Monday, October 15, 2012

A Marijuana Rebellion in the making on election day

Kill the growing drug violence on the Mexico US border, change the US forever, think about it! Legalize marijuana at least then follow with the rest, maybe! That would kill much of the incentive for Cartels to be waging a war on drugs and save us Billions and free up millions of wasted man hours. Yes there is cocaine heroine and other drugs but marijuana is America's number one cash crop too! That blew me away.

According to official Government figures The value of the annual harvest exceeds that of corn, soybeans, or hay, the country's top three legal cash crops with an annual crop value of $35 Billion. There have been an estimated 100 million pot plants destroyed between 1981 and 2006 yet production has still increased 10 fold to 22 million pounds! Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop Yes it is time to legalize and put this wasted war against pot behind us.

While California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington are the top producing states, pot is the top cash crop in 12 states and among the top three in 30 states. "There is a lot of demand for marijuana in the US, and it's only natural that production would increase here,"Marijuana is the countries number one cash crop, legalize it nation wide and collect the much needed taxes.

"This is a monumental step forward," Dale Gieringer, an Oakland resident and marijuana activist said. The measure, which pitted small and midsized "gardeners" against larger producers, initially allows the large farms to sell only to medical marijuana dispensaries Gettman told Drug War Chronicle. California is right to legalize it and capture the tax dollars. I just love it, imagine this country wide. This could reinvent America!

With our 100 year drug war and guns being purchased here and sent to Mexico then drugs being sent here feeding this drug war. This has not spilled over from Mexico it has spilled over from the US. I reiterate: eastern California, southern Arizona and New Mexico are clamping down and National Guard troops are being requested!

We keep hearing that Mexico's war on drugs is spilling over into the US. We have been fighting a self professed war on Drugs for one hundred years! I wish someone would be able to figure out at what cost. It seems to me that the drug war has spilled over the Border with Mexico. However it went north to south. It is our drug war that has spilled into Mexico. It is us that have made Mexico the narco State it is.

I do believe we should at least put American military on the border and do not really understand why it is not. That would go a long way in stopping the problem so I do not understand why they are not on the Border unless it is because a certain political interest still does not want the border secured to enable illegal immigration? Why else? A desire to keep this war going? For gain? of what?

I do believe we can end this! Put our National Guard on the Border in shifts! After I got out of the military I joined the reserves. I do not know how it works today because our troops are flat out. Besides one week end a month we use to be required to do 2 weeks as a unit somewhere to train. With 50 States they could all do their required 2 weeks on the border doing one thing or the other. The other half of the equation:

Legalize marijuana, follow California's example, secure the border! Just imagine what it would be if it was legalized. Regulate it like alcohol, sell it in package stores! Tax it! Look at the potential revenue. Legalizing marijuana would end a hell of a lot of problems and create exactly zero! Think about it!

The number one abused drug in the world is legal, Alcohol! It destroys numerous lives! What sane argument is there against legalization? None, none whatsoever! All we are doing with this insane war on drugs is driving people and not just kids to experiment and find a legal way to get high with common household products. We are only making the problem exponentially worse. END IT! LEGALIZE! All States!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

I'd be all for it if it wasn't for a couple of things.
1. There's no national referendum.
2. The stuff now is 10 times stronger than it was in the 60s.
3. Idiots will still drive while high (as if people aren't dying enough from texting and talking on the phone).
4. There's no way to establish a legal limit.
5. As to taxes if they tax it to death people will just grow their own.
6 Long term and heavy smoking leads to memory loss.

an average patriot said...

A lot would change, just think of the funding and manpower it would free up. People always have and always will grow their own. Nothing will change that!

You know, they have ways of detecting people that are smoking when they get pulled over. I don't smoke but I did for 30 years.

Everyone I grew up with did and probably still does and they all smoked and drove. I never heard of a single incident.

My best friend is a 68 year old smoker. He moved to Cali years ago but is coming back soon. He would amaze you besides the fact that he is 7 feet tall and Jewish. He he's probably reading this!

Ranch Chimp said...

First of all Jim ... good posting! I alwayz enjoy this kinda thing anywayz, and of course, when it come's to thing's like pot ... I done alot, as far as smoking, selling, transporting, cultivation (Yep ... I even hand prune selectively, etc, etc. But I didnt even know that there was this move going on in all these state's to legalize recreational use, heh, heh, heh, heh, heh : ) probably one of the best proposal's of this time actually ... nope ... the politician's are instead holding up pie chart's and saying "Vote for me, and I'll getcha a job ... Hell ... I'll create 20 million job's in one term ... and as a bonus, get ya'll gas for under $2 bux a gallon : ) !! " (more full of shit than a sewage treatment center Jim heh, heh, heh, heh, heh : ) Pot of course is real big in my neighbourhood (and probably alot of other's around the country) ... it's just all over the place, my neighbour's even smoking on the patio nearly nightly. The war on the border, is still on, I had to cancel my trip to Monterrey last year just because of it, and I actually have a safe place to stay and go on a friend's ranch about 50 miles from central Monterrey (he was up here in Dallas a few week's ago) ... but yeah Jim ... it scared me that much, I shit you not, which is very unusual for me to actually be "scared" of going to Mexico, I been there more time's than I can count ... it is that bad down there ... geeezzz ... I thought they would have this ironed out by now ... Hell dude, even the war's back in Brooklyn between the familia's didnt go on this bloody long with all this violence especially toward's stranger's at that back in the day.

Make's me think of the good ole dayz Jim ... I actually remember when every friday night for instance back in Houston (early 70's, when I first moved to Texas from Montreal, QE) my roomate and I would pitch in from our petty paycheck's, I would drive up to Conroe (40 miles north of Houston) and get a pound brick of Mexican for a bill ($100) ... then we would sell 10 lid's to our friend's at work or whatever to get out cash back and smioke the other half pound through the week (back then Jim, I was working a oil/ lube joint in central Houston, in the goddamn summer, the bay's would be 95 degree's, and Houston is humid, we'd be sweatin bullet's guy, and we literally stayed stoned all day on the job (simple work like changing oil, filter's, etc) ... at night, when I wasnt getting laid, I would play music in dive club's : ) I knew dude's that would drive down from New York back then (I had a line in Nuevo Laredo) pick up a few hundred pound's of Mexicano Dirt (nickname for the type) at between roughly $50/ $60 a pound in quanitity like that, we'd break it down in San Antone or somewhere's and repack it for the next haul to the City (NY), which these dude's would sell it in New York City for $40/ $60 and ounce/ lid ... I shit you not dude, that is the actual profit's to that, which is enormous, considering the wholesale price they bought it for, you cant even make a bloody profit like that selling stolen "Chinese" counterfeit product's ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh : )

The pot today is specialty type pot, like your hydro's etc, etc ... which is about as strong as the hash back then (I used to even make my own hash : ) I know this one ole boy here in Texas, who grow's the hydro shit on water and uses electricity of some sort to superchatrge it in this big greenhouse he has on his property ... amazing, the precision these dayz of cultivation.

Later Jim ... BTW Denver (2-3) @ San Diego (3- 2) and fixin to come on ESPN Monday Night Football, and Denver is under the pressure here, I'm kinda a big Peyton Manning fan too (Den QB)... but this of course is kinda a big AFC West rivalry. What did the Cowboyz do this weekend in Baltimore? ... the usual Jim ... lost it in the last 32 second's of the game : )