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Welcome to Washington, Mexican Drug Cartels

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These guys like to make YouTube videos of their hit jobs.

According to a Justice Department report cited in the New York Times, the Seattle and Yakima areas are seeing a surge in activity by those crazily murderous Mexican drug cartels...over the non-lethal substance that fueled Harold and Kumar's epic journey to White Castle.

Says the article:

In Washington State, now the second biggest

domestic producer of marijuana, Mexican cartels are growing improved

varieties of outdoor marijuana to compete with BC Bud and other potent

indoor plants.

A few thoughts:

1. For the millionth time, how stupid do we have to be to create a

market for these guys, particularly by prohibiting a substance that is,

by pretty much every measure, less harmful than the alcohol we tax and

regulate? It's not like they're selling nuclear briefcases. But it is

like we're putting up a welcome sign for Genghis Khan.

2. Is

this a good thing for regional pot consumers? I'll confess that I'm not

knowledgeable about cannabis varieties, but I do hear good things about

BC Bud. If the Mexican cartels can grow stuff that competes with that,

then local consumers should probably be pretty excited about their new

range of options. (Just try to stay out of any crossfire, should it

come about.)


3. In 2006, marijuana was estimated to be a billion dollar crop in

Washington state. We have a giant budget deficit and a need for new

sources of revenue. I feel like the scenario where we fund worthy

programs with proceeds from the pot industry is the lost stanza of

"Imagine".

 
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