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.