This week’s front page article about mass murder of seven in the Los Angeles Times demonstrates how much international marijuana growers have infiltrated the United States.
If seven Americans had been shot in a similar fashion, it would be the main topic of nightly news. But the victims were middle-aged men and women from Laos. It happened on a marijuana farm in Riverside County in California, on September 7, 2020.
This crime doesn’t fit the narrative that the US government’s “War on Drugs” is responsible for killings involving drug operations. The Drug Policy Alliance turned the “War on Drugs” into a negative term, asserting that drug dealers are innocent victims. Continue reading International drug dealers move in, hiding behind legal pot
Supporters of pot reform promised legalization would “regulate” it and keep profits away from cartels. It was “inventive” to think a “weed” could be regulated. In practice, the lure of without much worry about devious marketing practices, kids’ perceptions and the consequences of child abuse. It was national news when 4th graders bought and sold marijuana at a Greeley, CO, school, on two separate occasions during the week of April 21, 2014. Both children had taken the marijuana products from grandparents.
The “trickle-down” effect that comes when pot is promoted for its money-making potential, and the increased usage, have been tragic for children in Colorado and in Washington. A two-year old died Continue reading Legalized Marijuana: A Lesson in Failure