Sunday, September 15, 2013

drug war discloses sheer moral horror at the heart of this allegedly "free society"...,

wakingtimes | In 2011 the federal government decreed that marijuana had no accepted medical use use and should remain classified as a highly dangerous drug like heroin. Accepting and promoting the powerful health benefits of marijuana would instantly cut huge profits geared towards cancer treatment and the U.S. would have to admit it imprisons the population for no cause. Nearly half of all drug arrests in the United States are for marijuana.

According to editor Richard Cowan, the answer is because it is a threat to cannabis prohibition “…there really is massive proof that the suppression of medical cannabis represents the greatest failure of the institutions of a free society, medicine, journalism, science, and our fundamental values,” Cowan notes.

While Colorado and Washington have not yet set up their regulatory systems, both states will likely sell licenses to farmers who want to grow marijuana as well as to manufacturing plants and retail sellers. The marijuana will also likely be taxed at each stage of its growth, processing, and sale.

“In both Colorado and Washington, legalization was done by citizens with no participation by elected representatives until they had to pass laws to comply with the initiative. In other initiative states I would expect such measures – I would expect a new one in California, for instance – and roughly half the states permit this and the rest don’t.

“In the states that do have initiatives I expect efforts to get it on the ballot. The other half it will be much tougher. It’s hard to get elected representatives to do this,” Collins said.

Armantano is more optimistic about the spread of legalized pot. He compared the DOJ’s announcement to the federal government’s actions toward the end of alcohol prohibition in America a century ago, when states decided to stop following the federal ban on alcohol sales and the federal government said it would not step in and prosecute crimes.

“For first time we now have clear message from fed government saying they will not stand in way of states that wish to implement alternative regulatory schemes in lieu of federal prohibition,” Armantano said.

He predicted that within the next one to three years, five or six other states may join Colorado and Washington in legalizing the drug, setting the stage for the rest of the country to follow.

The Age of Deception is Ending 
In 2003, the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services filed for, and was awarded a patent on cannabinoids. The reason? Because research into cannabinoids allowed pharmaceutical companies to acquire practical knowledge on one of the most powerful antioxidants and neuroprotectants known to the natural world.

The U.S. Patent 6630507 was specifically initiated when researchers found that cannabinoids had specific antioxidant properties making them useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.

Besides the top 10 health benefits below, findings published in the journalPLoS ONE, researchers have now have now discovered that marijuana-like chemicals trigger receptors on human immune cells that can directly inhibit a type of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) found in late-stage AIDS.

Recent studies have even shown it to be an effective atypical anti-psychotic in treating schizophrenia, a disease many other studies have inconsistently found it causing.


CNu said...

arnach said...

Oldie but goodie—Poll: Reefer Madness

dr.henrybelsidus said...

Where did the Washington Post get this worthless jiggaboo from, and, why do they feel the need to attempt to mask their own establishment opposition to decriminalization/legalization with a black, female face? Don’t get too excited by the introduction, by D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large), of the Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act. Nirvana is not near. It may never come. To that I would shout hallelujah — except council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), chairman of the Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary, which has oversight of the issue, told me he’s still focused on marijuana decriminalization. His proposal, introduced this year, would make the possession of one ounce or less of pot a civil — as opposed to criminal — offense that would carry a fine of $100. Fucking ignorant opinionated coonery-for-a-nickel like this sets us back 400 years!

dr. henrybelsidus said...

This is more of the reactionary ignorance like what the CBC members did who ignorantly sanctioned, no BEGGED FOR, the "war on drugs" 30 plus years ago.

CNu said...

lol, careful B, you're liable to get certain of our visitors aroused and out-of-pocket using such "strong" language....,

Vic78 said...

One thing I hate about mainstream publications going online is that they ignore the comments. How much would you bet that she'll pull this same bullshit next article in spite of the commenters ripping her a new one?

dr.henrybelsidus said...

Pay no heed to these or any other fucking trolls. We're all just haters out to hate and to take the discourse into uncivil and non-constructive territory, right?

Vic78 said...

That's their own damn fault for letting their sites get like that. It's one thing to say writer at Washington Post is full of shit and then prove it. The trolls are in another world with their fuckery.

CNu said...

I'own'no bout all that Vic. I think that in most quarters, all that's required to get labelled a troll is a contrary opinion, and heaven forbid, a bit of strong language like my man belsidus wrote this morning. There's an awful lot of PC thought-policing masquerading as reason and civility nowadays, but actually only out to suppress and marginalize contrary points of view.