Skip to comments.There are millions of dollars out there! Californian growers terrified about wildfires destroying their pot plants
Posted on 09/28/2020 4:28:08 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
Smoking weed is the newest worry for California firefighters as the states biggest wildfire races toward the nations biggest marijuana-producing region.
The wildfire is headed for Post Mountain and Trinity Pines, two small communities northwest of Sacramento that lie in the heart of cannabis country.
And many of the locals up to 1,000 are refusing to evacuate because they want to protect their pot.
Law enforcement officials went knocking on doors, but cant make anybody go, Trinity County Sheriffs Department Deputy Nate Trujillo told the AP.
Its mainly growers, Trujillo said. And a lot of them, they dont want to leave because that is their livelihood.
Trinity Pines alone has as many as 40 legal farms and 10 times more in illegal patches, sources told the outlet. Each farms crops are worth $500,000 or more and harvest time is only days or weeks away.
There [are] millions of dollars, millions and millions of dollars of marijuana out there, the sheriff said. Some of those plants are 16 feet tall, and they are all in the budding stages of growth right now.
(Excerpt) Read more at strangesounds.org ...
Making weed legal was supposed to fix this!
“Trinity Pines alone has as many as 40 legal farms and 10 times more in illegal patches...”
To quote H. Rap Brown: “Burn, baby! Burn!”
We just smiled and waved/Sittin’ on that sack of seeds.
Those living downwind should be happy.
MJ futures going through the roof.
Let them go down with their shi
Ah yes, good ole wildwood weed.
Newsom’s personal stock is going up in flames.
What is needed here is a temperature inversion to hold all the pot smoke over heavily populated areas until the election is over.
Air quality for today...really groovy!
Rid of it ,Man!”
Cheech and Chong
Strikes me as sad, despite some of the anti-pot gloat posts. That looks like a well spaced likely legal farm. It’s sad to see any legal farmer get burned out.
The youth and the bums of California will all be out of doors sniffing the air. Back in 67 when it was announced that all the stored up captured pot was to be incinerated on a certain day at the facility near San Francisco, all the hippies crowded around the area of the incinerator to breath the expected fumes.
In the end, or going forward at least, these growers will manage their own adjacent forests. Probably doing a better job than the NFS, while protecting their investment...
If the next week gets even wackier then normal it is due to the national contact high!
I agree with you and don’t wish anyone to be burned out. In Colorado, as the industry matures margins are coming down, so it could be a devastating loss to some growers.
Now everyone gets stoned from all the weed smoke in the air.
Don't tell me God doesn't judge the wicked.
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