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It’s always the money

The cops depend on drug war money from seizures and drug war funding… prisons, treatment centers, drug testing companies, federal agencies, politicians, and more all profit from prohibition.

So it should be no surprise…

New Study Finds That State Crime Labs Are Paid Per Conviction

Funding crime labs through court-assessed fees creates another channel for bias to enter crime lab analyses. In jurisdictions with this practice the crime lab receives a sum of money for each conviction of a given type. Ray Wickenheiser says, ‘‘Collection of court costs is the only stable source of funding for the Acadiana Crime Lab. $10 is received for each guilty plea or verdict from each speeding ticket, and $50 from each DWI (Driving While Impaired) and drug offense.’’

In Broward County, Florida, ‘‘Monies deposited in the Trust Fund are principally court costs assessed upon conviction of driving or boating under the influence ($50) or selling, manufacturing, delivery, or possession of a controlled substance ($100).’’

So much potential for corruption. So many people benefitting from drug war money. Lost in that river of cash is any sense of justice or human rights.

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52 comments to It’s always the money

  • darkcycle

    How can it be surprising then, when, as has happened so many times before, a Lab’s history of results are shown to be tainted. Of course, the Labs are always very quick to lay the blame on a low level technician, but it happens rather a lot. And as a result, lots of convictions are overturned.
    The corruption of the Drug War. It’s as inevitable as night following day.

  • Pay for truth, not what you want to hear. Sounds just like the way this country has studied marijuana.

  • claygooding

    O/T but we have a classic propaganda article running rabid that the fires in CA were started by a grow there,,,tracing it back I come up with a San Jose city councilman stated that the rim fire MAY have started from an illegal grow,,1/2 paragraph in the first article to mention it with no verifiable source for the councilman’s report,,,has now grown to about 7 or 8 paragraphs with headline:

    Yosemite wildfire likely caused by drug cartel operations

    or “Did illegal marijuana growers start the Rim Fire blaze?”

    all over the news but very few with comments open,,where I could I put:Solution = legalize and quite driving growers into the forests,,,but it has pure Chabet written all over it.

    • http://tinyurl.com/ly6qxjv
      Todd McNeal, a fire chief in Twain Harte, one of the towns affected by the 219,000-acre inferno, said investigators had not pinpointed the cause of the blaze.

      “We don’t know the exact cause,” McNeal was quoted as telling a community meeting.

      However, he added it was “highly suspect that there might have been some sort of illicit grove, a marijuana-grow-type thing.”

      “We know it’s human caused. There was no lightning in the area,” he said.

      US Forest Service officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

    • ezrydn

      That jumped out at me, too, yesterday when I read it, Clay. Typical talk-out-your-ass BS from another Prohib. As the fire grew bigger, I was waiting for it to be said by someone. Blatant statement without a shred of evidence!

    • NorCalNative

      Clay, I came across your comment to the New England Journal of Medicine yesterday, about the women with metastatic breast cancer.

      The thing that amazed me was the lack of ability of MOST every physician who opposed cannabis to address the point of discussion at hand.

      Instead of answering the NEJM question these assholes just went off on their drug-warrior fantasies and gripes.

      I liked the comment of Jeoffrey Gordon, M.D. who said,

      ” Issues about dose, purity, legal restraints and published studies become unimportant when relief is so dramatic. The real question is why there is such a void in the medical literature.”

      Also, from Charles Webb, M.D. Kailua Kona, Hi.

      He said, “Are we police officers or are we physicians?”

      From one cannabinophile to another, thanks for trying to make this world a better place.

      NorCalNative

    • thelbert

      not only is the rim fire likely caused by selfish dopers, but illegal aliens may have burned up with their hypothetical “groves”. http://tinyurl.com/n82zyco some how the officials know there was no lightning to ignite the blaze. as everyone knows, if there was no lightning it had to be pot farms grown by chain smoking foreigners. no word yet on any cannabis plantations being found.

    • DdC

      9 Scary Facts About the Yosemite Fire motherjones
      No one knows what started the Rim Fire,

      ☛Explained in 90 Seconds: How Climate Change Fuels Wildfires
      ☛Clouds of Wildfire Smoke Are Choking Southern Oregon

      Hemplastic
      or Fossil Fools Crud

      Yosemite blaze sparks burning questions about fast-moving fires
      Alan Boyle, Science Editor NBC News

      Wildfires get their start either from natural causes (such as lightning) or human-related causes, which range from campfires that haven’t been put out properly to the sparks thrown off by all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles. It’s not yet known how the Rim Fire got its start on Aug. 17 — that investigation could take weeks or months.

      This is from our fire a few years ago.
      When will they ever learn…

      Fire! fire on the mountain!

      Practical, inexpensive fire-resistant construction material, with excellent thermal and sound-insulating qualities, is made by heating and compressing plant fibers to create strong construction paneling, replacing dry wall and plywood. William B. Conde of Conde’s Redwood Lumber, Inc. near Eugene, Oregon, in conjunction with Washington State University (1991-1993), has demonstrated the superior strength, flexibility, and economy of hemp composite building materials compared to wood fiber.

      Hemp has been used throughout history for carpet backing. Hemp fiber has potential in the manufacture of strong, rot resistant carpeting –eliminating the poisonous fumes of burning synthetic materials in a house or commercial fire, along with allergic reactions associated with new synthetic carpeting.

      “The House That Hemp Built”
      Excerpts from the April 1996 High Times article, “Hemp in the Home”.
      The advantages of building with hemp hurds are numerous. Not only does the hemp replace the need for wood, bricks, and fiberglass insulation, but the hardened material is mold and insect-resistant and fire-retardant. It’s also many times lighter than cement, sets in a couple of hours and provides both thermal and sound insulation.

      Hemp Facts
      Hemp Roots: Anchor and Aerate soil. Reduce soil loss because of erosion and mudslides by reducing the velocity of runoff. Detoxify soil by pulling metals and toxins (including radioactive elements) from ground.

      Hemp “Eats” Chernobyl Waste, Offers Hope For Hanford

      Ganja Eases Traumatic Memories
      Scientists have known for years that the brain makes substances almost identical to the active ingredient in marijuana, but the function of these “cannabinoids” remained mysterious. Researchers now say they help to extinguish traumatic memories. “In certain situations, being able to forget is very important for emotional survival,” said George Kunos, a neurobiologist at the National Institutes of Health.

      SLEEP AND RELAXATION
      Using cannabis allows most people a more complete rest with a higher amount of “alpha time” during sleep as compared with prescription or sleep-inducing patent sedatives.

      Lung Cleaner and Expectorant
      Cannabis is the best natural expectorant to clear the human lungs of smog, dust, and the phlegm associated with tobacco use. Rim fires

      Only The PotHeads Will Survive 11/01/01

  • ‘Mexico’s war on drugs is one big lie’
    http://tinyurl.com/lcdxl5x

    “the violence and the cartels are not the disease. They’re a symptom of the disease, which is corruption. The cartels cannot operate without the support of officials, bureaucrats, politicians and police officers – and bankers to launder their money. These people let the narcos do what they do and they are the issue, this is the cancer. I met these people, the narcos. They have no scruples, they’re cruel – but in the end, they’re just businessmen, all they can see is money. Life, they cannot see.”

    Pete is right. Its all about the money. I am not so sure its only in Mexico.

    • DdC

      Wall Street’s Ganjawar is One Big For Profit Lie.

      The Free Mexican Air Force
      ☛ Mexico Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Drugs
      ☛ Mexico legal-drug bill condemned
      ☛ U.S. Cautious on Mexico Drug Measure

      It is not marijuana destroying the minds of the young. But confusion continued for power and greed in all forms. Well, the borders of evil will fall to the smugglers of light. We’re the Free Mexican Air Force and we’re flyin’ tonight! In San Antonio they tell me that power and money are one. They can buy us or sell you to keep you afraid, on the run. But no one can stop us! My vision is clearly in sight. And the Free Mexican Air Force, Mescalito riding his white horse. Yeah the Free Mexican Air Force is flyin’ tonight…

      Ganjawar Puppets Cave… again
      ☛ Threats From USA Force Mexico to Drop Decrim Plans
      ☛ MEXICO MOVES TO DECRIMINALIZE DRUG POSSESSION
      — NO, WAIT, NEVERMIND
      For a few days this week, it looked like Mexico was going to decriminalize drug possession, but that ended Wednesday when President Fox rejected the bill under US pressure.

      Weed Beat the Recession in Denver vs 60,000 Dead Mexicans

      .. and the US’s 51st state tows the line as well…

      Canada’s Supremes Cower Under DEAth Threats
      ☛ Loosen Pot Laws and Face Tighter Border U.S. Warns!
      ☛ Drug Czar Talks About Tightening at Border
      ☛ Relaxed Pot Laws May Affect Border
      ☛ Canadian Pot Legislation Could Snarl Border
      ☛ U.S. Warns Pot Plan To Clog Border
      ☛ A Border War Over Pot
      ☛ 140 More Agents Will Be Sent To Border
      ☛ Canada, U.S. Bolster Border Security
      ☛ Potent Marijuana, Lax Laws Frustrate U.S. Border

      “the primary reason to outlaw marijuana
      is its effect on the degenerate races.”

      ~ HARRY J ANSLINGER,
      Commissioner of the US Bureau of Narcotics 1930 -1962

      What would deter poor Mexicans from crossing dangerous turf for a two bit job doing scab labor? Leave them alone to grow hemp. Bail out family farmers or give Palestinians a crop to build life. World Peace or Whirled Peas?

      Got Hemp?

    • War Vet

      And Iraq and Afghanistan’s War on Drugs and the War on Drugs in Africa with many of our military in Africa. America’s influence on the 1961 U.N. Singles and how Anslinger opened up S. America to Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Qaeda before their existence.

  • DdC

    Taking a train is a safe way to travel. Except for those people who taking trains turn them green with purple spots. For this reason we must ban all trains. Then we must ban all research on discovering why people turn green with purple dots. Or why they only turn green when bus drivers are present. Too risky to risk.

    http://i39.tinypic.com/b7lv89.jpg

    ☛Catch 22²
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1876

    ☛Why Do YOU Think They Call it DOPE?
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1175
    * Cannabis Hemp: The Invisible Prohibition Revealed
    * The Elkhorn Manifesto
    * Marijuana and Hemp: The Untold Story
    * The Nation of Apathetic Puppets By John Pilger
    * Maintaining Dysfunction

    ☛Al Capone and Watergate
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/sreply/422

    ☛Exporting DEAmocracy
    http://endingcannabisprohibition.yuku.com/topic/1501

    You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons.
    Blazing Saddles

    Like I said, the Prohibitionists and their groupies are living in an Airplane movie…

    Elaine : The gear is down and we’re ready to land.
    Kramer : Alright, he’s on final now, put out all runway lights except 9er.
    Towerguy: Captain, maybe we ought to turn on the search lights now.
    MCrosky : No, that’s just what they’ll be expecting us to do.

  • Dante

    Yes, indeed. It is always about the money.

    And the worst part?

    It’s our money. At least, it was before we paid our taxes.

    Protect & Serve (themselves!)

  • Quotas in a “justice” system are a blatant demonstration of law abuse, the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction (far worse than all drug abuse combined, according to common sense).

    The public must understand this for healthier living.

    Just demonstrate no to law abuse.

  • frank w

    The power (and greed) of the drug-testing industry needs to be loudly exposed And if, IF, cannabis was legalized, the industry would not go away. It needs to feed, and it will.

  • Jean Valjean

    OT
    Glen Greenwald has a piece on the way Bush and Obama have run roughshod over the Constitution in recent times, and is worth a look just for the photo of Joe Biden looking like a hanging judge with piles:

    “George Bush, of course, sought Congressional approval for the war in Iraq (though he did so only once it was clear that Congress would grant it: I vividly remember watching then-Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Joe Biden practically begging the Bush White House to “allow” Congress to vote on the attack while promising in advance that they would approve for it).”

    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/01/obama-congress-syria-authorization

  • Jean Valjean

    I meant to add this too. Greenwald is scoring some direct hits. The vote in the British parliament not to repeat Iraq in 2003 has put some noses seriously out of joint in the Obama admin:

    “There are few things more bizarre than watching people advocate that another country be bombed even while acknowledging that it will achieve no good outcomes other than safeguarding the “credibility” of those doing the bombing. Relatedly, it’s hard to imagine a more potent sign of a weak, declining empire than having one’s national “credibility” depend upon periodically bombing other countries.”

    • NorCalNative

      If you really want to know why the U.S. wants to bomb Syria, it’s about natural gas and gas pipelines.

      Just search for “Iran-Iraq-Syria pipeline” and you’ll see why we’re likely to get involved.

      This isn’t about chemical weapons, it’s about protecting the interests of the Dick Cheneys of the world.

      Like Pete said in today’s post. It’s all about the money.

      Is there currently a better journalist on this planet than Greenwald? I worry about his safety.

      • allan

        water… it’s all about water… reliance on oil will be a moot point if we don’t have water.

        Back in the ’70s I made a prediction that one day bottled water wold be as expensive as gasoline.

        Water and climate change are a couple of those not-discussed aspects of the Arab spring that really does need to be known. See Thomas Friedman’s piece in the NYT from a year ago, The Other Arab Spring

        • Jean Valjean

          In the longer term, i.e. more than 5 years, I’m sure that’s right. Unfortunately the Cheneys of this world rule, and they only think of the short term profits. That means oil and natural gas prices in the next 18 months. If they think so little of their own kids futures where does that leave the ordinary citizens of this world?

        • claygooding

          Living in the panhandle of TX using an aquifer that has been fracked a million times and cancer rates off the chart,,I buy bottled water to cook with and drink,,it is about 1/2 my monthly gas casts so we are getting there.

        • War Vet

          Allan, Water is the most discussed thing in military briefings . . . no one believes oil since it requires workers, which takes money, but oil does play a huge part, but as you said, Water is the biggest issue of them all . . . water makes oil look as cheap as the dust bunnies collecting under some furniture. But on the oil part: WMD’s for Iraq was never the issue for sending us to war in Iraq . . . WMD’s was the synthetic reason. As we’ve all read, a huge chunk of oil belongs in Kurd land and we do know Saddam had WMD’s in the 80’s and 90’s and that he used WMD’s to kill tens of thousands of Kurds and if we take out the big bad wolf and give the Kurds back their lands, then we can get a better deal/cooperation on oil. The south is far too divided to be stable when it comes to oil. And possibly oil is a huge reason why our military is being diverted to Africa with all the news of our troops in Africa. But water is thicker than oil and will be the cause of more war than oil since oil is cheaper than water will ever be or ever has been in the Middle East. You never hear about people needing oil to live off, but plenty of us drink water. Oil has zero value when it comes to money when you are dying of thirst and your crops and animals are suffering from drought. Water profits people and not oil. Water is where stability and money and power is -not oil.

          Everybody talks about water and you never hear about the oil in the circles of those in the know . . . we always talked about water, but oil is a bonus.

        • DdC

          Uruguay Poised to Become First Country to Legalize Marijuana

          Bush Family Acreage in South America google
          ☛Bush Family Paraguay Hideaway Update
          ☛Bush Buys 100000 Acres on border of Paraguay & Brazil
          ☛TPM: About that Bush Family Ranch in Paraguay
          ☛BEAUTIFUL PARAGUAY – THE BUSH’S LIKE IT – WONDER WHY
          ☛Bush Family Buys Up Vast Vast Land Tracks in Argentina
          ☛Does anyone know why the Bush’s bought all that land in Uruguay
          ☛Bush family land purchase in Paraguay
          ☛Photos: President Bush’s Trip to Uruguay – 2007
          ☛Pres. Bush buys 100,000acre ranch in Paraguay
          ☛President’s Trip to Latin America – the White House

          Get elected, get rich, buy up countries. No questions, The land they bought is sitting on the largest fresh water aquifer in the world. …old family friend, the Most Reverend Sun Myung Moon’s gang bought a MILLION and a HALF acres around it! The law there protects them–they can’t be extradited to the US for war crimes. How special…

          “If the people knew what we had done,
          they would chase us down the street and lynch us.”
          ~ George H.W. Bush to journalist Sarah McClendon

          Exporting DEAmocracy
          DEAth’s grubby hands in 207 countries last count…

        • Duncan20903

          Here on the east coast not only is water still cheap and plentiful, the price has fallen by at least 1/3rd in the last year.

      • Windy

        The money, it’s the banksters (Rothschilds, et al) who are behind ALL wars. Oil/natgas and water are secondary causes. Clay, if you go by the cost per gallon (buying it by the bottle), allan’s prediction has already come true.

  • DdC

    LSD, “magic mushrooms,” and other psychedelics not linked to mental health woes

    Jenny Kush Memorial Fund

    Information

    The beautiful and courageous, Jenny Kush, was killed by a drunk driver. Her life was spent promoting awareness and spreading the truth about Marijuana, a safer alternative to the “legal” drug that has stolen her life.

    The woman who was driving made a decision to consume a dangerous drug and then get behind the wheel of an dangerous machine. Jenny lost her life because of that dangerous decision.

    Jenny leaves behind a grieving family who are stricken with sudden the loss of her in their life. To help aid her husband and children through this difficult time, we are raising funds to send to them directly.
    Please help however you can!

    http://www.momsformarijuana.com/

  • Duncan20903

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    I wonder, how many people are aware that it was almost 2 full months before the first civil infraction for cannabis was written up by Vermont LE? Just to make it all the more special the first ticket was issued to a 73 year old man who was totally clueless that he was growing a pot plant. It also appears that Vermont’s jack booted thugs practice a very unique form of police brutality. Is Vermont anywhere near Fiji?

    Vt. man, 73, plants mystery seeds, gets pot ticket

    ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — A 73-year-old man who was given the first civil marijuana ticket in a Vermont town says he had planted some seeds he found in a box and “got spanked” by police after it grew into a pot plant.

    William Reynolds was issued a $200 civil ticket by St. Johnsbury police after authorities seized a potted 2 ½-foot-tall marijuana plant from his Main Street apartment.
    /snip/

    I just realized that Vermont must have decriminalized petty cultivation too?? I’m unaware of any other State which has decriminalized petty cultivation. Alaska doesn’t count, petty cultivation is only de facto legal. Oh heck, but Colorado certainly does qualify. OK people, there’s nothing to see here, move along.

    **********

    Wow, it looks like Paul Chabot has tied the knot with Calvina Fay! Or is that Kev-Kev and Linda Taylor? You’ll have to forgive me because all those clowns look alike to me.
    http://www.pennlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2013/08/a_clown_wedding_takes_place_at.html#incart_m-rpt-2

    • jean valjean

      chabot s published photos suggest an ambivalent sexuality. kevin might be more his type

    • ezrydn

      Duncan,

      Taylor couldn’t fit into that dress if her life depended on it!

      • Duncan20903

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        .

        It would make sense if Ms. Taylor used a ringer. If she gets busted for aggravated ugly in public one more time she’ll get a felony conviction and a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years wearing a brown paper bag over her head.

        No, I can’t pass on any opportunity to gratuitously insult that woman. What’s your point? 🙂

  • Duncan20903

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    .

    I just became aware that some people are regurgitating the exact same propaganda about drinking alcohol use as they do about cannabis. This one is from the “hysterical rhetoric is bad, mmm-kay?” category:

    Brain Development and Alcohol Abuse

    Research indicates that the human brain continues to develop into a person’s early 20’s, and that exposure of the developing brain to alcohol may have long-lasting effects on intellectual capabilities and may increase the likelihood of alcohol addiction.

    The age when drinking starts affects future drinking problems. For each year that the start of drinking is delayed, the risk of later alcohol dependence is reduced by 14 percent.
    linky
    /snip/

    But they are true to the motto of the Know Nothing prohibitionist.

    Did you know?

    Most teens report that alcohol is easy to get – including 61 percent of eighth graders, 80 percent of sophomores, and 90 percent of seniors.

  • jean valjean

    ot
    news has come out that britain exported the precursers for the gas used by the syrian military. this is becoming more and more of re run of iraq only more info is leaking out. saddam hussain could not be tried for gassing the kurds because donald rumsfeld sold him the shells it was fired in. just goes to show you cant fool all the people all the time.

    • War Vet

      You couldn’t be more On Topic if you tried Jean. The U.S. wants to aid rebels who rely on Drug Money. If we aid them, then we could cause factions once the war is over (as seen in Iraq, since the war in Iraq was only a few months long, before the next war in Iraq started a few moths after the 2003 invasion). By not aiding them, then we are allowing Al Qaeda to further fund them with drug money, which means recruitment opportunities for the drug trafficking network once headed by Osama . . . while giving Al Qaeda more sway over a new Syrian Government and giving Al Qaeda more drug smuggling territory/allies, which will affect Africa (as you’ve been reading in regards to the subtle U.S. troop draw up in Mali). Al Qaeda’s presence will affect the PLO, Hamas and Hezbollah, whom will unify in the name of attacking Israel and the West . . . therefore Syria could be a hot bed for terrorism recruiting due to the nature that Al Qaeda are often considered angels of grace and protection when it comes to fighting dictators. If we only never invented drug money, much of our Middle East dilemmas and conflicts could have been avoided . . . with no 9/11, we might not have ever went to Iraq. Poor terrorists can’t afford a fight, but drug money rich ones can.

    • DdC

      Corporations That Supplied Iraq’s Weapons Program – 02/19/03

      The inbedwith dis-infotainment: Gaza to Iraq

      Booshammy

      BooshameyRumsey Cocktail

      I welcome the emphasis that is now being put on the drug problem. The efforts – to get to the people who are addicted, try to rehabilitate them; if they cannot be rehabilitated, at least to contain them; to educate people, to strongly discourage use of drugs by people who are casual users and first users, to stop this process among the young – all of these things are extremely important.

      But, I have to tell you that it seems to me that the conceptual basis of the current program is flawed and the program is not likely to work. The conceptual base – a criminal-justice approach – is the same that I have worked through before, in the Nixon administration when I was Budget Director and Secretary of the Treasury with jurisdiction over the Customs. We designed a comprehensive program, and we worked hard on it.

      In the Reagan administration we designed a comprehensive program; we worked very hard on it. Our international efforts were far greater than ever before. You’re looking at a guy whose motorcade was attacked in Bolivia by the drug terrorists, so I’m personally a veteran of this war. What we have before us now is essentially the same program but with more resources ploughed into all of the efforts to enforce and control. These efforts wind up creating a market where the price vastly exceeds the cost,

      With these incentives, demand creates its own supply and a criminal network along with it. It seems to me we’re not really going to get anywhere until we can take the criminality out of the drug business and the incentives for criminality out of it. Frankly, the only way I can think of to accomplish this is to make it possible for addicts to buy drugs at some regulated place at a price that approximates their cost. When you do that you wipe out the criminal incentive, including, I might say, the incentive that the the drug pushers have to go around and get kids addicted, so that they create a market for themselves.

      They won’t have that incentive because they won’t have that market. So I think the conceptual base needs to be thought out in a different way. We need at least to consider and examine forms of controlled legalisation of drugs. I find it very difficult to say that. Sometimes at a reception or cocktail party I advance these views and people head for somebody else. They don’t even want to talk to you. I know that I’m shouting into the breeze here as far as what we’re doing now.

      But I feel that if somebody doesn’t get up and start talking about this now, the next time around, when we have the next iteration of these programs, it will still be true that everyone is scared to talk about it. No politician wants to say what I have just said, not for a minute.
      — former Secretary of State George P. Shultz,
      Oct. 7, 1990, addressing an alumni gathering
      at the Stanford Business School
      where he had returned to the faculty.

  • Viggo Piggsko Flatmark

    Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function
    http://bit.ly/17DOwIz

    Snip
    —–
    “We found that the same farmer shows diminished cognitive performance before harvest, when poor, as compared with after harvest, when rich. This cannot be explained by differences in time available, nutrition, or work effort. Nor can it be explained with stress: Although farmers do show more stress before harvest, that does not account for diminished cognitive performance. Instead, it appears that poverty itself reduces cognitive capacity.
    —-

    Cannabis relieves stress, and it should improve your cognitive preformance accordingly.

    • claygooding

      There was a report of a study that proved living in poverty cause a 13% drop in IQ because of the stress from existing one day till the next,,however marijuana only drops your IQ by 8%,,so all poor people should sell marijuana and lose less IQ,,,that is my take on it Vern.

      • War Vet

        Or just smoke marijuana and utilize THC/CBD’s neurogenesis to protect the brain from stress.

        • claygooding

          Selling and using fixes two problems,,they get smarter and get to eat,,I am beginning to believe marijuana can fix just about anything,,we will start calling it duct weed pretty soon.

        • War Vet

          I saw that comming “Duct Weed” and low and behold you wrote it.

  • Not sure how Massachusetts pays its drug labs, but citizens spent quite a lot to waste a few hundred million dollars more and persecute the innocent.

    Due to the Boston Globe’s prohibitionist slant I can’t recall the name of the lab, but mainly that they paint her as a rogue solo actor, over-achiever, lone wolf. So search for Annie Dookhan drug lab scandal.

    • DdC

      Once upon a time Boston was all for Liberty and Freedom. I remember when the Transit Authority tried killing free speech banning pro legalize ads on their buses. Here’s some info on the Piss Taste Queen. Thanks for the heads up…

      Drug mishandling may have tainted 40,000 cases
      By David Abel and John R. Ellement

      The criminal cases of more than 40,000 people in Massachusetts may have been tainted by chemist Annie Dookhan and management failures at the now-closed state Department of Public Health lab where she worked, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday by a special counsel hired by the Patrick administration.

      Annie Dookhan case google

      Cover-Ups, Prevarications, Subversions & Sabotage

      One In Five High Schools Piss Taste Students

      After his resignation, Turner joined with Robert DuPont and former head of NIDA, Peter Bensinger, to corner the market on urine testing. They contracted as advisors to 250 of the largest corporations to develop drug diversion, detection, and urine testing programs.

      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.

      Are You Drunk Correa?
      CA SB 289 Clueless Legislation

      “If I instituted drug testing at Cypress,
      I would get a brick through my windshield, and I would deserve it.”
      –T.J. Rogers, President, Cypress Semiconductor

  • DdC

    Piss Profiteers ecp
    Drug mishandling may have tainted 40,000 cases

  • Melinda Haag: New marijuana guidelines won’t affect local cases http://tinyurl.com/kfsef2q

    The DEA apparently does not participate in the same agenda as the Justice Department.

    Is this the same idea as one of the fifty states trying to secede?

    • Duncan20903

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      Actually, I read her statement as a claim that she’s already in compliance with the new policy. But I’m sure you’re aware that the prohibitionist’s dictionary has some mighty peculiar word definitions, so your guess is as good as mine as to what she thinks the word “compliance” means. Heck, we can go even a bit further and realize that Messrs. Obama and Holder use that same dictionary so we may actually have no clue what the official policy is behind the looking glass. Not only does their dictionary have alternative definitions for words, they have no compunction in totally re-defining words from one day to the next. Like the cake said to that lost little girl, “Eat me!”

      “…a Haag spokeswoman said that “for the most part it appears that the cases that have been brought in this district are already in compliance with the guidelines.”

      But for crying out loud, does that woman have a perfect fit last name or what?