Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Drugs: The Cow Versus the Cheetah..........

........not to be confused with the tortoise and the hare. Okay, I am referring to a story in today's paper:
about a pot bust by DPS folks.

There will undoubtedly be some distraught and unhappy Iowans & Minnesotans as a result of this.....

I can't help but think that this senseless prohibition of an herb that is simply grown and smoked and consumed in it's natural state, is a terrible waste of manpower and resources that could be much more effectively utilized in combating serious narcotics and human trafficking. The deal with weed, is that it's so space consuming and easy to find, and considering the fact that probably two in ten vehicles that cross the border and travel north are carrying some, makes it a bird's nest on the ground for DPS and County Mounties looking to make a name for themselves. Reminds me of a piece I read not long ago about why people eat beef. It has nothing to do with us being "evolved" or particularly smart(not that I don't enjoy a good steak on occasion). What it's really about with the cows, is that those big fuckers are so easy to catch. We figured that part out long ago. It's simple. People are inherently lazy. Hell, did you ever stop to think that maybe chicken fried cheetah fillets just might taste like chocolate covered heroin? We'll never know though, because those little bastards are so fast.
Well, same with cocaine, heroin, meth, and the money they generate for the cartels. The weed is like catching Angus on the hoof, where the concentrated narcotics are a lot easier to hide and sneak by the revenooers. Take the herb out of the equation, and devote the resources to the dangerous stuff, and you'll make a bigger dent in the bad guys' business.


Edith Ann said...

Stop it! You're killing me!

Everything you said makes such logical and reasonable sense. Seems like the folks trying to do the job would have clicked on this.

County Mountie--hadn't heard that in years, probably since Bellis and Burney were running the streets!

Thanks for the visual as well as the logic.

Truth Ferret said...

Pilot, I have to tell you that having pot legalized bothers me. It would be easier to use and there are health concerns that I don't need to list.

That aside, from a very personal aspect, I am glad that pot is illegal, as I have a very, close loved one who has been away from his drug of choice for over twenty four years. Pot wasn't the only drug, but it was his most loved one. Yes, he also drank, but that was when he couldn't/didn't have pot. Drinking is legal, I know, but the pull from Old Grand Dad doesn't call him like his ex-mistress Mary Jane.

Pot is a gateway drug and basically considered to be harmless by many, but it can and will destroy lives as quickly as its counterparts.

This is just my viewpoint and I know that many disagree, but I do know that pot can/will destroy marriages and the ability to be a plugged-in parent. Those two things keep pot in the my "don't want it" list.

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amybradley said...

This is a very good analogy to this problem. Being born and raised in Oregon, in the Portland area. Well, I guess I don't really need to say any more do I. Anyway, there are many people I know suffering needlessly with pains this would help so very much. You make an such good sense here with this one. Why else would people let others suffer, greed that's why. Thanks for this again!