Man detained in connection with cannabis blaze


By Rory Reynolds

A MAN has been detained by police after a cannabis cultivation operation went up in flames.

Fire crews where called to a house in the Colinton area of Edinburgh after a fire was reported in a cupboard under the stairs at around 7am yesterday.

The fire service reported the incident to police, who have detained a 42-year-old man in connection with the discovery.

A spokeswoman for Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue said: “We attended reports of a fire at an address on Lanark Road at 7.05am.

“The fire was started under the stairs in a cupboard used for the cultivation of cannabis and we used CO2 to extinguish the fire.

“We asked police to attend because there was an illegal substance involved.”

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: “A 42-year-old man has been detained in connection with the discovery of a small cannabis cultivation at an address in Lanark Road today.

“Police were notified of the discovery by the fire service, who attended at the address in order to tackle a fire that had broken out within the property.”


  1. “Ignorance is plainly not knowing, stupidity is choosing to remain ignorant.”

    When will the time come when we choose to understand our humanity and come to grasp that no longer the people of the United States of America will continue to be persuaded by words such as “illegal, dangerous and addicting narcotics…etc?” Before we get in a rush (as we did during prohibition) we should remember those words prescribed above, are mere words we as humans created. And as all things we create, problems always seem to linger close behind.

    What exactly does a politician know about the medical sciences? Could any representative please describe to the American people (and not to mention the world) how 76 years ago the population was lied to about a substance that grows naturally and could have possibly very well prevented cancer(‘s), Alzheimer’s, M.S, and multiple other ailments we as humans are seeing an inclination of, not declination.

    Who was paying attention in the last paragraph? Did you look at the URL yet? Well basically this; We were sentenced a slow and painful death by our forefathers that will gradually kill off all of humanity because we faithfully neglect our body’s at the request of the government.

    Overall, my advice for people is to educate yourself before trying to explain the “M” word to people. You’ve seen the movies, those depictions of weak people who can not comprehend truth when they see it because they have been lied to all their lives. It is not their fault, some people have fears and some people conquer fear. What do “they” say again? Oh yeah, Never believe what “they” tell you.

    I would also like to call out all politicians to describe the Endocannabinoids System and how when neglected people are more susceptible to Cancer, Migraines, I.B.S, M.S, Alzheimer’s, rambling…

    “Quite surprisingly, the Endocannabinoids system has an all-pervasive role in maintaining homeostasis (biochemical balance). All living creatures suffer from a common biochemical imbalance, we are all aging.”

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