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Pot growers worry wildfires will
slow deliveries to retailers

Seattle Times, by Colleen Wright

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Posted By:Maggie2u, 7/24/2014 12:47:35 PM

Columbia River Cannabis in Douglas County was finally close to getting a marijuana-producer license after nine months. That is, until a 15,000-acre wildfire encroached on its farm July 10 and burned its 5-week-old medical-marijuana plants that were eventually to be used to start growing in the recreational market. The farm planned to make its first shipments to retailers by September. “We got singed real bad,” said Harold Jarboe, Columbia River Cannabis’ marketing director. Throughout Central Washington this month, marijuana producers have struggled to keep their budding businesses afloat. Amid record-setting wildfires they worked to grow and water crops, or deliver products at a

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And this is what passes for bad news in the Seattle Times. A couple of million acres burnt, farms, orchards destroyed. Homes, barns and livestock destroyed. But by God, we need to mourn, lower the flags to half-staff because pot heads won´t be able to get their drugs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tip35c, 7/24/2014 1:00:29 PM     (No. 9938304)

Gee, do we suppose the illegal growers/traffickers *might* have an incentive to help the flames along, just a bit?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rubberneck, 7/24/2014 1:10:23 PM     (No. 9938314)

Hopefully ol´ Harold at least had the common sense to go out and breathe deeply of the smoke that was pluming off his crop!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phooey, 7/24/2014 3:54:43 PM     (No. 9938577)

I´m heartbroken. /s

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