I’m an old drug warrior, so you can guess where I stand. The stoners who need to read this article, won’t. The article won’t appear in the MSM because it doesn’t fit the narrative. Politicians will ignore it, because it interferes with their opportunity to make money.
The article deals with the psychological effects of marijuana and the danger it represents to users. I agree. I would take it a step further and point out the secondary effects. It doesn’t matter whether we are talking about marijuana, football, or pedophilia. Each has a distinct subculture with their own norms of accepted behavior..
According to the North American Man/Boy Love Association, (NAMBLA) homosexual pedophiles have nothing but the best interests of the child in mind. Buggering the little darlings is secondary. Read their literature and the reader will find that such practices are normal, disapproval is abnormal.
Dope (marijuana) is about power, control, sex and money. There is nothing altruistic about dope dealing. Lawlessness and violence are part of the landscape.
California is not realizing the tax revenues, from pot, that they expected. Unlicensed marijuana dealers are not paying the tax. Imagine that, outlaws breaking the law by not paying taxes. Who da thunk?
Here’s an experiment for you. Make two phone calls, one to Visa and the other to your marijuana dealer. Tell them both you can’t pay your bill.
Tell me how it works out.
A Swiss study of 265 psychotic patients published in Frontiers of Forensic Psychiatry last June found that over a three-year period, young men with psychosis who used cannabis had a 50 percent chance of becoming violent. That risk was four times higher than for those with psychosis who didn’t use, even after adjusting for factors such as alcohol use. Other researchers have produced similar findings. A 2013 paper in an Italian psychiatric journal examined almost 1,600 psychiatric patients in southern Italy and found that cannabis use was associated with a ten-fold increase in violence.
• Volume 48, Number 1 • Alex Berenson
The first four states to legalize marijuana for recreational use were Colorado and Washington in 2014 and Alaska and Oregon in 2015. Combined, those four states had about 450 murders and 30,300 aggravated assaults in 2013. Last year, they had almost 620 murders and 38,000 aggravated assaults—an increase of 37 percent for murders and 25 percent for aggravated assaults, far greater than the national increase, even after accounting for differences in population growth.
• Volume 48, Number 1 • Alex Berenson
The article makes a common but flawed comparison of marijuana use and alcoholic beverages, making them seem to be on par. This is not true. People consume alcoholic beverages for a variety of reasons. There are a portion of drinkers that will not stop until intoxicated. That is not the norm. With marijuana use intoxication is the goal.
Consider that Mexican marijuana has a THC content of 2-5%. The marijuana sold in marijuana dispensaries has a THC content of 17-25%.
I arrested a marijuana grower who explained that he was growing two strains of pot. He smoked one strain, but not the other. He claimed that the strain of pot he disdained was too potent. He tried smoking it but had a bad experience.
According to him he fired up a joint of the more potent pot and got a super high. He was sitting in his favorite easy chair, all buzzed. He thought about getting up to go to the bathroom. The next time the thought occurred to him, he realized it was too late. He had shit all over himself. Yeah, that otta go over big in a social setting.
I guess it could be a coincidence. Up until twenty years ago, marijuana decriminalization/legalization agitation was the purview of fringe groups. It was about then that American growers began manipulating the plant. Can you say GMO? THC content doubled, then tripled and increased to 17 to 25%. There was a corresponding increase in price. South of IH 10, in San Antonio, a pound of Mexican marijuana goes for about $350-400 a pound. A pound of primo “homegrown” goes for $4,00-5,000 a pound. Marijuana advocates praised hemp products as a source for cloth and other items.
In west Texas, there is a Sheriff’s office that each year harvests millions of marijuana plants. These plants are the progeny of marijuana planted in the 40’s to provide hemp for rope making. The usual source of supply was disrupted by WWII. West Texans refer to this marijuana as “ditch weed.” It might make good rope, but isn’t worth a shit for smoking. How much of the current crop of marijuana is going to the manufacture of rope?