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Yes on 19! … Pot Prohibition Is the Cornerstone of a Police State

(Harvey Wasserman, AlterNet, October 31, 2010)
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The simple truth about America’s marijuana prohibition: any law that allows the easy incarceration of any citizen any time those in power want to do it is the ultimate enemy of democracy. With 800,000 annual arrests over an herb used by tens of millions of Americans, it is the cornerstone of a police state. . . . The newly energized movement to end prohibition in California — home to more than 10% of the nation — is one of the few healthy developments in this otherwise horrific election. . . . To help pass Proposition 19, go here and sign up to make phone calls in these last crucial hours. . . . Part of the battle has already been won. By all accounts the California campaign has thrust the issue to a new level. The terms of repeal are not perfect. But the acceptance of marijuana use has taken a giant leap forward. When joints are openly lit and smoked on national television, it’s clear that sooner rather than later, this travesty will fall. . . . Never mind that virtually every farmer in Revolutionary America — including Washington, Jefferson and Madison — raised marijuana’s kissing cousin, hemp, and profited handsomely from it. Never mind that Ben Franklin made his best paper from hemp. Forget that the last three presidents of the United States and the current governor of California (among so many others) have smoked marijuana, and may still do so. . . . Never mind that hemp looms behind marijuana as a far greater cash crop, with huge profits to be made from ecologically superior paper, clothing, shoes, textiles, rope, sails, food, fuel and more. A core agricultural mainstay throughout human history, hemp requires no chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers. A nitrogen-fixing weed, it replenishes the soil in which it grows. As the stock for cellulosic ethanol, fuel pellets and seed-based diesel oil, it is the key to a green revolution in sustainable bio-fuels. As such, hemp is legal in virtually every country on Earth except the United States. . . . The accelerated corporate rape and pillage of what’s left of our nation is all too evident. Sending this tool of official repression up in smoke will help mitigate the disaster.

Vote YES on California’s Prop. 19, and make sure to call those you know who might.

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Video: The War on Drugs is a Joke!

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Vote YES on Proposition 19

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SECEDE! or at least Dump Obama and Holder

Holder: “US will enforce marijuana laws despite how Californians may vote”

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Screw Holder and the entire lying Obama administration. This gang of Wall Street insiders has declared war on the citizens of California. Well, so be it. . . . Come and get us Holder. Are you and your goons going to lock up every young pot smoker in our state?

I haven’t seen anyone go to prison for torturing prisoners or for starting illegal wars or for collapsing the world economy. No, it’s only the young pot smokers who are targeted by Obama and his Washington, D.C. goon squad. I say ignore them all. Why obey any laws when they are only designed to protect the rich Establishment?

If you want to send the D.C. Fascists a message then VOTE YES ON PROPOSITION 19!

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Facts About the War on Drugs that you didn’t know

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DVD Release: Triposane

Video trailer for my friend, Michael DiCerto’s, feature film Triptosane,” starring Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theatre 3000.

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5 Things the Corporate Media and Government Don’t Want You to Know About Marijuana

(Paul Armentano, AlterNet, August 29, 2010)
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1. Long-term marijuana use is associated with lower risks of certain cancers, including head and neck cancer.

2. Most Americans acknowledge that pot is safer than booze.

3. The enforcement of marijuana laws is racially discriminatory.

4. Marijuana may be helpful, not harmful, to people with schizophrenia.

5. Workplace drug testing programs don’t identify impaired employees or reduce on-the-job accidents.

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Obama Goes Back On His Word — Raids Medical Marijuana Farm

(Steve Elliott, News Junkie Post, July 12, 2010)
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[COMMENT by Lorenzo: I guess by now we should be used to the fact that young Mr. Obama has difficulty telling the truth. In fact, I can’t think of a single campaign promise that he hasn’t gone back on. From where I sit, Sarah Palin would be a better president simply because the Left wouldn’t be sitting on their thumbs and letting her get away with the crap Obama is pulling on us. Hopefully he will only be a one-term White House resident.]

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has flouted Mendocino County, California’s newly enacted medical marijuana ordinance by raiding the first collective that had applied to the sheriff’s cultivation permit program. . . . A multi-agency federal task force descended on the property of Joy Greenfield, the first Mendo patient to pay the $1,050 application fee under the ordinance, which allows collectives to grow up to 99 plants provided they comply with certain regulations. . » Continue reading “Obama Goes Back On His Word — Raids Medical Marijuana Farm”

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U.S. Plans to Occupy Costa Rica Have Been Approved

(Jason Ditz,, July 06, 2010)
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In another example of the growing militarization of the war on drugs, the Costa Rican government has given the US permission to launch an invasion of up to 7,000 Marines, ostensibly to “fight drugs.” . . . The vote was extremely controversial in Costa Rica’s legislature, with several MPs arguing that it gave he US a “blank check” to occupy the nation and was a threat to its sovereignty. Costa Rica has had no military of its own since its abolition in 1948. . . . Preceded by decades of on-again, off-again violence, the lack of a military has actually served the nation quite well over the past 62 years, and Costa Rica is one of the few nations in Central America not to face any violent uprisings or brutal dictatorships. The nation even celerates a holiday, on December 1, called Military Abolition Day. . . . Indeed, it appears that the only reason the nation is in America’s sights at all is because it is geographically so narrow, and an occupation of it could provide a convenient choke-point for blocking drugs from South America reaching Mexico and eventually, the United States, by land. . . Under the terms of the agreement, US troops “will enjoy freedom of movement and the right to carry out any activities needed to fulfill their mission.” In addition to the ground troops, the US will be deploying 46 warships and hundreds of helicopters.

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Why Cannabis Is Central to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

( Charles Shaw,, June 14, 2010)
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The so-called drug war is becoming better known as a war on citizens – a civil war. It has been a war with two distinct federal laws. The first was the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, which was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 1966. Into this vacuum was sucked Nixon’s contribution to 21st century drug policy: the 1970 Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. This law contains the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), the law making herbal cannabinoids Schedule 1. This means in Bizarro World that herbal cannabinoids have no medical value. . . » Continue reading “Why Cannabis Is Central to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness”

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