There’s something that makes your head explode when you read about a “retired art professor” who donated $1.36 million to oppose marijuana legalization.

That’s just so wrong. On so many levels.

Anti-pot group faces campaign finance violations from its work opposing marijuana legalization in California

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  1. DC Reade says:

    More on Julie Schauer http://www.weednews.co/anti-marijuana-donor-julie-schauer-thinks-marijuana-causes-murder/
    also some details about Christine Tatum, wife of Christian Thurstone, rehab industry notable and co-founder of Kevin Sabet’s Project SAM.

  2. Servetus says:

    Clerical errors leading to a few thousand dollars in fines against Smart Approaches to Marijuana (aka SAM Action) somehow eclipsed the worst infraction of them all: taking advantage of a wealthy female art professor with mental disabilities.

    Ms. Schauer is in more need of a mind enhancer than any white woman in history. Then along comes Kevin Sabet, who dissuades her, and who takes $1.36 million from her to fund his hopeless anti-marijuana crusade. Marijuana legalization has succeeded to the degree that soliciting money to pay for impossible attempts to block it reeks of fraud. SAM should rename itself Sinister Approaches to Marijuana. Shame on Kevin.

  3. jean valjean says:

    Daily Mail scare the rubes story “synthetic cannabis spice epidemic” turns people into “zombies.”

    No mention of course that legalized actual cannabis is about the safest drug ever used by humans over thousands of years. The obvious conclusion is never addressed by the Mail.


  4. kaptinemo says:

    From the article:

    “The fines have been agreed to by SAM Action Inc., the political arm of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an anti-legalization group founded by Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama administration.” (Emphasis mine – k.)

    Once more, as Richard Cowan once noted long ago, a large part of the reason for prohibition’s survival is ‘bad journalism’. Sabet was never anything more than a speechwriter, a professional BS artist. The only people calling him an ‘advisor’ on anything is Sabet himself and any lazy journalist who accepts his (excessively) padded resume at face value.

    All one need to is follow his career from his arrival in Washington DC to see that he was never anything but a low level bureaucrat who found himself a specialty niche in an organization that itself wouldn’t exist were it not for the conditions that brought about prohibition.

    As to how far the bureaucratic mindset has developed in dear Kevvie, some more revelations from the article:

    “The violations included not changing the campaign committee’s name to include its major donor, Juliet Schauer, a retired art professor and Pennsylvania activist who contributed $1.36 million to the group to cover expenses in California and other states considering marijuana legalization.

    The committee also was late in disclosing five Schauer contributions, failed to accurately report the total amount of contributions and failed to file a list of its top 10 contributors, as required by the state Political Reform Act.

    Again, this kind of behavior is par for the course with prohibitionists, for whom any conduct, no matter how illegal, is justified in their holy crusade to ‘save the children’…and incidentally line their own pockets while doing so.

    And, to cap things off, the most revealing aspect of that above mentioned behavior:

    “The committee’s operators, including Sabet, told investigators that the violations were “inadvertent,” caused by “inexperience with California campaign reporting requirements,” the report said.”

    In short, he’s only sorry he and his minions got caught. They’re so used to getting away with breaking the law they think it’s a natural right, and when they’re caught out, they still don’t show any honest remorse. Such is the lying, scheming, deceitful nature of the opposition.

  5. DdC says:

    Remember their names. American terrorists should not hold office. Why in holy hell would they ask cops about Cannabis? Doctors aren’t taught, how the hell can cops input be anything about the safety of citizens. When they routinely oppose common sense and push greedy forfeiture and confiscation bills. Just a foolhardy way to conduct a government. Unless it is a police state. Sure starting to look like one. Citizens votes overturned by cops unions lobbying for the fringe bennies. disgUSting.

    ☛ Bill Haslam signs repeal of new Nashville, Memphis marijuana laws
    The nullification effort, sponsored by House Criminal Justice Committee Chairman William Lamberth, R-Cottontown, and Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin

    These are the people soooo concerned about the safety of kids. They prefer them in jail over smoking a joint. I guess this girl thought the cop said sit down instead of shut up.

    ☛ Student slammed by police
    Michaella Surat, thrown to the sidewalk by an officer, speaks for the first time about the now-viral incident.’Bones were shattering in my face’.

    ☛ U.S. The Seattle Times
    Kentucky burns commercially grown hemp with too much THC

    Its not in the seeds or stalks. It could still produce products w/o thc and jobs. Why don’t they regulate fracking instead of my organic blue jeans? Idiots!

    “I’ve been here two weeks,” “I’ve met a lot of law enforcement officials.”

    “Yesterday, I brought them into the Oval Office. “I asked a group, what impact do drugs have in terms of a percentage on crime? They said, 75 to 80 percent. That’s pretty sad.”

    “And we will work with you on the front lines to keep America safe from terrorism, which is what I began this with.”

    Why not keep us safe from these American Terrorists?


    ☛ U.S. drug policy poised to take a step backwards in the Trump era
    Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), meanwhile, is poised to take over the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

    And what does Tom Marino bring to the table on drug issues? The Washington Post reported yesterday on the Pennsylvania Republican’s approach to the issue.

    As a congressman, Marino called for a national program of mandatory inpatient substance abuse treatment for non-violent drug offenders. “One treatment option I have advocated for years would be placing non-dealer, non-violent drug abusers in a secured hospital-type setting under the constant care of health professionals,” he said at a hearing last year.

    “Once the person agrees to plead guilty to possession, he or she will be placed in an intensive treatment program until experts determine that they should be released under intense supervision,” Marino explained. “If this is accomplished, then the charges are dropped against that person. The charges are only filed to have an incentive for that person to enter the hospital-slash-prison, if you want to call it.”

    Got that? If some non-violent adult were caught with marijuana, for example, Marino envisions a system in which that person would be locked up in a “hospital-slash-prison,” and subjected to “an intensive treatment program.” He or she would eventually be released, but be subjected to “intense supervision.”

    The GOP congressman added last year that he might consider marijuana legalization, if the science proved persuasive, and if the drug could be produced “in pill form.”

    ☛ Trump: Overpromising on Drugs National Review 2.28.17
    The War on Drugs has largely been a fraud and a complete failure. After the imprisonment of nearly 7 million people and the spending of at least $1.5 trillion, narcotics are as readily available — and as or more widely used — and absorb more of the GDP than ever.

    • DC Reade says:

      By the time police, confinement, court and “secure professional rehab facility” expenses are factored in, Tom Marino’s mandatory “treatment” solution might conceivably add up to a number close to $1.5 trillion in a single year, in government money. Unless of course Newt Gingrich’s old suggestion were implemented, making arrested drug users liable for the costs of the punitive measures imposed on them.

      The Republican Party- the Party of Small Government. The Party of Freedom.

      • kaptinemo says:

        Recall the videos after Trump’s first meeting with Obama? He didn’t look and act like his normal self; he looked downright shaken. Maybe Mr. Zero told him something that brought The Donald up short and make him wish he hadn’t been elected. And I think I can guess what.

        The US is (unofficially) about 20 Trillion in debt. The actual amount is probably vastly higher, and only way to ‘pay’ it off is by rendering the currency worthless by hyperinflating it.

        (See ‘Weimar Republic Germany’ and then watch what’s happening in Venezuela for a taste of what happens after currency hyperinflation. Then take note of all the saber-rattling of late. That’s usually the last phase of a currency collapse; war.)

        Trump may find himself ‘holding the bag’ on an economic collapse the likes of which has never been experienced in Human history. It’s been a long time coming, and only been held off by all the wars the US has started, by artificially priming an economic pump that has almost completely drained the well. The economic engine runs for a bit longer, then once again begins the inevitable stall-out. This time, when it stalls, it will crash and burn, and make 2008 look like kindergarten.

        So all this noise about Trump ramping up the DrugWar – despite any money being printed becoming increasingly worthless – is just that. DrugWarrior retreads thinking they will find a cushy billet may yet learn that that billet is short-lived.

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