Messages from the inbox of OpCannabis@gmail.com April 2012

April 20th 2012

Thank you for taking this issue on! I was busted in 67′ when only 40-50K had been arrested for weed. Now it’s over 21 million souls that have been conned into this “gotcha” trap.

Thanks again and thanks for exposing the American government for what it is.

Peace and Happy Four-Twenty!
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We need a Pot Super Pac. One that supports candidates that take the pledge for legalization.

April 23rd 2012

It took me fourteen days from the tumor being observed until it was gone.

Nothing else .. cannabis extract only.

Started out 2-3 cm .. gone in 14 days.

Why not?

April 24th 2012

Thank you for joining the fight against prohibition. I’m not rich and cannot afford to donate money to the cause, but you do have my full support. Thank you, your efforts are very appreciated.
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Do you think its possible for cannabis to be legalized in Canada this year (2012)???
What are you going to contribute to this movement?
I really am praying for you guys to do something about this conspiracy fact…
I mean this plant should be legal for anyone to grow and use.
It is proven to have SO MANY BENEFITS I CANNOT COMPREHEND HOW ITS POSSIBLE!!!
It must be the proof of mother natures best gifts to us & the planet as a whole…
Dr. Robert Melamede has lots of amazing information about the endocannabinoid system and how cannabis interacts with it..
Dr. William Courtney has done lots of work with patients, check out ‘LEAP’ on youtube – talks about how they can help all 210 cell types function more effectively!
Check out the documentary ‘Chronic Future : Killing Cancer’ !!
Please, PLEASE get this atleast removed from the criminal code – if possible before august please???
I’ve got a court date in August for possession of cannabis, 20 grams, and they want to give me a CRIMINAL RECORD for medicating myself with legit, organic medicine! I live in Nanaimo, BC. I am really hoping that somehow there can be a way to force our government to eliminate personal possession CRIMINAL CHARGES…. I THINK THIS IS A HUGE PRIORITY…
Also, changing society’s general view on the benefits of cannabis can be a good tool for the change, right?
What can be done for people like my parents, they dont believe that cannabis is very beneficial….
Please change the world, its 2012, i hope the changes will be in effect soon!

April 25th 2012

Hey I thought of a possible idea to help spread the OPCannabis movement. Spread the word to start planting marijuana seeds all over the place. Maybe give links to places we can get seeds and spread the info. If we can have marijuana plants growing all over the US that would be awesome and definitely help the legalization movement.

April 26th 2012

In 1988, in response to a petition to re-schedule marijuana, the DEA’s own administrative law judge Francis L. Young ruled that the law REQUIRES MARIJUANA TO BE RESCHEDULED because it does NOT belong in Schedule I. I have not read the whole thing, only pages 53 to 69, because that’s where the findings of fact are.

http://www.druglibrary.org/olsen/MEDICAL/YOUNG/young.html

After hearing all the evidence, in her findings of fact, this DEA judge ruled that marijuana is one of the most non-toxic substances on the planet, and absolutely can be used safely. (Schedule I says it’s not safe to use under any circumstance.) In her ruling, Judge Young even noted that RAW POTATOES ARE FAR MORE TOXIC TO HUMANS THAN CANNABIS. You can eat enough raw potatoes to die from it, while you’d have to eat or smoke approx. 1500 pounds of cannabis before suffering a harmful toxic overdose, making it effectively impossible to overdose on cannabis (as I’m sure you know).

It makes me wonder, when I have a fatal dose of raw potatoes sitting in my kitchen right now, where is the government to protect me from this demon vegetable? (And don’t even get me started on the FDA approved pharmaceuticals sitting in my medicine cabinet… A fatal dose of each of them is right there, but oh, that’s right, those are the “good” drugs.”)

Of course the DEA ignored their own judge’s ruling. That was almost 25 years ago. It’s not like the government doesn’t know the truth. They just prefer to keep on lying.

http://unionmmp.org/help-stop-government-from-issuing-exclusive-license-for-medical-cannabis/

The U.S. government has a patent on medical marijuana, while simultaneously trying to claim it has no medical value. Hypocrisy and dishonesty at its finest.

I thought this was interesting, and I hope you will use it on the site (and feel free to use any of my commentary above, and/or modify as you see fit).

–Dave

April 30th 2012

Hi, I live in the UK and have a friend who’s brother suffers from autism and the meds prescribed are making things worse. this video shows that cannabis is a much better alternative. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BjhNU20a_4g

Keep up the amazing work. Together we can make a change

Operation Cannabis 420 Phase 2 Press Release

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Greetings from Anonymous and Team Vendetta,

As many are aware, Operation Cannabis 420 is a grass roots effort to bring all who use cannabis together for the purpose of legalization. Our efforts have been largely successful in terms of raising awareness and getting the word out. Our video and press releases for Operation Cannabis 420 – Phase 1 have reached countless numbers of people thanks to the internet and the pro-cannabis media. The support we have garnered for this operation is better than we could have dreamed.

Now, we would like to welcome you all to Operation Cannabis 420 – Phase 2! In this phase of the operation we will be focusing on two objectives: 1) Organizing several worldwide marches for cannabis legalization, the first of which is scheduled for October 1st (some of you may live in countries where the 1st falls on a Monday and might need to march a day sooner) and 2) Bringing to the forefront the “narco-warriors” (as they have come to be known). These are primarily the police unions, the private prison contractors, big pharmaceutical companies, the alcohol and tobacco industries, the corporate lobbyists for these organizations and the politicians who accept payoffs to legislate in their favor. These are the people who have a financial stake in keeping cannabis illegal, and are willing to spread lies, incarcerate cannabis users and ruin people’s lives. No more. We are calling them out and will not rest day or night until they end their unjust war on cannabis users.

This is a wake up call. Every single person who uses cannabis and every single person who supports our right to do so must take a stand now. We have too many people languishing in jail for marijuana “offenses”. We have too many people who are still ignorant to the facts of this miracle drug. It has been shown that THC can actually kill brain cancer cells, and also slow the rate of regeneration. It’s been proven that cannabis is extremely beneficial to cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. These are just some of the benefits we are being denied because of the sleazy activity of a greedy minority.

Join us as we venture to put a stop to this once and for all. Organize an October 1st march for cannabis in your city/town. Talk to everyone. Make people aware. This fight could be won by simple math alone. We have far greater numbers. It’s time to put them to use.

Sincerely’
Team Vendetta

Jason Steele, Enon E Muz, Portugese Manofwar, Bobby Nino, You’May Call’Me Vee, Luke Windwalker, Young Guns, Milina Wolfrider

The Raw Story interviews #OpCannabis

TheRawStory

‘Anonymous’ hacker: Legalize marijuana for the cure

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, April 20, 2012 8:00 EDT

Heroes to some and villians to others, the “Anonymous” movement has come to symbolize much more than just a group of rogue hackers. But far from breaking into computer networks run by rogue governments or multinational corporations, as they’ve come to be known for, the online hacktivists now have their sights set on a different human rights issue entirely: marijuana prohibition.

Members of the hacking collective, who were at the epicenter of planning and promoting “Occupy Wall Street” last year, announced earlier this month that April 20, 2012 would mark the beginning of an official “Anonymous” push-back against America’s drug laws.

Çlick for the rest of the article

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.