Missouri to Consider Thinking About Medical Marijuana

It’s probably very important that I be extremely clear about my position on this. I do NOT smoke, or grow, or condone marijuana use. It is NEVER allowed on my property. While I think it is stupid that it is illegal, I in no way am willing to have it on myself or my property, nor would I use it or condone it’s use while it remains illegal. It’s simply not at all worth the possible consequences. So if I am accused of it, or arrested for it, I assure you it is a complete and total fraud.

Taking into account the amount of money pharmaceutical companies make on their FDA approved drugs, and the corporate controls present with our elected officials, it’s very likely that the Missouri legislature will wait until Monsanto has an approved GMO Cannabis strain to destroy the real thing before they will actually come to terms with the fact that marijuana is quite helpful for many maladies and might actually benefit the health of people and the economy were it allowed to be used by adults without criminal penalties as a possibility. It would threaten the legalized pharmaceutical cartel and the confiscation of property cartels as well. Not to mention the prison cartel and probation funding mechanisms.

I have to say that it is encouraging to see the subject come up at the State level. Just the number of people in jail or prison for marijuana costs the citizens and the families of those people way more than it’s worth. If you commit a crime, you’ve hurt someone. If you ingest marijuana, you likely help yourself if you do it in moderation. Moderation is likely the critical issue here. It’s ridiculous that so much revenue and energy is spent combating a natural substance that doesn’t cause people to become violent or dangerous. I have never heard of anyone going on a rage and beating their wife or kid because they smoked marijuana. Have you?

Missouri lawmakers to consider legalizing medical marijuana

Posted on: 10:18 pm, February 23, 2014, by , updated on: 11:19pm, February 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon told a national audience that the legislature would consider medical marijuana, but his words were met with mixed reaction here in Kansas City.

On Sunday morning’s CNN show State of the Union, Nixon said the bridge isn’t yet built for decriminalization, but lawmakers are open to medical marijuana.

“Medicinally I think folks are beginning to see there are things the medical community can help on,” Nixon said, “our legislature might consider that.”

“It is a step in the right direction, I’ll take it as a green light,” said Amber Iris Langston with Show Me Cannabis, an organization promoting marijuana legalization. “I don’t think Governor Nixon takes chances with his political support, so it’s a strong indication there’s support for medical marijuana in Missouri.”

While she’s pleased to see Nixon talking about medical marijuana, she’d also like to see support of bills that would decriminalize pot. Missouri has some of the toughest marijuana laws in the country, getting caught with a single gram could mean a year in jail.

“It’s a shame our politicians don’t have courage to stand forward on this issue and say this policy isn’t working, this policy is destructive to people in our communities,” she said.

Missouri lawmakers have introduced three bills this year: one for a medical marijuana pilot program, one legalizing recreational pot, and one that reduces penalties for possession.

Jackson County Legislator Bob Spence isn’t a fan of laws that decriminalize marijuana use.

“I think most, not all, but most who do hard drugs started with marijuana,” he said.

Spence has tried twice now to introduce a resolution encouraging lawmakers to “just say no” to any bill legalizing marijuana, even for medicinal use.

“Then every ailment known to mankind can be helped with marijuana, and it’s like legalizing it,” he said.

But his resolution ended up getting held over into committee. He says that basically means it’s killed.

“I was shocked; I was absolutely shocked, he said, “I don’t want to make it legal in this state because it makes it even more accessible. It’s in far too many places for our kids to get a hold of.”

Missouri isn’t the only state tackling this issue this year. Kansas is also considering a bill legalizing medical marijuana.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laurel
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 13:44:28

    US Patent 6,630,507 Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants
    http://uspatent6630507.com – See more at: http://www.naturalhealth365.com/politics_health/0909_cannabis_patent.html#sthash.sSvu6Y6m.dpuf

    Got this from: US Government Has Patent on Cannabis http://www.naturalhealth365.com/politics_health/0909_cannabis_patent.html

    Reply

    • truthfarmer
      Feb 25, 2014 @ 14:24:16

      So they have already patented a derivative for known medical benefits. You cannot patent a plant that occurs naturally, so it is impossible for them to corner the market for the benefits unless they make it “patently” illegal to have the plant. The problem is that reality is now beginning to win out a little bit. Also, prohibition worked so well, and this is the same thing by a different name.
      Thanks for posting that info. I had heard something about the patent, but didn’t look into it. I like the easy button!

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  2. Isaiah
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 18:21:07

    This will put things in better light.

    The Marijuana Trick
    Doug Yurchey – 2005

    And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no
    more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the reproach of
    the heathen anymore. – Ezekiel 34:29 – Geneva Study Bible (A. D.
    1599)

    Exactly where did the word “marijuana” come from? In the mid 1930s,
    the M-word was created to tarnish the good image and phenomenal
    history of the hemp plant… as you will read. The facts cited here,
    with references, are generally verifiable in the Encyclopaedia
    Britannica which was printed on hemp paper for 150 years:

    * All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s;
    Hemp Paper Reconsidered, Jack Frazier, 1974.

    * It was LEGAL TO PAY TAXES WITH HEMP in America from 1631 until the
    early 1800s; L.A. Times, Aug. 12, 1981.

    * REFUSING TO GROW HEMP in America during the 17th and 18th Centuries
    WAS AGAINST THE LAW! You could be jailed in Virginia for refusing to
    grow hemp from 1763 to 1769; Hemp in Colonial Virginia, G. M. Herdon.

    * George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers GREW
    HEMP; Washington and Jefferson Diaries. Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds
    from China to France then to America.

    * Benjamin Franklin owned one of the first paper mills in America and
    it processed hemp. Also, the War of 1812 was fought over hemp.
    Napoleon wanted to cut off Moscow’s export to England; Emperor Wears
    No Clothes, Jack Herer.

    * For thousands of years, 90% of all ships’ sails and rope were made
    from hemp. The word ‘canvas’ is Dutch for hemp; Webster’s New World
    Dictionary.

    * 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets,
    etc. were made from hemp until the 1820s with the introduction of the
    cotton gin.

    * The first Bibles, maps, charts, Betsy Ross’s flag, the first drafts
    of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were made
    from hemp; U..S. Government Archives.

    * The first crop grown in many states was hemp. 1850 was a peak year
    for Kentucky producing 40,000 tons. Hemp was the largest cash crop
    until the 20th Century; State Archives.

    * Oldest known records of hemp farming go back 5000 years in China,
    although hemp industrialization probably goes back to ancient Egypt.

    * Rembrandts, Gainsborough’s, Van Gogh’s as well as most early canvas
    paintings were principally painted on hemp linen.

    * In A. D. 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all
    paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut
    down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres
    of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs;
    Department of Agriculture

    * Quality paints and varnishes were made from hemp seed oil until
    1937. 58,000 tons of hemp seeds were used in America for paint
    products in 1935; Sherman Williams Paint Co. testimony before
    Congress against the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.

    * Henry Ford’s first Model-T was built to run on hemp gasoline and
    the CAR ITSELF WAS CONTRUCTED FROM HEMP! On his large estate, Ford
    was photographed among his hemp fields. The car, ‘grown from the
    soil,’ had hemp plastic panels whose impact strength was 10 times
    stronger than steel; Popular Mechanics, 1941.

    * Hemp called ‘Billion Dollar Crop.’ It was the first time a cash
    crop had a business potential to exceed a billion dollars; Popular
    Mechanics, Feb., 1938.

    * Mechanical Engineering Magazine (Feb. 1938) published an article
    entitled ‘The Most Profitable and Desirable Crop that Can be Grown.’
    It stated that if hemp was cultivated using 20th Century technology,
    it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the U.S. and the
    rest of the world.

    The following information comes directly from the United States
    Department of Agriculture’s 1942 14-minute film encouraging and
    instructing ‘patriotic American farmers’ to grow 350,000 acres of
    hemp each year for the war effort:

    ‘…(When) Grecian temples were new, hemp was already old in the
    service of mankind. For thousands of years, even then, this plant had
    been grown for cordage and cloth in China and elsewhere in the East.
    For centuries prior to about 1850, all the ships that sailed the
    western seas were rigged with hempen rope and sails. For the sailor,
    no less than the hangman, hemp was indispensable…

    …Now with Philippine and East Indian sources of hemp in the hands
    of the Japanese…American hemp must meet the needs of our Army and
    Navy as well as of our industries…

    …the Navy’s rapidly dwindling reserves. When that is gone, American
    hemp will go on duty again; hemp for mooring ships; hemp for tow
    lines; hemp for tackle and gear; hemp for countless naval uses both
    on ship and shore. Just as in the days when Old Ironsides sailed the
    seas victorious with her hempen shrouds and hempen sails. Hemp for
    victory!’

    Certified proof from the Library of Congress; found by the research
    of Jack Herer, refuting claims of other government agencies that the
    1942 U.S.D.A. film ‘Hemp for Victory’ did not exist.

    Hemp cultivation and production do not harm the environment. The
    U.S.D.A. Bulletin #404 concluded that hemp produces 4 times as much
    pulp as wood with at least 4 to 7 times less pollution.

    >From Popular Mechanics, Feb.. 1938:
    ‘It has a short growing season…It can be grown in any state….The
    long roots penetrate and break the soil to leave it in perfect
    condition for the next year’s crop. The dense shock of leaves, 8 to
    12 feet above the ground, chokes out weeds.

    …hemp, this new crop can add immeasurably to American agriculture
    and industry.’

    In the 1930s, innovations in farm machinery would have caused an
    industrial revolution when applied to hemp. This single resource
    could have created millions of new jobs generating thousands of
    quality products. Hemp, if not made illegal, would have brought
    America out of the Great Depression.

    William Randolph Hearst (Citizen Kane) and the Hearst Paper
    Manufacturing Division of Kimberly Clark owned vast acreage of
    timberlands. The Hearst Company supplied most paper products. Patty
    Hearst’s grandfather, a destroyer of nature for his own personal
    profit, stood to lose billions because of hemp.

    In 1937, Dupont patented the processes to make plastics from oil and
    coal. Dupont’s Annual Report urged stockholders to invest in its new
    petrochemical division. Synthetics such as plastics, cellophane,
    celluloid, methanol, nylon, rayon, Dacron, etc., could now be made
    from oil. Natural hemp industrialization would have ruined over 80%
    of Dupont’s business.

    THE TRICKS

    Andrew Mellon became Hoover’s Secretary of the Treasury and Dupont’s
    primary investor. He appointed his future nephew-in-law, Harry J.
    Anslinger, to head the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous
    Drugs.

    Secret meetings were held by these financial tycoons. Hemp was
    declared dangerous and a threat to their billion dollar enterprises.
    For their dynasties to remain intact, hemp had to go. These men took
    an obscure Mexican slang word: ‘marihuana’ and pushed it into the
    consciousness of America.

    MEDIA MANIPULATION

    A media blitz of “yellow journalism” raged in the late 1920s and
    1930s. Hearst’s newspapers ran stories emphasizing the horrors of
    marihuana. The menace of marihuana made headlines. Readers learned
    that it was responsible for everything from car accidents to loose
    morality.

    Films like ‘Reefer Madness’ (1936), ‘Marihuana: Assassin of Youth’
    (1935) and ‘Marihuana: The Devil’s Weed’ (1936) were propaganda
    designed by these industrialists to create an enemy. Their purpose
    was to gain public support so that anti-marihuana laws could be
    passed.

    Examine the following quotes from ‘The Burning Question’ aka REEFER
    MADNESS:
    *a violent narcotic.
    *acts of shocking violence.
    *incurable insanity.
    *soul-destroying effects.
    *under the influence of the drug he killed his entire family with an
    axe.
    *more vicious, more deadly even than these soul-destroying drugs
    (heroin, cocaine) is the menace of marihuana!

    Reefer Madness did not end with the usual ‘the end.’ The film
    concluded with these words plastered on the screen: TELL YOUR
    CHILDREN.

    In the 1930s, people were very naive; even to the point of ignorance.
    The masses were like sheep waiting to be led by the few in power.
    They did not challenge authority. If the news was in print or on the
    radio, they believed it had to be true. They told their children and
    their children grew up to be the parents of the baby-boomers.

    On April 14, 1937, the Prohibitive Marihuana Tax Law or the bill that
    outlawed hemp was directly brought to the House Ways and Means
    Committee. This committee is the only one that can introduce a bill
    to the House floor without it being debated by other committees. The
    Chairman of the Ways and Means, Robert Doughton, was a Dupont
    supporter. He insured that the bill would pass Congress.

    Dr. James Woodward, a physician and attorney, testified too late on
    behalf of the American Medical Association. He told the committee
    that the reason the AMA had not denounced the Marihuana Tax Law
    sooner was that the Association had just discovered that marihuana
    was/is hemp.

    Few people, at the time, realized that the deadly menace they had
    been reading about on Hearst’s front pages was in fact passive hemp.
    The AMA understood hemp to be a MEDICINE found in numerous healing
    products sold over the last hundred years.

    In September of 1937, hemp became illegal. The most useful crop known
    became a drug and our planet has been suffering ever since.

    Congress banned hemp because it was said to be the most violence-
    causing drug known. Anslinger, head of the Drug Commission for 31
    years, promoted the idea that marihuana made users act extremely
    violent. In the 1950s, under the Communist threat of McCarthyism,
    Anslinger now said the exact opposite. Marijuana will pacify you so
    much that soldiers would not want to fight.

    Today, our planet is in desperate trouble.. Earth is suffocating as
    large tracts of rain forests disappear. Pollution, poisons and
    chemicals are killing people. These great problems could be reversed
    if we industrialized hemp. Natural biomass could provide all of the
    planet’s energy needs that are currently supplied by fossil fuels. We
    have consumed 80% of our oil and gas reserves. We need a renewable
    resource. Hemp could be the solution to soaring gas prices.

    THE WONDER PLANT

    Hemp has a higher quality fiber than wood fiber. Far fewer caustic
    chemicals are required to make paper from hemp than from trees. Hemp
    paper does not turn yellow and is very durable. The plant grows
    quickly to maturity in a season where trees take a lifetime.

    ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP SEED OIL. Hempen
    plastics are biodegradable! Over time, they would break down and not
    harm the environment. Oil-based plastics, the ones we are very
    familiar with, help ruin nature; they do not break down and will do
    great harm in the future. The process to produce the vast array of
    natural (hempen) plastics will not ruin the rivers as Dupont and
    other petrochemical companies have done. Ecology does not fit in with
    the plans of the Oil Industry and the political machine. Hemp
    products are safe and natural.

    MEDICINES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. We should go back to the days
    when the AMA supported hemp cures. ‘Medical Marijuana’ is given out
    legally to only a handful of people while the rest of us are forced
    into a system that relies on chemicals. Hemp is only healthy for the
    human body.

    WORLD HUNGER COULD END. A large variety of food products can be
    generated from hemp. The seeds contain one of the highest sources of
    protein in nature. ALSO: They have two essential fatty acids that
    clean your body of cholesterol. These essential fatty acids are not
    found anywhere else in nature! Consuming hemp seeds is the best thing
    you could do for your body. Eat uncooked hemp seeds.

    CLOTHES SHOULD BE MADE FROM HEMP. Hemp clothing is extremely strong
    and durable over time. You could hand clothing, made from hemp, down
    to your grandchildren. Today, there are American companies that make
    hemp clothing; usually 50% hemp. Hemp fabrics should be everywhere.
    Instead, they are almost underground. Superior hemp products are not
    allowed to advertise on fascist television. Kentucky, once the top
    hemp producing state, made it ILLEGAL TO WEAR hemp clothing! Can you
    imagine being thrown into jail for wearing quality jeans?

    The world is crazy…but that does not mean you have to join the
    insanity. Get together. Spread the news. Tell people, and that
    includes your children, the truth.. Use hemp products. Eliminate the
    word “marijuana”. Realize the history that created it. Make it
    politically incorrect to say or print the M-word. Fight against the
    propaganda (designed to favor the agenda of the super rich) and the
    bullshit. Hemp must be utilized in the future. We need a clean
    energy source to save our planet. INDUSTRIALIZE HEMP!

    The liquor, tobacco and oil companies fund more than a million
    dollars a day to Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other
    similar agencies. We have all seen their commercials. Now, their
    motto is: ‘It’s more dangerous than we thought.’ Lies from the
    powerful corporations, that began with Hearst, are still alive and
    well today..

    The brainwashing continues. Now, the commercials say: If you buy a
    joint, you contribute to murders and gang wars. The latest anti-hemp
    commercials say: If you buy a joint…you are promoting TERRORISM!
    The new enemy (terrorism) has paved the road to brainwash you any way
    THEY see fit.

    There is only one enemy; the “friendly” people you pay your taxes to:
    the war-makers and nature destroyers. With your funding, they are
    killing the world right in front of your eyes. HALF A MILLION DEATHS
    EACH YEAR ARE CAUSED BY TOBACCO. HALF A MILLION DEATHS EACH YEAR ARE
    CAUSED BY ALCOHOL.

    Ingesting THC, hemp’s active agent, has a positive effect; relieving
    asthma and glaucoma. A joint tends to alleviate the nausea caused by
    chemotherapy. You are able to eat on hemp. This is a healthy state
    of being.

    The hemp plant is an ALIEN plant. There is physical evidence that
    hemp is not like any other plant on this planet. One could conclude
    that it was brought here for the benefit of humanity. Hemp is the
    ONLY plant where the males appear one way and the females appear very
    different, physically! No one ever speaks of males and females in
    regard to the plant kingdom because plants do not show their sexes;
    except for hemp. To determine what sex a certain, normal, Earthly
    plant is: You have to look internally, at its DNA. A male blade of
    grass (physically) looks exactly like a female blade of grass. The
    hemp plant has an intense sexuality.

    HEMP IS AND WAS MADE ILLEGAL BECAUSE MILLIONAIRES WANT TO BECOME
    BILLIONAIRES!

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    • truthfarmer
      Feb 26, 2014 @ 08:59:38

      Last year there was a bill in regular session to allow Missouri to grow hemp. Totally different from the heavier THC containing cannabis sativa. I agree that hemp is a wonderful plant and it is idiotic that it is illegal to grow that. However, you couldn’t get a buzz off industrial hemp if you smoked your brains out and the hemp plant doesn’t have as much benefit for pain relief (if what I have read is true) as does the higher THC content cannabis.

      The same issue applies though. Control something positive and make it illegal to the detriment of the general public and to line the pockets of a few.

      Thank you for that very instructive post! I really appreciate it. 🙂

      Reply

  3. InalienablieWrights
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 21:10:08

    They mean that MO will turn another right into a permission. A huge money making permission that they can change at any time.

    It is clear to me, at least, that what we ingest is without a doubt an inalienable right, and if something is a right the legislature can not legislate on it because that by itself infringes upon that right.

    Reply

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