Keeping Your Garden LegalEmail this post to a friend.
When the local boys in blue stop by your back yard as you are puttering around the garden and ask you “say by the way, what are all those green leafy plants in the back there?” you might have to come to the realization that it’s time to consider getting yourself a local criminal attorney.
Why I Had No Idea Officer
That might fly if you have a huge field behind your farmhouse and you can get an attorney to convince the judge that you have no clue what could possibly be growing in and amongst all those weeds. Purposely growing plants such as marijuana in and amongst the concealment of other weeds actually has a name: it is referred to as guerrilla farming. Then again if you are cultivating it in your backyard next to your tomatoes and cucumbers you’re probably going to have a problem passing that off. Trying to get off by saying that you’re simply taking advantage of the opportunity to grow what has been classified as the largest agricultural crop in California—also probably not going to fly. Of course it might all depend on where you live. Columbia for instance is striving to legalize the growing and harvesting of marijuana. Apparently being known for their coffee beans wasn’t enough.
Now That’s Taking It To The Extreme!
Just when you thought you’d heard it all… someone out there wants to make walnuts illegal because they should be considered a drug due to the fact that they contain omega 3’s. So I’m assuming that coffee beans (there goes Columbia’s crop) should be considered illegal because they have caffeine and caffeine after all is a drug is it not? What about the hops and grains that go into alcohol? Just because there’s an age limit on it doesn’t mean it’s illegal. The same can be said for growing tobacco for cigarettes with nicotine and carcinogens. Making the consumption of something illegal under a certain age doesn’t make it illegal in general. Did I lose anyone yet?
No one ever said that the laws had to make sense but as long as you’re staying within those laws your garden should have no problem being legal. Just watch out for those walnuts!
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