The pharmaceutical industry started out trying to help. Now they are only helping themselves to our health and money. Shame on them and shame on us for not stopping this madness sooner.
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Drinking alcohol is an acceptable vice. Cannabis, just to remind you, is an evil, corrupting activity. If you look at the American intoxicant landscape, the big alcohol drug pushers are the good old boys just giving America a little fun on the side. At this point it is useful if you actually have a glass of vodka because it makes the rest of the argument a little easier to swallow. Violence, both domestic and random acts, are inspired by booze. Mayhem on a Friday night ending with a bunch of half wits standing around filming out of control child adults in an almost ritualistic fashion. But just to be clear, alcohol is the good drug. It has been at the heart of every Super Bowl and American holiday. Yes it is true that it is viewed as a poison by your body. If you can’t break it down and expel it quickly enough then you my friend, will die. Alcohol is addictive and promotes the rotting of ones insides in a slow, meandering way. But in fairness to the drug, it can be fun and relaxing if you only have a few glasses.
If you consume a well grown cannabis sativa strain then you will have a similar buzz to a few drinks. Being talkative and social are side effects of the plant. Happiness rather than aggression is promoted and while you are blissfully chatting with friends the plant is healing the inside of your body. Sounds like a good deal right! You get to relax and have a little healthy, stress free fun. Maybe it might be helpful for the reader to have another glass of vodka at this point. You see, the bad drug (alcohol) is actually sold as being good, and the good drug (cannabis) is labeled as bad/wrong/evil/dangerous/immoral. We have had our minds made up for us with years of cynical propaganda. Yesterday’s alcohol prohibition criminals are today’s upstanding members of society. Forget about Al Capone, now slick boardrooms are filled by money loving capitalists who have grown fat on the legal alcohol heist.
The anti pot side (the dark side) have given up trying to have a sensible debate. Before the internet we had limited access to real information but since the turn of the new century we have been surfing an information tsunami. From our sweet government’s point of view, we have a dangerous amount of knowledge. The free internet debate is the first attempt to limit the uninhibited flow of information. Back in the last century government and corporations monopolized what we heard and read. Today, smart arse punks like praguepot can deliver science and facts that compete with corporate propaganda. While we don’t have the same budget at praguepot, we do have access to the same knowledge.
We don’t need more proof. Government is lying to us and are dead wrong to enforce cannabis prohibition. Medical marijuana is real. Expensive medication that is toxic for our bodies can be replaced by the plant in many cases. Last night this writer went to bed with a pain in his lower back. I took a cookie before falling asleep knowing that the powerful anti inflammatory nature of the herb would take the pain away and begin to quickly sooth the problem. Today, not only was the sun shining, but the pain and stiffness was gone. This is a tiny personal example of what the plant does. From chronic pain sufferers to cancer patients, the plant promotes the healing of damaged bodies. For recreational users, organically grown cannabis is an excellent health supplement. Studies show it protects the brain and promotes Neurogenesis (grows new brain cells). It is not weird or wrong to choose pot over alcohol, it is the evolved, smart choice.
Our world is full of violence and aggression, ironically the plant that promotes the opposite emotions has been attacked with aggressive ignorance. We owe future generations a better world than the warring, polluted planet we have today. We need change, a move away from capitalist inspired ideals of greed and isolating hate. Today’s decision to get involved leads to tomorrows unstoppable momentum, so get busy reading and then get active in your local area.
On 10 and 11 March, in the Provincial Court of Bizkaia, Spain, the oral review will take place on the case against 5 members of the Pannagh association, one of the first Cannabis Social Clubs in Spain. The courtcase will start at 10 AM in the room nº 5, C/ Barroeta Aldamar, 10, Bilbao.
We wish to make an appeal on all activists, the cannabis sector in general and all consumers in particular, to participate in the support action of our colleagues from Pannagh during the days before and after the courtcase.
LET’S MAKE THIS SUPPORT MESSAGE MAKE A TRENDING TOPIC #FreePannagh
It goes without saying that THE ENTIRE ACTIVIST MOVEMENT is at stake in this courtcase. This case is not only about defending the honour and the dignity of the staff and the members, it can very well set an important precedent on the operational concept that our activist movement has to follow.
COLLABORATE, BROADCAST, PARTICIPATE…….DEFEND THE MODEL THAT GAVE US LIFE!!!
FAC (Federación de Asociaciones Cannábicas)
Russell Brand is one hell of a human being. Smart, funny and all round positive vibrations emitting from the chap. Obviously good old pot is in the news quite a bit these days. The anti pot people have no science to back up their position. They just keep saying no, and we are supposed to accept it. Well I am afraid some of us have a problem with that. Pot is good for you. It helps grow new brain cells for goodness sake! Anyway, here is some of Brands thoughts on the herb.
How very strange, the last few American presidents have all admitted trying cannabis. Should they not be arrested? They have openly admitted committing a crime???
We want freedom. We want ice cream. We want free ice cream or we are literally going to go ballistic. It had been a long day, and nobody cared to consider how irate Sam had become. He was sitting on his comfortably uncomfortable, old worn out legless couch, watching the surveillance shadows. Are you sure you are going to go ballistic though? Last time you called for ice cream and got none you only sulked until you forgot.
I’ll give you all a sulk. CIA Sam doesn’t wait around.
Preaching about the evils of forced pot prohibition does get tiresome. Let’s face it, we will get cannabis legalization but the government has decided to be a bit of an ass about it. Hi, I wrote earlier about all that super science on the health benefits of marijuana, did you get a chance to read any of it? No? No time to read a little science on the plant you have gone out of your way to assure us all that it is so evil? Not to worry man, we will come back tomorrow, maybe with some new science data too.
What is the government waiting for? I remember when I was a kid, my brother and I were happily playing pool in some old bar while waiting for our dad to come back up the memory lane he was wandering down. Anyways, after a coke and a couple of games of pool we were feeling fine. Then in walked some local red necks. After a few minutes of watching us they slapped a coin down on the pool table and smugly walked off. We haven’t finished playing we told them, but red neck rules are the rules so the end of this game was pretty much the end of the bliss we had been enjoying. Without saying a word or even exchange a glance we just kept knocking that last black ball around the table just to spite the village hanging arounders. They hadn’t seen us play so they at first couldn’t figure out if we were really that bad or were just trying to stay on the table as long as possible. We would set up easier and easier shots for each other to miss. How could you miss that? It was easier to sink that last one than miss it! I think we kept those guys on the edge of their seats for at least another hour before they figured we were just playing as long as we could. The chief knuckle dragger eventually put the black ball down the hole and told us to fuck off.
It seems to me that the government has to be playing with us too. How can you prohibit a plant that is healthy for you? The answer is and always will be, because you let them. Government has a role to play in our lives, but it is not the central part of our life. Keep the street lights on, lock up violent people and try your best not to fuck things up too badly. Almost one out of three isn’t so bad I guess. But seriously, who do our government think they are kidding? Listen young fellow, this is the way government works, we have a nonsense policy and we are going to carry it out because we are always doing it this way and besides, we are actually all drunk on the power you let us wield over you. Eventually someone has to say, right you have had your bit of fun, now time for you to fuck off somewhere else. A lawyer will see it different I am sure, but there is no natural way that a government or their agents can really be able to tell you that you can’t use cannabis. If they have that power, then what is stopping them from making you do other things you don’t like. Today the stoners are oppressed with this nonsense but what if tomorrow they say you can’t go out jogging or hiking anymore, because some of the joggers and hikers are taking a shit on the public street and leaving it there for someone to slip on. Sorry about that folks but you can no longer jog. Would you be outraged? Would you start secretly jogging around your house in defiance? Or would you accept the new orders and make the best of it? If you aren’t a jogger anyway, what is the big deal right?
So where does the government stop? If they have the right to stop me from smoking pot, what else can they do? They do go to war, they do have crooked financial deals swirling around their time in public self service. We see example after example of corruption and lobbying/bribery which benefits the few at the top and shits on those below. Crooks that have mastered the art of bullshit to such a successful degree that they not only get elected but end up leading the other snake oil salesmen and women, and we the people have to rely on these sociopaths to do the right thing? Given the chance, a politician will cut you for a dime. And the worst part is, we let them. We concern ourselves with our own lives and don’t take responsibility for our role in the screw up that is the modern world.
We have apple phones and tablets, apparently there is a new watch out, which sounds more gimmick than useful new tech thing but anyways, what have we achieved with all these new gadgets? The world has become smaller for sure. We can know so much about anything that takes our fancy, but we also get to see terrible poverty and its resulting chaos cruelly waste countless lives. Each of us must share in the responsibility of knowing we are all either part of the problem or the solution. If we are part of the problem, then go ahead and look away. Hopefully you have something else more important to keep an eye on instead of just being lazy. If you do give a damn about helping to make a better world, then start small but aim for the stars. Good people will always find good people. Organically grown cannabis is actually healthy for you. This is such a funny situation. The anti pot people have no valid reason to deny the use of cannabis so after years of just making stuff up about pot they eventually end up just ignoring us. Yes, still busting people too, but their silence is interesting. We need to use social media to lovingly remind the authorities that they are not God, they are here to help run society better. It isn’t their responsibility to stop me from making a personal lifestyle choice. I would be just as appalled if the government started dictating what kind of hair cut we could have as I am when I see the government has decided that I can’t smoke pot based on nothing more than tradition, even after the science now says the herb is healthy.
There are so many other things to concern yourself with, but you cannot dismiss the cannabis debate. There are important points of principles here. A right to privacy, a right to freedom, a right to make up our own minds, especially when we get the same science data as the government. Science data by the way, which overwhelmingly points out that cannabis is healthy for you. It regulates your system better. Takes pain and stress away. Fights cancer but can cause paranoia, go figure. A generation ago they would have gone crazy if they thought the government was spying on them. Now we accept it without a second thought and also agree to be dictated to by a government that have gotten it wrong on pot. Not only that but government knows it is wrong. So they know and we know they know. But maybe a bigger question is, do they know that we know that they are dead wrong on cannabis? It is a bloody disgrace either way. All the pointless tax payer money being spent to play along with this pointless prohibition. Bonuses for the banks and tanks for the police. Cannabis consumers are not criminals. Marijuana is a medicine for our modern times. It promotes the growth of new brain cells. Lord knows I need more of those cells so on behalf of stupid people with ambitions everywhere, please legalize pot so we can move onto fixing the next problem.
We are left to assume governments know best but that is often not the case. Authority is warped and corrupted by big money interests. Cannabis activists are simply seeking to have their chosen intoxicant treated in the same manner as alcohol. Because we know alcohol is a much more dangerous substance than cannabis we didn’t think there would be a fuss. With freedom being eroded and the general population too docile to care, cannabis is kept illegal. In the limited testing to date, pot has scientifically been shown to kill cancer while leaving healthy cells alone. That is an amazing fact. History is going to wonder how we came to prohibit marijuana even after the health benefits started coming out. Big pharmaceutical companies stand to lose huge profits when cannabis is finally adopted as a wonder medical herb. Until then, growers will keep growing and activists will keep on pushing. Governments will keep doing what they are doing too, they will concern themselves with the maintenance of their privilege. What a crazy world, let’s all band together and get the cure for cancer legalized. I didn’t realize this was a radical notion, I thought it was an obviously compassionate one.