Saturday, March 18, 2006

Invading Canada

This is why we are losing the war on drugs. The US Drug Enforcement Agency has extradited a Candian for selling marijuana to Americans (through the mail). Of course the story isn't as one-sided as it sounds at first. Although the Canaian government knew of his actions and willingly ignored him, Marc Emery decided not to limit his business to Canadians. He is a crusader for the legalization of marijuana and sees his life as an epic battle against the DEA. So in part, he is to blame for his own actions. But this story still highlights the way the DEA misplaces its resources by speading lies about the dangers of pot and wasting time arresting benign marijuana dealers like Emery.