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Re: “Efforts to End the Drug War Will Multiply in December

Millions of Americans, young and old, depend on medical marijuana particularly when pharmaceutical drugs fail them. NIDA, the US Dept of Health, and the US National Cancer Institute now ALL agree that this plant “KILLS” cancer (as such it is clearly a medicine, for those of you in the DEA). Take a minute and sign the petition to force the director of the DEA (Chuck Rosenburg) to step down for his outrageous statements declaring that medical marijuana is a joke. If Chuck Rosenburg cannot play with the rest of the federal government’s own team he clearly should resign!


Posted by David W Kessler on 12/11/2015 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Efforts to End the Drug War Will Multiply in December

American cops now steal more property through asset forfeiture than all the US burglars combined. This is commonly known as "policing for profit." Civil forfeiture laws are a substantial threat to every Americans’ private property rights. Under the civil forfeiture scheme, police and prosecutors are entitled to take property without ever charging the owner, or anybody else, with a crime—and then profit from the proceeds.

"In 2008, law enforcement took over $1.5 billion from the American public. While this number seems incredibly large, just a few years later, in 2014, that number tripled to nearly $4.5 billion.

When we examine these numbers, and their nearly exponential growth curve, it appears that police in America are getting really good at separating the citizen from their property — not just really good, criminally good.

To put this number into perspective, according to the FBI, victims of burglary offenses suffered an estimated $3.9 billion in property losses in 2014."


Posted by David W Kessler on 12/11/2015 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Massachusetts Legalization Advances, Signature Drive Pending

Medical marijuana does provide real benefits and saves lives.

“There is now promising research into the use of marijuana that could impact tens of thousands children and adults, including treatment for cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s, to name a few. With regard to pain alone, marijuana could greatly reduce the demand for narcotics and simultaneously decrease the number of accidental painkiller overdoses, which are the greatest cause of preventable death in this country.”

Dr Sanjay Gupta


Posted by David W Kessler on 09/11/2015 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Pot Eating Cops Caught on Camera, Say Privacy Was Violated

If those public officials in Santa Ana cannot fire these "public servants" the people there are likely to have not seen the last of these thugs who operate under the color of the law. These individuals are the lowest form of filth on our planet. They are willing to threaten, harass, and intimidate others over rules that they themselves do not obey. To allow them to continue to provide this "public service" to the people of Santa Ana is beyond belief.

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Posted by David W Kessler on 08/04/2015 at 10:51 AM

Re: “Mocking Homophobia with Marijuana

GENESIS 1:29-30

Old Testament Prophets like Moses were ancient shamans. Cannabis and other entheogens played a very prominent role in ancient Hebrew culture.

The first solid evidence of the Hebrew use of cannabis was established in 1936 by Sula Benet, a little known Polish etymologist from the Institute of Anthropological Sciences in Warsaw.' The word cannabis was generally thought to be of Scythian origin, but Benet showed that it has a much earlier origin in Semitic languages like Hebrew, and that it appears several times throughout the Old Testament. Benet explained that "in the original Hebrew text of the Old Testament there are references to hemp, both as incense, which was an integral part of religious celebration, and as an intoxicant."

Benet demonstrated that the word for cannabis is kaneh-bosm, also rendered in traditional Hebrew as kaneh or kannabus. The root kan in this construction means "reed" or "hemp", while bosm means "aromatic". This word appears five times in the Old Testament; in the books of Exodus, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.

The word kaneh-bosm has been mistranslated as calamus, a common marsh plant with little monetary value that does not have the qualities or value ascribed to kaneh-bosm. The error occurred in the oldest Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint in the third century BC, and was repeated in the many translations that followed."

On those occasions where Christ used the anointing oil to heal he was most certainly using “medical”cannabis and other medicinal herbs to heal. The conditions that He treated and the visions that were produced by applying anointing oil all over one’s body do not in any way diminish the significance of Christ’s compassion toward others or the religious significance of cannabis induced visions.


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Posted by David W Kessler on 07/06/2015 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Arizona Now Has Dueling Marijuana Legalization Campaigns

"For more evidence that that marijuana use can be part of a healthy, cancer-resistant lifestyle, consider the results of another study. This one, conducted by a wide range of collaborators from several respected academic institutions, found that individuals who had used marijuana for 10 to 20 years had a significantly reduced risk of carcinoma of the head and neck. Here we have even more epidemiological data that supports the clinical findings that marijuana has anticancer properties. These results are simply amazing. Just as with lung cancer, we can see that regular, long-term marijuana use may be powerfully protective against developing other kinds of cancer. By contrast, the regular use of alcohol—a legal drug—is associated with a significantly increased risk of these same diseases. This is the current state of knowledge about marijuana’s anti-cancer properties. Extensive clinical studies reveal that the cannabinoids found in marijuana act in a number of ways to suppress the survival, growth, and spread of a wide variety of cancer cells. The activation of cannabinoid receptors generates compounds and actions that are hostile to cancer, but cannabinoids also act independently of the receptors, biochemically nourishing healthy cells while attacking unhealthy ones. Epidemiological population studies confirm these findings with evidence that regular marijuana users are less likely to develop certain cancers than are nonsmokers."

Werner, Clint (2012-02-11). Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease (Kindle Locations 420-430). Dachstar Press. Kindle Edition.

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Posted by David W Kessler on 06/06/2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Arizona Now Has Dueling Marijuana Legalization Campaigns

Preventing other Arizonans from smoking marijuana at the point of a gun is deeply immoral. Most people are unwilling to send SWAT teams into family homes, lock humans in cages, and enrich drug cartels all in the hopes that a War on Drugs that has failed for decades will improbably turn out to be successful in the end. When the prohibition of marijuana began Harry Anslinger, our first drug czar, testified before congress that 100,000 people had used marijuana. Recently, it was reported that 100,000,000 people in the US, including our last three presidents have used marijuana. Rather than to decrease its use, our laws to prohibit the use of marijuana resulted in a THOUSANDFOLD increase in its use. A lot of people who make money off of victimizing the general population stand to go out of business, which they well should. Legalize and regulate like alcohol in 2016!

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Posted by David W Kessler on 05/27/2015 at 8:33 PM

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