99 problems for St. Thomas police, and every one is a marijuana plant

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The plants were sized Tuesday morning, police said, explaining that the home’s occupants didn’t have a proper production licence from Health Canada.

There were 103 plants all told, and police left four of them, they said. Four plants are allowed for personal use under the legislation that made pot legal in this country.
 
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That is what I hate most about these stupid people: Greed.

They think they'll just go ahead and make massive grows and sell it for profit rather than simply growing their own for their own use. They are the case study on why people don't like legalized marijuana.
 

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This could have been an attempt at a combined medical licensed grow in respect to medical cannabis here.
If you have a medical marijuana prescription here you can be licensed to grow more then four plants for your needs. I know I've heard of at least 15 plants on one prescription. There is also a way to allow another person to grow your cannabis if you physically can't but that person requires a medical 'grow-for' license.


"If an individual wants to produce a limited amount of cannabis for his/her own medical purposes, he/she must submit an application to register with Health Canada," said a department background document.
"An original medical document from the health-care practitioner must be provided and the application must include information such as the location of where cannabis will be produced and stored."
They can also designate someone else to grow it for them, for instance if they're not healthy enough to grow their own, granted the other person passes a background check showing they haven't been convicted of a drug offence in the last 10 years and aren't growing for more than two people, themselves included.
The third option is getting it from one of 34 Health Canada-approved producers — the only legal source under the current laws.


I can also very much imagine there have been attempts to misuse this category of grower.
 

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If you didn't have a commercial license, which they didn't, then there's simply no way on God's green earth you can justify 100 freaking plants. It's stupid on an entirely new level.

It's crap like that that sets legalization backwards 10 years. They (most reasonable people as well as people not wanting to legalize it) point right to that and say, "See? You give them one inch and they take it 1000 miles".
 

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Wow. I can't believe you're still missing it. Then again I missed it as well until Hugo pointed it out.

Here's the lead sentence of the article you first posted right under the headline:

St. Thomas police have seized 99 cannabis plants from a backyard grow-op in the city, they said in a statement.

But in the article itself they had a typo and the sentence reads:

The plants were sized Tuesday morning, police said, explaining that the home’s occupants didn’t have a proper production licence from Health Canada.

Hence his asking, "How big were they".

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