Pubdate: Wed, 14 Oct 2009
Source: Courier-Islander (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Courier-Islander (Campbell River)
Author: Russell Barth


RE: York Rd. grow-op busted

The people happiest about these busts are the 90-95 per cent of
growers who will never be caught. This colossal waste of time and
money is not only failing to fix things, it is, in fact outrageously

Think about that: If the police busted twice as many grows this year
as last year, they would still only get about 20 per cent of them. One
fifth! - Probably less.

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.

The cops know it too. They know they are subsidizing criminals because
the evidence to support what I say is widely available and simple
enough for even the dullest ten-year-old to understand.

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 - with our tax dollars, no less - and
have way too much influence over our governments - at all levels.

They like to tell the public that this is somehow interfering with
organized crime or preventing pot from reaching your kids, but
informed people know better. Every year the cops bust more and more
people, and every year pot becomes more widely available.

All over a medicinal plant that recent science suggests actually
fights cancer!:

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 right now.

Russell Barth,

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User

Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis 
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