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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2008, 03:17:22 PM »
Nice title
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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2008, 04:36:51 PM »
My brother and his pardners smoked and blew the smoke into a paper bag, caught my neighbours cat and force its head into the bag.

That cat look like Pepe Le Pew, it was bouncing off the walls.

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« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2008, 05:16:44 PM »
My brother and his pardners smoked and blew the smoke into a paper bag, caught my neighbours cat and force its head into the bag.

That cat look like Pepe Le Pew, it was bouncing off the walls.

Ah like dat one LOL :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Licensed to sell ganja - History of ganja use in Trinidad
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2008, 07:57:49 AM »
http://www.trinidadexpress.com/index.pl/article_news?id=161399396

Every year many young men are arrested on marijuana charges.

They fill already overcrowded jail cells, clog up the judicial system, and the police spend much of their limited resources attempting to fight a crime that affects mainly the user. As more countries change their attitudes, and laws to allow the use of this herb for medical reasons, the question has been asked time and time again, isn't it time for Trinidad and Tobago to decriminalise marijuana for personal use?

Today, in the second part of the Ganja series, Nazma Muller travels the mystic trail that brought the herb to this country - from its use in devotion rituals to the god Shivain India, to shops on sugar cane estates during indentureship, to its present-day incarnation as the "healing of the nation" for Rastafari.


The sign outside the shop reads "Govt Authorised Bhang Shop". Inside the owner rattles off the various levels of potency of his bhang lassi. "Okay, you have normally strong," he says with a straight face, "super-duper-sexy strong, and full-power 24-hour, no toilet, no shower."

The place is Rajasthan, India; the time August 2006; and British celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain is about to get stoned out of his mind on the Travel Channel.

Bhang lassi is a special yogurt drink that contains a liquid derivative of marijuana. It is legal in many parts of India today and mainly used for religious purposes, particularly during the festival of Holi (what we call Phagwa), when pakoras (snacks like kachoree, saheena and bhaigani) containing bhang are eaten.

Bourdain orders a 'super-duper-sexy strong' lassi. The owner blends some yogurt with water, salt, pepper, ice and a tablespoon of ganja until the drink is frothy. The chef gulps the drink down and declares it 'delicious'. Then, expecting to feel the pangs of hunger very soon, he orders a few bhang cookies and bhang chocolate, and heads back to his hotel room to "mellow out".


A century and a half earlier...

Ram sat down wearily. He could barely move - his back was sore from bending, his palms covered in calluses and he felt as if his skin was on fire. The sun had been terrible today. He looked out over the cane, and yearned for his family and friends back in India. His village in Biharseemed so far away. Feeling tears form in the corner of his eyes, he reached for the tin of ganja on the shelf above his head. Sniffling, he rolled a joint and settled himself in his hammock. 

The place was a sugar cane estate in Trinidad; the time 1850 or thereabouts; and an ordinary East Indian labourer was about to get stoned out of his mind.

"It came with the British," historian Gerry Besson corrects me gently. "The Indians were in charge of very little."

Contrary to popular myth, it was not the indentured labourers who "brought" ganja to Trinidad, but the colonial authorities. "No doubt somebody had a little bit in their pocket when they arrived on the boat," Besson commented wryly.

A publisher and "amateur historian", as he calls himself, Besson is the author of works such as The Mystic Masseur, an excerpt from the film by Merchant Ivory and essays on the East Indian community,   along with celebrated Kittitian writer Caryl Phillips; A Photograph Album of Trinidad at the Turn of the 19th Century; Folklore & Legends of Trinidad and Tobago; and The Book of Trinidad, which he co-authored with UWI professor of history Bridget Brereton.

As he tells it, ganja was introduced to this country by the British, together with opium. "It is important to remark that these narcotics were not perceived as illegal in that time," Besson said. "This was not an illegal substance in the decades of the 1840s, '50s and '60s. It was just one of the many chemicals that were used for all sorts of purposes - along with arsenic, gunpowder, etc - that had to be quantified. It had to go through Customs and that sort of thing."

The British, drawing on their experience of colonialism in India, fully understood the purpose and use of ganja in religious practices by Hindus. Called ganjika in Sanskrit, marijuana was used in Hindu culture as early as 1500 BC, and its ancient use is confirmed within the Vedas (Sama Veda, Rig Vedaand Atharva Veda). The most potent preparation, charas, is similar to hashish or "hash". Charas is smoked by some Shiva devotees and cannabis itself is seen as a gift ("prasad" or offering) of Shiva to aid in sadhana (spiritual practice). Some of the wandering ascetics in India known as sadhus smoke charas out of a clay chillu. High-caste Hindus, who are not permitted to use alcohol, may drink bhang at religious ceremonies, and as an intoxicant at marriage ceremonies and family festivals.

Bhang was used by labourers "to relax at the end of the day; to relieve fatigue; to obtain a sense of well-being; to stimulate appetite; and to enable them to bear more cheerfully the strain and monotony of ... daily routines", reported The National Commission on Marihuana And Drug Abuse to the President and Congress of the United States on March 22, 1972.

"So this was one of the few facilities that was really offered to indentures," explained Besson. The colonial authorities allowed ganja to be sold under licence in shops on the sugar cane estates. The distilleries on the estates produced "a rather apocalyptic rum", according to Besson, and so to discourage the men from drinking rum - they were here, after all, without wives or families, and many were confined to the estates - the British supplied them with ganja.

Alcohol was far more dangerous to the body, the mind and the environment. "And there was the very real problem of Indians drinking too much rum," Besson pointed out. "There still is." 

And so the likes of Huggins and Company, and Alstons, imported ganja on behalf of the authorities.

There are still battered black signs with white writing that say 'Licensed to sell ganja' in some parts of Trinidad. Besson said he had seen one at a place on the north coast which used to be an estate. "This (marijuana) was something you could go and buy in a shop. You just carried your birth certificate to show you were over 18 and that was that."

So what changed the British attitude towards marijuana?

In the early 1900s, partly as a response to attempts by administrators to tax the Indian poor, bureaucrats initiated a study of ganja as a hallucinogen in India. They looked at the effects on the minds and came to the conclusion that it was making the natives crazy.

"What they may have seen was malnutrition among very poor people, aided and abetted by smoking half a pound of marijuana a day," mused Besson.

This would eventually lead to ganja becoming a highly controlled substance, then an eventual ban in India. 

However, up until the 1940s and '50s, it was still widely used in the countryside in Trinidad. The last of the Indian immigrants arrived in 1917, and immigration stopped in 1920. The people who came in 1917 still lived in barracks and smoked their ganja at

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Re: Licensed to sell ganja - History of ganja use in Trinidad
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2008, 11:26:50 AM »
Sat, please weigh in on the weight.
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'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2009, 10:22:49 PM »
'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
By Joel Julien (T&T Express)


CURTIS LAWRENCE, concerned about his son's arrest, went to court to look for him on Monday. The problem, though, was that Lawrence forgot some marijuana in his pocket.

And for his absent-mindedness, the 49-year-old will have to pay $1,200 in one day's time or go to jail for two months.

Lawrence yesterday appeared before Magistrate Adrian Darmanie in the Tunapuna Second Magistrate's Court charged with possession of 0.9 grammes of marijuana.

Lawrence, who was represented by attorney Yaseen Ali, pleaded guilty to the charge.

The drama unfolded around 9.15 a.m. on Monday when Lawrence tried to walk through the scanners at the entrance to the court. During that routine search, estate constable David Wickham, of the Judiciary Security Unit, found the illegal substance in Lawrence's pants pocket. The ganja was hidden inside of an empty du Maurier pack.

Lawrence, a self-proclaimed ganja smoker for the past ten years, told the court that he intended to quit the habit for his 50th birthday next month, and would use this opportunity to finally stop once and for all.

"This is one of the most stupid things I have ever seen," Ali told Darmanie as he made a leniency plea for Lawrence.

However, Ali said that although his client's action was without a doubt a foolish act, Lawrence had just forgotten the weed in his pocket.

"He is more fool than brave," Ali told the court as he tried to prove that his client did not intend to intentionally enter the court with the illegal drug.

Lawrence's son is still before the court charged with an altercation in a maxi-taxi.

Darmanie also praised Wickham for his "diligent work" in finding the drugs on Lawrence.
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Re: 'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2009, 06:09:44 AM »
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"This is one of the most stupid things I have ever seen,"............................."He is more fool than brave,"


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That he would say this in court. :rotfl: :rotfl:
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Re: 'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2009, 07:01:47 AM »
 ;D
I would have loved to see his son's face. He just finished telling the other inmates how daddy coming to rescue him and then he finds out daddy turned up and got himself arrested for being more foolish than brave...lol

truth better than fiction oui... :D

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Re: 'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2009, 05:02:14 PM »
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Re: 'Forgetful' dad enters court with ganja
« Reply #39 on: June 18, 2009, 04:03:42 AM »
He start bunning weed at 39?
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« Reply #40 on: June 18, 2009, 07:43:11 AM »
he eh stopping at 50 neither       8)

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First U.S. marijuana cafe opens for business in Portland
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2009, 08:44:12 PM »

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/11/15/first-u-s-marijuana-cafe-opens-for-business-in-portland/

First U.S. marijuana cafe opens for business in Portland

Cancel your flight to Amsterdam – the U.S. just got its first marijuana cafe on Friday. Located in Portland, Ore., the Cannabis Cafe shows how attitudes have changed since the Obama administration moved into the White House. A month ago, President Barack Obama told federal attorneys to ease off medical marijuana prosecutions.

The widening use of medicinal marijuana has forced governments into a tenuous legal balancing act, according to a Reuters report. Some states passed legislation to allow it, starting with California in 1996. Nonetheless, a federal ban remains in place. The operation of businesses like the Cannabis Cafe, as well as marijuana establishments in California, has been possible as long as federal authorities have chosen not to pursue them. Unlike the shops in California, though, the Portland establishment is the first in the U.S. where certified medical marijuana users can both acquire and consume their marijuana, as long as they stay out of public view.
Madeline Martinez, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Oregon, says that the Cannabis Club "represents personal freedom, finally, for our members." NORML supports legislation to legalize marijuana.
"Our plans go beyond serving food and marijuana," Martinez continues. "We hope to have classes, seminars, even a Cannabis Community College, based here to help people learn about growing and other uses for cannabis."

The Food is For Sale, but the Pot is Free
The Cannabis Cafe's new home is a two-story building with an interesting past. Once upon a time, it was occupied by a speakeasy, and later, an adult entertainment club called Rumpspankers. The Cannabis Cafe is a private club, but any Oregon resident who is a member of NORML and has an official medical marijuana card can gain entry.

Members pay $25 a month for use of the cafe, which has a capacity of 100. The product offered is not sold. Rather, it's provided free over the counter from the "budtenders" employed by the establishment. Food, of course, is available for purchase, but the club doesn't have a liquor license. (Why bother?)
The potential market for the Cannabis Cafe is small, but likely committed. Approximately 21,000 patients are registered to use medical marijuana in Oregon, with doctors prescribing the drug for a wide range of illnesses, among them Alzheimer's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Tourette's syndrome.

Eric Solomon, the proprietor, says he still just runs a coffee shop and events venue, as he did before he converted it to the current format, but he says, "now it will be cannabis-themed." Film festivals and dances are expected for the second floor ballroom, not to mentioned marijuana-themed weddings.
Neighboring businesses have mixed feelings about the new cafe, but they are hopeful that it will benefit them, too. David Bell, who works at a nearby boutique, is "withholding judgment." He notes, "There's no precedent for it. We don't know what to expect. But it would great if it brought some customers into our store."

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Re: First U.S. marijuana cafe opens for business in Portland
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2009, 12:04:31 PM »
Oregon must have a lot of happy people now lol.

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743 pounds of marijuana found in septic tank truck, Arizona police say
« Reply #43 on: January 30, 2010, 08:18:41 AM »
743 pounds of marijuana found in septic tank truck, Arizona police say
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In a messy drug bust this week, investigators uncovered more than 700 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a septic tank truck full of human waste, Arizona police said Friday.

And the search of the truck was as awful as it sounds.

"Yeah, that really does suck," Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves told CNN. "It's a long way to go to make a bust."

Hidden in the holding tank of the truck were 743 pounds of pot, worth about $409,000 on the street, police said in a news release.

An officer pulled over the septic tank truck Wednesday after a check of the license showed it was invalid, police said. The truck was headed northbound on I-19 and stopped about 35 miles south of Tucson, Arizona. Police patrolling the area tend to be more vigilant, Graves said, because the interstate -- which leads directly to Mexico -- is a major thoroughfare for drug and human trafficking.

After the stop, the officer discovered that the commercial vehicle markings on the truck were also invalid. A subsequent search revealed the bales of marijuana in red and orange packages amid the waste.

"It just shows how desperate these drug cartels are," Graves said. "They'll go to any lengths to conceal their product. We've seen it concealed [among] watermelons, bell peppers. This is the first time we've seen it concealed in human waste."

Police arrested the driver, Leonard Salcido, 24, of Tucson, and charged him with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana, police said.

The bust was not the largest for Arizona police. In 2008, police found more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana in a fake UPS truck, Graves said.

Wednesday's smelly pot was just one major bust this week. On Thursday, police confiscated $681,000 worth of methamphetamine concealed in the false floor of a vehicle.

The driver was stopped for speeding on I-17 near Camp Verde, Arizona, police said. The officer asked to search the vehicle and found 15 pounds of meth, police said.
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« Reply #45 on: January 30, 2010, 10:01:25 AM »
now dat is real CACA DIVIN oui

dat would have been some goood "shit" ;D
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That weed is the S***!
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« Reply #47 on: January 31, 2010, 05:17:44 PM »
Pass dat sh*t nah.... :devil:
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Re: 743 pounds of marijuana found in septic tank truck, Arizona police say
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2010, 08:23:00 PM »
Probably not the first time.
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Pot legalization measure headed to California ballot, advocates say
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Pot legalization measure headed to California ballot, advocates say
By Alan Silverleib (CNN.com)


(CNN) – California voters will be able to decide this fall whether their state will be the first in the nation to legalize the possession of marijuana for nonmedicinal uses, advocates claimed Wednesday, saying they have the needed signatures for a ballot initiative.

The proposed ballot initiative legalizing adults' possession of up to one ounce of marijuana has collected almost 700,000 signatures, according to a statement from the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based organization.

Roughly 434,000 signatures are required to place an initiative on statewide ballot in California this year, the statement said. State election officials are expected to validate the signatures Wednesday, it said.

City and county governments would be allowed to imposed a sales tax under the proposed statute. They also would be allowed to establish local ordinances relating to distribution.

California first enacted a law allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana in 1996, according Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Steve Fox. Fourteen states now allow medical marijuana, he said.
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« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2010, 06:37:32 AM »
Synthetic Marijuana Spurs State Bans



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ST. LOUIS — Seated at a hookah lounge in the Tower Grove district, Albert Kuo trained his lighter above a marbleized glass pipe stuffed with synthetic marijuana. Inhaling deeply, Mr. Kuo, an art student at an area college, singed the pipe’s leafy contents, emitting a musky cloud of smoke into the afternoon light.


“I know it’s not going to kill me,” said Mr. Kuo, who likened the drug’s effects to clove cigarettes. “It’s a waste of time, effort and money to ban something like this.”

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signed a bill prohibiting possession of K2. Missouri is the nation’s eighth state this year to ban the substance, which has sent users to emergency rooms across the country complaining of everything from elevated heart rates and paranoia to vomiting and hallucinations.

Investigators blame the drug in at least one death, and this month, Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas, a Democrat, signed an emergency order banning the substance. Similar prohibitions are pending in at least six other states, including Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Ohio, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

“It’s like a tidal wave,” said Ward Franz, the state representative who sponsored Missouri’s legislation. “It’s almost an epidemic. We’re seeing middle-school kids walking into stores and buying it.”

Often marketed as incense, K2 — which is also known as Spice, Demon or Genie — is sold openly in gas stations, head shops and, of course, online. It can sell for as much as $40 per gram. The substance is banned in many European countries, but by marketing it as incense and clearly stating that it is not for human consumption, domestic sellers have managed to evade federal regulation.

“Everybody knows it’s not incense,” said Barbara Carreno, a spokeswoman for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. “That’s done with a wink and a nod.”

First developed in the lab of a Clemson University chemist, John W. Huffman, K2’s active ingredients are synthetic cannabinoids — research-grade chemicals that were created for therapeutic purposes but can also mimic the narcotic effects of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

In a statement, Mr. Huffman said the chemicals were not intended for human use. He added that his lab had developed them for research purposes only, and that “their effects in humans have not been studied and they could very well have toxic effects.”

Nevertheless, pure forms of the chemical are available online, and investigators believe that many sellers are buying bulk quantities, mixing them with a potpourrilike blend of herbs and labeling the substance K2.

“It’s not like there’s one K2 distributor — everybody is making their own stuff, calling it K2 and selling it, which is the most unnerving aspect,” said Dr. Christopher Rosenbaum, an assistant professor of toxicology at the University of Massachusetts who is studying the effects of K2 in emergency room patients.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that so far this year there have been 567 K2-related calls, up from 13 in 2009. But investigators add that no one is really certain what is in K2, and people are arriving at emergency rooms with symptoms that would not normally be associated with marijuana or a synthetic form of the drug.

“I don’t know how many people are going for a box of doughnuts after smoking K2, but they’re sure getting some other symptoms,” said Dr. Anthony Scalzo, a professor of emergency medicine at the St. Louis University who first reported a rise in K2-related cases and is collaborating with Dr. Rosenbaum in researching K2’s effects. “These are very anxious, agitated people that are requiring several doses of sedatives.”

Dr. Scalzo, who is also the medical director for the Missouri Poison Control Center, added that although tests had found cannabinoids in K2, it was unclear “whether the reaction we’re seeing is just because of dose effect, or if there’s something in there we haven’t found yet.”

That question remains at the center of an investigation into the death of David Rozga, an Iowa teenager who last month committed suicide shortly after smoking K2. Mr. Rozga, 18, had graduated from high school one week earlier and was planning to attend college in the fall.

According to the police report, Mr. Rozga smoked the substance with friends and then began “freaking out,” saying he was “going to hell.” He then returned to his parents’ house, grabbed a rifle from the family’s gun room and shot himself in the head.

“There was nothing in the investigation to show he was depressed or sad or anything,” said Detective Sgt. Brian Sher of the Indianola Police Department, who led the investigation. “I’ve seen it all. I don’t know what else to attribute it to. It has to be K2.”

But many users say they are undaunted by reports of negative reactions to the drug. K2 does not show up on drug tests, and users say that while they would like to know what is in it, they would take their chances if it means a clean urine test.

The Missouri ban, which goes into effect Aug. 28, prohibits several cannabinoids that investigators have found in K2 and related products. Nevertheless, investigators and researchers say that bans like the one in Missouri are little more than “Band-Aids” that street chemists can sidestep with a slight alteration to a chemical’s molecular structure.

“Once it goes illegal, I already have something to replace it with,” said Micah Riggs, who sells the product at his coffee shop in Kansas City. “There are hundreds of these synthetics, and we just go about it a couple of them at a time.”

Investigators say that a more effective ban might arise once the Drug Enforcement Administration completes its review of cannabinoids, placing them under the Controlled Substances Act. Currently, however, only one such substance is controlled under the act, though the agency has listed four others as “chemicals of concern.”

“It’s hard to keep up with everything,” said Ms. Carreno of the D.E.A., adding, “The process of scheduling something is thorough and time consuming, and there are a lot of gifted chemists out there.”

Meanwhile, states are largely on their own when it comes to controlling this new breed of synthetic cannabis, which often comes down to a game of cat-and-mouse where law enforcement agents, politicians, users and their families must formulate new responses as each iteration of a drug comes to market.

“Where does a parent go to get answers?” asked Mike Rozga, who said he learned of K2 only after his son’s death. “We talk to our kids about sex. We talk to our kids about drugs, and we talk to our kids about drinking and being responsible. But how can you talk to your kids about something you don’t even know about?”

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Man arrested after asking police how much marijuana he could grow
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2011, 09:43:57 AM »
Man arrested after asking police how much marijuana he could grow
By Tom Cleary (newstimes.com)


All he wanted was a little free legal advice. Unfortunately for one Farmington man, he decided to dial 911 instead of a lawyer.

In a tape of a Thursday night 911 call made available by Farmington police, a man identified by police as Robert Michelson, 21, of Farmington, asks how much trouble he'd get into for growing one marijuana plant. The dispatcher advises that he could be arrested, at which point the caller thanks the dispatcher and hangs up.

Police were able to trace the call back to an address on Waterville Road. Narcotics officers from Farmington went to the house and allegedly discovered that Michelson was growing marijuana there. Michelson allegedly admitted that he had spent "a lot of money online buying everything he needed to grow marijuana, including the seeds," police said. Officers seized a small amount of marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia for smoking and growing the drug, police said.

During the conversation with the dispatcher, the man identified by police as Michelson is asked what his emergency is, and he replies "Uh, let's not get into that yet."

It all goes down hill from there, as the caller learns that he can indeed get into trouble for growing just one marijuana plant.

"Well, I have a legal question," the caller said.

"Is it life threatening or an active crime in progress?" the dispatcher asked.

The caller said, "Crime in progress, possibly."

After being asked, "What's going on?" by the dispatcher, the caller said, "I was just growing some marijuana and I was just wondering what, how much trouble you can get in for one plant."

The dispatcher asked how big the plant was and the caller responded that it is a seedling. The dispatcher then told him he could get arrested for possession, so the caller thanked him and hung up.

Michelson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, illegal cultivation of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $5,000 bond.

But before he left the police station, Michelson reportedly gave one final goodbye to the dispatcher: two middle fingers, "presumably for doing such a good job," police said.
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Re: Man arrested after asking police how much marijuana he could grow
« Reply #52 on: February 06, 2011, 09:57:21 AM »
Mr Michelson call the police to find out how he can legally break the law  :rotfl:

He shoulda call jack instead  :beermug:
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Re: Man arrested after asking police how much marijuana he could grow
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2011, 10:18:08 AM »
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Re: Man arrested after asking police how much marijuana he could grow
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2011, 10:51:01 AM »
He soppoze to tell the police that is nuttin lets move on .
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Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2011, 07:43:21 AM »
trust me...manning know where he was coming from...i seriously doubt anything will come out of this as daddy payroll is huge....ask him bout monos island one time
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Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe


The Prime Minister’s “handpicked choice” for chairman of a state board has been assisting police in connection

with a $2 million marijuana haul. The recent appointment of the well-known businessman to the board has left

some members of the Cabinet in shock over the decision and even raised eyebrows among concerned party

supporters. The board member—who is reportedly said to be the preferred choice in spite of concerns raised by

certain supporters—was in April quizzed by the Organised Crime and Narcotics Unit (OCNU) in relation to the

marijuana bust at the Point Lisas Port over the Easter weekend.

Police officers discovered close to $2 million worth of compressed marijuana in the container belonging to the

popular businessman.


Probing by Sunday Guardian and official government records confirmed that the board member is the owner of

an established company. The company’s telephone number is also listed under the board member’s name.

Telephone calls to the businessman’s place yesterday and conversations with a member of staff, further

corroborated that the board member is the owner of the company. In fact, in a list of preferred companies

certified by the Ministry of Trade and Industry as at July 2009, the board member is listed as an authorised

business operation. However, the document failed to list the first name of the board member and only states

the middle name and surname.


OCNU, Customs: Investigations ongoing

Yesterday both officers of the OCNU and the Customs and Excise Division confirmed to Sunday Guardian that

investigation into the matter is ongoing. The drug haul, police reports stated, occurred over the Easter

weekend. However, up to yesterday police officers were still trying to piece together how the illegal drug ended

up in the container. According to police reports, officers of the OCNU acting on a tip off swooped down on the

port and intercepted the container that was shipped from Jamaica. The container was listed at Customs as

containing legal items to be sold by the businessman. Police officers conducting a search however discovered

millions of dollars in compressed and packaged marijuana. The container was impounded by police who launched

an investigation.


Party members: It’s embarrassing

Top party sources have revealed to Sunday Guardian that the board member played an integral role in the

children’s gift distribution during the Christmas season last year. “This entire situation is really embarrassing.

This appointment is not sitting right at all. This particular individual was recently helping police with

investigations regarding an illegal operation and now he is a board member. It is not looking right. “We fought

an election on transparency and we must live up to this. Quite frankly, this particular board member has no

right sitting on a state board given the current investigation,” a top party source revealed. Several attempts to

contact the Prime Minister for comment on the matter proved futile last night.


Warner, Roopnarine: We do not appoint boards

However, Minister of Works and Transport Jack Warner and Junior Minister in his ministry, Stacy Roopnarine

who are both members of the Cabinet distanced themselves from any wrongdoing. Both said they had no

authority over the appointment of board members. “We had no say in that appointment. The chairman in

question was appointed by the boards committee and then the appointment was ratified by Cabinet. We have

no say in appointing board members,” both Ministers reiterated during an interview at Queen’s Park Savannah

where the ministry held its environmental, health and safety walk.
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Re: Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2011, 10:10:41 AM »
Sometimes I does wonder what is the point of some of these news articles if they not naming names... is like reading decommissioned files from the CIA, yuh getting bits and pieces of the story but the real important points redacted with ah black marker.

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Re: Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2011, 10:32:10 AM »
T&T laws....

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Re: Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2011, 12:54:50 PM »
now ah raking mih brain trying to remember this drug bust and which board get appointed recently so ah could figure out who is de Chairman.....

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Re: Handpicked state chairman assists cops in $2M marijuana probe
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2011, 03:03:07 PM »
Was not here Easter weekend so eh have a clue but call a name nah.
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