Mother Nature Implicated in Massive Marijuana Grow-Op

Your tax dollars at work:

From the The Norman Transcript
A call from a concerned farmer in southeast Norman led Cleveland County Sheriff's Department deputies and Norman police officers to a field of 8,889 "wild" marijuana plants growing on private property early Monday morning. The plants ranged in size from 3 feet to 9 feet tall and would have a street value of up to $1,000 each, or around $8 million total, if allowed to grow and be harvested in the coming months, said Captain Doug Blaine, of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department.

Now I’m not surprised about the plants. Feral hemp, also known as ditchweed, is indigenous to the region. The shocker here is that these officers, in a fit of unbelievable idiocy, actually attempted to place a street value on it. Ditchweed doesn’t get you high! It’s as worthless as the dirt it was yanked from.

And so it appears we may have stumbled upon the most absurd over-estimation of a marijuana crop’s value in the whole stupid history of bored police officers over-estimating the value of marijuana crops.

But you can’t fault the “concerned farmer” who called it in. With Captain Doug Blaine calling the shots, I’d kill every plant in my yard just to be on the safe side.

Yet despite its abundance of ill-informed sensationalism, this article ironically fails to mention the real danger posed by the feral hemp plant. Any commercial marijuana growing in proximity to such a sizable crop of ditchweed stands a strong chance of becoming pollinated by its impotent cousin. The result would be hybridized marijuana of extremely poor quality.

Thankfully, marijuana enthusiasts and bored Oklahoma police can agree on one thing: the ditchweed’s gotta go.

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Indigenous

Ditchweed's not really indigenous. Cannabis is a non-native plant. A better word might be "naturalized".

Leave it alone?

Why is the state or county paying to remove these harmless plants? How much is the government paying to remove this wild hemp every year? Just let the stuff grow and die every year, it cant get anyone high, the only reason I could see to remove it is if a farmer needed the land for other crops, then its his responsibility to remove the weeds. Our government wastes so much cash every year on really dumb things, this is yet another example of wasting taxpayer money.

CA $$ problems...

What the hell is so hard to figure out. If the state California would just start letting us who voted on it in '96 use are meds without the hassle it would all be fixed.WE have the best wqeather to grow marijuana. Start taxing it, justthis one product alone would balance our budget in a heartbeat!

Just my two cents !
One Love all....

COPS FAIL

fuck the police trying to meet your faggot ass quotas. go to hell.

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