Tales of the Drug War: “Don’t you Dare Grow Plants Indoors” Edition
Via the AP: Kansas couple: Indoor gardening prompted pot raid.
Two former CIA employees whose Kansas home was fruitlessly searched for marijuana during a two-state drug sweep claim they were illegally targeted, possibly because they had bought indoor growing supplies to raise vegetables.
Every time I read one of these types of stories (and they are often worse because they involve no-knock raids), I want to think that we are going to come to our senses and rethink how we deal with drugs, especially marjiuana. The notion that one’s home could be searched because one buys gardening supplies is not exactly what I think of when I think of the “land of the free.”
Actually, the lede paragraph is incorrect, as the search was not fruitless, as law enforcement did find tomato and melon plants in the basements (although, perhaps they had not yet fruited).