Big Banks Launder Hundreds of Billions of Illegal Drug Cartel Money … But Refuse to Provide Services for Legal Marijuana

Stunning Hypocrisy

The big banks have laundered hundreds of billions of dollars for drug cartels. See this, this, this, this, this and this (indeed, drug dealers kept the banking system afloat during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis).

The HSBC employee who blew the whistle on the banks’ money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels says said: “America is losing the drug war because our banks are [still] financing the cartels“, and “Banks financing drug cartels … affects every single American“.

And see this.)

And yet the banks refuse to provide banking services for LEGAL marijuana in states like Colorado which have blessed the sale of pot.

The Feds are a big part of the problem. After all, they support some ruthless, criminal drug cartels.

On the other hand, the sale of marijuana is still illegal under Federal law pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.

This is true even in California and other states which have allow medical or recreational marijuana. U.S. v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Co-op (2001) 532 U.S. 483 (medical necessity is not an exception to 21 U.S.C., §841(a)(1) governing the federal prohibition against manufacture and distribution of marijuana).

As the New York Times reported in May of 2011:

Marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but that has not stopped a fuzzy industry of marijuana farms and dispensaries from rising to serve the 15 states that allow the drug to be used for medical purposes. Under President Obama, the federal government had seemed to make a point of paying little attention — until now.

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As some states seek to increase regulation but also further protect and institutionalize medical marijuana, federal prosecutors are suddenly asserting themselves, authorizing raids and sending strongly worded letters that have cast new uncertainty on an issue that has long brimmed with tension between federal and state law.

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In Washington, Ms. Gregoire asked for guidance from the state’s two United States attorneys, Mike Ormsby and Jenny Durkan. In a reply to the governor last month, they said the federal government would prosecute “vigorously against individuals and organizations that participate in unlawful manufacturing and distribution activity involving marijuana, even if such activities are permitted under state law.”

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When the Legislature was drafting the bill it passed in its most recent regular session, Mr. Ormsby said, “No one consulted with me about what I thought of what they were going to do and did I think it ran afoul of federal law.”

Of the state’s current medical marijuana law, he added, “We believe, of course, under federal law no part of the state law is legal.”

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Ms. Smith noted that the 2009 memo “says definitively that distribution continues to be a federal offense.”

Indeed, the federal government appears to be escalating its crackdowns of medical marijuana dispensaries in California.

What hypocrisy …

Postscript: The big banks have also been laundering money for terrorists (the HSBC employee who blew the whistle on the banks’ money laundering for terrorists and drug cartels says that the giant bank is still aiding tests, saying: “The public needs to know that money is still being funneled through HSBC to directly buy guns and bullets to kill our soldiers …. Banks financing … terrorists affects every single American.” He also said: “It is disgusting that our banks are STILL financing terror on 9/11 2013“. And see this)

But since the American government has backed the most dangerous and violent Muslim terrorists for decades – in order to “contain” rival Muslim factions – the government is partially to blame for this banking abomination as well.

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  • Rogoraeck

    Laundering “drug money”, isn’t it a “federal crime”?? Or am I just gullible??

    • Jand

      Federals don’t do crimes. They are above the law for the “people” who aren’t their people.Guess it might require some accounting by those banks on “legal” money and they are too busy with cleaning up the money they’re raking in and out from under the tables.

  • Tonto

    This is a despicable article, tacitly implying that marijuana should be legalized, by leaving the populist issue of marijuana legalization in the tacit shadows, and contrasting pot use with the federal government’s involvement in illegal drug activity. The article is comparing apples to oranges. Just because on the surface here in this article, what the federal government is doing is more heinous than what pot smokers are doing, does not reduce the heinous effect of those who are openly advocating the legalization of marijuana.

    And in fact, it is the federal government under Obama that has made the push to legalize marijuana. Oh yes it is, fools! The federal government wants to vastly increase the drug/chemical straightjacket industries to reduce the competition of ideas by anesthetizing as large of a segment of the population as is possible with drugs like beer, pot, whiskey, and even heroin synthetic or otherwise. The strategy is to keep you -occupied- doing dope.

    Pot is incredibly cheap to produce. Anyone easily can grow enough pot in their backyard to keep the whole neighborhood stoned for an entire year. And if this is how you measure your standard of living, how stoned you are, the government wants you to have it. The rest of your standard of living is falling through the floor though, because the federal government is continuing to steal from everyone while running up huge deficits and impossible indebtedness to show their disdain for all the stoned schleps in society who think they’re so fucking smart.

    Michael Rivero over at What Really Happened has run articles about how pot smoking makes the pot smoker more intelligent, just as if an increase in intelligence were a positive effect of smoking dope, and the source of the author of the claim is irrelevant. Let me explain something…

    Dope makes people feel good. It is no wonder dopers like dope. That’s the essence of dope. That’s what dope is all about. It makes the doper feel good, so he continues to use dope. The doper feels superior to those around him because those not doing dope are not feeling as good as the dope-user is feeling. The feeling of the dope-user is called, euphoria. The dope-user thus feels more intelligent, because the dope-user has addressed his feel-good-needs, where the dope user sees a deficit in those people who don’t do dope. It is just circular reasoning.

    Everyone who has watched people get turned on, and start using dope, knows the claim about dope smoking making people more intelligent, is an argument like saying incense makes a room smell better. And legalizing pot is an idiotic idea, just like burning incense in a home is an idiotic idea, because some of the effects of smoking pot are distinctly negative.

    Colorado state government is running ads right now advising pot smokers not to smoke pot and drive. LoL. Pot smokers almost uniformly will tell us though, that smoking pot makes driving more pleasurable. And even that pot smokers are safe drivers.

    And what about young kids smoking pot? How young is too young? Should your son or daughter’s roommate off at college be able to smoke pot in the dormitory?

    Pot is not legal anywhere in the country. There are still federal laws proscribing possession of pot that apply in both Colorado and Washington state. Medical marijuana is similarly not legal anywhere in the country, because (to the best of my knowledge) there is no federal exemption for medical marijuana possession.

    Taxing pot is a bogus argument. Pot smokers are not big taxpayers. Pot smokers generally ratchet down their career aspirations in favor of hanging around and staying stoned all the time. So, where is the increased tax revenue going to come from? Selling cigarette papers?

    This inane and populist article is trying to make a statement about marijuana usage being innocuous in society. Get a life, you fucking losers.

    • Jason Vega

      looks like your trying to blind people with bullshit. hemp has about 25,000 uses aside from getting people high and it was the law at one time in this country. and you would know that if you put even a tenth of the same amount of time as you did in policing up your grammer, worm!

      henry ford built a car out of hemp that was ten times stronger than steel in its impact areas. even Harvard is now saying hemp oil cures cancer you disgusting piece of filth. you a are a waste of flesh and I prey you get cancer of the eyes and die a horrible death. put that in your English degree and smoke it operation mockingbird.

      • Tonto

        Thank you, Jason Vega. You prove my point succinctly. I do not think I could have written something that sounds quite so much like a Cheech and Chong routine, had I tried.

        Here it is, folks. The life of a doper-loser right up close. Meet Jason Vega, who posts here on GW’s blog. Jason is clearly a much more intelligent life product, than had he spent his free time trying to improve his mind instead of just trying to make himself feel better with dope all the time.

        LoL, Loser. What your mom say about all that dope has done for you? HA!

        • Reverend Draco

          Funny thing – Mr. Vega posted above 2 readily-verifiable facts.

          Henry Ford did use hemp in the production of Model Ts. Hemp oil does have curative properties.

          You really should see a shrink about your projection issues. . .

          • thetruth@truth.com

            not to mention that the medicinal chemicals in MJ greatly help people with epilepsy or those that suffer from seizures

            If my kid suffered from seizures, you bet your ass I would fight to get the medicinal MJ

        • me

          you are a total idiot.

    • colinjames71

      Talk about feeling superior! The article is absolutely correct in taking to task the govt which all but turns a blind eye to the TBTF banks that are absolutely critical in enabling viscious, criminal drug cartels and making a pretty penny doing so, while operations that supply critical medical marijuana to patients who would otherwise suffer, are good employers, bring needed revenue into communities are usually mom and pop type businesses operating legally under state law are subjected to persecution by the IRS, raided by swat teams, and basically just harassed by the feds in general, and your arguments that all pot smokers are braiin dead, non-productive citizens is freeking ridiculous and wrong. I know lots of people who smoke weed and are damn successful people. Think what you want but besides being a total dick, you don’t male a valid argument, your negativity is repulsive, and you apparently think adults don’t have the right to decide for themselves what to put in their bodies, or at least not weed, which for so many reasons SHOULD be legal- not the least of which is the fact that prohibition subsidizes drug cartels, and the for-profit prison-industrial complex rakes in the dough at public expense, and THEN there’s hemp- a whole ‘nuther part of the BS of the current system. And then how about just good ol FUCKING FREEDOM you holier than thou clown. Good grief.

      • jadan

        You’re wasting your breath with this guy, but somebody has to because he’s going to keep spewing out his nonsense. Readers will find his comments stinking up the space and get the wrong impression about GW’s blog. So, thanks.

        I never thought I’d see the day when marijuana would be legalized and I’m amazed that it’s happened. This a first big step to ending this “war on drugs” hypocrisy. One day we may actually be a civilized country! I look forward to that happy time.

        • Tonto

          Sure, Jadan. When the dope is flowing in the much meaner streets, and your kids and grandkids are reduced to the sort of life dope use leads to, I hope you’re satisfied with your liberal paradise. Every kind of psychosis and every other social disease known to man is spread wider and to younger kids in dope infested communities. Take a look around at what happens when society ignores historically accepted mores, smart guy. But hey! Thank God, the war on drugs is coming to an end. And Jesus Christ, while we’re at it, why is society spending a penny dealing with rapists? Rapists are just doing what comes naturally. And why should society spend one penny just because some child gets raped? It’s just sex! It’s not like this is anything that society should be concerned with. And why shouldn’t someone have the right to have sex with dogs? Right in their front yard! That goes on too! It’s a victimless crime! And it’s probably a good reason to raise the god-damned dog tax! I mean if people are getting off in their dogs, then there must be some value there that can be taxed! And why not legalize prostitution too. Now there’s another victimless crime. Of course when Horny Harry bring home VD to momma, and the divorce papers are filed, there’s going to be some small inconvenience to society. So maybe we should tax hookers too! That’s how we can finance the public schools, with a hooker-tax. God bless the hookers who fund our public schools. If a kid wants to, they should be able to major in prostitution, dope dealing and bestiality in college. What a bunch of fucking morons post here.

          You do know it is common-enough for dope dealers to lace a joint with PCP or heroin or who knows what, right? I mean, these kids want to get high, right? I suppose there will still have to be drug police, even in a legal marijuana world, because someone is going to have to prosecute whomever it is that is giving pot to all these minor children. Or, even better, we can lower the age of majority to six or seven, so the kids can legally smoke pot before heading off to grammar school! Holy shit! That will solve the statutory rape problem too!

          And you do know that those who share a joint are passing on diseases that confer a host of lovely social diseases that destroy the health of the dope smoking community. Yes, from mouth to mouth, smoking a joint is almost like having sex with the same people.

          Yes, let’s all get high! Like I said, what a bunch of fucking morons. You’re all so liberated from the norm of society, and such. You have all the answers.

          Go back and reread Jason Vega’s Bozo comment. That’s what you’re promoting, the complete idiocy of dope users is right there, expressed so well, I could hardly do better.

          The view here on WB is slanted toward idiocy.

          Trust me, asshole. This is all coming from the government. The legalize marijuana scheme, being used to placate kids who are too dumb to recognize when they are taking it up the ass, is something the liberal Democrats have figured out. Give the kids dope, and we’ll own them. That’s what is going on.

          Dope is just another means by which all you assholes are being enslaved you stupid son of a bitch…

          • Reverend Draco

            Wow. . . you really are a pathetic, ignorant git, aren’t you?

            Rape is a crime with a victim (as all actions which are properly called crimes do). . . voluntary, consensual use of Cannabis does not fit the criteria of crime.

            And, why is it that you nutters always bring up zoophilia? Project your sexual fantasies much?

            Animals aren’t consenting adults, no more than a rape victim or molested child is. Non-issue – for a rational person, anyway.

            Why not legalize prostitution? It would give the girls (and guys) some protection against abuse, allow for a regime of regular medical checkups and STD testing, and reduce minors’ access through ID checking – among other benefits. . .

            “You do know it is common-enough for dope dealers to lace a joint with PCP or heroin or who knows what, right? ”

            As a matter of fact, I do know. . . and under legalization, this would not happen. How many Whiskey distilleries lace their products with PCP or Heroin?

            “I began to study marijuana in 1967… I had not yet learned that there is something very special about illicit drugs. If they don’t always make the drug user behave irrationally, they certainly cause many non-users to behave that way.” ~ Harvard medical professor Lester Grinspoon, author of ‘Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine.’

            You, sir, are proof of that.

          • Tonto

            Congratulations. Since 1967, you say… And I bet you’re proof that marijuana use does not lead to more hedonist behavior. Next you’ll be telling the crowd, both cocaine and heroin should be legalized too. Go ahead, tell them.

            This crowd of uneducated morons will eat it up.

            Thank you for your quote from professor Grinspoon. LoL

            What you don’t seem to understand is, when you mess with the historical norm in society, there are always unintended consequences. Legalization of marijuana would have many negative consequences, including more pot smoking by underage kids, more truancy, more prostitution and more social failure.

            Oh, and BTW. I have seen both PCP and heroin put into a joint.

            In your rush to justify your abhorrent lifestyle, you neglected to address the diseases that are passed on toker to toker through the saliva left on the tip of a joint. But then, you’re deluded to the point you see nothing wrong with dope being used to enslave an entire generation yet again.

          • Reverend Draco

            So. . . a framework under which people would be carded to buy pot would have a more negative outcome than kids having easier access to pot than alcohol (because alcohol sellers check ID)?
            You really are a braindead nutter. Does your conservator know you have a computer?

            As one who has lived on both sides of the law, I’m relatively certain that I have an infinitely better understanding than you do – plus, I’m not afraid to actually learn something instead of parroting what some psychopath has indoctrinated me to think.

            I also think that the Esteemed Prof. Grinspoon also has an infinitely better understanding – as do most 3rd graders.

            As Cannabis has antibiotic properties (amongst many, many other healing properties), your saliva theory holds as much water as the rest of the utter nonsense you’ve posted – which is to say, none at all.

            You, sir, are a Prime Example of social failure.

          • Tonto

            Oh, yeah, sure… Pot is an antibiotic that cures everything! Pot makes pot smokers more
            intelligent, and better drivers. Most people who smoke pot are
            geniuses (like the Bozo’s who post here), and overwhelmingly successful in the business world. And letting legal dope
            out onto the streets where it cannot be confiscated is going to keep it
            out of the reach of kids.

            You know, Bozo, that dope you are smoking stays in your system for
            months. And you are high 24/7 for the same period of
            time, without even knowing how distorted are your senses.

            Legal dope is going to allow the most sickening, dirty, deranged and
            diseased schmuck in any locale to put in his pocket enough legal dope,
            adulterated with whatever he deems proper, and go downtown on Friday and
            Saturday night to get every at-risk kid in town stoned.

            Your rationale is ludicrous. Your logical sense is mere fantasy.

            Bozo, dope is illegal for a very good reason. That reason is,
            people like you who use dope lose their sense of responsibility. You are nuts.

          • Anon

            You’re such a troll lol. I’m not even going to bother talking about how hideously wrong you are about marijuana, because clearly you’re not interested in looking into the topic. But marijuana is not worse than many other drugs that are legal, and we have learned from history that prohibition of substances leads to all sorts of problems. Prohibition of marijuana has always been about racism and it still continues to be–the first head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics explicitly appealed to racism in trying to demonize the drug, saying that “Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men,” and talking about the effects it has on “the degenerate races.” You can feel free to call bullshit, but if you refuse to look it up, you reveal to everyone what your actual deal is–you’re not interested in having a real discussion, you’re just trying to troll and piss people off, not interested in learning anything new whatsoever.

          • Anon

            By the way, the guy’s name is Harry J. Anslinger. You could also read about newsman William Randolph Hearst, an avowed racist and investor in timber products (as in, anti-hemp) who worked with Anslinger by running a yellow journalism campaign against weed.

          • Tonto

            What are you talking about? Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

            Can anyone tell me what this flake is talking about? Never mind. Everyone posting here is a fruitcake high on dope.

          • Tonto

            “[…] we have learned from history that prohibition of substances leads to all sorts of problems.”

            We? Are you nuts or what? Speaking/writing in the first person plural is a bit queer, when discussing the dope you use.

            And your statement seems to indicate that you are favoring legalization of all sorts of drugs. What the fuck? You must be nuts. You certainly have no chance of being logical.

          • Reverend Draco

            He didn’t use the Royal We. . . he used the Inclusive We. (I can wait while you beg someone to explain the difference to you)

            Projecting your failings (loser, nuts, Bozo) onto others isn’t healthy. . . you really need to talk to your shrink about it.

          • Sondra Rene Eisenman

            HE is a troll… probably the guy that actually laundered the drug money

          • Reverend Draco

            Wouldn’t be at all surprised. . .

          • Guest

            This must work for this bank or is apart of the cartel.

    • Reverend Draco

      Here’s the deal, Sparkles – I’m not saying this because I think you possess the intellect and education to understand – your irrational screed puts the kybosh on that – but because I cannot let such a passel of lies as you’ve posted go unanswered.

      Numerous studies have been done, from Australia to Europe to the US – stoned drivers are only about 1/3 as likely to be involved in an accident than a sober driver (drunk drivers are 3-to-8-times more likely, by comparison). The main reason is, stoned drivers tend toward excessive caution – unlike drunks, who throw caution to the winds.
      This is not my idea – the studies can be found within minutes using the All-Knowing Google – if you’re not too frightened.

      The majority of pot smokers are well-educated, of above-average intelligence (my IQ is 143, how about you?), and tend to hold good-paying jobs – that is, those who can sneak through the warrantless, invasive searches of their bodily fluids without cause. . . which you might know if you were ever able to panhandle the clue that you’ve thus far been unable to beg, borrow, or steal. The stereotypical “amotivated” stoner is a caricature – a straw man held up before your eyes to hide the facts that you’re so frightened of seeing. And it worked. Congrats. You win the “I’m a Terminally Ignorant Nutter” Award.

      There are few, if any, negative aspects to smoking pot. 90%+ of the negative aspects are directly and intimately tied to Prohibition. All one needs to do is take even the most cursory glance at Alcohol Prohibition to see the scam exposed in all it’s criminal glory.

      Every – and I mean every! – point you irrationally tried to make are nothing more than regurgitated propaganda. . . your actual knowledge of the subject is nil-to-none, at best.

      Please don’t breed.

      • Tonto

        “The majority of pot smokers are well-educated, of above-average
        intelligence (my IQ is 143, how about you?), and tend to hold
        good-paying jobs […]”

        LoL. Out of the corner of your mouth you’re claiming to be well-educated, of above average intelligence, with a genius IQ of 143 and tending to hold a good-paying job… and a law breaker to boot. LoL

        You’re pitiful, is what you are.

        I bet you are a better than average driver when you are stoned too, right? Well, hell! Thank God for pot. You’d be citizen-nobody if it weren’t for the weed, I guess.

        Thanks for sharing, moron. You and Bozo Jacob Vega would make a good comedian routine, if everyone in the audience were as stoned as you are.

        • Reverend Draco

          No corner of my mouth – I’m saying it flat-fucking-out. Fact, not the fiction living in your head. 5 minutes of actual research would clue you in.

          I hold 6 advanced degrees – Physics, English, History, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion – 1 of which I got in Jr. High, 2 more in High School.

          I also have over a million miles under my ass, with no accidents or moving violations – and I did it in 20 years, not the 67 years it would take the average driver.

          Are you always wrong on purpose, or is it just luck?

          I’m gonna go out on a limb, and call it intentional. Nobody could be such an ignorant fuck by accident.

          • Tonto

            Yeah, you’re brilliant, Dopey. What the hell are you pushing dope for if you’re so smart? Why don’t you just invent a time machine and go forward into the progressive dope-filled world and live in peace?

            LoL, Loser.

          • Reverend Draco

            How funny – a dope overusing the word dope – why am I not a bit surprised.

            Loser? I see that you’re projecting again. Might wanna talk to your shrink about that.

          • Tonto

            Nice emoticon, Rev. Dago. You have some real class to share with everyone in every one of your posts.

            Welcome to the GW blog. You fit right in with the rest of these dopey a’holes.

          • Reverend Draco

            What can I say? I’m a classy guy. . .

            What I’m not, is a person who can simply let some braindead Funyun (my apologies to the yummy snack product) spew verbal diarrhea without at least making an attempt to set the record straight.

            Can’t help it that my IQ is half again what yours is – I worked very hard to get there. Too bad you didn’t – you might actually have made something of your pitiful life.

      • AES

        to Reverend Draco ! I like what You stated here. Just wanted to know what the category is for IQ 143. I know it is above average, but is Yours INTELLECTUAL, or HIGH INTELLECTUAL, or highest intellectual? Mine is only 130 but I was told I am above average. Anyway I can not find the IQ table, could You help me please? I heard 100 to 115 is the average human IQ, but on google I find different IQ charts, which one is the correct one I am wondering….. Also I guess the folks with average and below average IQ makes up aprox 2 thirds of the world population according to some of those charts I have seen, so pretty much the chances of someone seeing Your point is worse than 50.50right? I mean 6 or 7 out of Ten folks are not gonna get Your point! Thanks ahead!
        AES

        • Reverend Draco

          135-140 is considered, “not a genius, but so close to one as to be indistinguishable.” 140+ is, well, you can guess. Top 0.01% of the population.
          130 is quite respectable, and well above average – 98 being the average American’s IQ. The highest average, worldwide, is found in Hong Kong, with an average of 107.

          The US is 19th of the top 25 countries.

          • Tonto

            Hooray! If you’re so smart, what is your problem then? You come here to extoll the virtues of doing dope, just like the average moron who does dope. With all your pent-up brain power, I’d have thought you would have found something better to do with your time than to sit around stoned, staring at your cranial naval, and telling everyone how smart you think you are. This is what you spend your time doing? LoL!

            I’ve been around the block a few times, and, from what I read, you don’t sound too smart to me. In fact, you sound like the average dumb schmuck who’s found dope, and you have become commonly convinced by its effects that you’re even smarter than you think you are. Golly, Gomer Pyle!

            Lizard brain is the effect you suffer from, moron. You have the mental capacity to think critically that one typically would associate with a lizard. In other words, when a fly passes by your field of vision, your long lizard tongue flashes out and captures it, causing you to display a look of lizard satisfaction.

            Great life, a’hole.

          • Reverend Draco

            I don’t even know where to start dismantling your pathetic attempt at trolling. . . it’s so disorganized and irrational. But I’ll apply my towering intellect to the task.

            My problem is brainfried cretins such as yourself, who spends his time speaking whereof he knows not. I (and others) have tried to give you the remedial education you so desperately need – yet you possess such a tiny intellect it will not (or cannot) stick. The failure is yours – you’ll have to come to terms with that, eventually.

            At least I can say, in all honesty, that I am in the same group as people like Carl Sagan, Lester Grinspoon, Steve Jobs, and Oliver Sacks. . . You’ve got Bubba and Jethro on your side. No comparison. Again, the failure is yours.

            I see that, once again, you’re projecting. Isn’t it beyond time that you talked to your shrink about it? Any given hair on my head possesses a greater critical thinking ability than you do – but then, I’ve fostered this ability, while you have yet to discover what it is.

            Again. The failure is yours.

            I certainly hope that your family isn’t too disappointed in the failure you’ve become. . . I feel sorry for them, having such an imbecile in their gene pool.

    • “Tonto” is Spanish for “Fool”….your agruement is proof you are a DOPE.

      The Feral government is THE largest drug dealer on the planet, running the same racket that the Brits pulled in the Opium War in China, on the rest of the world. The ATF gives illegal assault weapons to their preferred Sinaloa drug gang causing the deaths of hundreds of innocent, unarmed Mexicans. The CIA imports drugs from the Sinaloa drug gang, and the DEA secretly meets with the Sinaloa drug gang to get information on the rival gangs to monopolize the Mexican traffic. Then when Wachovia gets caught laundering $390 BILLION in Sinaloa drug money the DOJ ‘fines’ them $1 billion and NO CRIMINAL prosecutions.

      The CIA instigated the Vietnam war in part to capture the Golden Triangle traffic and was caught repeatedly shipping heroine and opium inside coffins of dead service men. Opium production increased ten fold after the Afghanistan invasion with shipments sent out of country by CIA flights. Russia has documented their drug epidemic on this US drug running. If you refuse to see any defects in this insane reality then you are a REALLY DOPEY FOOL.

    • freedom

      Whatever. Cancer cells have an abundance of CB2 receptors. What do you think attaches to those receptors and kills the pathways in the cells that the cell derives its energy from? The body has an ECS system, but when the cancer is too much, guess where the cannabinol comes from to kill the cancer. I guess you would rather people be on oxycontin and chemo both of which will kill you. You get a life and learn what the hell you are talking about before you speak.

      Then if you really want to get into it, tell me the US has a patent on medical marijuana while they keep it illegal.

      http://uspatent6630507.com/

      explain that and then you MIGHT have an argument.

    • Sondra Rene Eisenman

      The article speaks of the implications of the BANKS AND THE GOVERNMENT financing the drug cartels you moron, while incarceration of medical marijuana patients. Plus your statement about pot smoker not being taxpayers is wrong. OBVISOUSLY they are and they do VOTE. You think that the politicians in all these states just up an decided that they would “legalize” NO.. you are wrong. then you throw in the kids… for bleeding hearts sake… ” what about the kids drinking alcohol , or smoking cigarettes or stealing “legally” prescribed XANAX. OH>> NEVERMIND THE THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN DYING FROM THOSE LEGAL DRUGS. at the same token you cannot produce any deaths from marijuana being illegal. If you did your research… the US has a federal patent on marijuana… look it up. Exactly what are you afraid of ??? it is defiantly hypocritical on so many levels and the banks and corporations have been funding the government hypocrisy for years. The real implications here is that federal government has turned on its people… and gone into business for themselves give a big Fuck you to you and your family because the war on drugs has turned to be a war on poverty, minorities, and the drug addict not the fuckers that bring murder and death to any one town.

      • Tonto

        Whew! There’s another one who’s stoned out of her mind, and who tragically doesn’t comprehend the extent of her inebriation. Like mom and apple pie? Gimmie a break!

        Honey, you need something no one’s got. Your unfortunate existence isn’t made any more fortunate by spending your time telling other people what to do. Why?

        Because you are a prime example of exactly the social decay I am decrying here in this comment thread about the wide acceptance on the GW blog of the idea that dope should be made legal.

        Here we have a woman who no doubt falls for every populist ploy. Did you vote for Hope and Change, Sondra? The nation is crumbling under the weight of all this idiocy.

        • Sondra Rene Eisenman

          I am the social decay??? I have never laundered money, nor have I ever killed anyone for any reason. you are just looking for a reason to be a bully to someone, and would not actually have the balls to do that to my face, but rather from a computer. HA!

  • It seems like the “war on drugs” is really “war on users”, and those that supply it get government blessing and in fact the government is in on it. Good for the prison industrial complex.

  • Sarrah Goldblume

    A Treasonous Government is NOT a Legitimate Government!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=952oK_jGfYo

  • yup

    I expected the government to act hypocritical, because they follow their “law” procedures that they made up that has been entrenched for decades. So they are like “What me supposed to do?” while shrugging their shoulders and continue the BS.

    Its basically the allegory of would you jump if someone told you to. The answer is yes, the government would jump, because the law told them to. Just the same if their was a government law that said ‘yeah , you can go hurt people’ the government would uphold that law.

    Instead of acting with common sense and saying ‘no, i will not jump off the bridge.’

  • Jand

    TWO WORDS: MENA ARKANSAS

  • Tonto

    Well that settles it. The consensus on GW blog is that weed is God. It makes people more intelligent, richer, more intellectually fulfilled, more inventive, more moral, and weed cures everything from genital warts to heroin addiction. Look at all these stinking idiots who have come here to call for free and legal dope all over the planet. Well, what the hell. Why not?

    As long the license to broadcast an opinion on GW blog is so broad, why not a call to legalize dope? The whole goddamned audience here is in favor of growing dope on the median strips of every highway in the country, regardless the obvious consequences of ending up a loser like the morons who typically post here.

    And, oh, hooray! These are the same idiots who are being asked to support changing the structure of the monetary system by the recurrent idiot-theme here on GW blog, public banking. They want to print money on ZigZag rolling papers so they can smoke it.

    Where is Carl Herman today? I bet he’s off telling his students about the merits of smoking a joint before they come to class. “It broadens your mind!” LoL

    What’s the matter, Carl???? No opinions today? What is the opinion of the public banking queen about free dope for the masses? Come on, Carl. Join in! The crowd is certainly just as nutty as you are.

    GW blog put its foot in it today.

  • Al Mouyal

    Tonto, you should keep your head in the sand. Go back to sleep and enjoy your dream, If their are any idiots here it’s YOU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

  • Bibi

    Zionists Own the Feds. Game Over America. Rot in Peace at their mercy.

  • Dick Motta

    Article [X.] The powers not delegated to the United States by the
    Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the
    States respectively, or to the people.

    Why are the People subjected to two different levels of law? Feds are
    enforcing law on the assertion that “Federal law trumps State law”.
    There is nowhere in the US Constitution that the Fed has been
    delegated the power to control marijuana. If the individual States
    pass marijuana laws, then the people of that State should expect that
    they are complying with the law and that they won’t be subject to
    Federal intrusion. The States have a duty to support State
    sovereignty and they are not doing it.

  • This state of affairs surely gives you a good insight into just how immoral are many of those people working inside our government …

    Why Hurt People Who Are Sick? …

    http://www.angryharry.com/Why-Hurt-People-Who-Are-Sick.htm

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  • benson

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  • pebear

    I would name my business with something that did not look like a cannibis smoke shop. Like random 3 letters LLC or random 3 letters Enterprises LLC. Then I would open several bank accounts and try not to drop more than 8500 a day in any one bank account. It’s a hassle but you have to make your rounds and just drop in cash below the radar. Banks, Credit Unions and savings societies. Hell even put some with your stock brokers on account. Spread it around and make it look like your are some sort of financier. Don’t let the bankers know you are Mr. Weed….

  • state of psychosis

    sickening.. while people die at the hands of drug cartels and users like ashley smith kill themselves in prison because of this cruelty these bastards just sit back and illegally line their pockets. well, I know what banks to pull my money out of