Feds Spent More On Marijuana Prohibition In 2018 Than Fighting Domestic Terrorism

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Maybe the first step, however, is recognizing that fighting domestic terrorism requires more funds than maintaining marijuana prohibition in states where the plant is legal. Following the tragic shootings in Texas and Ohio last week, the nation asked what more could be done to fight domestic terrorism. The DEA spent $18 million last year eradicating illegal marijuana grows, though it allegedly doesn’t know where most of the money went. The Drug Enforcement Agency program, called the “Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program,” costs around $18 million. Under the Trump administration, the OCP has lost $18 million in funding, which is the same figure spent on searching for and eliminating cannabis plants.

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The DEA spent $18 million last year eradicating illegal marijuana grows, though it allegedly doesn’t know where most of the money went.

Following the tragic shootings in Texas and Ohio last week, the nation asked what more could be done to fight domestic terrorism. Donald Trump was on board to help, promising federal officers “whatever they need” to effectively counteract homegrown terrorists. But as VICE News reports, Trump should first look at the money his administration spends destroying marijuana...

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