They proliferate in the high Sierra, where armed Mexican cartel operatives clear wilderness areas, divert creeks and poison wildlife.
1000 Ways to Dye: Legalize marijuana, so growers don't have to do it in protected areas by poisoning wildlife. It would also make the crop less valuable and likely not worth killing over.Problem solved.
Satanic_Hamster: Couldn't they just go in with ATF and state troopers?Also, submitted this as:"Pot growing is destroying California's environment; why don't you put that in your pipe and smoke it, hippies."
The My Little Pony Killer: Would you like a cookie?
tjsands1118: It really annoys me that the feds have been shutting down and raiding state legal operations that are being ran by legal individuals and not illegal cartels with assault riffles. To play paranoid stoner for a moment, it would almost seem the the government is being purposely neglectful to prevent the drop in criminal activity that happens in a legal regulated market.
Satanic_Hamster: The My Little Pony Killer: Would you like a cookie?Not really. Out of milk. :(
Ego edo infantia cattus: That's Mexican Marijuana farms in California subby. Instead of trying to sneak tons of pot across the border, the drug cartel just sneaks people, then force them to work on a crop out in the woods. (The payoff is that they'll be left in the US once the grow op is done.) They don't know where they are, they might get shot if they run, and sometimes their family members are held as collateral. They dump fertilizer and pesticides like it's going out of style, then just leave all the trash once the grow is finished. People who intend to use the same spot a few years in a row don't trash the place. I'm sure there's a few exceptions to that rule, but for the most part it really is the cartels that dump tons of chemicals and trash.
tjsands1118: I'm 100% a pot head stoner, who believes that cannabis should be legal. That being said, the government needs to shut these operations down. I worked in a medical grow, we were very diligent about not polluting, all our plants where either completely inside or in hoop huts with plastic buried under the soil to prevent run off.It really annoys me that the feds have been shutting down and raiding state legal operations that are being ran by legal individuals and not illegal cartels with assault riffles. To play paranoid stoner for a moment, it would almost seem the the government is being purposely neglectful to prevent the drop in criminal activity that happens in a legal regulated market.
Jabberwookiee: Somebody get Monsanto on the phone. I have an idea.Muhahahahahaha...
js34603: I wasn't aware that you could continue to engage in illegal activity if you can make it too dangerous for law enforcement to stop you. That's...interesting...precedent.
sobriquet by any other name: ^^^^if that's your reaction to pot, presumably the couch was yelling at you to eat the cookies long before any cannabis got involved.
OOBE Juan Kenobi: I get high off insects, yo
Ruiizu: Jabberwookiee: Somebody get Monsanto on the phone. I have an idea.Muhahahahahaha...EXACTLY what I was thinking./just drop a few gmo corn seeds "off the back of the truck"
Voiceofreason01: This. The halfway-psuedolegal mariijuana legalization isn't ever going to work. Either it's legal or it isn't.
Malky: Maybe instead of attacking state legal pot grows/stores the DEA could use that money to fight mexicans in the woods. They still would use all that money they dont want cut and they would be targeting criminals, illegals, and save the environment.
js34603: OOBE Juan Kenobi: I get high off insects, yoThat looks like my lawn trimmings.
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