Tag: Colorado

What Does the UK Think About Cannabis Legalization?

The horrifying news out of the United Kingdom over the last week is easily the most prominent concern for its citizens. In the wake of these brutal terrorist attacks, it almost feels pointless to discuss anything else that may affect England and its territories. But by solely focusing on this chaos and nothing else, we […]

 

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Maltese Opposition Wants Legal Pot and Full Drug Decriminalization

It’s a safe bet to say that the European island of Malta will be one of the next nations of the world to establish fully legalized cannabis.

In April 2015, the government wisely decided to decriminalize the plant for its citizens. Most recently, the leader of the country, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, announced that now is the time to discuss legal cannabis for the nation. Shortly after that statement, one of the leading opposition parties for the country also readily agreed that the discussion needs to happen.

Now, a third political party in Malta has joined the call for legal marijuana, in addition to the decriminalization of all drugs.

Ralph Cassar, the Secretary General of the Alternattiva Demokratika Party, made a statement to the media saying that his party’s position is essentially a “drug policy with a human face.” Cassar added that there needs to be different classifications for drugs so citizens know their level of danger, but in regards to cannabis, it should be fully legalized.

The goal of this policy would be to reduce dependency on harsh drugs rather than throwing people in prison for using the substances. “People who use drugs are in need of other services, and should not be persecuted,” Cassar said.

Alternattiva Demokratika says they are looking at the Portuguese model of decriminalization.

For cannabis, specifically, the party would like to see regulation similar to Colorado or Uruguay, adding that the effects of pot are less serious than alcohol and tobacco.

The Maltese general election takes place on June 3, just over one week away. Three different parties, including the incumbent one, are calling for cannabis legalization of some kind. So no matter who takes the leadership, more than likely the clear winner will be cannabis lovers in Malta.

Photo courtesy Giuseppe Milo

 

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DEA Raids Illegal Colorado Grow Next to an Elementary School

Last Friday, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents seized marijuana plants from an illegal grow operation in Monument, Colorado that was cultivating cannabis adjacent to an elementary school.

The raid occurred after law enforcement received “many calls” from a concerned woman in the “upscale King’s Deer neighborhood.” The action took place at 19150 Breton Place, where DEA agents were seen “removing 4- to 7-foot plants and piling them 3 feet high in the driveway” while children could be heard playing at the nearby school.

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0.2 miles between the illegal grow and the elementary school

According to The Gazette, this raid was related to “a federal investigation into drug trafficking,” and the DEA stated that the home grow was part of a network sending cannabis out of Colorado to other states. Later that same day, the DEA also raided a home in Cascade, Colorado and a nearby storage unit connected to an illegal operation.

Similarly, in March, the DEA conducted a large-scale raid on multiple grow locations in Colorado pertaining to a larger, out-of-state operation. Those March raids were reportedly unrelated to the promise of “greater enforcement” from the federal government on recreational marijuana.

Reading between the leaves, these raids probably had more to do with neighborly concern and a subsequent investigation than the DEA’s long-term agenda on marijuana enforcement. Neighbors of the Monument home told The Gazette they smelled cannabis flowers “at all times of the day” and noticed “suspicious behavior” like excessive construction.

If growing illegal cannabis is ill-advised, then growing illegal cannabis adjacent to an elementary school simply lacks common sense.

 

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