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‘Mastermind’ of cannabis operation gets jail time

Tuesday 13 December 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Court, Crime, National

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‘Mastermind’ of cannabis  operation gets jail time

The alleged mastermind behind a major cannabis operation in the Cook Islands has been sentenced to six years and two months imprisonment.

The alleged mastermind behind a major cannabis operation in the Cook Islands has been sentenced to six years and two months imprisonment.


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Corey Numa on 13/12/2022

Now let's suppose that if the Cook Islands was to enable medicinal and recreational use, like in ACT of 3 plants or 100grams per person, and no bags or foils for sale on person, and one of two cafe's were established to legally sell to tourists / others of those in need, you'd set up young workers who would want to stay, happily tend to their work in the fields to cultivate, with great revenue, return from o/s to start growing, less drinks drivers on the roads, more happy smily tourists, and in this instance $59,724.60 would have been generated in VAT for Govt coffers, from one enterprise. You'd also then find that by changing attitudes on winning a no win war, you'd find powders would be pushed out, as it is usually when you can't score that people move to what is available. If you allow so called medicinal pot that is not grown in the sun, instead grown in chemicals, fast dried, big pharma owned strains, no benefits whatsoever other than stunning a mullet like here in Australia, Govt forecasts on what they receive don't add up as smokers turn away. How about the magical outdoor strains, grown in the sun by happy people with income and supply chains legalised setting a precedent on how it could work on an island in the sun.... food for thought.