Tuesday, October 31, 2006

High Stakes for Israeli Pot Smokers

This just in from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)

"Marijuana prices in Israel reportedly have skyrocketed since the Lebanon war.

Yediot Achronot reported Tuesday that the cost of cannabis in Israel has increased as much as eightfold, largely because of boosted security at the Lebanese frontier that has discouraged drug smugglers.

Another favored conduit for traffickers, the Sinai desert, has seen strengthened Israeli border patrols aimed at preventing arms from reaching Palestinian terrorists.

“They don’t realize that all their wars are hurting the only thing that can bring a little quiet to the region,” an unnamed Israeli pot dealer complained to Yediot."

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