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Doublespeak: Watch FBI Director Admit Drug War has Failed then Promise to Continue It

In recent weeks, the federal government and the Trump administration have taken an extremely hostile stance towards legal marijuana, suggesting that they may begin a crackdown on states where the plant has been legalized. Attorney General Jeff Sessions even went so far as to say that marijuana is responsible for rising opiate use despite the statistics showing otherwise.

As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, a JAMA Internal Medicine study looked at ten years of data in all 50 states, concluding that states with medical cannabis laws had significantly lower rates of opioid overdose mortality.

Also, a second study has confirmed the powerful effect that medical cannabis has on reducing opioid abuse.

In 17 states with medical cannabis laws in place by 2013, the researchers “found that the use of prescription drugs for which marijuana could serve as a clinical alternative fell significantly, once a medical marijuana law was implemented.”

The new policy suggestions drew widespread backlash, considering that a majority of the country is now in support of legalizing marijuana.

FBI director James Comey even admitted during a speech recently that the drug war is a failure, but conceded that he still plans on pointlessly throwing people in jail anyway. During a talk at the Glen Allen High School in Virginia, Comey said, “We cannot arrest our way out of this problem. We will do our part and we will try to lock up as many drug dealers as we can and alert people to the dangers, but the problem is not going to be solved unless it is done is a holistic way.”

“The answer is what is represented in this room, which is attacking that problem from all different dimensions. It’s done by bringing in the faith community, the education community, the medical community. I have come back many times in my mind over the last 16 years seeking centering, seeking escape, seeking a reminder of what a healthy public community is like. I’ve especially made those trips in my mind over the past 12 months,” he added.

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The FBI’s plan thus far, as Comey described it is to “try to crack down on the supply, literally, to be very blunt, to drive up the price to make it less and less attractive for people who are addicted to pills to move to heroin.” Yet, as Comey admitted in the same speech, this method is not working.

There are very few “true believers” in the drug war at this point, aside from lunatics like Jeff Sessions who are laughed at when they make ridiculous claims such as “marijuana causes violence.” Even entrenched members of the political establishment like James Comey will admit that the drug war has failed in its stated goals. However, very few people in Washington seem to have the courage or initiative to actually make a stand and put the breaks on this terrible drug policy.

John Vibes is an author and researcher who organizes a number of large events including the Free Your Mind Conference. He also has a publishing company where he offers a censorship free platform for both fiction and non-fiction writers. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. John is currently battling cancer naturally, without any chemo or radiation, and will be working to help others through his experience, if you wish to contribute to his treatments please donate here.
  • The Cat’s Vagina

    The sad fact is, there’s WAY too much money being made in the Drug War for any of its major players to give it up without a fight. From the Prison Industrial Complex to vice cops who want to keep their jobs, there are some seriously wealthy/powerful people with a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. It isn’t a matter of failure or success – it’s a matter of extortion, power, and profit… all of which is fueled by cheap fear mongering. “Legalize drugs and your children will be sucking (black) dick for their next hit.”

    • Mark Skinner

      Cat, I really enjoy your input into various subjects. And here, once again, you are right on the money.

    • johncocktoaston

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  • OneGoodDeed

    As the CIA controls the poppy fields in Afghanistan while Border Patrol regulates the supply to the United States. Got it Comey or is that Commie?
    Americans are stupid…

  • Mark Skinner

    Instead of declaring war on the poppy fields of Afghanistan, why not allow them to grow their poppies then we buy them from the farmers to use in the legal manufacture in the western world. Result: We have a supply of hospital grade morphine purchased from happy farmers who are paid decently and who don’t have to worry about the DEA burning their crops, and because it is all purchased legally, there is none left over for street (illegal) use by junkies in America and the rest of the World. Problem solved.

    • Ed

      “Why not allow”? Because, for some so called “humans”, controlling other people is as addictive as heroin.

      • Sam Fox

        Right on Ed. The worst addictions in all of human history have always been to money, power & control. Nothing has changed in that regard.

  • David Gibbs

    Chasing the Dragon is pure government propaganda. It’s OK to arrest your way to victory in the ghetto for 40 years but when white kids die from drugs, we must have compassion and treatment option. PLEASE! End the War on Drugs!

  • Steve

    Cat’s on point. Way too much money fighting another invisible enemy. Notice that America makes money fighting wars of whatever sort.

  • 174thandvyse

    Comey is a Fed, and Feds are pigs — oops! I meant, ah, “cops” — no, actually I STILL mean P-I-G-S!

  • billdeserthills

    Comey needs to be fired and I mean right now–He showed his true colors when he lied

    on hillary’s behalf, why does he still have a job working for the gov’t??

  • Javier Torres

    Look…we all KNOW, Cannabis has ALWAYS been a great revenue source for the true evil-doers. I’ve come to terms with that in the 70s. Since then, I have used as much as I want, when I want, if I want…to no issue. Somethings are just too important in life to obey otherwise. Marijuana will always be their “baby” as much as it’s always been mine.

  • Goldbug

    These informed morons are simply protecting the ongoing drug trafficking, as well as Big Pharma. There has never been a War on Drugs .. only a war against the people. BTW, why are our troops protecting the quadrupled poppy fields in Afghanistan?

  • Sam Fox

    I will pray for John Vibes, that his cancer is cured.

    ALL prohibited drugs need to be taken out of cartel hands. This can be done by making them legal AGAIN & each state opening dispensaries that distribute them. Consequences Of Use education should be part of the program because most of the prohibited stuff is or can be addicting & dangerous. Penalties for giving any one under 21 drugs without Dr. AND parental supervision should be increased.

    Medical staff should be available to help addicts kick their habits. Portugal is a good example. Many addicts there were afraid to come forward because they feared being arrested.

    The ‘drug problem’ should be treated as a medical issue, not a legal one.

    Herbal medicines like Cannabis, Coneflower – Echinacea, Electric Daisy – Acmella Oleracea, Liverwort – Radula marginata & many other beneficial plants should be left alone & left totally legal. It does pay to research herbal medicines that are used so one knows what they are taking.

    Rx drugs are now a much larger threat than even the dangerous illegal drugs. Yet no one wants to ban the products of the Rx Industrial Complex.

    The war on some drugs is sooo totally lost!!! It is far past time to take another course, one that leads away from ‘legal & illegal’. Such a course of action is not surrender, it’s simply implementing a new sane strategy.


  • Sam Fox

    Just found this at DC Clothesline–

    “Lenzer refers to a report by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices: “It calculated that in 2011 prescription drugs were associated with two to four million people in the US experiencing ‘serious, disabling, or fatal injuries, including 128,000 deaths.’”

    The report called this “one of the most significant perils to humans resulting from human activity.” ”

    Read more here–


    This & many other articles show that there is a cover up of just how deadly synthetic Rx concoctions can be. Some Rx stuff has been of help to people, to be sure. But a LOT of Rx drugs have been the death of a LOT of people.

    So has the war on some drugs. At Drug War Rant you can find a list of innocents that were killed during “Oooops! We go the wrong address!” kinds of SWAT raids.

    Also look up Asset Forfeiture. AF is a threat to every US citizen…

    We just HAVE to end the lost, very expensive & deadly to life on this planet war on some drugs. We have little choice.

    Just think, all the insanity that is the WOSD has become started with the prohibition of a medicinal plant…