Sunday, October 15, 2006

Thought for the day.

Since so much of our culture is built upon deception it is inevitable that critical change is necessary. The change that is necessary is not more laws, stricter punishments, and increasing militarism. The change must be in perceptions.

History indicates the once the decadence of the populace reaches a certain critical level, the society falls either into facsist dictatorship or is overcome from within as the 'prevailing beliefs' are really just the fictional delusions of a handful of elites.

The modern culture has the benefit of global communications, we can learn how the 'other' lives yet this is not really encouraged. Fear of the 'other' is what drives so much of the deception, the huge lies that people tell themselves so they can 'go along'.

The down side is that mass communications have been hijacked by their own for-profit nature into propaganda tools that really shape the thoughts of so many people. We are pelted with volumes of disjointed information, multiple distractions, and concflicting opinions that all fall within a narrow range of predetermined acceptability.

And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Now, with the war on terror, the anti-christ has been revealed. It is the evil that serves Mammom endlessly. The greed that drives men to kill for power, for profit. Those who see humans as nothing but chattel for their earth destroying machines, grand economies of deception, to drive the eternal wars. The ends always justify the means, and objectives must be met by any means necessary.

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

The fruit is many dead, ongoing war, and constant lies. The first casualty of war is truth. Goodness and mercy are lost for they rest upon mastering desire or craving. Desire and craving, however serve the consumer culture far better than peace. Also, since war and death are so profitable, they are entrenched by the towering ambitions of the truly maniacal.

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.



Well this wisdom is ancient and still not fully grasped by too many, and it exists in all the worlds faiths. However, I cannot say that is true of 'religion'. Many times these are confused.

All tremble at the rod,
all are fearful of death.
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill.

All tremble at the rod,
all hold their life dear.
Drawing the parallel to yourself,
neither kill nor get others to kill.

131-132

Whoever takes a rod
to harm living beings desiring ease,
when he himself is looking for ease,
will meet with no ease after death.

Whoever doesn't take a rod
to harm living beings desiring ease,
when he himself is looking for ease,
will meet with ease after death.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Save the BC 3 Part 2

It seems I was able to embed a flash inline, in the header and in the posts so decided to see what the Save the BC3 Flash looks like inline.

Update: Emery Extradition Hearing To Start In May









The Full sized version, framed in with images and links can be found here.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Politics and Accountability

I find it amusing in a sick sort of way that people continually fall for the lies of the two major parties in Canada. It's always a new bunch of clowns but the same stinking circus.

This week, Canadas' Conservative Government, who I shall henceforth refer to as the Republican Party of Canada, announce a slew of cuts along ideological lines while simultaneously spending a huge surplus on debt reduction.

Why should they cut programs at the same time as having a surplus? Well, if you have been following the bouncing white ball sing-along of the media, you probably have no clue. The Harper government is spending like drunken sailors on the military and such things as their lame Childcare credit program at the same time as cutting taxes.

The programs they cut are just the beginning. The real damage won't show up until after an election, or a few years. This is political manipulation. They get away with spending taxpayer monies on industries that RPC party members have in their portfolios, war, killing, and death, industries, in effect lining their pockets and those of their friends.

When the numbers come in, the RPC will either have had an election in order to attempt to get a majority or they will get the boot as a result of the new deficit DUE TO THEIR SPENDING.

The incoming party will then have no choice but to raise taxes and cut program spending, both unpopular, setting up the RPC with plenty of ammo to fire at the new government about unpopular moves. The electorate has long-term memory loss and will attribute the unpopular actions of raising taxes to the sitting government who just inherited the mistakes of the previous government.

Why do people listen to conservatives bleat about fiscal responsibilty when it is they who always spend(or tax cut) the country the brink of bankruptcy? Not only that but they then use their previous deliberate spending/cuts as an excuse to attack the new government for trying to fix it.

What is worse is that the RPC is not spending the money to ease the healthcare crisis, nor to train new doctors, or tradespersons, or schools but we get 1000 new cops and $15 billion worth of military equipment.

Just remember Canada, the Conservatives inherited a $13+ billion surplus and spent it on war and defense. Just what will the next government inherit? If the Conservatives ever get a majority, the new government will inherit the role of "Governor of the Colony".

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Have you ever wondered why?

Have you ever wondered why cannabis is illegal while alcohol is not? Alcohol and tobacco have a huge pile of bodies attributable their use while cannabis, that has never been proved to kill anyone.

Why are some people so dead set against cannabis but have no problem with all the violence associated with alcohol. They lobby tirelessly to keep cannabis illegal but do not lobby for a return to alcohol prohibition. This view seems inconsistent.

It is not inconsistent if you see the root of this, puritan ideology. Real puritans eschew alcohol as well but the psuedo-puritans that people the so-called treatment industry, the police forces, and the legislatures, can hold the inconsistent view. Why?

Puritans believe that taking any kind of drugs is evil, pseudo-puritans only believe that taking drugs like cannabis is evil.

Why?

Alcohol and tobacco both really are dangerous and addictive drugs that cause serious physical damage if used (or abused). This makes these drugs acceptable to those who want to sit smugly and claim people who use these drugs get exactly what they deserve.

However, with cannabis, the bliss is almost side-effect free, inexpensive, and does not lead to serious health problems, despite the drug war lies. However, for the hypocrite narco-fascists to experience their schadenfreude, they must continually create consequences that are far worse than the drug usage itself. To sit back smugly and claim "they got what they deserved", what many believe cannabis users deserve, they must build prisons and continually lie about drugs in general.

Cannabis may even be therapuetic, so alcohol, tobacco, and pharmacuetical industries may lose money should cannabis, the raw plant, ever be legalized. This unholy trinity spends huge amounts of money through lobby groups to keep cannabis illegal. It also merges with another unholy trinity, the police-prison-legal industry to create and stimulate wholy unnecessary segments of the ecomony to boost the GDP, the false indicator of the countries economic health.

The people are losing freedom, privacy, security, all so the puritans can enforce their warped ideology upon the rest of the world. The laws against cannabis in Canada were introduced with no debate and upon no scientific basis, only hysteria of the day, xenophobia, and racism.

Now if one looks closely at the current drug laws, one should notice immediately that drugs that were favored by caucasions were preffered, drugs that came from countries with non-caucasion peoples are all illegal. Cannabis was associates with African Americans, cocaine was associated with Mexicans, and opium was associated with Chinese... who kicks back with a cigar and a congnac?

So, if you decide to champion prohibition, at least know what your are really fighting for, and more accurately who. Racist xenophobes intent on complete control of your concsiousness. When you lie about it and claim its 'for the children' consider the children that are not protected because the cops are too busy uprooting non-toxic plants.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Strike the roots.

So many problems are laid at the feet of drug use in our mainstream media yet these problems are not solved by the only means we people are ever allowed and have been following since the beginning of drug prohibition. We are told that we must maintain the illegality of some psychoactive substances for fear that changing the laws now would send the wrong message to children.

On the face of it, this seems reasonable. Nobody wants their kids to be strung out on crack, willing to do anything for that next hit. Willing to forget about everything in pursuit of that next all-to-brief rush, willing to lie, steal, and even kill.

However, what do we do? We hire police to attempt to inderdict the supply. We build a legal apparatus that greatly empowers the state to interfere with the citizenry. Privacy is eroded, armed and ruthess people have endless supplies of untracable cash, clandestine smuggling networks and often dangerous drug manufacturing facilities,

This fails continully, whether by nature or by design, I am not certain.

In Canada, the anti drug laws were introduced in racist times, under suspect circumstances, the government of the time wanted a way to deal with civil unrest. This led to the The Opium Narcotic Act of 1908.

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Quoted from The Complete History of Cannabis in Canada
1907-1923: Prohibition, Legislation, Propaganda.
Then Deputy Minister of Labour, William Lyon MacKenzie King, was appointed to investigate and settle Chinese property damage claims. During his investigation, MacKenzie King discovered the use of opium among the Chinese population, and hit upon a unique solution to the labour crisis. MacKenzie King decided that the only means of eliminating the civil unrest was to eliminate the Chinese. In his capacity as a private citizen he submitted a report titled "The Need for the Suppression of Opium Traffic in Canada". This report was largely based on sensational newspaper stories depicting the ruin of white women caused by opium use.

Mackenzie King's report led to the creation of the Opium Narcotic Act of 1908, which prohibited the import, manufacture and sale of opiates for non-medical purposes. The Opium Narcotic Act of 1908 has provided the basis for all other Canadian legislation dealing with the use of illicit drugs to this day, despite the fact that it was created solely to eliminate an undesirable element from the labour pool, and gave no regard to medical, social or any other scientific research to back up its necessity or wisdom. In fact, it is doubtful that MacKenzie King had ever intended the Act to be applied to any segment of the white population at all.

Difficulties in enforcing the Act and the development of illicit smuggling networks prompted the establishment of a royal commission on Chinese opium smuggling. The recommendations of the commission resulted in the Opium and Drug Act of 1911. This Act expanded the list of prohibited drugs, made simple use and possession of the prohibited drugs an offense, and widened police powers of search and seizure.

In 1920, one year before MacKenzie King became Prime Minister of Canada, the Opium and Drug Branch was established by the Department of Health, and was put in charge of enforcing narcotics legislation. The RCMP worked very closely with the Drug Branch, and their service was rewarded with ever more lenient laws regarding their right to search and seize the property of suspected drug users.

Up until the 1920's, cannabis extracts were used in patent medicines to treat about twenty different ailments. Queen Victoria herself was an avid advocate of cannabis medicine in her lifetime, as well as feeding it to all the songbirds and rare birds in the Royal sanctuaries. During this period three states in the US had made cannabis illegal, all without the benefit of any scientific studies. These laws were put in place to harass and deport the minority groups who favoured different drugs than those of the European population. These unfounded and racist laws were to find their way into Canada, assisted by Maclean's Magazine, which in the early 1920's ran a series of articles about the illicit drug trade in Canada.

These articles were written by Mrs. Emily Murphy under the pen name of "Janey Canuck", and were later compiled into a larger book entitled The Black Candle. Mrs. Emily Murphy was Canada's first female police magistrate judge, and was also a leader of the Irish Orange Order, a religious group which then wanted a pure white Canada.

The articles that Mrs. Emily Murphy wrote were very biased and sensationalized. In one chapter a Los Angeles County Chief of Police is quoted as saying that

...persons using this narcotic smoke the dry leaves of the plant, which has the effect of driving them completely insane. The addict loses all sense of moral responsibility. Addicts to this drug, while under its influence are immune to pain. While in this condition they become raving maniacs and are liable to kill or indulge in any forms of violence to other persons, using the most savage methods of cruelty without, as said before, any sense of moral responsibility.

When The Black Candle was released in 1922 its sole purpose was to arouse public opinion and pressure the government into creating stricter drug laws. The RCMP used this book to increase its power along with making cannabis hemp illegal under the name "marijuana" in the Opium and Narcotic Drug Act of 1923.

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The laws against cannabis were likewise foisted upon the public based in falsehoods, falsehoods inspired by racism. And we look a the fruit of this today. Gangs, corruption, drugs so easy to get any child can and does get it.

They are likewise maintained by deception, and although racism is now considered socially unnacceptable, hating cannabis users is not.

The RCMP has become nothing more than thugs enforcing rules that most of the country does not even agree with. Those with honor are tarred with the same brush as those that get caught in malfeasance. We have been telling them for years that the cannabis is not the cause of violence, the laws are YET they form unions that push these laws with fear and deception to create the conditions.

So if they :

1) have not learned yet
2) learned but maintain the status quo for power and money

this leads to the inevitable conclusion that

1) If they have not learned yet: they are too stupid to allow weapons in their possesion, let alone power.

2) Know the truth and continue for political reasons, they are too evil to allow to have guns, let alone power.

either way, I believe they are totally out of control because of the peoples complacency. These are the kinds of absolutes we get faced with so turnabout is fairplay. There is lots of wiggling room between these extremes, plenty of grey where white and black overlap.

We trust police to enforce laws, we sometimes need their assistance, and society needs order to ensure the maximum amount of liberty for citizens as is possible.

There are likely many good people in the forces who just want to make a positive contribution to society , all cops are not bad, most are good people. Who else wants the job? However, contact with criminals constantly is bound to color attitudes, the people they bust for drugs all the time are who they see in their minds when they think of 'pot smokers'. People who have deviated in a decided manner from acceptable paths then become representative of the whole subgroup.

Well this goes the other way too.

After reading quote after quote about drugs from so-called drug experts pretending to be police.. (or is that the other way around?) my respect sinks. It is as if they are fed the DEA lies and they each get to echo them in the press. The same things over and over. By their own rules, should one of these police have actual first hand knowledge of the drugs (and not the ill conduct of some people while on them) they become unsuitable for their job. Hence, all police drug experts are actually PR people whose primary function is to convince people to support a war on some people who use non sanctioned drugs while the bodies pile up from alcohol and tobacco.

The message they continually send is that it is ok to poison yourself with alcohol(just dont drive ok?) but if you smoke some cannabis, you risk up to 7 years in jail for possession.

The governments own anti-tobacco campaigns in some small way helped my resolve to quit tobacco smoking, they did not have to threaten me with arrest and incarceration. Why should it be different with any drug? I believe that if you showed people the truth about hard drugs without trying to always include cannabis, messages would be more credible. The ultimate result of having as much crack as an addict could have would be a non-life in dark holes, hiding from life. The damage to society comes when these dwellers in darkness emerge to obtain more drugs.

The true motivation of the war on drugs has always been to demonize cannabis. During the 70s, anti-war protesters were associated with cannabis so the 'war on drugs' became a war on culture, the hippies. It also permitted the persecution of non-white races to be renewed after so many civil rights victories by African Americans in the 60s.

Drug prohibition allows gangs endless supplies of income, corruption, loss of privacy, rights, we are blocked from agriculture, prevent serious research, cannot prevent children from getting drugs, and suffer a total loss of respect for authority and the rule of law.

We did not tolerate this nonsense for alcohol prohibition nor should we for drug prohibition. Drugs and the search for altered states of mind will never go away, the sooner the 'professional' investigators realize that, the sooner they can begin to restore their honor. Police conduct, not consumption.
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The public policy regime we propose expresses the fundamental premise underlying our report: in a free and democratic society, which recognizes fundamentally but not exclusively the rule of law as the source of normative rules and in which government must promote autonomy as far as possible and therefore make only sparing use of the instruments of constraint, public policy on psychoactive substances must be structured around guiding principles respecting the life, health, security and rights and freedoms of individuals, who, naturally and legitimately, seek their own well-being and development and can recognize the presence, difference and equality of others.

Senate Special Committe On Illegal Drugs 2002 concerning Cannabis.
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Well I am happy to say that there are some people out there that realize the total havoc drug prohibition is the cause of and are working to restore respect to law enforcement persons.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.


The whole house of cards sits upon a paper foundation, it is only a few mistaken beliefs that keep the 'drug dealers' in business.

1) Drug laws exist to protect the public
2) Drug laws were concieved with a scientific basis
3) Drug laws are not as harmful as drugs
4) Drug laws protect children
5) Drug laws are worth the cost

Beliefs that are patently false.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Deceptively Simple, exceedingly compicated.

Suppose you created money out of thin air, could lend out 10 times more than you actually have, and charge interest that never gets created. What a rosy deal that would be eh? So, if money is created and loaned at interest BUT the interest is never actually created, how can the debt ever be repaid?

In Canada, the money supply is about 500 billion yet the actual amount of actual currency(notes, coins) is only about 40 billion. If you collected every red cent in the country, you could not pay the debt. The game is rigged, the people are on the hook forever because of the manipulations if politicians. No matter what the economy does, the bankers always win.

When will the people notice this?

CANADA’S TOTAL DEBT BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FOR 1980:
662,240,000,000

Federal Debt : 1979
98,461,000,000

CANADA’S TOTAL DEBT BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FOR 1992:
2,475,288,000,000

Federal : 1992
429,618,000,000

The Government has been paying down the debt however:

YEAR
1996 554,162
1997 562,850
1998 560,718
1999 557,871
2000 544,726
2001 524,564
2002 517,545
2003 510,576
2004 501,493
2005 499,863

but what does this really represent? This debt repayment is a 'skim' for the organized syndicate who manipulate this planet via their debt-based fiat currency. Debt that has been created by deliberate manipulations, which could have been financed at low interest from the Bank of Canada was instead borrowed at interest. The people pay for the creation and maintainance of the money supply the then they have to borrow it to use it!

This skim is the result of reduced social spending and overtaxation.

The war on terror is just the rush to install the total police state before the people wake up to the chains on their ankles enslaving them to this scam. The war on drugs is waning because it also is a scam perpetrated upon the peoples of the world and more people are beginning to realize it.

While Canadians wait in Hospitals and food bank lineups, the well-to-do bank owners and investor class only wait for their profits, the skim.

And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
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Billions for the Bankers
The Royal Treatment


Bankers create money.
Bankers rake in Billions.

The 100 biggest corporations in
Canada are raking in billions
of dollars a year in profits
while more than a million
Canadians are unemployed.

The People grow food, build goods
and deliver services.

In return, the People are hit with
debts, deficits, bankruptcies,
unemployment, poverty and taxes.


That's Outrageous!

Royal Bank of Canada chairman, John Cleghorn, received a $1 million bonus in 1999 despite a year of flat earnings and the beginning of a cost-cutting drive that could chop up to 6000 jobs from Canada's largest financial institution. When all salary, benefits, bonuses and stock options are added up, Cleghorn was paid $ 6, 7 million for 1999 alone. That's nearly three times what he was paid in 1995 ($ 2, 3 million)

In 1999, The Royal Bank posted profits of $1.72 billion. The bank's return on equity, a key measure of profitability for banks, was 15.3 percent.

To boost the bank's performance in the face of increasing foreign competition, the Royal Bank announced a major belt-tightening initiative with plans to cut nearly 12 percent of its staff over the next three years.

Royal Bank spokesman Dan Maceluch said last fall that though these salary numbers appear high to most Canadians, they are not unusual salary numbers for top Bay Street business executives.

"We're very aware of how our staff, our customers and Canadians in general may react to these numbers", he said. "They're big numbers."

Source






Tanhavagga


Craving

356-359

Fields are spoiled by weeds;
people, by passion.
So what's given to those
free of passion
bears great fruit.

Fields are spoiled by weeds;
people, by aversion.
So what's given to those
free of aversion
bears great fruit.

Fields are spoiled by weeds;
people, by delusion.
So what's given to those
free of delusion
bears great fruit.

Fields are spoiled by weeds;
people, by longing.
So what's given to those
free of longing
bears great fruit.


Source

Contained here is a summary of the whole of the teachings of Dhamma, the obstacles to inner peace are passion, aversion, and delusion. Passion is really desire, want, craving. Aversion is intensly dislike or hate. Delusion is not recogising that desire and hatred are the root causes of suffering in the world. Longing for things takes people out of the now, they wish for what could be rather than accepting what is.

Money can't buy happiness but it sure buys a lot of misery.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Save the BC 3


I, along with two close friends, face life imprisonment in a US federal prison simply for our political activities - in Canada - to legalize marijuana.

July 29th, 2005. I had that 'life flashing before me' moment. The frozen second in time when everything was sharp, clear, and signaled a great convergence of all my effort into this precise moment. "Marc Emery, you are under arrest for Extradition to The United States of America..." Every seed sold, all the millions of dollars I had given to the cause, every speech to free our people, every arrest, jailing and raid I had endured: it was all for this moment in time. "...for trafficking in marijuana seeds, for the production of marijuana, and for money laundering."



Marc Emery's History and why the USA wants three Canadians in US prison for life



Here is a flash I created with google images in their support.
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Butchers, Doctors, Tyrants

Imagine that your government could kill you for your beliefs.

Now imagine that the intentionally outlawed your beliefs to create an on-demand supply of fresh organs.

People being persecuted for their religion and their organs harvested, what kind of macabre nightmare is this? A grave injustice, total disregard for human rights. Remember this the next time you buy some cheap trinket from China.









Movers and Shakers

Every once in a while, someone who has real gumption gets up and shakes the world. I would like to commend the awsome work that Mr. Mason Tvert is doing in Colorado. He is taking the anti-prohibition fight to the enemy by bringing the facts to the people. Cannabis is a far safer substance than alcohol and its about time the world faces that fact and stops persecuting the cannabis culture. Good Luck Mason! You do your countrymen honor for standing up to the oppressive drug prohibition laws for liberty and reason!

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SAFER's mission is to educate the public about the simple fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol. By doing so, we hope to change the general consensus in this country surrounding marijuana and marijuana laws. Once the public is convinced that marijuana is a safer recreational alternative to alcohol, the support for marijuana prohibition should crumble.

Naturally, the mainstream media won't touch it with a ten foot pole. Truth about drugs is not permitted unless it is negative.

Mason is goin' for the gusto, get out and support him if you can!


The Colorado Alcohol-Marijuana Equalization Initiative proposes a simple change to the Colorado statutes. By changing one sentence, it would make the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana legal under state law for individuals 21 years of age and older.

http://www.safercolorado.org/

http://www.saferchoice.org/

or SAFERs blog:

http://www.safercolorado.org/blog.html


Be sure and visit!

Typical Media Bias

This editorial contains: denigration, ignorance, and bias. See if you can pick them out.

Potheads may not have thought this one through
EDITORIAL
Tuesday September 26, 2006

It seems that every time we carry any kind of drug awareness article in the paper we receive a flood of letters to the editor from people keen to tell us that drugs aren’t so bad at all.

(not drug awareness- anti-drug propaganda- no doubt paid for. misinformation)

There seems to be a group of people who spend their lives combing the Internet looking for such stories as an opportunity to argue their case that marijuana should be legalized.

(they are called political activists)

That’s fine. The letters page is a place for people to voice their opinions and as long as the letters are signed and refer specifically to a story in The Western Review we’ll continue to run them. What’s puzzling though is the degree of criticism a large number of these letter writers level at the police.

(well I am so glad you approve of my right to freely express myself. Police are the problem, the sooner they shut up about drugs, the sooner they can restore honor to the craft)

Now you can think what you want about whether or not marijuana should be legal. But surely no matter how much pot you’ve smoked you can figure this one out.
The police are there to enforce the law. There are no ifs ands or buts to that statement. And as long as cannabis remains illegal in this country the RCMP should continue to arrest and prosecute the offenders.

(denigration, stereotype that smoking cannabis makes you stupid, lies about the cops but that is probably because they have never been harassed. the law is the law right - forincate off, the laws are the problem, the police compound it, and the media bias insures its continuation)

If Canada’s drug laws are as ill conceived as some would have us believe it’s a problem for the politicians to deal with. Blaming the police for carrying out what is simply a very small part of the extremely difficult job they are paid to do is as foolish as it is pointless.


(they are like a dog that has run off. they need to be brought to heel, to bark at the right things instead of wasting their time chasing their own tails. It is a 'part of the job' that has too much resources devoted to it for soley political reasons. Politicians are more afraid of the USA than their own people.)


Source

My response:

Editor,


As with most media, 80 years of prohibition to conditions your bias, you deliberately mischaracterize the anti-prohibition movement.

Perhaps some people want to convince others that 'drugs aren't so bad' but most recognize that the war on drugs is worse than the drugs themselves. Using violence to coerce people away from cannabis in a free country while tolerating alcohol and tobacco smacks of hypocrisy, costs billions per year, and is completely ineffective.

I also wonder at people who rush to defend the anti-cannabis laws. A little research shows that cannabis was made illegal with no debate and with no knowlegdge of its effects, only that it was a substance used by minorities and gave the authority of the time the legal means to harras non-white people. Harry Aslinger from the USA was quoted as saying ""Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men."

In Canada, Emily Murphy wrote the book, "The Black Candle" under the pen name, Janey Cannuck in which she claims that "..persons using this narcotic smoke the dry leaves of the plant, which has the effect of driving them completely insane. The addict loses all sense of moral responsibility. " which the RCMP then used to grab more power as well as making hemp illegal under the name "marijuana".

The laws were born in racism and ignorance, do you really want to defend that?

Contrary to your assertions, the police have a huge lobby that keeps the regressive and completely ignored laws against cannabis in place,
not just enforce the law as claimed.

It has always been about power and control, not public safety. If police are going to make false statements, propagandize, and fearmonger about cannabis to maintain power then they deserve far more criticism for taking time away from solving real crimes. While kids may be missing, the police can tell if you are using too much electricity, thus have no trouble finding leads to growhouses, and manpower to populate green teams. Too bad about the missing kids.

You are right about one thing, they are to enforce laws, not make them. However, it is people who favor prohibition who have not thought it through, they justify their predjudice with fear for their children, but its adults who go to prison for drugs.

SIGNED