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The largest ever marijuana plantation!
Daily Mail ^ | 6:49 PM on 15th July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 07/15/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT by Niuhuru

Mexican soldiers discovered the largest marijuana plantation in the country's history, hidden under black cloth in the middle of the desert.

The 300-acre plantation is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities and workers had even installed toilet facilities, the Defence Department said.

The towering pot plants sheltered under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: authorities; baja; california; drugs; marijuana; mexico; plantation; sandiego; soldiers; tijuana; wod; workers; wosd
You know, if Mexicans spent half as much effort into growing working farms as they do these drug plantations, they wouldn't be so poor, now would they?
1 posted on 07/15/2011 12:47:05 PM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

It’s Mexican Arugula.


2 posted on 07/15/2011 12:48:20 PM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Niuhuru
You know, if Mexicans spent half as much effort into growing working farms as they do these drug plantations, they wouldn't be so poor, now would they?

Not really, since the pot is worth way more than anything else they could grow.....

3 posted on 07/15/2011 12:51:22 PM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Niuhuru

That plot of marijuana wouldn’t even last 1/2 of the first set of a 4 set Grateful Dead concert back in the 70’s.

I’m sure Phish fans could even smoke it in a third of a set.


4 posted on 07/15/2011 12:52:44 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Niuhuru

That’s assuming they actually want to fix the problem.
They don’t.
They want others to fix their problems for them.


5 posted on 07/15/2011 12:52:53 PM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Niuhuru
I think this plantation may be bigger.
6 posted on 07/15/2011 12:52:59 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Niuhuru

We don’t need their stinking marijuana. The California “medical” marijuana shops sell only American product grown in the USA.


7 posted on 07/15/2011 12:53:07 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Niuhuru

What a joke. The Mexicans know exactly where every damn one of these big irrigated pot farms out in the middle of nowhere are. This one just didn’t pay their bribes on time.

It’s probably nowhere near the biggest one, either.


8 posted on 07/15/2011 12:54:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Niuhuru
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9 posted on 07/15/2011 12:56:20 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Niuhuru

>> workers had even installed toilet facilities

...a.k.a. drip irrigation/fertilizer injection system


10 posted on 07/15/2011 12:56:59 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Niuhuru

That’s a seriously impressive operation. Even bigger than the one KiKi Camarena was killed for finding.


11 posted on 07/15/2011 1:01:54 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Niuhuru

Our media is so lousy that the U.K. papers have better news reporting in (and about) North America than we do. Pathetic!


12 posted on 07/15/2011 1:16:55 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Niuhuru

We’ll the plant is a weed, and actually grows very well despite harsh climates. Ask any RA on any college campus why is it that so much pot is everywhere? They would show you a few closets, drawers, and shower rooms, where the stuff grows like magic.


13 posted on 07/15/2011 1:31:45 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: Nervous Tick

I would guess that back in the day there were farms bigger than 300 acres.


14 posted on 07/15/2011 1:55:04 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Nervous Tick
The Mexicans know exactly where every damn one of these big irrigated pot farms out in the middle of nowhere are. This one just didn’t pay their bribes on time.

Winner, winner, winner....

15 posted on 07/15/2011 2:04:24 PM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: Darksheare

Which is why they are and will remain Third World. As an American, I’ve become seriously shocked at how different the world’s mentality is compared to ours, I really am.


16 posted on 07/15/2011 2:31:09 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru
You know, if Mexicans spent half as much effort into growing working farms as they do these drug plantations, they wouldn't be so poor, now would they?

What a stupid post. Name a cash crop more profitable than US-subsidized pot (and no fair if you say US-subsidized ethanol corn).

17 posted on 07/15/2011 2:36:34 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Why not? Why not corn (to eat) and then they can sell it to, say, Zimbabwe or Venezuela; or they could create herbs for herbal tea and sell to pretentious hippies. Or they can grow their own crops and sell within the country. Feed each other and create their own businesses.


18 posted on 07/15/2011 2:49:03 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: truthfreedom

Wow, I thought it said 3000.

The desert pot farm Camarena helped bring down was about 2800 acres. So yeah, they get much bigger than this.

Still an impressive feat, but not quite as big as I’d thought.


19 posted on 07/15/2011 3:01:28 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Niuhuru
???

LOL, ya lost me, but it IS after 5.

20 posted on 07/15/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Nervous Tick

Damn right they knew. 300 acres of green (even if it’s covered in black) in the middle of the Mojave stands out like a sore thumb.

Either they didn’t pay their bribe on time, or the competition paid a bigger bribe.


21 posted on 07/15/2011 3:04:05 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I would imagine it is very difficult to not notice 300 acres covered in black.


22 posted on 07/15/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... God is Good....Evil is Real.)
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To: sbMKE

It’s money.
Money involved to set this operation up to begin with.
Then a gold mine for as long as it lasted.


23 posted on 07/15/2011 3:46:49 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

The Mojave Desert is in CA. This pot farm was in Mexico.


24 posted on 07/15/2011 4:18:05 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex

Sonoran, pardon me.


25 posted on 07/15/2011 4:25:55 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Niuhuru

“You know, if Mexicans spent half as much effort into growing working farms as they do these drug plantations, they wouldn’t be so poor, now would they?”

Believe me, the ones making money from this are not poor.

This ditch weed that can grow almost anywhere, even in a drawer or closet, is worth more than its weight in gold some places in the USA. This is why you’ll never stop it.


26 posted on 07/15/2011 4:28:20 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Nervous Tick

That farm is hidden??? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! A huge black square in the middle of the desert?


27 posted on 07/15/2011 4:28:57 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: varyouga
This ditch weed that can grow almost anywhere, even in a drawer or closet, is worth more than its weight in gold some places in the USA.

$1500.00 an ounce? I don't think so.

28 posted on 07/15/2011 5:26:45 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Gold’s almost at $1600.

High grade weed is about a quarter of that.

But you can’t grow gold.


29 posted on 07/15/2011 9:25:55 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I guess it shows how old I am. I recall when the most expensive stuff out there was ten, fifteen bucks for a lid.


30 posted on 07/15/2011 11:53:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

You’re right, not as true anymore with the recent runs on gold and ammo. However, even these numbers are staggering for a plant that is cheaper than basil to grow.

Average street price for properly grown MJ in NYC has been $20 per 0.7 grams for at least 10 years. 31 grams to a troy ounce gives you $886 per t. ounce.

Consider that gold was $270 about 10 years ago. These little baggies can be sold for several times their weight in gold to a smoker and essentially grow on trees for the producer. Huge amounts of cash to be made by everyone in the chain.


31 posted on 07/16/2011 1:45:33 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Trailerpark Badass

32 posted on 07/16/2011 1:51:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
High grade weed is about a quarter of that. But you can’t grow gold.

Ever heard of 'Acapulco Gold'? (No stems, no seeds that you don't need....Acapulco Gold is.....*toke* bad ass weed)

33 posted on 07/16/2011 1:52:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Bruinator

Half a section under sunshade?

Had it been in the open, with maybe a furrow of corn around the perimeter, would anybody have noticed? (other than the smell)


34 posted on 07/16/2011 2:02:29 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: sbMKE

Should have grown it as hemp for rope making.


35 posted on 07/16/2011 2:03:25 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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