Sunday, December 20, 2009

prohibition in the 21st century

Photo of Norse Quad at University of Colorado @ Boulder. April 20th celebration (4/20) Smoke from thousands of students seen hovering above crowd at 4:20 PM

DEA seen after a drug bust in CA, plants are taken as evidence and later destroyed due to federal law banning Cannabis Sativa.

Graph of the number of Americans put in jail. A lot of people are given criminal records.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hemp video

Thursday, November 19, 2009

To check out about marijuana

Some things to check out for more marijuana information:

Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Heror

Marijuana is Safer

The Union Podcast

NORML Podcast


The Spoof

Being a young adult I have little experience when it comes to many of societies problems. But I have had a decent education and an understanding that others may have different beliefs. What I cannot stand is people who know they are wrong, yet continue the same and waste energy endorsing and enforcing failed ways. Perhaps just as bad are people who know somethings are wrong, but are scared to act because it is against the status quo.
We have an ego problem in this country and it's not only people that won't belief facts. It's also the people who know the facts yet do nothing. If you do a five minute read up about marijuana (cannabis sativa) you will see actual documented facts. It's safer than alcohol yet the punishment for use could get me in serious trouble. Even if I'm sick? And everyone goes along with it. It's like alcohol prohibition all over again, behind closed doors and no regulation with high profit motives. And again just like prohibition everyone can get it, but you don't always know what your getting and you get in trouble if caught. Yet again the public, the guy in the middle gets the most fucked over. Yet again he has to deal with an illegal market that inflates the prices; today where 1 gram costs $15 for decent product. With prohibition, you might get whiskey, when all you wanted was a beer or two. Same thing today.

The spoof is that we have accepted the level of prohibition that if you want it changed to a legal regulated industry with stock options and CEO's and job creation and trickle down side industry with beautiful California grown landscapes and tourism, you need a president with balls. Look at FDR. I don't condone excessive drinking, its annoying to others and your likely to get sick or urinate anywhere you please without fear of the consequences. But I tolerate its moderate use, because I know that the alternatives to what we have in place right now are much worse than it is. Rather than armed thugs trafficking an illegal shipment of whiskey barrels from Canada to the US, we have a Crown Royal truck with a decent truck driver who has to stop at the weigh station and have his truck checked at the border. They even have the damn things go through a x-ray machine! And it goes to a store, with workers and customers, and money is earned and spent, all the while taxes are being made (income tax from workers salary, sales tax from customers purchase) for the government to waste on outlawing a plant less harmful to society than the alcohol being sold. Welcome to the Twilight Zone...! Tonights episode The Spoof!

And of course if you want legalization, your a stoner! If you wanted alcohol legal during prohibition, were you a boozer? or an alcoholic? Possibly, that could be true. Some people that want weed legal are stoners; exactly the stereotype you can think of. But are they a harm to you? Maybe they clog your Taco Bell line (hehe) Perhaps they have the "munchies" (LOL!) Or perhaps everyone freaking does it and maybe you shouldn't give such a shit about a policy created by racist bureaucrats who only cared about keeping their budget high and lied to the entire country through a misinformation campaign fueled with racism that is on par with Nazi Germany of WW2.

The worst part of all is that everyone goes along with it, but most know it isn't true. The objective of this project is to explain without question that marijuana should be legal in this country and to not do so will be looked at as stupid. On the same level as making alcohol illegal, without the harmful health problems that can be attributed.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Questions to police officers

A few questions I'd like to ask police officers whose job is to enforce the law.

Who is more difficult to arrest, someone who is high or someone who is drunk? Why?

On average, how much of your time is spent arresting someone when they are charged with marijuana possession? Half an hour? More?

Have you ever encountered a person who was in an assault and had been smoking marijuana and not doing any other substances?

How much of your time is spent dealing with marijuana related crimes? Would you classify the typical pot smoker a threat to society, besides their marijuana consumption?

How would the illegal marijuana market maintain itself if marijuana were regulated? Why wouldn't it be like when alcohol prohibition ended?

Of the total yearly arrests, what percentage do marijuana related offenses account for? Is their additional funding to combat the marijuana problem?

Would you support a treatment system for marijuana abusers, but tolerate casual users, similar to alcohol programs in place?

How many calls a year does the police department receive regarding marijuana deaths? alcohol?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Section about the state of California and the history of cannabis going back to 1996 passing of medical marijuana bill.

- medical marijuana (dispensaries) - over 800 in LA county - DEA action
- Oaksterdam University in Oakland
- Humbolte County
- Hearst Castle -Neptune pool - gold indoor pool
- Coachella - Phish Concert Halloween 2009
- National Forest illegal grow sites
- Natural disasters in CA - forest fires - landslides from rainfall

For the new comers (because you don't do illegal things...)

Section is information for new people to weed. Basically "Marijuana for Dummies" section of powerpoint.

- the plant (Cannabis Sativa)-> flowers (bud) THC = stoned
- substance itself (THC) and other stuff like cannabinoids
- one gram is all you need (not chainsmoking like tobacco smokers)
- bring on the metric system (3.5 grams = 1/8th Oz.)
- how to smoke - joint (cigarette), blunt (cigar rapper), pipe, bong, gravity bong, vaporizer (volcano, iolite), bubbler, one-hitter