Federal agents are responsible for leaving a 23-year-old college student in a holding cell for five days without food or water. Daniel Chong was swept up in a 2012 DEA raid on his friends' house, where he had gone to smoke marijuana. After an interrogation, he was told he would be released. But the agents responsible forgot about him, leaving him to drink his own urine to stave off dehydration.
This is the result of the ‘war on drugs’. None of this would have happened if marijuana were legal.
He went there to do nothing but smoke marijuana, and this is the result. If he had gone there to have a shot of whiskey, would things have been different? Of course it would! He could have gotten sloppy drunk, driven home and killed some poor pedestrian. The consequences still wouldn’t have been this severe.
I don’t even want to think about how much this situation and the resulting settlement cost taxpayers. This is classic example of the failed war on drugs. And we taxpayers get sent the bill.
Watch this edition of #Off The Grid:
The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the authors alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ora Media, LLC its affiliates, or its employees.
More from Jesse Ventura's Off The Grid
Jesse Ventura: How Bernie Sanders Sold Out
Jesse Ventura remembers his hero, Muhammad Ali
Jesse Ventura: Snowden performed public service & is a hero
Jesse Ventura: Why voters should listen to Gov. Gary Johnson
Jesse Ventura: Clinton will do anything to win, even pick Sanders as VP
Jesse Ventura: Here's one reason why I can’t be president
Is there hope for our economy? Most Americans don’t think so.
Jesse Ventura: I am not running for president