This plumber was sentenced to 12 years for growing marijuana in a legal state. How is that possible?

He was growing 100 plants. There's probably a limit.....like 6 or something. I mean, come on
Did you read about the other guy dealing fentanyl getting less time?

Even if its a 1000s plants no one dies from weed. No one becomes a junky from weed.

Fentanyl has killed Michael Jackson, Tom Petty and Prince along with thousands of others.

No way some should do 12 years for weed, imo.
 
Did you read about the other guy dealing fentanyl getting less time?

Even if its a 1000s plants no one dies from weed. No one becomes a junky from weed.

Fentanyl has killed Michael Jackson, Tom Petty and Prince along with thousands of others.

No way some should do 12 years for weed, imo.
I get it. It's stupid. 12 yrs is bullshit for weed. And fentanyl dealers, up to and including the manufacturers in on the whole epidemic, should be dragged in the street, shot and pissed on. That's not a 'drug' it's straight up poison when you can die from a mg or two too much.

But if you grow 16 x your legal limit, and you get caught, you tend to get nailed. He could have done it right and waited for his license. He chose not to.
 

YardG

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If you read down in the article it was 1000 plants (legal six per individual, up to 12 per household), plus welfare fraud (he said no one in his house was working while running the op, and was collecting state benefits), and he had a few priors (I read local coverage of the story in the past, I think there was also quite a bit of stored pot in several locations including the business). Which isn't to say that the lenient sentence for a fentanyl dealer makes sense when this guy faces pretty serious time.
 

YardG

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I mean... you don't... unless you grow more than 12 plants. Is it ridiculous that if you jump through a million hoops and spend massive amounts of money you can gain the right to legally grow way more plants than that, but if you don't pay that money you can't legally grow more? And that you don't need to do any of that to grow as many tomato plants as you want? For sure. The government still believes herb is a vice, they've just come to see that they can generate tax dollars if they tolerate it.
 
I get it. It's stupid. 12 yrs is bullshit for weed. And fentanyl dealers, up to and including the manufacturers in on the whole epidemic, should be dragged in the street, shot and pissed on. That's not a 'drug' it's straight up poison when you can die from a mg or two too much.

But if you grow 16 x your legal limit, and you get caught, you tend to get nailed. He could have done it right and waited for his license. He chose not to.
True that! He gambled and lost.
 
True that! He gambled and lost.
Believe me I struggled with even posting my first reply because the whole thing is such BS.
And I do feel bad for the guy but bad for him in the way I feel bad for the dude that sticks his head in an alligator's mouth lol. "Nothing against ya dude.....but....." Lol!

Even in Canada, where it's federally legal, they've increased the sentencing for growing illegally compared to what it was before when it was actually illegal. The actions south of the border combined with what we see up here can only really lead me to one conclusion. The government wants control of it all. But right now we are in the experimental phase so they are trying all sorts of different methods of conning us out of control of it, and seeing what works. That's how I see this whole charade at least.

Believe it or not, I was against legalization because I knew, point for point, exactly what they were going to do. I called everything from the jacked up prices, to the lowered quality, to increases sentences, to limited seed pack sizes of non-femmed seeds that would mathematically conflict with the plant count (4 plant limit), to the very limited strain selection.....I literally called it all. My friends were blown away. "How did you know?"
"I'm Can-strodamus motherfucker lol!"

Try having 2 strains you want to keep around as moms.....oops now you can only grow 2 other plants. Oops, 3 of your 4 seeds came out male.....pony up another $70 for another 4 seeds and cross your fingers.....oops now you have 4 females but 1 is 3 weeks older than the others because of the males in the first pack.....it's fucking stupid. Ugh it pisses me off.

They pretend like they are wrestling control from the cartels and mobs and various criminal elements, when in fact all they are doing is a hostile takeover and keeping things, mainly prices, the way they were;
High prices with people still serving time here or there while legacy growers suck shit and corporations get all the power.

So....the black market is as strong as it ever was, and now the dumb fucks have taken probable cause and tossed it out the window lmao! They can't barge in your house anymore when they smell weed and unless you have a tent open, visible from the front door with more plants than your count limit, or unless someone rats you out, they have effectively handcuffed themselves and limited their ability to fight it. So there are silver linings I guess.......

Personally, I think it's all a joke. That's why I said screw it and pretty near immediately went for my medical license, a week or so after it was legalized up here. Haven't even had so much as a phone call from the police in the 3 yrs I've had it, even when my rental company tried booting me. Nothing, no visits. But, I don't break my plant limit for nothing, just to be sure. (49 plants)

Sorry for the long response lol
 
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