Apparently it appears that South Yorkshire is the cannabis growing capital of the UK with over 1600 farms being discovered by police between 2010 and 2012.
With a view to cracking down further on the illicit trade, hundreds of ‘scratch n sniff’ cards are being sent out to householders in a hope that when people recognise the smell of cultivating cannabis they will report it.
Crimestoppers believe that cannabis growers are using domestic properties to cultivate the weed and are moving away from commercial premises hence the initiative.
This idea was originally trialed in Holland where 30,000 cards were distributed to homes, I have been to Amsterdam and as far as I can tell it never worked.
I can just imagine the card dropping through the letterbox of some ‘likely lad’ who thinks it would be worth rolling it up and having a bang on it, or trying to shave off the active ingredient into his bong!
My hope is that the police don’t crack down on brothels using similar ‘scratch n sniff’ techniques, now that would be an unpleasant experience.
Maybe the police could trial other ‘scratch n sniff’ cards, I wonder what a violent murdering psychopath or bank robber smells of, or an arsonist for that matter, my guess is; no idea, money and petrol.
However I am probably wrong and things could become confused if a murdering psychopath went onto rob a bank then set it on fire, you would need a dogs nose to sort that one out.
They say dogs can smell fear, if so you don’t want one sniffing around you if you are waiting for HMRC’s bailiff to call because you have failed to meet your VAT, PAYE or Corporation Tax liabilities.
At TaxGone we are working on a Company Voluntary Arrangement ‘scratch n sniff card’ which smells of roses and lovely English meadows after a light rain shower.
We can also supply a meat flavoured card to lure the dogs away from you whilst you sort out the Company Voluntary Arrangement.
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