13,000 Joints

That's what a South Dakota sheriff just told me you could get from one marijuana plant. Hmmm, if a joint is somewhere between one-half gram and one gram, that comes to somewhere between 6,500 and 13,000 grams, or 15 to 30 pounds. I would like to meet the grower who can produce such copious quantities. The indoor growers I know estimate they can get maybe one gram of usable marijuana per watt of light in a growing cycle. That means a person growing plants under a 1000 watt light will produce perhaps two pounds of smokable bud, but that typically comes from numerous plants under the light--and if the grower knows what he's doing and everything goes just right. I'm not sure where they're getting a 15 or 30 pounds from one plant. Maybe the sheriff know of some monster mutant strain indigenous to the Dakotas, but somehow I doubt it You can read more about this tomorrow in the story I'm preparing on the South Dakota medical marijuana initiative.
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It's always funny when someone gives you a statistic that's both highly specific and totally wrong.

Why not round down to 10,000 or up to 15,000? The trick is that a random number like 13,000 doesn't sound made up.

He's a sheriff, he's probably been on a few raids. He knows pot plants aren't the size of a fucking oak tree. What a tool.

pinner

This guy must be able to roll the ultimate pinner.

13,000 What?

This reminds me of that scene from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where all the policemen are talking about drugs, adding facts that are not at all true.

-roger
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