Marijuana coming through border in truckloads
The US border patrol is busting people daily as they cross through border checkpoints. Recent busts in Sarita, Texas have netted 3,500 pounds of cannabis from two 18-wheelers.
The number of busts are so high, that many towns are struggling to prosecute all of the cases. In many instances they have no choice but to confiscate the products and let the people go with tickets.
This just skims the surface as well, as agents catch only a small fraction of those bringing in marijuana and drugs from Mexico.
While 3,500 pounds is no small amount and authorities tout their success in bringing in huge hauls, the reality is that these busts pale in comparison to what is actually coming in to the country.
For a plant that has had a war waged on it for over 40 years, it is more abundant than ever while drug cartels rake in the cash from sales, proving just how futile efforts to prohibit cannabis have been. This is nothing different from the days of alcohol prohibition.
Our nation will continue to slide backwards when it comes to the security and safety of our people, especially children, so long as our drug policies are in place. Cannabis is here to stay, it will never go away. Without a legal market, thugs and cartel members will continue to prosper while the rest of us suffer.
By: Stephen Carter
Contact Stephen via email at TXCann@gmail.com
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