June 20, 2011 5 Comments
May 2, 2011 1 Comment
Directed by Gerard Ungerman, Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure documents what many believe to be dangerous hypocrisy on the part of the American government. The film gives particular attention to the reasons behind the drug trade (Colombia is the world’s biggest cocaine exporter), which include illegal trade funded by radicals, the corrupt government, and the simple fact that most farmers harvest coca because they can’t survive on the profits of legitimate food crops. Ungerman also explores the link to America’s notorious School of the Americas in Georgia and how targeted aerial fumigation has destroyed perfectly legal natural resources in the mission to eradicate drug crops. The film concludes that the U.S. military-industrial complex is cashing in on the violence they themselves perpetrate, while doing little to actually stem cocaine production.
- Colombia drug war efforts praised (bbc.co.uk)
- Plan Colombia Is a Warning Sign, Not a Model, for Afghanistan (humanrights.change.org)
- The Mexican Drug War … (bleyzie.wordpress.com)
April 29, 2011 3 Comments
Get caught making hash in Oklahoma and you could go to prison for life…In related news, many prisons are privately owned. It’s sort of like a landlord who forces you to live in his shitty building for the rest of your life because you did something in Oklahoma that others get paid to do in California.
Oklahoma is the giant rodeo belt buckle on America’s Bible belt.
A bill that mandates a sentence of up to life in prison for converting marijuana or marijuana oil into hashish is heading to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s (R) desk after being passed by the state Legislature on Monday.
House Bill 1798 makes the conviction of a first time offense of manufacturing hashish a felony with a prison mandatory minimum sentence of two years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Hashish is made by compressing and heating glandular hairs from marijuana plants known as “kief.” Chemical solvents can also be used to extract the psychoactive components of the marijuana plant, resulting in hash oil.
Under a second offense, sentences would be doubled and those convicted would be unable to receive a suspended sentence or probation.
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs spokesman Mark Woodward told The Associated Press  that the bill is meant to “send a message” that illegal drugs won’t be tolerated in the state.
The Oklahoma Senate approved the legislation in a 44 to 2 vote and the state House approved the legislation 75 to 18.
Under current Oklahoma law, being convicted of cultivating or selling marijuana can result in sentence of up to life in prison. In February, 25-year-old Oklahoma mother of four was sentenced to 10 years in prison  for a $31 marijuana sale.
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- Oklahoma lawmakers approve life sentence for cooking hashish (tipggita32.wordpress.com)
March 1, 2011 Leave a comment
10,000 square foot marijuana store opened in Sacramento
By IBTimes Staff Reporter
A retail store, dubbed as the “Wal Mart of weed” has thrown open its doors in Sacramento with how-to experts and merchandise to help medical marijuana patients grow pot.
The facility is a whopping 10,000 square foot warehouse and hopes to provide individuals in California with everything required to grow marijuana.
The retail outlet that calls itself ‘The First Honest Hydro Store’ was just the conversation starter for an unusual celebration of legal cannabis commerce in California, the Sacramento Bee reported.
The company weGrow, hopes to offer benefit for those seeking medical marijuana. It was all for a gardening supply store that doesn’t sell any marijuana but packs its shelves with plant nutrients called “Kushie Kush” and “Big Bud,” and caters to customers who grow medical marijuana, the report said.
February 26, 2011 1 Comment
DEA to legalize marijuana chemical for Big Pharma but keep it a crime for everyone else
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
(NaturalNews) Have no illusions about the true nature of the so-called “War on Drugs” and the actions of the DEA. The War on Drugs has always been about protecting the profits of the drug companies which have a long and well-documented history of copying street drugs, repackaging them as “medications” and selling them to children as FDA-approved drugs (see below).
Today, yet another example emerges as the DEA moves to legalize THC in Big Pharma’s pills while simultaneously making it illegal for anyone else to grow, sell or possess THC. The DEA, you see, is working to change the classification of THC from a schedule I substance (like street heroin) to a schedule III drug (pharmaceuticals). So if Big Pharma grows its own marijuana plants, extracts the THC and puts it into a “pot pill,” those pills will be perfectly legal. They’re already FDA approved, actually, when made with the synthetic version of THC.
But if a guy grows the very same chemical in his backyard, then extracts THC from those plants — even for his own personal use — suddenly he’s guilty of committing a federal crime and will likely be subjected to an armed raid by DEA agents.