US Marijuana Party

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Cannabis test 'positive' for AMs

BBC News, UK - A Welsh assembly member who called for his colleagues to volunteer to try out a new drug detection machine has tested "positive" for cannabis himself.

Swabs taken from Conservative AM William Graham's hands at the Welsh assembly building revealed traces of the drug, probably from a door handle.

He had arranged for police to come in to demonstrate the hi-tech machine.

Social Justice Minister Edwina Hart's hands were similarly cross-contaminated also bringing a positive test.

Mr Graham, a long time campaigner on substance abuse issues, said: "I can't think where I could have got it from".

He had arranged with Gwent Police, who had recently bought the first Ion Track drug detection system in Wales at a cost of £40,000, to demonstrate it to assembly members in Cardiff Bay.


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