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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:11 pm    Post subject: Woman’s Christian Vengeance Union Reply with quote

Fry the Liars!

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
First Wrong On Alcohol, Now Wrong On Cannabis
April 24th, 2008 By: Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director

Seventy-five years after the American people and its representatives in government rejected prohibitionists’ ‘great social experiment’ by repealing alcohol prohibition with the passage of the 21st Amendment, one of the leading anti-libation organizations of that era these days espouses Reefer Madness and pseudo-science.

Web pages of friends of WCTU
* Independent Committee on Alcohol & Drugs For United Methodists
* International Organization of Good Templars
* International Organization of Good Templars - U.S.
* International Union of Gospel Missions
* League Against Intoxicants (Norwegian Temperance Organization)
* National Families in Action
* The Partisan Prohibition Historical Society
* Point Township Church of the Nazarene

Temperance may be defined as:
* moderation in all things healthful;
* total abstinence from all things harmful.

-- Xenophon (Greek philosopher), 400 B. C.

The Medical Marijuana SCAM: Update 1996, Lapey
Janet D. Lapey, M.D
Concerned Citizens For Drug Prevention,Inc.
PO Box 2078. Hanover, MA 02339
Just as there is a powerful tobacco lobby, there is a well-funded marijuna lobby which consists of groups, such as the National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) , which aim to legalize marijuana. In 1979, Keith Stroup, NORML's founder, told an Emory University audience that they would be using the issue of medicinal marijuana as a red herring to give marijuana a good name.

Gabriel Nahas, pharmacology research professor at New York University Medical Center, and editor of Marijuana and Medicine, the topic's definitive text.

After 15 days of taking testimony and more than a year's legal deliberation, DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young formally urged the DEA to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. In a September 1988 judgment, he ruled: "The evidence in this record clearly shows that marijuana has been accepted as capable of relieving the distress of great numbers of very ill people, and doing so with safety under medical supervision . . . It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for the DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record. In strict medical terms, marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.
-- Jack Herer
Debunking 'Gutter Science'

Dr. Heath/Tulane Study, 1974

The Hype: Brain Damage & Dead Monkeys

In 1974, California Governor Ronald Reagan was asked about decriminalizing marijuana.

After producing the Heath/Tulane University study, the so-called "Great Communicator" proclaimed, "The most reliable scientific sources say permanent brain damage is one of the inevitable results of the use of marijuana." (L.A. Times)

The monkeys were suffocating! Three to five minutes of oxygen deprivation causes brain damage "dead brain cells." (Red Cross Lifesaving and Water Safety Manual) With the concentration of smoke used, the monkeys were a bit like a person running the engine of a car in a locked garage for 5, 10, 15 minutes at a time every day!

The Heath Monkey study was actually a study in animal asphyxiation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Among other things, Heath had completely (intentionally? incompetently?) omitted discussion of the carbon monoxide the monkeys inhaled.

All subsequent researchers agree the findings in Heath's experiment regarding marijuana were of no value, because carbon monoxide poisoning and other factors were totally left out and had not been considered in the report.

This study and others, like Dr. Gabriel Nahas' 1970s studies, tried to somehow connect the THC metabolites routinely found in the fatty tissue of human brains, reproductive organs, and other fatty areas of the body to the dead brain cells in the suffocated monkeys.

Now, in 1999, 17 years have passed and not a single word of Dr. Heath's or Dr. Nahas' research has been verified! But their studies are still hauled out by the Partnership for a Drug Free America, the Drug Enforcement Administration, city and state narcotics bureaus, plus politicians and, in virtually all public instances, held up as scientific proof of the dangers of marijuana.

This is U.S. government propaganda and disinformation at its worst! The public paid for these studies and has the right to the correct information and history being taught in our taxpayer sponsored schools.

The spurious results of Heath, Nahas, and the pregnant mice and monkey studies at Temple University and UC Davis (where they injected mice with synthetic third-cousin analogues of THC) are now discredited in the body of scientific and medical literature.

Though these studies are not used in scientific discourse, mountains of DEA and pharmaceutical company-sponsored literature about the long-term possible effects of these metabolites on the brain and reproduction still goes to parent groups as if they were brand new studies. This disinformation is still very much alive in U.S. government, DEA, DARE, and PDFA reports.

(Read the 1982 N.I.H.; the National Academy of Science's evaluation on past studies; and the Costa Rica report, 1980.) No Harm to Human Brain or Intelligence Hemp has been used in virtually all societies since time immemorial as a work motivator and to highlight and renew creative energies.


Nahas' Prescription for Bloated Police Budgets

Nahas versus Kassirer -- Fraud on Wall Street
How The Wall Street Journal defrauded the readers of its editorial page. by Richard Cowan

... at least 28 of the 35 citations in this article were cited inaccurately. Five of these publications were misquoted, or the findings of the study were not fully reported. Twenty-three citations contained other errors, leaving only six to eight (two citations could not be retrieved because of their obscurity) accurate citations among 35. All of these inaccuracies operate in the direction of finding an adverse effect of marijuana. [Christie M, Chesher GB The human toxicity of marijuana: a critique of a review by Nahas and Latour. Drug Alcohol Review l994:13:209-216.

Also see A Medical Marijuana User Tries to Talk to Dr. Nahas, the Godfather of Reefer Madness

HEMP SCAM Janet D. Lapey, M. D.
The drug legalization lobby is currently targeting farmers, such as tobacco growers, in an attempt to persuade them to grow hemp, a crop which would not be profitable.

The pro-hemp lobby contends that hemp grown for fiber is not psychoactive. However, fiber hemp, like all Cannabis sativa plants, does contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, in amounts of 0.1-0.6% and even up to 1%. Indeed, US homegrown marijuana smoked in the 1960s was only 0.5-1% THC, and marijuana as low as 0.25% can have psychoactive effects.

Since it is impossible to determine THC content with the naked eye, it is easy to illegally blend high THC plants into a ``fiber" crop, and this has been happening in Europe.

According to Ms. Vantrese, world hemp fiber exports in the 1960s were $14 million, and today they total only $5 million. The volume of hemp fiber produced today is one-fourth the volume in the 1960s. studies in 1997 by Valerie L. Vantrese University of Kentucky's Department of Agricultural Economics

* Many Essential Nutrients Found in Hemp Seed By Nancy Ross Ryan
CN Source: Chicago Tribune July 27, 2000
According to the latest research, there are about 45 nutrients that humans can't live without and which their bodies can't manufacture: 21 minerals, 13 vitamins, eight amino acids and two essential fatty acids. No single food has them all. But when a food is discovered that is a rich source of several essential nutrients, such as hemp seed, it makes nutrition news. Its promoters bill hemp seed as the soybean of the new millennium. In addition to containing vitamins and minerals (calcium, iron, thiamine, niacin and riboflavin), hemp seed, like the soybean, is a vegetable source of complete protein, having all eight amino acids. Hemp oil (pressed from the hemp seed) is, according to many, the best source of the two essential fatty acids (or EFAs) we can't live without: omega 3 alpha-linolenic acid and omega 6 linoleic acid.

(The Elkhorn Manifesto)
The Real Reason the Government Won't Debate
Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization
An Open Letter to All Americans
By R. William Davis

Nutricide - Criminalizing Natural Health, Vitamins and Herbs

The Official Story: Debunking 'Gutter Science' Jack Herer

Former Pa. Gov. Raymond Shafer Dies
Marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding
"You're enough of a pro," Nixon tells Shafer, "to know that for you to come out with something that would run counter to what the Congress feels and what the country feels, and what we're planning to do, would make your commission just look bad as hell."
--Richard Nixon's Missing Tapes

"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"
--The Shafer Commission of 1970

Hemp Fiber Linx

Cannabis/Hemp lnfolinx

Hemp vs Dioxins

Wall street's Spontaneous Abortionists

Cannabis Food

Poison Inc. Pesticides v Hemp

DeLay Pesticidal Killers
Pesticide Action Network
547 Men, Women and Children will Die today from Pesticide Poisoning
People need to be aware that babies, children, teens and adults are being poisoned daily leading to injury and death. The inclusion of your loved one will assist others to recognize what is happening to us as a people and hopefully help save others from these tragic consequences.

Daily Deaths WCTU

342 attributed to alcohol
1,192 attributed to tobacco
16 attributed to illegal drugs

547 attributed to Pesticide Poisoning, PAN
not used on Hemp or Ganja
0 attributed to Ganja
Rather than confronting a friend or family member whom you think may be using drugs, seek professional help.

MOTHERS Act naturalnews
Thursday, March 06, 2008 by: Mike Adams
A new law being considered in the U.S. Congress would attempt to prevent postpartum depression in new moms by drugging them with SSRI antidepressant drugs while they're still pregnant. This legislation is being aggressively pushed by pro-pharma front groups in an effort to expand the customer base for SSRI drugs by targeting pregnant women as new "customers" for the chemicals.
continued...SSRI? Where's WCTU?

What you can do to stop the MOTHERS Act
We must work together to stop this dangerous act that would recruit mothers to be treated with dangerous psychiatric drugs (while exposing their unborn babies to those same drugs)

Drug War Facts

"Lies, Damned Lies, & Drug War Statistics," a book forum presented by the Cato Institute on May 31, 2007. Audio available for download, or check out the video streamed in Real format.

"Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts,"
1997 by Lynn Zimmer, PhD and John Morgan, MD
Order through Amazon or Powell's Books

DP: Myths and Facts About Marijuana
More Myths and Facts

Recommended Reading

Check out these other CSDP news pages (Left side)

Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts review

Drug War Distortions

Distortion 22: Marijuana & Violence
Distortion 21: US Crime Rates & Arrest Rates
Distortion20: Methamphetamines
Distortion 19: Drug War Economics 101: Estimating the Value of the Illicit Drug Market Special: NORML's Truth Report 2005, An Analysis & Response To The Drug Czar's Open Letter About Marijuana Special: Debunking The Myths — Chronic Pain & Opiods, by Frank Fisher, MD
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
Distortion 17: Cannabis and Drug Treatment Part II
Distortion 16: ONDCP's "Open Letter About Marijuana"
Distortion 15: People Only Smoke Pot To Get High, Whereas They Drink Alcohol To Be Sociable
Distortion 14: Cannabis and Drug Treatment
Distortion 13: US Crime Rates
Distortion 12: Cannabis and Driving
Distortion 11: Marijuana Potency
Distortion 10: Young People and Drugs
Distortion 9: Cannabis As Medicine
Distortion 8: Ecstasy
Distortion 7: Gateway
Distortion 6: Emergency Room Visits
Distortion 5: Methadone Treatment
Distortion 4: Harm Reduction - Australia v. US
Distortion 3: Needle Exchange
Distortion 2: Drug Use Estimates
Distortion 1: Drug Use Post-Prohibition

Over 130 years of being wrong
DWR: Thursday, April 24, 2008
You may have thought the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was merely a sadly delusional chapter in our nation's history. And yet, every now and then I see a letter to the editor in the local paper signed by someone who calls herself head of the local WCTU chapter.

What I didn't realize (until I read Allen St. Pierre's post today) was that they also take a position on marijuana.

At their marijuana 'facts' page you can learn a number of interesting things, including: continued...DWR.2812


* long-term marijuana users experience withdrawal symptoms such as stomach pain, irritability, and aggression. [...]

* Sudden heart attacks have been linked to pot smoking [...]

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

* Loss of fertility in both males and females may occur. Marijuana can disrupt testes and uterine function. In males testosterone levels and sperm counts can decrease and abnormal sperm form. Menstrual periods have ceased in females who use pot regularly. [...]

Fact: There is no evidence that marijuana causes infertility in men or women. In animal studies, high doses of THC diminish the production of some sex hormones and can impair reproduction. However, most studies of humans have found that marijuana has no impact of sex hormones. In those studies showing an impact, it is modest, temporary, and of no apparent consequence for reproduction. There is no scientific evidence that marijuana delays adolescent sexual development, has feminizing effect on males, or a masculinizing effect on females.

* fathers who smoked pot might increase the chances of their babies dying from SIDS. [...]

Prenatal Marijuana Exposure and Neonatal Outcomes in Jamaica:
An Ethnographic Study

Tobacco and alcohol use by pregnant women has adverse effects on the fetus. Tobacco use causes an increase in SIDS and miscarriages. It is estimated that 3700 children die by the age of one month because of complications from the mother's smoking during pregnancy.

A Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) survey of 1313 pregnant women found that 3.5 percent admitted to having seven or more drinks a week or bingeing on five or more drinks at one setting within the previous month. Fetal alcohol syndrome is a leading cause of mental retardation.


* Marijuana use is a major risk factor in the development of full-blown AIDS in HIV-positive persons. HIV marijuana smokers progress to full-blown AIDS twice as fast as non-smokers. [...]

Official Corruption: Carlton Turner
In all the research this author has done about the misapplication of public funds and trusts, nothing, it seems, compares with the either totally ignorant or willful manslaughter of fellow Americans by the bureaucrats and politicians...

Carlton Turner was forced to resign after Newsweek magazine excoriated him October 27, 1986, in a large editorial sidebar. His resignation was a foregone conclusion after being lampooned in the Washington Post and elsewhere as no other public figure in recent memory for his conclusions (in public addresses) that marijuana smoking caused homosexuality, the breakdown of the immune system, and, therefore, AIDS.

He resigned December 16, 1986. What should have been front page headline news was buried in the back pages during the Iran-contra scandal that exploded that week.

Urine Testing Company

Soon after Turner left office, Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty.

Just as G. Gordon Liddy went into high-tech corporate security after his disgrace, Carlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.

* Chronic use results in adults being four times more likely to be depressed later in life and to have suicidal thoughts. [...]

Drugwar Lies Linked to Schizophrenia

Marijuana Use And Depression-No Casual Link

* In a 1999 report of 664 drug-related deaths, 187 of them resulted from marijuana use alone. [...]

YouTube - Presciption Drug Deaths over a Million, Marijuana 0, Zero

They Died From Pot! Oops, Nevermind

12. No one has ever died of a marijuana overdose
This is true. It was put in to see if you are paying attention. Animal tests have revealed that extremely high doses of cannabinoids are needed to have lethal effect. This has led scientists to conclude that the ratio of the amount of cannabinoids necessary to get a person intoxicated (i.e., stoned) relative to the amount necessary to kill them is 1 to 40,000. In other words, to overdose, you would have to consume 40,000 times as much marijuana as you needed to get stoned. In contrast, the ratio for alcohol varies between 1 to 4 and 1 to 10. It is easy to see how upwards of 5000 people die from alcohol overdoses every year and no one EVER dies of marijuana overdoses.

* A scientific study of airplane pilots showed their inability to properly land a plane using a flight simulator even 24 hours after smoking one joint. [...]

Cannabis and Driving
Effects on Driving Performance
A single glass of wine will impair your driving more than smoking a joint. And under certain test conditions, the complex way alcohol and cannabis combine to affect driving behaviour suggests that someone who has taken both may drive less recklessly than a person who is simply drunk.
--New Scientist March 2002

* As of January, 2001, the Mississippi Research Center for the National Institute on Drug Abuse had on record more than 15,000 studies on cannabis. None of them show the raw material marijuana to be safe or effective for medical use. [...]

Unfortunately, NIDA is still successfully blocking medical marijuana research.

NIDA Blocks Marijuana Vaporization Study
Sponsored by California NORML, MAPS

Medical Marijuana Research News - Spring 2000
NIDA's monopoly control over the supply of marijuana that can be used in FDA-approved research projects highlights the important of MAPS' long-term effort to obtain permission from the DEA to establish an independent facility to produce marijuana for FDA-approved research.

Medical Marijuana Research Advocates Appeal for Redress at DEA Hearings
California NORML Press Release - August 25, 2005
Because NIDA controls the only legal supplies of marijuana in the U.S., its refusal effectively prevents the vaporizer study from proceeding. For purposes of comparison, the laboratory had also sought a DEA permit to import a few more grams of marijuana from a government-licensed manufacturer in the Netherlands, the only other legal foreign supplier available. The DEA has never approved importation of foreign medical marijuana. After 18 months of delay, the DEA has yet to make its decision known, but it is now expected to follow NIDA's lead and deny the import permit.

Chair, ICLU Drug Task Force

Two studies from 1977, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showed no evidence of brain damage in heavy users of marijuana. That same year, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially came out in favor of decriminalizing marijuana.

Safe Use of Cannabis by Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D.

Drug Wars: Menace to America
Tod Mikuriya, M.D.

* Many of the state-based referendums on medical marijuana have been supported and funded by individuals and organizations who favor decriminalization and legalization and who would profit from producing and selling marijuana.

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another awesome post Ddc. Keep em coming.
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