Article RE: Marijuana Farms Hunt
There's an article this morning on The Source about the recent helicopter activity.
Heavy, check out http://www.usvinorml.org/ and please join...we need as many members as we can get to help make the changes we all seek...
NT, before you post an uninformed opinion, might I suggest doing a little research?
-Deaths attributed to cannabis last year? ZERO....how many for cigs or Alcohol?
-USVI NORML http://www.norml.org/and NORML http://www.norml.org/ share the same goal, which is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.
-This does include the folks you seem to have a low opinion of, but it also includes people of all economic and socioeconomic demographics...doctors, lawyers, Senators, teachers, trash collectors, mailmen, actors, you name it.
-There are many, many uses for this plant, only one of which do you seem to think exists (smoking it to get high), check it out for yourself...odds are you have some form of cannabis at/in/near your home and you aren't even aware of it...for example, what kid of car do you drive? Good info here: http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/norml?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=hemp+used+in+automobiles&btnG=Search
-Currently there are 13 States with Medical Marijuana Laws, some of which are reciprocal with each other, while 2 more States have their Bills on the ballot and 15 Countries whose entire nation has accepted Cannabis for it's numerous benefits, and our own Feds have just reversed their stance on it nationwide!
Gee, and here you thought we were wasting our time....I'm sorry, that probably sounded sarcastic. I take it back. Sometimes my fingers get ahead of my brain....for some great information regarding how this beneficial plant can help everyone, including you, check http://stash.norml.org/non-smokers-urgently-need-legalization
When it's on the ballot, every vote counts, for or against. Make your voice heard. Vote.
If you want to smoke yourselves to the death, who is stopping you?
Hmm, not to be a smart donkey but the guys with the choppers, guns and jails. That is the whole point of this debate, either you think its right to point guns at people and tell them what they can or can't put in their body or you don't.
I know I sound like a broken record but personally I don't care what you put in your body or why you do it. I'm not big on the medical MJ bandwagon as I don't see how the medicinal qualities of a substance has any relevance to the immorality of drug prohibition. I simply find it immoral to point guns at people and threaten them with jail and violence for putting something in their body of their own volition. It's none of my business what you put in your body. Now if you do something stupid while on whatever it is you want to be on like drive a car, at that point I'm all for putting you in jail etc. But until your actions reach the point where they put my safety in danger it's none of anyone else's business...I call this freedom but I guess I'm really old fashioned (like 18th century America old fashioned).
Whether you agree with my morals or not, I think that factually most are starting to see that the prohibition of drugs has failed at preventing drug use. It has led to an increase in real crime as gangs fight to control the blackmarket for a product. It has killed many young people who foolishly try drugs of an unknown potency and quality leading to overdose. Even if you abhor my moral argument many are coming around to the practical argument that the war on drugs has been a failure. Prohibition, as shown in the early 20th century, is a concept that simply does not make things better, instead making things much worse.
A more practial approach? Legalize all drugs, tax them but put all the tax revenue into excellent drug rehab programs so that those who do turn into abusers have somewhere to turn to to get help, a place that they've already paid for via the taxes collected when they were users. Take the money saved on not fighting the war on drugs to pay down the deficit or fighting real violent crimes. I know it will never happen as there are too many special interests (lawyers, law enforcement officers, companies that run jails etc.) that benefit greatly from the status quo.
OK people here it is in a nutshell. Yes drug ABUSE in any form is a medical problem to be dealt with medically. But until the drug abuser actually commits a crime. Drug abuse should never be a legal problem. Of course I already know what many will say about that. Illegal drugs are illegal. But understand that I am thinking from the prospective of a lover of liberty. And the only thing that should be illegal is that which directly imposes a threat to others liberties. So if your stealing, rapping, killing, or otherwise harming another it is a criminal offense which should be subject to law enforcement intervention. So just because a bunch of corrupt wealthy power mongers got together. And then decided to create an illicit drug market while waging war on it would be in their best interest. That alone does not make it the right thing to do.