We advocate cannabis, alright. But we have to admit that not everything about it is good. There are people who continue to make cannabis legalization impossible and who make the fight for legislative reforms difficult.
What exactly are we talking about? As an example, here are two of the latest news:
Police find cannabis-infused candies with cartoon characters
The Hapeville Police Department in Georgia conducted a major bust that involved cannabis, cocaine, and other drugs that came in the form of colorful candies shaped like the heads of popular cartoon characters.
Other than the candies or pills that bear the likeness of Hello Kitty, Homer Simpson, and Minions, the police also recovered two firearms and cash. They also found lollipops that have been infused with marijuana.
What does this imply?
Cannabis is fully legal in the state of Georgia. However, cannabis-derived products that come in the shape of cartoon characters show a total lack of responsibility, as well as malice, in the part of the producer.
Most, if not all, of the states and countries that have legalized recreational cannabis have set guidelines that prohibit the possession and the sale of cannabis edibles that come in the form of or are packaged as something that would attract children. When they see colorful candies and lollipops — especially ones with cartoon characters — they would not be able to resist eating them.
If anything, these candies were designed to deceive either the children or the authorities. In other words, these drug- and marijuana-infused candies were not meant to be discovered by the police.
Cannabis shop owner arrested for selling pot to minors
A man who owns and runs a “friendly local cannabis corner store” was put to jail after he was caught selling marijuana to a 14-year-old boy.
Police had received a tip that Kieran Howe was selling marijuana to young people. Police officers then went to raid Howe’s flat in Arbroath.
They found that 23-year-old Howe had been selling cannabis to just about any one who came to the door. They also found Facebook messages showing that he had been selling pot through the social media site.
What’s more, Howe was found in possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, as well as cash and tick lists that pertain to his customers. The police also recovered an air weapon designed to discharge pellets.
Fiscal deputy Saima Rasheed said that Howe had admitted to selling cannabis but said that he was not aware he was selling it to a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Howe pleaded guilty on indictment for supplying cannabis between January 19 and January 30 at his home address. He also admitted to possessing an air weapon without the necessary certificate.
According to defence solicitor Grant Bruce, Howe started to sell cannabis in order to fund his own pot habit. Howe, he said, was not hocking the drug around the school gates; he was doing it from his own property.
Sheriff Alastair Brown had asked the lawyer whether there was any conceivable basis in which he could avoid a custodial sentence for someone who sells marijuana to a child.
Sheriff Brown deferred sentence until October and remanded Howe in custody.