The top brass open up about their fears of ending the drug war. The Military Industrial Complex is big business and they want to keep it as a tool for political instability around the world. Bounty hunted asset seizures and weapon dealers fund the drug war. Convicts work for prison wages in a modern form of slavery.
Cannabis experts in Nimbin have discovered that prohibition only increases the price of weed which gives incentive to growers. Supplying marijuana also helps the local economy in providing jobs in tourism, the tertiary sector and law enforcement industries. Growth forecasts continue to outstrip expectations for profit in the unregulated and untaxed Cannabis commodity market.
The same law that provides a profit incentive for criminals and law enforcement can be changed to provide a profit incentive for big business and high finance. Health and human rights issues don’t have the same appeal as money. Jump into the weed industry and quit your job as a dealer or at the DEA.
Hippies know that Police make careers out of arresting people for growing their favourite weed. Police do a great job in maintaining the high price obtained for just a few plants. Your tax money has paid for the 30 year police operation in NSW. Where would your money go if there was no crime in Cannabis?
The risk of sudden cardiac death has no place on the list of sensible reasons to avoid or cut down Cannabis use. As with Cannabis, there is a long list of reasons someone might want to avoid or cut down on visits to McDonalds for example, but a single freak fatality caused by such a visit is not one of them.
Based on evidence currently available the Cannabis legal classification is not tenable; it is inaccurate to claim that Cannabis has no medical value, or that information on safety is lacking. We now know more about Cannabis as a medicine than regulators know about many of the US-FDA-approved pharmaceuticals that the plant could replace.
Cannabis is not physically addictive. Cannabis does cause psychological dependence similar to shopping, gambling, sex and facebook. Cannabis stimulates the reward system of your brain similar to a bargain, a win, an orgasm or uploading a photo.
Answer to cancer or disastrous hoax? Valuable resource or noxious weed? A human right or morally wrong? A path to pleasure or a gateway to hell? Miracle cure or a dangerous drug? Cannabis certainly is an epic story with many twists and turns.
Would you stand in snow at 6.30am waiting for your local marijuana shop to open for their first day of legal sales? The cold wind in Denver is easier to endure without the paranoia of prohibition.
Get ready for another year in the war against the drug that is peaceful. Scientific delusions aside, there will be plenty more hard evidence to support the fact that Cannabis is a miracle plant created for food, fuel, fibre, medicine, cosmetics and pleasure. Political climate change will soon blow away the denialist ideology behind prohibition.