Imagine a marijuana that will grow in summer and winter, and is resistant to Roundup©!

Already, there's another weed in the southeast USA that's growing in dought conditions, up to ten feet tall, which chokes out cotton and damages the mechanical harvesters if they're run through the field in an attempt to harvest the cotton.

Recently, in the Mexican state of Michoacan, a hybrid marijuana plant was found that will survive pesticide applications and cutting efforts, and is so prolific that it produces 20x or more than the average marijuana plant. In fact, unless it is pulled up by the root, it will continue to grow!

Remember... where there is demand, there WILL be a supply!


Mexico troops find hybrid marijuana plant

By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press Writer
Wed Dec 20, 5:35 AM ET
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061220/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/mexico_drugs&printer=1

Soldiers trying to seize control of one Mexico's top drug-producing regions found the countryside teeming with a new hybrid marijuana plant that can be cultivated year-round and cannot be killed with pesticides.

Soldiers fanned out across some of the new fields Tuesday, pulling up plants by the root and burning them, as helicopter gunships clattered overhead to give them cover from a raging drug war in the western state of Michoacan. The plants' roots survive if they are doused with herbicide, said army Gen. Manuel Garcia.

"These plants have been genetically improved," he told a handful of journalists allowed to accompany soldiers on a daylong raid of some 70 marijuana fields. "Before we could cut the plant and destroy it, but this plant will come back to life unless it's taken out by the roots."

The new plants, known as "Colombians," mature in about two months and can be planted at any time of year, meaning authorities will no longer be able to time raids to coincide with twice-yearly harvests.

The hybrid first appeared in Mexico two years ago but has become the plant of choice for drug traffickers Michoacan, a remote mountainous region that lends to itself to drug production.

Yields are so high that traffickers can now produce as much marijuana on a plot the size of a football field as they used to harvest in 10 to 12 acres. That makes for smaller, harder-to-detect fields, though some discovered Tuesday had sophisticated irrigation systems with sprinklers, pumps and thousands of yards of tubing.

"For each 100 (marijuana plots) that you spot from the air, there are 300 to 500 more that you discover once you get on the ground," Garcia said.

The raids were part of President Felipe Calderon's new offensive to restore order in his home state of Michoacan and fight drug violence that has claimed more than 2,000 lives in Mexico this year.

In Michoacan, officials say the Valencia and Gulf cartels have been battling over lucrative marijuana plantations and smuggling routes for cocaine and methamphetamine to the United States. In one incident, gunmen stormed into a bar and dumped five human heads on the dance floor.

The president, who took office Dec. 1, sent 7,000 soldiers and federal officers to Michoacan last week.

Officials have arrested 45 people, including several suspected leaders of the feuding cartels. They also seized three yachts, 2.2 pounds of gold, bulletproof vests, military equipment and shirts with federal and municipal police logos. More than 18,000 people have been searched, along with 8,000 vehicles and numerous foreign and national boats.

"We are determined to shut down delinquency and stop crime in Mexico because it is endangering the lives of all Mexicans, of our families," Calderon said, calling the operation a "success" so far.

In the past week, soldiers and federal police have found 1,795 marijuana fields covering 585 acres in Michoacan, security officials said.

Officials estimate the raids could cost the cartels up to $626 million, counting the value of plants that have been destroyed and drugs that could have been produced with seized opium poppies and marijuana seeds.

On Sunday, federal authorities announced the capture of suspected drug lord Elias Valencia, the most significant arrest since the operation began.

Calderon's predecessor, Vicente Fox, started out with enthusiastic U.S. applause for his own fight against drug trafficking. U.S. officials called the arrest of drug bosses early in his six-year term unprecedented, while Fox boasted that his administration had destroyed 43,900 acres of marijuana and poppy plantations in its first six months and more than tripled drug seizures.

Yet drug violence has spiked across the country in recent years, with gangs fighting over control of routes following the arrest of drug lords, authorities say.

Mexico has also continued to struggle with corruption among its law enforcement ranks. Garcia said authorities did not tell soldiers where they were being sent on raids and banned the use of cell phones and radios.
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I think that marijuana will be legal within 30 years. It will just take some time to get over the lies and propaganda that has been put out in the War on Marijuana.


I hope you're right. It seems like the majority of Americans want it to be legalized. All we need is a vote to repeal the law.
There is supposedly a fungus that is attacking the majority of plants grown in north Alabama. It has been hitting them for 3 years straight. It goes unnoticed until September and then the leaves turn brown. The quy I know quit growing in Alabama because of it. At first he thought the government put out some kind of air-borne poison. It is only happening in Alabama and it has not hit his Tennessee crops. They maybe one reason that there has been no news of the police finding big crops in Alabama this year.
the war on drugs is a joke the great amount of drugs going through n. alabama means a great amount of money aslong as police only go after the poor black or white guy on the street that looks like a drug head instead of the ones living on the lakes and other rich neighber hoods it will remain a joke arresting people with a joint an turning a blind eye to the ones with a truck load is the way it is.
I can see it being used for country wide medical use within 5 years and small personal amounts legal within 10. If it isn't, our government is costing all of us money. We spend millions, if not billions, "fighting" marijuana each year. If it is legalized, we'll be making money via taxes instead of wasting it on a war we will never win. That's not to mention the money we'll save in the judicial system. Arrests, warrants, court costs, record keeping, d.a.'s, judges, warrants, jailers, jail space, food, entertainment, "rehabilitation", etc... I don't want to spend anymore tax dollars on the "war on marijuana" while we have thousands of other places those dollars should and could go.

Alcohol is responsible for all kinds of domestic violence and DUI accidents/deaths. Tobacco causes cancer and kills thousands of Americans every years. Marijuana makes you lazy... What's more dangerous?
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Originally posted by corndog:
Hey Brakefield 20032003 are you originally from California?


lol, not from california. born and raised in north alabama.

I just think that marijuana prohibition doesn't make sense. I don't smoke it. I don't even know where to buy it (though I'm sure with some digging one can find it), but I have smoked it in the past and can tell you that it should not be a criminal offense. Think of the people whose lives have been ruined because of the war on marijuana. And Jumunji the JoJo makes a great point about all the tax dollars that go into it and the strain it places on the judicial system.
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Originally posted by corndog:
I agree with ou Brakefield....I thought you were someone I used to smoke with 20 some odd years ago...His name was Brakefield and he was from Cali!


Maybe in a past life? I've never been to Cali, but I hear they have lots of potent marijuana lol.

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