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  1. EDDIEKIRK
    See our update below by Balance Me Beautiful
     
    10 Great Starter Herbs and Their Properties
    You can find these herbs online or in stores that have large bulk herb selections. If you have herbs growing in your garden, you can use them fresh instead of dried, but you'll want to double the amount since dried herbs are more concentrated than fresh ones.
     
     
    If you're planning to use herbs medicinally, do your research! We're not doctors, and this isn't medical advice.  
       
     
    Lavender — has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, thought to work as an insect repellent, can aid with headaches, sleep and relaxation Peppermint — is a digestive aid, thought to aid in fever reduction Spearmint — aids in digestion, reduces bloating, contains high amounts of antioxidant, invigorating Milk Thistle — thought to promote liver and gallbladder function, reported to detoxify and lower cholesterol Elderberries — has shown great success in treatment of influenza Fennel — long used as an aid to digestion and bloating, thought to have diuretic properties, improve milk supply in breastfeeding mothers, repel fleas; long used in India to soothe coughs Rosemary — used to improve memory, circulation, and act as an anti-carcinogen Chamomile — used as an aid for digestion, colds, and sleep Nettle — high in protein, iron, and vitamins Ginger — Proven to be useful for nausea, diarrhea, and arthritis, thought to aid in digestion more
     
     
    10 Great Starter Essential Oils
    Most essential oils aren't cheap, but a little goes a long way. You can find them in health and hippie stores the world over, or online. I bought a starter set from Amazon years ago. [Here are some options - Cat]
     
    Grapefruit — used as an energizer, thought to brighten dull skin and hair, dilute toxic build up, and resolve water retention Lemon — antibacterial, an astringent, thought to detoxify, energize and brighten dull skin Orange — antibacterial; thought to act as an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, aphrodisiac, boost immunity and detoxify Clary Sage — thought to be useful as a mild antidepressant, astringent, aphrodisiac, sedative, and digestive aid Rosemary — antibacterial, thought to stimulate hair growth and mental activity, be useful with respiratory problems and reduce pain Lavender — has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, used to calm anxiety, promote circulation and good respiration Peppermint — helps with indigestion and nausea, thought to aid with respiratory problems and headaches Spearmint — antiseptic, repels insects, thought to act as a restorative and a stimulant Eucalyptus — antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, a decongestant and a stimulant Tea Tree — antibacterial/microbial/viral, an insecticide and stimulant, thought to help with healing wounds, pain relief, and detoxification Health Benefits of Mint Leaves. http://www.balancemebeautiful.com/health-benefits-mint-leaves/  
    Source: How to make your own apothecary
  2. EDDIEKIRK
    APOTHECARY JAR'S & BOTTLES:
    (BULK CONTAINERS)

    While glass containers (bottles etc.) existed well before the 19th century, one must always keep in mind that until the latter part of that century, the glass container could easily cost more than the product that was being sold inside it. Given that cost factor, it was expected that once empty, the bottle would be cleaned and reused. It was expected and normal for the druggist to take an apothecary jar off the shelf and simply fill or refill the customer's container.

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    3.0- Apothecary (Cannabis) Containers:

    3.1 - About Apothecary Containers:
    Like all so many other collectors before me, I mistakenly used to think of these old pharmaceutical containers (whether ceramic jar or glass bottles) as being analogous to some of those old decorative glass cake & pie stands, that can still be found on many a mom & pop restaurant counters. They act as advertisements to remind one of dessert. They beautify the pies, make them look more desirable and, I suppose, more saleable, but other than that have absolutely nothing to do with the pies themselves. And even ignoring the fact that the pies are being oxidized, actually ruining their taste, it still makes for a lot of work just to keep them clean and maintained.

    However, the more one delves into the subject, the more impressed one becomes. Some of these old apothecary containers (the snowglobes) were more than just pretty advertisements; they even served as one of our first national health alert systems. According to the California Pharmacists Association:
    In order to truly appreciate the importance of apothecary containers, one must remember that while glass containers (bottles etc.) existed well before the 19th century until the latter part of that century, the glass container itself could easily cost more than the product that was being sold inside it. Given that cost factor, it was expected that once empty, the bottle would be cleaned and reused. It was also expected and normal for the druggist to take an apothecary jar off the shelf and simply fill or refill the customer's container.

    It should also be noted that in the 19th century, and even into the early part of the 20th century, it was common practice for pharmacists to manufacture at least some of their own medicines. The pharmacist (who in many cases was also the local town general store owner) would simply ask local farmers to grow Indian Hemp (among other herbs) for them. Cannabis (the flower tops of the hemp plant) thus obtained would then be prepared and either stored in apothecary jars until sold in bulk (solid or powder) form or taken to the back room and brewed into tinctures or other medicines.

    And while, realistically speaking, most of these bulk preparations would end up in the back room (most likely stored in bins and old boxes) at least those placed by the front counter would be stored in apothecary containers.

    But still, after all, is said and done, it must be remembered that the apothecary jar's main purpose was as an early form of advertising. The more beautiful the container the better the sales. And this, at a time before brand-name products and Madison Avenue, was no small feat.


    3.2 - APOTHECARIES - (A Time Line):
    Leaving aside Tin's and Box containers; In general, apothecary containers can be subdivided into ceramic jars (used to store solid or powdered Cannabis flower tops) and glass bottles (used mostly for liquid tinctures). The jars normally had large lids to allow for a hand to reach in, and the glass bottles used for tinctures would have smaller bottlenecks, for poring.

    Apothecary containers can range anywhere from beautifully crafted multicolor vessels to the cheapest glass jars with only a label to distinguish them. They could have been custom built in glass houses, or originally meant for other purposes (say to store peach preserves), and simply utilized for this purpose because of their size. Note: Pharmaceutical wholesale books were full of pre-printed labels for sale, just for this purpose.

    I myself put the golden age for Cannabis apothecary containers between 1840 and 1910. And while Cannabis was still well in use into the 1930's, it must be remembered that by the late 19th century "brand-name drugs" slowly began to replace locally grown products. People wanted the security and presumed superior quality that a "brand name" could give them.

    As more and more pre-packaged medicines made their way onto store shelves, the age of the apothecary came to an end. By the late 1930s, old apothecaries were more likely to hold candy than medicines.


    3.3 - HEMP SEED OIL:
    As can be seen in the photos [see Pictures], the flowering tops were not the only medical parts of the Hemp Plant that was sold in apothecary shops. [see Chapter 19 -- On Medical Hemp Seed Oil.] Although, it is unclear from the label whether this container was used to store plain Hemp Seeds or actual Hemp Seed Oil.


    3.4 - APOTHECARY / BULK CONTAINER:
    Not all pharmacists stored their Cannabis (as well as other bulk medicines) in Apothecary jars. As can be seen by the photos, [see Pictures] some simply used multi-drawer wooden cabinets. These cabinets looked pretty much like the ones found today in Chinese herb shops. [Reference should be made to Chapter 5 -- Cannabis Bulk Containers]


    3.5 - CERAMIC JAR APOTHECARIES:
    While Large (Display) Glass Bottles worked fine for liquid (Cannabis) Tinctures and such. They were impractical for use with the solid (loose-leaf) medical products also sold in bulk by pharmacies. Simply put, the bottle tops simply weren't practical (or big) enough for the job.

    Thus (for obvious reasons) Ceramic Jars also found their way onto the shelves of most apothecary shops. Like their glass bottle counterparts, they were attractive (some being hand-painted works of art) and thus served as a good advertising tool, but most important of all, they had BIG lids, which allowed the proprietor to stick his/her hand in and scoop up the product.


    3.6 - BULK TIN CONTAINERS:
    [see Chapter 5 -- Cannabis Bulk Containers]
    When dealing with antique Cannabis Tin Containers, the main problem the antique collector quickly finds is that there really aren't that many of them still around today. While Glass and Ceramic containers are still abounding, Tin Containers (Mostly due to their ugliness I feel) simply weren't kept.


    3.7 - PRICES AND FRAUD WARNINGS:
    One would assume that as a rule of thumb the well-crafted custom-built ones, which seem to have been used mostly by pharmacies on the east coast, and in many cases were imported, would carry the most value. And to some extent that is true.

    But the market is kind of crazy right now, with no rhyme or reason. So long as the label "Cannabis" can still be seen, even the cheapest lousiest-looking things are going for outrageous prices.

    Prices at the present time are outrageous. If the apothecary says "Cannabis," as opposed to, say, Belladonna, then be prepared to add a zero to the price tag. Even cheap glass containers (as long as the label "Cannabis" is still readable) are going for hundreds of dollars and the custom-built ones going for over $600. I myself will not even try to give a price range for them right now. As a rule of thumb, find a similar container, add a zero to the price and multiply by two, but again that is just a rule of thumb.

    But if the warning "let the buyer beware" ever applied, this is it. We are dealing with a product where (in many cases) only a label stands between an old piece of junk glass and a hundred-dollar apothecary antique. And if that label reads "Cannabis," then the price goes up a couple of hundred dollars or more. And the problem is that many of those old labels are still lying around out there waiting to be used.

    Without any proof, I would say that at least 50% of the cannabis apothecary jars now in circulation are out-and-out fakes. And because of the high demand, we can expect that figure to grow.

    Even the crafted custom apothecaries can be deceiving; I've seen one that looked so beautifully well preserved that its label could have been painted just a few years ago---and after a close examination, I would say that it was.

    Only the label under glass (where the label was sandwiched between two layers of glass) type seem to be reproduction-free for now. But given the interest and steadily rising demand and increasing prices, I feel it's only a matter of time.

    In general (and with great sadness) I would advise the first-time collector to avoid the area of apothecary containers altogether until a certain degree of expertise is developed. Rule of thumb; if you can't figure out how to fake one, don't buy it.
  3. EDDIEKIRK
    Kief is a term for the powdery, trichome-packed "crystals" that can fall off your cannabis buds during drying, clipping or handling. If you're not careful, you can easily lose them – but if you ARE careful, you can collect these precious golden crystals and use them for various exciting projects! So What Exactly is Kief?

    The word “kief” (sometimes written as “kif”) comes from the Arabic language, and means “pleasure, intoxication”. In most of the traditional hashish-producing countries of the world, the word refers to the golden, powdery trichomes that are collected from the cannabis plant, which are then filtered through a screen and pressed to create hashish.
     
    If you’ve got a grinder that contains a screen and a chamber underneath, then what you’re collecting inside that chamber is kief. And depending on the quality of the cannabis you’ve been rolling with lately, the crystals could be very, very potent indeed! Check out our guide to the Top 10 Grinders for under $15 you can get on Amazon to see several options for trichome-collecting grinders.
     
    Basically, kief is concentrated trichomes, and contains large amounts of THC and other cannabinoids, without the leaf matter and fiber that is contained within cannabis flowers. If it’s good-quality, your kif should have a fragrance reminiscent of the weed that it came from, and should become sticky as soon as you press a piece between your fingers. What Can You Do With Your Kief?

    If you aren’t too interested in getting your hands dirty, you can just sprinkle a little of it you have collected into a joint, or if you have a vaporizer capable of handling hashish then you can just pop some into the chamber.
     
    But if you don’t mind getting tricky with the ol’ sticky-icky-icky, then read on, because there’s plenty of things you can do with you kief to make it even more powerful!
     
    First off, you can simply put some in the palm of your hand and use the thumb of your other hand to press down on it. The heat and the pressure from your hand should make it stick together and form Moroccan-style hash pretty quickly!
     
    Or you can use your kief as the basis for making some top-shelf ice-o-lator. This might be advisable when you have a large quantity – if you’ve just got the contents of your grinder, that may not be enough to run a decent amount of ice-o-lator! But if you’ve got say, 50 grams or so, then it may start to become worth it! From normal (good quality) weed, the usual return on ice-o-lator is only about 10%, but you could bump that up much higher if you use kief – in fact, you could get as much as 50% return!
     
    Another great way you can use your kief is by turning it into rosin! Rosin is another low yielder when you make it from regular cannabis flowers – average return seems to be something like 7.5%, compared with up to 20% (or even more, in some cases) from BHO. But if you make rosin with it, then your return dramatically increases, and you can expect to get something like 40-45% back of your original weight.
     
    So there you have it. That’s kief, and that’s what you can do with it. Let us know in the comments if you have made ice-o-lator or rosin from your kief, or if you have any other ideas or tips of what to do with it!
  4. EDDIEKIRK
    Decarboxylation
    Posted by Skunk Pharm Research,LLC.

    Cannabis produces phyto cannabinoids in a carboxylic acid form that are not orally active at least at the CB-1 receptor sites, because they don’t readily pass the blood brain barrier in their polar form.



    To enable them to pass the blood brain barrier, they must first be decarboxylated, to remove the COOH carboxyl group of atoms, which exits in the form of H20 and CO2.


    Decarboxylation occurs naturally with time and temperature, as a function of drying, but we can shorten the amount of time required considerably, by adding more heat. The more heat, the faster it occurs, within reasonable ranges, and in fact occurs spontaneously when the material is burned or vaporized.
    There is another mechanism at play however, which suggests that we need to control the decarboxylation temperatures carefully.
    When we heat cannabis to convert the THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD, we are also converting THC to CBN at a faster rate. At about 70% decarboxylation, we actually start converting THC to CBN at a faster rate than we are converting THCA to THC, so as you can see by the following graph, after about 70% decarboxylation, the levels of THC actually start to fall sharply.
    That of course means that the CBN also begins to rise and the medication is becoming more sedative.
    Thank you Jump 117 for this excellent graph!

    Decarboxylation graph
    Another fly in the ointment, is that we can never know for sure exactly what the starting state of decarboxylation is, so the times at temperature shown on the graphs are an average.
    We can’t expect dry material placed in an oven at any given temperature to be that uniform temperature throughout instantly upon placing it in a heated oven, nor know for sure the state of decarboxylation by simple observation.
    Decarboxylating plant material, also alters the taste (roasted/toasted), which some find less agreeable, and of course decarboxylating also evaporates away the smaller Monoterpenes and Sequiterpenes alcohols, phenols, ketones, aldehydes, ethers, and esters.
    The good news is that it is dirt simple to monitor the state of cannabis oil decarboxylation placed in a 121C/250F hot oil bath, because you can watch the CO2 bubble production.
    Just like the curves suggest, CO2 bubble production will proceed at its own observable rate. By keeping the puddle of oil lightly stirred on the bottom and in the corners of the pot (I use a bamboo skewer), so as to keep the bubbles broken free and floating to the top, you can tell exactly when the bubble formation suddenly tapers off at the top of the curve.
    That is the point that we take it out of the oil for maximum head effect, and we leave it in until all bubbling stops, if we want a more sedative night time med.
    Here are a couple pictures of what oil looks like when boiling off the residual butane. Residual butane or alcohol produces larger, randomly sized bubbles, and is fully purged, when they cease.
    I am seemingly missing the middle picture of the CO2 bubbles, so I will add it later, but the second picture shows what fully decarboxylated oil looks like.

    Residual solvent bubbles above:
    Quiescent oil.
     
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  5. EDDIEKIRK
    Sup, this is a video on how to make Green Dragon tincture, some easy way to make good use of your trim. Very potent and long lasting stuff, hope you enjoy! Dont forget to subscribe and thumbs up!
     
    From Master Wu himself:
    "Process details—references and rationalizations:
    1. Chop the cannabis
    More surface area gives means a faster and more efficient extraction.
     
    2. Bake the cannabis.
    This converts THCA to THC via a decarboxylation reaction.
    In whole-plant cannabis, THC content is expressed as THCA (tetrahydrocannabolic acid) prior to decarboxylation into THC, which takes place when cannabis is heated during cooking, and smoked or vaporized ingestion. THCA is a mild analgesic and anti-inflammatory but does not have good affinity with our CB1 receptors, so in order to make a THC-rich tincture that has many of the same therapeutic effects as smoked ingestion (including rapid absorption, quick relief and ease of self-titration), we must convert the THCA in the plant matter into THC prior to extracting it through an alcohol soak. (from Vancouver Island Compassion Society http://thevics.com/cannamist.htm)
    THC vaporizes at about 380°F. We want to heat the cannabis to convert THCA to THC, but keep the temperature under 380°F. That is why 325°F is used. Between four and five minutes your oven (and house) will start to smell very strong. This is the time to remove the cannabis from the oven.
     
    Notice also that there is considerable misinformation regarding heating the cannabis. It is true that you don't have to heat it to extract both THC and THCA, but the amount of THC in whole plant preparations is relatively small compared to after decarboxylation of the THCA. So if you want to maximize the strength of your tincture you must heat the cannabis prior to extraction.
     
    3. Use the highest proof alcohol available.
    Where I live this is Bacardi 151. The more alcohol the more efficient the extraction will be.
     
    4. Simmer the mixture.
    This is one of the areas that seems to be most debated. Many recipes call for placing the cannabis (unbaked of course) into the alcohol and waiting 2 -- 6 weeks. The main concern with heating the alcohol is that it is "explosive" (not exactly true...it is however flammable).
     
    The purpose of the simmering is to heat the alcohol mixture to improve extraction rates and efficiencies. Heating during extraction increases the motion of the molecules (basic physics/chemistry) and drastically decreases extraction times. The boiling point of pure ethanol is 173°F (78°C). We will use the water bath to heat the rum/cannabis mixture to just below the boiling point of ethanol.
     
    Heating the alcohol mixture can be done very safely using a hot water bath. You will need an accurate candy or quick read thermometer. Place about 1 inch of water in a wide, vertical-edged pan (9" diameter x 3" high). Bring the water to a low simmer. The rum/cannabis mixture should be in a small (1 pint) mason jar. Do NOT cover the jar.
     
    Put the thermometer into the mason jar and place into the simmering water bath. Bring the temperature of the rum/cannabis mixture to about 170°F. The alcohol should be just barely boiling.
     
    You should have the oven fan on high. You will notice that any alcohol fumes are mixed with water vapor from the water bath and vented out the fan. This combined with the fact that you are trying not to boil the ethanol makes the process quite safe.
     
    5. Strain and store.
    When you are finished with the extraction you will be left with about 1oz of green dragon tincture after you have strained the extract. Notice that one ounce of the alcohol has evaporated. See the tips below for a good way to strain the tincture.
     
    A standard eyedropper will transfer about 1ml (or 1 gram) of liquid. There are 29 milliliters in one ounce. So you should end up with about 30 or so full eyedroppers (30 milliliters) of Green Dragon.
     
    The liquid should be dark brownish-green and smell like cannabis.
     
    6. Dosage. Titration.
    Everybody is different. It takes me between 30-90 minutes to feel the effects of Green Dragon (depending on how much food is in my stomach).
     
    I had tried a tincture someone had made using the cold extraction method with the same amount of cannabis and found that 5 ml (5 full eyedroppers) did pretty much nothing.
     
    Using my Green Dragon technique I find that one dropper will bring effects on in 30-90 minutes and last 5 hours with 1.5 hours of lingering aftereffects.
     
    Two droppers gave me a "spiritual dose" (as strong as any brownie I ever had). Effects lasted 7-8 hours with lingering effects for 2 more hours.
     
     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLsyYxGBFgw
     
    Source: How To Make Green Dragon Tincture (Cannabis Tinctu
  6. EDDIEKIRK
    What makes a police officer powerless? A well informed citizen who knows their rights!
     
     
     
    Police officers hate to hear these words:
    "Am I free to go?"
    "I'm going to remain silent."
    "I don't consent to a search."
     
    You have rights during a traffic stop and when a police officer walks up to you on the street. Learn what your rights are and use them!
    1. Your Safety - You start with putting the police officer at ease, you know the one behind you with flashing lights. Pull over to a safe place, turn off your ignition, stay in the car and keep your hands on the steering wheel. At night turn on the interior lights. Keep your license, registration and proof of insurance close by like in the "sun visor."
    Be courteous, stay calm, smile and don't complain. Show respect and say things like "sir and no sir." Never bad-mouth a police officer, stay in control of your words, body language and your emotions. Keep your hands where the police officer can see them. Never touch a police officer and never run away!
    2. Never Talk To A Police Officer - The only questions you need to answer is your name, address, date of birth, sometimes your social security number but NOTHING else! Instead of telling the police officer who you are, give him your drivers license or your I.D. card. All the information the police officer needs to know about you, can be found on your i.d. card or drivers license. Don't volunteer any information to a police officer, if the cop ask you a question politely ask him "Am I free to go?" If he says yes then leave, if he says no then say I'm Going to Remain Silent.
    3. I'm Going to Remain Silence - The Supreme Court says you should never talk to a police officer without an attorney. The Supreme Court ruled you must speak up and SAY to the police officer "I'm going to remain silent" and then keep your mouth shut! How can you be falsely accused and charged with a crime, if you don't say anything? Never talk to a police officer, anything you say or do can and will be used against you at any time by the police.
    4. Just Say NO to Police Searches! - If a police officer didn't need your permission to search you, he wouldn't be asking you. Never give permission for a police officer to search you, your car or your home. If a police officer does search you, don't resist and keep saying "I don't consent to this search."
     
    5. Am I Free to Go? - As soon as the police officer ask you a question ask him, "Am I free to go?" You have to ask if you're "free to go," otherwise the police officer will think that you're voluntarily staying around to talk with him. If the police officer says that you're being detained or arrested tell the police officer, "I'm going to remain silent."
     
    Anything You Say Can And Will Be Used Against You!
    Silence is not an admission of guilt and can not be used against you in court.
    When you talk to a police officer they are either videotaping or audio recording you and this is why you must NEVER talk to the police officer. You have every right NOT to talk to a police officer and you should NOT talk to a police officer unless you have first consulted with a lawyer and the lawyer has advised you differently. Police officers depend on fear and intimidation to get what they want from you and this includes giving up your rights. The government made a law that allows police officers to lie to American citizens. That's another reason not to trust the police or the Federal government.
     
    Never voluntarily talk to a police officer, there's no such thing as a "friendly chat." Let the police officer do all the talking and you stay silent. The Supreme Court has recently ruled that you should NOT talk to a police officer without a lawyer and you must say out loud "I'm going to remain silent." It can be very dangerous to talk to a police officer or a Federal Agent. Innocent people have talked to a police officer and ended up in jail and prison, all because they spoke to a police officer without an attorney.
     
    Police officers have the same right as you "Freedom of Speech." Police may ask you anything they want, but you should never answer any of their questions. Don't let the police officer try and persuade you to talk! Say something like "I'm sorry, I don't have time to talk right now." If the cop insists on talking to you, ask him "Am I free to go?" The police officer may not like when you refuse to talk to him and challenge you with words like, "If you have nothing to hide, why won't you speak to me? Say to officer again "I told you I don't have time to talk to you right now, Am I free to go?" If you forget or the police officer tricks you into talking, it's okay just start over again and tell the police officer "I'm going to remain silent."
     
    The Supreme Court has ruled that if a police officer doesn't force you to do something, then you're doing it "voluntarily." That means if the police officer starts being intimidating and you do what he "ask" because you're "afraid," you still have done it voluntarily. (Florida v. Bostick, 1991) If you do what the police officer "ask" you to do such as allowing him to search your car or answer any of his questions, you are 'voluntarily' complying with his 'requests.' So don't comply, just keep your mouth shut unless you say "Am I Free to Go?" or "I don't consent to a search."
     
    Be as nice as possible to the police officer, but stand your ground on your rights! Where do some of your rights come from? Read the Fourth and Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
     
    Traffic Stops and Your Rights
    Keep your license, registration and proof of insurance in an easily accessible place, like your sun visor. When pulled over by a police officer stay in the car, turn on the interior lights and keep your hands on the steering wheel. Sit still, relax and wait for the officer to come to you. Any sudden movements, ducking down, looking nervous or appearing to be searching for something under your seat could get you shot.
    Don't forget during traffic stops the police are videotaping you, this is why you must NOT talk to the police officer. Police officers like to ask the first question and that's usually, "do you know why I stopped you? Do you know how fast you were going?" The police officer is trying to get you to do two things, admit that you committed a traffic violation and to get you to "voluntarily" start a conversation with him. Remember the police officer is not your friend and should not be trusted! The only thing you need to say is "I'm going to remain silent and am I free to go?"
     
    The police officer might start asking you personal questions such as "where are you going, where have you been and who did you see, ect." At that point it's the perfect time to exercise your rights by asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?" There's NO legal requirement that American citizens provide information about their comings and goings to a police officer. It's none of the police officers damn business! Keep asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?" You have to speak up and verbally ask the police officer if your allowed to leave, otherwise the courts will assume that you wanted to stay and talk to the police officer on your own free will.
     
    Passengers in your vehicle need to know their rights as well. They have the same right NOT to talk to a police officer and the right to refuse a search "unless it's a 'pat down' for weapons." The police will usually separate the passengers from each other and ask questions to see if their stories match. All passengers should always give the same answer and say, "I'm going to remain silent and am I free to go?" Remember you have to tell the police officer that you don't want to talk to him. It's the law
     
     
    How long can a police officer keep you pulled over "detained" during a traffic stop? The Supreme Court has said no more than 15-20 minutes is a reasonable amount of time for a police officer to conduct his investigation and allow you to go FREE. But you have to keep asking the police officer "AM I FREE TO GO?"
     
    During a traffic stop a good time to ask "AM I FREE TO GO," is after the police officer has given you a "warning or a ticket" and you have signed it. Once you have signed the ticket the traffic stop is legally over says the U.S. Supreme Court. There's no law that requires you to stay and talk to the police officer or answer any questions. After you have signed the ticket and got your license back you may roll up your window, start your car and leave. If you're outside the car ask the police officer, "AM I FREE TO GO?" If he says yes then get in your car and leave.
     
     
    Car Searches And Body Searches
    Remember the police officer wouldn't be asking you, if he didn't need your permission to search! "The right to be free from unreasonable searches is one of America's most precious First Liberties."
    Police officers swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and not to violate your rights against unreasonable search and seizure Fourth Amendment. Denying a police officers request to search you or your car is not an admission of guilt, it's your American right! Some police officers might say, "if you have nothing to hide, you should allow me to search." Politely say to the police officer "I don't consent to a search and am I FREE to go?"
     
    For the safety of police officers the government allows the police to pat down your outer clothing to see if you have any weapons. If the police officer feels something that he believes is a weapon, then he can go into your pockets and pull out the item he believes is a weapon.
     
    A police officer may ask you or even demand that you empty your pockets, but you have the right to say "NO! AM I FREE TO GO?" There's NO law that requires you to empty your pockets when a police officer tells you to do so. The only time a police officer should be taking your personal property out of your pockets is after you have been arrested.
     
    The police officer is allowed to handcuff you and/or detain you in his police car. Don't resist or you will be arrested! There's a big difference between being detained and being arrested. Say nothing in the police car! Police will be recording your conversation inside the police car, say nothing to your friend and don't talk to the police officers inside the car!
     
    If you are arrested and your car is towed, the police are allowed to take an "inventory" of the items in your car. If anything is found illegal in your vehicle, the police will get a warrant from a judge and then charge you with another crime.
     
    Don't Open Your Door At Home If A Police Officer Knocks!
    If the police knock on your door at home, there's no law that says you have to open you door to police officers. "Don't worry if they do have a search warrant, they'll kick in your door before they knock." * There is NO law that requires you to open your door to a police officer.* Don't open your door with the chain-lock on either, police officers will shove their way in. Simply shout to the police officers "I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY" or just don't say anything at all.
     
    Guest and roommates staying in your home/apartment/dorm need to be told of their rights and not to open the door to a police officer or invite police officer into your home without your permission. Police officers are like vampires, they need your permission to come into your home. Never invite a police officer into your home, such an invitation not only gives police officers an opportunity to look around for clues to your lifestyle, habits, friends, reading material, etc; but also tends to prolong the conversation.
     
    Never agree to go to the police station if the police want to question you. Just say, "I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY."
     
    * In some emergency situations (for example when a someone is screaming for help from inside your home, police are chasing someone into your home, police see a felony being committed or if someone has called 911 from inside your house) police officers are then allowed to enter and search your home without a warrant.
     
    Teenagers have rights also, if you're under 18 click here. If your children don't know their rights and they go talking to a teacher, school principal, police officer or a Federal agent without an attorney, it could cost your family dearly and change the lives of your family forever!
     
     
    Dealing With A Police Officer In Public
    NEVER give consent to a police officer and allow for a conversation to start. If a police officer stops you and ask to speak with you, you're perfectly within your rights to say "I do not wish to speak with you," then say good-bye. At this point you should be free to leave, but the police officer will probably ask for your identification. If you have identification on you, tell the officer where it's at and ask permission to reach for it. "In some states you're not required to show an I.D. unless the police officer has reasonable suspicion that you committed a crime." Know the laws of your state!
     
    The police officer might start asking you questions, at this point you may ask the officer "Am I Free to Go?" The police officer may not like this and may challenge you with words like, "If you have nothing to hide, why won't you speak to me?" Just like the first question, you don't have to answer this question either.
     
    Police officers need your permission to have a conversation. There is NO law that says you have tell a police officer where you are going or where you have been, so keep your mouth shut and say nothing! Don't answer any questions (except name, address and age) until you have a lawyer.
     
    Probable Cause
    A police officer has no right to detain you unless there exists reasonable suspicion that you have committed a crime or traffic violation. However a police officer is always allowed to initiate a "voluntary" conversation with you. You always have the right not to talk or answer any questions a police officer might ask you. Just tell the police officer "I'm going to remain silent."
     
    Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, police may engage in "reasonable" searches and seizures. To prove that a search is reasonable the police generally must show that it's more likely than not that a crime has occurred and that if a search is conducted it's probable that the police officer will find evidence of the crime. This is called "probable cause."
     
    Police may use first hand information or tips from an informant "snitch" to justify the need to search your property or you. If an informant's information is used, the police must prove that the information is reliable under the circumstances to a judge.
     
    Here's a case when several police officers took the word of a "snitch," claiming he knew where a "drug dealer" lived. Corrupt police officers in Houston Texas took it upon themselves to go to this house that the snitch had "picked at random" and kicked in the front door at 1:30 in the morning. Police never bothered to get a warrant from a judge. The aftermath was... Police Officers In Texas Are Allowed to Murder Innocent People and Get Away With It
     
    Can We Trust Police Officers? Hell No!
    Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don't try to "out smart" a police officer and don't try being a "smooth talker" because you will loose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected.
     
    Teach your children that they must call a parent for permission before they're allowed to talk to police officer. Remember police officers are trained to put your child at ease and build trust. A police officers job is to find, arrest and help convict a suspect and that suspect could be your child!
     
    Although police officers may seem nice and pretend to be on your side they're wanting to learn your habits, opinions, and affiliations of other people not suspected of wrongdoing. Don't try to answer a police officers questions, it can be very dangerous! You can never tell how a seemingly harmless bit of information that you give to a police officer might be used and misconstrued to hurt you or someone else. Also keep in mind that lying to a federal agent is a Federal crime. "That's why Martha Stewart went to prison, not for insider trading but for lying to a Federal Agent."
     
    Lies Police Officers Will Say To Get You To Talk
    There are many ways a police officer will LIE and trick you into talking. It's always safe to say the Magic Words: "Am I free to leave? I'm going to remain silent and I want a lawyer."
     
    The following are common lies the police use when they're trying to get you to talk:
     
    * "You will have to stay here and answer my questions" or "You're not leaving until I find out what I want to know."
    * "I have evidence on you, so tell me what I want to know or else." (Police can fabricate fake evidence to convince you to tell them what they want to know.)
    * "You're not a suspect, were simply investigating here. Help us understand what happened and then you may leave."
    * "If you don't answer my questions, I won't have any choice but to take you to jail."
    * "If you don't answer these questions, you'll be charged with resisting arrest."
    * "Your friend has told his side of the story and it's not looking good for you, anything you want to tell me?
     
    If The Police Arrest You
     
    "I WILL NOT TALK UNTIL I HAVE A LAWYER!"
     
    * Don't answer any questions that the police ask you, (except for your name, address and age.) Any other questions the police officer ask you, just say I want to talk to my lawyer.
     
    * Police officers don't always have to read to you the Miranda Rights after you've been arrested. If you "voluntarily" talk a police officer, then the police officer doesn't have to read your Miranda Rights. Talking to a police officer at anytime can be very dangerous!
     
    * Never talk to other jail inmates about your case.
     
    * Within a reasonable time after your arrest or booking, you have the right to make a local phone call to a lawyer, bail bondsman, relative or any other person you choose. The police can't listen in on phone call, if you're talking to your lawyer.
     
    * If you're on probation or parole tell your P.O. you've been arrested and say nothing else!
     
     
     
    http://policecrimes.com/police.html
  7. EDDIEKIRK
    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, Anonymous_Nuke, You'May Call'Me Vee, Luke Windwalker, Young Guns, Milina Wolfrider
     
     
    Source: http://bigbudsmag.co...bition-may-2012
     
    Source: Anonymous Declares War
  8. EDDIEKIRK
    Here is a little DIY project for harvesting high quality dry sieve kif rapidly. I got the idea for the conceptual, after seeing a Resin Reaper, but we built this out of junk parts and Roger, retired nuclear welder and skunk pharmer, whomped it up, so it turned out slick!
    Like the mind of its designer, it is a relatively simple device and smaller than the Resin Reaper, but which works damn well, producing about ~10% primo quality kief by weight from frozen bud in 3 to 5 minutes, without making as big a mess.
    The frozen material is placed on the screen and the vibrating nylon plate just floats on top of it and shakes. The vibration is from a broken palm sander, that had a broken sandpaper clamping system, which we discarded.
     
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  9. EDDIEKIRK
    DanielB.ssdp@gmail.com

     
    This is a Now Or Never Event: The Game Plan To Put Legalization On The Oregon Ballot!
     
    Here is our game plan for our signature collection blitz for both OCTA and I-24 between now and July 6th.
    Between now and this coming Thursday we need to reach out to the entire Oregon marijuana community in order to establish a foundation for a state wide signature collection effort.
     
    Positions that need to be filled:
    Team Leaders - Ideally we will have a team leader in every major city in Oregon, if you know people who are not on DPFOR that would be a half way decent team leader, give them my phone number and have them contact me ASAP.
    Duties include but are not limited to:
    - Find 5 people to assume Team Leader position and build another team of 10 people to collect signatures
    -Organizing and Facilitating local signature collecting locations
    -Establishing signature collection team
    -Plugging in all team members to a suitable job or duty that pertains directly to their expressed skill set/ what they want to help with.
    -Act as point of contact for all team members and regional team director
     
    Team Members AKA "Signature Collectors"
    Duties include but are not limited to:
    -Signature collection
    -Printing Signature Sheets
    -Getting blank sheets into the hands of friends
    -Educating others on proper ways of collecting signatures
    -Know the initiatives!
    -Make Rally Signs
     
    Phase 1: From now until June 28th Things that need to be done between now and Thursday
    -Identifying people who can start collecting signatures now
    -Identifying people who can train others on proper signature collecting methods
    -Where can you get signature sheets? When do they need to be turned in by?
    -Plan and organize initial flash mob that turns into a rally
    -Identify events outside of Portland to hit
    -Discuss new places to hit for sigs: DMV, Post Office, Movie theaters, Bars, libraries
     
    Phase 2: Empowerment Rally in Portland on June 28th at 4pm
    This event is not going to be a speakers rally, it's going to be a rally to empower people to start collecting signatures like crazy. The main idea is to get signature sheets into hands of everyone we know. The time where we speak passionately with our voices is long gone, it is time to speak through actions. We will not be obtaining a permit for this rally because in short, the money that would be spent on paying for such a permit could be put to better use. Oregon SSDP will be developing an action plan for a flash mob that will break out spontaneously in a large public space, which will then move towards one central location and discuss our signature gathering game plan and tactics. This is a tactic that I have successfully used in the past with No More Drug War protests as well as with Occupy Eugene. The logistics and location of this event will be announced no later than Monday evening.
     
    Phase 3: June 28th – July 4th
    By this point we should have identified places and events that have not been targeted for signature collection. This week will be devoted to sending our teams to new locations. We will be talking to EVERY PERSON WE COME IN CONTACT WITH up until July 4th which will be our big signature collection blitz day.
     
    Phase 4: Signature turn in blitz
    All team leaders are responsible to make sure their team has filled out their forms correctly turned in all their signatures before July 5th by 5pm. NONE OF THIS IS GOING TO WORK IF WE DON'T COMMUNICATE OUR EFFORTS AND KEEP THEM TRANSPARENT.
     
    As you have probably already told yourself, it's too late to play the blame game. If you have any questions, concerns or ideas pertaining to this game plan I welcome all feedback. However I will say this. I personally don't have time for petty criticism's or minor changes, so to put it bluntly, jump on board and help us put something on the ballot by getting involved, or the get out of the way.
    I hope to hear from all of you soon as to how you are going to participate in this effort. It's now or never, more than ever. Don't hesitate to email or call me directly at anytime.
    DanielB.ssdp@gmail.com

    The two individual campaigns links:
    http://endprohibitio...n.com/petition/
    http://octa2012.org/?page_id=21
  10. EDDIEKIRK
    https://www.facebook.com/PaperTrain420 
     
    http://www.reverbnation.com/PaperTrain
     
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    Source: PaperTrain


  11. EDDIEKIRK
    As many of you might know, the legalization front has many obstacles. Several large industries have a lot to lose if Cannabis and Hemp were legalized. The most known are: The oil industry, alcohol, tobacco, private prisons, defense contractors, and the auto industry.
     
    There are others, but the 6 listed below, are in my opinion, the biggest road blocks. They do have limits however.
     
    Industrial Hemp can be used for food, clothing, and fuel. This causes a couple of issues for big corporations. If Hemp were legalized, I truly believe we would see another “Industrial Revolution” of sorts. With cheap fuel, a source for making paper and clothes, and food, we could free ourselves from dependence on the world and eliminate this global economic network that has a tendency to effect all if even one nation shudders. Jobs could come back to America and we could rebuild before its too late. All of this together would stimulate the economy and inspire innovation, once again. Here are a few conflicts of interest:
     
    1. Hemp makes for a cheaper and more reliable source of fuel than corn and fossil fuels. It is 100% renewable. With the world almost completely dependent on oil, there is an infinite amount of money to be made.
     
    2. Government subsidies for corn, since 1995, is astonishing. $51 billion. This money is in place to encourage more farmers to grow corn. The corn is used for feed on farms, ethanol, and high fructose corn syrup, which happens to be a health hazard for humans. The corn subsidy would fall to the wayside if hemp were legalized. The farmers can adapt, corporations are a bit different.
     
    3. Used as a fuel source, we would be in control of our fuel supply. American citizens could even grow Hemp to help feed the demand for fuel. The automotive industry will fight hemp until the end. Using ethanol instead of gasoline, would require a massive amount of vehicles to be converted to run on ethanol. From a cost effective standpoint, the auto industry sees more money in fossil fuels, ignoring the impending collapse of oil and the destruction it will bring to the entire world. Financial collapse. If we can't power our cities or cars, or communications, we face financial collapse. If you don't believe this, just think about how much oil costs have risen in the last 10 years. Prices have more than tripled or even quadrupled within the U.S. over the last decade. All I have to say is, supply and demand. Since the oil companies stand to lose most, if not all their business if industrial hemp, they will fight it with infinite amounts of money.
     
    4. Defense contractors. Their money comes from war, and in recent decades, the U.S. Has gone to war primarily under the guise of peace keeping efforts and terrorism, but its true purpose is finding the oil. If Hemp is used in place of oil, defense contractors would have less reason to profit. No oil, no war, no defense contractors.
     
    When it comes to Marijuana legalization, there are several parties who stand to lose a large stake in the market.
     
    1. For profit prisons. These guys are raking in the money with the aid of prohibition. This unjust ban on a PLANT has put people in jail for the wrong reasons. To be arrested for denying the agenda of big corporations is a scary idea. Yet it is legal to be arrested under false pretenses apparently. Law enforcement and the government are just trying to "protect" the people from the dangers of marijuana use. Aren't we past this? The U.S. has more citizens locked up than China, a country with a population 4 times larger than the United States.
     
    2. Alcohol. Right now, alcohol is a booming industry. Superbowl ads, beer commercials selling sex, and billboards everywhere seem to say, drink up! Yet, with over 100,000 deaths per year in the U.S., due to alcohol, we are encouraged to take a sip, instead of a hit. Marijuana has been given a bad name by alcohol and most other industries at risk of being snubbed out by the plant. Alcohol is one of the largest public endorsers of prohibition. Kind of ironic huh?
     
    3. Tobacco. Another supporter of the prohibition, these guys are some of the most corrupt out there. Manufacturing a product that is widely known to cause cancer and death to an astounding number of people each year, but preaching the evils of Cannabis. Hypocrisy?
     
    So much money is spent on the “War on Drugs”, AKA the “War on the People”, and WE are the ones paying for it all! When South American nations stand up and tell the United States to change its drug policy, there is an issue. No country should have to ask another to change its policies, because of the violence caused by bad policy.
     
    The legalization movement is slow and scattered. We need to organize and form strategies. Boycotts are the quickest way to get the attention of big businesses. They need your money, if you aren't giving it, a different course of action is needed.
     
    What can you do to help? Carpool, ride a bike, buy a moped or hybrid, eat organic foods that are labeled as being GMO free, don't buy a NEW car, conserve electricity, don't invest in big businesses, support local farmers who do not use growth hormones or pesticides, avoid anything with corn syrup(since it has been proven to have negative effects on the human brain), and spread the word to friends and family. Understanding is the first step toward freedom.
     
    Every action, within a movement, is important, no matter how small the contribution.
  12. EDDIEKIRK
    As many of you might know, the legalization front has many obstacles. Several large industries have a lot to lose if Cannabis and Hemp were legalized. The most known are: The oil industry, alcohol, tobacco, private prisons, defense contractors, and the auto industry.
     
    There are others, but the 6 listed above, are in my opinion, the biggest road blocks. They do have limits however.
     
    Industrial Hemp can be used for food, clothing, and fuel. This causes a couple of issues for big corporations. If Hemp were legalized, I truly believe we would see another “Industrial Revolution” of sorts. With cheap fuel, a source for making paper and clothes, and food, we could free ourselves from dependence on the world and eliminate this global economic network that has a tendency to effect all if even one nation shudders. Jobs could come back to America and we could rebuild before its too late. All of this together would stimulate the economy and inspire innovation, once again. Here are a few conflicts of interest:
     
    1. Hemp makes for a cheaper and more reliable source of fuel than corn and fossil fuels. It is 100% renewable. With the world almost completely dependent on oil, there is an infinite amount of money to be made.
     
    2. Government subsidies for corn, since 1995, is astonishing. $51 billion. This money is in place to encourage more farmers to grow corn. The corn is used for feed on farms, ethanol, and high fructose corn syrup, which happens to be a health hazard for humans. The corn subsidy would fall to the wayside if hemp were legalized. The farmers can adapt, corporations are a bit different.
     
    3. Used as a fuel source, we would be in control of our fuel supply. American citizens could even grow Hemp to help feed the demand for fuel. The automotive industry will fight hemp until the end. Using ethanol instead of gasoline, would require a massive amount of vehicles to be converted to run on ethanol. From a cost effective standpoint, the auto industry sees more money in fossil fuels, ignoring the impending collapse of oil and the destruction it will bring to the entire world. Financial collapse. If we can't power our cities or cars, or communications, we face financial collapse. If you don't believe this, just think about how much oil costs have risen in the last 10 years. Prices have more than tripled or even quadrupled within the U.S. over the last decade. All I have to say is, supply and demand. Since the oil companies stand to lose most, if not all their business if industrial hemp, they will fight it with infinite amounts of money.
     
    4. Defense contractors. Their money comes from war, and in recent decades, the U.S. Has gone to war primarily under the guise of peace keeping efforts and terrorism, but its true purpose is finding the oil. If Hemp is used in place of oil, defense contractors would have less reason to profit. No oil, no war, no defense contractors.
     
    When it comes to Marijuana legalization, there are several parties who stand to lose a large stake in the market.
     
    1. For profit prisons. These guys are raking in the money with the aid of prohibition. This unjust ban on a PLANT has put people in jail for the wrong reasons. To be arrested for denying the agenda of big corporations is a scary idea. Yet it is legal to be arrested under false pretenses apparently. Law enforcement and the government are just trying to "protect" the people from the dangers of marijuana use. Aren't we past this? The U.S. has more citizens locked up than China, a country with a population 4 times larger than the United States.
     
    2. Alcohol. Right now, alcohol is a booming industry. Super bowl ads, beer commercials selling sex and billboards everywhere seem to say, drink up! Yet, with over 100,000 deaths per year in the U.S., due to alcohol, we are encouraged to take a sip, instead of a hit. Marijuana has been given a bad name by alcohol and most other industries at risk of being snubbed out by the plant. Alcohol is one of the largest public endorsers of prohibition. Kind of ironic huh?
     
    3. Tobacco. Another supporter of the prohibition, these guys are some of the most corrupt out there. Manufacturing a product that is widely known to cause cancer and death to an astounding number of people each year, but preaching the evils of Cannabis. Hypocritical to say the least.
     
    4. One of the most vocal opponents, is the pharmaceutical industry. Cannabis can cure or reduce symptoms of many diseases and at a fraction of the cost. This, as expected, scares the pill pushers. If you can grow your own medicine, why would you pay someone for an overpriced bottle of pills? You wouldn't. Not to mention, most drugs accepted by the FDA are quite harmful, whereas Marijuana is harmless. Even if smoked, the plant is harmless. As we all know, the greatest side effect of Marijuana is its cancer fighting properties. So, you can see why big pharma is frightened of nature.
     
    So much money is spent on the “War on Drugs”, AKA the “War on the People”, and WE are the ones paying for it all! When South American nations stand up and tell the United States to change its drug policy, there is an issue. No country should have to ask another to change its policies, because of the violence caused by a policy.
     
    The legalization movement is slow and scattered. We need to organize and form strategies. Boycotts are the quickest way to get the attention of big businesses. They need your money, if you aren't giving it; a different course of action is needed.
     
    What can you do to help? Carpool, ride a bike, buy a moped or hybrid, eat organic foods that are labeled as being GMO free, don't buy a NEW car, conserve electricity, don't invest in big businesses, support local farmers who do not use growth hormones or pesticides, avoid anything with corn syrup(since it has been proven to have negative effects on the human brain), and spread the word to friends and family. Understanding is the first step toward freedom.
     
    Every action, within a movement, is important, no matter how small the contribution. Remember, big money equals big influence, but we are the source of money, therefore, we hold the power.
     
     
    Yearly tobacco related deaths in the U.S. can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/c...ons/AAG/osh.htm
     
    Yearly alcohol related deaths in the U.S. can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn...r/#.T7qM9xSYNok
     
    Yearly pharmaceutical deaths in the U.S. can be found here: http://www.cdc.gov/m...ml/mm6101a3.htm
     
    Lives lost in the Iraq war for oil can be found here: http://apps.washingt...ational/fallen/
     
     
    Just for fun, here is a link to an article about Cannabis protecting you from radiation: http://www.naturalne..._radiation.html
     
    Source: Forget Your Bedtime Stories, These Trolls Are Real
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