Pubdate: Thu, 02 Oct 2008
Source: Intelligencer, The (CN ON)
Copyright: 2008, Osprey Media Group Inc.
Author: Russell Barth
Note: title by newshawk


To The Editor,

RE: $5.3-million drug bust

The people happiest about this bust is the 90-95% of growers who will 
never get caught. Nothing keeps the price of pot high like big busts!

In fact, it is the police and government's prohibition on pot that 
makes growing pot so lucrative in the first place, and by tearing out 
1,000 or 10,000 plants, the police are actually subsidizing these guys' rivals.

It also gives the police all the justification they need to demand 
more troops and more money every year. They know perfectly well that 
a bust - even one this size - will have little-to-no effect on the 
availability of pot to the general public, but it will keep the 
price, and profits, good and high.

It leads me to wonder just which side of the law they are really on.

Russell Barth

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User Patients Against Ignorance 
and Discrimination on Cannabis (PAIDOC)
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