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How Pot Became Demonized
By Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb, NYU Press
CN Source: AlterNet May 13, 2008 USA

the Fine Line Between Good Medicine and 'Dangerous Drugs'
While both host and guest shared the belief that the Oregon proposal was no more than a thinly disguised attempt to legalize marijuana, O'Reilly asked whether cannabis itself might not be a legitimate medicine if prescribed by a legitimate physician to a patient with a legitimate need: "But there is a legitimate issue here, Doctor. We had Montel Williams [another popular TV talk show host] on a few weeks back. He has MS [multiple sclerosis]. And I believe Montel Williams when he says, 'Look, medical marijuana helps me, helps me cope with this disease, cope with my suffering. There's no reason why I should be denied it.' And I agree with Montel Williams that if this is the case, if a doctor -- a doctor -- says that he needs it for his MS, he should have it. You don't disagree with that, do you?" Barthwell's response was uncompromising: "Well, I do, actually. There is nothing that tells us from the science now that smoked, crude botanical should be a medication. We have a process that has been in place for 100 years in this country that protects the sick and dying from snake oil salesmen. And just because something makes you feel better doesn't make it medicine."

Nazi Con Flicts of Interest Bush Barthwell & Drugs

Witch hunts and the war on weed
by Reverend Damuzi (20 Jun, 2002)

shadow of the swastika elkhorn manafesto

Effort To Disguise a Medicine as an Illegal Drug

Woman’s Christian Vengeance Union


Groups Endorsing RxGanja

Marijuana Heart Risk Unlikely to be Significant, Says Expert 3/17/00

I'm pretty sure the DEAth Czar and his troop of worriers,
spin a big wheel with bogeymen on it.
Demon of the month, what will it be?
Step right up, round and round it goes
where it stops no one knows...

Ganja smoke leads to sometimes entertaining
and quite possibly provocative thinking,
Even provoking the tiniest thought, of any kind.
sends the wrong message to the herd kids.

They seem to be repeating themselves.
Running out of fear tactics.
It must be hard producing a Ganjawar,
with no actual Ganja victims.
10 million American Ganjawar victims.
Inhaling doesn't matter.

Ganja leads to Rabies and/or Atheism?
Stoners arm linked to biting drug dog?
Snitch witness linked to harsher sentence.
Dyptheria and Locusts might be linked
to heavy Ganja use the same as white lampshades.
It doesn't really matter if it is linked to anything,
it only matters that the 6 o'clock news says it is.

So if you're about to keel over
all red and sweaty, chestpains, heavy breathing...
by all means don't smoke a doobie.
Or climb a flight of stairs.
Or have someone sneak up and say boo!
Actually you might try calling 911.

On the other hand...
if you have low bp maybe it will save you.
Open small capillaries in the brain stopping a stroke,
or full blown Asthma attack.
I've seen it reverse dementia symptoms like a broom to cobwebs.
Provide a good nights sleep not zombied out with pills.

We should just make a law against lying to Congress,
and convict all the past and present drug czars,
and Ganjawar traffickers with Domestic war crimes.
Then march the cops and politicians through the Ganjawar prisons.
To hear from those non violent pot criminals,
beaten and raped as deterrents to others
thinking about messing with current drug policies.
Wonder if this will lead to future heart problems?

Who ya gonna believe, Czar Waldo or your own lying eyes?
Cannabis can't be a medicine just because it has been used successfully as a medicine for thousands of years. No victims outside of U.S. and U.S. puppet states imaginations. You can erase History from the U.S. school books if you are the Education Secretary/Drug Czar, as Bill Bennett was while he was writing books on virtue and losing $8 million in slot machines. Every election the Reefer Madness comes out of the woodworks. No coincidence. It's hard to see the truth when your paycheck depends on you not seeing it. Too bad you will loose so much more from lying to keep sick and healthy American citizens oppressed. There is no possible defense for lying to the people. Whatever the original intention. Spreading gossip when so many countries are doing research and finding the same safe flowertop as previous studies. Politicops seem to have a cannabis IQ of about 3 years old and I urge them to step away from the adult table with their monster under the bed "theory".

may be associated?
may be causing ... later in life? Before an election or Initiative.
could be * might be * definite maybe * looks like?
Their hobgoblins are always theory's about the future,
for many years I've been waiting for their future to get here.
Must be getting harder to keep the Ganjawar house of cards
standing without the fascist safety net of censorship.

Not that they haven't tried. DdC

'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'
What's life like in our prisons for those 77,000 marijuana convicts? Let's steel our nerves and go visit the Web site, where the Los Angeles outfit "Stop Prisoner Rape" has posted the little plain-talking handbill it has prepared for young men entering our prison system, titled "For Prisoners: Advice on Avoiding HIV/AIDS."

The group's handout -- targeted primarily at heterosexual men who have no desire to ever be involved in homosexual activity -- advises:
"HIV/AIDS transmission during a sexual assault is a serious concern. The following are practical tips for reducing your risk. ...

The US Gulag Prison System... 30 Mar, 2006
A Global Research Feature Article

Virtues' of Ganja

Jamaican Study 1970
"This study indicates that there is little correlation between the use of ganga and crime, except insofar as the possession and cultivation of ganga are technically crimes"

The Lancet, vol 352, number 9140, November 14 1998
"We.. say that on the medical evidence available, moderate indulgence in cannabis has little ill-effect on health, and that decisions to ban or legalise cannabis should be based on other considerations."

The Politics of Pot

And here we come to the vital distinction between the advocacy of temperance and the advocacy of prohibition. Temperance and self-control are convertible terms. Prohibition, or that which it implies, is the direct negation of the term self-control. In order to save the small percentage of men who are too weak to resist their animal desires, it aims to put chains on every man, the weak and the strong alike. And if this is proper in one respect, why not in all respects? Yet, what would one think of a proposition to keep all men locked up because a certain number have a propensity to steal?
Felix Mendelsohn, 1915

Pot Potency? Boomers' blissfully unfazed by mere facts.

The Coptic Study (1981)
"No Harm to Human Brain or Intelligence"

DP: Myths and Facts About Marijuana

US Jamaican Study 1974
"... as a multipurpose plant, ganga is used medicinally, even by non-smokers. .... There were no indications of organic brain damage or chromosome damage among smokers and no significant clinical psychiatric, psychological or medical) differences between smokers and controls. No impairment of physiological, sensory and perceptual performance, tests of concept formation, abstracting ability, and cognitive style, and tests of memory. [Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration... Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."

More Myths and Facts

Jamaican Studies (1968-74, 1975)
"Definite Benefits For Marijuana Smokers"

Recommended Reading
other CSDP news pages (Left side)

Panama Canal Zone Report, 1925
"There is no evidence...
that any deleterious influence on the individual using [cannabis]"

Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts review

LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944
"Cannabis smoking] does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration... Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug."

Drug War Distortions

Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894
"The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all. ... ...moderate use of hemp... appears to cause no appreciable physical injury of any kind,... no injurious effects on the mind... [and] no moral injury whatever.'

The Official Story: Debunking 'Gutter Science' Jack Herer

Eradicated Marijuana Is 98 Percent Ditchweed
More than 98 percent of all of the marijuana plants seized by law enforcement in the United States is feral hemp not cultivated cannabis, according to newly released data by the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics.

John P Morgan MD, Professor of Pharmacology,
City University of New York Medical School
At the 10th International Conference on Drug Policy, 1996, USA

Marinol, the synthetic THC marketed in the States, "In a recent study, the scientists gave patients 20 mg of Marinol by mouth to see if it increased their appetite. Not only could they not detect much appetite-increasing effect, but they learned the interesting fact that, in one-third of people who take Marinol by mouth, you have no blood levels at all. The drug is so poorly bio-available it's surprising that it got onto the market. There may well be some reason to believe that there are individuals in our government who are interested in getting Marinol on the market to diminish the pressure for marijuana smokers."

Fry the Liars!

The Kaiser Permanente study
"Marijuana Use and Mortality" April 1997
American Journal of Public Health".

"Relatively few adverse clinical effects from the chronic use of marijuana have been documented in humans. However, the criminalization of marijuana use may itself be a health hazard, since it may expose the users to violence and criminal activity."

Is The Drug Czar Lying? His Lips Are Moving
Deconstructing the Drug Czar's latest pot and mental illness claims

"Having reviewed all the material available to us we find ourselves in agreement with the conclusion reached by the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission appointed by the Government of India (1893-94) and the New York Mayor's Committee (1944 - LaGuardia) that the long-term consumption of cannabis in moderate doses has no harmful effects" "the long-asserted dangers of cannabis are exaggerated and that the related law is socially damaging, if not unworkable"

Drugwar Lies Linked to Schizophrenia

The USA Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 1987
"Cannabis can be used on an episodic but continual basis without evidence of social or psychic dysfunction. In many users the term dependence with its obvious connotations, probably is mis-applied... The chief opposition to the drug rests on a moral and political, and not toxicologic, foundation".

Marijuana Use And Depression-No Casual Link

Dr J. H. Jaffe,
The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics.
L.Goodman and A Gillman, 3rd edn. 1965

"There are no long lasting ill-effects from the acute use of marijuana and no fatalities have ever been recorded ... there seems to be growing agreement within the medical community, at least, that marijuana does not directly cause criminal behaviour, juvenile delinquency, sexual excitement, or addiction."

Self Perpetuating Lies

The Shafer Commission of 1970
Marijuana does not lead to physical dependency, although some evidence indicates that the heavy, long-term users may develop a psychological dependence on the drug"

Nixon lied to schedule Ganja #1

Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others. ... The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.
William F. Buckley,
Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
In 1976, President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies. The DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further cannabis/tumor research.

What the WHO doesn't want you to know about cannabis
New Scientist David Concar 21 February 1998
HEALTH officials in Geneva have suppressed the publication of a politically sensitive analysis that confirms what ageing hippies have known for decades: cannabis is safer than alcohol or tobacco.

Cover-Ups, Prevarications, Subversions & Sabotage Oct 08, 2006

The Economist March 28th 1992
"Medicines often produce side effects. Sometimes they are physically unpleasant. Cannabis too has discomforting side effects, but these are not physical they are political"

The Ganjawar Fraud

The LaGardia sub-committee of New York 1944
"The use of marijuana does not lead to morphine or heroin or cocaine addiction and no effort is made to create a market for these narcotics by stimulating the practice of marijuana smoking"

"Marijuana is not the determining factor in the commission of major crime....The publicity concerning the catastrophic effect of marijuana smoking in New York City, is unfounded"

How The Canadian Media Import Counterfeit News From The States.
'Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities
has the power to make you commit injustices.'

Drug Speech Censorship Bill, You think the Constitution still lives?

It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair & Wallstreet's Spontaneous Abortionists
Preconception exposure to the pesticides glyphosate, atrazine, carbaryl, and 2,4-D increased relative risk of spontaneous abortion by 20-40%. Risks were even higher for women exposed to pesticides at age 35 or older and for women exposed to pesticide mixtures.

Nutricide - Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins and Herbs

Call for Biowar on Drugs
Source: New Scientist May 06, 2006 UK
Congressman Mark Souder has been busy in his personal war on drugs. As well as fighting against the legalisation of cannabis for medical use, the Indiana Republican has slipped a provision into a bill calling for the fungus Fusarium oxysporum to be used as a biological control agent against drug crops in foreign countries. The CIA, however, has had moral doubts about using the fungus. In 2000, a CIA official told The New York Times that it was unsafe both for humans and for the environment: "I don't support using a product on a bunch of Colombian peasants that you wouldn't use against a bunch of rednecks growing marijuana in Kentucky.

High on Hemp

Least we not forget the expert demonizers...

The Ganjawar is a product. It eliminates competition. Ganja and Hemp are way too versatile for synthetic products to keep up. Hemp ditchweed makes up to 98% of the Cannabis eradications. Big numbers, lies and a near monopoly reefer mad media keeps the Ganjawar going. Keeping more durable blue jeans from kids.

The Church pushing booze sacraments, The Pharmaceuticals pushing side effect producing pills and caps, Ag Chemicals not used on hemp or Ganja. Paper or wood products from hemp, with greater tensile strength than old growth forests. Soft strong fiber not requiring 90 million pounds of poisons like cotton. Or foreign wars like the crude oil polyester.

No money in prevention or cures, except selling thousand dollar retreats maybe. Polio was probably the last thing cured, steel and leather industries lost a lot of leg brace business. Hempseed nutrition might send the wrong message to the starving babies. Or the fast food industries.

Sacramental Cannabis Food Fuel Fiber FARMaceuticals.
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