Police Discover World’s Largest Marijuana Plants

Drug enforcement officers never tire of their overpowering compulsion to exaggerate marijuana seizures to the point of absurdity. Again and again, we’ve caught police making ludicrous claims that contradict basic math and science.

The latest example comes from California, where local narcotics officers found some large marijuana plants and tried to frame it as some sort of unbelievable shocker:

Marijuana plants seized Monday in Browns Valley and Live Oak "are the largest I've seen," a drug enforcement official said.

Some of the plants were 7 feet tall or higher. Most averaged only 5 feet in height but had a circumference of about 12 feet and could have produced about 10 pounds each of marijuana, said Hudson, who called it "some of the highest quality marijuana currently available."

It would take about 2,000 normal-size plants to produce an equivalent amount, he said. [Appeal Democrat]

That all sounds very exciting and newsworthy, except for one thing: marijuana plants don’t yield 10 pounds. They just don’t. That’s crazy and wrong.

To illustrate how absurd this is, I contacted Chris Conrad, a court-qualified cannabis expert and author of Cannabis Yields and Dosage. Here’s what Chris had to say:

Probably they would end up getting about 3-4 pounds of actual bud from a plant that size, depending on how well it is manicured, plus more than that as leaf that could be converted into hash or edibles. Remember that the police use the "bud-leaf-seed" version of cannabis, whereas the actual market is for bud, not leaf or seeds. So cops almost always think there is twice as much 'marijuana' there as does the grower.

I was just looking at some big plants in Oregon for a collective, and they claimed 5 pounds per plant, but I think that included the shake, which they said they give away to indigent patients. Visually they looked like 3 pound plants to me, so the implication is that they toss out the fan leaf but keep the bud leaf and trim for patients. That would explain how they could come to 5 pounds.

I've never had anyone claim to have gotten 10 pounds from a plant, but quite a few people have boasted about getting between 2 and 5 pounds of bud from one. I haven't had the pleasure of sitting in on the manicure and weighing to see it for myself, yet.

Cops often inflate the weight of their yield by using the fresh weight instead of the dry weight of the plants, BTW, so the most typical inflation is 400%; in other words, their alleged 10 pounds is most likely to weigh about 2.5 pounds, based on the typical cop exaggeration.

It is almost amusing to picture officers standing around a bunch of big plants issuing arbitrary clueless declarations about the garden’s quality and yield. They have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. It’s like asking a mugger to appraise jewelry. It might be funny if it weren’t for the fact that these spontaneous, incompetent assessments are used at trial to influence how long non-violent offenders will spend behind bars.
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That is absolutely crazy!

That is absolutely crazy! Marijuana plants taller than me??? Wow...

huge plants

off the coast of Jamaica a random "Unknowing" Honduran millionaire paid 17mil for an Island “the Island” in 1990 in 1993 American tourists got lost as sea so they landed on “The Island” and radioed coast guard coast guard picked them up next morning on way back coast guard informed D.E.A office that the island seemed to be covered in marijuana 5.5 square miles on one of the cliff faces a females were recorded to be between 12-20 feet male 20-30 feet
tallest of males found 37ft
Tallest female found unknown yeild unknown strain

reality

7 foot plants of healthy marijuana is actually a little sad considering out of my 14 plants half indica and half sativa i have 2 13 foot plants and the rest are all 8 to 12 ft tall! I am hoping to recieve 5 pounds atleast per plant seing that my last harvest on 11 footers was 3 lbs. With good home made beach grabbed kelp extracts and bone meal along with potassium silicate and black strap mulasses, i can see a 20 foot plant being possible started just early enough and with perfect sun and greenhouse environment alot is possible most ppl think is not.. just a little dose of reality california has soo much potential most just dont know to use it..

Oh boy...

Check out this video.

"The 200 plants are so large that police cannot burn them to destroy it. Authorities will instead bury the plants."

Glad to see our police resources are continuously being put to a good use.

Well, damn, ain't that

Well, damn, ain't that ironic...?!?! They want to bury the plants, but the plants were already buried perfectly fine. With their roots in the ground and leaves sticking up in the air. What a beautiful sight it was to see all that healthy beautiful marijuana, and such a sad one to see all that weed disgraced and stepped on like a common dandelion...so sad...

Profit motive

It's all about profit motive. My God, these plants are so big and so potent. Surely, this justifies even more money in next years budget than we've already inflated it. It's sad how many readers are going to be suckered in by this nonsense. Plus, the outcry for even harsher penalties. Hey, these hyper inflated statements could be used to justify further restricting the amount of cannabis medical marijuana patients could grow. When the seeds for this super strain of plant hits the market. Imagine how much more productive illicit cannabis growers could be. If this kind of talk doesn't encourage people to grow illicit cannabis nothing will. Whey to go guys. You just gave decent people another incintive to break the law, and the beat goes on.

4 economy& environment, we SHOULD be growing asmuch hemp as can!

For Textiles and Fuel, medicine as well.. NO control, None..encouragement, Classes offered even in How to.. The time has past. We need to Unstuck from STUPID with Government control etc.. We can save our economy and the environment. Hemp is a Major contributor.. those with Money and power would like to keep things exactly where and how they are.. the ignorance of the Masses, decades of Demonizing one of our best assets.. It's unbelievable to me that anyone with half a wit could in any way condone the insanity of Police/Feds etc Raiding GARDENS... C'mon no one cares how many carrots are there in my garden.. Rosmary.. Thyme, what's with the restriction? who is afraid I might profit from some plants? the Same Government that sent my Boiler trade off to belgium but STILL demands $$ from me? or the Pharmaceutical companys profiting off Ruining families with Anti depressants and Zombifying our post Traumatic Veterans we allegedly care so much about for whom again.. the Marijuana is the Best healthiest answer.. Cats out of the bag kids.. the Pot is here for our use and benefit. We are not wrong, the LAW is wrong.. IT is an illeagal law to begin with.. that it is enforced to me seems ludicrouse.. Denying an occupation in a capitolistic society.. Denying a BEST and in My case ONLY medicine for a strictly Female disorder... I KNOW my civil rights have been trompled. I was basically arrested for being a woman.. that smacks of gender descrimination. It's all so insane. Jailing sick people for providing themselves with Medicine.. May all the legislators and the ones they love at some point face the choice of toxic medication that has mirad side effects, OR, break the law and be jailed for the ONLY relief to be had that is Safe and easy to provide via a few seeds tossed in their yard.. SHAME ON a greedy corrupt Government and all those who promote the injustice by not acting to correct it. THAT is Reefer Madness for certain.

corrupt:

GREEDY GOVT. Well said, The govt. profits from keeping non-violent offenders lock-up for the results of over crowded jails and prisons. So until they figure out how to make more from legalizing It.... We have to take what we can and run with it.. reminder--(Govt. don't like competition) Smokin420

for one in california

for one in california marijuana goes on the ballet for becoming comepletly legalized in novermber of 2010 so get out and vote yes so we can all smoke more weed

Cannibis + Giant Sequoia

Next thing you know these geniuses will be on their way to searching Sequoia National Park for the elusive cannabis/giant sequoia strain.

Medical Marijuana

It seems to me that the police were quite quick to conclude that this doesn't involve medical marijuana. We should all remember that police have not only been known to exaggerate in these scenarios, but they've been known to commit plenty of perjury in court during drug cases, steal plenty of cash from drug dealers stashes at busts, etc. There may well be plenty of medicinal marijuana users short on medicine.

- Sandra

More unfair than I had even realized

"It might be funny if it weren’t for the fact that these spontaneous, incompetent assessments are used at trial to influence how long non-violent offenders will spend behind bars."

I had never thought of this. I had always thought that people are considered dealers if they're caught with a certain amount of marijuana because mostly, all the marijuana i've seen in my life is buds. But if someone is caught with plants instead of buds they really could be considered dealers for no reason if the law makes no difference between buds and the rest of the plant matter. Also, I had never thought (and I can't believe I've never thought of this), if someone is caught with a couple onces of regular, cheap weed, they would be prosecuted exactly in the same way as someone caught with the same amount of a really potent, expensive weed, which would obviously be good for many times the amount of doses. The way these laws are written and enforced is even more nonsensical and more unfair than I had even realized.

Right, buy the kindbud...

Yep, the law goes by weight, so might as well antie up for the good stuff. Carry the same amount of THC in a lighter package.

Redwoods

Don't tell the cops, but a friend of mine is growing pot plants as big as redwoods. When the buds fall off we call them widow makers.

That

Was funny,.. Made me Lol in the library.. Many raised eyebrow Looks of consternation at my outburst.. Thanks!! Widowmakers... can't wait to share that one...

Those "biggest pot" plants...

...probably were redwood saplings with flowers strapped on them.Who's "the biggest "joke? Must be the illegalizers.

You missed the best part

"It would take about 2,000 normal-size plants to produce an equivalent amount, he said."

This was the most ludicrous exaggeration of the whole thing! Who is he kidding? It would take 2,000 plants to produce 10lbs. of bud? Assuming a yield of 1oz.. per plant, 2k plants would produce more like 125lbs. of bud!

Whoops

I now realize that he was saying the whole find would take 2k "normal size plants" to produce an equivalent amount, not just the one plant. My bad.

The "Expert" is just as bad.....

Hitting 5-10lbs per plant is certainly nothing new in the field. I find it interesting to question a collective stating expected yields, and have an "expert" state it "includes shake", and also that hasn't been party to post harvest...(hang,dry,trim....)

Quite a few people hitting the 5+ mark with right prep and strains...ie: Getting them out larger, earlier, good holes, good prep, and constant feed.

Many examples in the community of such "Tree grows". (As plant count is a risk factor, trend for many years now has been to grow fewer, larger plants to fall under certain state and federal sentencing levels determined by plant count but still hit yield targets.)

I find such an "expert" commentary just as disturbing as LE's stab's in the dark...

Read his book...

...before questioning his expertise. Chris is describing what is typical based on his experience. The fact that some people have achieved better outcomes is not surprising. The point is that it isn't typical and police shouldn't arbitrarily assume a 10 pound yield from a large plant. These were indoor plants we're talking about.

The Sasquatch batch

It's obvious that the cops and their expert were talking about the almost mythical Sasquatch strain of cannabis. So, this propably was a Sasquatch batch. The seeds can be purchased $50.00 each from Alice in Wonderland. I'm late, I'm late....

I have seen plants this big

This is not impossible, I have seen 10 pound plants before in California, and that's 10 lbs of YIELDED TRIMMED BUD!

Giant Plants

can be seen in Spain where they look like huge cedar privacy bushes. The photos were in high times or cannabis culture I believe.
Yours
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cops suck anyway

when have you known a cop to tell the absolute true about anything?

how do people find medical weed from a doctor

their should be a network where people with crinic pain can get ahold of pot if they need it where to find it ??

FCK da donut munchers!

weed is just not some random drug on the market that ruins families.
In fact it is'nt a drug at all. DRUGS= chemical substance made by man.
Marijuana= Lucious plant grown on earth enjoyed by many.
marijuan can be smoked 4 medical use and enjoyment of the high.
I dont think it should be illegal whatsoever. Those rat bastard cops
think they can just go around spreading bull crap lies to everyone, and
so came the war on drugs. lies were spread lifes were ruined. Drugs are substances made by chemicals introduced by men. weed is nothing but a plant with one very good effect. so fck the police and anything they say.

fck da donut munchers

I agree with this comment because it is a relaxer and everyone enjoys it. It shouldnt be illegal because if you somked it once your going to do it again. People who smoke it would probably pay taxes on it. I sure would!

well....

ive been once arrested for a roach it was no big deal i thought...... turns out they say it was 3 grms not true cost me 90 days in jail 4 years paper... my god wares the evidence had to pay around 5000$ for find... i can see blown out of proportion hear they were big plants i bet they all jerked of to the bust afterward lol...

i love weed

wow most of you and the coppers are stupid ive seen pot plants as big as me and taller the tallest ive seen was an 8 footter but it was no where near ten pounds of bud. and just cause you got a big potplant doesn't mean that its good bud you can have a big tree but come out with shitty ass weed if you don't check ph levels in water, or if you don't have the write amount of lighting per square foot. and the cops aren't going to bury that weed why would they bury something in the ground when it grows in the ground. cops are fucken morons they just exaggerate on the product trying to make it so everyone sees it as an extremely bad drug when its not. how much of that pot do you think their gonna burn and get high by standing around it or how much they will steal for their own fun.

TOSS WEED SEEDS BUY THE COP STATION AND WATER WELL

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WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL?

I THINK MARIJUANA IS THE MOST AWESOME PLANT EVER!!! WHY I DIDN'T SAY DRUG IS BECAUSE COPS AND ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE CLAIM POT TO BE A DRUG AND THAT IS BS...BECAUSE NOT ONLY DOES IT MAKE YOU HAPPY !!! IT HAS PLENTY OF WONDERFUL MEDICAL PURPOSES TOO !! NOW I THINK AS WELL AS OTHER I'M SURE !! THAT MARIJUANA SHOULD BE MAD **********LLLLEEEEEGGGGAAAALLLL******* BECAUSE THE WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER AND HAPPIER PLACE !!
THIS GOES FOR YOU TOO POLICE !! ALL YOU DO IS PULL US OVER AND CHARGE US WITH A LITTLE ROACH THAT UR GONNA SMOKE N E WAYS... !!!
SO COME ON LET US ALL JOIN TOGETHER AND BECOME A HAPPY, FUN. HEALTHY, AND GREEN EARTH.........
SAVE THE GREEN !!!
I LOVE YOU MARYJANE !! 4-20-2009

fck it blow tree all day on

fck it blow tree all day on the low they can't make me live the lifestyle that's consumed others

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that shit is wack yo i have

that shit is wack yo i have much larger plants

OMG

They are so full of shit!Sorry!but there wasn't any ten lbs on that plant.I'm so sick of these morons wasting our tax money on busting friggen pot growers.What a joke!The funny thing is most of these guys are so programmed they actually think their doing something.

1- Yes, a plant can easily

1- Yes, a plant can easily yield 10 lb outdoors, some that are grown commercialy with special super large HID's indoors can easily yield ten pounds as well. It's not some myth or anything. But it comes with the territory of the experienced/knowledgable grower. SO chances are, it probably wasn't, but could have been.

2-2000 Plants for ten pounds is retarded, if if was those kind of numbers on average no one would want to grow.

got 8 pounds of a naturally

got 8 pounds of a naturally grown plant..... got a pic of the plant, about 7 foot tall. was grown in a oil drum in a garage with a clear roof to let sun in, over 8 months

IF YOUVE NEVER SEEN A 10

IF YOUVE NEVER SEEN A 10 POUND PLANT BEFORE 

GO TO YOUTUBE AND TYPE 10 LBS PLANT JORGE CERVANTES HE IS IN CALIFORNIA AND HE WILL SHOW YOU PARADISE MY FRIEND AVAILABLE IN HD ALSO

bigges pot plants

 you all talk a good store butt still no one has any pictures what up

IF YOU GROW THEM, LEGALIZATION WILL COME

Heres my solution, every time you find a seed ( for you pot snobs out there who "only buy the good stuff" and never have any seed, fuck off nobody cares, you're not special ) you put it in a bag and save them until you have about 25-50 good Ones. Then you jump in your hooptie and cruise around town throwing seeds. The best place to do this is on police station lawns and city parks OUT IN THE OPEN. If everyone does there part Johnny Law won't be able to say shit to us. We will have pot jungles and all the cops will be able to do is give up and get high with us. So on behalf of stoners everywhere... To our police stations and government, join us on the GREEN side. Marijuana - seeds and stems + bong and lighter = complete bliss

You are all a joke HUmboldt county HIGH

I've grown 19 pound 15 ft tall blue dreams you ppl are hilarious humboldt county for life! Btw started em in feb. veged indoor till June 15th all synthetic, I wouldn't suggest smoken but looks fire and smells fire, it's what the buyers look for. And u grow the cuddy ogs and bubbas organic for personal use

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