Burglary unearthed £240k cannabis farm in Burnley

Burglary unearthed £240k cannabis farm in Burnley

£240,000 cannabis factory unearthed

The former McBrides factory

First published in News

A GANG who admitted their parts in a burglary which saw a £240,000 cannabis factory unearthed have been warned that they could face jail.

Police initially uncovered the 600-plant haul last April after officers stopped two vans close to Burnley town centre.

Around 200 cannabis plants were seized from the vehicle – and a further raid on the former McBrides factory in Ruskin Street revealed another 400 specimens.

The plants were said to be around 12 to 18 inches high and the street value of the drugs produced by each would have been approximately £400.

And now three men– all from the Bradford area – have appeared at Burnley Crown Court to plead guilty to their role in the burglary.

Russell Coope, 26, of Sheldon Ridge, Giovanni Maccioni, 38, of Waincliffe House, Fearnville Drive, Laisterdyke, and Ian Batey, 50, of Radnor Street, each admitted the offence and possessing cannabis.

The court heard Batey, a widower, had a record, but had not offended for 20 years. Maccioni had no previous convictions.

All three were remanded on bail until April 24, for pre- sentence reports.

Judge Beverley Lunt said: “All sentencing options, including prison, will be considered, although the decision will be made when the pre- sentence reports have been read.”

Speaking at the time, Det Sgt Mark Gillbrand had described the farm as a ‘very large and complex set-up’, with a number of small rooms created for growing the drug and expensive filters employed.

The cleaning products factory closed down at the end of March 2012, with the loss of 350 jobs, and residents subsequently fought against converting the premises into a waste plant.

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3:25pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Lenient Lunt threatening prison terms??? it has to be a 1st
Lenient Lunt threatening prison terms??? it has to be a 1st ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
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4:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

CVF420 says...

The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org CVF420
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4:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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I take it you had some before posting that that dribble?
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]I take it you had some before posting that that dribble? DoggydogNo1
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5:32pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shytalk says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal? shytalk
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5:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

shytalk wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?[/p][/quote]Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries. GracesDad
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5:46pm Wed 26 Mar 14

woolywords says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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Whilst I accept that there may be a use for cannabis in prescribed circumstances, I cannot accept the widespread criminality of illegal growing.
If it were to demonstrated to me that that the illegal growers were paying their way, by not stealing electricity, I might be convinced to support the cause of legalisation. However, as we all know, these people are using it as seed capital for greater drug distribution of higher classed drugs and their own lavish lifestyles.
You are simply deluding yourself if you think that legal growing will create 'thousands of taxable jobs'. As some big business will set up an highly mechanised, computer controlled environ, with possibly, only the occasional need for minimally waged people to harvest and distribute it. If it only takes 12 weeks from seedling to crop, it doesn't take a great deal of creative imagination to see that, in no time at all, the whole process could be fully automated.
And as for the assertion that the Police and Courts have better things to do, I counter with the fact that they are already doing what they are supposed to do, uphold the law.
Just as there are those whom abuse alcohol, there are an equivalent number, doing the same with cannabis and requiring some form of criminality to further their needs. Where, once over, it was a purely recreational drug, it is now proven by statistics, that it is a 'gateway drug' to other substance abuse and therefore, seems not unreasonable to me that it be heavily proscribed.
From experience, I can tell you that the product available now, is of a more potent variety than that of the Lebanese Gold and Marrakesh Sandal of my youth. You certainly feel it's affects for a longer period than used to be the case and so puts others at risk, if you were to operate machinery or a vehicle, afterwards. My Mums 'space cakes', that she makes to help with arthritic pain contain far less cannabis than they did 10 years ago. (I only found that out, after innocently eating two of her not-Cinnamon rock buns with a cup of tea, one rather pleasant afternoon.)
It inflames me enough already, seeing kids smoking and drinking in the streets and alleyways, without throwing more fuel on the fire, so I will continue to speak out against legalisation, even as an hypocritical user.
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]Whilst I accept that there may be a use for cannabis in prescribed circumstances, I cannot accept the widespread criminality of illegal growing. If it were to demonstrated to me that that the illegal growers were paying their way, by not stealing electricity, I might be convinced to support the cause of legalisation. However, as we all know, these people are using it as seed capital for greater drug distribution of higher classed drugs and their own lavish lifestyles. You are simply deluding yourself if you think that legal growing will create 'thousands of taxable jobs'. As some big business will set up an highly mechanised, computer controlled environ, with possibly, only the occasional need for minimally waged people to harvest and distribute it. If it only takes 12 weeks from seedling to crop, it doesn't take a great deal of creative imagination to see that, in no time at all, the whole process could be fully automated. And as for the assertion that the Police and Courts have better things to do, I counter with the fact that they are already doing what they are supposed to do, uphold the law. Just as there are those whom abuse alcohol, there are an equivalent number, doing the same with cannabis and requiring some form of criminality to further their needs. Where, once over, it was a purely recreational drug, it is now proven by statistics, that it is a 'gateway drug' to other substance abuse and therefore, seems not unreasonable to me that it be heavily proscribed. From experience, I can tell you that the product available now, is of a more potent variety than that of the Lebanese Gold and Marrakesh Sandal of my youth. You certainly feel it's affects for a longer period than used to be the case and so puts others at risk, if you were to operate machinery or a vehicle, afterwards. My Mums 'space cakes', that she makes to help with arthritic pain contain far less cannabis than they did 10 years ago. (I only found that out, after innocently eating two of her not-Cinnamon rock buns with a cup of tea, one rather pleasant afternoon.) It inflames me enough already, seeing kids smoking and drinking in the streets and alleyways, without throwing more fuel on the fire, so I will continue to speak out against legalisation, even as an hypocritical user. woolywords
  • Score: 6

6:53pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shytalk says...

GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.
Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?[/p][/quote]Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.[/p][/quote]Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you? shytalk
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8:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

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Blah blah blah more pro-cannabis tosh from yet another junkie who writes down his flashbacks.

It will never be legalised so just accept it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]Blah blah blah more pro-cannabis tosh from yet another junkie who writes down his flashbacks. It will never be legalised so just accept it and move on. Steven Seagull
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8:22am Thu 27 Mar 14

AnthonyUK says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
Blah blah blah more pro-cannabis tosh from yet another junkie who writes down his flashbacks.

It will never be legalised so just accept it and move on.
Very true I don't know why all the procannabis dogooders go on banging their drum in an attempt to get the laws overturned to allow it and to be listened to, the Govt have said NO but if you are so ignorant, then WHY do you put pressure on them to give in when you damned well know what the answer will be? Live with it and move on.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]Blah blah blah more pro-cannabis tosh from yet another junkie who writes down his flashbacks. It will never be legalised so just accept it and move on.[/p][/quote]Very true I don't know why all the procannabis dogooders go on banging their drum in an attempt to get the laws overturned to allow it and to be listened to, the Govt have said NO but if you are so ignorant, then WHY do you put pressure on them to give in when you damned well know what the answer will be? Live with it and move on. AnthonyUK
  • Score: 5

9:26am Thu 27 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

shytalk wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.
Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?
Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke.

What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man.

Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look?

You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!!
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?[/p][/quote]Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.[/p][/quote]Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?[/p][/quote]Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke. What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man. Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look? You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!! GracesDad
  • Score: -2

9:47am Thu 27 Mar 14

jenkinsroy says...

what the hell is your M.P. doing about all this
drugs--ante so-shale behaver on jobs- no homes new ones
in Burnley you want to ask he .??
Instead of going to the house to talking rubbish and
Showing him self up in the house and get ting shot down by labour
he needs to get his house in order first .
I am looking into all the lib-dem party in the all of Lancashire
from one end to the over yes this dose include all the PENDLE SEATS .
When I have finished my poll I will put all I find good !or bad!
out there for all to see and make there mind up before we vote
in MAY for new COUNCIL seats
what the hell is your M.P. doing about all this drugs--ante so-shale behaver on jobs- no homes new ones in Burnley you want to ask he .?? Instead of going to the house to talking rubbish and Showing him self up in the house and get ting shot down by labour he needs to get his house in order first . I am looking into all the lib-dem party in the all of Lancashire from one end to the over yes this dose include all the PENDLE SEATS . When I have finished my poll I will put all I find good !or bad! out there for all to see and make there mind up before we vote in MAY for new COUNCIL seats jenkinsroy
  • Score: -1

10:08am Thu 27 Mar 14

GracesDad says...

jenkinsroy wrote:
what the hell is your M.P. doing about all this
drugs--ante so-shale behaver on jobs- no homes new ones
in Burnley you want to ask he .??
Instead of going to the house to talking rubbish and
Showing him self up in the house and get ting shot down by labour
he needs to get his house in order first .
I am looking into all the lib-dem party in the all of Lancashire
from one end to the over yes this dose include all the PENDLE SEATS .
When I have finished my poll I will put all I find good !or bad!
out there for all to see and make there mind up before we vote
in MAY for new COUNCIL seats
I think you should begin with a few literacy classes before you put a poll together!
[quote][p][bold]jenkinsroy[/bold] wrote: what the hell is your M.P. doing about all this drugs--ante so-shale behaver on jobs- no homes new ones in Burnley you want to ask he .?? Instead of going to the house to talking rubbish and Showing him self up in the house and get ting shot down by labour he needs to get his house in order first . I am looking into all the lib-dem party in the all of Lancashire from one end to the over yes this dose include all the PENDLE SEATS . When I have finished my poll I will put all I find good !or bad! out there for all to see and make there mind up before we vote in MAY for new COUNCIL seats[/p][/quote]I think you should begin with a few literacy classes before you put a poll together! GracesDad
  • Score: 0

12:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.
Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?
Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke.

What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man.

Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look?

You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!!
Current evidence shows that cannabis smoking poses
a substantial hazard to our lungs, although we know far
less about the effects of cannabis smoke than the effects
of tobacco smoke. There are established links between
cannabis smoking and:
chronic coughing, wheezing, sputum production, tuberculosis,legion naires, disease, aspergillosis, airway obstruction, acute bronchitis, pneumothorax, and
lung cancer.
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?[/p][/quote]Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.[/p][/quote]Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?[/p][/quote]Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke. What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man. Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look? You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!![/p][/quote]Current evidence shows that cannabis smoking poses a substantial hazard to our lungs, although we know far less about the effects of cannabis smoke than the effects of tobacco smoke. There are established links between cannabis smoking and: chronic coughing, wheezing, sputum production, tuberculosis,legion naires, disease, aspergillosis, airway obstruction, acute bronchitis, pneumothorax, and lung cancer. Dr Martin
  • Score: 2

1:11pm Thu 27 Mar 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz
and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: -4

1:13pm Thu 27 Mar 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
GracesDad wrote:
shytalk wrote:
CVF420 wrote:
The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault.

Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF)
CVF Media Team
cvf420.org
The following risks are associated with cannabis use:

Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid.
Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal.
Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma.
Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure.
If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse.
If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness.
It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility.
If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected.
Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated.
Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems.
That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?
Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.
Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?
Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke.

What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man.

Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look?

You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!!
no but they got oral or throat cancer through beer and my doctor told me this plus also pancreaitus where blood comes out of ~EVERY orifice NOT nice sight
[quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GracesDad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CVF420[/bold] wrote: The sooner cannabis is legally regulated the better. Our current system of prohibition has been nothing less than an expensive, indefensible failure. Under a legal scheme, thousands of taxable jobs would be created, helping to massively boost our economy. It would also allow our police and court systems to focus on real crime, such as murder and assault. Cannabis Volunteer Force (CVF) CVF Media Team cvf420.org[/p][/quote]The following risks are associated with cannabis use: Even hardcore smokers can become anxious, panicky, suspicious or paranoid. Cannabis affects your co-ordination, which is one of the reasons why drug driving, like drink driving, is illegal. Some people think cannabis is harmless because it’s a plant, but it isn’t harmless. Cannabis, like tobacco, has lots of chemical 'nasties', which, with long-term or heavy use, can cause lung disease and possibly cancer. The risk is greater because cannabis is often mixed with tobacco and smoked without a filter. It can also make asthma worse, and cause wheezing in people without asthma. Cannabis itself can affect many different systems in the body, including the heart. It increases the heart rate and can affect blood pressure. If you have a history of mental health problems, taking cannabis is not a good idea. It can cause paranoia in the short term, but in those with a pre-existing psychotic illness, such as schizophrenia, it can contribute to relapse. If you use cannabis and have a family background of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, you may be at increased risk of developing a psychotic illness. It is reported that frequent use of cannabis can cut a man's sperm count and reduce sperm motility. It can suppress ovulation in women and so may affect fertility. If you’re pregnant, smoking cannabis frequently may increase the risk of the baby being born smaller than expected. Regular, heavy use of cannabis makes it difficult to learn and concentrate. Some people begin to feel tired all the time and can't seem to get motivated. Some users buy strong herbal cannabis (also known as skunk) to get ‘a bigger high’. Unpleasant reactions can be more powerful when you use strong cannabis, and it is possible that using strong cannabis repeatedly could increase the risk of harmful effects such as dependence or developing mental health problems. That is a quote from an NHS research document into the use of cannabis. and you think!!!!! it should be made legal?[/p][/quote]Now research the effects of alcohol consumption! The MOST harmful legal substance on the planet. There is no common sense to the laws of intoxicating substances in this and many other countries.[/p][/quote]Don't know anyone who has contracted lung cancer from a pint of beer though do you?[/p][/quote]Nobody ever contracted lung cancer because of cannabis either you dumbell. If any cannabis user is diagnosed with lung cancer, it's because they smoke tobacco. The human body has the means to deal with the tar caused by cannabis smoke. What I have seen is people die because of alcohol. Every single day in this country, millions are suffering because of the effects of alcohol. Between 60 and 80% of all admittances to A&E departments at weekends are due in some way, to alcohol consumption. 60 to 80% of incidents attended by police at weekends are due to the effects of alcohol. Women and children are beaten everyday due to the effects of alcohol. I could go on and on and on with statistics that prove alcohol is the most detrimental substance known to man. Do you still want to try and tell me that cannabis should remain illegal yet alcohol is not only legal but is promoted and advertised wherever you look? You sir/madam simply do not know what you are talking about!!![/p][/quote]no but they got oral or throat cancer through beer and my doctor told me this plus also pancreaitus where blood comes out of ~EVERY orifice NOT nice sight BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: 0

5:18pm Fri 28 Mar 14

DaveBurnley says...

BURNLEYITE40 wrote:
and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz
Not quite got the hang of the keyboard have you? Or perhaps the keys keep moving?
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE40[/bold] wrote: and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Not quite got the hang of the keyboard have you? Or perhaps the keys keep moving? DaveBurnley
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

BURNLEYITE40 says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
BURNLEYITE40 wrote:
and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz
Not quite got the hang of the keyboard have you? Or perhaps the keys keep moving?
omg how beatchy can one be for sake of a typo,even ppl av given u -3 points u REALLY ARE SAD !!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE40[/bold] wrote: and my com,ment got deleted all cos i said id av just left it n gone bk now n again n took some top buds every now n again LOLzzzzzzz[/p][/quote]Not quite got the hang of the keyboard have you? Or perhaps the keys keep moving?[/p][/quote]omg how beatchy can one be for sake of a typo,even ppl av given u -3 points u REALLY ARE SAD !!!!!!!!!! BURNLEYITE40
  • Score: -5

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