1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Hydroponics crackdown by SA police

By buseman · Jun 9, 2010 ·
  1. buseman
    Police have reported two people after an amnesty expired in South Australia on changes to hydroponics laws.

    They say there was a three-month amnesty for shops to dispose of potentially-unlawful hydroponics equipment or apply for a licence to sell such items.

    No-one has applied for a licence.

    Police say an audit of businesses in Adelaide's north-east has been completed and two people have been reported; a 40-year-old Highbury man who operates at Windsor Gardens and another, 30 from Wynn Vale, who has premises at Pooraka.

    About $5,000 of equipment has been seized, including heavy duty lighting, power transformers and carbon filters.

    Superintendent Barry Lewis says sellers were given plenty of time to prepare.

    The legislation's very clear and the provisions of applying for an exemption or asking the commissioner for a licence are clearly specified within the legislation, he said.

    I think their response was they hadn't taken advantage of it but ... now they'll be summonsed to court.

    Audits are still being done of other hydroponics businesses across South Australia.

    Wed 9 june 2010


To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!