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Meet the Assholes Responsible for Keeping Marijuana Illegal

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1 in 5 Americans have (state) legal access, 1 in 2 have experimented with it, and more than 1 in 10 smoke regularly. Southern California yuppies are publicly winning prizes for growing the same plant that landed Georgia teenagers in prison.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America

Cannabis legalization does reduce alcohol sales, and its regular use reduces alcoholism and alcohol-related deaths. Each year 37,000 deaths in the US are attributed to alcohol, compared to zero deaths from cannabis use, ever. Brewers and distillers are eager to point “public health and safety” attention in another direction.

 

The Boys in Blue: National Fraternal Order of Police-National Association of Police Organizations- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Local law enforcement has become highly dependent on federal and state money devoted to the War on Drugs. Civil asset forfeiture – a legacy of the 1984 drug war omnibus crime bill – allows local police departments to keep 80 percent of property seized in suspected (not proven) drug activity. Local cops regularly auction off homes and cars connected with small marijuana sales, pocketing the proceeds without convicting anyone of any crime. Drug raids “were no longer just about putting on a good show and terrorizing the counterculture. Now the raids could generate revenue for all of the police agencies involved.” (Randy Balko, Rise Of The Warrior Cop). Property stolen from innocent Americans (the Washington Post found 80 percent of victims of asset forfeiture were never even charged) has paid for military-grade equipment and SWAT teams used in still-more-terrifying drug raids for profit.

 

Big Brother: The Prison Industrial Complex

Association Of Administrative Law Judges

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

GEO Group, Inc.

CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America)

Prisons contract for an occupancy rate, charging taxpayers for unmet quotas. More Americans are arrested for marijuana annually than for all violent crimes combined. More Americans are in prison than ever before, and since 1985 at least half the increase is drug offenders alone.

Increasingly, lobbyists for drug testing centers and addiction treatment providers have sought to have marijuana dependence (for which there is limited medical evidence) perceived – and insured – as a medical condition. Compulsory and court-ordered treatment for this “addiction” is a reliable source of revenue for unscrupulous operators.

The violence of black markets still unnecessarily mars American neighborhoods, and unprecedented mass incarceration plagues the conscience of the Land of the Free.

 

 

Much more at link!

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Big Pharma:

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Pfizer Inc

Eli Lilly & Co

Express Scripts

Merck & Co

AstraZeneca PLC

Big Government:

American Federation of Government Employees

National Active & Retired Federal Employees Assn

American Federation of Government Employees

 

Added the rest of the listed particular culprits listed in the article.

P.S. - We need decriminalization, not legalization

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1 minute ago, BubbitoBurrito said:

The very definition of sad

 

We just need to recognize the world around us, all will be fine in the end :banana:

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Didn`t William Randolph Hearst and the newspaper/pulp and paper producers lobby to keep hemp illegal too because it could be used very efficiently in paper production ? - they owned vast tracts of softwood forests.  

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2 minutes ago, Hazmat said:

Didn`t William Randolph Hearst and the newspaper/pulp and paper producers lobby to keep hemp illegal too because it could be used very efficiently in paper production ? - they owned vast tracts of softwood forests.  

I think hemp is what they really want to keep people away from, personally.

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1 minute ago, John Galt said:

I think hemp is what they really want to keep people away from, personally.

Possibly, I think it`s uses are practically unlimited.

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1 minute ago, Hazmat said:

Possibly, I think it`s uses are practically unlimited.

It is probably the best 'life-sustaining' plant in the world. It benefits the soil, and the man in a very symbiotic way.

Diet, building, refertilizing soil.. As you said, unlimited.

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1 minute ago, John Galt said:

It is probably the best 'life-sustaining' plant in the world. It benefits the soil, and the man in a very symbiotic way.

Diet, building, refertilizing soil.. As you said, unlimited.

In past conversations I`ve had, I`ve proposed that Hemp is actually the biblical "Tree of Life"

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3 minutes ago, Hazmat said:

In past conversations I`ve had, I`ve proposed that Hemp is actually the biblical "Tree of Life"

As have I actually :) 

A baptism of oil extract from Christ's preferred hemp would be awesome :gsbrnint:

I believe it was certainly part of the anointing oil.

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3 minutes ago, John Galt said:

P.S. - We need decriminalization, not legalization

We just need to be left the F alone. It has reached the point of beyond ridiculous. You can drink alcohol but you can't puff puff pass. You can't have any Kratom but we got some big harma opiates ready to go. You can't do this, you can't do that... you must conform to your corporate masters and $upport their effort at keeping you $ick and di$ea$ed. Hey... it's a profitable (circle jerk) business model by golly.

 

 

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If CBD oil were affordable, or people could grow it themselves..

Large amounts at one time cleans your blood, and heals your DNA. It can be felt.. It is just so expensive it can't reasonably be done 

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