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Farmers need a new crop

Local, state and federal agents have been cutting down a marijuana field in Tulare County, California with 72,321 plants (wonder how much we paid for them to count all of those…) They estimate the value of the marijuana at $289,000,000.00 Elsewhere, farmers are harvesting corn for the market. (72,321 plants of corn is about […]

Guest Rant

Reader disgusted vet has sent along this rant on the drug war. An excellent series of points, arranged in resolution form.

Wesley Clark speaks

… in Little Rock on Sunday:

Clark said he doesn’t condone widespread use of marijuana but would consider allowing it for pain relief. “We need to look at that and make some allowances one way or another,” the candidate said of so-called medicinal marijuana usage.
Clark also said the only hope of winning the drug war is dealing with demand, and that he is concerned about criminal sentencing policies, saying that American prisons seem to be overflowing with prisoners serving time for relatively minor crimes.

A fairly positive statement from Clark. And from Paul Barton of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, tacking on the phrase “so-called” is inexcusable journalism.

Forget California, I’m Watching Ontario

I have to admit that I’ve had a hard time getting very excited or passionate about the California Governor’s recall election. Amused, yes. Involved, no. (other than the fact that just about all the contenders support medical marijuana). So for me, the news I’ll be watching today is the expected decision from the Ontario […]