From “My Town” Regional Police Force’s FB page:
As a result of a drug investigation, on April 3rd, 2013 members of the [“MTRPF”] arrested a 39 year-old male in “My Town” for having approximately 800g of marijuana and a small amount of hash oil for the purposes of trafficking. Also seized was approximately $4700 in cash. This individual will appear in court on May 23rd, 2013.
I have so many problems with this, but what comes to mind is how senseless it is for marijuana to be illegal in the first place. Police should be trying to stop and deter violence against children and women, pedophilia, trafficking hard drugs, littering, unpaid fines… Stopping ANYTHING that causes any harm to anyone would certainly be a better use of the police’s time and money. I’d feel much better if I thought they were keeping crack, meth, or heroine off my streets. I wonder how much taxpayers will spend on arresting, prosecuting, incarcerating, and “rehabilitating” the individual they caught. Seems like a waste to me. Canada should have already legalized it and be taxing the hell out of it by now. How much longer will we keep throwing money away and letting a black market (filled with worse crime than getting high) run this billion-dollar show, and keep all their profits tax-free?