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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-27-09 09:12 PM
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Tourists Rerouted Around Pot Garden - Sequoia National Park
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Yosemite, Sequoia National Parks Get Money To Eradicate Marijuana

POSTED: 6:21 pm PDT August 27, 2009
UPDATED: 6:52 pm PDT August 27, 2009

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- A section of this Sierra Nevada national park was closed to visitors Thursday while rangers helicoptered in to destroy a sizable marijuana growing operation just a half-mile away from a crystal-filled cave popular with tourists.

Authorities said the proximity of the pot plants to such a heavily trafficked tourist site was unusual and reflects a newfound boldness among growers, who are now planting marijuana near trails and access roads at an increasing number of parks.

"We've really seen an expansion of the types of sites where people are growing marijuana," said Scott Wanek, chief ranger for the Pacific West region of the National Park Service. "There are some that are very close to trails and much closer to where visitors are."

The National Park Service received an additional $3.3 million this year to combat marijuana growers across the nation, said Jeff Olson, a spokesman for the park service. Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, and Redwood national parks in California and North Cascades National Park in Washington are receiving funding.

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  -Tourists Rerouted Around Pot Garden - Sequoia National Park Kadie  Aug-27-09 09:12 PM   #0 
  - "in plain sight" is occasionally a great concealment tool.  MercutioATC   Aug-27-09 09:14 PM   #1 
  - How stupid can we be?  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 09:15 PM   #2 
  - Good question  DJ13   Aug-27-09 09:17 PM   #3 
  - Now you're thinking!  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 09:20 PM   #7 
  - The state could make some money off this if they try.  Kadie   Aug-28-09 01:14 PM   #25 
  - That's the problem. No one cares if brilliant people smoke pot.  imdjh   Aug-27-09 09:22 PM   #11 
     - Being dimwitted-  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 09:24 PM   #12 
        - If you're brain is already functioning below specifications, why would you smoke pot?  imdjh   Aug-27-09 09:48 PM   #13 
           - You had to ask.  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 11:56 PM   #17 
              - OK, so what's your theory?  imdjh   Aug-28-09 07:47 AM   #21 
                 - I don't know and I don't care.  asdjrocky   Aug-28-09 07:53 AM   #22 
  - I believe Mr Tosh said it first, if not best  Wickerman   Aug-27-09 09:19 PM   #4 
  - Pot is a weed , it might just take over and spread everywhere like wildfire  UndertheOcean   Aug-27-09 09:19 PM   #5 
  - Except that deer and elk like it a LOT  depakid   Aug-27-09 09:20 PM   #6 
     - wonder why  UndertheOcean   Aug-27-09 09:21 PM   #8 
     - Savory & tasty!  depakid   Aug-27-09 09:22 PM   #10 
        - are the leaves edible?  shireen   Aug-27-09 10:39 PM   #14 
           - Seeds & oil are very nutritious  depakid   Aug-27-09 11:55 PM   #16 
              - The leaves make a good compliment to a salad  madokie   Aug-28-09 08:00 AM   #24 
     - Yes, yes they do.  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 09:21 PM   #9 
  - An 18 wheeler wouldn't have been able to drag me from that garden.  Union Yes   Aug-27-09 10:57 PM   #15 
  - Spoken like a true Union Man!  asdjrocky   Aug-27-09 11:58 PM   #18 
     - Word!  Union Yes   Aug-28-09 12:06 AM   #19 
  - Why not? Seeds are cheap. Pot grows itself! Might as well try to stop the sun from rising.  Bonobo   Aug-28-09 12:08 AM   #20 
  - Friend and I used to use the hid in plain sight strategy  madokie   Aug-28-09 07:56 AM   #23 
 

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