Musicians pass through the Canada/U.S. border every day and occasionally have their van/bus searched for drugs, but what happens when you actually get caught? Slightly Stoopid
learned the answer to that question the hard way.
"Border patrol agents detained us for seven hours with about seven to eight agents of wasted taxpayers' manpower," singer Miles Doughty
revealed to Celeb Stoner
(*Yes this is a real site*)."They were threatening us with intent to sell and distribute marijuana even though all they actually found was about a half ounce. And this was after they tore our whole bus apart and then made my guys put everything back together." (Note
: The entire fiasco ended with the band having to pay a $3000 fine.)
Doughty goes on a tangent about the police system and how poorly they handled the incident, and marijuana related incidents in general ...
"This is just another example of glorified security guards using their power the wrong way. I was talking sh** because we're musicians and we smoke marijuana. I don't understand how they could mix that up with drug dealers. I guess they're not fans of music or they'd know that this is what we do. It just amazes me that they would waste this much time for marijuana. Maybe if they taxed it like alcohol and cigarettes, things would be easier, but then they wouldn't be able to waste billions of dollars of taxpayers' money on the supposed 'War on Drugs.' In this country you can do less time in jail for killing than getting busted with recreational drugs."
And Doughty ends his rant with the timelss arguement over the dangers of using marijuana ...
"I've been smoking weed for 17 years and it's never been a gateway drug or affected my life in a negative way. I will always promote the use of marijuana because I don't see it as something harmful. Alcohol and cigarettes kill people. Who dies from getting blazed? Answer: No one."
Now it's time for you to post your thoughts on the issue. C'mon ... be honest. In fact, I'll go first. I've never tried marijuana, even once, but I can say that for a few
of my friends it did
become a gateway drug because the thrill of being high started to dwindle and they wanted to replace it with something stronger. I think it depends on the individual and their personally (ie: obsessive, addictive).