By Bill Deckard, letter to the editor, The Daily Herald
As our state lawmakers rush toward legalizing recreational marijuana before they go home in June, here are some things you should think about:
Marijuana is a dangerous drug. It impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships. That’s why it has been illegal for all these years. Making it legal won’t change this. It will still be a dangerous drug that impairs judgment, destroys ambition and ruins relationships.
It is no accident that many states have already legalized “medical” marijuana. That has been a “part of the plan” from Day One: legalize medical marijuana first and then there will be less resistance to total legalization.
Big business is eager to get you hooked. Altria, the producer of Marlboro cigarettes, has already invested $2 billion in marijuana. They couldn’t kill us all with their cigarettes, so they’ll finish the job with marijuana.
The proposed law says you’ll be allowed to possess only an ounce of marijuana and grow only five plants at a time. How dumb do they think we are? Once marijuana becomes legal, it will inundate our world. You’ll have easy access to as much as you want.
Worst of all, we’ll all be complicit in destroying the lives of our children and grandchildren.
Dear legislators, please stop this madness.
Appeared in The Daily Herald on May 13, 2019 https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190513/stop-the-marijuana-madness
By Cannabis Activist
Part 5: Journey of a Budtender. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4
Like everyone else, the Marijuana Emperor duped me into becoming a participant in the “medical” marijuana industry sham. When I woke up, people ignored or discounted my revelations. My name for this last section is a play on Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, which had convinced me the US government is wrong.
How the industry duped me and others
I am not popular. What I have to say threatens the appealing, mesmerizing façade of the “medical” marijuana industry.
However, I was a cannabis purist for decades. Continue reading The Marijuana Emperor Wears No Clothes
By Cannabis Activist
Read Part 1- A Budtender is Born, Part 2- Burn Thru It and Part 3- A Little Dab will Do You of Journey of a Budtender.
Part 4: I followed my gut and began investigating. I went up to my co-worker and we started to talk. We discussed how the marijuana’s appearance was getting worse, downright unnatural looking. Patients and co-workers described worsening physical and mental effects. She told me about chemicals used to decrease marijuana plant growth time and increase yield.
I decided the flowers from my Corporation needed to be tested or I couldn’t continue working for the Corporation. Continue reading Investigating and Reporting Shady Side of Medical Marijuana
Disabled Marine Says Marijuana is Not Preferable to Pharma Drugs
By Andrew , a veteran’s testimony from Oregon
I wish there were better warnings and awareness on marijuana (there aren’t, currently, under Oregon regulations), especially in regards to mental health.
I am a 100% disabled combat veteran who served in the U.S. Marines during the Iraq War in 2003-2005. I never made any progress in my post-traumatic stress disorder when I was self-medicating under the elusive medical marijuana card. Continue reading Veteran grieves his mistake — using marijuana for PTSD