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August 16, 2015


History of marijuana prohibition and supportive documentation that it wasn't invented in a lab in 1937:

1) Marijuana wasn't invented in 1937 by drug cartels from Mexico and I present, what to some might be shocking documentation, evidence of this fact.

2) Marijuana as a medicine and psychotropic plant has been used by humans for at least 2800 years.

It's ironic how successful marijuana prohibition was... how successful the propaganda was demonizing the use of a medicinal plant used safely by humans for several millennia.

Marijuana is so bad that it is a Schedule 1 drug under the control of a federal agency called the DEA, that without the propaganda, would likely not even exist. President Richard Nixon created the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) largely based on his paranoia towards marijuana. Although the DEA today seems to control the manufacturing and distribution of all pharmaceuticals, it's primary task as established by President Nixon was control of marijuana, a plant that was banned in 1937 under the guise of the Marijuana Tax Act. The law is infamous based on a Yellow Journalism movie called reefer Madness:

"Reefer Madness (originally made as Tell Your Children and sometimes titled as The Burning Question, Dope Addict, Doped Youth, and Love Madness) is a 1936–1939 American propaganda exploitation drama drug addiction film revolving around the melodramatic events that ensue when high school students are lured by pushers to try marijuana..."

Still today over 75 years later non-violent people are subject to arrest and alienation from society based upon use or possession of this plant. They are deprived of their freedom, chances for a job that they might excel at, and ostracized. Although several states have now legalized it for use by adults, the federal government digs in and refuses to accept that use or possession of marijuana does not constitute "crime". It's "illegal" yes, but why?

I meet people occasionally that tell me marijuana is bad because it was invented by drug cartels back during alcohol prohibition. Mexican cartels seeking to exploit our children and taking advantage of alcohol prohibition.

"Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933."

So much for that!!!

However the focus then turned upon marijuana, the "destroyer of youth", illegal Mexican immigrants, Negroes seducing White girls with marijuana. The Great Depression was happening... what jobs there were belonged to Americans, not illegal immigrants. Outlawing marijuana seemed to be the simplest solution to arresting undesirables. By demonizing marijuana it solved not only that problem, it also solved the corporate problem of hemp (marijuana) trumping chemical, petroleum and pharmaceutical developments. The age of cannabis as a criminal activity had arrived.

Marijuana was invented... laws against manufacturing it went on the books. Growing it was equivalent to producing it in a lab. Wild hemp became a manufactured product and hemp production for clothing, fuel, bio-products was equated to murder. Nationwide, all hemp was obliterated, burned and destroyed.

Elvis Presley, The King of Rock asked President Nixon if he could become a NARC, believing strongly as the President did that marijuana was a scourge. Parents told stories of marijuana addicts jumping out of window, off from roofs. Other drugs became tied into use of marijuana - heroin, cocaine, opium... "marijuana use led to hard drugs", ironic as marijuana was considered the "hardest drug" of all.

How many people have died of marijuana consumption? Zero. Compared to alcohol use how many brains and bodies have been destroyed because of it's use? Some people honestly have or open mental issues due to cannabis use, however in truth, for every marijuana psychological problem there are 1000 alcohol related problems. And as far as deaths go, Zero/10,000, marijuana/alcohol.

A rare treat for you perhaps. I own Volume X of the US Pharmacopceia, published in 1926. This was the American Medical Association's Bible for medicine. It includes every medicine and how to compound it known by medical science as of 1926... well after snake medicine became a thing of the past in the early 1900's.