Palm Coast (WTFF) – A Florida man was arrested and charged with a felony after cleaning up some weed from a beach in Flagler County.
For the past few days, packages of marijuana have been washing up on shore in St. Johns, Flagler and Volusia counties.
This is actually pretty common in Florida. Just over eighty years ago, the United States passed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, outlawing cannabis at the federal level, mostly because they hated the Mexicans that brought it in. During the congressional testimony, Harry Anslinger, U.S. Commissioner of Narcotics had this to say about the devil’s lettuce:
“I wish I could show you what a small marihuana cigarette can do to one of our degenerate Spanish-speaking residents. That’s why our problem is so great; the greatest percentage of our population is composed of Spanish-speaking persons, most of who are low mentally, because of social and racial conditions.”
Nixon pushed onward with the racist propaganda, and declared war on blacks and hippies, using the police as his personal army who still invade and seize the private property of U.S. citizens and imprison them against their will, because of a dried plant. The administration knew what they were doing, as John Ehrlichman, Watergate co-conspirator describes…
“You want to know what this was really all about? The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
As a result, in 2018, despite all the medical knowledge we have, and against the better judgement of more civilized nations, cannabis is still illegal in Florida. So instead of paying taxes on it, we fund other countries that bring it in, which in turn funds actual crimes like human trafficking.
Their boats sometimes sink or get raided, or whatever, and bundles of weed wash up on the shores of our beaches.
There were others out there too, collecting the weed, cleaning up the beach and being environmentally friendly. This is Florida, after all.
Some lady called the cops on them.
Deputies arrived and spotted the 61-year-old Palm Coast man that the caller said was “attempting to open the packaging and take packages of marijuana.”
The Florida Man said nothing to the cops, and “did not attempt” to alert them about finding anything suspicious around the beach.
They forced him to open his trunk and found an 11 pound brick wrapped in a brown beach towel.
He was arrested and charged with Marijuana – Possession 20G or More, a Felony. He was released an hour and a half later on $2,500 bond and now awaits trial.