20 Days of Enlightenment! ENDPROHIBITION

Hello everyone. Are you in favor of the legalization of marijuana? Then this blog post is for YOU!
This is an attempt to get people to share 20 informative facts about marijuana with as many people as they possibly can. Post these facts, in order, day by day from 4/1 to 4/20. Post them in every way that you can, facebook, twitter, myspace, G+, etc.  If we can get our message across about the benefits of marijuana and it's usefulness in medicine, and the problems prohibition are causing MILLIONS of people EVERY DAY, then maybe we can get this stuff legalized. 
Now remember, post one of these every day for 20 days. Here it goes:

4/1 Did you know? US Patent [1] #6630507  was granted to the Dept. of HHS for the use of cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants. #ENDPROHIBITION
Osburn, Lynn. 1989. Energy Farming in America. [3]

4/3 Did you know? In 1974 the NIH studied the effects of THC on breast cancer, lung cancer and leukemia, it slowed growth of all three. #ENDPROHIBITION

Cohn, Victor. Cancer Curb is Studied. The Washington Post. August 18, 1974. [4]


[5] Cannabinoids: Potential Anticancer Agents


4/4 Did you know? Non-violent drug offenders make up roughly 60% of America's prisons. Cost to state/local governments - $15,000,000,000/year. #ENDPROHIBITION

Gupta, Sarika et al. The High Budgetary Cost of Incarceration. Center for Economic and Policy Research. [6]


4/5 Did you know? "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." - DEA Administrative Law Judge, Francis Young. #ENDPROHIBITION

[7] Marijuana Rescheduling Petition


4/6 Did you know? Henry Ford once built a car entirely from hemp plastics - it ran on hemp fuel. #ENDPROHIBITION

Lash, Robin. Industrial Hemp: The Crop for the Seventh Generation. American Indian Law Review Vol.27.1, 313-356.[8]


4/7 Did you know? According to the ONDCP, 60% of drug cartel's money comes from the sale of cannabis. #ENDPROHIBITION

ONDCP. Office of National Drug Control Policy Statement on Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization Profits from Marijuana. Sept 16, 2010. [9] Original link is dead, but this article also quotes 60%.


4/8 Did you know? The US has 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prisoners, more than any country on Earth. #ENDPROHIBITION

[10] Criminal Justice Fact Sheet


4/9 Did you know? No one has ever died from using cannabis. Alcohol and tobacco kill nearly 500,000/year. #ENDPROHIBITION

[11] Actual Causes of Death in the United States 

4/10 Did you know? The War on Drugs is 40+ years old, we've spent $1,000,000,000,000+, and usage rates remain the same. #ENDPROHIBITION

[12] Original article is from AP, reposted on Fox News 

4/11 Did you know? Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life. #ENDPROHIBITION

Osburn, Lynn. Hemp Seed: The Most Nutritionally Complete Food Source in the World. Hemp Line Journal Vol.1.1, 14-15. [13] 

4/12 Did you know? In 1619, the first law regarding cannabis REQUIRED farmers to grow hemp. #ENDPROHIBITION

[14] Proceeding of the Virginia Assembly, 1619. 

4/13 Did you know? Under the Controlled Substances Act, the Federal government equates cannabis with heroin, as a Schedule 1 drug. #ENDPROHIBITION

[15] CSA 

4/14 Did you know? Cannabis is less addictive than caffeine. #ENDPROHIBITION

The Chemistry of Mind-Altering Drugs: History, Pharmacology, and Cultural Context, by Daniel M. Perrine, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Chemistry, Loyola College of Baltimore. [16]


4/15 Did you know? Cannabis was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago, one of the oldest known harvested crops. #ENDPROHIBITION

[17] Huffington Post

  and Schlosser, Eric. Reefer Madness. Houghton Mifflin. pp. 1374. [18] Wikipedia

4/16 Did you know? A majority of Americans support legalizing cannabis. #ENDPROHIBITION

[19] Gallup

4/17 Did you know? Alcohol Prohibition lasted 14 years, Cannabis Prohibition has lasted 75 years. #ENDPROHIBITION

[20] Alcohol Prohibition

  = 14 years. [21] Cannabis Prohibition 1937-Present

4/18 Did you know? The first drafts of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on hemp paper. #ENDPROHIBITION

[22] North American Industrial Hemp Council 

4/19 Did you know? "Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of the country." - Thomas Jefferson. #ENDPROHIBITION

[23] Thomas Jefferson Farm Journal

4/20 Did you know? Cannabis Prohibition is based on misinformation and fear. Inform yourself. Do your own research. #ENDPROHIBITION

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