Every Year is a Record Year for Marijuana Eradication

Each August, like clockwork, you can expect to see announcements like this one about the success of this year's marijuana eradication efforts:
According to the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting, a multiagency task force managed by the state’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, this year is already one for the record books. In more than 425 raids since late June, some 3.4 million plants have been seized, up from 2.9 million all of last year. And, officials note, they still have roughly a month and a half before the campaign expires with the end of harvest season. [NYT]
So, if more marijuana is seized each year, what does that mean? It means there's more marijuana every year. The harder you try to stop people from growing marijuana in the forest, the more marijuana they will plant. It's a very simple and predictable routine, such that one could easily republish last year's news coverage of this same phenomenon without changing a word and no one would know the difference.

The only variable in this equation is the finite acreage of our forests, which will eventually be destroyed under a policy that serves to increase rather than eliminate the practice of illicit outdoor marijuana cultivation.

Actually, come to think of it, there's a second variable here: our marijuana laws. If we changed them to allow personal marijuana growing on private property, then nobody would grow pot in virtually inaccessible patches of fragile wilderness. How many more harvest season eradication records will be set before that reality begins to sink in?

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Marijuana

I think our new Pres. is just like the rest of them ,they LIE to you telling you what you want to hear until they are elected. Then boom the truth comes out. Pot should be legal with an age limit on it. But NO these idiots would rather see our young drink booze, just like the Good Ole Boobs ooops I mean Boys in Washington. If they would lay off the VO they might be able to put 2 and 2 together and figure out that they are Wrong about weed. But first they must get Sober!

Body count

It's just like the body count in 'nam, it has nothing to do with reality, but it shows what a good job they are doing

Every year:

Every year should be a record for eradication of war mongering and prohibitions.

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