What’s your experience now that the cannabis laws have changed?
My cousin helped me move my plants in the garage. You know the rules, never ever tell nor show your grow! But - I soon saw he was back on meth. I asked him, he blew up, repeatedly threatened to kill me and to my wife’s face. I called the police, they never arrived. I sat on the front porch with a baseball bat waiting for my tweakerbell cousin all night.
2 months later, he text threatened me, but I should have reported it.
Another two months, I’m about to flip my grow within the week, and I find my grow uprooted and gone, missing also are tools and a $1700 guitar. Called the police, sat on the front porch smoking j’s to calm the nerves, and no cops. Drive down to the downtown station the next day, and the operating hours are 11-4:30, M-Th in a major California city?. It’s Saturday, so I go home, call again, and finally get an officer on the line. They eventually arrive, and start telling not just one, but many huge stories. The previous shift, the officers responded at 2:30 am, knocked on the door, and found no one home (I was puff’n a j on the front porch, I told them, how did you manage to step over my body and determine I was not at home?) They were the only two on duty (after they left, we walked around the block, and see three patrol cars at another house). They said they would get the Ring footage next from nextdoor, (my neighbors four months later still say no, they have not). They separated my wife and I to take separate statements, (my wife was not, nor has been, allowed to give her statement). The police refused to take evidence (fingerprints/DNA) but were able to count the empty pots of dirt. Not a plug for insurance, but here in California, you’re in good hands with …yes, they covered the loss of the plants not just the rest. But the police refused to take my leads - the only ones in the know for this grow were the two who supplied me my clones, and my cousin. I stated this to the police (sorry, case closed because I was uncooperative and police had no leads). Truth: I smoke weed and have a legitimate need, have a medical mj card from the state but, cops hate that, roll their eyes, cast me as a dumb stoner, tough titties.
Three months later, I’m working the night shift and last night I came home for lunch. I intended to harvest tomorrow morning. I caught my tweaked cousin stealing my plants. My wife confronted him, I jump back because he swings at me (later I find he cut my shirt, but missed me). I beat the crap out of him, call the cops, and when they finally come, take statements, they again refuse to take evidence, this time did not even come on the property to take pictures nor see his bike he used to climb over my fence. Instead they give him his knife and keys I wrestled away from him, and sent him home. Reason: I’m sorry, we don’t have enough evidence to arrest at this time.
Please tell me what is the Truth: too lazy to take fingerprints, take pictures, and do their job? Or the pigs think, “Mike is a stoner, F him, why help?” Is it negligence or discrimination that allow the police to behave so?