70,000 marijuana plants seized
#1 Sep 2, 2006
How many arested?How much money being spent on your time? It is nice to clear our u.s f.s. from the danger of the growers! Camp should clean up all of the garbage not just leave it in the woods.
#2 Sep 2, 2006
I agree wasted money.They are not concerned with enviromental issues. CAMP uses a system to keep their lucrative program funded. CAMP chops down a harvest and bundles it. The whole bundle is airlifted by helicopter. The whole bundle stalks,leaves and bud are weighed.Not just the viable/usable buds. By turning in these erronious amounts they receive more funding for the following year.How many women and children are suffering at the hands of pedophiles and rapist at the cost of harvesting some pot plants.Because programs like CAMP exist LEGALIzation Efforts will be hampered. There are too many government jobs at risk for Legalization.Legalize,Tax and State Distribute. If the state bought their Marijuana from registerd growers,Taxed and distributed,this would take the Marijuana Trade from Drug Cartels. No Drug Cartels no destruction of forests.
#3 Sep 2, 2006
I believe we have a larger problem to face than MArijuana. Check out this Opium Harvest Report for 2006---------> Opium Harvest at Record Level in Afghanistan
By CARLOTTA GALL
Published: September 3, 2006
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 2 — Afghanistan’s opium harvest this year has reached the highest levels ever recorded, showing an increase of almost 50 percent from last year, the executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Antonio Maria Costa, said Saturday in Kabul.
He described the figures as “alarming” and “very bad news” for the Afghan government and international donors who have poured millions of dollars into programs to reduce the poppy crop since 2001.
He said the increase in cultivation was significantly fueled by the resurgence of Taliban rebels in the south, the country’s prime opium growing region. As the insurgents have stepped up attacks, they have also encouraged and profited from the drug trade, promising protection to growers if they expanded their opium operations.
“This year’s harvest will be around 6,100 metric tons of opium — a staggering 92 percent of total world supply. It exceeds global consumption by 30 percent,” Mr. Costa said at a news briefing.
He said the harvest increased by 49 percent from the year before, and it drastically outpaced the previous record of 4,600 metric tons, set in 1999 while the Taliban governed the country. The area cultivated increased by 59 percent, with more than 400,00 acres planted with poppies in 2006 compared with less than 260,000 in 2005.
#4 Sep 6, 2006
It's a complete waste of money! It's a never ending cycle. My personal opinion why it's illegal is that the government makes no revenue from the crop. No taxes collected. Tobbacco has been found more harmful than marijauna yet the government collects revenue from it. It's still legal. With this in mind, it's a pointless cycle. Wasting billions of tax dollars with the DEA, CAMP, Sheriff Drug Task Force and so on, and no revenue still. What is the point?
I'm not a smoker myself. But it makes no sense to me. Do government officials feel like they have some moral obligation to protect the populous from marijauna? If the government is so concerned about us living our lives under such strickt morals, why is abortion legal? I'm pro-choice so don't mistake me as a conservative, but it doesn't make sense. Someone can legally kill an unborn child, yet they can't stone themselves with marijauna? How does that balance?
#5 Sep 6, 2006
My great grandfather grandfather and father in law made and/or hauled bootleg whiskey all over Alabama. They were moonshiners and illegal but making it good. When Prohibitoin ended there was an immediate shut down of bootleg alcohol. The GMen came in destroyed the stills and alcohol and is now state distributed and taxed. Some states earmark a large portion of this from schools and rehab.Believe it or not Blount County,Al,where my family was bootleggers is still dry today,under PROHIBITION.You cannot even buy a beer in the whole county ,Legally.No more Prisons For Pot-End Pot Prohibition
#6 Sep 7, 2006
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