Police uncovered a massive amount of cannabis on a property on Wattle Road in Coominya on Friday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times
Police uncovered a massive amount of cannabis on a property on Wattle Road in Coominya on Friday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times Rob Williams

OPINION: Police can't turn blind eye to cannabis

THERE was interesting feedback on Saturday's front page story regarding the large haul of cannabis allegedly pulled from a property in Coominya.

A good percentage of readers seem to be of the opinion that this investigation was a waste of police resources, and that time and money would be better spent on tackling the ice scourge.

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When it comes to ice and the effect it has on people, I have to say that I hope police are putting as many resources as they can into catching those involved in producing and selling it.

Ice is an ugly drug. Highly addictive, soul destroying and of no real benefit to anyone except those who seek to make money from it.

You wouldn't be sticking your neck out to say that the sooner it is eradicated from society, the better.

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When it comes to marijuana, the picture isn't so black and white.

There are some legitimate arguments for the legalised use of this naturally produced "drug", especially when it comes to treating people with serious illnesses.

On the other hand, I don't think there's any point in pretending that marijuana can't be abused. For some of those who abuse it, the psychological effects can be life-long. I would suggest that growing marijuana in huge quantities, as is alleged to have occurred at Coominya recently, is not done with a view to aiding some kind of humanitarian medical effort.


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