Pubdate: Mon, 23 Mar 2009
Source: Barrie Examiner (CN ON)
Copyright: 2009, Osprey Media Group Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


"The positive thing is they got caught." Not really. Every time the 
police tear out one grow op, they make the 90-95 per cent of grows 
they don;t catch all that much more valuable. In this way, every grow 
bust is actually a gangster subsidy. Police know that. They also get 
to mislead the media an the public into thinking that their busting 
is helping things, when, in actual fact, their actions are wildly 

But police don't want the "War On Drugs" to ever end because it gives 
them all the leverage they need to harass the young, the poor and 
people with non-regulation hairstyles. It makes their job relevant 
and never ending. Prohibition is a growth industry --as big a cash 
cow for police and lawyers and jailers as it is for gangsters. They 
are two sides of the same coin.

Russell Barth

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User Patients Against Ignorance 
and Discrimination on Cannabis (PAIDOC)
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