Dutch coffee shops are selling adulterated Ganja
Despite the Netherlands liberal reputation for allowing ‘coffee shops’ the small scale cannabis growers who supply them are being threatened with extinction due to increased police harassment. The result is that coffee shops in Amsterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands are now selling lower quality, and even dangerously adulterated merchandise sourced from major criminals.
Now a large number of mayors in the Netherlands want small-scale producers to be registered so they can legally sell their product to coffee shops. At the moment coffee shops in the Netherlands are authorized to sell up to 5 grams per customer, but are expected to materialize the product from nowhere, as under Dutch law they have no legitimate source of supply. This means they are being forced to acquire their product from illegal growers, unfortunately for the coffee shops this means the weed that they are selling is of poor standards and will eventually lead to very unsatisfied customers.
The idea that the Dutch authorities have of every grower registering themselves is one of the most smartest ideas yet as this will eventually lead to eradicating illegal growers and of course stop the produce of adulterated weed which will benefit us all.
Spider Mites And What To Do With Them
So, You have finally got your gardens set up and your plants are growing nicely and steadily but there is one small problem, your plants have gotten spider mites on them and you don’t know what to do. Instead of spraying strong pesticides on them and damaging your crop we’re going to show you a way on removing these unwanted pests and keep your crop healthy.
Spray a strong jet of water over all surfaces of the plant, including stems, foliage and undersides of the leaves. The stream will wash the insects off. This is the easiest way to control spider mites. If the water alone doesn’t do the job, spray with a soap/oil mixture. Mix 1/2 tsp. insecticidal soap, 1/4 tsp. horticultural oil, and 1 quart water in a spray bottle. For more stubborn infestations, spray with pyrethrin or neem oil. Water the plant well before spraying. Both of these products are organic but have a good track record for controlling spider mites. Numerous chemical products are also available for the control of spider mites.
If all of this fails then you may very well have to harvest your crop early, We know that this is really unwanted by many growers but if worst comes to worst than this is the only thing that you can do without damaging your crop.
Wiz Khalifa Arrested On Drug Charges
Pennsylvania rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested by North Carolina police on drug charges following a concert which he recently held. The 22 year old rapper was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a performance at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.
According to MTV News, “police raided the rapper's tour bus while he was performing on stage and marijuana was found”. Cameron Thomaz, also known as Khalifa was charged with trafficking in marijuana, maintainin and storing marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. MTV News also reports that nine other people were arrested on the same charges. Khalifa was held at the Pitt County Detention Center where he awaited to post bail. Khalifa apparently posted bail at 300,000 Dollars and was released from the detention center at around 8 am.
Cannabis Scratch And Sniif Cards
Illegal grow farms in Holland for the long favored drug known as cannabis are becoming a huge problem, This is why the Dutch police force in Rotterdam have recruited around 30,000 locals and issued them with basically scratch and sniff cards scented with cannabis to educate the people on how real cannabis plants smell. These 8 by 4 inch cards calls on citizens to "Assist in combating cannabis plantations!” with helpful hints such as looking for places where the curtains are always drawn, where there are consistent buzzing noises for indoor growth or even illegal electrical hook ups.
The Dutch government decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis back in 1976 and the average person can grow up to 5 marijuana plants, This is not where the problem lies though, the black market growth operations are clocking in around 2 billion Euros annually which could essentially add up to around 40,00 growth operations. Richard Anderiesse who is part of the city's cannabis task force quoted that each year around 6000 illegal growth operations are found, with around 300 of them being in Rotterdam. Concern about the growth operations, apart from being illegal, include the risk of fire and water loss due to illegal tapping into the supplies.
High Without The Smoke
A Colorado soda company has developed a brand new line of sodas that have an unusual ingredient yes that’s right you guessed it, its marijuana. The brand is called “Dixie Elixir” and they have made their drinks available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana and of course who doesn’t enjoy the smoke.
The “Dixie Elixir” drinks come in a variety of different flavors ranging from pink lemonade, root beer and grape. But if the company really wants to get their drinks into the hands of marijuana lovers, they may want to start concocting a pizza and nachos flavor. But marijuana is only legal to consume in 14 states with a prescription from a doctor. So, unless you are one of the approximately half a million people who is a medical marijuana patient, this pot-infused soda won't do you much good.
It's an open secret that you can smoke marijuana and still be a valuable part of society. But when you think of smoking weed, you're more likely to think of Cheech and Chong than the people running the United States government Even though at least two U.S. presidents have admitted smoking it. The drink makers say part of the reason they developed their line of mary-jane drinks was to remove that "reefer madness" stigma associated with marijuana smokers.
San Diego-Tijuana Drug Tunnel 30 Ton Marijuana Bust
Federal authorities in San Diego and their Mexican Partners have seized and confiscated nearly 30 tons of marijuana from an underground tunnel system that connects between warehouses from Mexico to San Diego. U.S. authorities claim that this is one of the largest pot busts in US history. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said the bricks of marijuana were packaged for distribution and would have been worth roughly $20 million if sold on the streets of San Diego.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said the 12 hour operation started Tuesday night when U.S. authorities watching a warehouse followed a tractor trailer as it left the building. ICE agents called in the California Highway Patrol, whose officers stopped the rig near Temecula, California, about 60 miles away. Authorities said they had found 10 tons of marijuana inside the tractor-trailer. The driver, a U.S. citizen and the passenger his Mexican wife, were arrested and will be arraigned in San Diego on Thursday.
Authorities quickly obtained a federal search warrant to enter the warehouse, where they discovered 10 to 15 more tons of marijuana. They also found the opening to the tunnel system that was being used to run the drugs over the border. The length of the tunnel ran the length of six football fields under the border and ended at a warehouse in Mexico. The tunnel had lighting, ventilation and a rail system which has led authorities to believe that this is in fact one of the most organized smuggling systems they have come across in some time.
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