Skip to comments.The largest ever marijuana plantation!
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.
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It’s Mexican Arugula.
Not really, since the pot is worth way more than anything else they could grow.....
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.
That’s assuming they actually want to fix the problem.
They want others to fix their problems for them.
We don’t need their stinking marijuana. The California “medical” marijuana shops sell only American product grown in the USA.
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.
>> workers had even installed toilet facilities
...a.k.a. drip irrigation/fertilizer injection system
That’s a seriously impressive operation. Even bigger than the one KiKi Camarena was killed for finding.
Our media is so lousy that the U.K. papers have better news reporting in (and about) North America than we do. Pathetic!
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.
I would guess that back in the day there were farms bigger than 300 acres.
Winner, winner, winner....
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.
What a stupid post. Name a cash crop more profitable than US-subsidized pot (and no fair if you say US-subsidized ethanol corn).
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.
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.
LOL, ya lost me, but it IS after 5.
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.
I would imagine it is very difficult to not notice 300 acres covered in black.
Money involved to set this operation up to begin with.
Then a gold mine for as long as it lasted.
The Mojave Desert is in CA. This pot farm was in Mexico.
Sonoran, pardon me.
“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.
That farm is hidden??? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!! A huge black square in the middle of the desert?
$1500.00 an ounce? I don't think so.
Gold’s almost at $1600.
High grade weed is about a quarter of that.
But you can’t grow gold.
I guess it shows how old I am. I recall when the most expensive stuff out there was ten, fifteen bucks for a lid.
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.
Ever heard of 'Acapulco Gold'? (No stems, no seeds that you don't need....Acapulco Gold is.....*toke* bad ass weed)
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)
Should have grown it as hemp for rope making.