In a democracy, the people have a right to know what's going on
in public institutions. The only reason to keep the media out of
our prisons is to suppress the truth about inmate conditions and
the kind of justice being dealt by California courts.
If inmates are being abused and degraded, we have a right to
know. Gov. Wilson's censorship of media contact with prison
inmates reminds me of the way Hitler, Stalin and Mao
"dissappeared" people in their slave-labor gulags and death camps.
What's going on in California prisons that Wilson is trying to hide.
In order to produce a so-called withdrawal effect, researchers
had to inject lab rats with RU-210 for a cou-ple of weeks and
then inject them with SR 141716A, which artificially shuts down
the THC receptors. Without injecting SR 141716A, there would be
no "withdrawal." The last I heard, there weren't any marijuana
users around shooting up with RU-210 for days at a time and then
using SR 141716A to induce a sudden cold turkey "withdrawal."
Therefore, this curious discovery only applies in a laboratory setting.
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The drug war is a failure and it is time to try something that works:
namely legalization and regulation. When alcohol was illegal, society
had very little control over distribution, zoning, age limits, purity
and so on. But once alcohol was relegalized, reasonable regulation was
The difference between a legal market and an illicit black market is
that legal markets can be controlled while illicit ones cannot.
Judge Nieto obviously wants to make it impossible for anybody to
serve on a jury that doesn't agree with his misconceived notions of
justice. After Nieto's verdict is overturned, this loony son of a bitch
should be impeached and tried for obstructing justice.
In order to carry out this tyranny, Nieto had to deny Kriho a jury
trial, which is exactly his intention in every case that comes into his
court. Nieto seeks to nullify the jury system by prejudicing the
jury-selection process so that only those who believe in guilty until
proved innocent can serve.
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Chartrand already contradicts himself by admitting that THC is a valid
medicine after denying that the source -- marijuana -- is also a
medicine. It's like saying that vitamin C in a pill is good, but vitamin C
in an orange is worthless.
AIDS, cancer and chemotherapy all produce devastating nausea, vomiting
and wasting from slow starvation. When nausea relief is needed most,
Marinol is worthless because it is impossible to swallow the pills
Chartrand promotes so carelessly. Marijuana is vastly superior to THC
pills because when you are in the pits of hell heaving your guts out, a
puff or two of good cannabis instantly stops the nausea and vomiting. I
know from first-hand experience.
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