California Pot Growing Soars
USA Today takes an in-depth look at the booming marijuana growing business in Northern California and the efforts of CAMP, a group of state drug agents to fight it. It's a losing proposition for CAMP, which they blame on Mexican cartels.
These numbers are pretty astonishing.
A June report for Taxpayers for Common Sense by Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron found that despite billions of dollars spent on marijuana suppression — nearly $4 billion by the federal government in 2004 alone — usage is about the same as 30 years ago.
It's a waste of money. Demand is not going to go down.
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