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California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (AUMA) is a voter initiative characterized as legalizing marijuana use. But critics warn that it will actually make access more difficult and expensive, squeeze home growers and small farmers out of the market, heighten criminal sanctions for violations, and open the door to patented, genetically modified (GMO) versions that must be purchased year after year.
As detailed in Part I of this article, the health benefits of cannabis are now well established. It is a cheap, natural alternative effective for a broad range of conditions, and the non-psychoactive form known as hemp has thousands of industrial uses. At one time, cannabis was one of the world’s most important crops. There have been no recorded deaths from cannabis overdose in the US, compared to about 30,000 deaths annually from alcohol abuse (not counting auto accidents), and 100,000 deaths annually from prescription drugs taken as directed. Yet cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance (“a deadly dangerous drug with no medical use and high potential for abuse”), illegal to be sold or grown in the US.
Powerful corporate interests no doubt had a hand in keeping cannabis off the market. The question now is why they have suddenly gotten on the bandwagon for its legalization. According to an April 2014 article in The Washington Times, the big money behind the recent push for legalization has come, not from a grassroots movement, but from a few very wealthy individuals with links to Big Ag and Big Pharma.
Leading the charge is George Soros, a major shareholder in Monsanto, the world’s largest seed company and producer of genetically modified seeds. Monsanto is the biotech giant that brought you Agent Orange, DDT, PCBs, dioxin-based pesticides, aspartame, rBGH (genetically engineered bovine growth hormone), RoundUp (glyphosate) herbicides, and RoundUp Ready crops (seeds genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate).
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
Home growers will keep on growing.
Not that I condone that kind of thing.
It feels like 1984 is here already, even though it's 2016.
Genetically Modified Foods (GMO) Linked to Tumors, Allergies and Early Death
According to reports, individuals who consumed GMO’s also experienced the following side effects:
Increase in allergies
Increase in antibiotic resistance
Problems with endocrine system
Disorders of the reproductive system
Increase in aging symptoms
Cancerous Tumor growth
A 10-year study in Norway has found GMO’s may cause obesity, digestive problems, and damage to major organs including liver, kidneys, pancreas and genitals.
Rats Eating GMO Corn Get Tumors, Die Early
originally posted by: Informer1958
Uh, in the United States they are.
Fact is, money buys protection. Have you not read lately that Monsanto had laws past so they cannot be held accountable for their poisons.
Have you not read lately that Monsanto had laws past so they cannot be held accountable for their poisons.
Never mind the fact that it had nothing to do with protecting Monsanto, from anything. www.abovetopsecret.com...
Have you read lately that the "Monsanto protection act" as some liked to call it expired 3 years ago.