Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

Quincy Police, Unfriendly to Cannabis Consumers and Their Friends.

Police executed a search warrant on Thursday and arrested Ray Crowell, 33, for operating an illegal marijuana delivery service.

Crowell was charged with Distribution Class D (marijuana), Distribution Class C (THC oil), Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D, Possession with Intent to Distribute Class C (THC oil), Manufacturing Class C (THC oil), and Cultivating Class D (marijuana).

Crowell, who operated under the name “Boston’s Best Buds,” posted a message reassuring his customers on the website AllBud.com.

“Spent all day in jail. Inventory temporarily seized. Things should be back to normal within the week. Will have updates tomorrow., Thank you :)”

Quincy Man Accused Of Running $10,000 A Week Marijuana Delivery Service

Quincy Police Attack Cannabis Community, Arrest and Disrupt Popular Boston Delivery Service

 

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Quincy Police, Unfriendly to Cannabis Consumers and Their Friends.

Op-Ed

If you are smart, you should disregard much of what is reported by police departments that adopt a prohibitionist stance on cannabis/marijuana. They have been shown to not only radically inflate estimates of value on cannabis products, but to be flat out dishonest when it serves them. They simply can not be trusted on issues related to Cannabis.

This is unfortunate, but police departments throughout Massachusetts have been working closely with the media to popularize and push their revitalized cannabis/marijuana prohibition campaigns. Stories of people who go to the emergency room after ingesting too many infused edibles are hyped up and touted on corporate local news as the next public health scare, and the horrors of driving after smoking a joint are ridiculously now distorted by police departments to make high drivers sound like the latest traffic scourge. Cannabis distribution is equated with Heroin or illegal drug distribution. Its dishonest. Its immoral. Its also the type of behavior we have come to expect from our leaders in law enforcement, their friends in government, and the corporate mass media.

These propaganda campaigns are old and tired and can easily be seen as an extension of Anslinger’s and then Nixon’s racist, ignorant, and immoral policies of greed.

 

The Quincy Police Department is making a loud statement that they are against the “devil weed” cannabis, and all of its consumers. The constant focus by law enforcement on trying to re-criminalize the Cannabis Community in Massachusetts is misled and malicious. It should be seen as an attack on the voters of the commonwealth, in a continued nasty turn towards prejudice and ignorance that is sweeping the nation.

The Quincy Police must explain why they have taken this bold and unprecedented decision to continue to attack the voters of Massachusetts, AFTER they have clearly said they no longer want law enforcement to behave this way. Why is there constant pressure from law enforcement to seek every avenue to create fear in our community? Why, after a very clear vote for legalization are Massachusetts law enforcement departments using taxpayer money to negate the will of the taxpayers? These are not the actions of agencies that are looking to build trust and respect but, just as our now President Trump often displays, these actions are designed to sow fear and unease. They do nothing to make anyone safer.

Quincy police seem to be woefully behind in their understanding of the new law, or willfully ignorant. This is not a surprise after what we see nationally though. The continued disrespect and hostility from local police departments and law enforcement, will ensure that the new legal market for cannabis in Massachusetts is only operated by the rich and connected who pay the police their due. They will still be able to criminalize people of color or anyone else that they don’t approve of, regardless of the will of the voters. This is the old system trying to maintain its grip on the market.

What will anyone do about this type of injustice? Once again it is those that are tasked with protecting us that are abusing and oppressing us here so the solution is up to us.

When law enforcement refuses to serve the people they are no longer law enforcement.. They are an  opposing force. That is what Donald Trump seems to be doing. And that’s what our local and state law enforcement does in respect to their treatment of our cannabis community. We know who has had the greatest benefit from the continued prohibition of cannabis. It has always been law enforcement, from the beginning, that has benefited the most from our unjust and immoral drug war and mass incarceration system. With education, our police department leaders would know this, but they have been so busy criminalizing us, they have not paused to consider the morals of their actions.

There is a lot of money in taking peoples rights away. All citizens that find themselves with a police department that is anxious to arrest cannabis consumers, advocates, and leaders, must reconsider applying the moniker “finest” to the the name of their city or state to represent their police department.

“Quincy’s Finest”, does not ring true when you know that they are acting in unison with those that would sow lies and fear.

 

 

 

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Cannabis Found In Ancient Grave! Groundbreaking New Archaeological Find.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/marijuana-cannabis-pot-weed-burial-shroud-china-ancient-discovery-scythians-turpan-archaeology-botany/

Amazing! What now very clearly appears to be a 2000+ year old ancient grave in China had a burial shroud of freshly cut cannabis placed on the body. This is the first time such a find has ever been recorded. This does not appear to be Hemp but what we would call today medical or sacramental cannabis because it is grown for its high thc content and not its fiber or nutritious content. Historians like myself have been waiting for exactly such a discovery for decades.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/06/496879368/trove-of-cannabis-plants-found-in-ancient-tomb-in-china

 

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ancient cannabis in Scythian Grave

We now have the proof to the truths we have been claiming for so long and been dismissed by the mainstream society. Thanks to the work of so many professionals we are finally lifting the veil of ignorance and hidden history of cannabis in the world. Once again, in case anyone missed it…

CANNABIS IS AN ORIGINAL CHRISTIAN SACRAMENT!

THEY HAVE BEEN LYING ABOUT IT FOR YEARS!

IT IS THE MAIN ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN THE HOLY ANOINTING OIL AND HOLY INCENSE OF THE ANCIENT HEBREWS AND CHRISTIANS

CANNABIS HAS BEEN INTEGRAL TO OUR HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND CIVILIZED SOCIETY.

MODERN CHRISTIANS WONT ADMIT IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN DUPED FOR SO LONG

THE CONTINUED AMERICAN DENIAL OF THE INDIVIDUAL RIGHT TO CANNABIS USE IN A SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS CONTEXT IS AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

Imagine being lied to so thoroughly that your own religion becomes a lie?

Kaneh Bosm, Kaneh Bosem, Keneh Bosm, Keneh Bosem, Qeneh Bosm, Qneh Busma

 

Our cannabis community is owed an apology from every Christian that made the claim that Cannabis is from the devil and is against a Christian lifestyle. This always was a lie. It is from God, and enhances ones relationship with God. Read a bible if you still have a problem with it.

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National Guard and State Police Team Up And Confiscate Marijuana Plant from 81 Year Old Woman.

 

AMHERST, Mass. – The Massachusetts National Guard and State Police reportedly joined forces to seize a single marijuana plant from an 81-year-old woman.

That’s right folks. Our tax dollars are still hard at work not working for us! How can law enforcement defend this behavior? They wont. They cant. Kinda like how Donald Trump’s behavior cant be defended. Its a similar attitude and culture that we see in both situations.

 

http://www.fox25boston.com/news/mass-national-guard-state-police-raid-81-year-old-womans-home-to-seize-pot-plant/454037484

Pols take sides as marijuana legalization campaign heats up Sheriff Tompkins.. Wrong on Cannabis

BOSTON — As proponents gathered outside the State House Wednesday, Aug. 3 to urge support for marijuana legalization and condemn arguments against it as rooted in fear, opponents of a ballot question to allow the adult use of marijuana released a list of 119 members of the Legislature opposing legalization.

Source: Pols take sides as marijuana legalization campaign heats up | August 26, 2016 | www.leominsterchamp.com | Leominster Champion

“I’m always concerned, particularly as a sheriff, about who goes to jail and who does not, and when you look at the overwhelming number of people of color, black and Latino, that are in our incarceration facilities, yes, I am very concerned about that,” Tompkins told the News Service. “That said, I have to balance that with health issues and I have to balance that with what I see going on.”

Sherriff Steve Tompkins is not in a good place when it come to cannabis policy… Lets hope someone pulls him to the side and teaches him a thing or two about cannabis.

 

He seems to believe its better to continue to criminalize cannabis and take peoples freedom away for possession than to change our culture for the better. The “health issues and what he sees going on” are enough for him to claim that its best left illegal for now. A corrupt position because there are no real health issues to be concerned of. Nothing that rises to the level that he is claiming. Only Reefer Madness concerns.. The continued criminalization of cannabis is a detriment to those that have been living under the terror of the drug war. Steve Tompkins doesn’t seem to believe we have suffered enough?

This is your Bill of Rights…on Drugs | American Civil Liberties Union

You probably remember the good ole’ frying pan, fried egg, fried brain anti-drug commercial from back in the day. If taking a good beating from a frying pan is what happens to your brain on drugs, you should check out what’s happened to your Bill of Rights on drugs. Almost 40 years ago, perhaps sparking the Bush team’s bright idea to declare a “war on terror,” President Nixon declared a “war on drugs.”

By the time George Bush Sr. entered the White House in 1989, a Washington Post-ABC News Poll found that 62 percent of Americans would be willing to give up a few of their freedoms in order to fight the war on drugs. And Uncle Sam has been more than willing to take them up on it. Most of the court cases within the past 40 years that have methodically abridged individual rights like freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures and property rights, have all concerned drugs. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall even coined a term for the growing practice of sacrificing constitutional rights in the name of the fighting drugs: the “drug exception.”

It seems appropriate on this Constitution Day to take a few moments to mourn all that we’ve lost from the Bill of Rights and the Constitution due to these “drug exceptions:” Freedom from Unreasonable Search and Seizure: Perhaps the big loser of all has been the Fourth Amendment, which limits the power of the government to enter and search one’s private property. Think about it: Unlike other crimes, drug offenses do not often have complaining witnesses (i.e.: people who come forward to request police assistance). The parties who use, sell or manufacture drugs are consenting participants who likely wish to hide their drug activity. In order to unearth drug crimes, the police must engage in wiretapping, surveillance, undercover operations, the use of confidential informants, entrapment by offering to buy or sell drugs, and countless other practices that strike at the heart of what the Fourth Amendment is all about.

In the name of the drug war, courts have allowed suspicionless drug testing of wide swaths of students and private employees, and the State of Michigan almost got away with conducting random drug testing of welfare recipients. The incidence of surprise, paramilitary-style raids on people’s homes – and courts’ approval of them – in the name of routine drug policing has skyrocketed in recent years. Similarly, courts have repeatedly given the stamp of approval to the ever-increasing use of police drug dogs to search homes, cars, bags and people. Freedom of Speech: When it comes to speaking out against the government’s drug policy, the right to free speech has also fallen prey to the drug war. In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court carved out a “drug exception” to one of the most central tenets of free speech jurisprudence: the government cannot discriminate on the basis of the viewpoints being expressed in speech.

In Morse v. Frederick the Court ruled that a student’s speech could be censored at a school-related event (even outside the school), not because it was disruptive or because it provoked imminent lawlessness, but because it contained the word “bong.” The Court drew on other drug-related precedent to find that when it comes to students in the school context (and even students who are near a school, as in this case), the government can make exceptions to free speech rights when it comes to speech about drugs. Freedom of Religion: In a 1990 case brought by Native Americans who use peyote for religious purposes, the U.S. Supreme Court shunned the longstanding rules protecting the free exercise of religion and ruled that all religious practices give way to the general laws of the land – in this case drug laws. In response, Congress passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) which restored the rights of people to participate in religious activities even when their practices appear to be in tension with other laws.

The U.S. Supreme Court subsequently struck down RFRA protections as applied to state laws so that when state laws and religious practices conflict, the state laws essentially win out. The silver lining, however, is that courts have ruled that RFRA protections remain intact in matters of federal law, such as in the case of Gonzales v. UDV (involving a church’s use of ayuhausca tea as part of its ritual, in conflict with federal drug laws) and Guam v. Guerrero (involving Rastafarians’ religious use of marijuana, in conflict with federal drug laws).  Currently, courts are considering the legality of the Church of Cognizance’s religious use of marijuana. Right to Vote: Because the laws of many states continue to deny voting rights to those with current or prior felony convictions – many of them for drug offenses – an entire class of citizens has been shut out of the democratic process. To da

Source: This is your Bill of Rights…on Drugs | American Civil Liberties Union

 

The shame and disgrace of the drug war is so evident… Between the Patriot Act and our  Drug War policies there is so little left of The Bill Of Rights. We will only be able to honestly claim 2 or 3 of the lesser 10 Amendments for our protection in Bill of Rights. Not enough left to wipe your ass with!

Obama Leaves Behind a Marijuana Nightmare – MARIJUANA POLITICS

At the twilight of his presidency, Barack Obama leaves unmet the huge need to change federal cannabis law. President Barack Obama will soon leave office. Although he will re-enter private life as one of America’s better presidents, he has failed to address the calamitous war on drugs, especially the eight-decade […]

Source: Obama Leaves Behind a Marijuana Nightmare – MARIJUANA POLITICS

I really couldn’t have summed it up better myself. Don Fitch lays it down in bruising detail. Prohibitionists truly have a lot more explaining to do… Who will take responsibility for the decades of deliberate lies and mistreatment at the hands of government and cause a change of course? I’m guessing no one. Not the President Not Republicans or Democrats or likely any citizens for that matter. Will it ever end then? We must continue to change culture with knowledge.

Top African American Leaders Join Over 1,000 Worldwide Calling for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session | Drug Policy Alliance

Source: Top African American Leaders Join Over 1,000 Worldwide Calling for End to “Disastrous” Drug War, Ahead of UN Special Session | Drug Policy Alliance

Another long list of people trying to make the world a better place by ending drug war policies worldwide. they use the same language that we typically use here at bostoncannabis.info

“Disastrous”

Local politicians should take note.

 

The unprecedented list of signatories includes a range of people from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders to businessmen Warren Buffett, George Soros, Richard Branson, Barry Diller, actors Michael Douglas and Woody Harrelson, Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, singers John Legend and Mary J. Blige, activists Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gloria Steinem and Michelle Alexander, as well as distinguished legislators, cabinet ministers, and former UN officials.

“The drug control regime that emerged during the last century,” the letter says, “has proven disastrous for global health, security and human rights.  Focused overwhelmingly on criminalization and punishment, it created a vast illicit market that has enriched criminal organizations, corrupted governments, triggered explosive violence, distorted economic markets and undermined basic moral values.

“Governments devoted disproportionate resources to repression at the expense of efforts to better the human condition.  Tens of millions of people, mostly poor and racial and ethnic minorities, were incarcerated, mostly for low-level and non-violent drug law violations, with little if any benefit to public security. Problematic drug use and HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other infectious diseases spread rapidly as prohibitionist laws, agencies and attitudes impeded harm reduction and other effective health policies.

“Humankind cannot afford a 21st century drug policy as ineffective and counter-productive as the last century’s.”

“The influence and diversity of the leaders who signed this letter is unprecedented,” said Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which orchestrated the initiative in collaboration with dozens of allied organizations and individuals around the world.  “Never before have so many respected voices joined together in calling for fundamental reform of drug control policies – in particular limiting ‘the role of criminalization and criminal justice… to the extent truly required to protect health and safety’.”

The UN Special Session, which will take place April 19-21, is the first of its kind since 1998, when the UN’s illusory but official slogan was “A drug-free world – we can do it!”  The upcoming UNGASS was proposed in late 2012 by the Mexican government, with strong support from other Latin American governments.  Last year UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a strong call-to-action, urging governments “to conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options.”  Today’s public letter to him was prompted in part by the obstacles to such debate within the confines of the United Nations.

“This letter was drafted and all the signatures secured in just the past few weeks,” noted Nadelmann.  “The signatories represent a tiny fraction of the distinguished leaders in politics and public policy, academia, law and law enforcement, health and medicine, culture and entertainment, business, and religion who would agree with the sentiments expressed in this letter.”