police gas mask A Failure of Police Intelligence?Last night I was made aware by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition that the Harborough Mail this week claimed to communicate the following statement from Northamptonshire (Corby) Police:

Police are warning that when cannabis plants reach the final stages of maturity the odour they release has carcinogenic properties.

This is certainly breaking news for the medical community. As such, it seems Dr. Ben Goldacre beat me to it and contacted Northamptonshire Police who claim to know nothing of the statement. Fishy indeed.

Update (07/03/2012 15:41) Northamptonshire Police have now (after heavy prodding by Dr. Ben Goldacre) admitted making the claim, which originated from a “misinformed” officer.

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