DEA Accidentally Argues for Marijuana Legalization

Our friends at LEAP noticed this remarkable DEA testimony at a Senate hearing:

Mexico is the number one foreign supplier of marijuana abused in the United States. In fact, according to a 2008 inter-agency report, marijuana is the top revenue generator for Mexican DTOs—a cash crop that finances corruption and the carnage of violence year after year. The profits derived from marijuana trafficking—an industry with minimal overhead costs, controlled entirely by the traffickers—are used not only to finance other drug enterprises by Mexico’s poly-drug cartels, but also to pay recurring “business” expenses, purchase weapons, and bribe corrupt officials.

What a mess. Who'd have guessed that a drug known for producing feeling of pleasant relaxation would end up financing massive international networks of murderous gangsters.

Well, let's get one thing straight: this isn't happening because the Mexican drug lords grow the best weed. In fact, their product utterly sucks and they wouldn't be able to sell a single dime-bag of their seedy bloodstained schwag if it weren't for American law enforcement destroying as much domestic cannabis as possible.

It really is that simple. Every plant we uproot, every stash we "take off the streets," every cent we spend in our mindless war on marijuana is another dollar poured into the pockets of the pot mafia. They get to sell this stuff only because we help them dominate the market, and if we let responsible Americans do it instead, the cartels' marijuana profits would shrink to zero by the end of the next harvest season.

If you don't believe me, just give us one year to prove you wrong.
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Evil Weed

Man, they are really blaming it all on marijuana. I thought it was the opium trade that was so dangerous, oh! that's right, we can't do anything about that, even though we have armed troops in the country that distributes it.

war on marijuana

Prisoners being held for the peaceful, non-violent possession, sale, transport or cultivation of cannabis hemp must be released immediately. Money and property seized must be returned. Criminal records must be wiped clean, amnesty granted and some sort of reparations paid for time served. These cannabis prisoners are the real victims of this monstrous crime against humanity called the “War on Drugs.”
The United States is supposed to be a free country, yet those who choose to smoke or eat this mostly harmless drug are penalized. An American can go out and drink themself to death, but they cannot freely use a drug which is less toxic and less prone to making one out of control than alcohol. I say this is not only unfair, but also un-American!
The police, prosecutors and prison guards should not be in charge of which herbal therapies people may use to treat their personal health problems.
Federal Judge Francis Young in 1988 called “one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.”

Only the Pigheaded Few remain

My blogger, Dank Angel, just put up a great post about who's to blame. Only the pigheaded few remain pot prohibitionists. Let's call them out, like Obama said we should, at www.letstalkaboutpot.com
Primo

Too much like right

Decriminalizing marijuana alone could end the drug war victoriously (if they REALLY want to win it; most of the fear-mongering yap is meant to keep things illegal so the wrong people make tax-free coin), what with those cartel folks losing a substantial chunk of their funds.
Who would want to buy their crap when you can have your own high quality garden for pennies on the dollar? Not to mention the creation of legal tax revenues with retail businesses (coffee shops, tea houses, and tobacconists that sell a variety of strains, for example) and new industry via hemp products. Don't we need to put America back to work, or what?

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