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Neighbour complains about isolated cannabis plantation near Marmalete

cannabisPortugal has authorised the medicinal use of cannabis but the cultivation of any plant that can be used for recreational drug use remains illegal, as has been discovered by a couple in Foz do Besteiro, Marmelete, in the fertile municipality of Monchique.

A neighbour complained at the 1.5 metre high crop of cannabis plants being grown on land near an isolated property and the GNR swooped, arresting the couple who had nurtured 386 plants to maturity.

A small amount of cannabis was found in addition to the plants but as this all seemed to be commercial operation, the couple was arrested and will be charged under the existing drug laws that have not changed.

 

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0 #5 nogin the nog 2018-07-13 16:30
Quoting Chip:
Sorry Nogin. You are spot on that it is ludicrous that joe bloggs can be locked up for growing three or four plants at home, whilst alcohol and tobacco, known killers, are sold on the high street. It is also a breach of civil liberties and a victimless crime.
But as Bahari says, this was not joe bloggs. It was a commercial operation. You have no evidence to say it was less than 386 plants and, anyway, the 20 pictured are more than enough for personal use.
I would like to see it legalised so that commercial growing is regulated and joe bloggs can still do a little light gardening.

Quoting Chip:
Sorry Nogin. You are spot on that it is ludicrous that joe bloggs can be locked up for growing three or four plants at home, whilst alcohol and tobacco, known killers, are sold on the high street. It is also a breach of civil liberties and a victimless crime.
But as Bahari says, this was not joe bloggs. It was a commercial operation. You have no evidence to say it was less than 386 plants and, anyway, the 20 pictured are more than enough for personal use.
I would like to see it legalised so that commercial growing is regulated and joe bloggs can still do a little light gardening.

HMM.
I get your point chip. The amount of plants pictured are just about 20 and the GNR wouldn't have missed the chance to show a so
called PLANTATION. :-* The problem is political and hypocritical to say the least.
I don't see why thousands of young people end up with criminal records for smoking a plant.. :cry:
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0 #4 Chip 2018-07-13 13:01
Sorry Nogin. You are spot on that it is ludicrous that joe bloggs can be locked up for growing three or four plants at home, whilst alcohol and tobacco, known killers, are sold on the high street. It is also a breach of civil liberties and a victimless crime.
But as Bahari says, this was not joe bloggs. It was a commercial operation. You have no evidence to say it was less than 386 plants and, anyway, the 20 pictured are more than enough for personal use.
I would like to see it legalised so that commercial growing is regulated and joe bloggs can still do a little light gardening.
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-1 #3 nogin the nog 2018-07-12 19:05
Quoting Bahari:
A private (!) Canadian company has obtained an authorization to gros canabiw for the Canadian market. Portugal has laws, and as stupid as laws might be, which is obviously the case regarding anti-canabis laws, you can’t just ignore them and do what you want. These people had 386 plants. With an average expected yield of 300 gr per plant, which is a conservative estimate, that’s about 115 kg or a market value of +500k euros. This is not a small innocent operation of “Joe blogs growing a few plants”

Hmm
The GNR said they had how many plants. ;-) There PR photo shows about 20 plants in
full bloom. As for your Guestimated yeild and prices. How can something that is deemed to be illegal be given a legal binding value..
:-*
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+1 #2 Bahari 2018-07-12 17:59
A private (!) Canadian company has obtained an authorization to gros canabiw for the Canadian market. Portugal has laws, and as stupid as laws might be, which is obviously the case regarding anti-canabis laws, you can’t just ignore them and do what you want. These people had 386 plants. With an average expected yield of 300 gr per plant, which is a conservative estimate, that’s about 115 kg or a market value of +500k euros. This is not a small innocent operation of “Joe blogs growing a few plants”
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+2 #1 nogin the nog 2018-07-12 05:19
hmm
What a total nonsence . The Canadian State can grow stupid amounts of the drug here to sell to the public back home. :-* But Joe blogs cant grow a few plants.. :cry:
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