Pubdate: Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Source: Orangeville Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2009 Orangeville Citizen
Author: Russell Barth


RE: Quiet Summer On The Dufferin Pot Front

Guess who is most pleased about this eradication policy. The 90-95% 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% 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-yearold 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

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 (PAIDOC)