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The federal government has simply blown up a broccoli cargo that hides weed price $ 630,000 – firebird-cbdoil

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Weeds have many other names, one of which is "broccoli". Fittingly, customs and border guards stationed on the US-Mexico border intercepted a tractor trailer on Saturday that was said to have smuggled well over a ton of weeds hidden in broccoli containers.

The bust took place at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility in Pharr, Texas. The authorities said in a press release that they had discovered £ 3,159 of marijuana on the trailer with an estimated street value of $ 632,000.

"This is a significant amount of narcotics that will not make it into our communities," said port director Carlos Rodriguez, who oversees the Pharr facility, in the press release.

In particular, the fact that the police still refer to cannabis as a "narcotic" indicates that the ban is still alive. The definition of “narcotics” varies widely by source, although the word is usually reserved for synthetic opioid pain relievers such as oxycontin and fentanyl, as well as other hard substances. And as we know, opioids can be incredibly addictive and deadly, while cannabis doesn't.

Whether the alleged smugglers' plan to sneak weeds out of 378 boxes of broccoli to the US could indicate either their brilliance or their idiocy. Broccoli is so similar to cannabis that some people actually confuse the two. Even Facebook's photo recognition algorithms once confused broccoli images for pot, triggering unnecessary post deletions and blocked accounts.

To be fair, the Customs and Border Protection website recognizes that the pot ban has hindered research into the medicinal properties of cannabis. "[T] Therapeutic uses of cannabis are still under investigation, and American industry has benefited from commercial uses of hemp fiber, seeds, and oil," their website said. The website also found that scientific "marijuana research and medical testing has also practically disappeared" after the U.S. government banned the plant in the 1930s.

Confusing weeds with broccoli even killed someone. In 2018, a teenage boy from Florida was ripped off when he bought $ 3,000 worth of broccoli that was given to him as marijuana. The teenager, who later knew that he had bought storey buds, tried to offset his robbery losses, resulting in a murder that arrested him.

What is the teaching here? Don't smuggle grass. Instead, mobilize to legalize it where you live if it's not already legal there.

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