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Police to hand out scratch and sniff cannabis cards
Metro [UK] ^ | 25 Jun 2014

Posted on 06/27/2014 1:37:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Scratch-and-sniff cards loaded with the scent of cannabis are being handed out by police to help residents identify dope farms in their area.

Today’s drive, the second phase of a campaign launched last year, aims to educate the public about how growing plants smell so they can alert police.

It is hoped to have a knock-on effect on other crimes, such as human trafficking and possession of weapons.

Det Supt Kath Barnes, of Hampshire Police – one of 17 forces across England and Wales taking part in the initiative – said: ‘Cannabis is often seen as harmless and somehow acceptable. This is just not the case.

‘It’s harmful to use and many people, including children, across the world are exploited in furtherance of its trade.’ About a fifth of trafficking victims thought to have been criminally exploited were forced into helping grow the drug in 2012, according to the UK Human Trafficking Centre.

Meanwhile, Ofgem revealed last summer that a third of energy theft costs were because of weed farms.

The cards also highlight telltale signs that a property is being used to grow cannabis, such as constantly covered windows or strong lighting being left on.

National police lead for cannabis Ch Supt Bill Jephson said: ‘I would urge everyone to act as our eyes and ears or, in this case, our noses to sniff out criminals.’


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: cannabis; marijuana; napl; pot; wod
Alternatively, they could just pass out Snoop Dogg's dirty laundry.
1 posted on 06/27/2014 1:37:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...


2 posted on 06/27/2014 1:38:30 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Will they also be handing out “scratch and sniff” cards with the scent of snickers bars and twinkies for after they’ve smelled the cannabis card?

CC


3 posted on 06/27/2014 2:54:45 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This should keep the drug dogs busy. And confused.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 4:24:47 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Yep. Now everyone will smell like cannabis.


5 posted on 06/27/2014 4:31:30 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Slings and Arrows
“You smell like the art teacher's jacket”. Lisa Simpson
6 posted on 06/27/2014 4:51:04 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hoercraft accident.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I think I had that issue of Hustler magazine from back in the 1970s. Great articles in that issue.
7 posted on 06/27/2014 4:58:13 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You know the dopes getting these cards will be rolling them up and smoking them.


8 posted on 06/27/2014 6:22:04 AM PDT by moovova
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To: 4yearlurker

Great literature is eternal.


9 posted on 06/27/2014 7:25:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Wolfie

Foot, meet pistol.


10 posted on 06/27/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: moovova

I’d pay good money to see that.


11 posted on 06/27/2014 7:28:06 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Don’t give them ideas.


12 posted on 06/27/2014 7:29:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
‘It’s harmful to use

Unlike the legal drugs alcohol and tobacco, which have no harmful effects whatsoever.

and many people, including children, across the world are exploited in furtherance of its trade.’ About a fifth of trafficking victims thought to have been criminally exploited were forced into helping grow the drug in 2012, according to the UK Human Trafficking Centre.

Meanwhile, Ofgem revealed last summer that a third of energy theft costs were because of weed farms.

All of which would be greatly reduced if not ended by relegaliization - producers of legal drugs do these things to a negligible degree if at all, because they don't have to hide their product transport or power use.

13 posted on 06/27/2014 8:19:58 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; GeronL

Next they’ll pro’lly pass out sratch and sniff cocaine cards.


14 posted on 06/27/2014 10:03:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry, just brainstorming.

CC


15 posted on 06/27/2014 10:31:03 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sorry, just brainstorming.

CC


16 posted on 06/27/2014 10:31:32 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

And double posting.

CC


17 posted on 06/27/2014 10:32:41 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Slings and Arrows

how is this the job of police?

Brave New World


18 posted on 06/27/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Celtic Conservative

*chuckle* No worries.


19 posted on 06/27/2014 10:47:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL

You can only shoot so many dogs each day. Tendonitis, y’know.


20 posted on 06/27/2014 10:48:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I doubt a dog has ever killed a cop


21 posted on 06/27/2014 10:48:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

You are correct.


22 posted on 06/27/2014 10:49:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: GeronL
how is this the job of police?

Well, y'see, if some faceless bureaucrat hands them a how-to-turn-in-your-neighbor-for-hurting-nobody card, they may be more inclined to take a live and let live attitude ... whereas the cop doing it inspires a motivating fear of tangible governmental wrath.

23 posted on 06/27/2014 11:47:16 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Wolfie

I want some to hang from the mirror of my car. Cover the stale smell of cigarette smoke.


24 posted on 06/27/2014 1:56:51 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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