A Coromandel couple were having dinner when police flew a helicopter over their property to spray three cannabis plants.
It comes as several police districts resume aerial search operations, a year after top brass scrapped the annual eradication operation at a national level.
The couple, who Stuff has agreed not to name, were having dinner about 6pm on Wednesday when they spotted a helicopter they had noticed flying down a nearby valley coming towards their home.
“It got closer and closer and then just zoomed in on this little hill about 80 metres from our house and sprayed three small cannabis plants that were in pots up on the hills,” the man said.
“We could see the pilot, he could see us, we waved to them, and he was just sitting there above the hills spraying the plants and then just buggered off.”
The man underwent an operation to remove cancer a few months ago. Following the operation, he was given tramadol and codeine, but did not like the drugs and stopped using them after he got home. He purchased some cannabidiol oil for about $150 a bottle and found it worked better for him.
That’s what this expensive prohibition bullshit was targeting?
3 plants for a cancer survivor?
That’s what you are all willing to see your taxpayer dollars spent on?
Helicopter fly by’s?
For 3 plants?
Why is it that after almost 50% of this country voted for a legal market in cannabis that things have actually gone backwards under Labour?
The bullshit police intimidation is the same and the medicinal cannabis industry is even worse! Labour have capitulated to the pharmaceutical industry interests and have set up the medicinal cannabis market in the exact same way the Supermarket duopoly has been set yup, not for the consumers but for the rich prick interests.
Sure there is pill testing for the children of the middle classes with names like Apple and Bruschetta, and yay Apple and Bruschetta get to party safely at their expensive Eco summer festivals, but working class stoners keep getting fucked by this Government.
It is outrageous that after nearly 50% of the country called for Cannabis to be legal that the cops and their Government handlers are still persecuting stoners.
This is money that could be spent on actual criminals, like Meth dealers.
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