Cops Mistake a Common Weed for Pot ‎
May 25, 2010, 2:43 pm
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Cops Mistake a Common Weed for Pot ‎

Toke of the Town
May 21, 2010

Above left: Corpus Christi officer/ right: the suspect weeds
Below left: Marijuana/ right: Horse Mint

Maybe there should be an IQ test for police officers. What was first thought to be one of the largest marijuana seizures in the Corpus Christi Police Department’s history turned into an embarrassing incident for the cops, as the clueless officers spent a busy and exciting evening harvesting hundreds of harmless weeds from a city park.

The revealing incident began when a teenager riding his bike through Waldron Park in Flour Bluff discovered what he thought were pot plants growing there about 8 p.m Thursday, reports Bart Bedsole of

The would-be junior narc wasted no time in excitedly reporting his “find.”

Police then self-importantly hauled away 300 to 400 medium-sized plants that they, too, believed were marijuana.

Exhausted officers only stopped collecting the harmless plants because it got too dark to work; they planned to return bright and early in the morning to look around for more marijuana.

Trouble is, after spending more than an hour laboriously removing and tagging hundreds of plants, and then hauling it all to the police department downtown, testing revealed that none of it was marijuana at all.

“This is exactly the caliber of police work that is done in Corpus Christi, Texas,” wrote Derrick Sillers, one commenter on the original news story. “The residents of Corpus [Christi] and Nueces County should seriously be concerned with how their tax dollars are spent. This is the same police department that serves, protects and investigates you.”

Embarrassed officers haven’t given any word yet on what the plants actually were.

Neither did they explain how their big “drug haul” will be disposed of, now that they’ve spent untold hours and plenty of taxpayer money clearing weeds of the the city park.


Cannabis treats prostate cancer, study finds

Cannabis treats prostate cancer, study finds

Press TV
August 19, 2009

Following the growing interest in medical benefits of cannabis, a new study finds that the compound can help fight prostate cancer.

According to the study published in the British Journal of Cancer, chemicals found in cannabis can stop prostate cancer cells from growing in the laboratory.

Its active chemicals known as cannabinoids — methanandamide and JWH-015 — are also reported to be effective in reducing the size of the tumor in mice.

The compound is believed to block CB2 receptors on the surface of the cancerous tissue, preventing the division and growth of the tumor cells. It is reported to be more effective in treating aggressive prostate cancer cell types, which do not respond to existing hormone treatments.

Scientists hope that cannabis-based medicines could help fight prostate cancer in the near future.

They, however, stressed that an individual should not start smoking cannabis with the aim of fighting the disease as its use is associated with psychotropic effects.

Reuters: Pot Kills Cancer But Don’t Even Think About Using It!


Obama Drug Czar: Marijuanna Has No Medical Benefits

Obama Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske says marijuana is dangerous and has no medical benefits