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Cannabis has probably been used for at least 40,000 years
Until 1925, cannabis legally over almost the entire world.
In the US, consumption and sale of marijuana allowed in most states until 1937. In some areas it could be purchased in bulk or in cigarette form in newsstands. During Prohibition in the United States was seen however, including cannabis as a danger to society. There are theories that say that the background was Harry J. Anslinger (American diplomatic) relations with the powerful cotton farms connected and tobacco producers in southern states, which feared that they would lose market share to the hemp and pushed for a ban with reference to the intoxicating effects and their alleged effects . Another theory is that Anslinger, who was a known racist, wanted to protect the white Anglo-Saxon norm from outside influences. This theory is supported by the racist rhetoric Anslinger often used, in the case of marijuana directed against Mexicans and blacks.
But even during this time alcohol was banned in the US
Cannabis was banned in Sweden in 1930 as a result of the second Opium Conference in conjunction with Sweden's membership of the NF
But the interesting thing is that although alcohol should be prohibited during this time.

Opium Conference

Two decades earlier, in the run-up to the second Opium Conference (directed by NF), took anti-British politicians set up the question of whether hemp would cause the same problems as opium. This time it went to the British Empire belonging Empire India in 1912 started to export cannabis to the Near East, and South Africa after the Opium following the first Opium Conference had fallen into disrepute, and hence exports thus dropped. 19 countries examined the question, 18 concluded that cannabis poses no problem. Only Portugal announced that the cases reported in the colony Angola where slaves were defiant after cannabis consumption. No risk of addiction or health hazards found no evidence.

Even so, at the request of Turkey and Egypt, the issue of cannabis (hemp) would be taken into opium control agreement on the second Opium Conference in 1925. Worth mentioning is that both Egypt and Turkey by far the most important export was precisely cotton, a plant that unlike from hemp requires special growing conditions and can not be grown virtually all over the world. Textiles made of hemp fiber is at least three times more durable than cotton. They are also softer, warmer, cooler and more water absorbent. Only three countries voted against the proposal. The outcome depended heavily on the opinion of Egypt, where among other things was affirmed that cannabis consumers end up being mad by this "extremely addictive drug." Thus was the social use of cannabis in a kind of illegal, since countries pledged to ban the drug. The ban did not apply to Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry as these explicitly excluded ban.

Why is marijuana illegal?

The main reasons are in the text above, racism and threats to bommulsproduktionen ..
But today they are seen enough as to introduce a new drug in the law costs money and responsibility and too little kunnskap.
Because they alldrig come out any real honest facts about cannabis, for example, in schools, etc.
so it is considered as a dangerous drug as dangerous as heroin, for example, have talked with people who come with real lies,
how dangerous and deadly cannabis is, but they are what they have heard in school but all who read some honest facts about marijuana knows that they do not match,
Sweden really do anything not to get youths to start with drugs, even if they are true or löngn, which can be good for those who are deceived.
These remain in many people's memories of those they were told at school, etc., and they are a big reason why cannabis is so oacepterat in particular Sweden

But if cannabis would be legal in Sweden, other heavier drugs reduced if
look at other countries where cannabis is legal.
Sweden is among those countries with the most addicts of hard drugs in Europe
however, Sweden has among the toughest drug policies ?.
More and more countries acepterar cannabis, and most recently in 2005 became the cannabis legally in Canada;
More and more people are struggling to cannabis should be legal.

Legalization Debate

Ever since the flower power wave in the late 1960s, the legalization lively debate throughout the Western world. Proponents of legalization argue that marijuana is less addictive and less dangerous than, for example, alcohol and tobacco, and want instead of a ban invest in so-called harm reduction. Opponents of legalization on the other hand, maintains that all drugs are dangerous and that soft drugs (cannabis) dulls the brain and often leads to harder drugs. Legalization proponents have won the most resonating in Western European countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Denmark, UK, Belgium, France, Switzerland, where small holdings are in principle allowed and where the practice is allowed. 2004 Russia decriminalized the possession of up to 20 grams of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish and growing 10 cannabis plants. Prohibition advocates have gained most approval in Sweden and Norway. The United States takes an intermediate position where the federal level for total ban, while at the state level in some cases tolerate possession of up to 30 grams

Today, 10% of the Swedish population for the legalization of cannabis

Deaths in America of drugs annually:

Tobacco .............................. 400.000
Alcohol ........................... 100,000 ..
Other legal drugs ......... .. 20,000
All illegal drugs ............ ..15,000
Caffeine .............................. 2.000
Pain killers ..................... .500
Marijuana ........................... ..0

Uses of Cannabis
AIDS
Help against Drug addiction (eg alcohol and heroin)
Asthma
Epilepsy
Depression
Glaucoma (glaucoma)
Cancer (chemotherapy side effects)
Cancer (tumor suppressor)
Anorexia
Migraine
Multiple sclerosis
Morbus Crohn
Neurodermatitis
Sleep disorders
Painful conditions
Spasms
Stress Condition
Tourette's syndrome
Leukemia (Kills "sick" cells)
Parkinson's disease
PMS

The spectrum
antibacterial
antiemetic (inhibits nausea)
antiepileptic
antiviral
appetizing
bronchodilator
spasm inhibitory
inflammatory
fever-lowering
emotional reinforcing
coagulation
inhibits itching
communication promotion
of mood
painkiller
sleep promotion
temperature-raising
antitumour
Oxygen-generating (via increased heart rate and bronchitis-angioplasty)

Here are some more cannabis medicinal properties
and show how healthy and not harmful cannabis are:

This text will probably create the most resurrection of the traditionally schooled readers, who have been persuaded that cannabis is nothing but a narcotic which is therefore punishable by a total ban. The content is based exclusively on established medical studies, research reports, articles and interviews with doctors, which is referenced at regular intervals.

The medical use of the plant family Cannabis sativa has been going on for at least 3500 years. Traces of this are found in Europe, Asia and Africa, and in many cultures hemp has been the most widely used medicinal plant.

A number of established sources in the US and Europe claim that cannabis could replace 10% to 20% of all the medications that are printed today. Furthermore, 40% to 50% of all now sold drugs to include some form of cannabis extract of the research was allowed.

For sixty years, cannabis extract the most widely used painkiller in the US, until the rediscovery of aspirin around 1900. Half of all medicines sold in the United States between the years 1842 and 1900 consisted of the cannabis extract. Between 1850 and 1937 were medicines based on cannabis is the most frequently prescribed, for over one hundred different diseases.

Sources: that of the US government-funded therapeutical Potential of Marijuana, Cohen & Stillman, 1976; Marijuana as Medicine, Roger Roffman, 1980; Marijuana Medical Papers with. Dr. Tod Mikuriya, 1972; also treatises by Dr. Norman Zinberg; Dr. Andrew Weil; Dr. Lester Grinspoon; and reports from the US Government's Presidential Commission (Shafer Commission) 1969-1972; Dr. Raphael Mechoulam at the University of Tel Aviv / Jerusalem, 1964-84; WB O'Shaugnessy monograph, 1839; Jamaican studies I & II, 1968-74; studies in Costa Rica in 1982; Coptic studies in the US in 1981; Unger Liederbach; military studies in the United States from the 1950s and 1960s.

Asthma

More than 15 million Americans suffer from asthma. Cannabis smoking could help the 80% of them with their problems, and thereto adding 30 to 60 million life years to the entire US population.

"Taking a nest marijuana has been shown to stop an asthma attack." Says Dr. Donald Tashkin at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). In literature, we find evidence that cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat asthma attacks. In the 1800s, one could read in medical journals that those who suffered from asthma "blessed" Indian hemp as their lifesaver.

(Tashkin, Dr. Donald, UCLA Pulmonary Studies, 1969-92; Ibid., Asthma studies, from 1969 to 1976; Cohen, Sidney, & Stillman, Therapeutic Potential of Marijuana, 1976; Life Insurance Actuarial rates, life shortening effects of childhood asthma , 1983)

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition in which the affected gradually loses sight, this causes 14% of the total cases of blindness in the United States.
Cannabis smoking could help 90% of those affected, 2.5 million in the US alone. Smoking is found to be two to three times more effective than standard medications to reduce the fluid pressure in the eye. In addition, the smoking of cannabis, no toxic side effects on the liver and kidneys, nor there is the risk of sudden death occurring in connection with the practice of the legal preparations that are printed for glaucoma. Many ophthalmologists in California usually discrete tip their patients with glaucoma to obtain marijuana complement (or to relieve) the toxic drugs.

(Harvard; Hepler & Frank, 1971, UCLA; Medical College of Georgia, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1975; Cohen & Stillman, Therapeutic Potential of Marijuana, UCLA, 1976; the National Eye Institute.)

Tumors
A tumor consists of a lump of swollen tissue. Researchers at the Medical College of Virginia discovered that cannabis is an incredibly useful herb that can reduce many types of tumors, both benign and malignant.
These studies in tumor therapy orchestrated by DEA and other federal agencies in the US after they had received erroneous information that cannabis smoking may cause problems with the immune system. When the investigation later showed that treatment of tumors with cannabis instead seemed to lead to a medical breakthrough in 1975, came a directive from the DEA and the National Institute of Health to cease all support for research and reporting.

Nausea (eg AIDS, cancer therapy, seasickness, motion sickness)

Treatment with chemotherapy may contribute to cancer and AIDS under control, but it can also lead to severe side effects, including nausea. In California conducted between 1979 and 1984 a research program under the direction of Dr. Thomas Ungerleider to examine the effects of marijuana on cancer. Dr. Ungerleider noted that marijuana is the best method to control nausea during chemotherapy.
The medicine prescribed for nausea due to chemotherapy in pill form, which patients often throws up again after trying to swallow them. Because cannabis can be inhaled as smoke, it stays in the body and works even if the patient vomits.

How long should the law make it impossible for terminally ill cancer patients get relief by cannabis?

In the US, hundreds of patients with epilepsy, cancer, and AIDS have been arrested because they cultivate the medicine that is denied them.

Epilepsy, MS, back pain and muscle spasms
Cannabis is beneficial for 60% of all epileptics. It is the best treatment for many types of epilepsy, but not all, and even the trauma that comes after an attack. Cannabis extract is found to be more effective than Dilantin, which is a common medication for epilepsy who have severe side effects. The journal Medical World News was possible in 1971 read: "Marijuana ... is probably the most powerful medicine for epilepsy as medical science knows today." (Mikuriya, Marijuana Medical Papers 1839-1972, page xxii.)
The epileptics who use cannabis suffer from milder attack than the seizures that epilepsy that usually conventional pharmaceutical experience. Similarly, patients with MS (multiple sclerosis), a relief to take cannabis when their symptoms are disorders of the nervous system, muscle atrophy, twitching etc. Spasms and strained muscles can also be treated with cannabis, either by smoking it or by adding a örtpaket or poultice.

Young plants of hemp that has not yet blossomed, providing the CBD (cannabidioliska acids). CBD has many uses as antibiotics, including in the treatment of gonorrhea. A study conducted in Florida, the United States also showed that CBD could treat herpes. For virtually all diseases or infections that can be treated with Teramycin, you get better results with cannabis products, according to a study conducted in the former Czechoslovakia the years 1952 to 1955. As late as 1989 published the Czechs agricultural strategies to grow hemp rich in cannabidiol.

Arthritis, herpes, cystic fibrosis, rheumatism

Cannabis is a topical analgesic. In the United States included most wrapper cannabis extract until 1937. In South America until the 1960s treated rheumatism with hampblad and / or flower tops heated in water or alcohol and then placed on achy joints. This type of herbal medicine is still used in rural areas in Mexico, Central and South America, and Hispanics in the US who smärstillare of arthritis.
Direct contact with THC killed herpes virus in a study conducted at the University of South Florida (Tampa) 1990 by dr. Gerald Lancz, which, however, warns that "smoking marijuana will not cure herpes." Anecdotal evidence claiming that buds with a high content of THC, macerated in alcohol and mashed to a pulp, dries out and heals herpes faster.

Lung Purification and mucus solution

Cannabis is the best natural slemlösaren when it comes to clearing the lungs from pollution, dust and mucus that comes from tobacco smoke.
Marijuana smoke effectively expands the air passages of the lungs, bronchi, which increases oxygen supply. Cannabis is the best natural bronchodilator agent for 80% of the population, the remaining 20% ​​sometimes show minor negative reactions.

Statistical evidence is also to tobacco smokers live longer if they smoke cannabis occasionally, in moderation.

Millions of Americans have stopped smoking tobacco in favor of cannabis, which is not so popular among tobacco manufacturers and their strong lobbying of the US government, led by Senator Jesse Helms. After using a centuries-old law in the United States it has been seen that between 400 and 6,000 chemicals can be added to the tobacco is sold. How large number of chemical additives found in tobacco has also seen to it that the American public does not "have the right" to know.

Many joggers and distance runners feel cannabis use cleans their lungs, giving them longer endurance.

There is evidence that cannabis use can prolong people's lives between one and two years, but the practice can also have people in jail and they may even lose custody of their children to the tilled one of the safest drugs we know.

Sleep and relaxation

Cannabis lowers blood pressure, dilates blood vessels and lowers the body temperature by an average of half a degree, which counteracts stress. Those who use cannabis in the evening often talk about the good night's sleep.
To cultivate cannabis gives most a more complete sleep with maximum time the brain frequency is in alpha stage, in comparison with traditional sleeping pills that you can buy at the pharmacy.

Printed "safe" sleeping pills are usually nothing more than attempts to chemically copy the truly dangerous plants like t. Ex. mandrake, henbane and belladonna. As late as 1991 fought doctors, pharmacy companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the United States against the new bill that would limit the use of these often abused substances (Los Angeles Times, April 2, 1991).

Unlike Valium, cannabis does not increase the effect of alcohol. Estimates claim that cannabis could replace more than 50% of all sleeping pills.

During the 1970s and 1980s have been in the US treated tens of thousands of teenagers with strong chemical preparations for them to stop their cannabis use. These chemical preparations for them not only to quit, 20% to 40% of these young people are also at risk of chronic tremors for life, according to the US Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. The printed nerve poisons the youth are chemically related to agricultural pesticides and combat gas sarin, but the main thing is that they do not become "high" for continued abuse.

Hundreds of private drug rehabilitation center in the United States live well to keep the myths alive, then there is great money to be giving young people life-threatening "detox programs" and other "treatments" against "the abuse of marijuana."

Emphysema

The research on cannabis also shows that a moderate use can also be active on most who suffer from slight emphysema. It could raise their quality of life and increase their lifespan.
Since 1976, said the US government and the DEA that the side effects, "getting high", are unacceptable, no matter how many years or lives cannabis could save. Although about 60 million Americans have tried marijuana and 25 to 30 million still smoke marijuana to relax, or take it responsibly every day as a kind of drug, without a single reported case of someone died from an overdose - ever.

All research conducted on cannabis and the blood's oxygen supply, shows that all the symptoms in the form of eg chest pain, pain, breathing difficulties and headaches associated with high levels of air pollution can be prevented with moderate smoking cannabis.

In December 1989 said the US government's leading scientists at the Pulmonary Research, Dr. Donald Tashkin, you can not get or develop emphysema with cannabis smoking.

Stress and Migraine

Cannabis produces excellent preparations to suppress the symptoms of stress, which many modern people damper with chemical agents, valium or alcohol. The intoxication that cannabis can provide varies with the individual psyche and physics as well as his social environment, the most common effect is, however, a relaxed, slightly euphoric state in which time seems to slow down and susceptibility to the sights, sounds and other sensations increase.

Smoking constricts the pulmonary arteries, while cannabis dilates them. When tension headache due to migraine is due to muscle contractions in the arteries in combination with a slackening of the veins, cannabis contribute with a change in the blood vessels that cover the brain and migraine release. This becomes apparent when the one who use cannabis have red eyes when the eyes are extensions of the brain. Unlike other drugs, cannabis has no apparent effect on the rest of the bloodstream, except for a slightly elevated heart rate at that moment cannabis preparation to start working.

Appetite

Those who use cannabis feel often (but not always) an increase in appetite, which makes cannabis to one of the best medicines available to eg anorexia.
Even people with cancer in the bush pot gland could be helped to a better and longer life using cannabis.

The ban expires in the US

In autumn 1996, after twenty years of dogged total ban, allowed the US government cannabis to be used in medical treatment. This after tens of thousands of doctors fought for the right to print the cannabis preparations relief to incurable and dying patients. Now growing special "clubs" in the US that only let in those who can show a medical certificate. These focal points are often the character of a restaurant or entertainment venue with a warm familial and supportive atmosphere, which can be quite important for people whose lives are rapidly coming to an end.

Saliva Reduction

Cannabis smoking also provides a drier sensation in the oral cavity and pharynx, this could replace the often toxic drugs used for this purpose, inter alia, dentist. This also indicates that cannabis might treat ulcers.

AIDS, depression, etc.

A well known effect of THC is the elated feeling in the psyche, becoming "high". Those who smoke cannabis on the Caribbean island of Jamaica praises "ganjans" beneficial effects of meditation, concentration, awareness raising and that it contributes to a state of well-being and self-awareness. Such attitude, in combination with a healthy appetite and sleep better, is often the difference between "to die of" AIDS "to live with the" AIDS.

Cannabis relieves easier painful conditions and some difficult such and also helps older people living with arthritis, insomnia, weakness and old age, so that they can live with greater dignity and comfort. Both folklore and medical science knows that cannabis is the best treatment for dementia, senility and Alzheimer's disease, for improvement of memory and hundreds of other uses.

A person's beliefs

Patric Mayer, with his testimony and personal lobbying, was the key figure in getting the court in California to allow cannabis for medical use. Mayer's life was saved in 1976 when his doctor broke the law and advised him to use cannabis to treat nausea associated with chemotherapy treatment. At this time Mayer weighed only 42 kg due to their cancer. The lightly smoked cannabis eased Mayers nausea and gave him the appetite back. If this feature of cannabis had examined in laboratories would probably revolutionize medical science and research worldwide. Instead discouraged the medical value of cannabis because it can not make money on it.
Mayer received the "finest flower buds of Thai and sinsemilla" free from drug dealers and students in the Law School Meyers attended when he got cancer in 1975.
When he later lived healthy and at full vigor in Los Angeles, got Mayers in 1981 told that the state judge, responsible for the medical cannabis program, refused to issue state-farmed or even seized marijuana to cancer patients, cannabis which he had legal access to allow doctors print to dying patients.
Mayer's wrath on this and other similar events made 1982 a hearing in the media. This resulted primarily Los Angeles Times and Willie Brown, President of the State of California's council, ran a request to the 1979 marijuanalag would be heeded.

US military medical field guide, The Merck Manual, states:
"Chronic or intermittent use of cannabis or cannabis substances provokes a certain psychological dependence due to the undesirable subjective effects, but no physical dependence; no withdrawal syndrome occurs when drug use ends.
Cannabis can be used on an episodic but long-term basis without any sign of social or psychological dysfunction. For many users, the concept of dependence with its obvious connotations probably wrong applied.

Many of the allegations concerning the strong biological effects are still uncertain, but some others are not. Despite the acceptance of the "new" dangers of marijuana, there is still little evidence of biological damage even among those who are relatively experienced users. This applies even in those areas that have been intensively investigated, like e.g. lung function, immunological functions, and reproductive functions. Marijuana used in the United States has a higher content of THC than in the past. Many opponents use these facts in the warnings, but the main resistance to the drug rests on a moral and political, and not a toxicological, because. "

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, fifteenth edition, 1987, Robert Berkow, MD, editor in chief. Published by Merck Sharp and Dome Research Laboratories Division of Merck and Co., Inc. (Pharmaceutical) Rahway, New Jersey, 1987.

One of the most respected members of the British Royal Academy of Sciences (Royal Academy) was in the 1800s, Dr. WB O'Shaugnessy. His report in 1839 about the use of cannabis in medicine was as important to Western medicine during this time that the discovery of various antibiotic preparations during the 1900s.
In 1860 hit Committee on Cannbis Indica in the Ohio State Medical Society concluded that: "the wine that our Savior had to drink before he was crucified was, most likely, a dish made from Indian hemp."
In the conspiracy against hemp describes how the US pharmaceutical plant AMA (American Medical Association) and several pharmaceutical companies argued against the implementation of the law that was totally banned hemp in 1937 (Marihuana Tax Act).

In light of hampväxtens wide medical use and the fact that the use of cannabis extracts had never created any cases of addiction, abuse, or death due to overdose. Instead presented to the facts that pointed to that cannabis with modern research could develop into a "magic bullet", once you learned to isolate the active ingredients in cannabis plant and develop dosage. After 1937, it would take 29 years before scientists in the US regained the ability to investigate cannabisplantans medicinal properties.

Since 1964, it has managed to isolate more than four hundred different active substances in cannabis from over a thousand suspected active ingredients. About sixty of these active substances have a therapeutic value.

During the 1960s it started becoming increasingly popular among young Americans to smoke marijuana. Concerned parents took the initiative and raised funds to dozens, and later hundreds, of studies of the effects of marijuana on human health. Deeply rooted in the older generation was 30 years of horror stories from the federal drug agency chief Harry Anslinger and William Randolph Hearst's newspapers, which were all about murders, atrocities, rape and mental deficiency associated with the use of marijuana.
Read more in the conspiracy against hemp

Studies, which were funded by the state showed suddenly a completely different side, and the terror that existed in the United States that marijuana would create both violence and pacifism began to gradually drop. Hundreds of reports spoke of the hidden opportunities that existed in cannabisplantans composition that could be used in a medical context. Soon, even the scientific reports presented positive results in the treatment of asthma, glaucoma, nausea due to chemotherapy, anorexia, tumors, epilepsy, anxiety, upset stomach, menstrual cramps, muscle aches and joint pain as well as the widespread use of cannabis extracts that antibiotics. Success was also observed in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, various deficiencies and numerous other cases that required closer study. Before 1976, there were almost weekly reports in medical journals and in newspapers in the United States about positive results in the therapeutic treatment with cannabis extracts.

In November 1975 met most of the leading researchers in this area in the Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, California. The seminars funded by NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse) to publish a compendium of their overall studies. When the seminar ended traveled almost all participants requesting that the federal government would immediately allocate tax money into more research. Many of them believed that cannabis would become one of the world's top medicines in the 1980s. The year after came the deathblow when a sudden government policy again forbade all federal research on cannabis for therapeutic use.

Through an intensive lobbying they managed private pharmaceutical companies in the United States persuade the federal government to entrust the funding and final assessment of the entire research on cannabis. Their argued walked among others out that they would have time to produce synthetic substitutes (which can be patented ...), without costs for the federal government and without the risk that patients would be "high". The research could only be conducted at the THC Delta-9, none of the over four hundred other potential therapeutic ingredients in cannabis.

1988 noted DEA's own judge, Francis Young, after having gone through hundreds of documents from DEA and NIDA who spoke against the evidence presented by cannabis reformists that "marijuana is one of the safest therapeutically active substances mankind knows." Nevertheless ordered DEA Director John Lawn December 30, 1989, that cannabis would continue to be classified as narcotics in the first list (Schedule One), and that cannabis has no known medical uses. These provisions were retained even more zealously by his successor, Robert Bonner, who was appointed by President Bush Sr. and remained under Clinton.

Calculations in the United States show that the private pharmaceutical companies (eg Eli Lilly Co. Abbott Labs, Pfizer, Smith, Kline & French) would lose millions or billions of dollars annually, and additional billions in Third World countries, cannabis should be legalized .

Eli Lilly could later present nabilone and even Marinol, which is synthetic attempt to mimic THC Delta-9 and to the government promised continued great results. In the magazine Omni could read in 1982 that: after nine years of research that has cost tens of millions of dollars, is considered nabilone be largely ineffective in comparison with genuine, home-grown cannabis buds that are rich in natural THC, which also works Marinol in only 13% of patients. Tidskriften Omnis och andra instansers krav på att åter tillåta naturliga cannabisextrakt i allmänhetens hälsointresse möttes med fortsatt tystnad från den federala regeringen.

I USA finns omkring 4000 organisationer som går under parollen “Familjer mot marijuana” eller liknande. Hälften av deras verksamhet finansieras av privata läkemedelsföretag och apotekarorganisationen Pharmacists against Drug Abuse. Den andra hälften sponsras av Action (en gren av den federala VISTA) samt sprittillverkare, bryggerier och stora cigarettmärken som bl.a. Anhauser Busch, Coors och Philip Morris, eller genom deras reklambyråer.

1983 skrev den största tidningen i Colombia, Periodical el Tiempo, att samma läkemedelsföretag som driver korståg mot marijuana i USA även sysslar med att “dumpa” över 150 olika sorters illegala och farliga läkemedel på marknaden i Columbia, Mexico, Panama, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras och Nicaragua. Dessa påståenden motsades inte av USA:s regering eller de farmaceutiska bolagen. Några av dessa läkemedel har förbjudits av livs- och läkemedelsverket FDA i USA (Food and Drug Administration) och motsvarande instanser i många länder i Europa därför att man vet att de kan orsaka undernäring, missbildningar och cancer. Ändå säljs de öppet över disk till ovetande människor i tredje världen. Världshälsoorganisationen (WHO) uppskattar att en halv miljon människor i tredje världen förgiftas varje år av läkemedel och bekämpningsmedel som sålts av företag baserade i länder där de är förbjudna att användas.

Under Ronald Reagans presidentperiod gick år 1983 en försiktig anmodan ut till universiteten och forskarna i USA att man skulle förstöra all forskning som genomförts på cannabis mellan åren 1966-76, inklusive de kompendier som fanns tillgängliga i biblioteken. Läkare och forskare förlöjligade detta makalösa försök till censur så till den milda grad att planerna bordlades… för tillfället. Trots detta försvann stora mängder information, bl a originalet till filmen “Hemp for Victory” som var en propagandafilm för hampodling som producerats av USDA. Även omnämnandet av filmen försvann ur många arkiv. Många kopior av USDA:s Bulletin 404 försvann också ur nationella arkiv.

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