Nixon Policy Chief: War on Drugs Launched to Lock Up Blacks, Hippies

Nixon Policy Chief: War on Drugs Launched to Lock Up Blacks, Hippies

Long regarded as a cash-hemorrhaging failure, it now appears the War on Drugs has been a spectacular success.

In a new piece from Harper’swriter Dan Baum speaks with former Nixon Domestic-Policy Adviser John Ehrlichman, whose candid revelations about the origins of the campaign are as sinister as cynics might imagine:

“The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities.”

It’s a damning quote from the Watergate co-conspirator, and one which makes perfect sense. Because from a medical perspective, there’s no rational justification for the fact that the United States classifies marijuana—along with heroin, cocaine and LSD—as a Schedule 1 drug.

But from the perspective of a shady administration which wants to put people who don’t vote Republican in jail? It’s perfect politics.

Today, the freedom-loving United States currently incarcerates more people than any other country, including China and Russia, and a disproportionate number of prisoners are Black or Latino. Drug offenders currently make up roughly half the federal penal population.

In a horrifying twist, prisons are now a for-profit industry, and one which collectively lobbies state and local governments to ensure recreational drug users continue to be treated as criminals. Because people doing time means a better bottom line.

It’s a disgusting development, and a perversion of America’s values.

So it’s time to end the War on Drugs, not because it’s been a failure, but because it’s worked only too well. Head to Harper’s to read an excellent argument about why it’s time to “Legalize it All.”

[via Harper’s

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My THC Recovery

Do you know what it looks like when a windshield breaks on impact?

It was a chilly morning in March. The sweet and sexy sounds of Lou Reed were gearing me up for a long day at the office – or so I thought.

In a split second, my reality changed.

Metal screeches on metal. Another car melds with mine as we slide into the oncoming traffic lane. My frame jolts forward, backward, then sideways. The movement ceases. I exhale.

My gaze meets with another. Puzzling, I watch as his eyes shift down – his car jerks back, and away from me. Then off he goes, traveling the speed of stupid.

That’s right – sped away! Fled the scene! I have one word for you, Speed of Stupid: Karma.

Learn in this video what injuries I sustained, and how I used THC to help in my recovery!

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CannaBits Ep. 4 – Cannabis Caves?!

Damn Gabrielle, back at it again with the… cannabis news!

Starting out Episode 4 with a recap of the McGregor vs. Diaz UFC Featherweight fight, I give a tidbit about Diaz’s suspension I found highly amusing.

Have you ever wondered how long THC stays in your system? My assumption was off by a couple of months, and yours might be to! Watch my video to find out more, and read this article by the Cannabist to learn about the process more in-depth.

Discovery News helped me to discover the power of hemp this week. A grouping of 34 caves in India has remained strong for over 1,500 years, all thanks to one Mary Jane. Bravo, Mary.

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Pot Patches! – Mary’s Medicinals Demo

Do you have friends, family or roommates that find cannabis smoke or odor unpleasant?

Maybe, the conventional methods of consumption don’t work for your body?

I have something just for you! On today’s episode of Toke About It, I give you the scoop on Mary’s Medicinals transdermal patches. These small, convenient patches are great for those who avoid smoking, vaping, edibles, tinctures or concentrates.

This and the sublingual method (I’ll make another video about that later) are the most simple and discreet.

In the video, I give a full, step-by-step tutorial on how to apply the transdermal patch:

  1. Pick a pre-designated spot (low-friction, best places are forearm or bicep)
  2. Wipe the area down with isopropyl alcohol
  3. Pat or air dry
  4. Peel off backing
  5. Lay flush with skin
  6. Smooth out ridges

It’s that easy!

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CannaBits Ep. 3 – Vapes on a Plane!

Let’s toke about… cannabis culture and politics! Episode 3, wow… how time flies.

If you didn’t know, now you know: vaporizers are officially banned from US airlines. Most people would take this as common sense, but even U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter opposed this movement.

Let’s toke about sex, baby! If you and your boo are both 420-friendly, starting with a sesh before you crank that Marvin Gaye (or whatever you’re into) can set the mood for an entirely new experience. Read this article to learn more.

Nowadays, even with our strain databases, it seems as though there’s too many to keep up with. It’s common for a stoner to pick a favorite strain, and stick to it or those that are similar. Watch my video below to find out which strain is getting the most hype!

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