Police K9 Attacks, Seriously Injures 6-Year-old Girl as Witnesses Contradict Cop’s Story

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Saskatoon, CA — A Saskatoon police K9, a three-year-old Belgian Malinois, reportedly wouldn’t let go of a 6-year-old after the dog attacked the little girl. Predictably, the Saskatoon police department is defending not only its dog but its handler. But if the script was flipped and the family’s dog had attacked the officer, one can bet the policeman would have killed the family dog right in front of its owners.

The incident happened while police were supposedly tracking suspects in the family’s neighborhood. Saskatoon Police Chief Troy Cooper claims the dog has been thoroughly trained and serves an integral part of the law enforcement agency. Cooper defended its training saying:

Our canine officers and their animals are an important part of our organization…The dogs are selected for police work and they all receive extensive training to a provincial standard and that is reviewed annually by supervisors in the unit.

Following the mauling, the Saskatoon PD removed the dog from service and is conducting an investigation into the dog, its training, as well as the actions of its handler. Cooper stated:

This is a working dog…It’s trained to track. It’s trained to protect the handler. It’s trained to do the things it was doing…It acted outside of that training and that’s what we’re investigating.

The tiny child was bitten between the armpit and her hip and while police claimed the dog immediately released when ordered to do so, witnesses claim otherwise.

Autumn Clifford, 6, was attacked and mauled. The vicious attack required numerous stitches to close several deep puncture wounds to her abdomen. Leslie Welder, her mother, said her daughter was simply curious and was immediately attacked. Welder stated:

My other daughter — she’s seven — stated that all Autumn did was look over and say, ‘Oh, look! Puppy!’ And next thing you know he was on her, pulling her down to the ground and attacking her.

Amanda Pritchard, a neighbor, said she witnessed the attack and claims not only did the dog viciously attacker but wouldn’t immediately let go as police contend. She said:

Out of nowhere there was two officers that I saw. One was on top of the dog. Three times he had told the dog to let go. ‘Let go! Let go!,’ he was saying to the dog. The dog did not let go. The dog, in fact, growled at the cop and shook his head like he was going to tear her…All she (Autumn) was yelling was, ‘Ow! Ow! Ow!’

Cooper stated the victim is receiving services but the police chief apparently does not want to minimize the serious nature of the attack. He remarked:

Fortunately, this is a rare occurrence but, having said that, I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of what would have been a terrifying event for a little girl and her family.

As TFTP has reported, police dogs, like deadly weapons, are often just another violent tool in the hands of law enforcement officers used to inflict pain on individuals, many of whom are peacefully protesting what they perceive to be an illegal search or unlawful arrest. In the Saskatoon case, the victim was a child, an innocent bystander, who likely wanted nothing more than to pet the officer’s dog.

As a result of the literally hundreds of violent encounters we’ve documented between police dogs and civilians, it is the stance of TFTP such unpredictable animals should be banned from police service. Not only are police K9’s given law enforcement officer status, defending oneself against being mauled by an officer’s K9 can result in felony charges against a citizen.

Just like police officers should not be treated as a protected class of citizens, so, too, should police K9s not be afforded such protections. Below, our very own Jason Bassler details five reasons why police K9s should be removed from service.

5 Reasons Why Cops Shouldn’t Have K9’s

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New Genetic Study Seriously Challenges Darwin’s ‘Theory Of Evolution’



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If you have been following genetic and epigenetic studies conducted within the edifices of modern science over the past couple of decades, you likely have suspected what I am about to tell you: Mr. Darwin has already left the building, his disheveled ‘Theory of Evolution’ in tow.

A massive new genetic study by Mark Stoeckle from The Rockefeller University in New York and David Thaler at the University of Basel in Switzerland puts a few more nails into an already-rotting coffin, opening the door for new theories about our origins and the mechanisms behind the evolution of species on our planet.

Challenges To Convention

In the conventional narrative of how evolution proceeds through survival-of-the-fittest and adaptation to new environments based on random genetic mutations, it is natural to expect that species with large, far-flung populations like ants and humans will become more genetically diverse over time than species who remain in one milieu. But is it true?

“The answer is no,” said Stoeckle, lead author of the study, published in the journal Human Evolution. In fact, the genetic diversity of most species on the planet “is about the same”, no matter their history of migration, relocation or proliferation.

The study’s most startling result, perhaps, is that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

“This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could,” said David Thaler.

Indeed it is surprising–since it presents a stunning invalidation of the commonplace notion that evolution on the planet has been slow, linear, progressive, and unbroken. Previous challenges to this notion in the form of ‘missing links’ could be perceived as grounded in a lack of physical evidence which one day would be resolved. Now, we are really forced to start looking at things in a completely new way.

Study Methods

The study relies not on an examination of regular ‘nuclear’ DNA, but rather mitochondrial DNA. As this article in AFP explains,

All animals also have DNA in their mitochondria, which are the tiny structures inside each cell that convert energy from food into a form that cells can use. Mitochondria contain 37 genes, and one of them, known as COI, is used to do DNA barcoding.

Unlike the genes in nuclear DNA, which can differ greatly from species to species, all animals have the same set of mitochondrial DNA, providing a common basis for comparison. Around 2002, Canadian molecular biologist Paul Hebert–who coined the term “DNA barcode”–figured out a way to identify species by analysing the COI gene.

“The mitochondrial sequence has proved perfect for this all-animal approach because it has just the right balance of two conflicting properties,” said Thaler. On the one hand, the COI gene sequence is similar across all animals, making it easy to pick out and compare. On the other hand, these mitochondrial snippets are different enough to be able to distinguish between each species.

In analysing the barcodes across 100,000 species, the researchers found a telltale sign showing that almost all the animals emerged about the same time as humans. What they saw was a lack of variation in so-called “neutral” mutations, which are the slight changes in DNA across generations that neither help nor hurt an individual’s chances of survival. In other words, they were irrelevant in terms of the natural and sexual drivers of evolution. How similar or not these “neutral” mutations are to each other is like tree rings–they reveal the approximate age of a species.

Alternative Theory Of How We Evolve

Let’s look at the implications of the study, which you can read in full here. A few points made in the conclusion are of interest.

The same explanation offered for the sequence variation found among modern humans applies equally to the modern populations of essentially all other animal species. Namely that the extant population, no matter what its current size or similarity to fossils of any age, has expanded from mitochondrial uniformity within the past 200,000 years.

Nonhuman animals, as well as bacteria and yeast, are often considered “model systems” whose results can be extrapolated to humans. The direction of inference is reversible. Fossil evidence for mammalian evolution in Africa implies that most species started with small founding populations and later expanded [157] and sequence analysis has been interpreted to suggest that the last ice age created widespread conditions for a subsequent expansion [158].

The picture we get here is that somewhere in the past, no farther back than 200,000 years ago, most or all animal species ‘got started,’ with a mitochondrial clock set to 0. There is evidence that these species ‘started with small founding populations and later expanded,’ and that extreme conditions — like the last ice age — can give rise to a subsequent expansion.

It almost resembles the Noah’s Ark scenario, doesn’t it? A cataclysmic flood wipes out all humans and animals on the planet except a small few of each species, who begin again to proliferate anew once the flood ends and the Earth becomes habitable.

Extraterrestrial Intervention  

But to really make this idea fit, we would not be taking species from the previous world before the catastrophe, because their mitochondrial clocks would not be set to 0. Rather, we have to see it as a new ‘seeding’ of species on the planet after a catastrophe wipes out most or all of the species that were there before. And who would be the ones doing the seeding? You guessed it. One or more advanced extraterrestrial races.

It was back in my grade 8 history class that I first came across claims that extraterrestrial races were prevalent in molding the history of the planet, as we were all asked to do a critical analysis of Erich Von Daniken’s ‘Chariots of the Gods.’ I recall being perplexed that we were actually reading this in school, and I certainly didn’t have the discernment at the time to notice that it was part of a campaign to make us all work on discrediting Von Daniken’s claims based on a lack of scientific evidence. I remember being not-so-subtly persuaded by the teacher that this was the only reasonable line of analysis, but given that at the time I would write whatever would give me the best mark, I followed suit. It seems to me that this was an experimental ‘pre-emptive strike’ on our minds by the scientific establishment. Whether or not this actually succeeded in making people have a more skeptical bent about such matters, I’m not sure.

Today, the idea that extraterrestrial civilizations are and have always been involved in our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual evolution is quite common within the awakening community. More highly evolved beings are seen to be able to work directly in the genetic manipulation of species. For example, the idea that we are part of a ‘Grand Experiment’ has been proposed by whistleblower/speaker Corey Goode, who says that a ‘Super Federation’ of extraterrestrial beings are conducting 22 genetic experiments on the Earth that are purportedly designed to enhance humanity’s evolution.

Is it possible that the evolution of the human race has been fostered in part by the genetic seeding of today’s human and animal kingdom by advanced extraterrestrial civilizations almost 200,000 years ago? Well, at least there is some new scientific evidence that leads us to ponder this possibility.


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How to make a seriously awesome veggie burger

Who needs meat when you pack this much flavor and texture into a bean or lentil patty?

An excellent veggie burger is, sadly, a rare treat — at least, in my part of the world. They usually taste of sad afterthought, an obligatory addition to every restaurant menu, which is why I’ve pretty much given up ordering them when I eat out. Instead, my veggie burger consumption happens at home, where I can control exactly what goes into making that burger as delicious as any of its meat-containing counterparts, if not more!

There are a few key tricks to making a fabulous veggie burger. I’ve gathered these over the years of reading cookbooks, food magazines and websites, and through personal experimentation, of course. Once you get these techniques down pat, your patties will soar to the next level.

Pre-cook certain ingredients. If you’re adding vegetables to your burger mix, you may want to precook them. Vegetables release a lot of water when cooked (think of mushrooms in a pan), and too much water spells disaster for burger patties. Pre-cooking grains, such as bulgur, rice, lentils, and oats (toasting is recommended) is also necessary.

Use sufficient binder. You need something to hold it all together. Binders serve two purposes, as described by Food52:

“They ensure that your burger doesn’t fall apart, so flipping is a breeze. And they provide structural integrity, so the texture is more oomph, less mush.”

An egg is recommended, unless you’re vegan, in which case you can use ground flaxseed (although America’s Test Kitchen has described it as adding a “muddy flavor”), aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas), panko breadcrumbs, toasted oats, bulgur, ground tortilla chips, black bean liquid, wheat germ, etc.

Boost the flavor. Don’t be shy when it comes to seasonings. Veggie burgers lack the flavorful fat from meat, so they need all the help they can get. Use dried porcini mushrooms, chopped Kalamata olives, ground nuts and nut butters, tahini, spices, minced garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper.

Form and cook with care. Visual presentation has a significant effect on one’s perception of food, so take time to form your veggie burgers beautifully. Cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz recommends pressing the mixture into a 3-inch round cookie cutter for a perfect shape. Cook in a lightly-greased cast iron pan to encourage light charring or bake; most likely you won’t be able to grill homemade veggie burgers.

Slather on the sauce. Top your veggie burgers with all manner of sauces and toppings — the more, the better! Use dairy-free sour cream and add lime juice, minced chipotles in adobo sauces and garlic, or whip up some garlicky tahini sauce. Make some pickled radishes or red onions, slice up pickles, use avocado instead of cheese, and a handful of sprouts, kimchi, or sauerkraut for crunch. A fruity salsa made from nectarines, onion and lime juice is a fabulous finish to a black bean burger. Play around with it and see what you like.

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If You Knew What’s In McDonald’s Fries You’d Be Seriously Disgusted And Never Eat Them Again

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We all know that eating processed foods or fast foods is very harmful to our overall health. There was a recent expose of the french-fry making process in McDonald’s  that revealed that the ingredients used in it cause serious brain damage, autoimmune disorders and more.

Grant Imahara, of Myth busters fame, recently visited the McDonald’s fry factory to find out exactly what McDonald’s fries are made of. During the process, Imahara “reverse-engineered” McDonald’s fries and the results showed that they are made up of 15 harmful ingredients. The ingredients are as follows:

  • Soybean oil
  • Canola oil
  • Hydrogenated oil
  • Dextrose
  • Citric acid
  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Hydrolyzed wheat
  • TBHQ
  • Sodium acid pyrophosphate
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane
  • Natural beef flavor
  • Hydrolyzed milk
  • Hydrogenated soybean oil
  • The three main offenders found in this list of ingredients are TBHQ, dinethylpolysilioxane and hydrogenated soybean oil.

TBHQ , or tertiary butylhydroquionone, is a type of phenol used in the foods in order to prevent deterioration of food. It is also used in substances such as perfumes and bio-diesel.

Hydrogenated soybean oil – People who consume it on regular basis can face with many unhealthy effects. According to the Women’s Hospital in Boston and the research conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Brigham,showed that at least 100,000 cardiac deaths that happen in America every year, could have been prevented if only people replaced trans fat with more healthier non hydrogenated polyunsaturated or mono-saturated oils.

Dimethylpolysiloxane – is most commonly used compound in hair conditioners, silly putty and in aquarium tank sealants. Moreover,  it can even contain formaldehyde, a well-known toxic chemical that has been linked to cancer, allergies brain damage, autoimmune disorders, etc.

McDonald’s has a campaign called “Our Food. Your Questions”, which is an initiative to make nutritional information more available for customers. The release of this information about their french fries was part of that campaign.

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More young people being seriously afflicted with hallucinations and self-abuse after taking TAMIFLU … why won’t the FDA recall the dangerous drug?


Image: More young people being seriously afflicted with hallucinations and self-abuse after taking TAMIFLU … why won’t the FDA recall the dangerous drug?

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Marketed as flu medicine, Tamiflu is actually a risky nervous system damaging, hallucinogenic drug that causes some children to go into seizures, wild delusions, and twitching fits.

The typical medical doctor, aligned with the state’s medical directives, resorts to prescribing Tamiflu as a primary treatment for people who have flu and flu-like symptoms.

This FDA approved drug, however, carries serious side effects that the government, the doctors, and the advertisements aren’t being transparent about.

The FDA has on file over 550 cases of confirmed hallucinations from Tamiflu in the U.S. since 2009. Each case has traumatized and altered the lives of individual families that can only stand by and watch helplessly as their child hallucinates and loses control of their mind and motor control.

A family from North Texas is speaking out about odd reactions that their two-year-old son endured as soon as he began taking Tamiflu. The twitching and hallucinations only stopped when they quit using the drug. Andrea and Josh Wallen said their son changed almost immediately after ingesting Tamiflu. Twitching through the night, the two-year-old banged his head repeatedly, picked at his arms, and acted out violently toward his parents.

Other families across the Nation have spoken out. A family from Indiana said their daughter began hearing voices and picking at “bugs” on her body. Another family said their six-year-old daughter tried to jump out of a window.

FDA must come clean on Tamiflu’s destructive side effects and lift ban on natural antiviral medicines

So why doesn’t the U.S. FDA recall this dangerous drug and go public with its hallucinogenic side effects? In 2007, Japan banned Tamiflu for children ages 10 to 19 after several dozen instances of neuropsychiatric events were reported.

What if the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and health authorities came out and supported evidence-based naturopathic anti-viral treatments that don’t cause devastating side effects?

What if preparations of elderberry, goldenseal, licorice root, Echinacea, oregano, garlic, basil, and frankincense all became widely available to truly help people whose bodies are ravaged by illness? It has been shown that Echinacea outperforms Tamiflu in clinical studies.

What if the FDA stopped working hand and foot for the pharmaceutical industry and their never-ending flow of fake medicine and instead, lifted the ban on natural cures?

Various plants synthesize anti-viral compounds that can be cultivated and extracted for human health. These plants can be wild harvested and farmed organically on a much larger scale. Stop subsidizing GMO corn and soybeans and let medicinal, organic plants grow abundantly across the countryside! Echinacea, elderberries, and garlic are just three plants of many that have natural anti-viral properties that can be extracted and prepared by skilled herbalists. The extracts can be optimized via tincture-making or by using extraction techniques such as spagyrics.

The volatile plant oils can be studied, lab tested, and combined to provide synergistic anti-viral effects that bad viruses and bad bacteria won’t readily resist. To survive viruses and bacteria in their natural environment, plants create their own self-defense molecules and antioxidants. These molecules resonate with the human immune system when ingested. And, unlike fake medicines like Tamiflu, the properties of many plant-based medicines actually restore the nervous and immune system of people, helping with proper digestion, elimination of toxins from the body, and helping with deep, restful sleep.

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Bakers Sue State Because Selling Cake is Illegal and Can Get You Thrown in Jail—Seriously

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Bakers in New Jersey are fed up with the possibility of a $1,000 fine for selling a single cake, and they are coming together to sue the only state that makes it illegal for individuals to sell home-baked goods. Fines, as TFTP has frequently reported are enforced through the threat of police action. If these bakers choose not to pay the fines—they could end up in jail—for baking a cake.

The ban on the sale of baked goods that were not made in a commercial kitchen was also present in Wisconsin, where bakers could face up to six months jail for selling a single cookie, up until May 2017 when a state court declared it unconstitutional on the basis that the law had “no real or substantial connection” to consumer protection.

After securing a legal victory in Wisconsin, the Institute for Justice is now working with three bakers in New Jersey and hoping for a similar outcome. IJ intends to prove that the ban is purely political as bills to end it have passed the Assembly three times unanimously, and the only person who has repeatedly refused to allow a vote in the state senate, Sen. Joseph Vitale, has claimed that he wants to protect commercial bakers from competition—which is unconstitutional.

While it is illegal to sell baked goods, allegedly because of the safety concerns that come from bakers using their own kitchen instead of a commercial kitchen, New Jersey does make an exception for baked goods that are “prepared for sale or service at a function such as a religious or charitable organization’s bake sale.”

Therefore, either New Jersey does not care about the health of the people who are consuming the baked goods sold by charities, or the initial ban is purely political to protect commercial bakers from competition. As the Institute for Justice noted:

“The state cannot justify the license and commercial kitchen requirement with safety concerns. These requirements apply even when a baker only wants to sell goods that the state deems ‘not potentially hazardous.’ Not potentially hazardous baked goods are those that are shelf-stable, do not require refrigeration and are very safe to eat. They include most cookies, breads and muffins commonly made in home kitchens. As a Wisconsin court recently concluded, there is no report of anyone, anywhere, ever getting sick from an improperly baked good.”

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Heather Russinko, Martha Rabello and Liz Cibotariu. They are all mothers and home bakers, and together they founded the NJ Home Bakers Association.

Russinko is a single mother who lives paycheck to paycheck. She started baking 10 years ago as a way to heal from an abusive marriage. But when baking for her son’s school fundraisers turned into fulfilling orders from friends and family, she found out that she was doing something that had been deemed “illegal” by the state.

“It was crushing because I always wanted to have my own business. I believe in creating your own destiny and being self-sufficient,” Russinko told CBS News.

In order to make her dream come true of having her own business featuring her famous cake pops, Russinko would have to start by renting space at a commercial community kitchen. As the Institute for Justice reported, renting out space in a kitchen can cost around $35 an hour, in addition to licensing fees, storage fees other expenses such as child care for mothers who would otherwise be baking at home.

The current legal fight on behalf of these home bakers is nothing new. Erica Smith, an attorney for the NJ Home Bakers Association, told CBS News that they have been lobbying the state legislature for nearly a decade to change the current law.

“The bakers here, they didn’t just jump and file a lawsuit, they have been fighting for 10 years to get this law passed in the legislature,” Smith said.

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Seriously? Ellen DeGeneres Turns to Hillary Clinton to Ask: Can Trump Last Four Years?

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ELLEN DEGENERES: Our next guest was the first woman to run for President of the United States of America [sic]. Despite winning the popular vote, she lost the election. She writes all about it in her new book What Happened. Please welcome Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

DEGENERES: Seems like the last time I saw you, you said we were going to do the show in the White House but we were all excited about that. 

HILLARY CLINTON: We would have, too. 

DEGENERES: You talk about it in your book, but let’s talk about it. You were here three weeks before the election. You were confident. 

CLINTON: I was. 

DEGENERES: I was confident. A lot of people were confident. It seems like this was a for sure thing, I mean, what a shock. What was going through your mind when you saw was happening?

DEGENERES: You’re just thinking, if this was a movie, people would go, “There is no way.”  And it just continues to go on. Do you think that he is really going to last four years?  

CLINTON: I can’t answer that. I can’t predict it. 

DEGENERES: I don’t believe that you can group a whole bunch of people together. There are some Republicans that are really good, good people and have good intentions. So it is the party, the Republican Party. This is not what it was. This is not what it should be. And so, I do not want to bash Republicans. I do not want to bash anybody. We just want —  I think it is important for me to say. Because I obviously wanted you to be president. And I believed in you. And I have strong opinions. But I want to say that I don’t judge everybody by this President. 

DEGENERES: The name of the book is What Happened. Everybody in the audience, you are getting a copy. We will be right back. 

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DEA Claims Synthetic THC Made by a Group of Criminals is Safer Than Actual Weed. Seriously.

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As the Free Thought Project previously reported, one of the manufacturers of a fentanyl drug was exposed for lobbying against marijuana, while simultaneously bribing doctors to push their dangerous opioids. Now, after the federal government granted Insys permission to make a synthetic version of cannabis, they are claiming that it’s safer and more medically valuable than actual weed. Seriously.

The DEA recently announced through the federal register that the synthetic THC made by Insys, sold under the brand name Syndros, will be listed as a schedule II drug, meaning it can now be prescribed by doctors. In the meantime, actual THC—containing the exact same properties, but able to be grown in your backyard—remains on the same scheduling list as heroin, noting that it has “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.”

Insys has become notorious over the last two years after six former executives and managers were arrested on charges that they engaged in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl. Now this same group of dangerous drug peddlers is being given a partial national monopoly on the sale of legal THC, by the group who claims to protect Americans from drugs.

Along with the executives, Michael Baich, the former CEO, was also charged in an indictment filed in federal court. Even the company’s billionaire founder, John Kapoor was arrested in October for his role in the bribery scheme. He was freed on a $1 million bail after pleading not guilty.

The idea that the DEA would provide a company—who was caught bribing doctors to prescribe opioid drugs that have led to one of the largest addiction problems in the history of the world—with a pass to sell their synthetic version of a plant they continue to kidnap, cage, and kill people over, is infuriating, to say the least.

When asked about this overt conflict of interest and unscrupulous handout to Big Pharma, the DEA answered with a typical bureaucratic reply.

As VICE reported, the DEA noted in its announcement on Wednesday that it received public comments from people opposed to making synthetic THC products Schedule II while keeping marijuana Schedule I. The DEA also said: “two commenters expressed concern that pharmaceutical companies are making a profit from approved drugs containing marijuana constituents.”

“The DEA notes that FDA-approved products of oral solutions containing dronabinol [THC] have an approved medical use, whereas marijuana does not have an approved medical use and therefore remains in Schedule I,” the agency said in its response.

What makes this information so damning and hypocritical is that in September 2016, the Free Thought Project helped to expose Insys Therapeutics for paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep marijuana, a plant that has never killed anyone, illegal.

In a glaring display of hypocrisy, Insys, who makes Subsys, a sublingual fentanyl spray, claimed that marijuana is dangerous because it could hurt children. At least that was their public reasoning for shoving $500,000 towards a campaign opposing marijuana legalization in the US. Now, they are pushing the same drug!

If you want to know why there is a drug war, ask yourself, ‘who benefits from it’?

Legal pot is detrimental to the opioid crisis and reduces addiction. However, this is bad business for big pharma and their lapdogs in the DEA.

Opiate addiction, overdose, and accidental death problems might simply be avoided if, ironically enough, marijuana is made legal nationwide. This would drastically reduce the scope of the DEA’s enforcement as well as threaten the grip opioid manufacturers currently have on addiction.

As TFTP has documented on several occasions, cannabis holds the promise of helping opiate addicts kick their addiction by substituting their cravings for opiates with the non-addictive painkilling properties of marijuana. And it’s not folklore. Doctors have experimented with cannabis as a substitute for opiates with high degrees of success.

Study after study has confirmed that medical cannabis access reduces harm from opioid abuse among the population. A recent study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependency journal found that states with legal medical cannabis experience fewer hospitalizations related to opioids.

Medical marijuana legalization was associated with 23% and 13% reductions in hospitalizations related to opioid dependence or abuse and [opioid pain reliever] OPR overdose, respectively; lagged effects were observed after policy implementation.

Researchers from the University of California analyzed hospital administrative records for the period of 1997 to 2014. The author reported:

This study demonstrated significant reductions on OPR- (opioid pain reliever) related hospitalizations associated with the implementation of medical marijuana policies. … We found reductions in OPR-related hospitalizations immediately after the year of policy implementation as well as delayed reductions in the third post-policy year.

From the outside, this entire scenario looks like a case of big pharma pushing its deadly drugs while reaping massive profits. However, if we look closer, that scenario is not only made possible by, but fostered through, pharma’s ties to the state. As people beg the state for more regulation, real free enterprise solutions, like legal weed, are being ignored, or worse, prosecuted.

Until this paradigm of government and pharmaceutical collusion and the war on drugs comes to an end, we can only predict that this epidemic of mass opioid overdoses and the war on the potential cure to get far worse.

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