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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   $15 million pot farm seized in northern Georgia; police reportedly go on longest lunch break in history   (ajc.com) divider line 80
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2012-07-21 10:02:59 AM
A little over $1,000 per plant? That doesn't seem quite as crazy as typical cop math.
 
2012-07-21 10:05:44 AM
At least they found some white people willing to do farm work.
 
2012-07-21 10:07:24 AM
They only found 5000 plants, how are they worth 15 million?
 
2012-07-21 10:07:29 AM
I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)
 
2012-07-21 10:09:20 AM
Think what that money would have done for the economy.
 
2012-07-21 10:10:52 AM
Investigators said they found 19 marijuana plants and two firearms at the home.

thank jeebus they got this crime boss off the streets....

i know ill sleep better tonight..


//bazinga
 
2012-07-21 10:11:24 AM
In a follow-up story, local police announce the destruction of $10 million in marijuana plants
 
2012-07-21 10:14:18 AM
Ah so cop prices?

And umm I thought "manufacturing pot" was when you rentd a hourse and every single room was full of lights - not some strategically sensible outdoor area?!!

Le'ts hunt the dudes without sub-machineguns (they got from the ATF) lets go after the kids looking after outdoor pot plants....?

Gotta luv how tough our (recently) militarized law enforcement has become ....

I say lock them up for 15 years - rapists get 2 or 3 but lets make the example where it is needed ....
 
2012-07-21 10:16:08 AM

Evil Mackerel: They only found 5000 plants, how are they worth 15 million?


Cop math. They figure out some obscenely high price per ounce (a price so high that any dealer selling for even half that price risks getting arrested for fraud) and then weigh the entire cannabis plants, including roots, stems and other parts of the plant that are generally not used to make smoke-able or edible marijuana, and including the pottery and soil if it's potted pot.
 
2012-07-21 10:16:50 AM
Actually, the SECOND longest lunch break in history.

/Missing, presumed fed.

//hope that's not obscure
 
2012-07-21 10:17:53 AM
Appolog'ies for th espelling but it is Sat midnight :P

LEGALISE IT ALL - cept that bit about killing someone ...
 
2012-07-21 10:19:14 AM
I hope the police have a large enough evidence locker to hold all $10 million worth of pot.
 
2012-07-21 10:19:33 AM
Welp. This will add to my monthly expenses.
 
2012-07-21 10:23:03 AM
Every plant you destroy, another pot farmer will plant two. What an immense waste of time and resources.
 
2012-07-21 10:27:32 AM

Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)


www.thesmokingjacket.com
Don't know about that. Talk like you ain't from around here.
 
2012-07-21 10:28:00 AM

Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)


So.. you can hook us all up?
 
2012-07-21 10:29:03 AM
I feel safer already.
 
2012-07-21 10:30:17 AM

kittyhas1000legs: A little over $1,000 per plant? That doesn't seem quite as crazy as typical cop math.


Still a little high, they estimate a pound of pot per plant which you can get but unless you care for it you won't. And again this is bottom rung in the process they will be getting very little for the first sale since others have to mark it up to make a profit as well.

$500-$800 is more realistic, so not too bad but still cop inflation.
 
2012-07-21 10:30:23 AM

King Something: Evil Mackerel: They only found 5000 plants, how are they worth 15 million?

Cop math. They figure out some obscenely high price per ounce (a price so high that any dealer selling for even half that price risks getting arrested for fraud) and then weigh the entire cannabis plants, including roots, stems and other parts of the plant that are generally not used to make smoke-able or edible marijuana, and including the pottery and soil if it's potted pot.


FTA: A total of 12,887 plants were removed from the area.
 
2012-07-21 10:31:03 AM

Evil Mackerel: They only found 5000 plants, how are they worth 15 million?


The article says 12,887 plants, though $1,164 a plant does seem awfully...high.

/agrees with Pat Robertson
 
2012-07-21 10:34:57 AM

macadamnut: At least they found some white people willing to do farm work.


Ooh, should've RTFA.
 
2012-07-21 10:35:11 AM
I will sleep better tonight knowing this crime against humanity has been thwarted.
 
2012-07-21 10:37:05 AM
 
2012-07-21 10:38:43 AM
I vacation in that area almost every year. I'll have to keep my eyes open, you know, to help out the cops.
 
2012-07-21 10:40:37 AM
Another pot related headline submitted by somebody's grandfather. Its funny because he heard pot makes you hungry.
 
2012-07-21 10:42:46 AM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)

[www.thesmokingjacket.com image 640x310]
Don't know about that. Talk like you ain't from around here.


Well, you are observant. I am not from around here, born and raised in Sweden, so no I am not from around here. But considering that I am married to a very much local girl and my in laws accent is so strong I have had my wife translate for me but I now understand them perfectly, I must say I am more and more local.
 
2012-07-21 10:44:08 AM

SDRR: Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)

So.. you can hook us all up?


One stroll around some of the mountains here, sure.
 
2012-07-21 10:44:39 AM
I'm so disappointed that the other prohibition sired NASCAR and this one only got us this
 
2012-07-21 10:47:50 AM
The Mehicanos look like cartel growers.
 
2012-07-21 10:49:59 AM
Taxpayer dollars well spent.

/Overtime, overtime for everyone!
 
2012-07-21 10:55:03 AM
I just came across this gem:
i.crackedcdn.com
 
2012-07-21 10:59:22 AM

Smallpoxer: Fark Rye For Many Whores: Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)

[www.thesmokingjacket.com image 640x310]
Don't know about that. Talk like you ain't from around here.

Well, you are observant. I am not from around here, born and raised in Sweden, so no I am not from around here. But considering that I am married to a very much local girl and my in laws accent is so strong I have had my wife translate for me but I now understand them perfectly, I must say I am more and more local.


You are doing better than me and I was raised here, some people I can't understand anymore than I understood people in Paris.
 
2012-07-21 11:00:35 AM
I just love how the top 2 videos in side panel are Romney giving his condolences to the victims in Aurora and no mention of Obama's messages to them.
 
2012-07-21 11:05:33 AM
2 x 6 = 27 divided by 18 = 1500 86 x 4 = 15.000.000

that adds up
 
2012-07-21 11:08:42 AM

Hobodeluxe: I just love how the top 2 videos in side panel are Romney giving his condolences to the victims in Aurora and no mention of Obama's messages to them.


I have some snark for this, but I realized this thread is neither about the shootings or in the politics tab.
 
2012-07-21 11:10:51 AM

kittyhas1000legs: King Something: Evil Mackerel: They only found 5000 plants, how are they worth 15 million?

Cop math. They figure out some obscenely high price per ounce (a price so high that any dealer selling for even half that price risks getting arrested for fraud) and then weigh the entire cannabis plants, including roots, stems and other parts of the plant that are generally not used to make smoke-able or edible marijuana, and including the pottery and soil if it's potted pot.

FTA: A total of 12,887 plants were removed from the area.


Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: $1,164 a plant


Okay, maybe not as obscenely high as I originally thought but my point still (mostly) stands. I don't know how much usable product you can get from one plant nor the typical price per ounce of the stuff (full disclosure: I am not now, have never been and will probably never be a pot smoker; however I am in full support of legalization, regulation and taxation of the stuff), but I'm pretty sure that the owner of those plants probably would not have made over $1100 per plant.

I still say the cops' number crunching was simply (price per ounce, as set by the cops themselves)*(total weight of the plants, including roots, stems and soil)
 
2012-07-21 11:11:59 AM

MoronLessOff: Hobodeluxe: I just love how the top 2 videos in side panel are Romney giving his condolences to the victims in Aurora and no mention of Obama's messages to them.

I have some snark for this, but I realized this thread is neither about the shootings or NOR in the politics tab.


FTFY
 
2012-07-21 11:19:44 AM

MoronLessOff: I just came across this gem:


I'd say"nice," but dat watermark...
 
2012-07-21 11:21:29 AM
So using cop math it is a couple joints?
 
2012-07-21 11:29:42 AM

Smallpoxer: SDRR: Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)

So.. you can hook us all up?

One stroll around some of the mountains here, sure.


Yeah, I'm from a couple of counties over. Used to be you'd chance running up on somebody's still in the back woods. Now it's almost all dope, or people cooking meth. But growing weed outdoors, the deer do take a toll on it. They love that stuff.

/I AM from around here
//Kin tawk like it too, by Gawd, if'n I wants to.
 
2012-07-21 11:37:43 AM

steamingpile: You are doing better than me and I was raised here, some people I can't understand anymore than I understood people in Paris.


They're complimenting you. They think you have a pretty mouth!
 
2012-07-21 11:41:25 AM

Riche: Actually, the SECOND longest lunch break in history.

/Missing, presumed fed.

//hope that's not obscure


One day he'll show up to put in a good afternoon's work.
 
2012-07-21 11:52:48 AM
1) How do you "manufacture" a plant? 2) These are American Jobs. 3) These American jobs could involve the payment of American taxes. 4)I'm convinced that keeping pot illegal increases access of pot to minors and discourages people who might feel they have addictive disorder from seeking treatment. 5) What if our schools were as well funded as our police departments?
 
2012-07-21 12:00:41 PM
Cops have the best dope.
 
2012-07-21 12:01:56 PM

Lunaville: These American jobs could involve the payment of American taxes.


Somehow I doubt that if it ever becomes legal that the current growers will still have jobs. The big industrial farming corporations will hire some of them for a season or two to get their expertise and then fire them. Then they'll grow it in massive quantities at low costs to drive all the little guys out of the market. On the other hand, at least there will be less boobytraps for hikers to accidently stumble across.
 
2012-07-21 12:08:55 PM

Smallpoxer: Fark Rye For Many Whores: Smallpoxer: I am surprised that is all they found. Really. Up those mountains there is tonnes of growers. (this is about 10 miles from my house so....)

[www.thesmokingjacket.com image 640x310]
Don't know about that. Talk like you ain't from around here.

Well, you are observant. I am not from around here, born and raised in Sweden, so no I am not from around here. But considering that I am married to a very much local girl and my in laws accent is so strong I have had my wife translate for me but I now understand them perfectly, I must say I am more and more local.


From Sweden to Georgia... that's one hell of a change in scenery.
 
2012-07-21 12:12:32 PM
Damn, prices just went up!

FML.
 
2012-07-21 12:13:41 PM

cig-mkr: Think what that money would have done for the economy.


They should have been growing something safer, more economically and socially friendly. Like tobacco.
 
2012-07-21 12:17:17 PM

EngineerAU: Lunaville: These American jobs could involve the payment of American taxes.

Somehow I doubt that if it ever becomes legal that the current growers will still have jobs. The big industrial farming corporations will hire some of them for a season or two to get their expertise and then fire them. Then they'll grow it in massive quantities at low costs to drive all the little guys out of the market. On the other hand, at least there will be less boobytraps for hikers to accidently stumble across.


Even so, it would still create some jobs. It could also potentially create jobs on the retail end of things, depending on if it were sold through dedicated dispensaries or in certain existing places like liquor/tobacco stores. Plus the additional tax revenue would be good, especially with so many city and state governments facing budget shortfalls.
 
2012-07-21 12:27:34 PM

EngineerAU: Lunaville: These American jobs could involve the payment of American taxes.

Somehow I doubt that if it ever becomes legal that the current growers will still have jobs. The big industrial farming corporations will hire some of them for a season or two to get their expertise and then fire them. Then they'll grow it in massive quantities at low costs to drive all the little guys out of the market. On the other hand, at least there will be less boobytraps for hikers to accidently stumble across.


Your statement is depressing and absolutely true. Last year, I wrote a letter to my Senators advocating the legalization of pot and tried to address this highly likely scenario by suggesting the maximum size of a marijuana farm be limited to 10 acres with no individual, family, partnership, or corporation allowed to own more than one farm. I'm sure they got right on that.

There are lot of folks down here that would have absolutely nothing at all if they weren't clinging with both hands to a couple of acres of land. A system of small scale marijuana farming could seriously knock up their income levels - even with proper taxes paid.
 
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