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Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Taxpayers Funding Heroin Vaccine as Govt Keeps Cannabis Solution to Opioid Crisis Illegal

Source: The Free Thought Project By Justin Gardnern July 9, 2017

The feds gladly fund development of anti-opioid vaccines for Big Pharma profits, but continue the war on a plant that is already proven to reduce opioid use.

After 20 years of patented opioid painkillers flooding America thanks to the pharmaceutical industry and careless doctors, the United States finds itself in a raging opioid epidemic.

The numbers are telling: 80 percent of the global opioid supply is consumed in the U.S., representing about 300 million prescriptions in 2015 alone or “enough drugs to give every single American 64 Percocets or Vicodin.

As pain pill prescriptions have surged, overdose deaths from these legal drugs now total about 15,000 every year. When people can’t afford patented pills anymore, they turn to heroin, which killed almost 13,000 people in 2015—a 23 percent increase in one year. . . . Read Complete Report


Confirmed: Opioid Use Plummets in States with Legal Cannabis, and How Govt Ignores this Truth

Source: The Free Thought Project  By Justin Gardner  

Yesterday we reported how Congress’ “opioid bill,” or Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA), was a hollow achievement, as it ignored medical cannabis alternatives and said nothing about the role of Big Pharma in the opioid abuse epidemic

Among the information missing from the conversation was an eye-opening study done last year. A JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at ten years of data in all 50 states, concluding that states with medical cannabis laws had significantly lower rates of opioid overdose mortality. . . . Read Complete Report


Why Big Pharma is Blocking Marijuana Legalization in Arizona

YouTube ~ RT America Published on Apr 13, 2017

Mike Papantonio discusses the reasons why the marijuana legalization effort failed in Arizona and speaks with Justin Strekal, Political Director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, about what pharmaceutical companies have to gain from keeping marijuana illegal.

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

PBS NewsHour Published on Jul 14, 2016
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There are still tight restrictions but weed is increasingly coming into the scientific mainstream. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports.

Dig a Little Deeper: Border Wars, Drug Wars & Pot Prohibition

Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

Posted: Jan 19, 2014 3:36 PMUpdated: Jan 19, 2014 7:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president said an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine. READ MORE

Smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,” Obama said.

Weed in the News: FEDS Ignoring States Rights to legalize Marajuana

Photo: US Government Medical Marijuana field, University of Mississippi. SOURCE Public Domain.
Online petitions seek to free Montana medical marijuana grower
By JG Vibes & Bob Tuskin
November 26, 2012

Chris Williams operated a completely legal medical marijuana dispensary in Montana, where he has complied with all of the local and state regulations, as crazy and ridiculous as they are.

In the past law enforcement representatives have even been through the dispensary; during their encounters they been nothing but friendly and openly approved of what was going on.

Despite the local legalization measures, in March 2011 federal agents raided a whole list of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state of Montana, including the one owned by Williams. . . . Read Complete Report

DEA Promises to Continue Drug War and Ignore Voter Decisions in Colorado and Washington

By JG Vibes
November 7, 2012

Voters in Colorado and Washington have decided to legalize cannabis for recreational use, however the feds have promised to ignore states rights and lock people up anyway, regardless of local laws.

Bob Tuskin reported on the story for The Intel Hub this morning, saying that

“Both Colorado and Washington have passed referendums legalizing cannabis use. The plant is still made illegal according to federal law.

“Colorado’s Proposition 64 makes it legal for anyone over the age of 21 to possess marijuana and for businesses to sell it.  It will be interesting to see how the feds treat this.

“Barry Soetoro claimed he would not go after legal medical facilities and respect state laws. Fail!”” . . .Read Complete Report

Alcohol Not Marijuana Triggers Drug Abuse in Teenagers


 I have been trying to explain this to certain members of my family for years. The problem of course is that they drink and they do not want to admit that their kids, who have drug problems, started with sneaking liquor from their home bar or beer from their refrigerators.  No amount of study and research will ever change their minds, because then they would have to take part of the blame.  Actually the only real gateway drug is mother’s milk. . . . EDITOR

from Cannabis News 

If you want your kids to stay away from drugs, then you might want to keep teenagers off alcohol because a new study says that long term drug abuse is likely to occur due to alcohol, not marijuana, use.

[If they are already into substance abuse, you would also do well to sign them up alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs the soonest possible time. – ad]

The present study included data on more than 14,500 high-school students from 120 schools across U.S. The data was obtained from Monitoring the Future study.

Researchers analyzed the data to find out what substances were being tried by students. They checked for use of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, amphetamines, tranquilizers and other narcotics. Alcohol was the first substance to be tried by students, the results showed. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

Best marijuana legalization argument movie

Uploaded by  on May 12, 2010

Drug War Cost Clock

How long are we going to allow out government to throw money down the endless hole of corruption and greed called the “War on Drugs”.

We have been funding the War on Drugs since 1972, and all the situation has done is feed the drug lords and gangs billions of dollars. Why do we ignore, as we learned during liquor prohibition, that the only people who benefit during any prohibition are the bad guys and their politician friends.

Since the drug war started they have not kept anyone in this country from getting even a dime bag. As we all know, there are more drugs in the country in 2012 that there ever was in the 1970. It’s time to put an end to this nonsense, and use the money for education and treatment instead of arrest and jail. . . . EDITOR


US News & World Report: ‘Is It Time To Scale Back The War On Drugs?’

from NORML

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director July 10, 2012

The editors at US News & World Report are asking the question, ‘Is it time to scale back the war on drugs?’ They’ve assembled a round-table of participants to respond.

Arguing in favor politics as usual are Kevin Sabet, former Senior Policy Adviser to President Obama’s Drug Czar and David Evans, Special Adviser to the Drug Free America Foundation. Predictably, neither author’s platitudes are resonating with US News readers. (Both Evans and Sabet have only 15 ‘up’ votes combined, versus some 650 ‘down’ votes.)

Myself, Aaron Houston (Executive Director: Students for Sensible Drug Policy), and Neill Franklin (Executive Director: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) take the opposite approach — and are much better received.

You can read an excerpt from my commentary below: . . . Read Complete Report

Reality show to track Mendocino anti-pot effort

I believe this propaganda series is another attempt, in a long line of attempts, to broadcast far and wide, once again, the horrors of “the killer weed” . . .EDITOR

from Cal Pot News.com

Mendocino County marijuana eradication officers may soon become reality television stars.

County supervisors on Tuesday narrowly approved allowing reality television filmmakers to document the county sheriff’s anti-pot operations, Glenda Anderson reports in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

“I think there’s a lot to be leery of,” said board Chairman John McCowen. But, “on balance, I’m willing to support it.”

The board approved a contract between Sheriff Tom Allman and Studio Lambert USA on a 3-2 vote. . . . Read Complete Report

150 Pounds Marijuana Barred From Evidence Because Of GPS

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ in News
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 9:52 am
A federal judge has ruled that law enforcement illegally placed a GPS tracking device on a Kentucky man’s car, and has barred prosecutors from using 150 pounds of marijuana discovered in a subsequent search of the vehicle.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Kentucky State Police found the cannabis in a car belonging to 49-year-old Robert Dale Lee near Lexington in September 2011 because they used the GPS tracking device to follow him without a warrant authorizing it, concluded U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar, reports Brett Barrouquere of The Associated Press. . . . Read Complete Report


Evaluation Pot Prohibition: The Marijuana Explosion ( w/ full video)

Photo: U.S. Government Medical Marijuana crop. University of Mississippi. SOURCE Public Domain.

from High Times

The Marijuana Explosion

by Jon Gettman

Tue, May 15, 2012 1:45 pm

Marijuana is as popular in the US as it’s ever been. A look back over the last 25 years places the War on Pot in perspective: It really hasn’t changed a thing. Marijuana is still widely used, and efforts to enforce its prohibition are a wasteful, ineffective drain on the public treasury.

There are many ways to prove this assertion.  . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

THE WAR ON DRUGS HAS FAILED. Marijuana (know both sides)

High Times: Earth’s Strongest Strains of marajuana – May 2012 (video)


Man, back in the first days of its existence  “High Times” magazine did for the look of marijuana what Playboy did for the female figure. And I guess to be truthful I’ll admit I’ve probably looked at multiple  issues of both mags. However, in my defense,  I will say I only  bought  both under-the-counter publications for the featured articles.. After all I am a researcher, and both publications are  excellent sources for research.

Here is a video presentation of photos of pot buds the High Times judges have named as the best of the “Strongest Strains” in the Universe coming out of the summer crop  of 2012.

The background music ain’t bad either. Enjoy, and remember to support High Times magazine as they have been supporting the movement for-ever. . . . EDITOR

from High Times Magazine

Uploaded by on Mar 19, 2012

After implementing our new Cannabis Cup scoring system in April 2011 – which utilizes lab testing as part of the equation – and after four trial runs in cities around the world including San Francisco, Denver and Amsterdam, we figured we figured we had a pretty good hold on exactly which strains are the most potent on the planet. In the May 2012 issue of HIGH TIMES Nico Escondido provides the list of the world’s strongest sativas, indicas and hybrids – HT certified and lab tested at more than 20% THC.

For the full list of the world’s strongest strains, pick up the May 2012 issue of HIGH TIMES – on newsstands now!