The illegal drug trade is a global black market dedicated to the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of drugs that are subject to drug prohibition laws.Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs through the use of drug prohibition laws.A UN report has stated that “the global drug trade generated an estimated US1.6 billion in 2003.” With a world GDP of US trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as nearly 1% of total global trade.
There’s nothing funny about the DEA’s decision to continue to make it difficult for people to access medical marijuana nationwide by prescription, which a shift to Schedule II would have achieved.Currently, federal law directly conflicts with laws in 24 states and the District of Columbia allowing medical marijuana prescription.Perhaps you’ve heard the expression: “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Cartoonist Walt Kelly’s famed possum, Pogo, first uttered that cry.In light of alien disaster movies like the recent sequel Independence Day: Resurgence and America’s disastrous wars of the twenty-first century, I’d like to suggest a slight change in that classic phrase: we have met the alien and he is us.Just a few years ago, General David Petraeus was a highly respected military leader; the commander of U. Forces in Afghanistan, and later serving as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sorrowfully, human foibles undid the Great Man — shamed and prosecuted for revealing classified national security information during an affair with his biographer.
Now, rather than atoning for his betrayal by standing up for the Constitution he swore to defend and the men and women of the Armed Services he failed by violating his oath, the disgraced general is doubling-down on his poor judgement.
Petraeus has joined forces with gun-control Leftists, including former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Astronaut-turned-activist Michael Kelly, and launched yet another gun control advocacy organization.
Special Report: Savvy neocons see Hillary Clinton as their Trojan Horse to be pulled into the White House by Democratic voters, raising the question: would a Clinton-45 presidency mean more wars? If Bashar al-Assad is still president of Syria, there will be demands that she finally go for the knock-out blow; there will be pressure, too, for her to ratchet up sanctions on Iran pushing Tehran toward renouncing the nuclear agreement; there are already calls for deploying more U. troops on Russia’s border and integrating Ukraine into the NATO military structure.
DONATE TODAY AT GO FUND ME – HELP US BEAT THE ODDS Between its outlaw image, controversial legal status and complex makeup — the cannabis plant contains more than 400 individual chemicals — marijuana’s action in the brain and body is in many ways a mystery.
The vast majority of studies on the drug have examined potential harm, as opposed to potential benefits.