- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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Conor Friedersdorf writes in The Atlantic: I want to state, as forcefully as possible, that the War on Drugs is deeply, irredeemably immoral; that it corrodes the minds and souls of those who prosecute it, and creates incentives for bad behavior that those living under its contours have always and will always find too powerful to resist. Drug warriors may disagree, but they should not pretend that they are the only ones making moral claims, and that their opponents are … Continue reading
When eight former DEA chiefs signed a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this month, demanding that the feds crack down on Washington and Colorado, the states which voted last November to legalize marijuana, there was more than just drug-war ideology at stake. There was money. Two of the elder drug warriors, Peter Bensinger (DEA chief, 1976–1981) and Robert DuPont (White House drug chief, 1973–1977), run a corporate drug-testing business. Their employee-assistance company, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, the sixth largest in the nation, holds the … Continue reading
Patent for most phytocannabinoids awarded by U.S. government to multinational British and Japanese pharmaceutical corporations.
They’ve gone and done it. On March 7 of this year, the U.S. Patent Office granted a patent to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd of Tokyo, Japan and GW Pharma Ltd of Salisbury, Great Britain for essentially the entire marijuana plant, to treat… wait for it… cancer! To be absolutely clear, our federal government has GIVEN a pair of pharmaceutical giants the full rights to every compound the cannabis plant produces for the treatment of cancers of the prostate, breast, skin, glioma, … Continue reading
The following was posted yesterday by the Free Chris Williams Facebook page: (On March 14, 2011), heavily-armed Federal agents stormed the Montana Cannabis greenhouse in Helena along with 26 other businesses, homes and properties. The raids were carried out with the assistance of local law enforcement and happened at the very same time that the Legislature was voting on a bill to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law. Days Later: the repeal was voted into law, only to be vetoed by … Continue reading
I gave up smoking pot regularly almost ten years ago, but if cannabis were legal and easily available today and I wanted a little recreation I would probably either use a vaporizer (smoking without the smoke) or buy edible baked goods containing marijuana. What I’d really like though, is to be able to legally grow my own and eat most of the harvest as a dietary supplement. Eating the raw plant, unheated, doesn’t get people high because psychoactive cannabinoids, the ingredients in cannabis … Continue reading