Law enforcement deserves praise for pot seizures
In an era where legalized marijuana is increasingly easy to find, it might seem surprising that so much time and so many resources are dedicated toward the illegal stuff.
But illegal marijuana remains the most-used drug in the world. The risks that people will endure to grow and distribute the drug are sometimes mind-boggling.
The market for illegal marijuana remains gigantic. According to statistics, about $141 billion in illegal pot transactions take place worldwide each year. Those same statistics reveal that illegal marijuana is consumed by more than 180 million people worldwide.
As long as there is demand, there will be people willing to risk their lives to grow it and sell it. Drug dealers and law enforcement are still locked in a deadly war over pot. It’s a war that is sometimes fought in our own backyard — literally.