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The War on Drugs (Part 1)
Drug prohibition is a relatively new paradigm in the history of the human race. Throughout our
history it was commonly accepted that mankind had the unalienable right to consume
whatever plant he chooses for any number of reasons. Humans have been using plant
substances as medicines, pain relievers and as ways to access higher levels of spirituality
since the dawning ages our species. Poppies, cannabis, mushrooms, peyote and many other
plants were used at least 30 000 years ago by primitive man to stave off pain from injuries, to
the overall hardships of daily life and to invoke peaceful, spiritual states of mind. These
substances have been illegal for a fraction of one percent of the time they’ve been in use.
Prior to 1914 opium, cannabis, coca and all of their derivatives
were available for cheap at the
local market for
grew poppies for their nutrient rich seeds to eat and extracted
the poppy sap for opium used in tea
or smoking. Cannabis was
grown for its highly nutritious
edible seeds, to be made into
clothing, paper and also
to be smoked or eaten. Coca was used
to be made into wines and teas as a stimulant similar to coffee.
plants were considered
like food for thousands of years.
Only in recent human history have these plants been
controlled, taxed and exploited by greedy business men that saw potential profits due to their
While the plants were legal and available there would be no way for business men, doctors and pharmacists to make any money if everyone could freely grow these plants in their gardens and
make a simple tea or biscuit every time they had pain or became ill. This was the beginning of
the corrupt multi billion dollar pharmaceutical, medical industry we see today. This was also the
beginning of the dysfunctional overbearing, freedom destroying
police, prison and surveillance
industry so prevalent in our society and also one of the reasons for the
States invasion of
It was necessary to control these plants in order to make profit and as an excuse for more government powers.
A racist attack campaign began against the cultures that utilized these plants. Chinese immigrants would
smoke opium in dens after working on building the railroads similar to men
today having a beer after work.
White men began playing on paranoid fears that their wives would flock to the dens and fall in the love with the
Chinese men there. Cannabis and coca
were made illegal also due to paranoid racism against blacks and
These propaganda campaigns smearing the use of plants to change
consciousness continued and
evolved all the way up until today.
After 1914, opium, coca and their derivatives become heavily taxed and controlled by businesses. While they
were made illegal for sale at common
stores and markets they were freely available as long as you were
willing to pay a doctor for a prescription, a
pharmacist to dispense to you and a drug company that processed
these plant substances into refined powders
and pills. Instead of being able to grow nature’s poppies,
cannabis and coca on your own property, people now risked being fined, sent to jail filled with murderers and rapists and having their reputations destroyed
growing a few plants.