“Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract”
March 15, 2017

DEA is quietly changing the rules...

"In October of 2016, the Cannabis Community was sent in to an uproar when the Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration tried to make CBD Oil’s illegal by redefining what constituted as marijuana extract under the

“Final Rule establishing a new Controlled Substance Code Number (drug code) for marijuana extract”. You can read it here.

The important part of the code can be found under ‘Final Action’ where it states: "Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that has been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant."

Essentially, last October, the DEA tried to categorize any extract from any part of the marijuana plant as a schedule one substance. This excluded extracts from resin or seeds, however any other extract was a schedule 1 narcotic regardless of THC content.

Private companies, non-profits, and advocacy groups struck back with lawsuits claiming the law was over-reaching. And it seemed that the DEA backed off, and the cannabis community sighed a breath of relief.

However, sometime last month, the DEA quietly and unannounced posted an amendment to the code. The mainstream media, and even most CBD manufacturers, failed to pick it up this new posturing from the DEA. You can read it in full here

Under the “Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract” the definition of marijuana extract changes. While they do make changes to better structure their own legal grounds on the definition of what is marijuana extract, the important part of this updated code is that now anything extracted from marijuana is also included as a schedule one substance."

And: "To be as clear as their new rule is: Anybody selling CBD oil is now undoubtedly and unequivocally selling a schedule 1 substance. Seeds, while still not included in the code, are the only part of the cannabis plant that cannot produce quality CBD oils, just hemp oil."
Breaking News!

The vast majority of prohibitionists
profit on the drug war,..
... and that is their only motive.


Twenty seven percent of those polled profit, somehow, directly, or indirectly, from persecuting, imprisoning, treating, and prosecuting people, or they are disgracefully deceived about the righteousness and good sense of their stance on the matter. ref

Policing for Profit
Money Grubbing Dung Worriers
Forfeiture $quads
NeoConflicts of Interest
How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?
Prohibition Inc.
Sessions understands why prohibition exists,

25 Lies About Cannabis On The DEA Website — Refuted By The DEA Itself In 2016

Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie

The Joseph McNamara Collection
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Joseph McNamara. RIP. was a former police chief in Kansas City, Mo. and San Jose, Ca.. He held a doctorate in public administration and was a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Iran Contra, Lost Opportunities

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The DEA scheduling system has no scientific basis at all
Neocongress stops medical marijuana research, again


DEA is quietly changing the rules...



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CBD for Pain Reveals Why Healthcare is Such a Mess
Research and clinical evidence confirms that CBD oil relieves pain . This should be good news! 116m Americans suffer chronic pain.

Action Alert!

Other approved pain relievers may cause internal bleeding, (e.g. aspirin), cause heart disease (e.g. the now banned Vioxx), kill people (fentanyl, up to 100X more potent than morphine), or lead to both addiction and death (e.g. opioids, killed 33,000 people in the last reported year, as many as from auto accidents). By contrast, CBD oil appears to be effective, safe, and completely non-addictive. It may also help control cancer and other diseases.

So why is the FDA trying to shut down information on this lifesaving supplement and, worse, turn it into a highly restricted, expensive prescription drug?

But wait. Is it true that the FDA plans to ban the supplement form? Here is what the Agency itself says in letters sent to CBD producers: “… FDA has concluded that CBD products are excluded from the dietary supplement definition under section 201(ff)(3)(B)(ii) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 321(ff)(3)(B)(ii)]….”

Please note: CBD oil can only be sold as a dietary supplement or a drug. By denying it supplement status, the FDA is warning us that, once a drug version has been approved, the agency will move to yank the supplement from the market. The drug will require doctor visits and, as a monopoly, cost whatever the drug company chooses to charge. continued here

Drug Worriers preferred methods of treatment…

How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?

Guess how much the War on Drugs costs US taxpayers each year

The War on Drugs doesn’t come cheap. As of Nov. 18, federal and local governments have spent more than $36 billion on the drug war effort in 2015 alone, according to DrugSense.

Money funneled into drug enforcement has meant less funding for more serious crime and has left essential education, health, social service and public safety programs struggling to operate on meager funding.

The Science of Glandular Trichomes and Cannabis

Researchers are calling on the Trump administration to reschedule marijuana

Dr. Richard Wolff - The Death Economy, Opioids & Capitalism Exposed

Ignorant Jeff. Miner's Lullaby Drug Overdoses & MMJ

The Des Moines Register editorial board is slamming U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions's desire for power to interfere with state medical cannabis laws
Iowans overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, but they don't support allowing recreational uses, a new Iowa Poll shows. Wochit

But right now there are zero suppliers lined up to do business in Iowa, and there’s widespread concern that Iowa's medical marijuana law is far too restrictive.

The law not only prohibits marijuana that can be smoked or eaten, it also restricts the potency of medical cannabis oil so that its THC content is capped at 3 percent, rendering it useless for the treatment of certain conditions. It also restricts the use of the oil to those suffering from cancer, AIDS or HIV, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, seizures, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, pain that is otherwise untreatable, and terminal illness with a life expectancy of less than a year.

Just Say No To Government-Sponsored Lies About Marijuana
As a medical professional I am indeed impressed with the wide range of clinical applications of cannabis and its low side effect profile. Even the Drug Enforcement Agency’s chief administrative law judge, Francis Young, in his 1988 Finding of Fact, found marijuana to be “one of the safest therapeutic agents known to man.”

The American Medical Association (AMA) testified before Congress in 1937 that the AMA knew of no danger from the medical use of cannabis. In 2009 the AMA requested cannabis be rescheduled. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) found in 1999 that cannabis had therapeutic value and its side effects were in the same range as the average prescription drugs. Just a few months ago the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine found cannabis to have therapeutic value.

There are studies and then there are studies. The Dunedin study, like so many others, was poorly designed and poorly controlled. It was not controlled for other drug use (e.g., tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, prescription drugs, opiates, etc.) or living environment. The fallacy of cannabis use causing brain damage is contradicted by numerous studies throughout the world demonstrating that cannabis is neuroprotective.

It turns out with many of the claims made by neoprohibitionist that the truth is the opposite, not just with neuroprotection but the therapeutic attributes. Cannabis treats psychosis, it doesn’t cause it. Read the research by Dr. Daniele Piomelli, professor of pharmacology at UC Irvine School of Medicine, read “Cannabinomics: The Marijuana Tipping Point,” from Christopher Fichtner, MD, former Director of the Illinois Department of Mental Heath and clinical professor of psychiatry at UC Riverside School of Medicine. ☛ continued here

Montana hemp farmer can't irrigate her crops under fed rules

Sessions understands why prohibition exists,

The United Nations World Health Organization released a statement calling for global drug decriminalization.
United Nations entities recall that a central principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “ensure that no one is left behind” and to “reach the furthest behind first”. Recognizing that discrimination in health care settings is a major barrier to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), United Nations entities commit to working together to support Member States in taking coordinated multisectoral action to eliminate discrimination in health care settings.

Discrimination in health care settings is widespread across the world and takes many forms. It violates the most fundamental human rights protected in international treaties and in national laws and constitutions.

U.S. Energy Sec. Rick Perry used the White House press briefing room podium to proactively defend the right of states to set their own marijuana laws without federal interference.

How Six Senators Are Leading Fight for Federally Legal Weed

Terminally Ill Armed Forces Veteran Discharges Himself From Care Home ‘After Being Denied Dying Wish of Smoking Cannabis’

Medical Cannabis Workshop:
‘Incredibly Cumbersome’ to Get Drugs to Patients

David Caldicott, a senior medical lecturer, tells seminar about cannabis’s effectiveness in treating pain and vomiting from chemotherapy.

Australia’s first doctors’ workshop on the medical uses of cannabis has heard about the complex situation around its legality.

The Melbourne conference was held with the hope of improving the medical profession’s awareness about the issue.

They hope to help doctors across the country clarify how the drug can be used and the legal situation, which can differ from state to state.

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Treating Rage With Cannabis

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Treating Rage With Cannabis

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zapdam. 1 year 19 weeks ago

Canada will have pot decriminalized by July 1st 2018 and in stores to be purchaed like booze and that twisted racist little man Jeff Sessions, will still be treating it like a schedule A drug alongside Heroin.

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We hope it will be...

Can marijuana shortage delay Canada’s pot legalization?

Not the first time Canada caved to their corporate partners below.

Canada's Supremes Cower Under DEAth Threats - 12/24/03

or above...

Weed Beat the Recession in California vs 164,000 Dead Mexicans

Profits over People.

Melvin Sembler's Straight Inc Torturing Children

Legalized MJ Makes It Harder for Police to Search
Sessions understands why prohibition exists,

How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?

Frederick Douglass Power

Witch hunts and the war on weed

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Has the DEA painted itself into a corner on hemp based CBD?
A legal analysis of the DEA’s current position.
Industrial hemp, lawfully grown in accordance with a State’s pilot research program that is itself compliant with the Farm Act, is excluded from the definition of marijuana. There is no question that cannabinoids can be sourced from the flowers and leaves of the lawfully cultivated industrial hemp plant (which I’m going to call “hemp” for brevity). And there’s no question that hemp is legal. And, the DEA admitted in both its clarification and brief that cannabinoids from an excluded part of the plant are lawful. Thus, the only logical conclusion that can be drawn is that cannabinoids (other than THC) sourced from hemp are lawful. Crucially, this doesn’t fit into the DEA’s circular argument. And the DEA knows it.

“‘Conduct that Shocks the Conscience’:
South Dakota Forcibly Catheterizes a Toddler in the Name of the War on Drugs”

Is S.D. the only state with “internal possession” laws?

In criminal law internal possession is a criminal charge of possession of alcohol or drugs, based upon tests showing alcohol or drug use. For example, an underage person who fails a sobriety test may be charged with internal possession of alcohol by a minor. Laws vary by state, so local laws should be consulted.

Craziest Marijuana Law in the USA:
'Internal Possession' Means You Can Be Busted for Having Smoked Pot in Another State
In South Dakota, it can be a crime to smoke pot in another state.

The South Dakota Highway Schutzstaffel should have targeted DMT instead, a Schedule I substance and a chemical produced in the pineal gland of the human brain.

Criminalizing anandamide could achieve a similar result.

I should mention that DMT is an endogenous neurotransmitter. Yes, DMT, the most powerful of the hallucinogens occurs in the human brain as a normal part of metabolism. It also is a Schedule I drug, so you're all holding and this might be the basis for some kind of case. To just show what absolute poppycock all this nonsense is: People Have Been Made Illegal!
~ Terence McKenna
The Non-Ordinary Conhibition Rhetoric of Terence

Everything you need to know about DMT
(Terence Mckenna) [rapdancing into the 3rd millennium]

Metaphorically, DMT is like an intellectual black hole in that once one knows about it, it is very hard for others to understand what one is talking about. One cannot be heard. The more one is able to articulate what it is, the less others are able to understand. This is why I think people who attain enlightenment, if we may for a moment comap these two, are silent. They are silent because we cannot understand them. Why the phenomenon of tryptamine ecstasy has not been looked at by scientists, thrill seekers, or anyone else, I am not sure, but I recommend it to your attention.
~ Terence McKenna,
The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelics, Mushrooms, the Amazon,
Virtual Reality, UFO’s, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, & the End of History. (1991).
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DdC 1 year 18 weeks ago

From hemp to marijuana:
the medicinal qualities in an ancient plan

Hemp in High Point?
Legal cannabis moves closer to city through pilot program

Hemp-based gummies, oils growing in popularity

As ugly as the DEA and CSA are. The only exemption to the CSA on Hemp is importing fiber and seeds that have been sterilized or parts of the seed that can not be re-grown in the US, ie; hulled hemp seed or oil or the stalks. Hemp leaves and buds are still #1 narcotics and that is where the CBD is collected. Not in the seeds, although efa's are nutritional and potentially have anti inflammatory, anti-biotic properties. I believe they are only supplementing the ECS to solve the problem naturally, rather than a "drug" to treat the symptoms as Big Pharma wants to sell.

So in the false ugly world of the DEA, CBD is the same as THC or DMT. Regardless of incremental illness falsely claiming states rights since Raich v US deemed it all as Commerce. There are NO states rights concerning cannabis and until this incremental retardation is dealt with. We will continue in the dysfunction of Nixon. Cannabis is not qualified to be a schedule#1 narcotic. Especially hemp. Free the entire Weed even if it is a life preserver to those drowning in quasi legal states and draconian places void of rational thought or civilization....

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Even though marijuana and its components are federally illegal,
the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is willing to grant trademarks for CBD.

Entrepreneurship and Legal Uncertainty:
Unexpected Federal Trademarks for Marijuana Derivatives

DEA: Hemp Industry Had No Right to Challenge 'Marijuana Extract' Rule

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) now contends DEA’s adversaries didn’t have the right to file the lawsuit in the first place because they lack "standing."

Dispelling Marijuana Myths
An analysis published by researchers from three American universities, which found that the risk of a cancer patient dying in a hospital was reduced by 56 percent among cannabis users. The study included four million patients in over 1,000 hospitals, and used data from the U.S. Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. "When you think of the reasons people go into palliative care, it's because of pain, fear, anxiety, and appetite-all these things cannabis works on,"

The Importance of CBD in Medical Cannabis

Study concluded that "CBD may have beneficial effects on patient [quality of life], distinct from its seizure-reducing effects."

mCig, Inc., (MCIG) to Manage and Staff Indoor Grow Facility in Las Vegas

Pot Is Legal in Las Vegas—But You Still Can’t Smoke It

Sheldon Addlebrain
The casino magnate has donated $2 million to Protect Nevada’s Children PAC, $1 million to Safe and Healthy Massachusetts, and $500,000 to Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, to oppose ballot measures that would legalize recreational use in those states, and $1.5 million to the Drug Free Florida Committee, which opposes a measure to legalize medical use there. ref

Nevada legalizes marijuana, and it’s a rather unique arrangement. Nevada Goes Green With Recreational Marijuana, and Alcohol Industry Wants a Piece of the Pot

How many "crimes" do Corporations Buy?

$9.1M DoD Contract Awarded to NY Firm Utilizing Hemp Materials

The Amazing Effects Of Cannabis On The Brain And Body

Study found that CBD reduces blood pressure and the blood pressure "increase to stress in humans."

Lehigh University plans to study CBD's impact on children with autism.

National Hemp Association Board Chairman
Meets With USDA Senior Officials

Board Chairman Geoff Whaling met with USDA officials to discuss the Farm Bill and their support for the USDA’s hemp farming pilot program.

The history of cannabis: 8 things you didn't know
1. It's been around for thousands of years. Cannabis, in its digestible form, was discovered in tombs in the Turpan District of Xinjiang, China, in the early 2000s and carbon-dated to 2500BP (or "before present", the most commonly used dating convention in carbon dating). Its use may go back as far as 12,000 years ago, probably as a multi-use crop for rope, clothing, fibre and nutritious seeds.

Marijuana - The First Twelve Thousand Years
Scythians: seventh to first century BC
O'Shaughnessy's | The Journal of Cannabis in Clinical Practice

Hemp Research Holds Promise At MTSU
This is not a story about medical marijuana. This story looks at another form of cannabis -- which is already legal in Tennessee -- hemp.

The Amazing Hemp Battery
Colorado Farmer Shatters Hemp's Fiber Ceiling

Everything Hemp to open in July
A new store is preparing to open in the shopping center on Zoo Parkway. Everything Hemp, a retail store under the auspices of Founder’s Hemp of Asheboro, will offer products from each of the three Fs in the hemp industry, namely food, fiber and “farmacy.”

Cannabis Food Fuel Fiber FARMaceuticals 11.22.99

World's first hemp car is creating some buzz!
Cannabis Seeds:
he Most Nutritionally Complete Food on the Planet


WV industrial hemp takes root
American Independence Day aside, Tuesday marked the first day West Virginians could apply to the agriculture commissioner for a license to grow industrial hemp for commercial purposes, although several industry pioneers already are well into their second growing season and thinking big.

Hemplastic or Fossil Fools Crud

"From time to time,
I say that the suppression of
medical marijuana is murder.
This is not quite correct.
It is actually mass murder.
It has caused the deaths
of countless thousands of people."
~ the Financial Times Limited, 1998
Ed. note: The FT is the London
equivalent of the Wall Street Journal.
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DdC 1 year 13 weeks ago

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
adjusted the production quotas for some illegal drugs
quadrupling the amount of LSD, for example --
but kept marijuana at the previously set level of 472,000 grams.

‘After Two Puffs, I Was Turned Into a Bat’
Their claims were frequently supported by an expert witness, the pharmacologist Dr James Munch, who claimed that “after two puffs on a marijuana cigarette, I was turned into a bat”. Sentences were commuted from death to imprisonment on Munch’s evidence, and Anslinger had to ask him to stop testifying.

Pot Turns Man Into Bat

Every Joint You Smoke, A Baby Dies
The Drug Enforcement Agency’s museum at One Times Square combines the drug war and the global war on terrorism in one fear-inducing package: If you smoke up, the museum wants you to know, the terrorists win.

Collaterally Damaged Kids
New York Nine Year Old Girl With Dravet Syndrome Dies Without Medical Marijuana

Anna Conte, the child whose family has been at the center of New York’s medical marijuana debate for months, had a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome that caused her to experience as many as hundreds of crippling seizures every day. Children with similar conditions have successfully treated their symptoms with cannabis in states that have legalized the drug for medicinal use.

New York lawmakers passed a medical marijuana bill last month, but the law won’t go into effect for another year and a half. Since its passage, two other children with seizure disorders similar to Conte’s have also died.

Follow-up on USA Today ads by Ron Crickenberger

Terrorism Link in Drug Ads Whips Up Backlash
Drug War' Opponents Blast White House Policy
Drug Czar Accused of Supporting Terror

Tax Dollars Up in Smoke?
Of the more than 219 million cannabis sativa plants uprooted by Indiana police, Just 31,192 were cultivated marijuana, the kind sold for more than $100 an ounce and smoked.

Cannabis Eradications 99.28% Ditchweed Schwagg! - 03/07/00

The Drug War Is The Inquisition -By Dan Russell Nov 1, 2001

Trump said the following in a phone call
with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto:

Donald Trump Calls New Hampshire a
“Drug-Infested Den” During Talk with Mexican President

Trump Drug Commission Calls for National Emergency Declaration

Jeff Sessions Wants to Fight Opioid Addiction
By Criminalizing One of Its Most Effective Treatments

“From 1997 to 2014, the hospitalization rates of people suffering from painkiller abuse dropped 23 percent in states where medical marijuana was legalized, according to researchers from the University of California San Diego. Ninety-two percent of pain patients prefer cannabis over opioids and the rate of mariajuana-related hospitalizations has been unaffected by legalization. Yet Sessions insists there is “more violence around marijuana than one would think,” even as experts have found otherwise. He also says smoking pot is “an unhealthy practice” that should be punished like heroin and cocaine use.”

He also disingenuously tries to make a comparison with the government’s successful program to reduce tobacco consumption, but fails to mention that no one was ever arrested for smoking tobacco.

Ignorant Jeff. Miner's Lullaby Drug Overdoses & MMJ

Trump Opiod Idiots.jpg

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
sent a letter to Washington State officials
criticizing the implementation of their marijuana law.

Washington State:
Any Trump Administration Crackdown On Marijuana Would Be “Unacceptable”

‘Leave Medical Marijuana States Alone’:
Leahy Warns Trump Administration

Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses of Civil Asset Forfeiture
Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral Thing to do. Profit Prisons
Heston died,
NRA's Mandatory Minimum Didn't


AG Sessions’ Plan for Legal Marijuana Is Still a Mystery

AG Jeff Sessions has warned of pot crackdown;
task force giving him no ammunition

Ignorant Jeff ‘surprised’ Americans aren’t embracing him
Surprise Ignorant Jeff

Is Jared Kushner at Odds with Jeff Sessions
over Mandatory Minimums?

Senators Defy Sessions,
Vote to Extend Medical Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Protections

UPDATED! The Benefits of CBD are too Hard to Ignore

Nearly Half Of People
Who Use Cannabidiol Products
Stop Taking Traditional Medicines

FTL mmj mass murder.jpg

U.S. Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ)
published an op-ed about his new marijuana bill:

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) tweeted,
"It's long past time for Congress to adapt federal #marijuana policy
to reflect the changes around our country."

Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA) tweeted,
"The time has come to legalize marijuana on the federal level
while also ending the racial disparities of our criminal justice system."

Congresswoman Mia Love (R-UT)
expressed support for medical cannabis:

Number of Alberta Doctors Prescribing Medical Marijuana
Jumps 50 Percent in 4 Months

Legalise Cannabis as Treatment of Last Resort for MS, says Charity

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Taking Root in South Florida

The Globe and Mail editorial board raises a number of questions
about Canada's implementation of marijuana legalization, which it supports.

NFL writes players' union to work together
to study cannabis use for players' pain

NFL Offers to Study Marijuana as Pain Management Option… Finally

NFL's Buzzkill
Unofficial Self-Appointed Cannabist for the NFL, MLB, NBA

What is Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency?

After 12,000 years of human co-existance with the cannabis plant. To supplement the ECS (EndoCannabinoid System). The early 20th Century Prohibition = total abstinence for generations.

Prohibitionists Have Larger 'Fear Centers' in Their Brains

Poverty can lower your IQ,
Almost All Rural Whites are In Poverty


Trump voters.

All of Donald Trump's Ties to Russia and Putin, in 7 Charts

1. Trump and Putin, via Administration Officials
Trump Administration Ties to Russia

2. Trump and Putin, via Michael Flynn
Trump ties to Putin Michael Flynn

3. Trump and Putin, via Campaign Advisers
Mag Trump campaign ties to Putin

4. Trump and Putin, via Paul Manafort
Mag Putin Trump ties Manafort

5. Trump and Putin, via Business Ties
Mag Trump russia Putin business ties

6. Trump and Putin, via Felix Sater
Mag Trump Putin Felix Sater

7. Trump and Putin, via Trump Family Members

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No Reason for Marijuana To Be Illegal
CN Source: By Christopher Ingraham Washington Post August 09, 2017

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists this side of Stephen Hawking, said this week that “there's no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.”

The remark came in response to a question submitted by Tom Angell of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority. Angell asked Tyson if he agreed with astrophysicist Carl Sagan that marijuana should be legalized. “If you really analyze it,” Tyson said, “relative to other things that are legal, there’s no reason for it to ever have been made illegal in the system of laws.” continued

AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force
The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group of prosecutors and federal law enforcement officials, has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views. The group’s report largely reiterates the current Justice Department policy on marijuana.

AG Jeff Sessions has warned of pot crackdown; task force giving him no ammunition

newspaper clippings that Anslinger used
to say cannabis use caused one to be violent and insane.

☛ They're called the Gore Files

The Anslinger Gore Files
As part of his effort to propagandize the so-called evils of cannabis, Narcotics Bureau chief Harry Anslinger collected crime stories that he could tie to cannabis use in his “Gore Files.” The Bureau collected case after grisly case of rape, murder, suicide and molestation that Anslinger & Co. tried to pin on cannabis.

It has now been well documented that starting in 1932 the Federal Government took part in (as well as helped orchestrate) a mass hysteria campaign against the Medical Marihuana plant. Calling it "The Assassin of Youth," and claiming that its use was turning normally sane young men into hideous criminal beasts, sex fiends; the worst kind of cold blooded murderers etc.

The Assassins of Youth: DARE † FRCn PDFA

The Onion takes on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions's
proposal to revive the DARE program.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly wants to revive the 1983 Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, although many studies have questioned its effectiveness.

Opioids crisis: Trump indicates he could soon declare state of emergency

Trump Opiodiots.jpg
Ignorant Jeff: Excluding National Commission Forensic Science

Sales of prescription opioids in the U.S. nearly quadrupled from 1999 to 2014,1 but there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain Americans report.2,3 During this time period, prescription opioid overdose deaths increased similarly.

Ignorant Jeff: Miner's Lullaby, Drug Overdoses & MMJ
Feds Admit Marijuana May Treat Opiate Crisis

The pain killer: A drug company putting profits above patients
The United States' opiate drug problem isn't limited to illegal narcotics. The sale of dangerously addictive painkillers prescribed by our physicians has quadrupled in the past decade, and one company in particular is pushing pain to the legal edge of aggressive medical marketing.

Insys is subject to investigations regarding the sales and marketing practices of its main product — Subsys Fentanyl, a painkiller delivered as an oral spray — by both federal and state attorneys general offices in California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Arizona and Illinois, according to its 10-Q filing.

Top pain drugs in the U.S. by revenue 2011-2012
This statistic depicts the top pain drugs in the United States, based on revenue between July 2011 and June 2012. In this period, pain drug Oxycontin generated around 2.8 billion U.S. dollars of revenues.

Duragesic Sales Down 20% Following Fentanyl Patch Death Warnings
Doctors may finally be getting the message about dangers associated with fentanyl patches, if Johnson & Johnson's Q3 2009 earnings are any indication. While J&J saw revenues fall 5.3 percent to $15 billion...

FDA has continued to receive reports of deaths and life-threatening side effects after doctors have inappropriately prescribed the patch or after people incorrectly used it.

Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral thing to do. Profit Prisons

Egregious and Well-Chronicled Abuses of Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Happy Hour Sports Talk
Thur 8.10.17 legal analyst Steve Moskowitz joins the set to discuss a fascinating story about a soccer star allegedly aiding a drug cartel.

(paraphrasing) Moskowitz: Local cops seizing cash is frequent and what the public generally doesn't know. Is they have 30 days to file with the court to get it back. He said, many businesses are at risk, no trial, no warrant, no innocent until proven guilty. Just a guy with a gun deciding it was ill gotten gains.

A Primer on Dirty Money
For an explanation of how drug asset seizures work, read our FAQ.
Camden County has an aggressive highway interdiction program that has earned the sheriff's department more than $20 million over the past decade and a half. Sheriff Bill Smith — once considered one of the most successful sheriffs in the nation at confiscating drug money off the highways — is now the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into whether he misused the forfeiture funds.

Top Five "Questionable Characters" Involved With Drug Free Florida

Florida anti-pot leader says weed makes you gay, leads to AIDS (seriously)

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, which represents Latino lawmakers from across the U.S., passed a resolution endorsing marijuana legalization and slamming prohibition's racist origins.

A federal court ruled that a Connecticut law protecting employment rights for medical cannabis patients is not preempted by the Controlled Substances Act.

A study found that "cannabidiol blocks opioid reward," suggesting that it "may be useful in addiction treatment settings."

In the United States, the first drug law was passed in San Francisco in 1875,
banning the smoking of opium in opium dens.

The Opium Exclusion Act of 1909
This week marks the centennial of a fateful landmark in U.S. history, the nation’s first drug prohibition law. On February 9, 1909, Congress passed the Opium Exclusion Act, barring the importation of opium for smoking as of April 1. Thus began a hundred-year crusade that has unleashed unprecedented crime, violence and corruption around the world —a war with no victory in sight.

Long accustomed to federal drug control, most Americans are unaware that there was once a time when people were free to buy any drug, including opium, cocaine, and cannabis, at the pharmacy. In that bygone era, drug-related crime and violence were largely unknown, and drug use was not a major public concern.

The Opium Exclusion Act applied only to the opium processed for smoking that was favored by Chinese immigrants —not the medicinal opium that white Americans commonly kept in their household medicine cabinets.

The history of nonmedical drug use, and the development of policies in response to drug use, also extends back to the early settlement of the country. Like alcohol, the classification of certain drugs as legal, or illegal, has changed over time. These changes sometimes had racial and class overtones.

According to Mosher and Yanagisako, for example, Prohibition was in part a response to the drinking practices of European immigrants, who became the new lower class. Cocaine and opium were legal during the 19th century, and were favored drugs among the middle and upper classes. Cocaine became illegal after it became associated with African Americans following Reconstruction.
A Short History of the Drug Laws

The History of the Drug Laws

Though the plotline varied from state to state and drug to drug, one theme emerges again and again. That theme ties the earliest antidrug laws to issues of race and power, but not in ways commonly alleged. It’s often said these laws grew out of hatred of groups the public linked with each drug—the Chinese with opium, African-Americans with cocaine, Mexicans with marijuana. Yet there’s hardly a hint of this simple racist plotline in the histories of the earliest state and local antidrug laws.

America’s first law banning any non-alcoholic drug—San Francisco’s 1875 ordinance against opium dens. That law made it a misdemeanor to keep or visit any place where opium was smoked. The San Francisco Chronicle explained that the Board of Supervisors had acted after learning of “opium-smoking establishments kept by Chinese, for the exclusive use of white men and women“—and of “young men and women of respectable parentage” going there.

The block-face reference to white men and women spotlights the supervisors’ concern: that their children and those of their friends and constituents could lie stoned in a fetid den. Indeed enforcement of early anti-dens laws fell mainly on dens catering to whites. In San Francisco and other Western towns, police often overlooked Chinese opium dens selling only to the Chinese. “All we can do,” said San Francisco Police Chief Phillip Crowley, is “keep them from opening places where whites might resort to smoke.”

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There’s Only 1 Demographic That Still Thinks Marijuana Should Be Illegal
The holdouts: In terms of generation or age, it’s the Silent Generation. Roughly 59% of these people born between the years of 1925 and 1945 have evidently not found arguments in favor of legalization to be persuasive.

The second group is conservative Republicans, which disapprove of legalization by 62% to 33%. What’s interesting here is other subsets of Republicans, by Pew’s measurements, show support for legalization by a 2:1 margin. It’s the conservative wing that is tilting the overall Republican category.

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CN Source: By Christopher Ingraham Washington Post August 09, 2017

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, among the most well-known living scientists this side of Stephen Hawking, said this week that “there's no reason for [marijuana] to ever have been made illegal.”

The remark came in response to a question submitted by Tom Angell of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority. Angell asked Tyson if he agreed with astrophysicist Carl Sagan that marijuana should be legalized. “If you really analyze it,” Tyson said, “relative to other things that are legal, there’s no reason for it to ever have been made illegal in the system of laws.” continued

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House Republican Conference chair, NO legalizing marijuana because she's a mom. https://t.co/YV5EcQ8Rbk

A mom who prefers jail for moms like Shona?
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Drug Worriers like Cathy McMorris Rodgers preferred methods.

While 4 y/o girl using cannabis for Epileptic seizures

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