“…public has never accepted marijuana as a part of our culture,” Fleming argued.
I don’t smoke pot. I never have and never will.
However, Fleming is just wrong on this point. Maybe he should look back at the history of the “war on drugs” in our country. Regulations on cannabis began during the 1600’s in this country. It was until the 1900’s that the federal government really turned their attention to Cannabis by regulating it through taxation.
The Federal Bureau of Narcotics waged a campaign against Cannabis and Hemp, although hemp certainly is not used as a drug. As a matter of fact, the hemp industry was strong in this country until the 1940s. However, Harry J. Anslinger was appointed as basically the first Drug Czar. He definitely had issues with marijuana.
Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, jazz musicians, and entertainers. Their satanic music is driven by marijuana, and marijuana smoking by white women makes them want to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and others. It is a drug that causes insanity, criminality, and death — the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind. — “The Emperor Wears No Clothes: The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana” (1994) by Jack Herer, Jeanie Cabarga, and Jeanie Herer, p. 29
What has happened over the past century is a MASSIVE expansion of federal power under the war on drugs. Local police have transformed themselves into miniature military forces under the guise of keeping us safe. In reality our rights continue to be trampled upon as common citizens are brainwashed into the thinking only the government can save us from ourselves.
The ever-increasing incarceration rates for non-violent pot smokers is a drain on our economy and our society as a whole. Pundits like Bill O’Reilly like to link pot use to much more violent crimes. Sure, there are plenty of cases where violent offenders smoke pot. There are also plenty of cases where alcohol is abused by violent offenders too. Where do you draw the line when that line ends up expanding federal power while severely restricting our rights?
In closing, I really don’t care whether someone smokes pot or not.
I do care when one of our politicians doesn’t have his facts straight.
Well this article caught me totally by surprise – I had no idea that so many ganja farmers were using public lands.
In 2007, rangers found more than 20,000 plants in Yosemite National Park and 43,000 plants in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park, where 159 grow sites have been discovered over the past 10 years.
How in the world do they get these marijuana farms going on National Park Service land without being seen? I can understand how it’s difficult to find private pot stashes on non-public lands, but in Yosemite National Park?
High Sierra Trail Crew…plans to …carry out miles of drip irrigation pipe, tons of human garbage, volatile propane canisters, and bags and bottles of herbicides and pesticides.
I suppose I need to go and remind my neighbors to be careful of what they are smoking. They probably are killing more brain cells than they expected.
The illegal cultivation sites bore the characteristics of a Mexican drug trafficking enterprise, including a sophisticated watering system, use of fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. The growing operation resulted in considerable natural resource destruction.
What can we do as Conservatives? Write your Congressman/woman and let them know that you don’t want your tax dollars wasted helping the ganja farmers. This is simply crazy and needs to hit the mainstream media.
Mexican marijuana cartels sully US forests, parks
Yosemite National Park
Marijuana Gardens Raided in Yosemite National Park
This is hilarious.
I just ran across this picture I took about a year ago in Quitman, TX, on Hwy 154. I was driving back from Sulphur Springs, TX, after working on a client’s network. As I drove by I glanced over and nearly had a wreck!
Whose briliant idea was it to come up with a “Meth Watch” program? Even more brilliant – those same people think putting a sign up is going to deter meth addicts?
After a little googling, it turns out that there is an official website for the program – all helped by Federal funding. Of course!
Interestingly enough the “Combat Meth Act” was part of the Patriot Act signed into law in 2005. This is the law that made it much more difficult to purchase cold remedies containing pseudoephedrine. You have to buy them behind the counter now and that is subject to limited quantities.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly not for people using meth. Years ago I worked in McAlester, OK, and at least 60% of our employees abused meth among other things. No, I’m not exaggerating one bit. There were many times I had to bail out employees so we could keep production going. An employee that I dated for a few months (Jennifer) would drive me around and show me the houses where they were “cooking” – then we’d go out for dinner and a few drinks. She would walk right up to to many of the wealthy and powerful in the town and they would buy her drinks or dinner. These were many of the same people that I knew from business – pretty sad actually.
The communities around Quitman, TX, are just as bad though. I also worked around Alba, TX, and there were a lot of rural houses used as meth labs around the Lake Fork area.
I just find it hilarious that we have to have “meth watch” signs posted.