Ignorance, tyranny or sellout. You decide.Submitted by mister_harris@h... on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 08:17
In conversation I often state something to the tune of "unless you discover for yourself what cannabis really is then you will never know or understand the magnitude of crime that is being committed against us." And this is a true statement backed by thousands of documents, even more years of history, and even by our own biology. Every single one of us is intrinsically designed to intake and metabolize cannabis and cannabinoids. The benefits of the use of cannabis, by responsible people, is self-evident.
There also has been a great deal of recent activity as more and more people come to realize the nature of our government. As time progresses we witness more and more abhorrent behavior from those who mean to rule us and their minions on the streets of America. All forms of government authority are infiltrated by tyrants, murderers, thieves and such. More Americans are becoming privy to the dirt that our governments are built upon.
For years I was of the opinion that legislatures are not very responsive to members of the public that do not have a sizeable pocketbook, like myself. But taking a lesson from "The Shawshank Redemption" I decided to write my representatives in tireless fashion. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina was the primary man with whom I corresponded. Writing a letter a week took about six months for a documented reply. His responses to my repeated inquiry were a bit lacking. If this is what we can come to expect from our "representatives" then we have so much work to do.
I lobbied my senator over cannabis and its divine uses for we the sheeple. I was surprised to read his response. Aside from his claim that "The abuse of marijuana has destroyed an untold number of families, communities, and lives.", I was struck by a statement that wreaked of ignorance, lies, or misinformed good intentions. "Various scientific studies have shown that marijuana directly impairs short-term memory, learning, and the handling of complex tasks." After reading this line I could not help but to fire back. My response, as passionate as I am about the subject, was swift and relentless as I furnished him with over ten studies, some dating back as far as the 1800s. None of them have much to say about the dangers of cannabis use on us or society. Here is the list I furnished him:
Indian Hemp Drugs Commission, 1894. “The commission has come to the conclusion that the moderate use of hemp drugs is practically attended by no evil results at all”.
Panama Canal Zone Report, 1925. “There is no evidence... that any deleterious influence on the individual using [cannabis]”.
Panama Canal Zone Report, 1930. Reported that cannabis use was harmless, and, having subjected to medico-scientific clinical monitoring, heavy cannabis smoking produced no effect upon motivation or performance.
LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944. “Cannabis smoking does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration... Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug”.
The Wootton Report, 1969. “The long term consumption of cannabis in moderate doses has no harmful effect”.
Marijuana: A Signal of Misunderstanding: The Shafer Report, 1972. US National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse. Recommended that the WHO should do a reassessment of cannabis.
NIMH Jamaican Study, 1972. “No impairment of physiological, sensory and perceptual performance, concept formation, abstracting ability and cognitive style and tests of memory”.
Jamaican Studies, 1975 (Rubin & Comitas). [Cannabis] is smoked over a longer period in heavier quantities with greater THC potency than in the United States without deleterious social or psychological consequences.
Trash Rehashed, 1979. The Legalise Cannabis Campaign (UK) reply to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs ‘Review of the Classification of Drugs and Penalties, 1979’. “It is disgraceful that such a muddled and inaccurate report should be presented to the government and to the public”.
Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church Study, 1980. Some participants had smoked at least two to four large cigarettes (each containing 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of cannabis) over 16 hours a day for periods of up to 50 years. 'the most impressive thing ... is the true paucity of neurological abnormalities'. Heavy cannabis consumers suffered no apparent psychological or physical harm. ('Hemp, Lifeline to the Future', C Conrad, 1994).
Costa Rican Study, 1982. “Users in our matched-pair sample smoked marihuana in addition to as many tobacco cigarettes as did their matched non-using pairs. Yet their small airways were, if anything, a bit healthier than their matches. We must tentatively conclude either that marihuana has no harmful effect on such passages or that it actually offers some slight protection against the harmful effects of tobacco smoke”. Found that there was no distinguishable harm that could be attributed to cannabis usage.
the THC club Protocols
DEA Administrative Law Judge, FL Young, 1988. “Nearly all medicines have toxic, potentially lethal effects. But marijuana is not such a substance. There is no record in the extensive medical literature describing a proven, documented cannabis-induced fatality. Simply stated, researchers have been unable to give animals enough marijuana to induce death. In practical terms, marijuana cannot induce a lethal response as a result of drug-related toxicity. In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man”.
The Lancet, Volume 346, Number 8985, November 11, 1995 (Editorial). “The smoking of cannabis, even long term, is not harmful to health. Leaving politics aside, where is the harm in decriminalising cannabis? There is none to the health of consumers. Sooner or later politicians will have to stop running scared and address the evidence: cannabis per se is not a hazard to society but driving it further underground may well be”.
'Marihuana Reconsidered', Prof. L Grinspoon, 1996. “...as in the case of psychiatric illness, no level of use has yet been discovered that qualifies as obviously so immoderate that it causes physical disease”.
British Medical Association, Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis, 1997. “Individual cannabinoids have a therapeutic potential in several conditions in which other treatments are not fully adequate. Cannabioids and cannabis should be legalised for wider medical use under medical supervision. The report found that there was "good evidence" that several cannabinoids had analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
House of Lords Report, 1998. The Lords Science and Technology Committee urges a “change in the law to allow derivatives of the drug to be used legally”.
Runciman Report: Drugs and the Law. Report of the Independent Inquiry in to the MisUse of Drugs Act 1971. Recommendation No 8 (Chapter 7) - ‘We recommend a defense of duress of circumstance on Medical Grounds for those accused of the possession, cultivation or supply of cannabis’.
The wisdom of the ages has been available to us all for the entire time that we have endured this madness. As any truth seeker will likely share with you that the truth is out there but it is only to be found by those who seek it. Mr. Burr was not interested in this particular truth and yet when all the evidence is weighed the prohibition of cannabis is, without a doubt in my mind, the greatest theft in world history. The magnitude of this crime goes so far beyond the realm of wealth, poverty, crime and "undesirable" human behavior for so many reasons.
Jack Herer wrote a book called "The Emperor Wears no Clothes," in which he made the valid argument that, if used for all of its virtues, cannabis could easily save the world and all of its inhabitants from the plunder that continues today. But this widespread knowledge of the wide spread uses is buried as it was long ago. Only those who seek it will find it. And some of the studies listed are also buried.
Mr. Burr was not moved by my well-informed and well-meaning rant. His only fallback was that he could not support the legalization of marijuana until there was more public outcry. Is it not interesting that legislatures will use any excuse to inflict tyranny upon us but in defense of liberties there is not enough "public outcry?" His support for cannabis legalization despite the actions of Colorado and Washington continues unabated. But herein lies another interesting dilemma.
Recently the United Nations, in all of their wisdom, bashed publically the actions of Colorado and Washington State. They demanded that the federal government take direct action to such challenges and the pot is still to be considered dangerous and of no use to society whatsoever. This drives my mind to wonder just what the hell it is that they are seeking with such a preposterous position? Do they not know themselves the true nature of cannabis? Do they see a threat to international business? What is the underlying cause of this hysteria about Cannabis? You are welcome to try to answer this question, if you dare, but you are unlikely to produce any response that I have not already considered. This is a subject I have been very passionate about for seventeen years. I have managed to debunk all but the strongest arguments. But something is still missing. Something very deep and profound lies within the chemistry of this divine herb. It is something that carries with it rank and ruin to those who use it openly, seemingly for no reason.
If people are outing senators and congress for not hearing the information available to truth seekers about Obama and his forged birth certificate then why should we not out them for ignorance, tyranny, lies or whatever else. To me the birth certificate is just another in a long line of abuses endured by a docile public. But there is also hope and action.
If you have become a truth seeker then you may have run across the question: just what is truth? I think that I have managed to discover the answer for myself but I am always open to opinions. What is truth and where do you find it? Truth is reality and reality is everywhere. Then you must ask yourself, as we have always tended to do, what is reality? I discovered the answer to this too. Reality is self-evident. So too are the solutions to our problems. We just have to be willing to be solution seekers as well.
Thanks for your time.