Pot grower: 'I wanted to help'

Full story: Asheville Citizen-Times

A man accused of running Henderson County's largest and most sophisticated marijuana growing operation says he did it out of compassion.
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Cannabis Helps

Madison, WI

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#1
Dec 19, 2007
 
Leave the poor man alone!
he is a hero for providing medicine to sick people.
When the federal government is using the rule of law to subvert the law, as they are every day, Iraq, torture, US attys, Katrina, spying, et al, why should bad laws that keep a plant from sick people be legal?

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Hendersonville, NC

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Dec 19, 2007
 
Cannabis Helps wrote:
Leave the poor man alone!
he is a hero for providing medicine to sick people.
When the federal government is using the rule of law to subvert the law, as they are every day, Iraq, torture, US attys, Katrina, spying, et al, why should bad laws that keep a plant from sick people be legal?
More to the point, why should it not be sold as a controlled substance? Like in the liquor store?

I don't smoke it myself, but I have never been bothered by the fact that other people do, aside from it being against the law.

Let the government regulate it and tax it just like liquor.
qwerty

Canton, NC

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#3
Dec 19, 2007
 
It seems like there has been an increase in either drug busts or news coverage of drug busts ... related to new sheriffs/city police, or new publishers/editors, or what?

Since: Feb 07

Hendersonville, NC

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Dec 19, 2007
 
qwerty wrote:
It seems like there has been an increase in either drug busts or news coverage of drug busts ... related to new sheriffs/city police, or new publishers/editors, or what?
And where do you get that from YUIOP?

Seems that corruption by public officials has been the more recent news.

This is the first good pot bust that I have read about in awhile.

Since: Nov 07

Asheville

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Dec 20, 2007
 
Skidoo wrote:
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More to the point, why should it not be sold as a controlled substance? Like in the liquor store?
I don't smoke it myself, but I have never been bothered by the fact that other people do, aside from it being against the law.
Let the government regulate it and tax it just like liquor.
Or better yet, lets let the government stay out of it.
lee

Charlotte, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
'I wanted to help', yeah, help his bank account.

Since: Feb 07

Hendersonville, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
SlickMr wrote:
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Or better yet, lets let the government stay out of it.
How would you propose that to happen?

It seems to me that government has (by our consent) intrinsically established themselves as a way of intruding on our lives and wallets.

Since: Nov 07

Asheville

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Dec 20, 2007
 
Skidoo wrote:
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How would you propose that to happen?
It seems to me that government has (by our consent) intrinsically established themselves as a way of intruding on our lives and wallets.
Well as evidenced by your post, they've done it by invitation.
Gerard Malavenda

Brunswick, ME

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Dec 20, 2007
 
Recently here in Vermont a local judge was caught with a grow operation, 2 1/1 lbs of finished weed and some cash. The governor told the county DA to drop the charges and put the judge in a diversion program. I beleive the same type of prgram would be appropiate in this instance.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
Gerard Malavenda wrote:
I beleive the same type of prgram would be appropiate in this instance.
How about repealing laws prohibiting peaceable, voluntary exchange?
Gary

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#11
Dec 20, 2007
 
How about Ya'll just going back from wherever you came from.
Ron Paul Supporter

Morganton, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
SlickMr wrote:
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Or better yet, lets let the government stay out of it.
Thats the absolute best solution, because quality could suffer otherwise.
katkit

Lincolnton, NC

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#13
Dec 20, 2007
 
It is sad that our society still treats non-violent marijuana users as criminals. The war on drugs is a joke. The idea that we can eliminate drug use from society by putting people in prison obviously does not work. Humans will always use substances to alter the way they "feel" whether it is alcohol, marijuana, or even caffeine.
lokel

Asheville, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
legalize it and tax it

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Dec 20, 2007
 
katkit wrote:
It is sad that our society still treats non-violent marijuana users as criminals. The war on drugs is a joke. The idea that we can eliminate drug use from society by putting people in prison obviously does not work. Humans will always use substances to alter the way they "feel" whether it is alcohol, marijuana, or even caffeine.
It is a pretty sad state of affairs when the killers are freed from prison because of the 'over-population' of marijuana smokers.
(that's the way I see it anyhow)

This man is not out to hurt anyone. So what if he grows a little/alot weed...geeeshhhh
half-back

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Dec 20, 2007
 
Gary wrote:
How about Ya'll just going back from wherever you came from.
I'll tell you what, buy my house and land for $1 Million, and I will gladly leave.
I've been living in these mountains 7 years now, and I don't plan on going anywhere. I pay my taxes ( all of them!) just like the locals do. I support my local government, local cops, local schools, and local stores and farmers ( by buying local when I can).
Two of my children were born here in these mountains. I think its about damn time for the "go back where you came from" crap to end!
Peace to you and yours this Christmas and Holiday season.
zig zag bag o swag

Lincolnton, NC

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#17
Dec 20, 2007
 
it usta cost $10 an ozzie in 1973.
wot's it cost now...$200.00...$300.oo??
cheeech marinate

Lincolnton, NC

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Dec 20, 2007
 
no stems
no seeds
nuthin you don need
acapulco gold is badask weeeed
RJR TOBCO

Lincolnton, NC

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#19
Dec 20, 2007
 
WE HAVE A PATENT ON THE NAMES FOR THE HERB
WHEN IT BECOMES LEGAL.
RON PAUL FOR PREZ!!
ASK GORDON GRAY OF WINSTONED SALEM NC.
Jim Bob

Kill Devil Hills, NC

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#20
Dec 20, 2007
 
COPS SAY LEGALIZE DRUGS!
ASK US WHY

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