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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Aye right...

Region's Social Housing Landlords Attend Cannabis Cultivation Conference

 from Magdalene Dalziel, Dumfries & Galloway Standard 

Staff from Loreburn Housing Association, Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership and the council’s community safety teams attended the Cannabis Cultivation Conference on Friday at the region’s police headquarters at Cornwall Mount.
Derek Head of Loreburn Housing Association getting to grips with cannabis cultivation
The seminar homed in on small-scale operations in houses, lofts and other similar premises and demonstrated the many potential dangers of the illegal production process.
The programme included a talk from a recovering addict about the consequences of chronic drug use, an insight from the fire service into the health and safety risks of cultivation and a demonstration of the electrical dangers from Scottish Power.
And the message was brought home through a video of a farm discovered at Ecclefechan.
Detective Constable Scott Jardine, Dumfries and Galloway’s substance misuse officer, explained the most common methods of narcotics use throughout the area.
Later he told the Standard: “The purpose of the seminar was to increase awareness and encourage social landlords and other people who are legitimately entering these places with cannabis cultivations to report it to the police.
“This is to help with our investigations and to help them as well.
“We help them spot the telltale signs of cultivation and we explained the harm that can be done – for example the potential fire risks.”
He added: “There have been some large-scale cultivations in the region but the information we are getting from housing associations now is that there are a lot of local guys who are making their own cultivations, allegedly for their own use.
“So we were making clear the dangers associated.”
A second seminar will be held at Stranraer Police Office on Thursday, February 21.


  1. Dumfries and Galloway PoliceFebruary 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

    Unfortunately the Stranraer gig is already sold out - but there is talk of an extra date at Sanquhar. Stay tuned

  2. Well if we really have to grow it our selves then we had better grow it safely I suppose.