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Joe | Feb 26, 2013 | Comments 1
Mexican police in the city of Mexicali near the California border have found an improvised cannon that was being used to launch marijuana into The United States.
The apparatus fired cylinders packed with drugs that weighed as much as 30 pounds, police. It was confiscated last week after U.S. officers told Mexican police that they had been confiscating a large number of drug packages that appeared to have been fired over the border. Mexican police on the border have recovered a series of similar devices in recent years.
As long as prohibition keeps pumping profits to the cartels in Mexico, they will continue to find a way to get marijuana into The U.S. Whether it be tunnels or catapults or cannons, a way will be found.
The key to stopping marijuana smuggling is getting the price of cannabis low enough that it won’t be worth it to the cartels to smuggle. This will lessen the violence and danger along the border while freeing up border agents to look for real crime and not worry about bales of marijuana being launched into this country like missiles.
This can only be accomplished through legalization.
A recent Quinnipiac University poll revealed that New York State voters support marijuana legalization. The poll found that 51-44 percent believe pot should be made legal in New York. Men support marijuana legalization by a wider margin (56-41 percent), while women were less emphatic (47-46 percent).
As one might expect, support for legalizing pot is strongest among voters age 18 to 29. Support dropped in each successive age group – however, only voters over 65-years-old oppose …More