If You Want An Example Of Just How Truly Ridiculous The Drug War Is

Look no further:

A Slidell area man this week pleaded guilty to drug charges stemming from his sale of oregano, which he passed off as marijuana, and is scheduled to receive a sentence of seven years behind bars.

File this under “you learn something new every day:” In Louisiana, selling or possessing a phony illegal drug carries the same penalty as selling or possessing the actual illegal drug. In my view, it’s ridiculous just making the drug itself illegal. Still, I can at least understand the prohibition arguments. But making imitations of the drug illegal? Seven years for an ingredient in spaghetti sauce? Pure lunacy.

 

 

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One Comment on “If You Want An Example Of Just How Truly Ridiculous The Drug War Is”

  1. John Says:

    There was a time when it was the thing that cops wanted done. The more phony drugs that were sold the more people were leery of getting ripped off and drug sales dropped.


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