If you thought the days of Reefer Madness were behind us, think again.
Most Americans seem to be waking up to the horrors of the War on Drugs. However, there is an irate and scandalous sect of law enforcement, politicians, and even doctors who are shaking in their statist boots over the idea of legalizing nature.
This sect is going to great lengths to ensure that people are kept misinformed, kidnapped, locked in cages and killed for wanting to possess or ingest a plant.
The evidence is indisputable, these people have a serious case of reefer madness.
The catalyst for the recent insanity from the oligarchs seems to coincide with a study published in the Scientific Reports Journal, titled: Comparative risk assessment of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs using the margin of exposure approach.
The study found that you are 114 times more likely to die from overdosing on alcohol than you are from cannabis. In fact, you are more likely to die from all other mainstream drugs, both legal and illegal, than you are from marijuana, according to the study.
— The Stoned Society™ (@stonedsociety) February 23, 2015
While this knowledge isn’t particularly mind blowing information for most of us, news of this now official study quickly went viral. It has helped to shake even more people out of their drug war slumber.
Another two pieces of kindling that stoked this fire of crazies were two pieces of legislation that were proposed in Congress last month. Both bills set out to legalize Marijuana on a federal level.
But the brush fire doesn’t stop there. A lawmaker out of Texas has come out with the boldest move against the drug war to date. Rep. David Simpson (R) filed a bill that would legalize all marijuana and treat it as another crop, untaxed and unregulated.
As the people started waking up, however, the propaganda machine began to spin, and the madness hasn’t shown any signs of stopping.
First up in the reefer madness mania was HLN Host Nancy Grace, who was eviscerated on national television because of her child-like attempt to demonize pot. The evisceration came from rapper 2-chainz after she ignorantly claimed that if marijuana is legalized, child abusers will have more access to marijuana, leading to more child abuse.
Sadly, Grace was just the tip of a much larger and crazier iceberg.
The first genuinely nonsensical rantings of a crazed lunatic hell-bent on kidnapping and caging people for a plant has come out of Carson City, Nevada. Sheriff Kenneth Furlong went on his local news station and claimed that Meth and Heroin aren’t what make people violent. It’s marijuana that causes people to be violent.
“Second to domestic violence, marijuana is at the top of our list of violent acts, here in Carson City,” Furlong said.
“A meth user, we call them tweekers, they just spin in circles. They don’t get anything done. He may threaten you, but he just can’t get out of that circle of the effect of the drugs. Same with the heroin. But the marijuana user is a clear-headed person,” Furlong explained.
And the hits keep on coming.
Fox News, who isn’t exactly known for their logical stance on marijuana prohibition, had a “doctor” on the show last week making some ridiculous claims.
Dr. David Samadi appeared on Fox & Friends with Clayton Morris to speak about the aforementioned study that showed that marijuana is one of the least lethal drugs available. Samadi has either lost his mind or was shilling for the pharmaceutical industry when he made the assertion that marijuana causes heart attacks, overdoses and wait for it…wait for it, crack babies.
“It actually causes heart attacks. It increases your heart rate. And on and on. We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to the emergency [room] and ended up in the ICU as a result of overdose from marijuana. Now we have crack babies coming in because pregnant women are smoking this whole marijuana business,” Samadi said without citing a single source for his nonsensical claims.
The most recent blip on the insanity radar is a group of crazy sheriffs. Sheriff’s from Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas have recently banded together to sue Colorado over the state’s legalization laws. Their reasoning? Legalization is unconstitutional. No Kidding.
Apparently these officers are so bored now that they can’t shake down innocent people for a plant, that they want weed to be illegal again. When reading the lawsuit, it becomes apparent that these “heads of their departments” are little more than children throwing a temper tantrum for not getting their way.
The lawsuit states:
Amendment 64 pursues only one goal – legalization of marijuana — a goal which is diametrically opposed to the many objectives which Congress has established, and repeatedly reestablished, for the United States’ anti-drug policy and practice for marijuana as a controlled substance. If allowed to continue in effect, Amendment 64’s legalization and commercialization scheme will conflict with and undermine the federal government’s careful balance of anti-drug enforcement priorities and objectives. It will permit and enable at least hundreds — if not many thousands — of marijuana cultivation, distribution, sales, and consumption operations. It will permit and enable vast quantities of marijuana with a commercial value of billions of dollars to be placed into commerce.
OMG! Did they just say legalizing marijuana will lead to the cultivation and sale of marijuana!? Run for the hills!!
But seriously, it gets crazier. Taking the crazy cake for their reefer madness idiocy is NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.
On Monday, Bratton appeared on national television trying to convince people the murder rate in NYC is skyrocketing because pot is legal in Colorado. Seriously.
First off, the murder rate is nowhere close to “skyrocketing,” as only 9 more people have died this year versus the same time last year.
Secondly, one need only visit the Wikipedia page for New York City’s crime rate to see that everything this insane cop said was utter rubbish.
Either Bratton has never looked at any actual numbers from the time period to which he was referring, or he was lying through his teeth when he gave the following statement Monday.
“The seemingly innocent drug that’s been legalized around the country. In this city, people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with [in the] 80s and 90s with heroin and cocaine.”
The Free Thought Project made Mr. Bratton a graphic representation to point out the errors in his misguided rantings.
Marijuana does not create crime. Marijuana being illegal, pushes its trade into dark alleys and criminal rackets who already engage in criminal acts. The only crimes created by marijuana are the ones committed by the state in an attempt to prevent its use and trade.
Despite the Drug War-Loving oligarchs fighting tooth and nail to keep their ridiculously profitable monopoly on the drug trade going, government seems to be a house divided.
Multiple police officials have come out in support of legalization over the last several months.
The most recent officer to have an epiphany about marijuana prohibition is D.C. police chief Cathy Lanier who embraced the city’s new marijuana legalization policy this week.
“Marijuana smokers are not going to attack and kill a cop. They just want to get a bag of chips and relax. Alcohol is a much bigger problem. It is not healthy, but I’m not policing the city as a mom, I’m policing it as the police chief—and 70 percent of the public supported this,” Lanier said.
“All those arrests do is make people hate us,” she added. And she’s right. When people see their children, siblings, parents and friends kidnapped, killed and caged over this plant, they can’t help but seethe with anger for the agency that did this to them.
In February, the Free Thought Project’s John Vibes, reported on the story of two Kent County corrections officers who testified in court that medical marijuana radically changed their lives for the better.
After this Tennessee cop’s daughter had been diagnosed with a nightmarish seizure disorder, Officer Logan Mathes joined the fight against prohibition in his state as well.
The bottom line is that depriving people of their freedoms and lives to try to regulate what they can and can’t put into their own bodies, is a travesty and a crime against humanity.
The war on drugs is nothing more than a war on people.
But the good news is the winds of change are blowing, and they seem to be blowing faster almost every day.
Let these dinosaurs keep trying to fear-monger the public into being afraid of a plant. It only helps the cause of freedom.
The fact of the matter is that the notion to #EndTheDrugWar has reached fruition; no illogical, irrational, or militaristic army can stop this idea whose time has come.