WARNING: Consumption of this information may cause side effects including: Temporary confusion, a blank stare and feelings of persecution. Long term exposure may produce the desire to Stop the Madness and repeal Cannabis Prohibition.
There is an infection raging in the minds of Americans! Its name is Reefer Madness. In 1937, the American propaganda exploitation film "Reefer Madness" put forth a terrifying story about a new drug from Mexico they called "Marihuana." The movie showed how this "new scourge" ruined lives and put our children at risk. It needed to be "eradicated!" Faced with such terror, our politicians did what they were supposed to do and made laws to eradicate this terrible scourge. But they were duped.
"Marihuana," as it turns out, is a myth. There is no such thing. The substance shown in the film does bare some small resemblance to Cannabis (they can both be smoked), but what the movie really shows are the effects of truly dangerous drugs, like alcohol and heroin. Not Cannabis. There was a secret agenda at play here. The film's producers intentionally confused the story to mislead their audience. Cannabis had been framed.
Evil men, seeking to profit from the ignorance of others, tricked our representatives into prohibiting Cannabis by law. This was the beginning of one of the longest running cases of mistaken identity in American history.
Almost 80 years after the release of the film, Reefer Madness is everywhere. This dangerous disease continues to corrupt the minds of millions of Americans. To this day the lies are repeated...
"Marihuana causes insanity!"
"Marihuana is addictive!"
"Marihuana is a frightful assassin of our children!"
Meanwhile, Cannabis continues to be illegal...unjustly convicted for crimes it didn't commit.
We have mistakenly criminalized one of the most beneficial crops known to man. And in the process, we have tossed aside the basic principles upon which our nation was founded. In its place, we have created an Orwellian police state where we spend our lives celebrating hatred of this miraculous plant and the people who use it.
Almost every argument in support of Cannabis Prohibition can be traced directly back to the film Reefer Madness. Its all in there. Watch it for yourself below. Then listen to people arguing in support of Cannabis Prohibition. They are the same arguments...the same lies. It would be funny, if it wasn't so tragic.
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