Shipment with 3,000 pounds of marijuana found at eastern Wisconsin plant

There are 37 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 2, 2010, titled Shipment with 3,000 pounds of marijuana found at eastern Wisconsin plant. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Authorities say the marijuana found by employees unpacking a shipment at an eastern Wisconsin plant has a street value of up to $3 million.

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Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Nov 2, 2010
please clarify wrote:
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Ahh..gotcha. Phillip Morris would be like the Mexican cartels. No one would want their pot products if one could legally, lovingly, grow their own organic goodness at home. This is one reason they (Big Tobacco and alcohol) do so much funding of anti-pot/drug initiatives. Their "substance of choice" would be in harm's way if legalization occurred. Irony of ironies. The more dangerous substances telling us how "dangerous" pot is.
So, so true. I hesitated to put that into my post because the obvious retort is that on a percentage base many will prefer to buy that grow, but in truth, that doesn't describe many that I know.
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Nov 2, 2010
please clarify wrote:
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The guy from Morris (law enforcement it would seem) always comes on to chime in on pot. He floods the conversation with nonsense until people tire of it and leave. Ignore him. He is a troll looking to protect his healthy publicly-funded salary and has proven time again to have nothing of substance to add pertaining to this topic.
I know him and roundly ignore his rants that are obviously rooted in self preservation.
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Nov 2, 2010
please clarify wrote:
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Ahh..gotcha. Phillip Morris would be like the Mexican cartels. No one would want their pot products if one could legally, lovingly, grow their own organic goodness at home. This is one reason they (Big Tobacco and alcohol) do so much funding of anti-pot/drug initiatives. Their "substance of choice" would be in harm's way if legalization occurred. Irony of ironies. The more dangerous substances telling us how "dangerous" pot is.
And don't forget big Pharma. I actually think they are more militant that big tobacco and alcohol in lobbying against legalization. A product that is already preferred by their customers that is more effective at treating nausea than big pharma's synthetics and that anyone can grow on their own without big pharma is a huge threat to their bottom line on a number of their products.
please clarify

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Nov 2, 2010
Joe Merlot wrote:
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And don't forget big Pharma. I actually think they are more militant that big tobacco and alcohol in lobbying against legalization. A product that is already preferred by their customers that is more effective at treating nausea than big pharma's synthetics and that anyone can grow on their own without big pharma is a huge threat to their bottom line on a number of their products.
Oh believe me, big pharma is at the forefront of my attention. Banks/Wall Street IS government, people just have to realize. They bought and sold the Congressional seats (and Presidency) long ago. The DEA will not even allow the STUDY of the marijuana plant for medical applications. They are concerned with only preserving the stranglehold these companies have on the markets (and political process,) and which keeps them employed.

Nausea is just one small fraction of what this plant is proving to be effective at combating. Even cancer cells have proven to be killed by cannabis compounds while healthy cells are unharmed. But, these studies occur in countries whose governments allow it, and as such, people dismiss the studies because they were not completed here.

The FDA has failed miserably to protect us from the harms of big pharma's big profit products. They only inspect a meager 1% of off-shore drug trials for compliance and safety.(A growing trend by big pharma due to fewer regulations and cheaper operating expenses.) The historical safety as both an AMA pharmacopoeia treatment and a recreational substance that pot has enjoyed makes a mockery of the FDA approved profit cocktails' relative safety.
I've had some horrible reactions to FDA-approved medications.
Rob

United States

#25 Nov 2, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>Just think how much better the world would be if there was no marijuana and no pot heads.
Or drinkers, or smokers, or people who eat candy, or people who eat fatty food and drink soda, or people who listen to Kenny G., etc. etc...
Rob

United States

#26 Nov 2, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>Ever been to a crash where the driver was high on pot and killed somebody? Yeah, it happens. Potheads are losers.
Have you? What basis do you have for your generalized name calling as opposed to actual respectful conversation?
Stuck in the middle

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Nov 2, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>Just think how much better the world would be if there was no marijuana and no pot heads.
It is not the "Pot heads" causing the problems. It's all the drunks killing people with their cars and other weapons they might have handy.

Get real and stop the hypocrisy.
bill

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Nov 2, 2010
so they were unpacking parts made in mexico ?
Manufacture

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Nov 2, 2010
They do manufacture machines that mow grass.
twins

Montevideo, MN

#30 Nov 3, 2010
Marijuana
twins

Montevideo, MN

#31 Nov 3, 2010
is
twins

Montevideo, MN

#32 Nov 3, 2010
illegal.
twins

Montevideo, MN

#33 Nov 3, 2010
Joe Merlot wrote:
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I know him and roundly ignore his rants that are obviously rooted in self preservation.
You don't know me.
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#34 Nov 3, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>You don't know me.
I've seen plenty of your rants and roundly laugh at and then ignore them. I'm responding to you now simply in response to your post to me.

I may not know you personally, but I know your position on this issue and what it is likely rooted in. That's enough for me.
twins

Montevideo, MN

#35 Nov 3, 2010
Joe Merlot wrote:
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I've seen plenty of your rants and roundly laugh at and then ignore them. I'm responding to you now simply in response to your post to me.
I may not know you personally, but I know your position on this issue and what it is likely rooted in. That's enough for me.
And I've seen yours, you are a pothead! It's still illegal in California by the way !
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Nov 4, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>And I've seen yours, you are a pothead! It's still illegal in California by the way !
Yes I am and yes it is. While I certainly understand the trepidation of those in California to legalize another intoxicant, I would note to specific points.

First, while the initiative was ultimately defeated, it did garner support approaching 50% and was only narrowly defeated. With mounting acceptance and knowledge of Marijuana reversing decades of propaganda, the mounting costs of enforcement and violence associated with criminalization, legalization is inevitable. It's just a matter of time.

Secondly I would point out that, while I don't know you personally, I suspect you are every bit the imperfect human being that I am and that you likely have your own vices. Your self righteous judgment of me as a pothead say's far more about you as a person than it does about me.

Good day, sir/madam.
the truth

Saint Paul, MN

#37 Nov 4, 2010
twins wrote:
<quoted text>And I've seen yours, you are a pothead! It's still illegal in California by the way !
It's still illegal in California because the police and politicians who like their union money used every lying, deceitful tactic they could to fear monger people into voting against it. If you listen to their arguments, and are informed on the issue, it leaves a disgusting taste in one's mouth as to just how dirty they are in protecting their own taxpayer funded jobs. Irony of ironies, it is being stated that the business of pot sales in California is so healthy at present that the growers and many others associated with its trade actually voted AGAINST legalization for fear their illegal profits would dry up. Whole communities in California are now dependent on its sale to prop up their economy. The reality and the present illegality simply do not match up.

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