Talk about serendipity. Sitting in the east meadow enjoying this crisp morning while catching up here on gPlus, I kept hearing the sound of a helicopter with a heavy load that was obviously following all the larger creeks around the upper Petite Jean River. I can tell by the sounds of the rotorBlades it's flying tree top level, and stopping to dip and hover periodically.
Well, it just flew over my property, and it's a Loach with a boom spray rig. Likely the DEA multiDepartmental task force eradicating a popular herb. Most likely with http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/paraquat/basics/facts.asp
The implication is that they're not removing the pot they find, just spraying it with poison and leaving it in place.
We all know that the people who planted those crops won't harvest and sell them anyway. If they do, they won't even have to hang them to dry.
After all, it's just a bunch of potheads. They shouldn't have made the choice to smoke it in the first place.
I'm going inside now. There's a brisk wind blowing and my lungs are already scarred enough.