Skip to comments.Smoker decides to grow his own tobacco
Posted on 06/28/2009 11:45:51 AM PDT by Nachum
(AP) AKRON, Ohio - Standing on brown earth on a flat field hundreds of yards from the nearest road, Don Carey is surrounded by tiny plants.
He walks along a three-quarter-acre plot in a desolate spot in this rural township in northeastern Portage County and looks at the thousands of tobacco plants he is growing.
Carey, 49, decided in April, when federal taxes on tobacco skyrocketed, to grow his own.
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The tax man will soon pay him a visit for daring to try to get around the state’s firm control on tobacco.
Ok, I was just saying that many have already figured it out, the stuff hit the streets about the day after the taxes went into place. I don’t smoke, but my grandson does and I let him know about it. :)
It's the reason for my tag-line!
“Do you have Prince Albert in a can?”
“Let him out!!”
Where and how?
Home beer brewing has been kinda a big thing for some years.
Hot and humid - think Cuba.
...Greetings From North Carolina!!
where my neighbor will sell you tobacco for personal use...and another neighbor sells hand raised “gourmet” tobacco....this has been going on for at least three years that I know of....and BTW you have to cut the big stems out if you want clean yellow leaf for cigs....pipe guys do a different treatment and add stuff like maybe apple slices....I quit smoking five years ago, but I’ve got to say I still really like the smell of pipe tobacco.
Doesn’t it have to be well drained soil also, or else Black Shank can get the roots?
Friend’s nephew raises a dozen acres or so each year and he had one field last year that didn’t drain very well and had to spend $700 for a gallon of some chemical to spray after the shank appeared.
Do you have a formula for bamboo fertilizer?
Actually, this may be a great time to challenge Wickard v. Filburn and its cumulative effect rationale. The conservative block of the SC may be willing to overrule Wickard and start narrowing the Commerce Clause.
Any smoke shop, drug store. It comes in cans.
We could always dare to dream, but I seriously doubt that even the SC is going to stop the statist steamrolling of FedGov.
It is already legal to farm 1/10 acre of tobacco for personal use. You just can’t sell it.
Its the same with beer and wine. You can brew up to 200 gallons/yr for personal use.
hold on a second. are you telling me there is a law .. on the books... that says i cannot use my land, my seeds, my water, and my labor to grow something for personal use? (drugs not included)
exactly how could that square with the Constitution?
The FDA is now classifying Nicotine as a drug. Neat huh? All of the Drug Warriors will get theirs when the Sugar tax hits. Welcome to the party, pal. The Calorie tax is going to hit every criminal out there that likes to eat. So there.
i believe some of the founders grew their own tobacco, so it would be fairly tough to enforce such a law and have it stand up in court.
if it were upheld, that would mean the founders would be found guilty today.
i’m fairly certain the judges today would back off from that
(hmmm... maybe asking whether or not the founders would be found guilty under a law is a good way to defeat it)
Could you be more specific? My husband buys cans, and the price jumped from about $12 per can (6 oz.) to $30 per can after the tax increase.
I don’t smoke, but I see them for sale behind the counters of CVS and Walgreens. Tin cans of Drum, and another brand or two.
Grow and roll your own, brew your own, reload your own. Sounds like a plan!
Only a little, my grandfather raised tobacco in virginia
and we would go there in the summertime.
Do you have a better pic of the pyramidal raised bed in the background? The Mrs. and I find that design very interesting.
I noticed that this year in Connecticut I have seen more Acres planted with Tobacco [Broadleaf] then I have seen in ten or more years, also there is more Shade grown tents than I have seen in many years. Much of the shadegrown acreage has been fallow for years, prices must be up!
I refuse to buy Scotts-Miracle Gro products anyways since they ban their employees from smoking on or off the their property. I encourage all of you to join me in boycotting the poison they sell.
Here is a worthwhile link if you don't believe me:
It's called a Strawberry tree and it's made from cedar.
You can find the plans through an online search.
I made mine from scratch and it holds about
65 strawberry plants.
Got it! Thanx!
See my #82. You’ve hit on the link that I was trying to recall when writing it.
What taxes? He wouldn’t have to pay taxes if he grew tomatoes and ate them himself. Why would he have to pay for growing tobacky?
The founders also grew their own hemp. That is also extremely illegal to grow.
What would grow well in hot humid South East Texas? I am looking for a winter crop.
Update, September 5, 2009: