Pubdate: Tue, 08 Sep 2009
Source: Parksville Qualicum Beach News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2009 Black Press
Author: Russell Barth


Guess who is most pleased about this eradication policy. The 90 to 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 counterproductive.

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 marijuana the very thing that makes 
growing it so lucrative, the police are subsidizing the entire 
industry by busting only 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 10-year-old to understand. Not 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.

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 are living in right now.

By the way, is using the military against Canadian citizens even 

Russell Barth

Nippean, Ontario
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