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American Drug War, An Update & The Kevin Booth Movie

Medical Cannabis Raids, across California & Montana

 Last week we posted a story about a middle aged couple facing jail for growing medical marijuana. Once again the proud slogan from candidate Obama of “change we can believe in” seems to ring hollow. Then came this story in the news this week and once again the federal government seems to be thwarting the will of the people.

 From Current TV

 “The Feds have raided more than two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries across California and Montana.  Armed agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, and ATF swept through 28 stores and greenhouses, detaining the workers there and seizing computers, plants, and other items.  Where will the Feds go next?  More than 20 states, including Ohio, have decriminalized marijuana or legalized its use for medical purposes”

 To read the entire story click here. 

 American Drug War: The Last White Hope

Then I was searching around for another story or video to add to this post and came across this movie American Drug War that I’d seen a couple of years ago and had forgotten about. Well really when it comes to expose the truth behind America’s longest and most wasteful war you need go no further than this movie.

 The Synopsis from Wikipedia

“The film claims the War on Drugs has become one of the longest[1] and most costly[2] wars in American history. Inspired by the death of four family members and close friend Bill Hicks from “legal drugs,” Texas filmmaker Kevin Booth sets out to prove his claim that the Drug War has failed.[3] Three and a half years in the making, the film follows gang members, former DEA agents, CIA officers, narcotics officers, judges, politicians, prisoners and celebrities. There is also extensive treatment of CIA and Contras cocaine trafficking in the US. The film analyzes imprisoned drug trafficker Ricky Ross, described by a Los Angeles Times reporter as the “Wal-Mart of crack dealing.”[4] After being arrested, Ross discovered through the work of journalist Gary Webb that his cocaine source had been working for the CIA.[5]”

To read the entire Wiki post click here.

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