The crippling reach of methamphetamine abuse has become the [United States] leading drug problem affecting local law enforcement agencies, according to a survey of 500 sheriff’s departments in 45 states.
The report comes soon after the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy restated its stance that marijuana remains the nation’s most substantial drug problem. Federal estimates show there are 15 million marijuana users compared to the 1 million that might use meth.
Dave Murray, a policy analyst for the White House, said he understood that the meth problem moving through the nation was serious and substantial. But he disagreed that it had reached the state of an epidemic.
“This thing is burning, and because it’s burning, we’re going to put it out,” he said. “But we can’t turn our back on other threats.”
This appears to match the policy of the New Zealand government. Thank you for protecting us from the terrifying threat of marijuana! We’re so grateful! When the hell is it going to be decriminalised? Does ANYONE give a shit about marijuana any more?
The reason that these law enforcement people responding like this in their survey is the when someone you know is out of marijuana, the result is them sitting around saying things like “Sorry man! I am totally out of weed.” and then you say “For reals?” and they’re all like “It’s true, Amigo.” and you’re like “Bummer.”
But when a P-head is out of meth, HE WILL FUCKING KILL YOU AND STEAL YOUR SOCKS AND PAWN THEM FOR P MONEY! FUCK!
Surely one of these is slightly more important than the other. I’m still not sure why weed is bad, but booze is a-ok.