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Fire in abandoned pub leads to the discovery of 2,000 cannabis plants – The London Free Press

Article content When police were alerted to a fire in the basement of the Pioneer Hotel in Cwmfelinfach, a small village in southeast Wales, they discovered more than a few sputtering flames. They also uncovered 2,000 cannabis plants and hydroponic growing equipment in the abandoned pub, reports the Caerphilly Observer. Gwent Police report that nobody was injured in the small fire, which remains under investigation. “In excess of 2,000 plants of varying maturity were located at the premises, as well as hydroponics equipment,” notes a statement from police. More On This Topic Inspector Andrew Boucher is asking anyone who might […]

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Seth Rogen: Until cannabis is as accepted as beer, the black market will continue to thrive – The London Free Press

Article content continued For Rogen, highlighting how cannabis has helped fuel his creative process is necessary work in the continued battle against cannabis stigma. Rogen is also keenly aware of the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws and has used his platform to advocate for expungement for those who have been convicted of cannabis crimes. “Canadians deserve freedom, not forgiveness,” Rogen captioned an Instagram post last year while promoting the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty, a non-profit working towards cannabis justice and equity in Canada. Rogen has lent his voice to similar campaigns in the U.S., including narrating a video for National Expungement […]

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NBA legend Shawn Kemp is opening a cannabis dispensary in Seattle – The London Free Press

Article content The National Basketball Association (NBA) got an early warning about Shawn Kemp. While Kemp was enrolled at a small community college in Texas, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks hosted a dunk contest for fans. The top prize was the opportunity to practise with the team three times. Kemp, who was two years removed from high school at that point, not only won the contest with ease, but bullied the NBA players so badly in the ensuing practice that the Mavs didn’t let him return. “They let me practise the Friday, and they were like, ‘Yeah, you can’t come back […]

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How this small Manitoba town swayed public opinion about cannabis – The London Free Press

Article content continued The panel took questions from the community and the discussion covered everything from the history of cannabis to industry regulations and dispelling stoner stereotypes. “The image of the cannabis user being the stoner sitting on a couch eating Doritos every night is a very outdated stereotype that is just not at all true of most cannabis users,” Grobety told viewers. Batchelor shared the experiences of neighbouring communities that had allowed for cannabis retail and found there were no negative impacts. The months that passed since the petition first surfaced also gave the community time to sit with […]

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Ontario police see a spike in cannabis plants being stolen out of people's backyards – The London Free Press

Article content As Canadians start harvesting their homegrown cannabis, police are seeing a spike in reports of sticky-fingered bandits. That was the case recently for London’s Mike Nutt, whose backyard camera captured a thief hopping the fence, hacking down his plants, and then absconding, all in less than a minute. “He’s lucky I didn’t catch him,” Nutt told CTV London. More On This Topic According to Tanya Calvert, a corporate communications officer with the St. Thomas Police Service, last fall marked the services’ first report for cannabis theft. “We saw a trend begin and again this year we’ve seen another […]

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Two arrests over 'cannabis sweets' that saw 17 pupils taken to hospital in London – The Guardian

Two people have been arrested over an incident where 17 children at a north London school were taken to hospital after eating sweets thought to contain an active substance in cannabis. Police were called by the London ambulance service at about 11.45am on Monday to La Sainte Union Catholic school in Highgate. As a precaution 17 pupils from the girls’ secondary were taken to hospital. On Wednesday a 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and child neglect (exposure to harm). He was taken to a north London police station and released on bail. On Thursday, a […]

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E-cigarettes Are No Longer Better Alternatives to Smoking: How Tobacco-Free Dip May Be the Answer to Vaping Crisis – The London Economic

Since the beginning of e-cigarettes and vaping, both alternatives have been marketed as cessation aids for leaving cigarettes behind for good. While neither contains any tobacco, they do still contain nicotine, which is the addictive chemical found in cigarettes that keeps smokers hooked. After years of vaping and using e-cigarettes, smokers began to run into some issues; mainly that vaping and e-cigs really weren’t that far off from smoking cigarettes, and even had some detrimental effects on health. Recent studies have shown that vape juices can contain harmful chemicals, including one chemical called diethylene glycol, which is found in antifreeze. […]

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Owner turns detective to find the missing cannabis plant someone stole from his garden – The London Free Press

Usually, detectives follow leads, but in a recent case in Portland, Me, this amateur sleuth followed the leaves after his prized and impressively sized cannabis plant went missing from his garden. Shortly before 5:30 am this past Sunday, Jay York reports he was at home when he thought he heard a phone ring that wasn’t his, according to News Center Maine. Immediately concerned that someone was in his yard, where the four-month-old jewel of his garden was fenced and supposedly protected, he looked out the window and saw that, indeed, it was gone, having been ripped from the ground. He […]

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Thirteen teenagers taken to hospital after eating 'sweets' laced with cannabis compound at school in London – Sky News

Sweets that caused thirteen teenagers to become ill were laced with a psychoactive compound found in cannabis, police say. The confectionery – which the north London school pupils thought were normal treats – was believed to have contained tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC. The ambulance service was called shortly before midday to La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate, north London. The youngsters were treated at the scene and taken to hospital as a precaution but the Metropolitan Police said none are believed to be “seriously unwell”. The force said: “Police were called by London Ambulance Service at around 11.45am on […]

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13 North London schoolgirls hospitalised after eating sweets laced with cannabis chemical – My London

A group of schoolgirls were taken to hospital after eating sweets laced with the active chemical in cannabis at a North London school, it has been confirmed. The 13 pupils at La Sainte Union Catholic School, in Highgate, reported feeling unwell on Monday morning, October 5 after eating, what they believed to be sweets. As a precaution London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics were called and they were al taken to hospital. A Met Police spokesperson has now confirmed the sweets contained THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the active chemical in the Class B drug that produces the high sensation. How the THC laced […]

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