Saturday, August 7, 2010

10 to life for smuggling weed

A 49 year old Canadian man faces 10 years to life for smuggling a ton of marijuana into Maine.

And why? Ten to life for a plant? A (nearly) harmless plant and a man's life is destroyed. Why? What harm has this man done to society? None, yet society will destroy his life.  All because of a plant that grows wild in all fifty states.

 There is not one legitimate reason for this plant to be forbidden. Not one.  And yet, our government insists on carrying out this dangerous destructive war on drugs.  No one has ever died from a marijuana overdose, it's about as addictive as caffeine, and is completely benign compared to the dangers of alcohol.  But thousands of men and women are serving time in prison because of this little plant.

And people brag that America is the freest country in the world? I don't think so.

4 comments:

  1. U have 2 fight 2 change Laws that U don't agree with, not break those Laws. Whether or not we feel a Law is unjust does not give us the right 2 break that Law. This Dude knew what the consequenses were. UR talking about a fuckin' TON of shit Dude! That's no minor violation. He knew exactly what he was doing. I feel bad 4 the guy but we have 2 learn 2 work within the system of Laws that we live under. Don't buy it, don't sell it & don't use it unless UR willing 2 suffer the consequenses if U get caught. It is what it is. Fight 2 change the Laws U dieagree with. That's how things work in America. At least we live in a Country where U CAN take shit thru the court system & change things. Sorry Truck Driver Dude... U went about it the wrong way.

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  2. Whether it is a "TON of shit" or an ounce, it is just a (mostly) harmless plant. Some would even say a God given plant. Why should anyone spend time in prison for transporting a plant. It's morally wrong for the government to prosecute this man.

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  3. U gotta fucking be kidding me!!! UR...gonna throw the "some people say GOD GIVEN plant" line around?!! :) U pot smoking , maggot infested, Hippy Athiest!!! I shit on UR Blog... Blog Boy!!! :) That'll learn Ya!!!

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  4. You seem a little stressed. Perhaps you could try smoking a bit of medicinal marijuana in order to relax.

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