Many believe the U.S. government knows more about controversial matters such as weed and ufo's etc than is told. Most Americans understand that government secrecy, when in the interest of national security, is proper and necessary.
The 9/11 Commission concluded in its report that too much secrecy can put our nation at risk by hindering accountabilility, oversight and information sharing. This is according to John Podesta of the Center for American Progress testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Constitution in 2008.
Mr. Podesta added that excessive secrecy slows the development of scientific and technical knowledge and short circuits public debate; eroding confidence in government actions and causes people to second-guess legitimate restrictions.
While the 9/11 Commission...
Some have contended that cannabis originated in China and made its way to Egypt via India. However, cannabis was found in the royal tombs of the pyramids, which predates trade between Egypt and India by thousands of years.
A more likely scenario is that the Ancient Chinese took cannabis with them when they left Africa. This assertion is based on an international, five-year study of the migration of modern man that found that Chinese people originated from early humans in East Africa. The research team, led by Jin Li of Fudan University in Shanghai, included researchers from Russia, India, Brazil and other nations.
Excerpt from Ganja Millionaire by Kenwa Jabuki page 2 [released Aug 2012 - H420 Media] - Available where books are sold
"This manuscript has the potential to inform...
Medical marijuana has taken root in this idyllic town like nowhere else in Oregon.
Nearly 20 percent of the population is registered to grow pot legally, and an untold number deals it illegally, creating stark contrasts in a bucolic burg where children still ring the bell to start the school day and pancake breakfasts draw a crowd at the local community center.
The Associated Press analyzed the locations of registered pot growers in Oregon based on their ZIP codes and found that Williams by far has the heaviest concentration. More than 400 of the town’s 2000 residents are authorized by the state to grow up to six plants each.
The proliferation of pot became the talk of the town last summer when new Google Earth satellite images showed little green circles in neat rows all over...
A state panel heard from a parade of experts Thursday as it began studying whether to legalize marijuana in Indiana or reduce criminal penalties on small amounts of the drug.
The experts shared a common message: The prohibition against marijuana use in the United States has failed and Indiana and its citizens stand to benefit from changing the law.
“The public recognizes that our marijuana laws have done more harm than good,” Daniel Abrahamson of the Drug Policy Alliance told the Indiana Legislature’s Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee.
Lawmakers have approved medical marijuana in 16 states and the District of Columbia. They have eliminated penalties on small amounts of marijuana in 13 other states.
Abrahamson said those changes have not met...
"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot...
Remember when rap music, like rock, was looked down upon with disdain by many, but the fans loved it and supported the artists anyway...
Before rock and rap became multi-billion dollar industries with glitzy music awards shows.
Well, who decided it would be a good idea or business model to take music videos away from the fans who shaped the industry and force every fan in the world onto a handful of monopolized portals controlled by the Internet elite? Music video views will be waaayyy down!
Lest we forget Flo Rida set sales records [downloads via itunes] during a time when music videos were proliferating across the web like jack rabbits in the springtime via countless uploads on many websites...pre-VEVO!
When fans like a song, they will buy the ringtones, the CDs and/or...
Whether the Professor Gates - Sgt. Crowley incident was simply an embarrassing power struggle or something more esoteric, I learned three things:
1) No man wants to feel inferior
2) Disrespecting police can turn a routine matter chaotic
3) Rule by fear and intimidation breeds contempt and perpetuates the tension between authority and man.
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Jabuki - The New Don Cornelius
British actor Jamie Waylett, 20, leaves the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Tuesday after being sentenced for growing marijuana plants.
Actor, who plays school bully Vincent Crabbe, had 10 plants in mom’s house
LONDON - A judge has sentenced a cast member of the “Harry Potter” films to 120 hours of community service for growing marijuana.
Twenty-year-old Jamie Waylett, who plays school bully Vincent Crabbe in the magical movie franchise, pleaded guilty to producing the drug at a court hearing last week.
Prosecutors said police found 10 marijuana plants growing in a bedroom at Waylett’s mother’s house in London.
Producing cannabis carries a maximum 14-year sentence. Judge...
Need some weed? Well, there’s an app for that, if you have a medical prescription at least. “Cannabis” is a relatively new app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that pretty much hooks it up when it comes to giving you all of the info you need to get your 420 on. Oh wait, did we mention that this was for medicinal use only?
The app description states in part,
Looking for your cannabis medicine? Need to find a doctor? Have legal issues? Cannabis Apps has cultivated an iPhone application that allows you to quickly locate the nearest medical cannabis collectives, cooperatives, doctors, clinics, attorneys, organizations, and other patient services in states that have passed medical marijuana (cannabis) legislation.
For those states without medical marijuana laws, users