In Meridian, Idaho, Mayor Tammy de Weerd has taken it upon herself to use tax dollars to spread Reefer Madness to her constituents.
By Executive Order, Tammy established the Mayor’s Anti-Drug Coalition (MADC), which received $625,000 from a Drug-Free Community Grant through the federal government.
Tammy doesn’t like marijuana much. Note one of her recent blog posts (on the official city website).
It is clear that Idaho is a target of pro-marijuana organizations; as communities we need to take a stand against this occurring […] In addition, we are asking the State Legislature and Governor to send a Joint Memorial to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder requesting the federal government take appropriate action to enforce federal drug laws in all states and uphold international treaties relating to the control of illegal drugs in the world.
When the time comes, I hope you will stand with us against efforts to legalize marijuana.
Now a Meridian resident notes that the town has been distributing these anti-marijuana leaflets inserted in the water bill!
Front (click on images for larger version):
The flyer is full of discredited nonsense, exaggeration, and misdirection. Remember, this is a city government, most likely using federal grant money, to send false information about a political issue in official communications to their citizens. We ought to be outraged.
If only we weren’t so used to being lied to by the government when it comes to the drug war.
One has to wonder how much of that $625k went into the Mayors bank account.
Or if some inflated amount was paid to a constituent that happens to own a printing company!
Itâ€™s fairly common for city officials in isolated outposts like Meridian to steal from the cookie jar. The pamphlet and its mailing is obviously a wasted effort. It makes the $625,000 look more like a bribe than a grant. If someone would sue the mayor and the city for misuse of funds, they might demand an audit and expose expenditures for trout fishing trips, or some other self-serving, fringe benefit.
“If someone would sue the mayor and the city for misuse of funds, they might demand an audit and expose expenditures for trout fishing trips, or some other self-serving, fringe benefit.”
The City of Meridian is using a federal Drug-Free Communities grant and has received these funds since FY 2008 according to this link:
Anyone can contact the Meridian city clerk’s office with a Freedom of Information request for records showing past expenditures involving this program. I’m sure they also have to have to report this information periodically with the federal SAMHSA to maintain their funding or reapply for it. Since she has been in office since 2004 (re-elected every 4 years), you can also request from the city clerk Mayor Tammy de Weerd’s campaign contributions and expenditures. Check any big pharma or alcohol involvement – they have three state liquor stores, nine pubs, breweries, wine and beer stores, and Slanted Rock Brewing Company just opened in Meridian last December (and the Mayor does not have “quality of life” issues with those things!!). Open government and truth will set us free.
It takes a bit more than looking at public records to expose graft.
For example, county government officials in S. Idaho absconded with some funding and were exposed only after an individual citizen went door-to-door in the community to alert residents of a problem. Itâ€™s not as easy as it looks.
BTW, the guy who went door-to-door, former city council candidate Lee Halper, should be congratulated for his heroism, but probably wonâ€™t be since heâ€™s a long-hair hippie freak.
I’m pretty sure that flyer was around here around here in oregon a few elections ago. Methinks it’s a Calvina production.
Prohibitionism is intensely, rabidly, frantically, frenetically, hysterically anti-freedom.
An important feature of prohibitionism (which it closely shares with fascism) is totalitarianism. That means:
A police state apparatus; widespread surveillance, arbitrary imprisonment or even murder of political opponents, mass-incarceration, torture, etc.
Like despicable, playground bullies, prohibitionists are vicious one moment, then full of self-pity the next. They whine and whinge like lying, spoilt brats, claiming they just want to “save the little children”, but the moment they feel it safe to do so, they used brute force and savage brutality against those they claim to be defending.
Prohibitionists actually believe that they can transcend human nature and produce a better world. They allow only one doctrine, an impossible-to-obtain drug-free world. All forms of dissent, be they common-sense, scientific, constitutional, or democratic, are simply ignored, and their proponents vehemently persecuted.
During alcohol prohibition (1919-1933), all profits went to enrich thugs and criminals. While battling over turf, young men died every day on inner-city streets. A fortune was wasted on enforcement that could have been far more wisely allocated. On top of the budget-busting prosecution and incarceration costs, billions in taxes were lost. Finally, in 1929, the economy collapsed. Does that sound familiar?
Ironically enough, Totalitarianism is associated with the left (all left-wing regimes were totalitarian). Alcohol prohibition was a progressive (left-wing) movement, but NOT a liberal one. Next time some idiot says legalization is an agenda of the left, here’s some “ammo” :D.
Speaker Boehner’s daughter has tied the knot! Now way an EMIT or ABUSESCREEN can catch that speaker weasel eh?
Headlines should have read”Champion of drug war policy has son-in-law he wants jailed”
The way to make a statement is to boycott that union!
Well – if the only way these filthy liars can get their filthy lies spread around “officially” is to bribe public officials huge amounts of money (over $600,000 to print a $0.25 pamphlet!!!??), then the prohibs are on their last legs. They are desperate.
ALso – Meridian is a predominantly Mormon town with over one-third of the population under 18. These people are believers, and they’ve bought the lies lock stock and barrel. I can’t get mad at people who are blindly loyal – I mean, I want to trust my government too – and that I know I can’t, that it’s comprised of corrupt liars, makes me sick at heart.
Yes the pamphlet is a sick corrupt joke. But let’s put it in context – this is prohibitionist country. They don’t even drink coffee!
It is too bad they don’t seem to understand that we want to make marijuana a choice each person makes instead of the government making our choice for us and it makes it a choice,not a requirement.
I think that should be a poll question used,,”Do you want your government to make decisions about marijuana for you or do you want to decide for yourself”,,,it leaves the scary word legalization out of it.
Nobody said that they used the entire $625,000 for this pamphlet. We don’t even know for sure that they used any of it for the pamphlet. Let’s not overstate cases here. There’s enough without doing that.
Probably spent $5,000 on pamphlets, then used the rest to pay the members of the new panel.
If they spent more than $5 they spent too much.
No well informed American should EVER “want to trust” the government; government should NEVER be trusted, not under any circumstances nor at any time, our Founders tried very hard to make that eminently clear to us.
I think it was Ronald Reagan who said “Trust, but verify” about a government even worse than our own corrupt mess.
I take your point, Windy, but I’d settle for a government that didn’t lie as a matter of habit, and doesn’t act in restraint of trade in favor of monopoly capital interests. We have neither.
Gorby, but check it anyway 🙂
Love the little box in the middle of the center panel, onthe first page that says: “If you think your child **or someone you know** is using marijuana, please contact MADC for a free drug test kit”. [emphasis mine]
Uhh,… yeah, I’m pretty sure the guy who works at my local gas station smokes it, so like, how do I administer the test on him?
“Uhh,â€¦ yeah, Iâ€™m pretty sure the guy who works at my local gas station smokes it, so like, how do I administer the test on him?”
Well, I’d assume the drug warriors would recommend you use coercion backed by the threat of violence, i.e., buy a gun and build a cage. That seems to be their go-to method for handling most human interaction.
Free urine testing kits! Let’s all send away for some!
Seriously, every one that we claim is one that can’t be used to harass some poor kid.
Is there something about too many potatoes that makes people wacko? There certainly seems to be more than a proportional share of reefer madness in Idaho.
“Is there something about too many potatoes that makes people wacko? There certainly seems to be more than a proportional share of reefer madness in Idaho.”
Tater Madness is nothing to make light of.
SCHIZOPHRENIA: Prevalence of illness unluck of the Irish; Where you live, what you eat may play roles
Just FYI I was being totally serious. Those people are nucking futz. But it’s good to see that my choice to always believe my own two eyes is still working as well as ever.
P.S. I really did have a drug “counselor” back in 1991 who actually asked me which I was going to believe, him or my own two eyes. The idiot was serious too.
According to testimony before the US Congress by Dr. Andrew Weil, “a smoker would have to theoretically consume nearly 1500 Pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response.” By comparison, he adds that “eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response,” and that aspirin “causes hundreds if not thousands of deaths each year.”
Yep, potatoes are sanity-destroying and toxic. And let’s not forget easily weaponized and highly addictive. And yet we allow this dirty, deadly menace to be sold openly and with impunity, even to our children?! (And when I say these things are “dirty,” I mean it; they are literally dug out of the dirt.)
Maybe MADC should rethink their priorities and reconstitute themselves as MASHED POTATO (Mayor’s Anti-Spud Heroes for the Eradication of the Deadly POTATO)? It would certainly be less idiotic than their current mission.
The flier states that marijuana will lower your IQ.
OK, show of hands – who thinks the smokers are the smarter ones?
What’s that? Everybody? Everybody thinks that the pot smokers in our society are more intelligent than the non-smokers?
Run and hide, drug warriors. Run and hide.
A tip of the cap to this entire board for resisting the urge to make fun of the mayor’s name – Tammy Too Weird.
self restraint is a good thing I guess. But I have found it’s been much more fun w/ 2…
It’s just crazy in Idaho. A guy I used to know got caught there with an empty bag and a pipe, and they tried to pressure him into becoming an informant and setting up his dealer.
Malvina included most of the same stand-byes I’ve targeted for definitive debunkment. All these laws and provisions the states are coming up with are poisoned by the continuing fables. These people have to be forced to look at the evidence, their lies must be crispi-fried, forever.
The Lies â€“ Candidates for â€œThe Silver Spikeâ€
1.) Growers would hide their weed in the Hemp patch *
2.) Cannabis is addictive
3.) Cannabis is a gateway to harder drugs
4.) Smoking cannabis causes lung cancer
5.) 5 nanograms/ml is reflective of driving impairment
6.) Olâ€™Miss schwag is adequate for all national research
7.) States with MMJ see driving fatalities go up
8.) Neighborhoods with MMJ dispensaries see crime go up
9.) Cannabis has no accepted medical use in the U.S.
10.) There is no demand for hemp in the marketplace
11.) â€œfolks that lost children as a result of heroin useâ€¦ every one of them without fail used marijuana first.â€œ
12.) Emergency Room visits that are indicative of marijuana involvement are way up
13.) More people are coming to Tx for their MJ dependency than all others
14.) Itâ€™s a Good Thing we know whatâ€™s in all those Black Boysâ€™ pockets
15.) Its another bona-fide Good Thing weâ€™re able to deliver on our contracted occupancy rates for the sake of private prison profits
16.) Because the Children
ER “visits” for cannabis are way up, well over 400,000 last year. Of course that’s what happens when they start having the intake person ask every patient if they know someone who ever smoked pot.
There were just under 1.5 million ER visits for adverse reactions to FDA approved potions, pills, or powders. Not for using them to get high, there was another 1.something million for that. These visits were for adverse reactions when used as directed.
My father who is a rather hard core prohib was asked at his latest ER trip if he had “recently consumed marijuana? ”
His very impatient, and insulted – he is a prohib after all, reaction?
“Of course not! What the hell does that have to do with the pain in my legs?!”
Maybe there’s hope yet.
Ratchet the absurdity level to 11 and even blind people begin to see motes of light.
I understand its standard procedure now to test for drugs without prior consent in ER. They can make up any story they want out of that.
This is not only wrong use of tax money, but they are telling flat out lies about cannabis. You will find out one day, when your loved one needs this plant to get well. Humanity is destroying all that is good with this planet. It’s time to turn this around. What a waste of trees too, all that paper. Educate yourself, learn what you can about cannabis, don’t believe the lies. It’s only going to benefit corporate greed to keep this plant down, keep the prisons full of non violent cannabis users, all that free slave labor. Wake up and see what is going on around you!
O.T. — Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center â€œhave discovered a connection between the quantity of cannabinoid receptors in the human brain, known as CB1 receptors, and post-traumatic stress disorder.â€ They say medical treatment for PTSD may be within reach.
I noticed the subhead:
Findings bring first pharmaceutical treatment for PTSD within reach
well because of course, pharmaceuticals are the answer! To everything…
Like in the Graduate, except instead of “plastics” Hoffman would be hearing “pharmaceuticals”
“Cannabinoids, Ben…nuff said!”
Maybe it is too many potatoes!
Cannabis has a huge advantage being non toxic, and created by nature, not man.
I wonder how Mayor Tammy would react if she watched “Cured Too” the short (great) David Triplett film. She’d probably say it was just drug propaganda lies or some such.
I guess it’s one more example of how we humans each have our own reality, and don’t want to be confused by outside input, AKA anyone else’s facts.
We’re winning, and will continue to do so. It may cost the Feds a ton to finally give in, but the writing is clearly on the wall.
The Feds are slow on the uptake, as are the potato people. The politicians that are ahead of the curve are just pretending to re-legalize. Examples are Maryland’s new “medical merrywanna is legal” scam and the newly re-written proposal to re-legalize in Maine.
so… will anybody be pressing Meridian to distribute a similar trifold w/ the opposite presentation? If not, someones needs to gets their hands slapped good and hard.
I’ll bet they might consider it. Who’s got $625,000 to test the theory? Heck, I’ll spring for $62.50 to get the plan rolling.
Mayor de Weed is not only well paid, she’s a pretty powerful lady.
I wonder if anyone in Meridian gives more than a passing thought to the concept of nepotism?
They’re Mormons, Duncan. Nepotism IS the game, not just the name of it.
“In addition, we are asking the State Legislature and Governor to send a Joint Memorial to President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder…”
Maybe she’s on our side after all, and is constructing the ‘Joint Memorial’ out of something really spectacular, and that is why they needed the $625K grant. Maybe it’s a 20′ polished emerald and granite statue of Obama, Holder and the Choom Gang smoking a giant spliff together or something. Maybe we’ve misunderstood her intentions. 🙂
Or maybe she meant ‘memorandum’.
I was wondering if those Memorial Joints are just for the Prez or can anyone order one?
I have come to the conclusion our government is responsible for at least some of the “false flags” hitting the internet in swarms,,what better way to confuse than sending so much bullshit that any truth gets lost in the storm.
Did she just use dog tags in that pamphlet . . . hell no â€“uh uh â€“No she didnâ€™t. She was going to be invited to my birthday party â€“not no more. And I was going to let her have two extra minutes on the fun jump and pony rides. I’m tossing her VIP invite right this second.
MADC: Mayors Against Dope Control. Legalizie it all, Regulate it all and then tax it all so we can control the drug problem.
DAMM,,Drunks Against Mad Mothers
This makes me SICK!! These are all LIES!!! I take that back,1 thing was factual inside flyer,#1cannabis is illegal. As an advocate for the legilazation,I am outraged!! Especially now I see why the Idaho 3 were attacked if this is the way people think in this state. Stay the hell out of their lives & for God’sake return their children!! I wonder how that Mayor feels about selling his soul to the devil?
Just ignore pot all together. No legalize or control issues. No taxes, they don’t receive any taxes from it yet, so they won’t miss it. And they will save billions on the prosecution of users and growers.
Keep up pressure at the Southern border to keep the crap weed out of USA, usually brought in by illegals who stay once they arrive. Canadian pot is just as good as ours so let that flow freely across the Northern border. And Canadians are happy to go back home since they make more money than we do and do not have as many asshole cops as we do.
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“We would like to share with our citizens just one of many home invasions that will not be in the media but will end up being additional charges for Lupe Trevino’s narcotics unit. Here is the case:
In January of this year, a man who was being served civil process by a Deputy Constable, asked for help regarding a break-in at his home. He told the Deputy that the incident had ocurred in late 2012 and that no one had done anything about it. The man said that four men had forced their way into his house. The men were armed and held him against his will while they searched his home. The subjects also broke through the walls looking for something. They threatened to return and told him not to say anything. After they left, he called Alton Police. The officer who responded refused to take a report so the man called the sergeant at Alton PD. That sergeant told him that there was nothing they could do. The man didn’t understand why they wouldn’t take his report since he was living well within the Alton city limits. He then went to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office and spoke to an investigator who told him that they would be looking into it but no one has ever contacted him from there again. In December of 2012, he mentioned what had happened to an old friend who works for a police department. His friend asked him to go by his office so he could show him some pictures. He was shocked when his friend showed him pictures of these subjects because he was easily able to identify the four who had broken into his home. He asked his friend who these guys were and his friend told him that these were the cops who were just arrested for escorting and stealing drugs. His friend told him that he would be forwarding the information to proper authorities because his department did not have jurisdiction. The man asked the Deputy Constable to take a report because he still had not been contacted by any one and wanted to know that at least someone had documented his story in case something happened to him.
APS did not let this case go unnoticed. The man is under protection. Lupe Trevino has only seen the beginning………
Remember the old movie JFK ? I sometimes feel like Jim Garrison did during his investigation into the (first) Kennedy Assassination, when he’s going over the testimonies given previously, and keeps saying to himself “Why don’t they ask the (screamingly obvious) question?”. A court case where there are penalties for perjury – which is all a prohib can do when talking about cannabis – would stop a lot of this outright BS in its’ tracks.
The reason these lies continue to be told is that the liars who tell them have never spent a day in court, testifying under oath as to the source and veracity of their information.
If they were forced to, they would immediately have to plead the 5th Amendment as soon as they opened their mouths to avoid that charge of perjury. Only the least intelligent or more zealous of them would risk it.
Too many reformers are chopping at the branches of the poison tree, not enough at the root. Challenge the lies in court, and that poison tree, itself, is poisoned…as will be the purveyors of its’ fruit.
I said it in another thread,,all it takes is cajones and total frustration with nobody asking the right questions.
I asked Radical Russ to please ask the next LEO he is in a debate with,after the LEO finishes his spiel about the dangers of marijuana how much funding his agency received from federal grants in the last 5 years and what percentage resulted from marijuana arrests. A question that keeps being missed in the debates,,just like nobody cornering Sabet on how much rehab depends(or doesn’t depend according to him)on the continued criminality of marijuana.
Those are just two questions we need to have answered in public.
Wow, this is getting to be an everyday thing:
Monday: Bladder cancer
Tuesday: Prostate cancer (Tommy Chong cured!), PTSD
So what’s on the agenda for tomorrow? Proof that cannabis cures reefer madness? I’ve got my fingers crossed.
Today’s blood sugar study came from a familiar name, Murray A. Mittleman, MD, DrPH, of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. You might recall that in 2000 Dr. Mittleman published a study which the prohibasites very much enjoy misrepresenting to this very day. That’s the one that said that pot smokers older than age 50 have a 4.8x increase in heart attack risk in the first hour after smoking. That increased risk makes the odds 1 in 100,000, at least among the obese, tobacco smoking subjects used for the study. Dr. Mittleman warned in that study that it was likely confounded by added risk factors but you know those confirmation bias addled prohibitionists, they only read the headlines.
But I’ve got to tell you, the more of these studies that I read, the more pixxed off I get. It becomes more and more obvious that not only is prohibition just plain wrong, but that it’s killing people in addition to making the sick suffer more than needed. What about the children? What about humanity?
About yesterday’s PTSD news:
You know, I’ve just now realized that this is almost certainly a landmark study beyond the cannabinoid part. PTSD is viewed as a fictional malady by a not insignificant number of not insignificant people. If I’m not mistaken this study has proven that PTSD exists. Yes, yes, yes, I know PTSD is real, you know PTSD is real, patients, their doctors and their families know that it’s real, but that doesn’t mean that the DoD or the Feds have acknowledged that it is real.
clay I doubt that strategy would be worth much and think it may likely backfire. The fact that there will be less people seeking “treatment” for the fiction of merrywanna addiction post re-legalization is counter intuitive. The addictionologists will just claim that they’re taking the high road and actually sacrificing income because obviously use will skyrocket if cannabis is re-legalized resulting in many more merrywanna “addicts” seeking “treatment” resulting in much higher income among the
Ed Gogek’s name was mentioned in this comments column a few days ago. “Dr.” Gogek is very much an addictionologist gadfly cut from the same cloth as Mr. Sabet. The only real difference is that “Dr.” Gogek is local to Arizona while Mr. Sabet is nationwide. Another minor difference is that “Dr.” Gogek will actually respond in comments columns under the fictional articles he writes. Under the article that he wrote over the weekend some of our fellow cannabis law advocates cornered him with your suggested argument:
I think we need to remember that even as laughably absurd as it appears there are a significant number of true believers on the other side of the table who would pursue their arguments even if they weren’t getting paid. Now make no mistake, I do think that “Dr.” Gogek is being disingenuous because it would be rather silly to think that keeping his name in front of the public as an “expert” on the fiction of merrywanna addiction certainly helps keep his couch full of “voluntary” patients and allows him to charge a premium hourly rate, but the public just isn’t going to grasp that nuance IMO. I did Google to see if he’s trying to sell books that he’s written but it appears that he hasn’t yet published one. Let me emphasize the word “yet” in that statement. But people like him think that their income is a validation of their position. They don’t adopt their position to get paid. Examples: John Walters = foaming at the mouth true believer. Gil Kelikowske = “what is it that you’re paying me to say?” IMO of course.
Correction: “I do think that â€œDr.â€ Gogek is being disingenuous because it would be rather silly to think that keeping his name in front of the public as an â€œexpertâ€ on the fiction of merrywanna addiction doesn’t help keep his couch full of â€œvoluntaryâ€ patients and allow him to charge a premium hourly rate, but the public just isnâ€™t going to grasp that nuance.“
A new clinical study at Israelâ€™s Meir Medical Center just gave thumbs-up to marijuana in an experimental treatment for Crohnâ€™s disease (irritable bowel syndrome):
Another new study reports marijuana users have better blood sugar control:
WE really have to quit finding more science,,it is starting to sound like every scam they warn us about,,”too good to be true”
It is where if yu list all the medical attributes in a post it becomes unbelievable in it’s accuracy and unbelievable that our own government would keep it prohibited and denying people medicine and comfort,,just to protect big pharma and other corporate profits,,even with it right n front of peoples eyes.
up until now clay, they’ve done it with the aid of Petty Tyrants like Ms De Weird and her ilk. But the world’s people are growing more connected and the dark anonymity these cockroaches have up til now loved so much, is finally being exposed to daylight.
Clay, the US government knew as far back as 1925 that asbestos caused cancer, but withheld that information from the public for fear it would negatively affect industrial productivity, national security, etc. But most still don’t know that. Yet there’s all those “Got asbestos-caused mesothelioma? Call a lawyer!” commercials on the Tube.
Some folks still won’t be able to put put two-and-two together without flash-cards. Never mind ‘horses and water’; the legendary clueless horse doesn’t know what water is when it comes to medicinal cannabis.
The impact across our economy just from hemp legalization will be pretty obvious in a very short time,,,rerouting financial cash sources by the banks losing the laundering fees will be felt much quicker.
Sorry, I tried to put some space between scientific discoveries that show marijuana to be the wonder drug of the 21st century, but thereâ€™s a cluster-effect of major medical marijuana milestones happening out there in science land.
I find raw scientific studies useful in refuting medical marijuana deniers because the deniers are unlikely to want to touch science with a 20-foot pole. Something about a science study itself actually repels, sending some people screaming into the wilderness. Itâ€™s one reason I like science.
Some people donâ€™t like science because scientists are evolutionists. Many in places like Idaho take their own advice and donâ€™t evolve. Consequently, anti-evolutionists are prone to believe all science is suspect because of evolution. Politicians exploit this attitude and extend it to encompass drug prohibition, climate change denial, and a host of other private, money-motivated enterprises aimed at oppressing and exploiting American citizens.
Thereâ€™s nothing that makes the typical anti-MMJ blogger look more idiotic than an objective posting of the latest, original, point-blank scientific study that shows cannabinoids control Crohnâ€™s Disease, or some other ailment. Especially since the probability exists that someone in that bloggerâ€™s family is going to kick the bloggerâ€™s ass for working to deny them the medicine that would have eliminated their symptoms or saved the life of a relative.
Thank’s for the links Servetus, good stuff.
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only slightly OT…
Calvina’s DFAF is offering this, for free:
Perhaps the couch should all enroll.
Here’s what the semblers’ web site says about straight inc: “Betty S. Sembler has dedicated the past three decades to fighting the war on drugs. In 1976, she was one of ten founding members of Straight, Inc., a nonprofit drug treatment program that successfully treated more than 12,000 young people with drug addiction in eight cities nationally from Dallas to Boston.”
That’s it, nothing about the history of child/client abuse that led to them being closed down in VA or the large damages payments that have been made to teenaged ex-clients: see here
Straight Inc is a very real skeleton in the Prohibitionist closet. The Sembler’s connections go very high on the political ladder (Sembler hunior was finance chairman, if memory serves, for Jeb Bush in FL).
I’m pretty sure I’ve also read there are Straight Inc spinoffs still operating… in FL.
And there is plenty of coverage out there on Straight Inc. Somehow methinks the pushers of rehab today will offer little that’s different than the Staright Inc piranhas (no offense to piranhas). Maia Szalavitz covers the issue in her book, Help At Any Cost, http://www.helpatanycost.com/
well gee, Wally… color me embarassed! Don’t know how I missed this landmark event:
First major hemp crop in 60 years is planted in southeast Colorado
I hope they fare better than Alex White Plume and his family.
Rep Cohen tore up Holder over marijuana prohibition in Oversight Committee
thanks clay, that is good! I sent it on…
If Cohen wants to help end prohibition all the OC has to do is end federal grants for mj arrests..game over,,if the police don’t make money they could give a shit less what you are doing until you make them work.
Thank you to representative Cohen. We need more Reps speaking out on this issue. This is awesome.
i d like to see holders response
I randomly happened to catch this live!
I was hoping that Holder would get a chance to respond, but alas, Cohen’s statement was not in the form of a question 🙁
Congressmen Help Launch Drug War Exit Strategy Guide
link to report.
When I attended school with De Weerd’s daughter, the young lady seemed to have no problem with binge drinking. Maybe they don’t talk about drugs honestly in that house at all.
She has no place telling other people how to live their lives using government money, especially given the effectiveness of her parenting.
I live in Boise, and I have a friend that got one of these propaganda sheets in Meridian. A few months back the Idaho State Legislature was trying to “save Idaho” from marijuana and mayor De Weerd was brought up. When I saw a pic of De Weerd and her family, I thought, “Her kids probably smoke cannabis.” Not accusing anyone here, but it’s just the feeling I get.
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I am working with Compassionate Idaho on creating a duplicate of this flyer but with real facts that debunk all of hers. If anyone can help with the content please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org We need to keepour facts short and to the point with valid references and then on the back we will have an intro to compassionat idaho and how people can join and help leaving a blank spot so team members/leaders can download and print than write in there local capters contact info. My goal is that these can be distributed at every signature event/rally all over the State!! LETS DO THIS