back to article 'Completely offended' Sheila calls cops over price-gouging ganja dealer

Aussie coppers have got into the consumer rights business after a distraught stoner turned to them to complain about profiteering by her local pot dealer. The Northern Territory's Police, Fire and Emergency Services social media team took to Facebook on Sunday to ask followers: "Is your drug dealer ripping you off?" The …

  1. Cereberus
    Trollface

    We have OFWAT, OFCOM, OFSTED.......

    Oz should follow suit then refer her to OFDRUG, or would that be OZDRUG

    1. Hans Neeson-Bumpsadese Silver badge

      Depends on the strength of the drug - OFFHEAD, perhaps?

      1. hplasm Silver badge
        Happy

        Obv...

        OFFTITS.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This:

    "Apparently dope is largely decriminalised in the Northern Territory, with cops far more focused on the threat of drugs like crystal meth. ®"

    Its a shame the majority of the rest of the world doesn't follow that advice.

    1. yossarianuk

      Re: This:

      This backward Britain making whipped cream is now a drug offence.

      1. Rich 11 Silver badge

        Re: This:

        As is cake.

        1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

          Re: This:

          "As is cake."

          Incorrect. If you carefully read Section7, sub-section D, Para Iv, you'll find that a good lawyer could argue that possession of cake is still legal. It's only the act of eating it which is unlawful.

      2. chivo243 Silver badge

        Re: This:

        I heard that thinking of the molecules that make the active substance in cannabis is illegal...

        Whatever you do don't think of Carbon!

        1. Mark 85 Silver badge

          Re: This:

          Careful with that word "carbon"... you'll antagonize the Climate people... both sides and we'll end up with a shouty filled comments section.

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: This:

            But imagine their confusion. Cannabis... containing carbon. Duuuude, which one to cut down on?

            1. missingegg

              Re: This:

              No confusion there: that's why you breath in deeply and hold it. To capture as much "carbon" as possible. It's all very green.

              At least, so I've heard. Wouldn't know myself, of course.

              1. Tim Jenkins

                Re: This:

                "that's why you breath in deeply and hold it. To capture as much "carbon" as possible. It's all very green."

                Not if you're leaking methane from t'other end...

                Darn you, lentil-fueled vegan tokers, darn you to heck!

    2. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: This:

      When the US of all places has vaguely sensible drug policies (in a few states), the rest of the world needs to buck up it's ideas.

  3. MrDamage

    legalise it

    Not only would the govt benefit from the tax they would reap, but social costs would be lower, as more children would grow up with smiling parents who love pizza, instead of drunk parents who like to punch on.

    1. Blitheringeejit
      Childcatcher

      @Mr Damage Re: legalise it

      "parents who love pizza"

      Haven't you heard that there's an epidemic of childhood obesity? The last thing we need is parents with the munchies setting them a bad example!

  4. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    So if it's decrimmed...

    ...how about a bit of comparing local offers and getting the cheaper ones?

    1. Oldfogey
      Holmes

      Re: So if it's decrimmed...

      Confused.com??

      Tripadvisor??

      Just make sure it's really good shit Sherlock.

      1. Huw D

        Re: So if it's decrimmed...

        comparethemarkup.com, surely?

  5. mourner

    Agreed. Legalise, regulate and tax it as per tobacco and alcohol.

    Then focus policing on the black market sellers - who when caught can be slammed with double whammy charges of unlicensed distribution and avoiding HMRC & Import / Excise duties, the latter of which should see them in chokey until the next millennia.

    With tobacco tax take nose-diving the cannabis taxes would surely be most welcome by HM Treasury. The police would also appreciate it I'm sure - they have better things to do than wasting time cautioning or prosecuting endless piles of people who have a tiny amount found in their possession.

    I can't see any of the above coming to pass unless we somehow get a Liberal or Independent dominated Parliament. The rest all seem far too concerned that someone somewhere might be enjoying themselves and that really ought to be stamped out in order to best chase the wet dream of eternal and exponential "growth".

    Not a partaker of the stuff myself but the above would really seem the most sane approach at this point.

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