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Marking Mother's Day With Calls for Reform
On Mother’s Day, we celebrate and honor those who gave us life. However as a mother, every day I am reminded of a terrible war that is destroying the fabric of our families and putting our children at risk. The so-called War on Drugs happens all around us, but it is mostly a war on cannabis consumers. Today I hope that mothers will join me and pay attention to some peaceful solutions for marijuana. continued...
Mothers and Marijuana in Colorado
CN: With the birth of my first child 10 months ago, this is a very special Mother's Day for me. It is a time for me to pause and think about the mother I want to be to my little boy as he continues to grow. I plan to take some quiet time to imagine both the joys and challenges that lie ahead. Looking down the road, I know, like every other parent, that one of the greatest challenges my husband and I will face is the possibility of teen drug, tobacco and alcohol use. Fortunately, as a parent, I have more than a decade before that really becomes an issue. But as a Colorado citizen, I have the opportunity this year to address the subject on a societal level. continued...
A Determined Mother's Battle
for Medical Marijuana For Her Son
By Debbie Jeffries and LaRayne Jeffries
Pediatrics: W.A.M.M. has been documenting the use of medical marijuana for young people with multiple behavior disorders. A report on this subject will come out shortly. For now, please read the articles below regarding one of WAMM's patients.
3 million children are taking stimulant drugs for ADHD (Meth)
Despite all the problems with Ritalin, on August 3, 2000 the New York Times reported that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a 12-hour tablet form of the drug to treat ADHD. Called "Concerta," it can be taken in the morning to keep youngsters drugged all day. Prescription for Addiction by Robert W. Lee
Colombia is moving towards legalizing drug crops, as the country's House of Representatives passed the first draft of a bill that would decriminalize growing illegal drug plants, according to Columbia Reports.
The legislation, which was passed on Wednesday, calls for the decriminalization of growing cocoa, marijuana, and opium poppies.
However, while the plants would be legalized, ❝the processing and trafficking of drugs would remain subject to criminal sentencing,❞
❝A violently active, intrepid,
brutal youth that is what I am after...
I will have no intellectual training.
Knowledge is ruin for my young men.❞
~ Adolf Hitler quoted by John Gunther "The Nation"
❝If a ruler ❝Hearkens❞ to Lies all his servants are wicked.❞
❝At DEA, our mission is to fight drug trafficking in order to make drug abuse the most expensive, unpleasant, risky, and disreputable form of recreation a person could have.❞
– Donnie Marshall,
Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
❝Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave,
when they think that their children are naive.❞
-- Ogden Nash
Calvina Fay Prohibition Inc.
Anti-Drug Campaigns Dumb Down Vital Message
Calvina Fay is the Executive Director of Drug Free America Foundation and Save Our Society From Drugs (S.O.S.) From 1976-1985 it was known as Straight, Inc. and had a reputation for abusing kids as a drug rehabilitation program. Mel Sembler and his wife Betty founded Straight, Inc. In 1985 it changed its name to Straight Foundation, Inc. in order to protect its money and its principals from civil suits. In 1995 it was changed again to Drug Free America Foundation. DFAF is a national and international drug policy think tank and provider of services for drug free work places...
❝The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help, and suckering well-intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents. Narcotics police are an enormous, corrupt international bureaucracy ... and now fund a coterie of researchers who provide them with 'scientific support' ... fanatics who distort the legitimate research of others.❞
~ William F. Buckley, Jr. Requiescat In Pace
Commentary in The National Review, April 29, 1983, p. 495
❝Honesty is likely to make a greater and more lasting impression
on our children than political posturing and hysteria.❞
-- New England Journal of Medicine, Aug. 7, 1997
Dare has stranglehold on Drug education!
Communities should have alternatives to using the DARE program, becuause of it's ineffectiveness. There are other programs out there infinitely more effective, but DARE has a stranglehold on drug education. DARE has, you stated contributed to increased drug use, and should be replaced with a more effective program. DARE gets some of it's funding from Pharmaceutical companies, so there lies a dubious fact right there.
❝A child miseducated is a child lost.❞
~ John F. Kennedy
'Relax Your Muscles as Much as Possible'
More than half of all federal inmates are now nonviolent drug inmates. ❝The horrors experienced by many young inmates, particularly those who are convicted of nonviolent offenses, border on the unimaginable. Prison rape not only threatens the lives of those who fall prey to their aggressors, but it is potentially devastating to the human spirit. Shame, depression, and a shattering loss of self-esteem accompany the perpetual terror the victim thereafter must endure.❞
~ U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Farmer v. Brennan
DRUG CRIME SENDS FIRST-TIME OFFENDER
GRANDMOM TO PRISON FOR LIFE
Houstonian, Who Has No Secrets to Trade, Is Doing More Time Than Drug Lords
Starving Babies and Illegal Food
In 1937, Ralph Loziers, general counsel of the National Institute of Oilseed Products, told the Congressional committee studying marijuana prohibition in 1937 that, ❝Hempseed… is used in all the Oriental nations and also in a part of Russia as food. It is grown in their fields and used as oatmeal. Millions of people every day are using hempseed in the Orient as food. They have been doing this for many generations, especially in periods of famine.❞
❝Marijuana: Facts for Teens.❞
~ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Washington, D.C. 1995, p.10.
❝Most marijuana users do not go on to use other drugs.❞
Religious drug treatment in Texas
❝Drug Addiction Is NOT a Disease. It's a Sin.❞
At a Christian young adult home in Corpus Christi, police recently took the unusual step of arresting a supervisor after teenagers complained that they were beaten and roped to a bed, all in the name of Christian discipline.
Snitches. Rats. Turncoats. Squealers. There's no shortage of names for people who start their criminal justice career on one side of the law, and then, through a series of self-preserving acts, find themselves working on the opposite side as confidential informants. Police informants get evidence, they help make cases, and they put themselves in danger to do it. Cops and prosecutors call them indispensable.
The ( Involuntary ) Confessions of a Confidential Informant by Kylie Mendonca
Child Spies by Robert W. Lee
The ❝War on Drugs❞ has hurt America in many ways, not the least of which is the corrosive effect of encouraging children to spy on their families.