Volunteers Sought to Pick Pot in California National Forest

Volunteers Sought to Pick Pot in California National Forest

roger
roger

October 2nd, 2002, 5:19 pm #1

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
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CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
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Chris Kelly
Chris Kelly

October 2nd, 2002, 6:33 pm #2

I was perusing the latest Maxim magazine, and they had an article on pot farmers in southeast KY. They showed diagrams of some of the booby traps that the farmers use, and talked about how people had "disappeared" while traipsing through the woods. FYI: Mila Kunis looks good, but she can't pose. The east Indian is much better.
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roger
roger

October 2nd, 2002, 7:20 pm #3

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
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CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
SILVERWOOD LAKE — Deputies plucked about 3,000 budding marijuana plants from three abandoned gardens in the San Bernardino National Forest on Wednesday, sheriff’s officials said.

Deputies found the three pot gardens containing a total of 3,089 plants about 100 yards from the Pacific Crest Trail, a popular hiking path that runs from Mexico to Canada.

Deputies pulled the plants, which were about 4 to 6 feet tall, and then hauled them out of the secluded spot by helicopter. Officials will destroy the marijuana at a later date, sheriff’s spokesman Chip Patterson said.


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Scott Surgent
Scott Surgent

October 2nd, 2002, 9:23 pm #4

When I lived in Australia (1987), they ran a story of a pot bust somewhere local. The authorities decided to burn off the plants... and either naively or deliberately got a lot of the local firemen set out to do this task stoned. One guy was making siren noises while whizzing on the smoldering pile.

Why can't they do that here?
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William
William

October 8th, 2002, 6:38 pm #5

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
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CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
Which highpoint is best to volunteer to pick pot on?

High point, nj
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roger
roger

May 16th, 2003, 2:16 pm #6

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
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CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
Marijuana cultivation in the park has increased steadily over the past 10 years. Since 2001, however, the number of plants seized in California's oldest national park has jumped eightfold.
The pot fields are financed by the Mexican drug cartels that dominate the methamphetamine trade in the adjacent Central Valley, drug-enforcement officials say. The officials say there is evidence that the cartels, in turn, have financial ties to Middle Eastern smugglers linked to Hezbollah and other groups accused of terrorism.
"This is the most serious and largest assault on this park since we took control of the land in the 19th century," said Bill Tweed, Sequoia's chief naturalist. The park was established in 1890, one week before Yosemite was designated a national park.
"To have people out there, showing up with AK-47s to greet visitors — that's not how it's supposed to be in a national park. The premise of the park as a special place is now in trouble," Tweed said. So is the idea that you can put a " 'fence of law' around a national park," he said, adding that the park is "not immune from the ills of society."
The dimensions of the problem in Sequoia began to unfold last fall when park officials destroyed a marijuana crop scattered over remote mountainsides valued at nearly $150 million.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/n ... ana15.html
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Roger Williams
Roger Williams

May 20th, 2003, 7:58 pm #7

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
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CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
The simplest solution, one that would get rid of all the grief, the harrassmment, persecution, prosecution, destruction of crops, waste of taxpayer's money, attorney's fees, you name it, is something the Feds and some states will never dream of: LEGALIZE IT!!!

Let law-enforcement types worry about more serious problems than something that should have been legal years ago. If it was legal there wouldn't be drug cartels and booby traps either.
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Daniel Smith
Daniel Smith

May 20th, 2003, 9:26 pm #8

Roger,

You're correct that this would be a simple solution in the short-term, but the long-term repercussions would be difficult to predict. Aside from the direct health detriments caused by marijuana (carcinogenic properties, hypertension, intoxication that can result in injury when operating machinery, etc.), there are a few other problems with the full-legalization argument.

Currently, tobacco companies are heavily regualted by the FDA to ensure a certain measure of "purity" (if it can even be called that) in their products. Since so many individual "backroom" marijuana producers exist, it would be difficult to ensure any level of "quality" in virtually all of the non-company sales that would take place, assuming that marijuana companies would sprout up (pun intended). This would creating a huge hurdle for the government in trying to minimize the adverse health effects.

Right now, all marijuana sales are illegal (with a limited number of exceptions), so the current "simple" solution is to prohibit all traffic. If marijuana were legalized, however, it would be very difficult to ensure that the industry companies weren't buying from the small individual producers, which would constitue a new albeit smaller black-market. Within this, we would still have the problem of the illegality of street sales that are outside the control of regulatory agencies.

In conclusion, your idea does take care of some of the complexities of this problem, however, it would also create a new list of challenges in other areas. Like so many other issues today, there really is no simple solution.

Cheers!

Dan
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Peter Tosh
Peter Tosh

May 21st, 2003, 4:29 am #9

The simplest solution, one that would get rid of all the grief, the harrassmment, persecution, prosecution, destruction of crops, waste of taxpayer's money, attorney's fees, you name it, is something the Feds and some states will never dream of: LEGALIZE IT!!!

Let law-enforcement types worry about more serious problems than something that should have been legal years ago. If it was legal there wouldn't be drug cartels and booby traps either.
I believe that ants like to play with it. We could give it to the ants.
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roger
roger

May 22nd, 2003, 2:12 pm #10

Almost everyday there's been a the NPS Morning Report has info on marijuana eradication efforts. I haven't posted any of those.
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/

However, here's a different take on the situation:
---------------------

CANBY, Calif. -- Here's a chance to pick pot plants -- and not worry about being busted.

Of course, you won't be able to smoke any of the illegal weed. Authorities in Northern California are asking for volunteers to help pull more than 6,000 marijuana plants still growing in the Modoc National Forest. About 1,200 plants have already been picked.

But deputies need some more willing hands to help with the rest. The pot crop was spotted in a canyon from the air by Mike Crutcher, head of the Modoc County Drug Task Force. He says the pot plants were mature and ready for harvest.
http://www.newsnet5.com/news/1695798/detail.html
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (AZ)
Rangers Seize 25 Backpacks of Marijuana



Earlier this week, rangers discovered evidence of drug smugglers who’d entered the country on foot in a remote area of the park. The backpackers were tracked cross-country for about eight miles to a spot where they were found resting on top of a ridgeline. With the assistance of the crew from an Arizona National Guard helicopter, they took five smugglers into custody at gunpoint; another twenty fled on foot, including one woman. Rangers seized 25 backpacks containing more than a half ton of marijuana. The smugglers were armed with knives and later admitted to having been paid between $700 and $1,500 to deliver the load. Evidence at the scene indicated that they were using light bulbs and small propane burners to make methamphetamine for their use. Other items found at the scene include binoculars and two-way radios. The case and evidence were transferred to Customs.
[Submitted by Fred Patton, Chief Ranger]
http://data2.itc.nps.gov/morningreport/ ... F22%2F2003

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