It really is pretty pathetic to continue to hear such this nonsense.
This latest moron is Adam Yamaguchi in a promo at Huffington Post for Current TV’s Vanguard.
My team decided to do this story after weâ€™d come across a pretty startling piece of information â€“ that Mexican drug trafficking organizations derive most of their operating profit not from heroine, cocaine or meth, but from marijuana. In fact, according to Tommy Lanier, Marijuana Initiative director at the Office of National Drug Control Policy, marijuana funds the organizationsâ€™ capacity to traffic heroin, cocaine, meth, humans, arms, and all their other criminal enterprises.
So while you may not think a little bong hit has the same impact as a hit of coke, itâ€™s time Americans admit a recreational habit could have larger ramifications.
It might be hard to inhale, but itâ€™s hard to ignore the connection.
First of all, is this some new revelation from the ONDCP? Or is Adam Yamaguchi that far behind the times? After all, it was the ONDCP under Walters that came out with notion that the cartels were primarily dependent on marijuana for their income. Then when we started using that as an argument for legalization, they worked exceptionally hard to walk that back and attribute it to crazy Walters pulling it out of his ass. They even got RAND and the other academics to downplay the marijuana connection in the lead up to the Prop 19 vote. So now that the vote’s over, it’s the cartels’ primary source of income again?
It takes some kind of first class idiot to believe that you can defund the cartels by suggesting that people voluntarily stop smoking pot. It’s like saying that you could eliminate all sexually transmitted diseases if people just gave up sex. True, but only happening in your fantasies.
Thus, trying to assign blame to the person taking a bong hit is delusional. Especially when you’d have to be deaf, dumb, blind, and braille illiterate (tough traits for a so-called correspondent and producer to hold) to have missed the fact that legalization would solve all those problems, and unlike abstinence, is actually possible.
Unlike Adam, the people taking those bong hits know the truth.
Adam Yamaguchi â€” moron of the week.