Pubdate: Fri, 17 Jan 2014
Source: Alaska Dispatch (AK)
Copyright: 2014 Stan White
Author: Stan White
Note: Stan White is a cannabis activist living in Dillon, Colo.


Did anyone else find it interesting that Kevin Sabet,
ex-government-subsidized cannabis (marijuana, if you prefer the
historically chosen government derogatory term) prohibitionist and
co-founder of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, claimed the proposed
regulations to re-legalize cannabis in Alaska is a "facade"?

I hope Alaskans don't mind me butting in, but the real facade is
cannabis prohibition itself, one of America's worst policy failures in
history, founded on lies, half-truths and propaganda from the
beginning and dependent on them to continue.

Government labels cannabis a Schedule I substance alongside heroin,
while methamphetamine and cocaine are only Schedule II substances, in
order to rationalize persecuting its own citizens: If that's not the
epitome of a facade, what is? There is nothing "smart" about
continuing the cannabis prohibition.

But give Sabet credit. While refreshing my memory in the Media
Awareness Project archive, it's clear he's a good speaker. Backed by
Big Government and given a platform, he's convinced many people to
support and perpetuate laws that should never have been orchestrated
at all. When most citizens hold cannabis in their hand, they realize
it's a plant. Sabet only sees a drug. Does this crowd even acknowledge
cannabis is a plant?

A plant: as in "God created all the seed-bearing plants," saying 
they're all good on literally the very first page of the Bible. God: 
as "In God We Trust," written on U.S. currency.

The so called "smart" people must be extremely desperate and ignorant
to equate cannabis with cigarettes and big tobacco, since cigs kill
more than 1,000 Americans daily, while in more than 5,000 years of
documented use, the relatively safe plant cannabis still hasn't killed
a single person. That's safety on a Biblical scale. Nicotine is among
the most addictive substances on earth, while cannabis is less
addictive than coffee. Don't even mention alcohol, which can kill a
person in a single sitting.

Cannabis prohibitionists are responsible for underground markets,
cartels, increased hard-drug addiction rates, contempt for drug laws,
eroded constitutional rights, loss of freedom, escalated prison
populations, corrupt politicians, race discrimination, prohibition of
free American farmers from growing hemp (even though communist Chinese
farmers grow it), trillions of dollars in wasted taxes, deceiving
citizens ... and the list is growing faster than the plant itself.

For me, however, and others who imbibe, one of the most important
reasons to quit caging responsible adult humans for using the plant is
personal: Because I want to follow the teachings of my friend, Christ
Jesus. He's requested that I -- we -- love one another (see John
15:17). In red letters. We cannot love someone and cage them for using
what God says is good. We're told when we love one another, He will
make the "spirit of truth" available to us. The Devil has helped
create cannabis prohibition in order to separate people from being
able to receive that "spirit of truth" which amounts to the
communication system between God and us. That Luciferous law is
literally separating people from God, starting on the very first page
of the Bible. For the love of God, it's time to end the Devil law,
cannabis prohibition, persecution and extermination.

Further, it's time to stop people in positions of trust from
negatively influencing our children into becoming cannabis

A sane or moral argument to continue punishing and caging humans for
using cannabis doesn't exist. The sooner Alaska and America end this
self-inflicted crime, the sooner the sky will stop falling.

Colorado citizens heard all the prohibitionist rhetoric and voted.
Give Alaskans the same opportunity, and I expect the same outcome. And
Alaskans should take advantage of this process because many states
don't have it.

Stan White is a cannabis activist living in Dillon,
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