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Police bust pot farmer who posted grow updates to YouTube

Hope the views were worth it.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 29, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 12:22 pm CDT

In a country where the push to legalize marijuana appears to have unstoppable momentum, it’s all too easy to forget that growing the stuff is, more often than not, against the law.

One state that still has a problem with you using your garage as a ganja greenhouse would be Nevada: Las Vegas police have reportedly arrested Jason Pelletier and his wife, Stephanie, in connection with a grow op that Pelletier documented on YouTube as Buddynuggets78.


The videos—said to show Pelletier explaining his setup, identifying various weed strains, and following some two hundred plants’ progress from planting to harvest—have since disappeared. A Buddynuggets78 Twitter account that identifies Pelletier as the “[d]irector of consulting for a management consulting firm,” meanwhile, has yet to be scrubbed:

Fire Alien Kush

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) September 17, 2014

Next round of genetics….

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) August 25, 2014

Finishing up week 3

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) August 25, 2014

Just about finished… Some of the frostiest yet !!

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) May 28, 2014

If only you could have smell o vision…… This is pure fire…

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) May 7, 2014

Sounds like somebody forgot rule No. 1 of posting on social media. Really, the only thing more ridiculous than this guy bragging about his pot farm online—using his real first name!—is that he’d been doing it for at least three and a half years before anyone thought to arrest him. my kush plant 3rd week of flower under my 500 watt led.

— Jason Buddy Nuggets (@Buddynuggets78) March 15, 2011

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*First Published: Sep 29, 2014, 2:05 pm CDT