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(KHOU Houston)   Former marijuana grow house goes up in flames. Police called in to disperse crowd gathered downwind   (khou.com) divider line 5
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2013-05-15 05:57:46 PM
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halotosis: Don't show this article to a guy I was in a debate with last week.  His whole argument against marijuana is that illegal grow operations cause fires.  And he's a volunteer firefighter.  This is probably the first time I've ever heard of a grow operation going up in flames, it's usually a meth house exploding.  I tried to explain to him that the only reason people set up illegal grow operations is because prohibition creates a black market, but he wouldn't listen.  His whole argument was because it's illegal it must be bad.  Can't argue with stupid.


Grow ops DO cause fires.

Usually electrical.  Which is what happens when you put 198 amps worth of grow equipment on a 200 amp mains breaker.
2013-05-15 05:51:17 PM
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halotosis:  This is probably the first time I've ever heard of a grow operation going up in flames

Hate to break it to you.  But yeah, it's a very common thing.
2013-05-15 05:47:49 PM
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Well if we were legal everywhere decent people wouldn't have to buy it from skeevy sociopaths....
2013-05-15 05:45:43 PM
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halotosis: Don't show this article to a guy I was in a debate with last week.  His whole argument against marijuana is that illegal grow operations cause fires.  And he's a volunteer firefighter.  This is probably the first time I've ever heard of a grow operation going up in flames, it's usually a meth house exploding.  I tried to explain to him that the only reason people set up illegal grow operations is because prohibition creates a black market, but he wouldn't listen.  His whole argument was because it's illegal it must be bad.  Can't argue with stupid.


Well actually illegal grows are a huge fire hazard. Heck even legal grows can be a fire hazard if you don't have the wiring done properly. Grow fires were a fairly common occurrence when I lived in Humboldt. You could generally count on one a month in Arcata alone. But yes it is a dumb argument against legalization.
2013-05-15 05:26:19 PM
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halotosis: Don't show this article to a guy I was in a debate with last week.  His whole argument against marijuana is that illegal grow operations cause fires.  And he's a volunteer firefighter.  This is probably the first time I've ever heard of a grow operation going up in flames, it's usually a meth house exploding.  I tried to explain to him that the only reason people set up illegal grow operations is because prohibition creates a black market, but he wouldn't listen.  His whole argument was because it's illegal it must be bad.  Can't argue with stupid.


Uh, you could state that since illegal setups have to be hush-hush, the growers either resort to do-it-yourself, or get buddy who did electrical with his dad years ago (there are cases of getting skilled/partly skilled electricians to work lucrative amounts, but that's rare enough)

But if legal, there'd be regulation/people wouldn't have to do a half/assed job and risk the place burning down

/just a thought
//just because some suits says something is bad, doesn't make it so
///if anyone says otherwise, research "dumb laws"
 
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