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#1 Hum

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:28

CHICAGO – Police in Chicago became farmers for a day Wednesday as they began to chop down a marijuana farm as big as two football fields found in the city.

The farm, which contains about 1,500 plants and could have netted $7-10 million, was spotted by a police officer and county sheriff's deputy in a helicopter as they headed back to their hangar, MyFoxChicago.com reports.

No arrests had been made as of Wednesday, and police were still trying to determine who owns the property that housed the grow site on the city's far South Side. But police said they were hopeful that because of the size of the operation, informants or others might provide tips about those involved, including a man seen running from the area as the helicopter swooped low.

James O'Grady, the commander of the department's narcotics division, tells The Associated Press they've never seen anything like it before, in part because Chicago's harsh winters mean growers have a lot less time to plant, grow and harvest marijuana than their counterparts in less inclement places such as California and Mexico. The bumper crop was likely planted in spring, O'Grady said.

Chicago Police Officer Stan Kuprianczyk, a pilot, said police helicopters flew "over it all the time," to and from their hangar, without spying the grow site.

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#2 Mordkanin

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:39

We waste so much money on this prohibition crap, and then lose out on tax revenue on $7-10million of potential sales. This is messed up.

#3 HighwayGlider

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:40

Please think about the plants!!

#4 zeta_immersion

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:40

well .. I say burn it, but let me know when u gonna do it.... I will drop by (I can bring some of my friends too)

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:54

Please ! Think of the children .... :laugh:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:16

holy canibus.

#7 +warwagon

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 16:18

The flight against Weed, is the MOST RETARDED of all fights.

Man created Beer
Good Created weed

Who ya gonna trust?

#8 *RedBull*

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:22

The flight against Weed, is the MOST RETARDED of all fights.

Man created Beer
God Created weed

Who ya gonna trust?

There fixed it.

I have to agree with legalizing weed and collecting high tax from it. <-- I love that pun. :)
I don't currently smoke weed but I don't see a good argument against it. Government needs to stop wasting money on fighting it. Focus on other crime.

#9 TPreston

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:33

The flight against Weed, is the MOST RETARDED of all fights.

Man created Beer
Good Created cyanide
Who ya gonna trust?


Naturalistic fallacy

#10 Art3x

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 17:36

Tax the hell out of it and make it legal. It's just a stupid fight on all fronts.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:03

Tax the hell out of it and make it legal. It's just a stupid fight on all fronts.


and and merge alcohol and smoking laws

Illegal to drive while stoned
Illegal to have a lit joint in a car
Illegal to smoke pot inside public buildings
You have to be X old to smoke pot

#12 Art3x

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 18:24

My thinking exactly Warwagon

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 20:43

Illegal to drive while stoned
Illegal to have a lit joint in a car
Illegal to smoke pot inside public buildings
You have to be X old to smoke pot


Yeah, we all know how well those Laws work with alcohol, cell phones, etc. :ermm:

#14 mudslag

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 21:29

Yeah, we all know how well those Laws work with alcohol, cell phones, etc. :ermm:



And how well has the current "it's out right illegal" law worked out? :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 23:57

That's a lot of pot.