Ditchweed Headache


New data on the Drug Enforcement Administration's Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program may help clarify why the DEA is opposed to hemp cultivation in the United States. Although other countries where the crop is legal apparently have no trouble distinguishing between nonpsychoactive hemp and THC-loaded marijuana, it seems U.S. drug warriors can't tell the difference: 98 percent of the 223 million or so cannabis plants "eradicated" by American law enforcement agencies in 2005 were feral hemp, a.k.a. ditchweed.

[via NORML]