Thursday, July 22, 2010

Deaths by Marijuana Prohibition

Marijuana is a non-toxic herb that was categorized as a schedule 1 controlled substance so a few could profit. It has been known by most intellectuals that the current marijuana law is more dangerous to society than marijuana its self.

We have had several deaths in the US this year that were marijuana victims killed by law enforcement officers, from shootings to tazering of marijuana users whose lives were ended from choking on marijuana they were trying to swallow. It is so sad that marijuana prohibition is responsible for dozens of deaths each year.

But we still have those that fear legalization no matter the cost to society or individual users. Law Enforcement is to addicted to their marijuana prohibition profits and fear having to work fighting real crime.

Many of us think our society would be much better off if marijuana prohibition was ended to save lives and strengthen our economy. As one California business owner recently stated:

“The marijuana patches don’t bother me,” Miller said. “But I don’t like the shootouts.”

Lets make our world a better place for all of us!

Taxation not Prohibition!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Marijuana, Medical or Legal?

Every time I do a Google search for marijuana I see hundreds of busts. Some of the busts are large and show that cartels, gangs, and organized crime is involved. Others are ordinary citizens caught with a few plants, plants not hardcore drugs. Law Enforcement and the court system know that a lot of these busts are immoral. But they quote laws and forget morals, when money and their jobs are at stake.

Everyday Google has stories of Medical Marijuana care centers, dispensaries and patients being busted or harassed by police and local governments. Police are lobbying for their very livelihood as they fight to keep marijuana illegal.

Oakland city council recently laid off 80 police officers, the police retaliate by naming crimes that they will no longer respond to, unless their Union demands are met.

The department's chief had said in recent days that unless the city could meet the union's demands, officers would no longer respond in person to register sex offenders, or for reports of vehicle accidents, grand theft, identity theft, burglary, embezzlement, vandalism, stray animals and others.

It is interesting that the crimes that police will not investigate are crimes involving victims, though there is no mention of not investigating marijuana, which is a victim-less crime. There is really something wrong with this picture, the police are using a form of extortion against the very people that employ them and the city they have sworn to protect. Once again the police are putting crimes that they will not make profits from, onto the back burner. While they concentrate on making marijuana busts to pillage, plunder and even kill our fellow citizens.

Now law enforcement has been raiding all levels of the medical marijuana culture and even if the courts decides against police they have ways of making money off the defendants. Remember that, their first trick is grab all assets and leaving the victim broke and lawyer-less, hard to win a court case under those circumstances. OJ would have never got off for growing marijuana! Another trick is storage & impound costs for the victims belongings, to often it is a win win situation for law enforcement when it comes to busting MMJ.

So even though we have made medical marijuana legal, we have left open to many loopholes for law enforcement to profit from arresting MMJ patients, care givers and raiding dispensaries.

I am 100% for medical marijuana, but I feel that many who need it will never have safe access to it while it has an illegal status. For those in need of medical marijuana and the safety of the general public, it is time for;

Taxation not Prohibition!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Rand report BS for anti Marijuana Crusade

The more I see the MSM (main stream media) spin the Rand report, the more angry I become. First every news agency in the country is pushing marijuana prices will drop to $38 an ounce. This is fairly ridiculous as many growers will not drop their price that low. That price does not allow for name branding and the connoisseur value of the famous highly esteemed Cali buds. One very large fault with the prediction of cheap marijuana is the fact the report gives no time line for how long this prediction of $38 an ounce pot will take, leaving MSM spinning it as it would happen instantaneously.

The next prediction is a huge increase in the use of Marijuana, I feel that there will be some more folks trying it. But this might be a good thing as many people may choose to spend their drug and booze money on marijuana. And crime will go down with the price drops, cartels and their street gangs will no longer have the high price on marijuana, so it will no longer be their most profitable item. But street crime in general will go down as marijuana prices fall, people will be able to afford it whether for recreational use, or those that would like to use it for medical use. There is no excuse for medical marijuana users having to pay black market prices for a medicinal herb, its insanity to think bud should cost $300-$500 an ounce!

Next the report goes into a hypothesis on tax evasion where RAND shows that raising tobacco taxes and the overall price of ciggarettes created a black market to evade paying the tax. Well first off the report states prices will fall on marijuana, so even with the new tax it should be cheaper than todays prices. People will be happy to buy it and pay the tax. As for growers they will slowly fade out of the picture with a few exceptions. There are always going to be a few gardeners out there that want to know what goes into their food or smoke, but look how few people have vegetable gardens even now when food prices are so high. How often do you meet someone that is growing their own tobacco to evade taxes and save money?

One recent article goes as far as predicting $1.50 joints by misuse of the Rand data. Lets take a quick look at this presumption. If marijuana dropped to $38 an ounce you would have to add the $50 an ounce tax, now were at $88 an ounce. Now I have never heard of retailers not making a profit so were up to at least $100 and then sales and other local taxes push it up into the $125 to $150 price range. A decent joint weighs 1/2 to 3/4 a gram so how can anyone come up with $1.50 a joint, maybe they roll New York City penners! (extremely small joints).

Lead author Beau Kilmer, the other co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center, said the cost of prime California pot -- currently valued at $300 to $450 per ounce -- could fall to as little as $38 an ounce if legalized in California. He said that could mean "$1.50 a joint for high-quality marijuana."

I'm afraid the Rand report is just FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) to help MSM fend off the November vote for legalization, sad but true.

Taxation not Prohibition!

Friday, July 9, 2010

If you have not read-

The Emperor Wears No Clothes

Here it is online for free!

This is the book that started the hemp revolution. More than 600,000 copies have been sold to date. The print version of The Emperor Wears No Clothes is available in Jack's Hemporium. Jack wants this information to be available to everyone, so he has published the text of the book here on the internet for free.


Please give it a read!

Oregon Free Marijuana

Just when you think the whole world is corrupt, you find a story that shows there are still caring and compassionate people. I read such a story today and thought it was well worth sharing on this blog. In Oregon a nonprofit marijuana collective has some freebies for those that are in need.

"We all kind of gather and collectively pool our resources together so that patients that have qualifying conditions that are suffering from cancer, AIDS or chronic pain are able to get the relief that they need immediately," said spokeswoman Sarah Bennett.

Oregon has been open minded to changes to make medical marijuana work. I-28 is an initiative to allow dispensaries in Oregon and polls are running 68% for it.

But we really need to move on to;

Taxation not Prohibition!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Marijuana FUD and Prop 19 Rand Reports

Prop. 19 approval could decrease marijuana costs, increase consumption report says

The story line is that marijuana price will fall and its use will skyrocket. The report says the price of marijuana may drop to $38 an ounce, though there is no time table to explain how many years this might take.

To calculate the price drop, researchers looked at the cost of growing marijuana in a 1,500-square-foot house.

Why are they basing costs on indoor crops grown in homes rather than outdoor, greenhouse or commercial indoor growing?

The researchers concluded that the wages paid to employees who tend the crop would slip from as much as $25 per hour to no more than $10, just a little above what nursery laborers earn.

Why should the employees of marijuana growers earn $25 an hour, over twice what nursery laborers earn?

If the per-ounce cost dropped to $38 and the Ammiano bill’s $50 per ounce excise tax passed, taxes would account for more than half the cost of the state’s marijuana, an observation likely to inflame marijuana idealists who see it as a natural weed that ought to be treated like an herb.
That high tax creates an incentive for tax evasion that is more financially rewarding than smuggling marijuana from Mexico to California and it could also encourage smokers to turn to the highest-potency marijuana to get more bang for their buck, the researchers concluded.

That would put Marijuana to less than $100 an ounce on store shelves, I think most people would be more than happy to pay said taxes to help the states economy.
As for Mexican pot smuggling, import it and tax it, since their pot is considered a lower grade it would have trouble competing as a black market product with legal products easier to find and purchase.

There is quit a bit written about Tax Evasion. After reading the report I noted in all the circumstance's listed the tax was forcing the products cost to rise. According to the PDF prices could drop 3 to ten times less than they are today. With prices dropping consumers would not be infuriated by the Taxation of marijuana.

Another point I think needs some thought is, will all marijuana prices be the same? Or will it become more like fine wine with quality being a desired trait and by thus demanding a higher price. I feel there will be a market that will support a commercial market as well as a connoisseur gourmet market.

As for the report in general, my opinion is it projects more of the downside of the facts. I think that there are so many possibilities for California to profit that the report did not include that it is hard to consider it anything other than a simple hypothesis and at that one shy of many facts.

From the actual Rand Report:

Future Price
No modern nation has ever legalized commercial marijuana production, so there are literally no relevant data to guide estimates of marijuana-production costs after legalization. Although: (Citation listed on original PDF.)
Link to PDF

Rather than seeing growers shot or sentenced to jail or prison, it makes so much more sense to Tax Marijuana!

Taxation not Prohibition!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Will Increased Marijuana Raids Force Growers to Vote Yes?

With California's budget woes their law enforcement is increasing their assault on growers. There are two very distinct reasons for the over emphasis on marijuana cultivators. First we see that marijuana grow busts are very profitable for law enforcement departments. With our confiscation laws, officers can pillage, plunder and even kill their victims.

The second reason that law enforcement has become more aggressive this year. They are fighting to get Federal Drug Money offered by the Nobama administration. While Nobama is a known marijuana connoisseur from Hawaii. Mr Nobama claimed he would to stop DEA raids on medical marijuana. He has in fact increased spending for the WAR against marijuana consumers, in which many medical growers are also being targeted.

Now here is where things really get crappy, law enforcement agency's who are already strapped for cash and short on officers are putting those precious resources into hunting for pot plants to gain Federal Anti Marijuana Grant Monies. This means that forces actually dealing with real crimes is being radically reduced, leaving us for the prey of real criminals. While this has been going on the last three decades, our recent finical crisis in the US has reduced law enforcements personnel and now it is endangering the public for the lack of available responders.

This next article is really one that deserves a read as there is no way the I can excerpt enough to convey all the ideals it covers.

To make sure his office gets the federal funds, Sheriff Bosenko since last year has spent about $340,000 of his department's shrinking resources, more than in past years, on a team that tramps through the woods looking for pot farms. Though the squad is mostly U.S.-funded, the federal grants don't cover some of its needs, such as a team chief and certain equipment. So, Mr. Bosenko has to pay for those out of his regular budget.
LINK Please read ;)

At this point one must look at the attacks on medical marijuana, the raids on growers and destruction of crops and ask will the Nor Cal growers decide to legalize it to ward off the excessive amounts of police raids. Or will they vote to keep prices high through the existing black market of its status as an illegal drug. Many Nor Cal counties fear an economic collapse if marijuana becomes legal which they fear would causes the price to plummet.

"The legalization of marijuana will be the single most devastating economic event in the long boom-and-bust history of Northern California," said Anna Hamilton, 62, a Humboldt County radio host and musician who said her involvement with marijuana has mostly been limited to smoking it for the past 40 years.

The decline in prices is expected to take much of the profit out of pot, a concern for some underground operators. They also fear that big tobacco companies will step in and begin growing pot on farmland in the Central Valley, effectively killing North Coast production.

It’s the only thing we have that brings money into the county,” said Mendocino County Supervisor John Pinches, who believes that marijuana accounts for at least half of the county economy.
Estimates of the value of the county’s pot crop range from $1.2 billion to $4.4 billion. In comparison, the county’s total taxable retail sales were $1.3 billion in 2007, according to the Center for Economic Development at CSU Chico.

Now which side of the legal question do you think the cartels are hedging their bets?

What I see here is just another sad example of America being a land motivated and ruled by greed.

Taxation not Prohibition!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cops Deny and Fight Medical Marijuana Laws

In recent times we have seen the voters in many states fight to change Marijuana laws. The same time we are seeing our Law Enforcement arresting MMJ users and busting dispensaries who supply card carrying medical marijuana patients. Our Law Enforcement Officers also take to the press spreading FUD(Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt) towards the changing of the current laws.

We know the law enforcement love marijuana busts, it is quite similar to having Letters of Marquee a few centuries ago. In other words our law makers are giving them Federal Funding to pillage, plunder, and kill, much like the privateers of old. Sometimes this is done over a few grams of mj, in other casess innocents are shot as they have gone to the wrong address!

But wait there is more, I was reading a article today describing the following of citizen passed medical marijuana laws as humiliating for Officers.

Why Enforcing Some Medical Marijuana Laws can be a Cops Worst Nightmare

When it comes to cops and medical marijuana laws, it's not too hard to understand why many of them go cross-eyed and stuttery with confusion and frustration. It's bad enough for them that in states where it's OK to toke up to relieve symptoms of pain and suffering that they are getting their walking orders from the citizens who wrote the laws -- the people they used to bust, in other words -- and not from their long-time chums in the state house. Seeing marijuana openly for sale in storefronts, or growing strong in someone's basement rec room, is an affront to everything the Cop Mind holds sacred, a violation of their sense of Right and Wrong.
What's worse for them are the hidden provisions in many of these laws that turn pique into humiliation. In Colorado, for instance, the state medical marijuana law requires cops to preserve and care for evidence when they raid a house or a dispensary and the suspect claims a medical marijuana defense. That means they can't destroy the pot they confiscate or uproot the plants. In fact, if they're to follow the law as written and passed by citizens, they need to water and feed those plants in the event they have to return them.

While law Enforcement cries foul play, there is another side of this story. Savvy citizens writing new laws took notice of law enforcements precedents, of going outside the law to destroy legal medical marijuana crops and wrote strict guidelines to circumvent their ability to do so.

Next an article where Police are complaining that Fed Ex and UPS employees are finding medical marijuana packages and calling police to deal with the legal packages. My question is why are Fed Ex and UPS messing with customers packages in the first place?

Over the past year, the Billings Police Department has received an increasing number of calls from FedEx and UPS workers who discover packages containing what appears to be legal medical marijuana. A police investigator must then pick up the package, make phone calls to determine whether it is a Montana-legal product produced by a “caregiver” who is registered with the state and notify the distributor to retrieve the pot.

Police are not liking that marijuana laws are changing and their not always in their favor. It would seem that law makers had fun with law enforcement by leaving no mechanism to collect fines in Massachusetts new marijuana decriminalization law.

For 18 months, police officers have been issuing $100 non-criminal citations to people caught with less than an ounce of marijuana. But it's what happens when people don't pay their fines that is flummoxing officials in some communities.

"There is no specific provision in the law with regard to (decriminalization) that says if you don't pay then the following shall occur," said Edward Teague, clerk magistrate at Falmouth District Court. "There is no enforcement mechanism in the law."


So the new laws are not always what law enforcement officers feel are proper, its clear they are not happy when the citizens they work for have input in the law making process. The time has come to change the law and repeal marijuana prohibition!

Taxation not Prohibition!


I just saw this recent article on LAs continuing push against medical marijuana dispensaries. Strange how some cities and or counties seem obsessed with denying the voters will when it comes to marijuana.

A new Los Angeles Police Department team is spearheading an aggressive push to shut down dispensaries that are illegal under a city ordinance that took effect four weeks ago.

"This is a high priority for the City Council and a high priority for the city attorney, so it's a high priority for us," said Capt. Kevin McCarthy, head of the Gang and Narcotics Division.


Strange the spokesman was the head of the Gang and Narcotics Division. That does not sound like the right type of law enforcement officers to be used in non violent dispensary closing. But rather the opposite, another swat team to harass, injure or kill citizens, that have the right yo use marijuana! One more reason to end prohibition, the local Governments refusal to recognize medical marijuana laws.

Another update:

Plainclothes narcotics officers fanned out. One disarmed a startled security guard, another covered the door through the sights of a rifle and a third phoned the shop to announce the raid. A second guard, three employees and a dozen grim-faced customers filed out, hands in the air.

By the end of the operation, the officers had arrested the Colorado Collective's owner and an employee and hauled away 40 pounds of marijuana and $17,000 in cash in large evidence bags.


Something is simply wrong when law enforcement goes rogue!

Taxation not Prohibition!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July, well its a good day for fireworks here we have had lots of rain and fire danger is minimal. Sky is grey and overcast so we might get rained on some more today, so is life in the rain forest.

In 1942 our Government made a film called Hemp for Victory which asked American farmers to grow hemp. The Fourth of July is about freedom and independence, now Hemp for Victory seems a rallying call of Law Enforcement as they arrest, pillage, plunder, and kill. This is a picture from when our Government had a different agenda with hemp the name used for cannabis back then. Marijuana was slang for cheap tobacco smoked by Mexicans.

If this old picture of a hemp farm catches your imagination or tickles your fancy you might want to check out the following video.

Now for a little food for thought and some of my twisted sense of poetic justice.

'Cause in the mind of Ronald Reagan
Wheels they turn and gears they grind
Buildings collapse in slow motion
And trains collide, everything is fine
Everything is fine
Everything is fine
Please be sure to read the rest of the lyrics!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Anti Pot Crusade Endangers the Public

Today's Law Enforcement is focused on marijuana as a financial supplement. Law Enforcement treats the cannabis community as hardcore criminals, and make a fortune while doing so. The least harmful drug (medicinal herb) in the world is concentrated on more than any other crime. Why because of money and politics, as the people tell (Zogby poll) our politicians legalize marijuana, lobbyist pay not to.
Remember America has the best Government that the Billionaires can buy!

One way prohibition is endangering us, cartels and black market, that are profiting off its highly inflated prices.

The second way we are endangered is through the unwarranted use of swat teams ant the fact that simple possession of marijuana is a license to kill.

From Richard Nixon's presidency to Barack Obama's, the federal government has led and promoted a holy war against its own people. I've written often in this space on the long list of harms caused by U.S.-led War on Drugs: a trillion dollars squandered since Nixon's famous declaration of war, tens of millions of Americans incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses, otherwise innocent lives brought to ruin, civil liberties trampled, individuals, neighborhoods, and whole countries rendered unsafe, environmental devastation, economic and political destabilization of foreign nations, and on and on.


Thirdly Prohibition eats up Law Enforcement working hours leaving less responders for violent emergencies. More officers time and valuable equipment resources are being diverted to pulling plants, rather true police work.

To make sure Shasta County gets the federal grants, Sheriff Bosenko has spent about $340,000 of his department’s shrinking budget — more than in past years — on a team whose sole duty is to traipse through the woods looking for pot plants.

So for safety vote:

Taxation not Prohibition

Friday, July 2, 2010

Monsanto and its Twisted Relationship with Farmers

Monsanto and its Twisted Relationship with Farmers Around the World.

Farming has been a tradition of many families and the very nature of that tradition is under attack through our Corporate Government and the Corporations Greed for more profits. The very seeds that have been nurtured for generations are being stolen out of the farmers fields and even from their seed cribs. Who would do such a thing to the American farmers, Monsanto is the Corporation that is doing these things, and not just to American farmers they spread their evil Globally.

They will seize any crop that has been cross pollinated by any of their crops which are (GMO) genetically modified organism. Our farmers have fed and clothed us for untold centuries and now Monsanto, a Monopoly, is doing more harm to traditional farmers than drought.

Farmers carefully chose the hardiest and most vigorous seeds to save developing selective traits that were best suited for their farm. Now farmers are being forced into buying Monsanto seed which is not likely suited for their farm. Once a farmer uses Monsanto seeds he can no longer save seed from his crops as Monsanto patents seed and even modifies some plants to produce sterile seed.

Trouble came knocking early at farmer Scott Good's door in August.
"They showed up at my door 6 o'clock in the morning. They flipped a badge
out," said Good, a Burlington County soybean grower. "It wasn't polite what
they were saying. They acted like FBI."

The two men were private investigators. They had been watching him.
Monsanto, the St. Louis agribusiness giant, had sent them. They wanted to
know about his beans.

Having grown up in a rural farming community and knowing the hard work that goes into a farm and the pride farmers take in their farms. It upsets me to see the FDA and our courts and that includes the Supreme Court all standing up for Monsanto.

Monsanto goes after a store owner who does not sale or plant soy seeds in Eagleville, Missouri, a small rural farming community poulation 350, which 100 miles north of Kansas City.

When the stranger persisted, Rinehart showed him the door. On the way out the man kept making threats. Rinehart says he can’t remember the exact words, but they were to the effect of: “Monsanto is big. You can’t win. We will get you. You will pay.” Scenes like this are playing out in many parts of rural America these days as Monsanto goes after farmers, farmers’ co-ops, seed dealers—anyone it suspects may have infringed its patents of genetically modified seeds.


The next story shows the reason are farmers are scared to death of Monsanto, why we need to stop the crimes that Monsanto is committing against our farmers.

Kem Ralph of Covington, Tennessee is believed to be the first farmer to have gone to jail for saving and replanting Monsanto's Roundup Ready soy seed in 1998. Ralph spent four months behind bars and must also pay the company 1.8 million dollars in penalties.

In total, U.S. courts have awarded Monsanto more than 15 million dollars, according to a new report by the Washington-based Centre for Food Safety (CFS) called "Monsanto vs. U.S. Farmers".

Court awards are just a fraction of the money the company has extracted from farmers. Hundreds of farmers are believed to have been coerced into secret settlements over the past eight years to avoid going to court.

I've heard the argument that GMO is the only way we will feed the planet, some believe that to be true, I don't!

Shadow Government Needs Marijuana Illegal

There is big money being made off marijuana's status as an illegal drug. Google news search reveals millions of Dollars of marijuana being confiscated almost every day, from border crossings to our public lands and even private homes. The amount of marijuana getting past law enforcement must be unfathomable.

Law enforcement is making over a billion dollars a year through confiscation of property alone. Law enforcement is wasting their efforts on the safest drug their is while ignoring other crimes that do not bring large amounts of money into their coffers.

But its not only law enforcement making money, our bankster friends seem to making a killing off illegal drugs too. One other group who has been raking in the bucks off marijuana and the illegal drug trade might surprise you, the United States Government has several agencies that use drug trade to finance their Black Ops they carry on through out the world. From Olly North and his Iran Contras dealings to Afghanistan's heroin business today, our government is in the drug business, its there for the big money that is involved with illegal drugs.

Drug Prohibition is a big money maker for the International Banking System. In fact a UN report noted that is may be the only thing keeping the International Banking System afloat: besides all of those "taxpayer donated" TARP Bailouts. It is estimated that over 50 percent of the TARP bailouts are going to the International Banks. It is also estimated that as much as 40 Billion dollars each year, required to support the "shadow government's" "Black Operations Budget," comes largely from the government involvement in the International Drug Trade. It is also quite likely that the "lions share" of this revenue must come from Marijuana which is the most used illegal substance throughout the globe.

Taxation not Prohibition!

Illegal Marijuana Destroying Our Forests

Our American politician is just a puppet of the corporations and their lobbyists, the corperates created a prohibition on marijuana with one purpose in mind, profits! While they have enjoyed their profits the the population has endured a police state that these laws have created.

Now because the black market and medical marijuana demands such high price we are constantly see the public endangered by gang wars for turf to sale their drugs. By rip offs and home invasion robberies that can turn a otherwise quiet neighborhood into a shooting war at any moment. We have cartels growing more entrenched on our side of the border, today we see Phoenix Arizona has become the kidnapping capitol of the USA. Our National Forest have become a dangerous place as armed growers try to protect their multi million dollar crops.

We are seeing many remote grows on our public lands having garbage and waste dumped on site. Criminals are not going to put efforts into packing out trash that could be evidence of their grow. The pristine beauty of our great National forest is being destroyed. We would no longer have these problems if marijuana was legal and grown by farmers in the fields and gardeners enjoy that wonder of life and growth seen in the living plants of a garden.

There is simply to much destruction caused by our Governments policy on the plant, that Pharmaceutical Corporations fear. Big Pharma would lose billions of dollars if marijuana was once again legal.

Sheriff's Capt. Ralph Ornelas notes forest marijuana grows destroy and poison public lands.

Some 1,560 pounds of trash, including fertilizers, pesticides, food, propane tanks, camping equipment and irrigation lines were also removed in the Knapp Ranch grow area northeast of Santa Clarita.


We now see that our billionaire politicians are not representing the people, but rather the Corporates and their right to profits through the downfall of our personal rights.

Taxation not Prohibition

8 Facts You Might Not Know About Medical Marijuana

Not that long ago your local pharmacy sold pot-based meds, and the government collected a tax

More than 20 prescription medicines containing marijuana were sold in U.S. pharmacies at the turn of the 20th century. Pot-based medications were commonly available until 1942, when cannabis was stricken from the U.S. Pharmacopeia, the official compendium of drugs considered effective. From 1937 to 1942 the federal government collected a tax of $1 per ounce for such drugs.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

There’s Been Over 20,000 Studies On Marijuana

I've been sick the last few days and am still not feeling up to par, I will post a few stories that I found interesting.

Marijuana is already the most studied plant on Earth, and is arguably one of the most investigated therapeutically active substances known to man. To date, there are now over 20,000 published studies or reviews in the scientific literature pertaining to marijuana and its active compounds. That total includes over 2,700 separate papers published on cannabis in 2009 and another 900 published just this year alone (according to a key word search on the search engine PubMed).

Marijuana the Safest Drug in the World

Cannabis Ice Tea
Photo by: nabo

I've had a flu the last two days and its slowed me way down. I will post a few articles of interest which I hope you enjoy!

I have long opposed almost all government agencies including the FCC, the IRS, and the FDA. It was the lying pieces of crap at the US Food and Drug Administration that made this idiotic statement: "marijuana has a high potential for abuse, has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, and has a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision".

What absolute nonsense.