When stoners go camping
Recently about six peeps decided to go hang out in the forests of Santa Barbara County, California. For most of us, that’s not much of a big deal. However, for these peeps, the story is a little different:
Investigators said Tuesday they believe marijuana growers with possible ties to Mexican drug cartels caused an 88,650-acre in northern Santa Barbara County, and there are many more pot farms hidden in remote areas around the nation.
For some reason I do see some irony in the fact these guys apparently can’t control burning their weed. I’m sure they feel differently:
About 30,000 marijuana plants and an AK-47 assault rifle were found near the origin of the blaze in a remote canyon in Los Padres National Forest, authorities said at a news conference.
So far this year, California has busted about 220,000 plants in Santa Barbara County alone.
Besides the obvious gripe I have about these drug dealers burning down our forests, this is what their camp looks like now:
I mean, that’s a horrid mess. Even if they hadn’t burned 137 square miles down, I seriously doubt they would have gone to a lot of trouble to clean it up. However, oddly enough, groups such as The Sierra Club, are still working themselves to death attacking things such as coal mining. If you check out their discussion, they’re all for legalizing marijuana so people will quit burning down the forests. This logic defies me. If anyone on the planet had less of a reason for that Le Brea fire, it was the guys protecting 30,000 plants of income. If anyone had less of a regard for the forest, it was the guys hauling in propane tanks, clearing out the natural growth to plant their stuff, and littering the hell out of the forest for no other reason than laziness and total disregard for nature. Now, I would think a natural line of logic would be to do more to protect our forests from anyone intending to use it for purposes other than it being a forest. That’s the way I see it. Everyone’s the same when it comes to destroying a forest. However, people like The Sierra Club thinks it’s bad for loggers to clear out brush, but perfectly OK for drug dealers to burn it. Go figure that one huh? Now, I just wonder what The Sierra Club and other environmental groups think about the government going into a forest and clearing out drug dealers’ illegal crops that were never indigenous to that forest? How much ya wanna bet they’d be all for it?