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May 5, 2011
Was OBL really growing pot?
Rush brought up the story about Osama bin Laden's garden having marijuana growing next to his potatoes. OSB may have been a stoner for all we know, but the presence of marijuana in his garden means nothing; it's a common weed in Pakistan. When I was backpacking through Pakistan in 1987, we had all seen Midnight Express and expected zero tolerance for possession of drugs, but we discovered that the vacant lots around the Pakistani Parliament were covered with hundreds of four-foot high wild marijuana plants. A Canadian I met on the flight into Islamabad got really stoked and tried to smoke some of the stuff, but apparently it wasn't worth the effort. I wouldn't know since I didn't inhale.