The US House of Representatives has voted to block federal law enforcement from pursuing users of medical marijuana in states that permit that use. This is just the latest move in the unraveling of marijuana prohibition.
It may look as if a spontaneous movement to revise prohibition is sweeping unstoppably across the world, but is this really the case?
More likely, the same internationalist cabal behind so many other "dominant social themes" is behind the eroding marijuana prohibition – and may have plans to carry it a good deal further.
Here's more from the House decision, as reported by AP:
The GOP-controlled House voted early Friday in favor of blocking the federal government from interfering with states that permit the use of medical marijuana. The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget.
The amendment by conservative GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California – the first state to legalize medical marijuana – came as almost half the states have legalized marijuana for medical uses, such as improving the appetites of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
"Public opinion is shifting," Rohrabacher said, noting a recent Pew Research Center that found 61 percent of Republicans support medical marijuana. The numbers are higher for independents and Democrats.
… "Congress is officially pulling out of the war on medical marijuana patients and providers," said Dan Riffle, director of federal policies for the Marijuana Policy Project. The measure now heads to the Democratic Senate.
If public opinion is shifting, it is surely in part because Western elites have decided, in aggregate, that it does not suit their larger globalist agenda to continue with it.
In a series of trailblazing reports, we've documented what's likely going on and tried to make it clear that marijuana is probably just a first step.
Here's some of our reporting:
There are plenty of signs of what is to come. As we've reported, the UN is going to be actively involved in promoting the drug-legalization meme, or so the "tea leaves" seem to tell us. There's an international powwow scheduled for 2016, one that was moved up from 2021. And every day more articles and editorials appear that argue not just for the full legalization of pot but of illicit drugs in general.
The best guess is that the power elite sees drug legalization as a global solution to a problem that knows no borders. In fact, one can make an argument that the "war on drugs" may have been a kind of red herring designed to lead to the "directed history" of an international solution.
Of course, it is widely acknowledged that the "war on drugs" has been a failure – but who would ever have thought it was going to be a success in the first place except for certain law enforcement types?
Just recently, I stumbled across the following article written by Elliott Morss whose bio claims he has worked in 45 countries with the IMF and as an entrepreneur. It is entitled, "Why Entertainment Drugs Should Be Legalized."
Here's an excerpt:
Should "Entertainment" Drugs Be Legalized? US efforts to curtail illicit drug use dwarf those of all other countries combined. They are not working … Most Americans think the "entertainment" drugs (Marijuana, Opioids, Cocaine, Amphetamines and their derivatives) are bad. Bad or not, their illegality should be reconsidered. Below, I make the factual case for legalizing them.
Are Illegal Drugs Different Than Food? Entertainment drugs are like alcohol, cigarettes, and food: they are bought because buyers believe they will add value to their lives. Most people use illicit drugs for enjoyment: to relieve stress and relax. And like alcohol, cigarettes, and food, most people use illegal drugs in moderation.
The US is also making overseas efforts to limit drug supplies to the US. Back in the '70s, I was a principal in a consulting firm that got contracts every year from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to reduce Afghanistan's opium production.
And every year, we would heavily subsidize the introduction of one or more new crops: one year it would be asparagus, the next year, maybe flowers for the European market. And every time, once the subsidy stopped, the farmers went right back to poppies – they made much more money growing poppies.
… In sum, US efforts to curtail illicit drug use dwarf those of all other countries combined. They are not working.
If entertainment drugs are legalized, all of these numbers will increase: there will be more addicts needing treatment, more treatment costs, and more deaths. But there will be real benefits. The US will stop sending people to jail for drug possession. The jails can be emptied.
Pharmaceutical companies, rather than criminals, will sell the drugs. And as a result, the criminal element will be put out of business and the drug wars will stop (globally, far more people are dying in drug wars than from drug overdoses).
We can see in this article and others like it that the face of the future may be the legalization of "entertainment drugs." (Now the meme has a name!)
Such a meme is one in which the UN will be likely to have a deep involvement from both a regulatory and enforcement perspective. And pharmaceutical companies will probably step into the business, working with authorities to refine the chemistry of old drugs and even to create new ones.
The pharmaceutical angle should not be dismissed or minimized. We've written about Monsanto's apparent involvement in Uruguay marijuana legalization and certainly the legalization of drugs offers vast new vistas for pharmaceutical companies in addition to expanding a measure of good will, which Big Pharma badly needs.
Here at High Alert, we sensed almost immediately that the decriminalization of marijuana was an elite-backed trend and therefore one that would likely move rapidly and powerfully.
Cannabis is a medicinally beneficial and ancient herb – and encouraging its responsible use expands freedom and free-market options. It has also proved to offer exceptional investment opportunities for early adopters (think alcohol) whenever government prohibition is removed.
Other kinds of drug legalization may not be such good business, from our point of view, but chances are they're coming and some will choose to pursue them; at least a few will grow wealthy, indeed.
We've made our choice.
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