Apr
05

Extreme World- Juarez Mexico

"Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful..."

The war on drugs here in the U.S. affects our neighboring countries more than we would like to admit. In Ross Kemp's show, Extreme World, he takes us beyond our boarders to the war torn streets of Juarez, Mexico where drug cartels battle government forces day and night. Juarez sits right on the U.S./Mexico boarder and consequently is a prime location for the illegal transport of Marijuana and other drugs into the U.S. The Mexican drug cartels are ruthless and operate on a "silver or lead" policy; "silver" being the option of bribery where they offer large sums of money for people to look the other way, and anyone who won't take their bribes or refuses to help them receives a bullet, or the "lead." Most of the Cartel soldiers come from the Barrios (local shanty towns) with little to no opportunity to advance save for joining the cartel brotherhood. Many members see their gangs as family, and are willing to kill for them if required. Cartel hits even take place during broad daylight on the streets of Juarez, as the cartels have little to fear from law enforcement as 95% of murders that occur within the city go unsolved. The documentary is a little long, but luckily broke into five sections. You should definitely check them out when you get a chance.
juarex city

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Nov
03

Prop 19, Not a Failure

"Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful..."
saul crying

The picture above is basically how all Stoners feel after hearing the news that Prop 19 did not pass, well at least that is how I feel. The final results in the polls revealed 53.8% against and 46.2% for the proposition and it leads us to ask ourselves... Where did we go wrong? Was it not enough campaigning? Was it lack of presence of voters? No. It was older people:
old people giving the bird
Yes, older people (specifically 30+) seem to have ruined Prop 19 for all of us who can clearly see the perils of the drug war and prohibition. It seems that the propaganda carried against cannabis has ingrained itself into the minds of older voters so much that it has led them (as the polls show) to aggressively Vote No against Prop 19 in all brackets outside of 18-24. Instead of getting upset, we should look back on the effort made and rejoice as legalization is undoubtedly a topic that is resonating in everyone's minds, whether they voted yes or no. That is politics though, the older/elite voters can sway anything in the direction that they want... well until 2012.
huge blunt kid

In 2012, there will be multiple states (California, Colorado to name a couple) which will be picking up the initiative to get cannabis legalized and frankly that is all we can look to now. It may seem like a long time, 2 years, but I say fuck it... who cares .... celebrate today as if Prop 19 just passed wherever you are. Grab a bowl, a bong, a blunt, or whatever you have access to and spark it up. Let's get started on our campaign for 2012... nobody can stop this high from coming.

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