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    Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Machete-wielding police officers have hacked their way through billions of dollars worth of marijuana in the country's top pot-growing states to stave off a bumper crop sprouting in the tough economy.

    The amount only got bigger Thursday when helicopter spotters in Tennessee discovered a five-acre pot field near the Kentucky border and cut down more than 151,000 mature marijuana plants.


    The number of plants seized has jumped this year in California, the nation's top marijuana-growing state, while seizures continue to rise in Washington after nearly doubling the previous year. Growers in a three-state region of central Appalachia also appear to have reversed a decline in pot cultivation over the last two years.


    Officers in those areas, the nation's biggest hotbeds for marijuana production, have chopped down plants with a combined street value of around $12 billion in the first eight months of this year. While national numbers aren't yet available this year, officers around the country increased their haul from 7 million plants in 2007 to 8 million in 2008.

    There is ONE business that is booming in the United States - Marijuana farming. So why not legalize it and tax it? Not only will that help put some of the cartels out of business, but the revenue raised through taxing weed could probably pay for the whole health care program. LOL.

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    There is ONE business that is booming in the United States - Marijuana farming. So why not legalize it and tax it. Not only will that help put some of the cartels out of business, but the revenue raised through taxing weed could probably pay for the whole health care program. LOL.

    Article is here.
    Standard irrational response: If we legalize marijuana then everyone will get high! Think of the children! Etc.

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Yes, it's all about the children.

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Standard irrational response: If we legalize marijuana then everyone will get high! Think of the children! Etc.
    **** and Dallas is dry right now. Thank goodness I'm going to CA in a few days.

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    **** and Dallas is dry right now. Thank goodness I'm going to CA in a few days.
    You can drink in Dallas. All you have to do is pay one dollar to join a membership club. LOL.
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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You can drink in Dallas. All you have to do is pay one dollar to join a membership club. LOL.
    But that would involve the consumption of a harmful drug...

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    **** and Dallas is dry right now. Thank goodness I'm going to CA in a few days.
    Say what? Now that sucks.

    I'm not sure which is worse -- dry Dallas, or titty bars in Houston that mandate pasties.

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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Say what? Now that sucks.

    I'm not sure which is worse -- dry Dallas, or titty bars in Houston that mandate pasties.
    In New York, if a strip joint serves alcohol the strippers cant be fully nude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    In New York, if a strip joint serves alcohol the strippers cant be fully nude.
    Doesn't bother me. They can wear a fig leaf........

    On their belly buttons.
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    Re: Marijuana farming rebounds in economic hard times

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    **** and Dallas is dry right now. Thank goodness I'm going to CA in a few days.
    Are you a medical patient? If not, and you want to be but are having difficulty with the whole out of state thing, PM me and ill explain the legal procedures of obtaining a medical marijuana recommendation
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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