New Hampshire police have been busy cracking down on all kinds of dangerous criminals, notably a charity garage and an old man’s impressive garden of cannabis plants.
The Good News Garage, a charity program that recycles cars for the needy, has had to suspend operations in Manchester due to a lack of a used car dealer license. This lack of a license is nothing new, as Good News Garage has operated there without one for the past decade. Only now did the issue come up at a council meeting, ending charity’s 10-year reign of paperwork-less terror.
It’s worth noting that the Good News Garage is a government-funded program, and as such, guilty of a good deal of waste. Still, while ending a wasteful government program is always a good thing, doing so to a charity program over a long-overlooked paperwork issue seems a little ridiculous.
Police and firefighters working together against an old man and his plants
Meanwhile, a man in Hooksett has been arrested for his horticultural hobby. Kevin Black is a potential felon now because of his impressive 103 marijuana plants, which is a “well duh” moment for anyone familiar with America’s drug laws, but perplexing when one looks at it through the context of armed agents coming after some old guy and his plants.
Also noteworthy is the fact that it was firefighters who tipped police off to the scofflaw gardener while responding to a nearby call, meaning that firefighters are equally to be avoided if you have anything going on that you don’t want the cops knowing about.
Despite changing social attitudes, marijuana has a long legal way to go
While America’s nonsensical drug laws have come under more scrutiny as of late, with the President’s own daughter caught smoking pot (and, of course, getting away with it), the federal government shows no signs of relaxing its anachronistic prohibitionist approach. The Drug Enforcement Agency recently refused to reschedule marijuana, leaving it as a Class 1 substance, considered as dangerous as heroin.