“Getting the “Weed” out of the Garden State. Piscataway man arrested for growing 500+ marijuana plants in home.”
Last week, the New Jersey State Police Marijuana Eradication Unit arrested a Piscataway man for growing marijuana in his Cape Cod-style home. The Defendant in Piscataway, NJ was arrested after the execution of a search warrant and charged with maintaining a marijuana production facility.
Seized were 543 marijuana plants in various stages of growth. The plants have an estimated value of approximately $2,000 per plant. The total estimated value of the plants ranges from between $500,000 to $1,000,000.00.
The plants were purportedly grown in the residence using sophisticated lighting and ventilation techniques. The State Police report that the plants were found growing hydroponically and in soil. They were also being cloned through clippings. The residence is also the listed address for a construction business. Investigators have not determined whether there was a link between the construction business and the marijuana operation.
Now let’s be real, nobody, not even the NJ State Police will be able to get marijuana completely out of the State of New Jersey. More weed goes up and down the NJ Turnpike than most, if not every road in this country.
Just like the Prohibition period of alcohol, the use of marijuana will carry on no matter how much the government tries to prohibit it. Someday, marijuana will be legal. California and other states made the first step in legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes. As the slippery slope progresses and marijuana becomes more mainstream it will probably be legalized just like alcohol was. It arguably has less detrimental effects on the body anyway.
What do you think?