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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by umbrella, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. I posted this before and it got a lot of support! We should write our message on the back of dollar bills! I recently got two stamps at office depot for 20 bucks a piece. They say

    ANNUAL DEATH TOLL
    ALCOHOL - 45,000
    CIGARETTES - 450,000
    MARIJUANA - 0
    petitiononline.com/endwar

    and

    "In it's natural form marijuana
    is one of the safest therapeutically
    active substances known to man."
    -DEA Judge Francis L. Young

    So far I have stamped many bills, so be on the lookout!

    Also please sign the petition...
    Here is a copy of it: It takes two seconds to sign so please make the
    effort! If you don't want to read the whole thing than just follow
    the link and sign it. We must unite, now especially since Canada
    decriminalized. 50,000 Canadian Doctors can't be wrong! Nothing will
    change if we sit here and bitch about how unfair the system is. I'm
    sick of waiting. The government's drug administration has been under
    fire since it's beginning in the 1930's.


    What They Don't Want You To Know

    Facts: Every year, 100's of people overdose on aspirin. Around 45,000
    die from alcohol abuse, (not including drunk driving accidents),
    440,000 from cigarettes, and 225,000 from malpractice and legally
    prescribed drugs, but no one has ever overdosed from marijuana, and
    it's illegal.

    Shocker: In 1988, the DEA's (Drug Enforcement Agency's) own judge,
    Francis L. Young concluded that, "In its natural form, marijuana is
    one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." He
    also stated that, "in strict medical terms marijuana is far safer
    than many foods we commonly consume." This, after hearing evidence
    from both sides of a case between NORML (National Organization for
    the Reform of Marijuana Laws) and the DEA; he recommended that the
    DEA administrator reschedule marijuana. The DEA administrator ignored
    him and didn't have to explain why, even though evidence showed that
    a person would, "have to consume nearly 1,500 pounds of marijuana
    within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response."

    Jail+Racism: Over 300 billion has been spent on the drug war since
    1980, and the major drug of concern isn't even lethal. 700,000 people
    are jailed every year for smoking marijuana, and the government
    spends an estimated $17 billion a year fighting the war on drugs.
    700,000 people die from heart disease every year… I bet if the
    government spent $17 billion a year to find a cure we would have one
    by now. These people didn't kill anyone. They didn't molest any
    children, or rape anyone, and they're not criminals; all they did was
    smoke a harmless plant. This is one major reason we have prison
    overcrowding. Only 20% of the marijuana smokers in this country are
    Black or Hispanic. In jail however, they make up 58% of the arrests
    for marijuana. In 1937, the first U.S. drug czar (Harry Anslinger),
    testified against marijuana saying, "There are 100,000 total
    marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics,
    Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing,
    result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek
    relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others."

    Corruption: In one pot bust in 1985, the Miami police took $20,000
    from one man and gave him a "receipt" for $1870. Most people I know
    would take $18,000 if they knew they could get away with it. This
    goes on all the time. Isn't it time we reestablish an image of good
    cops? Wendy Hamilton, the president of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk
    Driving), believes, "We need to redirect the resources of our police
    officers towards the DWI driver." The ACLU (American Civil Liberties
    Union), along with many other institutions, believe the drug war is a
    complete failure. We've all seen the commercial where the test dummy
    is smoking a joint and gets in a crash because, "1 in 3 drivers who
    tested positive for drugs tested positive for marijuana." Marijuana
    can stay positive in your system for up to six weeks after using it.
    Positive does not mean intoxicated. And we've all seen the commercial
    where a boy cuts up 4 cigarettes and they say, "One marijuana joint
    contains as much cancer causing tar as four cigarettes," which is
    another lie. It isn't the tar that causes cancer, it's the
    radioactive chemicals, and marijuana doesn't have any. That's why
    there isn't a single case of cancer linked to marijuana use.

    Holland v US: In Holland, since marijuana was decriminalized, use of
    the drug and crime have gone down, mainly because the black market
    shrunk and many drug dealers went out of business. In the U.S.,
    despite wasting billions of dollars every year, use has remained the
    same and crime has risen, along with the black market. The drug war
    is a failure, and a sham. Medical researchers at the National Academy
    of Sciences have found that, "There is no conclusive evidence that
    the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the abuse of
    other illicit drugs." The government tells us this isn't true because
    thousands are "checking into" rehab clinics. The truth is, they're
    being "forced into checking into" rehab by the government. We
    understand that marijuana can be abused like anything else, that's
    why we have laws that say you have to be 21 to drink, 18 to smoke,
    and 16 to drive. In addition, withdrawal from marijuana is not
    violent like alcohol, and cravings don't persist for the rest of your
    life, like nicotine.

    Tobacco: Isn't it funny how tobacco companies don't have to list any
    of the chemicals contained in their cigarettes even though all of
    them are harmful, but Del Monte has to tell you how much nutrition is
    in a can of green beans? Cigarette companies claim this is so no one
    finds out about their "secret ingredients" because it could hurt
    competition. The truth is, there is substantial evidence that
    cigarette companies have spiked the level of nicotine in their
    cigarettes in order to keep a level of "sustained addiction."
    Cigarettes also have radioactive, cancer causing ingredients, and
    marijuana has none. Tobacco companies play our government like
    puppets, and have spent millions on political campaigns. This is why
    our lawmakers can't turn their back on the tobacco
    industry. "According to the National Library on Money and Politics,
    Phillip Morris's political action committee made 4822 contributions
    to 383 different candidates between 1979 and 1994." Peer pressure
    begins with cigarettes through advertising campaigns that make
    smoking look cool, but at the same time, make cigarettes the number
    one gateway drug. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and
    Prevention) says that, "Cigarettes are as addictive as cocaine and
    heroin for some people," and that, "Smoking related illness costs the
    economy 75 billion a year." If we add the 17 billion spent on the
    drug war we can easily see that we waste over 90 billion a year, more
    than was estimated for the war with Iraq, every year. Politicians
    support this expensive and deadly substance because they represent
    the highest bidder, not the people. We shouldn't have to fund
    lawmakers extra money to represent us! Isn't that why we pay taxes?

    Environment: If we grew marijuana we wouldn't have to cut down trees
    anymore because it produces 2-4 times as much pulp per acre than
    timber. Lumber companies cut countless numbers of trees down every
    year, even though paper made from marijuana can last for over 1500
    years. People say Congress is just looking for a way to tax it, but
    the hemp industry isn't new to this country. They believe millions of
    jobs would be lost and our economy would go under even further, but
    Popular Mechanics magazine claimed that we could make 25,000
    environmentally safe products from marijuana, so even if people grew
    their own, there would still be a huge market. The tobacco industry
    could increase its size if it came clean, and actually bring more
    jobs to the market if it grew pot instead. Tobacco also uses many
    pesticides, and marijuana grows well without any pesticides,
    herbicides, or fungicides. Cotton uses almost half the pesticides in
    the entire country, and marijuana has proven to be a stronger
    material for clothing. When it comes to energy, "Hemp is the only
    biomass source available that is capable of making the US energy-
    independent. Ultimately, the world has no other rational
    environmental choice but to give up fossil fuels." In addition, most
    other countries are cashing in while the US loses out.

    Medical: Sick patients who have cancer, HIV, glaucoma, asthma, or
    multiple sclerosis are denied access to marijuana on their deathbeds
    and are instead given toxic medicines. Many doctors have urged the
    government time and time again to let them use marijuana in treatment
    to no avail. 500,000 people die every year from cancer alone and if
    marijuana has even the slightest potential to curb that number then
    we should take it. With glaucoma, every single available treatment
    can easily become lethal, except marijuana, which is unavailable.
    Doctors know that they can use marijuana safely, especially under
    their own direct medical supervision. It is a fact. When I went to
    the emergency room, I was diagnosed with bronchitis and "tobacco
    abuse," and even though I also told them that I regularly smoked
    marijuana, they didn't care.

    The Bible: Marijuana seeds have a more nutritious source of essential
    fatty acids than any other food in the world and mankind has used the
    drug for over 12,000 years. Even the Bible seems to take a positive
    stand… In Genesis 1:29 (NIV) God says, "I give you every seed-bearing
    plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit
    with seed in it. They will be yours for food." Though some seed-
    bearing plants are harmful, marijuana is not such a substance. Do we
    trust in what God has given us, or do we trust in the lawmakers who
    have repeatedly lied to us? Or maybe the toxic manmade drugs they
    have given us instead? It's time our politicians listen to the ones
    they are supposed to represent (We The People). Now they have the
    opportunity to come clean and tell the truth. Marijuana is one of the
    safest drugs in the world, and the government has repeatedly told us
    that it is dangerous. Nicotine is one of the most dangerous drugs in
    the world, and the government is paid to tell us that it's ok.

    Inevitability: The prohibition of this drug has caused far more
    damage than the drug itself. President Carter once said
    that, "Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an
    individual than the use of the drug itself." Not only can you go to
    jail, you can lose your license, your reputation, your job, along
    with a score of other penalties. The war on this drug has killed far
    more than the drug itself. If this is at all an eye opener for you,
    please support us by signing our petition. Pass this information
    along to anyone you like. Source list available upon request by email
    to save room. Contact umbrella@t... Let's put an end to any
    laws against marijuana now.

    Sign it! http://www.petitiononline.com/endwar
    Thanks for the support.
    -David Griffin
     
  2. thats a good idea, i'm gonna do that tommorow;):D
     

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