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On July 27, 2011 the Buckingham County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Virginia State Police conducted a joint operation in the county specifically targeting the cultivation and harvesting of illegal marijuana plants.
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#121
Jul 29, 2011
 
sorry...Buckingham County!(must be residual memory loss from 30 years ago)
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Jul 29, 2011
 
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sorry...Buckingham County!(must be residual memory loss from 30 years ago)
We understand. Pot will make you say crazy things.
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#123
Jul 29, 2011
 
I dont think the value would be that high more like 3 to 7 mill.

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Sorry, I disagree - I was married to a weedsmoker.(key work being "was") I got sick of being with a red eyed, pot smelling, unmotivated slug who'd rather fire up a disgusting blunt than spend time with his children. And no he wasn't like that before he started smoking that cr@p. It was just a bad habit he picked up from the friends he made on his new job. The smell of that stuff alone is enough to make you puke! One word for people who say smoking weed does no harm. Here it is: DENIAL.
Umm, no.
Denial is what folks are experiencing when they blame a substance for the laziness or lack of responsibility shown by a particular person. For every idiot that lets a substance take over their life there are many who know how to use responsibly. Whether it is cannabis alcohol, food, whatever, let's be sure to place the blame where it belongs (on the person, not the substance) and not use it as an excuse to dictate how others live their lives when it affects noone but themselves.

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Jul 29, 2011
 
rdbomb wrote:
pot is a gateway drug and when you use it long enough and cant get that high anymore the users want more like cocaine, crack, and what ever else is out there think about our children the next generation some people have no morales or values or anything for that matter
Cannabis is not a gateway drug. Please stop spreading myths started by those who profit from cannabis prohibition. If anything, alcohol, cigarettes, heck even chocolate could be considered "gateway" substances.
Also, enough with the morality issue. Using cannabis is no more immoral than enjoying the occasional drink. I'd love to hear a valid explanation of why cannabis is "immoral". Seems that's just another stupid argument used by those who know nothing about cannabis and the majority of the folks who enjoy it.
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#126
Jul 29, 2011
 
Down here, morals and religion trump common sense every time.
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Jul 29, 2011
 
sister of pot head wrote:
Great job Billy!! Why aren't there any comments from citizens of Buckingham? Marijuana is STILL ILLEGAL!!!!!! The speed limit on Rt 15 is 55! OBEY THE LAW!!!! I agree with another person commenting, it does stink on their body, their brains are burnt out and they live off government assistance because they can't feed their family!
This has got to be most stupid comment i have read so far.You know nothing about which you speak.Do you have any idea how many doctors,lawyers,and church going peple smoke
pot. And they do not live off goverment assistance,Only no good lazy people do this.
As for the stink,soap and water will take care of that.
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Hi! Again, folks - not discussing whether or not it should be legal or whether or not it should be government regulated. Actually you are making my argument for me. I was simply saying that people who insist that there is no harm in smoking marijuana are ignoring the many reputable medical studies that say that it IS harmful. I'm not sure where you get your data that driving while eating is "more dangerous" than smoking pot...I'm just looking at the facts and saying that it is harmful. Again, so is drinking to excess, driving without a seatbelt...etc. Why are you arguing with me? If you re-read what I wrote you will see we are saying the same thing, but you are taking it further and saying you don't think it should be regulated. I am not voicing an opinion on the legalization of marijuana, just saying it is harmful.
The harmful effects of pot described by another poster (from NIH) are nothing in comparison to the side affects of prescription drugs. If you listen to the ads on TV, the symptoms of the drugs are as bad as the condition. Why are these drugs still legal? I especially love the ones that say something like "can cause heart attack, stroke or even death."

To be fair, any drug taken while driving should be an illegal act. How about the anti-depressants? Or pain pills? Why don't we ever hear reports on how many citizens are taking them? That's confidential information.

Something just seems a bit out of whack, don't you agree?
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Hi! Again, folks - not discussing whether or not it should be legal or whether or not it should be government regulated. Actually you are making my argument for me. I was simply saying that people who insist that there is no harm in smoking marijuana are ignoring the many reputable medical studies that say that it IS harmful. I'm not sure where you get your data that driving while eating is "more dangerous" than smoking pot...I'm just looking at the facts and saying that it is harmful. Again, so is drinking to excess, driving without a seatbelt...etc. Why are you arguing with me? If you re-read what I wrote you will see we are saying the same thing, but you are taking it further and saying you don't think it should be regulated. I am not voicing an opinion on the legalization of marijuana, just saying it is harmful.
Don't take it personally Amy.You're right,even if it's just in the simple way that smoking pot is bad for you,just like smoking anything is bad for you.God designed our lungs to breathe the air,and anything else that you breathe could have some harmful effect.I'm sure there are other things in marijuana that are potentially harmful as well.
The point I think a lot of the other posters are trying to make is that there are lots of things out there that are equally harmful,or even worse,yet they're perfectly legal and heavily promoted (prescription drugs,alcohol,etc.)
I think people just see the hypocracy in promoting some yet banning others that are not even all that harmful.You've probably never tried pot,but I have.Believe me,it's not what you think it is,it's not what the government would have you believe it is.
Of all the"illicit"drugs,ma rijuana has got to be the most benign.It's a shame to keep making criminals out of people for something so trivial.It's a shame to keep making the drug lords in Mexico so filthy rich over it.It's a shame the thousands of people that are murdered every year over the trade in this substance.
It's time to give some thought to turning it into a means of revenue and reducing the number of people in our prisons over it,taking the profit motive away from organized crime and possibly putting more Americans back to work.The war on drugs has failed miserably,but we could use this"drug"to fight the rest,the coke and meth epidemic in our country.
I think this is all people have been trying to say.
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The U.States have remained firm since the 60's,Look how well that's worked.
And due to this and other ignorant, fear motivated attacks on liberty and freedom we now have a President of the U.S., who for twenty years, attended a church where the minister shouts "G-d D--n America!" from the pulpit, and who made news for telling police officers to stand behind his tour bus because he didn't want to be photographed in their presence. I read these stories and saw the video of the Rev. Jerimiah Wright on CNN, and I suspect that the majority of the people who voted for him saw this as well. In fact I think that these and other anti-American sentiments expressed by Obama motivated people who otherwise wouldn't have voted at all to come out and elect the President who has gone around the world apologizing for what a piece of crap the U.S.A. is. Now he is wrecking the economy even as his good friend George Soros gets even richer, and increased our dependence on foreign oil and our energy costs by imposing a ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico so that the oil derricks are being towed to work in Brazil where his good friend G.S. invested billions in Petrobras. Good work, pigs.
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Jul 29, 2011
 
heh wrote:
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So are big macs, sunbathing, fireworks and arguing. What's your point again?
Okay, heh. Try to focus. Again. My point is that you cannot make the argument that it is HARMLESS. Not saying it is more or less harmful than other things, not saying that it should or should not be illegal. Just saying that people who say that smoking pot is harmless are ignoring the facts. Pointing out that arguing for the legalization of marijuana by saying it is "harmless" won't carry any weight because there are numerous studies that prove that it IS harmful. So if you want to argue for the legalization of marijuana, you need to make a different argument. But you cannot say it is "harmless'. Am I the only one who took classes in logic in college?
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sister of pot head wrote:
Great job Billy!! Why aren't there any comments from citizens of Buckingham? Marijuana is STILL ILLEGAL!!!!!! The speed limit on Rt 15 is 55! OBEY THE LAW!!!! I agree with another person commenting, it does stink on their body, their brains are burnt out and they live off government assistance because they can't feed their family!
Maybe buckingham people are not commenting because they know the real deal.
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Amy wrote:
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Okay, heh. Try to focus. Again. My point is that you cannot make the argument that it is HARMLESS. Not saying it is more or less harmful than other things, not saying that it should or should not be illegal. Just saying that people who say that smoking pot is harmless are ignoring the facts. Pointing out that arguing for the legalization of marijuana by saying it is "harmless" won't carry any weight because there are numerous studies that prove that it IS harmful. So if you want to argue for the legalization of marijuana, you need to make a different argument. But you cannot say it is "harmless'. Am I the only one who took classes in logic in college?
Who stated it was "harmless"? Me? I think you need to toke some weed and re-read the thread, then think about enrolling in Logic II.

It probably causes cancer, but it is a victimless activity, the punishment of which far outweighs the trumped up negative aspects, i.e. your facts.
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#134
Jul 29, 2011
 
Election time !!!!!!! How can this have nbeen going on and no one knew it until now. How can Law Enforcement find this much illegal control substance with the assistant of helicoptors and not track to offender. Now, how about the land owner. The should be held accountable for drugs growing on thier property. Did they think about this. Are they not accountable for this? Three areas in the county and no one arrested except maybe one. Arrest the land owners, they know something. They profitted from this. I definitely do not agre with no one being arrested. Thiscould be a definitely be a loose for the sheriff.
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heh wrote:
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Who stated it was "harmless"? Me? I think you need to toke some weed and re-read the thread, then think about enrolling in Logic II.
It probably causes cancer, but it is a victimless activity, the punishment of which far outweighs the trumped up negative aspects, i.e. your facts.
Oh my goodness heh. Let's try again. Nowhere in my posts did I imply that you had said marijuana was safe. I was responding to YOUR post that there were several things as harmful as marijuana use by saying I wasn't speaking in the comparative, simply stating the fact that it is not harmless. Marijuana is harmful. That is all I am saying. I am not saying it is more or less harmful than anything else. I am not saying that marijuana should or should not be legalized.
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Jul 30, 2011
 
lord wrote:
<quoted text>And due to this and other ignorant, fear motivated attacks on liberty and freedom we now have a President of the U.S., who for twenty years, attended a church where the minister shouts "G-d D--n America!" from the pulpit, and who made news for telling police officers to stand behind his tour bus because he didn't want to be photographed in their presence. I read these stories and saw the video of the Rev. Jerimiah Wright on CNN, and I suspect that the majority of the people who voted for him saw this as well. In fact I think that these and other anti-American sentiments expressed by Obama motivated people who otherwise wouldn't have voted at all to come out and elect the President who has gone around the world apologizing for what a piece of crap the U.S.A. is. Now he is wrecking the economy even as his good friend George Soros gets even richer, and increased our dependence on foreign oil and our energy costs by imposing a ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico so that the oil derricks are being towed to work in Brazil where his good friend G.S. invested billions in Petrobras. Good work, pigs.
Sorry, but what the xxxx are you rambling about,stick the orginal article.
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Amy wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my goodness heh. Let's try again. Nowhere in my posts did I imply that you had said marijuana was safe. I was responding to YOUR post that there were several things as harmful as marijuana use by saying I wasn't speaking in the comparative, simply stating the fact that it is not harmless. Marijuana is harmful. That is all I am saying. I am not saying it is more or less harmful than anything else. I am not saying that marijuana should or should not be legalized.
Go back to bed. You don't have a ground to stand on and have no argument whatsoever. You are just trying to be one of these unexperienced people that has never smoked it and make an opinion. Unless you have tried it, you shouldnt have a say so. This is like telling a pie company what their pie taste like when you never have even tried it.
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lord wrote:
<quoted text>And due to this and other ignorant, fear motivated attacks on liberty and freedom we now have a President of the U.S., who for twenty years, attended a church where the minister shouts "G-d D--n America!" from the pulpit, and who made news for telling police officers to stand behind his tour bus because he didn't want to be photographed in their presence. I read these stories and saw the video of the Rev. Jerimiah Wright on CNN, and I suspect that the majority of the people who voted for him saw this as well. In fact I think that these and other anti-American sentiments expressed by Obama motivated people who otherwise wouldn't have voted at all to come out and elect the President who has gone around the world apologizing for what a piece of crap the U.S.A. is. Now he is wrecking the economy even as his good friend George Soros gets even richer, and increased our dependence on foreign oil and our energy costs by imposing a ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico so that the oil derricks are being towed to work in Brazil where his good friend G.S. invested billions in Petrobras. Good work, pigs.
All this from someone who calls himself Lord,I don't think or at the very least hope not.Ask yourself if God would be pleased with your name,I used pothead for a reason,what's your excuse.
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<quoted text>Oh my goodness heh. Let's try again. Nowhere in my posts did I imply that you had said marijuana was safe.
Amy, the definition of safe is harmless (look it up).

Here is what you posted:

"My point is that you cannot make the argument that it is HARMLESS."
"But you cannot say it is "harmless'."
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<quoted text>I was responding to YOUR post that there were several things as harmful as marijuana use by saying I wasn't speaking in the comparative, simply stating the fact that it is not harmless. Marijuana is harmful. That is all I am saying. I am not saying it is more or less harmful than anything else. I am not saying that marijuana should or should not be legalized.
Again, I did not state pot is 'harmless', despite your confusion when you in fact state that I made 'the argument' that it was and stated as such.

Let's try to get past your block and address your next observation that it "is harmful". While not arguing that point, I'm asking why is it illegal when alcohol, a more harmful substance is not. Why are we pursuing a mainly victimless activity with law enforcement, at the social expense of not prosecuting more harmful illegal activities?

Your dwelling on the fact that pot is 'harmful'(more or less) is irrelevant.
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lord wrote:
<quoted text>And due to this and other ignorant, fear motivated attacks on liberty and freedom we now have a President of the U.S., who for twenty years, attended a church where the minister shouts "G-d D--n America!" from the pulpit, and who made news for telling police officers to stand behind his tour bus because he didn't want to be photographed in their presence. I read these stories and saw the video of the Rev. Jerimiah Wright on CNN, and I suspect that the majority of the people who voted for him saw this as well. In fact I think that these and other anti-American sentiments expressed by Obama motivated people who otherwise wouldn't have voted at all to come out and elect the President who has gone around the world apologizing for what a piece of crap the U.S.A. is. Now he is wrecking the economy even as his good friend George Soros gets even richer, and increased our dependence on foreign oil and our energy costs by imposing a ban on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico so that the oil derricks are being towed to work in Brazil where his good friend G.S. invested billions in Petrobras. Good work, pigs.
Who are you and what in the world is you talking about. Thank our lucky stars that you are not the Lord or our president. It sound like you been smoking something or was you born that way.

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