Open Letter from the Marijuana Community to Anonymous

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Posted by Johnny Green at 12:36 PM on April 14, 2012

The Marijuana Community Is Very Happy To See ‘Operation Cannabis’

On April 8th Ninjasmoker and I were sitting at my pad smoking and blogging like usual. Ninjasmoker was on Twitter and saw that the great Steve Elliot had posted a new article about ‘OpCannabis’. We both went to Toke of the Town to check it out. It was funny, because we both finished reading the article at the same time and looked up at each other like we had seen a ghost. Team Vendetta, which is made up of members of the hardworking group Anonymous, announced the launch of phase one of ‘OpCannabis’ or ‘Operation Cannabis’ (I have heard it referred to as both, I apologize in advance if that’s not correct). The event is also in conjunction with Occupy.

Ninjasmoker and I were both delighted to see such an announcement, because we have always been fans of Anonymous. The only people that need to fear Anonymous are those that have something to hide. I don’t have anything to hide except where I keep my stash, so I have always supported their work! And if they really wanted to know where my stash was, I would probably tell them because again, I’m a huge fan.

I wanted to write this article to express to Team Vendetta that the ENTIRE marijuana community is behind what you are doing, and we are all very eager to help. Since the announcement on April 8th on Toke of the Town, and the follow up announcement that I posted April 10th, everyone I talk to from the mj community asks about Anonymous and points out how significant their operation is. If anyone doesn’t believe me, note that the Toke article had over 9k Facebook shares, and countless others on other sites.

We will wait to hear from you guys again, and know that The Weed Blog will always post press releases about Team Vendetta’s OpCannabis pursuits. Below is the latest info that I received, which is a radio interview from Blog Talk Radio with Team Vendetta talking about Operation Cannabis. Follow Operation Cannabis:

@AnonOpCannabis
OpCannabis.wordpress.com
#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis

CBC Poll: Should Marijuana/Cannabis be legalized in Canada?

Take the poll here.

Read the accompanying article here

From TFA:

Should marijuana be legalized in Canada?

April 13, 2012 12:28 PM | By Community Team

A number of leaders from Latin America have been calling for laws around drugs such as marijuana to be relaxed in Canada and the U.S.

The leaders argue that legalizing or decriminalizing these drugs will undercut drug cartels’ profit margins and control the trade better.

The topic of drug trafficking is expected to dominate the Summit of the Americas, which starts Saturday.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the drug violence in his country – where more than 15,000 people were killed in drug-related violence in 2010 alone – affects everyone in the hemisphere. He urged other leaders to come up with alternatives to attack the problem.

The bulk of the marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin consumed in the U.S. comes from or via Mexico.

Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama, who are expected to attend the high-profile meeting in Colombia, have so far signalled they are opposed to legalizing marijuana in their countries.

Anonymous #OpCannabis Press Release 04-09-2012

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External Coverage:

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Marijuana.com
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TokeofTheTown

Attention individual people, governments, companies and fellow Anons!

We are Anonymous and we have an important message for you:
Plato said that it was ok to tell a lie ONLY if it truly benefits all of mankind.
Plato called this lie the “noble lie.”

For far too long there has been a lie that has been perpetrated but it is neither noble nor does it benefit all of mankind, actually quite the opposite…the cannabis plant is one of world’s oldest and best medicines that has been known as beneficial for thousands of years!

It can replace many medicines and can be made into many different things such as plastics and fuels and paints etc. The bounds of this plant are limitless, we ALL are effected by illness such as cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, mental illness, alcohol abuse and a myriad of other physical and mental disorders.

Cannabis had been proven over and over to help or even cure and reverse the effects of these diseases that will affect us all at some point in our life! Yet it is kept from the people who need its curing powers by governments, big corporations, by big pharmaceutical companies because it is a threat to the money they make! They make more money off you being sick so they do not want you to have a cure, these people do not truly care about your wellbeing only the money they will make from your illness!

Since it is an easily grown plant that can be grown freely by anyone they have made it an illegal schedule 1 drug. Cannabis has been oppressed by the powers that be that are afraid of its true benefits, and these benefits do help all of mankind! So cannabis fits the criteria for Anonymous’ support. We ask that all Anons and individuals please support the legalization efforts in any way possible! Even simply signing a petition or sharing info or even just having an open mind about the subject will help!

We ask you to please educate yourself on its many benefits and share these benefits with your sick or injured friends. We all know somebody that has cancer or diabetes and cannabis has helped or cured both and many other disorders! Anonymous will begin its support for the legalization of cannabis on 4/20/12. So please show your support by educating yourselves and making your profile pic or timeline banner on your social services accts green or 420 friendly.

We have all seen the power of the SOPA blackout so Anonymous feels that we can help cure the world simply by everyone showing their support for this most beneficial plant! We must end the prohibition of cannabis!! These oppressors make trillions of dollars off of the war on drugs by keeping their privately owned jails over crowded with nonviolent drug offenders!

We are approaching the 11 billion dollar mark that the government has spent on the drug war this year alone and have put millions of nonviolent offenders behind bars. This is a true crime against humanity and needs to end! Saying cannabis is a dangerous drug and is not a medicine is NOT a noble lie….it is simply a lie!

WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION for legalization!
WE DO NOT FORGIVE the crimes of the War on Drugs.
WE DO NOT FORGET our brothers + sisters locked up because of it.
EXPECT US.

#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis
#TeamVendetta

Twitter: @AnonOpCannabis

#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis
#TeamVendetta

Facebook Event Pages:

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Anonymous Calls for Legalization of Marijuana Operation Cannabis Phase 1

Dear Citizens of the World

For far too long cannabis has been oppressed by big corporations ,big pharma and governments when it could be benefiting all of mankind on many different levels. We have heard and we have watched your government lie and deceive you on all the dangers of cannabis. Show support by making your profile pictures green this April 20th on your social network profiles. OpCannabis phase 1, initiated. We are Anonymous…..Expect us. http://opcannabis.wordpress.com/

Anonymous #OpCannabis

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Hello Citizens of the World! We are Anonymous.

Many of you know that April 20th is a day marked by the consumption of Marijuana by people of all walks of life, all over the globe. What you may not know is the facts when it comes to Cannabis use.

It is common knowledge that this substance is significantly less harmful than alcohol or nicotine, two drugs widely deemed acceptable by society. (http://yfrog.com/nvjrgg)

Regardless of this, the U.S. Government even goes so far to claim that Cannabis has “no accepted medical value”, while many studies show that it impedes/prevents the growth of Cancer cells in humans. (http://yfrog.com/h6vtmttj)

According to them, Cocaine is a less dangerous drug than Cannabis. (http://yfrog.com/mmsoridj)

Aside from depriving the proletariat from the benefits of Cannabis, the laws currently in place promote organized crime + the black market, much like the Prohibition of Alcohol in the 1920s (http://yfrog.com/gz6nzktj)

This plant’s illegality has resulted in a huge increase in the incarceration rate due to the influx of innocent weedsmokers being put behind bars. (http://yfrog.com/oc5xqsvj)

Of course, the private prison industry isn’t the only entity profiting off the Prohibition of Pot. Many pharmaceutical companies would be left without customers if citizens were allowed to cultivate their own cannabis plants. (http://yfrog.com/od5noigj)

For the aforementioned reasons and more, #Anonymous calls for the cooperation of the American Occupation in the fight for legalization legislation. In solidarity with the overall interests of 99%, we ask that each chapter of #Occupy highlight the Marijuana Issue on the day of April 20th, 2012.

Together, we will give them a 4/20 they will never forget!

WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION for legalization!
WE DO NOT FORGIVE the crimes of the War on Drugs.
WE DO NOT FORGET our brothers + sisters locked up because of it.
EXPECT US.

#Occupy420 #April20 #OpCannabis

Important message from Anonymous concerning Invade Wall Street!

Source also on AnonNews

UPDATE: Also picked up by Examiner.com (Thanks)

Citizens of the world

We are Anonymous! Recently something very disturbing has come to our attention. You must take all notices and information claiming to be ‘Anonymous’ with a grain of salt. Consider EVERYTHING.

Operation Invade Wall Street is bullshit! It is a fake planted operation by law enforcement and cyber crime agencies in order to get you to undermine the Occupy Wall Street movement. It proposes you use depreciated tools that have known flaws such as LOIC.

Anonymous would never tell you to use LOIC – Not after the arrests and failures of Operation Payback.

Anonymous wouldn’t attack NYSE on a HOLIDAY – It is debatable if Anonymous would ever even attack NYSE.

Be wary friends!

We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not Forgive
We do not Forget
Expect Us
Be wary of imitations!

And now this