It's not even April 1, the day I posted the famous blog about New Hampshire drug dealers expressing their gratitude to the House for failing to pass HB492 which would have legalized, regulated and taxes small amounts of marijuana in the state, thus driving dealers out of business by quashing their $150 million business in black market street sales in our fair state.
That was a classic, but note that it was written April 1. Apparently it's true that behind every piece of satire is more than a grain of truth, and the grains are spreading across our beach already.
This item is not a parody at all, but rather a link sent to me by someone out there in the internet ether. Apparently legalization in states like Colorado and Washington is driving the price of marijuana down to such an extent that some Mexican growers are in fact being driven out of business.
Along with the pertinent section of the story, I've included a link to the overall story, just to prove that this isn't a hoax. The source, mind you, is not some pro marijuana rag, easily disparaged, but the main stream Washington Post.
As I've said all along, the surest way to drive out the lowlife scum who deal illegally and quite profitably...in fact the only way...is to legalize, regulate (thus guaranteeing that adulterated substances stay out of the product), and tax marijuana.
One of my favorite State Reps (no names please; I wouldn't want to embarrass him/her) recently called me the Cassandra of the New Hampshire House, a reference to the ancient Greek who was blessed with the gift of prophecy but cursed that no one would believe her.
Cassandra strikes again here, right on the money but sadly, not believed...at least by the majority...at least not yet.
Here's the quote and the entire link.
With the wholesale price of marijuana falling — driven in part by
decriminalization in sections of the United States — Mexican drug
farmers are turning away from cannabis
“It’s not worth it anymore,” said Rodrigo Silla, 50, a lifelong cannabis
farmer who said he couldn’t remember the last time his family and others
in their tiny hamlet gave up growing mota. “I wish the Americans would
stop with this legalization.”
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In Greek mythology, Cassandra (Greek Κασσάνδρα, also Κασάνδρα; ),[full citation needed] also known as Alexandra or Kassandra, was the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. She had the power of prophecy and the curse of never being believed. A common version of her story is that Apollo gave her the power of prophecy in order to seduce her, but when she refused him, he gave her the curse of never being believed. In an alternate version, she fell asleep in a temple, and snakes licked (or whispered in) her ears so that she was able to hear the future. The connection between snakes and knowledge is a recurring theme in Greek mythology, though sometimes it brings an ability to understand the language of animals rather than an ability to know the future. She is a figure of both epic tradition and of tragedy.