Jeff Sessions says he’s ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing his anti-marijuana stance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the White House in Washington. Defense attorneys say they will step up their challenges to certain forensic practices now that the Justice Department has disbanded an independent commission that was studying how to improve their reliability.

“When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store,’ ” Mr. Sessions told attendees.

I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much,” Mr. Sessions continued, at one point saying pot is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

Meanwhile, the Canadian government introduced legislation Thursday that would implement North America’s first federally approved system for legal marijuana.

Trudeau Unveils Bill Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in Canada
Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada.

Cannabis Culture News LIVE:
Canada Unveils #FakeLegalization Plan

Last time Canada legalized the DEA coerced them to cancel it.

Canada's Supremes Cower Under DEAth Threats
Loosen Pot Laws and Face Tighter Border U.S. Warns!
Drug Czar Talks About Tightening at Border
Relaxed Pot Laws May Affect Border
Canadian Pot Legislation Could Snarl Border
Danger On Our Northern Border
Pot Bill Could Bog Down Border
U.S. Warns Pot Plan To Clog Border
A Border War Over Pot
140 More Agents Will Be Sent To Border
Canada, U.S. Bolster Border Security
Potent Marijuana, Lax Laws Frustrate U.S. Border
Police Smoke Out Cross-Border Marijuana Trade
U.S. Faults Canada for Letting Drugs Across Border
Marine Anti-Drug Border Patrol Suspended
Looking Over the Northern Border
Opposite Side of Border, Opposite Pot Issue
Border Crossers Fall Victim to Profit-Takers
Fired Border Patrol Agent Blames Hemp Bar
Italy Police Battle Reefer Madness at Swiss Border
Unmanned Planes Tested in Border Watch

How can any sane person knowingly sit by while they have banned research, and not be considered as insane as those knowingly perpetuating it? Is greed that powerful it can turn adults into scared children? How much fear can be propagandized, for decades, and continue to keep the government clueless in Ganja policy. Strong enough to keep this plant from the people? Sick kids and ruined lives and houses stolen to maintain a vile corrupt insane Prohibition of such an important part of human development. I still maintain ECB deficiency or CECD. Is evolving authoritarian followers into timid mice living in fear.. Since the 30's, generations abstaining.

Taught to obey but not taught why they should obey. Just follow orders. Just say no. Doctors doing harm and thousands of police stations and a million cops treating sick Americans like animals. Insane people should not be running the asylum or writing policy. Next question is how can hundreds of millions of people let a minority continue to steal our free press, Chickenhawks rising Drumpf score card with each tax paid missile hurled. Killing people with MOABs, newstainment puppets cheering death. Never mention cannabis lowering overdoses from pharmaceuticals pushing oxy, disregarding regulationsred flagging large quanties going to few places. Sell more, make billions and pay the fine.

Endocannabinoid system - Wikipedia

Cannabis, the Importance of Forgetting

Plant Intelligence
According to Pollan, the research data clearly shows that plants are a lot more sophisticated than we ever knew. For one thing, they have more senses than we do—they have all of our five senses (including hearing) plus up to 15 senses that we do not. They “communicate” with friends or enemies, can recognize their own kin, even wage war. They hunt, forage, trick their enemies, and even “care” for their young.

Michael Pollan:
What Do Marijuana and Catnip Have in Common?

By Michael Pollan, Julie Holland, MD / Park

Holland: So THC could potentially protect the plant from pests by discombobulating them so they forget where they found it?

Pollan: It potentially is doing that. The big question is why plants would evolve very specific chemical compounds that have this strange effect on the mental processes of mammals, and that's one theory that I came up with to explain it. There is also, of course, the pure-chance theory. Maybe the THC is doing something else entirely, like protecting the plant from UV rays or performing some other function for the plant, or maybe it does indeed kill insects. But it just so happens that THC also unlocks this particular receptor network in humans.

Holland: I am very interested in the idea that we co-evolved with cannabis on the Earth for ten thousand years and that we've got receptors for this plant substance inside our brains, that we've got cannabinoids and anandamide inside us. You've written about cannabis helping you forget as sort of a helpful strategy or adaptation, and there's a line in Botany of Desire about forgetting as a prerequisite to human happiness and mental health. I guess anandamide is our brain's own drug for coping and enduring. It's not just the benefits of forgetting -- what's that line, "Do you really want to remember every face you saw on the subway this morning?"

Pollan: Yes, Raphael Mechoulam keyed me in to that idea. We understand the evolutionary utility of memory, but we don't often think about the utility of forgetting. And it was that comment by him that made me realize that it's almost as important to be able to forget as it is to remember.

Cannabinoid Deficiency May Explain a Variety of Health Conditions

Cannabis Could Help Treat Cannabinoid Deficiency
The list of conditions tied to cannabis is wide-ranging and steadily growing. Whether cannabinoids are providing relief from migraines, fibromyalgia, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the mechanism involved is largely the same; success is often attributed to activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors.

Deficient cannabinoid levels may be the underlying cause of numerous conditions alleviated by cannabis.”– Ethan Russo

In 2004, however, Dr. Russo proposed the idea of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD) in a study published in Neuro endocrinology letters. He suggested that deficient cannabinoid levels may be the underlying cause of numerous conditions alleviated by cannabis.

Conservatives Have Larger 'Fear Centers' in Their Brains
Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.

British study shows conservatives' brains tend to have larger amygdalas, which responsible for primitive emotions.

At the same time, conservatives' brains were also found to have a smaller anterior cingulate -- the part of the brain responsible for courage and optimism.

Authoritarians and the Drug War by Pete Guither
Drug WarRant Saturday, February 17, 2007
I’ve just discovered the work of Bob Altemeyer, an Associate Professor of Psychology who has researched authoritarianism pretty much his entire life, and whose work provided much of the support for John Dean’s book Conservatives Without Conscience.

Sean Hannity messageboard.
orig. link "Server not found" new link

One of the clearly authoritarian) posters had brought up, in opposition to marijuana, an early study by Dr. Tashkin that showed potential for precancerous links to marijuana

Our folks countered with Tashkin’s later comprehensive study that conclusively showed no link between even heavy marijuana use and lung cancer. How did the authoritarian respond? Carefully analyze the evidence? Look for more studies? No. Here was his reaction:

This is exactly why all funding for research should be stopped immediately. The Universities and Colleges of America are the enemy in the war on drugs. They harbor druggies, they employ druggies and they are the epitome of the drug culture. […]
Marijuana should not be studied. There’s been too much study. It’s just time to condemn the Demon Weed for all eternity as well as all who partook of the Demon Weed. To HELL WITH THEM ALL. I hate them, I hate their misdeeds, I hate all they stand for and I don’t want them studied, I want them prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and made to pay for their crimes.


Scientists identify parts of brain involved in dreaming

Sleep Loss vs Cannabis

Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him

ISIS and Sessions
Both have goals terrorizing innocent Americans,


Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him



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DdC 1 year 5 weeks ago

How many "crimes" have corporations
paying Congress to exclude reality, for profits?

In reality these are the people terrorizing Americans, for profit. The government in lock step with these slimy corporations. Wasting over a trillion dollars and stigmatizing Millions of Americans with arrest records. For profit. Inhaling or not. Kids stopping seizures and they advocate to put the parents in jail. Forfeitures, confiscations, overtime pay... and citizens pay for it. Selling America out. Bob Barr stopped the DC votes from being counted to thwart legalization. Paul Ryan blocked any new legislation concerning cannabis.

Media continues to censor any positive info and quick to pass gossip or infer wrong doing or unsafe conditions. All for profits. Its always been about greed. The flag jerkers and bible clutchers are in the front lines advocating Americans suffer, for corporate profits they'll never see. How can anyone keep a straight face rooting for the home team? How can a cop or politician not stand up and face the enemies threatening harm to Americans? Knowing they are only protecting profits. Riding the Gravy Train through the heart of America. disgUSting.

Drug War Statistics

2012 - FBI statistics indicate that one marijuana smoker
is arrested every 48 seconds in America

2014 - Americans in federal, state and local prisons and jails: 2,224,400
or 1 in every 111 adults, the highest incarceration rate in the world.

2015 - arrested for a marijuana law violation: 643,121
arrested for possession only: 574,641(89 percent)

WikiLeaks: Alcohol Industry Bribed Congress To Demonize Marijuana
Newly leaked information reveals that officials in some of the top alcohol companies in America spent money on persuading members of Congress to pay attention to the alleged problem of “marijuana-impaired driving."

A Pharma Company That Spent $500,000 Trying to Keep Pot Illegal
Just Got DEA Approval for Synthetic Marijuana

Jeff Sessions May Hate Cannabis…
But He Sure Loves Big Tobacco

Private Prisons Could Flourish Under Trump Administration

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly,
the true place for a just man is also a prison.
— Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience

Big Pharma Buys the DEA - Duration: 10 minutes

Who's Really Fighting Legal Weed

Is The DEA Legalizing THC Just For Big Pharma? 2009

"Professionals" are or can be more of a problem, than solution

CXW - Corecivic Inc (NYSE)

…The day after the election shares in CoreCivic rose 43 percent and shares in GEO rose 21 percent. The investors’ optimism was rewarded when on February 21, 2017, Attorney General Sessions, rescinded the order that the private prisons be phased out. Following the announcement, the prison companies enjoyed another jump in share prices…Jailers in small Texas counties are also excited…rejoicing in the prospect of more inmates, thanks to the increased attention being paid to illegal immigrants and their incarceration. Because of reforms to the criminal justice system, a number of Texas counties are having a tough time making ends meet because their jails are underperforming. An underperforming jail is one located in a community in which the residents do not engage in sufficient criminal activity to provide residents for the local jails.

According to a report by the Associated Press, the current problem traces its beginning to the 1990s and the early 2000s. Counties that were losing employment prospects for their citizens, addressed the problem by building new jails with lots of beds. The plan was that, in addition to housing their residents, the jails could be rented out to other counties and the federal government when those entities found themselves short of space….Now many of the counties that eagerly built new jails, find themselves trying to pay off the cost of construction without adequate occupants to pay the debt that was incurred to build them.

Audit: August 8, 2016
Pentagon Cannot Account For $6.5 Trillion Dollars In Taxpayer Money
Adding to the appearance of impropriety is the fact that thousands of documents that should be on file have been removed and disappeared without any reasonable explanation... The glaring report revealed the Pentagon couldn’t account for $6.5 trillion dollars worth of Army general fund transactions and data, according to a report by the Fiscal Times.

Where are all of the Taxbaggers and Norquest?

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
~ Abraham Lincoln
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Quote 4.17,17: All the previous prohibition addicts are still at it. Senators Grassley and Feinstein are pushing drug-propaganda legislation designed to make their voters believe they care about kids:

Senators take-aim at drug laced candies

Apr 14, 2017 — Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are re-introducing the Protecting Kids from Candy-flavored Drugs Act, which calls for a mandatory 10-year sentence for those convicted of marketing candy-flavored drugs to children. Repeat offenders could serve up to 20 years.

“We are seeing an increasing problem of candies and cookies and other edible items getting into the wrong hands and causing really bad outcomes,” said Kevin Sabet, President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM).

Sabet, who is supporting the legislation, says it’s alarming how innocent these drugs can appear.

“Once it’s out of the package, these things look exactly like the gummy bears you get in a movie theater,” Sabet explained, “this is done on purpose.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says he re-introduced the bill because the DEA has not tackled this problem.

“They will do anything to get kids hooked on drugs. So, they mix the drugs, even methamphetamine with candy and then sell it like it’s real candy,” Grassley said.

Opponents of the bill say it targets legal marijuana and those who sell and consume it.

“The goal of Senators Grassley and Feinstein is to go after legal operations in states where recreational use of marijuana is legal, where adults are marketed with edible marijuana,” said Kara Gotsch with the Sentencing Project.[…]

If the two senior senators really cared about the children, they would work to lift the federal research ban on cannabis to allow full emergence of a life-saving branch of medical science.

Diane Feinstein – the best argument for term limits
Feinstein’s status as a human rights violator
A Drug Warmongers Toll on Americans
DiFi (Tries) splainin why hemp is illegal..
Goldman Sachs is sponsoring a Scientology-based
jail ‘re-education’ program — and it’s growing

A lot of the same ole crap that labeling solved. Same ole crap about the kiddies. With alcohol in food extracts, mouth wash and non alcohol fake beer and candy cigarettes. Nixon handed out bubble-gum cigars in his campaign. M&M’s & Reese’s Pieces = Candy Pills. Kids can possess a gun at 12, a lethal weapon car at 16. Most of the adult overdoses were from legal pharmaceuticals. Cell phones are much more deadly than Ganja.

Sports takes kids lives and leaves them disabled every year. Why don’t they outlaw poverty or house the homeless if they really want to help the kids. Build better schools with the taxes instead of dropping $170,000 MOABs. Now more harsh prison profits when its really lazy parenting, letting kids have access. Wjat's inside the packaging is the responsibility of the consumer. ITs still the least harmful substance including the legal deadly ones kids also hcan have access too. More prohibitionist hysteria to punish and block and hobble what the ignorant deem unfit, based on poppycock.

These ancient views of witch hunts gone by are receiving tax dollars to gossip, and then try legislating it into truth or science. Same as Nixon and Reagan over ruling Science and terrorizing millions of Americans ever since. Or punish the world over naturally occurring stupidity of kids in general. DiFi and Hatch have been together draconianizing life for stoners for decades. Trying to outlaw this post or even one on my Hemp blue jeans. Any information about a controlled substance. Like red flag laws still enforced banning medicinal research funding. Who does that? They must have had a tiff, now she's seeing Grassley. They all should get a room, in a Louisiana Prison Dungeon.

1860s, the Ganja Wallah Hasheesh Candy Company made maple sugar hashish candy, which soon became one of the most popular treats in America.
For 40 years, it was sold over the counter and advertised in newspapers, as well as being listed in the catalogs of Sears-Roebuck, as a totally harmless, delicious, and fun candy. Or Perilous Play by Louisa May Alcott 1869 Hashish Bon Bon’s.

I called the Dispensary and ordered a 4:20 Brownie. Big ole Peanut Butter Chocolate Gooey S’mores, With 500 whopping MG’s of some fairly kynd levels of THC. Sealed, labeled, fair trade Cacao, with a can of Ganja soda called Sprig… Civilized. Big Label Letters to “start extremely small”. The back of the package lists proper use, ingredients NO GMO! They delivered it to my door, Civilized.

Here is the back label.
Should prevent Dowd Syndrome

fair trade cacao
Peanut Butter S’Mores.

Quote on back of hermetically sealed package:

Start with one piece the size of a half inch sugar cube. Wait at least TWO HOURS to feel the full effects before consuming more. One single cube contains 7 – 9mg THC. There are approximately 60 half inch cubes in this brownie. Eat one and be patient.

Childhood Obesity: The Link to Drinks
Childhood obesity rates have doubled throughout the past 30 years in the United States for children ages 2-5 and 12-19, and tripled in the age group of 6-11. Obesity for children is defined as a body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile for similar age and gender youths.

Social and Environmental Pressures

Many social and environmental pressures lead to greater obesity in children. Chief among these influences is the wide variety and availability of sugar-sweetened drinks that contain little to no nutritional value. These beverages include:

* Soft drinks
* Sports drinks
* Fruit drinks
* Flavored teas and coffees
* Energy drinks

Throughout the past 10-15 years, these drinks have exploded on to the consumer scene, flooding grocery stores, gas stations, convenience stores and vending machines.

The Problem:
Sugary Drinks Are a Major Contributor to the Obesity Epidemic

Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight or obese, and the nation spends an estimated $190 billion a year treating obesity-related health conditions. Rising consumption of sugary drinks has been a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and upwards of 240 calories. A 64-ounce fountain cola drink could have up to 700 calories. People who drink this “liquid candy” do not feel as full as if they had eaten the same calories...

Alcohol in Household Products
Alcohol ingestion by young children can lead to a dangerous drop in blood sugar levels that can produce seizures, coma, permanent neurological damage and even death. Alcohol is more pervasive in the homes of North Americans than one would expect, and younger children are at risk of alcohol ingestion, too. Alcohol is present in a number of household items in addition to popular alcoholic beverages and many of these items, such as mouthwash and cosmetics, are readily accessible to children.

In cosmetic labeling, the term “alcohol,” used by itself, refers to ethyl alcohol. Cosmetic products, including those labeled “alcohol free,” may contain other alcohols, such as cetyl, stearyl, cetearyl, or lanolin alcohol.

10-Year-Old Florida Boy Fatally Shoots Himself
After Being Sent to Room for Timeout

Fifth-grader Ian Sevostjanov was acting up before school about 8:30 a.m. when he was told to go into another room. That’s where he found a handgun and fatally shot himself with a single bullet.

The Assassins of Youth: DARE † FRCn PDFA

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Sources of Funding from 1988-91 as extracted from Federal Tax Returns (figures are approximate) by the Washington
☛Johnson and Johnson manufactures Haldol,

an anti-psychotic drug that has much worse side effects than marijuana. This comes from a FAQ on Haldol

“In 1952, after seven years of research and development, the first time-released capsule, Dexedrine, was marketed and used in a Spansule. Spansule was a major therapeutic breakthrough and provided a novel and much needed form of drug delivery.” -Smith, Kline and Beecham corporate history. In the early 1950’s numerous housewives got strung out on Dexedrine, which was widely prescribed as a weight loss pill. Today, medical practitioners are not allowed to prescribe it for weight loss as they once did.

Quote Anonymous: Stupidpatrick is back, and he’s as stupid as ever. But I still can’t imagine anyone other than our pal PK that I’d rather have as the lead mouthpiece for the continued embrace of this proven failure of public policy. The pathological inability to adapt his arguments is just precious.

Medicinal Marijuana is a ‘Trojan Horse’ for the recreational drug industry

I do wish these people would decide if it’s a “Trojan” horse, a “stalking” horse or a camel trying to get into the tent to molest the womens and childrens. Why the heck do they have such a problem with keeping their metaphorical animals in the correct corrals?

Quote DC anonymous 4.18,17: Project SCAM
Forcing Pot Smokers Into “Prehab”
Their father’s are rolling over in their Martini glasses…

Patrick Kennedy’s “credentials” for being a drug expert are 1)name recognition and 2)a history as an opioid addict, now recovered.

He’s also responsible for one of the strangest non sequiturs I’ve ever heard a politician concoct- he says that he’s never smoked marijuana, because he has asthma or a condition similar to it, and he contends that this is a fortunate twist of fate that saved him from what he apparently thinks is an even worse fate than the opioid addiction he used to suffer from.

Got that? Marijuana played no part in Kennedy’s own personal history of illegal drug addiction, and yet he’s convinced that it’s a dangerous drug and a gateway to the hard stuff. Because Rehab Indoctrination, I suppose. He certainly doesn’t have any medical expertise. He hasn’t even demonstrated the broad-based knowledge base I expect of someone conferred with the status of an educated layperson. The simple fact of having once had a dysfunctional relationship with mind-altering substances has no business being touted as qualifying expertise in relation to this issue, much less as endowing someone’s particular views on substance use with some special gravitas or authoritative final wisdom. That’s just, well, crazy.

Patrick Kennedy is also one of the most vocal proponents of making a “checkup from the neck up” an integral part of the Affordable Care Act; he wants something along the lines of universal mental health screening for all Americans, so the minions of the Therapeutic State can provide each of us with our own Expert Diagnosis of our mental condition.

That’s exactly the sort of intrusive Big Government Liberalism that a part-liberal ideological skeptic like myself finds intolerable.

Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol
Alcohol Is More Than Twice As Harmful As Marijuana

Quote DdC: Stupid Patrick needs to be sued for endangering the public safety. I think I’ll check into that. Feeding the profits over people. Screaming fire in a crowded theater. He is causing injury when politicians make policy on his hysteria. He causes mental anguish and trauma to the most vulnerable, the disabled, sick and elderly. Calling American citizens and their doctors liars and frauds. Defamation of their character at least. Practicing medicine without a license by interfering with recorded results and actual Physicians diagnosis.

Oprah had to go to court for saying something negative about hamburgers in Texas. Stupid Patrick and SAM are a clear causal connection to harm being done to real Americans. He is a coward and his family should be ashamed of him dragging the family name deeper into the mud with his insane ramblings, based on insane ramblings, based on nothing. JFK smoked pot.

As his father escaped his past with booze. Patrick got into the pills. Neither concerns Cannabis. Yet his gossip and illogical ramblings did add to the chorus of prohibitionists preventing his own fathers chance at life, like millions of other Americans. We all were better off with you as a junkie SP. Now you have to live it...

Ganjawar Prevents Brain Tumor Treatment

Teddy Kennedy Requiescat In Pace

Teddy Kennedy and The Ultimate Tragedy of Liberalism.
His Brain Tumor Is of the Type That Cannabis Might Cure.
Suppressed Research May Claim Another Drug War Victim.

Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-05-20 16:20:00

As it happens, there have been several studies showing that glioma cells can be killed by cannabinoids.Incredibly, at least one of these studies was suppressed by the US government.

Had the medical potential of cannabis not been suppressed to satisfy the needs of the Drug War’s prohibitionist propaganda, scientists might have developed ways of using cannabinoids to treat this type of cancer that would be far more effective than the treatment that he is going to have to endure.

Last year, Spanish scientists found evidence that marijuana can destroy tumors in rats. But that came as no surprise to US. health officials, who quickly deep sixed the report. Drug-war-obsessed federal officials have known about the cancer-beating properties of pot for more than 25 years and have kept it a secret from the public!

U.S. government doublespeak:
Marijuana cures cancer, but has ‘no accepted medical use’

Cannabis Shrinks Tumors: Government Knew in 74

“A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” ~ John F. Kennedy

There hasn’t been an intelligent Kennedy since Bobby died.
~ anonymous

Quote DdC: Looks like Jack and Bobby’s kids are/were heading in the right direction. Teddy was the little brother missing out. Then never really recovered from Chappaquiddick. Then moved inside a bottle to live with it. The total insanity of it is, of all the offspring Teddy’s kid is the most fucked up. John Jr r.i.p., and Robert Jr. and Caroline are the best of the lot. Different times. Bobby was murdered by the same forces Stupid Patrick works for as a Prohibitionist. Fighting to keep color from inculcating their black and white world of fear, cigarettes and booze.

The insane irony of Stupid Patrick publicly doing his best to prevent others from brain tumor research with cannabis. Is his life as the son of a celebrity Alcoholic. To think how many die “for the message to the kids” that is full tilt handed down bullshit spewed by ignorant Psycho’s. Any sane, but irrational over zealous brat would take their crusade to ridding the world of the actual demon making their life hell or what killed their childhood. Did them real harm. The insanity of SP…

Cannabis Substitution:
Marijuana Maintenance as a Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
The Research of Tod Mikuriya, MD

~ Cannabinoid Therapies for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
~ Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Prevent Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage
~ Study: CBD-Based Topicals May Aid In Alcoholism Treatment

Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows

Quote 4.18.17:Advocates say anti-drug group
is helping craft Florida’s medical marijuana laws

“The Miami Herald reports the Drug Free America Foundation, which was founded by Republican financiers Mel and Betty Sembler, raised millions of dollars in 2014 to defeat medical marijuana on the ballot and continued to raise money in 2016 to defeat Amendment 2. That effort failed after 71 percent of voters supported medical marijuana in November.”

“Although the majority of Floridians disagreed with the group’s position, lobbyists for Drug Free America have still managed to influence legislation regarding medical cannabis, specifically HB 1397. The Herald reports that over half of the anti-drug group’s 43 suggestions to prevent the state’s medical marijuana from being “abused” have made it into the bill proposed by state Rep. Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero.”

“The House proposal would have the practical effect of negating the popularly approved law, creating a system in many ways even more limited than the existing, low-THC cannabis statute passed in 2014” …

A Straight Inc survivor sent me a PDF which was very surprising, it is a name change document that proves the Drug Free America Foundation (DFAF) is in fact Straight Inc:
~ anonymous

Calvina Fay Prohibition Inc.

Kids Helping Kids began as Straight-Midwest and over time was incorporated into Pathway Family Center (owns/owned 4 known programs). Pathway Family Center was founded by Terri Nissley, a "satisfied" Straight, Inc. cult parent who wants to continue in the torturing and brainwashing kids for profit industry. Kids Helping Kids (a Pathway Family Center program) has closed or is closing according to recent reports. Closing after years of protesting against fraud, abuse, and torture at the Milford, OH location.

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.

Drug Worrier Propagandists and Casual Use in Multimedia
Money Grubbing Dung Worriers
Shame on the Drug Worrier Profiteers
Policing for Profit
The Drug Worriers Should Be Busted by the (HUAC)
House Committee on Un-American Activities

Who's Funding Calvina Fay of Drug Free America Foundation?
$1.2 million in receipts for 2003, of which about $900k was government grants.

Thousands of Massachusetts drug cases
to be dismissed after lab scandal

Drug mishandling may have tainted 40,000 cases

Don't Let Lawless Police Departments Off the Hook:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is apparently working to undo federal oversight of systemically criminal, abusive, and racist local police departments.

Sign this petition to Congress:
The U.S. Attorney General is re-negotiating an agreement with Baltimore that in its current form includes a community oversight task force, an independent federal monitor, and the requirement that officers receive instruction about implicit bias.

He has asked his subordinates to review agreements with other police departments to be sure that they accomplish such goals as boosting morale and the recruitment of police. A memo from Sessions states flatly, "It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”

Yes it is. Congress must make clear to the Department of Justice its responsibility to enforce U.S. law, including by bringing under control lawless police departments.

Congress, Instruct the Department of Justice Not to Let Police Departments Off the Hook

Legend 1 year 4 weeks ago

As always, excellent post.

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DdC 1 year 4 weeks ago

Thanks Legend. Now the big task is teaching Sessions how to read.

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Quote DdC: How can any sane person knowingly sit by while they have banned research, and not be considered as insane as those knowingly perpetuating it?

You were discussing Klaxon Sessions, were you not?


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Quote Gaius:

Quote DdC: How can any sane person knowingly sit by while they have banned research, and not be considered as insane as those knowingly perpetuating it?

You were discussing Klaxon Sessions, were you not?


The point is that Sessions is a drug worrier so naturally he will salvage what he can. I was referring to the rest of the we people sitting by for 45 years letting them get away with it. Its clear the teabeggars and GOPers are authoritarian followers and will not question, no matter how ridiculous it is. Just like they do GizMO food and Nukes or the slightest provocation to start a for profit foreign police action, since non profit sanctioned wars have been deemed politically incorrect.

Its also clear the profiteers are not going to risk the bottom line. With media censorship and diversions, demonizing and drastic sentencing forcing only 5% of those arrested to try to persuade a jury. The vast majority cop a plea including pisstasters profits and life time bans on tuition assistance and even organ transplants. A country of sheep doesn't deserve the Constitution the Neocons are trying to shred. Like I said. Who bans medicinal research and then who lets them get away with it since 1974? Sessions only has power if we give it to him or don't stand up to stop him. Most will take a not my problem ignorance stance. Not realizing it is their problem because it isn't about outlawing pot. Its about herding the masses and the bottom line.

Surgeon General removed from post by Trump administration, replaced by deputy
Prior to joining the Office of the Surgeon General, Trent-Adams was the deputy associate administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.

"You Can't Stop AIDS Without Ending the Drug War"
Making Sure Drugs Kill

Everyone Who’s Died Of A Marijuana Overdose
In 2006, a study in American Scientist compared the relative toxicity of marijuana to other commonly used substances, including some legal ones. It found that just 10 times the effective dose of alcohol and five times the effective dose of heroin could be enough to cause death in humans. Marijuana ranked among the least toxic drugs.

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Groundbreaking Drug Reform Conference
Envisions Alliance with Black Academia and
How to Take on the New Drug Warriors in Washington

By Phillip Smith / AlterNet April 24, 2017

*Conference finds the roots of the problems in capitalism and deep-seated racism.

Hundreds of the nation's leading advocates for drug policy reform gathered in a groundbreaking meeting in Atlanta over the weekend aimed at building alliances with the black community to both advance smart public health approaches to drug policy and maintain and protect existing reforms in the face of hostile powers in Washington.

Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance, Georgia State University's Department of African American Studies, the Morehouse School of Medicine, Amnesty International, the Ordinary People's Society, the Malcolm X Grassroots movement, and Peachtree NORML (the Georgia chapter), the event marked the first time the drug reform movement has come to the historically black colleges of the South and signals the emergence of a powerful new alliance between black academics and reform advocates. ☛ Continued @ alternet

"One may well ask: How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
- Martin Luther King, Jr

The Racist Ganjawar
~ Thank you Miss Rosa
~ The Racist Ganjawar
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and MMJ Prohibition
~ Nixon's Drug War -
Re-Inventing Jim Crow, Targeting The Counter Culture
~ JIM CROW 2012
~ The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment & Linx
~ Using the drug war to keep blacks from voting
~ Another Win For Civil Rights
~ Scientist: Trayvon Martin's Marijuana Use
Had Nothing to Do with the Night He Died
~ White Supremacy: Its Source and Uses

"Thank you Miss Rosa" By Allen St. Pierre.
Posted byAllen St. Pierre on2005-10-26 16:20:00
One Brave Person Can Make The Crucial Difference
No one can predict when their single action or protest against an unjust law will create the needed tipping point that leads to greater organization and societal efforts against a self-evident, and often government-imposed, injustice. No one person can place themselves in the epicenter of the necessary social and political circumstances that create the immutable public tide.

African-American Men
* Nationally, 1 out of 3 African-American males in their 20s are either in prison, on probation, or on parole. In Washington DC, that percentage is 1 out of 2 African-American men between the ages of 15 and 35.

* If current trends continue, more African American children will go to prison than to college when they grow up.

* If current trends continue, African-American children are more likely to go to prison than to college when they grow up.

In 2000, there were 1,579,566 drug arrests in the US.
Of those, 46.5 percent -- 734,497 arrests -- were for marijuana.
There were 646,042 arrests for simple possession of marijuana in 2000.
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Ignorant Jeff
Orders Moral Thing To Do. Profit Prisons

Ignorant Jeff
Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science

Ignorant Jeff.
Miner's Lullaby Drug Overdoses & MMJ

Ignorant Jeff
‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him

Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses
of Civil Asset Forfeiture


Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brain

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