Apr 082012
 April 8, 2012
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The Online Activist Organization Anonymous Has Begun Phase 1 Of OpCannabis

By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town

The online activist organization Anonymous has begun Phase 1 of OpCannabis, its effort to educate the public and work on behalf of cannabis legalization worldwide.

In announcing OpCannabis, which officially launches on April 20, Anonymous released the following statement:

Dear Citizens of the World

For far too long cannabis has been oppressed by big corporations, big pharma and governments when it could be benefiting all of mankind on many different levels. We have heard and we have watched your government lie and deceive you on all the dangers of cannabis. Show support by making your profile pictures green this April 20th on your social network profiles.

OpCannabis phase 1, initiated. We are Anonymous…..Expect us.

Attention individual people, governments, companies and fellow Anons!

We are Anonymous and we have an important message for you:

Plato said that it was ok to tell a lie ONLY if it truly benefits all of mankind. Plato called this lie the “noble lie.” For far too long there has been a lie that has been perpetrated but it is neither noble nor does it benefit all of mankind, actually quite the opposite… the cannabis plant is one of the world’s oldest and best medicines that has been known as beneficial for thousands of years!

It can replace many medicines and can be made into many different things such as plastics and fuels and paints etc. The bounds of this plant are limitless, we ALL are effected by illness such as cancer, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain, mental illness, alcohol abuse and a myriad of other physical and mental disorders. Cannabis had been proven over and over to help or even cure and reverse the effects of these diseases that will affect us all at some point in our life!

Yet it is kept from the people who need its curing powers by governments, big corporations, by big pharmaceutical companies because it is a threat to the money they make! They make more money off you being sick so they do not want you to have a cure, these people do not truly care about your wellbeing only the money they will make from your illness!

Since it is an easily grown plant that can be grown freely by anyone they have made it an illegal Schedule I drug. Cannabis has been oppressed by the powers that be that are afraid of its true benefits, and these benefits do help all of mankind!

So cannabis fits the criteria for Anonymous’ support. We ask that all Anons and individuals please support the legalization efforts in any way possible! Even simply signing a petition or sharing info or even just having an open mind about the subject will help!

We ask you to please educate yourself on its many benefits and share these benefits with your sick or injured friends. We all know somebody that has cancer or diabetes and cannabis has helped or cured both and many other disorders!

Anonymous will begin its support for the legalization of marijuana on 4/20/12. So please show your support by educating yourselves and making your profile pic or timeline banner on your social services accts green or 420 friendly.

We have all seen the power of the SOPA blackout so Anonymous feels that we can help cure the world simply by everyone showing their support for this most beneficial plant! We must end the prohibition of cannabis!!

These oppressors make trillions of dollars off of the war on drugs by keeping their privately owned jails overcrowded with nonviolent drug offenders! We are approaching the 11 billion dollar mark that the government has spent on the drug war this year alone and have put millions of nonviolent offenders behind bars. This is a true crime against humanity and needs to end!

Saying cannabis is a dangerous drug and is not a medicine is NOT a noble lie… it is simply a lie!

WE ARE ANONYMOUS.

WE ARE LEGION for legalization!

WE DO NOT FORGIVE the crimes of the War on Drugs.

WE DO NOT FORGET our brothers + sisters locked up because of it.

EXPECT US.

#Occupy420
#April20
#OpCannabis

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Article From Toke of the Town and republished with special permission.

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  • Anonymous_Nuke

    Check out the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/423086134372053/ And everything that Toke of the Town released should be credited to Team Vendetta on Facebook. The video and the statement all came from Team Vendetta. We are also working on an official press release. Should be released soon.テつ

    • http://www.facebook.com/TheWeedBlog Johnny Green

      If you send over a press release to johnnygreen@theweedblog.com or ninjasmoker@theweedblog.com we will post it as soon as we receive it!

      • Anonymous_Nuke

        テつEmail sent. Thanks again to you and Steve for helping us get this out there!

    • http://www.tokeofthetown.com/ Steve Elliott ~alapoet~

      Point of fact, I did not receive the release from anyone identifying themselves as “Team Vendetta.”

      I received the info from an AnonOps member.

      • Anonymous_Nuke

        テつSteve I do apologize, it seems like me and your contact got a little confused. I am good friends with the member of AnonOps that you received the information from. Me, him, and other from Team Vendetta worked on this together. I just assumed it was under Team Vendetta, and that is my mistake. None the less thank you for helping us spread this. As for the press release I will ask him to mail you a copy and I will email one to Jimmy below. Again I do apologize if I came off as a dick or whatever, that was not my intention at all. Thanks again!

  • malcolmkyle

    OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART 1):

    Federal researchers implanted several types of cancer, including leukemia and lung cancers, in mice, then treated them with cannabinoids (unique, active components found in marijuana). THC and other cannabinoids shrank tumors and increased the mice’s lifespans. Munson, AE et al. Antineoplastic Activity of Cannabinoids. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sept. 1975. p. 597-602.

    OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER, (PART 2):

    In a 1994 study the government tried to suppress, federal researchers gave mice and rats massive doses of THC, looking for cancers or other signs of toxicity. The rodents given THC lived longer and had fewer cancers, “in a dose-dependent manner” (i.e. the more THC they got, the fewer tumors). NTP Technical Report On The Toxicology And Carcinogenesis Studies Of 1-Trans- Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, CAS No. 1972-08-3, In F344/N Rats And B6C3F Mice, Gavage Studies. See also, “Medical Marijuana: Unpublished Federal Study Found THC-Treated Rats Lived Longer, Had Less Cancer,” AIDS Treatment News no. 263, Jan. 17, 1997.

    OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART 3):

    Researchers at the Kaiser-Permanente HMO, funded by NIDA, followed 65,000 patients for nearly a decade, comparing cancer rates among non-smokers, tobacco smokers, and marijuana smokers. Tobacco smokers had massively higher rates of lung cancer and other cancers. Marijuana smokers who didn’t also use tobacco had no increase in risk of tobacco-related cancers or of cancer risk overall. In fact their rates of lung and most other cancers were slightly lower than non-smokers, though the difference did not reach statistical significance. Sidney, S. et al. Marijuana Use and Cancer Incidence (California, United States). Cancer Causes and Control. Vol. 8. Sept. 1997, p. 722-728.

    OOPS, MARIJUANA MAY PREVENT CANCER (PART 4):

    Donald Tashkin, a UCLA researcher whose work is funded by NIDA, did a case-control study comparing 1,200 patients with lung, head and neck cancers to a matched group with no cancer. Even the heaviest marijuana smokers had no increased risk of cancer, and had somewhat lower cancer risk than non-smokers (tobacco smokers had a 20-fold increased Lung Cancer risk). Tashkin D. Marijuana Use and Lung Cancer: Results of a Case-Control Study. American Thoracic Society International Conference. May 23, 2006.

    OOPS, MARIJUANA DOES HAVE GREAT MEDICAL VALUE:

    In response to passage of California’s medical marijuana law, the White House had the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review the data on marijuana’s medical benefits and risks. The IOM concluded, “Nausea, appetite loss, pain and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting, and all can be mitigated by marijuana.” The report also added, “we acknowledge that there is no clear alternative for people suffering from chronic conditions that might be relieved by smoking marijuana, such as pain or AIDS wasting.” The government’s refusal to acknowledge this finding caused co-author John A. Benson to tell the New York Times that the government “loves to ignore our report 窶ヲ they would rather it never happened.” Joy, JE, Watson, SJ, and Benson, JA. Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. National Academy Press. 1999. p. 159. See also, Harris, G. FDA Dismisses Medical Benefit From Marijuana. New York Times. Apr. 21, 2006テつ

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Giangiobbe/100000544393333 Tim Giangiobbe

    Oaksterdam University is the industry standard.テつ
    Oaksterdam University taught patients how to get along with the community and have permits and licenses and pay taxes.テつ
    What does the DEA WANT THE PROVIDERS GOING UNDERGROUND テつ??
    That happened once and it will happen again to preserve harm reduction.テつ
    The movement has our guiding angels Dr Tod Mikuriya ,Dr Mike Alcalay Jim McClelland, Tim Sidwell and so many others who made sacrifices to provide us with medicine.テつ
    They are gone but the movement lives forever.テつ
    When OCBC was shut down by the DEA The ZOO opened up within two weeks one block from the original dispensary.
    This selfless act of defiance was just the beginningテつ
    Within a year the proliferation of cannabis clubs was awesome.テつ
    The Bulldog opened on Broadway and テつwas run by Richard Lee and his partner Mark Belote who separated and opened The Lemon Drop on Telegraphテつ
    We opened up the 420 cafe at 1727 Telegraph Ken Estes was the principal.テつ
    Larry Kristich opened Compassionate Caregivers on the third floor across the street. Then Oakland Patients Group opened on Telegraph and 19th.テつ
    This was the start of Oaksterdam.テつ
    The point being that within a year of the DEA RAID we didn’t shut down. We proliferated and thrived.テつ
    Long live Oaksterdam University and Richard Lee, Jeff Jones, Dale Sky Jones, Duncan and Ed Rosenthal. Plus many other brave advocates.テつ

  • http://www.facebook.com/xjereme Jereme Fishel

    Justice over budget.

  • fuckthepolice

    Well said. I love the whole anonymous thing. You can’t arrest me, man, I’m anonymous!!!!テつ

  • Jamie

    i love it and support you big time – 420Dude.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.allaway Jared Allaway

    excellent, thank you weed blog. #occupysafeherbsテつ