The Origins of the Modern Medical Marihuana Movement
Ok, so I’m totally screwed for telling you all this story; the Chazzan here, guilted me into it over Easter and I figure hey, World War III is probably going to break out this year so what the hell, why not? This is the story about the mysterious truth of the medical marihuana movement; I’m doing this for my friends, in honor of them and their commitment to us all so nothing is in vain.
The true stories behind the modern medical marihuana movement have been shrouded in a cloud of haze, like a decades long 420 session that never ended with mysterious characters, hippies, smugglers, presidents and secret agents all walking about through the pleroma of chronic. In my honest opinion, we will never really know the truth as to why the hippies started smuggling marihuana seeds into the US in the late 1950s and early 1960s, but here is the story as far as I know.
It’s funny how things happen, something just never comes from nothing in this world. Everything has a beginning and an end, one way or another. I don’t know why it had all had to happen, millions dead, billions made; it’s not sane but war never is. Maybe it’s about money, maybe its power, fortune and fame; for a select few it was about love and compassion, but in the end it ended up being about greed.
Vietnam made it easy to ship drugs from Asia to the United States, Mexico and South America. The US was always the final destination of course, but it was a new market and a new dawn for the American conservative power elite. Finally they would get the chance to play games with their own people just like the crown of England, by importing the rarities of Asia through the flag laden caskets of the Vietnam War dead. The Jedbergh Team were some of the best trained commandos the United States had to offer, originally trained for special forces suicide missions in World War 2, Vietnam was fresh meat on the table compared to what they had become accustomed to. The French had been using Indochina for opium production for years, but had become unable to maintain their colonial empire after the end of World War 2; the French OAS had worked with the Jedbergh teams to ship opium into Nazi Germany during the war and agreed to cut a deal with them to take over the OAS’ operations in exchange for autonomy to operate in the African diamond regions.
Indochina was divided into three parts, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia; the best opium came from Laos and parts of Northern Burma so it was imperative that a corridor be made available through Vietnam in order to open up the west coast of North America for drug imports. However one problem stood in the way, Ho Chi Minh and the communists of North Vietnam, who derided the opium trade as a tool of imperial oppression. The rejections of attempts to make peace with the United States told Minh that the US intelligence agencies intended to reestablish the French opium corridor at their expense, with the help of the Italian Mob, which included turning the entire country of Vietnam into an Asian client of the US, as had been demonstrated under Ngo Dien Diem in South Vietnam.
The Black Hand
The Consortium, which is what the Chazzan has called the Opium Mob, are the movers and shakers of the drug world. The Consortium is made up of the Big 5 interests or the Black Hand: Big Pharma aka The Opium Mob, the Drug Cartels, Tobacco, Alcohal and the Oil/Chemical Industry. The large shareholders and owners of many of the largest industries in these sectors form a group of interests that have controlled large portions of the drug trade for over a century. Like the Chazzan pointed out, they have an entrenched interest in the Republican Party and the Democrats to some extent, going back 100 years to the Robber Barons of old. They are the Consortium, the Anglo-American Opium Cartel and one of the most powerful political forces on the planet today.
The Consortium had been laid low by the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his New Deal, but it experienced a resurgence through the establishment of the National Security Act of 1947. The Russell Trust Association, which the Chazzan talked about, originated from the Anglo-American Opium fortune of William Huntington Russell and it owns the Skull and Bones Fraternity where the first agents of the Central Intelligence Agency were recruited from. The interests of this business saw their rebirth by placing loyal interests within the agency who would steer agency policy to aid their international cartel. The Consortium also had ready distributors in the American Mob, Naval Intelligence had worked extensively with the mob to sabotage the regime of Benito Mussolini through the OSS and many of those relationships persisted among the OSS officers who continued on to work with the CIA.
Skull and Bones
The Consortium and the conservative Eastern moneyed class had felt utterly defeated under the New Deal reforms, which had created something never seen before, a Middle Class. FDR empowered the people to be able to have access to jobs, education, as well as economic opportunity and following World War 2, the expansion of industrial production turned these attributes into purchasing power. The right wing extremism of McCarthyism drove people away from the anti-communist/hypernationalist rhetoric that the moneyed class had used to enthrall the people since the 20s. New left wing ideals emerged regarding healthcare, welfare, race, and poverty, represented in the movements of Martin Luther King, the Hippies, and so many others that finally began to question the structure of class and power in the United States.
California was the test tube for a lot of these new ideas; it had been heavily militarized during World War 2 and the transfer of military assets had brought a new economy to California. The Jedbergh trade from Vietnam also reintroduced the use of narcotics into popular culture in California as well. The Eisenhower administration didn’t think much of it at first, especially VP Richard Nixon; he figured the heroin was only being used by blacks and Mexicans and that use wouldn’t go any farther than it had in the 1950s. He was wrong, the Opium Mob, who had embedded itself in the defense industry and in the intelligence community as well, fully intended to recreate what they felt had been stolen from them; an international opium trade.
John F. Kennedy was a good man, he had grown up privileged but his father gave him a mature outlook on the mafia world he had known as a youth. His father and his experiences fighting in World War 2, proved to Jack Kennedy that the America his father had lived in could not last; the US deserved more democracy and less republicanism, more freedom less oligarchy, more opportunity less subjugation and Jack Kennedy knew his history. He knew that the racial views of the past had been responsible for two world wars. The beliefs of eugenics, of survival of the fittest, of race and class had created the first Great War cataclysm and the apocalypse that followed with the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler, who had represented the evolution of an evil steeped in Anglo-American aristocratic tradition. He knew that all of this had to end, and that he had to protect the Middle Class that had been created from the dreams of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.
JFK knew that by the mid-1950s that opium addiction was not limited by its race and that the opium trade targeted the lower and middle classes; he was also aware through his father that cannabis had been effective at combating the effects of the opium poppy in the plants. Secretly, the president and his brother Robert, commissioned a group of trained hippies to start distributing cannabis across the country as an experiment in curing the spread of opium addiction, and it was effective. Interest in cannabis skyrocketed over the interest of opium and cocaine, addiction rates dropped and people’s cultural anxiety began to slip away into the various interests and cultures of the 60s. At the same time JFK began to defund projects of the Bureau of Narcotics, a long time collaborative agency of the heroin trade by force retiring Anslinger and reallocating their budgets to FBI and DOJ investigations.
Robert Kennedy knew their arch enemy was the Consortium who had begun to align their power behind the characters of Barry Goldwater and Richard Nixon to create a radical right wing opposition to the policies of the president. In their view the government had become not one but two entities within one institution, the Republicans had come under the financial control of the Big 5, the five factions of lobbying groups that had aligned to preserve their financial and industrial interests and held immeasurable influence within the GOP since the death of Lincoln. These interests were very old industries worth billions of dollars that have held a historically incredible amount of political influence and decision making for over half the countries age.
Many will be quick to blame the banks, but one had to remember that the Big 5 already diversified into banking during the 20s and had enough assets to leverage whatever political endeavor they had wanted; one of these banks is well known as Browns Brothers Harriman for its Harriman Railroad, Walker Family and Bush Family stewardships. They were all under threat in the 60’s by the emergence of marihuana in popular culture; marihuana was cheap, it got people off of heroin and reduced alcoholism, hippies made clothes out of hemp, pushed hemp products, people started using alternative medication and marihuana as a medicine instead of prescription pills, and everyone suddenly began to question these industries abuse of both the people and the environment. Marihuana countered the power of the establishment in a way that they had not expected and unfortunately in ended in tears with the assassinations of several of the left wing leaders.
The conservative upper class establishment had felt utterly threatened by JFK, he had empowerment by the Middle Class and held mass favorability among the people. He had prevented them from pursing war with the Soviet Union, he protected MLK’s movement and advocated an end to the racial class distinction; more importantly he had ruined their ability, along with the mobs, to recover their tax haven monies and gold stored in Havana. That money was confiscated by Castro to pay for 50 years’ worth of Communism. The Consortium had stored much of their ill-gotten heroin gains from the 1950’s there and it had all but vanished with the success of Castro’s Revolution. They used their power within the intelligence community, in a group known as Operation J/M-Wave, which had been led by many of former Jedbergher’s, to push for war with Cuba but JFK had successfully thwarted them with botched intelligence operations and skilled diplomacy.
The Big 5 decided it was too much when JFK threatened to end the Gold Standard by reintroducing bimetallism as a way to control war inflation from Vietnam and began to announce intentions for draw downs in military operations in Vietnam. This would cripple the plans of the international opium trade that relied on gold payments to function; JFK knew that the gold was being shipped abroad through the war inflation and the drug trade, effectively leading to the bankruptcy and subjugation of the United States. He would, along with MLK and Malcolm X, in short order be assassinated; ripping the heart of the American social fabric apart as the Middle Class saw to what ends the establishment was willing to go to retain control.
LBJ found himself caught up in something that he had not really expected; the Big 5 had effectively staged a coup along with certain members of the intelligence and narcotics agencies that were under their influence. He was well aware of what had been going on in Vietnam, and he did not want to be the next dead President; he responded to the rage of the working classes over the death of their leaders by passing the Civil Rights Act, which in turn enabled him to defeat Barry Goldwater in the upcoming election. The Barry Goldwater defeat was taken with great shame among the wealthy conservative establishment; they felt that their time was truly coming to an end, unless radical changes were to take place to stop the rise of the Middle Class and the democratization of the country. The country had rejected the ultra-nationalist racial-religious rhetoric that they had used to dominate the nations psyche for the last 50 years; the country had rejected continuing the war in Vietnam, knowing that their own were dying in a war for the wealth’s profit, for an empty “us vs. them” rhetoric that had nothing but greed at its heart.
LBJ’s shared guilt in JFK’s assassination made it impossible for him to stand against Robert Kennedy, who now eyed the presidency with a vengeance for the 1968 general election against the tool of the Big 5 and the Defense Industry, Richard Nixon. The American people’s disillusionment under LBJ over the war in Vietnam was understandable but Nixon’s promises to end the war was nothing but smoke and mirrors as he represented the largest and more aggressive benefactors of the war. LBJ was fully aware of his mortality in his position as President, and took measures using Kennedy sympathetic agents within the FBI and CIA to start investigating the activities of the Bureau of Narcotics (BNDD), whom he had suspected were working with the Chinese government through the Laotian government to back Nixon. He gambled that maybe he could dismantle the conservatives grip on government money power if he continued JFK’s tactics but more covertly instead of openly. He also knew of Nixon’s deep ties to the mob, through his pal Bebe Rebozo who had been a smuggler with Meyer Lansky during World War 2.
The War on Drugs is the brainchild of Barry Goldwater, he called it ‘the second segregation’ with great pride as he knew that this form of segregation would transcend both race and class and target what the upper class had deemed as ‘lower forms’ ideologically for several decades. The Consortium was quick to back the idea, familiar with controlling markets through drug control, they saw a golden opportunity to reform large institutions as they saw fit. Richard Nixon would be the man to carry out this mission after Goldwater’s failure, he was an insane man but had buttons that could be pushed which allowed him to be managed. He would play on the apprehensions and disaffections of the Middle class, by presenting a new form of Republicanism that was more moderate than years past but still able to conjure the prejudices of the South.
The Republicans were able to depose of LBJ in 1968 by using the Southern Strategy to market the Democrats as traitors to the racial-religious values that the South had seemingly redeemed itself through since the Civil War. They promised a return to racial classism and the end of the hippies through ‘law and order’. This didn’t come naturally or organically however; the Bureau of Narcotics, agents of the Big 5 in their own right, had been issued to create a counterweight to the emerging left wing counter culture that had resulted in the resounding defeat of Barry Goldwater. Their mission was to brutally enforce the marihuana trade and take control of it, while at the same time clearing the path for opium and other government made drugs like LSD. Robert Kennedy’s assassination cleared the way for any opposition left for Nixon; the social situation had been turned upside down and the Watts riots spread fear and terror throughout the country.
Nixon’s ascension to the Presidency was the beginning of the American Narco state as we know it today. The Bureau of Narcotics formerly took Santo Trafficante, the Mobs representative out of Florida, to the jungles of Laos to meet General Vang Pao. Mussolini’s reign had badly damaged the Sicilian opium trade out of Turkey, and the power of that trade had been transferred to the Corsican Mob (The French Connection) which extracted a high tariff on American heroin imports. Asian white heroin was better than Turkish heroin and easier to refine of which the mob approved; Nixon promised to redirect US law enforcement against the Corsicans while allowing the American Mob to set up operations in Asia, Mexico and the US. The Mob would be allowed exclusive control over the drug trade with the ability to control prices, drug control laws would be passed to exempt Big Pharma, cigarettes and tobacco would be the only legal form of vice, and Nixon would pass a crime control act and drug war laws that would allow for the criminalization of minorities and the working poor. The second segregation would be achieved and all parties would be enriched for it. The Mob would back Nixon’s bid for the presidency along with the Big 5 and assist the Republicans in the process of rigging the polls.
Nixon and the DEA
Nixon brought about the end of 40 years of economic liberalization and democratization in the United State. He filled his office with Big 5 cronies, all who had been carefully crafted and selected to manage Nixon to perform their bidding. Nixon’s aides Egil Krogh and E. Howard Hunt established the Office of National Narcotics Intelligence or ONNI. Hunt staffed the agencies with members of the Jedbergh teams that had worked with the intelligence agencies and the BNDD to move heroin out of Vietnam; empowering former OSS officer Lucien Conein to centralize the foreign operations. G. Gordon Liddy, another Big 5 operator would create Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement or ODALE to coordinate the domestic activities of the operation. Nixon then ‘burned’ (or disavowed) all of JFK’s marihuana agents with the execution of Operation Intercept; the Mexican border was sealed and all narcotics agents that had been carrying on JFK’s mission found themselves without an identity and identified as outlaws by their own country under Nixon’s new drug regime. The new US narcs proceeded to wipe out the Corsican’s French Connection, while in Vietnam pot sniffing dogs ran marihuana out of the barracks while heroin from Laos became plentiful from Special Ops missions.
The CIA, DEA, BNDD and ONNI agencies would also extend their influence into South America, recruiting former German intelligence operatives through Consortium WWII relationships to overthrow democratic regimes throughout South America and install fascist military dictatorships starting with Argentina and working their way up through Central America. The idea was to use this new ‘School of Americas’ dismantle any international competitors to the opium trade and to also seize control and develop the cocaine trade. Civil opposition was held down by government dirty wars against communists and socialists that killed millions of people. All governments would be puppets and clients of the US narcostate, ensuring that drug flows of cocaine would run smoothly northward to the United States. The purpose of preparing these routes was a long term strategy for the international drug consortium, they knew the Vietnam War could be not be continued for much longer and that when the war ended the price of heroin would go up and demand would fall eventually.
After 1971 and the passage of the Controlled Substances Act and the consolidation of the drug agencies under the DEA, all-out war broke out within the narcotics intelligence community. The CIA and the Kennedy loyalists within the BNDD watched as the Republican upstart agencies controlled by the Consortium: BNDD, ODALE, ONNI and Customs Intelligence, were merged into the DEA. The burned members of JFK’s marihuana unit had resorted to engaging in a smuggling war throughout Mexico and South America; they trained Mexican smuggler Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo with the Mexican government and socialist organizations to manufacture and smuggle marihuana into the United States with the sanction of CIA director Richard Helms who had come to view the drug consortium as detrimental to US national security. Gallardo would later go on to become the leader of the Guadalajara Cartel, Mexico’s first and largest drug cartel.
On the other hand, E. Howard Hunt and Col. Lucien Conein, the DEA founders, had been training fascist death squads all over the world to crush socialism including Italy’s P2 Lodge, Juan Peron and Jose Lopez Rega of Argentina, Pinochet of Chile and many others. They used the CIA’s Cuban assets from Operation J/M-Wave, who had participated in the Bay of Pigs, to train Spanish speaking death squads all over Latin America. The original DEA teams consisted of 50 disloyal CIA agents, the Cuban assets, 500 customs agents and the reliable teams G. Gordon Liddy had handpicked for ODALE. Helms had found himself engaged in a covert war against the DEA led by Conein and Hunt; their operators were infiltrating his Latin American intelligence groups and turning agents over to their control. These agents in turn were carrying out assassinations of CIA assets and democratic leaders in the name of the agency. By 1974, the DEA had almost completely taken over the CIA’s Latin American apparatus and were leading a reign of terror across the South American continent.
Nixon however faced a dilemma, the narcostate inherently functioned as an economic vacuum removing dollars and wealth from the real economy through illegal drug sales. The Consortium and their intelligence collaborators were using an intricate system of international finance to take the money from the drug sales and ship it out of country where it could be deposited in corrupt foreign banks, then the money could be transferred to Opium Mob owned banks in London where it could be used to buy US gold. Nixon could not maintain the opium corridor without performing adjustments to the US militaries position in Vietnam but he could not continue the war without increasing gold payments that would lead to the bankruptcy and economic collapse of the US much like what had happened because of alcohol prohibition in the late 1920s. Nixon decided that he would abandon the Gold Standard and adopt a fiat dollar that was backed by the credit of the US; the creditors would be England, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia and most importantly China. Nixon reorganized the economy by imposing artificial price controls in the name of staving off the ensuring war inflation that came with leaving the gold standard.
The idea to implement the fiat currency was actually Kissinger’s. Kissinger calculated that US drug sales would increase dollar exports and in turn increase US diplomatic influence by easing the terms of dollar-currency payments thus making the dollar more liquid and easier to use for transactions in foreign countries. This would increase dollar demand in the third world, which China saw as a way to bring in investment income to start building the Chinese economy and the US saw as an almost limitless credit card, as dollar demand expanded so would demand for US credit and bonds by the nations of the world. The wealthy would be able to expand their own financial power through fiat inflation.
Other members of the Eastern Establishment, however, did not like Nixon’s ties to the Chinese and the Italian Mob, they viewed the Cosa Nostra as an upstart elite organization compared to the other traditional big business powers and they feared the intentions of the Chinese despite the financial benefits of outsourcing to China to counter union power. Even the Consortium who had arranged for Nixon’s rise became despondent because the Italians were muscling in on even the Anglo-American markets. Nixon had also become unhappy with the influence of the Consortium in his presidency, he felt like he had lost control of the narcotics agencies that had done his dirty work, that the Kissinger clique had usurped his authority and he had not forgotten what had happened to the two presidents before him. Ford, he knew, was a contingency plan in case Nixon decided to go off the reservation or too far out of Kissinger’s influence. The Ford family has close ties to the Big 5 from their financial alliance to back Hitler in the 30s and was a perfect representative for the interests of the 60 families of the old oligarchy in the event of Nixon’s demise.
G Gordan Liddy
The Watergate Scandal had been carefully crafted by the Consortium to trick the entire Eastern Establishment into deposing the power of the Executive presidency. Nixon had become the most powerful president since FDR to hold office and had expanded government power in such a reckless manner that they had come to believe that they would soon be a target of his repressive programs. Members of his cabinet loyal to the Big 5 interests were the primary perpetrators of the Watergate break-in but the purpose was not so much as to ensure a Democratic defeat but to ensure the fall of the President himself. The Consortium had already removed several US presidents throughout history and just because Nixon was their man didn’t make him an exception to the rule, ultimately he was an outsider to them and Ford could be trusted to finish the economic and social transitions they had wanted. They were also threatened by how efficient the Nixonian narcotics agencies had been in establishing dominance over the world’s narcotics markets. The Lopez-Rega AAA death squad and Pinochet controlled cocaine, Gallardo controlled marihuana and cocaine, the Mob controlled heroin and the DEA controlled the distribution of synthetic drugs. Nixon in effect could use his power over these agencies to exert financial pressure on his own handlers if he so chose. When the scandal broke in 1973, Helms was deposed along with Nixon and any other White House staff considered too close to Nixon including E. Howard Hunt.
“The Great Heroin Coup” as it became known in hippie circles had been accomplished. The Watergate Scandal as a national nightmare and embarrassment; the power of the presidency immediately declined as suspicions of dictatorial initiatives hounded the media waves throughout the country. Congress would reassert its power now, which was exactly what the American oligarchy had desired since the reign of FDR 40 years prior. With a weak President the interests of the middle class and reform measures against their power did not have chance against their congressional blocs and influenced courts. Ford brought in the Neo-Conservatives, the political front men and masterminds of the Anglo-American Opium Mob, for the first time to take over the government since the 1920s. Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Nelson Rockefeller, Casper Weinberger and many other notorious names were brought in to join Kissinger and guide Ford’s transition presidency.
The Drug Consortium of Neo-Conservatives (The Consortium), who also represented the ownership stakes of the Big 5, took over stewardship of the United States and sought immediately to make war against the Middle Class to restore Establishment power, reestablish racial-class divides, destroy the left movement and the labor movement and extend their control throughout the world. The Opium Mob was back in power and stronger than it had ever been. The Consortium proceeded to terminate the Italian Mafia’s usefulness by creating drug rivalries among the Italian families using their control over the regulatory agencies; this was done through the complete annihilation of the European opium trade through deception. The Consortium had decided to switch their focus to Cocaine, it was more profitable than and just as addictive as heroin, and they didn’t have to rely on Italian underworld connections anymore if heroin wasn’t big on the street.
The DEA under the guidance of Mitch Werbell, would adulterate the Asian opium in Mexico into black tar heroin to lower the overall quality of the street product to push users toward Cocaine. Werbell, a former Jedbergh agent himself worked with fellow Jedbergh officer Major General John Singlaub to form commando teams that could train Central American guerillas to improve the cocaine networks, this organization would later be known as one of the Iran-Contra Death Squads called the World Anti-Communist League. This organization would pioneer the guns-for-weapons trade that has now become an international sub-enterprise of the global narcotics trade. They would use music and Hollywood front men to promote the distribution of Cocaine in major urban centers. Marihuana and discrediting the Left Wing movements were to be the number one domestic targets of the narcotics agencies under the Consortium’s control. The CIA would also be subjugated to the will of the Consortium with the appointment of Bill Colby, a Phoenix Project loyalist
Gen. John Singlaub
Discrediting the Left Movement through psychological terrorism and drug use was the key focus of the DEA during the late 1970s. LSD was used as a brainwashing tool to create terror cults like Jonestown/Peoples Temple, the Manson Family, the Moonies and other messianic cult groups that used LSD heavily to indoctrinate members. Murders surrounding these groups spread terror throughout the American populace, and Evangelical groups that held old alliances with the Consortium from prohibition days were empowered to guide the American populace like a malicious Shepard guiding his sheep toward the loving slaughterhouse of conservative government. The left movement and the Democratic Party had been largely infiltrated by DEA saboteurs as well, creating Left Wing extremist organizations like the SLA, and factions of the YIppie and Zippie movements to discredit all aspects of the Hippie ideal through acts of terrorism. Right Wing counter reformists like Lyndon LaRouche used the US Labor Party and the National Caucus of Labor Committees to steer unions toward more right wing points of view and away from criticism of drug policy. LaRouche would ironically be later indicted by the same individuals that empowered him in the late 80s.
However, despite these cultural terrors the American people hated Ford and his Vice President Rockefeller; it was clear they were oligarchical candidates and they shared the taint of Nixon’s villainy even though he had become their political effigy. The neo-conservatives turned to liberals that they could control and President Jimmy Carter was suitable for that task. He could be marketed as a ‘Mr. Smith Comes to Washington’ figure but would be rendered powerless by the political situation and if worse came to worse he could be controlled through blackmail. Carter had traded favors to the CIA for power to help bring Cocaine into Atlanta and that had been held against him even after he became President. Carter didn’t understand why his presidency had become such a failure until halfway through his term; the very people he had trusted to govern were doing their best to ensure that he failed. The neo-conservatives were using their financial connections with governments that had participated in Nixon’s dollar scheme to create economic instability during his tenure, no doubt to further devolve presidential power. The Consortium was also fermenting a civil war in Iran, funding both sides of the conflict as a favor to both China and Saudi Arabia.
Carter, like the Democrats before him turned to the same marihuana agents JFK had relied upon to stop the Opium Mob before. He realized he was not in a position to stop them directly but if he could commission this group to aid the marihuana rights group NORML in decriminalizing marihuana throughout the United States, there may have been a way to battle the heroin/cocaine revolution that was being brought about by the conservatives. The technique was initially a resounding success, with 9 states decriminalizing in 1976. However this tale of marihuana freedom was to be short lived.
Keith Stroup and NORML had been in a vicious court battle with the DEA over marihuana and had made some head way with the Office of National Drug Control Policy in early 1978. Jimmy Carter in order to combat the Consortium had finally considered rescheduling marihuana to a different classification other than a Schedule I substance. This seemed like a major victory for Stroup, the Yippies and Thomas Forcade of High Times, who had all pushed for marihuana legalization and decriminalization. Stroup was approached prior to the meeting by DEA asset Greg Allman of the Allman Brothers who had become a big mule for cocaine and had been a close friend of Keith Stroup. Greg warned Keith that the money that he had built his organization on would no longer be there after marihuana was decriminalized because the price would bottom out. Stroup could do what Allman and some of the other rock stars, like John Entwhistle of The Who, which was act as both distributor and informant to maximize their return from the drug game. Stroup was turned on to the idea, Greg gave Keith some cocaine for his Washington DC trip to ‘give to the president’, a warning to Carter about his past and what could happen to him politically if he was to disobey.
On the day of the meeting Stroup met with Jimmy Carter and the JFK-BNDD marihuana squad ready to change history and reverse the damage brought on by Harry J Anslinger and Richard Nixon. Stroup sat down alone in Carter’s office awaiting Drug Czar Peter Bourne as Carter left the room to attend to some other matters with Zbigniew Brzezinski. Stroup opened his pocket and removed the small amount of Cocaine that Greg Allman had given him. He walked over to the president’s chair and sat down in it, pouring the white powder from the vial into a straight line across the President’s mahogany desk. Stroup put his down and began to sniff, inhaling the white power loudly and deeply as Peter Bourne walked in. The Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy was outraged, Stroup had defiled the desk of the presidency and with Cocaine no less. Marihuana reform was dead instantly, Stroup and NORML were effectively blackballed forever. Carter himself would fall along with the American economy and the state of Iran.
The California Coup
The Sensimilla Wars is worth mentioning here, that was a conflict between the California state liberals and the neo-conservatives in 1979. George Moscone and Harvey Milk had been assassinated in San Francisco a year before for looking into the DEA’s relationship with the Peoples Temple and its connection to members of the San Francisco City Council including one Dianne Feinstein. Harvey’s issue was that he thought they wouldn’t go to the lengths that they were always willing to go. Feinstein was agent of the Chinese interests and you have to remember, its late 1978, the conservatives are trying to bring the Democrats down at this time, Carter’s under fire; the country was on the verge of a major Republican takeover. Milk thought the People’s Temple was going to help him runs thing up north, he had everyone up there all brainwashed with religion and endless toke, but after Jonestown that all fell apart. The Republicans told Feinstein she could have her cake and eat it too if she helped them take out Milk and let them take over the northern marijuana fields.
So yeah Harvey Milk was killed so Feinstein could become the Mayor of San Francisco during the Reagan years, she was their gal so to speak and in return the Republicans under California Attorney General and Governor-to-be George Deukmejian began waging his own little private war against the Emerald Triangle throughout all of 1979. Feinstein was already banging Richard Blum around that time, her husband Bertram Feinstein mysteriously died while she was in Nepal with Blum helping secure some secret drug agreement with the Chinese. Feinstein supposedly found the body of Harvey Milk which was able to clear her away from implications in the assassination but Ill tell you for certain that she was the one who ordered that trigger to be pulled. Her and her husband’s Chinese connection now runs San Francisco and California in many ways.
The Sinsemilla Wars started immediately after Milk died. Republican banks used their powers to lean on Emerald Triangle landowners, drive them off their lands; the interest rate hikes broke everyone too back then. All of the CAMP raids started that year, the Sheriff raids, the helicopters, the plant seizures; those farms had been there for years and now Feinstein and Deukmejian were taking control of it. Jerry Brown sold us out to them, he was complicit just as he’s always been; working for the prison guards unions and the DEA to jail us all out here in California.
Operation Sensemilla was the official name of the attack on the Emerald Triangle, and really that initial raid changed the game forever. It made all the growers and hippies paranoid and scared of the narcs; it was the Robespierran Reign of Terror if there ever was one for all of those growers. They went up and down the coast terrorizing all the farmers for even the most meager crop of plants. That was the first big raid of the mountain and that’s why everyone who lives up there now is a hardcore anti-government libertarian, its because the Neocons burned them all so bad to enslave the place. Now everyone up there is subject to the tributary system under the middlemen we have now.
New World Order
The second coup d’etat of the neo-conservatives would enter its primacy along with the rise of Ronald Reagan, the RICO statues and the Age of Cocaine that was the 1980s. Oliver North sold crack into the ghettos of Los Angeles to pay for CIA-DEA operations in Central America and Iran to further expand the trade. Joe Biden was key in legislation that expanded drug tasks forces and empowered DEA front groups like Wackenhut, which started setting up warehouse style prisons to begin housing all of the ethnic and lower class drug inmates that would be brought in by Reagan’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The AIDS epidemic would begin wiping out the gay population in 1981 and would soon spread to larger portions of the population by the late 80s. The wealth of the American conservative establishment would grow at the same rate of incarcerations throughout the 1980s as ‘supply side economics’ reallocated the peoples assets to the top and little by little started etching away at the social protections of the New Deal. The Republican’s would reach their apex with the election of George H.W. Bush, a member of the Consortium himself by birth, who had already governed as de facto President throughout most of the Reagan years and held an iron grip over the intelligence and narcotics intelligence communities. The effects of Reaganonmics, wealth inequality, the drug war, AIDS and many other issues would lead to his undoing in the 1992 election with his loss to Bill Clinton.
Clinton had seen enough destruction under the rule of the Republicans during his reign as Governor of Arkansas. His state had been used as a major cocaine transportation corridor for Atlanta and the economic impact has made it very difficult to govern. The AIDS crisis was also intensifying and pharmaceutical treatments were not working as the Big 5 intended. Clinton became aware of the buried pharmaceutical studies that had indicated possible retroviral effects from the cannabis plant but it needed to be explored further, once again the group of JFK hippies were reached out to form Cannabis Buyer’s Clubs that AIDS/HIV and cancer patients could join to participate in a ‘government experiment on cannabis treatment’. These figures, which included well known marihuana figures became known as the Pioneers of Medical Marihuana. They were tasked with recruiting suitable marihuana growers to create a network of collectives throughout the United States that could offer marihuana treatment to the sick in need. This is where Medical Marihuana as a political term came from.
However the marihuana renaissance under Clinton was not meant to last when the 2000 election was rigged in Dade County Florida in favor of George W. Bush. The country had slipped too far out of the hands of the conservative elite, the rise in popularity of marihuana in the 1990’s along with the toppling of the Medellin and Cali cocaine cartels led to a steep decline in the use of Cocaine. Even an attempt to bring in foreign heroin through Canada had not been as effective as the conservatives has hoped in socially discrediting the liberals. Bush immediately put the DEA to work into taking over the medical marihuana movement by exercising their relationships with NORML to open DEA controlled medical marihuana dispensaries in California. Don Duncan, a DEA agent from Texas and loyal servant to the Bush family, was brought in to head Americans For Safe Access which would serve as a political front group for the DEA’s marihuana operations. Other DEA assets like Marc Emery were utilized in Canada to create an influx of marihuana seeds into the US market and then subsequently jobbed out once the Opium Mob took control of the seed market. Even some of the old Pioneers who had been loyal to Clinton were successfully intimidated into playing double agent for the Bush DEA just to stay out of prison themselves. George Soros of the Quantum Fund, who had performed banking services for the Opium Mob in London and Peter Lewis, the Progressive Insurance magnate and agent of the Guggenheim Estate, were brought in to establish the Marihuana Policy Project and the Drug Policy Alliance, along with Richard Lee. Select informants from the Italian Mob such as Steve D’Angelo were also empowered by the DEA to set up middleman rackets throughout California and create a patronage system among the hippie growers in the mountains of Northern California.
ASA Scumbag-in-Chief Don Duncan
Under the Bush regime the growers would be forced to sell their marihuana to this new Marihuana Mafia of dispensary middlemen at pennies on the dollar to be sold for several metrics larger at the dispensaries themselves; the middlemen would feed a sacrifice to the DEA on an annual basis, selecting a few of their more expandable growers to be victims to DEA camp raids while the D’Angelo, ASA, NORML, MPP and DPA controlled marihuana clubs such as Harborside were continued to operate with impunity. Patients, growers and caregivers alike throughout the Bush years were victimized by these so-called stalwarts of pot legalization who had in fact been DEA assets participating in the entrapment of the patients within the Reaganite mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Innocent people were given stiff federal charges, had their kids taken away, their homes, their cars, all of their money; everything they knew and loved were stripped away from them because of the greed of these DEA Marihuana Mobsters.
“El Generalissimo” Miguel Lopez
The current state of marihuana is now in flux. President Obama, seeking to end the AIDS crises has re-empowered the old marihuana group with some new blood to push for the rescheduling of medical marihuana. In their way stands the DEA sponsored legalization movement which is still represented by Steve DeAngelo and Don Duncan, but also has new faces from the Mexican Cartel, like the 420 Rally leader, Miguel Lopez; these men are informants and agents of the DEA and their purpose is to create profits for the DEA’s illegal seizures and to create entrapment like situations for growers, caregivers and patients alike.
The only way this whole charade is going to end is through the rescheduling of medical marihuana and the removal of the marihuana from the black market. By changing marijuana from a Class I substance to a Class IV or V substance, it can be federally regulated as a medicine and the people who control the Marijuana Mafia can be held accountable for their actions in adulterating the medicine, violations of the RICO statues, violations of Anti-Money Laundering law, and in patient abuse and protection laws. This cabal of gangsters can no longer be allowed to remain on the body of American liberty like a disease bearing parasite, eating away at the fabric of American life by dissolving our wealth and sending it to faraway lands. We must reschedule not just to free the plant but to free ourselves.