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Thu Oct 6, 2016, 01:33 PM

The story of a solitary marijuana plant of an 81-year-old grandmother.

Raid! National Guard, State Police descend on 81-year-old’s property to seize single pot plant


Margaret Holcomb and her son Tim Holcomb stand where Margaret's marijuana plant was seized Sept. 21 from her backyard in Amherst.

A stump of a marijuana plant that was seized Sept. 21 from Margaret Holcomb's backyard in Amherst.

Tim Holcomb points at a spot in the ground where his mother Margaret Holcomb’s marijuana plant was seized Sept. 21 from her backyard in Amherst.

" ... Margaret Holcomb said she was growing the plant as medicine, a way to ease arthritis and glaucoma and help her sleep at night. Tucked away in a raspberry patch and separated by a fence from any neighbors, the plant was nearly ready for harvest when a military-style helicopter and police descended on Sept. 21.

In a joint raid, the Massachusetts National Guard and State Police entered her yard and cut down the solitary plant in what her son, Tim Holcomb, said was a “pretty shocking” action — one that he argues constitutes unlawful surveillance and illegal search and seizure. ... "

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http://www.gazettenet.com/MarijuanaRaid-HG-100116-5074664

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Reply The story of a solitary marijuana plant of an 81-year-old grandmother. (Original post)
PrimeCustodian Oct 2016 OP
nolens volens Oct 2016 #1
batcat Oct 2016 #2
PrimeCustodian Oct 2016 #10
orson Oct 2016 #3
frankt8242 Oct 2016 #4
nolens volens Oct 2016 #5
PrimeCustodian Oct 2016 #7
quad489 Oct 2016 #6
DoDaMan Oct 2016 #8
PrimeCustodian Oct 2016 #9
Mouth of Chaos Jan 2017 #11
Currentsitguy Jan 2017 #12
Squeek Jan 2017 #13

Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 01:56 PM

1. Whew...

thank the authorities we're safe from this criminal's operation.....


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Response to nolens volens (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 02:50 PM

2. The political war against marijuana is basically an example of how mixing politics ...

and science results in junk science. The Feds insist marijuana has absolutely no medical use and they have paid for plenty of research to back that claim up.

You can always trust your government as it has your best interests at heart.

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Response to batcat (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 04:48 PM

10. It's all about keeping the 'status QUO'; People are stupid, therefore people need leaders!

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 02:57 PM

3. One of her public spirited neighbors

must have dropped the dime.

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 03:01 PM

4. I wonder if the outstanding citizen who..

 

Alerted the authorities to this heinous criminal will be publicly recognized and duly rewarded..??

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Response to frankt8242 (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 03:05 PM

5. One

can only hope that Karma is swift and appropriate.

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Response to nolens volens (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 04:09 PM

7. "If Question 4 on the November ballot passes ...

Members of the airborne Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program may soon have to hang up their spurs. ... ".

" ... And if this referendum question to legalize recreational use of pot passes by a slight margin, the program’s recent raid on an 81-year-old Amherst grandmother’s home may have helped tip the scales. ... "

I sure hope 'karma' is watching!

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 03:26 PM

6. Thank goodness the "Massachusetts National Guard and State Police" are focused on the biggest...

...problems facing our nation. Sounds so much like the priorities of our federal govt..............

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 04:29 PM

8. Obama's Fault

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Response to DoDaMan (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 6, 2016, 04:44 PM

9. Darn right ...



He should have inhaled harder!

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2017, 11:18 AM

11. Terrible...

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Fri Jan 13, 2017, 03:14 PM

12. Wildwood Weed?

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Response to PrimeCustodian (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 12:00 PM

13. Well, good news for Margaret and her son...

Thanks to voters in this state, people can now grow up to 12 plants per household.

At the present time, at least.

There are some who want to lower that number. Likely those who opposed legalized pot in the first place.

Retail establishments probably won't be up and running till next year, but hey...it's a start.



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