CAMP effort yields early results

CAMP effort yields early results

There are 30 comments on the Eureka Times Standard story from Aug 7, 2010, titled CAMP effort yields early results. In it, Eureka Times Standard reports that:

The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting began last week by eradicating more than 33,000 marijuana plants in four days, according a press release.

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who dem dat slewdem

Redway, CA

#1 Aug 7, 2010
I doubt the ak-47 portion of this story. Those things are expensive. This "info" was probably dreamed up by the po po to justify their use of force on some mom and pop grow scene in a future bust because of the potential danger. They probably found a .22 bolt action rifle ( if even that) and said it's an ak.
Wow

Charleston, WV

#2 Aug 7, 2010
I really hope you're joking. I'm sure they could trade their "mom and pop" stash for an ak47. Who's to say it wasn't ancient and wasn't worth anything?(But could still do plenty of damage). I think you would be surprised by the weapons and even booby traps these people use on their grows. You would be ignorant to think that these people are unarmed. CAMP isn't out pulling legal grows, they are out raiding the huge ones that are ruining our lands and making other peoples properties unsafe.
707 yuppie

Eureka, CA

#4 Aug 7, 2010
Wow wrote:
I really hope you're joking. I'm sure they could trade their "mom and pop" stash for an ak47. Who's to say it wasn't ancient and wasn't worth anything?(But could still do plenty of damage). I think you would be surprised by the weapons and even booby traps these people use on their grows. You would be ignorant to think that these people are unarmed. CAMP isn't out pulling legal grows, they are out raiding the huge ones that are ruining our lands and making other peoples properties unsafe.
CAMP goes after anyone that they happen upon. big or small.
God

Oklahoma City, OK

#8 Aug 7, 2010
what if it's legal? what are the laws on protecting your medicine from tresspassers?
Questions

Eureka, CA

#9 Aug 7, 2010
God wrote:
what if it's legal? what are the laws on protecting your medicine from tresspassers?
The Forest Service Cops make it Federal and they don't believe in "medicine"growing on on FS or BLM land.
Actually the growers are the "trespassers" and are treated accordingly.
The punisher

Oakland, CA

#10 Aug 7, 2010
God wrote:
what if it's legal? what are the laws on protecting your medicine from tresspassers?
I love how you say medicine. Be an adult and just call it what it is. people use the term "medicine" to make what they're doing appear more palatable to the general public.

Heroin can be a medicine too. And at one time Methamphetamine had a medical purpose...

it's like a funny little code word, but it's silly beyond words.

What will growers cal it when it gets legalized? Unemployment?

HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
Vexed

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Aug 7, 2010
Wow wrote:
I really hope you're joking. I'm sure they could trade their "mom and pop" stash for an ak47. Who's to say it wasn't ancient and wasn't worth anything?(But could still do plenty of damage). I think you would be surprised by the weapons and even booby traps these people use on their grows. You would be ignorant to think that these people are unarmed. CAMP isn't out pulling legal grows, they are out raiding the huge ones that are ruining our lands and making other peoples properties unsafe.
Read his post again...its pretty obvious that he is ignorant by his destruction of the English language.
REALITY

Charleston, WV

#12 Aug 7, 2010
"Supervisor John McCowen argued the MNF problem will not go away as long as pot prices remain artificially high.
"It's a battle that can't be won as long as marijuana has this artificially inflated value," McCowen said. "It's an almost overwhelming problem.
"The county, the state and the federal government all are facing severe budgetary problems," McCowen pointed out. "Given that, we can't win this as long as marijuana enjoys these prices. This is, after all, a plant that should not really be any more valuable than the common backyard tomato plant. But as long as it has this artificially high economic value, you are going to find people who will be willing to take the risk in order to make that kind of money."
From The Willits News.

Well Said McCowen. I applaud your efforts! The ONLY way to stop this problem is to make it legal. If California starts it the rest of the country will soon follow. Use the money wasted on eradication to fund our much deprived schools! Use the money created from the cannabis tax to further fund schools and drug treatment. The price will drop if cannabis is legal....this will end the national forest grows. You don't see people growing tomatoes in the Natl forest? This is an un-winnable war with striking parallels to alcohol prohibition. Please do what's right and vote YES ON PROP 19. And for those of you who think Pot use will increase if legalized. Take a look at Holland.......cheapest weed in europe, steady decline of usage since decriminalization, lowest MJ use in ALL of europe. They use the money made to educate their children on the dangers of drugs. TONS of money comes into Holland from all over the world from the "pot tourists".
This county has been taken over by the black market and we need to TAKE BACK MENDOCINO AND HUMBOLDT COUNTY. VOTE YES ON PROP 19....
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
Come November and the state of Caulifornia won't be wasting our tax dollars on grows unless they're un -licensed.
Pixie5

Seaside, CA

#14 Aug 7, 2010
This story smells funny. & I dont mean the herb-kind.
Ridiculous

Fort Jones, CA

#15 Aug 8, 2010
The punisher wrote:
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I love how you say medicine. Be an adult and just call it what it is. people use the term "medicine" to make what they're doing appear more palatable to the general public.
Heroin can be a medicine too. And at one time Methamphetamine had a medical purpose...
it's like a funny little code word, but it's silly beyond words.
What will growers cal it when it gets legalized? Unemployment?
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!
Your entry makes you look fully dim-witted. As much as those might use pot for "fun", others actually DO use it as medicine. And the medicines produced by major pharmaceutical companies, although they have MORE HEALTH RISKS than pot, as shown by the pages and pages of side effects a drugstore gives you whenever you pick up a prescription, are legal and make the companies tons of money that they don't spend in more research to minimize those health risks. Not to mention that these same companies used to actually produce marijuana medicinal drugs as they saw their value in health treatments!!!
The punisher

Oakland, CA

#16 Aug 8, 2010
Ridiculous wrote:
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Your entry makes you look fully dim-witted. As much as those might use pot for "fun", others actually DO use it as medicine. And the medicines produced by major pharmaceutical companies, although they have MORE HEALTH RISKS than pot, as shown by the pages and pages of side effects a drugstore gives you whenever you pick up a prescription, are legal and make the companies tons of money that they don't spend in more research to minimize those health risks. Not to mention that these same companies used to actually produce marijuana medicinal drugs as they saw their value in health treatments!!!
yeah, so you are saying someone should smoke pot for a headache?

So tell me, how much of the carcinogenic particles in the pot smoke do you find acceptable? How bout the build up of wastes and particulate matter in the lungs? Those ARE byproducts. Have a read on it: http://drugabuse.gov/infofacts/marijuana.html

What make YOU look dimwitted is justifying recreational marijuana under the veil of "medicinal".

I can't wait for pot to be legalized. Pot has been socially acceptable for YEARS, and arguably, compared to alcohol, is less pervasive in it's detrimental impact to society.

Mark my words... As soon a spot is legalized (and it will be soon, if not this year), you will see clinics shut down, and all these "medicinal" reasons will go away. When I say MOST medicinal pot users, I mean a superior majority ARE recreational pot smokers, who make up problems, or exaggerate issues just to get a card. Do you want me to make a list of doctors you can go to and get a 215 card for $200? It's a lot.
Answer me this

Greenfield, MA

#17 Aug 8, 2010
The punisher wrote:
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yeah, so you are saying someone should smoke pot for a headache?
So tell me, how much of the carcinogenic particles in the pot smoke do you find acceptable? How bout the build up of wastes and particulate matter in the lungs? Those ARE byproducts. Have a read on it: http://drugabuse.gov/infofacts/marijuana.html
What make YOU look dimwitted is justifying recreational marijuana under the veil of "medicinal".
I can't wait for pot to be legalized. Pot has been socially acceptable for YEARS, and arguably, compared to alcohol, is less pervasive in it's detrimental impact to society.
Mark my words... As soon a spot is legalized (and it will be soon, if not this year), you will see clinics shut down, and all these "medicinal" reasons will go away. When I say MOST medicinal pot users, I mean a superior majority ARE recreational pot smokers, who make up problems, or exaggerate issues just to get a card. Do you want me to make a list of doctors you can go to and get a 215 card for $200? It's a lot.
I was a recreational pot smoker for years. I never needed a 'card' and I never had any problem finding pot (well except for the dry season just before the new harvest) and never even came close to getting busted. So why do you think 'recreational' users are running en-mass to get 'medicinal marijuana' cards? I would submit that the people wanting to get 'medicinal marijuana' cards are just those that haven't used it for recreational purposes in the past and therefore want to acquire their medicine the 'legal' way. Are there some that are recreational users that get the cards? Probably, though I can't understand for the life of my why since you can grow or get all the pot you want and the odds of getting busted (if you are reasonably careful) are very low.
over it

Eureka, CA

#18 Aug 8, 2010
This is a small dent but a good start. Now just go over the hill into that 3 Creeks area. There are some humongous grows out there interspersed between private and federal land. Honestly, you can see a lot from just flying over-it's pretty much right there.
Lee Schmortz

Santa Rosa, CA

#19 Aug 8, 2010
God wrote:
what if it's legal? what are the laws on protecting your medicine from tresspassers?
That's humorous. Do you really think anyone seriously buys the MJ as medicine scam anymore? Sure, it probably helps a few cancer patients with their appetites, but wait for the lung cancer cases to pop up. Its funny but it looks like my vote for legalization coming up will make up for my mistaken 215 vote when I bought into the whole scam. Tobacco companies will run the MJ business very effectively, the state will get some much needed revenue, and the scammers will have to get real jobs.
The punisher

Oakland, CA

#20 Aug 8, 2010
with our current prop 215 laws, the local law enforcement community (EPD/APD/FPD/HcSO, etc) will do little to nothing to investigate or question personal use of Marijuana. Seriously, it doesn't hurt anyone, and to me, it's the equivalent of making your own beer.

But these large grows are what need to be stopped. Finding illegal alien workers armed and instructed to kill, should be enough to enrage everyone.

What HcSO should do is offer cash rewards for information leading to arrest and conviction of these growers. They rape the land and pollute worse than anybody. They don't pay taxes but yet cry foul when the law comes and eradicates their crops.

I can't wait till pot is legal!!!!

Then all these illegal grows will turn into a real crop, where people can cleanly, safely and legally do their business.

Then the HcSO can spend their time cleaning out all the meth freaks!
Ridiculous

Fort Jones, CA

#21 Aug 8, 2010
The punisher wrote:
<quoted text>
...someone should smoke pot for a headache? So tell me, how much of the carcinogenic particles ... As soon a spot is legalized (and it will be soon, if not this year), you will see clinics shut down, and all these "medicinal" reasons will go away.... doctors you can go to and get a 215 card for $200? It's a lot.
A small amount of pot smoke inhaled is no worse than normal dirty summer air in any big city's downtown (especially without an electrical bus system). But one's state of mind influences the body health & ability to adjust in very measurable ways (Dr. Bruce Lipton shows identical DNA manifesting both healthy and unhealthy in rats, for instance). And of course there are folks who smoke pot like they might drink a beer and make up reasons to legitimize it for themselves or those they care about, like they might legitimize spending money or some other guilty pleasure. And folks making vast amounts of money and paying no taxes towards schools or health care for the elderly, etc, are avoiding responsibility living in community - whether it's big corporate scammers or big pot growers, both should pay taxes.

But then also medicine means different things to different people. For some, spiritual healing isn't really separate from physical healing - even if we are speaking of the minority of smokers - as studies incorporating quantum science into biology is showing, a ritual mushroom trip with a shaman can also be medicine, and for some the only optional medicine. True medicine is not limited to the Western medical approach, often about suppressing symptoms rather than strengthening underlying areas of weakness (homeopathic perspective, as the suppressed imbalance will need to go deeper within & thus harder to heal...)

and there are those of us who've considered a 215 for this very reason, and seen rates less than $100.
Ridiculous

Fort Jones, CA

#22 Aug 8, 2010
The punisher wrote:
I can't wait till pot is legal!!!!Then all these illegal grows will turn into a real crop, where people can cleanly, safely and legally do their business....
right on, and KEEP IT ORGANICALLY GROWN!
JohnnyHempseed

Eureka, CA

#23 Aug 8, 2010
The punisher wrote:
with our current prop 215 laws, the local law enforcement community (EPD/APD/FPD/HcSO, etc) will do little to nothing to investigate or question personal use of Marijuana. Seriously, it doesn't hurt anyone, and to me, it's the equivalent of making your own beer.
But these large grows are what need to be stopped. Finding illegal alien workers armed and instructed to kill, should be enough to enrage everyone.
What HcSO should do is offer cash rewards for information leading to arrest and conviction of these growers. They rape the land and pollute worse than anybody. They don't pay taxes but yet cry foul when the law comes and eradicates their crops.
I can't wait till pot is legal!!!!
Then all these illegal grows will turn into a real crop, where people can cleanly, safely and legally do their business.
Then the HcSO can spend their time cleaning out all the meth freaks!
11,000 plant Cartel grows will never be legal on public land. Even if they lower their price 75% to $500 a lb($300 cheaper than the tax alone) an 11,000 plant grow will still be worth $$MillionS.
Hmmmm

Brighton, MI

#24 Aug 9, 2010
I have heard this same conversation since I moved to China Creek in the 80's anyone have anything new to say ?

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