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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

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Let's End The Drug War Pt 2: Face The Head DEA Joker

 

The truth is that the only reason cannabis is becoming legal is due to ballot initiatives.

This allows voters to actually have a real say on what government does.

The General Public & Even Many in The Media Agree:

This is no joke: The War on Drugs is Re-Imagined Legal Slavery The U.S. Constitution Is a Slavery Document

"Penal labor in the United States, when intended as a form of slavery or involuntary servitude, is explicitly allowed by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

This form of legal slavery is only allowed when used as punishment for committing a crime. 

The 13th Amendment states that "neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Unconvicted detainees awaiting trial cannot be forced to participate in forced rehabilitative labor programs in prison as it violates the Thirteenth Amendment.

Penal labor is sometimes used as a punishment in the U.S. military."

This is evil: Penal labor in the United States - Wikipedia

Click Here for Part One: Let's End The Drug War! Part 1

Please excuse any typos, spell check is evil. We will correct them as we find them. Thank you. AAMorris Staff

The nutritional and healing powers of fresh raw Cannabis is one of of the best kept secrets of the last century. Because Cannabis is, essentially, a wonder plant, it was only a matter of time before the anti-cannabis propaganda machine would fall apart. That is what is happening today.

Is This What Freedom Looks Like?

How is America the land of the free and home of the brave when the Federal Government insists on claiming it has the right to tell adults what plants they may or may not grow or consume? This isn’t what Freedom looks like folks. Adults are Naturally free to do with their own bodies as they like. No external authority has any Natural Right to tell anyone otherwise.

Alcohol needed Constitutional process in order to be made illegal. This is not so with Cannabis. When it comes to the so-called "Drugs", the Governments have claimed powers and rights no one asked them to. The Governments do not have consent or permission to engage in this unlawful and illogical Drug War.

Do Black Lives Really Matter or is that Just an Empty News Media Slogan?

It is clear that the Governments exist to serve Big Business Corporate Interests with Global reach.

It is also reasonable to claim that Governments enact and execute racially biased laws that are not only illogical and unfair, they are truly evil in every sense of the word.

Personal behavior choices should not be subject to the fickle judgment of elected imbeciles.

Freedom is a responsibility.

We are Naturally Free.

Freedom is not a right that needs to be granted.

Freedom means tolerance of the actions of others especially when we do not like those actions.

We should not allow ourselves do be divided over things like sex, race or sexual preference, or how ones dresses or self identifies or any of the other myriad of ways we end up getting divided and conquered.

The real crime and sin is when we force our will onto others, especially adults. This is the crime of government.

What we adults do with our own bodies is on us. 

We need to get over this media promoted busy body bias too many of us suffer from.

Governments do not exist to serve most of us. Governments are not truly of and by and for the mythic "People". Government is just another corporation.

Circular reasoning is the order of the day and the Governments rely on life long appointed Supreme Court Justices to justify obviously flawed and criminal reasoning. The Government is a racket and does not work for any of us in the public. It works for the same people it always has, the old world (and now new) big banking interests.

The governments have used obvious prejudicial and racially divisive propaganda in order to maintain the perception that we need their external authority over us. The War on Drugs is a primary example of how corrupt the Governments actually are and it really shows us who they really work for.

Black market criminal organizations and the pay for prison system profit at our and our children’s expense. The War on Drugs is not a failure despite all the heroin and prescription overdoses. The reason is the system profits and this is all by design. The prison and rehab systems need bodies and so does the criminal justice and related businesses. Make no mistake it's all about money.

None of this is really about your health, it is about profit. We have every right to use non toxic plants that have obvious health benefits. Nature gives us this medicine and all we need do is dry out the flowers or cook it up in some way in order to begin to get the medical and health benefits. We can even consume it raw and benefit.  Cannabis and or hemp should be taken as a daily supplement and as preventative healthcare.

We also have every right, as adults, to poison ourselves and the truth is no one can stop us if we want to do it. It is unnatural and illogical to pretend otherwise. What others can do is be there for those in need.

There are common sense ways to deal with personal problems like addiction that do not rely on fees, fines and prison sentences we the tax payer foot the bill for. In fact we foot the bill for the entire justice and criminal system that thrives on the fact that Drugs are illegal. This system is not only public, but it is also privatized of course. It’s all about squeezing the public for more and more profit.

Cannabis prohibition shows us how stupid it is to trust external authority instead of learning to make educated decisions ourselves.

The Tyranny of the Drug War: Some Fifty Years of Failure

""The War on Drugs" is an American term commonly applied to a campaign of prohibition of drugsmilitary aid, and military intervention, with the stated aim being to reduce the illegal drug trade.[6][7] This initiative includes a set of drug policies that are intended to discourage the production, distribution, and consumption of psychoactive drugs that the participating governments and the UN have made illegal. The term was popularized by the media shortly after a press conference given on June 18, 1971, by United States President Richard Nixon—the day after publication of a special message from President Nixon to the Congress on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control—during which he declared drug abuse "public enemy number one". That message to the Congress included text about devoting more federal resources to the "prevention of new addicts, and the rehabilitation of those who are addicted", but that part did not receive the same public attention as the term "war on drugs"."

The War on Drugs has not really saved any lives. It seems more people have access to more kinds of illegal and legal drugs than ever before. The Drug War is a Scam!

War on Drugs - Wikipedia

Education Will Always Trump External Authority

"According to the ACLU’s original analysis, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States."

"Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for simply having marijuana. Nationwide, the arrest data revealed one consistent trend: significant racial bias."

"Despite roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana."

Marijuana Arrests by the Numbers | American Civil Liberties Union

Do Black Lives Matter?

Why does it seem that whether the politician is a white man or not, the politician always serves the same master? Black Lives matter as do all lives. We should not allow the government and media to divide and conquer us along racial or other divisive lines. We should even avoid class warfare as well. The truth is all working class and middle class families face the same kind of economical discrimination in terms of how the justice system serves them. In our world social connections tend to matter more than truth or fairness.

Even though things have changed and are still changing for the better, the less white and less male one is does mean the less one is able to use the system to their advantage, more often than not. The truth is the system was founded mostly by white European Upper Class (the elite and royals) men.

Clearly The System is Rigged

Make no mistake, when it comes to our so-called "Justice" system, there is a demonstrable difference between being a poor black young man and being a rich and socially connected upper class white young man.

Or Are We All (Everyone) Pawns in a Pay For Profit Prison Play?

Hemp and Cannabis were made illegal and banned for the benefit of Big Pharma.

"The modern pharmaceutical industry traces its origin to two sources: apothecaries that moved into wholesale production of drugs such as morphine, quinine, and strychnine in the middle of the 19th century and dye and chemical companies that established research labs and discovered medical applications for their products starting in the 1880s. Merck, for example, began as a small apothecary shop in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1668, only beginning wholesale production of drugs in the 1840s. Likewise, Schering in Germany; Hoffmann-La Roche in Switzerland; Burroughs Wellcome in England; Etienne Poulenc in France; and Abbott, Smith Kline, Parke-Davis, Eli Lilly, Squibb, and Upjohn in the U.S. all started as apothecaries and drug suppliers between the early 1830s and late 1890s. Other firms whose names carry recognition today began with the production of organic chemicals (especially dyestuffs) before moving into pharmaceuticals. These include Agfa, Bayer, and Hoechst in Germany; Ciba, Geigy, and Sandoz in Switzerland; Imperial Chemical Industries in England; and Pfizer in the U.S."

Emergence Of Pharmaceutical Science And Industry - American ...

It's all about social control and profit and not about your health!

"General use of cannabis for PTSD Symptoms 
Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D.
 
Dr. Mechoulam is the Israeli scientist who identified THC as the psychoactive compound in marijuana, and decades later he discovered the brain's endocannabinoid system and the endogenous neurotransmitter anandamide. He is one of the most respected Israeli neuroscientists and has been a senior advisor to the Israeli government on marijuana policy and the ethics of research with human subjects. He discussed his experiments demonstrating the neuroprotective effects of the endocannabinoid system in mice that have had traumatic injuries to the brain. He believes the neuroprotective effects of marijuana may eventually have applications for other neurological and psychiatric conditions, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
 
Another fascinating discovery, one with implications for PTSD, is that the cannabinoid system is integrally related to memory, specifically to memory extinction. Memory extinction is the normal, healthy process of removing associations from stimuli. Dr. Mechoulam explained that an animal which has been administered an electric shock after a certain noise will eventually forget about the shock after the noise appears alone for a few days. Mice without cannabinoid systems simply never forget - they continue to cringe at the noise indefinitely."

General use of cannabis for PTSD Symptoms | VMCA

How To Ban Medicine - Step 1: Label It Poison

The for profit external authoritative control system cannot have you self medicating, especially with non toxic plants. Cannabis and hemp are natural and safe. Our bodies make cannabinoids. It is in Mother's Milk!

"The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. Known as "the body’s own cannabinoid system""

Endocannabinoid system - Wikipedia

"They kill 18,000 Americans a year… They cause more fatal overdoses than heroin and cocaine combined… Prescription opioid painkillers are behind the biggest addiction epidemic in U.S. history.

And what is Big Pharma doing to stop it? Absolutely nothing.

In fact, a shocking new report shows they are doing everything they can to keep it going.  

One of their strategies is to secretly fund the war on medical marijuana. Legal cannabis is a major threat to the huge profits they make from OxyContin, Vicodin, and other dangerous opioids.

In places where marijuana is legal, people use fewer prescription painkillers. In fact, painkiller deaths drop by 25% in states where medical marijuana is legal, according to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association

Medical marijuana is proven to treat a host of human ailments better than pharmaceutical medications. Studies show that cannabis safely treats chronic pain better than opioids. And it can end the spasms of multiple sclerosis, fight epilepsy, kill cancer cells, ease nausea, and stop seizures in children. 

Until the 1930s, Americans could buy remedies containing medical marijuana at their local pharmacy.7 But Big Pharma stepped in to put an end to that. They foresaw billions of dollars in profits evaporating if cannabis gained traction as a safer medical alternative.

Now they have found an unlikely ally in their effort to keep pumping Americans full of opioids. They are funding well-known anti-drug foundations to get them to oppose medical marijuana.

They are pouring millions of dollars into the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA).8 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is best known for their famous TV ads showing a frying egg representing “your brain on drugs.”..."

https://www.institutefornaturalhealing.com/2016/10/big-pharma-secretly-funds-war-against-medical-marijuana/

Amos suffers from depression and anxiety. He has been so desperate at times, that he even contemplated suicide. His doctor gave him drugs like Imipramine, Paxil, and Klonopin. He couldn't stand the side effects. Only cannabis made him feel normal. If you use cannabis to treat your health condition, you have a story that needs to be heard, too.

Safe For Babies Unlike Alcohol!

"This research provides data on the development of 59 Jamaican children, from birth to age 5 years, whose mothers used marijuana during pregnancy. Approximately one-half of the sample used marijuana during pregnancy and were matched with non-users according to age, parity, and socioeconomic status. Testing of the children was done at 1, 3, and 30 days of age with the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scales and at ages 4 and 5 years with the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. Data about the child's home environment and temperament were collected from direct observations as well as from standardized questionnaires. The results show no significant differences in developmental testing outcomes between children of marijuana-using and non-using mothers except at 30 days of age when the babies of users had more favourable scores on two clusters of the Brazelton Scales: autonomic stability and reflexes. The developmental scores at ages 4 and 5 years were significantly correlated to certain aspects of the home environment and to regularity of basic school (preschool) attendance."

Five-year follow-up of rural Jamaican children whose mothers used ...

The Fine Art of Outlawing Natural Medicine For the Benefit of The Emerging Pharmaceutical Industry

"Around the same time, efforts to regulate the sale of pharmaceuticals began, and laws were introduced on a state-to-state basis that created penalties for mislabeling drugs, adulterating them with undisclosed narcotics, and improper sale of those considered "poisons". Poison laws generally either required labels on the packaging indicating the harmful effects of the drugs or prohibited sale outside of licensed pharmacies and without a doctor's prescription. Those that required labeling often required the word "poison" if the drug was not issued by a pharmacy. Other regulations were prohibitions on the sale to minors, as well as restrictions on refills. Some pharmaceutical laws specifically enumerated the drugs that came under the effect of the regulations, while others didn't — leaving the matter to medical experts. Those that did generally included references to cannabis, either under the category of "cannabis and its preparations" or "hemp and its preparations."
 
A 1905 Bulletin from the US Department of Agriculture lists twenty-nine states with laws mentioning cannabis. Eight are listed with "sale of poisons" laws that specifically mention cannabis: North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Vermont, Maine, Montana, and the District of Columbia. Among those that required a prescription for sale were Wisconsin and Louisiana. Several "sale of poison" laws did not specify restricted drugs, including in Indiana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Nebraska, Kentucky, Mississippi, and New York. Many states did not consider cannabis a "poison" but required it be labeled.
 
In New York, the original law did enumerate cannabis, and was passed in 1860 following a string of suicides allegedly involving the substances later categorized as poisons. The first draft of the bill 'An act to regulate the sale of poisons' prohibited the sale of cannabis — as with the other substances — without the written order of a physician.[7] The final bill as passed allowed the sale without a prescription so long as the purpose to which it was issued and name and address of the buyer was recorded, and in addition, all packaging of such substances — whether sold with a prescription or not — had to have the label "poison" on them in uppercase red letters. In 1862, the section which enumerated the substances was repealed with an amendatory act, though cannabis was still required to be labeled. 
 
In some states where poison laws excluded cannabis, there were nonetheless attempts to include it. A bill introduced in 1880 in the California state legislature was titled 'An act to regulate the sale of opium and other narcotic poisons' and would have prohibited anyone to keep, sell, furnish, or give away any "preparations or mixtures made or prepared from opium, hemp, or other narcotic drugs" without a doctor's prescription at a licensed store. That bill was withdrawn in favor of one specifically aimed at opium, though further bills including hemp-based drugs were introduced in 1885 and in 1889."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States

Health Impact News

Cannabis is Safe & Non Toxic

No recorded cases of overdose deaths from cannabis have been found in extensive literature reviews
— http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death#sthash.KksByLwz.dpbs

http://www.drugwarfacts.org/cms/Causes_of_Death#sthash.KksByLwz.dpbs

Peanuts Are More Dangerous

Cannabis is Medicine, Not Poison

"Medicinal preparations of cannabis became available in American pharmacies in the 1850s following an introduction to its use in Western medicine by William O'Shaughnessy a decade earlier in 1839."
 
"The Virgnia Company, by decree of King James I in 1619, ordered every colonist to grow 100 plants specifically for export for fiber. Thus, England's only colony in America began to grow hemp in order to meet this obligation and, soon, to serve a growing demand in other colonies.  George Washington grew hemp at Mount Vernon as one of his three primary crops. The use of hemp for rope and fabric was ubiquitous throughout the 18th and 19th centuries in the United States. Medicinal preparations of cannabis became available in American pharmacies in the 1850s following an introduction to its use in Western medicine by William O'Shaughnessy a decade earlier in 1839.
 
Around the same time, efforts to regulate the sale of pharmaceuticals began, and laws were introduced on a state-to-state basis that created penalties for mislabeling drugs, adulterating them with undisclosed narcotics, and improper sale of those considered "poisons". Poison laws generally either required labels on the packaging indicating the harmful effects of the drugs or prohibited sale outside of licensed pharmacies and without a doctor's prescription. Those that required labeling often required the word "poison" if the drug was not issued by a pharmacy. Other regulations were prohibitions on the sale to minors, as well as restrictions on refills. Some pharmaceutical laws specifically enumerated the drugs that came under the effect of the regulations, while others didn't — leaving the matter to medical experts. Those that did generally included references to cannabis, either under the category of "cannabis and its preparations" or "hemp and its preparations."
 
A 1905 Bulletin from the US Department of Agriculture lists twenty-nine states with laws mentioning cannabis. Eight are listed with "sale of poisons" laws that specifically mention cannabis: North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Vermont, Maine, Montana, and the District of Columbia. Among those that required a prescription for sale were Wisconsin and Louisiana. Several "sale of poison" laws did not specify restricted drugs, including in Indiana, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Nebraska, Kentucky, Mississippi, and New York. Many states did not consider cannabis a "poison" but required it be labeled.
 
In New York, the original law did enumerate cannabis, and was passed in 1860 following a string of suicides allegedly involving the substances later categorized as poisons. The first draft of the bill 'An act to regulate the sale of poisons' prohibited the sale of cannabis — as with the other substances — without the written order of a physician.[7] The final bill as passed allowed the sale without a prescription so long as the purpose to which it was issued and name and address of the buyer was recorded, and in addition, all packaging of such substances — whether sold with a prescription or not — had to have the label "poison" on them in uppercase red letters. In 1862, the section which enumerated the substances was repealed with an amendatory act, though cannabis was still required to be labeled.
 
In some states where poison laws excluded cannabis, there were nonetheless attempts to include it. A bill introduced in 1880 in the California state legislature was titled 'An act to regulate the sale of opium and other narcotic poisons' and would have prohibited anyone to keep, sell, furnish, or give away any "preparations or mixtures made or prepared from opium, hemp, or other narcotic drugs" without a doctor's prescription at a licensed store. That bill was withdrawn in favor of one specifically aimed at opium, though further bills including hemp-based drugs were introduced in 1885 and in 1889.
 
As early as 1853, recreational cannabis was listed as a "fashionable narcotic".[9] By the 1880s, oriental-style hashish parlors were flourishing alongside opium dens, to the point that one could be found in every major city on the east coast. It was estimated there were around 500 such establishments in New York City alone.
 
An article in Harper’s Magazine (1883), attributed to Harry Hubbell Kane, describes a hashish-house in New York frequented by a large clientele, including males and females of "the better classes," and further talks about parlors in Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago.[4] Hemp cigarettes were reported to be used by Mexican soldiers early as 1874.
 
The Pure Food and Drug Act was then passed by the United States Congress in 1906 and required that certain special drugs, including cannabis, be accurately labeled with contents. Previously, many drugs had been sold as patent medicines with secret ingredients or misleading labels.[12] Even after the passage of regulations, there continued to be criticisms about the availability of narcotics and around 1910 there was a wave of legislation aimed to strengthen requirements for their sale and remove what were commonly referred to as "loopholes" in poison laws. The new revisions aimed to restrict all narcotics, including cannabis, as poisons, limit their sale to pharmacies, and require doctor's prescriptions. The first instance was in the District of Columbia in 1906, under 'An act to regulate the practice of pharmacy and the sale of poisons in the District of Columbia, and for other purposes'. This act was updated in 1938 to the Federal Pure Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938 which remains in effect even today, creating a legal paradox for federal sentencing. Under this act, the framework for prescription and non-prescription drugs and foods are set, along with standards as well as the enforcing agency, the FDA. "Goods found in violation of the law were subject to seizure and destruction at the expense of the manufacturer. That, combined with a legal requirement that all convictions be published (Notices of Judgment), proved to be important tools in the enforcement of the statute and had a deterrent effect upon would-be violators. " Marijuana remains under this law defined as a "dangerous drug".
 
Further regulation of cannabis followed in Massachusetts (1911), New York (1914), and Maine (1914). In New York, reform legislation began under the Towns-Boylan Act, which targeted all "habit-forming drugs", restricted their sale, prohibited refills in order to prevent habituation, prohibited sale to people with a habit, and prohibited doctors who were themselves habituated from selling them.[14] Shortly after, several amendments were passed by the New York Board of Health, including adding cannabis to the list of habit-forming drugs."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legal_history_of_cannabis_in_the_United_States

Below an interview with cannabis researcher Dr. Melamede, where the professor begins to explain the health benefits of this miraculous plant.

Cannabinoids and tumor inhibition in the news again this week!: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v08/n076/a02.html On this video filmed in 2006, Dr. Robert Melamede, Professor of Biology at the University of Colorado, explains how the body's Endo-Cannabinoid system (and plant based Cannabinoids as suppliment) kills cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth.

What a Joke!

Concentrated Cannabis Can Kill Cancer

The National Cancer Institute Agrees! Cannabis Kills Cancer!

Q: "Have any preclinical (laboratory or animal) studies been conducted using Cannabis or cannabinoids?"

Antitumor activity

  • Studies in mice and rats have shown that cannabinoids may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow. Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
  • A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment. 
  • A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumoreffects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.
  • A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors."

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq/

The DEA chief called medical marijuana ‘a joke.’ Now patients are calling for his resignation.
— By Christopher Ingraham November 10, 2015, Washington Post

DEA.gov / DEA Leadership

The DEA works for Big Pharma and The Black Market Criminal Drug Dealers

Chuck Rosenberg thinks Medical Marijuana is a joke. We think he is the joke and a bad one at that.

We must fire this man and end the DEA. Defund this real criminal racket!

Fire Chuck Rosenberg - the Head of the Unlawful and Criminal DEA! This man is either an imbecile or a paid for minion of Big Pharma, the criminal black market drug trade and the pay for prison system. You decide.

Cannabis is not only nontoxic and safer than peanuts, it does things like kill cancer cells!

It also does a whole bunch of other good things for your body and brain! It is healthy for you.

"Charles Philip Rosenberg (born September 10, 1960) is a former federal prosecutor and the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. He was appointed in May 2015 following the resignation of Michele Leonhart. He graduated from Tufts University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and University of Virginia School of Law. 

Rosenberg drew media attention in November 2015 after telling reporters that medical marijuana is "a joke" and not medicinal.[3] The same month he also said, "there is something to" the idea of a "Ferguson effect," that an increase in crime was the result of the public filming the police. Following these comments, an ongoing petition has been created to remove Rosenberg as head of Drug Enforcement Administration. The petition "Fire DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Marijuana a 'Joke' " has already garnered 157,169 supporters on Change.org."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Rosenberg

Don't Tell Chuck But Weed is Legal in Washington DC!

http://wtop.com/dc/2015/02/weed-in-d-c-whats-legal-whats-not/

Cannabis is legal in more states than ever before.

Of course it is actually illogical and childish to attempt to ban plants and consensual adult behavior in the first place. Before prohibition, there was no laws banning this plant. Since the 1890's it has been down hill. Finally now in the 21st Century we almost enjoy the same freedom we would have had before late the 19th Century.

Timeline of cannabis laws in the United States - Wikipedia

According to a new study, chemicals in marijuana can repair and stimulate the growth of brain cells and possibly make a person smarter. This revolutionary research can possibly pave the way for a more pot friendly public. This study was published in the latest issue of the journal Neurochemistry International.

Contrary to the public’s belief, a person’s brain, in fact, does not stop growing after reaching adulthood. This is due to the process of neuroplasticity. This organic engineering process is the way in which people take in and remember information. Even more specific than that is the process of neurogenesis.

Neurogenesis is the process that is enacted by the brain to generate neurons from stem cells within itself to create a better nerro-connection within someone’s brain. This process is most prevalent during the growth of fetus.

The study revealed that a chemical substance in marijuana, cannabichromene (CBC), has the ability to spark the creation of neurons. Neural stem cells in the brain are now proven to develop into neuron connections when combined with CBC in marijuana. Moreover, the chemical was reported to ramp up the practicality of developing adult neural stem progenitor cells (NSPC) into more and better connection within the brain.
— By Alex Lemieux

Cannabis Research - Medical Uses - anti-viral/anti-bacterial

A Miraculous Plant

"An article titled, Cannabis Use in Palliative Care, published in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, recounts studies that have explored cannabis as a therapy for ALS/MND patients. Carter and Rosen (2001) and Amtmann et al. (2004) suggested that it may be of use in ALS/MND based on studies of other patient groups, particularly those with MS, for whom cannabis acted as an analgesic, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, saliva reducer, appetite stimulant, sleep inducer and antidepressant. Carter and Rosen also made the point that emerging evidence suggests cannabis has strong antioxidant and neuroprotective benefits, which may prolong cell survival—a key issue for ALS/MND patients, who suffer from the death of motor neuron cells. An anonymous online survey conducted by Amtmann found cannabis to be moderately effective in reducing appetite loss, depression, pain, muscular spasticity, drooling and weakness for ALS/MND patients, with the longest relief reported for depression.
In 2003, a study led by Mary E. Abood, PhD, at California Pacific Medical Center, found that both plant-derived and synthetic THC counteracted neurodegeneration in the SOD1 mouse model. A study was then undertaken with human patients at the Forbes Norris MDA/ALS Center in San Francisco, CA using synthetic Marinol pills which have been FDA approved. Preliminary results were encouraging and safety was demonstrated. Although the study couldn’t prove that efficacy was statistically significant, symptomatic benefits were observed in insomnia, appetite, and spasticity.
Though cannabis has been politically contentious in the U.S. due to lack of FDA approval, the use of medical marijuana has been legalized or decriminalized in 23 states and District of Columbia, with still more allowing the use of the drug under certain provisions. Theoretically, it is still illegal on a national level, but it is our belief that the Justice Department is no longer pursuing violations in regards to medical marijuana."

Medical Marijuana | ALS Worldwide

This is an excerpt from a documentary on AWE called "Marijuana, Miracle Cure". It is one person's account of using cannabis to treat her ALS. I do not take credit for the video. The copyright belongs to Herring Networks. I am not affiliated with the company.
Robert Melamede Phd opens this video with a factual scientific discussion about THC effects on human health, especially the benefit to the nervous system in helping to repair and regenerate nerves and protect nerves from harm. The second part of this video is about Cathy Jordan, a woman that has survived ALS (Lou Gehrig Disease) for over 20 years by smoking marijuana.

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/cbd-hemp-oil-named-a-schedule-i-drug-by-dea

Brain Damaged & Criminally Minded Chuck Rosenberg Bans Medicine That Can't Get You High!

"According to DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg this code “will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana.”
 
The reason given is that the US is complying with international drug-control treaties. Before this elaboration, CBD’s legality was in a gray area. It was assumed that CBD extracted from medical cannabis was only legal for medical marijuana patients and illegal to the rest. However, CBD derived from industrial hemp was being sold across the country as if it was federally legal. Well, apparently the DEA has always believed any form of cannabis extract to be schedule 1.
 
The DEA claims that there are small amounts of cannabinoids in every CBD extract. They cite this as another reason to keep CBD on schedule 1.
 
“For practical purposes, all extracts that contain CBD will also contain at least small amounts of other cannabinoids. However, if it were possible to produce from the cannabis plant an extract that contained only CBD and no other cannabinoids, such an extract would fall within the new drug code.”

The DEA Just Banned CBD And Here's Why

Even the non psychoactive CBD chemicals in hemp are a threat to Big Pharma!

Thanks to a rare form of cancer resulting in “severe, non-verbal autism”, Kalel Santiago lived the first nine years of his life without uttering a single syllable. Then, recently, his parents discovered the newfound miracle plant: CBD oil, the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that cures epilepsy and saves lives.

His parents administered the oil on Kalel, and the result was the boy’s first spoken words in his lifetime-and it only took two days of using the medicine to begin seeing the results.
— BY TWB ON JUNE 4, 2015
Parents treat there sons Autism with the use of Medical Marijuana.

CBDs DO NOT GET YOU HIGH!

Studies show CBD can reduce or eliminate the “high” caused by THC

Does CBD counter the high caused by THC in cannabis? - Endoca.com

CBDs are Natural Medicine That Actually Work

"CBD oil and hemp derived Cannabinoids may be perfect for treatment of the overwhelming symptoms associated with autism.
Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social language and communication skills and is frequently complicated by rigid, repetitive behaviors. While the disorder has a large variety of symptoms and levels of impairment the severity on a normal life may range from minor limitations to overwhelming disabilities that may require institutional care.
 
The current estimation is that three to six out of every 1000 children in the United States has autism, approximately three quarters of them are boys, and the number of cases appears to be rising. While this may appear to be a low percentage of cases in the general population, for those families dealing with the autistic child there is no bigger challenge.
 
The use of Cannabidiol (CBD) in the treatment of the hypersensitivity to physical sensations, noises, smells and the hyperactivity associated with the disorder, although not formally tested, have shown promising results.
 
This new research has been all over the news so we included some links to help you do your own research."

CBD Oil and Autism – DiscoverCBD.com

Try also the excellent documentaries: The Union & Culture High: http://www.theunionmovie.com ...and here on topdocumentaryfilms: http://goo.gl/KAFMH5 ...and Grass: The History of Marijuana narrated by Woody Harrelson http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/grass/ Magic Weed : The Truth About Cannabis Sativa traces the story of the Cannabis plant, which has been known to mankind for thousands of years and how it serves us in so many ways.

Flip Flop Like Any Other Politician

"During a luncheon hosted by the Miami Heraldin April 1990, Trump slammed U.S. drug enforcement policy as “a joke,” and argued that tax dollars from a legalized, regulated narcotics industry could be spent on programs educating Americans about the dangers of drugs and addiction.
 
“We’re losing badly the war on drugs,” he said, rightly so, to the crowd of 700 people. “You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars.”
 
Trump was inspired to weigh in on the drug war partly due to the fact that “South Florida has such a huge problem with drugs,” he said. During the Miami Herald luncheon, he blamed America’s drug problems on politicians who “don’t have any guts” to address the issue.
 
The reform-minded Trump of decades past is a far more attractive figure than his current incarnation, at least in the eyes of the pro-legalization advocates of today.
 
“Well, I certainly think he had it right in 1990, and what he said then actually seemed to understand the situation,” David Boaz, executive vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, told The Daily Beast. “My sense is that looking for consistent philosophy or even policies in Donald Trump’s statements is a pretty fruitless exercise.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/03/donald-trump-legalize-all-the-drugs.html

‘I played stoned’: Some NFL players love getting high before kickoff

BEFORE he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.

In fact, Britton — who also played for the Chicago Bears but left the league in 2014 — tells The Post he played three NFL games while high on marijuana.

“NFL games I played stoned were some of the best games I ever played. Cannabis cements your surroundings,” he says. “A lot of people say they’re useless when they smoke weed. But hell, I played NFL games [while stoned], dude. My performances were solid and I felt really good after.
— http://nypost.com/2016/09/18/i-played-stoned-some-nfl-players-love-getting-high-before-kickoff/
Andrew isn’t alone in his habit—in fact, combining cannabis and sport has become an underground trend in distance-running culture. Ultra runners such as Avery Collins and Jen Shelton have admitted to running under the influence of marijuana. And former professional runner Chris Barnicle, a cannabis advocate living in Los Angeles, calls himself the “world’s fastest stoner” on Twitter. Pro-cannabis running groups, like Run on Grass in Denver, are dedicated to staying fit and educating others about cannabis, while online communities like Cannafit and NORML Athletics also promote cannabis' association with healthy living.

http://greatist.com/play/marijuana-effects-on-runners

Marijuana Mythology Exposed

Despite the many myths the media and governments promote, cannabis is not anything at all like alcohol or narcotic drugs. Cannabis does not impede one’s motor skills, ayr least not in the same way that alcohol and other substances do.

If it did how could could the stereotypical stoner skateboarder or snowboarder perform their athletic feats? If motor skills were effected by cannabis use, how could so many of us be able to play video games or hacky sack so well?

What cannabis can do is make one paranoid and this is remedied with some CBD or a Coca Cola. The truth is many people are able to perform just fine while under the “influence” of this wonder plant.

It is more dangerous to drive while under the influence of a powerful prescription drug or a beer. If anything the person driving overly cautious and slow like and old person, is the one who is high. But make no mistake it is unwise to drive when under the influence of anything that impairs your motor skills. There is also a difference between driving on a high speed highway with tractor trailers and driving on a suburban or country road.

There's a Difference Between The Newbie & The Daily 'Toker'

Studies show that driving while under the influence of marijuana negatively impacts attentiveness, perception of time and speed. What’s more, your ability to draw from past driving experiences is compromised when you smoke weed.
 
On the other hand, research suggests that THC causes more impairment in occasional users than it does for people who smoke regularly. Experts believe this may be due to the tolerance that frequent users of cannabis often develop.
Studies show that drivers who smoke only a small amount of weed can feel the effects and often rate themselves as impaired — even when they’re not.
 
In fact, research suggests that people with only a small amount of THC in their blood tend to be safer and more cautious drivers. For example, in simulated driving tests, they drive slower than they normally would and are less likely to overtake another vehicle. They also tend to allow for more space between their vehicle and others.
 
But driving high can still be dangerous. Problems seem to arise when larger doses of THC are present in the blood. These drivers tend to weave in and out of lanes more, react slower to traffic lights and unexpected obstacles and are less aware of their speed.

http://www.leafscience.com/2016/05/22/5-facts-marijuana-driving-high/

Tolerance Matters

Some people might have a natural tolerance to the effects of cannabis. Daily users develop a tolerance to the plant. In fact as anyone who has used frequent high doses of even the concentrates knows, tolerance can occur quicker than one may be inlined to believe.

Unlike alcohol, one hits a real wall and cannot get any "higher". After frequent usage one barely feels more than a minor 'buzz' and after enough usage,  even nothing at all.

Please make no mistake, if you feel the effects of cannabis and it makes you feel uneasy or dizzy or otherwise effects your motor skills, you should not drive.

The Government is Wrong: Context Matters

The point we make here is that this issue is not black and white. Right now there are many people driving under  the influence of all sorts of prescription drugs and other illegal black market substances. Too many of us still drive drunk. Cannabis is the least of our worries. People who are willing to do so drive under the influence of whatever substance they desire, there is not much we can do to stop this activity. We can educate and we can teach the demonstrable truth that alcohol, a socially accepted substance, impedes driving skills more so than cannabis.

In fact alcohol, a poison, is allowed by the DEA and cannabis, a miracle medicinal naturally occurring plant, is not. Alcohol does kill brain cells and cause one to make very poor judgement calls. It also easily impairs motor skills.

Snowboarding & Skiing Stoned: "It’s been that way for decades."

“Those guys getting stoned on the slopes may be breaking the law,” the anchor continues before throwing to a video of correspondent Paul Boyd on the slopes of Vail and later Breckenridge resorts. (Note another inaccuracy: Those guys getting stoned on the slopes? They’re definitely breaking the law, duh — no smoking in public anywhere in the state of Colorado.)
 
Boyd’s report — on the seemingly new connection between pot and snowboarding — is stating the obvious for anybody who has ever skied or snowboarded with any regularity. The gotcha-style report planted hidden cameras inside tree-hidden smoke shacks and pounced on smokers after they’d finished their bowls and were heading back down the mountain.
 
“After bouncing down these moguls and gliding through these trees,” Boyd said, narrating a helmet-mounted camera’s snowy trek, “we came across this hidden shack. Inside it’s a pot smoker’s haven where we found these skiers sharing a joint!”
 
A pot smoker’s haven? Sounds about right. It’s been that way for decades.
 

http://www.thecannabist.co/2014/02/20/inside-edition-investigates-pot-and-snowboarding-connection-in-colorado-vail-breckenridge/5137/

How could this be a problem unless these athletes tended to engage in Cannabis use?

The Higher Path - Athletes Who Use Cannabis

 

Coming Soon:

Part Three in this series will examine the origins of Alcohol Prohibition & will look into how it relates to Cannabis prohibition and the early Women's Rights Movement.