Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Kitsap Sun)   Employees at a day care center call the cops after they spot marijuana growing in a nearby yard. Which is a big relief because you never know when those pot plants could have gotten loose and gobbled up all the kiddos   (kitsapsun.com ) divider line
    More: Stupid, Port Orchard, daycare, pot plants, Kitsap County, Bay Street  
•       •       •

3932 clicks; posted to Main » on 23 Sep 2012 at 7:28 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



73 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2012-09-23 07:35:00 AM  
OMG!!!
Scary, scary, scary DRUUUUUGS!
 
2012-09-23 07:35:06 AM  
FTA: Police talked to the home's resident, who said the plants were not hers but belonged to someone who didn't live there anymore. When asked why she still tended to the plants, she reportedly told police she "waters all her plants."

Thank god this godless, law-breaking criminal scum has been taken off the streets. I feel so much safer. Don't you?

/I'm shocked they didn't arrest the person who recognized the plants to begin with.
 
2012-09-23 07:36:37 AM  
Land of the free, baby. Land of the free.
 
2012-09-23 07:37:13 AM  
From the comments.

"Thank God we ended this evil and diabolical criminal enterprise before it came to fruition. It looks like our heroes swooped in to her lair in the nick of time to foil this dastardly child of Satan before she could (gulp) get high or something. I'm going hug my kids just a little tighter tonight knowing that next time we may not be able to stop the next madman with a green thumb and a spritzer bottle. What then, I ask you, what then?"
 
2012-09-23 07:41:42 AM  
For all the things we've done "for the children" a lot of people sure do hate the younger generation.
 
2012-09-23 07:44:24 AM  
I totally believe the homeowner. What possible motive could she have for lying to the police?

Not all stoners are happy go lucky friendly people who smoke responsibly safely in the comfort of their living room. Let's not forget the one's driving under the influence, and carrying guns to protect their shady cash transactions. Good for the daycare owners for letting the police sort out what kind of stoner was growing next door to them.
 
2012-09-23 07:45:39 AM  
Drug laws in this country are farking insane.
 
2012-09-23 07:46:16 AM  
Snitches get nap time.

/And no juice
 
2012-09-23 07:51:58 AM  
collider.com
feed me
 
2012-09-23 07:53:15 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Not all people who drink are happy go lucky friendly people who drink responsibly safely in the comfort of their living room. Let's not forget the one's driving under the influence, and carrying guns.


Now see if it makes as much sense to you, bootlicker.
 
2012-09-23 07:57:45 AM  

RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.


My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.
 
2012-09-23 08:00:59 AM  

Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.


Hopefully you would have grown up by now, but it seems you are still thinking like a child.
 
2012-09-23 08:02:45 AM  

James F. Campbell: Ker_Thwap: Not all people who drink are happy go lucky friendly people who drink responsibly safely in the comfort of their living room. Let's not forget the one's driving under the influence, and carrying guns.

Now see if it makes as much sense to you, bootlicker.


Thanks for the poorly thought out comparison. Might I suggest a logic 101 course? The reality of the situation is that weed is currently criminal. Like it or not. If you want to discuss utopian theory, your stoner buddies will be happy to oblige you.
 
2012-09-23 08:07:56 AM  

Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.


Yeah, but the issue is not whether pot is a "good thing" - the issue is whether it is in society's interest to engage in prohibition of all things that are not deemed "good things". The argument that society needs to protect adults from all "bad things" is especially peculiar in that it often emanates from those who profess to believe in "small government" and "low taxes". You can't have a small, cheap government that child-proofs the whole world.
But I certainly don't think your being wrong about this makes you a "demon".
Perhaps you could lighten up, Francis.
You might find yoyrself getting over it.
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-23 08:09:44 AM  

Ker_Thwap: . Might I suggest a logic 101 course? The reality of the situation is that weed is currently criminal..



The weed is currently criminal, arrest the weed!
 
2012-09-23 08:11:11 AM  
Well, I've always said it's pointless to argue with stoners. So, rather than continue to be insulted by rude children, I'll bow out of this thread. Claim your hollow victory.
 
2012-09-23 08:16:17 AM  
$25,000 bail? Really? Stupid tag applies to this as well. I'm sure the homeowner is a real flight risk. Should have been more like $500, if that.
 
2012-09-23 08:16:52 AM  
Ker_Thwap
Account created:
2012-05-24 10:18:08

Next time I'll look first before I reply -- and continue my policy of automatically ignoring any accounts from 2012 that say stupid shiat.
 
2012-09-23 08:19:05 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Well, I've always said it's pointless to argue with stoners. So, rather than continue to be insulted by rude children, I'll bow out of this thread. Claim your hollow victory.


Yes, anyone who thinks it's ridiculous to arrest someone and set their bond at 25k for three plants must be a stoner. That's the only explanation. And anyone who points out that you're somewhat of a moron must also be a stoner. I picture you as a grumpy old man, blaming junk mail and the electronics in you car you can't understand on stoners. Ker Thwap must be the sound the few thoughts bouncing around in your noggin make. I will celebrate this hollow victory with waffles and bacon.
 
2012-09-23 08:20:30 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Well, I've always said it's pointless to argue with stoners. So, rather than continue to be insulted by rude children, I'll bow out of this thread. Claim your hollow victory.


Very clever. You come into this thread, make a provocative post, and then ignore all the serious responses - instead, cherry-picking one moron who called you names, and speaking as if he represented everyone in the thread, for a finale, you beat a passive-agressive retreat.
It's a little early in the morning for this sort of attention-whoring, don't you think?
 
2012-09-23 08:23:22 AM  
Thank god for nosy douchebags.
 
2012-09-23 08:29:18 AM  
Perhaps Ker_Thwap is a troll. This is Fark after all. We do love us some trolls.
 
2012-09-23 08:30:51 AM  
Oh, hey guys.
While you were debating on whether plants should be allowed to grow, elsewhere in the world there were murders, rapes, robberies, home invasions, hostage crises, politicians stealing our money, rapes, some guy walking naked through central park, shady wars over increasing energy demands, riots about cartoons, and the planet generally falling apart around us.

...But please don't let that distract you from the drug war which has cost thousands of lives this year alone while destroyed millions of citizens reputations and bilking the government for billions of dollars over a bunch of common weeds.
Now get back to throwing that old lady in the slammer for watering plants, cuz you damn well know she deserves it.
 
2012-09-23 08:35:18 AM  

Nick Nostril: Thank god for nosy douchebags.


I always wondered what the hell they were growing.
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2012-09-23 08:40:40 AM  
Looked over my balcony the other day while I was hanging out laundry. My neighbor's got a nice little operation going over there.
 
2012-09-23 09:03:55 AM  
What I want to know is how they knew it was weed? Hmmm?
 
2012-09-23 09:09:29 AM  
Growing pot is illegal. Someone thought the cops might want to know about all the illegalness going on. What a monster!
 
2012-09-23 09:14:45 AM  

crab66: Drug laws in this country are farking insane.


Yes, they are. On the other hand:

FTFA: "Officers were called to the 1800 block of Bay Street shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday. The owner of the day care reported seeing the plants from the business, and officers could, too. They got a search warrant and confiscated the plants, noting there were no postings stating the plants were medical marijuana."

Apparently, if she'd had a medical card, they would have said no harm no foul?
 
2012-09-23 09:15:47 AM  

way south: Oh, hey guys.
While you were debating on whether plants should be allowed to grow, elsewhere in the world there were murders, rapes, robberies, home invasions, hostage crises, politicians stealing our money, rapes, some guy walking naked through central park, shady wars over increasing energy demands, riots about cartoons, and the planet generally falling apart around us.

...But please don't let that distract you from the drug war which has cost thousands of lives this year alone while destroyed millions of citizens reputations and bilking the government for billions of dollars over a bunch of common weeds.
Now get back to throwing that old lady in the slammer for watering plants, cuz you damn well know she deserves it.


iseewhatyoudidthere.jpg
 
2012-09-23 09:16:42 AM  
You have to be a special kind of stupid to grow your pot in an open garden visible from a daycare.
 
2012-09-23 09:20:06 AM  

RockofAges: namegoeshere: You have to be a special kind of stupid to grow your pot in an open garden visible from a daycare.

Agreed.

But aside from that stupidity, can we safely assume that the children were forever scarred by the proximity? I think so.


Oh god yes, those poor little ones. The sight of plants growing is worse for them by far than seeing some guy fark a dead dog on the front lawn.
 
2012-09-23 09:20:33 AM  
A little water turns weeds into small trees.

www.tworiverstribune.com
 
2012-09-23 09:20:44 AM  

NicoFinn: Looked over my balcony the other day while I was hanging out laundry. My neighbor's got a nice little operation going over there.


Address please.
 
2012-09-23 09:21:06 AM  
ts3.mm.bing.net

"There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US,
and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers.
Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage.
This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations
with Negroes, entertainers and any others."

 -Henry J. Aslinger
 
2012-09-23 09:24:06 AM  

Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.



STFU. Go back to looking for the 'birth certificate' or some other trolling activity worthy of your time...

 
2012-09-23 09:26:59 AM  

James F. Campbell: Ker_Thwap
Account created: 2012-05-24 10:18:08

Next time I'll look first before I reply -- and continue my policy of automatically ignoring any accounts from 2012 that say stupid shiat.


I've never understood this criticism. How old is old enough? I've been jabbed with it before. I lurked for about 5 years before signing up. I got tired of that name after about a year and then dropped it for another. And really, it's not like you'll ever know who he is anyway. He's a name on a screen just like the rest of us.
 
2012-09-23 09:33:56 AM  

namegoeshere: You have to be a special kind of stupid to grow your pot in an open garden visible from a daycare.


FTFA---"They got a search warrant and confiscated the plants, noting there were no postings stating the plants were medical marijuana
This denotes a state where it is LEGAL to grow under certain circumstances. Lazy for not educating themselves on how to work within the established rules? Yes.
Stupid for growing in a state where it's supposedly legal? Not so much.
 
2012-09-23 09:45:18 AM  
images.cheezburger.com
 
2012-09-23 09:46:39 AM  
"...you never know when those pot plants could have gotten loose and gobbled up all the kiddos." 

www.moviegoods.com
 
2012-09-23 09:57:04 AM  

LDM90: James F. Campbell: Ker_Thwap
Account created: 2012-05-24 10:18:08

Next time I'll look first before I reply -- and continue my policy of automatically ignoring any accounts from 2012 that say stupid shiat.

I've never understood this criticism. How old is old enough? I've been jabbed with it before. I lurked for about 5 years before signing up. I got tired of that name after about a year and then dropped it for another. And really, it's not like you'll ever know who he is anyway. He's a name on a screen just like the rest of us.


As someone who tends to switch handles pretty often yet has been hanging around this site since the day it became more than squirrel balls, must agree that account age alone is not a very good indicator of anything at all.

I took Ker_Thwap's post to be entirely serious and his replies did not seem any less sincere. I don't think he's a troll, personally. The problem is that it is almost impossible to tell someone who sincerely clings to wrong-headed notions and is willing to profess and defend them aloud from someone simply trying to incite anger in sensible people for fun because the end result is often the same.

For the record "it's illegal, duh" brings nothing to the conversation. It is also incorrect at this point in time, because what we are discussing is only situationally illegal. This indicates that there is in fact a debate about the sensibility of prohibition in general and as noted in the article, the cops looked for a posting claiming the grow to be medicinal which in many cases would have exempted the grower from prosecution entirely. It's never actually a valid argument when debating the efficacy or validity of a given law but in the instance in particular it is no more than the functional equivalent of "la la la I can't hear you".

Which brings us back to how people get labelled as trolls...
 
2012-09-23 09:57:34 AM  

LDM90: James F. Campbell: Ker_Thwap
Account created: 2012-05-24 10:18:08

Next time I'll look first before I reply -- and continue my policy of automatically ignoring any accounts from 2012 that say stupid shiat.

I've never understood this criticism. How old is old enough? I've been jabbed with it before. I lurked for about 5 years before signing up. I got tired of that name after about a year and then dropped it for another. And really, it's not like you'll ever know who he is anyway. He's a name on a screen just like the rest of us.


Likely excuse.
home.roadrunner.com
 
2012-09-23 09:59:34 AM  
Wow, the feigned moral outrage and self-justification is strong in this thread. I thought pot was supposed to mellow you out.
 
2012-09-23 10:27:19 AM  
OMG-My little hometown...hasn't changed a bit and I'm glad I'm outta there. lol.
 
2012-09-23 10:30:37 AM  

Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.


Sorry, but if you are implying pot has turned some of your friends and family into 'brutal criminals', you're full of it. I know a legion of smokers, and the worst of the side effects is turning somone into a forgetful, lazy, cheeto munching TV junkie. Those people aren't a risk to anyone but themselves and their cardiovascular systems.

/old
//sensitive bullshiat detector
 
2012-09-23 10:37:33 AM  

RockofAges: Ker_Thwap: My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.

Maybe when you learn to navigate this thing called "the interwebs" you'll note that I have two degrees (one an advanced degree). On FARK, we have these things called profiles.

Your language alone belies your bias and your profound ignorance is palpable. Which is unsurprising given your age. It's okay to be out of touch with both contemporary science and social norms, but it's best to avoid doing so on a progressively minded internet forum.


Shut up, pencil-neck. The prime indication that someone has no clue of the implications of public policy on the actual public is that said one is a young academic.

People who grow pot in public view, particularly without permits, are creating an attractive nuisance, and should be arrested just for being retarded. Weed doesn't hurt anyone, but weed dealers attract dope jackers, who most certainly do.
 
2012-09-23 10:59:54 AM  

mbillips: RockofAges: Ker_Thwap: My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.

Maybe when you learn to navigate this thing called "the interwebs" you'll note that I have two degrees (one an advanced degree). On FARK, we have these things called profiles.

Your language alone belies your bias and your profound ignorance is palpable. Which is unsurprising given your age. It's okay to be out of touch with both contemporary science and social norms, but it's best to avoid doing so on a progressively minded internet forum.

Shut up, pencil-neck. The prime indication that someone has no clue of the implications of public policy on the actual public is that said one is a young academic.

People who grow pot in public view, particularly without permits, are creating an attractive nuisance, and should be arrested just for being retarded. Weed doesn't hurt anyone, but weed dealers attract dope jackers, who most certainly do.


Oh, you mean the people that are able to identify the plant. Yeah, arrest them.
 
2012-09-23 11:03:51 AM  
Is it Alaska day here on Fark? I didn't get the memo.
 
2012-09-23 11:17:45 AM  
Its funny watching potheads try to justify themselves.
 
2012-09-23 11:39:56 AM  

ms_lara_croft: "...you never know when those pot plants could have gotten loose and gobbled up all the kiddos." 

[www.moviegoods.com image 580x893]


Came for this.
 
2012-09-23 11:52:24 AM  

Cast: Sorry, but if you are implying pot has turned some of your friends and family into 'brutal criminals', you're full of it. I know a legion of smokers, and the worst of the side effects is turning somone into a forgetful, lazy, cheeto munching TV junkie


Now I know what is wrong with many of the people I know. They are potheads.
 
2012-09-23 12:03:40 PM  
The fact that Pot is illegal leads to this kind of crap:
Link
Link
Link

Which means that if I ran a daycare next to a house growing pot, I'd be thinking about calling it in. BUT, didn't read the full article, did it say how much pot? Was it a freaking farm, or just a couple plants? That makes a difference.
 
2012-09-23 12:07:01 PM  
Sorry but I am not at all sympathetic. If you dont want to do the time then dont do the crime. The last thing we need is folk growing poisonous substances next to school houses.
 
2012-09-23 12:21:27 PM  

RockofAges: Ker_Thwap: My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.

Maybe when you learn to navigate this thing called "the interwebs" you'll note that I have two degrees (one an advanced degree). On FARK, we have these things called profiles.

Your language alone belies your bias and your profound ignorance is palpable. Which is unsurprising given your age. It's okay to be out of touch with both contemporary science and social norms, but it's best to avoid doing so on a progressively minded internet forum.


Give me 10 minutes and then check my profile -- I'll then have a pair of PhDs which is better than your junk hand. Go smoke a joint, hippie.
 
2012-09-23 12:47:25 PM  

mbillips: Weed doesn't hurt anyone, but weed dealers attract dope jackers, who most certainly do.


It's almost as if these 'dope-jackers' know that the grower would fear calling the authorities for help because of draconian laws...

On the other hand, good thing no one ever 'jacks' liquor and cigarettes from these 'dealers of LEGAL goods
leftcoastvoices.files.wordpress.com
'... right...


/maybe we can just admit that criminals will exist no matter the laws, and go from there
 
2012-09-23 01:38:53 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I totally believe the homeowner. What possible motive could she have for lying to the police?

Not all stoners are happy go lucky friendly people who smoke responsibly safely in the comfort of their living room. Let's not forget the one's driving under the influence, and carrying guns to protect their shady cash transactions. Good for the daycare owners for letting the police sort out what kind of stoner was growing next door to them.


Login: Ker_Thwap
Fark account number: 787539
Account created: 2012-05-24 10:18:08


So...you signed up four months ago, you lurked for a short time, and now you think you want to be a troll. Good luck around here with that. Fark has standards for our trolls, and you don't even begin to meet them. I'd recommend perusing the trolling efforts of well-established bottom feeders and rabble rousers on the Politics tab for some pointers. Also take a look at the way those seasoned lampreys respond to critics, because you're lacking in that area as well.

Again, good luck, but remember, you're in the presence of masters.
 
2012-09-23 02:07:40 PM  
$25,000 bail, for a few pot plants??? Are you farking kidding me???
And what's with the "manufacturing" charge? Sounds she had a weed assembly line in her garage... "That's not my garden, that's my manufacturing facilities."
 
2012-09-23 02:10:38 PM  

Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.


I'm gonna have to go ahead and call bullshiat on that. The prohibition of marijuana leads to brutal criminals who wish to support all the money they are making.
 
2012-09-23 02:12:49 PM  

stonicus: Ker_Thwap: RockofAges: You're a fearmongering retard. I hope you never influence public policy in any way, shape, or form in your entire life, and that you never disseminate your opinions to an impressionable mind.

My, what a pleasure to see such a thoughtful and coherent response. In point of fact however, I am not a fearmongering retard. I'm a somewhat past middle aged man who has had some experience with pot myself, who has seen first hand the damage that recreational drugs has done to friends, family and neighbors. I've seen some stoners who handle it responsibly, and also seen the ones who are brutal criminals to support their habits. Maybe when you get out of high school and see a bit more of the world, you'll realize that it's wrong to demonize everyone who doesn't share your narrow minded opinions. But.. I have little hope in your case.

I'm gonna have to go ahead and call bullshiat on that. The prohibition of marijuana leads to brutal criminals who wish to support all the money they are making.


Doh! Reread your post... even though in the sentence I bolded you started with "stoners", your previous sentence is in the context of general recreational drug use. And in that broader context, yes, brutallity exists.
 
2012-09-23 02:43:42 PM  
I'd like those of you who think people shouldn't grow weed out in the open to get to the back of the bus right now.
 
2012-09-23 02:50:48 PM  
25K for bail? For three freaking pot plants? WTF? This boggles my mind. I am neither for or against pot as a substance to be consumed by people. But the government has no right to limit or penalize what people do on their own property, while on their own time. I don't care if people grow and manufacture their own cocaine, if there is not a monetary transaction...... Then there are no tax implications..... therefore there is no need for a government to get involved.

I know there is crime associated with addicts. I know addiction hurts people and their families. If a coke addict is a coke addict and he has a good job but you put him in jail simply for possessing coke and his family goes on welfare while he is in jail who the fu*c does that help? It costs taxpayers money for the jail time and for the extended welfare and family benefits. Fighting the war on drugs is not productive in the way they are doing it now. It hurts everybody involved. Not just the user but the family and the taxpayer.

The government needs to get real and get out of this war. Follow the example of Portugal. They stopped the war and concentrated on treatment with great success. At least from a financial point of view. I don't use drugs but if my neighbour did I would not want him in jail for simply using drugs. If he stole my car to support it then that would be a different story. But for smoking weed in his own house? WTF kind of society do we live in when what people do in their own house, all by themselves, ,not involving the harm of others, is something that can be controlled and penalized by the government?

If I made my own crystal meth and used it at home and went to work and paid my taxes what right would the government have to tell me I have to be put in jail? I have not hurt anyone. I have just been a private citizen that has a hobby. Hurts no one but me.
 
2012-09-23 02:56:49 PM  

chumboobler: Hurts no one but me.


Just one thing there. I agree with what you're saying for the most part, but with marijuana, nobody is getting hurt. There are zero victims in this case.
 
2012-09-23 03:07:02 PM  
Yeah, "zero victims". Because EVERYONE grows their own. I'm in favor of legalization, but until then, stop pretending your little addiction is harmless. I think there are a few cartel victims who would beg to differ.

Pot Growers Destroying National Forests
 
2012-09-23 03:10:00 PM  

Holden C: Yeah, "zero victims". Because EVERYONE grows their own. I'm in favor of legalization, but until then, stop pretending your little addiction is harmless. I think there are a few cartel victims who would beg to differ.

Pot Growers Destroying National Forests


Oh, you're so keen. Point to where in this story who the victims are. The children? What happened to them? Nothing. How about anyone else? Oh, hey look, nobody got hurt, but grandma sure got farked good and hard.

Try again, troll.
 
2012-09-23 03:25:14 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
/which really sounds like the dumbest way you could start explaining cannabis to kids
//Deadly nightshade is also "just a plant"
 
2012-09-23 03:32:59 PM  
My point is about illegal marijuana use in general (since we ARE debating the larger issue here), not this particular story. And the "you don't agree with me so you're a troll" mindset will only work so far. At some point you may have to actually acknowledge a fault in your reasoning.

Or not, ignorance (and being perpetually high) is bliss. (THAT'S a troll, see the difference?)
 
2012-09-23 03:33:52 PM  
an adult who takes offense at a illegal yet harmless thing (no one is being hurt) should be able to afford another the courtesy of an anonymous note: "Dear Neighbor, You may not be aware a few illegal plants have accidentally sprouted in your garden. Please remove them a.s.a.p.".

their is an old saying we should remember: 'Good fences make good neighbors.' -- because not enough people can mind their own business or live and let live.
 
2012-09-23 03:47:09 PM  

Holden C: My point is about illegal marijuana use in general (since we ARE debating the larger issue here), not this particular story. And the "you don't agree with me so you're a troll" mindset will only work so far. At some point you may have to actually acknowledge a fault in your reasoning.

Or not, ignorance (and being perpetually high) is bliss. (THAT'S a troll, see the difference?)


No, we're actually just debating this situation. We're not debating abut what drug cartels are doing to the environment. That's another issue entirely that you brought up on your own. The rest of us are talking about grandma being able to grow some weed in her garden. You're not even on topic.

With that being said, where is the fault in my reasoning? You haven't even pointed it out, which I can only assume is because you have no sound reasoning, while simultaneously perpetuating your own straw-man argument for reasons only known to yourself. It's really kind of pointless on your part.
 
2012-09-23 03:48:33 PM  

Holden C: My point is about illegal marijuana use in general (since we ARE debating the larger issue here), not this particular story. And the "you don't agree with me so you're a troll" mindset will only work so far. At some point you may have to actually acknowledge a fault in your reasoning.

Or not, ignorance (and being perpetually high) is bliss. (THAT'S a troll, see the difference?)


moderateleft.com
 
2012-09-23 05:34:39 PM  

Ima4nic8or: Sorry but I am not at all sympathetic. If you dont want to do the time then dont do the crime. The last thing we need is folk growing poisonous substances next to school houses.


uh... is that a deadpan troll? Or are you totally lost? I think you took a left at reddit. You should have turned right. This is fark.
 
2012-09-23 05:50:55 PM  

Holden C: Yeah, "zero victims". Because EVERYONE grows their own. I'm in favor of legalization, but until then, stop pretending your little addiction is harmless. I think there are a few cartel victims who would beg to differ.

Pot Growers Destroying National Forests


The stuff you're talking about is ONLY a by product of the prohibition on marijuana.
Marijuana needs to be illegal!!
Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! Why? Because it's bad! Why? Because it is illegal! ... and so on, and so on...
 
2012-09-23 10:00:55 PM  
Wow, Day Care's run on thin ice own their own, one screw up or anonymous call and they're out.

Maybe the Day Care busy body could have gone over to the neighbor and said "Hey there's a few pot plants in view and I run a day care, would you do something with those plants as I do not want to run into issues with the toddler's parents".

That would have been a neighborly thing to do, don't get the cops involved unless the neighbors a psycho.
 
2012-09-24 08:02:55 AM  

the_rhino: Its funny watching potheads try to justify themselves.


It's funny watching morons attempt to cast aspersions on the intelligence of those who partake while making basic grammatical errors in those attempts. If you're not stoned what's your excuse?
 
2012-09-24 09:13:49 AM  

chumboobler: 25K for bail? For three freaking pot plants? WTF? This boggles my mind. I am neither for or against pot as a substance to be consumed by people. But the government has no right to limit or penalize what people do on their own property, while on their own time. I don't care if people grow and manufacture their own cocaine, if there is not a monetary transaction...... Then there are no tax implications..... therefore there is no need for a government to get involved.

I know there is crime associated with addicts. I know addiction hurts people and their families. If a coke addict is a coke addict and he has a good job but you put him in jail simply for possessing coke and his family goes on welfare while he is in jail who the fu*c does that help? It costs taxpayers money for the jail time and for the extended welfare and family benefits. Fighting the war on drugs is not productive in the way they are doing it now. It hurts everybody involved. Not just the user but the family and the taxpayer.

The government needs to get real and get out of this war. Follow the example of Portugal. They stopped the war and concentrated on treatment with great success. At least from a financial point of view. I don't use drugs but if my neighbour did I would not want him in jail for simply using drugs. If he stole my car to support it then that would be a different story. But for smoking weed in his own house? WTF kind of society do we live in when what people do in their own house, all by themselves, ,not involving the harm of others, is something that can be controlled and penalized by the government?

If I made my own crystal meth and used it at home and went to work and paid my taxes what right would the government have to tell me I have to be put in jail? I have not hurt anyone. I have just been a private citizen that has a hobby. Hurts no one but me.


Made my favourites list :D If only our politicians and our other public servants cared more about the rights and freedoms of individuals than their seemingly overwhelming desire to protect everyone from themselves (or is it just about control and responding in the 'right' way to authority?).

Remember it wasn't all that long ago (in my lifetime and definitely still going on in some places on our little rock) that a cop would rock up to work, get dressed as a camp (smile) citizen and get paid to trawl bars/parks trying to pick up members of their own sex who wanted to enjoy some private pleasures with another consenting adult - the cop would consider it a good night when he entrapped and arrested these dangerous criminals.
 
Displayed 73 of 73 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report