After November 8 America may need legalized pot

 By Frank Scott

“If we cast a vote for establishment politicians we are legitimizing establishment control of politics. It’s that simple.”—Michael K. Smith

As millions prepare to do just what Smith warns against, including hundreds of thousands who think themselves dedicated to ending such control, it’s time we understand American mind management’s great success at reducing voters to herds of human cattle whether from a conservative right, a liberal left, or trapped in the middle of the political desert called the two party system under one class control.

Reducing otherwise thoughtful Americans to sinking intellectually lower than those they are taught to disrespect as uneducated and worse, we find an allegedly liberal population that might make Germans during the Nazi era seem civil libertarians by comparison. The all consuming state of the mind managed and consciousness controlled—the greater the conflict, the tighter the control—finds supposedly educated groups reacting with all the critical thoughtfulness of a dog leaving its droppings on the pavement. And a likeness to excrement might be raising the level of debate, given the atrocities of persuasion used to reduce America’s political arena to a giant national toilet. Consider only a few of the glaring contradictions hardly given a thought by innocents who exercise more choice while shopping for clothes, pet food, weapons or drugs than in the political marketplace where they, instead of the products, are branded. And let’s remember the origin of this ugly overused term which originally meant burning into the flesh of an animal or human slave the “brand” of its owner. Whose “brand” are you?

People taught that freedom of speech and thought are cherished ideals are programmed into vilifying those who dare to speak or think differently than they. While the all too easy examples of religious fundamentalists suppressing the freedom of one or another minority or the right to openly speak about beliefs that contradict the accepted code are cited by a purportedly secular liberal sector as narrow minded bigotry, it is as guilty, often proudly so, of the same behavior.

For example, when a rich, silicon valley techmeister dared to contradict the hypothetically free thinking libertarian mindset of the market fundamentalist community who make up the majority of the rich IT class, the reaction was swift and as tolerant as any Nazi embargo on thought. Previously lauded by a gay liberal publication for being rich and homosexual as well, he became a villain and un-gay for being a supporter of Donald Trump. And liberals too young to remember or too ignorant to know about the anti-Soviet frenzy of the Cold War are aroused to react to Putin and Russia the way the people they treat with utter contempt might react to an abortion being performed at the altar during their church service. A supposed community of gay rights advocates doesn’t accept gays who don’t toe the party line of such supporters, while alleged anti-war oriented people operate in a controlled mental state lusting for war as the country moves closer to a military confrontation with Russia, provoked by sources of propaganda they formerly opposed moving them to think—if at all—from their lower anatomy, in the fashion of the candidate they are programmed to hate.

A rapidly diminishing economic system that still rewards a substantial minority with comfort and privilege while giving the class above them that brands their professions measures of wealth beyond belief, is made to feel superior to the majority who carry the burden of social costs to finance their personal benefits. This results in great numbers of people looking down on those below them in the economic stratification of 21st century capitalism, approaching that of its centuries old origins in comfort for some and squalor for most. Thus, those able to afford education, a shrinking minority and ”diverse” in the divide and conquer modes of identitarian affirmation, are taught to disrespect those with less ability to pay the educational premiums or qualify for the massive debt required. The majority of Americans, without college degrees and forced to accept even more limited work than those who make it through the paper mills and become lawyers, teachers or as often, baristas, are seen as less able to think or perform in the capitalist marketplace and become subjects of blame for all the worst aspects of the game.

Inequality, racism, sexism, problems of immigration, gentrification and many other aspects of what passes for normal political economics are seen as the fault or responsibility of “others.” And the majority group, carefully splintered into as many ethnic, religious and ugliest and most ignorant of all, racial minorities—thus with less chance to perform as the majority we truly are—are driven to reactionary minority political organization which seems the only answer to other reactionary minority opposition given that action of a majority is treated as a work of fiction or desire of folly. Meanwhile, imperial warfare, Wall Street, Corporate America, the richest 1%, its well paid servants and Israeli interests continue to take up the lion’s share of the nation’s wealth as alleged market competition becomes the anti-social reality of the most while a perverted form of wealthy socialism exists with benefits for only the least.

With established billionaires, through their banks and lobbies like NRAIPAC, maintaining control whichever of the deadly duo is elected by well meaning lesser evilites, the need for a radical politics of truly revolutionary and not simply social democratic change will become more pressing. The identity group of those with enough money to matter no matter what their skin tone, religion or ethnicity, needs to join with masses whose lives matter much less because they haven’t enough money to matter, no matter what their skin tone, ethnicity or religion. The most democratic, humane and efficient system will not happen until it’s created by people who understand that with all the horrid treatment of people of different caste and color, the primary division and barrier among all of humanity is that of economic class. With all the nonsense about an alleged problem of growing population, no one goes without food, shelter, education or healthcare because there isn’t enough of those things, but only because they haven’t enough money to pay for them and return a profit to the marketeers who sell them.

We now have capital’s representatives from all supposed minorities in Congress, on Wall street, in the military, as CEOs of major corporations and just about everything else. Whether the private profits accrue to heterosexuals, homosexuals, people of light skin tone, dark skin tone, or with accents that identify them as from Mexico, Brooklyn or Serbo-Croatia, they come at public expense. Instead of seeking other mind management created minorities to blame or see as enemies, we need to direct our focus at the rigged system of human inequality which allows some to thrive only at others’ failure. The only minority to deal with on a confrontational basis is the billionaire gang formerly confronted by some dedicated followers of the Bernie Sanders campaign, before they became sheep led to a voting booth to make sure that billionaire minority retains its domination. If only 5% of them vote for Jill Stein, the Greens will receive millions of public dollars to continue building a real alternative of hope for the future. When slavish obedience to mind managed lesser evil ends, we will begin building a better nation and world, but not until then. On the eighth, vote, inhale deeply and try to relax, if you can. And on the ninth, begin working for that change, if you haven’t already.

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Navajo Looking To Develop Industrial Hemp Farming On Tribal Lands

By Michael Maharrey

The Navajo Tribe has signed a resolution to grow industrial hemp on tribal lands, another step undermining federal prohibition in effect.

According to a report published in Forbes, the Navajo will work with CannaNative to develop industrial hemp farming. The organization assists tribes in developing hemp and cannabis-based economies on Native American lands throughout the United States.

“I believe that the Indian cannabis industry will far surpass the Indian gaming industry,” said CannaNative chief executive officer Anthony Rivera. While gaming has been lucrative, it hasn’t benefited all tribes and casino growth numbers are slowing. The Indian community sees industrial hemp as a revenue source that will level the play field for all tribes.

As a next step, CannaNative officials will meet with the Navajo Agricultural Products Industries (NAPI) farms CEO to arrange for a signed MOU/Resolution to proceed.

Rivera told Forbes his organization will work with closely with Navajo commerce and agricultural divisions. Tribal lands cover parts of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. The farm where they plan to begin industrial hemp production is in New Mexico.

State law could play a major role in the development of a Navajo hemp industry. In 2015, the feds raided a farm on the Menominee Indian reservation in Wisconsin and eradicated 30,000 cannabis plants planted for hemp research. The feds contend they contained THC levels above those allowable for hemp.The tribe lost a lawsuit with the federal judge saying that because Wisconsin hasn’t legalized marijuana, the tribe couldn’t grow it within state borders.

Legalization of industrial hemp in New Mexico would help facilitate tribal plans. They can proceed with or without state legalization, but eliminating a layer of state laws would certainly make the path toward developing a hemp economy smoother. In April 2015, New Mexico Gov, Susanna Martinez vetoed a bill legalizing hemp production within the state. She cited contradictions between state and federal law.

Up until recently, the federal government maintained almost complete prohibition on industrial hemp. While it was technically legal to grow hemp, farmers had to obtain a permit from the DEA, a nearly impossible task.

Early in 2014, President Barack Obama signed a new farm bill into law, which included a provision allowing a handful of states to begin limited research programs growing hemp. The “hemp amendment”

…allows State Agriculture Departments, colleges and universities to grow hemp, defined as the non-drug oil-seed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, for academic or agricultural research purposes, but it applies only to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal under state law.

In short, current federal law authorizes the farming of hemp – by research institutions only, for research only. Farming for commercial purposes by individuals and businesses remains prohibited. Laws in these states ignore federal prohibition and authorizes commercial farming and production anyway.

But several states, including Colorado, Oregon, Maine and Vermont have simply ignored federal prohibition altogether and legalized hemp production. The minimal possibility of federal prosecution has not stopped some growers from taking advantage of the opportunities they see with the door now cracked open to develop a hemp market in these states. Hemp industries have already started developing in Vermont, Colorado, Maine and other states that have legalized it at the state level.

In Maine, the Passamaquoddy Tribe has obtained a permit to cultivate industrial hemp in Maine. Quoddy Hemp Manufacturing LLC spokeswoman Diana Nelson told the Press Herald the company “has obtained seeds from Kentucky and the Passamaquoddy Tribe is researching what kinds of hemp might grow best in northern New England.”

Recent economic reports suggest that the U.S. market for hemp is at a minimum $600 million per year. Industry observers count as many as 25,000 uses for industrial hemp, including food, cosmetics, plastics and bio-fuel. The U.S. is currently the world’s number-one importer of hemp fiber for various products, with China and Canada acting as the top two exporters in the world.

A development of a hemp industry could provide a much needed economic boom for the Navajo. The tribe has a population of over 300,000 and its tribal lands cover more area than 10 U.S. states. But poverty plagues the tribe, with more than 48 percent of its population unemployed. The feds would be hard-pressed to crack down on Navajo farmers simply trying to improve the tribe’s economic situation.

Tribal hemp production would serve to further grow the U.S. hemp market. That would place even more pressure on federal prohibition. As the market grows, and more people engage in hemp production, more people will become emboldened creating an exponential wave, ultimately nullifying the federal ban in effect.

Michael Maharrey [send him email] is the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center, where this article first appeared. He proudly resides in the original home of the Principles of ’98 – Kentucky. See his blog archive here and his article archive here. He is the author of the book, Our Last Hope: Rediscovering the Lost Path to Liberty. You can visit his personal website at

The Real (and Full) Reason Why Marijuana is Illegal in the United States

October 25th, 2016 | by number23
The Real (and Full) Reason Why Marijuana is Illegal in the United States


Hemp is often considered to be the most universally useful plant on the planet. When grown in an agricultural setting, hemp can provide us with some of the most durable fibers (clothing), food and beverages, paper, building supplies, plastics and fuel. Despite the abundance of resources this plant provides, the cultivation of it is considered to be an illegal practice in many countries around the world.

In addition to the varied resources hemp cultivation can provide, the plant can be grown in pretty much any soil; does not require pesticides; is low maintenance; and can even cleanse soil contaminated with fly ash, sewage sludge, or other heavy metals. When all of these factors are considered, it seems difficult to understand why this plant is illegal.

There are many myths and misconceptions about the difference between hemp and marijuana, which is a result of nearly 80 years of federal cannabis prohibition. Hemp refers to the plant called ‘cannabis sativa,’ a strain that has been used for purposes that don’t involve intoxication. There are other plants that are called hemp, however, cannabis hemp is the most durable of the hemp plants, making it the most useful.

Unlike marijuana (the flowers, buds, or leaves of the cannabis plant), possession of hemp (the roots, stalk, and stems of the cannabis plant) is legal to possess. However, as the cultivation of the plant will result in both marijuana and hemp, industrial hemp products were not, until recently, produced in the United States.

Image: Flickr, Lesley L. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A number of contributing factors – racism, reform and corruption – eventually led to the plant’s illegal status in the United States. In order to grasp a better understanding of the events that led up to the decision, we will first look at the history of two other drugs, opium and cocaine.

In the wake of the Civil War, a relatively large group of Chinese immigrated to the United States. Chinese workers often used opium – a highly addictive drug – when working in the sweat shops of the Industrial Revolution. As the drug made the menial tasks more interesting, and numbed the mind to pain and exhaustion, the Chinese workers were able to work longer hours. After a time, this became a source of resentment for many White American workers.

Using their political advantage, the White working class of America devised a plan to prevent Chinese immigrants from entering the country. This was achieved by stirring racist feelings towards the Chinese people, and the foreign and mysterious practice of opium use was the easiest thing to focus this on.

The tactic was then used to target Black Americans, with reports associating cocaine use and violent outbreaks with the black community. Both opium and cocaine were banned in the country. Finally, marijuana was also targeted as part of this trend, when Mexican immigrants became the source of resentment during the Great Depression. Mexican soldiers were known to smoke the plant when they fought against America in the war against Spain. Black jazz musicians were also targeted for their marijuana use.

However, like most monumental policies, there were a number of complementary factors that drove the ban on marijuana. After prohibition – a movement that made alcohol illegal – the United States was left with a large number of unemployed police officers – enter the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs – today, known as the DEA (The Drug Enforcement Administration).

A man named Harry J. Anslinger was appointed as head of The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs by his uncle-in-law Andrew Mellon, the then Secretary of the United States Treasury. During the period known as Reefer Maddness, Anslinger (who was known to have a personal dislike of jazz music and the black musicians who made it) attended teacher’s and parent’s meetings to inform them of the ‘dangers of marijuana.’

Around this time, Dupont Chemicals invented a ‘chemical pulping’ paper and had signed a multi-million-dollar deal with a timber holding company and newspaper chain owned by William Randolph Hearst. However, around the same time, other machines made for braking hemp appeared (the original process – which involved men having to “brake hemp stalks in order to separate the fiber from the woody core” – required a hand device, known as a hand-brake, and a lot of physical strength.) With the introduction of these new machines, the idea to use hemp herds to make paper and plastic (which was originally “considered to be a worthless waste product that was thrown away after it was stripped of fiber“) was proposed.

Thereafter, hemp was considered a threat to big business interests, including that of chemical pulping paper, a deal which was backed by none other than Andrew Mellon. The hemp industry needed to be stopped. To tackle the hemp threat, the Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937 in an unorthodox way and without the knowledge of those who would possibly oppose the bill. The American Medical Association, for example, discovered the bill just two days before the hearing. According to reports, the bill was passed partially due to Harry J. Anslinger’s testimony.


Cannabinoid oil saves baby’s life by dissolving brain tumor after family rejects chemotherapy

Date: April 07, 2016
Image: Cannabinoid oil saves baby’s life by dissolving brain tumor after family rejects chemotherapy

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Rather than resort to chemotherapy and radiation to shrink an inoperable brain tumor, the father of an eight-month-old baby opted for a non-traditional treatment with cannabis oil. The baby’s physician, Dr. William Courtney, was at first weary about the medicinal benefits of cannabis oil, but has since become a believer in the wake of the child’s remarkable recovery.

While treating the child, the father reported that they dabbed cannabinoid oil on the baby’s pacifier and gradually increased the dosage. In just two months, the baby’s brain tumor shrunk so much that the pediatric oncologist deemed traditional therapy unnecessary.

Following four months of treatment, the tumor was gone. After eight months of treatment, the brain tissue was considered normal. These results led to the child being called “a miracle baby.”

Dr. Courtney added that the success of the treatment means that the child will not suffer the long-term side effects attached to high doses of chemotherapy and radiation.

“[C]urrently the child’s being called a miracle baby, and I would have to agree that this is the perfect response that we should be insisting is frontline therapy for all children before they launch off on all medications that have horrific long term side effects,” Dr. Courtney said, as reported by Natural News.

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Cannabis has a myriad of medicinal uses. It can be used to help treat cancer, asthma, neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. In fact, research has shown that there are fewer pharmaceutical-related deaths in states where medicinal cannabis is legal than in states where the natural plant remains illegal.

Big Pharma is aware of the healing power of cannabis but refuses to acknowledge its therapeutic properties. Cancer is big business. Expensive chemotherapy drugs and radiation rake in $100 billion a year. In many cases, these treatments are unnecessary and provoke more health problems than they solve. The cancer industry keeps people ignorant of alternative therapies in order to keep people dependent on expensive cancer treatments that don’t work.

To add insult to injury, crooked doctors and oncologists have a history of telling non-cancer patients they have cancer, and then duping them into taking expensive chemotherapy drugs that cause lifelong side effects. Many cancer treatments actually cause cancer to return in the long run, and are responsible for permanent brain, kidney and heart damage.

Meanwhile, there are virtually no ill side effects attached to medicinal cannabis; and unlike many conventional treatments, it’s impossible to overdose on or become addicted to marijuana. Many cancer patients already resort to cannabis to improve their appetite, not because of the cancer, but because of the nausea that tends to accompany chemotherapy.

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This is a documentary that the cancer industry doesn’t want you to see. It threatens to put an end to the profit-driven scheme that is the cancer industry by unveiling alternative cancer treatments that can treat, prevent and even cure this virulent malady.

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