Marijuana Lies

Micky Dee's Motive!

I want to adhere to the greatest LAW of our world- the GOLDEN RULE!
I want to adhere to the greatest LAW of our world- the GOLDEN RULE!

My motive is FAIRNESS!

My overt motive, ulterior motive, my life-time goal is to adhere to the GOLDEN RULE. I will keep driving that "nail" because that nail has not been driven.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

You cannot truely be a Christian without adhering to that LAW. It cannot be done.

You cannot truly be a religious person at all- unless you adhere to that LAW. Every religion has a version of that LAW.

We cannot consider ourselves "Christ-like" without the Golden Rule.

We cannot turn our heads away from courts that reward the well-to-do and who are represented by lawyers, barristers, and other criminals of the system.

We cannot turn our heads and look away from the unjust incarceration of our people, many who are at the peak of their productive lives.

We need a "JUSTICE SYSTEM" that begins with having punishments fit the crimes and possible outcomes of those crimes.

We cannot have an "INJUSTICE SYSTEM" that falsifies laws, trials, and unfair punishment.

As some readers might realize- I keep trying to commit hub-icide! I just coined that. This is suicide by hub-pages. Let's talk about everything no matter how many readers it may cost me.

I want the GOLDEN RULE strictly promoted and enforced or this country of the United States of America is not "one nation under God"!

Micky: God?

God: Yeah Micky?

Micky:Are you sure about this?

God: Yes Micky. Just do it!

Micky: You think this is funny don't You, God?

God: Yep! I do.

Micky: You know I don't like this "heat". I have a beard and long hair! Well, where it's not bald anyway. God- I want a low profile. Please? Please? Let someone else write this one?

God: So you want to write what you want?

Micky: I guess not. I mean- everything I see -I have to see through You. I guess you can write through me. But coming through Micky Dee- it's going to be "ruff"!

God: What else you gotta do today?

Micky: "Presactly"!

Stereotyping! Propaganda!

One of the worst ways of demonizing is to stereotype. Paint a picture of naked girls with booze, cannabis, etc. Create a false "life-style for "users". Many representations of any "vices" can be absolutely false. The old "KOOL" cigarette ads come to mind. A handsome smoker gets the pretty girl and they're both enjoying the great "KOOL" outdoors.

The same can be said for the propaganda for and against cannabis. Cheech and Chong come to mind. Many exaggerations about products do harm!

It seems that some of the dumbest messages are promoted by those who use!

Tell the truth!

Some of the dumbest promotions against "using" are out-right lies and ridiculous.

Researching the internet for info I came across websites that were "for" legalizing cannabis which were ludicrous. It should turn most "self respecting citizens" (if there are any really) OFF toward legalizing cannabis.

On the other hand there are websites that are against cannabis and in such a way that they too are ridiculous. And indeed these "sites" and messages turn people away.

Neither do justice to the truth.

History of Weed

America’s First Marijuana Law

In 1619, before America was born, we had America’s first marijuana law at JamestownVirginia. It “ordered all farmers to “make trial of” (grow) Indian hemp seed. More “must grow hemp” laws were enacted in Massachusetts in 1631 and in Connecticut in 1632.

In England, foreigners who grew cannabis were given citizenship.

Cannabis was legal tender (money) for most of the Americas from 1631 to the early 1800s.

You could pay your taxes for hundreds of years with hemp in America. You could be jailed for “not” growing it.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. While in France Jefferson took great risks and expense to smuggle hemp seeds out of China and into Turkey- illegally! The political leaders of China considered the exportation of their seeds –a capital offense!

Benjamin Franklin started one of America’s first paper mills with cannabis as “paper”.

Marijuana and hashish were the second or third most prescribed medicines in the United States from 1842 until the 1890s.

Tooth-ache?

Many things are legal until they're made obsolete!
Many things are legal until they're made obsolete!

Cannabis hemp is the strongest, most durable natural soft fiber on earth.

In 1942 the Japanese cut off the supply of Manila hemp. The US government distributed 400,000 pounds of cannabis seeds to American farmers from Kentucky to Wisconsin.

Eli Whitney cotton gins were replaced by European-made industrial looms and gins. It was now cheaper to produce cotton than hemp.

FYI- 50% of all chemicals used in American agriculture are used in cotton growing.

The first and second drafts of the Declaration of Independence were written on Dutch (hemp) paper.

The history of cannabis would go back beyond history.

Peace Bud: Hemp Conspiracy TV Premiere

Some Uses

The US Pharmacopoeia indicated it should be used in ailments such as fatigue,  fits of coughing, rheumatism, asthma, delirium tremens,  migraine headaches, and cramps and depressions associated with menstruation.

Queen Victoria applied cannabis resins menstrual cramps and PMS . The Queen reigned from 1837 to 1901. This period paralleled the enormous growth of Indian cannabis medicines throughout the Western World.

There are many, many uses of hemp. Cloth, paper, rope, clothes, medicines, oils, protein, building materials, etc.

Teething?

65 mgs of morphine per fluid ounce should do it!
65 mgs of morphine per fluid ounce should do it!

“Break Through In Papermaking”

If hemp was legally cultivated using 20th Century technology, it would be the single largest agricultural crop in the United States and the world today.

This article was prepared in February 1937 when hemp was still legal to grow.

One acre of hemp, in annual rotation over a twenty year rotation period would produce as much pulp for paper as 4.1 acres of trees being cut down in a 20 year period. This process would eliminate 75% and more of chemicals to spoil our water supplies.

State of the art hemp fiber stripping machines were available in the mid-1930s. Timber, paper, and large newspaper holding companies like Randolph Hearst’s Kimberly Clark could lose billions and even go belly up.

It just so happens Dupont  just patented a sulphuric acid process for wood pulp paper. Had hemp not been made illegal, 80% of Dupont would not be and the pollution of their existence would not have taken its toll as it has. Secret meetings were held- you know –much like today!

Why Marijuana Remains Illegal

Hatred

Hearst’s hatred and lies would fan wars and laws passed. Hearst fueled the flames for the Spanish-American War.

They began a yellow journalism campaign to outlaw marijuana. Car accidents involving alcohol would outnumber those cannabis related incidents 1,000 to 1. But if a marijuana cigarette was found in the ashtray, that story made front page while more alcohol related stories went to the back of the paper.

At some point Poncho Villa seized some of Hearst’s finest timberland. He denounced Spaniards, Latinos, Mexican-Americans. Hearst, for decades, would portray the Mexican as pot smoking and lazy.

1910 to 1920 saw Hearst reporting that the majority of Negroes raping white women could be traced directly to cocaine. After that ten year period, Hearst now saw that it wasn’t cocaine crazed Negroes raping white women. It was marijuana crazed Negroes raping white women.

Willie Nelson: Hemp and the Family Farm

Facts, Figures, Truths- that you won't ever care about!

There are so many sordid facts and figures I could put on this hub. I could tell you about George Herbet Walker Bush, GW’s father, being with the CIA, about his oil company being named Zapata Oil. I could say something about the Bay of Pigs tied into that. I could mention the ties that he had with Dan Quayle’s father and the Ely Lilly company. Oh, I guess I could say that Dan Quayle was a go-between for drug kingpins, gun runners, and other officials with the Iran-Contra scandal. I could say that the Bushes are large shareholders of Lilly, //abbot, Bristol, Pfizer, etc. I won’t though.

I won’t tell you anything like that because “you” don’t want to hear it.

I simply will not tell you that Bush lobbied illegally within and without the administration as Vice President in 1981 to permit drug companies to dump obsolete, unwanted, domestically banned substances on unwary Third World countries.

But I’m not going to do that. It would hurt my back to sit here and type this tripe almost as it would tire you out to read this dribble. Besides- let’s face it –to read stuff like this could turn our Disneyland Fantasyland upside down.

I certainly won’t try to educate you on the fact that in 1981 Vice President Bush was ordered to stop lobbying the IRS for special tax breaks for the drug companies, on behalf of the Supreme Court itself.

Nope! I’m not telling you any of that.

It would even muddy the murky waters to dwell on either political party since both are abetting this crime.

Hemp is not "smoking" Cannabis!

Hemp does not have THC.

There is more use for hemp (buzzless cannabis) than for smoking marijuana!

the great cannabis conspiracy

So what’s the buzz about?

It’s really not much of a buzz.

It’s probably better for you than too much caffeine.

It’s certainly better than alcohol if one chose to alter their mood.

You can drink, and in no time at all, enough booze to render you unconscious.

As I bicycle around America, I see the empty beer cans and bottles form too many "drinking and driving" excursions. There are way too many alcoholic beverage containers on the sides of the roads. There are many "clean-ups" by nearby residents to get rid of the unsightly recyclable waste. The empty containers are quickly replaced.

Too many people are drinking and driving!

Most sports have been promoted by alcohol! NASCAR is sponsored by alcohol!

Harvard Economist on why marijuana should be legalized !

75% of illegal drugs are consumed by white folks!

75% of our population is white.

75% of illegal drugs are consumed by white folks.

More money- better quantity. No street dealing.

98% of arrests in Urban America are blacks and Latinos!

This is a racial crime perpetrated by the United States injustice system!

It is a generation after generation perpetual cycle because of the continuation of poverty that feeds on it.

To ignore this plight and blight and this crime against the poor and people of color in our country is one of the worst crimes of all.

Racism, apathy on a grand scale, selfishness, etc.

This involves lives ruined.

People are imprisoned.

People are killed.

People die.

Dreams destroyed.

Minds are destroyed.

Spirits are destroyed.

Souls are destroyed.

The Union: the business behind getting high!

Don't lie to our youth!

Tell the exact truth about all drugs, food, politics!

Tell the truth. If you don't know the truth- research until you do know the truth!

Exploring things we don't understand can often be brought about from lies being told.

Being able to trust someone to tell you of a danger- all the time - builds trust.

Lying about one "thing" can break "trust".

Lie about pot. "They" research. "They" learn the truth.

Now "you" are no longer a source of trust!

Now "they" try something else "you" have lied about- "maybe"?

Maybe this time "you" told the truth.

This is the "gateway" to other drugs- because "you" have no credibility.

Don't lie to children- about anything!

The Drug War In a Nutshell !

Don't lock them up!

Ancient and modern historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, philologists and the physical evidence (artifacts, cuneiform, languages, etc.) indicate that cannabis is one of the oldest cultivated plants on our planet.

Cab Calloway - Reefer Man High Quality

Legalize It! Can't we all just get a bong?

Drinking vs Smoking

Below is a famous actor after drinking.

Never- never have I seen or heard of this from smoking cannabis!

You can eat cannabis and feel badly.

It is infeasible to smoke cannabis and fall this "low".

In Vietnam - a man drinking will pass out on guard duty.

After drinking enough, a man or woman will pass out- uncontrollably -at war, at the wheel, at anything!

I am not advocating either! I am saying that I will permit tests on me regarding my statements.

I am saying if the greatest cyclist in the world will drink as much as I want him to-

I will smoke as much as he wants me to.

I'm 60 years old and I will beat him soundly! Let's do it.

Meanwhile- this is a victimless crime for the most part -much less than alcohol.

I have seen alcoholics become new people giving up alcohol for cannabis.

I'm saying - take this "crime" and astigmatism off our people.

A man- out of control!

This is drinking. It is never "smoking".
This is drinking. It is never "smoking".

Many drinkers will have a glass of wine with a meal. Many will be responsible.

The same and more can be said for folks who might sit out on their decks with a cannabis cigarette! Most "smokers" are not "Cheech and Chong". They are doctors, lawyers, professional people of all types.

The real difference is "they" don't go to jail like Negroes and Latinos!

Quit supporting racial policies!

Quit supporting policies against the poor!

French Tonic Wine

Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C.

The video below is quite long- 82 minutes. It feels like 83 minutes! There are many lessons to learn from this video. We can learn many things about our rights. This video will also explain a bit about victims and the people this crime is focused against! Please take the time- when you can -and watch, listen, and learn!

Comments 118 comments

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msorensson 6 years ago

ohhh... A delicate subject...

I enjoyed your arguments for it, Mickey.

I am sorry I am not able to give an opinion on it. My son has been asking me about it and I present the facts to him, raw.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

It seems to delicate doesn't it? It's frowned upon. Alcohol is so accepted. There are a couple of ABC stores really easy to get to right here where I live. Of course there is alcohol in most restaurants downtown. There are many around this small area.

Everybody has to drive to those ABC shops or the restaurants. Let's focus on the restaurants. -Yikes- I guess we'd better not!

There are "tail-gate" parties at ball-games. There is drinking at ball games. I'd say -most- have to drive home! People are killed by drivers drinking at ball games. But alcohol has a long history of killing.

It's an unfair penalizing.

Thank you Msorensson. I'm just rattling out some thoughts that I should have put in the hub. But you know- hubs should be relatively short most of the time. There is no time in this world!

I loved your hub on "How To Communicate Well" very much! Thanks Msorensson. I appreciate you.


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Chris Eddy111 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

As usual Mickey Dee you put it all out there in your hub for all to see. I sure appreciate you. Way to go! Must have been a rasta in a past life eh, lol.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Chris Eddy! You know how it is. I really only tried it once. It was in international waters off the coast of Never Never Land. I think we were about 20 miles out of any jurisdiction.

This is largely a youth crime.

It's 78% of drug incarcerations.

It's a poor man's crime.

There are no victims.

It's $50,000,000,000 per year. We'd be better off to pay people to smoke.

It's appalling that people are going to jail for- -nothing.

I'm just looking for the Golden Rule!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

I love Hemp! I loved your hub ! :) Very interesting reading and videos as well! Cheers !


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Tantrum! You know it's quite a bit of arrogance on those who turn their heads and minds to someone who is doing nothing to nobody while they sip their wine or beer. Meanwhile lives are interrupted, lives are put on hold, people are imprisoned, and lives are ruined.

Thanks Tantrum. I appreciate your stopping by and staying high. Oops, I mean saying hi!


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

LOL! Today I'm only saying hi ! LOL


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SummerSteward 6 years ago from Duluth MN

Good hub Micky, I've often found myself scratching my head trying to figure out the logic behind pot being illegal and alcohol legal. Cropping hemp would do soooo much for our economy and ecologically as well. I enjoyed this read!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Summer. We need more and more SANITY in our lives don't we Girl?

The rest of the world can tell and believe their own lies but let's, "us", be real! Thank you Dear!


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Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

You obviously put a lot of work into this hub. Drink and drugs can be harmful if they are used to excess.

Drinking to excess has become almost acceptable nowadays. You are looked upon as someone not quite normal if you think it is wrong. Taken in moderation most things are fine.

One thing is certain: no goverment wants to stop smoking or drinking because most of the cost is actually tax.

Drug taking is definitely not something new but we only hear the bad side. Don't forget also, that governments like to control and making all drugs illegal, except pharmaceutical drugs, is a form of control. They have not come up with an ethical way to tax these products, so that could be another reason.

On the other hand, someone in good health does not need them. Like alcohol and smoking, constant use makes us dependent. I am glad I never went down that route but it is not really for me to judge anyone who does.

Anyway, as usual a good hub.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

A dependency on anything is costly, unhealthy, costly again, selfishness, self-implosive, etc.

Almost anything in moderation may be more my motto.

I don't think cannabis will make me ride my bicycle faster.

Alcohol won't help me ride faster.

A great diet can help with overall health, wealth, and longevity. Keeping "this faith" will keep people with a better sense of peace if not happiness.

Sacrifice and abstinence have certainly been documented to have great results when preparing for "tests" of all kinds.

Self-sacrifice is prayer.

Work is prayer.

Prayer is prayer.

Sometimes- riding a bicycle is prayer.


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Rossimobis 6 years ago from Biafra

I read this twice and i know that i will still read it over and over again.Bro Micky, i thought that i have seen the best of you but i was wrong, this 103 is the bomb.I love the way you put all the information in this hub, it is educative and can fit into a school scheme.I have nothing much to chip in but bro Micky, i have this dedications for you and fellow hubbers.

http://www.tiredofbeingalive.com/read/whymari-1.ht...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGsEt-qtOqs


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Victoria Dubois 6 years ago from Temple Terrace, Florida

Excellent, I couldn't have said it better myself. I say legalize it, tax it & regulate it. I know first hand from my alcholic father that booze is the real drug people should be worried about. Yes, many people can drink socially, but I see a whole new generation of drinkers that think social drinking is doing shots & gettin' drunk & then driving possibly. I spoke to a recovering addict the other day by chance & he told me that booze was the gateway drug to him & that pot did nothing for him. He explained to me that they are two entirely different things. Remember with pot you are aware of what you are doing. You are not totally out of it.


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MFB III 6 years ago from United States

I never ever had to go and scrape the remains of any Marines out of a vehicle when I was stateside, who died as a result of marijuana. And I went to quite a few, one time there were four marines in a station wagon that went airborne and horseshoed itself around a great big tree. There was not enough left of them to bury. A recovery team basically cut out the squashed metal where they were crushed into pulp and later the families buried the blocks of metal that contained them. Each accident was the result of drinking....I never had to go and stop any domestic violence over marijauna, it was always booze.

Marijuana tends to make drivers paranoid, they actually drive much more careful for fear of being busted and because it heightens all of their senses. Plus they aren't usually on the road long before munchies cause them to park at the nearest drive through restautant. I have seen men who have murdered others because they were drunk. But no one is in the mood for murder when they are smoking hooch.

It also is a tremendous asset to cancer patients, glaucoma, and may other diseases that it can help take a sick persons mind off of the pain, the nausea and so many other side effects. I say let's close all the bars, and open some real joints where you can smoke or drop a THC tablet and cop a buzz peacefully. Crime will drop in this country, E.R.'s will be less crowded, politics won't matter so much

because most everyone is happy, and the taxes on the crops and the sales will pay for health care reform, and then some. Great Hub Mickey.~~~MFB III


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Brother Rossimobis I do love you for showing up. I saw my regular readers fall off of this one. Maybe temporarily but it can't bother me.

I will continue to tell the truth. I will talk for those who are incarcerated or dead.

I will continue to say that alcohol is a terrible choice for mood alteration. Alcohol has killed too many people. Thanks for adding those links. God bless Rossi!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Victoria Dubois. Everything you say is so very true. Life should hold more value than our "leaders" (who don't) give it. God bless you Victoria Dubois! Let's tell the truth!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Brother MFB- you know I love you. I love those words you've pecked above here Sir! They're all true! Alcohol leads to DEATH quicker than most anything out here. Alcohol KILLS! I believe alcohol is at the cause of our electing such a string of idiots that have lead our country. Thanks MFB. I really appreciate your contribution here!


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Fascinating Hub. I appreciate the education I received reading it. Given the diabetes epidemic due to obesity, sugar ought to be outlawed. :>) Or, to escape my particular weakness, how about outlawing pizza? :>)

Great job here. Politically speaking, I have very strong libertarian leanings, so I'll be thinking through all this for awhile. Thanks for the brain fodder.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Ken. I certainly have different leanings than the two political farces that are Republican and Democratic. What a joke these parties are. Less than a thousand people making our laws and they can't balance the budget. They can only perpetuate their crimes. Our "system" of government, containing these "two", is not working. Thank you very much for commenting Ken.

Do our elected idiots want to make our citizens safer or healthier? Or are they just worshiping the filthy lucre from drug companies and alcohol producers? Or is our country drunk? Thanks Ken!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Wow you put heaps of work into this, how amazing. Loved it. xo


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mick, I hope one day we might burn a big old fashioned Blunt! I like my marijuana I love hash, brownies with weed are the bestest after dinner treat. It came from God not a laboratory, and all things from God are good. Here is a favorite of mine as I dig Willie Nelson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQANmQO2g0

Good and good for what ails you. I've smoked the worst and I've burnt the best, give me Thai sticks of buds any old day! or send me to Amsterdam for a dose of their hash or Afghanistan for poppy oil to smear on a cigarette. I sit in the corner with a smile on my face not hurting no one, just letting go of the weight of the world and getting spiritual.


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itakins 6 years ago from Irl

Micky

This is really fascinating stuff..I will have to re-read to take it all on board.It's curious isn't it?

You know in Germany 75% of psychiatists prescribe a natural remedy for depression called St John's wort,it grows everywhere and it's inexpensive-you can buy it over the counter in Health food stores.

In Ireland it has been banned,despite its known efficacy...it's deemed better for one to go and get some pharmaceutical chemical that truly screws you up and costs a fortune.

The Big Pharmas Rule and we all know who's who in that world.

Brave hub,brilliantly done.


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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Micky, you are spot on, and I echo all of the comments made above, it's criminal (literally) that our society does what it does to protect BigPharma and the Booze Barons.... way to go Micky...

Why are people so blind and scared?

John


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aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

BTW thanks for the link, I've also linked this hub from mine!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Blondpoet. I'm glad you loved it. Now go burn one for me.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

50 Caliber Dude. I was wondering when you were going to put your put your cents or Thai sticks in! As you know I hadn't had anything since my 60th birthday. That's the thing too- start when you want -quit when you want or when your money runs out. the stuff sold in NC is not that good so that's another reason I don't miss it.

I made it to one of those coffee shops in Amsterdam. The coffee was really good.

One day I hope we can fire one up Dusty! -just in memory of Vietnam- and Thailand!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

"Big Pharmaceuticals" is right Itakins. There is too much greedy insanity! There are folks right now trying to think of a way to sell "air". Thank you Itakins.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God bless you Aguasilver. You know things are not right. I'm glad the folks here aren't into seeming and appearing -but into "BEING"! Thank you John. We need better government. What we have is cruel and inhuman/inhumane! Thanks!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Excellent hub covering so much. Man Zoloft making 575 million wow - and all the others - huge. I often thing how much of the environment would be saved using hemp for paper etc. As for drug laws how can tobacco and booze be legal, half the over the counters legal and pot illegal. You pointed out a few reasons why. I am a huge believer in taking responsibility for oneself - obviously we need guidance but how about the consistency from our illustrious hypocritical leaders.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Billyaustindillon! Folks need to wake up and know the leaders for what they are. Thanks BAD!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Exactly it amazes me sometimes how people see what they want to see when it is right in front of them like a perverse delusion.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Hooray for the hub! I say legalize weed and outlaw alcohol. The world would be a happy place. Everyone would love each other and appreciate the yummyness of munchy snacks. lol I haven't smoked in years but I think I smoked enough for 10 people most of my life. I say let us all raise a glass of "illegal" wine and toast the "legal" puff puff pass. :)


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

I love this hub. I love Micky Dee :)


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

Thank you, a lot of hard work here. You are loved :)

am linking your hub to some friends. again thank you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hy Billyaustindillon. Thanks for stopping back by. It's a perverse delusion. Write on!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I guess the name-theherbivorehippi-should have given me a clue huh? I wish we had a lot of the lives back that were lost because of "illegalization"! Let's "raise a glass of "illegal" wine and toast the "legal" puff puff pass." :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you for coming by Blaise. I love you too Dear!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Sa'ge- God bless you! I just don't see enough citizens who say they want a "good" America with ideals and their other rhetoric standing up for "TRUTH". When will Americans take the country back? Or -when will Americans take "their" country? You know there is too much dishonesty and this change is too obviously needed. Thank you very much Sa'ge!!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

lets get to the point here, As children, we were planting hemp in the Philippines when we were young, our parents use it as medicines and we were never addcited, we played on the plantation and run around through it. There were nobody who is addcited to it int he village, we didnt even know its other uses. I never understand why it is illegal, hehe -- crazy world.

Thank you Mick, take care, Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You're right Maita. There's not much to it. It's a natural plant. With hemp you have a very, very strong fiber with many uses. Thanks Maita.


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terced ojos 6 years ago from terced_ojos@yahoo.com

Terced_Ojos is A Christian man who has smoked marijuana in the past.

I have no ambiguous feelings or trepidations about my faith and the legalization of cannabis. Too many good things that can be done with this product.

If anything we should try and ban alcohol again that stuff destroys lives and spirits.

Anything you abuse will hurt you. Man you could abuse peanut butter if you wanted to.

Legalize it. May the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you very much for this blessing terced ojos! I too am living in the past with it. We don't need to participate to know that there is more positive with hemp than the alternatives. Thank you. God bless terced ojos!


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

Micky Dee - You did an amazing job with this hub. I have never researched the history Marijuana. It was really quite interesting. I started smoking pot at around the age of 13. Back then I did a lot of other drugs including psychedelics. Drugs were escape from the pain. So yes, I abused drugs, wasn't happy unless my brain was literally fried.

After many years of therapy and peeling back the layers, taking the pain out and working through it. I have no reason to self medicate. Do I still enjoy Marijuana on occasion? You bet I do! but in moderation. Will I ever turn down a chance to get high, in a social setting? Probably not till the day I die. I can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine or a few tokes. Which one would I prefer? The tokes.

I don't mean to make this sound like I use all the time, because that is not so. I use occasionally, in moderation and never to self medicate for emotional reasons. I am a responsible user and would never drink or smoke and get behind the wheel. I liked the videos they were great and the drug companies make millions.

You did an awesome job, I am 52 years old and I am right there with you. I do honestly believe that alcohol is a far worse drug.

And I will get on my bike this year, You bet! You should of included Jonathan Edwards, Song Shanty.

Great Job,

Sage


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Sage! When we rely on anything too strongly- it becomes a negative. When we depend on what comes from the outside too much- it's a negative.

I have depended on coffee too much.

I tried to alleviate my pain with hydrocodone. The pain kept wanting more and more hydrocodone. I wasn't addicted but I could see that more hydrocodone was not the answer. Today I'm not taking anything for pain. Hydrocodone messes with digestion.

I had to take anti-depressants for a while. Things have been too sad at times. Sometimes I seemed to cry all day. I did need those anti-depressants for a while. When we can- we need to get shed of those or anything that could turn us zombie-like. However if zombie-like is the best mood for that individual what can I say?

The "movers and shakers" of this world drink. They have the money- maybe most of it in an off shore account -but they can buy better food, drink, whatever.

Americans ingest too many fried foods, McDirt, crap.

It is absolutely arrogance to suggest that we all do something "stupid" like drink so much.

It is arrogance to assume that "we all" can like the taste of alcohol.

It is arrogance to push the effects of alcohol on people who cannot deal with the "intoxication".

Our country needs to sober up and clean our water and drink more water.

I know too many people who have died from kidney failure alone.

When have we heard of someone dying from kidney failure from smoking cannabis?

The auto accidents.

Thank you Sage. I certainly appreciate your stopping by and adding a positive message. Thanks very much!


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loveofnight 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

very detailed and informative hub, you seem to have left nothing out.......


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey Loveofnight! I guess so. How much can be repeated and how much stuff says the same thing? It's just insanity that runs this country. Sorry- I must be repeating myself! Thanks very much for stopping by.


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

Outta sight hub: when I saw the title I said "no he didn't!" Yes the great lie . . that's exactly what I've called this propaganda myself. Especially now that the medical benefits that have come forth now what?

I call it the "Great American Lie", speared on with programs such as the old "Dragnet" TV series. I watch these sometimes on the computer and they're a hoot, peppered with so much miss-information.

Rating this one and sharing. I love it . . you're the best my friend excellent writing with a sprinkle of cahonies (sic) !!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I love you Pmccray. A lot of my "peeps" on the pages are skipping this one. I wish we could all get together about something but it looks like the mis-informed will stay mis-informed- by choice. If we choose to ignore the truth for some folks "we" are going to be denied the truth ourselves. I'm sticking to the truth. We cannot ignore the suffering of others. There have been too many lives ruined by the lies about this super plant. The truth needs to be told about all of life- not just what is chosen to be good and sweet subject matter approved by the blinded. Thanks Pmccray. God bless you. Let's love our brothers and sisters and if anything let's make the punishment fit the crime. Here- there is no victim. Thanks


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You are a grand fellow Prasetio. Your hubs are so spot on all the time. Thank you for always being a nice fellow. Thank you sir!


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susanlang 6 years ago

MickyD, I do realize how hard you worked on this hub and I feel you have presented your case quite well. However, with all do respect to you, I can not say I agree. I'm against drinking and driving as well. I also support MADD (mothers against drunk driving) Since I like your writing style, please excuse me while I go read your other hubs. :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Susanlang. I appreciate your comment.

I'm not advocating for anyone to drink or do drugs.

I certainly don't recommend driving the country on alcohol which is being done now.

Alcohol is a big tax on the poor. Alcohol kills people every day!

If we banned alcohol today and legalized smoking cannabis- until the end of time and man ceased to exist- there could never be the deaths from alcohol and the anguish of MOTHERS who ARE AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS.

Members of MADD should certainly advocate smoking cannabis OVER drinking alcohol! I'm saying do neither is driving.

However I will say I can pass any driving test and descend in mountains, on my bicycle, faster than most- maybe 95 % of the people here on earth, after smoking. I'll back up my claims at any time.

I will advocate that if they do something so stupid as to drive on alcohol or cannabis- please for Gods sake do it after smoking not drinking! If you drink enough- you will pass out. You will save lives by getting people off alcohol.

There is no doubt whatsoever- none -that the wrong substance is illegal.

I and many others know that there are many medicinal properties to the plant called cannabis.

I have seen a man who would wreck property continuously with alcohol. I've seen this man and know this man to have used the bathroom in another man's pick-up truck. This man says that since he has been smoking he hasn't done those things.

I will do any tests you'd like to confirm what I say about anything.

I will out-ride my bicycle versus anyone if they drink enough.

Do you know the effects of alcohol?

Do you know the effects of cannabis.

How have you come to know?

I have a daughter. My daughter is my life. I love my daughter more than anyone or anything.

I know that my daughter could put herself in too much jeopardy with alcohol. My daughter doesn't smoke or drink.

My God Dear Susanlang, I would not want you or anyone "passed out" and compromised!

I read. I see. I see it every day and week and year- the terrible effects of alcohol!

I don't want to drink as much espresso as I do.

I want to eat cleaner food than I get.

I want my water to be pure as well as my air.

There are times for every tool in God's kingdom.

I'm saying if you compare alcohol with cannabis- there hardly is one.

If a person is drunk- that person is dead -except for the part where bodily fluids are leaking from head to toe. There is vomiting. There is urinating on oneself and others.

My Dear- there is no comparison!

I have indeed tested the effects of both! I know what they do. When I see or hear about a person never doing drugs - this is where I really question. Stories about "things" are more believable to these folks. The histories that have been rewritten are more believable to these folks. Politics are easier to believe. Our courts are easier to believe.

Now - I have to say, "our, this, and every government lies". It's their job. Men of power and money run things. We don't vote for our choice for elected officials. These folks "running" are appointed.

There has been and is a conspiracy against this plant. Only ignorance of it is keeping it back. Hemp is a great fiber. Hemp is a great medicine. There is not one man that I will follow and not question. There is none. I follow God. I have to conduct myself with truth. I am accountable. I say "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". This is the Golden Rule and I have to adhere to it. If I lie then I am not adhering to the truth. If I say something that will make someone hurt then I too will hurt. I am saying it is absolute ignorance and arrogance to allow alcohol over hemp.

Now rid the world of all impurities!

Ignore the political parties that lie to us day after day year after year. Do this until all people are brought into this election process. Make punishments fit the crimes. Straighten out a terrible judicial system.

Let's do all the "positive" things I would do to make the world better.

The first thing to do is remove alcohol so that people can think clearly. Check out the money that our real "drug pushers" are making.

Don't take or do anything that would impair your judgment. Keep a clean mind!

Thanks for stopping by Susanlang!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I feel that it's imperative to add that there is an astigmatism, a prejudice, a maligning of a person who has partaken. It seems we must wear a cloak of guilt and inferiority because "we" didn't like alcohol. There wasn't alcohol. Most people do poorly on alcohol. We are to bear this negativity by those who smugly say, "well I've never". Well good for all those who can lead a perfect life. I'm serious. Perfection is what Jesus told us to seek. Of course we aren't perfect. We try to meet an impossible standard - but if we try "this hard" can't we at least fall shorter.

There are many prescription drugs that will ZOMBIE you. They are made and they are sold. Very powerful stuff is out there.

I have certainly failed with my striving for perfection. Sometimes I even strive for perfection by not striving for perfection.

But in my striving- I've never sent kids to war under false pretenses.

I eat close to nature. I'm a vegetarian. That's for humane and health reasons. I ride my bicycle for fun, travel, sport, physical strength and pleasure, mental strength and pleasure as well as spiritual pleasure and fitness.

I ride my bike extremely well for being 60 years of age, which I am, or I ride extremely well for more than most 20-year-olds.

So I want to be in a good condition to be "of use" to higher powers- if I can at all be a servant for good. I will try to be as good as I can be as long as my Father desires. My creator. My Lord. I would like a "life" with companionship. I would rather be alone than to be a source of negativity to anyone.

I see no need for a young person, being astigmatized for the rest of their lives, having hopes and dreams taken away for doing less than drinking a beer.

The crimes that are perpetrated in the name of alcohol, the murders, the car accidents, the violence, the dependency, and all associated with using alcohol, including driving home from a sporting event after drinking, etc., etc....

I'd like to see "punishment fitting crimes". Fairness of courts. Courts that actually desire justice instead of more money for more lawyers to plead for verdicts.

There are a lot of things I want.

I am 60 years old.

There are no changes to affect my life.

Where is there any gain from my words?

Most of what I've said here doesn't matter to most people. They are too busy. They have other interests. They have their own lives. They're hooked on alcohol. They're hooked on something else. They're visiting the McPoison Restaurants too much.

The odds against this hub being "cozied up to" are phenomenal! But, I'm not running for Mayor. I don't want anything for this futile public service.

I certainly appreciate those who "can" speak the truth and those that do!

I see so much good coming from this plant in many uses.

I would rather remember who I have been. I know I've stood for the best ideals. I know I've done the best I could with what I've been given.

I cannot forget who I have been. My road has been rocky. I've seen the world through "these-my" eyes.

I will consider my brothers and sisters who have been jailed for nothing.

I will know that the United States has falsified evidence. They've made a mockery of their own system. They often lie. Yes the government folk do it all the time. Hard to believe isn't it? Yet- it gets in the papers, news, the TV, the web.

I intend to remember people in prison who have committed no crimes at all. So- in a way -this is a salute to everybody. Live and let live. Let's help each other. Let's raise a neighbor's barn!

Let's find out why we have so many people in prison.

These are people. We are the most imprisoned people on earth.

We are gated communities!

Thanks- I just want to "do unto others as I would have them do to me". I want to understand!

I want compassion for everybody and especially people of peace. Let's be at peace!


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Ben Zoltak 6 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

Well done Micky, God bless the real American Constitution written on Hemp. So many of our societies' problems are tied to this cycle of greed and fear surrounding a plant the Great Spirit gave to help humanity. Well done. Amazing to think that drug companies are now allowed to advertise on television, products whose side effects may include "death", but a plant whose benefits have been known for thousands of years is kept from hard working Americans. Thanks for getting the word out.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Ben. You know it's all true. I guess the only people who can be against it- know nothing about it. It's all very insane. This is one of the softest medicines known to man. Thanks very much. Ben!


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Tashtoo 6 years ago from Nova Scotia

Micky Dee! You have a fan in me! I so hope that people really take the time to put some thought into this and what you are saying. Some already have, based on the comments above. I so agree with your statements, ESPECIALLY your comments in regards to our children. It is so easy to forget that they are free thinking little humans that have to experience this world for themselves, with or with out the propaganda we would prefer they believe.

Imagine the tax revenues, imagine the stigma being gone, imagine the healing!!! I think this world has lost it's common sense much less it's belief in the golden rule. This hub is definately golden though! Think I'll take my perch on the deck and ponder it a little longer! Soldier on...with love and gratitude :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Oh Tashtoo! You've lifted me quite a bit. I think I'm suffering a little battle fatique. The videos tell the truth. There are so many reasons to stop this insanity- and -yet it's been a very successful brain-washing campaign that has run over the truth. Legalization would be a very positive thing for so many lives.


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funride 6 years ago from Portugal

This is a controverse subject (also here where I live). But, as always, you put it like it is. Great hub, there´s nothing like the truth.

When I see so many young people drinking alcool here I think to myself what it would be like if it was forbiden... I believe it would be worst!

I´m not sure if legalization it´s the solution but at least it should be depenalized!

Lets go for a ride :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Funride. I'm sure the medicinal properties would out-weigh any negatives. It's a great plant. Easy to grow. Very beneficial for many things.

As an alcohol replacement? Absolutely better! No "passing out"! Unconsciousness is not acceptable.

Consciousness is the goal. A greater consciousness! A safer consciousness. With alcohol- it's all a blur!

Don't drink and drive. Don't smoke and drive. Be alert.

Be free of everything!

Thanks Funride. Let's ride!


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DREAM ON 6 years ago

Every time I come to one of your hubs the sun comes up and the sun goes down before I finish it.Well I enjoyed this day like no other.I have never been a smoker.I have friends that do smoke and they are the most laid back non aggressive and understanding people while (high) or not.I also have my brother who is the most arrogant and hurtful person while drunk before and after.I see the living proof.I have watched and learned so much today.Thanks again for a little enlightment along my journey through life.All I can say * * * * * top notch all the way.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

DREAM ON- you know I have to love you Brother. You open your mind and you open your heart. Let's see the truth above all else. Let's have compassion for those who have chosen not to drink, be violent, careless, unconscious...

Let's have punishments fit crimes. Thank you. It was a little deliberation- not much - to create this hub. I anticipated many "religious" folks to avoid commenting. I anticipated so many pretenders to "skip" this hub all together.

I don't intend to lie.

I will not lie to our kids.

I will let these others lie and continue to lie.

I will tell the truth. It seems that most of our people want to believe in politicians, the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Fairies, etc.

These people who are calloused to the suffering our their own brothers and sisters are guilty of "apathy"! They will also know "apathy" from the other side.


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Once again, you have produced a terrific hub. I appreciate all the energy and effort you put into research.

I lived many years in fear. Fear of an abusive spouse, and fear of the "danger of drugs". After doing a little of my own research, I discovered I had nothing to fear! And, as an added bonus, I discovered the strength to leave the abuser. Win Win!

Great hub, again. Thanks.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Deborah. I'm so glad you are out of a bad situation. It's amazing how we get used to a "situation" and stay in it. But- we love - we want "things" to work out. We want continuity, a continuation of what was and can be. We want to love the person we loved. We want to depend and be depended upon!

We need to isolate more drugs that lead to violent and negative behaviors. People are making bad choices. It's better to make "no choice".

Thanks Deborah.


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

I used to smoke pot a long time ago-over 25 years ago-never bothered again with it. I think it has many theraupetic things going for it but of course it would never be legalized because you know who would lose money on it and not be able to promote the big pharm companies that rake in the money.

If I had cancer-or illnesses--I would smoke it again easily. I do stay away from men and woman who smoke too much of it though. Those who can't function without it--I got problems with that in my life and have seen many a lazy man after continually smoking too much pot. I hate it as much as I hate a man who drinks too much.

Funny, just reading the newspaper a few days ago--girl arrested for smoking pot and causing a car accident. Hmmmmmm. Some people can not handle anything in "moderation".....


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Ghost. It can help a lazy man veg out. It's what he's choosing. It's not the drug making him do it. It's easier to screw off with anything- wine, booze, etc. I know people who drink every day. It is at least several beers or a bottle of wine split by two.

People who "do to much" want to do too much.

My thoughts on the accident? I was hit by a car on a sidewalk decades ago. The stories that got back to me were "she fell asleep" at mid-day driving in town- and - "She was on a CB radio talking".

Today we have make-up to put on, coffee or soda to drink, kids in the back, TV in the car, buttons on the radio, CD player, MP3 player, etc. and the list is unending. We have more "stuff" than any age before us.

Plus- this "girl" may be too young? Inexperienced in driving? Inexperienced in cannabis?

Maybe- this girl -just can't drive?!

What the hell was she doing driving and smoking pot?

I can't blame pot at all in this one.

She sounds like a lot of people.

It's hard to believe but maybe: - She's a freakin' moron!

Thank you Dear! I appreciate you!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

My vote is probably canceled out again. My vote is canceled by people who actually get to the voting booths and ask the person in charge who they should vote for.

My vote is canceled by people who consider drugs who render you unconscious better than those who don't. My vote is canceled by people who never went to war and may as well have an endowment providing all their wants and needs. My vote is canceled by the brainwashed who only believe what their government says. Substitute FDA, FBI, UPI, You Pick A Paper, etc. My vote is canceled not by logic. Not by weighing of facts and scientific research. It is canceled for thousands of reasons. And, some of it just comes down to propaganda and hysterics.

The world isn't black and white. But- if it has to be then alcohol should be banned!

No ifs, ands, or buts!

For those in disagreement about the deaths related to alcohol. Create a hub! Micky Dee is full of crap! There are only ____(this many) deaths related to alcohol!

Weigh the evidence yourselves. Don't rely on Micky Dee to do it for you. If you don't "know" you fail to learn. That's not progress.


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Hey Micky--not sure if this last post was for me--the ranting--I could care less if people smoke dope--I just don't associate closely with anyone who is constantly high on alcohol-pills-pot--using it as a crutch to live and cope. Big difference. I was not advocating anything or discrediting you in any way, shape or form. I don't want to create a hub saying MickyDee is full of crap--because alcohol should go way before pot does. They do not legalize pot because it is more profitable to the big pharm companies to keep people relying on those horrid pills that control them-than a bag of weed that treat cancer and a zillion other things.

So if you are ranting at me--well---you need to understand taht people are going to agree and disagree--but me? I just feel that people should live a good, peaceful life without any unneccesary pain. My personal opinion--after dealing with huge, pot smokers--drinkers--losers--lazy and unmotivated--I just don't hang around them. A casual user is much different than a person who lives to get high--and does not live in reality. Don't be upset with people who don't choose to have that around them....it is not a judgement call on you. It is an opinion that I have. I don't choose to be associated with anyone who uses heavy on anything-pharm pills-alchol--the worst--drug users as well as heavy pot smokers...I have seen it all--and choose someone who likes to live drug free and high on God :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I just got back in from sitting in the sun a bit. I was trying to get a little more Vitamin D. then I put this oil on me called Golden Glow by Malibu Tan. I do want to look like a bronze - well a bronze something. Not a bronze god though. This lotion is made by Creative Laboratories in Eagan, MN.

It has hemp in it.

So it's made in the USA. Where is the hemp grown?

This has nothing to do with getting high and sitting around your living room while a bunch of idiots coast to coast are doing watching the NCAA tournaments and such. By the way- pot has almost nothing to do with these lay-abouts. I think Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Red Auerbach, etc. had a lot to do with that.

Of course before this would have been football where again everyone sits around with booze and such, maybe at a Sports Bar.

But no- this, as part of the message above explains, has to do with other uses of the plant.

I do not smoke this lotion at any time.

I do not make brownies out of this lotion ever.

This country is missing a great crop that would be good for the soil and many things.

But,I just react to comments. New thoughts enter my head. If I do rant I want to rant about unfairness to my fellow man. I want to address all issues of truth and oppression.

I certainly think we should keep the best head about us. Dependency is a big issue! There is little to depend on in this realm.

Again I will fall back to the Golden Rule to deflect or inform.

We have to treat our brother and sister as we would like to be treated. We certainly should not punish less offensive crimes more than more evil and harmful ones.

I cannot let this go that a person should not receive punishment for the same crime as aiming a gun and shooting someone close to their heads as in hitting the helmet of a person. This was a person not riding a bicycle, at this time, but walking. This is attempted murder.

We can bring up all kinds of examples about how pot and McDonalds are bad for us.

There are lazy people. There are mean people. There are indifferent people.

I choose to say that I can love God. I can be a servant of God. I can be responsible. I can create. I can also smoke pot.

If people do not care for the hellish environment a person can be thrown into; a person who has done nothing to no one not even himself- then this is an uncivilized civilization.

I cannot ignore people who have been framed for crimes and spend jail time and their lives with. I cannot ignore the people who escape prosecution for crimes that are worse while only money separates the imprisonment and loss of life.

I cannot forget that the illegalization of cannabis is a great step in furthering the slavery we all live in.

I say make it all illegal. By God if Alcohol is legal for all the mayhem that it is the root of then make- getting drunk illegal. Leaving alcohol out there by itself is stupidity. It's mean. Look at just the car wrecks. It validates the cruel and inhumane treatment of people who have done nothing to nobody.

We should demand that punishments fit the crimes! No matter who you are. Rich people don't go to jail usually for drugs- they go to rehab - like Ravenel down in Charleston. Read my poem again about Wonders Way.

This country is never going to get better. There are too many people drunk at the wheel.

No ghost- this message isn't for you. This isn't a rant against you.

This is just a rant. There should be a law- no ranting!


kimberlyslyrics 6 years ago

Micky, indeed an interesting concept. But first I must say, your daughter is very lucky to have a father who clearly understands and shares many values too many don't choose to possess.

Also I'm thinking maybe we are suppose to fail in mistakes striving for perfection, obviously to learn from it and strengthen our faith each time even more.

Horrific what alcohol does, my father got sober but far too late. His suicide a month ago warranted an autopsy even though the bullet was still in his head, but here's what I mean, he was sober a decade an an autopsy report shows his alcohol level was 4.0 and it's hard to get higher than that. That's how intoxicated and completely in no control of his behavior. Sad, he surely was so drunk probably didn't even know he blew his head off, out of the blue.

Now I am not a drinker 1 because I am a black out crazy fool on alcohol and 2 medications and a problem for my recovery of heroin and cocaine addiction.

Weed makes me paranoid so this I avoid, also due to my recovery, but I say this

Weed smokers, and here in Canada are many, but I hear nor read any fatal repercussions from it's use. Mostly smokers just chill at home.

Alcoholics, while they are in a disease, if they do not arrest and abstain from any mood altering chemicals, they are guaranteed with no exception to quickly or shortly have one or more of the following outcomes;

Jail, Institutions or death. Fact. Sadly, take lives of innocent bystanders on the way.

May alcoholics find their way to recovery and get sober.

In my opinion I would absolutely make alcohol illegal and give a shit about weed. Then it opens the question to other drugs that have the same effect of alcohol, but that's another hub which I have done many on.

Thank you for this Hub, people, we, me need to have this isue top of mind, and this hub does that

Cheers

Kimberly

By the Way

is that shirt getting smelly yet?

xoxoxo


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Kimberly! You know what you've said is true and I just have to call 'em as I see 'em! Thank you very much for stopping by. I enjoyed your latest hub very much- especially the scales of justice!

You know- I was that shirt every day. I also have about 20 or so the same color!

Thank you Dear!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Micky - I'm right with you on this. I posted hee earlier but something went crazy and the comment got lost - don't know what happened but there you are, now unfortunately I can't share my great wisdom any more! I've forgotten all those gems I had written. Too sad.!

What it does mean is that I get another shot at giving this great Hub another thumbs up, which it thoroughly deserves!

Thanks again my brother. When I get to feeling wise again maybe I'll come back here and give you another thumbs up and share whatever pearls there are!

Love and peace

Tony


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Tony. It is so good to have you here and have your validation.

It's a great plant for "textiles", fabrics of different kinds.

I have seen it do wonders as a medicine!

It is great for PTSD.

You can ski or bicycle downhill toward 80 miles per hour.

Or you can sit on your couch and do nothing like most of our citizens.

Thanks Tony!


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earnestshub 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Interesting hub apart from the god thing. I dont so the god thing.

Margolis in his excellent book on drugs called alcohol a 5th rate depressant. He warned against using such a depressant as a social drug.

Marijuana is safer to use long term than any drug I can name, prescription or recreational.

I have a friend in his seventies who is a well known intellectual with a brilliant mind.

He has been smoking daily for 45 years. He has short term memory loss when he is stoned but memory returns when he takes a break. He starts smoking at about 8am every day.

THC Delta 9 is the active constituent and it has it's own neural pathway in the body, so if I were a god-botherer I could say "God made us to have marijuana"

Anyway, comprehensive hub and some radical thoughts.... I like that!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Earnestshub! Thank you very much for stopping by and commenting.

I have know folks with serious health problems with alcohol-

some with mental, physical, and both.

I'd like to think I'm not advocating either or any alternative to reality.

I know "it" to be safer.

Hemp is good farming and a great medicine, and great textiles.

I couldn't find my reference to God but my biggest that folks might rely on is the Golden Rule. Every religion has that Golden Rule in a form. I know atheists who act with the Golden Rule. There are many atheists who treat their neighbors, brothers and sisters as they would treat themselves. They are keeping the LAW.

But - I love people who will treat me as I would treat them. I will try to treat everyone with this same reverence. I'll try. Hugging that rule will keep your feet on the path.

Thanks very much for spending some time with it. You know- I'm looking for fairness. Thanks Earnesthub!


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blackreign2012 6 years ago

Great hub micky. presented beautifully. Hemp was made illegal because it was cutting into the profits of the plastics and paper industry. Hemp has alot of properties Clothes made of hemp lasts 4 or 5 years. Hemp is not illegal because they care about what's its gonna do to you or me. Its illegal because it was cutting into the money of the elite. That's it. That's why I am a fan you keep it real ~hugs~


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Blackreign- you have my love. Never think you don't. I love the truth. Theses liars have been lying to kids. Parents are lying to kids. That's where the biggest problem is with kids- the lies. Then because these "do-gooders", the scribes and Pharisees, the so called leaders who lie, lie- the kids try this and that. They go into the parents bathroom and try that crap. For God's sake lets just tell the truth. The truth gnaws on me. The truth says "do this hub"! What is the truth? My God is true. Thanks Blackreign!


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Neil Sperling 6 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

I am always happy when I make time to read your no-nonsense hubs. I smoked many years in my youth, then took a twenty year break - now back to occasionally enjoying a spliff or two. As always your hubs are filled with fact based information backing up your opinion. Your opinions are totally in line with mine. Continue my friend.... continue doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think it is now 4:20

Love - Light - Laughter

Neil


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

God bless you Neil. Life is but a vapor! Let's love and enjoy when we can. Let's love our neighbor! God bless you!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Am I glad you dropped my hubs, Micky! This hub is fantastically informative and indeed, eye candy for we folks who get off on funny old ads. You know, Mr. Dee, I am in the oddest situation regarding this marijuana business. I used to smoke in the early 70's, then I got paranoid and hid in closets, so I no longer indulge. I would love to get high, but am a full-fledged addict/alcoholic, so that's all out, too.

Well. As my generation used to say, "Bummer."

Anyhow, this was a blast to read, and I think you've got a new fan.

PS: Oh, and I forgot to tell ya I'm quitting smoking! Jeeze!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Lorlie! Yes you can get paranoid. If you expect it- it's easy to deal with.

I'm not advocating taking on habits that are expensive and take away from who you are and family.

NOW- those cigarettes...

Thank you Lorlie!


earl 6 years ago

If you can handle the truth without being in denial, then here's a Marijuana story of what smoking weed did to someone... I think most potheads don't have the guts to admit how miserable they can become because of marijuana. But for those who want the truth, here it is http://stop-smoking-weed.org


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Well Earl I can handle the truth. Yes there can be a lot of bad marijuana stories. I hope you too can see the truth about alcohol you stupid moron.

Are you acquainted with the deaths attributed to alcohol?

If not please do some research.

I get a little tired of the reports fro people like you.

I don't recommend that you smoke or do anything you stupoid idiot.

I'm saying that Pot is better than alcohol pea-brain.

Can you read?

CAN YOU READ SIR?

When you are drunk-

You do stupid things like try to revive a dead possum in the road.

Drinking makes you unconscious moron!

I've never seen this concerning pot.

Do you want to do some tests?

Please sir- you and me

I will smoke as much as you want me too- you drink as much as I want you too.

You, Lance Armstrong, whoever you want to you stupid idiot-

Let's ride our bikes afterward.

Please for God's sake and your family- please Earl- don't drink alcohol, don't smoke weed, and you please don't even drink coffee because you can't apparently read while on anything.

What are you on?

Read this information!

By all means take all your drugs that the FDA and your doctor recommends. Whatever you're on right now isn't working though!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Wonderful hub Micky. I have been using Hemp on and off for 40 years and it never killed my brain cells. I agree with Earnest....his words.....Marijuana is safer to use long term than any drug I can name, prescription or recreational. As long as drug companies keep pushing toxic drugs with side affects and still raking in multi million $$ of profit, the governments will try to keep marijuana illegal. It's a crying shame to be putting innocent every day abiding citizens in jail for smoking a herb..NOT A DRUG and being HAPPY and EUPHORIC instead of consuming booze and puking, disorderly, drunkeness and deadly driving and killing people while under the influence of BOOZE..My senses are heightened when I smoke and I am much more alert and careful, drinkers on the other hand are a danger to themselves and others on the road. Great HUB Micky, whether you smoke or not doesn't matter, but thank you for presenting a great HUB A HUGE UP from the saddle.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Amen Brother Saddlerider! God bless you for telling the truth!!! Of course I have never smoked except in international waters out in the ocean at least three miles from any coast! But I can get some matches or rub some sticks together if you come over some time!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I love the truths, I believe you have 15 states and more on the way legalizing medical marijuana, it's about time, Canada is right behind you. It's been a struggle, but the politicians are seeing the light as they lift the fog from in front of their faces. California alone would get them out of financial ruin by legalizing the growth, just think of the taxes they would derive, billions of dollars. Anyway enough said from Saddle, I'm off to vaporize...lol


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Bro! Vaporize! Then- "coalesce the vapor of human experience into a viable and logical comprehension!"


DC 6 years ago

I have seen the violence associated with alcohol and the destruction it does to the body, mind and spirit and yet it is legalized and let's not forget the dangers of prescription drugs.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hey DC! Drinking will render the user unconscious. There are too many prescription drugs being over used. Have been since docs have been prescribing them. I'm not for taking a "crutch" away necessarily. lot of people need "propping up". But I can see that you and I talk to the same choir. Too much foolishness DC!


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America

God: "Micky - you did a great job son!" :)

Very glad you found me to connect as friends Micky! Exceptionally well written. Have considered moving back up to Canada to grow it. At least up there its not illegal to produce products in some parts. The rejuvenation of land from hemp is something almost every farm needs these days - cleanse the poisons from all those perfectly manicured lawns adn golf courses (oops - too much truth?)

I'd be more than happy to meet you in those international waters any day :) There is true peace once we grasp how free and loving it is to only do unto as we would have done to us. With that, we can move at the speed of trust - stop with the games and doubt and "each man for himself" crap that has never, ever produced a productive community or awakening synergism in any form.

Not "hub-icide" - looking forward to reading more of your hubs and getting to know you better!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Sem Pro! You're right on time. I was in a little funk that I was going try to lift over-dosing on chocolate and almonds. I won't eat as much now. God bless you! Lets do, "move with the speed of trust"! Lay that truth out there! Cheers! To international waters!


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lxxy 6 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

LOVED this Mickey!

You bring up so many great points! You remind me of something I've written, but I'll post it someplace you'll find it as not to disrupt the continuum here.

EXCELLENT style, prose, truths, and media my friend.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo lxxy! Let's just tell the the truth. Let's be real if the rest of the world won't. Free our minds and be free!


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

If you drink too much water, you drown. If you smoke too much, be it weed, cigarettes or whatever else, be ready to welcome some sort of addiction, breathing difficulties and a sooner death. It all depends what you are smoking and how much of it but you "gotta pay to play" any which way you look at it. That's if you want to play ...

Took me like ten years from the time my sister told me that "you can get a lot higher without drugs than with drugs" to the time I actually understood what she meant. Drugs do help though, in terms of being high.

There's a stoned comment lol


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You have to pay to play. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Some people say "all things in moderation". I say, "some things not at all and some in moderation". But the truth needs to be sorted out and told.

I think a terrible thing could be for a child to see that, "well, they lied about pot, they lie about it all". Alcohol is promoted too much and is too deadly. Thank you Mr. Happy!!!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

Incredible hub, here, Micky.

I´ve read it twice but still need to go back to take it all in.

I know how right you are about the terrible things that can happen when someone is drunk,cannabis users are jist not in the same category at all as drunks. (Start the war without me, was a catchphrase with many hippies I knew in the 60s.) They were far too laid back to cause a fight,.

My favourite part of this hub just has to be the adverts from years ago. Cocaine, morphine. Hee Hee That´ll keep the little darlings quiet and no teething troubles either. Priceless!!!!!! Love you, man. x


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo Dim! I have to refresh too! Thanks! I love hippies. One gave me a ride from Laguna Beach to LA to pick up my bags at the bus station and then took me to the airport. He drove a VW bus with a surf board on top. I was in my Marine Corps uniform. I love you Dim!!!


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

Every single thing, it seems, even Coca Cola had drugs in it. The modern day drug companies don't want it legalized because they would lose money on their synthetic drugs offered to everyone. Good hub, could not agree more. I don't want my kids to do it, but I don't want them to drink even Less, but yet alcohol is legal and a drug, is a drug is a drug. Great hub. Ya think the advertisers will pick on this one?


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

Micky- If you ever find that Golden Rule, let me know. Got to go roll


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Yo BobbiRant. I think kids should not use it. I think kids should not use alcohol. We certainly need to stop lying to each other and especially to kids. I agree with you Bobbi.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Holy Smokes! Not sure I've seen many hubs with about ten hubs worth of material in the comments before!

http://www.cracked.com/article_18732_6-things-you-...


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Now Todd! We don't Americans to THINK! They are the best stupid sheep on the planet so far. Let's face it. Americans will say politicians are crooked. Americans will say that there are too many lawyers in office. Well poo! they're lawyers. They cannot/will not run the judicial system but into the ground and down to hell. They do the same for the country. We have Christians voting for a guys who drink like winos on skid row. Most of our presidents go to Harvard where they have Geronimo's head and Zapata's head. But-look out for pot! They continue to vote for any lawyer. Geeze Louise. The are the dumbest people on Earth. They have all the facts and let crooks run them over. Sorry America. You're refuting all that "American ingenuity and resourcefulness" label you wore for so long. Textiles are dead in America and Tommy Hilfrigger goes to country after country to have shirts made for Americans to buy for $150. Well America- stand your butt up.

Thank you Todd! I liked that link. It puts things in perspective.


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zzron 5 years ago from Houston, TX.

Thanks for the history lesson. Great post brother.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo zzron. It's hard to believe we're still talking about a weed. God bless!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Yo Half Price Pipes! I'm in the choir brother. But America is just too brainwashed, enslaved, and apathetic to care. Americans will believe anything their slave masters say. Our "leaders" start a war every few years to kill us and America falls for it every time. Let's face it. American are not super, above average people. They are slaves, willingly.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Brother- there is NO PLACE ON EARTH that is safe from America - or what America really is. There is NO PLACE ON EARTH to escape this capitalism that is sucking the honor from this Earth. There is no place to go. These lying businessmen are raping our youth every few years. These businessmen rape the land wherever and whenever they want. Few to none would care what God's wishes are. This fake democracy we have where our "candidates" are appointed by lawyers who have never in 200 years run a court-room with honor - not in 200 years. But- Americans elect this same scum from Harvard and Yale to the highest seats of power in the land. Let's face it. America is made up of intelligent, strong, and brave people from ALL over the world - but after their arrival here they become enslaved. Americans cannot think for themselves. The big media destroys any competition as soon as it emerges. Big business buys up or destroys competition. Textiles are exported to sweat shoips and AMericans buy those shirts for $50 to $150. Made in a damn sweatshop. Shame is what Americans should feel at this stage in history because Americans are enslaved and shrink with cowardice from their oppressors - BIG BUSINESS, lying lawyers, politicians that repeat the same old lies every year. Americans sit by in the United States of the Apathetic while America is the most imprisoned nation on Earth. The most armed nation on Earth runs from honesty and God's Golden Rule. Wake up America. There is one hell of a train coming. Meanwhile- nothing on this Earth is safe from these lying businessmen!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Micky,loved your hub. This was fantastic. thank you for being so honest. I agree with you and many of your comments

Hey Dusty; My special brownies are the best! LOL

We all have vices, may it be OCD, Shoplifting, Praying, Smoking, drinking, lying. Everyone has a vice. Lets not put someone down for theirs.

They call me the Growing Granny around these here parts. hehe

Share the Love

Tina


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

oh, I forgot voted up and sharing


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Thank you dear Granny! God bless!


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Granny's House 5 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

You are very welcome.


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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Ah, we had been in this road before so you knew very well my opinion about this. Still, more information about Marijuana will never hurt at all. Thank you, King Micky.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Hi dear Freya. Yes, we have trod here before. I rode my bike Saturday and as we rode by the evidence of another pile of debris from a drunken orgy, I stopped and took a picture. I've never seen a "beer 24-pack or 48-pack before.

Cans all over the place.

I will stand by EVERYONE on EARTH smoking pot, marijuana, hemp, car tires, stuffing eggplant up their noses - whatever it takes to get the poi9son of alcohol and hard drugs off this Earth because people will NEVER use tolerance wisely. Alcohol, pharmaceuticals, and bad advice KILLS people and destroys families and the soul.

Yes Freya - alcohol fuels NASCAR!

Alcohol fuels idiots of the night.,

And- alcohol seems to be on every corner and alcohol feeds a capitalistic society that will vote for the same criminals every election. This America will feed alcohol, promote alcohol to our FUTURE! OUR CHILDREN! And this blind allegiance is from bu$ine$$ as u$ual.

Sure-0 I hate alcohol. I admit it. I hate lies. I admit it. I hate the prejudices concerning alcohol and sanity.

Yes Freya - I would rather see EVERY American smoking pot than to see the drunken stupor that I see in our society.

Our society is always backing the wrong horse but - I cannot pretend to embrace the insanity of alcohol. Smoke some grass.

I will not pretend that I do not know. That's the mask that I will not wear.

The promotion of alcohol in my country of America is absolutely STUPID. YES- I will speak against this insanity.

Alcohol is a KILLER beyond any reason and I abhor it. I abhor the choices we are given.

Money is the biggest root of the evil of alcohol. It's been advertised in everything. Movies, TV, books - glorify alcohol.

Let me be perfectly clear - I hate it.

I don't want to drink a drop.

It kills!

Pharmaceutical companies KILL MORE THAN POT.

Hospitals KILL MORE THAN POT.

When a person is DRUNK - THAT PERSON IS STUPID!

Yes - by my benevolent God - I swear I hate the promotion of alcohol and the ARROGANCE of banning pot while WAR RECRUITERS ARE IN OUR SCHOOLS.

YES - smoke some pot and stop the recruiting for war and stupidity. Yep - I'm against alcohol. It is worshiped more than God here in the US. Yes- I hate alcohol.

As a cyclist - I see the aftermath of DRUNKEN STUPIDITY TOO MUCH.

I am against ANYTHING that kills people as it does.

I have seen people turn their lives around with pot.

I have NEVER SEEN A PERSON TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND WITH ALCOHOL.

Alcohol renders a person UNCONSCIOUS!


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mbwalz 5 years ago from Maine

That was a great hub. I have food allergies and so depend on hemp protein - which has to be imported from Canada. ????

Plus, I take quite a few pain meds that are regulated and legal but highly addictive. I, and many with EDS, would benefit from Canibus for our chronic pain. Although I do have access to it here in Maine, the mere fact that I h.ave teens in the house makes me shy away from it. Not because I am against it, but I am for encouraging legal behavior. Like it or not, it is illegal and my kids need to follow the law. They can work to change it as adults. There is also the physiology of their changing brains. I used to hate the alcohol rule until I understood the time table of brain developement. Kids are vulnerable until around 22. This isn't a legal or moral thing. Lots of things affect that brain development including toxins in our environment. So, that's why I don't pursue it with my doctors; for now any way.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago Author

Hey mbwalz! I have missed you. You are right about it all dear. I take a lot of pictures. I could take pictures of litter alcohol bottles and cans and packages all day. People are driving and drinking their butts off. I pick up large beer cans from my yard.

No question. Put the drivers on pot.

Enorce those laws which police have no clue about doing.

Over the weekend, we were riding. We passed a bar. We can make a note of today for the date. Saturday- a police car and a hoard of motorcycles were parked at a motorcycle bar out in the country. The police stopped traffic at the intersection (stopped traffic) to allow a parade of motorcycles - all Harleys - (LOUD most Harley riders are/want to be - nose polluters)to pass. Some gunned their noise so loud coming by us that several cyclists thought they may have permanent hearing problems.

I'm betting the cop DRANK. I'm betting the motorcyclists drank. How on Earth could they stand each other otherwise?

Drinking - America has a serious moral problem with it.

The American cops show they could not care any less.

Model citizens.

America needs to clean up its noise pollution.

America cannot be taken seriously about drug enforcement with cops taking motorcycle alcoholics on joy rides for charities or any purpose.

I'd say now that a lot of the "celebrity motorcycle parades" are drunks.

Sorry- I see it. I see the arrogance. They would have to be drugged to stand the sight of their fellow riders. Oh yeah, they're drinking and driving like many Americans- and the law-enforcement of the US is a farce.

There are certainly great cops who want to and do make a difference. But it's like the political farce of the US. We have crooked people appointed to run the country into the ground. They permeate our society. Alcohol is one of the biggest problems. But- if you're a voter in the US - drink up - the candidates look good when you're blind drunk. Good to see you. Thank you.


chuck keith 4 years ago

GOD bless you and keep getting the message out. EZEKIEL 34:29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear shame of the heathen any more. All knowing and graceful loving GOD gave it to the earth for all. Help stop world starvation, grow hemp for food now!


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Micky Dee 4 years ago Author

God bless.


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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Micky, respect - my good man. Wow, you have said a lot here - really too much for me to address, even where it probably should be [worthy of "counsel" (for lack of a better word)]. Not that I have any right to counsel you, those under your influence, or your readers, but please accept my two cents, and believe that I am sending this message in line with the Golden Rule, for I will always consider your counsel and advice in good faith.

Micky, you have made your own disclaimers of sort, so I will also make mine - and that is that I am not perfect, YET indeed, I do still profess to believe in and support my religion and the relevant tenants it espouses, in spite of the (perhaps extra) challenges that those tenants consequently bring to each of us; to whit, the "Word of Wisdom" as it is affectionately known.

Obviously, this "wisdom" includes the admonition to NOT smoke tobacco, (or weed, or anything else). Other members of the L.D.S. faith are [errantly] not totally righteous in their observance of this tenant, although they too may also promote it, for they, as I, do truly believe it is the Word (and counsel) of God, and, as it is exactly recorded as (canonized) Mormon scripture, "not by commandment or constraint, but by revelation and the word of wisdom, showing forth the order and will of God in the temporal salvation of all saints in the last days" (Doctrine and Covenants 89:2). I highlight "temporal salvation", because people today are prone to get their lives messed up if they seek to use this illegal substance under discussion. It simply leads to no good.

This scripture is easily reconciled with several Biblical instructions to live a sober life, for truly (as an example of one Biblical scripture), "because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8).

I will include another disclaimer of sort: Notwithstanding that "everyone needs their own medicine"; a sober life is the only life that can provide existential and transcendent joy. To look for support in Mormon scripture, I shall utilize 2 Nephi 2:25 where it clearly states that "men are, that they might have joy".

In my opinion this refers to mans' tendency towards an experience of specific knowledge, instead of the satiation of their lives with a complete [reliance of] faith and obedience. Happiness and joy is not "just" to be found in the kingdom of heaven, for we have been given Good tidings of great joy, and surely God wants us to be happy - daily I might add - in one way or another.

I hope that people do not read too much into that, however, because sin is REAL, and: "the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). Also, to understand this clearly we must read Romans 6:16 "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?" It's one or the other.

So, I advocate and wholeheartedly promote living a sober life - one without the consumption of drug or stimulant, be they natural herbs or extract, distilled or fermented drink, chemical substance, etc, ESPECIALLY for recreational purposes. A "Natural High" - like riding a bike or other physically or mentally stimulating activity, is my advice.

Kill your pains by either dealing with them in a constructive, mature, and schooled [professional] way or, rid yourself of them by just leaving them behind ("let go and let God"; "He who holds hot potato will get burn") or, defer them and free your fretting mind of them by way of distraction, until they can be dealt with opportunely, appropriately, and victoriously. Do not fall into the trap of dealing with pains, problems, boredoms and anxieties by way of folly or vise, especially by "self-medicating" them away.

A couple of quotes regarding vice (and the folly that it is):

"But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint" (Edmund Burke ).

"Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him" (Anna Julia Cooper ).

Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/folly.h...

To conclude, I believe I have spoken the truth. I also strongly advocate and admonish the human abstention of any recreational or experimental (non-scientific) use of marijuana.

Except for my belief and understanding of scripture, I leave all "politics" out of the equation.


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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Second separate comment (with politics): Micky, someone told me that when the American government caused the spraying of paraquat onto marijuana crops, they only stopped doing so when it was realised that "rich white folk" were getting sick from smoking the polluted pot. Can you confirm/verify, expand or comment on this info?


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Micky Dee 4 years ago Author

I have no faith in this regime. I know there is class warfare.

I was poisoned before Vietnam. The religious were silent.

I was poisoned in Vietnam. The religious were silent.

I was poisoned after Vietnam. The religious were silent.

I was completely free of any drugs including aspirin. I was arrested, framed for GRAINS OF CANNABIS in Prince Albert tobacco. I was sentenced to the chain gang. The religious were silent.

I had my life's work stolen. The religious were silent.

Still the gated communities turn their to the "new Jim Crow" and protect the status quo.

I see "TURKEY SHOOTS" at the House of God. When did Jesus carry a weapon? The religious were silent.

I hold the religious in contempt for their silence.

I hold the atheists who are plentiful in contempt.

I hold the leaders of this nation - in contempt.

But - let's be happy.

I have a special VERY SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP with my God.

I need no medication.

God invented cannabis.

Man invented Prozac, DDT, etc.

Coffee, tea, tranquilizers.

Why are parking spaces in front of bars?

I have a very special relationship with my God.

There is long suffering.

I am a MORAL MAN.

I am more moral than your priests and will present my case to your entire church and this entire planet.

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