If you'd been looking to do some shucking corn from a particular cornfield in Gooding County, Idaho, you may have gotten a lot more than you bargained for. Depending on your lifestyle, you might have found that a good thing.
Police in that state reported on Thursday, July 26 that they acted on an anonymous tip they received the evening before to find 12 fields out of a spread of cornfields in Gooding County that, instead of corn, were growing marijuana. Idaho State Police say their investigation is ongoing and they're looking for clues as to who planted the marijuana.
The police initially said they wound up pulling 3,684 marijuana plants, with a street value of a little over $7 million, but their latest report on their website, posted in the late afternoon on Thursday, notes that an additional 500 plants were discovered and pulled, bringing the total worth of the crop of marijuana to $7.3 million.
No medical marijuana in Idaho
In the United States there are 16 states which have a medical marijuana program - Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington (as well as the District of Columbia) - but there is no such program in Idaho.
So with no legal use for it, and it is likely that even if they had a medical marijuana program, they would not be able to use it anyways, police will do what they normally do with seized pot - burn it. Depending on your lifestyle, you may not find that a good thing.