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Unless you measure success by the number of people arrested, the failure of the war on marijuana is becoming more obvious than ever before. A new Department of Justice report, Drug Threat Assessment 2008, reveals that increased indoor cultivation is flooding the U.S. market with high quality marijuana. As a result, marijuana users may soon be getting more bud for their buck:
In the section, "Predictive Estimates," the report concludes:
• Increased cannabis cultivation may result in reduced marijuana prices.
The recent increases in cannabis cultivation and marijuana production within the United States coincide with the continued flow of marijuana from foreign sources, which may lead to market saturation [in] major markets. This saturation could reduce the price of the drug significantly. []
That's good news for marijuana enthusiasts and bad news for anyone invested in trying to eradicate America's #1 cash crop. Ironically, drug warriors have often cited increased potency as evidence that marijuana is becoming more harmful. This is all nonsense, because users adjust their dose to achieve the desired effect, just as an alcohol user might drink a 12 ounce beer, but not 12 ounces of vodka (not to mention the lack of evidence that marijuana is harmful even in large doses). Nevertheless, the real story here is that marijuana eradication efforts are failing to affect price and supply.

What then is the point of spending billions in an unsuccessful attempt to eradicate this plant? What desirable outcomes are being achieved in exchange for the innocent lives disrupted or lost in the course of this fruitless crusade? Reasonable people can disagree about marijuana use, but who among us cannot think of better things for police to do than this?

Anyone who ever thought we might someday purge this plant from our borders can now be relieved of that foolish notion. Opponents of marijuana and its users must now take stock of the situation and ask whether the indefinite continuation of this endless cat and mouse game is desirable.

It is amusing, perhaps, to the marijuana fans among us to hear that the price of a ¼ bag could go down soon. But remember how much our nation has sacrificed in a hopeless effort to prevent this from happening. Remember how many of our friends and neighbors have been yanked off the streets, forced out of school or work, even lost custody of their children, all because of the stupid idea that we could successfully wage war on marijuana.

I don't begrudge any of you your cheap bags of good bud, but don't get too comfortable. The war on marijuana may have failed, but it still sucks.
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Excellent News!!

Just like Mark Emery would say; "We must overgrow the government". Looks like success to me!!

It's not what you can make

It's not what you can make from this wonderful weed, it's what you get.
Marc Emery had a vision that only the truly free can replicate. Mark is into his own trouble but the message is still the same. Overgrow. Don't buy, don't sell and see what these pricks can do to us. Notta.
Peace to all.

Funding Dynamics

Watch drug enforcers use a decrease in marijuana’s retail cost to justify asking for more federal and state money to fight the omnipotent weed.

It seems that when the drug warriors fail, they’re given more money to succeed, and when they claim success, they want more cash to do more of the same.

But their successes do not translate as easily into increased funding. If the funding works, why increase it? The drug warriors who fail while claiming success would do better to fail as much as possible while admitting their failures in order to rake in the most funding. Under this plan, everyone gets their drugs, drug enforcement gets its money, and everyone is happy.

But no. First, ONDCP claims drug enforcement is an outrageous success, and in less than a blink of an eye the DoJ says the drug war is failing. Once again, ONDCP Director John Walters has totally screwed everything up.


Prohibition Failure Acknowledged?

Seven decades after marijuana was effectively made illegal (never having conclusive, irrefutable evidence proving marijuana use is harmful?), precious freedom violated, tens (if not hundreds) of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars spent, lives adversely impacted from light to heavy degrees, all culminating to late 2006 when marijuana was declared America's #1 cash crop, and now the DOJ seems confident that future billions of U.S. taxpayer money will result in improved marijuana access.

Are the majority of U.S. voters hearing this loud and clear? If not, how do we get them to?

Everyone Not Happy

"Under this plan, everyone gets their drugs, drug enforcement gets its money, and everyone is happy."

Everyone is happy, except for the taxpayers who are clearly being scammed (including those who don't use illicit drugs), and those of us who rightfully demand the freedom to select which high-quality marijuana strain(s) we want to use, from as wide a selection as possible, without any fear of prosecution for such use.

The right goal is the end of the WOD, with a strong focus on addressing the problem of abusive behavior by teaching each citizen how to identify and properly fix abnormal stress levels within his or her life (or to seek professional help in extreme cases).

good news in more ways than one

take that you silly, stupid, no good war on marijuana.

War on Marijuana

That war on pot needs to end and it should have never started. We have people without proper health care or insurance and people starving in our own damn country and some how our government finds justification in wasting money on something that actually isn't a threat. I am tired of this.

As the weed grows...

The Police State grows like a weed.



hm.. police state comment a good point

Really, when you think about it, its a great reason to excuse taking more of our rights away. I can see it now. "Marijuana is still such a major problem after decades of attempted eradication that the government is planning on settling this once and for all!" That's when we're stripped of the few search and seziure rights we have now in the name of killing mother nature. After all, if ur not a criminal, what have u got to hide? We should be careful not to let overgrowing the government aid fascism.

Police State

If we don't hurry up and get this country back to the Federalist Republic it was meant to be, where "I swear to uphold and defend the Constitution..." is more than just a formality, freedom is headed out the window anyway. It won't turn around until enough people realize this isn't about drugs. It's always happened like that; people are slow. Might as well go ahead and give them enough rope to hang themselves with. Why prolong the inevitable?

I'm not saying to stop fighting on the legal and legislative fronts, but the best chance we have of derailing this freight train before it's too late is to vote in primaries and the general elections. Otherwise, it's liable to have to get a whole lot worse before it gets better.

just wondering

how much is a pound of good weed cost?
and how much is a half pound cost?

interested in the price of weed?

>> how much is a pound of good weed cost?
>> and how much is a half pound cost?

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