Marijuana grow house burns on Happy Jack Road -- and no, we're not making that up

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We haven't heard reports about cannabis connoisseurs gathering near Livermore, Colorado on Monday morning -- and if they start showing up in droves now, they'll only be disappointed.

Why? Because they missed the opportunity to stand down-wind as an entire marijuana grow house caught fire and burned.

No doubt the owners of the property were displeased by this turn of events, despite the incident taking place on Happy Jack Road.

The details come from the Larimer County Sheriffs Office, which notes that deputies were called to assist the Glacier View Fire Department, a volunteer force, at around 10:30 a.m. Monday.

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The Glacier View Fire Department as seen during a training exercise.
At that time, a garage being used as a marijuana grow house was engulfed in flames -- and due to the dryness of the area (this was before snowstorms swept over the state), authorities were fearful the blaze could lead to a wildfire.

Fortunately, that didn't happen despite the conflagration licking to life in an area -- the 1000 block of Happy Jack -- remote enough that the folks at Google Maps have yet to capture it. With additional help from the Livermore Fire Department and Larimer County Emergency Services, the fire was extinguished before it could spread.

Unfortunately, there were casualties -- approximately sixty marijuana plants.

An investigation into the incident is not yet complete. But preliminary indications suggest that the fire was caused an overloaded electrical box. As the LCSO notes, "Marijuana grows typically have high electrical requirements to power lights and fans."

Criminal charges aren't anticipated. As such, the main punishment involves the loss of the garage and the plants, not to mention the missed opportunity for a contact high.

More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana grow fires in scary TV report were out before fire crews arrived."


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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey Kevin and Stupa1 ... get your hypercube farm ready! ... you're gonna be RICH like a Chinese Hemp Farmer ... yeeeeee haaaaaaa! ... $200 cold hard cash for each acre of hemp! ... what will you do with that $2000 windfall at the end of the year?


*** Industrial hemp bill passes Colorado Senate committee ***

A Colorado Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill authorizing the industrial cultivation of hemp.

Hemp is a marijuana lookalike but with little or no THC, the psychoactive ingredient in pot that makes users high.

Delusional advocates say hemp is poised to become a big industry in Colorado. The passage of Amendment 64 in November allows its legal cultivation pending legislative authorization.

The seeds and fibers of hemp have dozens of commercial uses in foods, cosmetics, textiles and building materials.

The bill sponsored by state Sen. Gail Schwartz, D-Snowmass Village, would enable farmers to register for 10-acre research-and-development plots to test the viability of different hemp varieties.

The legislation would not prohibit larger commercial farms, but backers say it is unlikely that most farmers would choose to start on a large scale.



stuka1
stuka1

"But preliminary indications suggest that the fire was caused an overloaded electrical box. As the LCSO notes, "Marijuana grows typically have high electrical requirements to power lights and fans.""

All the more reason to grow OUTSIDE as the framers of A64 intended we be able to do.. 

stuka1
stuka1

"Why? Because they missed the opportunity to stand down-wind as an entire marijuana grow house caught fire and burned."

Yeah, good idea. Sounds like something DonkeyHotay would do: Stand downwind and suck up all that toxic smoke from burning insulation, wiring, plastics, chemicals, etc.  Most likely how he got so brain dead in the first place.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Time for a New WW Blog Column -- 

You Might Be A Stupid Stoner ... 

 ... if you're foolish enough to obtain a 99 (ninety nine) plant count recommendation from a doctor who's insane and corrupt enough to supply one ... and you advertise that on Craig's List while attempting to "sell" it for $1000 ... and claim to have three other fools as clueless and ignorant of the law as you are.

http://denver.craigslist.org/fgs/3693820514.html

i am a patent with a 99 plant count im willing to sell my caregiver rights for $1000 or an ounce a month of length of you having my right if it makes it easier for you i will sign a contract if you want and will give sign my rights over to you to grow for a minimum of 9 months i also have 3 other patients looking to do the same so if you want to get your plant count up by the bundle of 99 plants this is a deal for you call or text me 720-629-3840


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

#1 cause of residential house fires in Mendocino County = stupid stoners attempting to grow pot

SSAASSD!

Monkey
Monkey

Larimer County hates weed, the sheriffs will most likely use this as propaganda against residential grows, claiming all home grows are a disaster waiting to happen, and neighbors are at risk living next to someone with an indoor garden. Electrical boxes have safety mechanisms to prevent overloading, so something was manipulated to bypass those safety measures, or they just failed to operate properly. And with 60 plants being involved, I'm sure a criminal investigation will be performed, I just hope no criminal charges will be issued like the author "anticipates".

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  Who said I was going to grow hemp? Oh yeah, the whiny pussy jackass did. 

Strawman much, you pathetic pathological lying chickenshit?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... but were too STUPID to clearly and concisely write that into A64 ... if that was even the intent of STRICT REGULATIONIST lyin' Brian Vicente in the first place.

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay  

You might be a Stupid Stoner...

....if you are such a pathetic no-life whiny pussy that you troll Westword blogs all day every day for a year with pathetic whiny bullshit like DonkeyHotay 

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay

Why do you hate cannabis so much that you troll Westword blogs with your inane pathetic anti-cannabis whiny bullshit all day every day for a fucking year?

ccapra
ccapra

@Monkey I would agree they will try to hype the cause, however the fire department put's out lots of residential fires every year and to focus on one would be disingenous. 

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... why would they need 60 (sixty) plants when A64 supporters have decreed that 6 (six) -- max. 3 flowering -- are more than enough for anyone?


Hey Mikey, why didn't you categorize and keyword link this story to "marijuana" ?

Is it WW policy to bury the bad news and just hype the propaganda?



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = my favorite bottom

@stuka1 "More like $600,000 for 100 acres."

Get Rich, bitch! ... like a Chinese-Canadian Hemp Farmer!

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay    Take that up with the people who wrote it then, instead of being a chickenshit whiny pussy and trolling entertainment blogs and indulging in your death wish. Rob Corry has already made clear the intentions of the framers of the amendment.

@DonkeyHotay <==== too much of a chickenshit to pick up the phone and call Rob Corry

HipTip: irrelevant fusillade of ad hominem Jackass fallacies coming in 3...2...1...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 = my favorite bottom.

HipTip -- that REGULATION you begged for won't hurt so much if you use more K-Y jelly

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... where else would I have found a submissive bottom like you?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@stuka1 ... so you admit that Rob Corry -- and the authors of A64 -- were TOO STUPID and LEGALLY INCOMPETENT to clearly and concisely permit for outdoor cultivation in A64, eh numbnuts?


stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay <====believing its own pathological lies and sick fantasies and showing off its obsession with gay anal sex, gay anal fisting, and eating the shit of gay men

stuka1
stuka1

@DonkeyHotay 

HipTip: beating the shit out of you isn't "bottoming"

hth you chickenshit whiny pussy

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