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Regarding large scale drug-running using aircraft: The war on drugs costs a lot of money. If the governement was losing tax revenue because of this type of smuggling, you can bet they'd put more effort into repressing it. Take the Akwesasne Mohawk reserve that straddles the New York, Quebec and Ontario borders. It is the alcohol and tobacco smuggling capital of Canada. The RCMP estimates that more than 50% of all alcohol and tobacco smuggled into Canada transits through Akwesasne. The RCMP Cornwall detachment has a full-time helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft tasked just on this problem area. They catch people every day, but some still get through. Tje Mohawks have developped a strategy whereby they send out 10 boats or 10 sleds (depending on whether the St-Lawrence is frozen or not). 8 or 9 of these has no illicit goods on board, but they run the border as though they were. Those most of those intercepted have nothing to hide, so they walk.

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One of the conclusions of the study was that it is impossible to define accurately the long-term effects on health by these drugs as the current illegal status of these prevents researchers from conducting wide-ranging and long-term studies on them.

I found this quote in a book called Cannabis and Cannabinoids by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD and Ethan Russo, MD "Cannabis-based medicines have been used for thousands of years in Asia, and were popular for 100 years in Western medicine after their introduction in the mid-nineteenth century" so there is a lot of information out there about the effects of pot. One of the main reasons Cannabis "Hemp" was sent to the gallows, was the large cotton industy.

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Very well said Skidster!

 

Hey, JB.  Who loves ya, baby? Having flashbacks of former "discussions" here BIG TIME. We'll always agree to disagree, Mr. Radioactive. Let's talk again when you be a parent. Okeedokee?

 

TQN, what was that all about?? I most certainly do have kids thank you very much!

 

See how we can have fun disagreeing???

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I have no idea what possessed me to say such a thing! :wacko: It's this crazy place, I tells ya. Nothing more, JB. (Didn't know about the kids, BTW. Apologies; my mistake. No scrappin' on agenda for today. Ha! :D )

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and hopefully with legalized pot, the cost won't be $75 a quarter...he at least won't be stealing CD's every week, maybe every couple weeks.

During prohibition alchohol was quite expensive as well. once it was legal again the prices fell to a more comfortable level as competition was brought back in.

Unfortunately, we also have to assume the government would tax it to death, but maybe when the jails aren't full of misdemeanor pot smokers, there may be some tax dollars free to float around for better social programs helping those in need.

 

 

With drug addiction problems ;) Good Grief Charlie Brown!!!

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More of the same, other side this time though!

 

 

Quebec, U.S. cops arrest 30, seize helicopter in Quebec drug raids at 11:04 on June 8, 2005, EST.

 

MONTREAL (CP) - Police from Quebec and the United States arrested about 30 people and seized a helicopter and vehicles in raids early Wednesday to bust a marijuana trafficking ring.

 

RCMP, Quebec provincial police and officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency raided homes, businesses and farms in the Eastern Townships and in an area southeast of Montreal.

 

Those arrested were believed to be linked to organized crime, said Quebec provincial police.

 

They face charges of drug possession, trafficking and gangsterism. Some of those arrested will be extradited to the United States, police said.

 

About 250 officers participated in the operation.

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ok, mags.. what's PB??

 

saw some footage on the suppertime news... showed the helicopter minus m/r blades sitting on a trailer... an R44 C-FYPX... database shows it registered to a private individual in la belle province..

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