Some Cops Are Embarrassingly Ignorant About Marijuana
Supporters of marijuana legalization have long held that their opponents are shifty-eyed narcs who willfully exaggerate the negative effects of whacking the weed (or however the kids describe it these days) or, worse yet, are woefully misinformed about a substance responsible for roughly one arrest every 42 seconds in the United States. And, really, it's hard not to agree when you see drug busts executed about as methodically as a game of "Pin the Cuffs on the Pothead" played with extra-thick blindfolds.
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Marking one of the few times cuffs and blindfolds come together in a PG way.
For instance, in Kansas, police noticed some suspicious plants in the backyard of a former mayor, decided it must be pot, and got a warrant to raid that shit. Keep in mind, to get said warrant they had to photograph the suspicious plants, show them to a prosecutor, who got a search warrant from a judge -- everyone agreed the plants had to be cannabis. The cops showed up to raid the home of the senior citizens and found the plants to be ... sunflowers. But hey, you can't blame the cops in Kansas for not recognizing their official state flower. It's not like they have it at the top of their state flag or anything ...
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Turns out Dorothy didn't have to go far to find people who needed a brain.
Not that this is some kind of hilarious isolated incident -- U.K. police ended up getting frisky with a 79-year-old woman after spotting tomato plants in her window and tearing apart her home of 53 years, on suspicion of it being a secret cannabis factory. Look, these are the risks we just have to take -- imagine if police did nothing and our grandmothers were just allowed to grow weed unchecked. The destructive effects on society would be unfathomable, in the sense that we're really having trouble fathoming any.
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She is the one who knocks.