Oakland Talks Gargantuan Grows Again

 

Oakland, in an effort to raise money through taxing cannabis, is again talking gargantuan grows. Late last fall, the city halted plans to allow four enormous cannabis factories to produce as hundreds of pounds of pot per day.  Now after minor revisions, they are again considering the mega grows. According to The Bay Citizen,

…the pot farms would each have to be owned by a dispensary. Five permits would be available and the farms would be capped at 50,000-square-feet each. The changes are meant to address concerns that stand-alone pot growing businesses would fly in the face of state law, which requires medical marijuana to be grown by not-for-profit collectives.

Like other cities in the Bay Area, Oakland has ordinances for dispensing marijuana but not for growing it.  Humboldt needs to come from behind and build scaffolding laws that deal with medical marijuana now and the increasing chance of legal marijuana in years to come.  We need to grapple with not only dispensaries, but with grows and with transportation as most of our cannabis is trucked out of county and, probably, out of state.

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  • man i dono how massive you are thinking these will be, as far as lights go.

    but i have personally seen some 300+ light grows here in colorado. they grow like whats in the picture, except double decker.

    its literally a factory, and as cool as it is to see that many plants and that many lights, i always think about how much better it would be if all those were outdoors doing there thing in the sun 🙁

    was’nt to long ago that i would browse humboldt sheriffs public police reports and read of 30 40 50 60 light grows being busted and just thinking holy shit that is HUGE. now i can see why people go that big. being around 500 plants finally isnt such a shock to me haha. even though everytime i remember where im at i feel like im in a high times mag lol

  • i guess what i shoudl ask is, why are tehse oakland one causing such a fuss with the govt, when we have grows just as big if not larger here in CO.

  • i guess what i shoudl ask is, why are tehse oakland one causing such a fuss with the govt, when we have grows just as big if not larger here in CO.

  • T, I don’t think the grows you’re talking about are in the open. The Oakland grows would be. I am sure that if the Feds knew of the grows you’re talking about, they’d check ’em out. Just ask Chris Bartkowitz, who’s spending 5 years in the pen for a comparatively tiny Colorado grow.

  • T, I don’t think the grows you’re talking about are in the open. The Oakland grows would be. I am sure that if the Feds knew of the grows you’re talking about, they’d check ’em out. Just ask Chris Bartkowitz, who’s spending 5 years in the pen for a comparatively tiny Colorado grow.

  • that guy chris was a total fucking idiot, and the grows im speaking about are relatively in the open, and actually caused quite a fuss when they first began talks about purchasing the land and being up front about growing weed there.

    but not nearly the kind of fuss that its causing in oakland. which is why im thinking the ones i am talking about are probably not as big as what theya re plannign for oak town.

    the one im speaking of is right off the highway. which isnt out in the open, i guess. but its location is deffinitely known, and not private.

  • that guy chris was a total fucking idiot, and the grows im speaking about are relatively in the open, and actually caused quite a fuss when they first began talks about purchasing the land and being up front about growing weed there.

    but not nearly the kind of fuss that its causing in oakland. which is why im thinking the ones i am talking about are probably not as big as what theya re plannign for oak town.

    the one im speaking of is right off the highway. which isnt out in the open, i guess. but its location is deffinitely known, and not private.

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