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Old 03-30-2014, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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ON the face of it -this looks like a "Stoner" thread but actually if there are particular regions where it will grow well, those places might see an increase in people ( slight perhaps) and higher prices for land. IN Denver after the vote - warehouse prices went through the roof.

Would there be enough sunlight in Western Washington? Enough Rain in the eastern part? Of course Washington Climate is more complex then Eater or Western.
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Old 03-31-2014, 07:06 AM
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The biggest grow operations currently are in large warehouses, perhaps the biggest at the Port of Willapa Harbor. Outdoor growing is too hard to secure from pests, deer, and thieves, so I don't think the weather makes any difference. Also, the number of people needed is not that great, it's not like they will need enough people to cause a big housing shortage. Probably, though, the Columbia River area would be best with plenty of sun and available water. Denver is different, we have much stricter rules and less permits.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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Would there be enough sunlight in Western Washington? Enough Rain in the eastern part? Of course Washington Climate is more complex then Eater or Western.
Indoors.

Too cool/wet on the west, too hot and dry to the east.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:20 PM
 
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I grow melons outdoor in the Seattle area, so it could probably be done with marijuana as well. But it would be tricky. You'd need a long enough sunny warm season. A lot of melon varieties, pepper varieties, and tomato varieties won't grow in Western Washington because the season is too short, but if you start other varieties inside in a greenhouse, and don't put them outside in the ground til early July, your chances of success are higher. They grow melons in eastern Washington commercially, so I figure Quincy or Ephrata or Yakima could grow marijuana.
But where might land prices increase because they could grow marijuana commercially? I'd guess they'd want to keep the costs as low as possible, and most of the growing will happen indoors, so Grays Harbor county? Places where the real estate prices are lower, and there aren't huge demands for housing development. Look at the places with the highest unemployment rates.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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Probably grows quite well in this town...

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Old 04-04-2014, 04:09 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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But where might land prices increase because they could grow marijuana commercially? I'd guess they'd want to keep the costs as low as possible, and most of the growing will happen indoors, so Grays Harbor county? Places where the real estate prices are lower, and there aren't huge demands for housing development. Look at the places with the highest unemployment rates.
I'd add in places with access to cheap electricity. Indoor grows tend to be heavily reliant on specialized lighting for maximum production. While some varieties will grow in PNW quite well, apparently they're not the types for medicinal needs. On the other hand, it'll be interesting to see if industrialized hemp production will see a reemergence in Washington. There are varieties that will apparently grow in Eastern Washington perfectly fine.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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LOL well if the varieties that grow in the PNW are not good for medicinal use -- what might they be godo for?

What about the Rain Shadow area of Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsand?
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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I had a friend that worked as a ranger in the North Cascades up near Mt Baker. He found a grow op in the woods that seemed to be doing quite well. Next time he went up there it was eaten down to the ground and the only evidence it existed were some slow, peaceful deer with bright red eyes...
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:16 PM
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LOL well if the varieties that grow in the PNW are not good for medicinal use -- what might they be godo for?

What about the Rain Shadow area of Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsand?
No, the growing season is still too short from last frost to first frost of fall. There is really no place west of the mountains where it can be grown commercially outdoors.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:38 AM
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Would there be enough sunlight in Western Washington? Enough Rain in the eastern part? Of course Washington Climate is more complex then Eater or Western.[/QUOTE]

Why do you need rain to grow dope???

Rain is bad for farming. Nobody want rain.....everybody wants snow.
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