You would think they have to be subtle, but noooo … Today’s news says their abuse of us can be blatant without penalties. Going straight to the heart of the matter, Big Pharma spent $51 million in the 2012 federal elections and nearly $32 million in the 2014 elections. Their spending in state elections is similar. For every $1 the industry spent on contributions during the last election cycle, $7 were spent on lobbying in 2014. This is where the real money buys legislative and executive branch favors. The pharmaceutical industry’s lobbying expenditures steadily increased from 1998 to 2009, when spending hit a $273 million peak as Congress debated the Affordable Care Act, according to CRP. In 2014, drug […]
Missy introduced me to this video on Facebook: ride with Larry I searched for a way to share that outside of facebook and found not the same one, but perhaps a better one. Either way, it is about not giving up more than anything. You think you have it bad? Reach down inside of yourself. Living, rather than waiting to die is a choice. Make it. And by the way, if government agents tell you their is no medical use for cannabis, know they are liars. Deal with them from that knowledge base.
In the movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a non-political protagonist ended up with a congressional seat and attacked the entrenched perverse power. The popularity of that movie was due to widespread knowledge that little good comes out of those seats of power. Moreover, most people feel that good people go to Washington and inevitably, universally, catch “Potomac Fever”, which is the love and abuse of power. Ron Paul is the exception that proves the rule. His long career in Congress, multiple presidential runs, huge popularity with Libertarians and reputation of voting NO on nearly every bill because they were unconstitutional make him stand out as unique among his peers. The Future of Freedom Foundation published an interview with Ron […]
Imagine trying to run a grocery store, auto shop or dentist office where legislation limited you to serving THREE customers. That is what the legislature and governor did to medical cannabis in Montana. Mind you, this is a substance used by humans for over a thousand years with zero deaths, quite unlike legal pharmaceuticals with very short histories and thousands of deaths every year. In Montana, possession of even a single joint for non-medical purposes can land a person in jail for six months, while possession of 60 grams or more (a little over two ounces) can result in a sentence of up to five years. These stiff marijuana penalties cause related negative consequences. In 2012, there were 1,502 arrests […]
The American Legion urges Congress to reschedule marijuana By Oscar Pascual on September 8, 2016 at 1:58 PM A group representing millions of U.S. military veterans has called on Congress to reclassify marijuana as a drug with potential medical value. The American Legion passed a resolution at its annual convention last week imploring Congress to “amend legislation to remove marijuana from schedule I and reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value,” reports Marijuana.com. Cannabis researcher Dr. Sue Sisley, who has researched the medical efficacy of cannabis towards veterans and symptoms of PTSD, believes that the support of the American Legion can help break through to more federally-funded […]
By Perry Willis Recent stupid moves by the FDA and the DEA highlight the need to END Drug Prohibition. The sample letter to Congress below explains the details. If you agree with us that drug prohibition must end, please send Congress a letter. The hardwired message to Congress for this campaign reads simply… End Drug Prohibition. You can copy or edit the following sample text to create your own letter to your elected reps… It’s abundantly clear that my so-called government can’t be trusted to behave sanely on this issue. It must be taken out of your hands completely. Two recent aggressions against the American people by Executive Branch agencies highlight the case. First, the DEA recently decided to […]
The drug war profits organized crime in both public and private sectors, along with the trillion-dollar big pharmaceutical industry. Which, in turn, is a major perverter of our political system. The campaign finance reports are published, available to any and all, but widely ignored. Big Pharma buys our politicians. We have the best politicians money can buy – Will Rogers The costs of all this profiteering are obviously borne by the peasant and trade classes, us. This iteration of prohibition is no more popular among the people than the one a century ago, but the bread and circuses are more successful this time at keeping us from threatening our masters enough to repeal their profiteering. Two news articles jumped in […]
The DEA is getting nervous. The masses keep waking up to the fact that the DEA is worse than useless. The enforcers can see that their war on cannabis is falling apart. Were they honorable warriors, they would cease fire and return to their communities to find some productive capacity for the remainder of their days. Could you imagine spending your declining years trying to forget that you spent your potentially useful middle years harassing and imprisoning free people who merely wanted to be left alone in peace? Psychopaths and sociopaths can do it without remorse, but more normal people have to numb their brains to ignore or forget their crimes against humanity. Sitting passively across the room from a […]