New Hampshire cops must really, really hate local cannabis growers. That’s the only explanation for a Facebook post from the Danbury PD that turned up Monday, in which they displayed a photograph of some recently seized marijuana plants found in the forest, with a caption:
“FOUND.. If you get home tonight and go for a walk in the woods. And your summers horticulture project has gone and you’d like to talk to somebody about it, please feel free to give us a call. We will offer you some counseling to get through your loss.
You should have our number I left a business card.”
There are two equally smug and lame explanations for this post. The first is that the police are gloating over their find and feel like they have some kind of adversarial competition with local growers, because they happen to work for a state that will be one of the last in the union to legalize cannabis.
The second explanation is that they think these growers are about as dumb as a propaganda cartoon version of a stoner and will call bite on this obvious lure, kind of like Wile E. Coyote hoping Roadrunner will smash into the tunnel painted on a rock wall.
The rock wall of being charged with cannabis-related crimes in New Hampshire is no joke. Unlike all of its more enlightened brethren states in New England, the “Live Free or Die” state isn’t even a little bit into the weed stuff. Possession of more than one ounce of marijuana is a felony and punishable up to 7 years in prison and a $100,000 fine, according to NORML. Possession of less than an ounce is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or $2,000 in fines.
Lame. That’s all, folks!