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With all eyes on Black Friday, retail kingpin Amazon UK moved that bit closer to fulfilling CEO Jeff Bezos' ultimate plan of becoming the everything store – by adding high-strength weed to its digital shelves. Thanks to an eagle eyed Reg reader, the scribes in Vulture Towers yesterday mused at the variety on offer from Amnesia …
no its still a controlled substance in the UK CBD and THC both are present in weed buds.
and lets be honest here, its chancers selling home grown weed under artificial light, aka skunk, claiming to be CBD only...pfft aye ok.
a growsers tip here, if you see the white crystals on flower buds, that aint CBD thats THC crystals ;o)
oh and check Ebay, posters have been trying ever since CBD was allowed to be prescribed in the UK, hell i even saw Moroccan slate being sold to make "tea" lololol
>> no its still a controlled substance in the UK CBD and THC both are present in weed buds.
Presence in buds does not make something an illegal substance. Else Chlorophyll would be illegal as well. It is the other way around - buds are illegal because they contain the banned THC.
CBD is legal in the UK by now, if sold as a food supplement. Currently, CBD oil in the UK can only have a maximum THC content of 0.2%. Any CBD oil with a higher THC content remains to be illegal and use is prohibited.
MY ex sister in law is Karen Gray. the lady who took the petition to downing street.
Now technically it may be legalised but it's astonishingly difficult for those in the tiny group who are eligible.
A GP cannot prescribe it.. only a specialist consultant at a hospital and not many places actually have that doctor placed yet.
It's pretty much only epileptics who can get it.
Also the ruling has also rescheduled CBD in a sense putting it into a grey area where a lot of CBD oil companies were worried about some of their products that had a tiny bit of THC in them and it was then debatable about whether CBD would then be illegal.
It's a mess.
People with cancer can't get it, people who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS... none can get it can't get it.
There are many other condition i haven't listed but those have to be a few of the bigger ones.
You know what the real kicker is?
Amber Rudd, the ex-home secretary..... her husband owns the only licensed commercial green house in the uk and is the huge exporter or cannabis products.....
I miss Lester. He seemed like the sort of chap who would've bought some and done a scientific "analysis", then written the findings up in an article.
Icon, because pipe and also boffin with a predilection for substances.
Oh, that was a bit knee-jerk.
The original commenter was only quoting from, you know, what actually happened.
I suggest you allow a little leeway for other opinions.
The OP was being a little selective with the truth, picking one instance of where the police let the community down badly (and I won't argue that they didn't), and drawing a biased conclusion about the ethnicity of those involved, largely because although this sort of crime does, very sadly, happen too often, it makes more headlines when those involved happen to be of Asian ethnic origin.
This is exactly what the convicted football hooligan "Tommy Robinson" (an alias he uses to hide his identity) was doing - "reporting" only on crimes committed by non-whites, and doing so in such a way as to prejudice (and therefore jeopardise) ongoing trials. He was convicted of contempt of court, because if he'd kept up his "free speech", sooner or later one of those trials would have collapsed as a result.
As for what the police were doing "instead". I suggest you look at some crime statistics. A big old portion of police time is spent dealing with domestic violence, which, given that most of the population of this country is white, consists largely of white-skinned scumbags beating up their partners. Sadly, this is so common, and goes on so much, that it never gets reported in the media because it's non-news.
It's not a case of "allowing leeway for other opinions", its a case of calling out bullshit.
Because who needs free speech, when it goes against you narritve, and god damn anyone who doesn't tow the partyline of diversity being our strength, while it eroding our previous core values and, the replacing said core values of those which are not mearly in conflict with our own, but outright reject them.
But, at least you had a generous heart to let these People run roughshod over your culture, and former Nation.
>But must leave the peodo gangs alone because of their ethnicity.
That's old school, like the 12 foot lizards and stuff. I'm sure there are pedophiles around -- active ones, that is -- but I've never gone for active rings, especially political. (Most people are or have been parents at some stage in their lives which throws a wholly different light on sexuality.)
I reckon the cops are short on resources because they're too busy watching the Ecuadorian embassy around the clock at the behest of the Americans. Its all about priorities....
In various places in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, you can pop in to an industrial unit and fill your car up with Red Diesel. There's signs for it on the road, along with the the wording "Available to the General Public".
Across Birmingham you can message a chap on Instagram, get his username for a private chat thing like Discord or Telegram, and you can request their "Menu" and provide a postcode and these guys will rock up to wherever you are with a quantity that would've normally got them put in prison for a length of time.
The issue being is that people in the UK do not give a hairy shite about the law any more, because they know damn well the police either aren't interested or there isn't enough of them to actually do their job. Anyone who's rang them recently to report a crime will testify to this.
And then you get that absolute clown of whoever she is (manages the Met Police), saying she'd rather her police investigated misogyny rather than burglaries. What a way to instill respect and trust in the police. Wow. Well bloody done.
"And then you get that absolute clown of whoever she is (manages the Met Police), saying she'd rather her police investigated misogyny rather than burglaries. What a way to instill respect and trust in the police. Wow. Well bloody done."
But she didn't say that, quite the opposite really :-/
"Sara Thornton, the chair of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), told her organisation’s annual conference that while recording complaints of misogynist abuse might be desirable, police did not have the time or resources."
@phuzz, there's some interesting stuff on the 'black market' in the UK in the last years of WWII and especially in the years following (to about 1952) when spivs and buying thins on the black market became the norm. Your local butcher would keep back a choice bit of pork of beef for you on a 'consideration', your other high street merchants did similar, and you got to know your local chap for other goodies. Some people refused to break the law, but many admitted that it was during this time of austerity and rationing that finally broke them of their honesty habit, and some historians date a general decline in respect for the law from this time. I am not 100% convinced, but it's interesting. Would we all enjoy St Trinian's so much without that admiration for the scofflaw?
An earlier date to consider, Tea smuggeling in the 18th century:
And with figures like "More than 3,000 tonnes of tea was smuggled into Britain a year by the late 1700s, with just 2,000 tonnes imported legally." That is either a few dishonest people drinking a hell of alot of tea, or or alot of people drinking suspiciously cheap tea no questions asked.
I imagine there will be some market for this in the coming years once we crash out of the EU end up with wto tarrifs and massive customs queues, what sane persons going to bubble up their suplier who's smuggleing in their tea and insulin
"Interesting, given that a cave is effectively defined by being the absence of a load of rock, surrounded by rock, how do you steal it? Did they come and fill it with concrete?"
Stealing a cave would be classed as upsizing. The only way to steal a cave would involve taking a significant proportion of the surrounding rock otherwise you'd be "stealing" just an empty space. So thank the thieves for the home improvements as they roll their new caravan away on the log rollers.
So at some point in the past there was a time when the British public were all entirely law abiding?
A historian writes...
No, not really, but it's interesting how views on what is just law and how it should be enforced have varied over the years. I'm currently deep in the 19th Century (but not in a Rees-Mogg sense, I'm actually learning from it) - there were as many crimes then as now, possibly more. And basically the same sort of things. Drunk and disorderly, driving furiously (a cart), not having a cart licence, rape, burglary, assault, paying wages in a pub...the usual. Remarkably few murders though.
What is fascinating is how these crimes were dealt with. Many people in rural areas didn't want to see their neighbours banged up for something they considered quite minor, and cases were 'compromised' before the trial. In many cases matters were dealt with locally without the Cardiganshire Constabulary getting involved at all. There was a tradition that if the judge arrived for the Assizes and there were no cases to try, he received a pair of white gloves. It happened a lot round here, not because there was no crime, but because the locals didn't want outsiders interfering.
And of course what was considered a crime by the state was not what the people always thought. Justice was the purlieu of the landlords, and they wanted to protect what was theirs (which was just about everything), so crimes like trespassing after game & theft of property got stomped on hard, whilst beating up the wife got a 10/- fine. Another reason why the little people preferred to stay away from costly English justice and handle matters themselves.
No, not really, but it's interesting how views on what is just law and how it should be enforced have varied over the years.
The thing about "scofflaws" is that, at various points in history, there have been various laws that warranted being scoffed at, Consider that at one time, 'buggery' was a *capital* crime. Short of force, threats, etc. it should never have been anyone's business where you wanted to put your little Austin Powers. Sometimes it seems that with all the bad things your government is doing, cheating on your taxes merely means they have less money to do bad things with. You want to sit at home and smoke a J? You're probably way less of a menace than the drunk down the street.
While the evidence in terms of studies is thin, it does suggest the stronger strains can have a negative effect on your mental health.
The theory I have heard is that there is more THC and less of a compond that helps to protect from potential negative effects in the stronger strains.
Then grow your own. Which a quick search on t'internet for "hydroponics suppliers" (other search terms are available) would show must be taking place on an epic scale.
I have within 10 miles, at least 5 industrial-unit size hydroponics suppliers. Lights, pumps. tents, accessories, nutrients, tools. They're open 7 days a week, and must be doing a good trade.
(Of course, internet suppliers exists as well).
Make sure you get the electrics right. Use a carbon filter. Don't sell. Pay for your electricity, and you've pretty much moved ahead of the numpties getting caught. Just live by DON'T SMELL, DON'T TELL, DON'T SELL and you'll be alright.
...and hope that the local police helicopter doesn't spot the suspicious heat signature from your shed, followed by a visit at 4am from a squad with the Big Red Door Knocker.
Happened to an acquantaince of mine, who keeps reptiles. Apparently the signature from their heat lamp was suspiscious enough to get a visit from the plod.
My advice would be to not smoke so much weed that you need to grow your own. I've no problem with people smoking the stuff, but by f*ck does it make you a boring person if you smoke a lot of it.
he either doesn't have a clue, or he's lying, or spewing usual PR bullshit. You can NOT report your "concerns" to the cops. You can try - at best:
1. at your nearest police station (that's a good few miles in goode olde Londone, since they removed the one within 1.5 mile distance. Oh well, get on with it!
2. TRY to call a 15p per connection number, which takes, on average, 30 - 60 min to get through to,
3. hope that YOU are the victim, or that you KNOW THE VICTIM, when you report a crime online (if neither applies, half-way through an arduous online form, you can fuck right off)
4. hope that it was a VIOLENT crime, in which case, you can use the usual 112
5. spiff on amazon? don't bother, the cops themselves admit they don't have resources to tackle violont crimes, so what's the chance of a thorough investigation into the mastermind scheme of spiff-selling on amazon?
Crime PAYS. You don't even have to be smart to get away with it.
RE: Point 4.
According to the BBC yesterday, Police are tired of dealing with Violent crimes, and are urging the public to step up 'if they feel they can'
- sounds like one of those carnival boxing challenges - Step right up, Step right up, go a round with 'mickey the knife' and win a night out with a police officer.
Yep. We are taught crime doesn't pay. Well, that's only true for about 10% of all crimes reported.
There was an article kicking about just this morning about a town with 90k inhabitants and TEN police officers maximum on duty on a fri/saturday night.
The local station has also been closed so anyone they do actually catch necessitates a 30 mile trip (taking two officers and a car away) to the nearest station to be processed.
Sorry it's the mail;
what's the chance of a thorough investigation into the mastermind scheme of spiff-selling on amazon?
About 100%. Because, it's all sitting right there on a silver platter.
The observation is that the KPI's (metrics driven policing) favours the kind of police work where one doesn't have to leave ones desk at all and especially where one can manage to open and conclude the investigation in a very short time - like someone maybe placing a gollywog in the window.
Anything that seems hard and might take a while, the police are not very keen to get involved in because the "case closed per plod-hour" or whatever the hell KPI they are gaming in NPM-la-la-land for a large, complicated, investigation doesn't really move that needle on promotions and bonuses "per GBP of the budget" invested as much as trivial cases do!
Theresa May is the scourge of the land here also!
"It's not all of the US, only certain states at this point."
Feds say it's illegal, so it's still illegal across all of the USA. But for the majority of use and possession, it's not a federal offence. So actually getting prosecuted is pretty unfeasible.
It's still illegal in the Netherlands too, not that you would notice.
State Laws trump Federal laws, at the local level. I think you will find that Federal Laws only ever kick in at the Interstate level. As noted only a few of the whole, something like 1/5th of the Country right now has laws allowing for medical marijuana use. That means the other 4/5ths don't.
It's not all of the US, only certain states at this point.
And it tends to be the non-conservative and more urbanized states.
Outside the USA, people often misunderstand the mish-mash of local, state, and federal laws.
In the south there are still dry counties where it's illegal ever to sell alcohol. I can think of at least one dry city in Texas that's also dry - you have to go to the store just outside the city limits to buy beer.
Interesting problem for dealers in California is that all transactions have to be in cash, kind of nostalgic really, because Federal law prohibits banks from handling proceeds of criminal (from the Fed's point of view) activity. And cash deposits over $9,999 are reported to the Feds under money laundering laws.
Dealers still have to pay federal tax, you're required to report all income including (and it says this on the tax form) illegal income. Which is how they got Al Capone.
Federal law prohibits banks from handling proceeds of criminal (from the Fed's point of view) activity. And cash deposits over $9,999 are reported to the Feds under money laundering laws.
So use cash to buy all your groceries, petrol, and various other daily expenses, until you get your numbers lower...
There’s a balance, as ever. You smoke dope in public, on premises, public land and guess what, you know the answer. Go to jail. Make synthetic evil weed, guess what. Go to jail. Charge a 100x margin for an extract from the same Airport warehouse. Don’t go to jail. The sky doesn’t fall, do it properly, people are people and to be honest, evil technology architect is definitely a promotion in the cool and money stakes. #twoprinters
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