A Colorado man was arrested over the weekend for growing pot…a lot of pot. Many of you may know that Colorado has had a Medical marijuana law for a little while. With it, we have seen a huge increase in Mom and Pop type shops open to sell drugs to “medical” users. In my small town, we now have 7 dispensaries and two new stores catering to indoor gardening…..(may I say not for tomatoes or flowers) ….all of this in a town which According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates the population at 1,337. We only have one supermarket and two liquor stores but you can get your weed from 7 handy retailers.
DEA agents busted suspected grower Chris Bartkowicz in a suburb of Denver after he allegedly bragged to the media that as a medical marijuana caretaker his basement operation was bringing in $400,000 a year. He said in an interview before he was busted. “I’m definitely living the dream now,”
Maintaining his operation was costly. Bartkowicz’s showed 9Wants to Know his electric bill for two months. He owed $3,694.92, a small price to pay for what he earns, he said.
A DEA officer said he was concerned because the grow was in a residential neighborhood near an elementary school and the power needed to grow marijuana poses a safety hazard.
Safety hazard?..to whom…just the grower in my book… as I doubt he had wires run willy nilly on the outside of his house.
I see the majority of these medical users as scamers….I could see a small percentage for real cases but does a town of 1300 really need 7 dispensaries…admit it….your just a bunch of stoners, and NO its not “Medicine”.
The idea for this post comes from the news article I saw the other day, but also from this evening when I was driving Natasha and Sierra back to Sarah’s for school tomorrow. Tasha who just celebrated her 11th Birthday Saturday, asked after hearing a radio ad……Daddy, whats Maui Wowui?….So I had to explain.
Go figure….who would have thought we would be hearing ads like this…just a few years ago.