The legalization of marijuana will be a slow process. Though the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the nation’s capitol, Washington, DC have all legalized weed for recreational use, smokers across the land still have to move covertly as to to not be arrested for “getting blowed.” Though the national perception of marijuana is relaxing, the police are not and are still going to bust you if you are buying, smoking or selling weed. That is evidenced by the record-breaking weed bust that recently went down in San Diego where 15 tons of ganja were intercepted by police.
The weed bust (the second largest in the history of the United States) went down at Otay Mesa, a crossing point from Mexico into California. The shipment was found in a common stash spot for many, mattresses. Well, a truck marked “mattresses and cushions” destined for Cali.
A Customs and Border agent X-rayed the truck’s cargo bay and something just wasn’t right according to a statement. When officers opened the truck, aside from a few mattresses, they found weed bundles wrapped in plastic from floor to ceiling. There was a total of 1,296 bundles in all, weighing 31,598 lbs.. This shipment had an estimated street value of about $19 million.
The largest shipment of weed seized by the Border Patrol in United States history was 35,265 lbs. or 17.6 tons in 2013. That shipment was also coming into Southern California from Mexico.
A suggestion for the trees seized: Instead of burning it, donate it to D.C.. Though the District legalized, it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana. If they donate the 15 tons, it would make it easier on smokers who are expected to grow what they use. Just a suggestion.