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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 5, 2014, 01:38 PM

27. I didn't mean that literally,

but the fact is, there's a bureaucratic empire based on cannabis that reaches all the way down to the beat cop.

Each level depends on the network; the "Czar", of course for the power and the vast sums of money he controls, which comes not only from tax allocations, but also huge amounts from the houses, cars, boats, planes and currency confiscated.

The beat cop benefits from the LEAP grants that pay for special equipment and career-enhancing training. He/she also gains leverage: it's a convenient way to punish and harass the people that a cop might hate, but that won't conveniently commit crimes.

The top echelon will fight change to the death.Their entire careers, their "expertise" is based on the drug trade. The overwhelming majority of drug consumers are cannabis users, take away that venue and their river slows to a spring.

The loss of "income" would probably amount to billions. Bureaucrats won't give up that wealth, that power and prestige, easily. They probably collectively peed themselves when the states began legalizing recreational use.

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