DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police say they’ve shut down a marijuana growing operation in the city, and all they had to do was walk across the street.

Officers at the 11th Precinct, on Nevada between Mound and Ryan roads, were outside Monday night when they smelled something “skunky” which they recognized as marijuana. Investigating the smell, the officers walked across the street to the closed Piper Liquor store and discovered 46 marijuana plants inside, some as tall as 7-feet. Officials say the plants are worth roughly $128,000 on the street.

Officers also arrested two suspects who were carrying about $10,000 cash.

Elsewhere, officers busted a vacant building on 7 Mile Road near John R where nearly 100 pot plants were discovered. Police believe the two facilities are connected.

An investigation is ongoing.

  1. The most dangerous thing about cannabis is running into lazy cops looking for soft targets instead of fighting real crime. Data from the Center for Disease Control makes it absolutely clear that cannabis is far safer to consume than booze or tobacco.

    It is about time for our government to get over “Reefer Madness” and remove cannabis from the DEA drug schedule.

    “Medical“ Cannabis has been legal throughout the state of California since 1996. Cannabis is now COMPLETELY LEGAL in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC!

    29 US states have legalized cannabis for “medical use”. Uruguay, Peru and Jamaica are now completely legal, Canada will go fully legal in 2018 and Mexico is moving toward full legalization.

    Cannabis prohibition criminalizes people for selecting a product that is much safer than alcoholic beverages or tobacco products. Cannabis prohibition is a ridiculous waste of police, court resources and taxpayer funds!!

    According to FBI statistics:

    100 BILLION a year is currently being spent on “black market” recreational cannabis in the USA and all that money goes to “criminals”.

    30 BILLION is lost annually in potential tax revenue.

    15 BILLION a year is spent enforcing draconian cannabis laws that make no sense and destroy people’s lives daily.

    Data from the Center for Disease Control shows that cannabis is much safer than booze or tobacco!!

    Legalize, regulate and TAX!

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