Pubdate: Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Source: Chico News & Review, The (CA)
Copyright: 2009 Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Joel Castle
Note: Editor's note: Mr. Castle is founder of the Chico Cannabis Club.


The article left out Dupont Chemical, as Charles Dupont was head of
the Ways and Means Committee that signed the Marihuana Tax Act into
law. Please, do not forget Randolph Hearst, who brought us Reefer
Madness in 1937 to beef up the fear of cannabis. And Mr. Harry
Anslinger, who was head of the DEA at the time and was most
instrumental in writing the law. So, for the last 70 years 100 million
families have been negatively affected, mostly black and Mexican poor.

Just thought I would add a little history.

Now, the upside is that I am working with the city of Chico to bring
free cannabis to any recommendation holders who want to sign up for
the city grow. I am also working with [Butte County Supervisor] Jane
Dolan for a county garden to consolidate growers to a safe site and
free medicine.

If we can start these gardens, we will sell the overage for $75 an
ounce, and that will sustain the garden, help pay for the police and
fire and, if I can get [Chico State President Paul] Zingg to add to
the curriculum for his ag and science departments to help us, then
maybe millions to the university. If not, then I will go to Butte
College. If not them, there are lots of other scientists and ag
professors we can get.

I would also like to have a farm for the homeless and another farm to
supply all of the schools' fresh organic vegetables.

Joel Castle

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