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Bargain Pot Prices

October 08, 2000

* Thank you for pointing out the dramatically lower cost of living in California, at least for some items. On Oct. 4 there is a story about two elderly pot growers in Wisconsin who got busted with 500 plants and 100 pounds of processed marijuana worth "more than half a million dollars." Figure a pound of weed per plant plus the 100 already processed, that's 600 pounds for half a million, or about $800 per pound.

Meanwhile, there is another small story about a pot farm discovered by firefighters in Red Bluff, Calif., with "15,000 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value of about $75,000." That's an economical $5 a pound. With savings like that, no wonder we Californians can afford to lease sporty cars and get liposuction.

ALEX AUERBACH

Sherman Oaks

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