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(New York Daily News)   California police find an illegal marijuana crop growing in a public park, estimate the value at $5 million. Hopefully, that dangerous crop of drugs will be destroyed and the culprits will enjoy the rest of their lives in prison   (nydailynews.com) divider line 58
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2014-08-17 12:26:41 AM  
I call shenanigans. That's a bunch of shenanigans.
 
2014-08-17 12:28:17 AM  
The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.
 
2014-08-17 01:34:19 AM  
ITT: greenbait
 
2014-08-17 04:08:19 AM  
From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.
 
2014-08-17 04:09:40 AM  

www.quickmeme.com

 
2014-08-17 04:12:15 AM  
Why not take control of the grow, put a few people in to see it through and sell it in the state medical market at pure profit?
 
2014-08-17 04:14:39 AM  
California police ... estimate the value at $5 million. .

So, about a sandwich bag full?
 
2014-08-17 04:15:15 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: Why not take control of the grow, put a few people in to see it through and sell it in the state medical market at pure profit?


If they banned people for being rational then you'd be in big trouble, mister.
 
2014-08-17 04:19:44 AM  
Scary?
 
2014-08-17 04:20:27 AM  

C18H27NO3: insertsnarkyusername: Why not take control of the grow, put a few people in to see it through and sell it in the state medical market at pure profit?

If they banned people for being rational then you'd be in big trouble, mister.


It feels like we already have.
 
2014-08-17 05:12:25 AM  

MacWizard: Scary?


Well, there are people who still wish to perpetuate the War On some Drugs.  That's pretty scary.
 
2014-08-17 05:16:39 AM  

Twitch Boy: The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.


And that the community should feel safer, because this is $2.5 million worth of drugs that will not be hitting the street.
 
2014-08-17 05:46:29 AM  

Spaced Lion: Twitch Boy: The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.

And that the community should feel safer, because this is $2.5 million worth of drugs that will not be hitting the street.


....at least $1.2million was incinerated last night.
 
2014-08-17 05:52:29 AM  
That's not even ocean view and Kobe lives nowhere near there. His estate is off of Newport Coast Drive above the Newport Marriott Resort and Pelican Hill Golf Course. He might as well be stuck in some shiathole in LA county, capital of the third world, as there.
 
2014-08-17 05:53:02 AM  

Aviron: Spaced Lion: Twitch Boy: The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.

And that the community should feel safer, because this is $2.5 million worth of drugs that will not be hitting the street.

....at least $1.2million was incinerated last night.


Along with $250 of rolling papers.
 
2014-08-17 06:07:49 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-17 06:34:57 AM  

Boo_Guy: Aviron: Spaced Lion: Twitch Boy: The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.

And that the community should feel safer, because this is $2.5 million worth of drugs that will not be hitting the street.

....at least $1.2million was incinerated last night.

Along with $250 of rolling papers.


which, by minimum sentencing guidelines, is a $2,500,000 forfiture rap.
 
2014-08-17 06:39:37 AM  

Nadie_AZ: I call shenanigans. That's a bunch of shenanigans.


s.mcstatic.com
 
2014-08-17 06:40:54 AM  
Yeah....I'm pretty sure I've scored a green because I farked up the headline.

So I aint even mad.
 
2014-08-17 07:22:12 AM  
I feel safer.
 
2014-08-17 08:03:28 AM  
It's all too beautifu-u-ul
It's all too beautifu-u-ul
It's all too beautifu-u-ul
It's all too beautifu-u-ul
 
2014-08-17 08:06:22 AM  

dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.


Yeah, it's a stupid, distorted-market practisce. Let's hurry up and eliminate it by legalizing cannabis.
I don't have money to spend locking people up for growing weeds.
 
2014-08-17 08:14:01 AM  

dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.


People only care about damage to the environment when it's caused by logging or fraking. Growing marijuana is always ok because it cures ebola or something.
 
2014-08-17 08:23:52 AM  

big pig peaches: dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.

People only care about damage to the environment when it's caused by logging or fraking. Growing marijuana is always ok because it cures ebola or something.


Growing weed on public land seems like a stupid thing to do, on the face of it. Why would one grow a valued crop on public land, where it can be taken or destroyed any time?

They do it to avoid being caught doing something that should not be unlawful to begin with ( according to any sane, literate adult of ANY political persuasion I've spoken to lately)/
How to solve this problem?

Intelligent person: Remove stupid, counterproductive law. Move on to important problems, try to make world better.

Stupid person: Continue enforcing stupid law, and filling jails and emptying taxpayers pockets. (Those mean old pot growers don't vanish into the fifth dimension when we jail them. they cost US money - lots of it). Wait until everything breaks, then blame liberals or gays or somebody.
 
MFK
2014-08-17 08:59:21 AM  
I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?
 
2014-08-17 09:00:43 AM  
4000 plants worth 5 million dollars?  That's $1250/plant.  That seems expensive.
 
2014-08-17 09:26:48 AM  
Why should anyone a get a "real" job if you can make 5 Million by letting nature and sun do the work?
 
2014-08-17 09:38:31 AM  

jso2897: big pig peaches: dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.

People only care about damage to the environment when it's caused by logging or fraking. Growing marijuana is always ok because it cures ebola or something.

Growing weed on public land seems like a stupid thing to do, on the face of it. Why would one grow a valued crop on public land, where it can be taken or destroyed any time?

They do it to avoid being caught doing something that should not be unlawful to begin with ( according to any sane, literate adult of ANY political persuasion I've spoken to lately)/
How to solve this problem?

Intelligent person: Remove stupid, counterproductive law. Move on to important problems, try to make world better.

Stupid person: Continue enforcing stupid law, and filling jails and emptying taxpayers pockets. (Those mean old pot growers don't vanish into the fifth dimension when we jail them. they cost US money - lots of it). Wait until everything breaks, then blame liberals or gays or somebody.


Legal operations also cause environmental damage :

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/2014/04/pot-power-pollution- t he-overlooked-impacts-of-marijuana-legalization-on-utilities.html

You should probably boycott the product until they resolve these issues.

You also seems little high strung. You should do something to relax.
 
2014-08-17 09:47:52 AM  

Aviron: Spaced Lion: Twitch Boy: The cops would like to assure the community that all $4 million of the drugs will be disposed of.

And that the community should feel safer, because this is $2.5 million worth of drugs that will not be hitting the street.

....at least $1.2million was incinerated last night.


Wow, man!  I didn't even notice you were at the party!
 
2014-08-17 09:59:35 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: 4000 plants worth 5 million dollars?  That's $1250/plant.  That seems expensive.


Cop Math
 
2014-08-17 10:03:12 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: 4000 plants worth 5 million dollars?  That's $1250/plant.  That seems expensive.


Ahh, I see the misunderstanding. That figure is the cost per plant of saving the children from the devil weed and generally saving civilization as we know it.
What with surveillance, helicopters, radios, yadi yada,,,
You farkers are getting a bargain at $1250/plant.
 
2014-08-17 10:04:54 AM  

insertsnarkyusername: Why not take control of the grow, put a few people in to see it through and sell it in the state medical market at pure profit?


No no. That is Medical MJ.
Not at all like the Devil Weed the cops are after.
 
2014-08-17 10:20:45 AM  

MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?


They watched it for a couple of weeks and didn't see anybody monitoring it or trying to harvest it. Sounds like a wild crop to me as well. I'm not sure how much wild there is out in California, but in Nebraska and Kansas it is growing wild all over the place, sometimes in batches that might look like a man-made operation. One of the biggest I've seen was in a drive-thru wildlife park here in Nebraska. There were several batches, and one was massive, and these were all right off the road so easily found. Obviously nobody was going to harvest it, except maybe the people who worked there heh.
 
2014-08-17 10:26:33 AM  

Conthan: MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?

They watched it for a couple of weeks and didn't see anybody monitoring it or trying to harvest it. Sounds like a wild crop to me as well. I'm not sure how much wild there is out in California, but in Nebraska and Kansas it is growing wild all over the place, sometimes in batches that might look like a man-made operation. One of the biggest I've seen was in a drive-thru wildlife park here in Nebraska. There were several batches, and one was massive, and these were all right off the road so easily found. Obviously nobody was going to harvest it, except maybe the people who worked there heh.



There's a reason it's called "weed". It's just as fastidious (if not more) than regular grass.
 
2014-08-17 10:39:07 AM  

Oneofthesedays: Conthan: MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?

They watched it for a couple of weeks and didn't see anybody monitoring it or trying to harvest it. Sounds like a wild crop to me as well. I'm not sure how much wild there is out in California, but in Nebraska and Kansas it is growing wild all over the place, sometimes in batches that might look like a man-made operation. One of the biggest I've seen was in a drive-thru wildlife park here in Nebraska. There were several batches, and one was massive, and these were all right off the road so easily found. Obviously nobody was going to harvest it, except maybe the people who worked there heh.


There's a reason it's called "weed". It's just as fastidious (if not more) than regular grass.


So.... What's the word of the day on tomorrow's calendar?

/ Weed has a more complex nutritional requirement than regular grass?
 
2014-08-17 10:40:36 AM  

silly season: Oneofthesedays: Conthan: MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?

They watched it for a couple of weeks and didn't see anybody monitoring it or trying to harvest it. Sounds like a wild crop to me as well. I'm not sure how much wild there is out in California, but in Nebraska and Kansas it is growing wild all over the place, sometimes in batches that might look like a man-made operation. One of the biggest I've seen was in a drive-thru wildlife park here in Nebraska. There were several batches, and one was massive, and these were all right off the road so easily found. Obviously nobody was going to harvest it, except maybe the people who worked there heh.


There's a reason it's called "weed". It's just as fastidious (if not more) than regular grass.

So.... What's the word of the day on tomorrow's calendar?

/ Weed has a more complex nutritional requirement than regular grass?


Damn thanks. Messed that up. Lab tech... lol
 
2014-08-17 11:08:10 AM  
At the end of July here in Texas there was a bust that led to over 100,000 plants being found, worth approx. $175 MILLION. California needs to step their game up.
 
2014-08-17 11:33:33 AM  
Where are Cliven Bundy's militiamen now???
 
2014-08-17 11:39:04 AM  

big pig peaches: Legal operations also cause environmental damage


Reading that article, the overarching problem there is that the growing is taking place in high urbanized indoor settings because its in early stages. If you tried to grow crops like tomatoes, corn and soy in the same settings as aggressively, you'd have the same issues with excessive power. The crop in TFA wasn't causing any of those issues because it was growing outdoors with free and plentiful sun power. As the marijuana industry develops institutionally, conventionally grown crops outdoors would cause less impact, certainly compared to the problems very large and legal farming (pigs in Iowa, anyone?) cause.
 
2014-08-17 12:16:33 PM  
The police forgot to seize the park from the county under civil forfeiture laws...7000 acres just waiting to be parceled up into subdivisions. They could have afforded their own Krispy Kreme at the station!
 
2014-08-17 12:19:12 PM  
They should send Lil Wayne to smoke all that weed.
 
2014-08-17 12:20:39 PM  

Conthan: MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?

They watched it for a couple of weeks and didn't see anybody monitoring it or trying to harvest it. Sounds like a wild crop to me as well. I'm not sure how much wild there is out in California, but in Nebraska and Kansas it is growing wild all over the place, sometimes in batches that might look like a man-made operation. One of the biggest I've seen was in a drive-thru wildlife park here in Nebraska. There were several batches, and one was massive, and these were all right off the road so easily found. Obviously nobody was going to harvest it, except maybe the people who worked there heh.


Were the males being removed?   Otherwise you have hemp, not weed.
 
2014-08-17 12:46:55 PM  

dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.


Not just that, but they defend their little operations with force.

MFK: I don't suppose it has occurred to anybody that this might indeed be a wild crop of weed?


In California it's almost guaranteed to be a cartel grow operation.  It's just the nature of the West right now.

insertsnarkyusername: Why not take control of the grow, put a few people in to see it through and sell it in the state medical market at pure profit?


These are generally cartel backed operations.  You don't want to mess with them.
 
2014-08-17 12:51:25 PM  
polymontana.com
 
2014-08-17 12:54:04 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: [polymontana.com image 561x395]


This is why I don't vote.
 
2014-08-17 01:44:22 PM  

dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.


Yeah, according to cops, local sheriffs, and the DEA...the usual SWAT-boner constituency. Sure, public land grows are bad, but over the course of three years, there've been about 100,000 plants found near our town here in S. Utah (obviously clueless Mexican Mafia conscripted growers who don't know the area). I've seen those grows post-raid. The impacts are nothing compared to local welfare grazing and bubbah loggers.
 
2014-08-17 02:20:09 PM  

dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.


This.

And this is why we badly need true legalization. Even the legal states need to reconsider the strict limits they have and allow more to be grown so the black market can be undermined.

Unfortunately, the Feds are watching and would likely have a fit if either Colorado or Washington actually decided to allow serious grows. Plus the states themselves put tax money over cutting off the black market.
 
2014-08-17 02:27:20 PM  

adamatari: dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.

This.

And this is why we badly need true legalization. Even the legal states need to reconsider the strict limits they have and allow more to be grown so the Black Market can be undermined.

Unfortunately, the Feds are watching and would likely have a fit if either Colorado or Washington actually decided to allow serious grows. Plus the states themselves put tax money over cutting off the Black Market.


The purpose of legal marijuana is not to undermine black markets.
 
2014-08-17 02:30:32 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: [polymontana.com image 561x395]


You know, you really don't have to threadshiat all day. I mean, if you're not feeling up to it you could go do something else. If you're going to half-ass it like that just take some time off, take a nap, go outside, whatever. Come back when you're refreshed and ready to give it 100%. I'm sure everyone involved would appreciate it.
 
2014-08-17 02:32:27 PM  

adamatari: dropdfun: From what I have seen of illegal grow operations on public landsmI'm all for whoever is responsible doing a nice stint in prison. Most of those illegal grows do horrible damage to the wildlife and surrounding eco systems.

This.

And this is why we badly need true legalization. Even the legal states need to reconsider the strict limits they have and allow more to be grown so the black market can be undermined.

Unfortunately, the Feds are watching and would likely have a fit if either Colorado or Washington actually decided to allow serious grows. Plus the states themselves put tax money over cutting off the black market.


You sound infromed.
 
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