I wonder how much money the U.S. government wasted bringing this guy to justice. I'm not a big fan of marijuana, but I have absolutely no idea why it's illegal. Even if we do accept its illegality, I certainly don't think we ought to be trampling on the sovereignty of our closest ally in order to enforce one of our less important laws. If this guy were a mass murderer, a terrorist, a counterfeiter, sure. But a marijuana peddler? We invade Canada to shut down a pot shop? Stupid, stupid, stupid.
What also bugs me is that the DEA was trying to deal a blow to the marijuana legalization movement. I don't know how the DEA thought it had the duty to quash dissent on this issue, but that's a notion it needs to be relieved of post-haste. Honestly, if I were a DEA agent, I'd welcome the legalization of marijuana... less work for me.
On an unrelated note, congratulations to Eliot Spitzer and the rest of the state AGs for successfully getting the courts to strike down Bush's weak pollution standards. Of course, Congress will probably repeal the old ones anyway, but it's good to know that at least someone thinks that the President should listen to Congress on something.