Antonio Maria Costa just refuses to answer the question!

14 09 2009

Just over a year ago we brought you a spectacular video of ENCOD´s Frederick Polak, trying in vain to get a very relevant question answered by UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa.

Here’s the follow-up;  Costa reportedly went to Amsterdam to see for himself, yet still manages to avoid the question and tell blatant lies:

For those who didn’t see the original post; here’s the link to it:

Costa vs Polak





Quotes from the people that made marijuana illegal

10 12 2008

These quotes are too ridiculous to even consider taking serious, however most of our current drug policies are based on the opinions and efforts of these same people.

Harry J. Anslinger

anslinger1Anslinger was an extremely ambitious man, and he recognized the Bureau of Narcotics as an amazing career opportunity — a new government agency with the opportunity to define both the problem and the solution. He immediately realized that opiates and cocaine wouldn’t be enough to help build his agency, so he latched on to marijuana and started to work on making it illegal at the federal level.Anslinger immediately drew upon the themes of racism and violence to draw national attention to the problem he wanted to create. Some of his quotes regarding marijuana…

“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.“…the primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races.” Marijuana is an addictive drug which produces in its users insanity, criminality, and death.”Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”Marihuana leads to pacifism and communist brainwashing”You smoke a joint and you’re likely to kill your brother.“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind.”

And he loved to pull out his own version of the “assassin” definition:

“In the year 1090, there was founded in Persia the religious and military order of the Assassins, whose history is one of cruelty, barbarity, and murder, and for good reason: the members were confirmed users of hashish, or marihuana, and it is from the Arabs’ ‘hashashin’ that we have the English word ‘assassin.’”

Yellow Journalism

hearst1Harry Anslinger got some additional help from William Randolf Hearst, owner of a huge chain of newspapers. Hearst had lots of reasons to help. First, he had invested heavily in the timber industry to support his newspaper chain and didn’t want to see the development of hemp paper in competition. Second (and perhaps most importantly), he had lost 800,000 acres of timberland to Pancho Villa, so he hated Mexicans. Third, telling lurid lies about Mexicans (and the devil marijuana weed causing violence) sold newspapers, making him rich.Some samples from the San Francisco Examiner:

“Marihuana makes fiends of boys in thirty days — Hashish goads users to bloodlust.” “By the tons it is coming into this country — the deadly, dreadful poison that racks and tears not only the body, but the very heart and soul of every human being who once becomes a slave to it in any of its cruel and devastating forms…. Marihuana is a short cut to the insane asylum. Smoke marihuana cigarettes for a month and what was once your brain will be nothing but a storehouse of horrid specters. Hasheesh makes a murderer who kills for the love of killing out of the mildest mannered man who ever laughed at the idea that any habit could ever get him….”

And other nationwide columns…

“Users of marijuana become STIMULATED as they inhale the drug and are LIKELY TO DO ANYTHING. Most crimes of violence in this section, especially in country districts are laid to users of that drug.” “Was it marijuana, the new Mexican drug, that nerved the murderous arm of Clara Phillips when she hammered out her victim’s life in Los Angeles?… THREE-FOURTHS OF THE CRIMES of violence in this country today are committed by DOPE SLAVES — that is a matter of cold record.”

Source: legalizepot.wordpress.com





Top 5 Celebrity Stoners

4 08 2008

Our very own selection of our favorite celebrity stoners taken from celebstoner.com

Barack Obama

He is on number one because of this quote: “The War on Drugs has been an utter failure. We need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws.” He will remain our number one all time favourite if he actually does what he says.

Jack Black

On number two because of his roles in Bongwater and Orange County. Most importantly, let’s not forget his band Tenacious D. If Jack Black doesn’t make you laugh you probably do not have a clue of what humour is.

Method Man

On number 3 for his continuing effort to the legalisation movement, him hosting the cannabis cup hemp fashion show and his arrest for marijuana possession in Brooklyn on May 17, 2007. Need we say more?

Paul McCartney

McCartney has called for decriminalization of marijuana on many occasions. “People are smoking pot anyway,” he says. “To make them criminals is wrong.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Oliver Stone

On number 5 because of the quality of his work and the memorable quote in a German television interview: “I did more dope then you can possibly dream about”





Top 10 Cannabis Movie quotes:

16 07 2008

1. “Ali G Show, Da” ( 2003 ) {Politics (#1.3)}

Ali G: What is the different types of hash out there? We all know that it’s called the bionic, the bomb, the puff, the blow, the black, the herb, the sensie, the cronic, the sweet Mary Jane, the shit, Ganja, split, reefa, the bad, the buddha, the home grown, the ill, the maui-maui, the method, pot, lethal turbo, tie, shake, skunk, stress, whacky, weed, glaze, the boot, dimebag, Scooby Doo, bob, bogey, back yard boogie. But what is the other terms for it?

2. Blow ( 2001 )

George: Danbury wasn’t a prison, it was a crime school. I went in with a Bachelor of marijuana, came out with a Doctorate of cocaine.

3. Half Baked ( 1998 )

Cocaine Addict: Marijuana is not a drug. I used to suck dick for coke. Now that’s an addiction. You ever suck some dick for marijuana?

4. “Strangers with Candy” ( 1999 ) {The Trip Back (#1.10)}

Geoffrey Jellineck: If you’re going to smoke Marijuana, be prepared to spend a lot of time laughing with your friends…. think about it.

5. Lords of Dogtown ( 2005 )

Sid: [smoking medicinal marijuana] I, uh, get it prescribed legally now. [hands him the joint] Heard you were sick, too.

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ( 1998 )

L. Ron Bumquist: A dope fiend refers to the reefer butt as a roach, because, it resembles a cockroach.

7. Tell Your Children ( 1936 )

Opening crawl: The motion picture you are about to witness may startle you. It would not have been possible, otherwise, to sufficently emphasize the frightful toll of the new drug menace which is destroying the youth of America in alarmingly increasing numbers. Marihuana [stet] is that drug – a violent narcotic – an unspeakable scourge – The Real Public Enemy Number One!

8. Desperate Hippies ( 2005 )

Mary Jane: I remembered reading on the internet that if I smoked 1,256 bong riffs, the amount of THC would be enough to kill me.

9. Wages of Sin, The ( 1938 )

Florence Jones: That was Marihuana you were smoking! It’s worse than cocaine! See those two punks over there, Marge? They were high a minute ago. Now they’re getting low. Soon they’ll be mean, ready to commit murder. You Marihuana’s called the murder weed. Don’t you ever touch it again.

10. “Omnibus” ( 1967 ) {Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision}

Hunter S. Thompson: Right now I think its in my interest and ours perhaps and maybe in the interest of the greater good for me to smoke a joint and calm down.





15 Cannabis quotes

23 06 2008

# 1

Rosie Boycott, Independent on Sunday, 28 Sept 1997

“If alcohol is a tiger, cannabis is merely a mouse”

# 2

Jon Owen Jones, UK MP

“We have tried the prohibition route for 30 years and it obviously, patently isn’t working.”

# 3

Judge James Grey, Orange County Superior Court, Santa Ana, CA, at the DPF Conference, November 1996:

“If we continue as we have for the past 20 years in California, in the year 2020, everybody in the State will either be in prison or running one”

# 4

President Jimmy Carter:

“Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself”

# 5

The Economist March 28th 1992:

“Medicines often produce side effects. Sometimes they are physically unpleasant. Cannabis too has discomforting side effects, but these are not physical they are political”

# 6

Volney Brown Jr., Federal Magistrate-Judge,(retired)., Los Angeles. At the DPF Conference, November 1996:

“There is only one thing wrong with drug law enforcement, just one – it doesn’t work. And when I tell you this I want you to believe me because I have done it”

# 7

Detective Chief Inspector Ron Clarke, former member of Greater Manchester Police Drugs Squad: “I got tired of seeing otherwise innocent young kids from all walks of life getting criminal records for, in effect, doing nothing more than millions of other people in society were doing with alcohol”

# 8

Sir Paul McCartney, Independent on Sunday, 28th September 1997:

“I support decriminalisation. People are smoking pot anyway and to make them into criminals is wrong. It’s when you’re in jail you really become a criminal.”

# 9

Ontario Justice John McCart, 1997, (R. v Clay)”Cannabis is not an addictive substance; does not cause a motivational syndrome; and health related costs of cannabis use are negligible when compared to the costs attributable to tobacco and alcohol consumption.”

# 10

Professor Lester Grinspoon, Harvard Medical School, USA:

“Marijuana is one of the least toxic substances in the whole pharmacopoeia”

# 11

Edward Ellison, former Head of Scotland Yard’s Antidrug Squad

”I say legalize drugs because I want to see less drug abuse, not more. And I say legalize drugs because I want to see the criminals put out of business.”

# 12

Judge James Pickles, UK:

“Cannabis never killed anybody and it’s use is widespread. You can’t stop it. The law defeats itself because all the efforts to stop drugs coming in only drives up the prices and then gangsters move in to push the drugs. If they legalised there wouldn’t be gangsters and huge profits…The police are gradually decriminalising the possession of cannabis because they realise there’s not much point prosecuting”

# 13

Sir Richard Branson, Independent on Sunday, 28th September 1997:

“I’d like to see the government back a programme of research into the medical properties of cannabis and I do not object to its responsible use as a recreational relaxant.”

# 14

LaGuardia Commission Report, 1944

“Cannabis smoking does not lead directly to mental or physical deterioration… Those who have consumed marijuana for a period of years showed no mental or physical deterioration which may be attributed to the drug.”

# 15

Robert Sweet, U.S. District Judge, New York

”Finally, the fundamental flaw, which will ultimately destroy this prohibition as it did the last one, is that criminal sanctions cannot, and should not attempt to, prohibit personal conduct which does no harm to others.”








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