Volunteers clean up mess marijuana gr...

Volunteers clean up mess marijuana growers leave behind

There are 29 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 16, 2008, titled Volunteers clean up mess marijuana growers leave behind. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

Warren Sargent surveyed the abandoned campsite on the edge of an illegal marijuana plantation, pointing out the features to Linda Leader, a new volunteer with the High Sierra Trail Crew.

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take another puff

Hayward, CA

#1 Nov 16, 2008
the sentinel staff writer needs to post a map that shows exactly where these grow sites are (were) located.
Pat Kittle

Aptos, CA

#2 Nov 16, 2008
Celebrate diversity everybody!

Isn't it marvelous?

http://www.vdare.com/walker/081113_parks.htm

How many open-borders flunkies are cleaning up this crap?
JJJ

Berkeley, CA

#3 Nov 16, 2008
legalize pot, and this problem goes away entirely. it becomes a commodity crop, grown the same as any other herb.
Jimmy Neutron

United States

#4 Nov 16, 2008
Pat Kittle wrote:
Celebrate diversity everybody!
Isn't it marvelous?
http://www.vdare.com/walker/081113_parks.htm
How many open-borders flunkies are cleaning up this crap?
Exactly!!!
DBS

AOL

#5 Nov 16, 2008
But Becky has issued her proclaimation that growing dope does no damage to the environment. There are no cartels behind any big grows either.
clean our schools

Daly City, CA

#6 Nov 16, 2008
come on you people go clean our schools now.

boz oooos
Pot head Einstein

Denmark

#7 Nov 16, 2008
I always said that growers are better off doing indoor operations instead of ruining our preciosu nature areas .
Turn the empty 'unused building' into a pot growing places ?
People who out of work (like drug dealers ) could be paid to apply thier skills to a gov't sponsored program ?
Lets see if this article is correct..40.000 plants were found last year and 29.000 so far this year and the count isn't finished ..If we avarage it out to 50.000plants/year (cause many plants are not found)
¨That equals 'bout ' 25 tons of weed ..just in Santa Cruz mind you .
So if this stuff was legalized(in my dreams right)..and a growers tax was applied @ 50/bucks per.oz/ per 150 /bucks sales price per oz. for your regular run of the mill bud .
I figure this can bring in 'bout' 800/bucks in tax per pound.
Now times this by 2000 pounds roughly 16.000/bucks per ton ..
25 tons @ 16.000 = bout 400.000/buck'a rooh's !
Plus minus all the savings it costs to inprison growers and police over time to bust 'em ..We tax payers can easily figure on the low end a savings equaling a 1 million a year.
This is just in Santa Cruz county ..If we take into account the rest of California ? We can say 100's of millions can be saved ! Plus we can take away the lively hood of all the drug gangs that grow the stuff without a shoot being fired. We also reduce crime by stripping the gang bangers of income into other crime creating activities ..like guns and racketeering .
Now if the state grew the weed(instead of the dealers)HOHOHO ..Merry X-Mas ! If the Gov't sold the crop ..at @150 oz ..there would be a subsantial windfall as well .
Pretty stupid to make it a crime 'I say'..and f'ing expensive as well .
Billions could have been saved by now people,if this simple math was put to the test ! Plus money saved could have been put into better health care for children, handicapped,homeless and the elderly .
Jesus H.!!

Since: Feb 08

Santa Cruz

#11 Nov 16, 2008
"Warren Sargent surveyed the abandoned campsite on the edge of an illegal marijuana plantation..."
Doesn't the reporter mean "undocumented" marijuana plantation?
Anayeli

United States

#12 Nov 16, 2008
Pot head Einstein, have no doubt. If it were legalized it would not be grown in the mountains. The enviros wouldn't have it. It wouldn't happen legally.
Susan

San Lorenzo, CA

#13 Nov 16, 2008
JJJ wrote:
legalize pot, and this problem goes away entirely. it becomes a commodity crop, grown the same as any other herb.
Amen!!!!!!!!!!
bugsy

Boulder Creek, CA

#15 Nov 16, 2008
JJJ wrote:
legalize pot, and this problem goes away entirely. it becomes a commodity crop, grown the same as any other herb.
Hey, thats a novel idea! yeah, lets legalize it!!! lega
Commodity Crop

Watsonville, CA

#16 Nov 16, 2008
The War against Marijuana is just such a waste it makes me want to scream!

Legalize it and start COMMERCIAL HEMP farms as well!
the dog

San Jose, CA

#17 Nov 16, 2008
What was that, What, no I don't remember. No, I don't remember that either.
No, no thanks, I'll just stay here, I'm cool.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#18 Nov 16, 2008
WOW!! Get out my bong..........Im heading to the hills........
TaxPaynMeatEatn Republicn

Ben Lomond, CA

#19 Nov 16, 2008
Drug Friendly Santa Cruz attracts all kinds.
Lucas

AOL

#20 Nov 16, 2008
"sheriff's deputies raided 28 outdoor cultivation sites"

No one was arrested? They must be warning the illegal Mexicans to get out before the raids. Job security for next year.

Since: Jun 08

San Mateo, CA

#21 Nov 16, 2008
Carl Bendix wrote:
"Warren Sargent surveyed the abandoned campsite on the edge of an illegal marijuana plantation..."
Doesn't the reporter mean "undocumented" marijuana plantation?
LOL! thanks for giving me a good laugh!

Since: Apr 08

Santa Cruz County, CA

#22 Nov 16, 2008
THANKS GIs wrote:
how about ENDING birthright citizenship?
you know "anchor babies"
and are we as a NATION-REQUIRED to take on overbreeding ingrates?
talk about saving money???
or at least limits???
naw-that would be selfish-ya know-bet all you open borders-support the world-leave yer doors open at home-taking all comers-right?
My GI tract is more interesting than your posts. Seriously, I think my morning turd has a higher I.Q.

If this story was about, say, potholes - you'd talk about the open borders and illegals on our streets adding to the depth of the holes, and my simple amigo Kittle would be sending out links to articles on how anchor babies make them deeper because cars are heavier with them, and you would add gay marriage somehow makes the holes wider.

You guys are are such a freaking satire of yourselves, it always cracks me up! Thanks for that. Oh, and God Bless Our Troops. Can't forget them.
Jeannie

Santa Cruz, CA

#23 Nov 16, 2008
Hey, what's happening to the "thousands of feet of drip line" irrigation systems? How about selling it cheap to local home gardeners to promote water conservation?
No Proof

Soquel, CA

#24 Nov 16, 2008
SpinDoctor wrote:
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Oh, and God Bless Our Troops. Can't forget them.
God? Is this a joke?

What do you mean by "God"? Please advise.

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