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  • Canada awash with excess dope

    first_imgCanada racks up 400-tonne cannabis mountain after production bingeNZ Herald 25 November 2019Family First Comment: This is the supposed ‘success’ of legalisation….“Cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand. Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for market share. The stockpile suggests that one year after Canada became the first large economy to allow nationwide recreational use of cannabis, the industry has overestimated how much the country’s pot-smokers can burn through — and underestimated the illegal market’s ability to respond to competition.”Don’t do it, New Zealand.#saynopetodopeWarehouses in Canada are piled high with unsold marijuana after cannabis producers overestimated demand for the drug, which was legalised a year ago.Across the country, cannabis inventories came to almost 400 tonnes at the end of August, enough to cover two-and-a-half years of demand, according to the latest government data.Meanwhile the price of the drug has slumped as legal and illegal cannabis distributors grapple for market share.The stockpile suggests that one year after Canada became the first large economy to allow nationwide recreational use of cannabis, the industry has overestimated how much the country’s pot-smokers can burn through — and underestimated the illegal market’s ability to respond to competition.“There is a huge surplus of cannabis just for domestic demand,” said Matt Bottomley, analyst at Canaccord Genuity.Canopy Growth, a company listed in Toronto under the ticker WEED, said it harvested 40,570kg and wrote down C$15.9m ($12m) worth of inventory in the three months to the end of September.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12288036&ref=twitterKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

  • New Marion man sentenced to 14-years for drug dealing

    first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel says New Marion resident, Kenneth Cardinal, 58, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for dealing in methamphetamine.At the time of his arrest in December of 2017, Cardinal had three loaded handguns, $2,000 worth of methamphetamine, digital scales and paraphernalia.Evidence presented in court showed Cardinal sold methamphetamine on a daily basis, and he told a visitor to the Ripley County Jail that if he had it all to do over again there would have been some “gun play” on the day of his arrest.  The State told the judge those comments demonstrated his obvious danger to police and the community as a whole.Cardinal argued that he did not sell the drugs, he used them to entice women to sex with him. A forensic analysis of Cardinal’s phone revealed 20 other names and conversations about amounts and prices.Prosecutor Hertel said, “Southeastern Indiana now finds itself in the grip of a serious epidemic: crystal methamphetamine. In this case, Troopers were able to subdue one of the most dangerous and prolific poisoners of our community. We owe them our thanks.”last_img read more

  • New legislation likely for Gold Board

    first_imgAt a recent meeting between Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and local gold dealers, it was announced that a new set of legislation is likely to be enacted to facilitate the smooth operation of the Guyana Gold Board. The new legislation, he noted, will benefit both sides of the table.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanProposed amendments to the present legislation include changes to the quantity of gold that may be legally possessed by a person; extension of the period within which a producer may legally possess gold before selling same to the Guyana Gold Board; introduction of a special dealer’s licence to possess, sell, or export gold; the ‘fit and proper’ criterion to be applied to persons seeking to possess this licence; increases in application fees, bonds, fines and penalties; and new regulations related to the acquisition of foreign exchange and the strengthening of the gold trading regime.The discussions were deemed ‘fruitful’. The frank and open discussions made for a good understanding of the challenges and expectations of both the Government of Guyana and the licensed gold dealers.In a release issued by the Natural Resources Ministry, it was pointed out that the eight licensed gold dealers were able to make a number of compromises to ensure that the views and positions of all stakeholders were given due consideration.“Minister Trotman undertook to brief his Cabinet colleague, Minister of Finance Honourable Winston Jordan, on a number of positions the dealers have laid out, with a view to reaching a final position that could see the passage of the proposed amendments in the National Assembly after consultations with the licensed gold dealers,” the release said.The companies represented at that meeting were GBTI Property Holdings, El Dorado Trading, Gold Bar Development and Consulting Inc., Mohamed’s Enterprise, Pure Diamond Inc., Excel Minerals Inc., Dinar Trading and Adamantium Metals.Also present at the meeting were Guyana Gold Board Chairman GHK Lall, Gold Board General Manager Eondrene Thompson, and that entity’s Legal Officer, Stacey Weever.last_img read more

  • Exclusive: Family cheats death after fridge explodes

    first_imgFour generations of a Donegal family cheated death in a house fire – after their fridge exploded!Carol Herron got the fright of her life when she returned from a quick trip to the shops with her daughter, Kerri, to find two fire appliances outside her home at Ard na Ri, Letterkenny.Carol Herron, her mum Philomena, daughter Kerri and grandchildren Sophie and Shay in the fire damaged kitchen of their Letterkenny home. (North West Newspix) Her partner, Patrick McNulty, was in the house at the time with her mother, Philomena, and her two grandchildren, Shay (19 months) and Sophia (6 months).“The gas canister in the fridge just exploded,” Carol said.“There’s a great big hole in the fridge.“If that had happened at night, God knows what could have happened. There were four generations of the family in the house that day. “Or if it had happened when there was no-one there, the house could have been gutted. It’s rare to say, but it was almost the perfect time for it to happen.”Patrick was in the sitting room when he heard a ‘buzzing’ noise coming from the kitchen.Assuming that Shay had accidentally turned on the dishwasher, he went to turn it off – only to be greeted by the fighting sight of a wall of flames.Carol said: “The flames were just getting bigger all the time. He let a roar at mum and the kids to get out. She grabbed the kids and ran out.“It started to spread quite quickly. We keep the doors all closed when the kids are in the house. If the doors weren’t closed it would have spread to the stairs. “The whole ceiling and the units were just black with smoke. The paint and plaster is off the walls. There was a stereo sitting on top and it’s actually melted to the fridge now.”Letterkenny woman Carol Herron with the fridge which exploded at her home. (North West Newspix)Once the other occupants were safely outside, Patrick, an accomplished triathlete with Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club, went back inside and attempted to bring the blaze under control.Carol said: “He actually had to crawl in on the floor the smoke was so thick. He probably shouldn’t have gone back in, but he said he just couldn’t watch the house go up.“There’s a hose connected to the outside tap and he dragged it around. That managed to put the fire out. “The fire brigade only took 15 minutes to get there, but there wouldn’t have been much left if he’d waited that 15 minutes.”Carol, who works in Dunnes Stores, says she was counting her lucky stars after the incident.She said: “I got more emotional when I saw that everyone was ok. My knees went and I couldn’t speak. It was just a massive relief to see that everyone was ok.”Letterkenny woman Carol Herron with the firdge which exploded at her home. (North West Newspix)Exclusive: Family cheats death after fridge explodes was last modified: October 27th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ard Na RiCarol HeronFIRE BRIGADEletterkennyPatrick McNultylast_img read more