Prohibition is rooted in Yellow Journalism.
FAKE NEWS ushered in The 1937 Marijuana Tax Act.
The Time 4 Hemp Broadcasting Network is a digital media outlet that shares factual information which is difficult to locate elsewhere. This broadcasting network is dedicated to exposing the lies embedded in FAKE NEWS created and released as FACT by the United States government about cannabis hemp.
Since the 1930’s, the United States government has actively hidden factual information about cannabis hemp and replaced it with propaganda promoting an agenda formulated by the fossil fuel industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the paper industry along with many government leaders.
One example of this is the film ‘Hemp for Victory’. This 14-min black and white short was produced by the United States Department of Agriculture during World War II and released in 1942. It explains the many uses of hemp and encourages farmers to grow as much as possible.
Before 1989, the film was relatively unknown. The United States government denied ever having made such a film. The United States Department of Agriculture library and the Library of Congress told all interested parties that no such movie was made by the USDA or any branch of the US government. They further stated that had any such film been produced, all copies of such film would have been destroyed over the years.
Two VHS copies were recovered and donated to the Library of Congress on May 19, 1989 by Jack Herer. The only known copy in 1976 was a 3/4″ broadcast quality copy of the film that was originally obtained by William Conde from a reporter for the Miami Herald and the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church of Jamaica. In 1988 it was given to Jack Herer in trust that he would make it available to as many people as possible.
Even today the United States government actively engages in producing propaganda about cannabis hemp. The Drug Enforcement Administration heads the nation’s drug war. As part of that, it’s done a lot to push messaging that marijuana is dangerous — at times struggling to admit that pot isn’t as dangerous as heroin. On January 10, 2017, the DEA’s Twitter account put out a chart making the case for why this kind of messaging is, in its view, necessary:
CHALLENGE: Over the long term its proven that the perception of drug harm is correlated w/use, a trend that’s going in the wrong direction
In the DEA’s interpretation, this chart shows there a correlation between perceptions of risk and a drug’s use. Sure enough, the chart largely exemplifies that: As the perceived risk of tobacco rose, its use among 12th graders declined. And there’s a similar, although not quite as clean, story with pot, with marijuana use among 12th graders going up and remaining relatively flat as risk perceptions have dropped.
But there’s another reading of this chart that the DEA in particular won’t like — one that argues against the DEA’s work in prohibiting marijuana and cracking down on its use.
Tobacco, after all, has been legal for the entirety of the DEA’s chart. Yet all this time, the perception of how risky it is has gone up and its use has declined. That’s because of various policies, including education campaigns, mandatory warning labels, public and workplace smoking bans, and higher taxes on tobacco products.
Marijuana, meanwhile, has remained illegal on the federal level. Yet, as the DEA’s chart shows, its use has continued fluctuating and perceived risk has continued dropping despite the hundreds of thousands of arrests each year for pot possession.
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While most of the world was celebrating the holidays, President Obama signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act on December 23, 2016. It turns out to be one of the most horrendous attacks on our Freedoms done by that administration. Buried in the pages of that Act is the ‘The Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act’. It’s one of the few time in political history that the Senate, the Congress and the White House were ALL in full agreement. It is a straight out assault on the First Amendment.
To briefly summarize, what this means now is the government will be the arbitrator of Truth and through an appointed agency, the new government agency will determine what is and what is not FAKE NEWS. If it doesn’t line up with their standards, it will be considered propaganda and/or disinformation and the perpetrators of it will be punished.
This enables media outlets such as CNN to declare themselves to be an OFFICIAL Government News Source. As an official government news source, CNN is allowed to possess documents that the average citizen cannot. This is why it is OK for CNN to have copies of Wiki Leaks documents about Hilary Clinton’s emails, but if the average citizen has copies of those documents, that person will be arrested. Therefore, the only way to get the TRUTH is to get it from a government approved source.
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