Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"This is not your father's marijuana here"

So says idiot congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois as he tries to make a name for himself in the degenerate "War on Drugs" by going after "Super Pot."

"Yeah for me!"

25 Years in Prison for Pot?
Paul Armentano

They say that every action spurs an opposite reaction. That certainly seems to be the case in Congress.

Just days after Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Barney Frank, along with 13 cosponsors, reintroduced HR 2835, the Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act of 2009 in Congress, Republican Rep. Mark Kirk (Illinois) has called for federal legislation to sentence certain first-time marijuana offenders to up to 25 years in prison.

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk to push tougher sentences for more-potent marijuana via The Chicago Tribune

U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will call for legislation Monday that would toughen drug-trafficking laws regarding a highly potent form of marijuana, with penalties of up to 25 years in prison for a first-time offense.

The law would target offenders who sell or distribute marijuana that has a THC content exceeding 15 percent.

... Drug dealers are increasingly cross-breeding plants to produce high-potency variants of marijuana, which are called "kush" in street slang when they have 20 percent THC, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran said. "When you amplify the strength of it, you are increasing the harm to the system," said Curran, who supports the legislation, which would amend a federal law. "They are more dangerous behind the wheel of a vehicle. It's not a good idea to have people that messed up."

... The Republican North Shore lawmaker said he plans to release more information during a news conference in Chicago on Monday, where he will be joined by representatives from the Lake County Sheriff's Department, the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group and Waukegan Police Department.

Okay, where to begin? Well, we can start with U.S. Representative Mark Kirk. According to the Congressman's website, Rep. Kirk is "pro-personal responsibility." Unless, of course, we're talking about allowing responsible adults (or patients) the choice to relax (or medicate) in the privacy of their own homes with a substance that is objectively safer than alcohol (or most prescription pharmaceuticals). Then, naturally, all bets are off.

Representative Kirk's website also alleges that the five-time-elected Congressman is "pro-science." Unless, of course, we're talking about cannabis -- in which case he is actually "pro-ideology" and "anti-science." After all, if Rep. Kirk was truly interested in the science of cannabis he would already know that:

1) According to a 2008 review (see page 12) of marijuana potency by the University of Mississippi, the average THC in domestically grown marijuana -- which comprises the bulk of the U.S. market -- is less than five percent, a figure that's remained unchanged for nearly a decade.

2) THC -- regardless of potency -- is virtually non-toxic to healthy cells or organs, and is incapable of causing a fatal overdose. Currently, doctors may legally prescribe a FDA-approved pill that contains 100 percent THC, and curiously, nobody among Rep. Kirk's staff or at the Lake County Sheriff's office office seems to be overly concerned about its potential health effects.

3) Survey data gleaned from cannabis consumers in the Netherlands -- where users may legally purchase pot of known quality -- indicates that most cannabis consumers prefer less potent pot, just as the majority of those who drink alcohol prefer beer or wine rather than 190 proof Everclear or Bacardi 151. When consumers encounter unusually strong varieties of marijuana, they adjust their use accordingly and smoke less.

Of course, if Rep. Kirk (write him here!) was really concerned about potential risks posed by supposedly stronger marijuana, he would support regulating the sale of drug (versus jailing first-time pot sellers for a quarter of a century) so that its potency would be consistent and this information would be publicly displayed to the consumer. This same advice applies to the members of the Lake County Sheriff's Department and the Waukegan Police Department -- who claim "we don't make the laws; we just enforce them" -- yet seem to have no problem whatsoever lobbying for increased federal pot penalties while on company time.

Fortunately, the likelihood is that Rep. Kirk's proposed legislation will be all bark and no bite. One, I suspect that few if any of Rep. Kirk's colleagues in Congress will even consider supporting such an asinine measure. Two, even if such legislation were to become law (and it won't) -- who would test each and every seized marijuana sample for THC potency and who would pay for it? Currently, only the University of Mississippi engages in such potency testing, which is highly expensive and requires the use of a gas chromatography mass spectrometer device. In short, it appears that the misguided Congressman from Illinois is simply trying to make headlines.

One can't blame him for trying. After all, across the pond, unsubstantiated claims regarding the dangers of often-talked-about-but-never-actually-defined supposedly "lethal" 'skunk' weed caused a national frenzy and resulted in Parliament hastily deciding to reclassify pot possession offenses from a verbal warning to up to five years in jail. Never mind that, under Britain's short-lived experiment with decriminalization, marijuana potency actually fell -- as did the number of adolescents using the drug.

Of course, as the latest actions of the so-called "pro-science, pro-personal liberty" Congressman show, facts play virtually no role in political drug policy debate, and ignorance hardly disqualifies someone from holding elected office. source

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

  • Mr. KIRK. Madam Speaker, popular culture often romanticizes casual marijuana use, and those who warn that marijuana is a ``gateway drug'' that can lead to use of other, harder drugs are ridiculed as being out of the mainstream. The reality is that marijuana today is vastly different than the marijuana that was prevalent in the '60s. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, the average THC content of seized marijuana was less than 4 percent in the early 1990s. By 2007 that level rose to nearly 10 percent.
  • Local police in my district are now reporting a new threat from ``Kush,'' street slang for a strain of highly potent marijuana with a THC content of at least 20 percent. The rise of Kush mirrors the increasing trend of high-THC marijuana, which has become more accessible with the rise of hydroponics. Drug growers are able to strictly control light, temperature and humidity and can cross-breed to maximize THC content. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kush has been known to sell for as high as $600 per ounce--creating the same profit potential as crack cocaine.
Today I am introducing legislation to bring federal penalties for trafficking high-potency marijuana in line with penalties for cocaine, heroin, and hashish, all of which have similar retail prices on the street. The gangs and cartels trafficking Kush are the same trafficking cocaine and heroin, and the profits they realize represent an equal danger to the public. In my view, the penalties for trafficking this dangerous drug should also be equalized.

"We don't want to create zombie-like kids."

And we are pretty tired of zombie congress creatures.

Kirk, besides being an idiot clown, is a traitor to his own country. Check out his voting record and quotes here.


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    "But I dont have any drugs"
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  2. I'm in Canada, so I can advocate that someone shoot that SOB! Someone shoot that SOB!

    He wants to increase the percentage of bunk weed! Someone shoot that SOB!

    The fact is that THC is good for you, and kills cancer tumors. Someone shoot that SOB!

    The less THC in the weed, the more people have to smoke to get the medicinal effects... so more THC in weed actually reduces harm. Someone shoot that SOB!

    Looks like he is a shill for big pharma:

    "He also has campaigned on local concerns like nuclear waste removal, a Veterans Affairs hospital slated to lose most of its inpatient treatment programs, the future of the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, and the many pharmaceutical and health industry companies in district."


    Someone shoot that SOB!

  3. Thanks guys,
    You put a smile on my face.

  4. The pharma-scum are scared to death of the medical benefits of cannabis and other plants that are commonly available.

    This scumbag's top contributor was Medline Industries... man it is so obvious what the scumbag's agendas are... I hope he will be punished severely by the American people, by any means necessary, though no torture is enough for the harm that human fecal sacks like this cause to society.



  5. Okay when I say draw, we draw...
    1, 2 , 3, CLAW
    Just checkin your ears heh
    1, 2, 3, STRAW
    "zombie" said the pothead.
    "huh" huh said the congressman.
    "just checkin your ears"

  6. WTF... and people wonder why this country is sooo fucked up?

    Armegeddon can't come soon enough... to reduce the number of assholes like this guy. (Hopefully before they have a chance to reproduce again)

  7. "Judeo-Christians" Are Key Weak-Point For Large Judeo-Conspiracy Within Historic Cycle
    (Apollonian, 17 Jun 09)

    What u guys overlook is the power of Fed COUNTERFEITING (see RealityZone.com, TheMoneyMasters.com, and JudenFrei.org for expo/ref. on US Federal Reserve Bank fraud).

    (a) Thus counterfeiters ("bankers") control the drug gangs (since Chinese Opium Wars in early 1840s, through old British East India Co.). Keeping drugs illegal enforces monopoly of drug gangs, keeping prices high.

    (b) Counterfeiting bribes Congressmen, like dipshit in question; it also funds assassins.

    (c) Once u've been bribed, it's even easier to keep u black-mailed thereafter. Dipshit is probably soooo compromised in numerous ways, it's funny--and this is not isolated phenomenon among legislators--who come so heavily fm ranks of lawyers. Such is ZOG-Mammon empire-of-lies (subjectivism).

    So really, only surprise is we don't have more of these scum. And it's no wonder over a million Iraqis have been mass-murdered by these criminals since beginning of Iraq incursion of 2003.

    And the people themselves (of USA and West) are corrupted by this large counterfeiting effect, don't doubt, themselves bribed, even if to lesser degree.

    Perhaps worst of all, the counterfeiters even buy and take control of the religious institutions so that murdering people for Israel and Jew psychopaths (a redundancy, of course) is cheered and approved--which Christianity was instituted in first place to prevent--soooooo sublime are these human devils, the Jews, Satan's most dedicated handymen. (And don't give me this "zionist" crap, about "zionists" being only "bad" Jews.)

    And observe the subtlety--just don't call it "counterfeiting"--call it "banking." And even when pernicious effects are most blatant (like even now), people can still be diverted and confused, as presently, by means of speaking in terms of ABSTRACTIONS, like "capitalism," "inflation," etc. Orwell only partially described the process of hijacking the language.

    So u see comrades--it's all part of historic CYCLE of "Decline of the West," by Oswald Spengler--that's how we must calculate and plan. "It's Jews, stupid." St. Constantine the Great is our best example. And "Judeo-Christians" (JCs--see Whtt.org and TruthTellers.org for expo/ref.) are Judeo-conspirators' WEAK-POINT.

    CONCLUSION: Christians are strongest, invincible, when they finally get out most massively person-to-person. Don't forget Christians have a record of success--but it's got to be HONEST Christianity which is absolutely anti-semitic, avowedly so--proudly anti-semitic--IN-UR-FACE. Anti-semitism is obedience to God. Honest elections and death to the Fed. Apollonian

  8. 25 years? But if you're a vile old pervert who rapes a 4 year old child you only get 1 year. What a fucked up system we have.

  9. I, uh,
    Oh ohh
    What was the article about?
    OHH! No wonder I'm getting hungry.
    Wait! This isn't even weed! Someone has sold me PLACEBO POT!
    Awww crap CANCEL THE PIZZA

  10. Haven't you read the Talmud? How many 4-year olds are you gonna get to bang in prison? The year prison term is just supposed to whet your appetite for young bung.