Saturday, March 15, 2014

FINDING THE NADELMANN IN THE HAYSTACK



THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW -YERS

Temecula, CA – After shaking off some criticism for being too overzealous on GMOs, no doubt a carryover from being radicalized by Howard Vlieger and John Diaz, I had to be diplomatic and apologize for my words. You can’t catch flies with vinegar. That’s why I’m not a leader.

So here is my article to paraphrase Jeremy Gray (Wedding Crashers), of why I’m not sorry I’m sorry and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

As in The Hobbit (part 2), there is a darkness that is spreading across the land, only it’s not just across the land or just a darkness, it is a dragnet. The people who eat food and those who ingest cannabis are the fish. GMOs are the bait and money is the water. The fishing trawler is Monsanto

After the jump, a meet and greet with the fisherman and the net because it is all about deception and control. It always has been.

“Today the world, including life in the United States, is in total turmoil. In our current ‘Roman Empire, the main goals are control of the earth’s resources for profit. Though the empire possesses the modern might of old Rome, the persecution and criminalization of cannabis is akin to trying to control an Irish woman…” – Excerpt from rear cover of my book.

To those who might say I’m tooting my own horn, I say you are as right as Gabriel. I have to draw attention to what is coming NOW!

Meet the IDPC dragnet and ‘just the facts, Ma’am’ The International Drug Policy Consortium is a global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy. In the words of the idpc, “The cannabis plant has been used for spiritual, medicinal and recreational purposes since the early days of civilization. 

Cannabis was condemned by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as a psychoactive drug with “particularly dangerous properties” and hardly any therapeutic value. Ever since, an increasing number of countries have shown discomfort with the treaty regime’s strictures through soft defections, stretching its legal flexibility to sometimes questionable limits.
A coordinated initiative by a group of like-minded countries agreeing to assess possible routes and deciding on a road map for the future seems the most likely scenario for moving forward. There are good reasons to question the treaty-imposed prohibition model for cannabis control. Not only is the original inclusion of cannabis within the current framework the result of dubious procedures, but the understanding of the drug itself, the dynamics of illicit markets, and the unintended consequences of repressive drug control strategies has increased enormously. [Read corruption, GMOs, cash flow, and bad press – Ed]
Today’s political reality of regulated cannabis markets in Uruguay, Washington and Colorado operating at odds with the UN conventions puts the discussion about options for reform of the global drug control regime on the table. Now that the cracks in the Vienna consensus have reached the point of treaty breach, this discussion is no longer a reformist fantasy. Easy options, however, do not exist; they all entail procedural complications and political obstacles.

After long accommodating various forms of deviance from its prohibitive ethos, like turning a blind eye to illicit cannabis markets, decriminalisation of possession for personal use, coffeeshops, cannabis social clubs and generous medical marijuana schemes, the regime has now reached a moment of truth. The current policy trend towards legal regulation of the cannabis market as a more promising model for protecting people’s health and safety has changed the drug policy landscape and the terms of the debate. The question facing the international community today is no longer whether or not there is a need to reassess and modernize the UN drug control system, but rather when and how to do it.

The IDPC governance structure was reviewed and amended in 2013, as a result of an open consultation with our members. IDPC has a two-tier governance model: a Board of Directors and its Strategy Sub-Committee.

A Strategy Sub-Committee of the Board is responsible for the strategic direction and work plans of the Consortium. This larger group contains 12 members: two Board members (ensuring coordination between the two groups) and ten representatives from different regions or constituencies who are directly elected by IDPC members:
  1.      Africa and the Middle East
  2.      Asia
  3.      Australasia
  4.      Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  5.      Latin America and the Caribbean
  6.      North America
  7.      Western and South East Europe
  8.      International Organisations
  9.      People Who Use Drugs
  10.      Growers of Crops Deemed to be Illicit
Since I live in North America, I researched the North America member list and guess who was on it? If you guessed the Drug Policy Alliance, give yourself a negative and wait for the next round of Double Jeopardy. The correct answer is Donald MacPherson, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (Canada). Since Canada has gone over to GMO pot suppliers under Canada’s policy, you can expect the same cross-pollination to occur as in the farm field.

(The) membership has been growing organically since IDPC was set up in 2007. Members can be NGOs, academic institutions, think tanks or professional networks, but they must have a national or international outlook, and a credible track record in the drug policy field. There are no membership fees, but all members need to be committed to supporting the IDPC vision and mission, strategic directionspolicy principles and work plan. 
The IDPC has two types of membership. Partner members work together to implement the annual IDPC work plan, while network members contribute to the dissemination of our ideas and materials. We come together to facilitate open debate on drug policy issues, and to promote more humane and effective policy at a national and international level.
On the roster of Members, when you examine the Network Members, number 42 is George Soros under the foundation name of the International Harm Reduction Development Program, listing IHRD works to reduce HIV and other harms related to injecting drug use, and to press for policies that reduce stigmatization of illicit drug users and protect their human rights.
 
Number 55 is the Polish Drug Policy Network included here because Soros is Polish and the ‘Drug Policy’ term being a part of the connection name to other ‘Drug Policy’ advocate foundations. PDPN's mission is to initiate and support actions that aim to change attitudes towards the drug problem, both in Polish law and among the general public.

Number 67 is the Students for a Sensible Drug Policy. SSDP UK is a grassroots network of youth and student groups in the UK campaigning for evidence-based, humane and rational drug policies, but the listing shows United States as the group’s base and their coverage is the world.
The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy, another Canadian group, the ICSDP aims to improve community health and safety by conducting research and public education on best practices in drug policy while working collaboratively with a network of scientists is number 40. The Canadian Drug Policy Coalition is an independent civil society network of organizations and individuals working to improve Canada’s drug policies at number twenty-one. We have seen how that worked out haven’t we?
The Partner Members only number 37, about half the number of Network Members at 77. Here we see our friend, the Drug Policy Alliance coming in at lucky number 13 with their homogenized wording.

DPA is a leading organisation in the USA promoting new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights and a just society in which the fears, prejudices and punitive prohibitions of today are no more.
Numbers 5 and 6, the Beckley Foundation is suspect, as is the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy, respectively. Soros is the type to keep his enemies close and his friends closer.
If you don’t think the UN goal is one day controlling all the world’s food, seeds, and cannabis, you don’t know Jack, Jack Herer, that is, who also predicted and denied use of GMO cannabis in the only legal weed initiative out there to address this issue – period!!

Remember what Buck Marshall says at the end of the Farmed And Dangerous trailer,  


“We’re all in this together.”

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