“….. the main thing that has held back various economic initiatives over the past 3/4 or so of a century globally, has been anglo-usa insistence on everybody going along with their petrochemical & pharmaceutical agenda-driven “war on drugs”….”
Uruguay is set to become the first country in the world to legalize the sale of marijuana at a market price of US$1 a gram. The bill is expected to pass through the senate in November, bringing the $40 million industry under state control. The legislation was passed through the lower house earlier this year in August and backed by President Jose Mujica’s government. The measure is part of an initiative to combat the illegal drugs trade in Latin America and curtail cartel violence, which has decimated parts of the region.
this is “amusing”, if you (for example) compare it to the west supporting “rebels” in Syria, ie, in Syria, the west considers that, even though most of the population supports Assad’s government, & even though the “rebels” including the many of them that aren’t even Syrian, number only 100 thousand of a Syrian population of about 23 million, somehow they “deserve the help of democracies” in the form of weapons to murder civilians with…, whereas in this case of “Uruguay preparing to legalize sale of marijuana” the whinging is from politicians claiming that “60%” (unproven, merely those politicians commissioned poll) ie, only barely over half of those interviewed by the political party that is AGAINST ganga reforms were “against” (remember corgi john howard’s “referendum” on “would australians like independence IF…?” etc.) even after generations of anti-ganga brainwashing globally, & yet that is supposed to be a “reason” to keep it illegal, even though “…The National Drug Board estimates that there are around 120 thousand marijuana users in Uruguay from a population of 3.3 million. Consumer groups estimate that the figure as higher, putting the number of users at around 200,000…”, ie, more massive right wing hypocrisy.
the real beauty of the above article is that the main thing that has held back various economic initiatives over the past 3/4 or so of a century globally, has been anglo-usa insistence on everybody going along with their petrochemical & pharmaceutical agenda-driven “war on drugs”, & for a Country as tiny as Uruguay to defy them so blatantly so soon after the international economic community blatantly shows the new & wide-spread massive distrust of usa economic policy (& their “almighty greenback” as an international standard) shows a near-inevitable decimation of the anglo-usa looter-based “economies” in the immediate future, i’d like to say “so long & thanks for all the fish”, but with general electric having recently poisoned that eco-sphere via never upgrading their reactor at Fukushima, i’d have to say instead, “good riddance to bad rubbish”.
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama indicated that he was fine with medical marijuana. He said that, as president, he wouldn’t devote a whole lot of law federal enforcement resources to going after growers, distributors, and users of medical pot in states where it’s legal. (As of today, that’s 16 states and the District of Columbia. Medical marijuana is illegal under federal law.) For good measure, in 2009 he directed his Justice Department not to waste time chasing down “individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.” So far so consistent, as Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance reminds us in a New York Times Op-Ed today.
Deep Green explores the 7 dimensions of cannabis, Cultural, Creative, Medical, Nutritional, Industrial, Political & Spiritual.
The Turnbull Government will today introduce landmark legislation providing the “missing piece” for Australian patients and their doctors to access a safe, legal and reliable supply of medicinal cannabis products for the management of painful and chronic conditions. Minister for Health Sussan Ley today announced the amendments to the Narcotics Drugs Act 1967 would allow the controlled cultivation of cannabis for medicinal or scientific purposes through one single national licensing scheme – an Australian first. Ms Ley said, if passed, this legislation would open the way for Australians with painful and chronic conditions to get access to the relief they needed where this was determined by their doctors to be of potential benefit.
Under changes in Czech drug policy approved Wednesday by the cabinet, growers of psychedelic cacti and fungi will no longer face criminal punishment. The hallucinogenic plants will be removed from the government’s drug “black list,” meaning that cultivation of more than “small” amounts will no longer be a crime.
“Czech 1-2-3 Czech”
Woody Harrelson has been a long time support of reform. He has participated in Seattle Hempfest, and was even arrested for trying to very publicly plant hemp seeds. He’s a freedom fighter in every way. I have always been a Woody Harrelson fan, even before I was an activist. I grew up watching him on the show Cheers and he was my favorite character, and his film White Men Can’t Jump is absolutely one of my all time favorites. When I was playing hoops growing up, if I wasn’t wearing a Portland Trailblazer jersey, I often wore a homemade jersey with ‘Billy Hoyle’ written on the back. Woody Harrelson is one of my heros, always has been, always will be.
The European Parliament voted Wednesday for US access to the global financial database held by a Belgian company to be suspended because of concerns that the US is snooping on the database for financial gain rather than just to combat terrorism. The Strasbourg based parliament voted 280 in favor, with 254 against, with 30 abstentions, and called for a suspension of US access until a full enquiry clarifies the situation.
what’s that old saying? something about “chickens coming home to roost” or something… ie, poverty & starvation couldn’t hit a more deserving mob, (excepting of course their english owners), & besides, the health savings in curing the west’s morbid obesity epidemic should alone be “bail-out” enough for such greedtard looter-based “economies”…
& in related news ….
Los Angeles is considering a ban on the cultivation, sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms, which would make the city the largest GMO-free zone in the US. Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell introduced Friday a motion to curb growth and proliferation of GMO seeds and plants within the city.