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(Biloxi Sun Herald)   Some ambitious urban farmer planted two football fields worth of weed on Chicago's South Side   (sunherald.com) divider line 32
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2012-10-04 09:52:41 AM
6 votes:
This needs to happen more often. Pot growers need to plant that shiat everywhere. Every public park, every roadside ditch, every vacant lot, every courthouse flowerbed. Overwhelm the authorities with so much wild weed that they couldn't possibly destroy all of it.

\Prohibition needs to end
\\Not a pot smoker
2012-10-04 09:50:06 AM
6 votes:
Putting aside all the "legalize it" talk...I've never understood the "cut it down NOW" approach. Wouldn't it have made more sense to put the field under surveillance, and catch the grower(s)? Seems that would work better than cutting it all down, and hoping for snitches to provide tips.
2012-10-04 09:32:37 AM
6 votes:
Meanwhile, in the 24 hours it took them to cut all that pot down, the death toll added up like this:
Alcohol: 208 deaths
Marijuana: 0 deaths
2012-10-04 08:56:19 AM
4 votes:
Marijuana (blah blah) street violence?

Oh for crissake.
Mr.S and I are both voting to legalize this sh*t and neither one of us are pot smokers. Leave them alone and spend the time, money and effort to close down the dangerous people. A meth house can destroy a neighborhood.
2012-10-04 01:10:45 PM
2 votes:
The War on Drugs "civil forfeiture" provisions have made cops and district attorney offices reliant on thievery, and made a mockery of the US Constitution.

I don't care how anti-drug you are, this is not a fair or reasonable trade.
2012-10-04 10:10:19 AM
2 votes:
Locavore.
2012-10-04 09:59:01 AM
2 votes:

bhcompy: Egoy3k: bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population

You don't know many pot smokers do you?

I know plenty. They're called poor high school and college students.


The pot smokers I know are successful and employed in careers with 6 figure incomes.
2012-10-04 09:55:16 AM
2 votes:

bhcompy: Egoy3k: bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population

You don't know many pot smokers do you?

I know plenty. They're called poor high school and college students.


No, they are 44 year old business owners who like what they taste.
2012-10-04 09:53:38 AM
2 votes:
Should have set the whole field on fire and blown it over the city. Might have chilled that murdering out for a moment or two.
2012-10-04 08:51:26 AM
2 votes:

Mark Ratner: Those involved with narcotics, whether it is marijuana, heroin or cocaine, purchase firearms with their profits and have shown they're willing to use them to protect their business, he said.

"That's where the violence comes in, the competition for the markets," he said.

Yep, sounds like prohibition to me.


"Civilized" corporations have open wars too. They just don't have them here, they have them in the 3rd world.
2012-10-04 08:30:21 AM
2 votes:
Those involved with narcotics, whether it is marijuana, heroin or cocaine, purchase firearms with their profits and have shown they're willing to use them to protect their business, he said.

"That's where the violence comes in, the competition for the markets," he said.


Yep, sounds like prohibition to me.
2012-10-04 12:15:51 PM
1 votes:

sodomizer: Why don't we just legalize this stuff in California, and send all the stoners there?


Because we are going to try and legalize it here in Colorado. Who wants to live in Cali?

SUMMARY OF THE CANNABIS RE-LEGALIZATION ACT
The Legalize2012.com amendment is called the "Cannabis Re-Legalization Act", and it amends the Colorado Constitution with a new article that re-legalizes cannabis for all uses in Colorado for any citizen 18 years of age and older. It removes all criminal penalties and gives control of cannabis to the people through an independent commission. The goals of this
article are to:
(1) Create a fundamental right to personal cannabis use in Colorado.
(2) Allow personal cannabis use by adults without punishment or discrimination.
(3) Allow commercial cannabis use without restrictions that are onerous or burdensome.
(4) Repeal all criminal statutes and rules that punish or discriminate against the personal and commercial use of cannabis, while leaving other parts of those statutes in effect.
(5) Replace the racist words "marijuana" and "marihuana" with the scientifically-accurate word "cannabis".
(6) Create the Colorado Cannabis Commission to implement this article.
(7) Prohibit the personal and commercial use of cannabis by persons under the age of 18.
(8) Allow existing medical marijuana providers to stay in business.
(9) Require the commercial cannabis industry to self-regulate.
(10) Prohibit the federal government from enforcing federal marijuana laws on Colorado citizens by:
(a) making cannabis a fundamental and absolute right in our Constitution;
(b) requiring the attorney general to file lawsuits against the federal government;
(c) prohibiting state resources from being spent to assist federal marijuana investigations;
(d) providing funding to the commission to, at their discretion, assist Colorado citizens in their legal defense if the federal government threatens to punish them for violating the provisions of this article;
(e) requiring the attorney general to notify the federal government that cannabis needs to be removed from the federal schedule of controlled substances; and
(f) protecting a citizen's right against self-incrimination in federal marijuana crimes as guaranteed by section 18 of article II of this constitution and the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
(11) Require a 2% sales tax on cannabis to fund the commission, require any other tax to be approved by voters, and limit total taxes on cannabis to a maximum of 10%.
(12) Require and authorize the governor, attorney general, general assembly and state agencies to implement this article.
(13) Investigate, impeach or remove from office any state official that does not uphold and enforce this article.
(14) Allow only the use of evidence-based performance tests to be used to determine impairment by cannabis.
(15) Create an affirmative defense to cannabis prosecutions.
2012-10-04 12:08:52 PM
1 votes:
So, what do the Federales do after this November? Override the will of the people? Ignore the state laws and still go after large growers? Or do they finally follow the Portugal model? I can't wait for Hemp production to really get going again! Hemp for Victory!
2012-10-04 11:38:52 AM
1 votes:

Lehk: bhcompy: when it's legal and commercialized the Mexican Mafia is still going to want theirs, still can provide the best price

are you smoking bath salts?

once legalized the best price will be from altria (phillip morris) and diageo guinness.

they already have the infrastructure and experience in distributing and securing such products, they will be in the tobacco case right next to the cigs and in the liquor stores behind the counter


Perhaps, but tobacco takes a lot more preparation. When you grow on public lands, which is rampant in the west, you don't have a lot of the same infrastructure costs, either. I'm sure someone somewhere has done cost projections on this, but I'd be willing to bet that it would be at least competitive for the black market. Plus, you're talking about things like taxes. There's no way that states aren't going to tax it like they do cigarettes(average tax per pack in the US is $1.77), which is something a black market doesn't have to worry about.
2012-10-04 10:53:42 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

/love the fact that I can google "taint corn" and this is the first hit
2012-10-04 10:44:24 AM
1 votes:
You watch, someone is going to genetically engineer a sub-zero temperature tolerant cannabis plant and NASA will seed Mars. In 10 years a bunch of that CO-2 will be 0-2 and 0-3. Heaven.

It'll be a one way ticket, but meh, we'll miss the coming Apocalypse.
2012-10-04 10:30:47 AM
1 votes:

ManateeGag: Is that going to be enough to forget about how much the Cubs suck?


South side = White Sox
2012-10-04 10:26:53 AM
1 votes:
♪ Well the South side of Chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of some smoke named Ditchweed Brown ♪
2012-10-04 10:24:29 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm... Chicago is Obama territory...

fc00.deviantart.net

NSFW
2012-10-04 10:21:10 AM
1 votes:

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: santadog: 10 Million... for 1500 plants.

Well, to be fair, they DID say "up to 10 million". So, pretty much any dollar amount under that is still accurate.

Also, this is 2012. Can we please stop using the football field as a unit of measurement? It's embarrassing.



Yes, why would we want to use a measurement that pretty much every American can immediately visualize? We should switch to giving area estimates in hectares immediately!
2012-10-04 10:05:52 AM
1 votes:

bhcompy: Girion47: bhcompy: Egoy3k: bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population

You don't know many pot smokers do you?

I know plenty. They're called poor high school and college students.

The pot smokers I know are successful and employed in careers with 6 figure incomes.

And people with 6 figure incomes make up 5% of the population. These are not the only people nor the majority of people that smoke pot.


You don't know many baby boomers do you?
2012-10-04 10:04:29 AM
1 votes:
How stupid is it that one can be arrested for growing a plant.
2012-10-04 10:04:26 AM
1 votes:

Girion47: bhcompy: Egoy3k: bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population

You don't know many pot smokers do you?

I know plenty. They're called poor high school and college students.

The pot smokers I know are successful and employed in careers with 6 figure incomes.


And people with 6 figure incomes make up 5% of the population. These are not the only people nor the majority of people that smoke pot.
2012-10-04 09:53:53 AM
1 votes:

Egoy3k: bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population

You don't know many pot smokers do you?


I know plenty. They're called poor high school and college students.
2012-10-04 09:52:43 AM
1 votes:

iron_city_ap: A football field sized crop of weed is worth $10 million !?


Imagine it it were legal and we grew thousands of acres in this country.
2012-10-04 09:51:15 AM
1 votes:

bhcompy: like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population


You don't know many pot smokers do you?
2012-10-04 09:49:11 AM
1 votes:
What this likely is is a sacrificial grow, intended to keep the cops busy and gratified.
2012-10-04 09:47:33 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: Those involved with narcotics, whether it is marijuana, heroin or cocaine, purchase firearms with their profits and have shown they're willing to use them to protect their business, he said.


This is why we need to cawkpunch cops on a regular basis.
Pot =/= a narcotic.

/cawkpunches all around to cook county's finest.
2012-10-04 09:46:44 AM
1 votes:
I bet it was Leroy Brown.
2012-10-04 09:46:05 AM
1 votes:
bhcompy: Which, troll or moron?
2012-10-04 09:43:42 AM
1 votes:
Pretty common here out west. If there's public or private land that can hide something with natural geography or a tree line buildup or something else you can bet that someone is going to try to grow marijuana in it. Of course, you get people like the ones in this thread that talk about how marijuana didn't kill anyone and prohibition is bad, but I'm not sure they understand that when it's legal and commercialized the Mexican Mafia is still going to want theirs, still can provide the best price(like beer snobs, pot snobs make up a small percentage of the pot smoking population), and will still kill people over marijuana.
2012-10-04 09:03:49 AM
1 votes:
Oh man, those look nice. Someone cried when that was cut down.
 
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