The Drug Czar visited a pot growing site.
John Walters, who holds the Cabinet-level position as director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, came to California to bring attention to a new locally coordinated, but partly federally funded, marijuana eradication program to raid marijuana gardens planted on public lands by Mexican drug cartels.
“We intend to shoot these down,” Walters said.
Shoot down gardens? Huh?
What else did he have to say?
Mandatory minimum sentences “make criminals talk,” Walters said approvingly.
“Talking criminals is what you need to go after the higher-ups.”
Every professional out there with a shred of respectability is saying that mandatory minimums don’t do us any good. So naturally, our drug czar loves ’em.
And does he have something to say about marijuana?
Walters said public perception that marijuana is harmless is out of date. Marijuana addiction is a major problem for young people today.
“For those of the baby boomer generation who started this stupidity, I want you to know this is not the marijuana of the 1980s,” he said. The marijuana being eradicated in national parks “is not something raised by some retired hippie.”
Actually, the baby boomer generation didn’t start this stupidity. The stupidity was started, fueled and expanded by people like these.