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Who Is Secretly Working to Keep Pot Illegal?

That’s the title of this delightful read by Steven Kotler at Tru TV.

Nothing really that new to those of us who know the history of prohibition and the forces behind keeping it prohibited, but still nice to see someone else talking about it.

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5 comments to Who Is Secretly Working to Keep Pot Illegal?

  • This is not my America

    Oh no! Someone is telling the truth on pot, what will government do?

    We all know that answer….keep that boot on our necks…truth be dammed.

    This not my America!

  • DdC

    FIBRE PLANTS — Hemp, The Children’s Encyclopedia, 1909

    NEW BILLION-DOLLAR CROP
    Popular Mechanics-February, 1938

    Nixon’s lumping Medicinal and Hemp into the mix after the 1937 Marihuana Tax Ax was overturned kept crude oil, trees, cotton, booze, pesticides, plastic and wars protecting the pillages free to profit, without competition. Just a coincidence? Nixon did what the international banksters and corporate status weird said to do. Nothing about law and order. Law and odor work for big biz the same as the Washington politikons.

    Al Capone and Watergate were red herrings to divert the countries attention from the Fascist acts of eliminating competition. Booze/Ethanol or Ganja//Hemp.

    electricemperor.com (contents)

    Peak or Peekaboo – Crude Oil Still Sucks

  • vicky vampire

    It started with years of yellow journalism,bigotry and incessant brainwashing many in America have fallen for, not has much today above Ddc post spells it out perfectly.
    Look at insanity of state Utah I live in last week cuts in budget,had possible early reralease of at lease 200 to 500 prisoners head of prisons marched to capitol hill and got some Senator to find monies to stop this not sure of outcome yet has of this writing.
    Tonight Rally at capitol to cut funding for Drug Rehab would cause many to to lose sobriety and end up in prison for drugs again,My Hubby says how is that possible I thought we passed to big alcohol taxes for that very thing where the fuck did the money go who knows that’s Utah for you. Here is link to Rally on Capitol.http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51247110-76/advocates-budget-funding-hymas.html.csp

  • DdC

    Who Is Secretly Working to Keep Pot Illegal?

    Gutter Science Gossipers

    “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 Economist March 28th 1992

    Pot Use May Mellow Out Men’s Sexual Function Mon Feb 14
    Stephanie Pappas
    LiveScience Senior Writer

    “It’s a strong message to our younger generations and younger men,” Shamloul said.

    Shamloul reported his findings online Jan. 26 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

    “What we are really missing are clinical studies,”

    More Nahas Nonsense…

    potentially, might / but possibly / we don’t know the impact / opens avenues for more research / hopes it’ll lead to human clinical trials / cannabinoids might be a new tool, research suggests.

    Suppressing the Immune, Again…

    The ‘Virtues’ of Ganja

    TOBACCO USE AND IMPOTENCE

    If you smoke tobacco, you’re playing Russian roulette with your sexual function.
    Dr. John Mulhall, Director, Center for Sexual Health, Loyola University Medical Center

    There’s absolutely no question about it. It causes it very commonly.
    Dr. Culley Carson, Urology Department Chairman, University of North Carolina

    If you smoke, you’re about twice as likely to have erectile dysfunction.
    Dr. John McKinlay, New England Research Institute

    Smoking is clearly hazardous to your erection.
    Dr. Lawrence Levine, Rush Medical Center, Director of Male Sexual Function Program

    I feel confident that smoking does and can cause impotence.
    Dr. Randolph Smoak, Chair, Board of Trustees, American Medical Association

    Marijuana and Sex

    Ancient tantrists and modern researchers agree:
    pot and sex are two great things that go together

  • Hope

    “Pot arrests are at a near-record high.”

    That makes me feel like such a failure. It makes me feel like a failure as an activist. It makes me feel like a failure as a human being. It makes me feel like human society is failing at being the best kind of human society. Still.

    If I thought like a prohibitionists… I’d be thinking it means we are really winning because there are more people unjustly arrested and processed through the system than ever.

    Prohibitionists are able to think it’s good that a bunch of people are hideously and barbarically killing each other because of the outrageous profits caused by prohibitions.

    As a society… how can we prevent the worst of it? How can we keep it from getting worse and worse?

    More “Casualties” means we’re winning? And so much “Collateral Damage” is just part of it? I think not.

    What is the cause of the violence? What?

    Are we better off, as a struggling grass roots movement, as a gathering of reformers, as a vocal “Resistance” than we were ten years ago? Yes. I believe we are.

    Have we found relief for the unjustly persecuted yet? Maybe some. But it’s not widespread.

    “More arrest than ever.” That’s just sickening.