Monday, August 17, 2009
Fires and drug laws
News reports say that firefighters and law enforcement are pretty sure the current Santa Barbara fire was started by guards at a marijuana grow cooking dinner or at least having a campfire. As this post on Orange Punch delineates in a bit more detail, it's important to know that it is asset forfeiture laws that have driven growers into the national forests, where the land is already owned by the government. The solution, of course, is legalization.