An ex-Narcotics Officer is creating a video to teach people how to "Never Get Busted Again." His former employers remember him as being one of the best narcotics officers they've ever seen. In the article it mentions that he is in favor of marijuana legalization, believing the War on Drugs to be a waste of resources, filling the jails with harmless criminals.
I actually happen to agree with him about pot. I've never heard a cop story involving a violent stoner. I've never met anyone who did anything more than just sit and be stupid while smoking marijuana. The worst I've heard personally was the local kid, Alex Manocchio, getting stoned and driving his car into an 8-months-pregnant woman, killing her and her unborn baby. If it was legal, there could be laws passed preventing 'stoning and driving', just like alcohol. But that's a long battle and debate that frankly I don't want to get into. To me, I don't see the difference between pot and booze.
The problem is that his video, if I'm understanding the story correctly, is how to hide your narcotics. Is pot a narcotic? I was under the impression there were far more serious drugs out there than pot. I also believe resources would be better used pursuing the drug trade for those drugs that cause violent behavior, serious bodily harm, and addiction. I mean let's be honest...someone gets stiffed over a joint, do they go on a violent spree? Do kids become hookers for pot money?
That said, I think it's pretty sad that he used to spend his life upholding the law, and is now making a trade teaching people to evade the law. Unfortunately being a cop doesn't give you any room to disagree with the law. You uphold it, regardless of your personal beliefs, or you lose your job. Obviously this officer wasn't OK with that.