Ben James Yokel 
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Re: “'Marijuana' Isn't Racist

The slang term “marijuana” enjoys a secure place in the American lexicon but throughout the 19th century, Americans used the name “cannabis” when referring to the plant. Pharmaceutical companies including Bristol-Myers Squib and Eli Lilly used cannabis in medicines – widely sold in U.S. pharmacies – to treat insomnia, migraines, pain, glaucoma, and rheumatism. Between 1840 and 1900, U.S. scientific journals published hundreds of articles touting the therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

The Mexican Revolution culminated in 1910. Following the upheaval of the war, scores of Mexican peasants migrated to U.S. border states, bringing with them cannabis, their popular form of intoxication, what they termed “mariguana.”

In an effort to marginalize the new Mexican migrant population who were known to use cannabis, the first anti-cannabis laws were targeted at the term “marijuana." Scholars say it’s no coincidence that the first U.S. cities to outlaw pot were located in border states. It is widely believed that El Paso, Texas, was the first U.S. city to ban cannabis, when it approved a measure in 1914 prohibiting the sale or possession of the drug.

The US Government has been lying to the people about cannabis ever since! Not a single overdose death from cannabis in all medical history! Tobacco, booze and big pharma kill over 650,000 US Citizens per year. The truth about cannabis is OUT and the feds will never again be able to put it back in the closet.

Legalize, regulate and TAX!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ben James Yokel on 06/09/2016 at 7:21 AM

Re: “Sheriff: $26 Million Worth of Marijuana Eradicated on Island Mountain

This is a gross waste of law enforcement resources! Lazy cops picking soft targets instead of fighting real crimes. Back to work coppers and leave harmless cannabis alone!
With the CDC statistics below becoming common knowledge it is time for the next step in logic. Either politicians who are against cannabis legalization are not up to speed, or they are paid off by the alcoholic beverage , tobacco and pharmaceutical corporations which together are directly responsible for over 650,000 US citizens annually and are scared witless that cannabis legalization will ruin their deadly multi billion dollar stranglehold on the US public.
Figures directly from the CDC dot gov web site
Numbers of deaths per year in the USA
* Prescription Drugs: 237,485 + 5000 traffic fatalities
* Tobacco: 390,323
* Alcohol: 88,013 + 16,000 traffic fatalities
* Cocaine: 4,906
* Heroin: 3,365
* Aspirin: 466
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol): 179
* Marijuana: 0, none, not a single fatal overdose in all medical history and almost no traffic problems
Stop the lies and Legalize nationally!

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ben James Yokel on 06/26/2015 at 4:27 PM

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