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The Media’s Embrace of “Fake News” About Drugs

By Cliff Kincaid

Reprinted from AIM Center for Investigative Journalism

DeForest Rathbone, chairman of the National Institute of Citizen Anti-drug Policy (NICAP), says one of the most notorious examples of “fake news” in the media is the notion that marijuana is medicine. He is so alarmed by the misinformation being spread by the media about marijuana and other aspects of the growing drug problem that he sponsored a full-page advertisement in Monday’s Washington Times, urging President Donald Trump to personally follow through on his promise to address “the growing national public health crisis of soaring drug addiction and overdose deaths.”

“There is virtually no one in America today who does not personally know of a drug-related tragedy among his family, neighbors or friends,” the ad says.

However, Rathbone says the media have played down the serious nature of the crisis. “We have become intimately aware that the nation’s current drug crisis is far greater than is being reported in the mainstream news media,” the ad goes on to say.

The ad expresses support for the President’s commitment to stop the proliferation of drugs across the southern border and throughout the nation.

In his inaugural address, Trump declared that drugs “have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.” On the campaign trail, he repeatedly condemned the illegal drug trade, noting the amount of heroin flowing across the southern border and the rising number of overdose deaths.

The current reporting of annual overdose deaths at 50,000 “represents only about a third of the actual 150,000 total drug-related deaths,” the ad says. “That total includes additional deaths from drug-related illnesses, accident and crime.”

The problem goes beyond heroin and overdose deaths, Rathbone said. The ad notes the growing acceptance by some “Stoner States” of marijuana and its alleged “medical” benefits. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently reaffirmed the scientific evidence that there is no medical use for smoked marijuana. “Marijuana is dope, not medicine,” the ad states.

In this case, it’s the far-left marijuana lobby that is truly “anti-science.”

Rathbone told Accuracy in Media that his ad, endorsed by many anti-drug organizations, is part of his effort to counter media propaganda in favor of the drug culture. However, despite his telephone number and email address being featured at the top of the ad, he has yet to receive any calls from the media about the ad and what parents believe needs to be done about the growing drug crisis.

“In the last eight years, owing to a lack of enforcement of federal narcotics laws, marijuana use has escalated from 7 to 13% of the U.S. population,” the ad states. “Fueled by the insatiable demand for all illicit drugs, there are now roughly twice as many gang members in the U.S. as law enforcement personnel, breeding violent crime and civil unrest, mostly focused on our youth.”

This information “needs to be exposed,” Rathbone told AIM. He said the Trump Administration has to be informed and educated about “how bad the carnage is” throughout the country. “This is far worse than anybody is talking about,” he said.

The ad cites the following examples of the damage that is being inflicted on the American people:

·A huge number of parents are suffering enslavement to the drug-related mental incapacitation of children who are unable to function independently. Many of these children bully their parents into housing, feeding and supporting them, and sometimes even paying for their drugs. Such incapacitated kids often end up as street people blighting communities.

·Today there is a soaring demand for foster parents for abused and neglected children of drug-addicted young parents. One community saw a 400% increase in such tragic cases just in the past year alone. Millions of grandparents are raising these kids.

·The nation’s schools are awash in drugs, as cited in periodic youth surveys documenting schoolchild drug use, drug-related violence, bullying, fear and depression, resulting in soaring rates of teen suicide, youth addiction and overdose deaths.

·The nation’s cities are suffering a virtual holocaust of murders and other violence caused by the massive proliferation of nuclear strength, psychosis-producing marijuana and other drugs. In Washington, D.C. the entire Metro train system is dysfunctional and racked with violent crime resulting from too many of its employees smoking “medicine” that is being allowed and encouraged by the city’s continuing pro-marijuana political leadership.

The growing drug crisis can be traced, at least in part, to the policies of President Barack Obama, a member of the “Choom Gang” of heavy marijuana users as he was growing up in Hawaii. He brought his soft policies on drugs to the Oval Office. For example, Obama ordered his Department of Justice to stop enforcing federal marijuana laws. As a result, the ad states, a massive marijuana trafficking industry has emerged in states that have legalized the drug, affecting the nation as a whole.

The ad expresses the hope that new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will declare the pre-eminence of federal over state laws and “restore prosecution of violations of federal drug laws.”

Rathbone told AIM that he also believes the Trump administration must declare that the nation’s current drug problems “constitute a national and growing urgent public health crisis.”

Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism, and can be contacted at cliff.kincaid@aim.org

 

Editors Note:  We applaud responsible journalists like Cliff Kincaid who cover the marijuana issue with concern for the risks and the public’s  health.  Here is another excellent article he wrote: Media Continue Coverup of Marijuana Induced Mental Illness

 

 

Humboldt BHO Explosion Results in Murder Charges

Xavier Renner died from the butane hash oil fire that rocked Humboldt County the day after California’s vote to legalize.  That explosion happened in a Rio Dell   garage on November 9, 2016.  His friends, Aaron Mohr and Aaron Schisler, also had burns on 60 to 90 percent of their bodies.  The landlords and friends working with him have been charged with murder,  although Renner made the choice to experiment with making BHO,  The charges against the landlords who own the detached garage are  extreme.

California cannot control home chemists who make honey oil, also called BHO, the potent extract of marijuana with high THC.   Some people refer to BHO as “marijuana crack.” Continue reading Humboldt BHO Explosion Results in Murder Charges

Stop saying “life-saving” medicine; start the federal crackdown

Advocates call it life-saving medicine, but medical marijuana has killed people in numerous instances. California hasn’t figured out how to regulate “medical” marijuana, or how to test for stoned drivers, but dispensaries will open on January 1, 2018. Residents would welcome a federal crackdown on medical marijuana which is practiced fraudulently in this state.

Californians should suspect that all miraculous claims about medical marijuana are false.  As researchers at UC Davis have found, large amounts of lethal bacteria, mold and fungi are in California’s medical marijuana.   A young cancer patient in California died from contaminated marijuana. Continue reading Stop saying “life-saving” medicine; start the federal crackdown

Princeton Psychologist Discusses the Consequences of Legalized Pot

Is the legalization of marijuana in most states inevitable? How will legalization affect children, adolescents and young people? How does using pot really affect the human body? How does it affect the developing nervous system and emotional functioning of adolescents and young people? There is more talk, opinion, and debate than ever before about the pros and cons of marijuana, leaving people confused by discussions that can be politically and emotionally charged.

For a discussion based on the straight facts, join Dee Apple, Ph.D. for “Legalized Pot: What are the Consequences?” a presentation on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Aaron Burr Hall, Princeton University, Corner of Nassau Street and Washington Road, Princeton, NJ from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. Admission is free.

Dr. Apple will be sharing the latest scientific information about marijuana and clarifying many misguided myths from his perspective as a clinical psychologist with over forty years on the front lines working with adults, adolescents, and young people who have battled substance abuse problems. Included will be discussion about medical marijuana; how pot effects cognitive and social development and functioning; performance degradation such as its effects on driving, and much more.

Dr. Dee Apple

Dr. Apple graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B.A. in Psychology, and received his M.A. degree and Ph.D. from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Apple is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Princeton, director of psychological services at the Lawrenceville School, and consulting psychologist at the Office for Disability Services at Princeton University. He is a Clinical Associate of the American College of Orgonomy (ACO), on the faculty of the ACO’s social orgonomy training program, and also director of the ACO’s CORE research group. He has spoken on a wide range of topics as well as published numerous articles in the Journal of Orgonomy.

Admission is free thanks to the generosity of supporters. Suggested adult, non-student donation is $45. Reservations are recommended. Call (732) 821-1144 or make your reservation online by visiting www.orgonomy.org.

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Related Writings by Dr. Apple

Apple, W. B. & Ryan, Richard. (2012). Clearing the Air: Facts & Fictions about Marijuana. Presentation at Series of Social Orgonomy Presentations, American College of Orgonomy, March 31.

The role of marijuana in inducing individual and social chaos: A bioenergetic perspective. Presentation at the Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Orgonomy. October, 1999. (Also published in the Journal of Orgonomy).

Apple, W.B. (1997). The Lawrenceville School Student Drug and Alcohol Survey. Presentation to the faculty and administration. September, 1997.

Apple, W.B. (1996). A mother’s question about marijuana. Journal of Orgonomy, 30(2), 200-202.

Apple, W.B. (1995). Marijuana use in adolescence: An Orgonomic Perspective. Journal of Orgonomy, 29(2), 100-115.

About the Event Hosts

The American College of Orgonomy (ACO) is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization located near Princeton, New Jersey, that is devoted to setting and maintaining standards for work in the field of orgonomy, the science developed by Dr. Wilhelm Reich.The College conducts a postgraduate medical orgonomy training program for qualified physicians and psychiatrists. Medical orgonomists offer a unique form of treatment that is based on a scientific understanding of the connection between the mind and the body. This approach effectively treats a wide range of emotional illnesses, usually without medication.

Elsworth F. Baker, M.D., a psychiatrist who trained and worked with Dr. Reich, founded the ACO in 1968. Reich, a student and colleague of Sigmund Freud, discovered that all living things contain an energy that he called, “orgone energy.” He originated the science of orgonomy based on his scientific observations. Today, this science informs an energetic understanding and approach to psychiatry, medicine, biology, the physical and social sciences, and atmospheric environmental research.

The ACO also offers its Social Orgonomy Training Program which applies orgonomic principals to the social realm. In addition to its professional educational programs, the College sponsors conferences, a speakers’ bureau, lectures, and laboratory courses for professional and interested laymen. The ACO conducts and supports basic and applied research, publishes The Journal of Orgonomy, a newsletter, and is a source for books about orgonomy.

For more information about the ACO, its activities, programs, referrals or training programs, contact:
The American College of Orgonomy
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