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More dictionaries needed.

When the Drug Czar said that “legalization” wasn’t in his vocabulary or the President’s vocabulary, there was a movement to send dictionaries to the White House. The DEA needs some as well…

Chemicals Used in “Spice” and “K2” Type Products Now Under Federal Control and Regulation

Really?

this action makes possessing and selling these chemicals or the products that contain them illegal in the United States

And that’s “control and regulation”? Just like all the other drugs that the federal government “controls and regulates”?

Let’s look at some definitions:


con·trol – verb \kən-ˈtrōl\

transitive verb

    1. : archaic : to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments
    2. : to incorporate suitable controls in (a controlled experiment)
    1. : to exercise restraining or directing influence over : regulate
    2. : to have power over : rule
    3. : to reduce the incidence or severity of especially to innocuous levels (control a disease)

intransitive verb
: to incorporate controls in an experiment or study —used with for (control for socioeconomic differences)

Examples of CONTROL

  • The parents could not control their child.
  • The police controlled the crowd.
  • The small boy could not control the big dog.
  • Her family controls the business.
  • One country controls the whole island.
  • The rebel army now controls nearly half the country.
  • The lights on stage are controlled by this computer.
  • She struggled to control the cart as it rolled before her down the steep, bumpy road.
  • He controlled the volume by turning the radio’s knob.
  • A thermostat controls the room’s temperature.

reg·u·late – verb \ˈre-gyə-ˌlāt also ˈrā-\

transitive verb

    1. : to govern or direct according to rule
      1. : to bring under the control of law or constituted authority
      2. : to make regulations for or concerning
  1. : to bring order, method, or uniformity to (regulate one’s habits)
  2. : to fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of (regulate the pressure of a tire)

Examples of REGULATE

  • The dam regulates the flow of water into the river.
  • We need better laws to regulate the content of the Internet.
  • Laws have been made to regulate working conditions.
  • The government regulates how much lead may be found in our water supply.
  • The department regulates foreign trade.

Recognize anything in those definitions that even remotely resembles the disaster that we are experiencing and which the DEA is enforcing?

The DEA isn’t in the business of regulating or controlling drugs, and it bothers them greatly when we remind them of that fact. Criminalization leads to the absence of control.

What the DEA has done is merely outlawed things and used that arbitrary distinction to declare war on Americans (and others).


outlaw – verb

transitive verb

    1. : to deprive of the benefit and protection of law : declare to be an outlaw
    2. : to make illegal
  1. : to place under a ban or restriction
  2. : to remove from legal jurisdiction or enforcement

Outlawing is not controlling or regulating.

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13 comments to More dictionaries needed.

  • Chris

    The worst part? “to deprive of the benefit and protection of law”

  • This is not my America

    As with anything thegovernment says…it twists words to fit it own agenda….not we the people.

  • DdC

    It’s so Obvious it’s Tragic,
    They Know the Truth and Choose to Continue as Liars.

    Endocannabinoids

    Webster’s Dictionary 1952

    Bhang-(bang). n [Hind.from Sans.. bhanga,hemp]
    An Indian variety of the common hemp, the resin of which is
    highly narcotic and intoxicant, and a popular Oriental
    stimulant, otherwise called hashish. Also employed in
    medicine, for its anodyne, hyponotic, and anti-spasmodic
    qualities
    ; also spelled bang, beng.

    The ‘Virtues’ of Ganja

    Marihuana is becoming increasingly recognized as a drug of choice for the pain that accompanies muscle spasm, which is often chronic and debilitating, especially in paraplegics, quadriplegics, other victims of traumatic nerve injury, and people suffering from multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. Many of them have discovered that cannabis not only allows them to avoid the risks of other drugs, but also reduces muscle spasms and
    tremors; sometimes they are even able to leave their wheelchairs.

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

    “Arbitrary and capricious” is legal language that was used
    by DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young in 1988 to
    conclude that DEA was obligated under the Controlled
    Substances Act to reschedule marijuana as a prescription
    medicine. DEA Chief Administrator Robert Bonner proceeded
    to arbitrarily and capriciously disregard Judge Young’s
    well researched and reasoned decision, which the Act
    allowed him to do.

    Cannabis Eradications: 99.28% Ditchweed Canvas & Burlap

    Webster’s Dictionary 1952

    Burlap– n. (Origin unknown.)
    A cloth of course texture made of jupe or hemp, and used for wrapping.
    A finer variety the same material is used for wall hangings, curtains,
    and in upholstery. Mostly used in the plural, burlaps.

    Canvas– n.: pl. canvases, canvasses. [ME. canvas; OFr. canevas; LL.
    canabacius, hempen cloth, canvas; L. cannabis; Gr. kannabis, hemp.

  • kaptinemo

    Cloud-cuckooland thinking. The same kind many parents engage in when they think they know what their kids are up to, when in fact the vast majority are as clueless as the prohibs are.

    Pass a law, and reality bends to oblige human whims.

    Only in the empty, echoing chambers of prohib skulls, of course. Nowhere else. Reality isn’t that plastic…or that accommodating.

    Those chemicals that that crap is sprayed with come from China. So, is the DEA going to ‘control’ and ‘regulate’ China?’d very much like to see them try.

  • darkcycle

    The way I understand it, the DEA has named five (?) THC analogs to be banned. That only leaves about five hundred or so THC analogs left with which to make “spice”. Oh dear. Manufacturers say they’re not going to run out of substitutes for quite awhile at this rate. Internet sales from overseas will be brisk, and bring in lots of black market dollars, and provide the criminal creation industry with plenty of victims (whose only crime will be doing the same thing today that they did yesterday, and hurting no one and nothing). DEA gets a little extra job security and a little something new to break the monotony of ruining lives over the same old drugs…..win-win. Unless you’re one of the people living under this regime.

    • Stonewall

      At least now we have something more to say if someone asks “Why do you want to legalize another intoxication substance?”.

      I think the whole focus on the “synthetic pot epidemic” will actually help some other anti-pot people realize the futility of marijuana prohibition. I can just imagine if this new crusade intensifies there will be so much confusion. These chemicals are not going to be easy differentiate out in the field and will create a (worse) enforcement nightmare.

  • Chris

    JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200. Do they even understand that the number is a counter? And that you can always invent more?

  • darkcycle

    Well. The new front of the drug war hits home. My doctor was a D.O.. part of his practise was pain…as an Osteo he specialised in counter-strain manipulation. He also has prescriptive powers. Most times the people in his office look seriously busted up….he just had his prescriptive powers lifted!! This guy is a good…no…great Doc, I’d recommend him to anyone. What the hell? Because he’s a pain specialist?!
    This is insanity. What are the people he treats gratis gonna do- he donated 1/2 his time! Long string of profanity follows..

  • stevo

    They have now provided the lure of the forbidden fruit. I never tried these when they were legal and available. But now that I know they don’t want me to have them… Anyone know where i can get some?

  • Bruce

    B.C. Porky Pig Mayors out in shrill constipated sounding chorus today.
    “Legal grows are bad”
    Surfing to power almost to the quack on their ‘law inforcmint’ background, no surprises there.
    The same slippery sleaze traitor weathervane opportunist carpetbagger type Jackal shrill body-snatcher Vampires were on the recieving end of my grandfathers artillery, WW1

  • vicky vampire

    Y es like you are all saying DEA banned 5 main chemicals used to make spice so there’s plenty left to sell and buy discreetly and underground for a very long time Duh, DEA have made no one safer only a few silly heads will think so.
    Here is link to Vox Day article on totalitarian state of US Government that says it well. It helps see why pots not legal yet in our insane USA.Yeah idiots forbidden fruit just wants will have more folks try synthentic Cannabis now.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=274661

  • vicky vampire

    I commiserate with you fully darkcycle some family members and friends say I and others are to emotional over this Pot legal issue and that we should be all be more patient and not so obsessed with it well I tell them sorry if it hurts like hell to see my country treat it fellow people like crap and discard them to pain and then inpune them,in prison and turn our country into an increasing authoritarian place maybe that does not bother some of my family and friends and some acquaintances and yes maybe I’m to sensitive so be it.but dammit over80 fucking years and just gets more convoluted,yeah a few thing have gotten better but then the old saying they FDA AND DEA throw a few monkey wrenches in’ there to muck it up again and put everyone off kilter,that’s whats so damn frustrating.

  • Cliff

    /snark on
    Don’t worry kids, there are still hundreds of toxic inhalants out there for you to abuse. The DEA would rather you use naptha, shaving cream propellent, gasoline, paint thinner, rubber cement, and plastic model cement than cannabis and you can get those right out of the garage or bathroom. That is after you clean out your parents’ alcohol, cigarette and pill stash.
    /snark off