Monday, October 21, 2013

THE WEED OF EGO GROWS IN THE GARDEN OF CANNABIS


DOPES IN DEALER CLOTHING

Temecula, CA – For these end times Jesus said, “Be aware”. That theme is central to most of the articles posted here. Usually we cover things like food, law bills, or politics. 

You probably think that my favorite subject, cannabis, is itself all the awareness you need if you are involved in the medical movement.You would be wrong, Sports Fans, on that account of late, for the weed of Ego grows now at the heart of the ‘Legal Green In Fourteen’ movement to legalize recreational pot use in California for 2014.


Though highlighted in several recent stories here, there is a common misconception that all MMJ people who don’t looked ‘jacked’ [disabled] in a wheelchair must be stoners, or stoners pretending to be ‘sick’, that both market demos [stoners and MMJrs] freely intermingle, and that both demos are well known to each other. All three presumptions are completely erroneous.

There is one other, little reported, erroneous presumption.

That would be the one that says we are all united. Complete bullshit. The ‘free the weed’ underground made up of activists and activist organizations has more churn than a cable market about to be sold at per sub value. As we go to post this report, there are people in the MMJ movement who for their own personal gain/fame, would jeopardize the total push for complete hemp freedom to be ‘that guy’ in the marijuana peanut gallery pecking order. Redacting the names, this letter recently floated across my desk, so to speak:

“Hello,

I'm excited to announce, shortly after 4:20pm last Friday, 10-11-13, we filed the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014. The proponents of this new initiative are xxxx xxx, xxxx xxxxxx, xxx xxxxxxxx, and xxxxx xxxx (myself).

For the last year we have been reaching out to thousands of people with a grassroots, “open source” document to legalize cannabis in California.  This is the first project of Americans for Policy Reform (AFPR), a new 501c4 dedicated to legislative reform. AFPR gathered information from people within the California Medical Marijuana movement and others from all walks of life.

This is a breakthrough change for Californians and a serious issue for most. By using a public open source document, we were given great insight into what the real issues were and how to solve them.  The Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014 leaves no details out. It not only legalizes cannabis, but it also shows how it will be governed in an acceptable way that the majority of Californians can endorse. In addition, the Act is in compliance with new guidelines from the US Attorney General office.

This initiative measure grants to Californians the freedom to use, grow, transport and sell cannabis subject to reasonable regulation and taxation in a manner similar to alcohol. The measure will:
* Comply with the Attorney General guidelines
* Prevent the distribution of marijuana to minors
* Prevent the growing of marijuana on public lands
* Prevent the profits from the sale of marijuana from going to criminal enterprises, gangs and cartels
* Prevent the violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana
* Prevent “drugged driving” and other adverse public health consequences associated with marijuana use
* Clarify California’s medical marijuana laws
* Generate millions of dollars in new revenue for California
* Save law enforcement millions of dollars and provide them time to fight real crime
* Separate legitimate cannabis businesses from drug dealers

With this filing, we start the final stages toward ending cannabis prohibition in California.”

So what’s wrong with this picture? Plenty.

The whole legal picture about pot is puzzling and with good reason. There is no other plant on the planet like it, honestly. Simply put, if all other plant life was to disappear along with animal food sources, and fossil fuel to burn for heat and light, but cannabis was bountiful, we could thrive and not miss anything we presently have to survive. I have even had pot liquor, yup yup. Because of this universality cannabis does not play well with others in the arena of capitalism. Today on the Huffington Post Blog, a writer delves into this very aspect of legitimizing pot, just one of hundreds of products that can come from cannabis. One man made me see this realization, Jack Herer*, when we first talked in 2003. The initiative that the medical community I know of (Riverside, Los Angeles) and that the 420Nurses back, is the CCHI, the revised law that Jack wrote that is set for the 2014 ballot [Lord willing and the creek don’t rise].

Beware of Paul Chabots in Dealer McDope clothing that have their own agendas AS Jesse Jacksons. No one replaces the Hemperor. And congrats to Lanny Swerdlow over, ahem, Paul Chabot. Meanwhile in Uruguay a law was introduced to sell weed nationally at $1 a gram.

LEGAL GREEN IN FOURTEEN

(All emphasis – Ed; *- Jack Herer is NOT late, he’s right on time. We miss you Jack)

1 comment:

  1. I'm not anonymous, I'm Letitia Pepper. So, I really dislike this Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014 initiative for a number of reasons, but first and foremost it offensively requires patients to give up their privilege against self-incrimination in order to have legal-under-state-law access to cannabis. The whole purpose of the right against self-incrimination is to prevent people from being forced to give any information that MIGHT be used against them. A state court MIGHT issue an order that my medical records and State ID info showing I use cannabis be turned over to a federal agency. And then I MIGHT be convicted and sent to die in a federal prison like medical marijuana patient Richard Flor.
    So this kind of after-the-incriminatory-info-has-already-been-obtained protection contained in the initiative -- the one in my earlier post --does NOT serve the same purpose as the Fifth Amendment, nor does it replace it.
    And how about this "protection" in the "Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014"?
    "§ 27216. Commission Meetings and Records.
    (e) Notwithstanding subdivision (k) of Section 1798.24 of the Civil Code, a court shall not compel disclosure of personal information in the possession of the commission to any person in any civil proceeding in which the commission is not a party, except for good cause and upon a showing that the information cannot otherwise be obtained. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize the disclosure of personal information that would otherwise be exempt from disclosure."
    Wow! So what this "protection" actually means is that the commission MAY in fact compel disclosure of patients' personal information in (1) any criminal proceedings, and in (2) any civil proceedings in which the commission IS a party, and in (3) any civil or criminal proceeding in which the person or entity requesting the release of such information has shown "good cause" and that the information cannot be otherwise obtained (unless the commission releases it). Gee; this is like no protection at all, if you ask me.
    And that last provision is really obnoxious: if I try to "take the Fifth" in a proceeding, my opponent can say that there is good cause they need my private information and that they can't get it from me -- so they need to get it from the commission! And that's a sufficient basis upon which a court can order my private info released!
    Folks, I don’t know about you, but I don't NEED to do a complete analysis of this initiative: these few points are BAD enough to make it entirely unacceptable.
    In contrast, the Jack Herer initiative doesn't hurt patients, improves things for them and for dispensaries by banning discriminatory zoning and other laws, and actually gives patients more "cover" by totally decriminalizing almost all cannabis activities (GMO cannabis will still be illegal -- take that, Monsanto!!) by all adults. Plus, it helps free non-violent cannabis POWs, forbids irrational testing for non-active metabolites, and does a number of other useful things. And all without impairing anyone's right against self-incrimination. The complete text of the GOOD initiative is at CCHI2014.org.

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