Department of Justice Announces Eradication of $1 Billion Worth of Marijuana

 by lucy

The United States Department of Justice has announced that they have discovered and destroyed an estimated $1 billion worth of marijuana since July 1, 2012.

The eradication efforts were conducted on public lands, primarily national parks and forests, throughout seven west coast states, including California and Oregon.

The Department of Justice statement said, “Federal, state and local law enforcement in the seven states have eradicated more than 578,000 marijuana plants from public lands.  The DEA estimates the value of this marijuana to be well over $1 billion.”

Over 80% of the marijuana was discovered in almost 100 fields in California.  Despite the large amount of marijuana that was discovered, only 14 arrests were made as a part of these DOJ efforts.

While the federal government spends significant time and resources on destroying over one-billion-dollars worth of crops, many Americans are recognizing the value and benefit that legalizing and regulating marijuana could bring to the US economy.  States such as Colorado and Oregon will have marijuana legalization measures on the November general election ballot.

 

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17 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Elvers said on Aug 22, 2012

    leave it to knot head feds to destroy a bunch of the medicine we could use, there jerk's from the get go.

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    Mike-420 said on Aug 22, 2012

    damn thats alot of bho i could have made :(

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    BlazinAlberts said on Aug 22, 2012

    A lot of money went in to them finding the billion worth of mj

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    axonmiracle said on Aug 22, 2012

    "Despite the large amount of marijuana that was discovered, only 14 arrests were made as a part of these DOJ efforts."
    That means that each our DOJ destroyed over just 70 million dollars of product for each arrest, what a bunch of fucktards

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    DrjetAZ said on Aug 22, 2012

    that has to be the most unsuccessful operation for arrests ever.. its more like they were targeting a plant and not the people growing it? isnt that whats illegal.. so they spent prob millions to arrest 14 people? im sure u could get more kids selling weed in high school than that what scrubs

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      lucy said on Aug 23, 2012

      The irony is that since they didn't catch the majority of the growers, they'll just be back next year. And since the risk continues to get higher and higher, they'll just try to grow more to justify the effort and potential consequences.

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    iHydroEyez said on Aug 22, 2012

    Imagine if Half of that wouldve been legit legal sales and how much Tax Money that would be, stupid fucking Gov't has a Green Gold Mine Under there Noses and they dont even use it…smh

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    milly said on Aug 22, 2012

    Just blows my mind. How blind can an entire government be?

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    559airandtrees said on Aug 22, 2012

    what a waste of tax payer dollars imo

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    BlazinAlberts said on Aug 23, 2012

    Word @hydro

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    NISMOTOKER said on Aug 23, 2012

    18 fucking arrest … are you kidding me. …….. this is why we cant have nice things .

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    said on Aug 23, 2012

    14 arrests lol

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    Gossett said on Aug 23, 2012

    We wouldn't be in the deficit we are in if they would just let it be sold like it should. Just destroying gods gift to his people. What a lot of money they just wasted for such a beautiful herbal gift. They are the enemy!

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    jomo94 said on Aug 23, 2012

    And we wonder why everyone hates America… Once my generation (I'm 18) gets in office then it will be legal. Until all these idiots are out of office we're screwed

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    Dr_Cannabis said on Aug 23, 2012

    We are a product of failed government. The government have way more power than was ever intended when agencies like these were formed. So, how much of our money was wasted finding and destroying California's cash crop? And how much more was wasted destroying these beautiful crops?

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    Oilhead420 said on Aug 25, 2012

    Jomomyour right. The old Reagan gereration is still old enough to hold some power in the united states, but when they die off, I think minds can be changed and the realization of a false stigma.

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    cquirki said on Sep 17, 2012

    what the fuck. lets throw away hundreds of millions that COULD go to education….

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