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The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (UNODC) is now in its 59th session (through March 22). This session is partly in preparation for the major UNGASS 2016 (United Nations General Assembly Special Session) next month that will be focusing on international drug policy.

You can follow along a bit with the CND2016 by reading the various draft resolutions, etc. here.

Also, CND Blog does a great job of following (and in many cases transcribing) the activities.

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43 comments to CND

  • Is Kofi Annan scheduled to make his mea culpa for enforcing drug prohibition?

  • kelly

    Canadian official causes stir with ‘progressive’ speech at UN narcotics conference

    “The Liberal government used its first foray into the global anti-narcotics arena this week to signal a clear shift away from the war-on-drugs philosophy, promising more safe-injection sites, promoting “harm reduction” and touting its plan to legalize marijuana.

    The speech by Hilary Geller, an assistant deputy minister of health, caused a stir at the generally staid Commission on Narcotic Drugs conference in Vienna, observers said.

    The audience of government and non-governmental organization officials from around the world “erupted in applause” mid-way through the address and gave a prolonged ovation at the end, said Jason Nickerson, an Ottawa-based researcher who is attending the meeting.”

    http://tinyurl.com/shungumagunga

  • Tony Aroma

    What I’d really like to know is why alcohol, arguably the most physically harmful, addictive, and dangerous recreational drug, is not on the UN’s list of proscribed drugs. It’s not even considered a “drug” under the UN’s definition (by which they presumably mean recreational drugs). As far as the UN is concerned, anyone can consume as much alcohol as they want any time they want, no questions asked, but any use of a substance on their list requires an intervention by the government. As far as I’m concerned, that conspicuous omission pretty much invalidates any credibility they have with respect to their concern for public health.

    • claygooding

      Followed very closely by tobacco and as far as health costs sugar must be way above the health costs of cannabis use.

      And only those who cold turkey sugar know just how mind altering and addictive it can get. Withdrawel much worse than quitting weed.

      • Tony Aroma

        I see Yury Fedotov said that 90% of the world DOESN’T use drugs. Obviously, if you include alcohol, it’s going to be 90% who DO. Trying to stop something that virtually everybody does would make the UNODC’s mission just a tad more difficult. Very convenient to be able to redefine words to make your job (seem) easier.

    • Matt

      Tony, the assertion that “drug control” is to do with protecting the health of people is not true, it is a lie. Drug “control” (ie scheduling) in regards to recreational drugs has absolutely nothing to do with health. It is actually the basis for a contrived economy based on the oppression of a minority (those who choose to use a psychoactive substance other than alcohol, tobacco or caffeine). That is why alcohol, tobacco and caffeine are not scheduled: they are the drugs of choice of the oppressors, the state. If you are to take cynical economic advantage of a group of people who enjoy doing exactly what you (the state) do (take psychoactive substances) you have to find a point of differentiation, so as you do not incriminate yourself. Therefore, you make only the users of certain substances (not the ones you use) subject to sanctions and their particular substances subject to supply reduction. That is essentially why the most dangerous drugs (alcohol and tobacco) are not scheduled. It is all to do with economics and nothing to do with health.

      • jean valjean

        Matt, I’m so glad you told us all that… we’ve been sitting here on the couch for years thinking the drug war was all about protecting our health………..thank god you’ve come along to straighten us all out. 🙂

        • Matt

          Jean, no need to dress up the veiled hostility with a smiley face. I am well aware I will never be a “couchmate”. And primarily why is this? Because I dare tell the truth about “fatal heroin overdose”. Or more specifically that it is a myth/lie. Which as an aside, is a subject you remain in stubborn denial about. I replied to Tony, not the general readership of the site. He apparently doesn’t understand what is going on and was brave enough to ask an honest question, which I answered in good faith. Over the time I have been looking at this site, there have been numerous posts along the line of the “drug war” is “bad” or “wrong” policy. In this very thread you write “government cluelessness”. Well there is nothing “clueless” about it. It, the “drug war” is intentional policy. It is not a mistake by government, nor are they ignoring facts about various substances or their effects. It is all intentional. An intentional contrived economy based on a human rights abuse. So any time you or any of the regulars are hostile towards me, it simply confirms one thing to me, that I am on the right track.

        • jean valjean

          Ah Matt, you’re priceless. Don’t ever change!

      • DdC

        So Kofi, why are alcohol and tobacco available on every street corner essentially worldwide as they are undeniably the most dangerous drugs?

        Shirley you Jest? I’m kidding.

  • Any United Nations ‘anti-drug’ treaty explicitly requires national lawfulness for enforcement.

    Under no sane (and uncorrupted) circumstance can the Commerce Clause be a rational national base for the Controlled Substances Act — despite judicial rulings to the contrary.

    Based upon the public record (as supplied by our judicial branch of government) combined with the English language, the fact is our judicial branch (which can only interpret law) has illegally redefined the Commerce Clause from “regulate Commerce” to ‘regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’.

    If holding a certain plant in your American hand is an activity having a substantial effect on commerce (which it is, repeatedly according to our Supreme Court), then certainly continuously so too does your thought activity — which literally determines all of your buying and selling decisions, so always has that substantial effect.

    For consistency (fairness, so justice), that illegal redefining must mean Congress can regulate your thought activity in the “land of the free”.

    Science and consequent technology are rather rapidly advancing towards the ability to read and manipulate your thoughts, so this is a critical issue completely publicly ignored.

    American exceptionalism, or horrible national disgrace?

    Instead of honoring our national obligation to leverage the progressive (not antiquated) fundamental and unalienable (without exception) right to liberty against hypocritical discrimination entrenched by pre-American conservatives spanning the political spectrum, the judicial press against discrimination has been torturous and flagrantly unconstitutional — a roughly continuing butchering of law like using a baseball bat to turn a SUV into a Prius.

    The Constitution is a “living document”, according to traditional (not really progressive) political leftists (including self-proclaimed constitutional experts) dissatisfied with our Constitution as obviously intended (including the amendment process therein explicitly rendering amending our fundamental and supreme law as a seriously challenging endeavor — so not possibly a “living document”).

    Traditional leftists believe we should strongly empower our public sector to the serious degree needed to combat private sector abuse. Historically and currently, since there really is no sector line in power (they both form the effectively governing oligarchy), the result is always (at best) merely an oligarchical shift in power with all of the favoritism against public safety prompting that empowerment.

    In other words, to address oligarchical abuse, more power to the oligarchy!

    Repealing the Controlled Substances Act, and judicially understanding the (illegally judicially disarmed) ninth amendment upholding our fundamental right to liberty necessarily for any effect of that critical right negates regulating (actually outright banning) non-economic activities involving any drug.

    If the original intent of the Commerce Clause (to prevent state favoritism economically against national benefit) is restored, then even economic activities (aside from that intent) involving any drug are no longer “regulated”.

    The Supremacy Clause then trumps all state/local ‘anti-drug’ laws.

    That righteous judicial conclusion means our nation is no longer obligated to uphold any relevant United Nations treaty, which means the national leader of the ‘drug war’ fiasco/scam (that has done nothing concrete to address drug abuse) must withdraw its powerful international pressure.

    If you don’t care about law, then you can’t rationally (sanely) care about liberty.

    It’s the absence of sufficient public care allowing the highly corrupt bypassing of legitimate law “to protect the children”.

    The court of public opinion (the true highest court of the [inter]national land) is the only force powerful enough to put a promptly maturely firm stop to the Certain Drug Prohibition fiasco/scam that has ruined millions (if not billions) of non-violent (so sanely innocent) lives to varying degrees for several decades and strongly counting.

    Drug (including the arbitrarily legal alcohol) addiction is seriously worth addressing by anyone impacted by that health (not criminal) issue.

    However, the destruction from drug abuse pales compared to the obviously severe destruction deeply and widely from drug prohibition addiction (see aforementioned number of innocent lives ruined).

    Drug prohibition addicts lie (e.g. equaling use and abuse merely to their convenience) and effectively steal (e.g. billions of taxpayer dollars annually) to hypocritically get their prohibition fix.

    Despite the exacerbated regulatory nightmare horrifyingly complexly (chaotically) expanding to the contrary (applying ample unhealthy stress against the masses “to protect the children”), no free society can ever allow the relatively rare instances of abuse to justify mass rights infringement, because that powerfully fuels the serious risk and danger of law abuse — logically the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction.

    Law abuse should be primarily addressed by a caring public, not essentially ignored to the rampant growth of oligarchical favoritism increasingly oppressing us all at terrible risk and danger against all generations throughout posterity.

  • jean valjean

    9 Things We’ve Learned From a 50-Year War on Drugs:

    “The prohibitionist model and the promise of a ‘drug-free society’ promoted by the ‘war on drugs’ is in crisis: its credibility and legitimacy are seriously eroded. The prohibitionist approach implacably punishes and pursues some participants in the illegal drug market while tolerating others. Over the course of five decades of ‘war’, this latter group has done nothing but get rich off the drug business and the laundering of assets. More and more officials at a national and international level around the world have become ‘prohibition addicts’.”

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/9-things-learned-50-year-war-drugs

  • jean valjean

    “7 Facts about addiction,” from Johann Hari, one of the most perceptive writers on the drug war and government cluelessness on this issue:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/johann-hari/7-facts-about-drugs-that-will-make-you-question-everything_b_9484744.html

  • Servetus

    Dawn Paley, author of Drug War Capitalism, is interviewed by Andrew Smolski at Counterpunch.

    Prologue from the interviewer:

    Dawn’s book, Drug War Capitalism (AK Press 2014), provides a provocative thesis. The drug war is not about crime nor security. Rather, it enables global capitalist expansion through enclosure. In our hour-long interview we discuss how this understanding comes from a sense of justice and activism, from the periphery, from below. Dawn elaborates on how elites collude across borders for their own benefit at the expense of their populations. She describes the consequences of this collusion as militarism, human rights abuses, and insecurity.

    The real purveyors and profiteers of the drug war can no longer hide from brave journalists such as Dawn Paley, who risked her life living in Mexico gathering the information presented in her book. The CND would have to be aware that political activists are aware of Dawn Paley. All this presages well for changes to occur at UNGASS.

  • RockingRocket

    (CNN)The U.S. Air Force is investigating alleged drug activity by 14 members of the nuclear weapons security force at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming, the Air Force said Friday.

    The 14 junior enlisted airmen are part of the security detachment assigned to the 90th Missile Wing and have been suspended from their duties while the investigation is underway, Gen. Robin Rand said during a conference call with reporters.

    Some of their duties include guarding the missile fields and launch facilities while others perform law enforcement duties on the base, Rand said. He added that the 90th Missile Wing has 1,300 airmen assigned to these security roles.

    http://tinyurl.com/rockingrocket

  • jean valjean

    Bernie Sanders destroys Sherrif Joe Arpaio:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-joe-arpaio_us_56ec394be4b03a640a6a5712?cps=gravity_5034_5156070066999856430

    Probably the best politician to run for president in my lifetime.

  • Mr_Alex

    There is some fun happening at CALM, feel free to join in:

    https://www.facebook.com/CALMcalifornia

  • darkcycle

    Well, predictably, the Russian Federation and the rest of the
    UN hardliners have quashed any talk of reform. Don’t look for any difference in the UN position. As the convention fades into complete irrelevancy, and individual countries set their own policies, the troglodites will have to die out the natural way. They will have to be killed and eaten.

    • Servetus

      We can’t let the Russians push us around. The world must send a message to Putin and the Russian delegates. Tell them they must stop their obstruction of the drug war peace process. Promise the affected bureaucrats a lofty government job somewhere else. Whatever it takes. Otherwise the rest of the world will boycott Russian vodka.

      Russia’s economy is roughly equivalent to that of Brazil’s, and its economy hangs on oil exports, with oil prices sinking. Cheap vodka is Russia’s mainstay drug commodity.

    • jean valjean

      Yury Fedotov has his diplomatic residence in Geneva,his limo, his fat pay check from the U.N. (i.e. us, and U.S.) to protect. He won’t give any of that up in a hurry.

  • WillTx

    This article brings up interesting points regarding the possible future of medical marijuana legislation (both existing and planned);

    GW Pharmaceuticals is Uncle Sam’s Version of Legal Weed

    http://tinyurl.com/j596pxd

    In some ways we’ve already been down this road with Dronabinol. The synthetically molecular equivalent of naturally occurring THC that is Dronabinol is listed as Schedule III in the CSA. But as we know, the naturally occurring THC in your evil hemp dope is Schedule I — with all the possible legal ramifications we’re all too familiar with.

    But as we also know, GW Pharmaceutical’s Epilodex is essentially a CBD containing plant-based cannabis slurry that has been standardized and is moving ever closer to FDA approval. And I think we know what THAT might mean with respect to non-FDA approved CBD concoctions available at dispensaries (the FDA recently wagged their finger at CBD producers, with more than wagging to come if GW’s success holds).

    I can see the very limited CBD-only legislation that was passed here in Texas being reconsidered based on GW’s apparent success. And what about PTSD being approved as a medical cannabis condition in some states where it remains in limbo? Might certain legislators simply state, “We’ll just wait until GW Pharm duplicates their Epilodex success by creating an FDA approved PTSD liquid cannabis medication. Yeah, that could take many years, but your evil hemp dope will remain illegal anyway. Just suffer through it”.?

    Through all this I suspect Kevin Sabet and others of his ilk are “suddenly” coming around to the idea of “medical marijuana” now that it might be taking the form they approve of (no smoking! no home growing!). Not that that absolves them of life long hypocrisy.

    [Note: Yeah, Will from Texas is temporarily “WillTx”, not that I like it. I don’t own a cowboy hat or cowboy boots. I just live here. Maybe if the other “Will” interloper fades away, I’ll resume my former identity].

    • jean valjean

      Don’t worry about the other Will. He’s just a drive by trolling and he’ll be busting balls somewhere else today, or attempting to. Isn’t the government teat wonderful?

  • Servetus

    Great piece by Julia Buxton, Associate Dean and Professor of Comparative Politics at the School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, at Open Democracy :

    Why are Colombia and Bolivia acceptable theatres for violent weaponised counter-narcotics operations, and not Poland or Canada?[…]

    From the local to the global level, we are, with some small exceptions, locked into arcane, counterproductive and illogical policies that violate fundamental rights and freedoms, spread disease, exacerbate violence, and which impede development – in the view of other UN agencies. The UNODC, which sits in an institutional silo, uses the benign term “unintended consequences” to refer to the wholly negative impact of counter-narcotics policies and how these are disproportionately borne along stratified racial, class and geographic lines. The myths, Victorian moralism and hypocrisy that frame international drug policy need to be confronted if we are to progress to rights-based interventions that genuinely reduce harm. In other words, drug policies which are fit for the twenty-first century.

  • Mouth

    Because drug prohibition facilitates so much wickedness, one must assume the end results equal the desired results, given the end results occurred time and time again, without anything changing to alter the end results. Because I was over there in a CIA prison, I’m convinced much of 9/11 was financed by drug money and we knew that drug money financed such operations and people, therefore the American who supported keeping any drug on the black market intended on 9/11 to happen and since terrorism is still financed by drugs, 9/11 appears to be proven intentional by America herself, unless drug money no longer finances gangs and terrorists. The Government for the People intended on the War on Terror to happen, simply because it was scheduled to occur (long before 9/11) as seen in the fact that wars have long been financed by drug prohibition’s drug money. So, instead of only blaming the insurgent or terrorist on the death of an American soldier, let’s blame the parent/citizen for the death of their soldier, given the parent/citizen did not do anything to end the war on drugs. Would Syria be at war if it wasn’t for the War in Iraq? And if no 9/11, we might assume no Iraq. If the war in Syria only occurred as a result of the war in Iraq (which was created by 9/11/Afghanistan), then it was intentional. Those who support the war on drugs intended for the Paris Attacks, Texas attacks, California attacks and refugee crises because they were the same end results time and time again from the consequences of keeping drugs on the black market.

    • Matt

      Excellent piece, Mouth. You have got to the core of one of the fundamental issues: personal responsibility, you get what you vote for. As I see it, 9/11 was the ultimate protest/backlash against US (and others) imperialism (probably mostly oil based) and it’s inherent cruelty. Can’t say on the drug money angle, it probably needed just meticulous organising rather than bucket loads of money, but yes, you are quite possibly correct. As I have commented elsewhere, the “drug war” is intentional, imperialistic, cruel policy. As with other forms of imperialism, eventually the oppressed bite back. For example the people of Mexico. Who could blame them it they “bit back”? Every single drug-associated murder and act of cruelty is ultimately caused by the policies of the US and those who support them (including no doubt some in Mexico). I would add to this, Afghanistan is obviously a narco state controlled by the architects and maintainers of the system.

      • Mouth

        Investment sense proves 9/11 was funded by drugs. If I use oil money to buy my drugs, I will regain my oil money with money left over to buy more drugs and to fund extremism. Only using legal money will subtract that money, while using drug money will add to that money and leave less of a paper trail. If there is proof Mr. Bin Laden moved to Afghanistan before 9/11, then we have significant proof that most of 9/11 was funded by drugs. I associate every attack prior to 9/11 with 9/11 since it lead up to it, which proves 9/11 itself cost our enemy millions of dollars, otherwise we have proof the embassy bombings in Africa never happened, nor the Algerian Civil War. And the amount of money Al Qaeda has generated trafficking drugs makes them more of a Drug Cartel than a Terror Network.

    • Daniel Williams

      I believe you and Matt give undo credit to America for the woes of the Middle East. To make such an assessment disregards over a thousand years of Sunni and Shia religious violence, trying to decide the true descendant of the prophet Muhammad. They would join forces only to expel any infidel, and upon success, they’d go back at each other with a vengeance.

      And until those crazy fucks decide who’s leading their religious parade, the region will remain a shithole. I agree with Obama that we should leave the Middle East, but for a different reason. Obama believes that, by leaving the region, we will be perceived as a more honest broker for peace, and make it. I believe we should get the hell out and let those Arabs, and their biggest fear, the Persians of Iran, get down to business turning the region into a giant glass tabletop.

      Because peace will not come from diplomacy, as Obama naively hopes, but will rise up from the ruble of nuclear war. And once the geiger counters quit clicking, the region will be repopulated, primarily by Arabs and Jews around the world that had the good sense to flee the religious insanity, and their heirs. It will be then that the promise of diplomacy will prevail, led mostly by the West, ensuring all new governments will be, at the very least, secular, and built upon the principles of self-rule.

      • Frank W.

        I like to call our western religions primitive Middle East sex cults that fetishize and ritualize the orgasm (if it feels good, don’t do it!) but then I’m called a stoned idiot.

      • NorCalNative

        Piss off with the nuclear fantasy Daniel. Advocating the use of nuclear weapons? You’re an asshole.

      • Mouth

        Mr. Williams: what undo credit? It is morally wrong to add fuel to this fire. Drug Prohibition is like spraying a football field full of gasoline while a few small lit cigarettes dot the yard from time to time–some burn out while other start just a small fire. But the War on Drugs makes it easier for nuclear weapons to be made, sold and moved around.

  • Mr_Alex

    Another prohib bites the dust, for those who do not know Paul Chabot, Carla Lowe, Scott Chipman and Roger Morgan who run the Anti Cannabis movement in California has connections to Melvin and Betty Sembler, also in the link below, SOS aka Save our Society from Drugs is a known front for Betty and Melvin Sembler:

    http://www.drugfreecalifornia.org/partners.html

    http://www.drugfreecalifornia.org/board.html

    http://www.thestraights.net/pickets/dfaf-and-drug-policy-5page-short.doc

    • jean valjean

      Paul R. Chabot….. almost as good humor-value as Sarah Palin. If you haven’t seen it check out Pete Guither’s revue of his bizarre vanity show “Eternal Battle Against Evil.”

      http://www.drugwarrant.com/?s=paul+chabot

      • Mr_Alex

        Carla Lowe of CALM is also exposed as connected to Betty Sembler:

        Among other things Straight and some Straight officials should have been charged with child abuse, torture, violations of human rights and civil liberties, false imprisonments and fraud. Certainly Straight and its officials should not be setting national drug policy. Yet, as previously mentioned, Straight Foundation, under its new name, DFAF, is one of the sponsors of the upcoming DATIA workshop. In fact, besides DFAF, the list of workshop sponsors include: Institute on Global Drug Policy (a division of DFAF ) [4], International Scientific and Medical Forum on Drug Abuse (which is directed by Calvina Fay who is also the director of DFAF), the Legal Foundation Against Illicit Drugs which was formed by Calvina Fay of DFAF, Carla Lowe and Joyce Nalepka (of Drug Free Kids: America’s Challenge [5]); Drug Free Kids: America’s Challenge; and Save Our Society From Drugs which was formed by DFAF’s Betty Sembler.

  • Servetus

    There is good news and bad news at CND blog’s search engine.

    The good news is no news from or about the Vatican, so far.

    The bad news is bad-boy Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi is at the United Nations with a line of questions and his usual totalitarian spiel. Apparently, he’s upset that guys in suits who look like him are selling marijuana instead of it being sold by people in icky hippie costumes.

    By contrast, Yuri Fedotov is trying to sound reasonable.

    Kevin’s presence at the UN is no surprise. The Baha’i are ensconced within the staff at the UN due to an international-citizen lifestyle choice adopted by the religion’s adherents.

    That trait may explain why Sabet insists on pronouncing his shortened surname with the accent on the second syllable, which makes it sound French, rather than an accent on the first syllable, which makes it sound English or American. The French pronunciation allows him to come across as a snob or elitist, an attitude that fits his wedding pictures being featured in a supermarket rag magazine. Kevin is a social climber, and like many before him, he’s using prohibition and an anti-marijuana campaign as his social elevator.

    • Will

      Posted on SAM’s web site as of 3/17/16. More totalitarian spiel (nothing new really);

      SAM Statement to the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), March 2016, Vienna, Austria

      https://learnaboutsam.org/sam-statement-un-commission-narcotic-drugs-cnd-march-2016-vienna-austria/

      ——————–

      I agree that Kevin is a social climbing elitist. I suspect he feels the addictive need to hobnob with other no-nothing bureaucrats as long as he can milk that gravy train. Maybe he should seek help for that addiction before there’s no more fix to be had. I mean, he has a social policy degree after all…

  • Daniel Williams

    I’m not advocating the use of nuclear weapons, you twit. Can’t you fucking read? I’m merely saying that one of those crazy religious fucks over there will eventually use them.

    Your dick must be black and blue from all the stepping on it you do.

    • DdC

      Of coarse Daniel, as opposed to our crazy religious fucks who have already used nukes. It’s still legal in WV to kiss rattlesnakes for Jesus and marry at 12. Not to mention giving leaders of cultures living in the 1600’s trillions of dollars for fossil fools torturing millions of Americans with cancer and lung disease. Brain tumors reduced by cannabis, research funding banned in 74. Fersure the shock value is more in headlines reading Terrorists or Cartels decapitate hostages than when a child dies after long term brain cancer. Or watching kids have 300 seizures reduced to a few, and then voting against using it legally. Some kinky lesson to the other kids? In what galaxy is that not terrorism and/or torture? ISIS burns Ganja and the DEA burns Ganja. Getting hard to tell the players without a score card.

      Medical Marijuana Gains Come Too Late for One Pa. Family

      House Votes to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

      Collaterally Damaged Kids
      These drug worrier chicken littles want to keep little girls having 300 seizures, knowing Cannabis can reduce them to almost nothing. Places even letting other kids die.

      Teenage Girl Dies in Her Father’s Arms,
      Killed by Marijuana Prohibition

    • NorCalNative

      That’s actually funny danny-boy. All those years of tying heavy weights to my dick did the trick. You don’t even need to get on your knees for me.

      The Persians are an old culture. How fucking stupid would a country need to be to use a bomb that would result in it’s own destruction? That’s a fucking fantasy.

      • Daniel Williams

        Oh NorCal, I do love it when you talk dirty to me…

        I said nothing about the Persians lobbing the first bomb, just that someone will. You really are a fucking twit.

        • Mouth

          Remember from the global report when Osama got ripped off buying weapons grade uranium in Africa . . . kind of like the first few times I got ripped off buying pot since it was leaves of some sort, but not Mexican buds. Drug money is the best way to procure or manufacture a nuclear bomb outside of what national taxes can procure. I bet you I can put $1 mill of smack in the trunk of my car easier than I can put $1 mill worth of stolen–headed for the black market, cars in the trunk of my car. The reason why pro-drug prohibition Americans pay their taxes for the drug war is so a nuclear attack can happen to us. Osama Bin Laden proved this when he went to Africa in the 90’s. Drug dealing is the best way to invest-spend legal money without having to spend it (considering you typically get back your investment upon selling your product). Proof Bin Laden bought a lot of drugs with his small inheritance: I used my restaurant tips to buy my first elbow of weed for selling it, thus regaining my tip money back and enough money to re-up myself for another elbow . . . high school days.

        • NorCalNative

          Daniel, thanks for playing cat toy for me. I was bored and just wanted to “play with” and watch the reactions of a Socially Dominant Alpha Male.

          Your HISTORY of arrogant and condescending comments to the couch made me think it would be a fun little form of entertainment.

          If I brought any tension or discomfort to readers here, I apologize. Especially to the ladies. Dick jokes have no place here and suggesting someone blow me, wasn’t my best moment on the internet.

          I do have some good stuff to report though. I just placed some cannabis oil in the hands of a family friend, a Nam Vet suffering from PTSD. I hope he gets some relief.