As the map of legalization gets a bit greener, will the Federal Government finally Netflix and Chill out when it comes to marijuana laws?

Back in 2003 the DEA ran “Operation Pipe Dreams”, effectively shutting down every bong shop selling paraphernalia on the internet. The ill-fated and misguided war on drugs fueled then Attorney General John Ashcroft with nary an eye to the future of marijuana.

The operation was a smashing success, if you consider wasting $12 million dollars and the efforts of 2,000 officers to arrest 55 people (mostly glass blowers) and only charge one — Tommy Chong — a success.

It was a sickening misuse of government funds and energy, but nothing new in the ridiculously long standing war on drugs.

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