Guns n’ Weed

ZOR MASHUR, KANDAHAR PROVINCE – JUNE 09: A soldier with the 1-71 Cavalry sits in a field of cannabis plants while on patrol June 9, 2010 in the village of Zor Mashur, south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Cannabis produces the hashish drug that is popular in Afghanistan, where alchohol is banned. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division have fanned out in the vast hinterlands south of Kandahar, part of a counterinsurgency strategy aimed at protecting Afghan civilians and legitimizing the government of Afghanistan in the minds of the rural local populace. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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  • SpudGun

    Further reports coming in claim that the 1-71 Cavalry have the area secure but they’re running dangerously low on Cheetos and Kit Kats. In fact, several soliders have started popping smoke already.

  • SpudGun

    Wait, I have another – the soldier in the picture has a Stoner rifle. Yep, my jokes are terrible but what do want for free?

  • Lance

    Hust dont smoke and shoot or there will be no liveing soul in afghanistain.

  • openmindedcro

    Ha ha ha, well spoken 😀

  • KTB

    If these boys don’t move out soon, the Munchies may claim the entire regions goats.

  • Sven Weichbrodt

    If memory serves me correctly the CIA World Factbook once reported that Afghanistan was one of the largest, if not the largest, producer of Cannabis in the world. I am surprised that it them so long to fine some.

  • Michael Z

    One thing I’ve noticed about the firearms community, that is to say people who are enthusiastic about firearms (like myself), is that marijuana seems to be looked upon as really bad. I personally enjoy smoking marijuana despite the fact that it is illegal here in the US. I don’t shoot or mess around with guns while I’m high, and I don’t drive while I’m high. I know it’s against the law, but my feeling is that if no one is hurt by what I’m doing, I don’t feel bad about doing it. Most reasonable people wouldn’t drink alcohol (or at least get drunk) while around their guns or while driving, and I don’t think weed should be treated differently.

  • Dan 257scramjet

    hopefully them troops didnt indulge,weed and war just dont mix.Atleast not in my world Id be lookin for beer&women and probably lose my ass….sven no chit?I would have never guessed that the hadji`s would grow weed of that proportion wow,you guys have a good week

  • Travis

    Soldier with a “Stoner” gun posing with a pot plant…. Oh, the irony. LOL