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« Reply #1200 on: September 30, 2015, 09:07:21 PM »


Forget Casinos, Native American Tribe is Opening the Nation’s First “Marijuana Resort”

By John Vibes on September 30, 2015

South Dakota – The Santee Sioux tribe of South Dakota has recently announced that they will be opening the country’s first “Marijuana Resort,” which representatives of the tribe say will be an “adult playground.” Earlier this year, the Department Of Justice issued a statement saying that they would no longer prosecute Native American Tribes for the possession and sale of marijuana. However, as we reported last week, some tribes are still getting raided for attempting to venture into the marijuana industry.

“We want it to be an adult playground. There’s nowhere else in America that has something like this,” Santee Sioux tribe tribal President Anthony Reider told reporters.

Reider said that the tribe must “look at these opportunities because in order to preserve the past we do have to advance in the present.”

Sadly, tribes that want to set up operations like this will be forced to adhere to strict guidelines or risk their entire business, or even face fines or imprisonment. Under the guidelines set by the government, the marijuana will not be allowed to leave the reservation, and it can only be sold in one gram packages, one at a time. If someone wants another gram, they will have to return the barcode from their first gram in order to get a new one.

The tribe is facing considerable risks with this venture, considering that other tribes with similar plans were recently raided because federal agents said that they are not allowed to actually make an income with marijuana. Police in South Dakota have also been fairly harsh on previous attempted grow operations in the state.

Marijuana has been proven to be one of the safest drugs available, less harmful than alcohol or anything you will find in a pharmacy. This plant has been called a miracle drug by many and is quickly growing in popularity for its medicinal properties. Yet, despite the growing evidence of the incredible advantages and benign nature of cannabis, there are powerful business and political interests that are very intent on keeping this drug illegal.

Marijuana can cure cancer, heal countless other physical ailments, reduce our dependence on oil-based products and prescription pharmaceuticals. All research shows that this plant is not only harmless, but can be extremely beneficial to our environment and our society. Hemp was even used to clean up radiation after the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/native-american-tribe-south-dakota-establishing-nations-marijuana-resort/#qRMIdWTtm04y781k.99


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THERE'S BIG TAX MONEY TO BE COLLECTED. 
AND FOREIGN CURRENCY TO HELP US GET OUT OF THE DEEP DEBT WE'RE IN.


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« Reply #1201 on: September 30, 2015, 10:11:10 PM »

You might be onto something Mysty-eved old man!!

My new name is Chief SmokingGanga of The St David's Comunchies Tribe...

Quo Hempus Ferunt!..... Wherever Mary-Jane takes us.  Rasta
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« Reply #1202 on: October 06, 2015, 07:16:17 PM »



Is Hell Freezing Over?!

Feds to Free Thousands of Non-Violent Drug Offenders by End of the Month


By Matt Agorist on October 6, 2015


Washington, DC — In July, Barack Obama announced that he would issue presidential clemency to approximately 80 non-violent drug offenders. This news was great, but 80 prisoners doesn’t even come close to being a drop in the bucket that is the prison industrial complex.

However, all of that is about to change. On Tuesday, the Justice Department announced that they will release about 6,000 inmates between October 30 and November 2. This will be the largest ever one-time release of federal prisoners in the history of the United States.

The early release comes on the heels of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, an independent agency that sets sentencing policies for federal crimes, lowering the penalties for drug offenders.

Apparently, bureaucrats in Washington are feeling the heat from those of us who have become tired of watching people be kidnapped and thrown in a cage for possessing a plant.

The Washington Post Reports:

    "The panel estimated that its change in sentencing guidelines eventually could result in 46,000 of the nation’s approximately 100,000 drug offenders in federal prison qualifying for early release. The 6,000 figure, which has not been reported previously, is the first tranche in that process.

    “The number of people who will be affected is quite exceptional,” said Mary Price, general counsel for Families Against Mandatory Minimums, an advocacy group that supports sentencing reform.

    "The Sentencing Commission estimated that an additional 8,550 inmates will be eligible for release between this Nov. 1 and Nov. 1, 2016.

    "The releases are part of a shift in the nation’s approach to criminal justice and drug sentencing. Along with the commission’s action, the Justice Department has instructed its prosecutors not to charge low-level, nonviolent drug offenders who have no connection to gangs or large-scale drug organizations with offenses that carry severe mandatory sentences."

This monumental move shows how unsustainable the state’s immoral war on drugs has become.

The release of these drug war victims can only be to the chagrin of the jackboot drug warriors who profit from depriving people of their freedom for possessing a plant. However, even their fear mongering and violent tactics aren’t enough to stop an idea whose time has come.

Federal prison costs represent about one-third of the Justice Department’s $27 billion budget. The U.S. population has grown by about a third since 1980, but the federal prison population has increased by about 800 percent and federal prisons are operating at nearly 40 percent over capacity, Justice officials said.

If the atrocious rate of recidivism, or the deadly violent gang culture created by the war on drugs, are not indicative of a serious failure of justice, then perhaps the insane increase in the US prison population is.

Over the past few decades, the US has seen a decrease in crime with a near exponential spike in the prison population; and this is all thanks to the drug war.

However, evidence of the drug war’s demise is everywhere. This latest news from the Justice Department only adds to the notion.

Also, States are defying the federal government and refusing to lock people in cages for marijuana. Colorado and Washington served as a catalyst in a seemingly exponential awakening to the government’s immoral war.

Following suit were Oregon, D.C., and Alaska. Medical marijuana initiatives are becoming a constant part of legislative debates nationwide. We’ve even seen bills that would not only completely legalize marijuana but deregulate it entirely, like corn.

As more and more states refuse to kidnap and cage marijuana users, the drug war will continue to implode. We must be resilient in this fight.

If doing drugs bothers you, don’t do drugs. When you transition from holding an opinion — to using government violence to enforce your personal preference, you become the bad guy. Don’t be the bad guy.


Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/drug-war-crumbling-feds-free-thousands-non-violent-drug-offenders-month/#lgMJRMclH33sx7z2.99



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« Reply #1203 on: October 20, 2015, 07:47:56 PM »

The UN had a Plan to Decriminalize Drugs Globally,
but “One Country” Shut it Down!

By Jay Syrmopoulos on October 20, 2015

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/leaked-paper-shows-attempt-globally-decriminalize-drugs-one-country-canned/#1leYoR4iCmkZfppF.99

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has denied any policy changes after Sir Richard Branson leaked an official document, which appeared to back decriminalization and possession of drugs globally.

The UNODC is the agency of the UN that oversees international drugs conventions and offers guidance on compliance.

According to a spokeswoman for the Virgin founder, Branson, who sits on the Global Commission on Drug Policy, chose to release the information because he feared the UN would have a last-minute change-of-heart.
“Richard has released the announcement ahead of the UNODC due to concern that the UNODC would do a volte-face at the last possible moment,” the spokeswoman said.

Branson announced on his blog that he was “delighted” by the new document which appeared to mark a significant shift in tone by the UN:

    “In [a statement] the UNODC, which has shaped much of global drug policy for decades, call on governments around the world to decriminalise drug use and possession for personal consumption for all drugs.

    “This is a refreshing shift that could go a long way to finally end the needless criminalisation of millions of drug users around the world.

    “My colleagues on the Global Commission on Drug Policy and I could not be more delighted. Together with countless other tireless advocates, I’ve for years argued that we should treat drug use as a health issue, not as a crime.

    “While the vast majority of recreational drug users never experience any problems, people who struggle with drug addiction deserve access to treatment, not a prison cell.”

The document was set for release at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday.



Here is the full briefing paper from the UNODC.

The UNODC briefing document explains that “decriminalizing drug use and possession for personal consumption is consistent with international drug control conventions and may be required to meet obligations under international human rights law.”

The now controversial document was authored by Dr Monica Beg, chief of the HIV/AIDs section of the UNODC in Vienna. After Branson’s release of the two-page policy paper, UN officials in Vienna immediately refuted the notion that there had been any official change in official UN drug policy.

A UN spokesman in Vienna told The Telegraph:

    “The briefing paper on decriminalisation … intended for dissemination and discussion at a conference in Kuala Lumpur is neither a final nor formal document from the UNODC, and cannot be read as a statement of UNODC policy.

    “It remains under review and UNODC regrets that, on this occasion, there has been an unfortunate misunderstanding about the nature and intent of this briefing paper.

    “UNODC emphatically denies reports that there has been pressure on UNODC to withdraw the document. But, it is not possible to withdraw what is not yet ready.”

    He added: “Overall, UNODC remains committed to the balanced approach that, in particular, promotes alternatives to incarceration in line with international human rights standards.”

But according to a report by the BBC this statement would be untrue: “A paper from the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been withdrawn after pressure from at least one country.”

So while the UN claims that they technically haven’t been pressured to withdraw the document, be aware of the nuance in the terms they use, as they claim that it wouldn’t be possible to be pressured to withdraw a document that isn’t yet finalized.

Nowhere in this weak denial did they give any credibility to the notion that pressure from “at least one country” isn’t currently taking place.

After the UN canned the idea of decriminalization, Richard Branson released the following statement Monday evening:

    It’s good to see UNODC have now engaged in this issue. However, I hope that they will remain strong in defending and implementing what is a remarkable statement.

    I challenge Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of UNODC, to point out if there is anything in their briefing paper that is inaccurate and to explain why (he should be proud of it). The paper spells out in clear terms and based on extensive evidence: there are strong arguments for treating drugs as a health issue and not imprisoning or otherwise criminalising people for personal use or possession of drugs.

    As I outlined in this interview with Bloomberg, and the Global Commission on Drug Policy has stated for many years, drugs should be treated as a health issue. My great hope is that today’s actions bring that day a little bit closer to reality, so that the millions who continue to be harmed by current policies can be helped instead.

Any guesses as to which country would be exerting this pressure?  Three guesses and the first two don't count.



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« Reply #1204 on: October 23, 2015, 01:22:00 PM »


ATTN: Bermuda Government


Things are fast changing, particularly in Canada, where young, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said: We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.

Yet we are still LIVING THE LIE here in Bermuda.  It is time - right now - for CHANGE!



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« Reply #1205 on: January 17, 2016, 11:10:27 AM »

Looks like Rabbit Island is going to have to find a new way to ship its crop overseas.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marijuana-carrots-border-patrol_5696e513e4b0778f46f8233e

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