Cannabis plant seizures in the state of Ohio are on the upswing, with over 40,000 plants seized in August alone, more than all of the seizures last year.

Earlier [last] month, state and local officials found about 22,000 marijuana plants in a small village in southern Ohio called Latham. The bust was so big, authorities chose to burn the plants where they were found, instead of destroying them elsewhere.

It seems the rural areas of Ohio – of which there are plenty – are being infested with marijuana grows. And of course law enforcement has to find and destroy these plants so they can justify their bloated budgets next year. More wasted money used to destroy medicine. It seems no state is immune to the wasteful practice of marijuana eradication.

It’s time we start letting our state governments know that cannabis eradication should be a low priority for law enforcement. The money could be better spent in many ways, including drug education. Or maybe they could spend it searching for violent criminals who terrorize their citizens instead of pulling plants. Contact your local representative today and make your voice heard.

Joe Klare

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  1. Jim Lunsford

    Or maybe they could spend it searching for violent criminals who terrorize their citizens instead of pulling plants.

    Yeah, but maybe they’re too terrorized of those same scary bad guys! The reason why they pull the plants is the scary guys can’t shoot them there.

  2. Greggo

    You said it Jim. Those scary plants don’t have fingers to hold knives or pull the triggers, so they should be the first to go

  3. Cann_Do

    I completely agree that fed, state and local cops are chickening out by going after plants and non-violent drug offenders… its obviously a safer bet.

    But, also… They are greedy.

    Follow the Money: Right from the taxpayer pockets to the police chief’s greedy little hand.

    Example:

    “The San Antonio Police Department has “hit the jackpot.” Wednesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Antonio handed over the largest ever drug forfeiture checks to local law enforcement.”

    http://www.woai.com/news/local/story/DEA-anno

    “Two Texas law enforcement agencies have thicker wallets after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in San Antonio turned over a record $4 million in drug proceeds.”

    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/d

    It is positively shameful that our police are not acknowledging their REAL reason for wanting to maintain their highly PROFITABLE War on Drugs.

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