A medical marijuana smoker plans to bring in the New Year by rolling a one meter long marijuana joint. Los Angeles resident, Brett Stone, plans to use 112 grams of marijuana after learning that the previous record for a joint contained just 100 grams. Mr. Stone, 48, runs the medical marijuana website dabronxnews.com. He said that he is ensuring that this record attempt remains fully legal and plans to smoke the joint in the local medical marijuana collective and turn it into a fundraising effort. He plans to make an even bigger joint for the upcoming Super Bowl series in February next year.
December 4th 2006
Police have busted Europe's largest ever cannabis plantation at an abandoned Slovakian slaughterhouse where top-notch technology was used by Austrian and Hungarian men to grow a copious amount of weed, a Hungarian county police reported on Wednesday. A Slovakian anti-drug SWAT team raided the former abattoir in Nitra on intelligence gathered from Hungary's Gyõr-Moson-Sopron County Police. The special “bonsai cannabis" were grown on several thousands of square metres in three hangars. According to Slovakian paper SME, the owner of the slaughterhouse is an Austrian citizen, the “brain" of the drug scheme, who has been wanted by Interpol since 2004 for drug-related crimes. Police have detained five Hungarians, aged 20 to 40, living in Mosonmagyaróvár and two Austrians who were taking care of the plants. According to estimates, there were enough plants in the hangars, lit with artificial light and made cosier with high humidity, to produce 500 kilograms of marijuana a week. As growing, transportation and sale took place in an organised fashion, the culprits are looking at 15 to 20 years imprisonment.
San Francisco: People charged with transporting marijuana may avoid conviction if they can show that the drug was for their personal medical use, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 6-1 decision, the state high court said California's medical marijuana law protects patients who transport even relatively large quantities of the drug if they can show that the amount was consistent with their medical needs and recommended by a licensed physician. The court interpreted a 2004 law passed by the Legislature to address uncertainties that followed voter passage of the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. The attorney general's office said the ruling would affect a handful of cases.
Police destroyed more marijuana growing outdoors in Kentucky (USA) this year than they had in more than a decade, according to numbers compiled by state police. One factor in the increase was that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration brought in several helicopters and an airplane for six weeks during the summer, creating more opportunity for airborne spotters to find pot patches, said Lt. Ed Shemelya, head of the marijuana-eradication program for the Kentucky State Police. "Anybody in this business will tell you the more eyes you get in the sky, the more dope you'll find," Shemelya said. Police cut and burned 557,276 plants this year, up nearly 50,000 from the 2005 total and the most since 1995. Arrests also were up: 475 in 2006 compared to 452 in 2005.
Nigeria: The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ogun State has set ablaze a 35-hectare farmland cultivated with cannabis. The commander of the agency, Nicholas Salu-Walter told newsmen, Saturday, in Abeokuta that the plantation was discovered at a border community between Ogun and Osun states. According to him, three suspects were also arrested in connection with the plantation. "It took my men, numbering 30, about 18 hours, to cut down the hemp trunks and burn the weeds," he said.
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