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Busy week of pot busts: Sheriff's Office, CAMP pull 60,000 marijuan...

There are 63 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Aug 14, 2010, titled Busy week of pot busts: Sheriff's Office, CAMP pull 60,000 marijuan.... In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

In the first four days of last week, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office seized more than 60,000 marijuana plants with the help of other agencies.

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JohnnyHempseed

Eureka, CA

#44 Aug 16, 2010
fun time wrote:
I have no problem with medical weed.
I do have a problem with, 1-all the phonies and corrupt doctors signing off on the cards.
2-I think it should be controlled by specific prescriptions by non-corrupt doctors and the pharmaceutical business.
Until that happens I do not support what is now going on.
The most important - if not the only question the 215 Doctors ask is "Do you have $150 dollars?"
And now the rate in the CITY is as cheap as $60.
Prop 215 allows any licensed Medical Doctor recommend cannabis.Meaning that any Dr. who loses his/her DEA drug stamp can become a "PotDoc." Disbarred or tainted Doc's from all over the planet have now set up 215 recommendation "Mills" in every corner of California.
hum

Dublin, CA

#45 Aug 16, 2010
Job security I suppose
344thBrother

United States

#46 Aug 16, 2010
I'd be more concerned about the corruption of Doctors if there were more of them who wouldn't just jam the latest Big Pharma product down an uninformed patient population's throat. Example :Celexa with violent and crazy side effects.

Pot isn't really a problem. The massive money made on it is. Criminality, violence, Police State overreaction, etc.. On the flip side, it's floating California's economy at the moment.

what to do...
p
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over it

Eureka, CA

#47 Aug 16, 2010
Legalization is the proper thing to do...but eventually. This present state of "medical" can only remain stable with large eradication efforts or it ends up with huge grower organizations bullying up their neighborhoods. The present proposal Prop. 19 is terrible and would deliver the industry into corporate hands dealing a massive blow to California's economy. I encourage anyone interested in legalization to get involved in a proposition that would somehow set up a production and distribution system that keeps the big corporations from dominating and protects as much as possible the many small towns and families that have become dependent on this green economy.
Daniel

Grand Junction, CO

#48 Aug 16, 2010
Keep up the good work. Maybe one day Humboldt County will not be defined by pot-heads and other drug addicts. And then maybe the region surrounding the centers of abuse will begin to heal. In other words, the health of the surrounding environment is directly related to the health of the people living in the county.
Citizen

Eureka, CA

#49 Aug 16, 2010
Daniel wrote:
Keep up the good work. Maybe one day Humboldt County will not be defined by pot-heads and other drug addicts. And then maybe the region surrounding the centers of abuse will begin to heal. In other words, the health of the surrounding environment is directly related to the health of the people living in the county.
THANK YOU...
Vexed

Las Vegas, NV

#50 Aug 17, 2010
Daniel wrote:
Keep up the good work. Maybe one day Humboldt County will not be defined by pot-heads and other drug addicts. And then maybe the region surrounding the centers of abuse will begin to heal. In other words, the health of the surrounding environment is directly related to the health of the people living in the county.
Good luck with that.
Skeptic

San Francisco, CA

#51 Aug 17, 2010
19 is not legalization. There's a whole litany of pot offences to keep law enforcement busy. 19 is the creation of a syndicate partnership between the dispensaries and the government employee pension plans. Sorry, I would love to vote for legalization, but it's not on the ballot.
REALITY

United States

#52 Aug 17, 2010
Skeptic wrote:
19 is not legalization. There's a whole litany of pot offences to keep law enforcement busy. 19 is the creation of a syndicate partnership between the dispensaries and the government employee pension plans. Sorry, I would love to vote for legalization, but it's not on the ballot.
You are short sided. 19 is a step in the right direction. everything requires policy policing. the point is....thousands of people will NOT be encarcerated when they are caught with less than an ounce. It WILL save the state 100's of millions of dollars (according to thge RAND study) in decreased incarceration and decreased erradication efforts. Law enforcement CAN stay busy with METH, Cocaine, ecstasy and heroin......all of which are mainly imported drugs supplied by cartels and terrorists. your real stupid if you believe in legalization but vote no on 19. simple as that.
fun time

Eureka, CA

#53 Aug 17, 2010
REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>
You are short sided. 19 is a step in the right direction. everything requires policy policing. the point is....thousands of people will NOT be encarcerated when they are caught with less than an ounce. It WILL save the state 100's of millions of dollars (according to thge RAND study) in decreased incarceration and decreased erradication efforts. Law enforcement CAN stay busy with METH, Cocaine, ecstasy and heroin......all of which are mainly imported drugs supplied by cartels and terrorists. your real stupid if you believe in legalization but vote no on 19. simple as that.
Everyone talks about how much money is going to be saved... "It WILL save the state 100's of millions of dollars... " WOW!!!

Now when all this huge amount of money is saved will you or one of the others who are convinced there will be 100s of millions of dollars available for WHAT?
Where do you think it will go, who will benefit with all that extra money?
The state is 20 billion or more in the hole now and that 100s of millions is a paltry sum to help it get out.

maybe they can hire more state employees or give to the schools. I wonder which of those two will get the most if not all.

LOL
Daniel

Grand Junction, CO

#54 Aug 17, 2010
Vexed wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck with that.
I hope you mean what you say, in a positive way. Otherwise, you are just like everyone else who does nothing to make the world around them better, and you are just as guilty as they are for making the world around you/them unhealthy.
JohnnyHempseed

Eureka, CA

#55 Aug 17, 2010
REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>
You are short sided. 19 is a step in the right direction. everything requires policy policing. the point is....thousands of people will NOT be encarcerated when they are caught with less than an ounce. It WILL save the state 100's of millions of dollars (according to thge RAND study) in decreased incarceration and decreased erradication efforts. Law enforcement CAN stay busy with METH, Cocaine, ecstasy and heroin......all of which are mainly imported drugs supplied by cartels and terrorists. your real stupid if you believe in legalization but vote no on 19. simple as that.
In reality Prop 19 just muddies the Prop 215 landscape.In fact it creates a whole new layer of enforcement and incarceration.
Of the 160,000 CDCR incarcerated inmates, less than 1/3 of one per cent are there for pot(alone) and of those less than 100 are first offenders(with some being illegal alien Mex. pot smugglers caught by the feds but handed over to the state).
Prop 19 will not stop big grows - Cartel or otherwise.
Prop 19 is tougher on an under 21 yr old than current law.
Prop 19 will create a whole new CannaTax Collector bureau,with inspection powers like Game Wardens,Tax Assessors and ICE.No warrants needed to look for proof of CannaTax cheats.
Prop 19 will be an invitation a whole new wave of wanna-be "GanjaBaggers" from all over the USA to come to California and join the party.

I hate to vote No on anything that resembles Cannabis Legalization but this Prop 19 is a wolf in a sheep's costume.
Save the Humans

Palo Alto, CA

#56 Aug 17, 2010
Tom Araya wrote:
<quoted text>
In other words, those of us that DON'T grow, will finally see the cost of living fall in-line with our incomes.
It will be about effing time!!!
I was thinking the same thing the yesterday. Who is to say that things will slow down around here, with less big dumb trucks and rejects from LA. Eventually the town will settle down and be more normal??? I don't know what will happen, but it all seems screwed up anyway, how much more screwed could we be?
Just opinions

Eureka, CA

#57 Aug 17, 2010
Save the Humans wrote:
<quoted text>I was thinking the same thing the yesterday. Who is to say that things will slow down around here, with less big dumb trucks and rejects from LA. Eventually the town will settle down and be more normal??? I don't know what will happen, but it all seems screwed up anyway, how much more screwed could we be?
Yeah! We could be more like Del Norte or Trinity Co.?

I agree that there would be benefits but there would be pitfalls too, let's examine them.For the sake of debate I'll list the downside.

Downside/pitfalls (not in any order)
1. Lower housing prices more in line with Del Norte/Trinity.
good job

Millbrae, CA

#58 Aug 17, 2010
the guy who robbed the pharmacy for oxycontin is really happy the cops put all their attention into busting marijuana.

so are the meth dealers

so are the pot dealers... keeps the prices higher

good job, Porky.... now.... get back to embezzeling, selling dope in jail and blowing off little girls' fingers with your illegal fireworks.
Just opinions

Eureka, CA

#59 Aug 17, 2010
good job wrote:
the guy who robbed the pharmacy for oxycontin is really happy the cops put all their attention into busting marijuana.
so are the meth dealers
so are the pot dealers... keeps the prices higher
good job, Porky.... now.... get back to embezzeling, selling dope in jail and blowing off little girls' fingers with your illegal fireworks.
"oxycotin robber" - San Quentin in his future?Just a matter of time.
"meth dealers" - POP has them looking out from behind the blinds right now.
'high prices" - but that's how they got there.

And what was your point?
Save the Humans

Palo Alto, CA

#60 Aug 18, 2010
Just opinions wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah! We could be more like Del Norte or Trinity Co.?
I agree that there would be benefits but there would be pitfalls too, let's examine them.For the sake of debate I'll list the downside.
Downside/pitfalls (not in any order)
1. Lower housing prices more in line with Del Norte/Trinity.
I fail to see the downfall in lower housing prices as the affordability index in HUM Co is only 27% of earners. That is not many people. Renting in this area is really bad, and most people would rather own their own home. I have lost two great family friends to the eastward housing prices. But all the numbers are wrong because of the undeclared income, so what facts can we base our opinions on?
Just opinions

Eureka, CA

#61 Aug 18, 2010
Save the Humans wrote:
<quoted text>I fail to see the downfall in lower housing prices as the affordability index in HUM Co is only 27% of earners. That is not many people. Renting in this area is really bad, and most people would rather own their own home. I have lost two great family friends to the eastward housing prices. But all the numbers are wrong because of the undeclared income, so what facts can we base our opinions on?
Housing prices - You proved my point.One person's plus is another's minus.
More Downsides
2.Lost sales tax revenue & a lot less cash floating around.
3.Businesses closing from either lost customers or no need to launder money.
Citizen

Eureka, CA

#62 Aug 18, 2010
These houses are for the retired SoCal who plan to sell out for a million+ and buy here for $500,000, bank the rest in retirement plans; maybe a few for high-priced double income faculty members.

There need not be any NEW JOBS created except for the infrastructure and the investment counselors. Yes, they will need to buy high-end food and wine, but other than that no high-end long-term jobs will be created. The vinyard workers will be imported as well.

Think Malibu and Napa. There ya go!

Fed grants for the infrastructure - short-term construction jobs, and old-age assistance jobs for the elite (long-term) who know what is best for the seniors (and low-income subsidized people)- hey, we got it covered.

This is planned to be a retirement community! Guess it is better than a suburban meth-snortin' town. I just hope their off-spring don't move in and bring the LA shit with them. So far that has been the case.
Skeptic

Fremont, CA

#64 Aug 28, 2010
REALITY wrote:
<quoted text>
You are short sided.(snip) your real stupid if you believe in legalization but vote no on 19. simple as that.
I am checking myself out to see if indeed I am "short sided" as you suggest. Legs seem about the same length and both feet are on the ground. And what about my real stupid?

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