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    Just Vote No on the Michigan’s Cannabis Initiative: Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol 


    Just Vote No on the Michigan’s Cannabis Initiative: Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (November 2018)

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    Bruce Cain·Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    So it is June 6th, 2018, and it looks like we’ll have another awful Cannabis Initiative on the November Ballot. It is being pushed by the “Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” (CRMLA). Having reviewed the language of this idiotic Initiative I simply cannot support this personally. And if there were “truth in advertising” it should really be called “Cramming Ridiculous Marijuana Laws up our Asses.” And it sucks so bad that it could probably suck the rust off of a door knob. You can read the news here:

    ===== Michigan pot legalization initiative dodges Republican meddling, heads to ballot Posted By Violet Ikonomova on Wed, Jun 6, 2018 https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/06/06/michigan-pot-legalization-initiative-dodges-republican-meddling-heads-to-ballot =====

    You can read the full text of the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative language here:

    https://www.regulatemi.org/initiative/

    I’m sorry but I’ve been a Cannabis Activist for well over 50 years and a journalist and activist for over 30 years. I have known every major player in this movement — from Timothy Leary, to Jack Herer to good old John Sinclair. I have engaged in debates with Jodie Emery, Chris Conrad, Ed Rosenthal and many other activists over those decades. And I’m here to tell you: WE ARE BEING SOLD OUT. And I’m not just talking about Michigan but throughout the US, Canada, Europe. The sad fact of the matter is we have been sold out by NORML since they began in the early 90’s. And from there we got sold out by every other corporate Cannabis organization including: DPA, MPP, SSDP, LEAP (Wooldridge). And now in 2018 you see this curious phenomenon where all of these states and countries are slowly turning the screws on home growers.

    I’m not saying this to boast but to simply be accurate. There is probably no one on the planet that understands drugs or drug policy any better than I do. Here are a few of my more recent essays that I would recommend:

    ===== The Global Marijuana March originated with International Drug Policy Day in May 1990 https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/the-global-marijuana-march-originated-with-international-drug-policy-day-in-may-/2393282000697774/

    Why the Right to Grow Your Own Medical Cannabis Must Be Protected from “Tax, Regulate and Control” State Models https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/why-the-right-to-grow-your-own-medical-cannabis-must-be-protected-from-tax-regul/1941658819193430/

    The Real Reasons that Cannabis Consumers are getting sick and why State Control is not the solution https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/the-real-reasons-that-cannabis-consumers-are-getting-sick-and-why-state-control-/1937440196281959/

    You are more than welcome to read the other 230 essay that I have written here:

    https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1528324382 =====

    I was saying the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative really sucks as have all of the initiatives since Prop215 passed in California in 1996.

    Why in the Hell would we want to treat Cannabis (e.g., Marijuana) like Alcohol which cannot be produced at home. Why not treat it like beer or wine: both of which can be produced in your home without “a card,” zoning restrictions, home inspections, fee’s and a host of other unnecessary bullshit.

    So let us take a look at the “door knob” sucking “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” initiative for a moment. Here is the summary of what it has to offer:

    ===== * Legalize the possession and sale of up to 2½ ounces of marijuana for personal, recreational use.

    * Impose a 10% excise tax on marijuana sales at the retail level as well as a 6% sales tax. The estimated revenues from the taxes are at least $100 million.

    * Split those revenues with 35% going to K-12 education, 35% to roads, 15% to the communities that allow marijuana businesses in their borders and 15% to counties where marijuana business are located.

    * Allow communities to decide whether they’ll permit marijuana businesses.

    * Restrict purchases of marijuana for recreational purposes to 2½ ounces but an individual could keep up to 10 ounces of marijuana at home.

    * Allow the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), and not the politically appointed licensing board that will regulate the medical marijuana side of the market, to regulate and license marijuana businesses, ranging from growers, transporters, testers and dispensaries.

    * Set up three classes of marijuana growers: up to 100, 500 and 2,000 plants =====

    So here is my brief critique of “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” initiative:

    ===== * Why is there any limit on how many ounces of Cannabis you can buy? Last I checked there is no limit on the number of cases of beer you can purchase or the number of bottles of wine you can purchase.

    * Why are we allowing any tax of Cannabis when it is a medicine and no other medicines are taxed?

    * Splitting the revenue is a ruse. Because we allowed the legislature to gut the 2008 initiative they are now setting up what I call “Corporate Cannabis State Monopolies.” So just as shit seems to float to the top, the profits are being taken away from small growers whose profits went directly back into the local communities. Now it will go to the State government and the rich millionaires that pushed all the small growers out of business. Oh, and you will now pay a 16% tax on all purchases which we’ve never had to pay before. Such a deal! Now the same state government, that has been persecuting consumers and growers, for the last 50 years, have decided to put the small grower out of business so they can take all the profit. So I should be overjoyed that the state has finally seen the light and has now decided to become our drug dealer? It was not even 12 years ago when our legislature was fully behind criminalizing Cannabis because it was dangerous. Hey like Cindy Lauper once said “money changes everything.”

    * Why do we need regulation at all? Why do I have to have the right medical condition to use Cannabis?

    * How dumb do these people think we are? =====

    So then today Adam Brook, longtime Master of Ceremonies for the Hash Bash in Ann Arbor, indicated his support for the initiative. He is now selling “VOTE YES” pins in support of the initiative. I do like Adam as he had let me speak at the Hash Bash some 15 times between 1990 and 2012. So I voiced my disagreement and asked longtime activists — Kathleen Chippi (Colorado) and Timothy Locke (Abrogate Michigan) — to join the discussion. Kathleen provided some insights into what is going on in Colorado in the wake of thier “Corporate Cannabis State Monopolies.” Basically they are now going after home growers in order to maximize revenue to the state. Tim was rather succinct in his disapproval when he said “Vote Yes to Increase Arrests.” And I think they are both right.

    To be clear this flew in the face of the glowing prounouncements by Adam Brook and Howard J. Wooldridge (Head of LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition). Again I like Adam. I really don’t like Wooldridge for many reasons beyond the scope of this essay. Let’s just say I wish the whole organization would go LEAP off a very high cliff.

    So as the criticism of the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” initiative began to dominate the discussion: suddenly the discussion was no longer directly accessable and some of the comments had been deleted.

    “Kathleen Chippi ??? did the thread comments just get deleted?”

    I have no idea whether Adam really did anything to hide the discussion but a number of people did wonder where the discussion thread went. In any case this might be a good strategy for us “True Legalizers” in the future. Engage those that you disagree. Try to be nice as you make your points. Don’t engage in “trollish” behavior or insult those that you disagree.

    At any rate I’m going to end this essay now and simply provide a transcript of what I could recover from the discussion that Adam initiated. But first my opinion of the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative.

    Just Say NO! to the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative

    Just Vote NO! for the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative in November 2018

    The Legislature destroyed the 2008 Medical Marijuana Initiative in just 10 short years.

    No reason to make it even worse by voting in even more regulations, more busts, more taxes etc.

    Perhaps these supporters should spend more time on other thing relating to Cannabis Policy:

    * Make it legal for Cannabis growers and consumers to own guns. Right now they can’t. * Stop Child Protective Services from taking children away from parents that are medicating them effectively for diseases such as epilepsy, chrons disease, parkinson’s etc.

    I mean there is a lot you could be doing. Unfortunately this initiative is something we wish you were not doing.

    ===== Partial Transcript of Adam Brooks discussion of the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” Initiative:

    Adam L Brook Marijuana will be on the Nov ballot. Get your VOTE YES pin now! $10 +$3 shipping…

    Walt Williams Won’t legalization hurt some folks

    Adam L Brook Yes, cops & prosecutors!

    Walt Williams What about people who can’t grow being forced to get from provision center commercially grown?

    Howard J. Wooldridge And current marijuana dealers will be hurt badly

    wolf Neal Smith It’s going to kick big pharma and private prisons right in the wallet.

    Howard J. Wooldridge William u r allowed 12 plants…that is not enuf? Willie Nelson can’t smoke that much…or u are currently an MJ grower and dealer in the black market?

    William Yeah right on Adam let’s let Monsanto make some Frankenstein GMO cannabis that kills everybody who smokes it just like tobacco.

    Ron Klug Howard J. Wooldridge You trying to dry snitch em out?

    William Ron Klug that wouldn’t surprise me one damn bit. He used to be a cop. You know what they say about old dogs and new tricks right?

    Kathleen Chippi Howard J. Wooldridge who the fuck are any of you to decide how many non-toxic plants a person can have or needs? Not sure why people don’t see the FAKE ‘legalization” rules/fee’s/prohibitions are BASED ON THE SAME LIES, PREJUDICE AND GREED as 1937 Reefer Madness???

    William When I joined this movement it was about growing your own medicine. Now everyone wants big business to make their medicine for them because they’ve been told by the TV to ask your doctor about every goddamn pill under the fucking sun. What the fuck are your brains made out of Jell-O or what?

    Adam L Brook When you joined our movement you should have asked more questions…… I never heard about medical until long after the concept of a PRA (Personal Rights Amendment) was not able to get the signatures to get on the ballot….. and when medical was proposed I never said it was anything more than a foot in the door. THIS is about moving the ball forward and changing attitudes…..we have a long way to go….. and you can think the Black Market is racist (which I agree and that’s why I use the term, as people should never forget) but it has been perfected over the last 80+ years, 40 of which war was declared against us, and will always be here for those who can’t or won’t deal with the “system”…I for one think that once we can get another 10years down the road the laws won’t matter as the old guard will have died off and the new generation doesn’t care about a safe substance like marijuana (another racist term I use in homage to my brown brothers and vipers of the past)……

    No reason to be a keyboard warrior my old friend…. you attack the wrong side of this battle…. go after the pigs or the assholes in the legislature, but attacking fellow activists only hurts the progress we are making….

    William Adam L Brook I’m not attacking other activists. I’m attacking sellouts.

    Adam L Brook William not one of these people has sold out. To do that you have to have changed your opinion in exchange for something…..they have believed in this from the get…of course lots of polling was done in order for many of these folk to feel comfortable in putting this forward…..had we done the polling back in the PRA days we would not have wasted our time… Believe it or not but this was a winner before the first signature was collected…..again its about changing attitudes…..its one of the few things that keeps me fighting to stay alive…I hope to live long enough to see the laws the way I want them….

    William Adam L Brook I was involved in the movement 12 years before PRA. I personally never felt the need to go to Hash Bash until Schmid decided to use Hash Bash as a kickoff event. I just want to be left alone to grow my own but with these greedy motherfuckers passing stupid laws I know eventually they’re going to come after my garden, and when they do I’ll look for Tom and Rollie on the other side and tell them you said hi.

    Adam L Brook William please do. I miss the fellas dearly…. let them know I kept my promise and we are moving the ball forward….matter of fact being gay is no longer an issue (they’d be much more comfortable in public these days) and hopefully like I said before growing /smoking marijuana will not be an issue once the laws making weed illegal change to a regulated system…I can remember my father making wine and not giving a shit that he made 500, which was twice the legal limit, as no one cared…. the police chief didn’t accept his case of wine and then investigate how much was being made, he said thanks and when and drank his wine….

    Unfortunately I could go on and on and I know I won’t change you mind, but maybe your attitude will change once you see no one is coming for your garden…

    William Of course they’re going to come for my garden. How else are they going to corner the market? Let’s face it anybody can grow the stuff so why would anybody need to buy it?

    Adam L Brook William I can’t grow it…I can barely stand…. had I not become “Mr. Hash Bash” with a reputation that causes people to help me out I would be force to the commercial market…. in the last 10 years, ok I was locked up for 2, so in 8 years I have never purchased over the counter weed in this state/country…. (many many times in Amsterdam, but that’s a quasi illegal market, so I felt comfortable). The commercial market has its place in society…..stop the fear mongering… I don’t see anyone coming for personal grows…..again its about the old guard dieing off and the attitudes changing…. in the last election in California there were first time voters who had had legal medical their whole lives, so voting yes on rec was a simple yes vote….. mind you it took cali 20 years, while Michigan will do it in half that time…

    William Adam L Brook all you have to do is look at how the medical marijuana law got butchered by the legislature to know that as soon as recreational gets passed they’re going to butcher it too. The first thing that will be hacked out is personal cultivation.

    Adam L Brook William they couldn’t get a majority to pass it themselves…. you give them a lot of credit that they can get ⅔ to make changes….. as for them changing the medical law that was done at the behest of Law Enforcement, who by now has seen the writing on the wall and has started to change their attitudes…. trust me, I have been intimately involved with them over the last 10 years and in the last two have been treated differently with each encounter…. Twice had weed handed back to me and sent on my way, once even being allowed to continue on my way when I admittedly should have been arrested, after being recognized as Adam L Brook, weed activist.

    Times are a’changin as the great poet once said.

    William The times might be changing, but time is a pendulum. History always repeats itself. The legislature will fuck with recreational use laws just like they fucked with medical marijuana laws and stoners and patients alike will suffer.

    William Aron Kozin I happen to be disabled. I don’t work. I have a lot of time on my hands. I grow my own and I don’t grow any to sell. If I have extra I will give it away to somebody who needs it. I don’t believe in the commercialization of cannabis. It is a plant that anybody can grow anywhere on the planet except the the North and South Poles. It is ridiculous to think that you can get rich but everybody’s treating this legalization movement like a gold rush.

    William Bob Harris personally I ignore arbitrary bullshit like the number of plants I can grow. The older I get the more I’m going to need. For me edibles work better and last longer than smoking. I raise rabbits and use their manure for fertilizer and butcher them for meat. I use a modified version of the beef jerky marinade recipe at Infusedeats.com with my rabbit meat.

    William Joe Willey once they shut down home growers they can charge any price they want and get away with it. Why do you think they have an arbitrary plant limit? Nobody believes in a free market anymore.

    William Joe Willey the legalizers are proposing a 12 plant limit just like we’ve got under medical marijuana. I don’t obey that law and I sure as hell am not going to obey some fascist law written to help the rich get richer.

    Bruce Cain I would not implicate you Adam but you know damn well we have been infiltrated by “sell outs” — those that could give a damn about our right to grow our own — at least as early as 2000. We sat on many of the same committees with Matt Able, Tim Beck, Kevin Zeese who were on the “Tax, Regulate and Control” bandwagon as early as 2000.

    For me there have only been 2 important goals since I first started smoking Cannabis in 1968:

    * The inalienable right to grow our own: no taxes, inspections, zoning laws, cards.

    * A framework whereby the market was dependent on small growers supplying the dispensaries or simply selling to friends and relatives.

    I think it insane to be happy with where things are at the moment. Not blaming you. But it is what it is. And it ain’t good.

    The Global Marijuana March originated with International Drug Policy Day in May 1990.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/the-global-marijuana-march-originated-with-international-drug-policy-day-in-may-/2393282000697774/

    Manage

    William Bruce Cain copying and pasting your comments all over the thread is just annoying. Once is enough.

    Kathleen Chippi Adam L Brook Being gay didn’t violate CRIMINAL federal law.

    Bruce Cain Kathleen Chippi Yep being gay does not violate criminal federal law but smoking/growing Marijuana still does. Can’t own a gun. CPS takes your kid because you find Cannabis helps with their epilepsy.

    Perhaps the moral of this story is that, as long as you are taking it up the ass — figuratively or literally — the government will leave you alone.

    But if you begin to complain about taking it up the ass — by the government — expect some problems. LOL

    William Y’all are giving your money to criminals if you go to that damn Cannabis Cup. If you see any people from High Times magazine there tell them to give Steven Hager his pension already. I’m boycotting the cup until he gets what he deserves.

    Adam Rzepecki Don’t stop with just one hole in your head….buy them all David Beckett. Anyways Im going to go smoke some GMO with Monsanto. Also I am asking anyone I know that’s “cool” for a free ticket to high times, because I don’t support crooks but really want to go. Cool people PM me its my bucket list to meet the great “whacka flocka”

    Bruce Cain I would not implicate you Adam but you know damn well we have been infiltrated by “sell outs” — those that could give a damn about our right to grow our own — at least as early as 2000. We sat on many of the same committees with Matt Able, Tim Beck, Kevin Zeese who were on the “Tax, Regulate and Control” bandwagon as early as 2000.

    For me there have only been 2 important goals since I first started smoking Cannabis in 1968:

    * The inalienable right to grow our own: no taxes, inspections, zoning laws, cards.

    * A framework whereby the market was dependent on small growers supplying the dispensaries or simply selling to friends and relatives.

    I think it insane to be happy with where things are at the moment. Not blaming you. But it is what it is. And it ain’t good.

    Bruce Cain The refrain “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there” was essentially a paraphrase of an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Chapter 6 of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland:

    “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”

    “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.

    “I don’t much care where—” said Alice.

    “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

    “—so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.

    “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Any_Road

    Bruce Cain I’m tinkering with the idea of getting involved in this mess once again. LOL.

    So at the moment the only thing I’d be motivated to do is debate ANYONE that thinks we are on the right path with these “Corporate Cannabis State Monopolies.” The fact is there are not many willing to debate this issue with me: especially if they disagree in our right to grow our own under a framework of “True Legalization:” no taxes, zoning, inspections cards etc.

    I’ve challenged a number of people lately . . but no takers. Time for Hemp would be a great podcast to have such a debate but I was banned from that around 2009 when I helped the folk in CA defeat Prop19: the first “Tax, Regulate and Control” initiative. I debated Chris Conrad, Jodie Emery and a few others. Casper (Time for Hemp) was told he’d loose his show if they let me on again. There must be a reason for that. LOL

    But I’m here. I’m straight. And I’m just waiting for someone to take the bait.

    I met with the Senior Editor of Metro Times 8 weeks ago for an article on my view of the Cannabis Movement. Well its been 8 weeks. LOL. He indicated that he was still behind but is still going to publish the article on my views and activism in the Cannabis movement. I’ll believe it if/when I see it. LOL

    William Don’t even use the L word. The fascists have corrupted it too much with their greed. They have indoctrinated everybody to believe that legalization means that it will be sold like cigarettes and alcohol. You don’t get rid of prohibition by burying it under more bad laws. You get rid of it by repealing the law that created it in the first place.

    Bruce Cain I really don’t care what word is used: Legalization, Re-Legalization, Abrogate, etc. But I well understand your point. What is really important is how we structure the “final solution.” And I think I’ve always made that pretty clear:

    * No Cards

    * No Inspections

    * No Government oversight.

    * No licences.

    * etc.

    Once again . . .

    For me there have only been 2 important goals since I first started smoking Cannabis in 1968:

    * The inalienable right to grow our own: no taxes, inspections, zoning laws, cards.

    * A framework whereby the market was dependent on small growers supplying the dispensaries or simply selling to friends and relatives.

    Kathleen Chippi The L word is the successful Re-Branding of the same lies, prejudice and greed as 1937 Reefer Madness/Prohibition. No science, sanity or humanity involved, 80 plus years later.

    William Kathleen Chippi like I’ve always said prohibition started with a tax law. What makes them think another tax law is going to end prohibition?

    Kathleen Chippi The (Unconstitutional) 12 plant limits passed in CO (17 years after no limits for MMJ) and now what do we have-loss of our 4th Amendment-unwarranted house searches based on basically any complaint about the (constitutional) smell of ‘pot’ and loss of the 5th Amendment with attempting to make people have house inspections by the government and pay for a permit!! to grow even ONE non-toxic plant in some counties. Out of control government/over regulation and no accountability….just like the feds….FUCK FAKE ‘legalization’/”like alcohol”/”tax and regulate” to hell.

    Bruce Cain I’m so glad that Kathleen joined this discussion from the great state of CO. I know Adam you really don’t like to get into the politics of this too deeply. I also know you to be one of the best informed activists in the movement. In any case I encourage my MI activists to go to her FB page and simply read about all the bullshit going down in CO. Why? Because it is coming here within the year. With a vengeance. That’s why. LOL

    Kathleen Chippi Yeah, Bruce it’s a shame people don’t realize that what THEY promise is the opposite of what you get. CO is witnessing the demise of 2 Constitutional Amendments that legally cannot be altered w/o a vote of “we the people”. Home grow after home grow being raided because some new neighbor who moved here complains about the LAWFUL smell of cannabis or some old neighbor who hates you just calling to ‘report’. Wait until the $1,000 dollar a day fines (per plant) start being ‘enforced’. Never thought I would dream the good old days of straight up prohibition. Now the fools who buy the pesticide/mold ridden state licensed weed put millions into funding (un-constitutional) home grow busts and DARE like propaganda–something we rarely read about is now a daily thing and the call it “legalization”.

    Kathleen Chippi imho, states that have not fake legalized (ADDED 1,200 plus pages of new pot PROHIBITIONS) will be in a better position IF the Feds ever repeal prohibition-because you will start with a blank slate–states like CO now have to fund/repeal dozens upon dozens of what where un-necessary PROHIBITIONS….

    William A lot of commercial growers are using myclobutanil to combat fungus. It’s safe to use on edible plants but it turns into hydrogen cyanide as it combusts. If you smoke cannabis treated with a fungicide that contains myclobutanil you are inhaling hydrogen cyanide.

    Bruce Cain How did the discussion thread get reduced to a photo. LOL. Did you do that Adam? Or did it JUST happen. LOL.

    At any rate great discussion. And I do agree with Kathleen: on the whole these initiatives have actually made it worse. If you want to see how it has gone downhill just look at the annual arrests from the 60’s till today. Let’s see if I can find that. At any rate this is not what I would call progress: more like an incremental journey straight to Hell. LOL

    http://marijuana-arrests.com/images/1965-2012-marijuana-arrests-chart.jpg

    Bruce Cain Oops nothing to read about here. LOL

    Kathleen Chippi ??? did the thread comments just get deleted?

    Bruce Cain I’m not sure what just happened. “Somehow” you now have to click on the “Cannabis – Vote Yes” pendant a few times and NOW the comments appear to the right of the picture. Did you do that Adam or did it just happen magically. LOL. Could it be you don’t like the direction the discussion went? Or was it magic!

    Bruce Cain Let me just say this Adam. It is very disappointing that — because you didn’t like the direction of the discussion — you would basically delete the discussion or make nearly impossible to access. It makes you appear like so many of these idiotic Snowflakes that can’t handle an honest debate. And by the way I would not vote for this piece of shit excuse for a Marijuana Initiative. Either way we loose: whether the State Legislature passes their own bullshit or if this pile of smoldering crap ends up on the ballot. I guess your just showing you True Colors. LOL. Let me know if you did this or is was merely FB Magic. Frankly this has never happened on any discussion I initiated so I’m assuming that you censored it.

    Timothy Locke of Abrogate Michigan June 6 at 9:20pm Vote Yes to Increase Arrests. =====

    SOURCE LINK

     
  • ShereeKrider 5:20 am on May 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cannabis, , , , , , New Jersey, , , witness tampering   

    Is Ed Forchion, “NJ Weedman”, ‘unconvictable’? 


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    New Jersey’s most notorious pothead has called himself “conviction proof.”

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    Long time Activist for Cannabis legalization and Human Rights,  Cancer patient, Author, Actor and Politician, was released Thursday from the Mercer County Jail, after having been incarcerated 447 days, since March of 2017.  He was acquitted of witness tampering in a Mercer County New Jersey Courtroom on Thursday, May 24th. 

    Acting as his own Attorney the Jury found him “not guilty”.

    There has been quite a few articles published in the media in New Jersey about the case.  As well he has quite a following on Facebook and other social media.  Various video’s and information is posted throughout his profile and I encourage you to view them and become familiar with the case.  It is these activist’s, the ones who go to Court and fight unfair charges brought upon them, that are fighting for our freedoms!  There are many of them out there.  Most are   never even heard of.  But it is our responsibility to see that the “real news” is shared with everyone so that the truth can be told about the Justice System as it stands today.  It must change!  #Jury Nullification is one way to do this.

    Getting involved in Politics is another.  Ed Forchion is “still running for Mayor…”!

    BTW – in still running for Mayor as a write in (despite) Mr Harris ( city clerk Trenton) June 12th – Election #Forchion4Mayor  LINK

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    Edward Forchion

    May 25 at 12:21pm ·

    Press Conference 4:00pm
    322 east state street, trenton nj 08608

    Edward forchion and Christoher Campbell esq make major announcement about remaining cases before. Mercer county prosecutors office. I’m still a write in for Mayor 2018 ( June 12th)

    I promised in april of 2016 that’d I’d whoop Prosecutor onofri’s ass. ( I’ve beat two of his minions) I ask that Onofri prosecute the remaining cases himself.

    I’d like to talk about theBail Reform Act and the constitutionally unfair trial I was receiving despite the jury – rejecting the states false narrative used to create this vindictive prosecution.

    I will be amending my current federal lawsuit ( forchion vs trenton, 3:16cv01339pgs) to add the malious police misconduct and prosecutorial vendetta in regards to the constitutional detention I just suffered the last 16months

    http://Www.njweedman.com/Federal_Amended_Lawsuit2018.pdf

    Edward forchion

    4:00pm –

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    Above:  Reading of the verdict LINK

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    Above:  After the “not guilty” verdict!

    Continuing on, Ed Forchion still has another trial and a Lawsuit pending to handle in the upcoming days and months, not to mention the Election in June.  All of this makes for quite a busy schedule.  Per information posted to his profile today he has retained a well known Attorney to help in the process. 

    Forchion has retained another attorney, Mario Williams, a managing partner out of the Virginia-based firm Nexus Caridades.  He was put in touch with the attorney through reality TV star Dog the Bounty Hunter, who championed Forchion’s cause.  Williams is expected to represent him in both federal lawsuits, part of a bigger fightback campaign the marijuana activist has launched to exonerate himself in his upcoming trial and restore his name.  LINK

    …Mario is Mario Williams, an Atlanta-based civil rights attorney who took a winding road to become one of the nation’s foremost legal advocates for those in need. The bulk of his cases focus on civil-rights violations, police misconduct, prisoners’ rights, and wrongful incarcerations. LINK

    This quote and link explain the latest lawsuit pending.

    Already hit with drug charges following a raid on his downtown business, Forchion’s lawsuit complained he was illegally and unconstitutionally being detained at the Mercer County Correction Center on witness tampering charges.  In a phoned jailhouse interview with The Trentonian, Forchion laid out tactics for how he will avoid convictions that could send him to prison for a long time. He has filed an ethics complaint against Mercer County Judge Anthony Massi, who presided over his case. LINK

    Below:  link to PDF of the suit filed against the City of Trenton NJ.

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    Below are links to past and current articles concerning the cases of Ed Forchion.

    Exclusive Interview with ‘NJ Weedman’ Ed Forchion From Behind Bars  5.3.17

    NJ Weedman acquitted of witness tampering at 2nd trial  5.24.18

    ‘Weedman’ takes a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick at the start of his new trial 5.15.18

    NJ Weedman not guilty on 1 witness tampering count, jury hung on 2nd  11.9.17

    Despite a victory in court for Ed “NJ Weedman” Forchion on Thursday, he remains behind bars  11.9.17

    NJ Weedman on trial: Everything you need to know  10.29.17

    NJ Weedman files ethics charge against judge  9.20.17

    Judge rules to keep ID of informant in NJ Weedman case private  2.25.17

    NJ Weedman says he was behind jury nullification flier stunt at Mercer County court  5.27.16

    Authorities say pot sales at NJ Weedman’s Joint led to investigation  4.28.16

    NJ Weedman’s Joint raided by police narcotics squad 4.28.16

    ‘NJ Weedman’s Joint’ opens in Trenton with $4.20 specials 6.15.15

     STATE ASSEMBLYMAN - REED GUSCIORA presenting THE JOINT with a Joint Resolution from the state assembly.   

    Welcome to the Joint

    Continue to follow the NJ Weedman, Ed Forchion on his Facebook Profile. and review the information at his website,                   

    “NJWeedman.Com”

    .

    http://www.nj.com/marijuana/2018/05/witness_to_weedman_youre_trying_to_scare_me.html#incart_river_index

    http://www.njweedman.com/Federal_Amended_Lawsuit2018.pdf

    https://www.facebook.com/NJWEEDMAN?fref=search

    https://atlantadailyworld.com/2018/04/09/atlanta-civil-rights-lawyer-mario-williams-leads-major-lawsuit-against-white-supremacists/

    http://www.trentonian.com/general-news/20170920/nj-weedman-files-ethics-charge-against-judge

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Forchion

    http://nj1015.com/not-guilty-after-representing-himself-nj-weedman-freed-by-jury/

    https://www.facebook.com/NJWEEDMAN/videos/1956025974431598/

    http://fija.org/document-library/jury-nullification-faq/what-is-jury-nullification/

     
  • ShereeKrider 11:27 pm on May 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cannabis, , , , opinion, sheree krider   

    (GOV) DO NOT tell me that there is no evidence to say that Cannabis has Medical Value! How long will mankind have to suffer for sins of the people who put into action this genocide against us? 


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    I am not a “legalizer”.  I will hold out for “repeal” of the Treaties and Statutes which made the cannabis plant “controlled schedule I” – to begin with – to grow on my own property, and consume in the manner in which I see fit, for  myself AND my family.  No one has the right to take what God has put forth on this Earth for our use as     humans.  No one has a right to tell me what I can treat my children’s illnesses with, providing I am not physically harming them.  The Government does the most harm to children, not the parents, though we have been told differently…

    THIS is why our rights as human beings have been destroyed:

    “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

    I used to think that “they” did not know any better or just hadn’t figured it out yet and that it was our job, as people of the great United States of America to let them know, so that “they” could do something about it – – – that was back in the 70’s and early 80’s – – and it was “me” who just didn’t know any better!  By 2000 I knew it     couldn’t be that “they” didn’t know any better and by about 2003 I finally figured out they “they” were just plain evil.  Little did I realize just how evil “they” really were/are.  That article would be for another day.

    “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”  LINK

    Cannabis/Marijuana is one of the most beneficial plants to be grown and used for food and medicinal reasons.  There are many others as well and they should not be forgotten because if we chose to let the World Government take ahold of our plants, we have lost the war for individual freedom…period.  If we cannot feed nor medicate ourselves we do not belong to “ourselves” in any form or fashion.  Is this where we have been led?  Is this where all of our individual freedoms comes to an end? 

    In today’s modern world of pills and tablets, we tend to forget that probably more than seventy five per cent of all modern-day drugs are nothing more than plant extracts or synthetic chemical reproductions of them. In the early 19th century, that figure would be closer to 100 percent—which was a source of some trouble, as the medical properties of botanical drugs can vary greatly from one plant to another.
    The U.S.P. dealt with this problem by dictating the exact parts of the plant that were to be used and the exact method of manufacture. Later on, it would also set up standards of potency for medicines. By the early 20th century, If the label read, “Made as per U.S.P standard,” the doctor or druggist could be assured of its standardized strength. LINK

    While watching Dateline NBC:  “The future of marijuana in the United States”, it was pointed out that the Government keeps Cannabis in Schedule 1 of the CSA because there is NO Scientific evidence to prove that it is of medical value.  I beg to differ, (and so would a lot of other people).

    There is a whole history about Cannabis/Marijuana at the Antique Cannabis Museum alone.  There is plenty of information to be had if you look for it.  Both scientific and anecdotal as well.  There are plenty of parents of children that have used CBD to give you up to date and current information. 

    There is only one reason to leave this plant regulated as they now have it.  To be able to control it.  Control all aspects from who is allowed to sell it, who is allowed to grow it, who is allowed to consume it and who is going to get the money from it, and last but not least, who is going to be incarcerated for not adhering to the appropriate regulations and Statutes pertaining to it. 

    How long will mankind have to suffer for sins of the people who put into action this genocide against us?

    DO NOT tell me that Cannabis has no accepted medical use or has no scientific evidence to prove it’s usefulness!

    Here is a few links of useful information on the subject.  This is just the beginning…

    1851-1942  The United States Pharmacopea / Cannabis Medicines

    RIGHT HERE IS A LINK OF:

    “700 medical cannabis studies sorted by disease”

    and

    Find Medical Journals Associated With Cannabis

    The Real Reason the Government Won’t Debate Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Re-legalization;  Documented Evidence of a Secret Business and Political Alliance Between the U.S. “Establishment” and the Nazis – Before, During and After World War II – up to the Present.

    PrescriptA

    FDA  (7.19.17)  Role in Marijuana regulation.

    NIH/NIDA  Can a person overdose on marijuana?  An overdose occurs when a person uses enough of the drug to produce life-threatening symptoms or death. There are no reports of teens or adults dying from marijuana alone.

    From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, April 29, 2008:  Clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD): can this concept explain therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions?

    DOJ (1.4.18)  Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement

    DEA (5.20.15)  Recommendation to Maintain Marijuana in Schedule I of the CSA

    Dateline NBC:  I watched the show at the following link.  However, it has now been removed.

    The future of marijuana in the United States, including state-of-the-art science and interviews.


    https://shereekrider.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/rights-and-freedoms-may-in-no-case-be-exercised-contrary-to-purposes-and-principles-of-the-united-nations-how-the-united-nations-is-stealing-our-unalienable-rights-to-grow/

    https://www.fda.gov/downloads/drugs/guidancecomplianceregulatoryinformation/cderfoiaelectronicreadingroom/ucm522560.pdf

    http://antiquecannabisbook.com/chap16/Prescript_A.htm

    http://web.archive.org/web/20041208084352/kentucky.usmjparty.com/policy_elkhorn.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleansing_of_the_Temple

    https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/plants/main.shtml

    http://happyherbcompany.com/UN-submission

    http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/docs/2006/resolution%202006-31.pdf

    https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/laws/intlglobalconv.shtml

    https://www.postsustainabilityinstitute.org/what-is-un-agenda-21.html

    smk 5.24.18

     
  • ShereeKrider 8:30 pm on April 30, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cannabis, , Childrens Rights, chronic anxiety, Chronic Pain, citizens rights, , , , , , ,   

    Why do They feel the need to steal from us? 


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    (Originally posted on Oct 14, 2017)

    Any way that you look at it, none of it passes the “smell test”!

    From Robert Weber of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission came the following account of  a meeting of both the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services, and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee.  The title was,

    “Lawmakers hear sobering account of opioid crisis”,

    It went on to say that “At one Kentucky hospital, people are actually bringing in heroin and shooting up with patients.”

    The following can be called my rendition of the opioid crisis in Kentucky, which would probably apply in most places, but I live here and can only truly state what I’ve seen and what my own experience has been.

    I see this issue from all sides.  The side of the Lawmakers who are trying to control the horrible issue at hand as well as the side of the patient who needs opioid medication and the opioid abuser as well, as I have had close family members deal with this issue not the least of which was my youngest daughter.

    In 2015 I wrote about HB 1 in Kentucky and how it affected patients who were cut off from their opioid medications that they had been used to getting on a regular basis with little or no warning and the position it put them into.  Some of them couldn’t pass the urine test required because of intermittent Cannabis use, some of them were cut off because of other opiates showing up in their urine tests, and a lot of them were disenfranchised by their doctors who just cut everyone off because of fear of the DEA.  They PASSED their drug tests and still were turned away.

    I have talked to several M.D.’s about the situation and they all told me the same thing – they are afraid to prescribe even to patients who are obviously in need of medication for fear of the DEA and losing their license to practice.  IF there is any amount of opiate in your drug screen they will definitely not prescribe, period.  It just doesn’t matter if it is only a little “pot”.  One of them went so far as to say that they thought it was population control!  I agreed with them!  The degree of death from heroin, buprenorphine and other even stronger pharmaceuticals than the ones that everyone was worried about killing people to begin with has created a population culling/control.  Get rid of the addicts! 

    Now, imagine being a middle age person with chronic debilitating disease which causes pain, who has used marijuana for a very long time in order to keep from using too much opioid medication.  You go to your doctors appointment expecting to get your monthly prescription for 30 pain pills (not long-acting!),  so you can sleep at night and are requested to submit random urine test – which you fail, of course, because you smoked Cannabis for pain and severe anxiety – which leaves you out in the street – IF you have to have relief.  All I can say is thank God for Cannabis and the fact that it is a plant!  #PLANTSRIGHTS  

    Now imagine being 25-30 years old, maybe older, having debilitating pain from a health issue, which Doctor’s conveniently prescribed a sh*tload of opiates of all kinds for, (i.e., the cocktails)… Don’t forget the Oxycontin which was sold to us as a non-addictive narcotic!  You probably do not use much Cannabis because you know you may be randomly tested, and you NEED those drugs!  BUT, you can get by with using a “spice” product, or a little meth, or a little of something else as long as it gets out of your system before you have to go to the Pain Clinic again!  SOMEHOW you miscalculate and low and behold a positive urine screen comes back for “whatever” and you are kicked out in the cold with absolutely nothing after having been on all those opiates and benzo’s and whatever else they wrote the ten prescriptions for the last time you were there, AFTER they injected your spine with a poison concoction of unknown chemicals.

    What are you going to do when your Doctor refuses to prescribe and you are conveniently addicted to all those medications which you can ONLY get from a Physician at a pain clinic?

    DETOX on your own?  You got to work to pay the bills!  Rent doesn’t go away just because your Doctor did!  Now you have to find something, somewhere, that will keep you going no matter what, and your gonna need to work more because the cost of “your medicine” is going to eat up your paycheck.  And then a lot of the “drugs” disappear off of the street – practically all at once – because everybody lost their Doctors.  Now what?  Never fear, Heroin is here. 

    It is fucking human nature to find something to relieve pain.  Especially severe pain – ESPECIALLY if your already addicted to the opiates!  The Government made sure that everyone that was in “pain” was treated when they enacted the…

    H.R. 756 (111th): National Pain Care Policy Act of 2009

    Yeah, people are in pain.  In legitimate pain for a lot of reasons.  Years of abuse from employers, eating too much fast food which was sold to us by media marketing, abuse of alcohol and sugar and caffeine and tobacco.  Sedentary living in front of the TV.  Lack of exercise.  Bogus and unnecessary surgeries and medical mistakes and mishaps.  Veterans with service related injuries and mental issues.  The list goes on and on and on and EVERYONE is on this list somewhere.  They got us and they got our Children!  Hell, they even got our damn Dogs (tramadol)!  And then they gave the tramadol back to us!

    Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Van Ingram testified that 1,404 Kentuckians died of a drug overdose last year.

    In 2015 I posted this information which was attached to a link which is now defunct.  Imagine that.  At the time I did not print that information out and I haven’t had the time nor inclination to re-search it out again.  They effectively removed it from sight.  But it did exist and I think that it summarizes quite well how much the Kentucky Government felt about it’s opioid addicted Citizens.  Say what you will but I know there had to be a much better way to handle the situation!

    One could theorize that the passage of HB50 which included a provision to “provide funding for the purchase and administration of naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension”,   for Heroin overdoses was a calculated response to what they knew was going to happen when they discontinued “narcotics” at the Doctor’s office…more Heroin deaths.   Per the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary on July 27, 2015…

    Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the 2015 Interim

    July 27, 2015

    The mandatory use of KASPER has resulted in three things: overall decreased prescribing of controlled substances, decreased inappropriate prescribing, and decreased “doctor shopping”. All three of these were goals of the bill, and all three have been successfully achieved. House Bill 217 was passed a year later, which cleaned up some parts of House Bill 1 and married the regulations to the statutory provisions. Representative Tilley asked members to note that those who are prescribing in high quantities are being monitored. Statistics have shown that since the passage of House Bill 1, heroin use increased. There has been an increase in heroin-related deaths.

    Link:  http://www.lrc.ky.gov/LRCSiteSessionSearch/dtSearch/dtisapi6.dll?cmd=getdoc&DocId=752229&Index=E%3a\dtsearch_indexes\LRC_WebSite&HitCount=2&hits=11a+123+&SearchForm=

    In what he described as a “rare bright spot, there were 70 million fewer dosage units of opioids prescribed last year in Kentucky than in 2011”. (That percentage doesn’t include buprenorphine, a semisynthetic opioid that is used to treat opioid addiction.) There are still about 300 million dosage units of opioids being prescribed in Kentucky.

    Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, D-Louisville, asked how the state could fund the mental health, treatment and prevention programs needed.

    The answer to Rep. Marzian’s question is that we won’t be funding mental health programs.  There is virtually no qualified Psychiatrist’s in the rural area’s of Kentucky and most of the people that they put in different “counseling services” to make it look like there is  mental health care are not qualified to handle the patients that they need to treat here. 

    But there are plenty of “methodone clinics”.

    Kentucky doctors have new restrictions for prescribing Suboxone after efforts to curb pill mills created a new cash-for-pills market and a street trade for the drug designed to safely wean addicts from heroin.
    LINK

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    Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting Quarterly Trend Report 2nd Quarter 2017

    The end result of all of this is that people are and will continue to suffer in Kentucky whether they be patients or addicts, or families of those who are patients or addicts.  The reasons for this can be debated over and over but it comes down to money.  And, how to ignore those who do not have any money. 

    I, personally, am not a big fan of LEGALIZED medical marijuana, in and of itself.  I am surprised that Kentucky has not adopted that stance by now because when you “legalize” it, as a prescription medicine, you will open up all avenues for the prison industrial complex yet again.  It would be in their favor to “legalize” Marijuana for that reason – CONTROL.  However, the majority of Kentuckians have opted for “Medical Marijuana” and they have spoken loudly…

    Let me say that I DO BELIEVE that their is room for regulated Cannabis in the Pharmaceutical market – BUT NOT at the expense of everyone’s rights to be able to grow this “medicinal” plant in our own backyard just as Oregano can be.  If the Government cannot do its job correctly and see that everyone is equally justified to use this plant as they see fit, then it should be immediately REPEALED from the CSA and any other Statute which may inflict harm upon a person for possessing, growing or using this plant!  Remove it from the Pharmacopeia and let the people do what they will with this plant.  We will learn to make our own medicine!

    Another year has passed us by to no avail of Medical Cannabis in Kentucky.  Gov. Matt Bevin has made it clear what his intentions are at this time even though he had made “campaign promises” to many people to see that this issue was voted on favorably.  Yet we sit and wait. 

    What are we waiting for?  The Culling to end?

    If it were my decision a low dose codeine, and a low dose hydrocodone would be available at the pharmacy, with no prescription, with restrictions on how often you could purchase.  Since we have all the new monitoring programs this shouldn’t be hard to accomplish.

    A low dose benzodiazepine should be made available as well. 

    And Cannabis medicines should be commonly available just as they were before 1937. 

    I can promise you that you won’t see near the overdose deaths as you do now because people won’t be grabbing at heroin and methodone because they can’t get anything else.

    Additionally, the Cannabis plant should be growing in everyone’s yard and it should be the first plant of choice for most everyday ailments – in addition to being a wonder drug to Cancer Patients and others with debilitating illnesses.   That is the beauty of Cannabis —  it can be utilized in so many different ways and help so many people.

    God gave us all the plants and animals here on Planet Earth.

    Why do they feel the need to steal them from us?

    sk

    RELATED:

    KASPER Reports and Studies
    The Pharmacies Thriving in Kentucky’s Opioid-Stricken Towns
    Drug that was supposed to stem Kentucky’s heroin epidemic creates a whole new problem
    House Bill 1 Information
    When pot means no prescription for pain
    Physicians’ legal duty to relieve suffering
    Opioids and the Treatment of Chronic Pain: Controversies, Current Status, and Future Directions
    A patient denied a same-day appointment at a pain-management clinic in Las Vegas shot and injured two employees Thursday before fatally shooting himself, police said.
    DEA Inflicts Harm on Chronic Pain Patients
    https://pharmacy.ky.gov/Pages/Links.aspx
    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/09/14/a-summary-of-two-doctors/
    http://www.lrc.ky.gov/lrc/ExecutiveTeam.htm
    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2015/09/24/all-roads-in-kentucky-lead-you-through-hell/
    https://app.box.com/s/hyd7xxdsbtbxqvgjdwvepvxx1qa12vbv
    https://shereekrider.wordpress.com/2015/10/26/rights-and-freedoms-may-in-no-case-be-exercised-contrary-to-purposes-and-principles-of-the-united-nations-how-the-united-nations-is-stealing-our-unalienable-rights-to-grow/

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  • ShereeKrider 1:11 pm on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cannabis, , , incarceration, Judge Robert Carter, , , , , , , , unalienable rights   

    (TN) Human Rights and Cannabis Activist “The King Pin” Thorne Peters Continues to Fight Shelby County Charges After Latest Arrest 


    Actus Reus Non Facit Reum Nisi Mens Sit Rea

    For the act to be guilty, the mind must be guilty, for the mind to be guilty, the act must be criminal.

    April 12, 2018

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    On April 3rd, Mr. Thorne Peters was “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting his latest arrest for selling small amounts of  Cannabis in baggies – prior to his sentencing for the case which he lost to a Jury of his “peers” on March 1, 2018, in Shelby County Tennessee under Judge J. Robert Carter Jr.

    Because of the nature of evil from within the System you have to realize at some point that we cannot allow them to continue legislating us to death.  Legislation promotes the prison industrial complex and every day another innocent person is sent into inhumane conditions to suffer for “imaginary” crimes, if you will.

    Every time another piece of Legislation is enacted we all lose another piece of our Freedom!  This holds true particularly in the fight against prohibition of Cannabis/Hemp (yes, they are = ONE plant), because every time a piece of “medical” legislation is passed it regulates us out of our freedom.  The easiest example of this is legislation that would prohibit personal growing.  I have written about this subject before, as it all ties in with Agenda 21 and the fight for the control of all of our food and medicine. 

    Cannabis is FOOD first.  It is an unalienable right from birth.  We cannot allow what we were given at birth to be stolen from us, literally one plant at a time.  Anyone who has ever been involved in any research about Cannabis knows the conspiracies or reasons behind it’s illegality.   The fight for our freedom must be a repeal of the prohibiting laws both on the Federal Statutes and U.N. Treaty levels.  That strategy alongside #NO MENS REA by defendants in possession of Cannabis cases of all kinds can change the Justice System as we know it today.  The bottom line is that Cannabis has to be freed for ALL not just SOME for A FEW REASONS!  If we do not push for change now and continue to allow the “legislating” of Cannabis it will not end with Cannabis – this I can promise you.  If you live long enough you will see regulation on the possession and use of fruits and vegetables and weeds, (just like “Hemp” has to be <.3 THC) !  It was started a long time ago and has progressed into what we see today.  And the regulation and control of Cannabis as a Schedule II Controlled Substance will be the launch of the Corporate Pharma driven market that we will be left with and you can forget about growing your own plants!

    Cannabis has to be removed from control first and released back to the people in it’s full form.  At that point, if Corporate Cannabis can market a good product for sale at a reasonable cost and contribute to tax revenue system, I would be glad to try it…at the same time I am growing my own plants, for my own purposes, in my own backyard, or sunroom!

    The injustice that Thorne Peters is subjecting himself to, to make a very real effort to inform the people at large about their Human Rights is to be noted and appreciated.  I think that more people should take the time to fully listen to what he is saying and not take offense to his expressiveness.  I also find it appalling that there has been no notable media coverage to speak of on his case.  I will ask you to share the information as far as you can and encourage other media outlets to cover this story.

    THE SPECTER OF THE GUN was used to take THE TRIAL OF THE MILLENNIUM next level by labeling me a CRIMINAL who committed no crime and a VIOLENT OFFENDER who committed no act of violence according to the evidence and testimony. NO MENS REA is now “A FORTIORI”. As I will have some years to spend in prison, pending a multitude of appeals, I will find fellow prisoners who also have no name of a victim on their affidavit and unleash them upon the system. “

    On the 10th of April Thorne Peters was arraigned for charges incurred on the Courthouse steps on the 3rd of April – which was supposed to be his sentencing day for the  Guilty verdict on March 1st.  That date was moved forward to the 12th of April.

    Linda Harrah, known as “Lady L”, his partner, has indicated to me that the conditions inside of this facility are inhumane – a problem all unto itself.  He is being held in the “drunk tank” where  it is very loud all the time,  with trouble frequently breaking out and little or no supervision .  He is on “lockdown” 23 hours per day leaving only one hour for personal hygiene, phone calls or whatever else he may need to take care of such as commissary – I suppose if there is a long line that day you are just sh*t  out  of luck! 

    “Lady L”  was in court for sentencing today.

    He was sentenced to 36 months 100% time and 1 yr 30% time … so 39 months. He has hurt no one and only committed acts of civil disobedience.  He has committed no crime against anyone’s “person, property nor puppy”…

    On April 24th he will be arraigned  for the two new pot charges from April 3rd.  On May 30th he will be back before Judge J Robert Carter Jr. for appeal.

    “He was magnificent on the stand today testifying to all the history of the past that he represents. Can’t wait to hear or read the transcripts.” – “Lady L”

    BE SURE TO FOLLOW “LADY L”, LINDA HARRAH, ON FACEBOOK !

    Lady L” has been by Thorne’s side since the beginning and is  striving to keep the information flowing about this very important #NOMENSREA Case,.  She is on Facebook everyday giving updates thru video.  It is very interesting to watch.  Though it is heartbreaking to see someone so  dedicated to Activism be treated so unjustly and inhumanely by our Justice System, i.e., Shelby County, Tennessee, in particular.

    WATCH & LISTEN
    as THE KINGPIN takes The Ministerz of Injustice to task
    for the ongoing CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY against him that
    officially began November 11, 2008

    THE PLANTED BUST

    Call Governor  Bill Haslam (615) 741- 2001 ask for Constituent Services or Policy. Tell them you want to have the Thorne Peters conspiracy investigated # NOMENSREA…

    Below listed are links to Facebook Video’s from “Lady L” which give updates for each day since Thorne’s arrest.

    Thurs:  April 12th – Day 10   Additional Video

    Weds:  April 11th – Day 9

    Tues:  April 10th – Day 8

    Mon:  April 9th – Day 7

    Sun:  April 8th – Day 6

    Sat:  April 7th – Day 5

    Fri:  April 6th – Day 4

    Thurs:  April 5th – Day 3

    Weds:  April 4th – Day 2

    Tues:  April 3rd – Day 1

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    Those of you facing PROHIBITION charges, who are not a target of your local Ministerz of Injustice, who have no guns to be tainted with, will follow the law to proceed PRO SE with the lawful offensive of NO MENS REA and the HUMAN RIGHTS declaration of “I AM THE LAW” in the name of THE KINGPIN Thorne Peters! Any other position is unlawful; a crime against humanity . . .

    RELATED:

    FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” Thorne Peters

    Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn …

    “NO MENS REA WAY MARCH UNTIL PROHIBITION ENDS”

    The FREEDOMcast of THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS!

    HERE IS EVIDENCE OF A CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY & PROOF OF #NOMENSREA

    THE KINGPIN PUNKS A PIG! DETECTIVE GARY BEANS. MAYOR MARK LUTTRELL. AMY WEIRICH, BILL GIBBONS

    CHRONOLOGY OF CORRUPTION!

    This is the highlight video of Thorne Peters , THE KINGPIN, selling POT on the front steps of the Memphis TN, Shelby County Courthouse on 4-3-2018.

    PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT FUNDS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR EXPENSES AND LEGAL COSTS!  PLEASE DONATE!

    DANX for sharing with “THE FREEDOMfund” … I will be sentenced to 12 years in prison on April 3, 2018, with a projected release date of 10/2021, so I need your support to keep my home fires burning; I need to make phone calls to continue being heard LIVE daily on the phone to share the message of FREEDOM with those being oppressed; I need to take care of Lady L, so she is not in the dark in da hood and maybe some of our puppiez . . . I’d love to see them again in life. So, jump in and make a difference in my life as I go down fighting for our FREEDOM from PROHIBITION, even from behind the prison walls. “I AM THE LAW!” #NOMENSREA .

    OTHER INFORMATION OF NOTE:

    TO SEND LETTERS OF ENCOURAGEMENT:

    Shelby County Criminal Justice Center

    Thorne Peters
    201 Poplar
    Section LL Block A
    Housing 14 Bed L
    Memphis Tn 38103

    Tennessee locks ailing, mentally ill, pregnant and juvenile prisoners in isolation to help jails save money.

    FINDINGS LETTER RE INVESTIGATION OF SHELBY COUNTY JAIL

    J. ROBERT CARTER, JR.

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    J. Robert “Bobby” Carter – Ballotpedia

    How the U.N. is stealing our “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” to grow food and Medicine through U.N. Convention on Narcotic Drugs

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  • ShereeKrider 9:35 pm on April 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , cannabis, , drug scheduling, , , , , Tetrahydrocannabinol, WHO   

    International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments… 


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    International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for Comments

    A Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018

    This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018)

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requesting interested persons to submit comments concerning abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use of five drug substances. These comments will be considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the abuse liability and diversion of these drugs. WHO will use this information to consider whether to recommend that certain international restrictions be placed on these drugs. This notice requesting comments is required by the Controlled Substances Act (the CSA).

    PLEASE FOLLOW THIS ORIGINAL SOURCE LINK TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS…HERE!

     
  • ShereeKrider 5:35 pm on April 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cannabis, felony offense, , , , , , sentencing, , tenneesee, ,   

    Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn … 


    Mike Cox 3 hrs ·

    Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important fight on this planet.

    thorne       Video LINK ABOVE!  

    “I am on my way to be sentenced as a violent offender…”

    I write this post, Mr. Thorne Peters is “live” in front of the Shelby County Justice Center, awaiting arrest for attempting to sell a minute amount of Cannabis in a baggie – prior to his sentencing for the case he lost to a jury for “No Mens Rea”.  Apparently jury nullification is not alive and well in “Memphrica”.

    THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS will be sentenced to 12 years in prison as a violent criminal today . . . though the evidence and testimony proved that no crime had been committed nor had any act of violence taken place. It is time for those who declare themselves to be lawyer activists to focus their efforts on following the law over over criminal codes; by upholding the rights of humanity over political policies; and declaring that we are FREE at birth not SLAVE to legislation. LINK

    With an online audience of approximately 75 and numerous people supporting him outside the Justice Center, he has yet to be arrested for trafficking – outside the Center… It is now 11:09 am Central Time.

    With the storms forecasted to move through the area later today, the wind is so strong it seems as though it is trying to blow him away…  Yet he stands tall and waits – waits for true justice – for ALL – NOT JUST A FEW! 

    “I am dealing pot”, he shouts!  To no immediate avail of Officers.

    Then, suddenly, with a burst of wind the video ends…

    But the saga of Thorne Peters is just beginning.

    The “…very first Cannabis Dispensary” has been opened in Shelby County !  said Thorne Peters.

    The Officer’s in the area seemed to ignore what was going on. 

    Police continually walk past him and try to not look at him!

    “What if you dealt pot in front of a Police Station and nobody cared?” said Thorne.

    “I AM THE LAW”  “NO MEN’S REA”

    Obviously, Thorne Peters is making his presence known in the Cannabis World, advocating for ALL people, not just “some” of us!

    “How would you reconcile the fact that they are not arresting me?” asks Thorne, at about 11:41 am, still standing and flaunting his baggie of Cannabis, after he has already sold several others!

    The police continue to walk by ….

    “C-A-N-N-A-B-I-S”!!!!!!

    Thorne shouts!

    Thorne Peters I am calling out those lawyers who believe they stand for justice to stand for ME.When you follow the law to set ME FREE, everyone is FREE! “I AM THE LAW!” #NOMENSREA . . . Tom Lucky Matthew Pappas Michael Minardi
    LEARN & SHARE THE “NO MENS REA” WAY TO END PROHIBITION! Listen to those who have used the lawful offensive of NO MENS REA to force the court to follow the law and drop these inhuman charges. We don’t need no LEGISLATION! We don’t need no MEDICALIZATION! We don’t need no DECRIMINALIZATION! We don’t need no JURY NULLIFICATION! We don’t need no ABROGATION! We don’t need no JUSTIFICATION! We don’t need no RE-LEGALIZATION! We don’t need no LEGALIZATION and we damn sure don’t need no LEGISLATION to be FREE at least from God & government almighty! If you or yours are unjustly arrested for PROHIBITION charges, you must proceed PRO SE to jury trial and just say: “NO MENS REA” . . . the lawful offensive to prove that we are FREE by birth not Slave to LEGISLATION! “I AM THE LAW!” “LIVE ON FB” DAILY @4:20 PM ET . . . #NOMENSREA
    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/vb.100002110628199/1541003635979976/?type=2&video_source=user_video_tab

    At 11:57 AM I continue to watch, so far no arrest has been made.  It seems as though they do not want to bless him with an arrest for trafficking Cannabis, at least not today!  They will await his presence for Sentencing…  for the previous trial, which they won, because Juror’s do not understand the meaning of “Jury Nullification”, nor “No Mens Rea”.

    At 12:09 Linda Harrah reports that they have arrested Thorne…

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    “FAILURE TO APPEAR???  WHAT ABOUT MY WEED???”  Shouts Thorne!

    The Officer states that they are “…not worried about the Cannabis”.

    Thorne Peters has now officially been arrested, yet again, for

    FAILURE TO APPEAR (FOR SENTENCING)…

    STAY TUNED – UPDATES WILL FOLLOW!

    RELATED:

    FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” Thorne Peters

    (TN) Thorne Peters–The Trial of the Millennium Continues today

    Thorne Peters and Rebecca Forbes discuss “No Mens Rae” and her charge of Cannabis possession

    Is No Mens Rae “The plea to SET US FREE” ?

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/1667333770013628/?hc_ref=ARSkWfoYbUYzP3KjRW8b6BJanRKLuvGihk6xSQ_QjW3UPDG9-cxQYSmfGyf5xOSUpPI

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/thorne-peters/off-to-prison/1667024840044521/

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/1667333770013628/?notif_id=1522772521279937&notif_t=live_video_explicit

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/thorne-peters/off-to-prison/1667024840044521/

    https://www.facebook.com/linda.harrah.5

    THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS will be sentenced to 12 years in prison as a violent criminal today . . . though the evidence and testimony proved that no crime had been committed nor had any act of violence taken place. It is time for those who declare themselves to be lawyer activists to focus their efforts on following the law over over criminal codes; by upholding the rights of humanity over political policies; and declaring that we are FREE at birth not SLAVE to legislation.  LINK

     
  • ShereeKrider 11:50 pm on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AG Andy Beshear, Amy Stalker, Attorney Candace Curtis, Attorney Dan Canon, Bath County, cannabis, , Danny Belcher, doctor patient relationship, Frankfort, Gov. Matt Bevin, , Jefferson County, , Kentucky Constitution, , , , , right to privacy, WLKY   

    (KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA! 


    BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.

    PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.

    THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF BATH COUNTY, AMY STALKER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, AND DAN SEUM JR OF JEFFERSON COUNTY.

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    ABOVE:  LINK TO PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO ON WLKY

    FACEBOOK – WLKY PRESS CONFERENCE WITH COMMENTS

    Mark Vanderhoff Reporter

    FRANKFORT, Ky. —

    Three people are suing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear over Kentucky’s marijuana laws, claiming their rights are being violated by not being able to use or possess medicinal marijuana.

    The lawsuit, filed Wednesday morning in Jefferson Circuit Court, was filed on behalf of Danny Belcher of Bath County, Amy Stalker of Louisville and Dan Seum Jr., son of state Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale.

    Seum turned to marijuana after being prescribed opioid painkillers to manage back pain.

    “I don’t want to go through what I went through coming off that Oxycontin and I can’t function on it,” he said. “If I consume cannabis, I can at least function and have a little quality of life.”

    The plaintiffs spoke at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

    Seum does not believe the state can legally justify outlawing medical marijuana while at the same time allowing doctors to prescribe powerful and highly addictive opioids, which have created a statewide and national epidemic of abuse.

    That legal justification lies at the heart of the plaintiffs’ legal challenge, which claims Kentucky is violating its own constitution.

    The lawsuit claims the prohibition violates section two of the Kentucky Constitution, which denies “arbitrary power,” and claims the courts have interpreted that to mean a law can’t be unreasonable.

    “It’s difficult to make a comparison between medical cannabis and opioids that are routine prescribed to people all over the commonwealth, all over the country, and say that there’s some sort of rational basis for the prohibition on cannabis as medicine when we know how well it works,” said Dan Canon, who along with attorney Candace Curtis is representing the plaintiffs.

    The lawsuit also claims Kentucky’s law violates the plaintiffs’ right to privacy, also guaranteed under the state constitution.

    Spokespeople for Gov. Bevin and Beshear say their offices are in the process of reviewing the lawsuit.

    In a February interview on NewsRadio 840 WHAS, Bevin said the following in response to a question about whether he supports medical marijuana:

    “The devil’s in the details. I am not opposed to the idea medical marijuana, if prescribed like other drugs, if administered in the same way we would other pharmaceutical drugs. I think it would be appropriate in many respects. It has absolute medicinal value. Again, it’s a function of its making its way to me. I don’t do that executively. It would have to be a bill.”  CONTINUE READING…

    Lawsuit challenges Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban

    By Bruce Schreiner | AP June 14 at 6:38 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers.

    The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum Jr., the son of a longtime Republican state senator.

    Another plaintiff, Amy Stalker, was prescribed medical marijuana while living in Colorado and Washington state to help treat symptoms from irritable bowel syndrome and bipolar disorder. She has struggled to maintain her health since moving back to Kentucky to be with her ailing mother.

    “She comes back to her home state and she’s treated as a criminal for this same conduct,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Daniel Canon. “That’s absurd, it’s irrational and it’s unconstitutional.”

    Stalker, meeting with reporters, said: “I just want to be able to talk to my doctors the same way I’m able to talk to doctors in other states, and have my medical needs heard.” CONTINUE READING…

     
  • ShereeKrider 11:19 pm on June 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , cannabis, FECO, , , Phoenix Tears Foundation, , , Tim Allen   

    Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Simpson, member of Phoenix Tears 


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    Above is a link to the full official version of the Documentary “RUN FROM THE CURE”, released January 28, 2008.

    On June 11th, Shannon Dugas, Host of “The Couch” Radio Show, interviewed Tim Simpson, long time neighbor, advocate and friend of Rick Simpson.

    It is a very interesting and informative show and I urge everyone to take the time to listen to it. 

    This week we are truly humbled to have Tim Allen from Phoenixtears. He has some very important information that he wants to share with all of us.

    HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO AUDIO OF SHOW USING IE

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    Above:  Shannon Dugas and Co-Host Erica

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    Above:  Tim Allen

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    http://phoenixtears.ca/

    https://epsilon.shoutca.st:2197/ondemand/dcn/Replay%20The%20Couch%20June%2011%202017.mp3

    https://business.facebook.com/dunet.ca/?business_id=466135496872213&ref=page_internal

    https://www.facebook.com/tim.allen.1675

    https://www.facebook.com/ricksimpsonofficial

    http://phoenixtears.ca/rso/video-library/

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RickSimpsonOilCure/videos

    https://business.facebook.com/dunet.ca/?business_id=466135496872213&ref=page_internal

    http://www.dunet.ca/thecouch.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDJX7GqsQoA

     
  • ShereeKrider 2:50 am on May 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 1937 Tax Act, cannabis, culture, Harry Anslinger, Hearst, , , Pharmaceutical Cannabis   

    The Origin of the Word ‘Marijuana’ 


    Anna Wilcox

    The word “marijuana” plays a controversial role in cannabis culture. Many well-known organizations such as Oakland’s Harborside Heath Center have publicly denounced “the M word” in favor of our favorite plant’s Latinate name, cannabis. Even Salon Magazine, a major press outlet outside of the cannabis industry, published an article titled “Is the word ‘Marijuana’ racist?” last year.

    As mainstream culture becomes a little more herb-friendly, the terminology used by the industry is coming to center stage. But, why exactly does the term “marijuana” cause so much debate? Even worse, why has the word gained publicity as a racist term?

    To save you from reading those lengthy history books or some boring academic articles, we’ve created this brief timeline to give you the low-down on “marijuana”’s rise to popularity in the United States. Here’s what you need to know:

    The Mexican Revolution

    1840-1900:

    Prior to 1910, “marijuana” didn’t exist as a word in American culture. Rather, “cannabis” was used, most often in reference to medicines and remedies for common household ailments. In the early 1900s, what have now become pharmaceutical giants—Bristol-Meyer’s Squib and Eli Lilly—used to include cannabis and cannabis extracts in their medicines.

    During this time, Americans (particularly elite Americans) were going through a hashish trend. Glamorized by literary celebrities such as Alexander Dumas, experimenting with cannabis products became a fad among those wealthy enough to afford imported goods.

    1910:

    Between the years of 1910 and 1920, over 890,000 Mexicans legally immigrated into the United States seeking refuge from the wreckage of civil war. Though cannabis had been a part of U.S. history since the country’s beginnings, the idea of smoking the plant recreationally was not as common as other forms of consumption. The idea of smoking cannabis entered mainstream American consciousness after the arrival of immigrants who brought the smoking habit with them.

    1913:

    The first bill criminalizing the cultivation of “locoweed” was passed in California. The bill was a major push from the Board of Pharmacy as a way to regulate opiates and psychoactive pharmaceuticals, and seemingly did not stem from the “reefer madness” or racialized understanding of “marijuana” that paved the way to full-on prohibition in the 1930s.

    The Aftermath

    1930s:

    The Great Depression had just hit the United States, and Americans were searching for someone to blame. Due to the influx of immigrants (particularly in the South) and the rise of suggestive jazz music, many white Americans began to treat cannabis (and, arguably, the Blacks and Mexican immigrants who consumed it) as a foreign substance used to corrupt the minds and bodies of low-class individuals.

    In the time just before the federal criminalization of the plant, 29 states independently banned the herb that came to be known as “marijuana.”

    Harry Anslinger:

    It would not be an overstatement to say that Harry Anslinger was one of the primary individuals responsible for creating the stigma surrounding cannabis. Hired as the first director of the recently created Federal Bureau of Narcotics in 1930, Anslinger launched a vigilant campaign against cannabis that would hold steady for the three decades he remained in office.

    A very outspoken man, Anslinger used the recent development of the movie theater to spread messages that racialized the plant for white audiences. In one documented incident, Anslinger testified before Congress, explaining:

    “Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind… Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage.”

    In another statement, Anslinger articulated: “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.”

    In retrospect, Anslinger’s efforts with the Bureau of Narcotics were the reason “marijuana” became a word known by Americans all over the country. When making public appearances and crafting propaganda films such as Reefer Madness, Anslinger specifically used the term “marijuana” when campaigning against the plant, adding to the development of the herb’s new “foreign” identity.

    Cannabis was no longer the plant substance found in medicines and consumed unanimously by American’s all over the country.

    1937:

    The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 was the culmination of Anslinger’s work and the first step to all-out prohibition. The bill federally criminalized the cannabis plant in every U.S. state. In order to discourage the production of cannabis use, the Tax Act of 1937 placed a one dollar tax on anyone who sold or cultivated the cannabis plant.

    On top of the tax itself, the bill mandated that all individuals comply with certain enforcement provisions. Violation of the provisions would result in imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $2,000.

    Though the word “marijuana” is the most common name for cannabis in the United States today, its history is deeply steeped in race, politics, and a complicated cultural revolution. Some argue that using the word ignores a history of oppression against Mexican immigrants and African Americans, while others insist that the term has now lost its prejudiced bite. Regardless of whether or not you decide to use the word yourself, it’s impossible to deny the magnitude and racial implications of its introduction to the American lexicon.

    CONTINUE READING…

     
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