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  • ShereeKrider 2:38 am on August 26, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Letters From Thorne Peters: “My message much reach beyond these walls to be heard by that ONE PERSON who will hear it and use it to save themselves by following the LAW over LEGISLATION…FREE BY LAW NOT SLAVE TO LEGISLATION!” 


    Thorne Peters 2012

    After reaching out to Thorne Peters via letter about a month ago, I have since received letters back from him.  There have been ten Judges recuse themselves from the case so far, as reported by Ms. Linda Harrah on Facebook.

    Thorne Peters (right) and Leo AwGoWhat (right) in an undated photo. - THORNE PETERS/THORNEPETERS.COM

    On August 13th, the Memphis Flyer published that the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the original ruling and sentence on Peters’ case dealt by the Shelby County Criminal Court. A PDF of that Court case is HERE.

    In a 10 page handwritten letter from Thorne Peters he said that,

    “My message must reach beyond these walls to be heard by that ONE PERSON who will hear it and use it to save themselves by following the LAW over LEGISLATION!  FREE BY LAW NOT SLAVE TO LEGISLATION!

    We must never forget not only Thone Peters, but ALL of the prisoners of the drug war that have so savagely been incarcerated and denied their rights and freedom, lost their families and more, because of a commerce driven NWO Agenda to control each and every one of us by legislation to do so.  Enforced by the military industrial complex, which was in fact voted upon by us when we put the people into the government industrial complex, which we created, and in which we all now live, and have been living for at least the last 200 years, (because that’s as far back as I care to go).  So it is essentially all of our faults that this scenario came to be, not on purpose, but by lack of knowledge and understanding and the all out cover up by the entities which evolved beyond our understanding and ability to react.  In short, “they” think they have us all wrapped up nicely.

    Thorne states in his letter that he is facing at least 26 additional months, and possibly another 30 months “in the offing”, for a total of six years.  I surely hope and pray that this doesn’t happen.  I hope that all prisoners of prohibition will be set free soon.  There are a few States that are taking a step in the right direction, however it needs to be done at a Federal level, repeal their sentences, and mass release them all.  They are in fact prisoners of war. 

    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.

    Without further ado I will give you excerpts of the words from   “TKP Thorne Peters”, from the Memphis Tennessee Penal Farm:

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    “My message must reach beyond these walls to be heard by that ONE PERSON who will hear it and use it to save themselves by following the LAW over LEGISLATION.”

    “Any who stand for Bills and propositions to create LEGISLATION to REPEAL, REFORM or REDRESS THE law STAND AGAINST FREEDOM!”

    “We will not be set FREE by the System that has been designed to enslave us with fees, fines, sin tax and penalties for engaging in consensual behavior that have been opined into arguments in the name of enacting LEGISLATION to save us from Ourselves, for Our own good.  PROHIBITION is a crime against humanity, but we have accepted it as an outgrowth of a Democracy based on providing Representation to inflict the will of the PEOPLE against the HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE INDIVIDUAL.  Slaves did not need the EMANCIPATION PROCLOMATION to be FREE.  They were born FREE.  LEGISLATION robbed them of that FREEDOM with a CONSTITUTION that supports bigotry over moral turpitude.  ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, NOT SLAVES OR FEMALES.  WE THE PEOPLE cannot be given power over the FREE WILL of FREE individuals to engage in consensual acts of FREEDOM of choice…no matter how many SHEEPLE gather with their pitchforks, torches and LEGISLATION to rule me with Jackbootz and Kangaroo Courts.”

    “The LAW cannot change because I AM THE LAW.  LEGISLATION supports an artificial system of LEGAL and ILLEGAL that does not exist in nature.”

    “In 2003, in LAWRENCE V. TEXAS, the SUPREME COURT ruled that sodomy is now legal.  So, by this standard, if I sodomize you, how can you declare it is illegal?  In this primal act we understand the law.  I, the individual, the most powerful force on earth, declare that sodomy is UNLAWFUL when done to me!  But the individuals or gaggle of FLOCKTARDZ have the authority to tell others they cannot engage in an act that they find immoral, deviant, disgusting, or reprehensible…”

    If Our right to say YES is stolen by LEGISLATION then Our right to say NO is up for vote and that is RAPE!  We are brainwashed on the most fundamental level to deny Our individuality in order to be more easily led astray.  Look at the words we use to refer to an individual – OURSELVES, THEMSELVES, YOU is also plural or singular.  Individuals are denounced as RECALCITRANT, RABBLEROUSER, DISSIDENT, we have problems with authority – INFIDEL, BLASPHEMER, ENEMY OF THE STATE. CONFORM OR DIE! …

    “This is why the Holy/Legal Union of Marriage is imposed, so that you must answer to someone other than yourself.  If not GOD or CROWN OF GOVERNMENT, then your Spouse.  Pay a fee to the  establishment to prove your Love – The Contract of Marriage.  OR the ENTITY will label your children Bastards!  Control through stigma.  It costs little to get married and a lot to get a divorce.”

    “If we go FREE, the ENTITY goes broke!”

    “Two people commit the same Act, (ACTOS REUS), for the same purpose, (MENS REA), yet by the Democratic process of LEGISLATION by REPRESENTATION, one can be declared a Criminal and the other a Customer.”

    “Two people toke up.  Where are you at in America?  Are you following the rules?  Two people use a drug.  Just say no to drugs. Which drugs?  If you are using  drug, did you pay your fee to the AMA and go to the monopoly of Big Pharma?  Are you a Customer or a Criminal for using that drug?  Are you using one of the drugs prescribed by the MEDICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX or one of the drugs PROHIBITED BY PRESCRIPTION by the LEGAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.  If you’re not paying a fee to the entity there will be fines.  So be good SHEEPLE, and do what you are told to do, the way you are told to do it and you will be a FREE CITIZEN in a FREE COUNTRY, even though there is RESTRAINT OF TRADE in the FREE MARKET ENTERPRISE. You are FREE to buy what the ENTITY allows you to buy!”

    “We are trained to believe that LEGISLATION sets us FREE, when in reality LEGISLATION is what declares us SLAVES.  The motto on our $ is E PLURIBUS UNUM – FROM MANY ONE.”

    The reality is that we are conscripted by LEGISLATION to become MANY rather than ONE.

    “As Senator Huey P. Long said:  When Fascism comes to America, it will not be called Fascism…It will be called Anti-Fascism

    “Denouncing Our blessed CONSTITUTION makes you an ANARCHIST, a SUBVERSIVE.  As good Americans we must follow the CONSTITUTION…well, which version?”

    “The one that supported SLAVERY, upheld CHATTEL?”

    “States Rights enforced atrocities that were confirmed by Congressional Act.  The Fugitive Slave Act, The Mann Act, The Volstead Act, The Racial Integrity Act, Comstock Law, are all violations of Our Human Rights and were enforced in Supreme Court decisions.  In Dred Scott V. Sanford, SCOTUS ruled that Negroes were like Hogs.”

    “You notice that in School, they never teach us about the people who stood up as individuals against the system; only of those who stood up in SUPPORT of the System.  We do not learn the names of those who stood up as Individuals to declare that they are FREE BY LAW, NOT SLAVE TO LEGISLATION.  Linda Brown V. Board of Education; Aurelia Browder who defeated segregated buses.  Estelle T. Griswold who ended Comstock Law against Birth Control Pills, and Professor Timothy Leary who defeated the Marihuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937, which became the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.  And here we are!”

    “And who claims to be the great voice of the LEGAL movement? NORML.  NORML wants to REFORM Marijuana Laws, not END PROHIBITION.  50 years of what?  They’ve got SHEEPLE cheering for these legislated victories in State after State, and in every State there are PLANT PRISONERS, and in every State someone is getting busted for POT.  In NO State can Police or Government Officials use it.  In NO State is it available as part of your treatment on your Health Care Options, and in NO State is a Medical Marijuana Card respected by Employers who are Drug Testing You for Employment!”

    “Professional Athletes cannot use it without getting busted, and POTHEADZ can get their Kids taken away!  There is a Bill for RIGHT TO TRY if you are trying to stay alive and use new fangled pharmaceutical Drugs, but POT is not one of them!  Yeah, we got LEGAL WEED!  After decades of fighting the ENTITY to prove that POT is NOT a Drug, SHEEPLE now refer to it as a Drug to beg to get some!  DIVIDE and CONQUER!  MEDHEADZ V. POTHEADZ.”

    “The Legal Industrial Complex realizes it can no longer have the monopoly on Cannabis, so they want to split the difference by handing us over to the Medical Industrial Complex.”

    “Thus, here I remain, facing charges due to a BILL in a CRIMINAL COURT, demanding to face a VICTIM in the name of the LAW, and I am told that the STATE is the VICTIM, according to LEGISLATION that enfranchises Criminal Codes.  I demand that the CRIMINAL COURT define my GUILTY ACT only to be told that I have VIOLATED a CONGRESSIONAL ACT, TO WIT:  The CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT, amended from the CONTROLLED DRUG SUBSTANCES ACT, not only to silence the point that POT is not a Drug, but to keep their greatest enemy under wraps:  HEMP!”

    “LEGISLATION MAKES SLAVES OF US ALL!  WHEN YOU STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS BY STANDING AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS WE ALL FALL DOWN!”

    “So, I am on an Island, alone.  I reject all forms of Process to give me a portion of what is mine.  I will not negotiate with the Carjacker to allow me to use my Car on the weekends.  It’s MY Car!

    “I go to Court and I am told by NORML, The “Nixon Organization of Reprehensible (Marijuana) Lawyers”, to join them on working to pass LEGISLATION.  That is Politically motivated Judicial Bias, which is a Crime, to go along with Restraint of Trade.  Perversion of Justice.  There is No Victim.”

    “When the Individual faces an Individual in a Court of Law, there is Justice.  When the Individual answers to the ENTITY in a CRIMINAL COURT there is oppression.”

    “Through these various PROHIBITIONS, Our Country is home to 25% of the Prison population, even though we represent 5% of the World.  But it is far more insidious than that. These numbers do not include all those on Parole or Probation, and it does not count those sentenced to DRUG REHAB.  America accounts for 1/2 of the arrests in the World.  Two of three do not face a Victim – They answer to charges based on a BILL, that has been Legislated into existence.”  So if the ENTITY did not have PROHIBITION, 2 of 3 of them would be gone.  Judges, Lawyers, Bailiffs, Clerks, Transcribers, Jailers, Parole and Probation Officers, Bail Bondsmen and others.  If Cops weren’t on FB as “Bob Smith” hunting POTHEADZ or on Craigslist pretending to be seeking Prostitutes, THEY WOULD BE OUT HUNTING THUGZ NOT DRUGS!  Then there would be a Cop on every corner Protecting and Serving the People, and Criminals would be less likely to rear their ugly heads on Our Streets!  Where would the ENTITY be then?”

    “It doesn’t matter what you BELIEVE; it only matters how you BEHAVE.”~THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS!

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    Additionally this information was reported on Facebook on Thorne Peters Profile:  (Please view video through the link).

    Hey peepz call in from TKP Thorne Peters starts at 10:00 minutes. The whole criminal court division here in Memphis TN has recused on his case. Celebrate his birthday on August 21st. Write him at 1045 Mullins Station RD, Memphis TN 38134. RNI #389985. Call Amy Weirich for your freedom. 901 222 1300 ” Free the Kingpin. There’s No Mens Rea for Cannabis. Give us our Freedom. Hang up. *67 your phone and your number is not shown. #IAMTHELAW #NOMENSREA NOMENSREA leaves No Cannabis Enthusiast Behind.

    I think maybe some late Birthday Cards are in order??  I know from previous letter that THORNE HAS NOT received many letters of encouragement.  I think that anything we can do to help ease his situation including a card or a letter, we should do it!  It is so easy to be forgotten when your incarcerated.  Please remember him, and all the others out there in your thoughts.

    Please write to TKP Thorne Peters at this address:

    Shelby County Correctional Center

    RNI# 389985

    1045 Mullins Station Road

    Memphis, TN  38134

    DONATE to the “Freedom Fund”!

    smkrider

    https://p.memphisflyer.com/media/pdf/thorne_peters_.pdf

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/posts/2408164555930542

    https://m.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2019/08/13/cannabis-crusader-loses-appeal-in-bizarre-drug-case?fbclid=IwAR1-lE5A6weXdVzneAqapF2spSQQTW7mXBFFESQ9o7OtQUg2yI0EqC1eOA0

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2019/05/14/freedom-is-not-free-and-thorne-peters-is-paying-for-our-freedom-to-use-cannabis-by-being-incarcerated-unjustly-in-a-shelby-county-tennessee-penal-farm/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2019/04/24/thorne-peters-387-days-and-still-counting-in-the-memphis-tn-penal-system-still-fighting-for-our-rights/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/09/09/tkp-thorne-peters-sits-in-the-hole-over-five-months-after-his-arrest/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/05/11/tkp-thorne-peters-day-39-of-39-months-for-cannabis-nomensrea/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/04/12/tn-human-rights-and-cannabis-activist-the-king-pin-thorne-peters-continues-to-fight-shelby-county-charges-after-latest-arrest/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/04/03/thorne-peters-live-from-shelby-county-justice-center-in-memphis-tn/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/04/03/thorne-peters-live-from-shelby-county-justice-center-in-memphis-tn/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/03/08/found-guilty-by-jury-of-possession-of-pot-that-i-was-not-in-possession-of-thorne-peters/

    https://kentuckymarijuanaparty.com/2018/03/01/tn-thorne-peters-the-trial-of-the-millennium-continues-today/

    MORE…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_v._Texas

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_23/June_1883/Our_Marriage_and_Divorce_Laws_I

    https://study.com/academy/lesson/mens-rea-vs-actus-reus-difference-comparison.html

    https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talk:Huey_Long

    https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/United_States_of_America_1992

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery#Chattel_slavery

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fugitive_Slave_Act_of_1793

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

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Integrity_Act_of_1924

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dred_Scott_v._Sandford

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education

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

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

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leary_v._United_States

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marihuana_Tax_Act_of_1937

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

    http://www.pow420.com/

    https://www.fda.gov/patients/learn-about-expanded-access-and-other-treatment-options/right-try

    https://www.facebook.com/thorne.peters/videos/2416560638424267/?__tn__=%2CdlC-R-R&eid=ARDCmOoFaKWpNP2-wConxfFM6MK4OMZxehtg3f7BUaqE6cmolm560-6TN_xX4UhcwzmOy7AQNLV6ToYM&hc_ref=ARQHD6DJa7sc7MsYgyNcdno4gSGp5P9NOv27USFRFMtt0pzzzKAOGUYAQkCTwY7IOIs

     
  • ShereeKrider 3:10 am on April 25, 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    THORNE PETERS: 387 DAYS AND STILL COUNTING, IN THE MEMPHIS, TN PENAL SYSTEM–STILL FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHTS… 


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    SINCE APRIL 3rd, 2018 Thorne Peters has been incarcerated in the prison system of MemphisTennessee.

    As he fights for his own rights and OUR rights as a cannabis consumers,  he also fights for prisoners rights from within the walls of the Penal Farm in Memphis. 

    May 2, 2019 is the next court date scheduled and will be in Judge Campbell’s Courtroom.  Judge Carter and Judge Lammey are recused from the case.

    A very in depth article has been published at “MemphisTruth.Org” in which Thorne Peters ordeal thus far has been featured.  I encourage everyone to view it.

    “We are political prisoners.  We are having our rights violated by a prohibition.”

    “We are consenting adults in a free society, with free will, committing acts of consensual behavior, that are nobody else’s business.  Yet the Government industrial complex, the legal industrial complex, continue to make it their business.”

    *Medical Pot – “Why can’t we all have pot?”

    *Decriminalized Pot – Where can I buy some legal decriminalized pot?”

    “There is no such thing as a non-violent criminal, all crime is violent”

    As written in the U.S. Marijuana Party introduction, “More Americans are in jail today for marijuana offenses than at any previous time in American history.”

    These people who are unjustly incarcerated are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, children, cousins, other family members and friends.  They do not deserve to be in a cage for a NON CRIME!  We are NOT CRIMINALS!  We are peaceful, law-abiding and loving Citizens who deserve the right to live in peace.

    We must do everything we can to help these individuals fight for their own liberty and OURS!

    The war will never be over until each and every one of these people are free and have all their rights restored.

    Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2017: 659,700

    Cooper, 38, headed off to continue serving his sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for conspiracy to sell marijuana.

    CAN DO CLEMENCY .COM has many people who have been incarcerated for “Pot” for life sentences.  Please view and share.

    Meanwhile, while we wait to be free again …

    Please call AMY WEIRICH; D.A., Memphis, TN (901) 222-1300

    And also call the Tennessee Governor at (615) 741-2001 and say “investigate THE KINGPIN conspiracy…”

    THEN:

    Visit ThornePeters.com and click the ‘420 NITE CLUB BUST’ and ‘CONSPIRACY’ banners to get the story on the now TEN YEAR CONSPIRACY against THE KINGPIN THORNE PETERS that lead to this moment.

    And last but not least, please DONATE to the “Freedom Fund”!

    Remember to write to Thorne Peters at: 

    1045 Mullins Station Rd., Memphis, TN 38134 RNI# 389985.

    Hearing from those who care means everything when you are in 23 and 1 lockdown.

    Also remember to support other people who are being incarcerated for Cannabis charges!  Below I have listed a few of them.  Many thanks to Kerry Cannon who forwarded their names to me!

    Lance Gloor

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    Jimmy Romans

    John Knock-life

    Diana Marquez

    Luke Scarmazzo

    Craig Cesal-life

    Corvain Cooper-life

    Way Long

    Michael Pelletier- life

    Andy Cox- life

    While we wait to see true justice served keep these and all prisoners in your thoughts and prayers daily and every chance you get write a letter or sign a petition or make your feelings about the issue known by  following Activist’s and sharing thru social media ! 

    Every little bit helps!

    smk

    RELATED:

    THORNE PETERS ARTICLES ON KENTUCKY MARIJUANA PARTY

    TN Department of Correction

    A Perfect Storm : Investigating Tennessee’s Prison System – WSMV Channel 4 I-Team Special

    https://memphistruth.org/2019/04/10/thorne-peters-weed-messiah/?fbclid=IwAR22CG5C-9_R8zSNKT9EV-rJ97QME5spEdBQuWe2zPYuMCHeKrEcKJWML4g

    3 Of The Most Insane Marijuana-Related Prison Sentences In American History

    https://www.nashvillepublicradio.org/post/drug-charges-dropped-against-medical-marijuana-activist-marshall-county?fbclid=IwAR3jCPmspGWjWcXqmMg4rNn0AWVvVp-q9Ca2juBJCDzFN9cgmiqrV0Sxo44#stream/0

    Shelby County, TN Claims it Has No Grand Jury Foreman Appointing Orders for the Past Eight Years…

     
  • ShereeKrider 10:11 pm on September 24, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Marijuana Arrests Are Increasing Despite Legalization, New FBI Data Shows 


    Tom Angell Contributor i  Policy  

    Marijuana arrests are rising in the U.S., even as more states legalize cannabis.

    There is now an average of one marijuana bust roughly every 48 seconds, according to a new FBI report released on Monday.

    The increase in marijuana arrests—659,700 in 2017, compared to 653,249 in 2016—is driven by enforcement against people merely possessing the drug as opposed to selling or growing it, the data shows.

    Last year, there were 599,282 marijuana possession arrests in the country, up from 587,516 in 2016. Meanwhile, busts for cannabis sales and manufacturing dropped, from 65,734 in 2016 to 60,418 in 2017.

    The increase in cannabis possession arrests comes despite the fact that four additional states legalized marijuana on Election Day 2016.

    While among those states, legal recreational sales were only in effect in Nevada by the end of 2017, the prohibition on possession for adults was lifted soon after the successful votes there as well as in California, Maine and Massachusetts.

    “At a time when more than 100 deaths per day are caused by opioid overdoses, it is foolish to focus our limited law enforcement resources on a drug that has caused literally zero,” Don Murphy, federal policies director for the Marijuana Policy Project said in an interview.

    “Actions by law enforcement run counter to both public support and basic morality,” added NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “In a day and age where twenty percent of the population lives in states which have legalized and nearly every state has some legal protections for medical cannabis or its extract, the time for lawmakers to end this senseless and cruel prohibition that ruins lives.”

    Overall, marijuana arrests made up 40.4% of the nation’s 1,632,921 drug arrests in 2017.

    Drug arrests as a whole also increased last year, up from 1,572,579 in 2016.

    There is now a drug bust every 19 seconds in the U.S.

    I’m a 15-year veteran of the cannabis law reform movement, and I know where to look to spot the most interesting legalization developments. I’m the editor of the cannabis news site Marijuana Moment, and I founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Follow me on Twitter to s…

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  • ShereeKrider 1:56 am on July 26, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , merchant services, Pure Spectrum CBD, , Repeal Prohibition, USPS   

    What Is Legal and What Is Not??? “I was arrested for multiple felonies…in KNOX County Tennessee for possessing Industrial Hemp” 


    Pure Spectrum Video

    Please view video above.

    Following the passing of the 2014 Farm bill, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture launched the Industrial Hemp Research Program that would allow farmers and processors to begin the development of an industry. LINK

    There has been some disconcerting news showing up on social      media in the past few days.  It seems the DEA may be trying to push buttons…

    They picked the right words for it, “Hemp Research” Bill, because that is exactly what they have been doing since the research       started…using our Farmer’s to start an industry that they damn well knew they would not let them keep for very long.  The idea is to let the Farmer’s do the work for the start-up so that they think that they are accomplishing a great feat, (which they are), and then yank it right out from under them via the DEA and hand it over to the Pharmaceutical Conglomerates where they can make big money by controlling our access to the Cannabis plant.

    The fact is that it was not “Marijuana” that they were worried about infiltrating the Nation, it was controlling the Hemp and now the CBD.  Marijuana is just the control button so to speak.

    It all comes back around to the NWO and Agenda 21 to control the masses.  (If you control the food – and medicine, you control the people).  But first they want to make sure that everyone wants and/or needs what they are going to take control of.  Once the market starts to bloom, it’s time to take it back.

    I first noticed a problem about two months ago when Stripe discontinued merchant services for the U.S. Marijuana Party, stating it was a prohibited business.  I sell nothing but T-Shirts, lol.  I went to my bank and asked them about it and sure enough, they weren’t accepting any “marijuana related” business either.  So, I have no way to sell T-Shirts Laughing out loud online at this time. Unless I want an offshore bank          account!

    On July 18th, Brady Bell broke the news that USPS was, as of the 17th “…ceasing all shipping of hemp/CBD products. The inspector said they are going to start confiscating any products that violate their stance…”

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    And so it begins…

    Jaime Rothensteinenheimer is feeling heartbroken

    I was arrested for multiple felonies at 1pm Wednesday July 18, 2018 in KNOX County Tennessee for possessing Industrial Hemp. My charges are Possession of Sched 6 drugs with Intent to Deliver (marijuana). The COA and 3rd Party Lab Reports were with the hemp products. I was forced to sleep on the porch of a Fireplace Store in Sevierville, TN until the impound opened to retrieve my vehicle. I am being arraigned tomorrow morning at 10am in Knox County Courthouse for Multiple felony charges.

    On Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 11am the DEA raided my suppliers warehouses in SC and FL, took controlled samples for testing and went about their business. No charges yet .  On Friday July 20,2018 the Atlantic Beach Police Dept had me sign a form to allow the Search of my business, Terp Market and Lounge, due to the City Commission claiming that “nefarious” characters were coming and going. I complied and the detectives were very polite. It still grinds my gears that we are doing positive things in the community and are getting treated like criminals over a PLANT.     LINK  

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    From Brady Bell, of Pure Spectrum CBD, Colorado…

    As an industry we have to take a stand. I now know why this is happening. GW Pharmaceuticals are the reason behind this with their lobbying efforts. It’s time the industry takes a stand and we file a class action lawsuit on GW Pharmaceuticals. I have the plan in motion. I will be reaching out to owners and anyone else that wants to join the battle. Feel free to email me, Brady@purespectrumcbd.com. We have the legal team and direction. The rest will require unity. LINK

    EVERYONE in the CANNABIS business, whether legal or not, whether it is Hemp or Marijuana/Cannabis that you sell, or USE for medicine or recreationally,  should pay very close attention to what is happening right now.  The quality of Our lives  very much depends upon what happens with Cannabis.

    Hemp almost legal as Big Pharma moves in on CBD

    Please read the above linked article.

    On my end, I am concerned about the control of Cannabis/Hemp and  the regulations which will follow legalization and what it means to the prison industrial complex.  I am concerned about the right to grow a Cannabis plant in my yard and use it personally for medicine and pleasure.  I am concerned about all the children and other people who were so wrongly denied the Cannabis plant since 1937 and before, who so badly needed it as a medication, which was ALREADY IN THE PHARMACOPEIA IN 1900’S, but that the Government pulled out from under them in the name of commerce. 

    DEA guidance is clear: Cannabidiol is illegal and always has been

    Cannabis, Hemp, Marijuana are all born from the same species.  Don’t let them divide us!

    NEVER say legalize!  ALWAYS push for REPEAL of the CANNABIS Plant as a “whole”… 

    When it is freed to the People of this Country, and it is no longer a crime to possess or grow on our own property, or use in our own homes, and the Hemp Farmers are free to grow and sell their Hemp plants AND products, then it can be produced by the          Pharma’s as a medication and THEIR products can be labeled as “CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES”!

    Until then, Pharma should not be allowed to profit, or produce, any Cannabis medications!

    smk

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) is conducting an Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program as authorized by KRS 260.850-260.869, and 7 U.S.C.§ 5940 (also known as Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill).  Industrial hemp plants, leaf, floral materials, and viable seed materials remain a Schedule I Controlled Substance under state and federal law; no person can grow, handle, broker, or process industrial hemp in Kentucky without a license issued by the KDA. For more information on applications, please visit the Applications for the Hemp Program page.  Industrial Hemp is a Controlled Substance and requires a KDA License to Grow, Handle, Process, or Market LINK


    Legislative Research: KY SB50 | 2017 | Regular Session

    Hemp in Kentucky

     
  • ShereeKrider 6:37 pm on June 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bruce Cain, , , , Repeal Prohibition   

    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. =====

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  • ShereeKrider 1:46 am on April 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Canadian Cannabis Act, , , , medical, personal use, Repeal Prohibition   

    Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis 


    News Release

    From Health Canada

    Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving

    April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON      

                                                               Government of Canada

    The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth. In many cases, it is easier for our kids to buy cannabis than cigarettes.

    That is why the Government of Canada, after extensive consultation with law enforcement, health and safety experts, and the hard work of the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, today introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis.

    The proposed Cannabis Act would create a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada. Following Royal Assent, the proposed legislation would allow adults to legally possess and use cannabis. This would mean that possession of small amounts of cannabis would no longer be a criminal offence and would prevent profits from going into the pockets of criminal organizations and street gangs. The Bill would also, for the first time, make it a specific criminal offence to sell cannabis to a minor and create significant penalties for those who engage young Canadians in cannabis-related offences.   

    In addition to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis, the Government is toughening laws around alcohol- and drug-impaired driving. Under the Government’s proposed legislation, new offences would be added to the Criminal Code to enforce a zero tolerance approach for those driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs. Additionally, the proposed legislation would authorize new tools for police to better detect drivers who have drugs in their body.

    Subject to Parliamentary approval and Royal Assent, the Government of Canada intends to provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis no later than July 2018.

    The Government will invest additional resources to make sure there is appropriate capacity within Health Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Department of Public Safety to license, inspect and enforce all aspects of the proposed legislation. These additional resources will also allow the Government to undertake a robust public awareness campaign so that Canadians are well informed about the dangers of driving under the influence of cannabis and other drugs.

    Working in partnership with provinces, territories, municipalities and local communities, the Government will also make appropriate investments to train and equip law enforcement so that Canada’s roads and highways are safe for all Canadians.

    In the months ahead, the Government will share more details on a new licensing fee and excise tax system. It will also continue to engage with all levels of government and Indigenous Peoples.

    Quotes

    “As a former police officer, I know firsthand how easy it is for our kids to buy cannabis. In many cases, it is easier for our children to get cannabis than it is to get cigarettes. Today’s plan to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis will put an end to this. It will keep cannabis out of the hands of children and youth, and stop criminals from profiting from it.”
    Bill Blair
    Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice

    “Today, we are following through on our commitment to introduce comprehensive legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis and to create new laws to punish more severely those who drive under its influence. The Cannabis Act reflects an evidence-based approach that will protect Canadians’ public health and safety. By tackling alcohol- and drug-impaired driving with new and tougher criminal offences, Canadians will be better protected from impaired drivers and the number of deaths and accidents on our roads will be reduced.”
    The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould
    Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

    “The bills we propose today are aiming at putting drug dealers and organized crime out of the cannabis business. It will allow law enforcement to focus on other serious offences, including the distribution of cannabis to children and youth and driving under the influence of drugs. Drug-impaired driving puts the lives and the safety of drivers and passengers at risk every day, and we will lead a wide-ranging campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while impaired. The proposed Bill will also provide more tools and stronger laws to punish more severely drivers who drive under the influence of drugs, including cannabis. We will continue to work with our law enforcement, provincial and territorial partners and stakeholders to develop a consistent enforcement approach and to provide support in building capacity across the country.”
    The Honourable Ralph Goodale
    Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    “The Cannabis Act will help keep our children safe and address the health risks associated with cannabis. The proposed legislation would allow Canadian adults to possess and purchase regulated and quality-controlled cannabis products, while prohibiting sales to young Canadians and any products, promotion, packaging or labelling that could be appealing to young people.”
    The Honourable Jane Philpott
    Minister of Health

    Quick Facts

    • The Cannabis Act proposes that legal sales of cannabis would be restricted to people who are 18 years of age and over. Provinces and territories could increase the minimum legal age of sale, purchase and consumption.
    • The movement of cannabis and cannabis products across international borders would remain a serious criminal offence.
    • Following Royal Assent, the Government intends to bring the proposed Act into force no later than July 2018. At that time, adults would legally be able to possess up to 30 grams of legal cannabis in public, and to grow up to four plants per household at a maximum height of one metre from a legal seed or seedling. Until the new law comes into force, cannabis will remain illegal everywhere in Canada, except for medical purposes.
    • The provinces and territories would authorize and oversee the distribution and sale of cannabis, subject to minimum federal conditions. In those jurisdictions that have not put in place a regulated retail framework, individuals would be able to purchase cannabis online from a federally licensed producer with secure home delivery through the mail or by courier.
    • The proposed legislation would amend the Criminal Code to modernize and simplify the transportation provisions, strengthen the criminal law responses to impaired driving, and facilitate the effective and efficient investigation and prosecution of drug- and alcohol-impaired driving.
    • To facilitate detection and investigation of drug-impaired driving, law enforcement officers will be authorized and equipped to use oral fluid drug screeners at the roadside.

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    Contacts

    David Taylor
    Office of the Minister of Justice
    613-992-4621

    Media Relations
    Department of Justice Canada
    613-957-4207
    media@justice.gc.ca

    Andrew MacKendrick
    Office of the Minister of Health
    613-957-0200

    Media Relations
    Health Canada
    613-957-2983

    Scott Bardsley
    Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
    613-998-5681

    Media Relations
    Public Safety Canada
    613-991-0657
    media@ps-sp.gc.ca

    Public Inquiries:
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  • ShereeKrider 1:50 am on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Repeal Prohibition,   

    Prohibition Repeal Is A Good Model For Marijuana Legalization 


    9:51 AM 12/05/2014

    Marijuana plants for sale are displayed at the medical marijuana farmers market at the California Heritage Market in Los Angeles, California July 11, 2014.  REUTERS/David McNew

    Today is the 81st anniversary of the repeal of federal alcohol prohibition.

    The 21st Amendment ended the failed experiment of Prohibition and delegated the issue of alcohol legalization and regulation solely to the states.

    The 21st Amendment was neither “for” nor “against” alcohol. It was simply an acknowledgment that federal prohibition was an obvious failure and a nod towards state’s and individual rights. No state was required to legalize alcohol. It was their choice.

    The repeal of prohibition has been a tremendous success. This country has the best regulated beverage alcohol industry in the world while still being the world’s most dynamic. Just ask any beer drinker!

    Fast forward to the present. Republicans made huge gains in last month’s elections, decisively winning control of the Senate, increasing their dominance in the House to a level not seen since the 40’s, controlling 33 governorships and more state legislators than any time since the 1920s. They now have the opportunity to cement and expand these gains and to create a permanent majority.

    How? By leading the charge to end the federal prohibition of marijuana. You don’t have to be “pro-cannabis” to be against prohibition.

    Like it or not, illicit marijuana is available in every corner of this country. Any teenager can get it with little effort. Most say it’s far easier to get than beer.

    Criminal gangs across the country rake in tens of billions of dollars each year selling marijuana. Milton Friedman once said, “See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That’s literally true.”

    In 2012, 750,000 people were arrested for mere possession. That’s about one arrest every 48 seconds! And a disproportionate number of the people arrested on marijuana-related charges are minorities.

    The federal prohibition of marijuana has been as profound a failure as the attempted federal prohibition against alcohol. The solution is the same. Let the states decide and regulate as they see fit.

    Here in Colorado, the legalization of marijuana has been a resounding success. Teen use is down. Auto fatalities are at near historic lows. Crime is down across the board. Tax revenue is flowing in.

    If Republicans want to expand their base, they need to show they truly believe in a liberty-based agenda. Reach out to groups that historically have not been favorable to the Republican brand and prove through action that they have much more in common than they might think. Individual freedom is a winning message for people of all colors and all walks of life.

    Republicans in Congress should pass legislation within their first 60 days in office repealing federal prohibition and placing the issue with the individual states and their citizens.

    A statement such as, “I’m personally against it but believe in the wisdom of the people” can be a get-out-of-jail-free card for all who fear being branded pro-marijuana. The issue isn’t for or against marijuana but rather whether a legal, state regulated market is preferable to a prohibition market. Alcohol or marijuana, the answer to this is clear.

    The alternative is Republicans turning off another generation of voters who think of them as the party that speaks of individual freedom but whose actions suggest they want to control other people’s lives. These folks have seen the failure of big government and most big institutions. Their loyalty can be obtained, but the party has to walk the walk.

    Think I exaggerate? Here in Colorado, the Republican challenger for governor was ahead by 10 points in a September poll. Then, showing the Republican skill for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, he stated he would like to recriminalize marijuana. His lead evaporated almost overnight.

    He lost by 58,000 votes and singlehandedly damaged the Republican brand for a generation of young Colorado voters. There are over 10,000 people directly employed in this Colorado industry and hundreds of thousands of consumers. That’s a lot of voters to antagonize; many of them motivated single issue folks.

    What if the GOP could create a new supporter every 48 seconds rather than trying to throw them in jail?

    Freedom and liberty win. Prohibition and attempting to control people’s lives loses. Republicans, if you believe what you say, end the federal prohibition on marijuana. A permanent majority awaits. It is yours for the taking.

    John Conlin is a self-employed management consultant providing services to beer, wine, and spirits distributors across the country. He is also in the process of starting a marijuana-infused edibles company.

     

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    Tags: John Conlin, Marijuana, Prohibition

     
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