Cannabis / Marijuana, STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Drug Legalization Around the World: The Dialectic Evolves
By Staff News & Analysis - May 19, 2014

Marijuana Legalization In U.S. States Making Waves At The U.N. … With Washington State and Colorado opening the door to legal recreational marijuana use, a United Nations report has been published which takes issue with this drift towards legalization. The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), an arm of the U.N. charged with overseeing cooperation with international drug treaties, expressed concern over laws in Uruguay and the U.S. which make use of cannabis legal. The Board refers to these laws as "misguided initiatives" which stand in direct opposition to current worldwide drug conventions. – Addiction Treatment in Drug Abuse

Dominant Social Theme: Cannabis is illegal for a reason.

Free-Market Analysis: Let the dialectic begin.

Inexperienced meme watchers might believe this report expresses the bureaucratic view of the UN regarding drugs: Criminalization should stand.

But wait … We think much of what is going on today is in a sense preordained. The marijuana meme has already moved too far, too fast. It strikes us much more as part of an elite program than simply "an idea whose time has come."

We know that the UN is readying a huge international conference on drugs and drug enforcement tentatively scheduled for 2016, as we reported in a previous article:

Overturning the War on Drugs Part of Elite Strategy to Enable UN Millennial Goals?

We also know that portions of the process supporting this conference are continually being moved forward and that the conference itself was scheduled for 2021 but was pushed forward to 2016.

What's the rush? Well … like certain other problems, the drug trade is an international issue and the UN is in the business of providing international solutions. With the global warming meme proving problematic, it could be that the "war on drugs" provides a better and less controversial platform.

They certainly seem to be moving quickly. In our article mentioned above, we analyzed the UN's haste to reexamine drug policies around the world this way:

Apparently, we are in the midst of a historical judicial reversal (regarding drugs) that is noteworthy not only for its subterranean but breathtaking ambition but also for the vastness of its cynicism. If our perception is correct, a century's worth of human tragedy is about to be overturned not because of the scope of its human horror but because global elites want to expand the influence of the United Nations and need a "global problem" to justify a global solution.

And now comes this anti-drug report from the UN's INCB. It's just more of the same, really. You see, one cannot have a "discussion" without opposing sides. This is why a major methodology of elite control pits simplistic positions one against the other.

If the UN is going to discuss drug legalization, it will have to ensure there are two sides in evidence. Here's more:

INCB Presedent Raymond Yans urges national governments to look at drug policy through a wide angle lens. What is best for the health of the country as a whole? The science behind medical marijuana is sketchy and is seen by the U.N. group as dangerous to public health.

Although the U.S. has permitted states to approve marijuana for medical use there is no solid research showing it to have legitimate medical applications. Since the INCB was created to help safeguard public health, these initiatives strike close to home.

It's important that world leaders hang together on drug policy, says Yans, because any chink in the armor will be exploited by illegal drug traffickers. Of course, one of the major arguments put forward by proponents of legalization is that it's the best way to circumvent illegal drug cartels.

Putting the government in charge of regulation will "clean up" the marijuana drug trade, say supporters. The INCB report argues that governments will instead be creating "alternative drug regimes." The INCB report used tobacco and alcohol as examples of how legalization and government oversight fails to actually clean up or resolve issues.

… Critics of the INCB position say that the U.N. is lagging behind world opinion when it comes to marijuana. The world is ready, say critics, for a global discussion about marijuana. The INCB policy is in need of reform and moves by Uruguay and the U.S. highlight that need.

… The INCB report should remind Americans that we shouldn't view our national discussion about drugs and legalization as affecting only us. The world has to join hands to form a net against drug abuse. Any holes in that net are exactly where all the negative and illicit elements associated with drugs flow. At the moment, the U.S. and Uruguay represent the first tears in that net.

Notice the international orientation. We are told that the "UN is lagging behind world opinion" and that "the world is ready for a global discussion about marijuana."

This is more of the same kind of directed history that we often comment on. It is an orchestration on a grand scale. Before it is over, cannabis will be legal or at least decriminalized around the world.

We're not the only ones who can see it. So can people like former BC Solicitor Kash Heed.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) recently posted an article entitled "Weed legal in 5 years: Kash Heed's take on marijuana." Here's an excerpt:

A former B.C. solicitor general predicts Canada will legalize marijuana in the next five years — no matter who is in charge in Ottawa.

Kash Heed, a retired politician and a former chief of the West Vancouver Police Department, is now working as a consultant for medical marijuana companies. Heed argues it's only a matter of time before marijuana becomes legal for recreational use among adults in this country.

"Within five years," he told CBC Radio's Stephen Quinn on On The Coast. "And that is a positive thing, because we can now take [those] taxation dollars and put it back into programs such as prevention, education and health care that is so sadly needed here in Canada.

He says a "green rush" has been underway in Colorado and Washington ever since recreational use of marijuana was legalized in those states. That green rush will affect the market here, whether pot is legal or not, he says.

Heed probably has a good sense of the imminence of the timeline because he moves in law enforcement and political circles and knows the real sentiment, and how fast the meme is evolving.

So far, so good. What Heed doesn't explain in this article is that Canada's evolution is going to be replicated the world over. And that cannabis is only the beginning of this movement. The UN itself is readying a discussion on drugs that will affect not just marijuana but – apparently – cocaine, heroin and other drugs as well.

The idea may be to change the approach from one of criminalization to one of medicalization. This could leave law enforcement with a role but considerably expand international activities from a treatment and monitoring standpoint.

Globalists are ever in search of international problems that can be tackled worldwide. Global warming was one such phony crisis. Drug legalization combined with further regulation provides numerous entrepreneurial opportunities.

After Thoughts

Watch for increasing elite regulatory involvement as this meme evolves.

Posted in Cannabis / Marijuana, STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
  • dmpeters

    Cannabis will an excellent tool to * Pacifier / Soma Pill * for the population……..that is my opinion after 50 years of direct and personal experience as a special education teacher and drug counselor ….in public schools and residential treatment facilitates

    • Hugo

      Iam using frequently recreational cannabis for a long time now. Here thats allowed for around 50 years now. From what I learned is that cannabis users (roughly speaking ofcourse) tend to be more thoughtfull / artistic people. The magic mushroom etc users quite spiritual. The best Soma is booze or big pharma consumers. Ofcourse, as with everything, know what it does.

      Here it is no gateway drug and I can tell from experience, even if one uses it often, there are NO withdrawl effects when u stop abrubtly using it. I like to travel and do not like to spend time in a jail for it.

      Is your job maybe influencing your experience?

      • dmpeters

        As a previous 30 year( I am now 70) addict to both booze and mary jane I stand on what I said …….it is a great pacifier of man and beast and is a perfect gateway for anyone wanting control people ..as for thoughtful and artistic ???? whatever that means ? lots of murderers I dealt with were thoughtful and artistic and they still murdered people ….and BO and Bush are still MASS murderers no less that Stalin or Mao they are just protected by the laws on the team in control…My experience is that thoughtful souls by far the easiest to control and it was the rebellious warriors types the collectivist administration I worked for feared…you know we the rebels who are armed and indeed willing to stand up and say no to tyrants…. as well as…. fight for our right to do so….the meek may inherit the earth my friend but I guarantee it will be the strong who run and control it….

        • Hugo

          I am a quite puzzled by your comment, you appear to disagree with my point and still agree that booze was what harmed you as a person most, Fyi in Holland we can now smoke cannabis legally on a consumer level for 50 years, The wheeling and dealing in the stuff on a a macro level… sadly other story (sad story)

          As a previous 30 year( I am now 70) addict to both booze and mary jane”

          As each ”smoker” (as we call it here) knows, booze and recreational use of cannabis mix very bad. Upper and downer in one go is hard to handle. Especially if yiour ;’mind” is not ready to handle that. So yes, I think the pro cannabis (investment) movement should educate people / consumers more. Especially in combination with other drugs like booze. But a post like this….

          But as you try to make the point that the recent real mass murderes are smokers of a dried plan and the current tyrants. Iam sorry, but unless I misuderstood your point you make no sense. As some say, a joint a day keeps the ”doctor” away (smile). But smoking, if treated like carrots, sure wont make people mass muderers, zombies and so on, actually, the contrary as u want to point out. Oh and the mass jailment of people smoking a dried pant.

          Have a look at the statistics of what happens to men jailed smoking a dried plant…It is starting to get reported that more men then females are being raped in the USA because of the prison system.

          from the guardian http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2012/feb/21/us-more-men-raped-than-women

          • dmpeters

            Bottom line ……I repeat
            Cannibis ? big pharma are both tools to pacify / control the 99% ……and that alone is the purpose ….the other issues are fronts to soft sell governmental control …be it education ( propaganda)…. health care (death care)…..which is easier to do when folks are on weed….take a look at the UNs agenda 21 and really read it…and ….Dr. John Taylor Gatto on Education……now whom do you think it would be easier to influence and to control ? a person under the influence of weed or someone not ?
            ….

  • Philip

    My god the cost to the productive tax payer for the regulation of ‘drugs’ using governments and the U N will be colossal. As a libertarian can we not just decriminalize as suggested by Wendy McIlroy, such a sensible woman. Philip

    • dmpeters

      You are Spot ON……but remember it not their money nor sweat equity its ……..We the peasants ……their slaves !

  • dmpeters

    we cannot just decriminalize MJ for that in my *opinion* is not the point nor the goal of this nor any governmental involvement in anything at the highest levels ……it is *spot on* to decriminalize drugs period ….yet between the sincere caring souls who want people to have their own bodies to control and those who see a need to control around very corner and job openings for controllers( the prison/mental health industrial complex)….(most of the teachers_administators and therapists I’ve work with over the past half century fit an oh we must Help to…… infantilize or medicate them pathology) ………government will just add one more layer of jobs for the overseers to see the sheeple on the ranch called earth…..and please Do Not believe me just research it your self its been going on for many many decades and thru out all history

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