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Ex-DEA Spokeswoman: 'Marijuana Is Safe', Kept Illegal Because It's A 'Cash Cow'
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04-22-2017, 10:25 AM #1
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Quote:Belita was hesitant to speak too openly but mentioned that when she first went to work with the DEA (she was contacted and became familiar with agency’s goals), she was told “‘Marijuana is safe, we know it’s safe, but it’s our cash cow and we will never, ever, give it up.’” When the DEA seizes a car or makes a drug bust, it’s likely they’ll find wads of money. They turn in the pot (or other drugs) — and keep the cash. Civil asset forfeiture law essentially gives the police and feds free reign, and they have confiscated billions of dollars from Americans, a majority of whom have not been charged with a crime.

Belita, like many people, posits that the DEA is not willing to give up the long disproven idea that marijuana is a “gateway drug.” Unlike heroin, most people are open to trying marijuana. At high school or college parties, it’s much more likely that a joint is being passed around than a needle. While a joint conjures up images of Bob Weir or SOJA on stage, a needle brings to mind a lifeless Philip Seymour Hoffman or Basquiat.

Belita cut ties with the DEA in 2004 after becoming frustrated with the system and the government’s need to keep marijuana criminalized, despite knowledge that the drug was safe.

more ~ http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-20...s-cash-cow

Is that the way it is on the inside? anybody... uhoh.gif walksback.gif
04-22-2017, 10:41 AM #2
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04-22-2017, 10:56 AM #3
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Nice to start the day with a good laugh. :D
04-22-2017, 11:51 AM #4
Strigoi Diavolul
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It's hard to believe there is any argument over this. Overwhelming scientific data shows it's less harmful than tobacco, alcohol and opioids.

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04-22-2017, 01:15 PM #5
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It makes a select small group a lot of money just as is, nobody wants to give up a monopoly. coffeetime.gif

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04-22-2017, 01:27 PM #6
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Still and always my favorite political thinking machine!

The international cannabis prohibition is a free gift to all mankind! puffpuffpass.gif

Thank you, for helping me improve on personal reasoning skills, POO Masters! :worship:

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04-22-2017, 01:55 PM #7
Kreeper Griobhtha
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They know that many billions of dollars would be made if it were legalized. The problem is that they are already making billion but if it were legalized the billions would go to education and schools. They think it is more important for them to get the money than the children.

Now who is evil?

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
04-22-2017, 02:05 PM #8
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(04-22-2017, 01:55 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  They know that many billions of dollars would be made if it were legalized. The problem is that they are already making billion but if it were legalized the billions would go to education and schools. They think it is more important for them to get the money than the children.

Now who is evil?

That's conspiracy mumbo jumbo my friend. coffeetime.gif


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04-22-2017, 02:19 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(04-22-2017, 02:05 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(04-22-2017, 01:55 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  They know that many billions of dollars would be made if it were legalized. The problem is that they are already making billion but if it were legalized the billions would go to education and schools. They think it is more important for them to get the money than the children.

Now who is evil?

That's conspiracy mumbo jumbo my friend.  coffeetime.gif


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Oh, that's right. We don't conspiracy any more.

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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
04-22-2017, 02:26 PM #10
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04-22-2017, 02:38 PM #11
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Oh!

IT NEVER HAPPENED!

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What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice



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