Letter: Why do people need so much medical pot?
Let's do some math.
In the 1970s, people smoked marijuana with a THC content of 1-2 percent. With today's growing process, the THC content is easily between 8-10 percent, or roughly 10 times stronger.
To me, this says a person only needs to smoke about a 10th of what they used to. An ounce will produce 20-25 cigarettes (joints), or roughly 400 joints per pound. Each plant can produce 1-2 pounds of usable product.
Yuba County is now allowing either 18 or 99 plants, depending on where you live.
Those with the proper prescription living in an urban area can grow enough weed for 7,200 joints per season (20 a day for an entire year).
Those living on larger parcels can grow enough each season to produce 39,600 joints (or 108 per day!). Yet the medical marijuana group claims that the county of Yuba is being too restrictive. Really?
Can anyone explain to me what illness requires 20 (or 108) marijuana cigarettes each and every day as "medicine?" Does this group think anyone is ignorant enough to believe their claim that these script growers rights are being violated under the new ordinance set by the Board of Supervisors? Things like this make me proud to be an American.