don’t take no for an answer

Taking no for an answer. Legalize it?  Even Pat Robertson says we should legalize i; maybe everybody should get stoned when the apocalypse comes. But then Robinson said Haiti had an earthquake because they worship voodoo…The Marijuana Liberation front? Just light up and leave me alone….

Art Chantry.

“It wasn’t schwag,” said Debberman, who works at the High Falls Food co-op. “It was high quality, medical grade marijuana.”

The men declined to discuss the purpose of the marijuana growing operation except to say that police had found no evidence that they were selling the herb. Barton said that the 45 pounds of marijuana cited by police included wet dirt clinging to the plants when they were yanked from beds of Rubbermaid tubs in the grow rooms, as well as unsmokable leaf cuttings. When dried and processed, the operation would have yielded about eight pounds of pot, most of which Barton said he planned to smoke himself or give away for medical use. Barton said he uses the plant to treat his arthritis and post traumatic stress disorder. One of the activists at his home Tuesday, Abigail Storm of Woodstock, said she had been using marijuana donated by Barton to treat a local man suffering from terminal cancer. While major physicians groups have signed on to the idea that marijuana can ease the suffering of cancer patients, Storm claims that oil extracted from the plant can actually cure cancer.Read More:

Aron Kay:The great moments of revolutionary history have all been enormous popular festivals—the storming of the Bastille, the uprisings of 1848, the Paris Commune, the revolutions of 1917-19, Paris ’68. Conver-sely, popular festivities have always been looked on by the authorities as a problem, whether they have banned, tolerated or semi-institutionalised them. Why does power fear free celebration? Could it be something to do with the utopian urges which seize a crowd becoming aware of its own power? From the middle ages onwards the carnival has offered glimpses of the world turned upside down, a topsy turvy universe free of toil, suffering and inequality.

Carnival celebrates temporary liberation from the prevailing truth and the established order; it marks the suspension of all hierarchical rank, privileges, norms and prohibitions. Carnival is not a spectacle seen by the people; they live in it, and everyone participates because its very idea embraces all the people. Ultimately it is in the streets that power must be dissolved: for the streets where daily life is endured, suffered and eroded, and where power is confronted and fought, must be turned into the domain where daily life is enjoyed, created and nourished.Read More:

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