by Lee, 11/28/2012, 7:55 AM

It’s good to remember that if I-502 is implemented without federal interference, incidents like this will be a thing of the past in this state. People will still have small personal grows (which is still legal for authorized medical marijuana patients), but large-scale commercial grows will finally be where they belong, in non-hidden commercial spaces regulated by the state.

12 Responses to “The End of Dangerous Home Grows”

1. Politically Incorrect spews:

The passage of I-502 was a watershed moment for individual liberty and a crushing blow for the federal goons at the DEA. They are not going to go quietly, however. I suspect the Seattle DEA folks in Seattle are planning some sort of military operation against some poor guy trying to grow some licensed cannabis or some poor dude trying to get into the now-legal retail business for cannabis.

It’s going to be ugly. The feds don’t like to be challenged, and they will defend their power, salary and benefits vehemently. Somehow, the feds forgot that it was the states that created the federal government, not the other way around. What’s needed is an open revolt against federal authority to impose their oppression on the right of any state to do whatever it chooses as long as it’s not prohibited in the Constitution. Last time I checked, the Constitution didn’t mention cannabis at all, so the federal government needs to fuck off as far as I-502 goes.

2. Gimme Gimme Gimme spews:

Lee, I seriously doubt that I-502 allows for losers to grow 500 plants in their house(as was shown in your example).

3. Upton spews:

That’s an awfully big “if”..

Do you honestly expect I-502 to go into effect without the feds getting involved?

And if they do, will Inslee stand up to Obama for the people of Washington state?

4. MikeBoyScout spews:

Good point Lee.

5. Chris spews:

@3 Jay Inslee already said he will defend the initiative despite his opposition to it.

We have a good case. There is no conflict. Its just Washington and Colorado saying “feds do what you want in regards to enforcement, we aren’t getting involved.” We dont actually want them to do anything but thats what 502 and Colorado’s law basically say.

It would only be a conflict if the law prevented the federal government from doing their job. Nothing in 502 or Colorado’s law prevents the federal government from engaging in enforcement.

6. Gimme Gimme Gimme spews:

It’s good to remember that if I-502 is implemented without federal interference, incidents like this will be a thing of the past in this state

still waiting for Lee to explain to me how I-502 makes growing 500 plants in one’s house “legal”

tick tock…

7. Carl spews:

@6,

Despite my better judgement, I’ll bite. It’s the same reason there aren’t bathtub gin explosions now that alcohol isn’t prohibited. Today if you want alcohol you can get it made in vats in St. Louis or Georgetown, or imported from Scotland where people will have inspected the operation for safety. In the same way, the regulated growth of marijuana plants for recreational use in Washington and Colorado will hopefully replace grow operations like described in the link because the market for a regulated, safe product will replace that for illegally grown marijuana.

8. Lee spews:

@2
Lee, I seriously doubt that I-502 allows for losers to grow 500 plants in their house(as was shown in your example).

LOL! Reading comprehension problems? My point is that people WOULDN’T be doing that any more.

Put down the bong, Spicoli!

9. Gimme Gimme Gimme spews:

@8

oh, I get the point – I just think you are being a bit optimistic in thinking that grow-ops are a going to be a thing of the past.

Cant wait to see all the stoners head explode after they see how much the state is going to charge them for their dope….

you think they tax the shit out of booze? heh, wait until you see what they have in store for weed…

have you started your grow-op yet, Lee? nothing like teaching your kids while they are young…lol

10. Lee spews:

@9
oh, I get the point – I just think you are being a bit optimistic in thinking that grow-ops are a going to be a thing of the past.

Hahaha, no. Anyone in this comment thread can easily see that you misunderstood the post (and you repeated the same error in comment #6!), although it appears you’ve managed to figure it out now.

you think they tax the shit out of booze? heh, wait until you see what they have in store for weed…

Taxes on weed will be high, but because producing it legally costs way, way less, the prices are expected to even out and be similar to what people pay today. I do suspect that some people will try to avoid the taxes and grow their own, but they won’t grow 500 plants. They’ll grow maybe 25-30 for themselves. As I said, there will be no more commercial-sized grow-ops in private houses. People who aren’t growing their own will buy it in the stores, so there will no longer be a profit-motive for doing so.

11. GimmeGimmeGimme spews:

@10

Keep dreaming……..but I hope you are right.

12. Politically Incorrect spews:

@10 & @ 11,

I supported I-502 because it’s time to end the War on Drugs. It’s about the only stench left from the Nixon administration and needs to be ended. The War on Drugs has been a horrendous and costly failure, turning loose a group of violent criminals onto the American citizenry because those thugs work for the DEA. People have been injured and killed by this group of “legal” hoodlums, and it’s time we ended their reign of terror.