I think the shooting of four RCMP officer in Alberta is tragic.
But I don’t understand why this means we need to “crack down on grow-ops.”
The fact that growing marijuana is illegal is what builds a criminal culture around the enterprise. The more illegal marijuana growing is, presumably the more dangerous it is for police.
If we “crack down on grow-ops,” then marijuana will be more scarce, hence more valuable, hence more “criminal.”
If we decriminalized the growing of marijuana, then police resources wouldn’t be wasted trying to stamp the “problem” out, there would cease to be a criminal culture around it, and the police would be in much less danger.
What am I missing?