BIG PHARMA IS GEARING UP AGAIN TO START THEIR FALSE PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS AGAINST THE LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS

 

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Article posted by: White Nation correspondent Johannesburg  November 04   2018

 

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THE age-old war around Marijuana– or Cannabis – between cheap remedial solutions and big bucks  is still raging. AND It started way back in 1937 already.

The legal history of cannabis in the United States pertains to the regulation of cannabis (legal term marijuana or marihuana) for medical, recreational, and industrial purposes in the United States. Increased restrictions and labeling of cannabis as a” poison “ began in many states from 1906 onward, and outright prohibitions began in the 1920s. By the mid-1930s cannabis was regulated as a “drug “ in every state, including 35 states that adopted the Uniform State Narcotic Drug Act.[1] The first national regulation was the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937.

Cannabis was officially outlawed for any use (medical included) with the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970. Multiple efforts to reschedule cannabis under the CSA have failed, and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative and Gonzales v. Raich that the federal government has a right to regulate and criminalize cannabis, even for medical purposes. Despite this, states and other jurisdictions have continued to implement policies that conflict with federal law, beginning with the passage of California’s Proposition 215 in 1996. By 2016 a majority of states had legalized medical cannabis,and in 2012 the first states legalized recreational use.

 

 

BUT why would the federal government then outlaw a plant that has so much cheap potential curing abilities? Well- for that answer we must go search a bit deeper- and as usual- we simply have to follow the money-line to get to the root of this contraband evil.  Let us reverse back into history- back to the year 1937. Let us meet the man that played a major part in lobbying for the illegalization of Cannabis in the United States- one RANDOLPH HEARST.

The History behind the illegalization of Cannabis

ONE of the things that happened in 1937. Cannabis Hemp was one of history’s most widely used plants. Tincture of Cannabis was the basis for almost every patent medicine prior to the discovery of Aspirin. Hemp was used for rope, twine, and cloth. Sailing ships were loaded with hemp. The word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”, because that’s what canvas was. Sails were made of hemp because salt water deteriorated cotton. Old sails were made into wagon covers and ultimately original Levi’s Jeans. And the pressed oil from hemp seeds was used for paints and varnishes. Everyone knew what hemp was. But nobody knew what marijuana was.

Basically, it came down to this. America in the 1900’s saw two powerful rivals, agriculture and industry, faced off over several multi-billion dollar markets. When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he’d assumed it would run off of vegetable and seed oils, especially hemp, which is superior to petroleum. Just think about that for a second. A fuel that can be grown by our farmers that is superior to foreign oil. What a lot of history would have been rewritten!

Ok. So we have an “elite “ group of special interests dominated by Du Pont petrochemical company and it’s major financial backer and key political ally, Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon. Mellon was a banker who took over Gulf Oil Corporation. In 1913, Henry Ford opened his first auto assembly line, and Gulf Oil opened its first drive-in gas station. In 1919, with ethanol fuel poised to compete with gasoline, Alchohol Prohibition descended on the nation. Lucky Mellon. When President Harding made him Secretary of the Treasury, he was considered the richest man in America. In the 1920’s, Mellon arranged for his bank to loan his buddies as Du Pont money to take over General Motors. Du Pont had developed new gasoline additives and the sulfate and sulfite process that made trees into paper.

In the 1930’s, Ford Motor Company operated a successful biomass fuel conversion plant using cellulose at Iron Mountain, Michigan. Ford engineers extracted methanol, charcoal fuel, tar, pitch ethyl-acetate and creosote from hemp. The same fundamental ingredients for industry were also being made from fossil fuels. During the same period, Du Pont was developing cellophane, nylon, and dacron from from fossil fuels. Du Pont held the patents on many synthetics and became a leader in the development of paint, rayon, synthetic rubber, plastics, chemicals, photographic film, insecticides and agricultural chemicals. From the Du Pont 1937 Annual Report we find a clue to what started to happen next: “The revenue raising power of government may be converted into an instrument for forcing acceptance of sudden new ideas of industrial and social reorganization”.

 

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WR Hearst– business tycoon that lobbied against and bribed senators to contraband Cannabis as it posed a threat to his plantations and paper industry. 

Ok, enter William Randolph Hearst. Hearst’s company was a major consumer of the cheap tree-pulp paper that had replaced hemp paper in the late 19th century. The Hearst Corporation was also a major logging company, and produced Du Pont’s chemical-drenched tree pulp paper, which yellowed and fell apart after a short time. Fueled by the advertising sold to the petrochemical industries, Hearst Newspapers were also known for their sensationalist stories. Hearst despised poor people, black people, Chinese, Hindus, and all other minorities. Most of all he hated Mexicans. Pancho Villa’s cannabis-smoking troops had reclaimed some 800,000 acres of prime timberland from Hearst in the name of the Mexican peasants. And all of the low-quality paper the company planned to make by deforesting it’s vast timber holdings were in danger of being replaced by low-cost, high quality paper made from hemp.

Hearst had always supported any kind of prohibition, and now he wanted Cannabis included in every anti-narcotics bill. Never mind that Cannabis wasn’t a narcotic. Facts weren’t important. The important thing was to have it completely removed from society, doctors, and industry. Around 1920 or so, a new word arose – “Marihuana”. Through screaming headlines and horror stories,”marihuana” was blamed for murderous rampages by blacks and Mexicans. Hearst continued to use his power of the press to impress on his readers the dangers of the “marijuana” plant.

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The typical bullsh*t Randolph Hearst– father of Patty Hearst placed in his newspapers to swing public opinion against Marijuana. Today this  Corporate wolves are playing the same fake propaganda game to line their own pockets again. 

When the Federal Bureau of Narcotics was formed in 1932, Mellon’s nephew Harry Anslinger was appointed its head, a job in Mellon’s treasury department that was created just for him. Treasury agents were beginning to operate on their own agenda. Deep in the throes of the depression, congress began to reexamine all federal agencies. Anslinger began to fear that his department was in danger of emasculation. Although worldwide, hemp was still big business, in 1935 the Treasury Department began secretly drafting a bill called The “Marihuana Tax Act. ” The Treasury Department’s general consul Herman Oliphant was put in charge of writing something that could get past both Congress and the Court disguised as a tax revenue bill. Congress wasn’t all that interested in the matter, seeing as all the information they had to work with was what was provided to them by Anslinger. They deliberately collected horror stories on the evils of marijuana pulled primarily from the Hearst newspapers, called Anslinger’s “Gore Files. ” Crimes that had never happened at all were being attributed to marijuana.

 

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Harry Anslinger– paid matelot of Hearst and nephew of Mellon. Sent lots of crap propaganda about Marijuana into the world.

So, in 1937, Anslinger went before a poorly attended committee hearing and called for a total ban on marijuana. He stated under oath “This drug is entirely the monster Hyde, the harmful effects of which cannot be measured”. Bureaucrats planned the hearings to avoid the discussion of the full House and presented the measure in the guise of a tax revenue bill brought to the six member House Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Du Pont ally Robert Doughton of North Carolina. This bypassed the House without further hearings and passed it over to the Senate Finance Committee, controlled by another ally, Prentiss Brown of Michigan, where it was rubber stamped into law. Once on the books, Anslinger would “administer” the licensing process to make sure that no more commercial hemp was ever grown in the United States. Clinton Hesterm assistant general counsel for the Department of the Treasury, explained to the House Committee “ The leading newspapers of the United States have recognized the seriousness of this problem and have advocated federal legislation to control.. marijuana…The marijuana cigarette is one of the most insidious of all forms of dope, largely because of the failure of the public to understand its fatal qualities.”

At the last minute, a few pro-hemp witnesses showed up. Most of the confusion came from the using of the word “marijuana”. Most people had no idea that “marijuana”, merely a slang word taken from a drinking song celebrating Pancho Villa’s victory, “La Cucaracha”, was the same thing as cannabis hemp, a plant which had been an important crop since the founding of the country. Ralph Loziers of the National Oil Seed Institute showed up representing paint manufacturers and lubrication oil processors, and stated that hemp seed was an essential commodity. Dr. William C. Woodward of the American Medical Association spoke in defense of cannabis medicines and in protest of the way the bill was handled. Woodward complained that there was no certain data that marijuana use had increased, and stated that if it had, the “newspaper exploitation of the habit had done more to increase it than anything else”. Asked point blank if he thought federal legislation was necessary, he replied “I do not .. it is not a medical addiction that is involved.”

Woodward went on to criticize the way the word “marijuana” had been used to deliberately confuse the medical and industrial hemp communities. “In all you have heard here thus far, no mention has been made of any excessive use of the drug or its excessive distribution by any pharmacist. And yet the burden of this bill is placed heavily on the doctors and pharmacists of the country, and may I say very heavily – most heavily, possibly of all – on the farmers of this country… We can not understand yet … why this bill should have been prepared in secret for two years without any initiative, even to the profession, that it was being prepared … no medical man would identify this bill with a medicine until he read it through, because marijuana is not a drug, … simply a name given cannabis.” A few days later, Representative Fred Vinson of Kentucky was asked to summarize the AMA’s position. He lied to the effect that the medical group’s legislative counsel (Woodward) “Not only gave this measure full support, but also the approval from the AMA.”

The act passed without a roll call vote. Now we can see why it was prepared in secret – passage of the Act put all hemp industries firmly under the control of the very special interests that most benefited from its repression over the years – prohibition police and bureaucrats working in collusion with the petrochemical companies, the timber companies, the alcohol and tobacco industries, the pharmaceutical drug companies, and today, the urine testing, property seizure, police and prison industries.

In that same year, 1937, Du Pont filed its patent on Nylon, a synthetic fiber that took over many of the textile and cordage markets that would have gone to hemp. More than half the American cars on the road were built by GM, which guaranteed Du Pont a captive market for paints, varnishes, plastics, and rubber, all which could have been made from hemp. Furthermore, all GM cars would subsequently be designed to use tetra-ethyl leaded fuel exclusively, which contained additives that Du Pont manufactured. All competition from hemp had been outlawed.

History is repeating itself again today

Pharmaceutical companies are one of the biggest influences in the US economy and, subsequently, in US law. It is no secret that Big Pharma has lobbied against medical (and recreational) marijuana legalization as they stand to lose a substantial amount of money.  Big Pharma Stands To Lose $18.5 Billion If all 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana. States that have already legalized medical cannabis are already seeing the effects: prescription drug usage has decreased by an average of 11 percent.

The National Academies of Science keeps track of the conditions most effectively treated with medical marijuana , and nearly all of them have high-profit prescription counterparts. Among the conditions are glaucoma, chronic pain, nerve disorders/pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, sleep disorders, and nausea/vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Big Pharma is an incredibly powerful and lucrative industry. While $18.5 billion in losses over a three year period may seem enormous, “medical cannabis would be a drop in the bucket when it comes to impacting the total pharmaceutical industry”, according to Giadha Aguirre De Carcer, founder and CEO of New Frontier Data.

IN South Africa where Marijuana now is legalized malicious messages and fake pictures on Facebook and WhatsApp now are doing the rounds about a bunch of children that allegedly were “poisoned” by the “illegal substance “ that is now ” legalized.” The unidentified male narrator then goes on in Afrikaans– telling the listener about this “destructive” substance, etc,etc- playing on people’s emotion and sentiment for their children’s “safety.”  This is typical the kind of bullsh*t Randolph Hearst start to spread during his campaign to get Marijuana contraband.Now they are using children to invoke sentiment for parents to get mind-f*cked. How low can these big corps get? Apparently not low enough!  This is a direct attack on Marijuana to get it contraband in South Africa again.

They want to evoke  anger and public resentment against Marijuana. ..but deadly substances like “Tik”, Morphine, LSD, Amphetamine, liquor etc,etc which are the central core of drug users self destructive habits are not attacked by these same malignant corporations. Readers must not even listen to this fake propaganda as Marijuana is a life saving plant that could save many lives and millions of dollars. That is why this false propaganda smear campaigns are launched. To see the amazing health and economic benefits including cancer fighting characteristics of Cannabis/Marijuana you can simply type “cannabis medical advances “ or something similar into Google and see for yourself what a revolutionary plant this is. This is why Big Corp hates it! 

SOURCES:

http://www.ozarkia.net/bill/pot/blunderof37.html

Shocking News: Big Pharma Stands To Lose $18.5 Billion If All 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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