Boston City Council and Cannabis

Boston City Council members Wu and Jackson are the first to stand up for Boston cannabis patients, and move towards the end of our Racist Drug War!

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2016/08/02/pro-pot-campaign-now-collecting-politicians-corner

We have been eagerly watching and waiting for our local politicians to start taking public positions on cannabis legalization and here it is folks!

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/massachusetts-playbook/2016/08/bostons-medical-marijuana-dispensary-open-today-charter-backers-mysterious-fundraising-pokemon-go-politics-215664

We here at Bostoncannabis.info want to thank councilors, current President Michelle Wu and Tito Jackson for doing their job properly and encourage them to continue to choose the moral option when supporting policy.

They have researched the issues and come to the inevitable conclusion that the immoral drug war must go. It is sad really that it has taken this long but we should all breath a collective sigh of relief… Someone in our local government gets it!

Lets hope that other politicians will now follow suit.

cityofboston.gov/citycouncil/live.asp

We will be watching at each turn to hold our local politicians accountable for their support of the immoral drug war and cannabis prohibition.

Boston City Council Admits To Violating Open Meeting Law While Passing Anti-Medical Marijuana Measure

Unfortunate meeting for the City Council..

https://www.civilized.life/articles/boston-medical-marijuana-dispensaries

Mike Crawford and Andy Gaus lay it out about the Boston City Councils ignorance and hostility to cannabis.

 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/06/08/council-backs-proposed-allston-medical-marijuana-dispensary/wvxJlbce8JPholrXdapEUO/story.html

 

In this article Councilor  Tito Jackson gets it!

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Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson talks sense on cannabis reform.

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/health-care/2016/04/boston-city-councilor-sees-recreational-pot-as.html

He seems to have done some research on the drug war and may have some knowledge on issue of cannabis… BUT! his use of the term Marijuana and his connection to criminality in the article is troubling and does not make him an advocate for patients.

City Council makes changes after violating the Open Meeting Law

http://50.56.238.19/boston-news-opinions/2014/11/blunt-truth-the-bra-conspiracy-against-mma/

Here Boston City Council President Bill Linehan seems to believe that drug people are bad and will ruin the neighborhood.. Really!? The same witch hunt argument used about black people when they want to move into new neighborhood?!”Not on my block!!”

https://digboston.com/cannabigotry-boston-city-council-kicks-the-cannabis-down-the-road/

Ignorant AND Bigoted !!

big·ot·ed
ˈbiɡədəd/
adjective
  1. having or revealing an obstinate belief in the superiority of one’s own opinions and a prejudiced intolerance of the opinions of others.
ig·no·rant
ˈiɡnərənt/
adjective
  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”
    • lacking knowledge, information, or awareness about something in particular.
      “they were ignorant of astronomy”
      synonyms: without knowledge of, unaware of, unconscious of, oblivious to, incognizant of,unfamiliar with, unacquainted with, uninformed about, ill-informed about, unenlightened about, unconversant with, inexperienced in/with, naive about, green about; More

    • informal
      discourteous or rude.

https://digboston.com/cannabigotry-boston-city-council-kicks-the-cannabis-down-the-road/

 

Gov. Charlie Baker’s Prohibitionist Stance on Cannabis

Gov. Charlie Baker’s Prohibitionist Stance on Cannabis

Governor Charlie Baker is a Prohibitionist on the issue of cannabis.

Ignorance defined…

Prohibitionist Gov Charlie Baker
Baker spreading his negative cannabis propaganda at WGBH

Cannabis prohibition and the larger Drug War is immoral, racist, ignorant, and responsible for making our once peaceful communities violent.

Just as Alcohol Prohibition did in the 1930s, and as all Americans were very aware of this fact back then, they amended the US Constitution rather quickly to reverse the misled policy and law… 21st Amendment..

Our modern American society is not honest enough about our racist justice system, racist drug war, and racist mass incarceration to address these issues, and reverse the misled drug war..

Too much money is made for too many Americans now for us to revisit the tremendous wrongs that were done under these previous administrations..right? We are too heavily invested in mass incarceration now..right? Gotta keep the money circulating… right?

President Obama struggled just to enact his own policies.. fixing the policies of our previous republican administration will take more than two terms..

So how are we to build the will to reverse such entrenched and built in yet totally ignorant, wrong and misled policies from multiple administrations going back to the 1970s of our country?

Now we have a racist Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump… who is very much NOT unlike previous Racist President Ronald Reagan. Reagan followed in the footsteps of our most criminal and disgraced president of modern times Richard M Nixon, who started the drug war as we know it.. Reagan kickstarted the Drug War into overdrive. This is the legacy of the Republican Party. Of which our Governor belongs to..

So it is not surprising that he is an invested prohibitionist, but his ignorance or willingness to misrepresent the truth on the issue of cannabis is still disappointing and even depressing. Why are politicians never held accountable for these bold lies?.. Cannabis is a gateway drug, cannabis is dangerous, leads to criminality, its more dangerous than cocaine (therefore should be illegal), cannabis damages your brain, recovery community is against legalized cannabis all lies, lies, lies, lies…

Gov Baker is a Republican who refused to attend his party’s racist national convention and claims he wont vote for their racist republican nominee for president this year! uhm OK..? WTF!? Discourage people to vote much Governor?!

Why does he claim to be a Republican again?!!? You can try to distance yourself from the racism in the republican party but as a republican Charlie Baker supports the same racist, ignorant, immoral policies that his party does.

 

 

Governor Baker is furthering classic negative cannabis propaganda.. The Gateway theory has been thoroughly debunked and most people in our modern culture are aware that it has. Get real man! Thats some bold faced lies Charlie!!

Check out this Article from time to know more…

Marijuana as a Gateway Drug: The Myth That Will Not Die

Scientists long ago abandoned the idea that marijuana causes users to try other drugs: as far back as 1999, in areport commissioned by Congress to look at the possible dangers of medical marijuana, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences wrote:

Since then, numerous other studies have failed to support the gateway idea. Every year, the federal government funds two huge surveys on drug use in the population. Over and over they find that the number of people who try marijuana dwarfs that for cocaine or heroin. For example, in 2009, 2.3 million people reported trying pot — compared with 617,000 who tried cocaine and 180,000 who tried heroin. (More on Time.com: See photos of cannabis conventions)

 

or this article from the Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/the-real-gateway-drug-isnt-marijuana/391266/

or this from Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-not-gateway-drug-325358

 

or this…

http://www.vice.com/read/why-marijuana-is-not-a-gateway-drug-1013

…its embarrassing and depressing that our state leadership is so ignorant and uninformed when it comes to this issue.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Cannabis

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Cannabis

ignorance.. defined..

Mayor Walsh on cannabis

http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2015/06/09/legalize-marijuana-wendy-kaminer

Mayor Walsh is furthering classic negative cannabis propaganda.. The Gateway theory has been thoroughly debunked and most people in our modern culture are aware that it has.

It is painful to see our Mayor be so ignorant and misinformed on the issue of cannabis.. makes us wonder who he is talking to about cannabis..?

I would be willing to bet that they are people who gain an income from or are otherwise friendly with one of the four top industries that oppose cannabis legalization?

Law Enforcement, Prisons, Alcohol, and Tobacco?

Mayor Walsh comes from an slightly earlier local subculture of alcohol and drug abuse… where drugs are bad, people who do drugs are bad, and everyone is supposed to just say no, and not think about it anymore… This has always been an ignorant position that criminalizes normal healthy human behavior. Everyone does drugs, some are more dangerous than others.. and some have been mislabeled as dangerous due to racism or social and political reasons.. not health reasons or safety reasons..

Sugar is a drug, Caffeine is a drug, both more dangerous than cannabis. People die from too much sugar in their diet everyday.. Caffeine is a drug by any definition of the word and is sold to children throughout the world… not illegal. and not dangerous..

http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2016/07/25/marty-walsh-opens-dnc-speech-name-marty-walsh-im-alcoholic

Its not hard to know the truth about cannabis. Mayor Walsh should get the facts straight and get on the right side of this issue or risk continuing to look ignorant, and causing his city to fall behind, in one of the fastest growing industries in the nation.

Continued prohibition does not serve legal patients.. it serves those that have been enjoying the benefits of cannabis prohibition. Law Enforcement, alcohol industry, tobacco industry, prison industry both public and private, and criminals of course..

This is the digital age after all…

Sounds like a political thought process going on? Not a public safety one..

Public safety would take into account mass incarceration and the drug war, which Mayor Walsh is probably uninformed of in those areas as well.

Check out this Article from time to know more…

Marijuana as a Gateway Drug: The Myth That Will Not Die

Scientists long ago abandoned the idea that marijuana causes users to try other drugs: as far back as 1999, in areport commissioned by Congress to look at the possible dangers of medical marijuana, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences wrote:

Since then, numerous other studies have failed to support the gateway idea. Every year, the federal government funds two huge surveys on drug use in the population. Over and over they find that the number of people who try marijuana dwarfs that for cocaine or heroin. For example, in 2009, 2.3 million people reported trying pot — compared with 617,000 who tried cocaine and 180,000 who tried heroin. (More on Time.com: See photos of cannabis conventions)

or this article from the Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/the-real-gateway-drug-isnt-marijuana/391266/

or this from Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/marijuana-not-gateway-drug-325358

or this…

http://www.vice.com/read/why-marijuana-is-not-a-gateway-drug-1013

…its embarrassing and depressing that our city leadership is so ignorant and uninformed when it comes to these issues.

Cannabis and The Witch Hunt..

Cannabis and The Witch Hunt

  • Witch Hunt: the act of unfairly looking for and punishing people who are accused of having opinions that are believed to be dangerous or evil.

    Ahhh Witch Hunts… as American as apple pie..right?

Witch Hunts go way way back.. just like human cannabis use does…

Wait a minute Chief! are you trying to say witches used cannabis?

Oh yes friends.. The Witch Hunt and cannabis use go back to the beginning of recorded time..

One of the original witch hunts was against the jews of the ancient world and biblical times..

The Jewish community was accused of the “blood libel”, among many many other things to be sure..

Using the blood of christian children for their demonic potions and magic.
Using the blood of christian children for their demonic potions and magic.

Blood libel (also blood accusation)[1][2] is an accusation[3][4][5] that Jews kidnapped and murdered the children of Christians in order to use their blood as part of their religious ritualsduring Jewish holidays.[1][2][6] Historically, these claims – alongside those of well poisoning and host desecration – have been a major theme of the persecution of Jews in Europe.[4]

The majority community spread lies and propaganda about the jewish community.. saying they slaughtered christian children for sacrifices and potions..

This of course resulted in hostility towards jewish people everywhere they went..

Bias.. both explicit and implicit.. was what they experienced daily..

Jews could quickly find themselves being executed for the accusation of blood libel or heresy or witch craft..

After the Christian church had been established.. The victims of previous claims of blood libel now would come to use it against women… accused of heresy, blood libel or witchcraft..

The myth of Adam and Eve shows clearly how women were to be seen as likely to consort with devils and demons at any turn.

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This was sexist propaganda that proved very effective.. just like the racist Reefer Madness Campaign started in the 1930s..  bs66

Women only recently received right to vote in USA by 19th Constitutional Amendment  (1920). Cannabis and those that use it are still the subject of witch hunts..

Thousands of women were burned and hung as witches in Europe and the Americas..

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How many more were raped or tortured before being killed?

How many were not killed but violently scarred?

How many more were terrorized by the public spectacle and attitude?

Racist

a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another.

  1. adjective
    having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another.
    US Cannabis/Drug policy was racist from the start..
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    Harry Anslinger who was the first Commissioner for Federal Bureau of Narcotics was not ashamed of his racism then and is quoted saying all kinds of racist garbage like “Marijuana makes darkies want to sleep with white women” in a time when black men were regularly humiliated, attacked, assaulted, tortured, executed, and hung by upstanding members of society all over the country.. his organization which he ran for 30 years would later become the DEA under another Racist political leader of Americas past President Richard “Tricky” Dick Nixon.

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  3. These two scumbags, Nixon and Anslinger are responsible for our current federal cannabis policy, they are also both dead so…
  4. Anslinger and Nixon have now thoroughly been discredited as racist liars that used their positions to make immoral racist and illegal laws against their social and political enemies.. not recognizing their rights as citizens.. Anslingers 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was later found unconstitutional but the damage had been done over the 30 years it took to be challenged.. Nixon picked up the torch readily as one of Americas most criminal political campaigners… losing the highest seat in the land to his own dishonesty and willingness to break the law in order to get over on his political enemies..
  5. Nixon started a tradition and framework to continue to criminalize non-violent drug crime and minority populations. He also showed future republicans how to win the white house through racist propaganda and campaigning.. “The Southern Strategy” is Tricky Dick’s contribution to American Politics.
  6. Thanks DICK!!! and the Republican Party..
  7. politics and money… drug prohibition has never been about the health of the public. Its about over-policing the minorities and everyone here in America has known this for a long time now. NOT a mystery.. How long has The New Jim Crow been on the New York Times Bestseller list? 118weeks+!! July 22/2016aa1c484a3526bd3672b162f12484aae8Copy of alexander-jim-crow-575x383
  8. Michelle Alexander is a respected professor who was confronted with these theories and denied them at first for some time and then finally came around to giving it a serious look and was drawn in to the nightmare that is US justice or the lack thereof.
  9. Our police forces all across America continue to play out the sick racist fantasies of a twisted depression era America looking to place blame on the vulnerable for the problems of the larger society..and a disgraced political monster with no regard for millions of Americans… where minorities (black folks) hanging from trees with bloated eyes and stiff hands were a more normal and accepted part of American life..and where civil rights heroes were unconstitutionally followed, abused, spied on, conspired against and harassed… all billed to American taxpayers of course by the same criminals that brought us the drug war.

Ronald Reagan added money to his war on drugs.. putting the words mass incarceration on the lips of all Americans by 2016..Copy of quote-marijuana-is-probably-the-most-dangerous-drug-in-america-today-ronald-reagan-85-92-80trumpreag1Copy of reagansmoking

Americans have not yet had the courage to face this ugly part of our culture, and more importantly our justice system that provides so very little justice to the millions of people of color in this country due to racist policies exemplified by the drug war. The situation is, of course, and has been unsustainable… do what you will with this information, but please don’t be confused about the nature of the drug war.

Chief

 

Must See Cannabis Documentaries and Videos

We have been lied to about cannabis for so many years that there exists a lot of bad info out there about cannabis.

Government propaganda pumped lies into our collective heads for so long that anytime someone says “this is your brain” someone inevitably comlpletes the misled 1980s era propaganda phrase with “on drugs!”

 

Cannabis does not fry your brain like an egg, or any other breakfast food for that matter, but it was a powerful and well funded message..

 

The following are Chief’s selection of must see cannabis docs and vids..

The Magic Weed: History of the Marijuana Plant

The Culture High

The Union: The Business of Getting High.. was the Producers and makers of The Culture High’s previous effort. Both fantasticly informative productions with the aim of informing people about the dynamics of the drug war. Both films are highly recommended.

 

Must See Cannabis Documentaries and Videos

 

These films are a wonderful start to our modern relationship with cannabis.

 

One of the most groundbreaking pieces of video I have ever witnessed is actually Chris Bennet’s old videos from the 90s where he goes into detail about Cannabis’ Biblical history and then cannabis throughout the ancient world. The Burning Shiva Hour!

Hemp For Victory US Govt.. War Department film 1942… Acttivist Jack Herrer petitioned govt to release film after many denials that it even existed!

 

Mass Bay Cannabis Youtube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLCiktxi2dvmHk89JqOFUA

 

Enjoy!

 

Chief

The American Drug War is Immoral

The American Drug War is Immoral

The above statement is not intended to be controversial. The immorality of the Drug War has been well documented. The failure of the drug war has been well documented. The racism of the drug war has been well documented…

How Ronald Reagan’s Drug War Fueled Americans’ Addiction to Racist Ideas

Advocates of police body cams should be forewarned..

Documentation is absolutely no guarantee of justice in America..

For decades laws that were originally set up to continue the persecution of black people in a racist society still exist.. (Cannabis was outlawed essentially twice 1937 later found unconstitutional, and 1970, Racism was a more upfront reality then. Policy clearly reflects racism both times.) Racist Harry J. Anslinger1st Narcotics CommissionerThere has never been an honest accounting of these historic wrongs which has allowed politicians to continue these racist and immoral policies today. They fill jails on the basis of lies about cannabis and other drugs..

Cannabis is not dangerous. nixonBut they lie and say it is. Cannabis is medicine, but they lie and say its not. Cannabis does not make one want to use other drugs, is not a “gateway drug”, research shows cannabis to be an “exit drug” helping people to get off of opiates, but they will continue to lie and tell you it is so..

Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts

Cannabis is safer than coffee as far as researchers can tell but once again government policies lie and say that cannabis is as dangerous as heroin and list it as more dangerous than cocaine..

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Allowing them to take peoples freedoms away if caught with the “dangerous, gateway drug cannabis which offers no medical benefit whatsoever!”

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Police and law enforcement supporters conveniently dismiss the experiences of minority communities and its members as the complaints of children. Worthy of an ear but not worth doing anything about. Now that modern video has proven what thousands have complained about for decades…

 

Police and the DEA are allowed to lie to American citizens to do their jobs, get convictions, and protect their jobs… this means they are allowed and encouraged to lie to us as they prey on us… filling their quotas and private run jails… while people suffer in inhumane prisoner conditions.

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Minorities will continue to be gunned down in the street, on video.. and Police unfortunately as well, will be targets for enraged community members pushed beyond their faculties. The tit for tat police versus terrorist black gunman of the day dynamic will continue and intensify.. History is clear. All African Americans will easily be seen as terrorists after decades of being seen as violent criminals, and whatever else the society decides on. Given the current situation the most effective strategy goes to the roots of the issue. The racist and immoral drug war leads to mass incarceration, leads to distrust of police and the justice system, leads to failed society where normal and rational citizens are forced to avoid and are not served by the police but are hunted as criminals.. or, coming to a neighborhood near you any day now!!! hunted as terrorists for their political views or more easily … just being black or brown.

African-Americans and minorities have suffered hundreds of years now of being targeted by law enforcement and the wider society. The modern term for this new dynamic is a rehash of older term.. The New Jim Crow..

 

Police have been waging a proxy war for the powerful white society against Americas minorities and it is no longer sustainable.

Modern day slavery…

An American Caste system with no end in sight…

That is not a dynamic I would choose but its what exists and has been supported and maintained until now..

End the Drug War and we may have a way out of this as a nation.

Chief

Cannabis and the Creation of Modern Religion

Cannabis and the Creation of Modern Religion

Cannabis is Biblical friends…

This scholarly and classic article from Cannabis Culture is a must for cannabis historians..

Chris explains the many times cannabis is mentioned in the bible, how it was used for revelation by biblical characters, the origin of the word cannabis and why this may be new information for some..

Article from Cannabis Culture 1996 http://www.cannabisculture.com/content/1996/05/01/1090

It was work like this that really got me into the research of cannabis history and encouraged me to share with others. I encourage everyone to challenge themselves and read it. it will change your perception of our world.

Thanks To Chris Bennet for all your work!

BOM SHIVA!!

Cannabis and the Creation of Modern Religion

 

 

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Zoroaster The father of all Abrahamic Religions. Encouraged cannabis use as medicine and sacramental for the use of receiving divine revelation.

With an open mind, seek and listen to all the highest ideals. Consider the most enlightened thoughts. Then choose your path, person by person, each for oneself.

Important info on cannabis… relative to Boston and Bay-Staters..

 

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