How the Marijuana Re-Legalization Movement
Has Been Betrayed by Soros, Nadleman (DPA) and
Primary Financier of "bogus" Marijuana Reform
Drug Policy Alliance
Marijuana Policy Project
This may be the ultimate indictment
of the "moneyed" drug reform movement in this country and I urge you to
distribute this article as widely as possible.
This is the 8th in a series of essays
on the MERP Model for Re-Legalizing Marijuana throughout the planet.
In this essay I am exposing the "smoking gun" evidence that will show
that the "Marijuana Policy Project" (MPP) is secretively plotting to put
an end to the personal cultivation of Marijuana which has been a
perennial goal of all Marijuana activists since the mid-1960's.
This betrayal, of both Cannabis activists and the MERP Model, requires
that MPP is cut off from any further activist funding. You will
find links to all past and future essays, concerning "MERP" at the
(2) Some Brief Background on the
Re-Legalization Movement from the 1960's through 2008
I have now been an expert on drug policy for over 20 years and
was initiated into the use of Marijuana, in 1967, at the tender age of
13. That was just 3 years after Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles
to Marijuana in 1964.
1967 was also the year that the first
major petition, demanding Marijuana Re-Legalization, was placed in the
London Times by Paul McCartney. Here is a brief description of the
petition from Barry Miles "Beatles Diary:"
The "Pot" Ad
The Times ran a full page advertisement on July 24th, 1967, headed, "The
law against marijuana is immoral in principle and unworkable in
practice" which was signed by, among other, all four Beatles and Brian
Epstein. The petition's arguments included the following: that the
smoking of cannabis on private premises should no longer constitute an
offence; cannabis should be taken off the dangerous drugs list and
controlled, rather than prohibited; possession of cannabis should either
be legally permitted or at most be considered a misdemeanor and that all
person now imprisoned for possession of cannabis or for allowing
cannabis to be smoke on private premises should have their sentences
It was signed by 65 eminent names including Francis Crick, the
co-discoverer of the DNA molecule and a Nobel laureate, novelist Graham
Greene, and MPs Brian Walden and Rom Drilberg, as well as future MP
Jonathan Aitkin, but the four MBEs caused the most press concern.
Questions were asked in the House, and a chain of events set off, which
did actually result in the liberalization of the laws against pot in
Britain. the advertisement was paid for by the Beatles at Paul
The Beatles Diary: The Beatles years By Barry Miles
Four years later (1971) another
Beatle, John Lennon, came to the assistance of Michigan activist John
Sinclair, who had been put in prison for 10 years for getting arrested
with a mere 2 Marijuana cigarettes. Recently John Sinclair became
the most important luminary to join the roster of activists supporting
the MERP Model for Marijuana Re-Legalization. And the list of
supporters is growing by the day.
So for nearly 42 years we have now
been fighting to end the prohibition of Marijuana throughout this
planet. Am I the only one that is angered that we have not yet
achieved this goal? Think about it. It only took 13
years to realize that Alcohol Prohibition was a mistake, despite it
being a far more dangerous drug than Marijuana. Yet it has now
been 71 years, that we have endured Marijuana Prohibition, and despite 52% support
Zogby Poll), our representatives continue to ignore us.
Despite numerous feeble attempts it
was not until 1996 -- 29 years later -- that the first Medical Marijuana
Initiative, Proposition 215, was passed in California. George
Soros was a major contributor to Prop 215 but, according to activist Ron
Kiczenski, he was not able to have much input into the structure of this
initiative which had no limits to the number of plants that a patient
could grow. Proposition 215 also held the counties responsible for granting citizens
access to "Medical Marijuana."
For the uninitiated here is what you
should know about George Soros:
(1) He is the primary funding source
for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) headed by Ethan Nadleman and the
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) headed by Rob Kampia.
(2) He has been the primary source of
funding for the remaining 12 Medical Marijuana initiatives that have
passed through 2008.
(3) He is a ruthless Globalist who
supports gun control, open borders and is also a primary funding source
to dozens of drug reform organizations throughout the planet.
(4) It is becoming clearer, by the
day, that Soros is positioning himself to profit from a highly "taxed
and regulated" Marijuana industry that will not destroy the drug cartels
or stop the arrest of American Cannabis consumers.
So it is not a big surprise that
Soros funded California Senate Bill 420 (SB 420), after Prop 215 passed.
This was Soros's attempt to limit the number of plants that a patient could grow.
Fortunately the Californian Appeals Court found SB420 unconstitutional
because it did attempt to set limits.
Undeterred Soros became the primary
funding source for the remaining 12 Medical Marijuana Initiatives which
culminated in the passage of the Michigan Initiative in November 2008.
But the clever little Soros made sure that most of the remaining 12
initiatives were restricted to a 12 Plant limit for the Medical
Patient or the Caregiver.
This concludes my brief summary of
Soros activities through 2008. It should also be clear that Soros
has shown absolutely no inclination to support initiatives that allow
personal cultivation for healthy Cannabis consumers. In fact Ethan
Nadleman would not allow me access to Soros when I attempted to garner
more funding for the Michigan Personal Marijuana Initiative (PRA) in
July 2001. We had collected over 270,000 signatures and needed
additional funding to bring in professional canvassers to get the
remaining 180,000 signatures. But Nadleman and Soros "just said
no" and the initiative never made the ballot.
(3) How Obama, Soros, Rob Kampia
and MPP Intend To Betray the Marijuana Re-Legalization Movement in 2009
In a recent email from MPP they talk
about the pending AZ Medical Marijuana Initiative:
“What's unique about the
Arizona law is that it would permit qualifying patients or their
caregivers to legally purchase marijuana from licensed dispensaries — so
they wouldn't need to obtain it from the criminal market”.
Once you understand what Kampia (MPP)
is really hiding you will have every right to get pissed off. You see,
under this initiative (should it pass), you will NOT be able to
cultivate the common 12 Plant maximum unless you live more than 25 miles
from a licensed dispensary.
Here is what Rob Kampia and Soros did
not want the Cannabis Activist Community to understand:
In other words, once there are enough
dispensaries individual consumers will no longer be able to cultivate
their own Marijuana!
So the only thing “unique” about Rob
Kampia’s (President of MPP) AZ initiative is that it will basically
prohibit personal cultivation as soon as Soros can set up his network of
"Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.". On that count alone I urge everyone
in AZ to reject this flawed initiative and stop supporting MPP or DPA.
I have not assembled all of the
puzzle pieces here but certainly enough to make the case that Soros,
Kampia and Nadleman are not honest brokers of the drug policy reform
that most Americans would like to see. untaxed, unregulated
cultivation by all American Citizens over the age of 18.
It is also becoming clear that the
media is slowly attempting to "manufacture consent" for a highly
regulated "tax and regulate" model for Marijuana Re-Legalization that
will force American Citizens to pay exorbitant prices for Marijuana
(e.g., $300 to $500 and ounce) in order to feed the tax coffers of
local, state and federal government. Why would we want to allow
this when the MERP Model would allow you to grow for free outside or for
about $30 and ounce if grown indoors under lamps.
A fellow activist also made the
astute observation that Obama is most probably also in on this betrayal.
Just consider the following excerpt from a recent Christian Science
Monitor article on this subject:
"Several recent polls show stepped-up public support for
legalization. This means not only lifting restrictions on use
("decriminalization"), but also on supply – production and sales. The
Obama administration, meanwhile, says the US Drug Enforcement Agency
will no longer raid dispensaries of medical marijuana – which is illegal
under federal law – in states where it is legal."
Legalize marijuana? Not so fast.
This is how she put it after we
discussed the flawed AZ initiative in some detail:
"This is why MPP wants to put
the power and control of med pot distribution and sales into
dispensaries. and take it out of the hands of the patients. Do the
dispensaries now become the care giver/grower as well? How many
plants are they allowed to grow? Dispensaries will be popping up
like convenience stores if that is the case. I see a whole new set
of laws coming under corporate oversight and it's screaming
MONSANTO/DUPONT GENETIC PATENT ON SEED AND PLANT DISPENSARY CONTROL.
What a set up...Obama said he won't raid "DISPENSARIES" in states where
medical marijuana is legal...that is why they are taking the power away
from home growers/patients...These dispensaries will fall under federal
laws....and more than likely federal control and regulation.
This is exactly what I have been warning people about for years
regarding the major drug reform groups supported by George Soros.
Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) are two of
the greatest beneficiaries of Soros funds. But Soros funds dozens of
groups throughout the United States and dozens more outside of the
United States .
As an activist in drug reform for over 20 years my goal has always been
to change the laws so that ALL American adults, not just the sick, would
be able to consume and cultivate their own Marijuana. And under
the MERP Model we will be able to do this just like we are
currently able to produce our own homemade beer and wine: without any taxation,
regulation or government interference. To that end I have come up with
the MERP Model and have produced a series of essays and videos to
explain how it would be implemented:
It is bad enough that Soros is moving to “cash in” on Medical Marijuana
by prohibiting personal cultivation. What is worse is that such
initiatives will do nothing to destroy the Drug Cartels, Terrorist
Organizations and Gangs that profit from the illicit sale of Marijuana.
The only model that would assure this outcome is the MERP Model, because
it would essentially take all but the normal profit out of the Marijuana
For most goods the “normal profit” is usually about twice the cost of
producing the product. So in the case of Marijuana you can grow it for
about 20 to 30 dollars per ounce using the latest hydroponic techniques
and High Intensity Discharge lamps. So you would expect the “normal
profit” to be somewhere between $40 to $60 dollars an ounce. But the MPP
Arizona initiative would do nothing to eliminate the “black marketing”
of Marijuana where an ounce will still sell from between $300 and $600
an ounce. In such a setting the Medical Dispensaries, Terrorists,
Mexican Drug Cartels etc. will continue to thrive at our expense.
By looking retrospectively at the the
activities of Soros it is clear that he is against any form of personal
cultivation and more than likely expects to profit handsomely from a
highly "taxed and regulated" system of drug reform. It is also
clear that Obama and the Corporate Media are also on board to
manufacture consent for such a stupid and short sighted model.
But from the Hippies of the 60's, to
the Activists of the New Millennium, we have always wanted full rights
to cultivate Mother Nature's plant without the encumbrances of taxes,
regulations or other excuses for the government to invade our homes and
properties. As far as I'm concerned Soros, Kampia and Nadleman can
go "nadle" one another. We have uncovered their deception and we
will no longer support their flawed plans to control both us and our
I think it is time we stop supporting
these Soros-supported organizations and unite to achieve the only
solution that will destroy the Cartels and serve the common good: the
MERP Model. It already enjoys the support of thousands of activists
including some of the most important luminaries of the movement: John
Sinclair, Ron Kiczenski and Bruce W. Cain (Editor of New Age Citizen).
So if you want to support true Marijuana Re-Legalization make your
checks and money orders out to “New Age Citizen” and send them to the
New Age Citizen
PO Box 419
Dearborn Heights , MI 48127
Media outlets interested in
interviewing the author of the MERP Model can send their inquiries to
the following email address:
Bruce W. Cain
At the very least do not send another dime to any Soros-supported
organization such as MPP or DPA. Neither organization can any longer be
seen as a “honest broker” of Marijuana reform. It is time to drive a
stake through the very heart of Marijuana Prohibition by implementing
the MERP Model immediately.
Coming Next: The Plan to Implement
MERP as Early as 2009
Email from MPP (05/22/2009)
Dear Bruce Cain:
Yesterday, MPP's campaign committee, the Arizona Medical Marijuana
Policy Project (AMMPP), launched a signature drive to place a medical
marijuana initiative on the ballot in Arizona .
The initiative would allow seriously ill patients who find relief from
marijuana to use it with their doctors' approval, much like the laws in
the other 13 medical marijuana states do. What's unique about the
Arizona law is that it would permit qualifying patients or their
caregivers to legally purchase marijuana from licensed dispensaries — so
they wouldn't need to obtain it from the criminal market.
The importance of this can't be overstated. Although medical marijuana
collectives exist in other states, state laws permitting them are a
hodgepodge, leaving them largely unregulated and subject to legal
challenges. In Arizona , our initiative would provide clear guidelines
for state-regulated dispensaries, thus ensuring safe access for patients
— meaning that Arizona would have the best medical marijuana law in the
But to get the initiative on the ballot, our campaign committee must
collect 153,365 valid signatures from Arizona voters, which means about
250,000 gross signatures. We know from our past successful signature
drives, like in Michigan, that it costs about $2 to collect every
signature (because of the costs of paying canvassers, checking validity,
and so forth), which means it will take $500,000 to fund this stage of
PHOENIX (May 14, 2009) -- Today, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy
Project (AMMPP) filed language with the Secretary of State's office with
the intent to place the issue of medical marijuana on the November 2010
ballot. AMMPP's initiative would make the possession of a limited
quantity of marijuana and its use legal under Arizona law for certain
severely ill patients with a doctor's recommendation.
"This is a common-sense law that allows severely ill patients access to
medication that they need, while providing strict controls to make sure
this medicine is only available to qualified patients," said Andrew
Myers, campaign manager for the initiative. "Thousands of patients
across Arizona are already using medical marijuana with their doctor's
recommendation. These patients shouldn't have to risk arrest and jail
just for following their doctor's advice."
Marijuana has been shown to safely and effectively relieve nausea and
vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy and treatments for HIV/AIDS
and other illnesses, and to relieve the nerve pain that afflicts
millions suffering from multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and other
The prospective law calls for using state-regulated dispensaries to
distribute marijuana to qualifying patients, a model that will guarantee
access for qualifying patients while providing a strict enforcement
mechanism to assure the drug is not distributed illegally. Qualifying
patients who live more than 25 miles from the nearest dispensary will be
allowed to cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants for personal use.
Nadleman: "The best way to deal
with this is to "tax and regulate Marijuana. Take it out of the criminal
Colbert: "Tax and Regulate? That is just liberals all over. Tax and
Toke Liberals. I can't believe this is all about taxes for you now. You used
to be all about the weed. You have sold out. We don't need Americans
burgeoning dope industry burdened with regulation. The free market
should determine what constitutes "primo" bud."
A majority of Americans, in a poll released Wednesday, say it "makes
sense to tax and regulate" marijuana. The Zogby poll, commissioned by
the conservative-leaning O'Leary Report, surveyed 3,937 voters and found
52 percent in favor of legalization. Only 37 percent opposed.
A previous ABC News/Washington Post poll found 46 percent in support. In
California, a Field Poll found 56 percent backing legalization.
Responding to the poll at a press conference Tuesday, California Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger called for an open debate on legalization.
Voters were asked: "Scarce law enforcement and prison resources, a
desire to neutralize drug cartels and the need for new sources of
revenue have resurrected the topic of legalizing marijuana. Proponents
say it makes sense to tax and regulate the drug while opponents say that
legalization would lead marijuana users to use other illegal drugs.
Would you favor or oppose the government's effort to legalize
Please send the link to
activists throughout the planet. The translation bar should allow
this to be read in any language. The 5-Point Strategy for
Marijuana Re-Legalization should be easy to implement in any country
throughout the planet. I encourage all groups celebrating the
Global Marijuana March to make the immediate implementation of the MERP
Model a primary focus of the event.
Call President Obama and your Representatives and demand:
(1) Immediate clemency for Marc Emery and
(2) Immediate implementation of the MERP Model through an Emergency
Session of Congress, similar to what was used to pass the TARP Bailout
on October 3rd, 2008
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