Wisconsin DNR warns of pot grows on p...

Wisconsin DNR warns of pot grows on public lands

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 12, 2010, titled Wisconsin DNR warns of pot grows on public lands. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The state Department of Natural Resources wants hikers, anglers and hunters to be on the lookout for giant marijuana grows on public lands.

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Buckwheat

Glenwood City, WI

#1 May 12, 2010
If the DNR is so worried about it let them do there own work instead of the public! There the ones getting payed.
mmj

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 12, 2010
Buckwheat wrote:
If the DNR is so worried about it let them do there own work instead of the public! There the ones getting payed.
Why? Are you afraid the public will find yours?
troyboy

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 12, 2010
perhaps what buckwheat is referring to is , the inherent dangers that come along with the discovery of the marijuana fields . people tend to protect their fields, and don't take kindly to strangers poking around in them . you don't know who is operating those grows, hell it could be the Mexican cartels , and we all read about how dangerous they can be ! I agree the dnr should do their own work, that's what they get paid for .

Since: Jan 09

Dugway, UT

#4 May 12, 2010
Legalize it. Tax it.

It's time to end the war on drugs.
JC Waterwalker

AOL

#5 May 12, 2010
troyboy wrote:
perhaps what buckwheat is referring to is , the inherent dangers that come along with the discovery of the marijuana fields . people tend to protect their fields, and don't take kindly to strangers poking around in them . you don't know who is operating those grows, hell it could be the Mexican cartels , and we all read about how dangerous they can be ! I agree the dnr should do their own work, that's what they get paid for .
"mmj" doesn`t understand what it could mean to "trip" across an operation out in the woods or wherever. In this day and age, I`m with you. The DNR can legally do something, and have the right to carry a weapon and use it. Myself, I carry a small revolver when I hike anywhere, and in Wisconsin it`s asking for trouble with law inforcement....but it could be the only protection I`d have if a situation came up. "mmj" would probably have a hard time understanding that too.

Meth labs are even worse, and twice as dangerous. Next, people like "mmj" will be posting that we shouldn`t be where those operations could be done, but they have no clue as to how easy it is to trip onto a site...even on a posted trail. I`ve seen operations just a few dozen feet away from posted foot trails.

The bottom line is, it could end up to be "you or them", and a fighting chance may be your only chance...once.

The DNR and the state and local police and justice system need to look at that fact also. The public needs the right to protect themselves in those situations legally.
JC Waterwalker

AOL

#7 May 12, 2010
lobster68w wrote:
Legalize it. Tax it.
It's time to end the war on drugs.
And you also, are right about the pot situation. But the "mmj"s of this world will never understand it. Plus, there is still the meth lab situation to contend with. Let`s hope the "mmj"s of the world never get caught in the wrong place, because they`ll regret not being trained in defense and being armed.
JC Waterwalker

AOL

#9 May 12, 2010
God helps those, who also help themselves. Protection is a basic human right....not a state right, not a federal law, but a basic human right.

Those in the criminal field practice talking it away from you, as do the politicians that have their "peace loving ignorant" heads up their butts.

Peace be unto you
Walk safely
Pack loaded and ready
jpocali

Minneapolis, MN

#10 May 12, 2010
Wow JC, you sure got a lot of info about mmj from just nine words on a post. Project often?
Liberal Bill in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 12, 2010
People should be allowed to have at least small amounts of pot in their possesion. Some of these fields are "natural" and not looked after by any one in particular. If I ran across some, I'd probably take some home.
brought to you

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 12, 2010
This situation is brought to you by... drumroll...
PROHIBITION! We simply would not see public land "grows" if it were legal. People fear losing their home, possessions and freedom if "caught" and turn to using public land in an attempt to skirt these ridiculous drug laws. Meth, yes,-very dangerous! But pot is non-toxic, you can't "OD" on it (unlike alcohol) and the only by-product of its cultivation is oxygen!(Provided it was cultivated in a safe, non-chemically laden way.)If the government butted out, as it should, pot would be a non-issue. Literally. But police, DEA, judges, politicians, etc. have found it to be an excellent mechanism of control, so it has been demonized. Its not because of its scientific properties or any real addiction "danger." If it were, it would never have been made illegal unconstitutionally.
mmj

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 13, 2010
I think Buckwheat, Troyboy and JC Waterwalker need to re-read the article. All the DNR is asking for is a phone call or some notification if you happen to come across something. They are not asking you to try to arrest anyone or to confront the Mexican Drug Cartel or get involved in any other way. The only thing they are asking for is for you to step up and be a part of your community.
mmj

Saint Paul, MN

#14 May 13, 2010
Furthermore, JC Waterwalker, your comments are so off base with this article. It said NOTHING about you carrying a gun to defend yourself. The article was about notifying the authorities if you see something suspicious. I think you are protesting way too much about a non-issue regarding this article.
duggy_smalls

United States

#15 Apr 30, 2011
hey hey hey hey...smoke weed every day!

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