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.

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

 

 

Boston Cannabis Info and News helps Massachusetts residents and visitors follow local cannabis news, and to continue to evaluate the positions of local politicians and leaders regarding the immoral Drug War and cannabis.

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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..

 

Repairing Our Relationship with Cannabis

Repairing Our Relationship with Cannabis

Cannabis has been misunderstood in America

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Our difficult relationship with cannabis goes back thousands of years..

Many people will be shocked to find out that not only can cannabis be traced back to one of civilizations first cultivated crops, being continually cultivated in China since the neolithic age, but it may be responsible for mankind leaving the stone age (Neo-lithic Revolution), was integral to the founding of the worlds first oldest and largest religions, offers mankind more useful products from one plant than any other plant known, is currently being researched as a cancer treatment, and may be the original key to human consciousness having lead an evolved human mind into a more calm reflexive abstract thinking mind..

Repairing Our Relationship with Cannabis
Repairing Our Relationship with Cannabis

That’s right .. the theory is not new. Its called Bicameralism.  And explains that the human mind until several thousand years ago could most closely be described today as schizophrenic. Thoughts would often be heard as what can closely be explained as command hallucinations (auditory hallucinations). We think therefore we are. But before this the mind was more animal like, in the moment, constantly moving from one task to the next, think of a dog or even ants which are capable of impressive social or technical feats.

One could see how this may have developed… before people being aware of the idea(s) that we have a thinking brain which has internal thoughts, which may be manifested different ways. Thinking to oneself before one thought of it as thinking to oneself would be like listening to a very intense and knowledgeable person whispering in your head. Cannabis’ therapeutic effect on the mentally ill is very notable here. Because it can be used for just that said effect in a busy ADHD person’s mind for example… bringing reflection, focus and creativity to a world that is consumed with physical stress.

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It is also not hard to see how certain hunter gatherer societies would benefit from this ability to expand perception, not to mention the hundreds of medicinal, nutritional, and industrial uses cannabis provides.. allowing them to be better prepared for survival and therefore be the evolutionary winners over those less equipped.

Would cannabis have helped or hurt a neolithic age hunter gatherer society?

Do we have different uses for cannabis today?

Because of Greed, Politics, and frankly Racism cannabis is still federally illegal in the USA.

How did this situation come about?

Why does our government lie so blatantly with regards to cannabis?

 

Stay tuned folks…

 

Chief

 

Repairing Our Relationship with Cannabis