I hope this will be the first of many letters expressing outrage about the attack on our children from the producers of THC-laced “candies.” Unfortunately, limited information about the source of this threat was available in The Monitor. However, past history has shown us that the cartels are the major THC producer.
From the pictures provided, it is clear that the intent was to direct them at children. Now before someone says “build the wall,” let’s understand that, according to web research, similar candies have been available for some time. Even though no manufacturer provides a lot of information, it is also clear that the “adult” varieties are distributed from points stretching from California to Ottawa, Canada.
What can we do — pass ineffectual laws, build walls, prosecute drug users? No, we need to wipe out the illegal sources unwilling to abide by laws and regulations.
We need to, with the cooperation of Mexico, wipe out the cartels, burn the fields and dismantle the production and distribution.
We treat the symptom every time rather than the problem, always proving we are the embodiment of stupidity by doing the same thing every time and expecting a different result.
Ned Sheats, Mission