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Cannabis and Cannibalism: The Return Of Reefer Madness In The Media? (w/video)

I’ve heard  smoking pot blamed for some of the most ridiculous things in the world over the last 70 years but I’ve  got to admit this one takes the cake.  Of course I’m not saying that some of the good people who played cannibalistic zombies in the hit TV series “The Living Dead” hadn’t smoked a bowl or two before the shoot. . . but pot causing the recent “cannibal” attacks would be funny as hell if I wasn’t so tired of the misinformation about one of the most useable plants on our green earth.  lets FACE it, That’s carryin “making a munchies run ” just a bit far.

If you’ve never watched ‘Reefer Madness” I’ve included the full movie below.for your amusement. . . EDITOR

from Norml

by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director June 28, 2012

As I told staff this morning in an email, last night and this morning have been surreal being inundated with media requests for interviews on two totally disparate topics related to cannabis:

Chicago moving forward with cannabis decriminalization for possession

Media headlines (and some experts’ claims) that cannabis might have caused a guy to kill and chew his victim’s face off

Talk about one topic being ‘good’, the other one being ‘bad’ (if not totally bizarre)!

It is one thing for the media to report on the toxicological results from the autopsy of the guy who did this strange and gruesome maiming in Miami last month, but to read a professor of psychiatry at the University of Miami pop off to the Associated Press that maybe it was the strain of cannabis that might have caused this guy to become a cannibal strikes me that this professor is totally incorrect beyond belief and that her comments as an ‘expert’ are going to be repeated in any future news stories, radio and TV shows on the matter of cannabis’ safety. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Film Classics | Louis J. Gasnier’s Reefer Madness (1938) | Full Length

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Letter from California: A New Look at the Donner Party

from archaeology.org

Volume 65 Number 3, May/June 2012

by Julie Schablitsky

The Native American perspective on a notorious chapter in American history is being revealed by the excavation and study of a pioneer campsite

In late October 1846, an early snowstorm stranded 22 men, women, and children in Alder Creek meadow in California’s Sierra Nevada. The squall came on so fiercely and suddenly that the pioneers had just enough time to erect sleeping tents and a small structure of pine trees covered with branches, quilts, and the rubber coats off their backs. Living conditions were crowded, and their wool and flannel clothes were useless against leaks and the damp ground. As time passed, seasoned wood became so hard to find that the stranded pioneers, known as the Donner Party, were often without fire for days. Huddled under makeshift shelters, the migrants ate charred bone and boiled hides until they turned to more desperate measures to survive. Today the people of the Donner Party are remembered for cannibalizing their dead in a last-ditch effort to survive. . . . Read Complete Report