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One of the worlds most deadliest wars, and one of America's most shameful acts perpetrated by our corrupt politicians, judges and justice system. Our supposedly public servants were bought and manipulated by wealthy interests, and American citizens were accessories to this crime, with most people being unaware and unknowingly contributing to the deaths and abuse of millions of people. We were fed a false belief. And American tax dollars paid for it. America is now suffering because of these heinous acts, while many other countries in the world our now living healthier and more quality lives then ever before. America has been raped, and your serial rapists are still walking around freely, and continuing to rape Americans at will. Time to end this war on people, and stop pretending that this was a war on drugs. You lying scumbags need to wake up. We have a country to save.

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"Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself."
(Jimmy Carter)

It's cheaper to treat people than to incarcerate them. People want to feel better, did you ever think of asking them why? And what kind of moron would attack someone who is trying to make themselves feel better? It's more productive, logical and moral to help people find better choices then trying to force your judgment upon them.

Portugal Drug Policy, Drug Use Is Treated As A Medical Issue, Not A Crime. Portugal's drug-induced death rate has plummeted to five times lower than the European Union average. Cabaz's team of 10 counselors handles all of Lisbon's roughly 2,500 drug cases a year. It may sound like a lot, but it's actually a 75 percent drop from the 1990s. Drug-related HIV infections in Portugal have dropped 95 percent. But it was less effective in curtailing consumption, which is an education problem that can be solved by improving education.

Police Arrested Someone For Weed Possession Every 51 Seconds In 2014. Law enforcement officers made just over 700,000 arrests on marijuana-related charges in 2014, according to data released by the FBI on Monday. 2013 saw 609,570 people booked on possession charges alone. 2007 reached an all-time high of 775,137.

Authorities spend more than $3.6 billion each year enforcing laws against marijuana possession, according to a frequently cited report by the American Civil Liberties Union.

1 in 106 white men have been behind bars, compared to 1 in 35 Hispanic men and 1 in 15 African American Men. The number of White Americans in America is around 223,553,265 - 72.4 %. Hispanic or Latinos 50,477,594  - 16.3 %. Black Americans 38,929,319 - 12.6 %. Non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native 2,247,098  - 0.7 %.
Systematic Attack on Minorities - Profiling.

In the UK, One million hours of police time a year 'wasted enforcing cannabis prohibition. 87,247 police caseloads relating to the drug were opened in 2015, with the average cost to the taxpayer per case estimated at £2,256. The estimate says that in total £31m was spent on 1,044,180 police hours.

In 2015, After 40 years and a trillion dollars, the nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are beyond crowded and there's a new outbreak in the heroin epidemic. 21 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol. And half of all federal inmates are in for drug crimes. And the number of opioid prescriptions has risen from 76 million in 1991 to 207 million today. More than 120 Americans die of drug overdoses each day, that is more than car wrecks or gun violence. Addiction is not a brain disease, the disease is the ineffective and dysfunctional education system that fails to teach 21st century skills. People are not born addicts, people are born with vulnerabilities, and if we don't teach our youth about these vulnerabilities, they too will be victimized, whether they become drug addicts or not.

The Drug war needs to be about education, and not about making drugs illegal, because as everyone knows, drugs come in many forms, and kids get high on all types of stuff, which I would list, but that would be extremely dangerous to list ways of getting high, especially when they do more harm then good, and also that kids are not educated enough or knowledgeable enough. When searching for something that you believe will make you feel alive, will actually be killing you slowly, mentally and physically. You would be a moron and a criminal to think that you can stop drug use by making certain drugs illegal, "a moron and a criminal walk into a bar...they pass a law to make money, and not to benefit people." Besides that, most of the damage comes from food, and you can't make food illegal, but you could ask the FDA to stop food manufacturers from making food that has very little nutritional value that does more harm then good. And you can also ask schools to teach students more about human development and the reality of the world in which we all live. We can do that now, and we can also stop criminals in our government from restriction human rights and freedoms, especially the right to a high quality education and the freedom to live life without persecution from criminals in our own government.

Marijuana and Hemp is illegal in America because our Government is Corrupt and Criminal.

Politicians and Judges are bought and paid for by Criminals and Corporations. Pure Ignorance. The DEA are puppets for corporations and corrupt wealthy people in power, just like most politicians are. The DEA does not represent the people of the U.S., they represent ignorance and the criminal behavior of their puppet masters.

American Drug War: The Last White Hope (youtube)

Prohibition is the illegality of the manufacturing, storage in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol including alcoholic beverages, or a period of time during which such illegality was enforced. A Big Failure just like now.

Controlled Substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government, such as illicitly used drugs or prescription medications that are designated a Controlled Drug in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the Drug Enforcement Administration is responsible for suppressing illegal drug use and distribution by enforcing
the Controlled Substances Act, which regulates both the drugs themselves and certain precursors.

Controlled Substances Act was passed by the 91st United States Congress as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.

Social Crimes

"What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition" | Learn Liberty
(youtube)
Pineapple Express "Item 9" (youtube)

Drug Policy
Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)
Schools not Prisons
Prisons
Harm Reduction

Baltimore: Anatomy of an American City (youtube)
58 percent to 30 percent Believe in Legalized Drugs 

Legal Marijuana Hasn’t Caused Any Of The Problems Opponents Said It Would A new report finds that youth use rates and traffic fatalities have remained stable, marijuana arrests have dropped and revenue is flowing in by the millions.

Drug testing has tested positive for ignorance, thus disqualifying all drug tests all over the world. The main problem with drug tests is that they do not fully explain anything other then they found a particular element in someone's body.

Background Check


What to say If your adult child wants to Smoke Marijuana ?


"I do not indorse drug use or do I condone drug use. I believe that everyone should have a Choice as long as they are responsible and follow some common sense guidelines and make a few promises to themselves and to the people who care about them. You can smoke marijuana as long as you do your research on the amounts needed and the different types available. You learn self-control. You learn how monitor your health accurately. You respect other peoples air space. You don't use it front of children or use it openly where it might offend someone. You keep educating yourself. You promise to be aware of when it's time to make changes, especially when things are not having the desired beneficial effects. You promise not to use it when you are operating dangerous machines or when you are in situations that require your full attention, your full awareness and full control of your physical abilities. You promise to keep learning about other choices and other options that might be better for you. And as always, I wish the best for you and that I will always have faith in you, but please remember that there are no guarantees in life and that there will always be Risks. I no longer want to punish you for the mistakes that you make, as long as you learn from your mistakes and that you explain why the mistake happened, so that both of us are aware of this vulnerability and that we can both make the necessary efforts needed to avoid repeating this mistake. And if you like, please feel free to share with me what you have learned from your experiences so that I too can become more educated and more up to date, and also have a better understanding about you and this particular drug, for there might be a day when I might need this drug for what ever the reason. And one more thing, I love you, always, and with all my heart."

"Remember that drugs are not the only danger. Junk Foods and a bad diet kill more people then all drugs combined. So don't forget to talk about all the other dangers in life too. Everything should be scientifically examined. "

Indorse is to approve of. Judge to be right or commendable; think well of. Support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm. Health Benefits from Weed may not be the same for everyone.
Condone is to excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with. Passive.

Remember that pot is like most drugs, they are not a cure for depression. A temporary fix is just temporary, and can sometimes do more harm then good. Learning how to be happy and learning to understanding what happiness is, will be the most successful way to control your emotions. It's not a good idea to transfer your responsibilities to a drug.

Let the facts speak for themselves. And for everyone else, let there be an explanation. To call any one drug a “Gateway Drug” is just an ignorant statement that only confuses the truth. There are hundreds of legal drugs, and other things in our world, that can easily be considered gateways to more deviant behavior. So what we are really talking about is our Addictions. So what came first, the addiction or the Drug? Drugs are not the problem. The problem is our inadequate education system that never teaches students about addictions. This is why so many people have Addictions. Whether it would be an addiction to money, an addiction to sex, an addiction to food, an addiction to TV, an addiction to fame or an addiction to power. And any one of those addictions can create much more damage then any drug could ever do. Yes marijuana opens New Pathways of Thought and yes it Temporally Changes Your Perspective, and yes it's like waking up twice in the same day, except that you only went to sleep once. But it's not for everyone or is it the same for everyone. Just like everything else in this world, people like different things. And you still have to consider the amount, the type, and the correct time to take it, just like any other drug or food. And the fact that marijuana has Medical qualities and also makes 100's different products, and is Sustainable, that is what you call "The Icing on the Cake" and a "Double Bonus". You would be stupid not to grow hemp. That of course being if hemp were the most logical crop for your area for that particular time of year. After all we are only talking about legalizing a drug and not about legalizing stupidity, which seems to be legal already if you just take a look at our government. Shaking my head in disgust or SMHID.

If we were to have an open and honest public debate about marijuana, it would be legal tomorrow.


Five Reasons why Cops want to Legalize Marijuana
UN Office of Drugs and Crime
Punishment does not work

International Centre for Science in Drug Policy
Global Commission on Drugs
Scribd
Open Society Foundations

Commissioner of the Treasury Department's Federal Bureau of Narcotics Harry J. Anslinger lied in 1930, which murdered millions.

The War on Drugs is a Failure


The Federal Prison Population has increased almost 790 percent since 1980. Illegal drugs have become cheaper and more concentrated, which suggests the world supply is actually increasing. According to United Nations estimates, global consumption of opiates, cocaine and marijuana increased by 35 percent, 27 percent and 9 percent, respectively, between 1998 and 2008. Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs is more than $51,000,000,000. 
Drug War Statistics

Do people in the US still get arrested for marijuana?
About 750,000 people are arrested every year for marijuana offenses in the U.S.  About 40,000 inmates of state and federal prison have a current conviction involving marijuana, and about half of them are in for marijuana offenses alone; In 2000, a total of 734,497 Americans were arrested for marijuana offenses, of which 646,042 (40.9%) were for possession. Although the intent of a 'War on Drugs' may have been to target drug smugglers and 'King Pins,' according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Reports, of the 1,552,432 arrests for drug law violations in 2012, 82.2% (1,276,099) were for mere possession of a controlled substance. Only 17.8% (276,333) were for the sale or manufacturing of a drug. Further, nearly half (48.3%) of drug arrests in 2012 were for marijuana -- a total of 749,825. Of those, an estimated 658,231 arrests (42.4% of all drug arrests) were for marijuana possession alone.

Drug War Facts  

Number of people arrested in 2013 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.5 million

America is the largest importer of cocaine in the world. 30 billion dollars go to drug dealers, drug traffickers and drug cartels. Trillions are lost annually from lost productivity and human potential. Authorities confiscate 20 to 50 tons a year coming in, but the flow and availability of drugs has steadily increased. Officials are corrupted and people are victims. Every 18 seconds someone is arrested for drugs. Legalize all drugs, and make them affordable, high grade and available from the pharmacist, as long as you have a medical card and are educated about the drug that you need to use.

China says economic losses from drug abuse hit $81 billion a year. China has more than 14 million drug users. As many as 49,000 deaths in 2014. China's share of synthetic drug users eclipsed heroin users for the first time in 2014. By the end of 2014, China had about 1.2 million users of methamphetamine, up almost 41 percent from a year earlier. Drug crimes carry harsh penalties in China, including death or life imprisonment in serious cases. Punishment does not work, but improving education will.

According to the ACLU’s original analysis, marijuana arrests now account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States. Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests between 2001 and 2010, 88% were for simply having marijuana. Nationwide, the arrest data revealed one consistent trend: significant racial bias. Despite roughly equal usage rates, Blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. Number of people killed in Mexico's drug war since 2006: 100,000+

Number of Inmates  Drug types on arrests

Governments must use science to decide what is illegal and not base it on ignorance and corruption. You have to look at the environmental damage caused by the drug, its role in breaking up families and its economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison. Mexico's Drug Violence has claimed almost 30,000 lives since President Felipe Calderon took office in late 2006. 

So the war on drugs cannot be fought with laws. Drug use can only be effectively controlled by fully educating the public about addiction and the dangers of drug use, and also by correctly treating the undereducated victims who have fallen into the trap of addiction and a perverted distortion of reality that certain drugs create.

In America the prison population is growing 13 times faster than the general population. We spent $68 billion in 2010 on Corrections, 300 percent more than 25 years ago. Half of the prisoners released this year are expected to be back in prison within three years.

Bureau of Justice Statistics
More Prison Facts

It seems that Rehabilitation is not being understood. Just like treating most diseases, there is no money in the cure.
How ignorant can we be? 

Palliative is alleviating a problem without dealing with the underlying cause. Cure

War on Drugs Report The global war on drugs has failed with devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world. Evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates that repressive strategies will not solve the drug problem. End criminalization of drug use and use legal models that would undermine organized crime syndicates and offer health and treatment services for drug-users in need, which will lead to better health and promote economic and social development.

America's Backyard: Colombia (youtube)
Afghan Opium Poppies Hit Record High Despite $7 Billion US Campaign
 

Drug Education - Hemp


What's the difference between Cannabis Marijuana and Hemp?

Besides Food and Clothing an estimated 50,000 products can be produced from Hemp in the United States. Bring back Hemp...Hemp is one of the faster growing Biomasses known. Hemp makes better clothing without the hazardous waste that Cotton produces, plus Hemp uses a lot less water then the cotton process. Clothing made from hemp is naturally UV protective, Anti-bacterial, 3 times stronger then cotton, 4 times warmer then cotton, 7 times more durable then cotton and flame retardant. And when you use hemp to make paper it last longer and doesn't yellow like paper made from Trees. One acre of Hemp can produce more paper then 4-10 acres of trees over a 10 year cycle. Hemp can take only 4 months to mature while trees can take up to 80 years to mature. Stinging Nettle has also been explored as an eco-friendly alternative to cotton. Though more difficult to cultivate than cotton, it produces a silky and soft fabric that is even more pleasant than hemp. 
Health Benefits

Hemp could build a House and make Hundreds of Products

Biomass Plants
Hemp
Arundo Donax
Kudzu
Kenaf
Switch Grass

Bamboo Sustainability
Bamboo
Bamboo
Elora Hardy: Magical Houses made of Bamboo (video)
How is Bamboo Flooring made? (youtube)
Bamboo Trading Company
Moso Bamboo
Click System Wood Flooring Explained (youtube)
(male, female boards No glue or nails needed, fast and efficient)

Thinopyrum Intermedium is known commonly as intermediate wheatgrass, is a sod-forming perennial grass in the Triticeae tribe of Pooideae. It is part of a group of plants commonly called wheatgrasses because of the similarity of their seed heads or 'ears' to common wheat. However the wheatgrasses in general are perennial, while wheat is an annual. The grass is native to Europe and Western Asia. Trials with intermediate wheatgrass, the product of which is trademarked by the Land Institute as "Kernza," show that it can be grown as a “multi-functional” crop, yielding various commodities as well as ecosystem services. Whereas annuals such as corn tend to deplete soil organic matter and require inputs, a perennial grain such as intermediate wheatgrass can yield crops while building soil organic matter.

U.S. farmers harvested 47 million acres of wheat and 3.1 million acres of barley in 2015.
Green Building

Hemp Building Material - Houses built with hemp use less energy, create less waste, and cost less money to heat or cool. Hemp can be fashioned into fiberboard, lightweight cement roofing tiles, wallboard and other wood-like materials. 

Hempcrete is better then concrete. Brick Houses

Benefits from using Hemp Building Material: Thermal Mass Insulation, High Thermal Resistance, High Thermal Inertia, Vapour Permeable (breathable), Negative Carbon, Low Density, Clean Air,  Design Flexibility (adjustable thickness), Fire and Pest Resistant (NO Termites), Significantly Reduce Co2 Emissions, Inherently Airtight, No Waste, No Mould, No Dry Rot, Natural Substrates for Plasters, Renders Low Air Infiltration, ZERO LAND FILL.

Hemp Technologies
S.134 - Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
Industrial Hemp Farming Act
Industrial Hemp
Hemp Protein Guide

Moringa Oleifera grows in hot, dry tropical climates around the globe, and is prized for its high level of nutrients, especially protein.

Food Bytes Summit

Weed Knowledge

Norml
Drug Science
Just Say Now
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Farming
Cannabis Foods
Marijuana Beer
Activism
Global Marijuana March
Types of Weed
Marijuana Strains
Weed Maps
Synthetic Cannabis

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is characterized by recurrent nausea, vomiting and crampy abdominal pain. These symptoms have been reported to be improved temporarily by taking a hot shower or bath or more fully by stopping the use of cannabis.

Growing Your Own

Videos

WHEN WE GROW...This is what we can do (video)
The Union: The Business Behind Getting High (2007 Movie) (youtube) - Buy (amazon)
Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to End the War on Drugs (ted talks)
High: The True Tale of American Marijuana (2008 Movie) (hulu) - Buy (amazon)
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis (youtube)
Hempsters: Plant the Seed (Hulu) - Website
Hemp Revolution (1995 Movie) (youtube) Buy(amazon)
National Geographic- Effects of Marijuana (youtube)
Family Feud "Name something that gets passed around" (youtube)
Anonymous #Op Cannabis April 20th - 420
Kings of Cannabis (youtube)
The House I Live In
Breaking The Taboo (youtube)
Canada's War on Weed - Vice

Marijuana Research


Studies done on Marijuana


GW Pharmaceuticals has already produced a cannabinoid drug called Sativex, an oromucosal spray for relieving cancer pain and treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis and neuropathic pain. Investigators now announce they have discovered two substances--cannabidiol and THCV-- in marijuana leaves that can increase the amount of calories the body burns. Test results show that these two substances can treat type 2 diabetes in animals, will hopefully lead to drugs that treat people who have metabolic syndrome--the combination of diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure that significantly increase a person's chances of having a stroke or heart disease.  "WEED" - CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta (youtube)

A recent study at Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, Plymouth University, found that a component of marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) had a mixed effect on patients with multiple sclerosis. Patients reported up to a 50 percent reduction in pain and an improvement in range of motion.  At the University of Haifa, investigators working with animals have suggested cannabinoids may be helpful in treating patients who have post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that has become of increasing concern as many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have been diagnosed with the disorder.

Cancer Cure - Cannabis & Cannabinoids (youtube)
A Doctor's case for Medical Marijuana: David Casarett (video and interactive text)

Mitogenic is a chemical substance that encourages a cell to commence cell division, triggering mitosis. A mitogen is usually some form of a protein. Mitogenesis is the induction (triggering) of mitosis, typically via a mitogen. Mitogens trigger signal transduction pathways in which mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) is involved, leading to mitosis.

Apoptosis - Cytostasis

Angiogenesis Inhibitor is a substance that inhibits the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Some angiogenesis inhibitors are endogenous and a normal part of the body's control and others are obtained exogenously through pharmaceutical drugs or diet.
Cancer

Angiogenesis is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. In precise usage this is distinct from vasculogenesis, which is the de novo formation of endothelial cells from mesoderm cell precursors, and from neovascularization, although discussions are not always precise (especially in older texts). The first vessels in the developing embryo form through vasculogenesis, after which angiogenesis is responsible for most, if not all, blood vessel growth during development and in disease.

Antiproliferative relates to a substance used to prevent or retard the spread of cells, especially malignant cells, into surrounding tissues.

Run From the Cure - The Rick Simpson Story (youtube)
Low Doses of THC (cannabis) can halt Brain Damage, study suggests
May also reduce brain damage after a stroke

Endocannabinoid System is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors. Known as "the body’s own cannabinoid system", the ECS is involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the psychoactive effects of cannabis. The ECS is also involved in voluntary exercise and may be related to the evolution of the runner's high in human beings and related aspects of motivation or reward for locomotor activity in other animals.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant's extract. CBD modulates the transcription of over 1,000 genes that reduce inflamation.

Cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Ligands for these receptor proteins include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals), the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially). The most notable cannabinoid is the phytocannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another major constituent of the plant. There are at least 113 different cannabinoids isolated from cannabis, exhibiting varied effects.

Cannabidiol cbd
Scientific Research and Real Facts about the Cannabinoids in Cannabis (youtube)
Cannabinoid Pharmacology: the first 66 years
Cannabinoids as Therapeutic Agents
Raphael Mechoulam
The Scientist (youtube - 1:02:15)

Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone also known as corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) or corticoliberin is a peptide hormone involved in the stress response. It is a releasing hormone that belongs to corticotropin-releasing factor family. In humans, it is encoded by the CRH gene. Its main function is the stimulation of the pituitary synthesis of ACTH, as part of the HPA Axis.

International Cannabinoid Research Society

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principal psychoactive constituent (or cannabinoid) of cannabis. It can be a clear, amber or gold colored glassy solid when cold, which becomes viscous and sticky if warmed. Like most pharmacologically-active secondary metabolites of plants, THC in Cannabis is assumed to be involved in self-defense, perhaps against herbivores. THC also possesses high UV-B (280–315 nm) absorption properties, which, it has been speculated, could protect the plant from harmful UV radiation exposure. THC, along with its double bond isomers and their stereoisomers, is one of only three cannabinoids scheduled by the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances (the other two are dimethylheptylpyran and parahexyl). It was listed under Schedule I in 1971, but reclassified to Schedule II in 1991 following a recommendation from the WHO. Based on subsequent studies, the WHO has recommended the reclassification to the less-stringent Schedule III. Cannabis as a plant is scheduled by the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs (Schedule I and IV). It is specifically still listed under Schedule I by US federal law under the Controlled Substances Act signed by the US Congress in 1970. A pharmaceutical formulation is available by prescription in the U.S. and Canada under the brand name Marinol.

Anandamide is a fatty acid neurotransmitter derived from the non-oxidative metabolism of eicosatetraenoic acid (arachidonic acid) an essential ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid.

More Benefits
Chemistry
Happiness

Know the difference between Hash Oil and Hempseed Oil.
Hemp Oil
How To Make Cannabis Oil (youtube)
How to make Medical Marijuana Oil
Brain Resin
Shroomery
Marijuana Tea
Phoenix Tears

Remember that there are different potencies and types of Cannabis, some types have high THC and others with low THC and higher amounts of Cannabidiol or Cannabinol. You should know the differences between Cannabis Indica, Hemp and Cannabis Sativa. You don't need to get high, you can just take it for medicinal purposes. So you have to be very aware of how much you actually need based on your current health and your current drug tolerance. If you are under the age of 18 years you should not take Marijuana unless medically needed. Not that occasional use of small amounts can cause damage, but repeated use of large amounts of high potency weed can have adverse effects on the teenage brain because the Prefrontal Cortex, which controls focus, planning, and efficient action, takes almost 20 years to mature. More Research

Be Wise, White Matter Matters and The Brain Matters.

Cannabis Reverses Ageing Processes in the Brain

Microdosing is a technique for studying the behaviour of drugs in humans through the administration of doses so low ("sub-therapeutic") they are unlikely to produce whole-body effects, but high enough to allow the cellular response to be studied. This allows the observation of a drug's pharmacokinetics with a low risk of side effects. This is called a "Phase 0 study" and is usually conducted before clinical Phase I to predict whether a drug is viable for the next phase of testing. Human Microdosing aims to reduce the resources spent on non-viable drugs and the amount of testing done on animals. Less commonly, the term "microdosing" is also sometimes used to refer to precise dispensing of small amounts of a drug substance (e.g., a powder API) for a drug product (e.g., a capsule), and when the drug substance also happens to be liquid this can potentially overlap what is termed microdispensing.

Tolerance - Side Effects

This is why medicine has a recommended dosage, because being able to Measure is extremely important.

Drug Interactions - Drugs Buildup in the Body - Over Dose

Adverse effects of cannabis disrupting the formation of neuronal circuits in the cerebral cortex?

I would never say that weed is harmless. Example, weed increases your appetite, so if you have a problem with overeating, or have a problem with eating too much junk food, then weed will make your food addiction a lot harder to control. So the bad eating habits will do the damage, and not the weed, but the weed is part of the problem. There's nothing in this world that is totally free of risk. There's always this one scenario where cause and effect will be more negative then positive. So again, this is something that we can easily teach and educate people about. Decision makingawareness, information literacy, mental health, know thyself and nutrition.

Shiva is believed to have used marijuana, both to relax and to focus better for meditation.

Weed Cookbook - Medical Marijuana Recipes and Cannabis Cooking Tips (amazon)

Marijuana and Alzheimer's

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use

Uruguay Legalizes Marijuana:  A country of 3.3 million (Finally a Country with Brains)  12/12/2013
Cannabis consumers will be able to buy a maximum of 40 grams (1.4 ounces) each month from licensed pharmacies as long as they are Uruguayan residents over the age of 18 and registered on a government database that will monitor their monthly purchases. When the law is implemented in 120 days, Uruguayans will be able to grow six marijuana plants in their homes a year, or as much as 480 grams (about 17 ounces), and form smoking clubs of 15 to 45 members that can grow up to 99 plants per year. Registered drug users should be able to start buying marijuana over the counter from licensed pharmacies in April. The legislation is expected to fuel momentum for wider legalization of marijuana elsewhere, including the United States and in Europe. Decriminalization of all drug possession by Portugal in 2001 is held up as a success for reducing drug violence while not increasing drug use. 

Recreational Marijuana is an ignorant phrase. I'm just doing it for fun because I'm an idiot with no purpose or reasoning.

A Story about one Persons Experience with Drug use over 40 years

Legalizing will free up money, time and resources to help educate people instead of incarcerating people. Legalizing will also keep drug money out of the criminals hands who use money to undermine society instead of helping society, the same thing that most politicians do. Plus you can't allow legal drugs that are known to kill and ruin lives while making other drugs illegal that might offer a better alternative. Of course no drugs will always be the best choice but if you have to make a choice let it be without corrupt, biased and ignorant interference. Legalizing marijuana will not be popular, but at the least, Legalizing marijuana will not be corrupt, biased, ignorant, unfair or unjust. If you are against the legalization of marijuana your are either a liar, corrupt or completely ignorant. Why is our Government acting like Gestapo? Fear and Greed are not reasons to act like Criminals, just because you believe you have the right. Your prejudice and discrimination makes you look really insane. Maybe you need to smoke some weed because what ever medication you're on, it's not working. So please see another Doctor, one who isn't corrupt like you, good luck.

Marijuana Could Replace These 5 Prescription Drugs
Vicodin (painkillers)
Xanax (anti-anxiety medication)
Adderall (stimulants)
Ambien (sleep aids)
Zoloft (antidepressants)
Substituting cannabis for prescription drugs, alcohol and other substances among medical cannabis patients:
The impact of contextual factors

Cannabis is more of an Exit Drug for Major Addictions then it is a Gateway drug to more dangerous drug abuse. Patients can curb their use of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs and sleep aids after initiating cannabis use.

The main problem with Self Medicating is that there may be no second opinion, no oversight and no accurate observation that is free from bias, which could lead to waste, abuse, unneeded suffering, a lack of control, and possibly death. PDF

More than 300 economists, including three nobel laureates, have signed a petition calling attention to the findings of a paper by Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron, which suggests that if the government legalized marijuana it would save $7.7 billion annually by not having to enforce the current prohibition on the drug. The report added that legalization would save an additional $6 billion per year if the government taxed marijuana at rates similar to alcohol and tobacco. That's as much as $13.7 billion per year. Eatson guesses that legalizing the drug could bring in $45 to $100 billion per year. This of course does not include growing Hemp, which could ultimately save America over a trillion dollars.  

Drug Trials and Research

Colorado recently awarded grants, using marijuana tax revenue, to help school districts hire nurses, psychologists, counselors and social workers — but they did not use any of the money to improve education, what a bunch of morons. Hey, if you improve education then you won't need so many nurses, psychologists, counselors and social workers. That's because people will be intelligent enough to solve their own problems. You weren't supposed to use weed profits on stupidity, that defeats the whole purpose of not wasting money on a stupid drug war. We need to make stupidity illegal. So put that in your pipe and smoke it.

The Supreme Court has been compromised, They can no longer justify the process or explain their lack of Reasoning. A law without Science is not a law, it is only a Menace to the State. What ignorant moron would give more power to a corporation then a human being? Criminals in robes, that's who.

Judicial Disqualification and Recusal
Government Crimes
Move to Amend
Lochner era
Judicial Activism


Another reason why improving education is so extremely important is drugs. Pot is great if used correctly, but people to often abuse drugs, making them more harmful instead of helpful. If you were to analyze pot for it's chemical compounds and the quantity of those chemicals, and then do a full physical examination on your body, you can then find the perfect weed for your particular body needs as well as the perfect amount to consume. And you don't have to smoke it, for there are many other healthier ways to consume pot. That would also apply for cocaine and heroine. The only problem with these drugs is that people abuse them and consume way to much, just like some people do with food, and Over Eating of bad foods kills more people then all drugs combined, and you don't see laws making food illegal.

Cannabis use can be prevented, reduced or delayed
Medicinal Genomics
Cannabis Genomics
The Cannabis Evolution Project
The Research

Cannabis Foods (wiki)
Bakked
High-Times Cannabis Cookbook (amazon)
Dixie Elixirs
Elixir (wiki)
Canna Honey

Having several versions of the same drug has many benefits. One being that doing different versions of the same drug can train a person not to need the drug at all. So ask yourself "What is getting high?" Once you define what getting high really means you'll find that getting high has many versions. But why keep doing the same version over and over again? Is the experience that much different each time? Is the high enhancing your abilities? Or is it lowering your potential and making you're awareness cloudy and vulnerable? Is the high delaying you from finding answers? Or is it helping you find answers? What if you could do the drug just for the medicinal qualities? Only when needed.

Scans found that daily users of High-Potency Skunk Cannabis had a 2% greater mean diffusivity in the corpus callosum. This means that the white matter becomes less efficient in transferring information. So don't over do it.  Drug Scope

If eating Hemp seeds improves your memory then maybe you can cross breed Hemp with Cannabis to make a special Kind. But besides that, there are numerous combinations of different types of Cannabis that can eventually be grown custom just for you, and for what ever the physical or mental need you may have. So it doesn't have to be about getting high.  Brain Food

Cannabis species and cannabinoid concentration preference among sleep-disturbed medicinal cannabis users
Individuals using cannabis to manage nightmares preferred sativa to indica.
Sativa users were less likely than indica users to endorse cannabis dependence.
Insomnia and greater sleep latency are associated with using higher CBD cannabis.
Weekly hypnotic medication use is associated with using cannabis with lower THC
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Seeing things differently and feeling things differently is a form a learning. But there are many ways to learn, so don't limit yourself. Like all things, you have to do the right amount based on the quality of the product and your know response to it, meaning you have to experience something several times and have calculated the correct amounts. When I smoke weed life becomes fascinating. You become aware of things that you are normally not aware of, your mind wakes up to expose thousands of other possibilities. In mathematical terms, normal brains have a well-ordered correlation state. There’s not much cross-linking between networks. That changes after you get high. Suddenly the networks are cross-linking like crazy, but not in random ways. New types of order emerge. But you can't do a drug all the time or do to much. In order to enjoy life you have to have balance. I wonder how can I repeat these feelings without doing the drug? How can I have the best of both worlds? Before you get high, examine your state of mind and take a close look at the things that you're thinking about. Then when you do get high, ask these questions. What are you thinking about now? And what are the differences from what you were thinking before? Not just the thoughts change, but also the emotions and feelings change. So how much do your emotions effect your thinking? Can you think with out any emotion? Try being emotionless and see how it effects your thoughts. Do it in the morning hours and evening hours, because there's a difference. Start working on something before you get high, and then write about the differences between being high and not being high. Are you more distracted? Do you have trouble focusing? Do you spend more time repeating the same action?  Weed does not stop you from learning, but it can slow down learning, which might not be so bad for people who have attention disorders, but that depends of the type and the amount of weed that would work the best.

Growing Pot


Marijuana Seeds
Green House Seeds
Seed Knowledge

Indoor Growing Kits
Outdoor Growing Tips

High Times Presents Jorge Cervantes: Grow Film (youtube) everything you need to know to grow your own

Flushing

The grower would give the plant just plain ph-adjusted water for days or weeks before harvest time. This lets the plant use up the nutrients in the soil/coco, and then - theoretically - start leaching extra nutrients from the buds. They consume the nutrients they have stores in their leaves.....this process also contributes to the flavor and smoothness of the final product. Forum Grass City The plant that hadn't been flushed burn poorly and crackled, formed a black ash, and tasted like absolute sh*t, a definite chemical taste. I can't even smoke the stuff and I've saves it for making some hash oil. The plant flushed for a week was better, but did not compare to the plants flushed for 2 weeks. These plants burned smoothly to a fine white ash, and tasted absolutely amazing. Flushing is free and easy technique that may improve the quality and smoothness of your cannabis buds before harvest. Sounds good, right? Of course it does! But growers must also be careful with flushing before harvest because if you do it too early you can actually hurt your quality (and reduce your yields)! The process of flushing involves giving your plants just plain water with no nutrients for a period of time before harvest. For growers who normally give water to their plants with nutrients in it, you would water your plants as normal with the same type of water you normally use, but you don't add any nutrients. Depending on the setup, growers usually flush their plants this way for a few days up to about 2 weeks. Note: You still need to pH the water during the flush, because too high or too low pH can cause your plant to absorb extra aluminum and salt out of the water!

Cannabis Cup
Cannabis Festival. Founded in 1987 (wiki)

Legal Buds

SC Laboratories
Cannabis Training Institute


Pot Types and Genomes Cannabis Strains

Leafly - Marijuana Strain Reviews.
Wiki Leaf - Marijuana Strain Reviews.

Marijuana Breeding Pioneers
Weed's Favorite Strains


Marijuana Strains


The top five strains average prices 4/1/2014: Diesel ($281), Kush ($296), Purps ($277), Jack Herer ($360), Haze ($347). 

Know what type of weed is good for you.
Indica is good for Insomnia and pain relief. The plant is shorter and bushier, born in the mountains and has high resin production and a shorter flowering time.

Analyzer Sensors (measuring compounds)

Sativa is good for depression and fatigue. The plants are taller, prefer equatorial climates and a longer time to grow.

Hybrid Marijuana is the combination of Indica vs. Sativa strains

Indica vs. Sativa Medical Marijuana Strain Differences

Cannabis 101: What's the difference between Indica, Sativa & Hybrid? (youtube)  Leafly

Know the Grower
Growing Green should be Green Clean Green Certified and Organic
Cannabis Safety Institute
illicit Marijuana Cultivation Cost

Green Rushers
Farmers should get their strains genetically sequenced and put their strain data in the public domain. This will help monopoly criminals like Monsanto from controlling the quality and the availability of Marijuana.



Pot Use Brochure

Vaporizers


You don't have to smoke weed to get the benefits, but if you do have to smoke it use a Vaporizer.
Vape World
Vaporizer Depot
Magic Flight
Grinder (amazon)
Hippie Vaporizer
Fez

Scientists Lay the Groundwork for a Reliable Marijuana Breathalyzer

How safe is Medical Marijuana? You should definitely know who's growing your weed, just like you should know where your food comes from, and who your farmer is.  I don't trust corporations, especially when someone says that they tested Medical Marijuana in Ct. and discovered that the weed is being sprayed with pharmaceutical drugs. Need to verify.

Spray-Dried Dispersion
Spray Drying


"What's that Smell? That's the smell of someone's consciousness being altered"


Heroin Overdose Deaths in U.S. Have Tripled Since 2010. More than 8,200 Americans—an average of 23 people each day—died of heroin overdoses in 2013. The RAND Corp. in 2010 estimated that America’s heroin market was worth $27 billion. That's more than what is spent in the U.S. at hardware stores ($22 billion) or specialty food retailers ($21 billion), according to Census Bureau data. 2016 Heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week.

Then there's the Gateway Drug Theory. If there is such a thing as a Gateway Drug it's probably Sucrose, or just a bad education.

"Being competent in one area of knowledge does not make you intelligent"

Psychoactive Plants



Alcohol


Drugs that are legal cause at least as much damage, if not more, than drugs that are illegal. Alcohol can damage nearly all organ systems. It is also connected to higher death rates and is involved in a greater percentage of crime than most other drugs, including heroin. The World Health Organization reports that Alcohol causes nearly 4 percent of deaths worldwide, more than AIDS, tuberculosis or violence. Approximately 3.3 million people die each year from alcohol related causes. Alcohol is a causal factor in 60 types of diseases and injuries linked to cirrhosis of the liver, epilepsy, poisonings, road traffic accidents, violence, and several types of cancer, including cancers of the colorectum, breast, larynx and liver.  Alcoholism in the Family Info-Graphic

Alcohol kills 40,000 people every year in the U.S., and Cannabis has no evidence of directly causing the death of anyone.

Dangerous Drugs that are Legal

Hangovers Cost The Economy $224 Billion in 2006

Cost of Alcohol Abuse Info-Graph (image)

Research Society on Alcoholism serves as a meeting ground for scientists in the broad areas of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. The Society promotes research and the acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Addictions - Drug Abuse

Knowledge Rehab

The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that excessive drinking cost the U.S. $249 billion in 2010, a significant increase from the $223.5 billion reported in 2006. Over $100 billion of these costs were paid by the government, or us.

Sobriety Checkpoints
Sobriety checkpoints only reduce alcohol related accidents by 10%. Any moron would know that is an ineffective method for deterring people from drinking and driving. Only improved education and a more informed public can stop this drug abuse.

Highway Robbery (police abuse)

Breathalyzer to check yourself (smartphones)



Alcohol Consumption by country

Alcoholic Beverages is a drink that contains a substantial amount of ethanol (informally called alcohol), a depressant which in low doses causes euphoria, reduced anxiety, and sociability and in higher doses causes intoxication (drunkenness), stupor and unconsciousness. Long-term use can lead to alcohol abuse, physical dependence, and alcoholism.

Alcohol is any organic compound in which the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), the predominant alcohol in alcoholic beverages.

Distillation

Ethanol also called alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol, is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. It is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight characteristic odor. Its chemical formula is C2H6O, which can be written also as CH3-CH2-OH or C2H5-OH (an ethyl group linked to a hydroxyl group), and is often abbreviated as EtOH. Ethanol is mostly produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts, or by petrochemical processes. It is an addictive psychoactive drug (indeed one of the oldest and most common recreational drugs), causing a characteristic intoxication ("drunkenness") and neurotoxicity when consumed in sufficient quantities. It is widely used as a solvent, as fuel, and as a feedstock for synthesis of other chemicals; as well as in many other minor uses.

Methyl Group is an alkyl derived from methane, containing one carbon atom bonded to three hydrogen atoms — CH3. In formulas, the group is often abbreviated Me. Such hydrocarbon groups occur in many organic compounds. It is a very stable group in most molecules. While the methyl group is usually part of a larger molecule, it can be found on its own in any of three forms: anion, cation or radical. The anion has eight valence electrons, the radical seven and the cation six. All three forms are highly reactive and rarely observed.

Methylene Group is any part of a molecule that consists of two hydrogen atoms bound to a carbon atom, which is connected to the remainder of the molecule by a double bond. The group may be written =CH2, where the '=' denotes the double bond. This structural element is also called methylidene.

Hydroxyl is the entity with the formula OH. It contains oxygen bonded to hydrogen. In organic chemistry, alcohol and carboxylic acids contain hydroxy groups. The anion [OH−], called hydroxide, consists of a hydroxy group.

Rectified Spirit also known as neutral spirits, rectified alcohol, or ethyl alcohol of agricultural origin is highly concentrated ethanol which has been purified by means of repeated distillation, a process that is called rectification. In some countries (e.g. India), denatured alcohol or denatured rectified spirit may commonly be available as "rectified spirit", but it is poisonous and ingestion can be fatal.

Denatured Alcohol also called methylated spirits or denatured rectified spirit, is ethanol that has additives to make it poisonous, bad tasting, foul smelling or nauseating, to discourage recreational consumption. In some cases it is also dyed. Pyridine, methanol, or both can be added to make denatured alcohol poisonous, and denatonium can be added to make it bitter.

Alcohol Intoxication is a physiological state (that may also include psychological alterations of consciousness) induced
by the ingestion of ethanol (alcohol).

Beer Effects Info Graph (image)

Binge Drinking by State

Alcohol Use (PDF)

Most Dangerous Drugs

Alcohol Attributable Deaths  (AAD)  2006-2010

Alcohol Deaths by State

The World Health Organization’s Global Monitoring System on Alcohol and Health

The CDC reports that about six people die from alcohol poisoning each day in the United States. The findings are based on data from 2010 through 2012. During that period, there was an annual average of 2,221 alcohol poisoning deaths among people older than 15.

Alcohol Drinking can Cause Cancer

opart of me says I can't keep drinking like this. The other part of me says "don't listen to her she's drunk'. Emotions related to alcohol consumption differ by alcohol type. An international survey has revealed that spirits are often associated with feelings of energy, confidence and sexiness – but on the flip-side anger and tearfulness – while red wine is the drink most commonly linked to relaxation, but also tiredness. Almost 30,000 participants who had reported consuming both red and white wine as well as beer and spirits in the past year, reveal that certain types of alcoholic drink appear to be linked to particular emotions. Almost 53% of participants said drinking red wine made them feel relaxed – an emotion that was also linked to beer by nearly 50% of participants, and white wine by nearly 33%. By contrast, spirits were linked to feelings of confidence by just over 59% of participants, energy by more than 58% and sexiness by just over 42%. However, spirits were also more likely to be linked to negative feelings including tearfulness, with almost 48% of participants linking such tipples to feeling ill and nearly 30% to aggression. Meanwhile, more than 60% of participants said they linked red wine to feeling tired. White wine was the tipple least often linked to tearfulness, with only 10% saying they associated it with becoming weepy. Further analysis, taking into account age and other factors, revealed that women were generally more likely to report feeling the various emotions on drinking alcohol, with men more likely to report feelings of aggression. The proportion of participants reporting the various emotions, both positive and negative, generally increased with overall heaviness of drinking. Further differences were found for the various drinks when participants’ age, educational background and sex were considered. Drinking was found more likely to be linked to feelings of relaxation and tiredness when done at home; confidence, sexiness, energy – and feeling ill or aggressive – were more likely when out. However, the study had limitations, not least that it drew on a self-selecting group of participants, meaning it might have appealed to those more likely to take drugs and drink. It also did not take into account how much participants drank on any one occasion or whether they mixed drinks, and relied on participants thinking back to how they felt at the time. What’s more, it is not clear whether the alcohol itself triggered the emotions, or whether the social situation also played a role, while the concentration of the alcohol, presence of other ingredients, and people’s expectations of the drinks could also be important factors.



Tobacco


Then of course there's Cigarettes. The biggest killer of them all. Why are cigarettes legal? Is there any health benefits from smoking? You are either very ignorant or a criminal. 

Tobacco Body side-effects
Smoking and Mortality

Smoking kills 7 million people a year and scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. More than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. And the smokers who don't die from smoking cost the healthcare system billions of dollars. And lost productivity from smokers cost countries billions of dollars. Wasting people, resources, energy, time and money.

Unless urgent action is taken, the annual death toll could rise to more than eight million by 2030. Nearly 80% of the world's one billion smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. Consumption of tobacco products is increasing globally, though it is decreasing in some high-income and upper middle-income countries. So education does work, no kidding.

The Tobacco Conspiracy (youtube)

Children of Tobacco - Malawi's shocking plantation exploitation (youtube)

John Oliver: Tobacco (HBO) (youtube)

Smoking killed 4.4 million Men and 1.4 million Women worldwide in 2013

Dangers of Cigarette Smoking (CDC)
Cancer - Cancer
Cessation
Health Effects of Tobacco

130,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed each year are attributed to smoking.


Smoking Changes Your DNA and Increases Your Risk of Disease DNA Methylation Affects Development of Cancers and Chronic Diseases. DNA Dethylation is a process by which methyl groups are added to DNA. Methylation modifies the function of the DNA. When located in a gene promoter, DNA methylation typically acts to repress gene transcription. DNA methylation is essential for normal development and is associated with a number of key processes including genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, repression of repetitive elements, aging and carcinogenesis.

Side Effect of Nicotine Use (youtube)

Third-Hand Smoke results when exhaled smoke gets on surfaces -- clothing, hair, etc. THS has been shown, in mice, to damage the liver and lungs, complicate wound-healing and cause hyperactivity. Add to this list type 2 diabetes.

Passive Smoking  

Diseases known to be caused by Smoking


Jeff We Can

Recovering from Smoking Timeline

Smoking Cessation is the process of discontinuing tobacco smoking. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death worldwide,
Within 20 minutes after quitting, blood pressure and heart rate decrease.
Within 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels in the blood decrease to normal.
Within 48 hours, nerve endings and sense of smell and taste both start recovering.
Within 3 months, circulation and lung function improve.
Within 9 months, there are decreases in cough and shortness of breath.
Within 1 year, the risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half.
Within 5 years, the risk of stroke falls to the same as a non-smoker, and the risks of many cancers (mouth, throat, esophagus, bladder, cervix) decrease significantly.
Within 10 years, the risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half,[137] and the risks of larynx and pancreas cancers decrease.
Within 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease drops to the level of a non-smoker; lowered risk for developing COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).



Prescription Drugs


And then we have an Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse and Deaths that is sickening. Prescription overdoses kill more people than heroin and cocaine. Teen Drug Overdoses Doubled From 1999 to 2015, CDC Reveals.

Legal intoxicants are those intoxicating drugs which are either completely legal or not commonly prohibited by various drug laws. The most widely consumed legal intoxicant is alcohol.

Overdose Opioid Help (drug deaths)

Reducing Addiction Cravings (addictions)

In 2012 alone, more than twice as many people died from prescription narcotic overdoses as died from heroin in certain states. Most people addicted to prescription painkillers don't move on to heroin, but three out of four new heroin users began by using narcotic painkillers.

Two major drug distributors, also known as wholesalers, have formally agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle claims that they failed to report suspicious orders for controlled substances to the Drug Enforcement Administration, as required by law.

Cardinal Health Agrees to $44 Million Settlement for Alleged Violations of Controlled Substances Act

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported in December how drug companies shipped nearly 9 million hydrocodone pills over two years to one pharmacy in the town of Kermit, W. Va., population 392. All told, the newspaper reported, drug wholesalers distributed 780 million pills of oxycodone and hydrocodone in the state over six years. "The unfettered shipments amount to 433 pain pills for every man, woman and child in West Virginia," the story said.

The death toll from drug overdoses topped 52,000 in 2015, including 33,000 involving an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A Nation of the Walking Dead: Big Pharma and Casinos Earn Millions While Tens of Thousands Die From Addiction. The United States consumes 80 percent of opioids used worldwide.

There are 300 million prescriptions written and $24 billion spent annually in the U.S. for painkillers. Americans supplement this mostly legal addiction with over $100 billion a year in illicit marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin. And nearly 14 million U.S. adults, one in every 13, regularly abuse alcohol.

78 People Die everyday From Opioid Overdose, now it's 91 a day in 2017: Surgeon General

Purdue Pharma a privately held pharmaceutical company founded by physicians and now based in Stamford, Connecticut, known for its highly addictive and dangerous pain treatment products, such as MS Contin, OxyContin, hydromorphone, oxycodone, fentanyl, codeine, and hydrocodone. In May 2007, the company pleaded guilty to misleading the public about Oxycontin's risk of addiction, and agreed to pay $600 million in one of the largest pharmaceutical settlements in U.S. history. On October 4, 2007, Kentucky officials sued Purdue because of widespread Oxycontin abuse in Appalachia. A lawsuit filed by Kentucky then-Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Pike County officials demanded millions in compensation. Eight years later, on December 23, 2015, Kentucky settled with Purdue for $24 million. No intervention was made by Purdue to contact the DEA for years despite knowing of the practice and the overuse and sale of their product. Communities are seeking reimbursement related to costs of policing, housing, health care, rehabilitation, criminal justice system, park and recreations department, as well as to the loss of life or compromised quality of life of the citizens of the city directly. And since many people addicted to pain killers end up on Heroin, I'm sure that it was just another business decision to flood the streets of America with Heroin. Criminal Scumbags mass murder people everyday just for money. Our justice system is dysfunctional, just like our schools.

Ohio Sues 5 Major Drug Companies For 'Fueling Opioid Epidemic'. The five manufacturers which are listed as defendants include: Purdue Pharma, which sold OxyContin, MS Contin, Dilaudid, Butrans, Hyslingla, and Targiniq. Endo Health Solutions, which sold Percocet, Percodan, Opana, and Zydone. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and its subsidiary Cephalon, which sold Actiq and Fentora. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which sold Duragesic and Nucynta. Allergan, which sold Kadian, Norco, and several generic opioids.
Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers for Fraudulent Marketing; Fueling Opioid Epidemic


Overdose Deaths in America

Overdose Deaths 2015

Over the Counter Drug

Cause and Effect

The Organization of American States estimates that 2.5 million hectares of Amazonian forest in Peru have been destroyed to grow coca, while more than 1 million hectares of forest in Colombia have been culled to grow illicit drugs, including opium poppies for heroin.

The Organization of American States is a continental organization founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its member states. Headquartered in Washington, United States, the OAS's members are the 35 independent states of the Americas.


Recreational Drug Use is the use of a psychoactive drug to alter one's mental state in a way that modifies emotions, perceptions, and feelings for recreational purposes. When a substance enters the user's body, it brings on an intoxicating effect, often referred to as a "high". Generally, people use recreational drugs that fall into three categories: depressants (these drugs produce a feeling of relaxation and calmness); stimulants (these drugs give the user a sense of energy and alertness); and psychedelic drugs (these cause hallucinations and perceptual distortions that some users find appealing). In popular usage, it is generally considered to be a tolerated social behaviour rather than a serious medical condition such as self-medication.

Party s a gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion. A party will typically feature food and beverages, and often music and dancing or other forms of entertainment. In many Western countries, parties for teens and adults are associated with drinking alcohol such as beer, wine or distilled spirits.

Bar is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps (potato chips) or peanuts, for consumption on premises. Some types of bars, such as pubs, may also serve food from a restaurant menu. The term "bar" also refers to the countertop and area where drinks are served. (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or savage club etc.).

Self-Medication is a human behavior in which an individual uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for physical or psychological ailments.


Conservative estimates show that 20% of crashes in the US are caused by drugged driving. This translates into about 6,761 deaths, 440,000 injuries and $59.9 billion in costs each year.








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