Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wonder why there is so much prejudice against cannabis?

Could it have something to do with business interests?

Lucky Strike and Marlboro did not want competition from cannabis they wanted everyone to use their product.

And be hooked for life on something that damages your health and can and does kill.

It is also about controlling the population by fear of the stranger, fear of drugs and fear of crime and now by fear of terrorism.

In the USA first it was Mexicans and Chinese bringing in and smoking weed but in the 70’s it was spreading to the middle classes and had to be controlled but not by controlling the middle class but by controlling the surplus lower classes.

The lower classes had to be controlled on a larger scale and were warehoused in the prisons.

There are millions of them imprisoned in the States and used as slave labour.

(This is also the situation in England and many other countries especially China.)

This has worked quite nicely until the credit crunch where now States could go broke because of their abnormally high expenditure on their enormous prison estates.

Listen to Noam Chomsky on the subject of Marijuana and Control he is very interesting.

And read him on the subject:

It is very interesting and gives a different perspective on marijuana.


Ana said...

I'll watch it later.
Illegal drugs are the fifth source of world economic profit.
I guess it says it all.
Hope you're fine.

Herrad said...

Hi Ana,

5th source of global income that's alot.

Where do pharma's come in that list?

I am doing ok thanks.

Have a good day.



Cranky said...

Harrad - I have to agree with your perspective on the illegality of marijuana. I, too, was saddened so much to read Steve's note about BR's pain. Horrible situation ... they need to be in Texas to be near BR's family but that means no access to medical marijuana, as they had when living in San Francisco. Glad that the spike in pain was caused by a mistake, forgetting to apply a pain patch.

Anonymous said...

I know I'm repeating myself, but honestly, alcohol vs. marijuana? Or cigarettes vs. marijuana? I think our laws are all screwy. I'd heard about the origins of why weed was illegal, having to do with the low cost of hemp production being in competition with the cotton industry, or something like that.

GoBigGreen said...

very interesting post! Happy Mother's Day Herrad. I dont know if you have kids or not but your little dog certainly receives the blessings of your mothering:)
I am going to spend tonight with my mom and dad and siblings. And Ruby too!
Take care.

Kris said...

Hi Herrad!

In 100% agreement with your post.


Herrad said...

Hi Cranky,

Thanks for your comment, it's very sad and in my opinion downright criminal to force someone to use opiates when there is a better and safer alternative that also gives a better quality of life.

Hi Rain,

Thanks for your comment had not heard about the competition between hemp and cotton.

Hi Julia,

Hope you enjoyed Mother's Day with your family and Ruby.

Hi Kris,

Great to hear from you as usual the law is not quite in line with society.

Have a good day.


Jen said...

Good morning, Herrad.

Thanks for posting the pot pics and the info. The US is pretty tight about the whole situation. Along with some other social policies. Can't imagine being in Amsterdam and having such freedoms.

It's warming up nicely in this area of the world. Hope it will soon for you too...


Herrad said...

Hi Jen,

Thanks for coming by, hope your course if going well for you?

It is a pleasant das here very sunny with quite a breeze.

Have a good day.