? on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 13:22
GRAMMAR NAZI ALERT!

We are on the internet, not writing an English paper.

I hope you feel good about your stupid corrections and it appears like spelling mean more to you than your tax money. How is it logical to lock up a weed smoker. That's thousands of pounds a year to keep him incarcerated, ruining their life when you could educate them about their drug use and rehabilitate them.

Weed should not be a criminal offence.

Reply Posted by ? on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 13:24
Ignorant people like you should not be allowed on forums. More bothered about Grammar than the point that's been discussed.

Reply Posted by ann oyed on Tuesday May 28 2013 at 20:25
Chill out charlie boy have a suck on a cone, i think you need it

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 08:26
I have nothing particularly against the use of a bit of weed of an evening if that's what people want to do, just as I have no issue with folks having a can or two to unwind. Legalities aside, there is not much difference in the two scenarios I have just stated. What IS an issue is when it's taken to extremes, when people are "off their heads" on weed or alcohol...they then do stupid things, like fall off buildings, or climb new sculptures in the town centre, or one of many other stupid activities available which, had they been sober/straight they wouldn't have done.

Ok, so when they smoke/drink at home, that's ok? Yes, in many cases it is, but in some it is not. I am aware of folks who are off their heads most times, with kids in the house, babies. How are they in control of their kids? How are they RESPONSIBLE for THEIR kids? Answer: they are not. Their kids are in danger - not from weed, but from mum knocking a pan off the stove as they stumble for their munchies, or the dad who can't carry his baby safely up the stairs because he's got the giggles or is so far gone he's almost sleep-walking.

And then there are the people around who have to put up with this. People above have said how they hold down a good job whilst smoking weed. Great. well done. But the problem I have is that MY house smells of weed. MY clothes smell of weed. MY CHILDREN smell of weed. I am a teacher, and I go to school smelling of weed - it's a pervasive smell that is hard to get rid of once it's there. How many people would be up in arms if I went to work smelling of a legal drug like alcohol? Many! How many more if I went to school smelling of an illegal drug like weed? Many MORE!

So, up to you...smoke your dope if you like, and barring the few who manage to hold down a job and smoke at the same time, feel free to keep smoking - but when it affects those that have made a reasoned choice NOT to smoke, then you have a problem.


Reply Posted by ? on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 08:45
agreed, well said.

alls good in moderation and enjoyed responsibly, including beer.

Reply Posted by me on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 08:28
I will add, even though it is obvious I think...my house smells of weed because of neighbours, not me. Being dragged into an activity unwillingly is what's wrong here...

Reply Posted by ha ha ha on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 09:11
My previous neighbour was a pain in the arse smoking it. We always got it coz wind blow it in our garden. I hate the smell of it. We then moved and this street is full of it. Most of them on the dole. Or dealing. I couldn't care less to be fair. If it comes very strong in my garden I will confront them. I agree tho it starts with weed then gets worse. Involves crimes to get money. And if they were someone in need of help who I know was having any form of drugs . I would walk away! Never and any thing other than a pain killer

Reply Posted by aaron on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:50
my goodness this makes interesting readin. people keep blaming the weed again, its the PEOPLE, and u ill informed that are stating weed makes u do craaaazy things, u obviously never tried it, that would be ALCOHOL, it drains nhs, causes fights, domestic violence, deaths, drink driving, foul mouthed abuse, public vomitin, shall i go on?? u think weed causes these problems?? book ya self a weekend in amsterdam do some research open your mind, as for the teacher who is apparently stinkin of weed, i would perhaps speak to the neighbour in question? i am not a smoker but was ad my neighbour and very good friend is, and guess wat he works and is a decent human being, and apart from the odd whiff if im sat in garden i cant smell it, and certainly not in my house and we are attached to his property?? so im not sure why u your children and your home smell so bad ? very strange indeed, perhaps u have a leak somewer ,

Reply Posted by spike on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 12:13
whats up with you people having to smoke a stinking smelly drug just to get thro the day ,get a life your making your neighbours life a misery with you filthy smelly habit..your as bad as the other druggie clan that take drugs to get thro the day or stop up all night or get a so called high ...GET A LIFE YOU IDIOTS

Reply Posted by dale on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 12:36
yeah ok spike. uve coverted everyone whos diff to you to be just like u,, my word if u are an example of the people who dont smoke it im going to start, small minded oaf

Reply Posted by ? on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:34
well said

Reply Posted by spike on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 13:23
dale..if you aint lived next door to these idiots who stink you house out with they stinking dirty habit then you cant speak ,if you do or have then you should know better..i think its you who is a bigger oaf

Reply Posted by dale on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 14:39
im at work most of time perhaps thats why i dont notice smell eh? that or i have a life maybe? as for smell,, its weed not anthrax, live and let live ive enuff in my life wi out concentrating on others, and as for smell, life is full of smells, do i run out and insult every bus that passes or every dog thay shits or anyone smokin cigs? or perhaps pig farm workers get insulted or one of neighbours birning some toast or daring to cook a curry too much time on ya hands same goes for you "?" u havnt even got a name sat ther on the overcrowded bandwagon,

Reply Posted by mj on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 14:50
i agree dale, busy bodies, undereducated, unfulfilled, beleive that all smokers are criminals or drug addicts? rather have a weed smoker next door than a drunk or someone wi a rabble of screaming kids or barking dogs! i however wouldnt insult these people for the bad choices they have made, you tell them dale in the hope that jus one small mind will be opened up, now if they had smack head next door i see ther point but suppose to the idiots, smack and weed are the same. that one always makes me chuckle. i earn 40 grand a year, went to uni,have a degree , dont drink, pay my bills and smoke weed' shock horror im a smack head lol, oh dear typical barnsleyite, more tax credits than sense

Reply Posted by dale on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 14:54
thanks mj, nice to hear some sense in this sea of stupidity, that is our immediate society, and yes it appears u are a drug addict ha ha and im thinking of selling my 12 plate convertible to pay for my habit next week and giving up my job, lol not!!!!! ;)

Reply Posted by spike on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 19:53
mj & dale , you may earn big money but I,ll bet you don't go into work in your stinking clothes..you may think you have brains but probably its that smelly shit that your puffin on that doin all the talking...

Reply Posted by ? on Thursday May 30 2013 at 09:54
whats your problem?