If you’re living in the UK and think you can smoke marijuana in your own property without a problem, you are dead wrong.
According to a police spokeswoman who talked to the Derby Telegraph, “The possession of cannabis is an offence and will be dealt with by police. It is a widespread issue across the county and we are focusing our resources to target those connected with the cultivation and dealing of the drug to help crackdown on the issue. We would encourage anyone who suspects drug activity in their community to contact us.”
In the last year, police have had many drug raids in Cornwall where they have discovered cannabis farms and large quantities of marijuana.
This past April, police found 20 mature cannabis plants in the village of Grampound.
Last year they found a huge cannabis farm in Newquay.
Ocean Housing Ltd, Cornwall county’s largest social housing provider has said it “will not tolerate anti-social behaviour that disrupts the lives of individuals within the community”.
A spokeswoman for Ocean Housing said: “We take anti-social behaviour seriously and will demonstrate by our actions that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour that disrupts the lives of individuals within the community.
“Therefore, we recognise that, to provide a quality housing service and in the interests of community safety, we must be effective in tackling the problems created by anti-social behaviour.”
She also said, “We do all we can to prevent anti-social behaviour before it starts, working with partner agencies to ensure a co-ordinated approach. We work with complainants and where appropriate we work with perpetrators to help them to modify behaviours in order to stop antisocial behaviour.”
“In most cases we are able to bring about resolution to antisocial behaviour without needing to resort to eviction.
“Eviction is a last resort and over the last year we have only evicted two customers for antisocial behaviour. We have in excess of 4,000 homes, so the number is tiny in comparison.”