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40th Anniversary of The Drug War…

Friday is the 40th anniversary of the Drug War.  “America’s public enemy No. 1 in the US is drug abuse. In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive…“  Thus declared the chief conspirator of one of America’s criminal administrations, Dick Nixon, on June 17th, 1971.

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Since that time, over 40 million drug arrests have been made.  Over 50% of the close to 3 million souls in the American prison system are incarcerated on drug charges. more…

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The Emperor Wears No Clothes…

Some 55% of all federal inmates are incarcerated for drugs.  About 13% of the 2.5 million prisoners across the US—including all of the states—are convicted of marijuana “crimes” alone. 

Having served 20+ years in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), I thought I pretty much knew most of what there was to know about reefer and reefer cases.  I was wrong.

Jack Herer published the book shown here back in 1985.  Since then, it has gone into 11 editions and is easily considered the bible of the marijuana industry.  (Herer died last April 2010.)

Herer documents the usual information on marijuana, its history and benign if temporal criminal cultivation and use, but so much more… more…

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