6.5 pounds of pot seized; Asheville m...

6.5 pounds of pot seized; Asheville man charged

There are 9 comments on the The Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 3, 2011, titled 6.5 pounds of pot seized; Asheville man charged. In it, The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

An Asheville man is facing a number of drug related charges. Bruce Randall Oliver II, 25, of Wake Robin Way, was charged today with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver psilocybin mushrooms, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for drugs, and possession of drug ...

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HuhHuh

Weaverville, NC

#1 Aug 4, 2011
"possession with intent to manufacture ... marijuana"

Huh? How do you possess marijuana with intent to manufacture marijuana?

You either ARE on the supply side of the economy, or you are NOT on the supply side of the economy, but you can't both "be and not be" on the supply side of the economy.
The Bear Jew

Spruce Pine, NC

#2 Aug 4, 2011
You cannot "manufacture" something G-d created. You can grow it like I grow tomatoes in my garden but manufacturing is something you do in a factory. Making something that G-d created and is a part of the natural world illegal is like our government shaking its finger at G-d and saying, "No, no you were wrong for creating this!"

Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

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#3 Aug 4, 2011
The Bear Jew wrote:
You cannot "manufacture" something G-d created. You can grow it like I grow tomatoes in my garden but manufacturing is something you do in a factory. Making something that G-d created and is a part of the natural world illegal is like our government shaking its finger at G-d and saying, "No, no you were wrong for creating this!"
While I understand and appreciate your view point, I might point out that mankind has played all sorts of interesting games with weed. You really could not claim god created the stuff being smoked these days. Check out the outrageous variations available.

http://www.seedbankreview.com/mjg/
HuhHuh

Weaverville, NC

#4 Aug 4, 2011
Thomas38 wrote:
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While I understand and appreciate your view point, I might point out that mankind has played all sorts of interesting games with weed. You really could not claim god created the stuff being smoked these days. Check out the outrageous variations available.
http://www.seedbankreview.com/mjg/
By your reasoning, one could not claim god created dogs, either, simply because of the "outrageous variations available", with which "mankind has played all sorts of interesting games".

Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5 Aug 4, 2011
HuhHuh wrote:
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By your reasoning, one could not claim god created dogs, either, simply because of the "outrageous variations available", with which "mankind has played all sorts of interesting games".
God didn't create anything and even if there is a god the creator, he certainly DID NOT create the modern dog. I love my dog but she bears scant resemblance to even her wold ancestors.

Now to elaborate, why do you suppose purists are against genetically altered foods? They are not natural, vis a vis, created by man, not nature (god)
The Bear Jew

Spruce Pine, NC

#6 Aug 4, 2011
Prohibition forced growing indoors which cut the grow area thus encouraging the production of high potency strains. Growers and dealers seem to be getting more money per gram and the end user gets more drug per gram and typically if they're smart will smoke less for the desired effect. Even if they didn't they cannot overdose. The genes in my dog were not created by man, they were recessive genes that were selectively bred until they were the consistent phenotype in a breed. They same goes for plants or anything we selectively breed, we do not create the genes we just circumvent natural selection to get what we desire out of the species. Yeast was never intended to do what it does in beer or grain in spirits but they are legal. Adults should be able to decide what they want to put into their bodies and pay the consequences for such choices but such consequences should not be jail time. I don't have much love for drug dealers or drug runners, typically drug dealers don't check ID's like the person who sells you alcohol at the ABC store. If you want to smoke, grow your own personal supply, do not sell and do not hurt the environment or anyone else to do so. Doing this in a wide spread manner would cut off the drug cartels in Mexico.
Bare Chew

Asheville, NC

#7 Aug 4, 2011
They ought to deport all these narcotics growers back to Mexico.

Thomas38

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#8 Aug 4, 2011
Bare Chew wrote:
They ought to deport all these narcotics growers back to Mexico.
Two things, Chuck, first, marijuana is not a narcotic. Secondly, I agree, chuck the Mexican growers. They are competing with real locals growers and SHOULD be tossed.
HuhHuh

Weaverville, NC

#9 Aug 4, 2011
The Bear Jew wrote:
If you want to smoke, grow your own personal supply
OFF TO BUY ME SOME SEEDS AND MANURE... yeah, for my greenhouse

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