Isn’t it rather hypocritical for a government to be putting people in jail who smoke or grow cannabis for medicinal purposes while they in fact own the rights of almost all of its healing compounds? Well, it is true. The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services filed for a patent for cannabis in April 21, 1999 for their antioxidants and neuroprotectants effects.
No doubt, the U.S. realizes that there is much more about marijuana than hippies smoking it for recreational use, yet the money that they would be receiving from having a patent on this invasive ‘weed’, is one that would make one pause if they really knew what the government was truly up to.
The raids on ‘legal’ medicinal shops that sell marijuana is a shame when given where they’re being busted. These shops fall in line with the local and state laws that have made weed legal, yet the ATF and FBI don’t seem concerned with laws of that state; their mission is to cease and collect as much marijuana as possible for their own covert agenda: selling it for profits.
If you go back in history just a short while ago, in Iraq, there were no “weapons of mass destruction”. But what the U.S. government did find, and knew of for years, was thousands of acres of Poppies – poppy seeds are turned into heroine. That’s right; Iraq is the largest supplier of heroine in the world – and now who do you think has control of the poppy fields now that Saddam Hussein is no longer in power? In fact, there is still to this day, no governing power in Iraq other than the thousands of U.S. military that surrounds these poppy fields.
The heroin epidemic that ravaged our cities during the 50s and 60s originated with the CIA out of Southeast Asia. Almost from the moment of their founding in 1947, the CIA was giving covert support to organized drug traffickers in Europe and the Far East, and eventually the Middle East and Latin America. During the Vietnam War—hold onto your hats!—heroin was being smuggled into this country in the bodies of soldiers being flown home, coded ahead of time so they could be identified at various Air Force bases and the drugs removed.
When given that a UN report said “the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6 billion in 2003 – it’s no wonder that the U.S. government would want their share of the kitty.
CIA implicated in covert drug sales
Several CIA guys who later came up in the Iran-Contra affair (Ted Shackley, Ray Clines and Edwin Wilson) used the Nugan Hand bank to channel funds for covert operations. By 1979, the bank had 22 branches in 13 countries and $1 billion in annual business. The next year, chairman Frank Nugan was found shot dead in his Mercedes, a hundred miles from Sydney, and the bank soon collapsed. Two official investigations by Australia uncovered its financing of major drug dealers and the laundering of their profits, while collecting an impressive list of “ex”–CIA officers.
The point here is that the U.S. plays a very hypocritical role when it comes to drugs and how they view and handle it and the monies that will come from the sale of it.
The CIA and other pseudo government agencies have been selling marijuana for decades. The only reason it’s not legal in most states is the government doesn’t want any competition on a billion dollar drug-making business that might cut into their bottom line. Make no mistake, whether it’s guns, cocaine, heroin or marijuana, the United States government has been making billions from the sale of these ‘illegal’ dealings to other countries, just to keep the U.S. economy afloat.