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Abolish the Drug Czar’s Office!


NORML
04/14/2017

 

The Trump Administration is widely expected to pick Representative Tom Marino for Drug Czar.

Representative Marino is a longtime, rabid drug warrior who has a consistent record of voting against marijuana law reform legislation — a position that runs counter to that of the majority of voters and his own constituents. His appointment to this office highlights the fact that this administration remains committed to the failed 1980s ‘war on drug’ playbook.

The Trump administration promised to eliminate bureaucratic waste. It should start by eliminating the office of the Drug Czar. 

The White House Drug Czar is required, by statute, “to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance that is listed in Schedule I” and to “ensure that no Federal funds … shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in Schedule I.” This narrow-minded, Flat Earth mentality refuses to acknowledge the reality that the majority of the country is now authorized to engage in the use of medical cannabis and it mandates that US drug policy be dictated by rhetoric and ideology rather than by science and evidence.

NORML opposes Marino’s appointment to Drug Czar and we further call for this anti-science position to be abolished entirely.

Click here to send a message to President Trump – End the charade of the Drug Czar by abolishing the position. 

The Drug Czar’s office is a remnant of a bygone era when US drug policy was framed as a ‘war’ fueled largely by rhetoric and ideology. In 2017 we can do better and we must. The majority of Americans view drug abuse as a public health issue, they favor regulating cannabis as opposed to criminalizing it, and they are demanding policy changes based on science and evidence.

Tell President Trump: There is no place for ‘Czars’ in today’s American government, particularly those like Marino who still cling to the outdated and failed drug war policies and misplaced ideologies of the past.

Thanks in advance for standing together with the thousands of NORML members throughout the country.

The NORML Team

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Reality of Standing Rock


Published on Nov 22, 2016

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“The mainstream media is lying about what is happening at Standing Rock. As someone who was there, I confirm what the water protectors have been going through. We need water and we are done with big corporations hurting and destroying our environment for financial gain. This is not moral what’s so ever. People do terrible things to each other for money. Our world is being destroyed for money.” #NoDAPL #StandingRock

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So what if before our very eyes crimes of the century are committed?


Michael Aydinian

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So what if before our very eyes crimes of the century are committed. I’ve passed the point of lamenting when people are going to wake up. Along with the inability to think, I’ve long since felt the dumbing-down process has also served to drastically reduce people’s empathy. Unless a problem directly affects our own interests, we simply don’t care. For many it’s simply a case of so long as I get my take-away pizza, put up my feet to watch mid-week soccer & X-Factor & have a 6-pack to wash it all down, I don’t give a shit. They’re all terrorists anyway!

Whether it’s by design or not, it sure is a sad indictment of mankind to say this is so true for so many people. Small wonder it’s hardly worth saying – how many more countries have to be destroyed?

We had 9/11 which was a Mossad operation; 19 Saudi hijackers were blamed along with Osama Bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda group which was founded & funded by the CIA. The CIA though is run by Zionists as is every major facet of US life & that most definitely includes US foreign policy. So far this manufactured Zionist war of terror has resulted in –

AFGHANISTAN – DESTROYED!

IRAQ – DESTROYED!

LIBYA – DESTROYED!

SYRIA – IN THE PROCESS OF BEING DESTROYED!

EGYPT – FINALLY DEMOCRACY PREVAILS ONLY FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE OVERTHROWN AFTER JUST 11 MONTHS. PRO-ISRAELI TYRANT SISI IS INSTALLED. THE ONE BORDER WHERE THE PALESTINIANS RECEIVED DESPERATELY NEEDED AID HAS BEEN CLOSED EVER SINCE!

MALI, CENTRAL AFRICA REPUBLIC, SUDAN, ERITREA & SOMALIA – ALL MUSLIM NATIONS THAT IN SOME WAY OR ANOTHER HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BY THE WEST UNDER THE GUISE OF TERRORISM WHEN IN FACT IT’S ALL ABOUT OUTRAGEOUS EXPLOITATION BY BIG BUSINESS!

Not to mention the horrific refugee problem that is also serving the Zionist cause by creating turmoil in several European nations. Moreover the media isn’t missing a trick when it comes to initiating the age old Zionist trick of divide & conquer. Refugees are being referred to as migrants even though it was never their desire to leave their homeland. They are terrible victims yet the media is doing all it can to incite hatred. Just imagine what would be happening if these refugees were Israelis.

However, when it comes to Syria, notably President Assad & Russia’s role, the lies being told by the media & our puppet politicians literally couldn’t be further from the truth. On my GMMuk FB page, the short description reads – If you really do have a yearning for the truth there’s a simple rule worth sticking to – WHATEVER THE MEDIA SAYS, IMAGINE THE EXACT OPPOSITE!

Now though the media is as biased as it can be & I know they lie all the time, this was nevertheless written in a rather tongue-in-cheek manner. Yet with Syria this statement couldn’t be more appropriate – whatever the media says regarding Syria, one SHOULD imagine the exact opposite if one really wishes to know the truth. Though this indicates how desperate they have become, the Zionists will not stop. THEY HAVE TO BE STOPPED!

My worry is I cannot imagine how they can be stopped & who is ultimately going to stop them.

All that’s saved Syria from becoming another Iraq & Libya is Russia. Fortunately for Assad, quite how long President Putin can stand the vilification of the Western media & the downright lies perhaps isn’t open to question because the Russians are anything but foolish. They know the moment Syria falls, attacking Iran will once again be firmly on the agenda. Such a confrontation could well lead to WW III. So the Russians know they have to make a stand with Syria but the harsh reality is the West, under it’s lunatic Zionist overlords who are hell bent on world domination, is slowly but surely being forced into a conflict with Russia & China. People better start waking up quick!

It could never be more obvious that only Israel wants what’s occurring in Syria. I decided the best way to get this message across is by including three pieces. First this excellent 3 minute clip – this lady, a peace activist, says everything that the world needs to know. Share it far & wide & thanks to Linda Wal for the heads up.

I thought I’d back this up with a fantastic edition of UK Column News where Vanessa Beeley SAYS EXACTLY HOW IT IS. This lady is a superstar in my eyes. If you want to know the truth about Syria & the fact we are not fighting the terrorists but helping them, listen to this. Vanessa absolutely nails it. The first 30 minutes is breath-taking stuff. Once again UK Column News makes the sparks fly. Do I love you guys!

Finally, a short while before her appearance on UK Column News Vanessa Beeley talked of her visit to Syria on Patrick Henningsen’s 21st Century Wire radio show. She was part of a peace delegation that went on to meet President Assad. She expressed how she was amazed at the decency of the Syrian leader & how conciliatory he was towards those who took up arms against him. When I first listened to it I thought this typifies the media – lies & nothing but lies! I will try & find the actual radio clip. In the meantime here’s a link where Vanessa talks of her visit to Syria –

The two videos & the link are on my website here:

http://gmmuk.com/syria-the-media-can-lie-no-more/

 

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SB 13, Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act continues to sit in committee since January 7th


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There has been no activity on the “Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act” since January 7th when it was forwarded to “Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations“…

 

Whose members include:

 

Please take time to click on the links and send them a message to work on this Bill!

 

IT IS a crucial time for Kentuckians to stay in close touch with their lawmakers and offer feedback on the issues of the day. Citizens can see which bills are under consideration and keep track of their progress by visiting the Kentucky Legislature Home Page at www.lrc.ky.gov. Kentuckians can also share their thoughts with lawmakers by calling the General Assembly’s toll-free message line at

 

800-372-7181

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LINK TO PDF OF SB13

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana


Tue, 01/12/2016 – 22:24 – steveelliott

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By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President’s State of the Union speech.

"As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring about fundamental change — ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and removing marijuana from the list of Controlled Substances," Rep. Blumenauer wrote to the President.

The language chosen by Rep. Blumenauer is very significant, politically speaking. "Removing marijuana from the list of Controlled Substances" is, of course, the only way forward that avoids cannabis being immediately co-opted and controlled by Big Pharma, which is assuredly what will happen if it is moved from Schedule I to Schedule II or III on the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act.

Following is Rep. Blumenauer’s letter in its entirety.

An Open Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President:

A State of the Union speech is a unique opportunity to address Congress and the nation about priorities and accomplishments, as well as to highlight critical issues.

I remember another speech in May 2008 when you spoke to over 70,000 Portlanders. The overwhelming feeling of hope coming from the crowd was palpable.

Tonight, you will undoubtedly reflect on the last seven years. During this time, you fulfilled your promise of systematic change while dealing with the largest economic disaster the United States has seen since the Great Depression and almost unanimous Republican obstruction in Congress. Your actions jumpstarting the economy, reforming health care and Wall Street, and providing critical leadership on climate change will be felt for generations to come.

As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring about fundamental change — ending the failed policy of marijuana prohibition and removing marijuana from the list of Controlled Substances.

We both know the prohibition of marijuana has not and will not work. Recent surveys find that 18 million adults used marijuana in the past month — and well over a million use it legally under state laws for medicinal purposes. Despite dire hyperbolic warnings and the threat of citation, arrest, or even prison, all evidence indicates Americans will continue to use marijuana, especially since younger Americans feel even stronger that it ought to be legal. They understand that, while not without risk, marijuana is certainly less dangerous than tobacco — which is legal in every state despite its highly addictive nature and proven deadly consequences. Indeed, if we were scheduling drugs today, tobacco would probably be classified as Schedule I and marijuana would be left off.

I suspect that both your heart and your head tell you ending prohibition is the right thing to do, especially from a civil rights and criminal justice perspective. We’ve undercut respect for the law, wasted law enforcement resources, and more important, wasted lives.

A shocking 620,000 people were arrested for marijuana possession in 2014. No area is more stark and unfair than the treatment of African Americans — particularly young men. Research shows they are no more likely to use marijuana, yet the heavy hand of the law descends upon them with a vengeance. Depending on where they live, African Americans are two to eight times more likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana, according to a study by the ACLU. Unlike white middle class Americans, for young men of color — especially if poor — even a minor infraction can have devastating consequences. They can be forced from their family home if they are living in public housing, or have difficulty obtaining federal student loans to make it nearly impossible to attend college.

This is wrong.

Current federal policy declares marijuana has no medicinal value and implies it is more dangerous than methamphetamine or cocaine. I don’t believe that any member of your Administration believes this is true. Yet inaction creates another serious consequence — an inability to focus on real threats to public health. Cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and opioids are all far more dangerous than marijuana. In 2013 alone, over 20,000 people died of prescription drug overdoses — while there have never been any reported marijuana overdose fatalities.

This is also wrong. By telling Americans something demonstrably false, the case and credibility of drug enforcement authorities at all levels is weakened.

Not only that, federal policy has placed a stranglehold on effective marijuana research — even as evidence continues to mount about its medicinal benefits. Medical marijuana patients receive relief of pain, suppression of nausea, and the control of symptoms of neurological disorders. Recognizing this, 23 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam have legalized medical marijuana, and 17 other states have authorized some form of medical marijuana. Removing federal barriers to research will help eliminate the guess work about both its benefits and potential problems.

For all the talk about gateway drugs, having millions of Americans relying on the black market for marijuana only opens the way for thugs to directly market to young people and those desperate to deal with depression and pain. No drug dealer checks for ID on the street corner or schoolyard. They have no license to lose and every incentive to sell other more dangerous, addictive and profitable drugs.

The vast underground network supplying millions of Americans can and should be transformed into a legal industry that is regulated and taxed. We continue to enrich Mexican drug cartels that use marijuana as one of the pillars of their financial model. We should instead be taxing and regulating marijuana to help balance the budget and fund important services. If we approach marijuana the same way as alcohol, we could take the billions of dollars we save in enforcement and additional billions that will be generated in tax revenue to deal with education, the protection of our children, and the treatment for people with addiction problems.

Mr. President, you’ve already had the most profound effect on marijuana law reform than any President in history. You’ve declined to interfere with states that have legalized adult use of marijuana and others states that allow medical marijuana, and you’ve provided breathing room for state-legal marijuana businesses.

It is time, Mr. President, for you to take the next logical step, cementing your legacy in history on drug reform and a fairer criminal justice system. Call for an end to marijuana prohibition and de-schedule marijuana. The House and Senate are reluctant to take bold action to legalize marijuana at the federal level, but you don’t have to wait. Under your leadership by de-scheduling marijuana, you will trigger monumental reform, allowing states to continue their pioneering efforts and putting pressure on Congress to take additional actions to tax and regulate. We can start by ending the lunacy of forcing legal marijuana companies to operate as cash-only. Seldom has such a small step, supported by a majority of Americans, had such potential transformational power.

Please seize the moment. We can’t wait.

The time is now. The country is ready.

In 2008, I joined with tens of thousands of Oregonians who cheered you on chanting, “Yes, we can!”

Today, I speak on behalf of millions of Americans across the country and ask you to support ending the prohibition of marijuana.

We hope you will respond, “Yes, I will.”

Earl Blumenauer
Member of Congress

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If Kentucky wants to pass br 161 "the Cannabis Freedom Act", you must do this now…


TREELeft:  Link to USMjParty Kentucky

Above: Link to Facebook Page of the “Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition”

Because of the “Origination Clause” in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a “Companion Bill” in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in the House of Representatives, but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as in the case of other bills.

(From Wikipedia) The Origination Clause, also known as the Revenue Clause, is as follows:

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

COMPANION BILL – A bill which is identical to a bill having been introduced in the opposite house.

THEREFORE,

What we need to do right now is to find a Representative who is willing to back up Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 with a “COMPANION BILL” in order to be in coordination with the “Constitution”.

Please write your Representative an email or letter asking them to get behind Sen. Perry B. Clark’s BR 161 and provide a “Companion Bill” as soon as possible because the Legislative Session (calendar link here) starts on January 5th, 2016 and January 8th, is the deadline for prefiled House Bills.

The LINKS you will need are listed here (just click on picture):

LINK to KY BR 161

KyLRC 12.17.15 Ky Cannabis Freedom Act homepage

LINK to KY Legislator’s Email Addresses:  (Please note that some of the Representatives/Senators have direct email links, and some of them can be copied/pasted into your email program).

KY Legislative Email Addresses

Also, of note, this is a little more time consuming, but worth it, I believe —  When I wrote my “Email” I sent it to my individual Representative, who is Johnny Bell – in Glasgow, KY, but I also copied the email to ALL of the Kentucky Senators as well as the Representatives, so that THEY ALL would be able to see the letter I had written.

Here is the LINK to the 2016 Legislative Calendar:

KY 2016 Regular Session Legislative Calendar

As well, anyone who may have a printer, and postage money available should ideally send individual letters through the U.S. Postal Service to the Representatives given addresses.  The more “paper” we can send them, the better they will hear us speaking!

PHONE CALL’s as well will be a great help!  Please back up your letter or email with a phone call to your Representative to reiterate the issue of BR 161 !!!

PLEASE DO NOT LET THIS BILL DIE!   KEEP IT GOING WITH AN EMAIL AND A PHONE CALL TO YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!

Society’s general view of CPS is if they are involved then the family must have done something to get them involved…


They are under the impression that CPS comes in offers all kinds of services and then leave. Sadly they could not be much farther from the truth.

Very often CPS becomes involved as the result of an anonymous phone call. Often this call is made by a former spouse or significant other. Or maybe that neighbor that you had a disagreement last week. The school teacher you disagreed with. A doctor when you chose to get a second opinion. Along with numerous other possible sources of intake report.

While within most states there are criminal penalties for filing a false report, most still allow anonymous reporting instead of confidential. Therefore it is hard to prosecute.

But that is only one example of something few people know. Here are a few others.

*Most states do not require Child welfare workers to take an oath to uphold the Constitution nor the laws.

*Most states do not define the conditions under which their immunity is void in order to bring criminal or civil actions against them.

*Most states’ accountability is over seen from within. Basically “The fox watching the hen house.”

*Federal funding for foster care is uncapped and states are reimbursed 75¢ on the $1.

*Preventative and Reunification services are capped and less than 10% of Federal funding actually goes toward helping the family.

*Child removal often creates a need for child support when none was needed before. Opening a revenue stream through Social Security Title IV-D funding to the courts that did not exist had they not intervened.

*Attorneys, doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, child placement agencies and many other entities have created a $40 Billion industry which collects various Federal grants to operate.

*Many companies that have child placement divisions also engage in the private prison system.

*Approximately 80% of former foster children will ultimately end up incarcerated at some point in their lives.

*Within a year of aging out about 50% of Foster children are homeless.

*Parents of Foster children suffer PTSD at about 4 times the rate of combat veterans. Children’s rates are much higher but not documented.

*A medicated child draws more funding than one not on psychotropic drugs.

*The child protection system is thought to be the number one abuser of Medicaid.

*Undocumented minors increases caseloads preventing American families from getting proper investigations.

*A wrongfully removed child is automatically an abused child because they will never be emotionally the same again. Within hours PTSD and Parental Separation Disorder sets in.

*In TEXAS, in 2013 a child was 10.8 times more likely to die in foster care than if they stayed in the the home.

AMERICA, we need to wake up. We need to start paying attention to the damage this upside down system is doing to the future of our nation.
‪#‎OpExposeCPS‬

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The Science of Toxicology and U.I. or "Under the Influence and/or Intoxication?" of Cannabis/Marijuana and D.O.A. Drug Testing


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The Official Court Documents that I present to you below here, {THIS ONE TIME, FOR FREE = this offer will not last and is for a limited amount of time = THIS SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL GO MISSING AND A FEE WILL BE CHARGED LATER FOR THIS INFORMATION} The following Documents were presented, accepted and registered by the Criminal or Courts as “Evidence” as they were listed by the Kentucky Courts in a case I recently Advocated in on behalf of James E. Coleman.
Are in fact, the PROOF, that Cannabis/Marijuana/Hemp or Unspecified levels of Cannabinoids are natural within the human body and that their presence or levels or “analytical threshold” combined with the fact that this test measures “no quantification of a specific compound” in the blood, are proof, there has been no measure of  intoxication, performed by this test where cannabiniods are concerned and that this test can not show toxicity.
According to this Expert Witness.
Therefore they are unable to test levels for intoxication as they claim is claimed by the manufacture of the test and/or Law Enforcement in U.I. charges or related cases. These documented facts apply to the Test it’s self given and the Cannabinoid levels… Therefore apply to all these D.O.A. = “Drug of Abuse” Blood Serum U.I. Test used by Law Enforcement and Not the Individual. As these facts apply to all humans and all these Test.

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45th Annual Smoke-In July 4, 2015 Washington, CO


Deadheads United™

Marijuana Activist Call To Action

45th Anniversary Smoke-In

Saturday July 4th, 2015, Washington DC

“Smoke-in Alumni Reunite!”

 

“This demonstration, held on the day that commemorates 45 consecutive years of Smoke-In history in Washington DC, is an opportune moment to acknowledge the era of change created by Marijuana Activists across these United States of America.”

 

Smoke-In Alumni Call To Action

We are asking all Smoke-In Alumni to return to to Washington DC on Saturday July 4th, 2015 for the 45th Anniversary Smoke-In and join our demonstration at our Rally, the “Peace Mile March” and Concert in the contingent of the year they attended their first Smoke-In. This will be the best time during this current presidential administration to let your voice be heard in front of the White House and to be acknowledged as an American Veteran Marijuana Activist, and POW of THC!

 

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Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes


Posted on June 23, 2015 at 10:06 am by David Downs in featured, Health, Science

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Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as spasticity, a panel of researchers conclude, after reviewing a total of 79 trials.

“Use of marijuana for chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis is supported by high-quality evidence,” one of the reports found.

Researchers bemoaned the lack of high-quality trials of marijuana. That situation that can be laid at the feet of cannabis prohibition. The federal government maintains cannabis is a highly dangerous drug with no medical use. Researchers must cut through more red tape to research a pot plant than any other substance on the planet, doctors say.

However, this week, the federal government slightly reduced the regulatory hurdles to study cannabis — down from eight layers of review, to seven.

More than 750,000 Americans will be arrested for cannabis this year.

The Obama administration has spent an estimated $300 million interfering with state medical marijuana programs and patients, including arresting and prosecuting patients and caregivers. Thirty-five states have medical cannabis laws, and some members of Congress are working to de-fund federal attacks on medical marijuana.

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