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Update 5/21/14: After being chastised for his comments about marijuana by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), FBI director Comey told those in attendance at a senate hearing on the bureau’s oversight that he was just kidding.
“I am absolutely dead set against using marijuana,” he said at the hearing, “I don’t want young people to use marijuana. It’s against the law. We have a three-year ban on marijuana. I did not say that I’m going to change that ban. I said I have to grapple with the change in my workforce.”
It’s no secret that the federal government is having a hard time hiring cybersecurity experts, largely because many hackers can find more lucrative deals that don’t involve working for the feds. But there’s another wrinkle: the FBI now says that its drug-testing policies are keeping experts off the payroll.
According to the Wall Street Journal, FBI Director James Comey said that in order to pursue so-called cyber criminals, the government would pretty much have to let government hackers get stoned—because who’s going to quit the habit just to work for the FBI?
“I have to hire a great work force to compete with those cyber criminals and some of those kids want to smoke weed on the way to the interview,” Comey said, clearly not pandering to stereotypes.
The reason for the FBI’s unorthodox approach is that Congress has told the agency it needs to hire 2,000 more people this year, and many of those new recruits are going to fight computer-related crime. And as it turns out, those that know computer crime best aren’t often the Men’s Wearhouse set.
The agency’s current regs say that the lawmen won’t hire someone who has “smoked” marijuana in the last three years. (No word on dabs, edibles and other forms of marijuana consumption.)
In theory, relaxing hiring restrictions for marijuana does make sense. Earlier this year, the feds admitted that the government isn’t very good at internet security—despite the fact that the NSA is basically a Philip K. Dick character’s worst nightmare—and that various agencies need to take a long, hard look at hiring practices across the board.
“[We have] the government hiring practices of the 1940s and 50s in the 21st century,” Gregory Wilshusen, director of information at the General Accountability Office, told InformationWeek.
Also, despite the federal government’s mixed approach to marijuana enforcement, the majority of Americans believe that it’s about time to legalize the drug, which remains classified as a Schedule I drug in the US, which is reserved for the most “dangerous” and “addictive” intoxicants known to humanity.
Regardless of the federal government’s stance, the FBI will apparently consider the issue, and is encouraging anyone who has recently got stoned to apply for a job.
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Studies on Cannabis abound, but due to insatiable greed and obscene financial interests, conventional medicine and the cancer industry greatly ignore the impressive anticancer properties of Cannabis.
So they vilify Cannabis and lobby government aggressively to keep Cannabis illegal.
This post includes 134 published scientific studies on the anti-cancer effects of cannabinoids, sorted alphabetically by country.
It is up to the public to demand that government legalize Cannabis for the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer and other chronic illnesses.
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This Minnesota Mom is Facing 2 Years in Jail for Saving Her Son’s Life
“I broke the law, but I did it to save my son…..We are good hard working people that were just trying to save our son’s life. It has been a living hell since his injury and this just adds to our ever growing stress.”
Madison, MN — A mother of two is facing jail time for seeking out life saving cannabis oil to treat her son’s horrifying seizures.
This nightmare for the Brown family started 3 years ago, when their son Trey, then 12, was hit in the head with a baseball causing a traumatic brain injury.
The brain injury has caused severe tremors and episodes in which he causes himself harm.
“We chose to treat him with medicinal cannabis oil, which saved his life, after all doctors failed him,” explains Angela Brown.
Eventually a doctor advised the family to seek out cannabis oil in Boulder, CO. What Angela and her husband David Brown found when they went to Boulder was a miracle drug; the cannabis oil actually treated their son’s debilitating condition.
They were extremely relieved. However, thanks to the state, this relief would be short lived.
Shortly after returning to Minnesota, Trey’s school found out about the cannabis oil treatments and reported Angela Brown to authorities. Apparently there are still some people in society who possess a certain level of criminal ignorance who would turn in a mother to the police for trying to help her son.
She was subsequently arrested and charged with two gross misdemeanor counts of child endangerment.
Those who would throw a person in jail for possessing a plant are criminals. Those who would throw a mother in jail for trying to help her suffering son have a special kind of iniquitous repugnance far beyond that of a criminal.
Angela is now facing a possible 2 years in prison and a $6,000 fine.
The ironic turn to this story is that Minnesota is the 22nd state to approve medical marijuana and her son’s condition is covered under this provision.
However, the law does not go into effect until July of 2015, so their actions are still considered illegal by this grueling bureaucratic apparatus.
“We are good hard working people that were just trying to save our son’s life. It has been a living hell since his injury and this just adds to our ever growing stress,” says Brown on their GoFundMe Page setup to raise funds for the families legal defense.
If you’d like to show you monetary support for the Browns, please do so by donating to their GoFundMe Campaign.
This Mom Faces 2 Years in Jail For Saving Her Son … with Medical Weed
Trey Brown’s mom couldn’t find a medication to ease Trey’s pain. So she traveled to Colorado to buy him cannabis oil. Trey’s school found out and turned in his mom. Now she faces up to 2 years in jail.
Learn about U.N. Agenda 21 and their depopulation agenda then you well know why this natural cure is illegal..
This poor woman she needs a hug. Anyone who would send her to jail should be ashamed of themselves!!! She loves her son, it’s obvious, give her a fucking award, don’t you dare send her to jail!?
+ET310MT2 Cannabis is not a DRUG..it is a natural herb..wake up..
Even if she has to serve 2 years it was worth it now wasn’t it. And her story will carry far and wide and the public officials involved will be named, shamed, and perhaps even lose their standing in the community if she plays her cards right.