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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Marijuana: Assassin of Youth — the Global Version

Uruguay has become the first country to legalize marijuana.  Hissyfits are already being thrown by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).  INCB president Raymond Yans said Uruguay's action would:

...have the perverse effect of encouraging early experimentation" and fails to consider its negative impacts on health since scientific studies confirm that cannabis is an addictive substance with serious consequences for people's health. Cannabis is not only addictive but may also affect some fundamental brain functions, IQ potential, and academic and job performance.

He forgot to mention marijuana's other hazards:  Someone who smokes pot turns into a raving lunatic after just one puff from a deadly reefer.  And marijuana is a stepping stone to heroin.  Remember, 98% of all heroin addicts started off on marijuana.

Also, marijuana causes those embarrassing flashbacks.  You could be in the middle of a job interview and suddenly you're re-living that bad trip from three years ago when you took too much — oh sorry, wrong drug.

Yans also says Uruguay, along with most other countries, is bound by the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.  1961?  1961?!?!?!?  Earth to Rip Van Winkle!

Oh and by the way, marijuana is NOT a narcotic.

America's limited government conservatives have always warned us that we can't legalize marijuana because of U.N. agencies and global treaties we've signed.  Rightwingers either can't or won't grasp that the United Nations and other global agencies are advisory only.

But the Far Right can fulfill two goals if they persuade enough people that the U.N. is a vicious global police force with absolute authority over the world.  In addition to pretending we can't legalize marijuana because the U.N. won't let us, the Right can get their useful idiots all fired up over Agenda 21 and other U.N.-based environmental goals.  Every environmental and sustainable-growth proposal is a U.N. plot to destroy America.  U.N. thugs are gonna come parachuting into our backyards and steal our property rights!

Let's hope Uruguay is the first of many countries to take a common sense approach to drug laws.  Or to paraphrase Ethan Nadelmann:  One country down, 198 to go.



Anonymous URAGUAY, OREGON said...

One difference between pot and heroin is that I wouldn't be able to stay up all night, projecting, commenting, and doing heroin!

Hey, Tom, great article if you haven't seen it:


Some of the comments are interesting. Of course I would say that, being a commenter!

December 12, 2013 at 3:56 AM  
Blogger jadedj said...

1961 surprises you? Try 1936... "The dread marijuana may be reaching forth next for your son or daughter...or yours...or YOURS!", from REEFER MADNESS which is the film that started the misinformation about marijuana, the "devil weed". Beware of the slippery slope...and Chicken Little.

December 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Well, I've been smoking it for 30 something years and I'm not hooked yet!


December 12, 2013 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe all of Uruguay's foreign aide came in the matter of weapons for the Drug Wars when it really needs medicine and food.

Maybe they are tired of fighting gangs and cartels mostly financed by the freesmoking Americans.

Or by the American Right Wingers who suggest we burn countries like Uruguay and most of South of Central America to solve our drug problem when it does nothing to stop the addiction of American Consumers.

Whatever I support the move


December 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

I've been smoking for years and not once have I had the urge to do heroin at any time. I must be a slacker or something.
Wait though, all these conservatives are always ragging on the UN because new world order, implanted chips and the black helicopters blah blah blabbity blah. Now they want to follow UN treaties, when they are always yammering on about we need to get rid of the UN. A person would need weed just to keep up with the constant spinning that goes on when GoOper is involved. No wonder I am a pot smoker, it keeps my sanity intact.

December 12, 2013 at 8:49 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@jadedNever mind Chicken Little when I've smoked a bowl or three, it's chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce. Well it used to be before I became total vegan, now it's fruit or veggies or the best thing chocolate :)

December 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

URUGUAY OREGON: Thanks for the link. I've heard that theory before. Interesting.

jadedj: I'm afraid that 1961 treaty is based on all the bullshit from 1936. And some people still believe it; that's the scary part.

Mr. C: Great song. Love me some Steppenwolf.

Erik: That's an excellent point for why America wants the war on drugs. Selling trillions of dollars worth of weapons is our top priority, and dangerous drugs are the best "reason" we have.

Jess: Yup, I wish conservatives would make up their minds whether the U.N. is a stern father figure whom we need to obey unquestioningly, or whether it's a bunch of bureaucratic thugs who want to destroy America's freedom.

December 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM  

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