Think that pot is heading toward legalization? Not in New York City, where cops are cracking down on marijuana possession. And these arrests are devastating lives. This is the story of what happened to one beloved public school teacher.
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Knowing full well the devastating consequences of America’s War on Drugs, the very same day that Washington State and Colorado legalized the recreational use of Cannabis, the Harper Government introduced “tough new mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana” – a change in the law that even the judiciary is resisting.
The government followed-up this prohibitionist agenda by “changing medical marijuana rules in Canada” so that patients would no longer be able to grow their own medicine, attacking the most vulnerable in our society by turning a health policy into a crime policy.
We won’t go into the details of how Canadians feel about this government, suffice it to say that even before the senate scandal blew up in Harper’s face, a poll from the summer of 2013 showed that 70% of Canadians surveyed wanted the Conservatives gone.
The question we should be asking ourselves as Harper hands out licenses to corporations to grow medical marijuana while prohibiting individual Canadians from growing their own supply, is that; Canadians 18 years of age or older can grow up to 15 kg of tobacco for personal use, so why shouldn’t we be able to do the same with cannabis?
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“None of Dr. Leary’s most important studies have either suffered refutation or enjoyed confirmation, because enacted law, statues enacted after and because of Dr. Leary’s research – makes it a crime for any other psychologists or psychiatrists to replicate such research. I know you’ve heard that the Inquisition ended in 1819, but in many areas of psychotherapy and medicine, the U.S. government has taken up where the Vatican left off.” – Robert Anton Wilson
Robert Anton Wilson: Consciousness, Conspiracy & Coincidence
The tides, however, are turning. With the federal government stating that they will not interfere with the legalization of cannabis in Washington State and Colorado, and corporate shills like John McCain and mainstream pundits like Dr.
Members of local government in Holland decided to implement stricter marijuana laws which then gave more power to violent street dealers that began to take over the market.
When the governments realized this was happening, they eased up on some of the laws again. When the coffeshops were allowed to sell cannabis to tourists again, members of these gangs threatened coffeshop owners because their business was being taken away from them, This video shows footage of one of the street dealers threatening a coffeshop owner and the experience of the person who was filming the confrontation.
Luke Rudkowski visits the Cannabis College in Amsterdam, Holland to learn more about the legislation regarding cannabis use in the Netherlands.
Contrary to what many people think, cannabis, among with most other drugs, is not actually legal in Holland. This video goes into the history of how this came about and what it means for cannabis users.
I missed Sanjay Gupta’s special report/documentary/mea culpa “Weed” because I was too busy wrapping up work in time for the season premiere of “Breaking Bad”. If you didn’t catch it and want to see what you missed, then we’ve got it here. You might be able to watch it at CNN’s site, but you’ll probably need more patience for slideshow and commercials than I have. I prefer the YouTube upload… at least until they get around to taking it down.
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“They weren’t calling it epilepsy,” Paige said. “We just thought it was one random seizure. They did a million-dollar work-up — the MRI, EEG, spinal tap — they did the whole work-up and found nothing. And sent us home.”
A week later, Charlotte had another seizure. This one was longer, and it was only the beginning. Over the next few months, Charlotte — affectionately called Charlie — had frequent seizures lasting two to four hours, and she was hospitalized repeatedly.
Doctors were stumped. Her blood tests were normal. Her scans were all normal.
“They said it’s probably going to go away,” Paige recalled. “It is unusual in that it’s so severe, but it’s probably something she’ll grow out of.”
But she didn’t grow out of it. The seizures continued. The hospital stays got longer. One of the doctors treating Charlotte thought there were three possible diagnoses.
The worse-case scenario?
Yo, dawg; I heard you like potted plants, so I potted your plant so you can smoke that potted pot while you pot pot plants.
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Council officials in Newport are trying to discover who planted cannabis in flower pots put out to brighten up the city.
More than 20 of the illegal plants were discovered nestling amongst begonias and petunias in the street flower displays.
But by the time police were told and went to examine the specimens they had already been harvested.
The council said it was checking CCTV footage to find the culprits.
“I had never seen cannabis growing in the wild before so it was crazy to see it,” said local businessman Dean Beddis, who made the discovery.
It’s a serious issue and we will be informing the police”
“It’s actually rather a beautiful plant and stood out wonderfully. But they have gone now.
At approximately 1:27:00 into the following amazing documentary, “The House I Live In”, reflecting on the work of Raul Hilberg , Richard Lawrence Miller provides a summary of the step-by-step process of destruction as it relates to America’s War on Drugs (relevant video segment follows the full documentary):
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1. Identification – a group of people is identified as the cause of the problems in that society. People begin to perceive their fellow citizens as bad or evil. Their lives become worthless.
2. Ostracism – we learn how to hate these people, how to take their jobs away, how to make it harder for them to survive. People lose their place to live and are often forced into ghettos where they are physically isolated, separated from the rest of society.
3. Confiscation – people lose their rights, they lose civil liberties. The laws change so that it becomes easier for people to be searched and for their property to be confiscated, and once you start taking people’s property away, it makes it easier to start taking people away.
On the Eighteenth of May 2013 Adam Kokesh was giving a speech at “Smoke Down Prohibition V”, which was an event where marijuana users gather across from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA to consume marijuana in an act of civil disobedience. This is the fifth such event and at all of the four prior smoke downs individuals gathered peacefully, consumed large quantities of marijuana, and were not disturbed by the police. This event would be much different, as the police chose to escalate the situation by violently assaulting multiple individuals and even resulting to kidnapping two of the event’s speakers. Adam Kokesh was giving the final speech to the crowd and before you could properly finish a Parks Police and Fish and Wildlife officer grabbed Adam (who had yet to engage in cannabis reflection that day) and took him while with the microphone still in his hand. Adam was taken away to a local Philadelphia jail and then was moved to Federal Detention Center Philadelphia where he would spend right under a week locked in a cage for not committing a crime.… Read the rest