Marijuana opponents are getting desperate. Within the last week or so, Dr. Christian Thurstone of Project S.A.M. tried to insinuate that the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was the result of marijuana consumption. Also, a marijuana opponent at an Oregon debate stated that five babies have died as a result of marijuana in Colorado, which was blatantly false. And in one of the saddest articles I’ve ever read, marijuana opponent Cliff Kincaid is suggesting that marijuana is the cause of terrorist acts. Below is an excerpt from his article, which I encourage all readers to leave a comment on:
Zehaf-Bibeau was an Islamist, as well as a pothead. In another notorious case of jihad, one of the Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was not only a dope smoker but a dealer.
It appears that Dzhokhar’s brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev was implicated in a Jewish triple murder case in which thousands of dollars’ worth of marijuana and money were left covering the bodies. All three victims’ throats were slashed.
It may be too early to draw a direct connection between jihad, marijuana, and mass murder, but it is worth considering whether consumption of the drug can alter the mind to such an extent that jihad becomes appealing to some mentally unstable individuals.
We also have the case of Michael Brown, the black thug who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. An autopsy and toxicology report finds that he had marijuana in his system and had been a user for some time.
There is no hint of jihad here, only anti-police violence. But the role of marijuana in this violent confrontation deserves extensive coverage, not just a footnote. Trayvon Martin, the black juvenile delinquent shot and killed after he assaulted anti-crime activist George Zimmerman, also smoked marijuana regularly.
The article left me almost speechless. This shows just how dumb some members of the anti-marijuana community are. Michael Brown was not a ‘black thug.’ Trayvon Martin’s murder was not the result of his marijuana consumption, it was the result of a man shooting him. ‘It may be too early to draw a direct connection between jihad, marijuana, and mass murder…’ No sh#t Sherlock. It’s not just ‘too early,’ as there’s no correlation between marijuana and people getting murdered or murdering others. Mr. Kincaid’s article is inaccurate, offensive, and I hope that all TWB readers contact him and let them know what they think of his reefer madness. Shame on you Mr. Kincaid.