Deputies seize 116 marijuana plants

Deputies seize 116 marijuana plants

There are 53 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Apr 3, 2009, titled Deputies seize 116 marijuana plants. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

CULLOWHEE Jackson County authorities seized 116 marijuana plants and arrested three people on drug charges after a raid on an indoor pot growing operation in Cullowhee, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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Matt

Morganton, NC

#1 Apr 4, 2009
Legalize it !

“The King of Trolls”

Since: Sep 08

Gerudo Desert, Hyrule

#2 Apr 4, 2009
Oh come on! Marijuana plants help clean the air and fight global warming!
moonlady

Lugoff, SC

#3 Apr 4, 2009
how much tax revenue would that have been...maybe they could even buy salt for the roads next winter so we can all get to work!!
moonlady

Lugoff, SC

#4 Apr 4, 2009
serious question...why is the legalization of marijuana never on a ballot for voting? i mean we have voting on gay marriage-on liquor sales etc---why is legalizing pot never on a ballot for us to vote-i really think it would pass or at least be close...and shoudnt it be the peoples choice?
Busted

Candler, NC

#5 Apr 4, 2009
A family that grows pot together, goes to jail together!
GhostLizard

Asheville, NC

#6 Apr 4, 2009
Kweshunater

United States

#7 Apr 4, 2009
What a waste of time. Marijuana is harmless. Grow some balls officers and go after the meth makers.

“The King of Trolls”

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Gerudo Desert, Hyrule

#8 Apr 4, 2009
Kweshunater wrote:
What a waste of time. Marijuana is harmless. Grow some balls officers and go after the meth makers.
Oh come on meth ain't that bad, just ask the guy with the missing teeth!

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Since: Feb 07

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#9 Apr 4, 2009
Kweshunater wrote:
What a waste of time. Marijuana is harmless. Grow some balls officers and go after the meth makers.
Bingo!!
Someone mentioned putting the legalization on the ballot---great idea, but it's not gonna happen anytime soon. NC depends on little busts like this to keep the prisons full and federal funds/court costs/fines rolling in.
S in Fairview

Arden, NC

#10 Apr 4, 2009
If they legalized it or decriminalized it and charged fines instead of imprisoning these types of people, not only would the state get money,the prisons wouldn't be so overcrowded. But then of course corrections corporations wouldn't make near as much money. My ex used to work for a private prison in another state. Alot of things about that setup made me sick to my stomach.
Yeah

Morganton, NC

#11 Apr 4, 2009
Oh yes, keep those prisons beyond full now!
Maybe we should spend millions of dollars to build more prisons for these petty offenders.
Or
Legalize weed and MAKE money from tax.

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#12 Apr 4, 2009
Nasty Fartin Troll wrote:
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Oh come on meth ain't that bad, just ask the guy with the missing teeth!
ummmm, that was caused by Bud in the bottle and a pool cue.
guy fawkes

United States

#13 Apr 4, 2009
Where's the NRA people who are supposed to use their guns to protect our freedom! Stand up to fascist police thugs!! Until we start fighting back against this bs drug war, we have NO freedomn!

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Gerudo Desert, Hyrule

#14 Apr 4, 2009
Mtnbred wrote:
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ummmm, that was caused by Bud in the bottle and a pool cue.
LOL

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#15 Apr 4, 2009
What do you want to bet if it were legalized, there wouldn't be a big fuss made over the pot smoke in restaurants like with cigarettes.

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#16 Apr 4, 2009
guy fawkes wrote:
Where's the NRA people who are supposed to use their guns to protect our freedom! Stand up to fascist police thugs!! Until we start fighting back against this bs drug war, we have NO freedomn!
Are you a member of the NRA? Do you own a gun?

Or are you just sitting on your hiney waiting for someone to do the dirty work for you? Thats what is sounds like.

The police are doing their jobs because at the moment pot is illegal---can't blame the cops there. So join folks that are trying to reform the pot laws instead of calling on the NRA---they have nothing to do with the pot laws. They are there to preserve our RIGHT to have guns, dumbarse.
Here s Your Sign

Savannah, GA

#17 Apr 4, 2009
Legalize it and tax it to death that the NC way.

Since: Sep 08

Mills River, NC

#18 Apr 4, 2009
Take their house, cars,and sell it to help pay for the crimes they cause by selling illegal drugs and helping those who use it to move up to Cocaine, crack, heroin, etc. Burn it baby...
Ultimate Punishment

Arden, NC

#19 Apr 4, 2009
guy fawkes wrote:
Where's the NRA people who are supposed to use their guns to protect our freedom! Stand up to fascist police thugs!! Until we start fighting back against this bs drug war, we have NO freedomn!
I am the NRA and a father who lost a child to drugs and I say "Line them up and pow,pow,pow",problem solved! No quarter at all, none!
Greg W

Gaffney, SC

#20 Apr 4, 2009
Recently the question about legalizing cannabis has come up and got a nervous laugh by both our President and his Press Secretary, Mr. Gibbs. To many Americans legalization of all three, Industrial Hemp, Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana for adults is no laughing matter and it shouldn’t be a joke to you either. Alcohol, a much more dangerous drug was prohibited at one time, and we all know where that went.
As of today, cannabis prohibition and the war on drugs - based on prohibition - has been, is and will continue to be a failure. The only thing the war on drugs has accomplished is that it has given rise to the drug cartels to a point where they stand poised to be a direct threat to us, while diverting over one trillion dollars since the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 towards the ever increasing an obscene lust for new prisons! Since 1969 over twenty million have been incarcerated to what end? The United States with slightly less than 5% of the planet’s population houses over 25% of the world’s incarcerated. There are currently 2.4 million prisoners behind bars, over 7.3 million total with parolees and those on probation thrown in. Out of the 2.4 million in custody, over a third are there on non violent drug charges.
At the same time, the immense amounts of money generated in this illicit trade were neither taxed nor did they provide revenue for Americans. After 72 years of failed policy and enough research to dispute once and for all most if not all the myths perpetuated by the prohibitionists. The time for change is now.
While some of the local media outlets continue to hold up the debate, the blogosphere and more progressive news outlets are beginning to cover these issues in the open. More and more States are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to medical marijuana, and North Carolina should get busy. If the same metric as in Oakland and their legal medical cannabis program is used, the State of North Carolina stands to benfit to the tune of 77 million dollars annually, from tax and license fees. It is no longer viable, or for that matter advisable, to continue the failed ways of the past and present. The time is now for leadership and sensible legislation is NOW. We need to address a fair and reasonable tax structure and get the cartels out of business and out of our lives.
Currently the federal a and state Governments contribute in the neighborhood of 25 billion dollars annually to the Prison Industrial Complex alone. To spend 25 billion annually to lock harmless offenders of victimless crimes in jail is unconscionable! To refuse to collect a fair tax and allow the medical use are no longer tolerable. To keep Industrial Hemp illegal is just plain dumb, as it has no psychoactive properties, cannot be used successfully to hide “smoking pot” due to difference in harvesting and cross pollination, has according to some estimates over 25,000 uses and is successfully farmed in many countries without any negative impact.
The following is attributed to the Shaffer Commission report, ordered by Nixon in 1972:….that possession for personal use should no longer be an offense and that casual distribution for no or little money should no longer be punishable. And: When increases in prohibited drug use continue to escalate, policy makers respond, not by reassessing the problem from different perspectives, but rather by pressing for ever-more costly mechanisms of control; costly both in terms of resources and important social values. Drug policy can be, thus summed up: increased use of disapproved drugs precipitates more spending, more programs, more arrests and more penalties, all with little positive effect in reducing use of these drugs.…”
I am sorry, but this is no longer acceptable and I urge you to give cannabis legalization, taxation and control an open ear and an open mind.

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