Drug Policy

Massive Drug War #Fail No. 4,123: Smugglers Shoot Pot Into U.S. With Cannons!

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Via Michelle Fields comes this CBS News story about the latest way around drug-interdiction efforts:

U.S. Border Patrol agents say smugglers have come up with yet another creative way to get drugs in the country — a cannon.

Authorities say 33 cans of marijuana were spotted Friday in a field near where the Colorado River crosses the U.S.-Mexico border. They believe the cans were launched about 500 feet into the U.S. using a pneumatic-powered cannon.

Next to drug users—who are generally unparalleled in their McGuyveresque ability to turn anything into a means of getting high—drug smugglers may be the most inventive group of people in this and any other universe. When full legalization comes, perhaps some of those smarts will be harnessed into positive economic activity. The CBS tale ends with this lotsa-luck finish:

Authorities say Border Patrol agents in the Yuma sector near the Arizona-California border are adapting and shifting resources as smugglers come up with new ways of transporting their contraband.

Given law enforcement's willingness to buy stories about butt-chugging, jenkem, and more, I'm pretty sure the smugglers will always be a couple of steps ahead of the cops. 

Whole thing here.