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Man held after trying to pay taxi with cannabis

The Local · 30 Apr 2012, 08:54

Published: 30 Apr 2012 08:54 GMT+02:00

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Officers in the southern city of Munich accompanied the 30-year-old home on Friday after the taxi driver reported him to the police, and found 31 cannabis plants in his flat.

Police also seized 353 grammes (12.5 ounces) of cannabis as well as scales and cannabis oil.

He told the police officers the plants were for his personal consumption as he did not want to rely on dealers.

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09:48 April 30, 2012 by MeinSchwanz
Ass, hash or cash, nobody rides for free.
10:15 April 30, 2012 by The-ex-pat
A double edged sword, caught by his honesty to pay. Ironically, he would have been in a lot less trouble had he just done a runner....................lol
10:25 April 30, 2012 by hxcpride
this guys an idiot, makes things a lot worse ...caught by his honest to pay in canabis lol. such a stoner. if i was him i might just bail and run, done that when i was younger for a free taxi and train rides haha.
16:03 April 30, 2012 by Californian
Too broke to pay, too stoned to run.

With 3/4 of a pound at home, he should have had no problem in procuring a ride just about anywhere he wanted to go from one of his buddies...

Perhaps the taxi driver wasn't impressed with the quality...
17:43 April 30, 2012 by Joshontour
Hard to believe that marijuana is still illegal in this day and age.
22:57 April 30, 2012 by raandy
Sure thing, he had 31 plants and only for personnel use , yup ok,. I doubt that he was going to sell a few grams for his overhead and expenses.

wow and cannabis oil, nice bust!
01:47 May 1, 2012 by MeinSchwanz
@ raandy

You do realize that those 31 plants could have been seedlings waiting to show sex. And, I would venture to guess that the Majority of today's marijuana growers create some type of concentrate with their trim. After all, its a lot easier carry a couple grams of hash oil, than to carry its equivalent in leafy and stem filled buds. Not to mention the fact that marijuana, in all its various forms, is the least harmful of the intoxicants. NIce bust, ha. Yeah, but you prefer the hangovers, and alcoholics with cirrhosis and the ciggie smokers stinking black lungs.
02:52 May 1, 2012 by jeff10renatus
Legalize all drugs, including drugs that require perscriptions. Let employers set their drug policy, assuming, of course, that no one may be under the influence while on the job. Some employers will allow no drugs (especially for employment involving public safety), some will allow some drugs (many might not have issues with marijuana or even cocaine), and some won't test employees. Then, don't allow unemployment compensation for any employee dismissed for violating an employer's drug policy. Also, don't allow addicts to obtain disability, b/c they're addicts.

This will save the gov'ts of the world 100's of billions of dollars or euros or yuans, etc. It also will eliminate many totalitarian-type laws and way-over-the-top intrusive gov't.
05:38 May 1, 2012 by MeinSchwanz
I just hope that nobody is smoking that Marijuana after its been handled by those latex gloves. Latex gloves, unless specialized, shed latex protein which is harmful when smoked.
07:17 May 1, 2012 by awgkwh
@Jeff Sorry, that's a terrible idea. Employers have absolutely no right to tell me what to do in my private life, and they certainly have no right to get a sample of MY urine or MY blood. If you're in a public safety position, then fine, the government or employer can pursue the matter in courts. But drug testing as a matter of course is American bullshit that should stay on the other side of the pond.
18:46 May 1, 2012 by jeff10renatus

Then take employment with an employer whose drug policy fits your drug use. You lose far more rights due to the draconian drug laws that carry the force of state police power, then you lose, b/c an employer might test for drugs.
06:03 May 2, 2012 by volvoman9
Jeff I agree with you in part, imagine the money saved. But also imagine the collapse of an oppressive industry, thousands of lost jobs and manufacturing of paramilitary equipment. What to do with all those angst ridden drug cops? Of course imagine a world without war and the staggering military industrial complex it supports. Economies would be devastated and the disenfranchised would wreak havoc on the undefended peacenicks. Unfortunately the utopian dream is just that. We are a hateful and vicious species with a long history of destruction. But then perhaps the legalization of drugs is a start.
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