War on Drugs

illegal_humans In 1970 President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act into law, making DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine), as well as many other substances, illegal.

U.S. Drug Czar: Obama's Drug Czar Admits Govt Suppressed Research Showing the Benefits of Cannabis, 10/6/16

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CIA/ Drug Trade: CIA jet crashed with 4 tons of cocaine, 6/8/8; Top Mexican Drug Lord: I Trafficked Cocaine For The U.S. Government, 4/27/11; Of course the CIA 'Manages' Drug Trade, Mexican Official Says, 7/28/12; Make $$$ Selling Drugs Documentary Staring 50 Cent & Eminem trailer, 8/1/12; Why the Drug Trade Is Violent, 3/30/13; Ron Paul: CIA Using The Drug War To Fund Covert Ops, 5/18/14; Government Drug Dealing: from "Kill the Messenger" to "Pinocchio", 11/1/14; Country Singer Goes on SNL, Exposes Afghan Heroin Trade and No One Even Noticed, 1/19/17; CIA & the Drug Trade, 2/7/17; Pablo Escobar's Son Reveals His Dad "Worked for the CIA Selling Cocaine" - Media Silent, 2/17/17; How The CIA-Operated a “Drug Smuggling Airline” For Heroin & the 9/11 Connection, 6/24/17

U.N.: UN's War On Weed, 12/1/14

Drug Testing: Fingerprint analysis tech aims to revolutionize drug testing, 7/26/11

prohibition-doesnt-work 113114d 030715e71 072315q54 Prohibition: Cornerstone of the Police State: Chemist's War; again, 2/22/10; Pot Prohibition Is the Cornerstone of a Police State, 11/4/10; Australia proposes ban on 1000s of plants including national flower, 2/22/11; This Is What Happens When You Ban Heroin, 8/11/11; What prohibition costs us, 10/6/11; Liquor Liberation in Washington State, 11/9/11; Retired police officer explains how big money lobbyists keep pot illegal, 2/13/12; Dutch judge upholds ban on shops selling pot to tourists, 4/27/12; 75 Year Anniversary of Marijuana Prohibition, 8/3/12; 8 Reasons To End Prohibition of All Drugs Immediately, 9/26/12; Wal-Mart fires brain cancer employee for using doctor-recommended medical marijuana; federal court affirms medical discrimination, 9/29/12; Obama Justice Department Set to Overrule any State that Legalizes Marijuana, 10/24/12; Former drug policy adviser ‘can’t imagine’ feds allowing marijuana legalization, 12/2/12; Drug Prohibition: Law Enforcement is the Problem, 1/7/13; Prohibition Caused the Greatness of Gatsby, 5/16/13; Cannabis Revealed: Why Is Marijuana Illegal?, 8/16/13; A Brewing Terror: The U.S. Government’s Alcohol Poisoning Program, 11/15/13; Reefer Sanity’s 7 Lame Arguments for Marijuana Prohibition, 12/3/13; Happy Repeal Day! Here Are Some Things You May Not Have Known About Alcohol Prohibition, 12/5/13; Oops! Maryland Police Chief Cites Fake News Story While Testifying Against Pot Legalization, 2/26/14; Mark Thornton on Prohibition, Marijuana and the Loss of Elite Control, 3/3/14; Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops, 5/19/14; FDA to Review Schedule 1 Status for Cannabis, 6/24/14; Respectable Racketeers of Malheur County, Oregon, 6/28/14; All Hail the Heroic Bootlegger — Exemplar of the American Spirit, 6/30/14; Dogma of Drug Prohibition: Neither Your Life Nor Your Death Belongs to You, 7/8/14; L.A. city attorney seeks court order to halt cannabis farmers market, 7/14/14; "It's Strictly Business": Inside the Prohibition Racket, 7/28/14; Anti-Pot Lobby's Big Bankroll: The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal, 7/31/14; 10 Fun Stories About America’s Bootleggers, 9/3/14; Bust You For It Now, Tax You For It Tomorrow: The Insanity of Marijuana Prohibition, 10/30/14; Texas continues prohibition with passage of highly restrictive CBD-only cannabis oil bill, 6/16/15; Can the Feds Legally Ban Anything?, 8/4/15; Govt's Own Research Shows Legalization NOT Prohibition Dramatically Reduces Drug Use, 9/8/16; Why "Under 21" Alcohol Prohibition Should Be Repealed, 4/21/17

In 1952, Armon M. Sweat, Jr., a member of the Texas House of Representatives, was asked about his position on whiskey. What follows is his exact answer (taken from the Political Archives of Texas):

"If you mean whiskey, the devil's brew, the poison scourge, the bloody monster that defiles innocence, dethrones reason, destroys the home, creates misery and poverty, yea, literally takes the bread from the mouths of little children; if you mean that evil drink that topples Christian men and women from the pinnacles of righteous and gracious living into the bottomless pit of degradation, shame, despair, helplessness, and hopelessness, then, my friend, I am opposed to it with every fiber of my being.

However, if by whiskey you mean the oil of conversation, the philosophic wine, the elixir of life, the ale that is consumed when good fellows get together, that puts a song in their hearts and the warm glow of contentment in their eyes; if you mean Christmas cheer, the stimulating sip that puts a little spring in the step of an elderly gentleman on a frosty morning; if you mean that drink that enables man to magnify his joy, and to forget life's great tragedies and heartbreaks and sorrow; if you mean that drink the sale of which pours into Texas treasuries untold millions of dollars each year, that provides tender care for our little crippled children, our blind, our deaf, our dumb, our pitifully aged and infirm, to build the finest highways, hospitals, universities, and community colleges in this nation, then my friend, I am absolutely, unequivocally in favor of it.

This is my position, and as always, I refuse to compromise on matters of principle."

Larken Rose: Drug War - A Huge Success?!?
Oct 16, 2013

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Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO): Pentagon’s War on Drugs Goes Mercenary, 11/22/11

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