Imagine you were hiking through the woods in northern Arizona. You stumble upon a group of people deep in the woods. They turn out to be growers of illegal plants and they are hostile. They take your hostage or maybe just shoot you right there on the spot. Why? because you accidentally came across their pot garden. You weren't looking for their garden but you found it...and all the trouble that comes with it.
I first heard about this a few years ago from a friend who's father is a officer up in Payson, AZ. They said that these gardens if not guarded by armed men are boobie trapped with anything from guns to small explosives. I was told if you ever come across one of these gardens just turn around the way you came and get out of the area as quickly as possible.
All that being said it brings me to the point of all this. I haven't always thought this way about drugs, in fact I have thought the exact opposite for many years, but drugs are illegal and I have no pity on anyone who every gets arrested for them. Maybe I'm just getting older and my views are changing, but drugs (even weed) aren't good for the country until they can be legalized and controlled. A lot of people say that they can drive while high on weed....bullshit. They say it doesn't effect their motivation.....bullshit. I was there for a long time, I know what it does and i have done a lot of stupid things because of it. If marijuana is legal a year from now than I will be cool with it, but until then it is illegal and can't be controlled correctly. I have heard before that some peoples local weed isn't as bad as that stuff coming from Mexico because no one gets killed because of it. Again.....bullshit. It is an illegal trade and people will get in trouble and die at all levels.
All that being said, I'm not going to turn in the people that I know that do partake in any of these activities. What they do in their own time is their business, But it is when it effects me that I have a concern. And don't think for a second that I don't think that driving or any thing of that nature isn't wrong while under the influence of any mind altering substance, just like alcohol. The only difference is that alcohol is regulated and there are systems in place to let me and the police know when someone has had to much.