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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:04 PM

How long would it take for one person to smoke 599 pot plants?

In today's St. Maries Gazette-Record (small town Idaho weekly) is a story about a drug bust.

Idaho law states that anyone busted with at least 100 marijuana plants be cited for trafficking, whereas 99 or less has the option of simple possession...I don't know why the threshold is that high because more than one lid of finished marijuana gets you charged for trafficking in at least 43 of the 44 counties - maybe not Idaho County because there's no one there to sell pot to...

This candidate for immortality told the cops his weed was for personal use. When they got in there they found he had 599 pot plants in his living room, that he had 30 kW of metal halide lighting (the power company reported a massive increase in electric use) and he'd removed the roof over his living room so the plants would get sunlight.

Oh...there is no medical marijuana here.

Can one man smoke 599 pot plants in one life?

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jmowreader Feb 2013 OP
bottomofthehill Feb 2013 #1
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2013 #2
Motown_Johnny Feb 2013 #3
jmowreader Feb 2013 #13
madokie Feb 2013 #4
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #5
Yavapai Feb 2013 #12
Adsos Letter Feb 2013 #15
KharmaTrain Feb 2013 #6
HooptieWagon Feb 2013 #7
Callmecrazy Feb 2013 #8
Electric Monk Feb 2013 #9
jmowreader Feb 2013 #14
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #16
Zephie Feb 2013 #10
ljm2002 Feb 2013 #11
Dash87 Feb 2013 #17
Initech Feb 2013 #18
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #19
jmowreader Feb 2013 #20

Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:06 PM

1. I dont know, but it would be fun to find out

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:06 PM

2. How long does it take? Duh, 'til it's all gone.

Wait, what was the question?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:07 PM

3. How big were the plants?

Were they seedlings?

I'm not sure how you can get that many plants in one room unless the room is huge or the plants are tiny.

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:55 PM

13. They were in various stages

Seedling to mature.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:08 PM

4. If he had that many plants in one room

then I'd say that he probably could smoke that much in a lifetime. those babies had to small

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:09 PM

5. It's been a long time since I've heard anyone talk about a lid.

I really don't know how long it would take to smoke that much. Some people would burn through it faster than others.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:12 PM

12. a veeerry long time!

 

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:06 AM

15. First thing that struck me from the OP!

Then I got to reminiscing about a 4-finger lid...

Ah, days gone by...

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:09 PM

6. Removed the Living Room Roof??

Now that's hardcore!

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:11 PM

7. Several years,

If the plants grew to 12' size. But I have to ask why he had grow lights if he removed the roof of his house so the plants got sunlight? Whole lot of dumb there, or maybe he was already sampling his crop.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:20 PM

8. I think it's possible...

I've smoked for over thirty years in moderation and I gotta say I've probably done it 3 or 4 times.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:26 PM

9. Roughly 17 years of really heavy constant smoking, assuming 2 ounces of good bud per plant

and 3 joints per gram, and smoking 1 entire joint every hour all day every day.

599 * 2 (ounces per plant) * 28 (grams in an ounce) * 3 (joints per gram) = 100,632 joints

1 (joint per hour) * 16 (hours not asleep per day) * 365 (days per year) = 5840 joints per year

100,632 / 5840 = 17.23 years.



And that's with a fairly conservative estimate on yield and a very liberal estimate on amount smoked per day. If he only smoked 3 joints a day instead, it'd take 92 years to smoke it all.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:00 AM

14. You know how they say pot doesn't kill?

That much pot would kill you...carbon monoxide poisoning, starvation from not having time to eat, something.

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Response to Electric Monk (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:12 AM

16. Wow Dude. All your math is harshing my buzz.

Seems like I have been typing this reply forever. Clear case of PWS - posting while stoned. Just kidding, strongest substance I ingested tonight was an Entenman's Chocolate Donut, which would have tasted even better if I had been stoned.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:50 PM

11. You could use them to make kif butter...

...and then use that in your cooking and baked goods.

Don't ask me how I know this...

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:26 AM

17. I don't know, but you would need a huge roll of paper to do that.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:11 AM

18. Give me and my friends about a week, we'll get back to ya.

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:20 AM

19. How long would it take for one person to smoke 599 pot plants?

 

The better question is how could he possibly afford sufficient nachos to go along with it?

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Response to jmowreader (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:03 AM

20. I didn't tell you the best part

St. Maries doesn't pay cops enough to live on so they have bad cops. A town with Buford T. Justice, Barney Fife and Officer Barbrady as its PD would be better policed. They had fourteen jail breaks in 2011...nine by the same prisoner. He'd break out, get recaptured and break out again. And the jail is on the third floor!

After the cops raided this place they photographed the evidence, sent one plant to the state police lab and put the rest in a warehouse. The night after it was put in there, someone broke in and took it all.

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