Via Tom Angell
Harry Anslinger helped bring drug law enforcement into the modern age. He served as head of US drug enforcement for 5 presidents from #Hoover to #Kennedy, retiring in 1962 More: https://t.co/OTLWiT6ZL7 Visit the @DEAHQ Museum: https://t.co/9WNOT5ZSLR #TBT #ThrowbackThursday pic.twitter.com/trZfqb29iL
— DEA HQ (@DEAHQ) March 8, 2018
#TBT? Nope, I’d say #TUT #ThrowupThursday.
This retrospective endorsement and praise is so astonishingly bad, it’s hard to believe it isn’t a joke. But of course it isn’t. Jeff Sessions is surely nodding in approval.
“Though the symptoms of narcotic addiction were
known, they were not recognized in Main Street America, except
as signs of rare moral degeneracy in minority groups or immigrants,
essentially a vice or sickness of outsiders.”
“Moral degeneracy” indeed. The DEA is devoid of shame. They are still using the language and tone of a monster like Anslinger to vilify non-white races. Rosenberg and his cronies might just as well be the Klan.
Looks like Chucky’s gone now from DEA but the spirit of Asslicker, I mean Anslinger, lives on in 10,000 other placemen. Jobs for the boys!
What Jeff Sessions Has Said About Marijuana
Here are five other things he’s said about marijuana over the years.
1. On what he thought of the KKK in the ’80s in comments he later insisted were delivered jokingly
“OK until I found out they smoked pot.”
“I think one of [Obama’s] great failures, it’s obvious to me, is his lax treatment in comments on marijuana… It reverses 20 years almost of hostility to drugs that began really when Nancy Reagan started ‘Just Say No.'”
“You can’t have the President of the United States of America talking about marijuana like it is no different than taking a drinkâ€¦ It is differentâ€¦ It is already causing a disturbance in the states that have made it legal.”
Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol
Alcohol Is More Than Twice As Harmful As Marijuana
“Good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
Ancient Temple Hashish Incense!
Did Jesus Inhale?
Colleague, transcripts offer closer look at old allegations of racism against Sen. Jeff Sessions
The Drug Enforcement Administration is living inside its own private DEA. Itâ€™s so bad theyâ€™re waxing nostalgic for Harry Anslinger. Itâ€™s predictable. Gone are the days when planting marijuana in a black manâ€™s car at a police traffic stop was the best way to prevent black people from moving into white neighborhoods. Times change, but the DEA doesn’t.
The proper way to deal with Anslinger was explained in 1966 by poet Allen Ginsberg in The Atlantic:
Anslinger is remembered as being very quotable. In the following quip, Anslinger displays not only his racism for blacks and Hispanics, but for Filipinos as well. He detests entertainers of all stripes. Hollywoodâ€™s demons must have kept him up at night:
Harry was among other things a strong Presbyterian. His religious extremism placed him somewhere to the right of Jerry Falwell politically, thus making him a true believer in the menace posed by â€œgodless commiesâ€ — just in time for the McCarthy Era:
We know Anslinger supplied morphine to an opioid addict in the Senate to reduce the possibility the politician would be scandalized should anyone discover he had a problem. That addict is suspected of being Senator Joe McCarthy. Red baiter Roy Cohn was McCarthyâ€™s main legal counsel. Before finally being disbarred, Cohn was also a legal counsel and a big influence on Donald Trump.
Anslingerâ€™s charge of â€œpacifismâ€ among marijuana consumers directly contradicts all his other propaganda claiming cannabis leads to violence and murder:
Fortunately, the great white hopes and dreams of the DEA embodied by Harry J Anslinger are as dead as Anslinger.
Writings and References for H J Anslinger:
“The Traffic in Narcotics” -written by Harry Anslinger
General References to Anslinger:
One of the better responses to the DEA’s tweet, from WokeChicken;
“Are y’all just trolling at this point?”
It hurts to laugh at an agency as tone deaf as they are grievously dangerous to humans far and wide.
DEA Thanks Godfather of Prohibition
The Endocannabinoid System: What Nobody is Actively Discussing – https://hightimes.com/sponsored/endocannabinoid-system-nobody-actively-discussing/
What Is Delta-8-THC and How Is It Different from Delta-9? | Leafly https://www.leafly.com/news/science-tech/what-is-delta8-thc #cannabis #leafly via @Leafly
Dissolvable THC & CBD Powder: The Future of Marijuana Edibles | Leafly https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/dissolvable-cannabinoids-the-future-of-marijuana-edibles #cannabis #leafly via @Leafly
The Future: THC & CBD Powder
The Past: ELI LILLY CANNABIS POWDER:
MIGRAINE HEADACHES Chapter 9
Two pages from an Eli Lilly price and product sales book. Before being outlawed Cannabis (in powered form) was sold by almost all major pharmaceutical houses.
The pain killing properties of Cannabis were known to western medicine since the time of the Roman Empire. But it wasn’t until after O’Shaughnessy (1839) published his findings on the medical properties of Indian Cannabis that its use in western medicine became wide spread. Soon the Medical Journals were carrying article after article, praising its general pain killing properties. But oddly enough, it wasn’t until the 1870s that its use for migraine headaches began, and not until the 1880s that it was widely recommended and used for migraine.
The Present: Just in: Federal judge acknowledges plaintiffs’ claim that “medical marijuana has, quite literally, saved their lives,” dismisses rescheduling lawsuit anyway. https://t.co/pENPUEcJID
DEA Thanks Godfather of Prohibition
This is straight out of 1984. These people are even more dangerous than I thought.
President Trump tonight in PA speech talking
more hurt for drug offenses.
At Pennsylvania rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers
A Look at Prohibitionist Rhetoric and Its Consequences
by Julian Heicklen February10, 1998
“DEATH TO THE DRUGGIES”
Senator Orin Hatch, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and 28 Senate co-sponsors have introduced Bill S. 3 that mandates that a person convicted of bringing into the United States “100 usual dosage amounts” of several illicit substances including two ounces of marijuana be sentenced to life without parole for a first offense and death for a second offense.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and 37 House co sponsors have introduced Bill H. R. 41 with the identical provision. On May 8, 1997, Speaker Gingrich said: “If you sell it, we’re going to kill you.”
William Bennett, the first U. S. “Drug Czar” has said: “The non-addicted or casual irregular user is likely to have a still-intact family, social and work life. These are the users who should have their names published in local papers. They should be subject to drivers’ license suspension, employer notification, overnight or weekend detention, eviction from public housing, or forfeiture of the cars they drive while purchasing drugs.”
On “Larry King Live,” June 15, 1989, a caller to the national cable television show suggested to Drug “Czar” William Bennett: “Behead the damn drug dealers.” Mr. Bennett’s response was: “I mean what the caller suggests is morally plausible. Legally, it’s difficult But somebody selling drugs to a kid? Morally, I don’t have any problem with that at all.” Mr. Bennett reiterated his position the next day in a written statement that told drug dealers: “You deserve to die.”
Thomas J. Gleaton, Director of PRIDE has said: “We, as parents of all nations, must say to our local law enforcement officer, ‘If my child, my loved one, or my friend breaks the law by using illicit drugs, please arrest him or her.'” Folks, this is your America. Because of the hysteria of our national leaders, not only has reason left the land, but so has the law.
American D.E.A.th by Drug War
Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74
It is estimated that 16,700 adults (9,620 men and 7,080 women) will die from primary cancerous brain and CNS tumors this year. @ 16k/yr x 44yrs = 704000 Americans
Ganja 4 PTSD & Depression
5000 suicides in the United States alone occurred as a result of combat-based PTSD
Hemplastic or Fossil Fools Crud
Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers?
The suicide rate for farmers is more than double that of veterans.
Arizona voted for Medical Marijuana with a 65% margin in 1996 and Republicans nullified the vote. Think of the kids that needlessly suffered and died just from seizures since that time. Republicans should pay restitution for the damage they have done to Arizona.
Collaterally Damaged Kids
Drug Worriers preferred methods of treatmentâ€¦
Preferred Treatment of Racketeering Opponents
of a 4 yr old girl using cannabis for Epileptic seizures
Well here’s a surprise:
Jeff Sessions says prosecutors won’t pursue “small marijuana cases”
Will the sycophants of prohibition who claim that he’s “just following orders” when he enforces codified stupidity notice that he’s invoking prosecutorial discretion?
Alcoholic who let home be used as drug factory was paid in vodka
interesting what Arizona does allow
driver less trucks hauling freight
Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is as quotable as Harry Anslinger.
The two petty tyrants have much in common. As both Sessions and Anslinger are or were deeply religious men, they tend to be sanctimonious about the virtues of ignorance and stupidity:
Jeff Sessionsâ€™ fitness to act for Satan can be measured by Sessionsâ€™ insistence that the US Constitution doesnâ€™t support separation of church and state. His beliefs about church-state separation means heâ€™s an avowed dominionist. Dominionists want a theocracy, not a democracy. They want an authoritarian state like that currently plaguing Iran. Their addictive need to prohibit certain chemical substances emerges due to so many drugs being better suited to solving social, medical, and psychological problems that were once considered the exclusive province of the religion du jour.
It is therefore fitting and ironic that Jeffâ€™s prescient namesake, Thomas Jefferson, commented on theocrats such as Anslinger and Sessions:
They show a pic of President Kennedy shaking hands with Anslinger; what the DEA doesn’t tell you is that after Rufus King made tapes of Anslinger’s debates and public pronouncements available to the White House, Kennedy sacked Anslinger.
Taken from Mike Gray’s Drug Crazy, the juicy details can be found here: http://www.libertary.com/books/chapter-4-the-devil-and-harry-anslinger/ with the directly relevant information beginning on Page 86.
Trouble in River City. (From page 77 of DRUG CRAZY)
‘Hobson had been completely reinvigorated by the anti-marijuana campaign. And though Harry Anslinger despised the man (a dilettante, said Anslinger, who lived off his wealthy female financial backers) Hobson could still ignite middle America like a prairie fire. Dispatches from the western States to the New York Times headlined: â€œSTATE FINDS MANY CHILDREN ARE ADDICTED TO WEED,â€ â€œPOISONOUS WEED SOLD FREELY IN POOL HALLS AND BEER GARDENS,â€ â€œUSE OF MARIJUANA SPREADING IN WEST,â€ â€œCHILDREN SAID TO BUY IT.â€’
Hobson sounds like he might be the model for Harold Hill:
All of these ‘crusades’ follow a pattern that was actually described in (of all things) a NIDA publication: Themes in Chemical Prohibition by William L. White from: Drugs in Perspective, National Institute on Drug Abuse, 1979. http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/ticp.html
Over and over, again and again, without fail. And the lionization of those perpetrating the fraud of prohibition via those themes is nothing new, either: The Forgotten Drug War: One Million Drug Addicts, Part II https://pointsadhsblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/the-forgotten-drug-war-one-million-drug-addicts-part-ii/
One can argue that the prohibitionist side requires charlatans and hucksters, whereas those they supposedly oppose, the drug cartels, in comparison, have very honest motives.
‘4. The concept of â€œcontrolledâ€ usage is destroyed and replaced by a â€œdomino theoryâ€ of chemical progression.’
This is the biggest con of all. “Chemical progression” is entirely the result of prohibition and the surrender of the drug market to criminals. Strange though that this came from NIDA. Sounds like a confession to me.
One of the first critics of Anslingerâ€™s drug war was an Indiana Univ. sociology professor named Alfred R. Lindesmith. Prof. Lindesmith had the temerity to suggest that Anslinger was correlating drug use and addiction with every possible negative aspect of despised and hated subgroups. Drug addicts were always lazy bums, crazy dangerous people, criminals, entertainers, Black or Hispanic or Filipino, etc. The FBN didnâ€™t appreciate Lindesmith yanking the sheets off them:
Before it was the Drug Policy Alliance, it was the Lindesmith Center.
That little bio is something else.
One would be forgiven for assuming that such a claim would be followed by some kind of support, maybe a brief summary of all that he accomplished in that decades-long battle. Instead, the next sentence is:
I guess there were just too many accomplishments to even attempt a summary.
Well I guess that’s one way of glossing over his virulent racism.
Wow. The clear implication there that Anslinger had little or nothing to do with the passage of “those laws” is staggeringly dishonest. Although I guess the upshot of that pathetic little attempt to whitewash the history of Anslinger’s role is the implicit recognition of how shameful it was.
A Republican senator from Wisconsin, Ron Johnson, is confused about whether to execute drug offenders:
Ron Johnson rejected a state bill that would have eliminated the statute of limitations for child sex abuse in a show of support for pedophiles. Johnson also opposes the idea that humans are affecting the climate.
Wisconsin marijuana consumers are likely to be 100 percent certain Ron Johnson is a nincompoop when they vote him out of office.
Scientists have announced a discovery that may have profound effects on preventing the severe social damage done to citizens by arch prohibitionists exemplified by Harry Anslinger and Jeff Sessions.
A team including V Warrier, K L Grasby [â€¦] S Baron-Cohen at Cambridge has determined that roughly ten percent of a personâ€™s empathy is genetically determined. The discovery could lead to understanding how empathogens such as psilocybin and MDMA enhance feelings of empathy in humans.
Implications of the genetics research include the possibility of a drug treatment regimen for prohibitionists with extremely low EQs, people who want drug offenders executedâ€”burned at the stake if possibleâ€”people such as Donald Trump or Rodrigo Duterte; and of course Bill Bennett, who has always preferred decapitation.
One could easily speculate the Cambridge discovery will lead to a new form of guerrilla-like chemical warfare. The strategy would involve groups such as Antifa arming themselves with concealable blowguns loaded with darts containing sympathy juice and deploying them against fascists at close range. No fascist would remain safe from the immediate effects of empathy.
12,000 years of using Cannabis and then cold turkey abstinence since 1937. Has created an Authoritarian dream of willing sheep and willfully ignorant guiding them. While their only hope is also their worst enemy and fear.
Conservatives Have Larger ‘Fear Centers’ in Their Brains
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency
Using Pot To Save Brains!
Harry Anslingerâ€™s weed hysteria destroyed the hemp industry in the US and added to Americaâ€™s environmental problems due to the consequent intensification of cotton production, a water, insecticide and fertilizer demanding crop. In a counter example, farmers in Puglia, Italy, have grown hemp for several years as a means of cleaning toxins from farm soil:
Hemp ‘Eats’ Chernobyl Waste
The blast heavily contaminated agricultural lands in a 30 km radius around the reactor. The few people still living there must monitor their food and water for radiation. However the combination of a new technology (phytoremediation) and an old crop (industrial hemp) may offer the Ukraine a way to decontaminate it’s radioactive soil.
COTTON VS HEMP
There is more to the relationship between coffee and cannabis than just the coffeeshops in Amsterdam. This fact has been illustrated by new research conducted by Marilyn Cornelis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine:
The social group best known for rejecting the consumption of coffee are members of the Mormon church. It is thus no coincidence that the authoritarian religion adamantly favors drug prohibition to the degree that many authoritarian-prone Mormons find work in drug enforcement and the prison industrial complex. The forgoing research points to a new way to spot Mormon drug agents: they are likely to be obese, diabetic, cancerous, and debilitated by an over-accumulation of metabolic steroids.
“Coffee also has been linked to aiding weight management and reducing risk of type 2 diabetes.”
As of course has cannabis. Cannabis induced homeostasis is the best solution to the current obesity epidemic. Eat all you like folks and excrete (I wanted to say shit) the excess fat down the pan. What’s not to like?
Because of Anslinger and his cannabis mania, and the troglodytes that followed him like sick, thoughtless, little minions, the birds everywhere sing less sweetly and with less joy. The same birds aren’t as smart as they were at finding food sources since they have been denied the nutrients they got in natural hemp seed, too. They probably have a cannabinoid receptor system, that is getting no cannabinoids, like us, as well. Years ago I read a study about hemp seed and birds. Songbirds denied this seed, in it’s natural unsterilized form sing less joyfully and sweetly. A sadly proven fact. Now that’s sad, people. I believe Anslinger was a bad, bad man.
Once again science proves Anslinger and his little minions wrong. The March 2018 issue of the European Journal of Internal Medicine focuses exclusively on demonstrating cannabis-based therapies are effective and safe:
From the linked article by Donald Abrams;
Knowing Mr. Abrams’ position on the therapeutic value of cannabinoids, I’m going to chock the above passage up to his likely frustration that there has been, due to prohibition, a paucity of observable ‘clinical’ data to verify certain claims.
The above sentence reminds me of a case study, published in November, 2013, regarding the story of a patient known only as P.K., a young teenage girl diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It’s likely that many of you couch dwellers are familiar with this case. If not, I highly recommend reading the entire account. In many ways it illustrates “patients in states where medicinal Cannabis is available are seeking highly concentrated THC or CBD preparations or elixirs with mysterious and magical ratios of THC:CBD in an effort to cure their cancers”. [Note: P.K. was treated in Canada] P.K.’s unfortunate saga began in March of 2006 eventually leading to her family reaching out to Rick Simpson who helped them prepare their first cannabis oil. Subsequent cannabis oil concoctions were obtained from other sources. Various charts show the efficacy of blast cell reduction coincident with certain batches of oil administered. Sadly, there is no data in the case study revealing the “mysterious and magical ratios of THC:CBD” that P.K. was given. But, also clearly, she saw observable benefit from some of the concoctions. It’s a sickening shame that cannabinoid treatment was a last ditch effort to save her life rather than a first line therapy. Among many others, the story of P.K. further solidifies my desire to see the DEA and the remains of Anslinger both be dragged and swallowed up by a giant sinkhole. Read;
Cannabis Extract Treatment for Terminal Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with a Philadelphia Chromosome Mutation
BTW, for some strange reason, the above link might take you to the bottom of the article. If so, scroll up to start from the beginning.
I think what Dr. Abrams is saying is that expecting cannabinoids/terpenes to be a silver bullet against cancer is expecting too much. A drug cocktail of the sort given to HIV patients is the trend, as in oncology. As with HIV/AIDS, cannabis should be used in conjunction with all other available treatments.
Dr. Abramâ€™s warning may allude to Steve Jobs, who rejected conventional cancer treatments in favor of spiritualist remedies and other things improperly researched or confirmed. Steve Jobs died, but not before issuing a warning not to do what he did.
I donâ€™t doubt that cannabinoids can cause apoptosis of cancer cells because itâ€™s been confirmed to occur in vitro. The problem in attacking cancer is to get the medicine to the cancer cell to kill it, because most cancer-killing chemicals also kill living cells. So does radiation. But because apoptosis occurs at the splitting of a cell into two cells, and because cancer cells grow faster than normal cells, the fast-growing cells are killed off first. Cannabis doesnâ€™t kill healthy cells, fortunately, so you can saturate the organism with THC/CBD etc. and possibly cure the cancer in that way. Or not. Everyoneâ€™s body chemistry is different in certain distinct ways.
Getting cannabinoids to concentrate exclusively on cancer cells would be preferable but requires chemical trickery, and lately techniques involving nanoparticles that encapsulate a drug and deliver it only to cancer cells seem like a path to victory. Evidence has shown that the nanoparticles themselves appear to create an additional therapeutic effect.
Yeah, I’m sure Dr. Abrams is lamenting the idea that many cancer sufferers are eschewing all other traditional cancer therapies for cannabis only. But he’s obviously lamenting the ‘black box’ nature of much of the cannabis oil preparations that people are, at times, through sheer desperation, predominantly relying on to treat their disease. Referring to the example in my post regarding P.K., one of the cannabis oil preparations she took was derived from the ‘Chronic’ strain (which, of course, can have many unknown variations). What the hell does that even mean? What was the cannabinoid breakdown of the particular phenotype used? Similarly, another oil preparation was from an Afghan/Thai cross. Which tells you what exactly? Pretty much nothing, except that based on a decade ago both strains used were likely (possibly?) high THC/low CBD strains. It was noted in the study that P.K. had difficulty with the ‘psychosomatic effects’ of some of the oils, which leads to the possibility that a more optimal THC:CBD ratio could have mitigated those effects, while still reducing blast cell counts. But it’s difficult to know that for sure since no THC:CBD ratio analysis was reported.
To your point about drug cocktails, here’s part 2 of a series of articles on cannabinoids and cancer describing the synergistic effect of traditional chemotherapy/radiation treatments in conjunction with cannabinoid therapy (with links to research);
CANNABIS AND CANCER, PT. 2: THE TRIPLE THREAT OF THC, CBD, AND CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT ON CANCER
For decades prohibs pushed silly and unconfirmed propaganda that claimed young men were at risk from growing manboobs if they smoked marijuana. Today endocrinologists led by investigator J. Tyler Ramsey announced the discovery of actual chemical initiators for gynecomastia. None of them occur in cannabis:
Somehow I donâ€™t see the anti-marijuana lobby switching to the prohibition of lavender and tea tree oils. Lavender and tea tree oils donâ€™t get people high or compete with Big Pharma’s drug products.
Trump opioids plan includes death penalty for drug dealers. Weird picture of Trump and Melania (Nancy Reagan with tits) proposing new Just Say Die laws.
Do you think that the fact that there’s no way that the SCOTUS will sign off on the Constitutionality of the death penalty for crimes which don’t include an intentional aggravated homicide make it easier for politicians to propose the death penalty for crimes which aren’t in that category? They get to pose all “tough on crime” but don’t have to worry about push back from the civilized members of society.
Who wants Scott Pruitt as AG of the U.S.? With what happened to our ballots in 2016, let’s keep Sessions as AG. Trump has removed everybody from Washington, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he replaces Sessions with Pruitt.
Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent
Did Scott Pruitt start the rumor that Scott Pruitt might become attorney general?