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|Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:37 am Post subject: 'Murder Weed'
|Pot Considered 'Murder Weed' in 1937 By James B. Meadow
Rocky Mountain News November 05, 2005
Denver, Colorado -- On Oct. 2, 1937, in the somewhat shady Lexington Apartments at 1200 California St. in Denver, Samuel R. Caldwell became the first person in the United States to be arrested on a marijuana charge. Caldwell, a 58-year-old unemployed laborer moonlighting as a dealer, was nailed by the FBI and Denver police for peddling two marijuana cigarettes to one Moses Baca, 26. If you're wondering why it took the U.S. government so long to bust a pot dealer, it's because until the Marijuana Stamp Act was passed - on you guessed it, Oct. 2, 1937 - cannabis wasn't illegal.
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Emery, incarcerated by Dana Larsen (17 Feb, 2005)
Marc Emery gets three months in jail for passing a joint in Saskatoon
About 20 minutes after Marc showed up, three or four cops arrived and said 'We smell marijuana.' They asked if anybody had marijuana and Marc said he had some. They arrested him. Although Emery had only 2.3 grams of pot in his possession, he was charged with trafficking, because McGowan had stated to police that Marc had passed him a joint.
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Emery's prison blog: http://www.bcmarijuanaparty.ca
“Users of marijuana become stimulated as they inhale the drug and are likely to do anything. Most crimes of violence in this section, especially in country districts, are laid to users of the drug.
”New York Times - Sep.16, 1934
Drug Enforcement Agency Stripped of Role on New Painkillers
By Marc Kaufman, Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, November 5, 2005; Page A13
A House-Senate conference committee yesterday dropped a controversial provision that gave the Drug Enforcement Administration authority to review, and potentially block, the sale of all new prescription narcotics. The legislation, promoted by Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and attached to a multi-department appropriations bill, passed last year with little notice. But this year the Food and Drug Administration, many drug makers and doctors who treat pain patients objected to renewing it, and the provision was stripped from the bill. Opponents said the provision was an unwarranted intrusion by a law enforcement agency into the FDA's drug-review system.
Pain specialists also said the DEA reviews could jeopardize development of new drugs needed by patients with chronic pain. Wolf's spokesman, Dan Scandling, said that Congress had missed an opportunity to better control the sale of powerful new narcotic painkillers. "The goal behind it was to prevent another OxyContin," he said, referring to the popular painkiller that has been subject to abuse. "Now that oversight isn't going to be there." John Scofield, spokesman for the House Appropriations Committee, said the provision was dropped at the request of the Senate, which did not include it in its version of the appropriations bill. The dispute over the measure, and the almost $50 million in additional DEA funding attached to it, reflect a wider debate over the DEA's proper role in monitoring the use of prescription painkillers.
The agency has arrested scores of doctors, pharmacists and other health-care workers accused of negligence or willful diversion in dispensing prescription narcotics that were later abused. Pain doctors complained that, as a result, many physicians have stopped prescribing needed painkillers. The same conference committee also approved language proposed by Rep. Anne M. Northup (R-Ky.) that would bar the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from including provisions in future trade agreements that would make it almost impossible to import prescription drugs from foreign countries. The last three agreements -- with Singapore, Australia and Morocco -- included language that barred importation of drugs even if the practice were legalized in the future.
"The police discovered in a tenement back yard near the Navy Yard a growing crop of marijuana, which is apparently the latest vogue among drug addicts. The value of the standing crop is estimated at $50,000. Next day the police sprayed the noxious harvest with gasoline and set it on fire."
- New York Times, October 20, 1934
Drug Czar Caught in Fraud
“In the past we have had officers of this department shot and killed by marihuana addicts and we have traced the act of murder directly to the influence of marihuana, with no other motive. We have found from long experience and dealing with this type of criminal that marihuana is probably the most dangerous of all our narcotic drugs.”
J.F. Taylor, Chief of Detectives L.A.P.D -
[Fraternal Order of Police Journal - Jan. 1933]
The DEA museum 01 Nov, 2001
The US Drug Enforcement Agency is proud of its history of destruction.
Investigator found abandoned in fields in Iowa and Minnesota between 12,000 and 15,000 pounds of harvested hemp -- enough to make thirty billion [Marihuana] cigarettes and to drug the whole population of the United States.
THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY - June 29, 1938
Marijuana monopolies of yesterday, today and ... tomorrow? 18 Dec, 2002
The economic and political stakes of legalization are high
"Marihuana produces a wide variety of symptoms in the user, including hilarity, swooning, and sexual excitement ... it often makes the smoker vicious, with a desire to fight and kill."
Scientific American - March 1936
Return of the Phoenix 18 Nov, 2002
Global drug war is just part of the CIA's secret battle against all things good.
Pot-parents lose their kids 21 Sept, 2000
Government officials are stealing children from tokers, activists and medical users.
Family Nearly Loses Newborn Over Faulty Urine Test
Hospital Claims Katrina Evacuee's Newborn Tested Positive For Drugs
November 1, 2005 HOUSTON
A newborn was reunited with her family Monday night after the state took custody of the baby and her older brother after her urine tested positive for marijuana, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Drug-info censorship bills proliferating 24 Jun, 2000
US Congress pushing more drug-info bans
"How many murders, suicides, robberies, criminal assaults, holdups, burglaries and deeds of maniacal insanity it causes each year, especially among the young, can only be conjectured..."
- Harry Anslinger, Commissioner of the US Bureau of Narcotics 1930-1962, speaking about marijuana
Justice Denied 01 Nov, 1997
The judge agreed that marijuana was harmless and that prohibition was racist, but ruled that pot is still illegal.
Let’s Play 'Connect the Dots' Again.
“Legalization” In Denver and Riots In Paris.
The Total Disconnect Between the Old Media and the Culture of the Internet.
Don’t Be An American Idiot.
Posted by Richard Cowan on 2005-11-04 16:20:00
The politicians really resent it when the voters get uppity and think that democracy means something. That may be alright for the Iraqis, but not in America! As usual, Jay Leno had the best line: “Fifty-three percent of the people approve of having marijuana in Denver, how about that? How does that make Bush feel? He's 14 percent behind pot now.”
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Chief of Detectives Herbert A. Schultz “Does not think that the narcotic [Marihuana] can be used here to any extent. If it were being sold in wholesale quantities, somebody would be getting violent,”
BELOIT DAILY NEWS (Beloit, Wisconsin) Feb. 10, 1938 pg1.
"Our findings do not support claims that criminalization reduces cannabis use [or] that decriminalization increases cannabis use."
American Journal of Public Health
The Drug Problem - A Rational Answer
"Marijuana is taken by ... musicians. And I'm not speaking about good musicians, but the jazz type."
- Harry J. Anslinger, FBN
America's Most Wanted: Drug Czar John Walters
"If the hideous monster Frankenstein came face to face with the monster of marijuana he would drop dead of fright."
- Harry J. Anslinger
PERSON PROFILE: John P. Walters May 11, 2001 New York Times
Movement Tough-Guy John P. Walters named Drug Czar
"Permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana."
Ronald Reagan 1974
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