Sunday, 11 March 2012

The Weed Controversy: Sweden Legalizes and Regulates Cannabis

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Sweden Legalizes and Regulates Cannabis
12/19/2011Stockholm, December 19 - The Swedish Parliament has approved a law which will regulate the growing, usage and trade of cannabis. This is according to the Health and Social Services of Sweden, Jonas Grönhög, who was quoted, "We don't want to make the same mistakes which the USA has done, we do not want to be prohibitionists because the war on drugs has been lost long ago. It is better to prevent marginalization of young people than jail them for soft drugs usage which are comparatively harmless. If we allow the sale of alcohol, there is no reason to ban the soft drugs no longer." Cannabis products are going to be available in the pharmacies in Sweden as non-prescription medicine since April 20 in 2012 and customers more than 18-year-old can buy 10 grams at once.  Growing for personal usage will be tolerated up to 200 grams of dried marijuana and larger amounts stay illegal. It is likely that this will target the Police resources on more serious crime, especially on organized crime, drug trafficking and trafficking in human beings which have been increased for lack of the Police resources in recent years.
Source: 420 Dagbladet, Stockholm, December 19 2011

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Cannabis, MarijuanaHempPsychedelics  Psychedelics  Alternative Medicine[Making hemp illegal: 1. Provides make-work for a vast army of "law enforcers" who then are available to be used for other social control work2. Protects the market share of numerous well organized lobbies: alcohol makers, plastics and chemical manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and cotton growers (still a powerful economic force in America 200 + years after the Civil War.) 3. Gives fascist minded politicians yet another way to control the population 1 4. Keeps the money in Dope Inc.  5. Makes it easier to suppress a good medicine (seeSuppress alternatives).

    Cannabis as a psychedelic should be treated like a true plant ally, and with respect for it can give you great insight, feelings of beauty and love, connect you to Nature, animals and people deeply, as well as hugely enhancing your sexual feelings (especially if you have suppressed them), as well as giving you visions of your True Way.  The downside is it can get you addicted to tobacco, stimulate negative emotions and drama games, be a huge de-motivator, and most frequent users are Pyjama people.]

Here you might like to read a very nicely done essay which shows relations between Nazis and US anti-hemp leaders and explains reasons.