Pubdate: Fri, 17 Jul 2009
Source: Miramichi Leader (CN NK)
Copyright: 2009 Brunswick News Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


The people happiest about this bust [reported in the July 15 Miramichi
Leader) are the 90-95 per cent of growers who will never be caught.

Think about that: If the police busted twice as many grows every year,
they would still only get about 20 per cent of them. A fifth. Probably

And every time they bust one grow - indoor, outdoor, small, or big -
all they do is make the ones they don't catch that much more valuable.
Not only is the illegality of pot the very thing that makes growing it
so lucrative, the police are subsidizing the entire industry by
busting a minority of them.

That's right; the police are subsidizing the gangsters, and they know
it. They know it because the math and history are widely available and
simple enough for even the dullest 10 year old to understand, but not,
simple enough, apparently, for reporters and editors to understand.

And while kids and women are still missing, and child porn runs
rampant, the cops are wasting a lot of time and money on this
outrageously counterproductive policy. The whole thing makes me wonder
just which side of the law these guys are really on.

And don't tell me "the cops don't make the laws"! The police have been
lobbying government for decades to keep the War On Certain Drugs
going. They lobby constantly and have way too much influence over our
governments - at all levels.

They like to tell the public that this is somehow preventing pot from
reaching your kids, but every year they bust more and more people, and
every year pot becomes more widely available. Nice work, boys. Well

All over a medicinal plant that recent science suggests actually helps
healthy cells resist cancer invasion:

Is this the Canada you want to live in? A country where cops help
gangsters and deprive people of valuable medicine? Because that is the
Canada you live in now.

Russell Barth 

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User 

Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis 
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