Saturday, October 15, 2005

Follow the money

This is an intersting article on a medical marijuana provider that was busted for growing. He's successfully fighting the charges so far but I'm linking to it for this one point.
What the cops found in Stupak's two-bedroom condo was 1,200 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. In their eyes, Stupak was a big-time drug dealer.

...At the time of his arrest, Stupak was growing between four and six pounds of pot every three months.
Think about that when you read the valuations law enforcement makes on their eradication programs. Indoor growing usually gives the best yields and with all those plants, this kid was growing about 20 lbs. a year. If you value that at $5,000 a pound, which is really high, especially in Canada, that's still only $100,000. So when the cops tell you they kept millions of dollars worth of cannabis off the streets, don't believe them. It's a crock.

[hat tip to Tim Meehan]


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