Two Cheltenham men, 57 years old and 63 years old, and a Cheltenham woman, 58 years old, were arrested for manufacturing cannabis and are currently held by the police for further investigation.
‘Cannabis’, also known as ‘marijuana’, ‘weed’, or ‘hash’, is used for medical or recreational purposes. Physically, it has a green colour with 5 to 7 leaflets, making it easy to distinguish from other plants. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical compound found in cannabis, is a psychoactive compound responsible for a person’s change in persona. It is considered as a depressant.
As a depressant, it slows down the transmission between the brain and the body. When taken in larger doses, cannabis gives off a hallucinogenic effect.
Cannabis can either be used through smoking in the form of cigarettes or pipes or ingesting in the form of brownies (hash brownies). Smoking the said plant gets into the bloodstream faster than eating it, therefore, feeling its effect rapidly.
Although cannabis is now legalized in some places due to its benefits, it is still considered illegal in Gloucestershire; hence, anyone caught using or planting cannabis will have to face legal charges.
An approximate number of 500 cannabis plants were located in Leckhampton, particularly on the Liddington Industrial Estate.
At around 1 o’clock in the afternoon, Gloucestershire police force initiated a warrant for the alleged group of individuals cultivating the said illegal plant and succeeded in capturing the culprits.
After the plants were recovered from the offenders, the authorities examined the plants and later on found out that the said plants are at different stages.
A representative from the police force stated that the officers are now using the necessary equipment in removing the plants from the site. They are not sure of the value of the plant as drugs, but they are confidently sure that they have recovered a total of 500 plants.