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Aug 18, 2010

TYPICAL B.C. INGENUITY MARIJUANA GROW OPS

It is a well known fact that in British Columbia we grow a lot of marijuana. It is known by many as BC Bud and is world renown for its potency and quality. 
BC BudImage by Stephen Dyrgas via Flickr
Try as they might the authorities are fighting a losing battle in trying to shut down all the grow ops. They are set up everywhere. They are in family neighbourhoods, they are in rural properties, they are in industrial parks. Some are buried underground in large semi trailers.. 
These grow ops are run by every level of society. Seniors, teens, families and organized crime. Some are for personal use but most are for profit and boy is there profit in it.
Well today on the news there was a story that really caught my eye. There was a rural property in B.C. about 350 kilometers outside of Vancouver that had about 1000 plants growing in a fenced off area. So what is different about this story? Well this grow op was being guarded. Well guarded and not by pitt bulls. No, no. In B.C. we have a lot of ingenuity. We march to our own wilderness drummer. This grow op was being guarded by about 10 black bears that had been habituated by the property owner who fed them and took care of them. My question is how much junk food does a  bear with the munchies eat? 
 DISCLAIMER: NOT A PICTURE OF AN ACTUAL GUARD BEAR. THIS BEAR HAS NO KNOWN CONNECTION TO THE MARIJUANA TRADE AND IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. 
I am linking up Friday, Sept. 10 for the Barnyard Bash over at Happier Than a Pig In Mud. All animals welcome.


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15 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Oh Lori, that is definitely my morning giggle, and my morning "laugh out so loud you wake the neighbors."

I think that it's ingenious of you to use that picture, so he's innocent until proven guilty is he....

Jen

vignette design said...

I too am laughing out loud. The Feds aren't going to bother that grower! We have the same situation here. About 5 miles north of where our summer home is and to the border of California and Oregon, the agriculture changes from grapes to pot. I wonder who makes more money these days? hehe!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Ha Ha!!

Hey - - - I've used that SAME photo from google image myself.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

What a hoot! Great post, love the bear picture!

Bernie said...

Now I have heard of everything.....grins...I didn't realize that BC had so many grow ops compared to other provinces.......:-)Hugs

Vivienne said...

Seriously!? ha!

Blondie's Journal said...

This gave me a good chuckle! And I love the picture of the bear!

xoxo
Jane

Sandy said...

Lori,
Seems logical to me....:) Hey, I have a few photos over on my genealogy blog I would like your opinion on....and any of your other genealogy friends....please go check it out! :)
Sandy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I can't stand it, too funny:@) Look at his little feet hanging down from the bench!!!

Tazzy said...

Okay look, you absolutely must put disclaimers on your freekin post. I almost spit and pee'd my pants. Good Lawd!! hehehe. Tazzy

Ali said...

That is too freakin' funny. Be a pal too would you. Send me a sample box of the crop. Lord knows I could use some these days and you daren't touch the local stuff. It's poisonous.

susan said...

Lori-I haven't been by to visit in a while and had forgotten how much you make me smile! I don't really see a future with the British Columbia Tourism Department in your future :) However, you may be contacted by individuals wanting private tours. I loved your "Out of Touch" post too. Sadly, I am more at home with Raymond Burr than Snookie myself. Bachelors and Bachelorettes, Housewives and vampires....it's too much for me!

Robynn's Ravings said...

LOVE that bear! And I bet that's a SERIOUS appetite!!!! lol!

Sue said...

I think he's saying, "Bring me food! Or weed.... Oh hell- how about both? My back has been acting up and I DO have a prescription." Oh wait- that's California....
Love it Lucy. hugs, Ethel

Vicki said...

This is too funny. Here in New Mexico, we've had an explosion of Black Bears so that the Fish and Game Department increased (against many protests) the number that can be hunted. Maybe they can be put into fenced marijuana farms to work as guards, too; seems a humane way to deal with the problem!

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