Legalizing Marijuana Means Accepting a Divine Gift

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  Legalizing Marijuana Means Accepting a Divine Gift

Posted by CN Staff on January 18, 2014 at 06:24:03 PT
By Stan White, Commentary 
Source: Alaska Dispatch  

Alaska -- The leader of a group working against a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Alaska said the regulations it calls for are a "facade." But the real facade is the effort being made to prop up the failed -- and devilish -- policy of prohibition.Did anyone else find it interesting that Kevin Sabet, ex-government-subsidized cannabis (marijuana, if you prefer the historically chosen government derogatory term) prohibitionist and co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, claimed the proposed regulations to re-legalize cannabis in Alaska is a “facade”?
I hope Alaskans don’t mind me butting in, but the real facade is cannabis prohibition itself, one of America’s worst policy failures in history, founded on lies, half-truths and propaganda from the beginning and dependent on them to continue. Government labels cannabis a Schedule I substance alongside heroin, while methamphetamine and cocaine are only Schedule II substances, in order to rationalize persecuting its own citizens: If that’s not the epitome of a facade, what is? There is nothing “smart” about continuing the cannabis prohibition.But give Sabet credit. While refreshing my memory in the Media Awareness Project archive, it’s clear he’s a good speaker. Backed by Big Government and given a platform, he's convinced many people to support and perpetuate laws that should never have been orchestrated at all. When most citizens hold cannabis in their hand, they realize it’s a plant. Sabet only sees a drug. Does this crowd even acknowledge cannabis is a plant?A plant: as in “God created all the seed-bearing plants,” saying they’re all good on literally the very first page of the Bible. God: as “In God We Trust,” written on U.S. currency.The so called “smart” people must be extremely desperate and ignorant to equate cannabis with cigarettes and big tobacco, since cigs kill more than 1,000 Americans daily, while in more than 5,000 years of documented use, the relatively safe plant cannabis still hasn’t killed a single person. That’s safety on a Biblical scale. Nicotine is among the most addictive substances on earth, while cannabis is less addictive than coffee. Don’t even mention alcohol, which can kill a person in a single sitting.Cannabis prohibitionists are responsible for underground markets, cartels, increased hard-drug addiction rates, contempt for drug laws, eroded constitutional rights, loss of freedom, escalated prison populations, corrupt politicians, race discrimination, prohibition of free American farmers from growing hemp (even though communist Chinese farmers grow it), trillions of dollars in wasted taxes, deceiving citizens ... and the list is growing faster than the plant itself.For me, however, and others who imbibe, one of the most important reasons to quit caging responsible adult humans for using the plant is personal: Because I want to follow the teachings of my friend, Christ Jesus. He’s requested that I -- we -- love one another (see John 15:17). In red letters. We cannot love someone and cage them for using what God says is good. We’re told when we love one another, He will make the “spirit of truth” available to us. The Devil has helped create cannabis prohibition in order to separate people from being able to receive that “spirit of truth” which amounts to the communication system between God and us. That Luciferous law is literally separating people from God, starting on the very first page of the Bible. For the love of God, it’s time to end the Devil law, cannabis prohibition, persecution and extermination.Further, it’s time to stop people in positions of trust from negatively influencing our children into becoming cannabis prohibitionists.A sane or moral argument to continue punishing and caging humans for using cannabis doesn’t exist. The sooner Alaska and America end this self-inflicted crime, the sooner the sky will stop falling.Colorado citizens heard all the prohibitionist rhetoric and voted. Give Alaskans the same opportunity, and I expect the same outcome. And Alaskans should take advantage of this process because many states don’t have it.Stan White is a cannabis activist living in Dillon, Colo.The views expressed here are the writer's own and are not necessarily endorsed by Alaska Dispatch, which welcomes a broad range of viewpoints. To submit a piece for consideration, e-mail: commentary Source: Alaska Dispatch (AK)Author: Stan WhitePublished: January 17, 2014Copyright: 2014 Alaska DispatchContact: editor alaskadispatch.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 

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Comment #14 posted by afterburner on January 31, 2014 at 00:02:10 PT
Georgia Primed to Join the Safer Sanity
Prohibition is dead: 54 percent of Georgians want marijuana fully legalized.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer.
Tags: marijuana prohibition, Georgia, cannabis legalization.
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Comment #13 posted by MeganB on January 30, 2014 at 17:12:08 PT

marijuana bill
Marijuana decriminalization to deliver economic advantages according to some lawmakers. Contrary to public opinion, Washington state and Colorado did not legalize marijuana. As the substance is still regulated, voters in those states actually passed cannabis decriminalization laws. Semantics aside, those states are ready to reap economic advantages of doing this, not least of which being million in tax revenue. 
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Comment #12 posted by kaptinemo on January 19, 2014 at 20:10:39 PT:

You got 'em
Direct hit amidships! You nailed their chief propagandist for what he always was: a professional BSer.Far too many of the public are still enthralled with the alphabet soup that trails after some people's surnames. They don't bother to look any further than that. Which is why people like "Doctor" (in nothing medical) Sabet can get away with so many lies...unless there's someone to call him and his ONDCP supporters (where's his money coming from?) out for telling them. You just did so, big time.Enough people doing that, and the timid MSM might grow a pair and start asking questions about that revenue source...which, if what I suspect is the case, is the ONDCP. In which case, they are guilty of breaking the law AGAIN by trying to propagandize the public, this time using a 'contractor' who supposedly left them.There has been scandal after scandal after scandal at ONDCP, everything from being taken to the cleaners for their less-than-stellar PR efforts by the PR company they hired (a billion dollars went down the toilet on that one, alone) to being used as political pawns by the Bush2 White House under the direction of Karl Rove to stump for Republicans in the 2007-8 election States (a clear-if-anything violation of the Hatch Act) to being charged by the GAO for that above named propagandizing. Just google "ONDCP scandal" and see for yourself...and remember that Sabet was there the whole time this stuff was going on. Coincidence? I don't believe so. 
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Comment #11 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 13:38:58 PT

This commentary
Pardon me. I must wax effusive! :)Every paragraph a polished jewel, Stan. Beautiful.Thank you for taking the time and for all you have done every day, for a gazillion years. Your diligence and discipline and dedication are so admirable. You are breathtakingly honest... almost as a child... a child of your creator and it is beautiful to see how powerful your painstakingly simple, brutally honest letters and commentaries have been.Peace on, Brother!I'm thankful for you. You've been doing this so long, you were a "Voice in the wilderness", yourself, for a long time, and relentlessly.
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 11:14:23 PT

And Stan's commentary
is an opportunity for any of us to respond, there is the access, right at the bottom of his commentary. The more the truth is told, the more truth there is. Ending this destructive "War" is about the truth being greater than the lies.We, all of us, still have people to set free.
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 11:06:37 PT

That million dollars and rising...
that's out beside Stan White's name as the monetary value of his efforts comes from figuring the costs of newspaper adds... sold by the inch or line or something. We were up against wealth that purchased huge amounts of space in newspapers to get their message out. We scratched out some space in those papers for saying what we needed to say.It's been amazing. MAP has a searchable database of just about every article, column, editorial, commentary, and letter having to do with the war on drugs, pro and con, ever printed. They cover local papers, national papers, and international newspapers.
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 10:26:48 PT

Letter writing... it's more than you think.
The Media Awareness Project, MAP volunteers helped us learn about our computers and how to write effective letters that someone might read and if it got through filters, like being discarded for being too long or messed up in one way or another, that it might get read. People along the way might read it... and it eventually might get ink... as we say, and a person or two along the route to the letter being deleted... read it and maybe we could slowly and surely wake people up to a reality they couldn't seem to see for the truly wicked propaganda work of the government and the media in those days. You couldn't open a newspaper without a full page ad by Calvina and Company.They wanted to destroy people and did they ever. So many lost, so foolishly. So many people have been outright killed and maimed. Even of their own. Drug War Victims
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on January 18, 2014 at 10:13:38 PT

You all,
are welcome.Together.
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Comment #6 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 10:12:47 PT

Stan White is one of our most prolific letter writers. Decades ago a group of brilliant people got together and formed the Media Awareness Project was a plan. A plan to search for and scan every newspaper, paper and ink, with our computers, and put them in good order with all the pertinent information so that people could write letters to the newspapers and address issues, publicly, that we were concerned about. We wanted people to know what was really going on, if we could. Things like these were people being destroyed by the government over these plants, powders, pills. Our friend and fellow Stan White is one of the most prolific and successful.
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on January 18, 2014 at 09:59:03 PT

Thank you for all you do!
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Comment #4 posted by Hope on January 18, 2014 at 09:35:21 PT

Stan the Man!
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Comment #3 posted by Universer on January 18, 2014 at 08:32:39 PT

Alaska, and, Maryland
Is this penned by one of our own? Kudos and props, both!Off-topic: Story and 60-second news item on my local NPR -- "Marijuana Legalization Bill Faces Long Odds In Maryland Legislature" (, least they're trying. First step.
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Comment #2 posted by Oleg the Tumor on January 18, 2014 at 07:36:20 PT:

We are defined by what we cannot deny.
Sabet cannot deny that Geo. Washington was a grower, because this is true. Would he slap the cuffs on a President?   There's a thought . . .Sabet cannot deny that the prohibition of cannabis was itself a manufactured thing, because the Police/Prison/REIT investment still turns a pretty dollar!
(though not as much as it used to)The more these voices scream against legalization, their repetitions and generalizations will mean less and less in light of the full historical facts. "The best disinfectant is daylight." - Justice Louis BrandeisWe must continue to educate and bring the facts to light!

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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on January 18, 2014 at 07:14:28 PT

Congrats! You did it!Keep it comin'
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