Editors note: This blog titled “Simpson: Cannabis THC Oil Kills Cancer Not CBD” contains the most important, beneficial and possibly life-saving information we’ve ever published. The title is borrowed from a recent interview with medical cannabis expert Rick Simpson he did with Cannabis.Net. Please, consider reading and sharing what Simpson has to say concerning this “cancer killing” recipe. It just might save someone’s life.
J S Bach 1685-1750, is still revered as one of classical music’s few great masters. When it comes to harmony and counterpoint, he’s still the “go to” guy. His contributions to the music world have been enormous. Yet, in the grand scheme of things Bach’s contributions to humanity pale in comparison to the contributions Rick Simpson’s cancer killing recipe has had on humanity.
Like Bach, only in the modern natural healthcare world, Rick Simpson 1949-present, is one of healthcare’s few great contributors. When it comes to using cannabis oil to cure cancer he’s the “go to” guy. Simpson is known for his documentary titled “Run From The Cure.” He is also known as a humanitarian for freely sharing the “cancer killing” cannabis oil recipe with the public as found on his web site PhoenixTears.ca
So, when Rick Simpson comes out with any new information, many people naturally want to hear what he has to say. The information Simpson divulges in this interview with Cannabis.Net is worth the time. Simpson’s words are in italics. The whole interview is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lub4k4Vk5YQ
The following are some selected highlights. Two themes from the interview are 1) Medicinally speaking… Simpson’s advice on the cannabis THC oil, and 2) Politically speaking… his views concerning the politics of pot.
If you can take away just one bit of information from this blog – let it be the medicinal information concerning the “cancer killing” THC oil.
Theme 1. Medicinally speaking… Simpson: Cannabis THC Oil Kills Cancer Not CBD
Simpson’s “cancer killing” recipe calls for a heavy Indica cannabis strain containing 20% THC or higher. (Note: THC oil is different than CBD oil.)
Simpson: I got put in the circumstances where I had to use the THC oil to deal with my own medical problems. And believe me, when I started to discover the real healing powers of this substance I was blown away.
Soon, I had cancer patients coming to me – people with terminal cancer… there were diabetics with arthritis and all kinds of problems. They would get on these extracts and everything that was wrong with them would disappear in a short amount of time. I had arthritis myself and it all disappeared. The oil brought me back to a healthy weight and then it cured my cancer. I have the pathology reports and everything to prove that it had.
Let the buyer beware.
Cannabis.Net question: There are all kinds of people out there making claims that they are selling the real Rick Simpson Oil. What do you think about this?
Simpson: Well, there are many producers out there who are producing high quality extracts by using the recipe posted on our web site. I don’t know who these people are. I have no way of knowing. But, for every one that’s producing the proper extracts, there are ten that aren’t. In many cases people order these extracts and they have little or no healing value at all. So, it really is one big scam. I’m disgusted about it all.
Here’s an example:
Of course the governments are happy to see this taking place. Because they want to see these extracts discredited, and what better way to do that than to let all these criminals/charlatans stay in the public with products that have no healing value. It discredits the use of this medication.”
“I would also like to tell people out there I do not sell this oil. I’m not in a position to supply the extract – even for myself.” But, if I had the extract – I’d be taking it every day. Every man, women and child on Earth should be ingesting small doses of this oil every day to protect them from this horrible toxic environment we are living in.
But, it’s the synergistic effect of all these cannabinoids in THC and CBD working together – that’s when you see the real effects.
And all these claims about CBD oil well, they do have healing properties for epilepsy and many other conditions. But, it’s the synergistic effect of all these cannabinoids in THC and CBD working together – that’s when you see the real effects.
So, CBD does have its benefits but I’ll tell you one thing brother, if you have cancer you better be looking for THC oil. Having a small percentage of CBD content can be beneficial no question about it, maybe 2% even up to 6%.
But, it’s the 20% THC that to me… that’s the main cancer killer. Some may respond with “well, it’s against the law where I live.” But, I say, if you have a sick or dying loved one – damn their laws. Grow the cannabis you need and produce the extract needed to heal them.
Cannabis.Net : Three years from now, what will we be using cannabis for?
She wanted to find out where the healthiest babies were being born. Well guess what, they’re born in Jamaica to mothers who use cannabis a great deal. Now, if the mothers use of cannabis didn’t harm the babies in the developmental stages in the womb, and if these babies are the healthiest on the planet, then why should it be kept away from anyone at any age?
I mean the doctors love to fill our children full of chemicals like Ritalin and trash like that and vaccines which are causing autism to go through the roof… but these same doctors say cannabis must be kept away from our children because their brains are still developing? What a pile of garbage.
Cannabis.Net: How will the drug companies react when cannabis becomes legal, again?
They can’t hold this medicine back from the people because making this extract is so damn simple. The people that can’t afford to play the pharmaceutical games are just going to grow their own cannabis and make their own extracts. And, if they are wise they will follow the instructions on PhoenixTears.ca and follow the instructions properly. If they do that they will see that these extracts really do have astounding results for basically all forms of cancer.
And the governments say this is not a real scientific study, that we need real human trials. This is baloney. Human trials have been underway since I brought this information to the public years ago. So, with all these real testimonials out there, how dare they tell people to ignore this? Do we really need to sit around and watch all these people die until all these white-coated researchers get around to agreeing on this?
Well, the important ones are agreeing with me now. Harvard University started agreeing with me in 2007. In 2011 the American Cancer Institute started singing a different song about cannabinoids. If you look at the American Cancer Institute web site, they openly admit that THC is very effective for the treatment of several forms of cancer.” http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#link/_73_toc
Today, all these drug companies are out there trying to patent it. That should tell you something about their motives. But, it’s just our natural right as humans to be able to heal ourselves. No one has a right to prevent that…
I was growing many different strains of Indicas. Those were the oils I produced. And I was noticing some were better for pain. Others were better for reducing ocular pressure in glaucoma patients, or controlling blood sugar for diabetics. So, one day I was sitting there with six jars of oil in front of me of different strains and I got to thinking about what would happen if I mixed them all together. The minute I did that, I then had an extract for everything! And, a very effective one!
Luckily for the human race most of these heavy sedated Indica strains are very effective in the treatment of cancer. You do run into people that you can’t heal but, this by far has the highest success rate that I’ve ever heard of.
Cannabis.Net: What are your thoughts about using cannabis as a gateway to help get people off opiates?
Simpson: It works magnificently. We have a drug addicted society, today. We can eliminate the use of all these addictions through using cannabis. Cannabis isn’t a gateway to hard drugs. It’s a gateway back from opiate addiction.
Speaking of research…
Simpson continues… The miss-information about the cannabis sativa plant is astounding. The problem is the proper research has been held back. This has been my goal; to get a big facility to grow the proper strains, produce the extracts, and then evolve them to even higher healing levels which wouldbe quite easy to do.”
Editors note: If the Feds in Washington DC were honest about this, they would deschedule cannabis and hemp altogether. If it were, this herb would re-enter the free markets. Then, Simpson would be free to achieve his goal of evolving cannabis strains to even higher healing levels.
Cannabis oils produced or endorsed by Simpson or other reputable manufactures would give consumers confidence knowing they were getting the best quality cannabis oil out there, without government intrusion. It would be a win-win situation for all.
However, the Drug Enforcement Agency just decided to keep cannabis & hemp classified as Schedule 1 drugs. Yes, hemp is categorized along side of heroin. There’s our tax dollars hard at work. Sorry people, no cannabis or hemp for you! It’s apparently too dangerous for people to grow it.
This will be devastating for cancer patients as it will undoubtedly give the socialists at the FDA/AMA/DEA’s the ability to “monkey around” with the cannabis sativa plant as they develop their products. Yet, it would most likely continue to remain illegal for real experts like Simpson to develop his strains.
In fact, it’s likely the authorities will eventually propose outlawing home grows at some point. If people can grow their own cannabis in their home gardens or living rooms then they can make their own THC oil. This could destroy the cancer industry as well as many other healthcare empires.
~ News Flash ~ June 20, 2016 U.S. Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) is leading a coalition of lawmakers who plan to introduce legislation this week aimed at making it easier for prospective marijuana researchers to get Department of Justice approval to study the therapeutic benefits of the drug, the Baltimore Sun reports. (What!? We need Dept of Justice approval to grow a plant?)
Under the plan, federal regulators would have two months to approve or deny research applications. ~ Source: TG Branfalt Jr., (Ganjapreneur.com )
Rep Andy Harris MD, has a long history of opposing cannabis legalization. Is this how Lord Harris and his cohorts plan on keeping cannabis and hemp out of the hands of the people? In many ways this sneaky socialist proposal of his resembles the “Yes on 3” Ohio monopoly scheme – only on the Federal level.
This isn’t about re-legalization. It’s about research applications that will be given only to a special class of Men & their companies. (To learn how they receive these special privileges, please see: http://hempforfood.org/is-it-michigans-crony-capitalism-or-crony-socialism/ ) It’s about being given the special privileges to participate as prospective marijuana researchers. Question: Would Rep Lord Harris MD and these federal regulators approve a research application for the JS Bach of modern day healthcare – Rick Simpson? Doubtful.
One can almost hear Simpson and many other critics rail in disgust at Harris’ socialist legislation: “This proposal by Harris and these pack of thieves is criminal. It’s worse than crony capitalism. Who the hell do these physicians/lawmakers think they are, denying others access to this safe, natural. plant?” A safe, simple and effective cure for cancer!”
As a physician himself, Founding Father Benjamin Rush saw how corrupt men can become if given the chance. Rush must have envisioned fellow physician Andy Harris MD and his socialist cohorts coming when he stated: “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.”
Well, it looks like that has come… How ironic that all of a sudden the very same “class of Men” that have demonized the cannabis sativa plant for the last 100 years now want to be the stewards of it for all mankind. They want exclusive rights to grow it, spray it, monkey around with it genetically, track it, package it into a pill form and sell it back to us at exorbitant prices.
Agencies like the FDA/AMA/DEA etc have never supported “natural” products. They never have and probably never will. In fact back in the 1930’s this “class of Men” were at least partially responsible for having cannabis and hemp removed from the people’s possession in the first place. So, there probably isn’t much room in their portfolios for the naturally occurring Rick Simpson Oil.
Simpson: This is what I see happening – the governments are playing this control game right now, but I think that within the next couple of years the people will just say “get lost” and will just start growing their own cannabis. They can’t be putting everybody in jail.
If anyone out there can simply make their own cancer killing recipe… who would want or need Big Pharma’s’ expensive man-made knock-offs? Seeing Simpson’s recipe as a threat to their industries, Rep. Harris’ plan to monopolize the plant would keep cannabis experts like Simpson out in the cold.
Harris’ socialist legislation will allow medical marijuana to exist – but, on their terms and only by their people. But, if and when they form their own government backed monopoly, would the people do what Rick Simpson predicts they might do and just tell Rep Harris and his special class of Men to just “get lost”? It’s safe to say Founding Father Dr Benjamin Rush would tell Harris to get lost. So would Washington and Jefferson…
Many people have and will continue to rebel against Harris’ socialist shenanigans for one reason: People trust Simpson’s cancer killing recipe. Through all the testimonials posted online everyone can see that it works. When it comes to cannabis, most people no longer trust Harris and his special class of Men. Nor do they trust any of their man-made imitation recipes. Unfortunately, Harris MD may be able to pull this off with the help of the establishment media that will always go along with any government backed monopoly.
Simpson: The simple truth is most of us don’t have much money. Are we going to go out and pay the pharmaceutical industries tens of thousands of dollars for a treatment we can grow right in our own backyard and produce ourselves? The pharmaceutical industry is nothing but a pack of gangsters. If they supplied extracts they would never supply you with the real thing. Because, they don’t want you to heal. They want you to keep coming back and buying more.
But, the real extracts themselves, if they are properly made really do have healing powers. We put the PhoenixTears.ca website online in 2004 to tell the whole world how to heal themselves – for nothing.
But, the problem right now is with the seed companies. There’s no stability or uniformity in this. This is what we need, seeds that people can order and grow and put their trust in. Right now when you order seeds from a seed company you don’t know what you are going to get.
So it’s impossible for me to advise people on what strains to buy. I say look for a strong Indica variety that has at least 20% THC or more. There are many out there such as LA Confidential, Pineapple Kush… so, when it comes to medicine you better be producing the strongest varieties possible to make the best extracts, and this is what it’s all about.
I’ve written books on this subject which are available on my web site, too. We also have a Spanish edition available at our publishing firm here in Europe called SIMPSON RAMADUR http://simpsonramadur.com/
Theme 2. Politically speaking…
Simpson: Cannabis doesn’t present a danger to the public – but it does present a great danger to these big money types.”
“You know it’s just sickening, the simple truth is that the American Government nor anyone else ever had the right to outlaw this plant. Cannabis and hemp have basically been man’s best friend since the beginning. It’s been used for thousands of years all throughout history.
But, the big money didn’t want it that way. The same big money that controls our government in the shadows. You know, they want to sell their own patented product. They want to do things their own way so they can make big profits. So the first thing they did was prohibit the use of cannabis.
What are we, slaves?
This is nonsense what you hear in the US about tax it and regulate it. What are we, slaves? As far as I’m concerned, that organization NORML I have no use for them. You’ve got a pack of lawyers running around for over 40 years pretending that they want to legalize this plant. They raise a great deal of money to support the cause.
But, in reality if you look back at the laws that passed, and the way they were put in place, they were all put there with the use of corruption. These learned lawyers should have wiped these corrupt laws off the books 40 years ago. Instead, they are calling for the governments to tax and regulate cannabis.
Where’s NORML when you need them?
~ News Flash ~ Spring 2015, Cleveland.com reports: “A quiet campaign to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio could result in a cannabis industry dominated by government-backed, marijuana kingpins.”
“The campaign is pushing for a constitutional amendment that would grant marijuana growing rights to ten individuals, who would essentially become the new Ohio weed barons. The campaign has already received commitments from certain unidentified property owners to aid the amendment’s passage…”
It would have become illegal for anyone else in Ohio to grow cannabis, except these ten government-backed, marijuana kingpins.
Many were shocked and surprised to find NORML supported this Amendment known as “Yes on 3” that would have created an oligarchy in Ohio.
Fortunately, the voters in Ohio rejected this monopoly/oligarchy.
Simpson: I think this is what’s happening now with the legalization movement – it is allowing the cannabis plant to set itself free. And when we set the cannabis plant free we also set ourselves free from all this domination.
This is what people need to understand, these big money types they control the governments. The governments in turn control the medical system and practically everything else in our lives. They are all bought and paid for. They aren’t working for the people anymore. Many of them never were.
You know, when you read the wonderful documents like the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, many of these people that wrote these documents used cannabis a great deal, and that’s a pretty well known fact. If you look at the wording of these documents – that’s all you have to do is read them and understand these documents are designed to restrict the Federal government from encroaching on the people’s rights.
But, what they have done is basically shredded the Constitution. And I’ve said all along I think the last real President we had in America was Kennedy. Anymore if you want to be a member of the esteemed United Nations (sarc) which is also controlled by the rich elite, than you had better make sure your public doesn’t have access to cannabis. The whole thing is a fraud and it disturbs me that so many people worldwide are suffering and dying for no other reason than greed.
Cannabis.Net: Do you still smoke cannabis medicinally and or recreationally?
Simpson: Well I have no problem with that. Sure, if I have some cannabis I’ll smoke it. There’s no danger there. In fact even smoking cannabis has shown to have medical benefits cause people that smoke cannabis live an average of six years longer than those who don’t.
If we turn the cannabis plant free we could detoxify the earth, and put people back on the land where they belong, and making a living growing cannabis and hemp. We could supply our energy needs, our medicine, we could put an end to starvation. The beauty of cannabis is anything you can create from petroleum you can also create the same thing with the cannabis sativa plant, and in an earth friendly way.
If you go to my website PhoenixTears.ca there’s a great deal of information there. If people go there and read the information they will see it will answer most of their questions. Go to the site and it will tell you how to heal yourself in a sensible, rational manner that will not do you any harm.
My books are available there and on SimpsonRamadur.com You can get my books on Amazon Kindle, too.
Editors note: We bought the book titled PhoenixTears the Rick Simpson story. One man’s battle to prove Cancer is curable. The first part of the book should be made into a documentary as it reveals the uphill battle cannabis promoters like Simpson has had in modern times.
Appendix 1 & 2 is all about the cannabis oil and how to make it. This is a must read for healthcare professionals or anyone battling cancer or other diseases.
Simpson: So, let’s get the truth out there and save the world and save ourselves as well!
Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists Or Crony Socialists? reveals the monopoly of anti-cannabis, anti-hemp lawmakers preventing the return of these billion dollar industries to the agricultural state of Michigan.
Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists?
After reading Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists? you may agree that the “cronies” who are destroying the free market business climate in Michigan are not capitalists at all. Rather they are monopoly-forming socialists masquerading around as capitalists. Consequently, many concerned citizens see this cronyism and want change. They want to replace what they perceive as “crony capitalism” – with socialism.
When it comes to special government-granted privileges, the “too big to fail” multi-national Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. has an unmatched amount of influence in Lansing. It’s obvious they work very hard at preventing their most viable competition – the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries, from returning to the state. Some may say this type of cronyism is legal and it’s just the way big money in business and government works.
But, as Dr. Charles Ormsby points out this isn’t crony capitalism – it’s crony socialism:
Highlights from Ormsby’s blog: Another Socialist Lie: Crony Capitalism
Ormsby: “In reality, crony capitalism is a logical impossibility.Because the special, government-granted privileges that are at the core of this problem contradict the very essence of capitalism and would never exist under capitalism.” (In other words, capitalism would never allow for these special privileges or monopolies.)
“In a capitalist society, individuals have the right to deal with others or not based on their own rational judgment. The government would have no power to interfere with a private commercial transaction… ” (What! The government would have no power to interfere..?)
“So how does the “crony capitalist” end up with his unearned wealth (and control)?Did the government provide special monopoly power or restrict competition? Did the government give special tax advantages or burden his competitors with onerous regulations? If so, he is a thief and a beneficiary of socialism. If he supports the system that gave him these privileges he is not a capitalist, he is a socialist.”
So, Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists? According to Dr. Ormsby’s definition – Michigan is filled with crony socialists.
The amount of pertinent information about Michigan’s socialists is overwhelming. Hopefully, this index will help. Also, (The verbiage in (parentheses ) is usually us chiming in with clarifications or sarcasm – or both.)
1) Mr. Studley’s crony Michigan Chamber of Commerce
But Mr. Studley, what about the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries?
2) 350,000+ MILegalize signatures of Michigan residents thrown out on a technicality?
3) Michigan Business Group (Mr. Studley’s crony Chamber of Commerce) Wants To Fire Medical Marijuana Users
4) Michigan’s Drunk Driving dilemma and solution
5) Detroit News Editorial: Pot testing program absurd
6) More Michigan socialists in the news
7) Paving the way for the Agenda 2030 take over – Novus ordo seclorum & E pluribus unum “Out of many, one
Other Agenda 2030 news and links your Establishment news organizations won’t bother telling you about.
1) Mr. Studley’s crony Chamber of Commerce
Michigan’s socialist culture has developed a business/government/law enforcement monopoly. Unfortunately for the people of Michigan, this monopoly gets stronger and stronger with every election. It begins with the endorsement of candidates who hope to be future Michigan lawmakers. They are selected because they will ultimately further the business interests of the multi-national Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. Their agenda is obvious when you look at their strategy. It’s to prohibit the competition: the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries from returning to Michigan.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce was established in 1959 to be an advocate for Michigan’s job providers. To represent the entire business community and to enhance and advocate for a better business environment. However, today’s Michigan Chamber of Commerce appears to be doing the exact opposite. They are nothing more than lobbyists for the Dow Chemical Company – at the expense of the “entire business community”.
Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rich Studley joined the Chamber waaay back in 1981. The same year Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake were born. (No term limits for Mr. Studley) Mr. Studley boasts that The Michigan Chamber has consistently been ranked as the most influential lobbying organization in the State Capitol.
Influential lobbying organizations like Mr. Studley’s crony Chamber of Commerce can be good for some and not so good for others. Without even realizing it, if you aren’t one of them you’ve probably been quietly passed over or squeezed out by their socialist monopoly.
Lobbying has become a derogatory word lately as many lobbyists have demonstrated that they couldn’t care less about the general welfare of the people, state or country. They serve their corporate or government masters only – at the expense of We the People.
Agriculturally Diverse Michigan
Michigan produces over 200 agricultural commodities on a commercial basis, making the state the second most agriculturally diverse state in the nation. Crops including tart cherries, blueberries, dry beans, floriculture products, and cucumbers for pickles. (Yes, even cucumbers for pickles!)
Field crops have the greatest economic impact at $5.72 billion
There are about 10 million acres of farmland in Michigan and the state is home to 52,194 farms. Source: The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)
But Mr. Studley, what about the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries?
~ News Flash ~ : In 1938 Popular Mechanics describes hemp as the new billion dollar crop.
In 1938 Mechanical Engineering called hemp the most profitable and desirable crop that can be grown.
Michigan’s own Henry Ford recognized the utility of the hemp plant. He constructed a car of resin stiffened hemp fiber, and even ran the car on ethanol made from hemp seeds. Ford knew that hemp could produce vast economic resources if widely cultivated. (“Oh no”, cried the Dow Chemical corporation.)
Have you seen the video of Henry Ford’s ‘plastic hemp car’ from 1941? It’s worth the 38 seconds. Hemp fiber was one of three ingredients used to make this car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srgE6Tzi3Lg
It’s worth noting how profitable hemp is compared to other less valuable crops. Total value of one acre of hemp is $860.00. Total value of one acre of wheat is $78.00.
The study: The effects of enzyme-assisted cold-pressing (EACP) on the physicochemical attributes of Cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil were investigated using five enzyme preparations:…
Conclusion: The results of the present analysis (with respect to the control) showed that the enzyme added during the hemp seed cold-pressing resulted in considerably higher oil yields, without adversely affecting the quality of the oil.
1,800 gallons of oil is enough to heat your home, run your car and have a few hundred gallons left over.
But, there’s one major problem… this energy source would allow people to become energy independent. People could grow their own fuel. The new globalist handlers of Agenda 2030 don’t want us to be energy independent. They pretend to be for the environment – and hemp would be great for the environment, but not if it would allow people to become energy independent.
Back in the day cannabis was used for a number of ailments. (BTW, Does anyone know how “they” back in the 1930’s were able to remove such vital, beneficial industries and medicine from the people?)
Setting aside the moral argument of helping people get well using THC oil, think of the revenue this profitable industry it could bring in for Michigan. Someone will be growing the cannabis indica plants needed for these extracts. Why not an agricultural state like Michigan?
Michigan tart cherries bring in anywhere between $5.00-$10.00 per pound. (Organic tart cherries may be more expensive because without the added chemicals – they are less “tart”.) A pound of cannabis indica with a THC count of 20% or higher, might bring in between $3,000-$4,000 per pound. Medicinally, the higher the THC the better and more expensive.
Michigan, with its natural resources could easily grow some of the finest cannabis and hemp in the world. These billion dollar industries could easily turn Michigan around. Just think of all the jobs that could be created. #PureMichiganCannabis and #PureMichiganHemp. Hey, let’s call Tim Allen…!
Sorry, Michigan. These industries may be good for you, but they would be bad for multi-national Dow Chemical. Even though the cannabis sativa plant made it’s debut long before Dow Chemical… Dow now makes the same types of products that can be made from cannabis and hemp.
The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), provides chemical, plastic, and agricultural products and services to consumer markets that include food, transportation, health and medicine, personal care and construction, and operates in approximately 180 countries. Source: Wikipedia
Unfortunately, Michigan farmers and families are stuck growing tart cherries. Cause…
“The (so called Pro-Jobs) Michigan Chamber of Commerce has taken a formal position in opposition to the legalization of marijuana in Michigan.”
We added the above link here so you can see for yourself that we’re not making this up.
Of course, the Chamber uses the derogatory slang term “marijuana” instead of cannabis. Cannabis and hemp are (cousins) both derived from the cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis has THC in it. Hemp is almost THC free.
Mr. Studley’s crony socialist Chamber of Commerce has taken a formal position v. an informal position. Sounds serious from this most influential lobbying group in the state capitol. Their message is loud and clear: “Ladies and gentlemen, we at the Chamber… we are going to wear this on our sleeves… Our position is formal. We are in opposition to the legalization of marijuana in Michigan!”
Hard to believe isn’t it? Here’s an agricultural state with an abundance of natural, God-given resources to easily grow these billion dollar cash crops. Many people living in rural Michigan live in poverty and could use their land to grow the cannabis and hemp. These industries would revitalize their communities and local economies. Wouldn’t that be a good thing – to strengthen Michigan residents?
By 2020, the total adult marijuana (cannabis only) market is expected to be worth $12 billion – an incredible tenfold increase in just 5 years. Washington state’s adult marijuana market is predicted to be the nation’s biggest, at $2.6 billion, followed by Colorado’s, at $2 billion. (Michigan’s, at $0.) http://www.valuewalk.com/2016/07/marijuana-industry-billions/
Yes, Mr. Studley’s Chamber has taken a formal position in opposition to the cannabis and hemp industries in Michigan. In fact, over the years, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce has developed an anti-cannabis/anti-hemp army of crony socialist lawmakers. Many are now sitting in the Michigan state legislature. Mr. Studley’s crony socialist Legislature. Their mission is to protect the interests of their multi-national corporate master and grant them special privileges when needed.
The people at Dow Chemical are well aware that many consumers believe hemp products are superior to man-made products. If given the chance, consumers would prefer products made from cannabis and hemp.
From Henry Ford’s hemp car to cannabis indica THC oil extracts for medicine, to hemp seeds for food, Mr. Studley and his socialist Chamber are well aware that the cannabis and hemp industries could have a significant negative impact on their corporate master ~ multi-national Dow Chemical.
~ News Flash ~ Forbes/Pharma& Healthcare: Reefer Madness! Medical Marijuana Is Already Saving $165M Per Year For MedicareSteven Salzberg , CONTRIBUTOR
The authors, a father-daughter team at the University of Georgia, looked at over 87 million prescriptions from the Medicare Part D database, focusing only on conditions where marijuana “might serve as an alternative treatment.”
Prescriptions fell for 8 out of 9 categories, with the biggest drop occurring for pain medication: in states with medical marijuana laws, physicians gave out 3,645 fewer pain prescriptions per doctor, a difference that is highly statistically significant.
Or, in raw numbers, the annual number of daily doses (in 2010-2013) per doctor in states without medical marijuana laws was 31,810. In states with medical marijuana, the number dropped to 28,165. That’s an 11.5% drop. Depression and seizures both showed very significant reductions in prescriptions as well.
All this good news derived from the cannabis sativa plant. Shouldn’t the people at Dow Chemical be happy about all these good things? Yes, but they aren’t. Instead they are worried. People are catching on to their monopoly.
A reschedule of cannabis to Schedule II by their friends at the Fed might be their only hope to continue to keep these industries out of the people’s hands. This will allow Dow Chemical to monkey around with the cannabis sativa plant to form their products. At the same time the penalties would remain the same for “unauthorized” citizens caught using or growing the herb.
:the unfair practice by a powerful person such as a politician (or Studley’s crony Chamber of Commerce) of giving jobs and other favors to friends
With their UN powder blue theme, the powerful lobbying group Michigan Chamber of Commerce Endorses 21 Pro-Jobs Lawmakers.
Michigan Chamber PAC: Backing Candidates Who Share Our (anti-cannabis/anti-hemp) Beliefs:
Mr. Studley says “Over the years, the Michigan Chamber PAC has aggressively helped to change Michigan politics by raising our members’ collective voice to pack a powerful political punch. Acting as your staff, the Michigan Chamber PAC studies races, looks at candidates’ past voting records and interviews candidates.” (To make sure they are “anti-marihuana”)
It’s very likely that during the interview process the candidates’ views on “marijuana” came up. If they were in support of these agricultural industries – they were/are obviously passed by without knowing why.
It should come as no surprise that not a single one of these endorsed “Pro-Jobs” candidates would dare mention reviving the cannabis and hemp industries in their agricultural state of Michigan. No, not 1 out of 21 Pro-Jobs candidates. The next batch of Mr. Studley’s personally selected Pro-Jobs Lawmakers are anti-cannabis and anti-hemp – just like the last batch.
According to Dr. Charles Ormsby, this isn’t crony capitalism, it’s crony socialism.
Many of these endorsed Pro-Jobs candidates were raised on a farm and have strong ties to agriculture. Surely they must know how valuable these billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries would be for Michigan. They probably know that hemp seeds are a super food for both man and beast. They realize hemp grown everywhere could strengthen Michigan, help end world hunger and stabilize local communities – even produce clean burning fuel.
All these things would make Michigan strong, again. Shouldn’t this be a priority with our lawmakers? In a capitalist society, lawmakers would be protecting our rights to grow these industries. They call themselves pro-business candidates even though, if/when elected will most likely work to prevent the return of the cannabis and hemp industries to Michigan.
These endorsed candidates probably know “The Michigan Chamber has taken a formal position in opposition to the legalization of marijuana in Michigan.” After all, they wear it on their sleeve. So, if these Pro-Jobs candidates tried to promote the cannabis and hemp industries… they realize they would be squeezed out from the “PureMichigan socialist feeding trough”.
Ironically, many of these candidates profess a strong belief in God through their Christian faith. One reasonable sounding candidate claimed that “Our Rights come from God, not government.” (How did this guy make the cut?) Unless of course we are talking about using God’s green herb. Then, the governments of men will restrict your God given rights to use God’s green herb.
Does this endorsed Christian candidate or any of the other endorsed Christian candidates consider themselves as being part of that group of fallen away church folk as described in 1 Timothy 4:1-3?: Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
Looks like this Bible passage is describing a group of people who have departed from the faith – believing doctrines of demons. They are seduced into passing laws commanding (others) to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving…
The word “meats” here in 1 Timothy 4:3 links back to the word “meats” in Genesis 1:29 – God’s seed bearing herb. In Genesis 9:3 (after the Flood and, yes, after the ground was cursed) God describes this special herb of His as being green. God’s green seed bearing herb.
In Genesis 3:18 (also after the Fall and after the ground was cursed) God commands Adam:”…and thou shall eat the herb of the field;” Could this herb or “meats” in Genesis 3:18 be the same herb that people today are commanded to abstain from? The only green seed bearing herb that people today are commanded to abstain from is the cannabis sativa plant.
It’s hard to believe (even after the Fall and the ground being cursed) – God is commandingAdamto eat the herb of the field. Yet, today’s mostly Bible believing lawmakers with the support from their churches (and multi-national Dow Chemical) are commanding men to abstain from this herb. Commanding men to do the exact opposite of what God commanded them to do.
Do you know anyone “doing time,” locked away for using God’s green herb? In many cases, what was their crime? They got caught with it. Caught with God’s green herb. This seems to be anti-God…
2) 350,000+ MILegalize signatures of Michigan residents thrown out on a technicality?
Another of Studley’s endorsed candidates sincerely proclaimed: “We the People” must be in charge of our own government! Well then, please, consider the 350,000+ signatures recently turned in to the state from the pro-cannabis group MILegalize.com The petition contains the signatures of over 350,000 Michigan residents who want cannabis and hemp to be re-legalized in the state.
Unfortunately, for all those Michigan residents who signed, as well as (and especially!) all those who collected the signatures – it probably isn’t going to be on the ballot. The anti-cannabis monopoly in Lansing saw all the signatures of over 350,000 Michigan residents who want cannabis and hemp re-legalized. They realized that if this went before the voters the voters would overwhelmingly approve.
So, they (unconstitutionally?) retroactively applied SB776 which states the signatures must be collected within a 180 day period. Some signatures were older than that. Dirty socialist tricks.
The new laws remove the ability to challenge the exclusion of petition signatures and sets a hard 180-day window to gather signatures. (Let that sink in for a minute…)
These types of shenanigans wouldn’t exist in a capitalist society. It’s clear the Michigan.gov socialists are no longer serving the residents of Michigan.
The Michigan.gov socialists “Pro-Jobs” lawmakers could have easily accepted the 350,000+ MILegalize signatures and put it on the ballot to let the voters decide. That’s what capitalists would have done. (No wait, capitalists would have made sure people had access to these industries arguing that the government had no right to remove them.) Instead, they’ll get thrown out on a technicality.
Sorry Michigan residents – you lose. Multi-national Dow Chemical globalists win, again.
Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Lansing Bureau reports:
But opponents of the legislation, (the legislation to throw out the 350,000+ signatures)… said the law impedes the people from having a voice in their own government and from challenging legislation passed by the Legislature. The bill passed on mostly party-line votes in both the House and Senate with only Republican members supporting the (the bill to weaken and cut the people off) bill.
As Rep Jeff Irwin D-Ann Arbor, wondered during the vote for SB776 on the House floor – “how many constituents actually requested to have their ability to participate in the democratic process- further restricted?” This bill weakens the rights granted to the residents of Michigan.
By now, it should be obvious to everyone; Mr. Studley’s crony Chamber and Legislature no longer represent the people. They pass laws restricting the people and weaken our ability to be independent. They represent a heartless multi-national company that couldn’t care less about Michigan or her residents. Here’s another example:
Jenine Kemp, a CT scan technician, was fired from her job at the Hayes Green Meach Memorial Hospital in 2011 after a drug test revealed she had marijuana in her system. She has a state-issued medical marijuana card and eats marijuana in food after work to relieve the chronic pain she feels from lupus.
“She never showed any signs of intoxication or being under the influence. There was no indication she was using marijuana on the job,” her attorney Eric Misterovich said. “The only complaints came when she talked about medical marijuana. That’s what prompted the drug test.”
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce decided they needed to join the fight. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) is fighting to allow business owners to fire employees who legally use medical marijuana and bar them from receiving unemployment benefits. After county judges ruled in favor of workers who were fired for using medical marijuana, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce took the fight to appellate court. (With an infinite amount of multi-national resources Mr. Studley isn’t going to give up the fight. He wants this Lupus patient fired.)
“The Michigan Chamber is seeking a reversal of the lower court’s decision because it puts employers in a no-win situation,” said group chief executive Rich Studley in a statement. (A no win situation if this lady keeps shooting her mouth off about how marihuana relieves her pain… Get rid of her.)
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce is quoted as saying: While on its face legalization of marijuana appears to be a social issue not warranting the Chamber’s involvement, legalization potentially raises a host of workplace and human resources dilemmas and concerns for employers. (Translation: legalization potentially raises a host of dilemmas and concerns for Mr. Studley’s corporate master – the Dow Chemical company.)
To be fair, on the Federal level, cannabis and hemp are classified as Schedule 1 drugs. Michigan employers are violating Federal law by allowing an employee to use something (cannabis) the Feds have deemed too dangerous to even research. (In a capitalist society – it wouldn’t be any of their business/jurisdiction) Many legal scholars argue cannabis re-legalization is a states right issue and the Federal government nor international treaties have any rights to tell the states what to do here.
The article said Jenine Kemp was a good employee doing a good job until Mr. Studley’s “Pro-Jobs” Chamber of Commerce showed up to destroy her career.
In a capitalist society Jenine’s employer would have made sure she had the cannabis she needed to continue to be a good employee without unnecessary interference from multi-national socialists. Mr. Studly’s crony Chamber will continue fighting Jenine and all like her until they are all fired. Fired because Pro-Jobs Studley, and the Feds and the globalists don’t approve of Jenine’s God-given medication.
It’s hard to believe Mr. Studley’s socialist Chamber of Commerce has gone so far as to meddle in the affairs of medical marijuana patients. But, this is what they must do to protect Dow Chemical’s business interests. Yes, Studley’s pro-business group wants all employers to be able to fire medical cannabis users. After all, these Lupus sufferers are violating Federal and international treaties, damn it.
They could have left Jenine alone. After all she suffers from Lupus. She was a good employee. Her only crime? Telling people how cannabis was helping her cope with the pain from having Lupus.
If any of us could realistically point out just one harmful thing about cannabis and or hemp, like drunk driving fatalities – it would give Mr. Studley’s anti-cannabis, anti-free market socialist Chamber/Legislature some credibility. But there are none.
4) Michigan’s Drunk Driving dilemma and solution
Speaking of drunk driving fatalities on Michigan roads, since Mr. Studley joined the Chamber way back in 1981, there have been approximately 10,000 traffic fatalities on Michigan roads due to drunk drivers. 10,000 innocent lives taken.
Number of Deaths, 2003−2012 2,912 people were killed in crashes involving a drunk driver in Michigan. Approximately 290 per year.
About one in three traffic deaths in Michigan involves a drunk driver.
Doing a Google search with keywords: auto deaths attributed to cannabis. This is what came up: It’s from the Metro Times…
Not only are they (cannabis users) not impaired, but according to a study released in 2012 by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “the only significant effect that marijuana has on operating a motor vehicle is slower driving.” In most cases that’s a good thing.
Furthermore, there is evidence that legalizing medical marijuana corresponds with a drop in traffic fatalities. A study released in 2011 by researchers at the University of Colorado in the 13 states that legalized medical marijuana between 1990 and 2009, traffic fatalities have dropped by about 9 percent. Yes, that’s right, 9 percent.
Here’s the part that your local party store owner won’t like: The same study found that beer sales dropped in those states by about 5 percent. Apparently more pot means less beer and fewer traffic deaths.
Our research suggests that the legalization of medical marijuana reduces traffic fatalities through reducing alcohol consumption by young adults,” said economics professor and co-author Daniel Rees in a press release. It certainly appears as though medical marijuana is making our highways safer.
So, what is Mr. Studley and his anti-cannabis Chamber of Commerce doing about the (fortunate) drop in fatalities from alcohol due to legalized medical marijuana?
~ News Flash ~ The Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected new officers to the Chamber’s executive committee for 2016.
“We are very excited about Joe Fabiano II serving as chair of the Michigan Chamber board of directors in 2016,” said Michigan Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley. “Joe is an experienced and dedicated volunteer leader and successful owner of one of the largest beer and wine distributorships in the Midwest.”
Wait a minute, Fabiano II is a successful owner of one of the largest beer and wine distributorships in the Midwest? With all the traffic fatalities related to drunk driving in Michigan, and Mr. Studley gives the nod to alcohol distributor Fabiano II to lead Michigan going forward?
The executive committee and board of directors set policy and establish priorities for the statewide business organization on key economic issues that affect job creation and business growth in Michigan. Excuse me? Fabiano II is a successful owner of one of the largest beer and wine distributorships in the Midwest and he will be setting policy concerning Michigan businesses?
This from the Metro Times article is worth repeating: Here’s the part that your local party store owner (and Fabiano II, successful owner of one of the largest beer and wine distributorships in the Midwest) won’t like: The same study found that beer sales dropped in those states by about 5 percent. More pot means less beer and fewer traffic deaths.
Strategic move by anti-cannabis Studley. Safe to say that Fabiano II just like, Mr. Studley won’t let cannabis bring down beer sales. Mr. Studley knows Fabiano II will be a loyal soldier in keeping cannabis and hemp from making a comeback in the state of Michigan. Building partnerships monopolies.
It’s no secret the alcohol industry is a vocal opponent to re-legalization. (They know that if more pot means less beer then less pot means… more beer. Solution: Less pot and more beer.) But, just how far will these un-American, anti-capitalists go to weaken Michiganders and rid the state of cannabis and hemp?
5) Detroit News Editorial: Pot testing program absurd
11:34 p.m. EDT June 15, 2016
Before breaking for the summer, the (Mr. Studley’s) Michigan Legislature approved an extra-constitutional (un-constitutional? ) one-year pilot program that allows police officers to conduct roadside saliva testing on drivers they suspect might be under the influence of a variety of drugs.
It’s the kind of legislation that sounds beneficial, but threatens privacy and due process rights. Gov. Rick Snyder should veto a bill that is bound to be a litigation machine.
The test can identify the presence of certain controlled substances in an individual’s body, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.
But unlike alcohol, the test only confirms that the drugs are present in the blood, not the level. So it assumes that any trace of marijuana or the other drugs indicates driving impairment, an assumption contradicted by a recent study from AAA’s safety foundation.
Further, marijuana can be detected in saliva for several days after being ingested or smoked, long after a person’s ability to safely operate a vehicle would be affected.
These issues pose problems particularly for Michigan medical marijuana patients, who already struggle under a vague, inaccessible and discriminatory system. This absurd roadside testing bill essentially takes away their right to drive.
This legislation comes from Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, the Legislature’s resident Puritan, a former law enforcement officer intent on imposing his prohibitionist worldview on the rest of Michigan.
Under the law, if a driver refuses the roadside saliva test, he or she would be given a civil infraction ticket, the same as those who refuse tests for alcohol.
An exception I would have with this Detroit News article is their description of Chairman Jones as a Puritan. I don’t see him as a Puritan at all. Just the opposite – his actions show someone who is opposed to God and His green herb, by attacking anyone caught using it. I would say the description of those in 1 Timothy 4:1-3 accurately describes Senator Jones.
Protecting Individual Rights
You might recall that our American system of government is a constitutionally limited republic, restricted to the protection of individual rights. In a limited government, the power of government (like Chairman Jones et al) to intervene in the exercise of civil liberties is restricted by constitutional law. (Such as the 4th Amendment)
It’s disturbing (and a bit creepy) that the angry looking man in this photo, State Senator Jones wants to be able pull people over “willy-nilly” to find out what’s in their system – even without probable cause. He knows people out there are using God’s green herb and he’s going to put a stop to it.
What is the problem socialist Chairman Jones desperately needs to create so he can impose his solution of arbitrary governmental intrusions on? Arbitrary governmental intrusions on innocent people only because he suspects they may have been using God’s green herb?
Unfortunately, Governor Snyder signed the bill into law. Governor Snyder seemed to be an honest and decent man. It doesn’t make sense that he would be signing this stuff into law. (It seems as if, ever since the Flint water crisis & fiasco the Governor’s office has been hijacked by Studley, Jones & Schuette. It’s almost as if the Governor was set up in Flint – it doesn’t make sense…)
~ News Flash ~ Lansing June 29, 2016 — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday said Gov. Rick Snyder’s private attorneys have been withholding documents from his Flint water crisis investigators — an accusation the governor’s office quickly denied.
Schuette’s eyes look red. We know he’s in a rage because people are out there using God’s green herb. But, even still, he looks like he may be on a mind-altering drug. Should the people of Michigan be concerned about this? Can we order up a hair analysis for the AG to find out what this public servant is “on”?
(After this unusual public shaming by AG Schuette, Governor Snyder probably realized he is “not really in charge” anymore – Studley, Jones & Schuette are. Sign our bills Snyder, or else. LOL)
Is there anyone out there that is in a position to investigate this troubling situation? It’s doubtful that Dow Chemical’s ambassador Schuette would investigate himself… He doesn’t seem to be working for the people of Michigan anymore – if he ever was.
Also, Governor Rick Snyder probably knows that AG Schuette’s cronies in the Mainstream media could, and will throw him under the bus in a heartbeat. As they really already have. But, don’t be surprised – this is how crony socialists are able to continue to “weaken” Michigan. (Watch as the Great Lakes and the UN come into play, now too.)
So, here we are, the Michigan State Police are now out there looking to track down civilians who may have THC in their system. We learned that cannabis users are cautious, slower drivers. Does this mean the Michigan State Police will now be targeting cautious drivers driving 1-2 miles per hour under the speed limit? (Great. This is just what the pot smokers need to increase their paranoia; here they are driving along cautiously at 1-2 miles under the speed limit minding their own business. But, now they know for this safe driving of theirs, they will be targeted by the Michigan State Police.)
Wow. Talk about turning things upside down. The globalists are elated as Studley, Jones & Schuette score a home run with this anti-American piece of legislation.
Is this what the people of Michigan want?
By the way, in the photo, Michigan public servant Jones looks like he too may be on some kind of drugs or alcohol. He’s got that “glassy stare” thing going on. Can we get a “swab” on him or a hair analysis test? Or maybe schedule an appointment for him to come down to the clinic and pee in a cup for us so we can find out what he’s on? Sounds a little outrageous but, after all, he is working for us – the taxpayers, isn’t he?
Jones seems to be jonesing to get a police file on everyone in Michigan with THC in their system. He wants to get them into his tangled web of socialism. He has a lot of friends in law enforcement who could handle the tedious and tax funded workload of these THC criminals. But, don’t worry, this socialist arbitrary governmental intrusion thing is just a one year pilot program – and only in a few Michigan counties.
Sheriff Jones is probably confident you’ll probably never even hear about these intrusions again. Because, who in the Establishment media will consistently cover these unwarranted arbitrary governmental intrusions – and refer to them as such?
It will be interesting to see how many people get pulled over to get “swabbed” by the Michigan State Police. It will also be interesting to see why they were pulled over. This is already a public relations nightmare for Michigan. People will start calling the Michigan State Police – the Michigan State Predators. Tourists: Welcome to Michigan!
Shouldn’t Michigan’s Attorney General step in to stop this lawlessness? Yes, but…
Unfortunately, Michigan’s own anti-cannabis Attorney General Schuette, will make sure Chairman Jones’s “swabbing” program is implemented without a hitch. (You can read here 2,016 Hemp Farms in 2016 now seems within reach how AG Schuette changed the definition of a naturally occurring cannabis concentrate. Yep. Voila! cannabis concentrates will now be classified as a synthetic cannabis according to the reasoning of Michigan’s attorney general. The result – a misdemeanor cannabis offense became a felony.
AG Schuette may be the only Attorney General around who doesn’t seem to understand the difference between the very dangerous man-made synthetic pot and naturally occurring chemical free cannabis. Understanding these differences isn’t his gig. AG Schuette is working hard to turn Michigan residents into felons one “drug bust” at a time. The more “felons” there are – the weaker Michigan becomes.
Question: Why would Michigan’s college grads want to move to CO or WA and find meaningful work, when they can stay in Michigan and become felons?
Maybe Schuette’s bio here explains his apparent hatred for God’s green herb… Midland’s own Schuette was born in Midland, Michigan, where he graduated from Herbert Henry Dow High School in 1972. He attended Georgetown University … source: Wikipedia
When Mr. Studley and the Dow Chemical company anoints anti-cannabis AG Schuette as Michigan’s next Governor, expect an all out war on God’s green herb. As we all know – you can only serve one master…
Studley, Jones & Schuette now have enough recruits in the Michigan Legislature and other key places, willing to trample all over the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution. What is the “extreme” problem the Lansing Lawmakers see that they would go to such “extreme” lengths? Answer: People are using God’s green herb and the crony socialists must stop this at all costs.
Are they suspending the 4th Amendment to the Constitution in order to solve a problem that doesn’t even exist? Or are they just conditioning us for future violations of the laws of our Republic? Further weakening the once great State of Michigan.
Our Founding Fathers saw the likes of these socialists coming when they gave us:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Our Founding Fathers, many of them cannabis users themselves would be appalled if they saw what had happened to our Republic.
Fortunately, and rightly so, the Michigan Supreme Court actually established that legally in our state in the 2010 decision on People v. Feezel. They ruled that the presence of metabolites in a driver’s blood is not illegal and doesn’t indicate impairment. Metabolites are what remain after the body processes cannabinoids.
As fate would have it, Jones chairs the all important, all powerful Judiciary Committee. Studley, Jones, & Schuette are no doubt jonesing to stack the court with a majority of their own people on the Michigan Supreme Court. That would be Judges who are opposed to God’s green herb. Then they hope all drivers with THC in their system will be deemed impaired. Weakened.
Apparently, Senator Jones isn’t going to let the Michigan Supreme Court tell him about driving impaired – or not. After working in law enforcement for 31 years he’s seen the death and destruction that drunk driving brings. So, if he needs to break the law to ultimately revoke the drivers licenses of safe drivers because they have THC in their system – then so be it.
Once they detect THC in your saliva, they will have control over your destiny and will be able to make your life a living hell. Have you had any hemp seeds, lately? They are a super food, and a great little snack, but be careful, they contain trace amounts of THC. Do you know anyone curing their cancer using THC oil? Don’t let Studley, Jones and Schuette find out through their socialist arbitrary governmental intrusions .
6) More Michigan Socialists in the news
Klint Kesto’s Medical Marijuana Betrayal Shames Michigan Patients
Originally Published Sept. 22, 2015: In the eleventh hour, State Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce) has added language into a common sense medical marijuana reform bill that would allow special interests to devastate the industry…
Kesto’s new language creates a very costly and prohibitive ‘secure transporter’ licensing requirement for the medical marijuana industry. It reads as follows: “To be eligible for a secure transporter’s license, the applicant or any investor must have at least 5 consecutive years of experience in statewide distribution and must have paid a minimum of 25,000,000.00 in annual state excise taxes under section 7 of the tobacco products act.”
(Hey, we’re pretty sure beer and wine distributor and fellow socialist Fabiano II will qualify!)
Essentially, these arbitrary mandates create a costly middleman position reserved for wealthy, entrenched special interests currently benefiting from established laws regarding tobacco regulations. The expense is covered by sick patients who desperately need it to treat their critical illnesses along with the caregivers who provide them their medicine.
Nefarious lobbying by big tobacco corporations are putting a common sense medical marijuana reform measure in serious jeopardy. Proposed rules would allow special interests to bleed the industry dry…
…Under the new language proposed by (Lansing Entrepreneur of the Year 2015,) Ron Boji, special interests would pocket up to 10 percent of the revenue from the medical marijuana industry because of a state-mandated monopoly on the transportation services related to medical marijuana. The expense would be covered by sick patients…
Ron Boji now wants to take cash out of the pockets of cancer patients as well. Humanitarian, medical marijuana advocate and former 9th District Republican Congressional candidate George Brikho strongly disagrees with Boji’s business model:
“This is unethical and despicable,” Brikho said. “And never could I ever have imagined such heartless, reprehensible tactics as what I have seen from Ron Boji and his associates.”“If a store buys $1 million dollars worth of medicine, parasites like Boji would automatically pocket $100,000 from that transaction because of these unnecessary provisions being added into the bill,” Brikho said.
Socialist Chairman Jones continues his anti-cannabis crusade: “I have sponsored Senate Bills 504 and 505 to help crack down on the lax regulation of medical marijuana.” Crack down on lax regulation? You mean add more regulations, socialist Chairman Jones? The Medical Marijuana Act became law in 2008. Everything is fine with the MMMA of 2008. What does Chairman Jones need to crack down on?
Dr Ormsby says: The socialist needs to burden his competitors with onerous regulations.
A socialists utopia: Armored vehicles to transport cannabis seeds, plants, edibles – all of it…
“State senator Steve Bieda proposes every time the product (cannabis and hemp?) is moved closer to market it would require an armored truck for shipping. Shipping the seed to farm, farm to storage, storage to test facility, testing to packaging, then off to the retail store Pharmacy. (Pharmacy? You mean the same people that have demonized cannabis for the last 80 years will now dispense it to us?)
Senator Bieda says it’s a security issue. “You have to be concerned about the security of, it’s almost like an armored truck (is required) when you think of the value of the items being transported. It’s possible people transporting the product could be targets for robbery.”
How many gallons per mile does this armored truck get, Senator Bieda? Obviously, this State Senator isn’t concerned about fossil fuel emissions.
This armored transportation component added by state senator Steve Bieda is projected to increase “medication costs” to the consumer by as much as 70% and will most likely drive the business back underground. And to top it off, this armored transportation is said to be reserved for one single company. (Socialists monopoly)
Not surprising to some, Bieda’s largest corporate citizen within his senate district is CenTra Inc, the billion dollar trucking company owned by billionaire Matty Maroun. It is suggested that Mr. Maroun’s trucking company, which also has a monopoly on the bridge to Canada, would benefit from this unnecessary component to the statute and enjoy total distribution control over the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act.
The thought of people growing their own bud at home probably sounds sacrilegious to these socialists. How would they be able to get their hands on any of it? Capitalism would never allow such special privileges, such cronyism – especially for billionaires like Matty Maroun or multi-nationalist companies like Dow Chemical. This is how they increase their monopoly of control over the people and smother the free markets and beat down the people – through crony socialism.
7) Paving the way for the globalist’s Agenda 2030 take over
As the following quotes and links show, the Agenda 2030 initiative is about saving the planet – from too many human beings. If you do a Google search for Agenda 2030 about 35,600,000 results show up in (0.46 seconds)
There are over 35 million hits on the Internet about this planned global takeover to rescue the planet by 2030. In other words, they have plans to conquer us. Wouldn’t you think the Establishment mainstream media would be warning the people about this? What about the politicians? Instead, they stay busy beating up on those not apart of their socialist globalist Establishment cabal.
As you can see from these 35 million hits, the US has been put on notice that our country will be transformed into something other than what it is today. (Or what it used to be) Our constitutionally limited republic granting us our individual rights will be replaced with the Novus Ordo Seclorum. An E pluribus unumworld enslavement system where we will have no rights.
50 years ago, President Dwight D Eisenhower in his Farewell Address January 17, 1961 warned: “Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a “scientific-technological elite.”
Vatican Speaker on Climate Thinks There are 6 Billion Too Many of Us
One of the speakers slated for the Vatican roll out of the long-awaited Papal document on climate change once said the earth is overpopulated by at least 6 billion people.
“… it’s a triumph for science (and the scientific-technological elite?) because at last we have stabilized something –- namely the estimates for the carrying capacity of the planet, namely below 1 billion people.” said Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), at the presentation of the encyclical in the Vatican today. (This is a triumph for science? Will they use their “science” to make fundamental changes through public policy as President Eisenhower warned?)
The triumphant Professor Schellnhuber continues with his scientific-technological diatribe “Not the poor but the wealthy are putting our planet, and ultimately humanity at risk,” (Mr. Schellnhuber, are you saying crony wealthy American capitalists; are to blame for climate change…?)
Professor Schellnhuber talks of a “Planetary Court” led by a new “Earth Constitution” which would hold capability over every nation and government on the globe. Yes, a one world government. (E pluribus unum (/ˈiːˈplʊərᵻbəsˈuːnəm/; Latin for “Out of many, one”) Prof Schellnhuber is a supporter of an all-powerful, climate-focused world government that would rule over the planet… a literal “science dictatorship” according to whatever “science” the climate change advocates can fabricate together each year. (How did President Eisenhower know?)
Well, how do you like that? The planet can only sustain 1 billion of us. Out of the 7+ billion people alive today, 6 billion of us just found out we are nothing more than “turds in the punch bowl” in the eyes of Professor Schellnhuber and the Agenda 2030 elite. Yep, according to these global leaders, we are nothing more than human garbage. They are convinced ( or hypnotized?) man-made influence is the direct causation of the destruction of the biosphere. “Their science proves it, there is nothing more to discuss.” they say.
It looks like their near term plan is to take complete control over our lives and drastically alter our lifestyles. Human life will be severely restricted – to prevent us from destroying the planet any further.
Agenda 21 Eco-Cities Built for Permanent Population Control
The push toward the ecocity is the design of a metropolitan city that puts nature first and humanity last. Their justification for moving people into ecocities and out of the rural areas is that 90% of people currently live in or near a major city – why not just move everyone in closer together.
They characterize the ecocity as:
Human settlements modeled after sustainable development that functions with natural ecosystems and living organisms
1 Reduce the inhabitants ecological impact on the environment
2 Restoration of ecosystems after the recolonization of humans into dense cities
3 Sustainable living under Agenda 21 supports regional, national and global economic systems
Urban ecocities claim can regulate climate change, food distribution, nutrient balance, and water securitization that provide the general masses with provisions, culture and support in ways that are not facilitated by the current living conditions.
Ecologically sustainable “megacities” will direct three sectors to ensure control over resources – water, energy and food security. Integrating land use plans will provide that by 2013 these schemes will be well underway.
These ecocities can control the inhabitants movements by mandating mass transit and removing the ability to use personal cars, be build and designed in ways that support surrounding environments and natural resources, and mitigate the human impact on climate change as man-made influence is the direct causation of the destruction of the biosphere.
Ecocities are the global Elite’s answer to dense and controlled urban landscapes where human life is severely restricted. These ecocities are not in some far off and distant future. They are being constructed NOW. And soon, they will be the only available place to live.
(Oh no!) On June 16, 2016 Governor Snyder signed an Executive Order EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2016- 14 CREATION OF THE BUILDING THE 21st CENTURY ECONOMY COMMISSION
One item caught our attention:
Promote partnerships between governments, (like anti- cannabis Brussels or anti-cannabis Rome?) businesses, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropies towards the creation of a 21 Century Infrastructure Strategy. (…a 21 Century Infrastructure Strategy like say… Ecocities?)
(Well at least Michigan still has control of all that fresh water in the Great Lakes… Right?)
The group will also set priorities for the next 20 years and identify short-term and long-term goals for the state’s economic future. The Commission is expected to build off of the work done by the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and the 21st Century Education Commission that Snyder created earlier this year. (Will Mr. Studly’s Chamber be involved?)
Serving as an advisory body, the commission has been directed to complete its work and provide a final report to the governor on its recommendations and findings by June 30, 2017. (Oh good. The governor is still in charge.) We’ll keep watching to see where this one ends up.
Unfortunately, these “goals” and “commissions” never seem to be good for the people anymore.
‘The Stronger’ offers real help rather than striving for the elimination or annihilation of the other. (Even though they tell us there are 6 billion too of us – this time around they say they will protect us – and feed us…Yes, the “stronger” will protect the “weaker”.) Who will be the “stronger” and who will be the “weaker”?
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At the present time, sustainable development, along with the solidarity called for in Catholic social teaching, can reduce poverty. (Being free to grow hemp would reduce poverty) While over many thousands of years the ‘stronger’ economically or physically overcame the weaker, nowadays for various reasons – Catholic social teaching, social solidarity, sustainable development – the stronger helps the weaker. (What a relief!)
This aid may take various forms. ‘The Stronger’ offers real help rather than striving for the elimination or annihilation of the other. (Whew, we dodged that bullet cause elimination or annihilation doesn’t sound good!) Sustainable development reduces poverty through financial among other things, a balanced budget, environmental living conditions, (Ecocities?) and social including equality of income (Totalitarianism?) means.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, someone asked Ben Franklin “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin replied “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Every summer we see our lawmakers proudly wearing their patriotic red, white and blue as they march with dignity in their hometown Independence Day Fourth of July Parades. Yet, under the tutelage of Studley, Jones & Schuette, these ant-cannabis anti-hemp lawmakers are doing more to pave the way for the Agenda 2030 forces of enslavement than they are in strengthen the security and well being of the people living in Michigan.
Perhaps you’ve heard Thomas Jefferson’s hemp quote: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.” Many consider hemp to be a super plant. Michigan produces over 200 agricultural commodities. But, in Michigan this billion dollar agricultural commodity is illegal.
Restricting the people from growing hemp for food, fuel, fiber medicine etc. is about controlling the people and restricting their ability to provide for themselves and their families. It makes them the “weaker” v. the “stronger”.
President Nixon, Henry Kissinger or one of their men is quoted as saying: “Control the oil and you control nations. Control the food supplies and you control the people.” Mission accomplished – at least with regard to them taking control of our food supplies. Lately, we’ve all seen the new environmental attacks on oil companies like Exxon Mobile. The globalists want control of the people and the nations.
The globalist are impatiently asking “How long it will be before the “divisiveness and isolationist” of the red white and blue greedy capitalists will be replaced or joined together with the “peaceful and universal” UN Powder Blue?” (or some other all powerful global Planetary cabal.)
If we continue to allow Studley, Jones & Schuette to keep destroying our way of life, there might not be much we will be able to do about it – besides wonder how it happened. Why not? Because we won’t be able to feed ourselves, for one thing. The local farms are gone. Replaced by Dow Chemical laboratories that produce our pharmaceuticalized food for us.
The media has been taken over by the globalists. The government watchdog for the people has become part of the global cabal.
On many fronts, they have weakened Michigan considerably – replaced with a false sense of “social security”. Do you want to know what’s in the food you are eating? No problem. Get a QR reader to find out what these food laboratories have done to or put into your food. Thanks to the hard work of Michigan’s public Dow Chemical servant Senator Debbie Stabenow. Why are they doing this to our food? The answer seems obvious – to further weaken us.
Is it too late for “We the People” to rise up to protect and restore our Republic from those who plan on weakening, conquering and destroying us from within and from without? Let’s face it, if we can’t feed ourselves how could we ever rise up? We all know, and so do the globalists, that an army marches on it’s stomach.
Soon, people will wake up and wonder… “How did this happen to the people of Michigan? How did we lose our strength and become so vulnerable to those who plan on enslaving us?” Answer: Look no further than to the destructive, crony socialist policies of Studley, Jones & Schuette.
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One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection. Caption reads 350,000 of hemp seed will be grown next year. That never happened.
One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection… that is if you agree with Thomas Jefferson’s quote: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”
(If you don’t have time to read this blog, please consider calling your Senators in Washington DC and urge them to cosponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015. Their contact information is at the end of the blog.)
One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection
Can you imagine back in the day, Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show relaxing in her easy chair, sipping her sweet tea and reading the above article in the Mayberry Gazette. “Oh look, it’s Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney diligently guarding the hemp seed for us. Nice work, fellas!” she thinks to herself as she moves onto the next story. Confident the hemp seeds are safe from the birds and other predators.
Hemp 101: Both hemp and cannabis come from the cannabis sativa plant. Industrial hemp varieties contain less than 0.3% THC. This single factor (0.3%) is how most people distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.” Cannabis can contain upwards of 25% THC. THC produces the euphoric and medicinal effects. Both hemp and cannabis produce effective CBD oils.
Did you know hemp seeds are a super food? The seeds are rich in essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3s, which can help fight coronary heart disease, cancer, and even symptoms of depression. Hemp seeds are also a rich and unusual source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma linolenic acid, or GLA.
Hemp seeds are also a great source of food for livestock, poultry and pets.
A story about a sovereign nation quietly losing vast amounts of her wealth and protection will no doubt include plenty of deception and intimidation. The deception in the photo is in the caption; that the people could expect around 350,000 acres of hemp to be grown the following year. That’s the amount of acreage the USDA said they were hoping for. Well, 80 years later, we all know ~ that didn’t happen.
The intimidation in the photo is obvious. Safe to say these two armed guards probably weren’t local. Were they even American? What American law enforcement personnel would ever go along with the dastardly deed of removing such a valuable crop from our society? Unless these men were lied to or deceived as to what the real mission was.
The hemp seed in the photo was probably hauled off and destroyed since hemp would no longer be an available commodity. So, without the added deception found in the caption, the caption would read: All the hemp seed available in the US is stacked in this Kentucky warehouse under armed guard. Next year, USDA hopes, there’ll be enough to grow 350,000 acres.
When these vital hemp industries were ripped out of the hands of the American people, we the people lost a great deal of control to provide for ourselves and our families. This was a huge hit to our country’s wealth and protection. You can almost hear the extremist Thomas Jefferson exclaim, “This un-American hemp heist is designed to undermine our national security!”
News Flash from 1938 concerning a breakthrough invention in the hemp industries:
Before the decorticator was invented, harvesting hemp was quite a chore and therefore not very profitable. However, as the above article states: “With the new machine, known as a decorticator,… almost anything can happen.” A decorticator is a machine for stripping the skin, bark, or rind off in preparation for further processing.
The decorticator was going to be the game changer. It would revolutionize hemp production and as the article states: “it will provide thousands of jobs for American workers throughout the land.” Can you imagine how strong and secure America would be with thriving hemp industries and local farms producing food and jobs for the people? Apparently this was seen as a problem for some.
What’s most disturbing about this whole hemp heist is the way they accomplished it. I’m sure the Kentucky hemp farmers were railing against this loss in wealth and protection. After all, it was just ripped out of their hands by some unknown outside forces. But, who could hear the farmer’s outrage? No one, unless the establishment media outlet would come to the farmers rescue and report on it. But, that didn’t happen. “Shouldn’t this assault on our food security be front page news?” the farmers no doubt asked.
Where were the lawmakers? Local farmers were pushed out as local farming became corporate multi-national laboratory farms. Even things like eggs. Do your eggs come from one of your local community farms or do they come from some faraway place like say, Wisconsin or Iowa?
Cramming thousands of egg laying hens into one building is a disaster waiting to happen. Why the risk? What happens if there was an outbreak of something highly contagious? Where would everyone get their eggs from, China? We shouldn’t put up with this recklessness with our food supply.
A few years ago, I won “Best of Show” at the county fair for one of my Isa Brown egg laying hens. So, I can attest to the disinformation out there about hens attracting rats and disease. Nothing could be farther from the truth. These lame excuses seem to keep coming up to prevent people from raising their own egg laying hens. Outlawing hens, like outlawing hemp looks like another food security issue that needs addressing.
Thirty years after the hemp seeds were hauled off and destroyed, President Richard Nixon and national security adviser and then secretary of state, Henry Kissinger took control in Washington D.C. One of their apparent missions: make sure hemp and the hemp industries continue to remain out of the hands of the American people.
In order to accomplish this, these globalist luminaries would need some sort of a Controlled Substances Act. It’s reported that while they were crafting their Controlled Substances Act, Kissinger said: “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
What better way to control the people than through The Controlled Substances Act of 1970. This Controlled Substances Act established Schedules for ranking substances according to their danger and potential for addiction. What do you know, cannabis and hemp were placed in the most restrictive Schedule 1 category, right along with heroin.
Two years later in 1972, Nixon disregarded the compelling results of his own appointed commission. The National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse, recommended that cannabis/hemp prohibition end, which would remove it from Schedule I. Four decades later, hemp remains locked up as a Schedule I substance.
Apparently hemp and the hemp industries are considered a danger to world leaders like Nixon and Kissinger and the soon coming Agenda 2030 global enslavers. Dangerous because hemp gives the local people the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Hemp provides independence from the central powers that wish to do the providing and controlling. Or the stronger helping the weaker. For more on who these people are, check out this Wikipedia entry from Sustainable Development: 2.2.7 Income Yes, the stronger will help the weaker… Yeah, right.
The Golden Rule: He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules
How much control do the Feds and the globalists have over the states and the American people? Today, when the Federal government wants the states to “comply” they threaten the withholding of funds that the states now, desperately need. So, the states usually cave in, thus proving it’s the Feds who control both the states and the people, with the purse strings.
Just like the situation we find ourselves today, our Founding Fathers warned of a centralized power usurping the states’ rights. Through observing history, the Founders saw these people coming. So, they gave us the 10th Amendment to prevent this from happening. The 10th Amendment states that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the United States Constitution. All remaining powers are reserved for the states or the people.
Brief history: This tenth amendment was considered by many Founders as a prerequisite to satisfy demands by the Anti-Federalism movement that opposed the creation of a stronger U.S. federal government. A Federal government they knew would invariably work to control the people by controlling their food supply.
But wait, it gets worse…
Keeping consumers in the dark with the DARK Act
A few years ago, GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) quietly started showing up in our food everywhere. Concerned people didn’t want to eat this untested “frankenfood” as they referred to it. Nor, were they comfortable feeding it to their loved ones. But, the giant food conglomerations couldn’t care less about the people’s concerns. It was full speed ahead with the frankenfoods.
Soon, with all the new wheat allergies and respiratory issues popping up everywhere, many people suspected the GMO’s were to blame. Did these gigantic food laboratory corporations goof up the wheat to the point where millions of Americans are now allergic to it? Forced to eat dreaded gluten free foods? Many experts are convinced this is what has happened.
People started asking, “Why are they so hell bent on pharmaceuticalizing and destroying everything we eat, anyway?” So, to protect themselves, a few states started requiring GMO’s coming into their states to be labeled as such. This GMO labeling would allow consumers to make informed decisions about their food.
Well, to counteract the states demands, an anti-consumer piece of legislation was introduced in Washington DC named The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, would prevent the states from being able to require GMO labeling on foods that have been monkeyed around with by the pharmaceuticalized food laboratories. In other words the people would have no right to know what they were eating. Therefore, critics of the Act have referred to it as the DARK Act or “Deny Americans the Right to Know Act.”
Granted, it could get dicey with states like California and all their demands versus New York with their demands etc. But, denying Americans the right to know what they are eating is unacceptable. This right to know what we’re eating is more important than the inconvenience it may cause the food companies with their labeling issues. Especially since it’s these pharmaceuticalized food laboratory companies that have caused the problems in the first place!
Obviously the DARK Act doesn’t protect the people’s right to know – it protects the interests of the multi-national food conglomerations. These multi-national companies seem to be saying, “We are in charge here. It’s none of your business what we are feeding you.”
So much for the stronger helping the weaker…
Are they selling out our health with substandard ingredients to increase their own bottom line? The DARK Act raises these suspicions, yet we have little choice in the matter. We know the ground beef “ain’t right anymore” with that repulsive smell when its cooked. And, it tastes just as bad as it smells.
But, we continue eating this substandard, twisted up food and concede there isn’t much we can do about it. It’s not like we can demonstrate or protest out in front of these food conglomeration’s headquarters to demand change. We don’t even know who “they” are anymore.
Look how far we’ve come in the last 80 years; we acknowledge that these food laboratory companies are motivated by profits, first and foremost. We know they are going to goof up our food whether we like it or not. Instead of demanding “No GMO’s!” in our food we are begging them to at least, let us know which foods they’ve monkeyed with.
In July 2015, DARK Act passed out of the House. The next step in the process – the Senate. Fortunately, it was defeated in the Senate this time around. But, we know they’ll be back with another version of their DARK Act/Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015
Maybe, the only way to safely protect our food supplies and strengthen our communities is to return to local farming to provide the food for the local community. Local farming programs should be a part of each states infrastructure. If Americans depended on local farms and farmers markets within our local communities we wouldn’t have to worry about what the DARK Act people wants to do to our food. We could leave it unadulterated – they way it’s supposed to be.
Back to Jefferson’s quote about hemp being of first necessity to the wealth and protection of our country. What would Jefferson say about our current situation? This other quote of his may give us some indication; “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so.”
What could be more unjust than outside forces denying people the right to provide food and other industries for themselves and their families?
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill into law last Sunday, calling it “a great, great day for Pennsylvania.” He added that he and the majority of Pennsylvania’s lawmakers were responding not to a special interest group or to campaign contributors, but to “a real human need.”
One thing that stands out in this photo is the exuberance on the faces of those present. Seeing the joy on all those mother’s faces says a real human need has been met, indeed. Governor Wolf knows he’s accomplished something monumental as the governor of Pennsylvania and from the photo you can tell – it feels good.
This re-legalization law will benefit the happy families who are standing there behind the governor. Their children can now get their medical cannabis, legally. One less thing for the moms to have to worry about.
Something else that stands out in this photo is the special bond parents, especially mothers, have with their children. The majority of the pot activists in this photo are women/mothers. As noted here in the following philly.com excerpt, many mothers will do almost anything to help their sick children. They’ve also shown they will even break the law if necessary. Woe to the person or institution that comes between a mother and the medicine she needs to treat her sick child!
Philly.com reports: – More than 2 and 1/2 years ago, in one of her first treks to the Capitol, Cara Salemme heard that she was wasting her time: Pennsylvania would never legalize medical marijuana, her state representative told her.
Still, the York County mother came back again and again, patiently and persistently explaining how the medicine could help her son Jackson cope with terrifying and recurring epileptic seizures. “It’s your child,” she said. “What else are you going to try to change…?”
On Wednesday, after years of lobbying and a frantic final few weeks of uncertainty, Salemme and hundreds of advocates could finally celebrate the change in the law in their home state of Pennsylvania.
The bill however, isn’t a complete victory for all, since Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program would prohibit the use of smokeable marijuana. Also, there was no home cultivation provision written into the language of the bill. Concerning the home cultivation restrictions of cannabis, it should be noted that a pound of Pennsylvania apples may sell for $4.00. A pound of medical grade Pennsylvania cannabis may go for $4,000.00.
Former U.S. Marine Mike Whiter also helped push for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. After serving in Iraq, he was diagnosed with PTSD. To fight that, doctors prescribed dozens of drugs that Whiter says nearly ruined his life. He credited marijuana with helping him recover.
“I was in such a bad place and I’m not there anymore. And I want to help other veterans get to where I am now,” he told WPMT. A study from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that “states with medical marijuana laws had a 24.8 percent lower average annual opioid overdose death rate compared to states without such laws.”
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” John Dalberg-Acton
PA House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R., Indiana) hailed what he said was a bipartisan effort to overcome years of obstacles. “At one time, I was opposed to the idea of allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana,” said Reed, echoing a once-widely held Republican position.
Whoa! Wait a minute… what did House Majority Leader Reed say? “At one time, I (Reed) was opposed to the idea of allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana,… and so did many other Republicans”? Since when do politicians have the right or authority to tell doctors what they are allowed to prescribe for their patients?
With this statement, Reed and his colleagues sound like an oppressive and controlling bunch of communist party operatives. To be fair, Democrats really haven’t done anything to re-legalize cannabis or hemp, either. This comment from Reed isn’t something one would expect from an American statesmen who has sworn to uphold and protect the inalienable rights of the people he serves.
One of Reed’s duties as an elected official is to make sure doctors are able to freely practice medicine and patients have access to the most effective treatments. Statewide opinion polls consistently show that 88 percent or more of Pennsylvanians support medical marijuana.
Cannabis and hemp have been used medicinally and industrially for thousands of years. Yet, 80 years ago American lawmakers outlawed it’s use. Why, you might ask? It’s never harmed anyone. Makes you wonder how many sick kids could have benefitted from medicinal cannabis if it had been readily available over the last 80 years.
Founding Forefather, Dr Benjamin Rush is quoted as saying: “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ― Benjamin Rush
Looks like Dr. Rush saw the war on the cannabis sativa plant coming to America over 250 years ago. Cannabis is arguably the safest substance known to man with countless benefits. Yet, lawmakers in conjunction with the internationalists have demonized this herb for the last 80 years. Denying parents their inalienable rights to treat their sick children with medical cannabis.
Definition of inalienable: Adjective 1. unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor:
The worm turns
Good on House Majority Leader Dave Reed. Reed continues,… “But after researching the issue, reviewing the laws in other states, and reading about the struggles of families the drug would help, I came to realize that it is wrong to withhold something that could benefit so many.”
Awesome! But wait… from this statement we can conclude that in the past Reed and his colleagues decided doctors wouldn’t be allowed to prescribe cannabis even though he, Reed, just admitted he/they hadn’t researched the benefits of medical cannabis before making his/their decision. How did Dr. Benjamin Rush know this was going to happen?
(Editors note. House Majority Leader Reed referred to cannabis as a drug. It’s an unpatentable, non-narcotic,* naturally occurring drug that’s technically an herb. Since cannabis is an herb, cannabis products such as CBD oil fit the profile of being a dietary food supplement as defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994.
If cannabis is reclassified as a dietary food supplement, it would re-enter the free market where it belongs – with all the other dietary food supplements. This way, it would be out of the hands of politicians who haven’t done their research. It would also be out of the control of the Feds who won’t do the research and it would be out of the hands of the International drug treaties people who couldn’t care less about the research.)
* The Controlled Substance Act lists marijuana as a non-narcotic.
House Majority Leader Dave Reed must have been moved by the concerted and persistent efforts of military Vets as well as mothers desperately trying to treat their PTSD and their sick children with medical cannabis. Reed must have asked himself – what do all these people know about medical cannabis that I don’t know?
So, hats off to House Majority Leader Reed and the many others, for eventually doing the research on medical cannabis and then coming out in support of the people’s rights to use it. It probably wasn’t easy and it probably wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the mothers.
Campaign4Compassion put together a short video titled C4C Fight Song 2016. It’s about their journey. I hope this awesome video goes viral and becomes America’s fight song for sick children everywhere. The video has everything going for it ~ it’s an emotional and compelling story that ultimately ends in victory. Music: Fight Song by Rachel Platten
Since Ben S. may have children, we edited his last name so as to spare his kids the shaming and ridicule that would undoubtedly occur if this photo of their dad was ever discovered by their peers. I can honestly say, I’ve never been more embarrassed of my government than I am while looking at this photo of DEH agent Ben S. modeling this Nasal Ranger.
On the one hand, I hope the DEH is paying this poor guy handsomely for having the guts to demonstrate this crazy looking contraption in front of a camera. Surprisingly, Ben S. even has a look on his face as if he’s actually doing something worthwhile. On the other hand, I hope he eventually realizes how ridiculous this whole thing is and resigns from the agency.
So, here’s Uncle Sam’s latest weapon in the war on drugs – the Nasal Ranger. Doesn’t this absurd looking apparatus have “regulations” written all over it? It’s so bizarre looking that it doesn’t look real. It looks like a self-inflicting hair drying kaleidoscoped ardvarkian radar detecting navigational device that you stick up your nose to find out what needs to be regulated next.
It’s nick-name might be the “Snorkel Dork” or the “Dorkel Snorkler”? Either way, this circus-like boondoggle is no doubt headed in the wrong direction in the war on cannabis.
Do you wonder what this useless piece of technology costs us hard working tax payers? I take that back. This highly specialized device will likely become a useful tool for the anti-cannabis crusaders out there in the wild, wild west. The Nasal Ranger is touted as a device that helps officials detect the intensity of an odor. Awesome, we can finally detect the intensity of an odor.
Question: Once the officials have the “scientific data” of an odor that’s been deemed “too intense,” will they then be able to use their Nasal Ranger data against cannabis growers in the court of law? Will it be used in a CO courtroom by agent Ben S. et el to “scientifically prove” what a nuisance the odorous Colorado fresh air is? Odorous fresh air coming from cannabis sativa plants, that is. If so, then I hope the people in Colorado know what jury nullification is.
For those who have never smelled cannabis before – it smells like country fresh oxygen because that’s what it is – fresh air. It has a skunky fresh country air scent to it. Some equate the smell of cannabis with the smell associated with brand new tires. What could be better? Cannabis users love the smell. Probably because they understand that fresh air is good for them – and the planet. In fact, cannabis & hemp breathes in 4Xs the CO2 that other trees do.
Cannabis & hemp could help reduce CO2 levels in the atmosphere. Many climate change people claim high CO2 levels are causing the global warming. Hey, let’s grow cannabis & hemp to reduce CO2 levels.
Ten years from now, after we come to our senses and do the research, we will hopefully be installing cannabis grow rooms in our homes, schools, hospitals and businesses for the fresh air that’s produced as well as for the seeds and stalks.
Modern buildings with newly designed air exchange systems will be able to exchange the high CO2 levels produced by people within the living areas with the country fresh oxygen coming from the cannabis plants in the grow rooms. We could then use the hemp seeds and the cannabis buds from the grow rooms to feed the poor and treat the sick.
In the mean time keep an eye out for the Snorkely Dorkster…
The following are two Change.org petitions attempting to free two marijuana prisoners. If you have an extra minute, please consider signing their petitions. Each takes about 15 seconds to sign.
East coast law firms are using the American court system to try to once again outlaw cannabis. Ironically, the one thing these anti-cannabis crusaders have in common is their faith in God, the Creator of the cannabis sativa plant.
Who exactly is behind the lawsuits over Colorado’s legal marijuana?
Out-of-state anti-drug crusaders are taking Colorado marijuana to court
Denver Post 01/17/2016
The above article by Ricardo Baca, is one of the most informative articles I’ve read in a while. The ramifications of the lawsuits brought on by these “anti-drug crusaders” aren’t just limited to Colorado. Also, it’s easy to conclude that these crusaders really have only one enemy ~ the cannabis sativa plant.
Brian Barnes, a Washington, D.C attorney with Cooper & Kirk, is quoted as saying: “We’re putting a bounty on the heads of anyone doing business with the marijuana industry…,”
Question: Who is this arrogant sounding East Coast attorney? Putting a bounty on the heads of law abiding citizens out in Colorado!” This flag is displayed on the Cooper & Kirk web site means, “Either conquer or die.”
Yikes! Just who are these people with their strange sounding battle cry? What must they conquer with their lawsuits and what are they willing to die for?
These highlights from the Denver Post article gives a glimpse into who they are and what they are up to.
“I don’t think the general public understands who is really behind these cases,” said Christian Sederberg, a Denver attorney who focuses on marijuana law. “It’s critical that the people of Colorado know that there are out-of-state legal interests and policymakers who are essentially and entirely backing these cases.”
Brian Barnes, the attorney representing Washington, D.C.-based Safe Streets. “As we understand the law under RICO, anyone who provides services to a marijuana operation is exposing themselves to potential liability under RICO.”
…the racketeering claims aim to stop recreational pot in its tracks, but to do it, they are going after companies doing business with legal cannabis companies.
Three of the four marijuana-centered lawsuits filed against Colorado officials and businesses were organized and at least partially funded by out-of-state anti-drug organizations and socially conservative law firms, a Denver Post analysis shows.
…the (outside) money gives outsized influence to secretive coalitions of drug-rehab professionals, for-profit prison owners and others with a financial stake in keeping pot illegal.
Pueblo County horse ranchers Hope and Michael Reilly and Washington, D.C. anti-drug group Safe Streets Alliance sued to stop construction of Rocky Mountain Organics’ cannabis cultivation facility, claiming that federal pot laws supersede Colorado’s pot laws and alleging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The group has sued Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Pueblo County Commission and the head of the state Department of Revenue.
“We are fully aware that this is a national proxy fight,” Pace said. “The result of these lawsuits will have implications for the entire state and nation. If they’re successful in this lawsuit, they can shut down the entire industry in the entire state.”
Some of the involved sheriffs and county attorneys had thought about suing, individually and in groups, but didn’t know how to fund the cases — until an unfamiliar attorney named Mark de Bernardo came calling.
“Obviously there was interest in (a lawsuit) like that, but figuring out how to fund an effort like that and how to actually find the resources to get it done, those are completely different things,” said plaintiff Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day. “Had Mr. de Bernardo and his firm not stepped up. … “
“I have a presence on this issue,” de Bernardo told The Post recently.
But how did that presence expand into Colorado? The talks started among a coalition of anti-drug colleagues that de Bernardo declined to identify.
…one of the suit’s funders: Florida-based Drug Free America Foundation, which has Republican and former presidential candidate, Jeb Bush on its board. Both suits included a common plaintiff: the anti-drug organization called Safe Streets Alliance.
de Bernardo said he and his colleagues — not the plaintiff sheriffs or county attorneys — are covering all expenses related to the lawsuit, by providing pro bono legal services and money contributed by the coalition.
de Bernardo would name only two donors: himself and his wife.
“We’re not well-heeled, like the other side,” de Bernardo said. “It’s a fairly small club of national policymakers or influencers on these issues.”
…a fairly small club of national policymakers or influencers who have an unlimited amount of money to file lawsuits against the citizens out in Colorado? Even though these bounty hunters “have a presence on the issue,” they wish to remain hidden? What a surprise. But, don’t the citizens of Colorado have a right to find out who these bounty hunter/crusaders are ~ especially since they are waging a new form of warfare on them?
Mark A de Bernardo, is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office Jackson Lewis. He is the founder and executive director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace. He has written 19 books, mostly on drug testing and workplace substance-abuse prevention, according to his bio.
Also, according to his bio de Bernardo serves on the Board of Directors of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales, a congregation of Roman Catholic priests and brothers. He’s on the Board of Directors Gonzaga College High School Fathers’ Club. Gonzaga College High School is a Jesuit high school for boys located in Washington, D.C
What do we know about bounty hunter Brian Barnes? Brian Barnes rejoined Cooper & Kirk in 2013 after clerking for Justice Samuel Alito of the United States Supreme Court during the October 2012 term.
Barnes graduated from Yale Law School in 2010 and began putting bounties on the heads of Americans. Since bounty hunter Barnes worked with Justice Alito, I began to wonder if Justice Alito was also part of this small club of hard core anti-cannabis crusaders. By the looks of this photo, Alito sure looks like he may be.
Supreme Court Justices
The site Insidegov.com asks the Supreme Court Justices for their views on things by asking the Justices to agree or disagree with their statements.
~ Justice Alito – Religion – Roman Catholic. Insidegov.com: Stricter punishments reduce crime. Justice Alito strongly agrees. Next statement: Never legalize marijuana. Alito agrees that marijuana should never be legal.
Looks like East Coast attorney Brian Barnes may have the backing of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. This could be a game changer. A Supreme Court case on this issue could be a game changer.
What about the other Supreme Court Justices? Could any other Justices also be part of this crusade to eradicate God’s green herb from our nation?
~ Chief Justice John Roberts – Religion – Roman Catholic. Although Chief Justice Roberts has a warm smile he too, strongly agrees that stricter punishment reduces crime. Roberts agrees that marijuana should never be legalized.
Translation from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: the people in Colorado are violating Federal law. Looks like the Barnes & de Bernardo small club isn’t that small after all. Now it’s starting to make sense why these East Coast bounty hunters are so confident in going after the people of Colorado and their re legalization of cannabis and hemp. It looks like the Supreme Court might strike down the laws passed in the states if given the chance.
Although Justice Scalia has passed away, his comments on internment camps are worth noting: Justice Antonin Scalia predicted that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II. “You are kidding yourselves if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Scalia told students while discussing Korematsu vs. The United States, the ruling which gave the court it’s imprimatur to the internment camps. The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means “in times of war, the laws fall silent,” to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.
Oh no, another Latin war phrase… Question: Would the war on drugs qualify as a way for Supreme Court Justices Roberts and Alito to “…allow the laws to fall silent.”?
~ Justice Scalia – Religion – Roman Catholic. Agreed that stricter sentences reduces crime. Strongly agreed the cannabis should never be legalized.
~ Justice Thomas – Religion – Roman Catholic. Thomas believes cannabis should never be legalized. However, concerning medical marijuana the Insidegov website states Thomas believes that states should decide medical marijuana issues. He agrees that stricter punishment reduces crime.
~ Justice Sotomayor – Religion – Roman Catholic. Question: Never legalize marijuana Answer: Strongly disagrees. Stricter punishment reduces crime: Disagrees.
~ Justice Kennedy – Religion – Roman Catholic. Agrees that stricter punishments reduce crime. Never legalize marijuana: Disagrees.
It looks like de Bernardo’s small but powerful anti-cannabis club has a few supporters on the Supreme Court.
2016 Presidential candidates
What about the Presidential hopefuls ~ where do they stand on re legalization? Let’s start with those most in favor of legalization. Mainstream media won’t tell us that the Presidential candidates who are in favor of re legalization are ahead while those who wish to return to harsh sentences are dropping out. We flipped a coin as to who should go first Trump or Sanders. Wikipedia states:
~ Donald Trump – Presbyterian. Trump believes states should be allowed to legalize marijuana if they chose to do so. Trump has stated he would legalize it and tax it.
~ Bernie Sanders – no religious affiliation noted on Wikipedia. Sanders has vowed to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Sanders co-sponsored the States’ Rights to Medical Marijuana Act.
~ Ted Cruz – Southern Baptist. Responding to a question about legalization Cruz said: “If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, that’s their prerogative. I personally don’t agree with it, but that’s their right.” Hard to believe a Southern Baptist would be “personally” opposed to all the benefits derived from God’s green herb.
~ Hillary Clinton – Methodism. Clinton says: “We need more studies. We need more evidence, and then we can proceed.” More evidence…? As usual, it looks like Clinton is open to the highest bidder and that probably won’t be the Colorado Cannabis Dispensary Association.
~ Dr. Ben Carson – Seventh-day Adventist and retired surgeon. Carson believes medical cannabis has “proven to be useful” but doesn’t support recreational use. It’s unfortunate that Dr. Carson, a Godly man, isn’t using his time on the national stage to promote CBD oil as a safe and effective solution to our healthcare crisis. After all, CBD oil is derived from God’s green herb, the cannabis sativa plant.
John Kasich – Anglican Church in North America. (formerly Roman Catholic) While stressing his ardent opposition to an overall legalization of marijuana, Kasich at times expressed an openness to such a specialized use.
~ Marco Rubio – Roman Catholic. Rubio says: “Faith is the most important influence in my life,…” “Marijuana is illegal under federal law. That should be enforced.” “The bottom line is, I believe that adding yet another mind-altering substance to something that’s legal is not good for the country…” A spokesperson for Rubio: “Senator Rubio believes legalization of marijuana for recreational use is a bad idea, and that the states that are doing it may well come to regret it.”
“… may well come to regret it.” ? It should be noted that Rubio’s campaign is being funded in part by the Prison for Profit industry.
*News Flash* After Florida Senator Marco Rubio learns he has received $100,000 from Florida-based private prison GEO Group, a reporter asked him about it. He states “I don’t invest in other peoples agenda, they invest in my agenda”. http://gui.afsc.org/birddog/profit-prison-rubio-100000-whos-invested- Is this what the Rubio camp meant when they said, “the states that are doing it may well come to regret it.”?
*News Flash* A new report from In the Public Interest reveals that private prison companies, including two of the largest, the Corrections Corp. of America and Geo Group Inc., are forging deals with state and local governments that provide huge profits based on guaranteed high occupancy rates.
Who will be going in? People who are violating Federal drug laws?
However, States rights supporters believe the Federal Government doesn’t have the right to take away the states/people’s right to grow, or not grow cannabis and hemp. After all, it was Thomas Jefferson who said “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”
Therefore, Jefferson wouldn’t have been in favor of the Federal government taking away the people’s rights to grow cannabis and hemp. He would instead question why the Feds would want to do such a dastardly thing. Because we need more evidence?
The people need the protection that hemp provides. Hemp can provide food, fuel, medicine and building materials. Hemp could provide protection from the likes of hard core East Coast bounty hunters who seem to be up to “no good’. “Conquer or die” is their motto when it comes to keeping cannabis and perhaps more importantly, hemp from the people.
This is the 10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
With the 10th Amendment the Founders were saying : “We didn’t spell everything out here in this Bill of Rights. Therefore, what’s not spelled out is automatically the states or the people’s rights – not the Federal governments.
~ Chris Christie – Roman Catholic. Christie has promised that if he is elected president he will vigorously enforce the federal ban on marijuana in states that have legalized the drug, ignoring the will of the states that have legalized it. He has gone so far as to call tax money from cannabis “blood money”. Obviously these hard core anti-cannabis crusaders aren’t suing everyone they can for the money. If they were they would be going after Big Pharma.
*News Flash* CCHR The International Mental Health Watchdog reports “35 School shooters/school related violence committed by those under the influence of psychiatric drugs.”
Thanks in part to the drug commercials that support nightly news, antidepressant prescriptions rose more than 400 percent from 2005-08. The media’s narrative is always the same; focus on weapons used by the mass murderers but not the influence of psychiatric drugs .
Meanwhile, the pharmaceutical industry brought in more than $1 trillion last year, a number that’s grown every year since 2005. Source: drugwatch
“Blood money” Governor Christie? Come to think of it there are no deaths associated with cannabis. Yet, every 19 minutes another person dies from a prescription drug overdose, and Christie would go after cannabis users in Colorado if he could? Christie sounds like he may be a de Bernardo crusader.
~ Jeb Bush – Roman Catholic. Jeb Bush opposed medical marijuana on a recent Florida ballot. Jeb is a board member of the Florida-based Drug Free America Foundation, another anti-cannabis lawsuit provocateur in Colorado along with Safe Streets Alliance.
*News Flash* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classified prescription drug addiction as an epidemic.
So, what is Jeb Bush and the Florida-based Drug Free America Foundation and Safe Streets Alliance doing about the prescription drug epidemic? Safe Streets Alliance states it is devoted to two things: “Protecting the most vulnerable in our society from violent predators” and stopping the legalization of marijuana.”
~ Rick Santorum – Roman Catholic. Santorum believes the right thing is for the country as a whole to abstain from cannabis use. When he was still a Senator in Pennsylvania, Santorum voted to increase spending on drug control as well as beef up penalties against those convicted of drug offenses.
“I think Colorado is violating the federal law. And if we have controlled substances, they’re controlled substances for a reason, said Santorum. The federal law is there for a reason, and the states shouldn’t have the option to violate federal law.”
Santorum considers himself a devout Catholic and acknowledges his Catholic faith as the source of his politics and worldview. He has said John F Kennedy’s 1960’s speech about the separation of church and state made him want to vomit.
NPR reports: On Sept. 12, 1960, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy – Roman Catholic, gave a major speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, a group of Protestant ministers, on the issue of his religion. At the time, many Protestants questioned whether Kennedy’s Roman Catholic faith would allow him to make important national decisions as president independent of the church. Kennedy addressed those concerns before a skeptical audience of Protestant clergy. Here are a few of his remarks:
Kennedy “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute; where no Catholic prelate would tell the President — should he be Catholic — how to act, and Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote;…”
“I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish; where no public official either requests or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source; where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials,…”
What did Kennedy say here about the separation of church and state that would induce vomiting in Santorum? Santorum’s reaction seems “anti-American, anti-Constitution.” It’s interesting to note that the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, a group of Protestant ministers questioned whether Kennedy’s Roman Catholic faith would allow him to make important national decisions as president independent of the church.
Kennedy thoughtfully states, “I believe … no public official either requests or accept instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source;…” and this made Santorum want to vomit?
[Note to Santorum: Our Founding Fathers saw and heard of the religious persecution that had occurred over in Europe during the Dark Ages. To prevent that from happening here in America they gave us the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The first Amendment states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;…”
In other words, people are free to worship God, or not worship God, according to the dictates of their own conscience ~ without interference from folks like you. This is what has made our country great for the last 225 years. Yes, this why the Founders gave us the separation of church and state; to protect us from religious crusaders who would vomit on the freedoms granted to the people in our Constitution. So please, leave us alone.]
I guess it’s safe to refer to Santorum as being a supporting member of the de Bernardo club of anti-cannabis religious crusaders, too. Fortunately for America, there currently isn’t much support for Santorum’s brand of conservatism so he finally dropped out of the race. He now endorses Marco Rubio to be our next President.
A reporter recently asked Santorum to name a single achievement of Rubio’s while serving in the Senate. Santorum didn’t have an answer. Can you imagine Santorum saying “Well, Rubio and I are both foot soldiers in the war to eradicate God’s green herb from the planet, so that’s why I’m endorsing him. “?
It’s shocking to see these religious crusaders and their opposition to the cannabis sativa plant. Created by the God they claim to worship. Their assault is in direct contradiction to what their own Bible says concerning God’s green, seed bearing herb. According to their Bible, God is very fond of this herb He has created.
Within the first three major events at the beginning of time; The Creation, The Fall and The Flood, we see God take time out from all that is going on during these events to instruct man on what his diet should consist of. During Creation in Genesis 1:29 God says “Every seed bearing herb shall be yours for food…,” Genesis 3:18 (is a command – a Thus saith the Lord!) “…Thou shall eat the herb of the field,!” and Genesis 9:3 “…even as the green herb have I given you all things.”
Well, God may have given us every seed-bearing herb to eat, including or especially the cannabis sativa plant, but religious crusaders have put a bounty on the heads of those who even indirectly support the cannabis & hemp industries. Ironically, isn’t God the one who provides the seeds, soil, water and sunlight that allows this herb to grow? Looks like bounty hunters Barnes & de Bernardo have put a bounty on the head of God Almighty.
Washington DC Powerbrokers
What about the lawmakers in Washington DC are they supporting members of de Bernardo’s club?
~ President Obama – Protestantism. President Obama has respected the 10th Amendment on this issue and has allowed the states to set their own course. However, Obama’s new drug czar Michael Botticelli recently said he’s not a fan of cannabis legalization. Also, the new head of the DEA Chuck Rosenberg recently told reporters that medical marijuana is “a joke” and not medicinal.
Question: Where will Barak Obama land after leaving the White House? Answer: It may well depend on who he selects to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia.
~ Vice President Biden – Roman Catholic. “Marijuana is a gateway drug; legalization is a mistake.”
~ Senate leader McConnell – Southern Baptist. McConnell has supported the return to hemp farming for his state of Kentucky. However, being Senate majority leader one would think McConnell would have made sure S.134 – Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 would have become law by now.
How could there be so much opposition to people growing hemp to help people feed their families and livestock? This whole war on cannabis and the people would end if the Federal government did the right thing and reclassified cannabis & hemp as an herb.
~ House Speaker Paul Ryan – Roman Catholic. Since 2012, Ryan has voted against medical cannabis patients during every budget amendment vote on the subject. However, during the 2012 campaign, Ryan was asked by a reporter what he thought about Colorado’s medical cannabis program. KRDO: “In Colorado we have medical marijuana. Under a Romney Ryan ticket, what happens?” Ryan: “It’s up to Coloradans to decide.”
~ House Minority Leader Pelosi – Roman Catholic. Minority Leader Pelosi expressed her support of state laws regarding marijuana and encouraged a tax and regulate policy. She had her chance.
~ Secretary of State John Kerry – Roman Catholic. Recently, Kerry was injured in a bicycling accident and was given a prescription for medical marijuana by doctors in Boston, Massachusetts “He’s in a lot of pain. The doctors think the marijuana will help him cope with that,” says Kelly Bellamy, 53, a nurse who assisted with Kerry’s surgery.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has become a strong supporter of cannabis. He’s even apologized for ‘misleading’ the public about it being dangerous. Also, the social media world is filled with professionals and non-professionals, from all walks of life who support cannabis and hemp. However, there hasn’t been much support for cannabis and hemp within the establishment media, especially Fox News. Has Fox News been invited to sit at the table with de Bernardo?
Fox’s Political News Executive Bill Sammon – Roman Catholic. The Washington Post reports that Bill Sammon is who Chris Stirewalt, Megyn Kelly, Chris Wallace and Brett Baier directly report to for all Presidential debate issues, construction, and question organization. In essence, Bill Sammon runs the show.
* News Flash* FLASHBACK : How Fox’s Biased Reporting Clouded The 2000 Election
In The Fox Effect, Media Matters’ David Brock and Ari Rabin-Havt explained how Fox News’ decision to turn to right-wing media consultant John Ellis — a cousin of George W. Bush — to analyze the race led the network to prematurely call the 2000 presidential election for Bush. Fox’s call caused other networks to follow suit,…
After Fox prematurely called the election for Bush, Sammon responded by writing a deceptive book titled: At Any Cost: How Al Gore Tried to Steal the Election. Wow! Everyone who remembers what transpired during this 2000 election will view Sammon’s deception here as utterly despicable.
It’s worth noting that Fox’s Political News Executive Bill Sammon’s daughter Brooke Sammon is Marco Rubio’s national press secretary.
By the way, has your favorite local news outlets been warned to stay away from stories touting the benefits of cannabis?
~ Bill O’Rielly – Roman Catholic. Bill O’Reilly Rails Against Marijuana Legalization: ‘Drug Use Is a Public Menace. It Helps No One.’ Source: the Blaze
~ Sean Hannity – Roman Catholic. Hannity claims cannabis causes brain abnormalities even with just casual use.
~ Megyn Kelly – Roman Catholic. Is Kelly a part of the Barnes & de Bernardo head hunting posse? Hard to confirm but, figuratively speaking, it does look like Kelly has put a bounty on Donald Trump’s head. That became evident during the first Fox Presidential debate. There’s also this promise:
This tweet was transmitted before everyone began finding out about the ambush set-up to target Donald Trump [during the Fox Presidential debates] with an inquisition from Muslim Activists, Illegal Alien amnesty activists, and put CAIR front and center in the debate format.
That’s for the outstanding journalism, Megyn.
*News Flash* The tenth Republican debate took place last night. Once again Donald Trump won with another unprecedented 55-60% of the vote. Cruz finished a distant second with 20% and Rubio took third place as usual with only 15%. However, this Trump landslide isn’t going to stop the establishment media from promoting their candidate – Rubio.
On CBS’ “This Morning.” Rubio says “A con artist [Trump] is about to take over the Republican Party and the conservative movement, and we have to put a stop to it,” Rubio says a con artist is about to take over the Republican Party…? Trump’s 60% of the people’s vote to Rubio’s 15% is a takeover of the Party? Rubio is brushing aside the will of the voters.
Others accuse Rubio and his operatives of trying to steal the nomination away from Trump with a brokered convention if needs be. Wouldn’t this negate the people’s obvious choice of Donald Trump and be considered a takeover of the Republican Party by Rubio and his 15%? Didn’t Rubio say “Faith is the most important influence in my life,…” ? Rubio might need more than faith to pull this one off.
If it wasn’t for social media getting in their way, it looks as though Fox, CNN, New York Times etc. would have already anointed their candidate Rubio as the winner of the election. Oh wait, it looks like they have…
“Media, Pundits Declare Rubio the Winner after Finishing Third” Source: GOPUSA February 2, 2016
The amount of positive coverage the establishment media is giving to third place Rubio is unsettling.
~ Brett Baier – Roman Catholic. Baier hasn’t made any notably reckless or idiotic comments about cannabis like O’Rielly or Hannity has. However, being a Roman Catholic, could Baier be influenced by his “Holy Father”, Pope Francis?
Is Pope Francis a supporter of God’s green herb? What about the other Christian denominations – do they support re legalization? Didn’t Jesus instruct His followers to feed the poor? Personal and corporate hemp farms across the planet could help end world hunger.
(CNN ) Jun 20, 2014 Are you stoned? That’s the message Pope Francis seemed to be sending lawmakers Friday, saying the growing worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs is a very, very bad idea.
“Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise,” he told participants at the International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome. The International Drug Enforcement Conference in Rome.
Is Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic church claiming God’s green herb is evil or produces evil? This seems “anti-God.” Yet, it also seems to be the current sentiment of the churches in America. But, Genesis 1:31 says:” And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. ” Isaiah 5:20 says: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…”
There is, or was, one exception: Televangelist Pat Robertson endorsed marijuana legalization in 2012. Robertson lamented: “You know, I have been one that has been very much against the incredible incarceration rate in the United States of America, where we have made this country a nation of criminals. We have the highest incarceration rate of any country on the face of the earth,…”
Did de Bernardo come calling threatening the CBN empire with a lawsuit if Robertson didn’t recant? It didn’t take Reverend Robertson long before he reversed course and got back in line: “They’ve [Colorado] got marijuana cupcakes and marijuana soft drinks. Marijuana gummy bears! Oh, do you want your little eighth-grader to be stoned when he goes to school? Well, welcome to Colorado, where pot is legal….”
So much for the incredibly high incarceration rates in America that Robertson used to lament about. We’ve got marijuana gummy bears to worry about, now. Has there been an epidemic of stoned eighth-graders out in Colorado? It hasn’t happened. By the way, unlike gummy bears ~ cannabis is safe.
By the way, is your eight-grader sitting in a classroom filled with other kids who may be having suicidal/homicidal thoughts due to their prescription medications?
It’s been over two years since Colorado has re legalized the recreational use of cannabis. Since this time Colorado has benefited from a decrease in the crime rate and a decrease in traffic fatalities. It’s generated hundreds of millions in new tax revenue and countless jobs have been created. And, still no deaths or serious harm in any way has been reported.
Does de Bernardo’s club have enough “presence on this issue” throughout the US courts and US media to manipulate our institutions as well public opinion to once again outlaw the people’s right to use God’s green herb? Their arrogant attitude seems to indicate that they think they are close. However,…
Social Media saves the day
Manipulating public opinion was a lot easier when almost all media came from only six sources. Then, social media came along and has been a thorn in the side of Barnes & de Bernardo ever since. The following is an example of how social media has allowed people to organize online to help each other out.
On Jun 26, 2015 Change.org started this online petition — “Meet Kris Lewandowski — Husband & father of three, former Marine, war veteran, and facing life in prison for growing six marijuana plants in Oklahoma. Our system is imprisoning a man who fought for our country because he was self-medicating with a plant.”
UPDATE: Charges Dropped Against Okla. Veteran [Lewandowski] Treating His PTSD With Marijuana
After Kris Lewandowski was extradited from California to Oklahoma, felony charges were dropped amid intense pressure from social networks and independent media. Source: MintPress News Desk July 8, 2015
“…felony charges were dropped amid intense pressure from social networks and independent media.” Citizens organizing online were able to expose this un American abuse of power and rescue this American Vet from a life behind bars – punishment for growing six cannabis plants to treat his PTSD.
“First they came for the Medical Marijuana patients, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Medical Marijuana patient…”
Have you noticed Facebook & Instagram shutting down Medical Marijuana web sites deemed offensive according to their guidelines? But, hey, what about our free speech? Did these social media outlets receive a lawsuit from de Bernardo’s Washington law firm? Will social media networks be coerced into compliance/censorship or forced out?
*News Flash* FCC commissioner says the U.S. tradition of free expression is slipping away
The American traditions of free expression and respectful discourse are slipping away, and college campuses and Twitter are prime examples, according to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai member of the Federal Communications Commission.
“I think that poses a special danger to a country that cherishes First Amendment speech, freedom of expression, even freedom of association,…”
Twitter announced last week, [Tuesday, February 9, 2016] it was establishing a “Trust and Safety” panel to police speech on the site.
*News Flash* Twitter loses four key execs [actually five] posted January 25, 2016. Source: Wired.CO.UK
Yes, all the Twitter execs resigned. Did de Bernardo come calling with threats of lawsuits? Did Twitter cave in with its “Trust and Safety” panel prompting the Twitter execs to leave? Question: Will these 4-5 execs be replaced with de Bernardo’s people so they can “have a presence” at Twitter, too?
FCC Commissioner Pai concluded that if voters and institutions fail to defend free speech within their own spheres, it could lead to more government regulations curtailing that freedom. Due to the timing of Pai’s comments or warnings, he may have been speaking specifically about Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Looks like the plan of these religious crusaders is to quietly take down their opponents one lawsuit at a time. If social media becomes compromised/censored by Barnes & de Bernardo, who will tell us about our Vets and non-Vets alike going away to prison?
It sounds as if FCC Commissioner Pai would like to say to the American people: ” Get off your asses and do something before it’s too late!” Many people have responded by endorsing anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.
Back to Justice Antonin Scalia’s prediction that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps… [internment camps perhaps, renamed as drug rehabilitation facilities?] “You are kidding yourselves if you think the same thing will not happen again.” Scalia said… “in times of war, the laws fall silent,”
Imagine if a future President Marco Rubio consulted with his Attorney General Rick Santorum about the “evils” that marihuana is having on the young people and our country. After carefully reviewing the scientific studies on this Schedule 1 drug, the lawmakers decide drastic actions would be needed in order to protect the children and the country.
Long term drug rehabilitation sentences will be the only humane way to deal with the offenders as well as protect the children from this evil. “Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise,…”
Would Fox News come to the rescue of Americans receiving cruel and unusual punishments? Maybe. But, in the meantime they will surely be busy making sure the next Supreme Court Justice and the next President of the United States are members of de Bernardo’s small club of policy makers. So, who’s in the club besides de Bernardo and his wife? Who knows? We don’t. But, it looks like they are suddenly everywhere.
These religious crusaders claim Colorado is violating International Treaties. It’s interesting that they are more interested in enforcing International Treaties than supporting Colorado’s states rights.
This gives the appearance of an outside international religious system attacking law abiding citizens in the heart of America. In the past, religious people in America used to warn others about the dangers of a one world religious system… now many appear to be unwittingly enforcing it.
Will any American churches or church leaders ever perceive these outside attacks on fellow American as a threat to our freedoms?
The unintended consequence of hemp prohibition: “Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
The above quote from 1970 is attributed to world ambassador, Henry Kissinger. Notice the evolution from Thomas Jefferson’s positive quote about protecting our country with hemp: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” to “control food and you control people.”
How do you restrict people from growing hemp? Simple, keep it classified as a Schedule 1 drug.
Surely these religious crusaders didn’t intend to take away the peoples food and their related industries by outlawing hemp, did they? The crusaders are just trying to protect kids from getting stoned on THC laced gummy bears, right?
Family farming in the US has been decimated. The local wealth and protection that local farming provided is gone. People are no longer in control of their food supply. Our food supply has been genetically modified and pharmaceuticalized. Today 95% of all grain reserves worldwide are under the control of a handful of multi-national corporations. de Bernado’s peeps? Probably.
Hemp For Liberty
Hemp seeds are a super food and will grow practically anywhere and for anyone. Hemp will grow just as easily for poor people as it does for rich people. Hemp also produces fuel, medicine, livestock feed and hempcrete. It’s also great for the environment.
Returning to independent local farms combined with thriving cannabis and hemp industries like they’re doing again out in Colorado, will help shift the power back to the local communities and away from outside religious crusaders who are quietly beginning to take away our liberties.
Lastly, on a government building in Detroit, Michigan is a carefully selected Bible verse inscribed in English, for all to see. Fortunately, it’s etched in stone. At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the idea of a Bible verse on a government building. But, after researching this topic and writing this blog, I now see the wisdom of putting this particular verse on the government building.
The verse reads: “Now the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.
An open letter to Mr. Rex Tillerson
President & CEO, ExxonMobile
Re: An ExxonMobil/hempforfood.org partnership?
Dear Mr. Tillerson,
Climate Change groups have concluded that global warming is caused by people using fossil fuels. They point to fossil fuels as the cause of higher CO2 levels. Yet, their ideas for reducing CO2 levels seem unrealistic, controlling and disruptive. The good news is that CO2 levels could be reduced efficiently, not by destroying the oil industries, but by reviving the industrial hemp industries.
Since hemp breathes in 4xs more CO2 than other trees do, growing hemp again could help reduce CO2 levels. What’s even more certain is the clean burning fuel that is produced from fast growing hemp. Each acre of hemp could yield about 1,000 gallons of methanol. Popular Mechanics, in February 1937, predicted hemp would be the world’s first “Billion Dollar Crop” that would support thousands of jobs and provide a vast array of consumer products from dynamite to plastics. History shows automaker Henry Ford was on board with the hemp revolution.
At hempforfood.org our mission is to end world hunger one hemp plant at a time. An ExxonMobil / hempforfood.org partnership could bring about many benefits for people, businesses and the environment. Not only could our partnership work to reduce CO2 levels and provide clean burning fuel, it could also help alleviate hunger.
ExxonMobil’s ability to influence others could help hempforfood.org reach its goal of developing 2,016 hemp farms in Mexico and the United States this year. We have developed Hemp Farm Kits to donate to future hemp farmers. Each kit contains between 250-1,000 hemp seeds ready for planting.
Hemp seeds are considered one of the most nutritious sources of food for both man and beast. Hemp will grow practically anywhere ~ for both the rich and the poor. Reviving the hemp industries could also help stabilize many of the local communities.
We would be honored to work with you on this hemp initiative. As an Eagle Scout you may have heard this, still relevant hemp quote from Founding Father Thomas Jefferson: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration,
In the 9th chapter of the Gospel of John is a story of Jesus healing a blind man. There in the shadows of the Temple Mount, surrounded by multitudes of disciples, Pharisees and visitors, Jesus is once again confronting the Pharisees through the healing of a blind man. We read that Jesus spit in the dirt, took the “illegal compound” out of the ground and mixed it up. One could imagine Him raising his hands above his head as He mixed the mud in His hands. This way, everyone present could clearly see His rebellious acts. As Jesus, the rebel, stood in front of the blind man applying the “illegal eye salve” for all to see, the Pharisees probably seethed with anger.
Now it was the blind man’s turn. After Jesus performed the ” illegal acts” of mixing and applying the eye salve, he instructed the blind man to go wash off in the Pool of Siloam. Seems like an odd inconvenience for the poor blind man to have to walk so far since he could have just washed off right there at the Temple Mount.
Yes, Jesus was at it again – blatantly violating the oppressive and controlling man-made laws of the Pharisees and now instructing the blind man to do the same. Somewhere along the way, the Pharisees concocted a law forbidding anyone from mixing liquid with dirt on the Sabbath. To them this constituted making something – mud, which became a violation of their laws and deserving of their punishments. Same thing with the eye salve – Illegal on the Sabbath according to the Pharisees.
The Pharisees knew Jesus was right; as Moses commanded the people in Deuteronomy 12:32 “Whatsoever thing I command you, observe to do it: you shall not add thereto, nor take away from it.” But, instead of listening to Jesus and repealing their unlawful laws, the Pharisees determined to shut Jesus up by killing him.
The instructions from Jesus became a test for the blind man. If he decided to remain at the Temple Mount and not do as Jesus instructed – he probably would have remained blind. He also understood if he went to the Pool of Siloam and washed off as Jesus instructed, he would be violating a law of the Pharisees. Earlier on in history, the Pharisees concocted another law forbidding the people from walking over 2,000 cubits on the Sabbath. Ironically, the distance from the Temple Mount to the Pool of Siloam is roughly 2,000 cubits/950m/2,800 feet or half a mile.
Map data @2015 Google, Mapa GISrael
The Pharisees permitted the people to walk 2,800 feet each Sabbath day – even though there doesn’t appear to be any Bible/Torah passages that say anything about how many steps someone can take on the Sabbath. Nothing about making mud or an eye salve, either. All these man-made laws gave the Pharisees authority over the people. These laws also gave the Pharisees the ability to punish any offenders of their oppressive laws. Jesus didn’t approve of their laws and responded by calling them “Hypocrites!” “Brood of Vipers” and “Blind guides.”
Christians & Cannabis in the 21st Century – The Latter/End Times
In defense of the ancient Pharisees that Jesus was confronting in the above story, the Pharisees appeared to be trying to do good with their laws that they hoped would reinforce the Sabbath day. Their intentions seemed to be good. On the other hand, fast forward to the 21st century to a New Testament passage describing the latter times and how some of God’s people will blatantly turn against His creation and commandments.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 states: “Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”
What could this “meat” be that we are commanded to abstain from – illegal in the latter or end times? Something created by God and referred to as “meats.” A Bible with a good cross reference links the word “meats” in 1 Timothy 4:3 to the word “meats” found in Genesis 1:29 which states: “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
Although God said man can eat every herb bearing seed, and that they shall be for meat – the modern day Pharisees have decided contrary to God that cannabis and hemp are not good for man. Both cannabis and hemp are classified as Schedule 1 drugs. We have been commanded to abstain from them. It should be noted that hemp seeds are considered a super food. Some say hemp seeds are the safest, most digestible, balanced, complete source of protein, amino acids and essential fats found in any food. Hemp will grow practically anywhere and for the rich as well as the poor.
Speaking of rebellion, there is parallel situation between God’s green seed bearing herb and the rebellion of Adam and Eve. In a nutshell, God told Adam and Eve they could eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden except for one specific tree. This tree was off limits, but it probably wasn’t long before Adam and Eve were right there eating the fruit from the tree they were instructed to stay away from.
After this rebellious act from the first couple, the ground was cursed. But, apparently not everything was cursed. It’s worth noting what God commands Adam to eat after he and his wife disobeyed. In Genesis 3:18 God says “Thorns and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shall eat the herb of the field.” What is this herb that God is commanding Adam to eat?
This herb seems really important to God. After all during the Creation account in Genesis 1:29 we read of God allowing man to eat from every herb that bears seed. During the Fall of Man story in Genesis 3:18 God is actually commanding Adam to eat the herb of the field! But wait, there’s more… during the Flood account in Genesis 9:3 “Every moving thing that lives shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.” This time we get a little bit more of a description of this “beloved” herb of God – it’s green. Does anyone know of any mainstream churches encouraging the use of any herbs – especially a green seed bearing herb of the field?
Can you Imagine walking into a “latter time” mainstream Christian sanctuary and seeing cannabis sativa plants growing all around? Wouldn’t the thought of seeing these plants growing in the sanctuary seem demonic to you? Perhaps demonic to modern day Christians who have departed from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;? 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.”
The Body is the Temple
Many Christians reject the use of God’s green herb by saying: “The body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit and shouldn’t be defiled…” concluding that cannabis will defile the body. Do they have any scripture to back up their claim that God’s green herb will defile the body? I haven’t been able to find any Scripture/Torah verses that says cannabis & hemp are bad for the body/ Holy Spirit. Also, the Scripture passage that mentions this concept of the body being the Temple is sandwiched between verses which specifically mention “fornication”. It’s clear this passage is dealing with fornication – a sexual sin.
Another popular reason for rejecting God’s green herb is… “We must obey the governing authorities as quoted in Romans 13 and it’s illegal.” Well, the governing authority in the US is our Constitution. Therefore, one could argue that cannabis & hemp prohibition is disobedience to the governing authority because such laws are a violation of the people’s Constitutional rights – unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Another relevant Scripture passage is in Acts 5 where the Apostle Peter says “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
[Editor’s note: Many Christians are at odds with God on the issue of cannabis and hemp. We are not encouraging anyone to break any laws. Our intent is to educate, so Christians will reconsider their opposition to this useful herb – created by God to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.]
A Hedge of Protection for the 21st Century
The concept of a hedge of protection can be found in Job 1. Job was a wealthy and upright man. His self-sustaining wealth afforded him the ability to provide a hedge of protection against predators such as wild animals and thieves. Today, cannabis and hemp industries could be the backbone for local self-sustaining communities. They could provide a “hedge of protection” for everyone. Providing food, medicine, fuel, fiber, hempcrete etc., for both man and beast.
If these industries were thriving everywhere, they would shift control back to the local communities and away from the modern-day Pharisees/Beast Power/New World Order or whatever you want to call it. For me, one characteristic of the Beast Power/NWO – they are adamantly opposed to God’s green herb.
Christians should be outraged at man-made laws that are in direct violation of God’s laws; especially laws that take away their God given rights to provide for themselves and their families. Ironically, there is the widely popular belief that, the detestable “Mark of the Beast” scenario will arise from man-made laws that will control how people worship, and what they can buy and sell. Sounds like the people will be dependent on this Beast Power in order to buy and sell. With this, wouldn’t Christians be in favor of growing hemp as a hedge of protection against this enslaving Beast Power?
In the last chapter of the Bible, Revelation 22, there is a beautiful description of the new heavens and the new earth. “…on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding it’s fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”
The heavenly leaves that will be used for healing in heaven sound like the healing properties found in cannabis & hemp based CBD oil. Many people are seeing, according to their own testimonies, “miraculous benefits” from using CBD oil. This link contains many credible and interesting studies: https://www.projectcbd.org/
Have you noticed the lack of media coverage and lack of support from the medical community for this seemingly “miraculous oil”? This lack of support for CBD oil might be better understood after reading Revelation 18:23. This verse describes the deception found during the latter days. “… For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery (Pharmacia) all the nations were deceived.”
Today, man-made drugs and genetically modified, phamaceuticalized foods are all the rage with the governing authorities. And while millions of Americans are addicted to mind altering prescription drugs, God’s green herb is classified as a Schedule 1 drug. Isaiah 5:20 speaks to this upside down scenario: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…”
The blind man in John 9 didn’t receive his sight until he did what Jesus instructed him to do. In doing so, he broke the laws of the Pharisees when he walked all the way to the Pool of Siloam and washed away his blindness. What would Jesus, the rebel, do to confront the modern day Pharisees and their oppressive laws concerning cannabis and hemp? What would He instruct the blind to do in order to be healed? Probably something so confrontational and rebellious that, even though the blind received their sight, it would still get Him and His followers thrown out of most churches in America – maybe even thrown in prison.
Minister Zaldívar also stated that the Constitution allows each individual to choose his own life plan as long as it doesn’t affect others.
2016 Hemp Farms in Mexico & U.S.
Our goal of establishing 2,016 hemp farms in 2016 now seems within reach due to a few select words from Judge Arturo Zaldívar, Minister of the Mexican Supreme Court. He made headlines when he proposed to legalize cultivation, transportation and consumption of marijuana for leisure or recreation. He noted its ban goes against the free development of personality.
(Foto: Archivo / EL UNIVERSAL)
With that, the Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of recreational marijuana use for the four individuals who filed the suit.
The four belong to the organization Mexico United Against Crime. Their aim was not sowing and consuming marijuana, but to discuss the negative affects of prohibition and to have the Court rule on the matter. The measure was approved in a 4-1 vote. If the court rules the same way on five similar petitions, it would then establish the precedent to change the law and allow general recreational use. Source: El Financiero
The Judge’s verbiage “…allows [guarantees] each individual to choose his own life plan as long as it doesn’t affect others…” sounds like something one might hear coming from Thomas Jefferson, Sam Adams or Ben Franklin. Thomas Jefferson’s life plan probably included growing hemp. He is quoted as saying: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.”
Mexican Judge Zaldivar and his colleagues are open minded enough to return the God-given, natural right to grow cannabis back to the Mexican people. Wouldn’t they also be on board to give back the rights to grow hemp for food, fuel, fiber, CBD oil, and hempcrete, too? After all, using cannabis recreationally is one thing but, growing hemp as a necessity to the wealth & protection of the country is a more basic human right.
The international treaty, known as the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, classified cannabis and hemp as Schedule 1 drugs. However, Article 28 (2) of the Convention states: This Convention shall not apply to the cultivation of the cannabis plant exclusively for industrial purposes (fibre and seed) or horticultural purposes. (Hemp is a specific variety of the cannabis plant. The THC content of hemp is 0.3%. Medical & recreational marijuana strains produce anywhere between 5-30% THC.)
Hopefully, Judge Zaldivar and his colleagues will interpret the hemp exemption found in Article 28 (2) of the treaty to mean the Mexican people have the right to grow hemp to at least, provide food for themselves and their families.
Comparing Judge Zaldívar’s thoughtful contemplation of peoples’ individual rights with what is happening here in the State of Michigan late in 2015, the contrast couldn’t be more noticeable. Michigan Attorney Michael Komorn claims Michigan prosecutors pressured state police crime labs to change the way THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is reported in an effort to circumvent Michigan’s medical marijuana law. Komorn alleges scientists were told to report an “unknown origin” for THC contained in oil, wax or perhaps a brownie if no visible plant material was present. The THC would then be declared a synthetic substance or synthetic marijuana rather than natural marijuana – turning a misdemeanor pot charge into a two-year felony.
Komorn added “The crime lab is systematically biased towards falsely reporting Schedule 1 synthetic THC, a felony, instead of plant-based marijuana, a misdemeanor.” He also contends that the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and state Attorney General Bill Schuette, an opponent of medical marijuana, influenced state police policy. “It is scandalous, scandalous. How can you trust the state lab when they are influenced by politicians?” Source: MLive
It looks as though Michigan’s Attorney General Bill Schuette isn’t going to let Michigan’s Medical Marijuana laws that were passed in 2008, or the truth to get in the way of his crusade to eradicate cannabis from the State. On the federal level cannabis and hemp are still classified as Schedule 1 drugs.
So, it doesn’t look likely that the US war on cannabis & hemp will end anytime soon. This could easily give Mexico the advantage of becoming an economic superpower – based almost entirely on reviving the cannabis and hemp industries.
Many people agree that growing hemp for food, fuel, fiber, CBD oil and hempcrete is a basic human right. At hempforfood.org we are doing what we can to help make this a reality for those people here in the US and Mexico.
Hemp Farm Kits
In a nutshell, our strategy is to distribute Hemp Farm Kits to prospective hemp farmers in Mexico and the US States where legal. Each Kit contains between 100 – 1,000 plantable hemp seeds. Also included are growing instructions, soil support and a hand tool.
Wouldn’t it be great if we were able to distribute the Hemp Farm Kits through charitable, church, and other humanitarian groups already established in the country? We could send the Hemp Farm Kits to these organizations and they could deliver them to the local people.
The task looks daunting, but the rewards make it definetly worth trying.
First, we need to work to petition Judge Zaldivar and his colleagues in Mexico to change the laws regarding hemp.
Also, former Mexican president Vicente Fox has recently been very vocal about his efforts to legalize marijuana in Mexico and in the U.S. He believes that decriminalization could only improve a society and that recreational use should be allowed. One of the main reasons Fox is being very persistent in his struggle for the legalization of marijuana is that he hopes to reduce drug related criminal offenses in both Mexico and the U.S. He believes this is the only way to stop cartels from acting like mad dogs.Source: Legalization of Marijuana.com
At hempforfood.org, we are working to educate potential partners to the benefits of growing hemp to help alleviate hunger and poverty. The hemp industries would also help create more sustainable communities in Mexico making the country ~ wealthy and strong.
We’re looking for potential hemp farmers with the resources and fertile land necessary to succeed at hemp farming. Small to medium size farms may have many advantages.
We are looking for high quality hemp seed distributors.
Last, but not least, we are developing our online Hemp University designed to assist hemp farmers worldwide with finding seeds, growing and harvesting hemp, equipment needs as well as helping the farmers sell their hemp products.
Oh yeah, none of this is going to be cheap!
We are networked with many people and groups who may be able to help us get the hemp seeds to the future hemp farmers.
Daniel Roth, executive editor of LinkedIn talks about writing a piece like this… “All you’re trying to do here is start a conversation. So don’t feel like your piece has to be perfect, that it has to have all the answers. You’re just trying to start something that gets other people talking…” If you can help, please, let’s get the conversation going.
Similar to Black Friday shoppers waiting to get into the stores – hempforfood.org will be anxiously waiting outside the borders of Mexico waiting to get in with our plan to help end world hunger and help stabilize the region. Unlike many Black Friday shoppers, we will enter calmly and safely. It’s interesting to note that Black Friday shopper stampedes have actually killed people. To the best of my knowledge cannabis and hemp have never killed anyone.
Let’s end world hunger by ending the war on cannabis and hemp.
CBD oil will be the great healthcare disrupter of the 21st century.
This Recipe has b Replace Obamacare will give everyone, even the poor, an equal chance at receiving affordable top quality healthcare. This isn’t about health insurance. It’s about CBD oil that’s curing people of many different ailments. Consequently, we won’t need Obamacare any more.
So many people have already experienced “miraculous” results from using CBD oil. This simple recipe is already in the hands of the public, so no matter how hard they try to contain it, it doesn’t look like they will be able to. *Please note, we are not selling CBD oil nor are we making any medical claims that haven’t already been published.*
Rick Simpson is credited as the man who rediscovered this oil. Simpson published the recipe so people everywhere could make their own medicine. He’s also known for his documentary: “RUN FROM THE CURE: The Rick Simpson Story”.
So here it is, the recipe straight from the author himself: “I usually work with a pound or more of bud from very potent high quality indica or indica dominant (cannabis) sativa crosses. An ounce of good bud will usually produce 3 to 4 grams of high-grade oil and the amount of oil produced will vary from strain to strain.”
“All one requires is the starting material (the bud), a solvent such as pure light aliphatic naphtha or 99% isopropyl alcohol, a 2X2 piece of wood for mashing, two plastic buckets, a few small containers with funnels and coffee filters, an electric rice cooker, a fan, a stainless steel measuring cup, a coffee warmer and syringes.”
Our edited version of Simpson’s recipe: Wash the buds, muddle, shake, stir, and heat. After several hours ~ presto! A thick gooey substance appears. Voila! The great Obamacare disruptor: CBD oil. For the detailed recipe or his videos visit Rick Simpson’s site at: http://phoenixtears.ca/
Back to the recipe: “Then, using plastic applicators or syringes without needles that are available in your local drug store, use the plunger to slowly draw the warm oil up into the syringes and allow it to cool.”
“In a short time, the resin will become a thick grease-like substance. Now, you have become your own doctor.” — Rick Simpson.
The Federal government as well as the medical community will likely take issue with Simpson’s last statement – “Now, you have become your own doctor.” First, it’s foreign to our way of thinking that anyone can easily be cured of anything ~ especially cancer. Especially if you are using a natural substances that is classified as a Schedule I drug. Sure, problems can easily arise with people becoming their own doctors.
It’s no secret that the DEA/FDA/AMA has been at war with cannabis since at least the 1930s. The new head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg, was quoted as saying “…heroin is probably more dangerous than marijuana.” (Your tax dollars hard at work.) He believes cannabis should remain as a Schedule I drug. For those who don’t know – Schedule I drugs are defined as a drug with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence.
The US Government loses credibility by continuing to assert that cannabis has no medical value and that it’s a very dangerous drug. By doing so they are pitting themselves against mothers and others, who know better and would risk going to jail if necessary to get the CBD oil needed to treat a sick child.
Cannabis is very accessible now and very easy to make as the above recipe shows. Since the dawn of creation cannabis and hemp have been proven safe and effective. Would they try to restrict fellow Americans from making their own medicine as Dr Benjamin Rush suggests they might?
People are becoming increasingly suspicious of the federal government because of their Schedule I mentality. Instead of supporting CBD oil for all it’s promising results – they are perceived as restricting the art of healing by doing what they can to restrict it’s use.
Another disconnect is happening between drug makers and patients. Drug makers are perceived as trying to grab every penny they can and from anyone they can. News flash: Drug price rises 2,000% almost overnight, for a tuberculosis drug called cycloserine. The cost of the drug went up from about $500 for 30 pills to $10,800 after the company that manufactured the drug was bought by a thirty-two year old former hedge fund manager.
Much of the black market is becoming the new green market.
People don’t trust drug makers who raise their prices by 2,000%. That kind of increase isn’t the free market anymore. Many other drug prices are skyrocketing, too. This is what greedy ruthless black market drug cartel people do. Drug manufactures are supposed to be above this. Especially if the treatment is for people suffering from tuberculosis. It’s also worth noting that the black market is somehow currently flooded with an assortment of mind altering and addictive pharmaceutical drugs.
So, just what is the black market anymore? People no longer view CBD oil as part of the black market. It’s now perceived as part of the green market. It’s game over for DEA/FDA/AMA when mothers with sick children will venture into the green market even if DEA/FDA/AMA continues to classify this safe and effective oil as a Schedule 1 drug.
One solution: Since CBD oil is derived from an herb, its profile fits that of a dietary food supplement. According to the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, “…a firm does not have to provide FDA with the evidence it relies on to substantiate safety or effectiveness before or after it markets its products.”
If reclassified as a dietary food supplement, CBD oil would remain in the free market. Reputable companies such as Rick Simpson’s phoenixtears.ca/ could produce the oil without the need to worry about the Schedule I stormtroopers raining down on them and destroying their future. Patients wouldn’t need to worry about paying exorbitant prices for their CBD oil as competition wouldn’t allow for it. This would end the threat of a 2000% rate hike from a greedy hedge fund manager.
Will CBD oil be the great healthcare disrupter of the 21st century? To save their reputation, DEA/FDA/AMA needs to come out in support of reclassifying CBD oil as a dietary food supplement as defined under the DSHEA 94. Everyone would come out a winner except Obamacare.
In case you were wondering, yes, CBD oil has been shown to treat tuberculosis.
WXYZ Detroit’s Reefer Madness 2015 campaign continues full throttle and is well funded by Big Pharma. Their quest to keep cannabis and hemp out of the people’s hands show no signs of slowing down.
The original Reefer Madness campaign began in the early 1930s with media ads like the one above. In 1936-39 an American propaganda film called Reefer Madness was produced. It revolves around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana—from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and descent into madness due to marijuana addiction. Source: Wikipedia
Welcome to Reefer Madness circa 2015
What is it about cannabis that evokes such a negative response in so many people – even in 2015? Here is a plant that has been used medicinally for millennia. Cannabis is one of the 50 “fundamental” herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, and is prescribed to treat diverse indications, as described in the book “Chinese Materia Medica: Vegetable Kingdom.” by Frederick Porter Smith. Recently, positive results using CBD oil have also been shown with what looks to be “miraculous results”.
I personally don’t know anyone who has been harmed from cannabis or hemp. I suspect you probably don’t either. Unless as Willie Nelson says: ‘It Won’t Kill You Unless You Let A Bale Of It Fall On You’. Yet, so many people still appear to be programmed to hate cannabis and hemp. If their neighbor’s son is sent to prison for getting caught with this harmless plant, they don’t blame bad laws or crooked politicians – they blame the cannabis user. How did this change in attitude happen? Where did the prosperous American cannabis and hemp industries go? How did they become illegal and just disappear?
Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country.” Hemp seeds are a superfood – it was a staple of the early American diet. The hemp industries helped communities become strong, independent and self sustaining. People prospered in the United States with cannabis and hemp until the 1930‘s when a small group of powerful men determined these God given plants needed to be eradicated from American soil.
The only problem – for well over two hundred years Americans had been using cannabis and hemp in their everyday lives. How could these power brokers just waltz right in and take away these vital industries from the American people? Impossible. Yet, in the 1930‘s something happened and, like sheeple, everyone suddenly just gave up and gave in. Cannabis and hemp had been eradicated. How did it happen?
Credit must be given to the Reefer Madness campaign produced back in the 1930’s portraying “evil marihuana” users as “zombies” and potential murderers.
As ridiculous as this erstwhile 1930‘s Reefer Madness campaign looks to us today, it was obviously successful back then. First came the Reefer Madness media blitz demonizing cannabis and hemp. Then came the laws outlawing them.
What would a Reefer Madness 2015 media campaign look like today? A campaign that would make us continue to hate this safe and effective herb so much that we are OK with our neighbors being fined or hauled off to prison for using it?
Meet Terrence Kellom, of Detroit. Kellom is WXYZ Detroit’s latest Reefer Madness zombie circa 2015.
A few months ago, Kellom was shot and killed during a raid by an ICE officer at a home in Detroit. It’s reported that Kellom charged at the officer with a hammer extended over his head. Boom! Just like that – WXYZ had what it needed. A Reefer Madness zombie with evil marijuana in his system attacking a law enforcement officer with a hammer! Reefer Madness 2015.
Kellom’s Autopsy & Toxicology Report was released Aug 20, 2015. The WXYZ Detroit newsroom got right to work reshaping their Reefer Madness version of this incident. Paragraph three of their online report is dedicated to Kellom’s toxicology report that had been whittled down to just one sentence which reads: “His toxicology report showed there was also marijuana found in Kellom’s system.”
Unfortunately, reporter Anu Prakach or the editor, who posted the toxicology report failed to remove the word “also” from this sentence while they were editing out the other pharmaceuticalized drugs and alcohol listed in the toxicology report.
As you can see from the toxicology report other drugs include Opiates, Benzoadiazepines, as well as cannabinoids. Along with the cannabinoids/cannabis, the toxicology report also lists another 15 different man-made or pharmaceutical drugs found in Kellom’s system. Alcohol was also found.
Apparently, Prakash & WXYZ don’t think you need to know any of this information concerning the alcohol or all these other pharmaceuticalized drugs found in Kellom’s system. What you need to know is… KELLOM HAD MARIJUANA IN HIS SYSTEM! The distorted WXYZ narrative: This crazed Reefer Madness zombie was under the influence of marijuana when he attacked the officer with a hammer!
Prakash’s online report http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/terrence-kellom-autopsy-toxicology-reports-released confirms her & WXYZ’s unabashed, angry biased reporting designed to demonize this beneficial herb while providing cover for their Big Pharma sponsors. It’s hard to believe WXYZ Detroit edited out the alcohol and all the other mind altering “hard drugs” Kellom had in his system. But, then twisting the truth to imply that it was just REEFER that turned Kellom into a zombie is reprehensible.
But, Big Pharma and alcohol commercials are a cash cow for WXYZ Detroit. Their influence on WXYZ must be enormous. We all know the pharmaceutical industry as well as the FDA has never embraced cannabis, hemp or any other natural products for that matter. It’s been a zero tolerance policy for cannabis and hemp in the war on drugs.
Now, for the rest of the story… Remember poster boy for the New World Order, President George H W Bush? Bush, a champion in the “war on drugs” loved talking about the New World Order. His cozy relationships with the pharmaceutical industries were also deep and wide. Coincidentally, pharmaceutical drugs/users/distributors etcetera, have for the most part, been exempt from the “war on drugs”. The long list of pharmaceuticalized drugs found in Kellom’s system shows how readily available these dangerous drugs are. No surprise, pharmaceutical drugs have also always been exempt from any kind of media scrutiny.
The results of the New World Order’s “zero tolerance” and “three strikes and you are out” drug policies can be seen in this chart showing the soaring prison populations in Michigan. Similar soaring trends can be found nationwide.
It looks like WXYZ Detroit’s Reefer Madness 2015 campaign continues full throttle and is well funded by Big Pharma and the alcohol industry. The related prison population boom also continues to generate huge profits for the New World Order. Their quest to keep cannabis and hemp out of the people’s hands show no signs of slowing down.
Thomas Jefferson would be right in saying these restrictions on cannabis and hemp have usurped the wealth and protection of our country. It seems obvious, that this must be a goal of the New World Order – to usurp the wealth and protection of our country. Here we see they will go to any lengths to achieve their goals.
Will anyone investigate the cozy relationship between Big Pharma and WXYZ’s blatant distortion of the facts? Shouldn’t we expect Michigan’s state attorney general Bill Schuette, to look into this disturbing trend? Yes, we should expect our AG Schuette to investigate – but after reading the following paragraph from an MLive article concerning Michigan’s AG Bill Schuette and his crusade against cannabis – an investigation doesn’t look likely to happen anytime soon.
MLive article states: “Dispensaries had been selling marijuana to patients under protection of Michigan’s 2008 law until a February 2013 Michigan Supreme Court ruling invalidated that protection. While patients remain protected as consumers, retailers no longer have clear legal protection to sell. Ever since, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette – a fierce opponent of the 2008 law – has aggressively encouraged and assisted the closure and criminal prosecution of those seeking to sell pot under the 2008 law.”
Maybe, this explains how a reporter like Anu Prakash and WXYZ’s newsroom could do something so blatantly unethical. They know they have “friends” in Lansing.
The struggle continues…
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