It's legal to sniff marijuana in public. Since when?
Ask the PNP and PDEA.
It was my second day in the province. Sarap gumising. Cool, fresh air. May kinailangan akong gawin sa plaza namin so with some tools at hand, I asked my nephew who just woke up to come with me. Usually, walang tao dun so I was quite surprised to have seen this:
It was 7 in the morning. May darating daw na bisita ang mga pulis, kaya pala may mga tao. Pagkatapos ng ginagawa ko, naki-usisa ako. May iniipon na damo.
I got excited. First time ko kasi makakita ng marijuana.
Of course, I know, they'll do public burning of weeds again. Hindi ako interesado makinig sa forum nila, bumalik na lang ako nung sinusunog na ang damo.
They've done this many times before. In fact, too many times that people can start calling us the marijuana burning capital of the north. That pisses me off. It's not really giving us the supposed to be good image at all. Proud kami nung una, pero kung halos taon-taon yan ginagawa, kahina-hinala na ata?
If PDEA and the PNP are really serious with their anti-drug campaign, dapat hindi na laging may ganito di ba? Sino ang mga nagtatanim nyan at bakit ndi sila ang huliin? Bakit mga pananim lang ang nahuhuli?
It is so reality TV. May magtatanim, alam kung klan aanihin, may konting susunugin. Envited ang media, may camera at picture picture. Bukas may masasabitan ng medalya. It's just a show. Scripted na, at may interview portion pa.
This was the topic between me and my father that day. See? He's a retired police officer. He's been there, and I am proud to say that he's one of the few who have been true to their service. I'm aware that during his time he surrendered every single leaf of marijuana that they got from their operations. He never made money out of it, nor used it to get promoted. Kasi kung ganun, mayaman na sana kami. Amf!
Although I know that he know the things that's going on behind all these, he believes despite everything that the PNP and PDEA are doing this for a good cause, that integrity is there, something that I totally am not agreeing with.
Anyway, here's how a public marijuana smoking looks like.
Enough to keep me high for days.