Marijuana growth

Within all the farming land around Hackettstown and legalization of marijuana in NJ, would people here have an issue with farming it in local grounds. Interested in local perspectives.

Remi Martin Remi Martin
September 30th

I'm not sure what farming "in local grounds" means. All property is either owned as private property, state land, municipal land or a variety of utility owned parcels. If you are considering entering into some sort of farming lease agreement with any land owner that has its own set of rules and regulations. In addition one should fully understand the laws here in NJ regarding Cannabis.

Fully understanding the state laws regarding the growing, possession, and consumption of cannabis is the first step.

At minimum I recommend reading the material offered on the Cannabis Regulatory Commission website. Any questions should be directed to them as asking an opinion question regarding the possible "farming" of marijuana in or around "local grounds" will get what you would expect- some thumb's up and some negative responses.

With that said there is already a large growing facility being built right here in our town. I certainly did not hear too much push back at the meetings regarding that approved project.


Nobody is growing cannabis outdoors like corn. Grow operations are highly controlled indoor processes where every aspect is monitored closely.


I don’t think they are asking about the legal process to do so, more of a “what’s your impression” if there were vast fields of marijuana growing around the area. Picture weed instead of corn as you drive around…. Would it be a NIMBY issue that people want to keep behind closed doors (in a grow facility) or is it just another farm product?

I think the first problem is how do you keep people from stealing the crops!

Ianimal - I was also thinking of that, is it a picky/high maintenance plant in general, or maybe just so when you are trying to cultivate a very specific result…


Isn’t weed grown indoors. Carefully manicured and in a tightly controlled environment?
My cousins in NC used to clear little plots in the middle of corn fields and grow their own.


“Isn’t weed grown indoors.”

Certainly, but I’m just wondering how they managed to smoke it 2,500 years ago before grow lights and computer controlled irrigation systems. I guess they got what they got, and didn’t care if one batch was “Fruity Pebbles” and the next was “Northern Lights”. I think sometimes technology over-complicates things!


Genetics very interesting science.
Check the history of corn.
Originally, an ear was the size of one’s thumb.


If it is grown in fields instead of corn, the only positive side would be at least the deer wont run/jump out in front of your car into the road any more. Now they will just aimlessly wonder in the street so you can easily miss them.

So we got that going for us.


You got that right Mark. And once the tobacco guys invest, we will be off to the technology races. Phillip Morris, or whatever they are now, owns a good stake in a producer in Canada. I am sure the other guys are in it too. Look for spliff packs, 20 to a pack, 12 packs to a carton, coming soon :>)

First, as is the way of human nature, they went after consistency and strength to offer a consistent product that delivers a far greater punch. Thus, hydroponics indoors under controlled conditions was adopted. Gosh knows where there are today. That's just the first wave of the growing industry.

Because the tobacco guys are well beyond that. They are all about "delivery systems" on how to get as much of it into you ASAP. Paper content, burn times, they measure all aspects of product delivery into the human body. Not only will they use their expertise to up the power of the product, but they will add their technology to deliver said power as efficiently and effectively as the science will allow. As Spiderasta said: "with great power comes greater addiction rates." Thus the issue. I honestly don't think we have a physical addiction here, but with these stronger products, the behavioral addictions will climb.

And then the tobacco guys will begin the next generation of blended product putting a number of types together to create even more potent potables at cheaper costs to the producer.

Hopefully, artificial additives will not present themselves, but let's face it --- tobacco guys have been putting additives in for years to deliver as much nicotine as efficiently and effectively as the technology and regulations allow.

Pretty soon people will be able to select "grades" like looking at alcohol content on a bottle of booze. Prices will vary on grade and we will all ask "what's the proof rate?"


People can already select grades and THC content as well as other plant attributes. No one wants to smoke weed grown in a field. This isn’t the 60’s. Some people need to use google more effectively and do a little research.


I always grow good green organic bud, every year outside. The quality doesn’t compare with the indoor product from the dispensary. It is very good & the price is right/ free. Don’t be greedy & you will not attract attention. Personal not for sale.

Weedwacker Weedwacker
September 30th

Talking about decades ago.
Not the Atomic grade now available .
Back in the day:
Mexican- crap
Jamacian- little better crap
Acapulco Gold- now yer getting warm
Thai stick- now yer really talking.
Hash Oil- getting warmer
Black Opiated Hash- winner winner chicken dinner.
BTW- no longer smoke, haven’t in this Millenimum


@Stymie...

Yes indeed, and then there was the very occasional Turkish hash, always to be reserved for the special occasions.

I haven't smoked for decades either, but if I can get my hands on some FECO, I would definitely use as a sleep aid.

only one truth only one truth
October 1st

In Maine you can legally grow your own in small quantities. In India they have been using for thousands of years. Alcohol is legal and can be more destructive. NJ has only legalized to get their hands in the profit of pot.


So, in other words, nobody here has a problem with it.

Remi Martin Remi Martin
October 1st

I will say that working in the medical field in the tri-state area I have more and more patients complaining of abdominal pain as a result of marijuana usage. They stop for a few weeks, the pain goes away gradually and then back at it using.
The diagnosis says long term but I am getting patients in their late teens and twenties.

Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition caused by long-term cannabis (marijuana) use. People who have CHS experience reoccurring episodes of nausea, vomiting, dehydration and abdominal pain, with frequent visits to the emergency department. Hyperemesis means severe vomiting.


Cj that's interesting and since it says it usually is from years of use, I wonder if it's more from d8 and other varieties since those have been legal since 2018. I also wouldn't put it past those shops getting fake and untested products. The reputable brands go to great lengths to show the results but it only takes a few bucks and a little know how to buy fake packaging and set up a results site. Though those are regulated they aren't studied as well.


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