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    Mexican soldiers find record marijuana plantation

    SAN QUINTIN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers discovered the biggest marijuana plantation ever found in the country in a remote desert surrounded by cactuses, a top army officer said on Thursday.
    Soldiers patrolling the area found 300 acres (120 hectares) of marijuana plants being tended by dozens of men this week, said General Alfonso Duarte.
    He said the crop, which was found in the state of Baja California, about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million (99 million pounds).
    "This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country," Duarte said.
    The plants will be destroyed, he said.
    Most of the men tending the crop escaped capture but six suspects were arrested later at a military checkpoint.
    The men had dug a well at the barren site and pumped water through hoses to irrigate the plants, which were up to 8 feet tall (2.5 meters).
    President Felipe Calderon has deployed tens of thousands of troops to the streets to take on powerful drug traffickers shortly after taking office in late 2006.
    Violence has spiraled since then, with more than 40,000 people killed across Mexico, hurting support for Calderon's conservative National Action Party (PAN), which faces an uphill struggle to secure re-election next July.
    Mexico is America's top supplier of marijuana and most cocaine consumed in the United States passes through Mexico.


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    Legalise and Tax .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Legalise and Tax .
    Too much money to lose by the fat cats who have invested heavily in the privatization of the US prison system. The more they have locked up, the more they make. They get paid per head, so prisoners are a commodity, ergo get the poor locked up for smoking a little weed and cash in on it.

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    I bet Kim Jong Il's gutted.

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    Lucky bastards, and how many of them turned up for work the next day ?

    Cheers

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    This thread is no good without free samples .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    This thread is no good without free samples .
    +1 Dry out here

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    The largest 'plantation' I ever saw was a whole hillside outside the walled city of Dali, in Yunnan province, PRC. But it wasn't a plantation- it is after all a weed, and it grows quite rampantly. The ever practical Chinese said you were perfectly free to pick all you wanted, and burn it in your own way. You were just not allowed to sell the stuff.

    But the ever impractical West declared War, on a Weed.
    probes Aliens

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    But the ever impractical West declared War, on a Weed.
    Yep, that's a tough one to win...just having a garden will prove that...


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    My two wee plants are slowly growing. I named them Bill and Ben.

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    This was probably just a competitor for one of the high ranking officers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    My two wee plants are slowly growing. I named them Bill and Ben.
    Very apt. Flower ' pot ' men.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    .....about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million (99 million pounds).

    "This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country," Duarte said.


    Mexico is America's top supplier of marijuana and most cocaine consumed in the United States passes through Mexico.
    As posted above, Legalize, decriminalize, and (possibly) tax.

    The "War on Drugs" that started in the 1980s was a pretty foolish idea and failure.

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    Legalize it, tax it and sell it in Tescos.
    Last edited by Lostandfound; 16-07-2011 at 12:51 AM.

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    Yeah, I remember being a teenager...

    ...fun as it is, you do that and you rob the young of their energy, which they need to get their lives together.

    I don't like the criminalisation of it, but, can you really imagine the scene of bags of weed at the fag counter in the supermarket, or in some specialist shop?
    Can you imagine the teenagers hanging around outside in packs... think about it...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by patsycat View Post
    My two wee plants are slowly growing. I named them Bill and Ben.
    Very apt. Flower ' pot ' men.
    In between is Weeeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo
    think about it...
    practise what you preach .

    Reefer Madness is so 50's .



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    You've no idea... no really... you don't...
    I'm not from your generation.

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    There are drinkers, and there are alcoholics.
    There are smokers, and there are stoners.
    There are recreational drug users, and there are addicts.
    Not the same thing. Pretending to eliminate something by declaring a tautological 'War' on it achieves absolutely nothing, excepting entrenching parasitical government agencies and organised crime networks that just nourish each other, while feeding off us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Legalise and Tax .
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    ---- Correct Mid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake Cheeky View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    .....about 200 miles/320 km south of San Diego, California, would have yielded about 120 tonnes and was worth about $160 million (99 million pounds).

    "This is the biggest marijuana plantation we have found in the country," Duarte said.


    Mexico is America's top supplier of marijuana and most cocaine consumed in the United States passes through Mexico.
    As posted above, Legalize, decriminalize, and (possibly) tax.

    The "War on Drugs" that started in the 1980s was a pretty foolish idea and failure.
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    I think that we should have a WAR ON ALCOHOL. Let's call it PROHIBITION !
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