It appears that our drug prohibition enforcement agencies are in need of a PR boost. Why do I say that? Because they are recycling this story.
Drug gangs taking over US public landsWell this story has been done before.
Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.
Pot has been grown on public lands for decades, but Mexican traffickers have taken it to a whole new level: using armed guards and trip wires to safeguard sprawling plots that in some cases contain tens of thousands of plants offering a potential yield of more than 30 tons of pot a year.
This one is funny:
The drug war is touted as one war worth fighting. Does anyone still believe that any more? And what is the lead in every single article? It is worse than we thought. Worse than ever before. Of course we get the same drivel in climate war news. It is always worse than we thought.
Cross Posted at Classical Values