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#1 Gadudega

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:08 PM

So I had some heating and air people come by to give me a quote. Stupid me didn’t realize they would go into every room and measure. I have my incubation tub and a tub that is consolidating both sitting on a shelf. They are covered but it does look strange. Then I have just random stuff sitting around alcohol spray bottles gloves things like that. I don’t think they knew what it was but I am fighting the urge to trash it all or atleast the things I could get busted for. I think I want to know if I am being paranoid. They didn’t stay in there long they didn’t ask questions and they didn’t seem different. Plus I’m getting ready to shell out a lot of doll hairs to them.
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:56 PM

Being a service electrician myself..
I have seen and smelled alot of things around clients homes. I wouldnt worry alot. I dont give two shits what people do in there own homes.

Most people also dont even know what a mushroom grow looks like so if they knew what was going on, then id say Even less to worry about.
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Posted 18 May 2020 - 01:59 PM

I would not call it paranoid to question and examine your risk. You are the most qualified to make the call.

 

I would myself probably consider how old they were and how likely to think any of your visible materials would be recognized for what they are.

The fact that you are a paying customer carries some weight. What would be the motivation for reporting you if they even knew what it was?

 

You need to also consider how aggressively the law where you live is trying to enforce this......


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 03:23 PM

I think all the advice above is rock solid., and IMHO, your fine.  Most companies like that not only don't give a damn,  they don't want their reputation to be that of a narc, no one likes a narc.  They would gain nothing by being a rat, and it would be very bad for business.  Getting paying customers busted, especially for something like this, would be really bad publicity.

 

With that said,remember  no matter what advice you get, or from who you get it from, you're the only one that would take the heat if things went sour.  When it comes down to your own neck, always trust your inner eye.  If your spidey sense is tingling, don't take my advice, do what you think is right.

 

Peace, and good vibes to you.


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Posted 18 May 2020 - 04:22 PM

Yes if you feel its better to clean up, ive chopped down trees just becouse of my gut. Have to always go with the gut.
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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:21 AM

I may be wrong, but i think they need to catch you selling them in order for your house to be raided. Well then there's Patriot act.. I only say this because my sister sold illegal drugs for a long time. Her house my was raided because they had what was called a sealed indictment. They knew she was selling drugs but only when they set her up with an undercover was her door kicked in. Just don't sell your magic.

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:50 PM

I appreciate all the advice and I am in the process of taking extras precautions. I use them for medical purposes and wouldn’t sell them. I think this experience just showed me where the holes are that I should tighten up. You guys advice made me feel better though and I am laughing at myself a bit.
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Posted 20 May 2020 - 10:28 AM

I would say most people would have no clue what they were looking at. Alcohol and gloves are common now with the pandemic. They would (A) have to know what a mushroom grow looks like unless you had actual fruits showing. And (B) give a shit, I think your fine

 

 

That being said, one time I did tear down a weed grow room in a paranoid panic so I know the feeling.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 11:02 AM

Throwing in my .02.

 

I am a service person too. We are not the police and really don't care what you're up to in your home. (So long as I don't find someone chained to a radiator and begging me for help, that is.) I've been in more homes with people acting all nervous. It just takes twice as long to identify the problem with the tenants dancing from foot to foot and sweating. Once we get past the "I grow" stage, I can move into the "I'm not the police" phase and begin to finally address the real issue. It's a cute little dance I get to do once or twice a year.

 

Additionally, many towns have a "don't ask, don't tell, don't confront" policy when it comes to issues such as the one you're contemplating.

In other words, meter readers, poll-takers, sanitation workers - and such industries - are instructed not to confront or bother persons suspected of non-harmful criminal activity like growing weed. Police will not act upon tips from these sources unless life is being threatened in some way.

Many law enforcement agencies are simply not interested in small, personal amounts of fungi. Long as you're not selling fungi, you should likely be OK.


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Posted 20 May 2020 - 12:25 PM

I got a second job for a client once that involved building a nice grow room for cannabis when I told him that having his half-ass grow room's exhaust blowing out of his house directly under his electric meter was not a great idea. This was back when the meters were read every month by a human (and cannabis was a major bust, and frankly still kind of is there if caught growing it). I could hardly believe it when I realized what was going on. Granted, this was in a nice house in the wealthiest ZIP code in the entire state and people living in neighborhoods like that don't tend to get messed with as quickly as most others would.

 

It was hard to miss when I noticed the unmistakable smell of a grow op and saw the leaves of some bushes under the meter being blown around. So whomever was reading his meter was obviously pretty cool, and after putting up 35,000 tiny glass tiles in his new bathroom (never again, what a nightmare) I built him a sweet STEALTH grow room (that even had a door on it this time!) and introduced him to the wonders of charcoal filtering. He regularly gave me some of his homegrown after that, so I also gave him some much better genetics which we could both enjoy, and did for several years until he and his wife retired and moved to Florida. But that's not the kind of luck that you want to count on, though it's much easier to detect a cannabis grow or a meth lab than to tell someone is growing fungi unless they know exactly what they're looking at.

 

 

It's people who work for the city or County that you have to worry about, e.g. the people who collect your garbage or do property tax assessments and such. In some places there is an actual reward program in place for those who report criminal activity, which their low pay inspires them to go ahead and do. Contractors are much less likely to snitch on you.

 

 

Additionally, many towns have a "don't ask, don't tell, don't confront" policy when it comes to issues such as the one you're contemplating.

In other words, meter readers, poll-takers, sanitation workers - and such industries - are instructed not to confront or bother persons suspected of non-harmful criminal activity like growing weed. Police will not act upon tips from these sources unless life is being threatened in some way.

 

 

I couldn't find the article I remembered reading that detailed a program where the exact opposite approach was being taken (rewards for snitching on suspected criminal activity were offered, and acted upon). So it's probably a good idea to figure out exactly which kind of town we happen to live in. Granted, the place where the rewards were being offered is one where cannabis is not legal in any form yet, so it tends to be more Draconian about "law and order" in general.

 

The risk is that such informal agreements can be forgotten about at any time, and a tip from a witness is enough to get a warrant. Consider the cases where burglars turned in people who were making child porn after stealing camera equipment and finding horrifying recordings in it. There was nothing legal about how the burglar obtained the info, but the warrant based on the tip held up.

 

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