Marijuana McMansions? God, I love this country!

United States
June 13, 2007 6:11pm CST
Just saw a commercial on ABC TV for a report they're featuring on World News Tonight Thursday evening, about something they call "Marijuana McMansions, the house right next door." Obviously, I haven't seen their report yet, but I'm almost positive they'll be talking about something that has happened in my area recently. Apparently, pot cultivators rent these huge "executive mansions" that they've been building everywhere for the last 25 years, and set the whole thing up as a giant growing facility. 5500 sq. feet of marijuana growing space - WHOOOO, HOOOO! There's been two or three busts of houses like this around here this year. Apparently, the softening real estate market has made it hard to unload these places, so landlords aren't being too careful about whom they are renting to. I laughed even harder when I thought about how stupid these dealers are to even consider using these places. They're called McMansions because they plop these huge, cookie-cutter houses on tiny plots of land, often with less than 30 feet between them. That's why I said the dealers are stupid - growing more than one or two pot plants is a VERY smelly business. You would have to spend thousands of dollars on an air-scrubber exhaust system to avoid detection in such close quarters. Guess they didn't think of that! Only in America, home of the industrious potheads! God, I love this country!
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Well, I learned something. I did not realize that growing pot had an odor, I thought it was just smoking pot that made the telltale smell.
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
26 Jun 07
The dumb ones are the ones you read about. Their own greed blinds them that your primary concern while breaking the law is your freedom. Self preservation should be the first instinct. I am sure smoking all of that weed makes them lazy so they cut corners and get arrested.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Hey, coolseeds, thanks for stopping by! Yep, it's the same brand of stupidity that causes people to drive up I-95 at 75 MPH with 50 lbs of pot in the trunk. I just can't figure out how somebody could be that dumb!
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
27 Jun 07
LMAO I think the same thing myself. The outcome is inevitable. If they were to make it where ever they were going. They would get busted there selling it to the DEA. It is a no win situation for some. Others...
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• United States
13 Jun 07
They have had a lot of those arrests here in Florida. I can't believe how close the people are to the neighbors houses. I also can't believe these people have kids in these homes. The money must really be that good. To give up your better judgment for that. I know in Jamaica a person has their little plant growing in the yard. It is better there I guess for them. My daughter almost pulled it up by accident. She said that was the only plant her daddy yelled at her for touching. That was when she knew what it was. The fool.....
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