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
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U.S. Govt. v. Robert Randall
In 1976, Robert Randall, a glaucoma patient, sued the U.S. govt. after he was charged with marijuana cultivation (Randall v. U.S.). Mr. Randall won. The judge ruled, in part..."no adverse effects from the smoking of marijuana have been demonstrated. Medical evidence suggests that the medical prohibition is not well-founded."
Randall filed a petition in May 1976 and began receiving FDA-approved medical marijuana. As a result of Randall's case, the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program was created by the FDA and at its peak, allowed thirty people to receive medical marijuana. The program was closed by the Bush Administration in 1992 and the participating patients were grandfathered in.
In 2006, there were seven remaining patients who...
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...