Oklahoma heat is harsh on marijuana crops


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Jun 21, 2007
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Marijuana plants are withering under the blistering heat in Oklahoma this summer.

However, if the crops survive and drug investigators seize it, they can't burn the drugs due to the burn ban, said Mark Woodward, a spokesman with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

"We have been flying grids around the state as part of our summer annual marijuana mission," Woodward said. "Since early June, we have been in different parts of the state, and the majority of the plants that we are finding are in bad shape. We are finding fields that have been abandoned and they just let the plants die off because it was just too hard, too manpower-intensive to keep those plants alive."

The few good patches they are finding with quality plants are well-tended and have irrigation systems, like the patch of 1,900 plants they found near Foyil on Wednesday. The agents found the patch about a quarter of a mile off the road while conducting their annual aerial patrols of the state.

"There was a campsite out there," Woodward said. "They had a very sophisticated irrigation system running from this creek and they were pumping water through there so they were able to tend this patch literally 24 hours a day."

"They had some vegetables growing right next to the marijuana. That is the only way you are going to be able to keep these plants alive."

Woodward said that patch in Rogers County was an unusual find this summer.

"This extreme heat has been here since their prime growing season, which is back in June, so this is a really unusual year," Woodward said.

The burn ban, however, is interfering with the agents' normal procedure for destroyed the plants, he said.

"We are under a burn ban so we are certainly taking every precaution," Woodward said. "We are just going to store the plants that we are finding throughout northeastern Oklahoma this week and we will find a safe location and time to burn it."

"Normally, we will use the county's facility at the end of our mission and burn it there. But ... we are going to hold off and burn these plants when we can safely dispose of it."



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Aug 30, 2008
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In other words "We're taking every precaution and slow burn this marjuana in the safty of our homes"


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:eek: I dare ya making accusations towards the Police.
They are gonna burn it,:hubba: ,one joint at a time.:D

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