Prompted by “A Veteran’s Journey: Cannabis & A Return to Artistry”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/veterans-journey-cannabis-return-artistry
“In 2008, he decided to seek his rightful VA medical benefits, but was told to cease his cannabis use or risk losing all his benefits. He stopped using cannabis and began taking the pharmaceutical medicine that doctors prescribed, but became too sick to work.”
I highly recommend reading the prompting article, because a powerful story resides there. My ‘law enforcement against law enforcement’ point extends from that story here.
Obviously (at least too many) law enforcement organizations powerfully leverage their self-interests to constitute the biggest hurdle to ending Cannabis Prohibition, which is largely what Certain Drug Prohibition is all about (i.e. prohibiting cannabis is a serious cash cow for those organizations, so recklessly protected by constantly publicly presenting — with overwhelmingly unethically biased support by the mainstream media — some of the worst reason abuse in history against the public good).
Another logical focal point in the effort to end Cannabis Prohibition (hopefully extended towards ending the obviously disastrous war on some drugs in general that fails to leave us with even a “drug free” prison system), the well-known psychoactive and medical nature of cannabis is a preferable choice (logically medically speaking) for not only members of our military, but also for members of law enforcement.
To reinforce the hideous (and logically illegal) hypocrisy in arbitrarily allowing alcohol and tobacco to remain legal in a nation supposedly with an unalienable right to liberty (that could never be reconciled with the rule-of-law these days), let us examine the broader scope of suffering relieving from some more illicit drugs, before returning to our cannabis focus.
MDMA (more commonly known by its street name “Ecstasy”) is being promoted in the U.S. Pentagon by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to help relieve soldiers dealing with the harshness from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
LSD-25 (the original form discovered by Dr. Albert Hoffman during his over-a-century-despite-LSD-use lifetime) may help people at least deal with alcohol addictions (confessing that I need to update my research on this substance’s latest research result that may, and logically should, expand beyond treating alcohol addiction).
Psilocybin (more commonly known by its street name “Magic Mushrooms”) is helping people deal with life-ending anxieties due to terminal cancer.
DMT (a potentially extremely powerful psychedelic naturally made in the human body — i.e. you are all illegally manufacturing DMT right now) at least offers similar therapeutic solutions.
Cannabis has many compounds providing well-known healing agents, such as antioxidants, antiinflammatories, anxiolytics, and AChE inhibitors. Unlike the actually reckless prescribing of pharmaceuticals that sharply target mental problems (reckless due to the fact that humanity’s understanding of the brain is well in its infancy), the blanket effect from proper cannabis strain selection (reminding that choosing a strain is like choosing music from the enormous “sea” of options) provides a protective and healing symphony of medicinal benefit (that symphony experienced by millions of people spanning thousands of years, without any objectively conclusively proven harm).
Law enforcement organizations applying their powerful influence towards self-serving legislation sustaining Certain Drug Prohibition are shooting themselves in the foot, and the continuously splashing blood from that shot is publicly disastrous.
Eventually, the Rule of Reality (i.e. reality’s unavoidable need for balance within itself for the same stability found in literally 100% of the known systems within reality, hardcore scientifically speaking, not just ‘wrath of God’ religiously speaking) will prevail and corrupt members of law enforcement will completely pay apparently heavily for the mass suffering they selfishly caused for decades against millions (if not billions) of non-rights-infringing (i.e. good, and actually law-abiding) people.
While I assume there are some members of law enforcement who precisely know their aforementioned cash cow protection is unethical (including grounded completely in ‘use and abuse are equal’ lies), those members of law enforcement putting trust in their trainers (but end up being tragically fooled against serving and protecting the public) have a grand opportunity to work towards making amends and traversing an honorable path, and have perfect (non-abusive) reason to join us in promoting our recently launched (so much more information to come) Respect Cannabis (TM) campaign to finally put a firm public stop to this unethical (and logically illegal, despite judicial corruption reinforcing the contrary for decades) outrage called Certain Drug Prohibition.
Drug abuse (like any form of abuse) is indeed worthy of addressing, but it starts with addressing law abuse — the worst form of abuse due to its mainly broad scope of destruction (and the form that prompted a bloody revolution to establish our nation, according to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, which concisely righteously defines liberty as an unalienable right logically to protect the public from such law abuse).
The only limit against your liberty is the right itself (a brilliantly brief and absolutely, so solidly, defined social construct fundamentally serving the powerful through powerless against the abuse of power), logically (so therefore inevitably justly) speaking. If harm continues to avoid being objectively defined, mass harm will occur from being subjectively (so unfairly and therefore unjustly) defined — e.g. the war on some drugs.
The over-two-century era of pre-American conservatism spanning the political spectrum and functioning as the powerful holdout against the revolutionary unalienable right to liberty must cease for our nation (and any other one wisely embracing liberty as a fundamentally unalienable right for optimal societal flexibility needed for best adaptability, so survivability).
Common sense at least suggests that to the extent the rule-of-law is discredited is naturally the extent society becomes destabilized. It is fine time to clean up the mess that is rampant law abuse, or face the logically inevitable public backlash from the oppression that only comes from oligarchical dominance selfishly applied for grossly pathetically limited interests (as history constantly reveals to the detriment of all ‘power classes’ — i.e. all citizens dealing with that tragically necessary backlash).
Law enforcement organizations are primely positioned to initiate that cleaning process simply by strongly fulfilling their oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution that logically reinforces liberty as an unalienable right, as clearly stated in amendment nine of the Bill of Rights therein (despite obviously illegal judicial disarming to the contrary). That fulfillment serves against the outrageous judicial redefining of the Commerce Clause (both in law and intent of law) decades ago that solely forms the supposed constitutional basis for the war on some drugs (i.e. Certain Drug Prohibition is definitely unconstitutional, as conclusively proven by combining the public record confirming that redefining with the English language relied upon for any American legislation). In other words, redefining “To regulate Commerce” (U.S. Constitution) to ‘to regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’ (Supreme Court context only) is obviously illegal by any consistently rational measure. Note irrationality can never form the basis for just law, in part because our judicial community is obligated by law to solely interpret the law (applying irrationality is the exact opposite of interpretation).
The unalienable right to liberty and exploring objectivity in law (necessary for actual justice) is the path towards true equality and logically where true American (not pre-American) conservatives and true liberals/progressives (not self-proclaimed ones continuously engaging in the historically typical bludgeoning, euphemistically academic or otherwise, against law abuse prevention by legislatively coercively opposing financial wealth bias through the forceful over-empowering of the public sector that instead only abuses that power to form and sustain an oligarchical class spanning the private and public sectors primarily serving themselves against the equality that bludgeoning supposedly serves).
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