They followed one suspect to a Fleet Farm in Green Bay, where he purchased six pairs of pruning shears. They watched another man purchase 9 mm ammunition at a nearby Wal-Mart, documents said.The marijuana was processed locally, at a house in Seymour. At least 12 men have been arrested in connection with the operation. An unnamed informant (who may or may not be among the dozen men facing charges) said he was living in California several months ago when he was recruited to work on a ranch.
I was amazed to learn that commercial grades of marijuana can be grown in Wisconsin. I always assumed that, should pot be legalized, it would mainly benefit states like California and Hawaii. However, this shows that there is a lucrative market for pot grown in the Badger state.
I will be interested to learn how many people were actually employed in this illegal operation. Imagine if legitimate Wisconsin farmers could grow marijuana, employing local people and spending the profits locally, rather than wiring it to California and Mexico. Imagine the sales tax revenue for the state.