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Google Earth Is Used Against Marijuana Growers

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Authorities and government officials have been using Google Earth to help find marijuana fields for a few years now, but now officials in California are using it to crack down on medical marijuana growers.

Things aren't as easy as practicing your rights to not allow authority eyes onto your property without a warrant anymore. With growing technology such as Google Earth which maps out the planet, it's as easy as accessing your address online for all to see. The online satellite mapping tool has been used by officials before to track down illegal marijuana crops, but now medical marijuana growers are at risk.

The state's Department of Fish and Game isn't searching for these fields because of the legality of marijuana, medical marijuana is illegal in California. Continue Reading...
 

weedtracker

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Ive been bored a few times and played around with google maps and google earth to look for people growing weed. I dont think Ive ever found anybodies grows though. On a side note though, we did see a google street view car today driving around our neighborhood.
 

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You play, you pay. When you know the game, you adjust accordingly. So glad I'm not playin that game. If you keep your grow small, and indoors, and use LED lighting, there is very little risk. #1. With led lighting, no infrared detection, because there's no heat signature. #2. The meter isn't spinning like crazy, no cause for suspicion from Edison . Google led grow lights and start reading. Just sayin
 

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They can look and look but unless they know where to point the Satellites, I'm not sure they'll be able to bust to many people. Sure they may come across a random Commercial site but their not looking for small grows/ collectives, they aren't the target here (IMO).

You'd think they'd be after, ummm oh yeah all the heroin and meth coming into the country :spy: .

MMJ anything is always going to to be at risk until it is nationally legalized w/ the FED. That hasn't happened because we don't have enough lobbyist funding their campaigns, lol. It's not about right and wrong :lightsaber: , it's about buying votes and then repaying that money by passing laws which support whoever was funding them.