Greens announce plan to legalise cannabis to take it ‘out of the hands of criminals and dealers’

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Critique of a proposal to legalise cannabis:

Wow, what a ‘#progressive’ proposal made by the Australian Greens. At first sight that is, because when you look at the detail of the proposal and think about it clearly, then you realise that, as always, the #devil is in that detail and the Greens’ proposal is full of those devils. So many devils in fact that I don’t think many could support it in its current form at all.

  1. Establish a new government controlled regulatory agency that is also the sole wholesale distributor of cannabis. What? A regulator that is also in the business of selling the stuff? Have they never looked at the US Center for Disease Control (#CDC) and realised how hopelessly #corrupt that CDC is, while they depend for a very large proportion of their operating revenue  from the sale of dubious but nevertheless mandated #vaccines they also regulate?

    Where most senior staff come straight from the industry they are supposed to regulate? That the CDC is also the target of the most intense lobbying effort in US history just caps the list of seriously corrupting influences. Is that what the Greens truly propose for Australia?

    The few surviving whistle blowers have given us plenty of verifiable evidence that that CDC is indeed a corruption riddled and increasingly autocratic organisation that is really only interested in increasing its sphere of power and influence and does not give a hoot or a damn about the well being of the citizens they are charged to protect against the deadly onslaught of that, among others, super corrupt industry #BigPharma, the (strictly) petrochemical ‘saviour’ of mankind.

    In fact, the CDC and the Federal Drug Administration (#FDA) have been shown to be the two most powerful agencies (who are) always campaigning strongly against any health modality or any cure that would potentially cut into BigPharma’s obscene profits. Some would even suggest that reputation- and character- assassination and even murder is not foreign to their Modus Operandi.

    Is that really what the Greens propose to emulate for Australian society?

    Considering that the leader of the Australian Greens is a BigPharma trained, uninformed and brainwashed one eyed vaccine propagandist and erstwhile medical doctor, who would steal your children and throw you in jail rather than allow you to exercise your inalienable right to decide and choose what poisons your babies are subjected to? Yes, this warped proposal by the Greens comes as no surprise (to me) in that light.

  2. The Greens’ proposal is also a real innovation killer. Everyone who has a good idea for a possible application for cannabis is subject to the bureaucratic oversight and arbitrary regulation imposed by this cannabis wholesale monopoly. Sorry mate, if your plans don’t fit the ‘rules and regulations’ you are OUT of contention. You must play the game by their rules and their rules alone. Mandated by law.

    Of course history gives us many examples where such monopolistic regulatory structures will become, over time, more and more autocratic, despotic and even dictatorial and invariably become the single biggest obstacle to true innovation, progress and development in the industry they are charged to regulate.

    Is this really what the Greens want for Australia?

    Is that really what being ‘progressive’ stands for?Another government agency? More and bigger government?  Government and agencies that invariable seek to increase their power and sphere of influence?

    Don’t the Greens realise that those agencies can only achieve those ends by taking more of your freedom away, step by step? By mandating ever increasing court imposed penalties so that if you ever fall foul of them you will never be able to do anything in that industry again. That is if you have any wealth left to even contemplate another innovative venture?

    And of course, to satisfy the insatiable hunger for ever bigger operating budgets, governments have no choice but to steal ever more from a population already struggling under a massive and ever increasing tax burden. Whether  you asked for it or not. Punishable by law, sentenced to bankruptcy, destitution and even jail, Either way, innovative and hardworking forward looking entrepreneurs AND the general public lose. Again.

    Is that really the ‘progressive’ future the Greens have in mind for us?

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Not just marijuana: The FDA has always denied the existence of therapeutic benefits associated with ALL plants

FDA: Plants are no medicine

(NaturalNews) Those who support the nationwide legalization of marijuana for therapeutic use, were disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent failure to reclassify marijuana’s status from that of a Schedule I drug to another more appropriate classification.Since 23 states have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and since numerous studies have confirmed its value as medicine and have proven that it is safe, it seemed the logical next step to begin relaxing the laws at the federal level.

Is marijuana really more dangerous than meth or PCP?

After all, Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act are defined as those having “high potential for abuse; no currently accepted medical use; [and] lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.”

Aside from marijuana, schedule I drugs include heroin and other drugs that can be considered dangerous. But to anyone with any semblance of an open mind, marijuana should not fall into this category – especially considering that Schedule II substances (which are legally considered less dangerous than Schedule I drugs), include methamphetamine, cocaine and PCP.

Could any sane person argue that marijuana is somehow more dangerous than meth, cocaine or PCP?

The truth is that the FDA does not operate on principles that could be considered sane. In fact, the agency’s long history of outlawing natural plant-based therapeutic substancesclearly indicates that its chief mission is to protect the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry.

For example, the FDA’s handling of one such plant-based medicinal substance – pyridoxamine – reveals the extent to which the agency is willing to stoop to protect the interests of drug manufacturers.

In 2005, the pharmaceutical company Biostratum, Inc., found out that pyridoxamine – the active ingredient of one of its new drugs – was already available as a natural supplement and had been on the market for decades.

Fearing the loss of profits, Biostratum approached the FDA asking the agency to declare supplements containing pyridoxamine as being “adulterated” – a move that would effectively prevent anyone other than Biostratum from selling the substance.

Read more at naturalnews.com

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