Pubdate: Tue, 07 Sep 1999
Date: 09/07/1999
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Art Lyon

Re "Pot Plantation Poses Big Risk for Authorities," Aug. 31: In
forests all over the state, there are sites identified almost
reverentially as bootleggers' encampments from the Prohibition era.
Today we have whole cities going unprotected while the entire police
force is out in the woods pulling up pot plants.

All of the environmental damage, booby traps, guns and threats to
rangers and innocent hikers are effects of the drug war, not
justification for it. When do we end our drug war?

Art Lyon