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The U.S. Forest Service has bought a pair of flying drones to track down marijuana growers operating in remote California woodlands.
Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who oversees the Forest Service, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the pilotless, camera-equipped aircraft will allow law enforcement officers to pinpoint marijuana fields and size up potential dangers before agents attempt arrests.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
What a titanic waste of taxpayer dollars...Meanwhile the CIA is importing in how many thousands of lbs of Coke and Opium regularly?...Guess they're trying to quelch any competition.
Originally posted by jimmyjackblack
While I disagree with privacy being invaded, I'd have to say I think pot is pointless. All it does is make you wanna do nothing, it makes you alright with wasting your life (so does the internet lol). It's a counter productive drug and it gets some people high to the point where it makes them dangerous on the road. I'm anti-weed, it's just not a good idea, it's what made one of the companies I worked for go down the drain, everyone there was smoking it up so much, the company went under from unproductivness.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by Mr. Ree
It is not about busting pot growers per say, but more about protecting the forests and those who hike through them. As has been mentioned those who are growing fields in areas like this tend to protect their crop. People get killed/hurt, forest gets damaged, and animals are killed/hurt as well.