California Wildfire Threatens Marijuana Farms

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    man if I had a nickel for every time I've had to do that......
     
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    Wild fires are not good, but if you have to have one, this is a great place to burn. Legal or not, a great place to burn.
     
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    I know when someone's power goes out, it's standard to invite friends over to drink all the beer in the fridge before it gets warm. it's the right thing to do.

    listen up, california!
     
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    Make something legal and tax it, suddenly the police will protect it rather than chasing the farmers around. Funny how that works.
     
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    According to the article, most of these farms are illegal. Make something legal and regulate it, and there will still be black markets.
     
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    It's "legal" in California, so not in this case.
     
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    While the county has prohibited the large-scale cultivation of marijuana, thousands of greenhouses are still run in the community, mostly by Hmong and Chinese families,


    The way I read it, those family operations are not what is prohibited at the local (zoning) level.
     
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    You assume the product is only being sold in CA.
     
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    The article also says there are 3000 residents plus 8000 people working on the pot farms.... That doesn't sound like backyard operations.
     
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    I don't assume anything. But the farms are illegal because the county outlawed them. It has nothing to do with the feds. The feds could unlock the gates of every prison in the country, and these farms would still be there and still be illegal.
     
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    The police shot and killed one of the farmers, after they allegedly pulled a gun.
    https://ktla.com/news/california/no...ijuana-farms-evacuated-amid-lava-fire-threat/

     
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    True that the guy who pulled the gun was an idiot, but as I read the article, the county had banned large-scale grow operations and there had been ongoing conflict with the authorities trying to shut them down.
     
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    were the cops trying to keep the guy out of an area because of the crops or because evacuations were ordered?

    "sheriff’s office issued evacuation orders for the communities of Lake Shastina, Juniper Valley and Mount Shasta Vista."

    "Siskiyou County Sheriff Jeremiah LaRue told The Sacramento Bee that the man was trying to drive into the Mount Shasta Vista subdivision on Monday"
     
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    It seems like the final confrontation was about evacuation, but there had been ongoing conflicts beforehand.
     
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    lots of stuff happens ... but, according to the article, the fact of the matter is that the police were trying to prevent people from entering an area being evacuated and an idiot drew a gun.
     
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    I'm not sure what your point is. There had been previous conflicts between the county, police, and growers. It was not a friendly relationship. True that the police were trying to evacuate the area. The person who drew the gun was an idiot. Would he have pulled it if there had not been a history of encounters? Who knows. Not blaming the police, if you think that's what I'm doing.
     
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    I don't wish for Seattle's demise as a functioning family-friendly city, but it has become and is becoming what its residents continued to vote for through the past decades. I've been in the Seattle area a long, long time. I lived and worked in the city for thirty years and loved it, until I saw the direction it was trending. I mourn for a once great city--family-friendly, safe at all hours, beautiful parks, and waterfronts.

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