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Man Arrested After $200K Worth of Marijuana Seized from Home

There are 66 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jul 2, 2013, titled Man Arrested After $200K Worth of Marijuana Seized from Home. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 the Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force , in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Office executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence of Kurt Rohling located in Unionville, VA and seized $234,500 worth of Marijuana.

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Crozet RN

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Jul 3, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
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Arsenic, cyanide, selenium, poppy seeds, rat poison, ricin and uranium are all natural and created by God, so should all be freely and legally available for consumption--right??? Put all of it on grocery store shelves and in vending machines. If it's all natural and created by God, then it couldn't possibly hurt any human or animal, could it?
Tell that to all the people who have had livestock die from eating too much forage/pasture high in all natural selenium, or to the horse owner who rubbed on some clay high in selenium to relive joint pain and it killed the horse.
Rat poison--warfarin--comes from spoiled sweet clover and tonka beans, and sweet clover is all natural and created by God, so it would be okay to give toddlers rat poison as a snack. Tonka beans have a fragrance reminiscent of vanilla, almonds, cinnamon, and cloves. Yum!!
Caster oil/bean plants are beautiful, all natural and created by God, so why does everyone get excited when they get a letter with a little white powder inside from an all natural bean???? Could it be because a dose the size of a few grains of table salt can kill an adult human???
Just because God created everything, thus making it natural, does not mean fallen man has not used it or altered it for purposes opposed to health and wellbeing.
You clearly have some intelligence, Who Knows, but you're still a moron with no sense of logic. Your examples of natural toxins cannot be compared with any relevance whatsoever to a naturally occurring intoxicant. Yes, some naturally occurring minerals are toxic. So is water if consumed in excess. If you drink a few gallons of fresh water, you could severely alter your electrolyte levels in your blood, leading to a fatal heart arrhythmia. Table salt can also kill in excess. The chemical ricin is in fact derived from castor beans, but it does not exist in nature in the same form. It is chemically extracted by humans. You don't even understand how your comparison is faulty. Marijuana is a plant, growing in rather than extracted from the ground. It does not have to be altered by humans in any way shape or form to alter consciousness. Nor is it only utilized by humans. There is evidence going back centuries, if not thousands of years, that animals seek out the plant and consume it intentionally for its positive effects. Additionally, there is no single case ever in medical history of an acute marijuana poisoning. Fact. Look it up if you don't believe me. Sure, it may sap your motivation and make you gain weight if you smoke it a lot, but it doesn't kill people; plain and simple. Your argument is faulty logic and without scientific or rational credibility.
sarahdox

Charlottesville, VA

#42 Jul 3, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
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Arsenic, cyanide, selenium, poppy seeds, rat poison, ricin and uranium are all natural and created by God, so should all be freely and legally available for consumption--right??? Put all of it on grocery store shelves and in vending machines. If it's all natural and created by God, then it couldn't possibly hurt any human or animal, could it?
Tell that to all the people who have had livestock die from eating too much forage/pasture high in all natural selenium, or to the horse owner who rubbed on some clay high in selenium to relive joint pain and it killed the horse.
Rat poison--warfarin--comes from spoiled sweet clover and tonka beans, and sweet clover is all natural and created by God, so it would be okay to give toddlers rat poison as a snack. Tonka beans have a fragrance reminiscent of vanilla, almonds, cinnamon, and cloves. Yum!!
Caster oil/bean plants are beautiful, all natural and created by God, so why does everyone get excited when they get a letter with a little white powder inside from an all natural bean???? Could it be because a dose the size of a few grains of table salt can kill an adult human???
Just because God created everything, thus making it natural, does not mean fallen man has not used it or altered it for purposes opposed to health and wellbeing.
Way to pull a strawman. How about you smoke some poison ivy?
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#43 Jul 3, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>And yet I have some growing in my yard. I don't see the police spending billions and billions of tax payer dollars eradicating this hemlock scourge, which is infinitely more dangerous than marijuana.
Seriously? You have some Conium maculatum (Hemlock or Poison Hemlock) growing in your yard???? Or do you have an evergreen hemlock tree?
leroy

Charlottesville, VA

#44 Jul 3, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe you're a little brain dead. Perhaps you ought to reread my post. I doubt marijuana is harmless, but as a carcinogen it is less harmful than cigarettes:
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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/3222...
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You are right, though, it costs more to society to arrest a kid for marijuana which will have long lasting amplifying affects on their future than allowing them to smoke through their college years.
bud is better for you then beer or tobacco of any kind hands down.

ROLL BIG! SMOKE BIG!
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#45 Jul 3, 2013
Crozet RN wrote:
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You clearly have some intelligence, Who Knows, but you're still a moron with no sense of logic. Your argument is faulty logic and without scientific or rational credibility.
One more time, my logic was only to point out to the OP (original poster) that many things that were created by God and therefore all natural, are not safe to ingest, smoke or apply to skin or inject. His total argument was that marijuana was created by God and was therefore a natural substance and on that premise alone should be made legal. If you agree with his logic for making marijuana legal, then I question your scientific education and credibility as a registered nurse. If you believe that everything created by God, thus all natural, should be made legal for consumption, then I don't want you giving me any meds or treatments.

I couldn't care less if they make the drug legal, but it should be based on more than God made it so it can't be bad. God made everything in the Garden of Eden and told Adam and Eve they could partake of everything but the fruit of one tree. They couldn't stand it that they should be deprived of even one thing, so they ate it, and look where that got us. Actually, if marijuana wasn't forbidden no one would want it as much.

Respectfully submitted,
The Moron
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#46 Jul 3, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously? You have some Conium maculatum (Hemlock or Poison Hemlock) growing in your yard???? Or do you have an evergreen hemlock tree?
It's not as rare as you think.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile...
http://mtwow.org/poison_hemlock1.jpg
and yes, it pops up every now and again. I see it on the side of the roads all over the place.
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#47 Jul 3, 2013
leroy wrote:
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bud is better for you then beer or tobacco of any kind hands down.
ROLL BIG! SMOKE BIG!
That's a stupid argument. That's like saying herpes is better for you than AIDS
sez you

Macomb, MI

#48 Jul 3, 2013
Still living in the Puritans age of guilt and shame. When will this nation ever grow up? Pot? who gives a rats behind? We need to be burning bibles not confiscated pot plants.
amicus curiae

Charlottesville, VA

#49 Jul 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Do you feel the same way about smoking cigarettes? Do you feel the same way about people who speed? How about those who eat and drive? How about those who overeat? How about those that eat fast food? How about those who spend to much time in the sun? Or those that eat too much red meat. How about those who get too little sleep?
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Seriously, those things are all bad for you and can cause you great harm. If you do them, should you have to cover your own expense?
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Why yes, it is called being responsible and paying for your own health and welfare without being a social parasite that lives vicariously and then demands that others pay his grotesquely expensive hospital bill.
amicus curiae

Charlottesville, VA

#50 Jul 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
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Do you feel the same way about smoking cigarettes? Do you feel the same way about people who speed? How about those who eat and drive? How about those who overeat? How about those that eat fast food? How about those who spend to much time in the sun? Or those that eat too much red meat. How about those who get too little sleep?
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Seriously, those things are all bad for you and can cause you great harm. If you do them, should you have to cover your own expense?
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Do you want to pay the medical bills for those that live stupidly? I sure don't,
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#51 Jul 4, 2013
amicus curiae wrote:
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Why yes, it is called being responsible and paying for your own health and welfare without being a social parasite that lives vicariously and then demands that others pay his grotesquely expensive hospital bill.
So you think cigarettes should be illegal? booze should be illegal? red meat should be illegal? factories that emit pollution should be illegal? Fast food should be illegal? Should we be forced to recycle? Should ICE vehicles be outlawed? Should genetically inferior people be euthanized?
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Pray tell, how should big brother tell us how to live? Should they put micro chips in us and limit our caloric intake. Should the police come to our houses and make us workout for a half an hour every day, or should we be forced to go to compulsory workout facilities?
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I already pay for people's bad choices, mostly obesity, which is the #1 killer in the USA, but I am not willing to live in some dystopian society where the government micromanages all of our choices to save a few bucks on insurance.
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#52 Jul 4, 2013
amicus curiae wrote:
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Do you want to pay the medical bills for those that live stupidly? I sure don't,
I already do... and quite frankly, I'm less worried about marijuana costing me more than I am about fast food, but you won't see me lead the crusade on a fast food tax to supplement then insurance system.
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Futhermore, if marijuana was legal and taxed, it would be paying into the system. Do you honestly think that people that don't smoke marijuana now will suddenly want to smoke if it was legalized?
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Certainly there are people that abuse anything, but those who abuse marijuana are abusing anyhow, and we are already paying for them. Except, they're now criminals and can't pay back into the system, and what they're abusing isn't being taxed to pay into the system.
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On top of all that revenue, it will cost less than the billions and billions that are being spent to enforce, administrate, and incarcerate or supervise these otherwise lawful individuals.
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So you tell me, how would it cost us more by legalizing marijuana? From a logical standpoint, it would cost society much less.
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#53 Jul 4, 2013
*supplement the
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#54 Jul 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>It's not as rare as you think.
http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile...
http://mtwow.org/poison_hemlock1.jpg
and yes, it pops up every now and again. I see it on the side of the roads all over the place.
I don't think it is rare--I have a very large clump in my back yard that I have been trying to get rid of for three years. I live in a rural location among farmer's fields, so it's common. From reading your posts, I just "assumed" you were in an urban area. My bad.

Also, most people think of the evergreen tree when hemlock is mentioned, which is not poisonous.
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#55 Jul 4, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think it is rare--I have a very large clump in my back yard that I have been trying to get rid of for three years. I live in a rural location among farmer's fields, so it's common. From reading your posts, I just "assumed" you were in an urban area. My bad.
Also, most people think of the evergreen tree when hemlock is mentioned, which is not poisonous.
out of curiosity, why did you assume I lived in an urban area?
Behind the Curtain

Conyers, GA

#56 Jul 4, 2013
Best cash crop in the Commenwealth. Legalize it, tax it and move on.
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#57 Jul 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text>out of curiosity, why did you assume I lived in an urban area?
Your position on most subjects just never sounded like a "country" Dude to me.
The Dude

Lovingston, VA

#58 Jul 4, 2013
Who Knows wrote:
<quoted text>Your position on most subjects just never sounded like a "country" Dude to me.
Not everyone that lives in the country is uneducated or lacks the ability to think critically. I've long ago thrown away dogmatic beliefs and stigmas.
wtf

Charlottesville, VA

#59 Jul 4, 2013
dude wrote:
Good thing they got rid of this dangerous criminal, wonder how many people would have been killed or injured from this hydro? You have to be a REAL Dbag to be a cop!
Right, because you'll catch the guy who breaks into a home and kills someone. I don't agree with pot being illegal, but your sentiment is frightening.
Who Knows

Faber, VA

#60 Jul 4, 2013
The Dude wrote:
<quoted text> Not everyone that lives in the country is uneducated or lacks the ability to think critically. I've long ago thrown away dogmatic beliefs and stigmas.
You totally misunderstood me. I live in the country and always have, but do I sound uneducated? Besides, even the country folk who lack book learnin' usually have common sense and knowledge that just cannot be gained in a classroom.

My own Mother had very little formal education, but was the smartest person I ever knew. Although I have more than one college degree, I still marvel at how much my Mother knew, and still wonder HOW she knew so much. Even being "uneducated" her critical thinking skills, knowledge base, work ethic and faith were beyond reproach. Growing up on a farm, I learned more useful knowledge from my Mother and other family members than all my years in college.

I have worked with people in high-powered positions, who had walls full of degrees, who were nonetheless as dumb as a rock. Coming from me, thinking a person lives in the city is not always a complement.

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