Pubdate: Wed, 20 Oct 2010
Source: Cowichan News Leader (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Cowichan News Leader
Author: Russell Barth


Dear editor

Here is a letter a dealer would send in response to your recent pot
bust article: "Dear police, thanks large for cutting down all those
pot plants. Tearing out five to 10 per cent of the area's pot crop
each year secures our continued funding like no other policy.

Legalizing pot would cripple us, because everyone who wanted to could
simply grow some in their yards, and that would put us right out of
business. But your ongoing eradication efforts secure future customers
coming to us for this oh-so-easy-to-grow medicinal herb. We simply
cannot thank you enough, although we suspect you are pretty happy
about your ever-increasing anti-pot budgets. You make money, we make
money, there is lots of pot on the street, everyone is happy. Except
the taxpayers, but who cares what those suckers think, right? Also,
your propaganda in the news really helps us too. We can charge
anywhere from $2,600 to $3,500 per pound for this simple weed, because
of the perceived threat. Our customers ask us why pot is so expensive,
and we tell them that the police are cracking down and we are facing
big risks and so on. They have no choice but to accept it. Thanks
large for that, too.

So, by all means, please keep tearing out as many plants as you can,
and keep lobbying for longer sentences. Even if you catch twice as
many growers as last year, you still couldn't get more than 20 per
cent of us, and that stimulates our entire industry - and yours!
We will thank you for your efforts by calling in tips against
our competitors."

Russell Barth

Nepean, Ont.
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