Police raid innocent family because of indoor garden, spied on their purchases and dug through trash

  • Published on May 3, 2013
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    LEAWOOD, KS -- Men with assault rifles raided a family who had been growing tomatoes and melons under grow-lights. The government agents thought that was enough probable cause to believe they were growing forbidden plants inside their home.
    "It was just like on the cops TV shows," Robert Harte told The Associated Press. "It was like 'Zero Dark Thirty' ready to storm the compound."
    Apparently all it takes to get raided is buying hydroponics equipment and materials for indoor gardening.
    Dogs entered the home. The armed agents belittled the family and implied that their 13-year-old boy was growing marijuana in the home.
    "If this can happen to us and we are educated and have reasonable resources, how does somebody who maybe hasn't led a perfect life supposed to be free in this country?" said Adlynn Harte.
    Police kept the father laying on the ground for 2.5 hours and his children huddled on a couch while the SWAT team tore through their home looking for forbidden plants.
    SOURCES:
    www.kshb.com/dpp/news/region_kansas/johnson_county/false-drug-test-prompts-wrongful-raid-of-leawood-home
    news.yahoo.com/kansas-couple-indoor-gardening-prompted-pot-raid-182449463.html
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  • police state  war on drugs  big brother  nanny state  no knock raid  swat team  leawood  

Comments: 1 093

  • Matthew Mather
    Matthew Mather 3 hours ago

    FFS this is why prohibition 2.0 needs to fucking end, over marajuna? why in the fuck is it still a schedule 1 drug?

  • Baron J Phellington Esq

    FTP. 1312.

  • dennis mckinney
    dennis mckinney 20 hours ago

    Stupid fucking pigs

  • Dusts Dusts
    Dusts Dusts 21 hour ago +1

    Idiot and stupid cops are all in america

  • Ralph Bernhard
    Ralph Bernhard Day ago +1

    Home grown tomatoes are a danger to the neighborhood...apparently...

  • Jin Emon
    Jin Emon Day ago +1

    do the world a favor, kill a random cop

  • Lilith Kenis
    Lilith Kenis 2 days ago +1

    Big Brother's watching you.... it's never far away.

  • theburners32141
    theburners32141 3 days ago

    This is fucked up. Small town bullshit, this doesn’t happen in big cities.

  • Weyrmaster
    Weyrmaster 3 days ago +2

    All American cops are corrupt, paranoid, power trippers, and above all.........just plain dumb.

  • Hog Mouth Fishing Charters

    Dumb motherfucking pig’s that’s what happens when you employ the fucking dumbest motherfuckers on the face of the earth to try and govern over everybody!
    Dumbasses leading the dumb asses!

  • fabian gonzalez
    fabian gonzalez 4 days ago

    Looking for plants... yep you read that. You can have a gun pointed in your face and rights stripped away just cause they were looking for plants. Amerikkka

  • Michelle Miller
    Michelle Miller 4 days ago +1

    This is BULLSHIT. Fire all the cops in this town

  • Ricardo Morales
    Ricardo Morales 5 days ago +1

    is America great yet again jajaja

  • William Stuart
    William Stuart 5 days ago

    This is EXACTLY why we need the 2nd Amendment. Terrorizing its own citizens, the Tyrannical government will remain unchecked unless Citizens can defend themselves. With surveillance cameras, gas masks, and a nice cache of weapons, I'll have advance notice if this sort of injustice is attempted against me; and they would pay a price for it.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      Dumb idiot... they would have been killed if they had met these cops at the door with a gun... we need smart voters that don't elect idiots like Trump or Moore but people like you are just too stupid...

  • 1titanking
    1titanking 5 days ago

    Who gives a shit if they were growing weed or not

  • Cole McRae
    Cole McRae 6 days ago

    they climbin in yo garden, snatchin yo tomatoes up...ill go now, sorry.

  • pagansforbreakfast
    pagansforbreakfast 6 days ago +1

    Blue ISIS

  • JKwak
    JKwak 6 days ago

    17 years old son..... maybe he did smoke weed, i mean most 17 years old kids try it at least once

  • Henk Jacobse
    Henk Jacobse 6 days ago +1

    Wow is this the land of the free you talk about?

  • In the World
    In the World 6 days ago +1

    American cops doing what they do best... harassing innocent. Be glad you werent shot

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      Yes, that was my reply to the idiot that wrote that 2nd amendment rights would have solved the problem...

  • Joseph Taverna
    Joseph Taverna 7 days ago

    sue their ass they're nothing but pure f****** garbage in the AL I'll say it once I'll say it a thousand times they are paid to make our lives as miserable as possible while they live the life of Riley making between 80 and a hundred thousand a year of our tax payers dollar we got to pay the purest of pure walk in the face of the Earth

    • Joseph Taverna
      Joseph Taverna 13 hours ago

      +Superb Media Content Creator try saying that t o High Desert website

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      The police can't be sued for a 'good faith' warrent and you are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • Troy Baker
    Troy Baker 7 days ago +1

    You know damn well it was some snoopy neighbor calling 911.

  • grahame belton
    grahame belton 7 days ago

    Stupid twats.

  • Child Soldier Jamal
    Child Soldier Jamal 7 days ago

    Honestly, fuck nixon

  • thybigballs
    thybigballs 8 days ago

    It's sad that the cops had to do something wrong (lying to a judge that the trash tested positive for drugs) to obtain a warrant so that they can bust people... supposedly doing something wrong.

  • Brian Martin
    Brian Martin 8 days ago +1

    Cocaine and heroin are illegal because they are bad.
    Weed is only bad because it's illegal.

  • alex huerta
    alex huerta 8 days ago

    Yielding* even in these government documents smh

  • Sean Place
    Sean Place 8 days ago

    Ah, another 'Field test' gone wrong. Those things are notoriously unreliable. I bet you could get a positive from dandelion leaves and arrest a bunch of 4 years olds. Also, nice typo at 2:20.

  • mbm13213
    mbm13213 9 days ago +1

    I’ve been smoking the shit outta tomatoes and squash lately.

  • Trey Lewis
    Trey Lewis 9 days ago

    CHA-CHING!!! There's a fucking pay day for ya!

  • jhg66466
    jhg66466 9 days ago +1

    Sad. The "War on drugs" is an excuse to bully people, even those who never use drugs. We gave up our freedoms for a war that is not winnable. Let those who want to kill themselves with the stupid use of drugs do so and leave the rest of us alone.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      Yes, but stupid people voted for Trump who has taken budge away from the EPA (and others) instead of the DEA...

  • KyprosEllinwn
    KyprosEllinwn 10 days ago +1

    The land of the free....

  • sicDaVid
    sicDaVid 10 days ago

    Those field test kits are the worst excuse for drug testing ever. The percentage of false positives is stagering and thousands of people are in jail due to false positive results from worthless field test technology. Field tests should be banned but the prison industry loves the fact they can imprison people for no reason.

  • Kasey Seay
    Kasey Seay 10 days ago +1

    Dude that family just looks like a drug family. They are already teaching kids how to grow hydroponics? Damn son. Am I police officer now?

  • evan leo
    evan leo 10 days ago

    even in modern communist country cops wont care about your garden

  • Dennis Schramm
    Dennis Schramm 11 days ago

    I hope they sue the shit out of these PIGS!!!!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination... you can't sue cops for acting on what they will call a "good faith' warrent...

  • Werwolf12 I love TF2
    Werwolf12 I love TF2 13 days ago

    Im planing on doing hydroponics should i be worried?

  • Jas Pez
    Jas Pez 13 days ago

    Welcum to tRump’s amerikkka, cunts. You voted for him, now u can suck it

  • Jim Wright
    Jim Wright 14 days ago +1

    Pigs focus on targeting law abiding citizens to create criminals to justify existence and expansion of power. Afraid of real criminals.

  • Harry Buttwhisker
    Harry Buttwhisker 14 days ago +1

    You people should feel fortunate that we have vigilant police cops that protect us from people who purchase merchandise.

  • mas fzn
    mas fzn 14 days ago +1

    Home of the free lol

  • turner pike
    turner pike 14 days ago

    This is why marijuana needs to be legal. If you are suspected of having drugs you will have a raid in your house and it really is awful what people have to go through of being suspected of having marijuana.

  • Powder River
    Powder River 15 days ago +1

    This is all about agencies and attorney generals who need to justify their budget through homeland security to keep their hardware etc. Civilians rights don’t exist anymore to law enforcement they will act on orders wether Constitutional or not! Ask that nurse who was arrested for doing her job in Colorado.!!!!!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      Yes and just wait till Trump's justices come online since a case like this would have become Federal as it was Marijuana-related...

  • kitsu kitty
    kitsu kitty 15 days ago

    Oh God. I'm just waiting for someone to bring up the fact that they're white

    • kitsu kitty
      kitsu kitty 12 hours ago

      Superb Media Content Creator
      Oh shit I keep forgetting this is American news XD.
      As a South African, our arrests and police treatments are more equal(because they're fucking useless) .

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 12 hours ago

      OK, expanded reply above... part of the issue has been the courts who have found (for instance) cops not to be responsible when they shoot someone running away (not to mention the planting of evidence) or choking someone to death for selling cigarettes. These were all captured on video and still, the police were not held responsible for their actions individually nor on a department-wide basis and people just move on.Trump's justices will only increase all this for decades to come but ignorant, under-informed voters will perpetuate this until something happens to touch their own life. It seems that this is the 'bubble' that politically conservative people live in which is a particular and sad lack of empathy.

    • kitsu kitty
      kitsu kitty 13 hours ago

      Superb Media Content Creator
      To the first part: True....
      To the other parts:
      ???? What??? Can you rewrite that please?

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You just did... on the one hand, it seems to be (unfair but) equal police treatment under the law when viewed from afar but it isn't... it was just a small action when compared to the number of unfair contacts police make and take on non-whites every day...

  • Justin Mileman
    Justin Mileman 15 days ago

    What the fuck? "Ohhh I saw customers leaving a store with a bag of merchandise after they went through the checkout line there seven months ago"
    BUYING MERCHANDISE AT A STORE AND CARRYING IT OUT IN A SHOPPING BAG????!!! YOU KNOW THAT'S A RAIDIN'!!!!!
    How about you STOP letting cops conduct non scientific "field tests" that are proven to come up "POSITIVE FOR DRUGS" for over 85 substances including windex window cleaner and Bayer asprin. And of course this "simple reliable law enforcement field test" is ONLY accurate if it's done in the exact right order, with the exact right chemicals, which the officers on the street admit that they do not know and are never taught how to do. The vicious thug with the gun and the authority complex who's out to prove his cock is bigger than every thug out there, is NOT a qualified scientist and can absolutely NOT be trusted to follow correct scientific collection and testing procedures. In other words, every single "roadside field test for drugs' ever conducted, needs thrown out as invalid.

  • BMH1965
    BMH1965 15 days ago

    Why the 7 month wait before contacting the police? Anyway, sue for stress and time wasting.

  • ivan andrade
    ivan andrade 15 days ago +1

    Lmfao. Nothing better than wasting tax payers money. All over weed

  • Htet Nay Kyaw
    Htet Nay Kyaw 15 days ago

    Wow being American would be life risking even in their own home.

  • penalcrack
    penalcrack 15 days ago

    police should have to give them a million bux every time they lie like this

  • James
    James 15 days ago +1

    This makes me angry. Anyone who knows anything about policing or marijuana, knows that a field test can give multiple false readings. Chocolate, black pepper, liverwart and several other plants can give false readings. There are several tests needed to determine the type of cannabis. There are numerous forms for THC. Field kits are not accurate enough to be even 90%. They had proper time for the lab work. CSI has screwed up the publics mind about time frames procedures etc and yes police. Some departments or states send it off and it takes months to get results. Many police departments do not update or maintain their kits properly. Many detectives are not trained properly and as the older they get they mishandle evidence. This comes from laziness and improper education. I see cops finger fing evidence all the time. TV has ruined good police work. There is a step process that must be followed. I think whoever tested the first lied, fudge the results or cross contaminated the results. I hope this family finds a good lawyer that knows a good forensic biologist or pathologist. Rips this PD a new one.

  • sir MAXX
    sir MAXX 15 days ago

    Over cannabis. A totally harmless plant that should not only be legal to begin with, but encouraged to grow. It's one of the most amazing plants on the planet with so many applications, to make lives better for everyone.
    Wow. The cops even tried framing them with 'field tests' to make it look like they found evidence. Probably because they didn't want to be embarrassed that they're wasting time. They probably had some pot on them and used that to make the test come up positive.

  • Mallery Williams
    Mallery Williams 16 days ago

    Bastard cops obviously submitted false field test result in order to get the warrant.... that's just how over confident they were that they were onto something criminal! SMH Disgusting abuse of self important power.

  • jenkzkh
    jenkzkh 16 days ago

    Lawsuit!!!!!! Invasion if privacy and harassment!!!!!

    • jenkzkh
      jenkzkh 12 hours ago

      Superb Media Content Creator FYI I don't vote!! You are ignorant to assume as much. Go watch George Carlin's "voting" right here on YouTube. Then you will understand why I don't vote.

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • heyfreshy
    heyfreshy 16 days ago +1

    Stupid ass cops.

  • Grimm Teller
    Grimm Teller 16 days ago

    Why bring guns to a place where people “supposedly” have weed? I mean weed? Come on!

  • chavy
    chavy 16 days ago +1

    Something tells me the first test was negative but was forged to show positive...

  • Matt Merrill
    Matt Merrill 16 days ago

    Time for a lawsuit

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • Eyacub12 skits
    Eyacub12 skits 16 days ago

    I hope they sue good

    • Eyacub12 skits
      Eyacub12 skits 10 hours ago +1

      Superb Media Content Creator lay off the crack a little ok? Thanks!

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • SpockBorg5
    SpockBorg5 16 days ago

    Have these people sued for damages and emotional distress?

    • SpockBorg5
      SpockBorg5 12 hours ago

      Superb Media Content Creator you really shouldn't be writing comments during your period

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      You are very ignorant and stupid to even write this comment here... it is dummies like you that voted for Trump and Moore who have increased policing without civilian oversight. This is to say nothing for what is going to happen with all the judges that will come online from Trump's nomination...

  • mechaart
    mechaart 16 days ago

    mustve been nosey neighbors snitching

  • Aurora Trent
    Aurora Trent 16 days ago

    They thought?!.. they raided a house because they THOUGHT?! What Uneducated cavemen do you have protecting you America?

  • nejire
    nejire 16 days ago

    they need to fix their tests

  • Cntrol100
    Cntrol100 16 days ago +1

    👏👏👏 $$$ well spent.

  • Alex Surh
    Alex Surh 16 days ago +1

    Dumbass cops

  • Casey Robinson
    Casey Robinson 16 days ago

    Fire them all raids for weed ?!!???!?! Are you fucking kidding me yes im gonna put a gun to your head traumatize your family over a plant wow those police should be arrested and charged with breaking and entering assult with deadly weapons and kidnapping also alot of other chargers non of the police involved should ever see daylight again.......

  • Hail Xenu
    Hail Xenu 16 days ago +1

    I love the cops but fuck this shit

  • Besaid Knight
    Besaid Knight 16 days ago

    Be glad that's all the local authorizes did! If they really wanted, they could have easily planted or falsified evidence and messed that family up.

  • Out Of Place Ninja
    Out Of Place Ninja 16 days ago

    Welcome to America, where you can own a handgun (if you have been "nice" and jump through a lot of hoops despite the constitution saying basically you can bear any arms you want) but can't use it to defend yourself in most situations (duty to retreat). Where you can buy legitimate products for legitimate purposes and be suspected of doing something illegal. Where your home can be raided without solid proof (they should have verified the "field test" with a lab test before seeking a warrant). Where most police are good people, but get a bad rap for doing their jobs (they can't help that the laws of the country are screwed up, they simply are there to enforce the laws and maintain the peace, and protect you from the bad guys via enforcing the law). Where the constitution says you have a right to speak your mind, but when you do, you can have your life ruined. Where you are told you are free, but really, you aren't. Despite it all, it's a better place to live than much of the world. It could be better, but it could be worse. As a citizen, it is your *duty* to do everything in your power to uphold the constitution and to seek correction for the wrongs done by the government, even if you must lay down your life for it. Before you decide to protect or harm anyone, take some time to learn how change *really* happens in this country. Hint, you get a lot further and make a lot better progress if you work within the system in place. Lawsuits, voting, spreading truth, courts, and pressuring government officials to do their dang job. The most important thing a citizen can do is educate other citizens. Far too many citizens are so ignorant. It's an injustice for a man to have to go through a raid over buying some hydroponic supplies. Why aren't ALL of the citizens of that town pressuring the city officials to correct it? The police should be reimbursing this couple for all damages plus extra for the trouble. The ones involved with the field test obviously failed their duty and should be punished harshly for their incompetence. The remainder should be retrained on how to properly handle "field tests" so future mistakes aren't made. I bet nothing was done. I bet most citizens got a slight bit annoyed and maybe a few said some words, but nothing was done. Since the issue wasn't corrected, it will be repeated. We are all in this together. We need to watch each others backs and do our duty.

  • Zx Tek
    Zx Tek 17 days ago

    cool i guess marijuana is top priority compare to coke and meth and other actual harmful illegal drugs

  • cholomackdaddy
    cholomackdaddy 17 days ago

    And we feel sorry when they die.

  • Ken Wilson
    Ken Wilson 17 days ago

    I smell a law suit with a sizable settlement.

  • Jayvaun Robinson
    Jayvaun Robinson 17 days ago

    Sue BIG TIME!

  • john D
    john D 17 days ago +1

    makes it harder everyday to be pro police

  • Gaia Carney
    Gaia Carney 17 days ago +1

    Legalize it

  • Endergirl Gaming
    Endergirl Gaming 17 days ago +1

    America is screwed.
    1: We have police lying and killing unarmed black people and others
    2: Feminist are giving women a bad name
    3: We have the biggest incarceration rates in the whole world
    4: Rasicm flows down our rivers
    It's honestly just sad. And now we have a president who is going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it which is just........jeez
    I'm tired of the bull. The lies the cheats the scandels the government is screwed! We need to do something before America breaks into there own separate states.

  • Stu West
    Stu West 17 days ago

    The settlement needs to come out of their paychecks instead of the taxpayers pockets.

  • adamsrealm
    adamsrealm 17 days ago

    “Assumption is the mother of all fuck ups”

  • John Wayne
    John Wayne 17 days ago

    The only good cops are dead cops.. when will people realize this because the police sure aren't changing who they are and case after case indicates they are the real criminal thugs. This ain't Mayberry and never has been.

  • Huntz Kushe
    Huntz Kushe 17 days ago

    Lol neighbor was just smart af, throwing his pot leaves in their trash at the time. 😂

  • Sarah Lane
    Sarah Lane 17 days ago

    They didn't test positive for marijuana. This shows that these fuckers break the law and falsify information to gain access. I hope they are all fired from police work permanently!!!

  • cipher88101
    cipher88101 17 days ago

    Well the highway patrol sgt that started all of this should have to sit in court explaining it over and over and over to avoid charges for making a false report and for being a fucking grandma over seeing somebody buying something in town. That is what happens when you give a little bitch a badge, they embarrass the real cops.

  • Neo 77
    Neo 77 17 days ago

    As always focusing on easy targets instead of actual criminals, cowards and idiots.

  • JFK
    JFK 17 days ago +1

    "were not in a communist country"... I beg to differ with you, sir.

  • Jack Hartzell
    Jack Hartzell 17 days ago

    This is home invasion and they should be executed

  • Tylenole
    Tylenole 17 days ago

    Why don't they sue?

  • Aaron Jensen
    Aaron Jensen 17 days ago

    Fucking pigs, go fight REAL crime.

  • Frank Ziola
    Frank Ziola 17 days ago

    Once again taxpayers money waisted, now comes the lawsuit.

  • patrick houchins
    patrick houchins 17 days ago +2

    No such thing as a good cop. I hate them all

  • Mike Rusch
    Mike Rusch 17 days ago

    wow a bag from a store holy shit throw his ass in jail

  • Dennis Fox
    Dennis Fox 17 days ago

    "YEILDING NEGATIVE". People who can't spell or use spell check are handling evidence. Way to go America.

  • malof
    malof 17 days ago

    the police needs to get straight and do some real work tho i understand wy they raided their house if they tested positive but if the test is flawed then send it to the lab in the first place and make it a priority. this way if the stests come back before they start the raid or during the raid they can stop and not waste police time and traumatice inicent peopele.

  • Miss Amazon
    Miss Amazon 17 days ago

    Used to be just....."these people" who were treated like this & no-one cared........but nowadays - everyone is being treated like...."these people"....so let's now see who cares!!

  • idealic fool
    idealic fool 17 days ago

    Lmao so much for land of the free ay

  • 75ur15
    75ur15 17 days ago

    Yeilding? Old video but I had to say it (likely not the first)

  • Zachary Foster
    Zachary Foster 18 days ago

    The field tests are always bull because they have specific bags of solutions for different drugs so they can easily tell of it is that drug of choice or not if the solution changes color when something is added to it. The thing with that is though if you get one of the cocaine bags and add a piece of chocolate into it, it will show positive. Almost 85% of the time or more the test will always come back positive.

  • Gabe Cooper
    Gabe Cooper 18 days ago +1

    Can we just fuckin legalize it already and put this shit behind us

    • Superb Media Content Creator
      Superb Media Content Creator 13 hours ago

      The powers that be at all levels need to justify their existence and protect their budgets... it comes down to electing people like Trump which perpetuates actions like this... wait till Trump's many justices come online... if you wish to become educateded Google STATE CAPTURE...

  • Stephen
    Stephen 18 days ago

    The US Government was intended to protect you from your neighbors, and from foreign countries. It was NOT intended to protect you from yourself. We're all supposed to have personal freedom to make our own choices and live with the consequences of them. End this stupid, wasteful and exacerbating war on drugs. Give people their freedom back. Let the stupid ones kill themselves with it. Let the smart ones be truly free.

  • Titanium Fish
    Titanium Fish 18 days ago

    This comment section is literally cancer.

  • OkamsRazer
    OkamsRazer 18 days ago

    Just wait till Pot becomes legal in the country and no one would have to hide their growing of pot anymore and the "Hydroponics" industry will dry up....inverse pun intended.
    This is because very few people are likely to go to the damn expense of "growing indoors" when they can just grow outside in the open air, unless they live in like an apartment or something and even then in an apartment, space tends to be at a premium and you simply wont have enough space to grow enough food to be sustainable for any sizable family in the long duration.
    The only motivation to really "grow indoors" comes from those who need to hide what they are growing. Now personally I dont give a damn what they are growing and I think all such things should be completely legal so long as anyone who grows it be required to ensure that its secured from people having access to it since it is in fact a drug. This is also why all those lovely "microbreweries" that people think are so kitschy in startup restaurants have to go through the control procedures that they cant be simply brewing their still right there on the sidewalk where anyone could have easy access to it.
    The day pot becomes legal and easily accessible will also be the day that the "small time neighborhood pot guy" will also wither and die...because the companies that can make the most profit will do so just like the tobacco industry, just like the alcohol industry and the idea of a "small time seller" is pretty laughable in our economy. Sure they exist, in the form of microbreweries, dont see too many "micro-tobacco" farmers though selling their own cigarettes. So you may be able to grow your own but no one will likey want to buy it when they can just go down to the local smoke shop and get the "Good Shit" put out by Pfizer for $3.00 a pack.

  • OkamsRazer
    OkamsRazer 18 days ago

    1:34 "Why should they be? We're not in a Communist country."
    Even though Communism has NOTHING to do with totalitarianism. In fact Communism is the complete opposite of Totalitarianism. Communism is purely an economic system by which a Society would operate. You can have a Democratic Communist State or a Totalitarian Communist State. After all the biggest and oldest "Communist State" is the Catholic Church and their "Great Leader" has been the various Pope's throughout history.
    The sad fact though is that alot of Totalitarian regimes begin with "communism" in order to motivate the People to rise up against their government...just long enough for the leaders of the "Rebellion" to become the new Powers That Be and promptly turn their country into a Dictatorship (either under an actual Singular "Great Leader" or under "The Party").
    What this guy SHOULD be saying is
    "Why should they be? We are not in a Totalitarian State."
    However, regardless of the fact that we are in fact a Capitalist Republic (The USA is NOT a "Democracy" people...if you want a Democracy go vote on American Idol or vote some likes on Youtube) but we are very steadily heading towards a Totalitarian style of governmental oversight and we will still be just as Capitalistic as ever when it happens.