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Gov’t Ruined 653,249 Lives Over Cannabis in 2016 Because 5 Corrupt Industries Paid Them To

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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:37 AM
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First let me say I am not a smoker or a drinker so I do not have a dog in this insane fight.. However I do have concerns about policies that are corrupt and are paid for by entities which do not have the public welfare or interest at heart.
The title of "Gov’t Ruined 653,249 Lives Over Cannabis in 2016 Because 5 Corrupt Industries Paid Them To" is little over the top IMO... The country I live in puts people away for life if caught with illegal drugs....and yet every week someone gets busted usually over meth/pills.. There is always a choice.

According to the most recent FBI statistics available, an American citizen is kidnapped and caged for cannabis — on average — every 48 seconds.

An estimated 653,249 American citizens — who harmed no one — had their lives ruined in 2016 for possessing this plant, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Crime In the United States (CIUS) report.

I had no idea so many were put away in 2016


Arresting people for cannabis is good for business — police state and big pharma business, that is. If we look at who’s lobbying to keep cops kidnapping people for a plant, we see that it is money, and not morals, that motivates this issue.

The prison-industrial complex makes obscene amounts of money kidnapping otherwise innocent people and throwing them in a cage for possessing a plant. Big pharma is also scared to death of pot because it is a cheaper, safer, and often more effective solution to sicknesses than their chemical alternatives.


Probably much truth in that statement.
www.activistpost.com...




posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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Land of the free my ass...


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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Our immune systems REQUIRE the cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are processed and utilized via endocannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies. To deny us the medicines our bodies require to sustain, nurture and nurse our health and our very lives is a crime against all humanity.

To punish people for using a God-given plant which cannot kill but actually nurtures our physical and emotional well-being is downright evil.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:49 AM
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The vast vast majority of Americans either want pot legal or just wouldnt care if it was. I dont know anyone accept the system that wants people in prison on our dime over weed.

Even my father has come around and that is huge . Reagan was his hero. Why as a people do we still allow them to lock us up for it? This is our country.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:55 AM
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Here in Chester County, PA. There is drug court. If you are found guilty, you must go to court ordered drug counciling at a court approved facility. One of the largest ones was created by A JUDGE!!!
No red flags there...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 09:57 AM
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Does anyone know anybody that is not part of the system that wants people in jail for weed?

I literally dont know one person and I know alot of people.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

That's a little bit too much pro-cannabis, dial it back to about a .. 6. Or 7.

Because we do not NEED cannabis as the central source of cannabinoids, our body can work easily without cannabis per se.
Source: my body and billions of other people's bodies.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:14 AM
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a reply to: notsure1


right.

and, African Americans are unfairly targeted. it's why they took a knee. what's sessions doing????


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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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This is a hot button issue for me ,not trying to hijack the thread.

I really wish this is what people were protesting about. I mean even on ATS you talk about smoking it and bam instant ban.

But you can talk about being hammered and drunk all you want, hell we can have drinking participation threads , they even have beer mug emojis.

Even though every member of this site including staff and owners know alcohol is a million times more dangerous.

And we dont even demand better from them we just take it. Deny ignorance for sure.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:16 AM
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I do not like weed-smokers, or smokers, or vapers, or drunk. Do I have to?
And, because I do not like absolutes, I can think of some people I would like to see in jail because of their consume of drugs.

on another but related topic:
Isn't there an opinioid-abusers flood in the USA right now? I think I read somehting about counties where 1/4 of the population is addicted to pain reliever. Where do you draw the line between drugs? Why at that point?
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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: notsure1

I do not like weed-smokers, or smokers, or vapers, or drunk. Do I have to?
And, because I do not like absolutes, I can think of some people I would like to see in jail because of their consume of drugs.

on another but related topic:
Isn't there an opinioid-abusers flood in the USA right now? I think I read somehting about counties where 1/4 of the population is addicted to pain reliever. Where do you draw the line between drugs? Why at that point?


I draw the line at. Wait for it....... Its my body and I will put whatever I want in it. And as long as im not hurting anybody nobody should give 2 shi#s



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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War on drugs has been an absolute failure...

I have no love for crackheads and other losers but at some point government and society has to recognize that jailing addicts is counter productive in terms of the resources required. I'd rather that money go towards rehab and counseling.

It is tricky because a lot drug addicts aren't in jail because of drugs, but because of the crimes they commit while on drugs. Subtle difference. A crackhead breaks into your garage to still your stuff is in jail for burglary, not using drugs even though the drugs may have been the impetuous for him to commit the crime.

Very few people go to jail for possessing a small amount of drugs. What usually happens is the drugs are in addition to something else.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: ManFromEurope

You sound like you lack tolerance. Why should my personal choice influence you regardless of what it is?


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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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What makes it so bad is trying to get a job after being busted.
You can also be denied medical care from a pain specialist for using it.
Why there is so much stigma attached to it's usage is beyond ridiculous.
Every stoner I've ever known was a peaceful person and often very caring.
The most dangerous people I've known were drunks who, when they hit a certain level in the bloodstream, become Jekyll and Hyde versions of themselves.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: ManFromEurope
a reply to: Boadicea

That's a little bit too much pro-cannabis, dial it back to about a .. 6. Or 7.


No thank you.


Because we do not NEED cannabis as the central source of cannabinoids, our body can work easily without cannabis per se.


And the many qualifiers in that statement points up the flaws in that statement. We NEED cannabinoids... and cannabis is the best source of cannabinoids, not just in quantity (as in cannabis contains the highest levels of cannabinoids) but also in quality (cannabis contains the greatest variety of cannabinoids, which work synergistically).

Further, you have no basis upon which to base your statement that our bodies "can work easily without cannabis per se." We do not know how "easily" our bodies are working without cannabis as opposed to with cannabis because it's been criminalized and denied us our entire lives.


Source: my body and billions of other people's bodies.


Perspective is everything... But I can tell you this much -- as can many others -- I have absolutely no doubt that cannabis has helped keep me alive. And, possibly, my daughter. So, no, I won't be "dialing it back." In fact, I'll double down on it: Denying and punishing people for using a God-given non-lethal plant to nurse and sustain our health and life is a crime against humanity and downright evil.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
What makes it so bad is trying to get a job after being busted.
You can also be denied medical care from a pain specialist for using it.
Why there is so much stigma attached to it's usage is beyond ridiculous.
Every stoner I've ever known was a peaceful person and often very caring.
The most dangerous people I've known were drunks who, when they hit a certain level in the bloodstream, become Jekyll and Hyde versions of themselves.


Abd when stoners reach that level they take a nap.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Everyone hates government and then everyone only elects candidates that also claim to "hate" government. Don't tell me government is the problem when most people will not support any candidates willing to try to make government actually work. The reason government is so bad is because all the people who get elected don't think government will ever work or is even necessary. Meanwhile organized crime, cronyism, and nepotism have taken over this country.

The people in this country get exactly the government they deserve. If anarchy, lawlessness, unfettered corruption is what we get when government is so small you can drown it in a bathtub then that is the government we deserve. If the people are unwilling to support self-government then who are you going to blame? The media outlets are NOT the government.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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The government produces, distributes and sell drugs. Then after you pays for it, they arrest you. Then you have to pay to be free.

I wonder who was the first man on Earth to have this amazing idea. It's a forever money machine.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 11:34 AM
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The dea needs to be abolished

Drugs and drug addiction are not something we should leave to people who don't understand them

Look at the drug scedualing list I don't think the scedual 1 part is completely unusable medically
In fact more of them are being researched

Tho meth remains scedual 2 so u can get it prescribed Desoxyn ... for your children

when the top 3 on scedual 1 are natural with 100s of compounds



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