Missouri’s Second Attempt at Complete Legalization of Cannabis

As many of my regular readers know, last year was a major mind changer for me on cannabis. I’d always been against the War on Drugs for civil liberties issues and the insane asset seizures, and I knew cannabis was helpful for cancer pains and nausea, as well as epileptic seizures, but I had no idea how helpful it is for so many health issues that people face on a regular basis. The fact that this plant is illegal and actually an intolerable violation of human rights. (You can read my first article about some of the things I learned, that has tons of links in it here.)

I have done a great amount of research on cannabis, and the things I’ve discovered put me into the position of simply being incapable of righteously allowing access to this plant to be regulated and controlled by either bureaucrats or the medical industry. Big Pharma has a stranglehold on this nation, and Mega Ag (which has GAG in it) has a stranglehold on our nutrition. Don’t forget that the GMO companies are owned by pharmaceutical companies. One makes people sick and the other makes medications to address the symptoms. A marriage made in Hell. It’s no wonder that we, as a nation, are sick, tired, overweight, depressed, and riddled with auto-immune dysfunction.

We get fed garbage, loaded up with toxic vaccines, indoctrinated to be dependent upon “doctors” to tell us what to do and what to eat when they spend one semester in one class on nutrition. Too many of our supplements are artificial, too much of our food is riddled with herbicides and pesticides, and only two percent of the population is engaged in agriculture full time. We take pills to treat symptoms that then result in more pills needed to address the side effects of the original pill. It’s a recipe for disaster, and we are on the verge of being incapable of pulling out of it.

So enough of stating the obvious! It’s time for people to reclaim their rights to LIFE and liberty. Which leads directly to what many see as a complete panacea for virtually every ill. I don’t share that viewpoint, but it’s close.

As I see it, there is almost always about 10% of the population that doesn’t tolerate things that are good for the vast majority of people. So I don’t ascribe to the “cannabis is good for everyone, all the time” camp. I ascribe to the “cannabis is good for almost everyone a lot of the time” camp. It is clear though, that cannabis has never killed anyone through overdose. So, compared to every pharmaceutical, it has an unimpeachable record of safety.

At any rate, the newest petition for cannabis in Missouri looks like it might actually have the infrastructure and organization to deliver a positive outcome for health freedom in the state. Here is an article on the initiative, and you can go to the group’s website here. It is currently rather bare bones, but I am hoping it gets fleshed out with more informative links as time progresses.

Let me know your thoughts, please!

Group Files to Collect Signatures for Rec. Marijuana in MO

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — There’s an organized effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri.  The Secretary of State’s office has received an initiative petition to place the issue before voters.

The Political Action Committee “Total Legalization” plans to start circulating a petition to gather required signatures in January.

Organizer Charles Jones was involved in a similar effort several years ago which failed because it failed to include a  minimum age limit.  He says interest waned while signatures were sought for the Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act which was filed in late 2014.

Jones is now more optimistic.  “It’s just going to take a little bit of time and effort” said Jones.  “I think we can make it happen.  We’ve put together a team and a foundation that, with the right funds, we can definitely get this on the ballot in 2018.”

Jones claims the committee has “designated leaders” in all eight congressional districts, while there’s a plan to have county organizers in all 114 counties.  To successfully reach the ballot, a petition must be signed by eight percent of legal voters in any six of the eight congressional districts.

With results from the latest election in, Jones thinks the atmosphere surrounding recreational use of marijuana is changing quickly as other states take steps to legalize it.  “There is no sense in a person going to jail for a non-violent, victim less crime for possession of cannabis.  That’s just the craziest thing in the world.”

After this month’s election, recreational marijuana is currently, or will soon be legal in seven states and Washington D.C.  If it ends up going to a public vote in Missouri, it’s expected to draw strong opposition from a number of groups, including law enforcement officials.

Total Legalization claims to be in good standing with the Missouri Ethics Commission.  On its website, the group state’s it “registered as a Political Action Committee with the purpose of changing cannabis laws and educating the public about the cannabis plant”.

Jones say hemp oil from the plant alone could have a major impact on the state’s agricultural industry.  “Hemp seed oil as of May 2014 was 30 dollars a gallon.  That’s $9,000 an acre.  There is no other crop that is out there that’s anywhere close to bringing in this kind of money.  That’s just off of the oil that a less than average yield would bring.”

Jones claims the legalization of marijuana in other states has opened the door for widespread testing to find benefits from cannabis plants.  He notes Total Legalization’s three board members and ten advisers work on a volunteer basis with no financial compensation.  The organization is seeking donations through its website.

 

 

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:32:50

    I am disgusted. Why the hell to we have to pass laws to exercise our rights? This is not freaking France where everything is prohibited unless it is allowed! The Declaration of Independence clearly states that we have all rights!

    To top it off most Americans as so dumbed down that they do not even grasp this.

    I own my body. I alone have the right to choose what I ingest or do not ingest.
    If the state makes that decision then we are nothing more than chattel slaves…

    The “Republic” is a total failure when the rights of the minority are not protected. When we have no rule of law…. i.e. the Feds have zero Constitutional authority to wage the Satanic United Nations, “War on Drugs”. What the hell is wrong with the American people for tolerating this?

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  2. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:37:02

    We should be arresting and even executing “drug cops” in this country! They are violating the Constitution and our rights!

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  3. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 09:44:52

    Whether Cannabis is harmful, beneficial, or neutral, is absolutely irrelevant to this arguement. Arguing on it’s “merits” is disgusting, and counterproductive, as Liberty should not argued on it’s merits. We should never have to argue with reasons that we should be “allowed” to exercise our God given rights.

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  4. truthfarmer
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 10:39:25

    Ok, IW, I always like how you leave no doubt as to where you are coming from. But, exactly how is an initiative petition begging for our rights? It’s more a peaceable way of reclaiming our rights in this situation, don’t ya think?

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  5. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:02:33

    Rights should be demanded. How is an initiative petition not begging for our rights?

    Whether something is peaceful or not is not up to our side, we will only act in self defense. It is the other side that is extremely violent, and proud of it. Absolutely every law ever written, whether legitimate or not, ends with a silent “comply or we will kill you” And there are plenty of morons in blue that like the guards at Auschwitz that do kill citizens all the time, for immoral, illegitimate, unconstitutional laws.

    Education is the key. People were indoctrinated into being unthinking socialist in their 12 years in government indoctrination camps. They learn nothing about the fact that the Declaration, and the principles that this country was founded upon declare us the sovereigns. (Not the psychopaths in the MO legislature.) Nor that Sovereigns have all rights.

    With an educated population we never would have had the war on drugs, the people would not have tolerated it. If we continue upon the road of begging our owners to pass laws to recognize rights, then in 200 years your 10th generation grand kids will still be begging…. It will never end. On the other hand, if we actually educate the 90 plus percent of the population that are complete morons when it comes to their rights, we will have a much brighter future liberty wise.

    Go ahead and beg. It is expedient, but it should not be our long term plan.

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    • truthfarmer
      Nov 23, 2016 @ 13:42:51

      It isn’t profitable to go around hanging people for violating your rights. It’s also not profitable to allow people in positions of government to continue to violate your rights.

      I do agree with education being paramount, but I submit that one will have a more enduring capacity to educate and create a more free environment by being peaceable and striving to regain rights that have been obstructed by legal maneuverings of government, or quasi-government. Getting a positive thing into our Constitution is not a negative thing.

      Might it be a different form of incrementalism? Yes. Is reclaiming freedoms we are endowed with by our Creator via incrementalism the long term plan? No.

      I guess we have to be in disagreement about supporting this initiative. I still need to fully digest it, but from what I see, at this point, I will indeed support it.

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  6. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:16:16

    Demanding the prosecution of all “drug cops” would be a good first step in changing the narrative from one of serfs on their knees, that beg, to one of, we the sovereigns demanding that our rights be protected, and that the violators of our rights be held accountable.

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  7. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 16:05:22

    Look I am just trying to cure the myopia here. I see no long term plan. I see no thinking about the underlying problems. I however, do see a continual repeating of the mistakes of the past…..

    As I have said previously, continue the begging for permissions, but only a fool would have this as their long term plan:

    Witness the mistakes of the the “home school’ movement. They spent 20 years, and thousands of man years in begging the state for permission to home school their kids. Now states like CA are changing that permission with the goal of eliminating it.

    Look at the concealed carry idiots. Again begging for decades for a permission, when all it would take would be a few supreme court appointments to eliminate that permission also.

    Are we going to be happy with “winning” a 40 year long battle, when it can just as easily be reversed or revised as the above 2 examples?

    One thing that they can not kill is an idea. We are much better off in the long run by propagating the idea that this country was founded upon. The revolutionary, and world shattering idea, that the people, and not the government are the sovereigns. If the American people had been so educated we would not have had the war on drugs, the war on our children’s education, or the war on guns.

    History is on my side. Look at the big picture. Don’t focus solely on begging for permissions. You will likley end up like the previous “permission” winners.

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    • truthfarmer
      Nov 23, 2016 @ 17:10:23

      Here’s the thing, I do not see a Constitutional amendment as being the same as a law. It’s bigger than that. Laws are easily amended – as we have seen myriads of times, and in the examples you have cited.

      I understand where you are coming from and —in principle— we are in agreement; We have rights that the government is SUPPOSED to protect, not infringe.

      But your solution looks to be a full on revolution complete with bullets and blood, and I don’t think that is where this nation is yet. Heck, people mostly still believe that the FDA is actually looking out for their well being!

      I am still working the educate and reclaim angle. I am fully committed to exhausting every peaceable avenue.

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      • InalienableWrights
        Nov 23, 2016 @ 18:07:15

        I am not against asking for permissions. I just think you need to look at the big picture….

        Constitutional Amendments are supposed to make us warm and fuzzy, but they are as much bull shit as the rest of the system. You will still be playing in the States sandbox when it comes to a Constitutional Amendment. And that sandbox as tilted as the Rocky Mountains are.

        (Last week a Federal Jury in KS, convicted a man for following the KS state constitution. The county sheriff did not protect him. The jury did not protect him. He will sit in prison for 10 years, with a Constitutional amendment in the state of KS “protecting” him. —- When talking with so called experts our recent second amendment right in our MO constitutional does nothing at all at thwarting the Feds) ( FTR….He was following an Amendment that I and the 10th amendment center originated)

        How long are we to supposed to be “committed to exhausting every peaceable avenue”?
        Isn’t 80 years of living under the treat of terrorists, that can come to your home at any time, ad kill you and your family, and they can just say “opps” and all is forgiven?

        How about a lifetime of living in fear that anytime that you travel that any asset that you have in your vehicle can be stolen without any due process, under forfeiture laws?

        Or that a cop can drop a seed and take your home?

        How about the millions of people locked up in cages, for years their lives, their marriages, their relationship with their children forever destroyed?

        This is just the tip of the iceberg that these criminals have done. We are only talking about one drug also. Even if you win this permission the war will still continue against dozens of other “drugs”. The Kraytom in my medical kit will still soon make me a felon. I guess we will have yet ANOTHER 80 year battle to legalize that dug.

        When is enough? When the hell is enough? Every police department in the entire country is corrupted because of this war. We live in perpetual fear of the police because of it. All of us have friends that have had their lives destroyed by it.

        Does the public have Stockholm syndrome or what?

        IMHO it is fact that if you are not willing to die to gain a right, then the likelihood of you ever gaining it are very remote. What you are proposing is waging an 80 year long battle to at most get a permission to use a single drug, and that at any time this permission can be changed as that is the nature of permissions.

        We need to demand our rights. Justice be done, may the heavens fall

  8. InalienableWrights
    Nov 23, 2016 @ 18:20:04

    I hate that I can not edit here so let me add:

    What is violent about demanding that all drug cops be arrested, and building the case to persuade the public that this would be a very lawfully valid, and fruitful course of action?

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    • David SoMo
      Nov 23, 2016 @ 20:47:34

      You seem to have a lot of passion about this. I’ve been reading the comments on this post and I understand exactly what you’re talking about, but I would like to ask you, what is your solution?

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      • InalienableWrights
        Nov 24, 2016 @ 09:46:13

        You have been reading this and you have to ask what is my solution?

        Educating people is my solution David, it is the only solution, and you have been witnessing it in action. There is an axiom in advertising that people must see something a dozen times before they will accept it.

        In that vein, my message, that I repeat a dozen times a day, boils down to “we are the sovereigns, and the only legitimate purpose of government is to protect those sovereign rights.” It all comes from that dangerous subversive document the Declaration of Independance.

        I have been tying to get a regional online newspaper going for about 5 years now and have yet to find a single person that is seriously interested in helping with that endeavor.
        Which tells me a lot. That people are not too bright, and that they are too damn lazy to do anything that will actually change the word. Perhaps I shall end up doing it all myself out of frustration…

        Check out my FB page if you care to join in my current method of subversion. 🙂

        https://www.facebook.com/joe.tyttinger

    • David SoMo
      Nov 23, 2016 @ 20:53:03

      I mean, do you have a plan action or are you just blowing off steam? Because I understand that. How can we make people suddenly be smarter?

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  9. steve
    Oct 22, 2017 @ 01:26:34

    I would prefer arresting major big pharma actors, lobbyists, owners and possibly investors for nearly unlimited violations of human rights, law violations, RICO violations, payoffs, lies, death and suffering. When the big pharma companies are dismantled, sold and parted-out, all proceeds go to the veterans health cause. How about that?

    No, that will never work because everyone is brainwashed into thinking pills will save them when cannabis oil has always been the cure… the exact reason it is illegal now, though it the reason to start was more racism early and then a reason for Nixon to get rid of the hippies protesting. I mean do we not all know this history?

    Do you not know you can grow the cure to cancer in your own garden? C’mon now it’s 2017, you need to meet Rick Simpson and watch his videos on youtube and get with the future of health.

    Cannabis really does cure cancer folks, realize this and what it means. I’ve helped cure stage IV colon cancer and a skin cancer with decarboxylated cannabis oil. You can’t tell me it’s not a miracle cure and how insane the masses seem eating chemistry experiments with TV commercials.

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