Pubdate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010
Source: Nanaimo Daily News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2010 Nanaimo Daily News
Author: Russell Barth


Re: 'Cops take out more than 30,000 marijuana plants on Island'
(Daily News, Sept. 18)

Here is a letter that a dealer would send to this article:

Dear police:

Thanks for cutting down all those pot plants. Tearing out 5 to 10% of
the area's pot crop each year secures our continued funding like no
other policy.

As all informed people know, 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-$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 this year as you did last year, you still couldn't get
more than 20% us. That stimulates our entire industry -- and yours. We
will thank you for your efforts by calling in tips against our

Russell Barth

Nepean Ont
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