Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Colorado Marijuana legalization has more projected votes than Obama and Romney

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J.G. Vibes
Activist Post

The debates may still be on every television channel and the artificially generated hype may be just as heavy as every other election year, but more and more people are starting to see the two major political parties as being just two heads on the same beast. 

Just this week Time‘s Mark Halperin published a copy of the 21-page agreement that the Obama and Romney campaigns negotiated establishing the rules for this month’s debates, further exposing the fraud of the electoral system.

People are beginning to understand that fundamental changes need to take place in society for any kind of peace or freedom to be achieved, and that those changes are not going to come from the top down, they can only come from the bottom up. However, there are some states where people have the ability to vote to repeal certain oppressive laws in regards to the drug war, and these measures are actually becoming more popular than the candidates themselves.

In Colorado for example, an amendment to legalize marijuana has more support than both Obama and Romney. A University of Denver poll from last week found that 50 percent of likely voters plan to back the marijuana legalization initiative, with 47 percent planning to vote for Obama and 43 percent for Romney.

In states where voting for legalization has become an option people seem more interested in that than the presidential elections, because they know that if they can actually get a prohibition repealed that will actually have a positive impact on their lives and their communities. With either presidential candidate people know that they are just going to get more war, more government control and an expanded police state, so it is easy to see why the battle for head slave master has taken a back seat in some of these states where legalization is an option.

In reality, a prohibition of any kind is a scam, and the drug war is a racket of many prohibitions. What the drug war actually accomplishes is the establishment of black markets and gangs, the erosion of personal liberties, the expansion of the prison system and prison population as well as a constant excuse for frivolous government spending. This hypothesis has been tested time and time again, anytime throughout history where a ruling power has prohibited the consumption or possession of any item whatsoever. 

This process was made quite clear during the alcohol prohibition of the 1920s and 1930s. As we saw with alcohol prohibition, making a substance illegal does nothing to stifle its use, but simply creates outlaws out of nonviolent people and foments a culture of violence that the rest of society is forced to deal with, even if they have no interest at all in the banned substance.

Prohibitions of any kind should be opposed, for the reasons I have laid out in the past. However, marijuana is of a specific immediate importance though, because of its ability to heal sick people and create more environmentally friendly industrial products. It is also one of the safest drugs known to our species. 

This week the U.S. Court of Appeals will finally address a ten-year-old lawsuit, brought by Americans for Safe Access, in which experts will present scientific evidence on marijuana’s therapeutic properties, challenging the official DEA position that it is a dangerous drug with no medical value. This will be the first time in nearly 20 years that the drugs schedule 1 status has been up for review, and highlights a growing resistance to the drug war, and specifically marijuana prohibition.

J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio. He is also an artist with an established record label and event promotion company that hosts politically charged electronic dance music events. You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com.


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Anonymous said...

The word marijuana is a racist term 1st used in anti-drug ads long ago warning of how Mexicans high on Marijuana would rape American women, so it should be outlawed right away.............lies. Cannabis is the right word. Cannabis should always be illegal to smoke, but legal to vaperize and legal to cook with. If you dry pot and grind it down it is the same texture as say white cooking flower. No need to smoke it.

Anonymous said...

But...but...but all of these blogsites and bloggers like Mike Rivero, Lew Rockwell, and Rense, to name a few, are telling us to stay home for the election!!! You know, "give 'em what-for 'n shit, by not doing anything," that'll work! So, how are these amendments going to pass? Along with all the other props. listed on the ballots? Hear that noise? It's Bill Cooper spinning in his grave! Maybe, just maybe if you educated yourselves, and got your lazy asses down to the polls and voted, some things might actually change. Naw...that would take effort, and not be nearly as edgy...'n shit.

Anonymous said...

Our country is desperately in need of some drastic changes and I believe legalizing Marijuana or Cannabis if you prefer, is a great start to the much needed change. It's legalization would decrease gang violence, decrease national dept, and create more jobs, such as Marijuana growing facilities and many more.

JG Vibes said...

@ anonymous2

voting for president doesn't matter

voting on amendments like this...or for local offices matter alot more

i advocate voting only in these situations

but i dont advocate voting for president or wasting your time with campaigning for that

Dr Bonnie said...

One of the main reasons mj is still illegal is its tremendous potential as medicine. Drug companies have been trying for over 70 years (since it was made illegal in 1937) to make drugs out of it, but they were unable to separate the "high" (which just means feeling very happy) from the drug effects they wanted, like relief of pain and muscle spasms, control of glaucoma, nausea and anorexia, etc. The majority of the sponsors of Partnership for a Drug-free America, which recently changed its name to The Partnership@ drugfree.org, are pharmaceutical companies. They would lose billions of dollars in drug sales if marijuana were legal. Google Carl Sagan marijuana for his insightful views on the herb. Also check out Jack Herer's fact-filled book "The Emperor wears no Clothes", and the 1942 film made by the USDA, "Hemp for Victory", encouraging farmers to grow hemp for the war effort. "Popular Mechanics" in 1938 predicted hemp would be a billion dollar crop, useful for everything (if it hadn't been made illegal in 1937, coincidentally (or not) the same year DuPont patented nylon.) Everything that is now made out of nylon used to be made out of hemp, the strongest natural fiber in the world.

FunCoTech said...

@ Anon no 1 - stop being such a control freak, I'm not going to bother telling you that studies have found that smoking cannabis DOESN'T harm your lungs, that's not the point. The point is stopping the rediculous idea that government should be deciding such things for us.
If YOU don't want to smoke something, then Don't, but just butt out of other people lives.

WP Sparenburg said...

In fact Oil is the "Killer Drug", It may be time to "proof" scientificly that people that just have "filled up" are more likely to cause an accident, marijuana is "replaced" by oil in all its sences, even in Cocaine, the "most dangerous" element is the added "oil" products.
Marijuana is not an alternative, in fact; for thousants of years it has been the major "ingredient" for all sorts of products, including medication, marijuana makes us "happy" and oil makes us "agressive", time to get back to our sences, co-operate, instead of corporate, after all, who wants to "rule" the world?

Anonymous said...

Very good Dr Bonnie. The following article illustrates how important hemp was as a cash crop in the U.S. It can be again, as soon as ignorant politicians & DEA can distinguish between hemp and cannabis. http://www.northernwinorml.org/2011/04/28/hemp-history-week-northern-wisconsin-norml/. It's all about the almighty dollar. If cannabis were made legal, the private prison system, this gov't has employed, will loose money.
Pharmaceutical companies (produce drugs that keep us sedated & subdued)will also loose money and power of humans. Cannabis was provided to humans by Mother Nature as a healing herb. It is totally irresponsible for establishment to deny humans the right to choose nature's healing agents. But, Big Pharma runs this country and leads our current gov't around by a nose ring.

Anonymous said...

Hi funcotech, in the privacy of ones home, hey smoke up! But you know for the kids haha (dont smoke wagging finger), I know that study you refer to, one great study is the one where drunk drivers drive better after they have pot. I'm with ya man, marijuana is a racist term though

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