These are links to information.
Back on the BS tour bus after our trip through Christianity BS and Yoga (stretching) BS, we have the WAR ON DRUGS! After the Prohibition failed, the
government decided all that went wrong was because of the name. If they had called it the WAR ON ALCOHOL then it would have worked, and not created
the mafia/mob in America, like Capone and Machine Gun Kelly……
Anyways, as always, quotes are from the people they interview, with my own smart ass comments/things I already know, like the Prohibition BS, and some
jokes re-worded as to not steal them from Penn/Teller, well, Penn anyways since Teller doesn’t talk. This is going to be a new version since my
last tour got me warned twice for excessive quoting of the show Bull #. With this I will have sites that show statistics/information. So I am going
to try and make it as much my own as possible so I won’t be breaking ATS rules, which I know, and should have done this in the first place.
Me personally, I would keep it banned, but it would be banned with cigarettes, but if they don’t ban cigarettes, they should make weed legal, same
thing only a little safer in the drug category. I want both banned as I said, but hell, I hate hypocrisy more then stupidity, so if you ban one
thing, ban the exact same thing with a different name.
There is a Marijuana problem in America, not the dropping out of high school type, but the prohibition of it. We allow drugs like nicotine, a deadly
cancer causing addictive drug, but ban Marijuana, something that is also cancer causing and addictive, just not as deadly. Now, why is one banned but
the other isn’t? It’s not like Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, or whatever; it’s basically a mind altering cigarette, but safer. I want both banned as
I said, but hell, I hate hypocrisy more then stupidity, so if you ban one thing, ban the exact same thing with a different name. But still, some
idiot thought that the problem with banning alcohol was a Public Relations problem, so they had to come up with a new name when they wanted to ban
The issue really is moral and ethics. If they wanted to they could tax the hell out of Marijuana and make billions, if they wanted to they could make
Marijuana farms and employ thousands of people to work on them. If Marijuana was legal all the people in jail for non-violent crimes would be out,
and so the burden on the tax payer would become lighter. So it isn’t economics keeping it illegal
Marijuana is just as dangerous as cigarettes, so it causing cancer isn’t the reason to keep it illegal.
Marijuana DOES have some medicinal qualities, unlike cigarettes, and can help “cure” things like the after effects of chemotherapy. So that
isn’t a reason to make it illegal.
So, what is a reason? Moral and Ethic. But in the 1920’s according to the religious nut jobs alcohol was evil, so must ban it, and they did.
Leading to Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, The Purple 5(local mafia in Toledo, would take a boat to Canada, buy beer, and come back, the reason Canada
was able to do this is they would ask where you are taking it, and as long as you didn’t say America, it was legal for them to sell it, so guy in a
row boat could ((and sometimes did)) answer Cuba, and it was a-ok for Canada) And all the people killed, most famous being the Valentine Day
Massacre. Finally they legalized it again due to the BS being shown for what it was, the religious trying to control the country.
The issue is FREEDOM! If you are in a “free” country, you should be able to do what you want with your body as long as it doesn’t harm anyone
else. But in America, drugs, prostitution, so forth, are illegal because the religious nut jobs out there made it so. There are countries where
Marijuana and prostitution are legal and they didn’t crumble or become Satins kid or whatever. But here in the “Land of the Free” it is
illegal. You say well, second hand smoke hurts other people, and that is true. But that is why there are separate sections. Some places, like Mr.
Beefy’s,(oh god that food is great) has separate sections, smoking is in a whole other room, sealed off by a glass wall so smoke won’t go from one
section to the other.
Who started the War on Drugs? Tricky Dick, and I don’t mean Dick Cheney, I mean President Richard Nixon. You know, the Watergate guy who resigned
because he got caught cheating. The War on Drugs was launched in 1971, in an attempt to keep people distracted from the REAL WAR in Vietnam. Yep, no
Vietnam, no War on Drugs, damn commies. At first it only cost us about 350 million dollars a year, but today costs over 20 Billion dollars a year.
Now, 74% of the people say this war is failing, and it is, but you have government puppets LIEING about the statistics, here is one of those puppets,
LIEING! Bob Weiner, Drug Issue Specialist, “There are 70% less coc aine users then 15 years ago.” And another Dave Evan, the leader of
DARE. “Since we began the War on Drugs back about 20 years ago we have substantially reduced drug use.” First, it started over 30 years ago, and
the numbers say what? “The War on Drugs is Bull#! And we all know it! A lot of Americans know that. It’s creating more problems then it is
solving, and America knows it.” For the numbers, like 70% less, BULL#!
Now, Marijuana may not be that bad, but it is still a crime to smoke it, like in the 1920’s it was illegal to drink alcohol, even though it wasn’t
that bad. So, what does the government do to the criminals THEY made? Bob Weiner, Drug Issue Specialist knows. “Tough love is not a bad way to
go. It has helped us make a safer, and the reason we have record low crime numbers, and is a reason drug abuse is going down.”(Yes, that is EXACTLY
what he said! Maybe we need a Speaking Issue Specialist to) Bob was part of the US Drug Issue Specialist group with the government, more commonly
known as the “Drug Czars”.
But wait, alcohol, THEE very definition of a mind altering drug is the most lethal, popular, most used drug. GWB has admitted to having friends over
for cocktails, so WTF? Marijuana bad, alcohol good? You have the right to get so drunk you pass out and can’t remember what you did, but smoke a
little Marijuana and in the slammer you go. Back to Dave Evan “Drug use amongst teens is down across the board.” Nope! Since 1994 Marijuana use
by 12th graders is up by 62%, use of coc aine is up by 3.9%, and Ecstasy use is up 2.8%. So, it is down Mr. DARE?
Jacob Sullivan, Senior Editor of Reason Magazine. “The most recent household survey says drug use is up. The government was quick to say that the
increase was ‘not real’.” WTF? How can it not be real? Imaginary people were part of the survey or what? Also, an interesting bit of info,
in the 70s a bag of Heroin, cost 30 dollars and was about 5% heroin, while today you can get a bag for 4 DOLLARS! And it is about 70-80% Heroin. What
up with that? Heroin is 600% cheaper now then it was before the War on Drugs. Heroin is cheaper then beer, and easier to get cause no drug dealer
checks ID. 20 billion dollars down the drain….
Ok, now you have these people in jail. What happens? NOTHING! You can wipe out an entire drug syndicate, and nothing happens, another one will
replace it. Until you fire bomb the WORLD there will always be a demand, and so there will always be a supply. Over 700,000 people a year are
arrested for Marijuana alone, 75% were just possession, they aren’t the Drug Lords of South America, these are kids, teens, adults, mostly the
idiots you see smoking in parking lots or parties. Yes they are stupid, but stupidity is not a crime or the whole Republican Party would be in jail.
And that’s just it, they are going to jail for non-violent non-victim crimes! Ok, they hurt themselves, but so do cigarette smokers, beer drinkers,
and that is ok for some reason. It costs over 20,000 dollars a year to keep one pothead in jail, more then it costs to let them sit at home frying
Bob Weiner is not one for facts though. He is still rambling on about drug use/abuse going down, even though all the links/facts say nope, it is up.
Another Crusader against drugs wanted the city of Phoenix Arizona to be surrounded by deputies so they could randomly stop cars and check for drugs,
but thankfully someone explained to him about the Bill of Rights and how that was illegal.
Ok, watching TV you have the Stoner Loser image the government uses to make drugs baaaaaad. But the Grateful Dead were famous for drug use, are they
losers? (The ones alive anyways) Many famous people did drugs, and the ones who stuck with Marijuana are alive and swimming in money. Hell, look at
the president, he admitted he smoked pot and he is THE PRESIDENT! Some loser…. Willie Nelson, great singer, sure it is country, but he makes up
for it with not being a redneck inbred drunk. He did pot, and he has how many millions?
Back to Bob Weiner with more wrong statistics, in other words, LIEING! “Marijuana is the number 2 cause of car crashes amongst teens.” NOPE!
Doesn’t even make the top 5. Those are Unsafe Speed
Driving on wrong side of road
Violation of right of way rules
Violation of stop signals and signs
So, what is the number one drug sending teens to the hospital? Alcohol.
The government tries to make commercials, depicting losers, and idiots, whatever. But in all studies done show that kids know the commercials are BS
and don’t work the government response? Don’t let anyone know! But Marijuana is the gateway drug! Nope, the first drug done by teens are
alcohol and nicotine, those are the gateway drugs.
Now, medicinal Marijuana, there are benefits to it. Doctor Lester Greenspurn, professor of psychology and teach at HARVARD! In 1967 he studied the
WORLD literature on Marijuana use for medicine. “Despite my training in medicine and science I had been brainwashed just like every other citizen.
Marijuana is not a dangerous drug but indeed it was remarkatebly non-toxic. I had to revise my view of it.” Sadly he got to learn about it first
hand. His son had cancer, and did chemotherapy. He suffered from nausea and vomiting after every session of chemo. But thankfully Dr. Greenspurn
heard about a kid in Houston Texas with the same problems, and he cured them with Marijuana. It was a miracle; the son no longer threw up after
therapy and was even excited about eating afterwards. Dave Evan thinks that it is all BS, but coming from someone so full of it, kinda hard to take
him seriously. “In some states you have anything wrong with you you can get Marijuana, and if you look at Marijuana Clinics in California, those
people look pretty healthy to me.” Yeah, so healthy that one patient can’t even smoke it, needs someone to blow it in her face! That and you
can’t say ow, headache, and get Marijuana.
Ok, let’s compare the death rates.
Alcohol 50,000 a year
Cancer caused by smoking cigarettes roughly 440,000 a year
Marijuana, well, none from actual use, but you can get cancer, just like cigarettes.
Now, there are people who can smoke Marijuana anywhere, legally. Irvin Rosenfeld, is one of 7 Federal Marijuana Patients. He can, as is in the show,
smoke in front of the capital building and not commit a crime. Here is a link to him.
That’s right! Marijuana was given out by the GOVERNMENT! Irvin receives a tin can full of Marijuana cigarettes that last 25 days at a time.
That’s right, POUNDS of it are sent by the government to people, this is something they don’t want you to know. Even more since Irvin is a very
successful stock trader, not some loser.
Some Links Not Working for some reason, so editing.
[edit on 2-5-2005 by James the Lesser]