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Dude, I’ll Trade You This iPod and Some Chronic for that Awesome iPad!

Jacob Walker, AKA Dude!

Only in Arizona…

According to this story on the ABC15 web site, a 20 year-old Gilbert, Arizona resident named Jacob Walker posted an ad on craigslist offering to trade an iPod Touch and about seven grams of weed for a 32G iPad.

Dude! What a sweet deal!

Unfortunately for Jacob, the local cops were the first responders to his ad. When Jacob and his homie Jacob Valdere showed upĀ  and showed the cops their chronic, the cuffs came out and the curtain came down.

Now both Jacobs are under arrest for possession and the attempted sale of an illegal substance.

iPod + Weed = iPad?

Dudes! What? Were you stoned or something?

Even old Freewheelin’ Frank (a member of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers back in the 70s) knew better than to advertise. This is not cool dudes, not cool at all.

GEESH! Kids these days!

40 Years and $1 Trillion Later, The Drug War Grinds On

Whatever your feelings about the legalization of drugs, one fact is clear: The United States’ “War on Drugs” has been an abysmal failure.

According to this story reported by United Press International, since 1970 we’ve spent one trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000,000.00) and lost hundreds of lives in a futile attempt to stem the flow of drugs deemed illegal to their ready, willing and eager customer base in the U.S.

If anything, the problem has grown worse over time. Here’s what U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has to say:

“In the grand scheme, it has not been successful,” Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. “Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified.”

It’s hard to believe that we never learned the lesson of Prohibition which gave rise to widespread organized crime in the 1920s and 30s. People are going to have their drinks and their drugs. It’s as simple as that. And, right now, the Mexican drug lords make Al Capone look like a pussycat!

My answer: legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. It’s politically inconceivable to think that cocaine or heroin will ever be legalized but they aren’t the big money makers right now, high-grade pot is. As for pharmaceutical drugs – they’re already “regulated” but are probably more popular and available than ever as illegal/recreational substances.

Methamphetamine? Forget about it! That stuff is bad news any way you look at it, would never get legalized and is mostly manufactured domestically anyway.

No, legalizing pot will not answer all of our national drug problems. But it will cost the drug lords a lot of money and will help support a lot of states and municipalities.

Your thoughts?