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Deep cannabis politics

Now, had this woman in Indianpolis been the Sinaloa Cartel, she could have been given a pass and 2,000 weapons.

Had she been Los Zetas, she could have had immunity.

But she had to present as the competition to the government's drug business and that just isn't done.

Former Customs officer John Carman has related his own experience with Federal corruption and complicity.

One might point out no such show of armed force was brought to bear to prevent the hundred fifty armed with RPGs and mortars who killed our Ambassador to Libya.

One might also point out that Hopey-Changey was supposed to end this type of thing--as it is, if the woman makes a fuss, he can send a Predator with a Hellfire bearing her name and facial-recognition parameters.

Thank you for your cooperation, Citizen.

Have people here looked at all the evidence online that hemp oil cures cancer and many other illnesses? This was first brought to my attention several years back when a friend in BC (British Columbia) asked me if I knew Rick Simpson. Yes I grew up with him in Springhill Nova Scotia and we were friedns. So she told me about his video Run From the Cure. Of course I watched it, then got his number online and called him. Talked for hours. I have since found so much more evidence of the medical wonders of hemp oil.

Since Obummer is tied in with Big Pharma perhaps this is really why this admin is cracking down on medical use.

Whatever the reason, this administration is more repressive than was Bush. Something I never thought possible.

If I could speak Spanish I'd seriously consider moving to Costa Rica. They abolished their military in 1948. Just imagine.

("All the people living life in peace...")

JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We turn now to the look at the outcome of the historic votes in Colorado and Washington state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Even before this, 18 states and the District of Columbia allowed the medical use of marijuana. Now, many are asking whether the passage of these latest measures could be the beginning of the end for marijuana prohibition.

All of this comes as the federal government continues to consider marijuana an illegal drug, and the Obama administration has supported police crackdowns even on medical marijuana. Meanwhile, it has ignored studies that show the plant can be useful in treating everything from depression to cancerous tumors.

AMY GOODMAN: For more on what will happen now that Colorado and Washington have made history by legalizing marijuana for adult use, we're joined by Martin Lee, longtime investigative reporter and author of several books, his most recent, the newly published Smoke Signals: A Social History of MarijuanaMedical, Recreational, and Scientific, and also wrote Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond.

Martin, thanks so much for being with us. He's co-founder of FAIR, the national media watch group. In these last few minutes of the showand then we'll do part two right after the showtalk about the significance of what is happening in Colorado and Washington. Washington state, next Thursday, the law will go into effect.

MARTIN LEE: Well, the take-home message from the votes is significant. America woke up after the elections and looked itself in the mirror and realized two states had voted to legalize marijuana for adult use.

But there's caveats in the proposition, the ballot measure that passed in Washington state, in particular, that are quite troubling. And it has to do with driving under the influence of drugs. There are stipulations in the ballot measure that's passed that state that a person who has over a certain amount of metabolites, marijuana metabolites, in their body, can be charged with driving under the influence of drugs. The problem here is that the metabolites for marijuana can stay in the body for many weeks after one uses it. One can take a few puffs of a marijuana cigarette four to six weeks ago, and it'll still turn up in a drug driving test. So I don't know how this will hold up in a court of law. The science is very clear on this. The fact that metabolites are in the body is not an indication necessarily of one drivinghas been driving impaired.

What's most troubling of all, however, is for people under 21, drivers under 21 in the state of Washington, there's a zero tolerance for any indication of marijuana use, so that if a person is pulled over, a 17-year-old driver, and is given a drug test and is found to have marijuana metabolites in their body, they can lose their license, and they could be severely penalized for having any level of the metabolites in their system. And the reason why that's so troubling is because there's been a long history of racist law enforcement patterns with respect to marijuana, not only in Washington state, but throughout the United States. And there's really nothing in the law that would prevent the selective targeting ofparticularly for black and Latino youth, for continuing for arrest and harassment by law enforcement. In fact, if anything, the new law might encourage that. And otherofficials from other states are already saying that Washington may be a model for the law they'd like to see in their states for marijuana to be legalized. So this is troubling. If the past is any prologue for the future, there's no reason to befeel confident that these racist law enforcement patterns won't continue. And that's not to say that definitely will continue; it remains to be seen.

What we saw in California in 1996 after Californians passed a law legalizing medical marijuana, that law enforcement was essentially given a free hand to basically respond to Proposition 215 in the way they saw fit from county to county. So in certain areas, like San Francisco or Sacramento orand particularly Santa Cruz, Oakland, they had more lenient policies. Law enforcement took a hands-off attitude. But in other counties, particularly in what we call "red state California," the rural counties, the law enforcement were very vicious with respect to medical marijuana usage after 19after 215 was passed.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
PHARMA vs. Reality

I have a few broken bones encountered in my life.
Some even experienced in service to this Nation.
I experience inflammation of these injuries decades after the injuries.
VA and PHARMA would give me drugs to stop the pain and inflammation.
I won't allow that shit into my body. It is mine not the AMA's.

Their drugs DO NOT relieve the discomfort and recover freedom of movement of a once fractured pelvis and etc.
Pot does enable me to move about in less discomfort and not be doped dumb by liver wrecking PHARMA products.
I'd rather be a healthy criminal than an unhealthy PHARMA victim.

That is the crust of the biscuit to me.

I must be a criminal to secure satisfactory relief from pain without nasty drugs I will not do.
Go PHARMA's way and be dumbed down by drugs that DO NOT work,
or be a criminal. EZ choice to me.

To me this is the obvious reason PHARMA and the US Government oppose the medical use of pot.
It threatens their money tap and threatens to expose the fallacy of PHARMA drugs as only available alternatives.
And OUR Government puts profits above WeThePeople again and shreds the Constitution AGAIN.
Just goes to to show Imperial Pigs are Pigs.
Read not to contradict and confute;
nor to believe and take for granted;
nor to find talk and discourse;
but to weigh and consider.
Here, where I live in Europe, grass is legal to own and buy in small quantities. Sellers are supposed to pay a tax and new licenses for growing it will soon be sold, with tax agreements attached. That said, few use it compared to where it is illegal. Many have tried it and it is no big deal for the young - no way to 'rebel'. Those that like it, continue. Those that don't, don't. If a policeman were to find you with some, as long as it isn't some HUGE commercial sum [they are still illegal], it would not lead to arrest. Medium size sums might be just 'removed' [so the Police can smoke it]. America is way too puritanical, and involved in profit uber alles! Prohibition of alcohol didn't work and prohibition of cannabis will not either. Grow up America. One of your largest soda companies for decades put cocaine in their drink! Etc. Drugs are made illegal to not compete with big Pharma; to leave the selling to the Big Boys and Intelligence Agencies, and to keep the prices high and the ghettos low. It is all part of the Big Lie...there is so little 'truth' and justice left in America it is pathetic. :canabis: If there is no victim, there is no crime. I guess the ultra-rich and those in Deep Political Power adjudge themselves the 'victims' when not in tyrannical control of everything. :joystick:
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass

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