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98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is "Ditchweed," DEA Admits
    #7646687 - 11/17/07 06:49 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

98 Percent Of All Domestically Eradicated Marijuana Is “Ditchweed,” DEA Admits
November 15, 2007 - rinf.com

More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement in the United States is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis, according to newly released data by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

According to the data, available online at: http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t4382005.pdf, of the estimated 223 million marijuana plants destroyed by law enforcement in 2005, approximately 219 million were classified as “ditchweed,” a term the agency uses to define “wild, scattered marijuana plants [with] no evidence of planting, fertilizing, or tending.” Unlike cultivated marijuana, feral hemp contains virtually no detectable levels of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis, and does not contribute to the black market marijuana trade.

Previous DEA reports have indicated that between 98 and 99 percent of all the marijuana plants eradicated by US law enforcement is ditchweed.

NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre criticized the DEA program for spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars to predominantly eradicate wild hemp. “The irony, of course, is that industrial hemp is grown legally throughout most the Western world as a commercial crop for its fiber content,” he said. “Yet the US government is spending taxpayers’ money to target and eradicate this same agricultural commodity.”

According to a 2005 Congressional Research Service report, “The United States is the only developed nation in which industrial hemp is not an established crop.”

St. Pierre said that most of the hemp plants eradicated by law enforcement are remnants of US-government subsidized crops that existed prior to World War II. “Virtually all wild hemp goes unharvested and presents no legitimate threat to public safety,” he said. “As such, it should be of no concern to the federal government or law enforcement.”

According to DEA figures, Indiana reported seizing over 212 million ditchweed plants - far more than any other state. Missouri law enforcement confiscated some 4.5 million plants, and Kansas reported eradicating approximately 1.2 million plants. More than half of all states failed to report their ditchweed totals.

California led all 50 states in the number of cultivated cannabis plants eradicated in 2005, with the DEA reporting that more than 2 million plants had been destroyed.

The Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program is a joint federal and state effort funded, in part, by the DEA.

                            STATE LEADERS:
                DITCHWEED ERADICATED (2005)
            Indiana (212,441,768 plants confiscated)
              Missouri (4,529,695 plants confiscated)
              Kansas (1,177,976 plants confiscated)
            Wisconsin (272,650 plants confiscated)
            Oklahoma (100,736 plants confiscated)

                            STATE LEADERS:
          CULTIVATED CANNABIS** ERADICATED (2005)
            California (2,011,277 plants confiscated)
              Kentucky (510,502 plants confiscated)
            Tennessee (440,362 plants confiscated)
                Hawaii (255,113 plants eradicated)
            Washington (136,165 plants confiscated)

        **DEA footnote: “May include ‘tended’ ditchweed.”


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: veggie]
    #7646707 - 11/17/07 07:11 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Yay my state is winning the ditchweed eradication!!! Gooo Hosers!! er, I mean hoosiers.


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: veggie]
    #7646710 - 11/17/07 07:18 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

:lol: Dumb cops.


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: Le_Canard]
    #7646732 - 11/17/07 07:36 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

What a waste of our already economically shitty US tax dollars. I can't believe the federal government authorizes the use of funds to deploy police or DEA agents to eradicate wild-growing plants. The worst part of it is that they contain no active chemicals, and therefore serve no "threat" like ordinary marijuana. Why would someone smoke pot that didn't get them high?

It's like putting a retard through a Harvard doctorate program. It's a complete waste of money. It's not accomplishing anything. Not even a little bit.

I hope one day someone running this fucking shithole country actually takes a good look around at all the shit we're wasting money that could be better spent educating our damn kids. As it stands the U.S. is one of the lowest rated developed countries in the world when it comes to education. Kids in Germany are doing U.S. junior high (grades 6-8) schoolwork at their grade 3 equivalent. It's fucking ridiculous how stupid Americans are.

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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: Skeeblix]
    #7647426 - 11/17/07 02:04 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

wow those guys are murderers


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: Eraserhead]
    #7647524 - 11/17/07 02:47 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Eraserhead said:
Yay my state is winning the ditchweed eradication!!! Gooo Hosers!! er, I mean hoosiers.




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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: usefulidiot13]
    #7647609 - 11/17/07 03:31 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

our government sucks huge ass.

period.

I'm fucking moving somewhere....
Norway.

sure, must be better than this shit.


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: veggie]
    #7647913 - 11/17/07 05:26 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: EntheogenicPeace]
    #7647994 - 11/17/07 05:52 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

They've been doing this for years. Every year they always have big burns in the midwest and the plains and stuff of ditchweed. It's retarded because no one goes out looking for it to get stoned anyway.


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: veggie]
    #7648045 - 11/17/07 06:13 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Well if you can't find the good weed, and still want the numbers to support our Governments opinion that they are winning the war on drugs... Makes sense to me to just go get some ditch weed!

Plus who is going to see this article about it being ditch weed? People like us, not the general public who thinks the DEA stopped 220 million marijuana plants from hitting the streets and our schools!!!!


Edited by TheJakeyl88 (11/17/07 06:15 PM)


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: Skeeblix]
    #7648094 - 11/17/07 06:29 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

America still has one the highest standards of living for its citizens and is also the economic leader of the world, hardly what I would call a shit hole regardless of how much tax money is wasted by the government. Please cite: "Kids in Germany are doing U.S. junior high (grades 6-8) schoolwork at their grade 3".


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: robbyberto]
    #7649094 - 11/17/07 11:10 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

lawl... I cant believe they actually eradicate wild hemp... wow


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: robbyberto]
    #7649145 - 11/17/07 11:30 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

robbyberto said:
America still has one the highest standards of living for its citizens and is also the economic leader of the world, hardly what I would call a shit hole regardless of how much tax money is wasted by the government. Please cite: "Kids in Germany are doing U.S. junior high (grades 6-8) schoolwork at their grade 3".




So, why's our currency beat out by a good portion of the developed world?

And I'd love to cite my source on the German school stuff, but it was a person I had a class with back in high school who had come on an exchange program. He told us all kinds of stuff like how most German kids know at least 3 languages before they hit their secondary schooling and all kinds of other stuff like that. They do algebra and trigonometry remarkably early compared to U.S. curriculum, too.

On average, the IQ of Americans sits at 98.

Check this out for more in-depth stuff.
http://www.vdare.com/misc/rushton_iq.htm


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: veggie]
    #7649212 - 11/17/07 11:50 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Do they actually publish the numbers with the ditchweed as if it was good cannabis?


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: Skeeblix]
    #7649451 - 11/18/07 01:05 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

And that kid had no reason to embellish? I'll agree that our public schooling is very poor compared to many European countries but Germany isn't the pinnacle of intelligence either...


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Re: 98% of all Cannabis plants seized are not psychoactive [Re: robbyberto]
    #7650717 - 11/18/07 02:01 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

This is great, and after all the hemp plants have been eradicated, they need to break out their microscopes and go through all the cow pastures eradicating all mushroom spores.

After that they should eradicate all Hippies and Asians, and make the world perfect.... just like God would want it.


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