The Left always lies. Its promises that its “reforms” will solve problems or make life better always end in misery. We’ve discussed before how marijuana legalization has made society worse. But on the production end, the “legal drugs” that were supposed to generate a lot of tax revenue aren’t selling well because of high prices. Most drug users still buy illegal drugs and much of the legal drug production serves both markets.
Legalizing marijuana production just means that the operations sell both legally and illegally. And California, like other states, has ramped up crackdowns on the “illegal” operations purely for money reasons.
The drug war is bigger than ever.
Governor Newsom, in his State of the State address, declared that the National Guard would “refocus on the real threats facing our state”, like, “illegal cannabis farms”.
The Cannabis Advisory Committee’s 22-member panel (the government can’t even try to cash in on drugs without a committee consisting of, among others, a fisheries attorney, four union reps for drug workers, and an NAACP president) warned that “Lack of enforcement is creating a thriving environment for the unregulated ‘underground market,’”
Now that we’ve legalized drugs, let’s start cracking down on drugs.
Let’s send out the National Guard to go after anyone who’s growing drugs without using union labor from any of the four unions represented on California’s 22-member cartel committee.
The grey market drug operations tended by aliens, legal and illegal, is turning lethal.
This was last month.
Three men and a woman were executed, and a fifth victim was injured in a shooting at a marijuana farm in Kingfisher County.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has not released the victims’ identities – authorities say next of kin notification is pending because of a significant language barrier – but said they were all Chinese Nationals.
This was the deadliest mass drug killing since this one.
The Riverside County Coroner’s Office has released the identities of the seven Laotian nationals killed in a shootout at an illegal marijuana growing operation in Aguanga.
But plenty of workers are dying in more conventional ways.
At least 35 workers died on cannabis farms in a five-year span through 2021.
Workers described living outdoors, without sanitation or sufficient food, and told of employers who directed them to charity food banks or ran them off at gunpoint without pay. While accompanying police on raids, Times journalists saw hazardous pesticides frequently in use, including at a San Bernardino County farm where a young couple slept in a shed next to a greenhouse that reeked of metamidofos, a deadly nerve agent no longer sold in the United States but still available in Mexico. The young woman said she was pregnant.
Meet the legal drug trade. Looks a whole lot like the illegal one except more cash flows to Democrats.
A Western sheriff still fighting the war on drugs, Honea watched as 15 people tried to flee when deputies stormed a cannabis farm in Berry Creek. Three turned out to be bosses, who had assault weapons and body armor on the property. The 12 workers, all from Mexico, were without cellphones or passports. Honea said investigators learned the travel documents were stashed at a different location, suggesting the workers were being held captive for their labor.
The drug war isn’t over, it’s bigger and uglier than ever. Legalizing drugs just made drug abuse, cartels and the entire murderous corrupt industry much harder to fight.
So much for the leftist lies about how legalizing pot would fix everything. And the libertarians trotting out the tired Capone analogies promising that organized crime would go away if we legalized pot.
It turns out organized crime is happier with a state of lawlessness than a state of law and order.
Who coulda predicted that?