WIKILEAKS - DOCUMENTS SHOW THAT BIG BOOZE CONSPIRES TO UNDERMINE MARIJUANA
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"Anti-marijuana hit piece revealed, a paid advertisement by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America."
The 2016 Wikileaks emails revealed that the Alcohol Industry bribed congress to propagate vicious rumors and demonize marijuana in an effort to reverse the process of ongoing legalization across America. At the crux, the booze companies are trying to create the perception that driving under the influence of marijuana is akin to or worse than driving under the influence of alcohol. The problem for the boozers is that past studies, even those by the Federal government don't bear out this conjecture. In other words, the alcohol-ists are deliberately spinning a web of lies in addition to outright bribery.
Then there is the spin on the statistics to "show" that marijuana smoking causes accidents. The statistics are that overall, wherever marijuana has been legalized, traffic fatalities have gone down 25% on average. Meanwhile, anti-marijuana propagandists cherry pick the data and quote dubious sources who are under the influence of people like the Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America. Still the spin works, as there are many medical doctors that are still inclined to stay away from medical marijuana.
THE RACIST FED - BULLSHIT TO THE MAX
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos, and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz, and swing, result from marijuana use. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers, and any others.” - Federal Government Propaganda of the 1930's, bought and paid for by Billionaire William Hurst and delivered by Anslinger
Getting straight to the point, there is no argument; smoking marijuana that is high in THC impairs most people. Studies show that pot smokers on average believe they are more impaired than they actually are. All the while, drunks underestimate their impairment and overestimate their abilities. At the end of the day, in states where marijuana is legal, the accident rate is no different between non-cannabis and cannabis consumers. With that said, this is not an endorsement to toke and drive. Don't toke and drive.
YOU'D THINK MARIJUANA DRIVING WOULD BE MORE DANGEROUS
“For each of 2,500 injured drivers presenting to a hospital, a blood sample was collected for later analysis.There was a clear relationship between alcohol and culpability. … In contrast, there was no significant increase in culpability for cannabinoids alone. While a relatively large number of injured drivers tested positive for cannabinoids, culpability rates were no higher than those for the drug free group. This is consistent with other findings.” - Logan, M.C., Hunter, C.E., Lokan, R.J., White, J.M., & White, M.A. (2000). The Prevalence of Alcohol, Cannabinoids, Benzodiazepines and Stimulants Amongst Injured Drivers
CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR BY BIG CORPORATIONS IS CONFUSED WITH CAPITALISM
The latest leaked information showed that top officials in some of the biggest alcohol companies in America spent money to persuade selected members of Congress to "pay attention" to an alleged problem; “marijuana-impaired driving." Marijuana has always had a lot of enemies, due to its superior qualities as a commodity, food, medicine or fuel.
"It’s hard to swallow, but not hard to believe." - www.merryjane.com
William Hurst spearheaded the ban of hemp because it was a serious competitor to his monopoly on pulp and paper in the US. Hurst illegally lobbied and bribed a host of officials and ran hit pieces in his 26 newspapers across the country. The anti-marijuana articles were ridiculous, claiming that evil and crazed weed smoking black men would soon be raping their daughters and wives, if pot was not banned. Mexicans were purported to smoke locoweed and it made them stupid and lazy.
THE ART OF WAR - SAME OLD TRICKS WORK ON THE CORRUPT AND NAIVE
Fast forward to today, where foes of marijuana are up to the same tricks, making claims without substance and manipulating the naive through corrupt means. Every stat, in every category shows that alcohol is infinitely more harmful and dangerous as compared to weed. There are nearly 100,000 deaths attributed to alcohol in America each year, while marijuana is officially tallied at approximately zero. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
“The evidence suggests that marijuana presents a real, but secondary safety risk; and that alcohol is the leading drug-related accident risk factor.” - UK House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. 1998. Ninth Report. London: United Kingdom. Chapter 4: Section 4.7.
In states where marijuana has been legalized, the rate of drunk driving and DUIs has gone down significantly. This means perhaps that people are not drinking as much, or maybe, after drinking and smoking pot, they are choosing not to drive at all. In any case, legal pot correlates directly with a reduction in accidents.
Raw data from the Colorado Dept. of Transportation via the Washington Post
THE BOTTOM LINE - ALCOHOL AND WEED ARE NOT THE SAME AT ALL
The bottom line is that these, overwhelmingly favorable statistics for pro-marijuana legalization are being manipulated and perverted by toby-bribery alcohol lobby group. They try to say marijuana is bad for the lungs, whereas the clinical evidence and research suggests that cannabis smoke seems to help asthmatics and reduce inflammation in the lungs. Of course chronic abusers have been found to be at a moderate risk, again, nothing that compares with the toxicity of alcohol abuse.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS SAYS POT TESTING IS A WASTE OF TIME
But what would AA know about drinking and drug abuse? In May, AAA’s safety foundation released a report that proved blood testing drivers for THC should be abandoned, as it holds no scientific validity, but a second part of the report discovered that car crashes involving drivers who had consumed cannabis were increasing.
No matter which study or source one refers to, alcohol is always listed as a much more addictive drug than cannabis. The medicinal properties of cannabis are vast and varied, and then there are more types of medical marijuana medicines than you can shake a stick at. Dispensaries in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and California are stocked with psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabis types. Patients can medicate orally, sublingually, with suppositories, vaporizers, by injection and transdermally.
DRUG OVERDOSES FELL EVERYWHERE POT IS LEGAL
In their no holds barred approach to business, Big Pharma and Big Booze companies will never tell you about the overwhelming statistical evidence. Sadly, the average American who's never been exposed to marijuana still falls for the old war on drugs slogans, that marijuana is a gateway drug, which is a load of malarkey. The reality is that drug overdoses fell with marijuana legalization.
"Using state-level death certificate data from 1999 to 2010, my colleagues and I found that the annual rate of opioid overdose deaths decreased substantially — by 25 percent on average — following the passage of medical marijuana laws, compared to states that still had bans." - Colleen L. Barry - Professor and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research.
PRESIDENT - EMAILS SHOW DEMOCRATS SCREWED SANDERS
Recently, a blogger for the cannabis industry website Marijuana.com dug through hundreds of leaked DNC emails and found a direct attack on the marijuana industry, May 24, 2016, a daily e-newsletter for Capitol Hill insiders by Politico included an anti-marijuana hit piece, a paid advertisement by the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.
“While neutral on the issue of legalization, WSWA believes states that legalize marijuana need to ensure appropriate and effective regulations are enacted to protect the public from the dangers associated with the abuse and misuse of marijuana… In the years since the state legalized medicinal use, Colorado law enforcement officials have documented a significant increase in traffic fatalities in which drivers tested positive for marijuana…"
Congress should fully fund Section 4008 of the FAST Act (PL 114-94) in the FY 2017 Appropriations process to document the prevalence of marijuana-impaired driving, outline impairment standards and determine driving impairment detection methods.”
“At the present time, the evidence to suggest an involvement of cannabis in road crashes is scientifically unproven. To date ..., seven studies using culpability analysis have been reported, involving a total of 7,934 drivers. Alcohol was detected as the only drug in 1,785 drivers, and together with cannabis in 390 drivers. Cannabis was detected in 684 drivers, and in 294 of these it was the only drug detected.... "
The results to date of crash culpability studies have failed to demonstrate that drivers with cannabinoids in the blood are significantly more likely than drug-free drivers to be culpable in road crashes. …in cases in which THC was the only drug present were analyzed, the culpability ratio was found to be not significantly different from the no-drug group.” - California NORML
As a result of the boozer's prodding, the government will conduct a year-long investigation and then make its recommendations, including for an “impairment standard” for driving under the influence of marijuana.
“There is currently no scientific consensus regarding the level at which marijuana consumption impairs a driver and no effective way to measure this impairment in the field. This is problematic for law enforcement who, in contrast, can quickly and effectively establish a scientific and legally-supported measure of alcohol impairment.” - WSWA
And, the WSWA failed to mention that in 2011, a study found a reduction in traffic fatalities in states that had legalized medical marijuana.S. presidential election has proved worrisome. Corruption lurks around every corner, and while there are far too many people in power willing to protect it, there are enough hackers and researchers willing to uncover it.
23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal marijuana while Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and D.C. have legalized possession and recreational use.
Tom Angell of Marijuana.com, who is responsible for finding the damning email, says that while the dastardly e-letters come on the tail of the expose of internal secretive and deceptive Hillary Clinton's DNC messages - which criminally implicate her in the recent fraudulent nomination over Bernie Sanders. These attacks simply show the growing concern about marijuana competing with the alcohol industry and the dangers that consumption might go down, with more states continuing to pass reform laws in retaliation.
“Given that driving under the influence of marijuana is already illegal and that the existing research shows marijuana’s effect on driving ability is significantly less than alcohol, it is difficult to see a legitimate reason for the alcohol industry to be taking up this issue,” “They would do better to fund research on how to decrease drunk driving.”- Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project on Marijuana.com
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