I just want to thank Dougals Hiatt and those who are working on I-1068! Thank you so much!
This is Douglas Hiatt on King5 News talking about I-1068 and legalizing marijuana in Washington.
These are great facts!
This is for my Utah friends and people who are Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
A.D. 1854. The earliest paper to be made in Utah was formed by hand by Thomas Howard, an English Mormon, assisted by Thomas Hollis. The small beginning was sponsored by Brigham Young (1801-77) and the Mormon Church. The first sheets of paper were produced on June 27, 1854 and probably found their original use in the printing of the Deseret News, Brigham Young‘s newspaper, which began publication in Great Salt Lake City, June 15, 1850 this notice appeared in his newspaper: Rags! Rags! Rags! Save your rags, everybody in Deseret, save your rags; old wagon covers [hemp], tents [hemp], quilts [hemp and flax], shirts [hemp], etc., are wanted for paper. [First mill opened in the Far West.]
Currently one of our rotating head logos has a smoking monkey on it.
The researchers gave the monkey enough smoke to suffocate them, and that is exactly what happened to them, over and over again. Tell me one human that you know who smokes 63 Colombian strength joints in 5 minutes!?!?!!
How that relates to me, or even Utah. Is that I served almost 8 months in Utah for possession (not distribution, not for growing, JUST possession) of a few grams of weed before I was 19 years old. Utah has insane weed laws.
Uwe Banton – 11th September
11th of September is a sad day for many different tragic events in history.
Happy New Year! I’ve been busy with some projects. Doing some community service, by modifying some really cool open source software, for use in a marijuana dispensary environment. I’ve invested some $$ and a lot of time in to this project. We released the software(s) for free at EmeraldPOS.com
It also seems many if not most than many of the politicians in office today including the last 3 presidents of the USA are ‘former’ pot smokers. The current president “inhaled frequently, that was the point” by his own admission. Pot isn’t the evil corruption of this world like many religious folk make it out to be. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. I made a few videos last year about religion and cannabis. Please enjoy the links below. From the video at the top that shows that cannabis cures cancer. To the cannabis and religion videos that I’ll be posting at the bottom. All in all 2009 was a great year, and 2010 seems like it will be the same. Praise Jah!
Cannabis Cures Cancer
More Cannabis Cures Cancer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJcVr0GLsEA
Politics – Utah vs. Marijuana: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfp25vJZ_5k
1rst web sermon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z0lVzdP7DI
Politics, Religious Freedom (Barack Obama): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa8Q2I4TpZI
Protest at Drug Court in Idaho Falls on 4/20/2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXWGyXMJrVw
There was a bunch of good times. You can see the rest of them at: http://youtube.com/xcannabiscom
I think one of the better videos that I’ve made was my topic of Marcus Garvey / Bob Marley and the Irish Immigration in the early days of the USA, at least this is one that I put a lot of heart in to.
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I love Barry Cooper, I think he is an outstanding human being.
Barry Cooper ultimately saw the pain and destruction and ineffectiveness of the drug war, and he switched sides and married a pot dealer.
See the latest story about what happened when Barry Cooper setup Odessa TX police in order to bring attention to the Yolanda Madden case.
Yolanda Madden gets a new trial! < link to Cooper’s site!
It’s too bad when the legal system itself is more corrupt than the so-called “criminals”.
Good work Barry!
It is a fact that Brigham Young himself directed his flock to grow cannabis.
From a document by an Idaho state Rep (Tom Trail)
Here are other references to Brigham Young’s direction to Mormon settlers.
(he also instructed them to grow tobacco)
This one from Rep. Tom Trails of Idaho:
Like the prohibition in the 30’s that cost much money and many lives. This prohibition (of cannabis) will end too!
Judge Nepolitano with special guest Barry Cooper discuss the benefits of ending prohibition, just like the USA did in the 30’s with alcohol.
Also see this report:
I support Barry Cooper for Attorney General! Go Barry!
I have been researching the beginning of cannabis prohibition in the USA. I have found several sources that show that the first prohibition of cannabis in the USA started with Mormons in Utah, without any science or logical reasoning.
Mormons which outlaw coffee, tea, alcohol, and tobacco for dogmatic religious reasons, banned cannabis when a group of Mormon missionaries returned from Mexico with cannabis.
This movie “High – A true tale of American Marijuana” is a great show with truthful history of cannabis prohibition in the USA.
Also see a post that I made about this on xCannabis.com.
Also reference drugwarrant.com which has a great article on the subject.
This is a conversation that I recently got into with some long time LDS blogger aquaintenances that I have chatted with for over 8 years. I felt compelled to bring this conversation to my blog and archive it, because with some of these same folks, I have had over 500 posts deleted in one day. So I wanted to set the record straight, and archive it.
I’ve done this before when they have accused me of lying, cheating, and abusing them. ROFL. I either make a video, and/or archive these conversations for later. I have a whole collection of these conversations spanning over 8 years, because of how many times I’ve been censored by some of these folks.
Anyway, this conversation is about LDS sponsored prohibition. I made comments earlier in the conversation about “Why don’t LDS spend more money feeding the poor and helping out widows, and less time and money trying to take people’s rights away”..
“Then you make a statement that the LDS financed over half of the Prop 8 campaign! First off the LDS Church did not contribute any money to the Prop 8 campaign! Second what ever the real contribution by LDS members to the Prop 8 campaign, it is within their right to contribute to what they want to pass! No real rights were taken away by prop 8 just the right to call a same sex union a marriage, which is not a right!” My Previous comment!
Burt, if the LDS leaders that urged the members to donate, doesn’t qualify. And if the members don’t make up the organization. Then you have a point.
Here is an apostle urging the members to support the initiative: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1B2ECCDC5A032A82&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&v=ewXaVmfOj2w
Again I want you to back up your claim that the LDS Church financed over 50% of the Prop 8 campaign or admit that you Lied!
What happens when you learned the truth? Do you apologize Burt?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose members are commonly known as Mormons, also publicly supported the proposition. The First Presidency of the church announced its support for Proposition 8 in a letter intended to be read in every congregation in California. In this letter, church members were encouraged to “do all you can to support the proposed constitutional amendment by donating of your means and time.” Local LDS leaders set organizational and monetary goals for their membership-sometimes quite specific-to fulfill this call. The response of the LDS membership to their leadership’s appeals to donate money and volunteer time was very supportive, such that Latter-day Saints provided a significant source for financial donations in support of the proposition, both inside and outside the State of California. About 45% of out-of-state contributions to ProtectMarriage.com came from Utah, over three times more than any other state. ProtectMarriage, the official proponents of Proposition 8, estimate that about half the donations they received came from LDS sources, and that “eighty to ninety percent” of the early volunteers going door-to-door were LDS. The LDS Church produced and broadcast to its congregations a program describing the opposition to the Proposition, and describing the timeline it proposes for what it describes as grassroots efforts to oppose the Proposition.
Minnesota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Utah all have 3.2 beer laws!
I’ve lived in Colorado, a state where in fact you CAN buy wine in the grocery store, which IS stronger than 3.2%. Don’t misinterpret what I said.
In Utah the only beer you can buy in a grocery, convenience, or drug store is 3.2 % by weight the only place you can buy higher content beer is in Liquer stores and some bars with Liquer license, with high content beer aproval! In Colorado the only beer you can buy in a Grocery store or convenience store is 3.2% by weight Some drug stores can sell 5% by volume beer! Some bars can get a licence to sell 5% by volume beer but they are not allowed to advertise the higher content, therefore you never know what you may get when you walk in to a bar! In Minnesota, some places can get a license to sell 5% by volume beer but it is not easy! In oklahoma 3.2% by weight is the normal but some places can sell 5% by volume beer but it has to be at room temperature!
See my last response.
How did Utah get 3.2% by weight beer in the first place? Federal regulation during prohibition! Many states were slow to change to higher contents after the law was changed! Most states were more concerned with harder Alcholol. But the 5 listed above still have not increase the alchohol level in Beer! How much difference is there between 3.2% by weight and 5% by volume? 3.2% by weight is the same as 4% by volume so it is 1% difference by volume! the difference between beer and 80 proof vodka (40% by volume) is 35% by volume 1% does not seem as much does it?
Did you fail to comment on the fact that Utah was the only state in the Union with “Private Clubs” as opposed to traditional pubs and bars?
don’t you feel foolish constantly posting false information and statements that have no basis in facts?
Good post Steve! Isn’t it interesting how Ryan claims Aspirin has killed more people than “Weed”. I sometimes watch the TV program called “Cops”, and it is very interesting at how many times the Police stop guy’s and gal’s under the influence of “Pot”, “weed” take your pick. And it is very interesting how the Police will not let them continue to drive their car, I wonder why?
You decide which is more harmful. Cannabis, or alcohol… I dont advocate for driving while intoxicated. However, there is a reason why there are 40 million marijuana smokers in the USA, and so few marijuana related accidents. And it has nothing to do with prohibition.
More information about Prop 8 financing: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/01/top-officials-w.html
I have organized and attended many rallies in Utah and Idaho over the past year. Whenever I have an opportunity to do it, I do.
Which means, every holiday that we travel to those areas, I make it a point to make a new sign, and I show it off in front of drug court at some town Behind the Zion Curtain.
I have very few if any people show up. I often get the crotchety old man or old lady who lectures me about immorality or something. But something that can be seen in the videos that I make is that people honk, hug me, or scream cheers of support. And no small amount at that. It is really fun making a bunch of noise in these town of Utah where prohibition is the normality.
Whether we are talking about people shunning those who drink coffee, or tea, or who smoke cigarettes, or come from a different religion and are proud of it. All of these things are against Mormon doctrine. You can see these doctrines in the “Word of Wisdom” which is actual a section from their book of doctrines titled “The Doctrine and Covenants” . Reference: Doctrine and Covenants Section 89 (Also see the main LDS website for the Utah group here: http://tinyurl.com/6ry8bt)
The idea that other religions get shunned because of the LDS in Utah, also appears to be doctrinal. Joseph Smith History Chapter 1
I consider this institutionalized bigotry. Which is something else that I advocate against.
This is a video of one of my last protests in Utah:
BTW- EVERYONE is welcome to attend and participate!
If you are wondering what that pile of rocks are on the banner at BehindZionCurtain.com, that is a mound built to memorialize a massive grave for over 120 innocent men, women and children that were killed while unarmed by Mormon leaders in Southern Utah in 1857.
The reason that I put that mound on the website, is as a protest to the LDS church not allowing the family members of the victims to properly mourn or give proper burial to their ancestors.
This is what the original cairn would have looked like:
The MMMF (Mountain Meadows Massacre Foundation) have constructed a replica of the original memorial in Carrollton Arkansas. See pictures at this link: MMMF Replica Memorial
It is my opinion that the LDS church are in the wrong for the massacre back in 1857. They are also wrong for restricting the family members of the victims from properly honoring their ancestors.