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Crime Stoppers chief arrested for growing 3000 marijuana plants

One way to stop crime is to change the law that makes criminals of people who grow marijuana. Jon-Paul Fuller, president of a Crime Stoppers chapter in Ontario, Canada, has been arrested for part of a marijuana growing in greenhouses in Leamington, Ontario.

Police claim they found more than 2,900 marijuana plants and 41 kilograms of harvested marijuana. “It’s difficult to accept, very shocking, but nonetheless we’re moving forward,” says Charlie Hotham, who preceded Fuller as president and is once more the Crime Stoppers top man. “We don’t want to let one person take away from the good deeds that Crime Stoppers does,.”

Fuller has been charged with production of marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

The rest of us can wonder why growing marijuana is a crime when so many benefit from its use?

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that the enforcement of marijuana laws has been responsible for the overwhelming majority of drug arrests, about 75 per cent of all reported drug crime,” says Neil Boyd, a professor of criminology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C.


Posted: 26th, September 2016 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0