Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Heroin & Opioid Epidemic in USA - Safe Alternative Outlawed

The CDC has estimated that about one quarter of the overdose deaths are from Heroin (14).  While the number of Heroin overdose deaths now exceeds those from gun violence (15).

 The source of 90% of the worlds Heroin is Afghanistan, American soldiers have been protecting the Opium crops that end up in America (16 , 17).  Congressional Hearings (18) have documented the money trail with the banks and found them to be "Too Big To Jail" (19).

An important quote from Robert Mazur, aka "The Infiltrator":
The banks are the critical factor in the "equation of corruption" behind the cartels-- "without their help the mountains of cash that are created from the sale of drugs would not be turned into the legitimate appearing businesses...without the help of these banks the strength of these drug organizations would be dwarfed.

With that said, four out of five Heroin Addicts get started on prescription narcotics (6), I have to wonder why the DEA wants to ban a safe alternative to such pain medications as CBD's from Cannabis as a Schedule 1 Drug (1) when the CBD's do not "get you high" (2)? For clarity, the DEA has declared a nutritional supplement (Cannabis CBD's) to be as dangerous as Heroin, of which is also a Schedule 1 Drug.

Such "insanity" is usually caused by an unhealthy amount of greed and "rampant" in the Federal Government various agencies, according to a group of the United States best scientists that surveyed scientists at the FDA, CDC, EPA and others (20).

The Cannabis CBD Hemp Oil that lacks quantities of THC and does not "get you high" (2) has been declared  a Schedule 1 Drug {like Heroin} (1) for a reason. The drug companies are in danger of losing a huge market share of their addictive pain drugs as patients switch from narcotics to weed, Marijuana, Cannabis in droves (4). 

The high dollar game for a monopoly on Cannabis CBD Oil products that can be used in place of narcotic pain killers has begun as some lobbyists from some pharmaceutical companies have been pushing Legislation in a couple of States to form a Monopoly on the CBD's from Cannabis (11). The "Template Legislation" is also being targeted at other States, with the lobbyists and pharmaceutical companies naded in a story by Leafy (11).

Federal law had formerly allowed for similar hemp oils with low THC concentrations. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, however, finalized a rule more than five years in the making and classified CBD oils as a “marijuana extract” and a Schedule I controlled substance on Jan. 17, 2017, making it illegal in all 50 U.S. states (1, 3).

In the beginning of February 2017, the State of Alaska raided stores and seized Cannabis CBD products that are now a Schedule 1 Drug (3). Such CBD raids may very well be planned for other States, too.

Recent news reports have revealed some Legislation in two States { with nine more States that appear to be "in line up" for the Lobbyists } that will give some large pharmaceutical companies a monopoly on the production of CBD's { Cannabis Oil } for medical uses (11).

 The high dollar game for a monopoly on Cannabis CBD Oil products has begun. And the story that exposes and explains the basic "Template" being used for a State by State "CBD Monopoly" bye Legislation for the pharmaceutical companies is (11) titled; 

11:
GW Pharma is Moving CBD Bills on the Down Low
By Bruce Barcott, Leafly, February 17, 2017
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/leafly-exclusive-gw-pharma-moving-cbd-bills-low


 "Big Pharma" has also been shown to be hobbling Federal efforts to reign in these dangerous Opioids (7). And while our Country is in the midst of a huge Opioid and Heroin addiction epidemic with overdoses a leading cause of death (8), the price for the life saving overdose antidote has skyrocketed from $690 to $4,500, as the drug companies "make a killing", in profits (9).

In fact, the Opioids Death Toll Is Out of Control (8)
According to the results from a 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the U.S., more than motor vehicle accidents and firearms. Opioids are now a leading cause of death in the United States (8).

Viable Alternatives and Solutions:

It is worth noting that some strains of Cannabis that are very effective for treating pain, do have THC and "get you high".  So reviewing the various strains effectiveness, as well that of CBD's that do not "get you high" is advised (12) when attempting to substitute them for narcotic pain relievers (4)

Other types of medications for pain that "could end the Opioid crisis" are still in the R&D stages, as reported by MIT Technology Review in August of 2016 (13).


A fast recap, followed by a viable :

From another "perspective", the source of 90% of the worlds Heroin is Afghanistan (10), with United States soldiers protecting the Opium crops that end up in the USA (10). While we have Congressional Hearings about "the drug trafficking that identified the major banks as the money launderers, no criminal charges have been filed against the banksters (10).

On January 7, 2013, Robert Mazur, was interviewed on an International radio show, Coast To
 Coast AM Talk Radio (cited as #4 in the posted reference material of reference 10). 


A partial excerpt from reference 10 follows:


As an undercover federal agent, Mazur infiltrated the shadowy world of international money laundering, and drug cartels. We're not very successful at stopping money laundering at its highest level, he noted, citing statistics from the Dept. of Justice asset forfeitures-- about $1 billion in assets are seized in a year, but illegal drug organizations are generating about $400 billion in revenue. It has also come to light that terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah have aligned themselves with drug cartels "to not only provide free passage for drugs and money, but also to be involved in the profits of it," he reported.

The banks are the critical factor in the "equation of corruption" behind the cartels-- "without their help the mountains of cash that are created from the sale of drugs would not be turned into the legitimate appearing businesses...without the help of these banks the strength of these drug organizations would be dwarfed," he said. HSBC bank was at one time involved in the "bulk bank note business," buying and selling $300-400 billion in currency in various parts of the world known for the drug trade, he detailed, adding that shipments of cash were at times large enough to fill a 40 ft. freight container. Eventually, HSBC admitted mistakes, and was fined and given deferred prosecution. Banks such as Wachovia, Bank of Atlantic, American Express, Union Bank, Lloyds Bank, Credit Suisse, and Barclays were all fined for improprieties related to money handling, yet not one banker ever went to jail, he lamented. 

End of the partial excerpt from reference 10



In reference:

1:
A Colorado law group takes stand against DEA regarding CBD hemp oil KDVR {dot} com News, December 22, 2017
http://kdvr.com/2016/12/22/colorado-law-group-takes-stand-against-dea-regarding-cbd-hemp-oil/

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The Medical Benefits Of Cannabis WITH OUT THE HIGH
Cannabidiol, or CBD, lacks the colorful high commonly associated with the THC marijuana high and doesn't have much of a noticeable effect when isolated (2).

2:
10 LITTLE-KNOWN USES FOR CBD
By Tyler Terps, High Times Magazine, November 03, 2015
http://hightimes.com/culture/10-little-known-uses-for-cbd/

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3:
State raids cannabis shops, seizes CBD oil
By: DJ Summers, Alaska Journal of Commerce
Post date: Thu, 02/09/2017
Federal law formerly allowed for similar hemp oils with low THC concentrations. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, however, finalized a rule more than five years in the making and classified CBD oils as a “marihuana extract” and a Schedule I controlled substance on Jan. 17, 2017, making it illegal in all 50 U.S. states.
http://www.alaskajournal.com/2017-02-09/state-raids-cannabis-shops-seizes-cbd-oil


4:
Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed
Can marijuana help solve the opioid epidemic?
By Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, February 2, 2017
http://www.infowars.com/patients-are-ditching-opioid-pills-for-weed/

5:
DEA Asked Public To Comment On Its Proposed Kratom Ban And 99 Percent Opposed It
But the legal fate of the herb still hangs in the balance.
By Nick Wing, Huffington Post, Feb 2, 2017
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dea-kratom-ban-comments_us_589374f1e4b06f344e4074fa

More Information can be found posted at some of my Google+ Collections at:

Corruption of Federal Government Agencies #InformationDump
FDA, CDC, DEA Posted in
"Corruption of Science" Google Collection at
https://plus.google.com/111485701979929741583/posts/UG3sDUrRtuJ

6:
Heroin Epidemic in America ABC News
March 10, 2016 Three Minute News Video
Four out of five Heroin addicts start with prescription pain pills. The Heroin is much cheaper to buy than the prescription drugs
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/heroin-epidemic-america-37562431

7:
Big Pharma Hobbling Federal Efforts to Rein In Dangerous Opioids
Meanwhile, new study shows 'a very ugly side to opioids that had not been recognized before.'
By Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Common Dreams, May 31, 2016
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/31/big-pharma-hobbling-federal-efforts-rein-dangerous-

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8:
Opioids: Death Toll Out of Control 
A breakdown of government reports
By BLVD Treatment Centers 




Has an excellent citation of linked in reference material
 https://www.blvdcenters.org/blog/opioids-death-toll-control

9:
Massive Price Hike for Lifesaving Opioid Overdose Antidote
Suddenly in demand, naloxone injector goes from $690 to $4,500
By Shefali Luthra — Kaiser Health News on February 2, 2017
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/massive-price-hike-for-lifesaving-opioid-overdose-antidote1/

10:
The Heroin Epidemic stories to connect the dots bye. 
The source of 90% of the worlds Heroin is Afghanistan.
https://plus.google.com/111485701979929741583/posts/GbVFnU13wjt


11:
GW Pharma is Moving CBD Bills on the Down Low
By Bruce Barcott, Leafly, February 17, 2017
https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/leafly-exclusive-gw-pharma-moving-cbd-bills-low

12:
What are the Best Cannabis Strains for Pain?
By Bailey Rahn, Leafly
https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/best-cannabis-strains-for-treating-pain

 13:
The Painkillers That Could End the Opioid Crisis
By Adam Piore, MIT Technology Review,
August 11, 2016
Researchers may soon vanquish our pain without causing addiction and other devastating side effects.
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602141/the-painkillers-that-could-end-the-opioid-crisis/?set=602145 

14:
One-Quarter of All Overdose Deaths in U.S. Caused By Heroin
By Jessica Firger, Newsweek, 2/24/17
http://www.newsweek.com/heroin-overdose-drugs-opioids-cdc-560633?rx=us

15:
Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows
By Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post December 8, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/12/08/heroin-deaths-surpass-gun-homicides-for-the-first-time-cdc-data-show/?utm_term=.0bc881e67998

16:
The Source Of Over 90% Of The Worlds Heroin is Afghanistan.
The U.S.A.'s Role In this nightmare of lies and deception
By +Abby Martin from +breakingtheset at +RT News
http://youtu.be/qME6Ta9InY4

17:
Drug War? American Troops Are Protecting Afghan Opium. U.S. Occupation Leads to All-Time High Heroin Production
By Washington's Blog, Global Research, June 10, 2014 http://www.globalresearch.ca/drug-war-american-troops-are-protecting-afghan-opium-u-s-occupation-leads-to-all-time-high-heroin-production/5358053

18:
Congressional Hearing
U.S. Vulnerabilities to Money Laundering, Drugs, and Terrorist Financing: HSBC Case History
By The Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations. Hearings, July 17, 2012
http://www.hsgac.senate.gov/subcommittees/investigations/hearings/us-vulnerabilities-to-money-laundering-drugs-and-terrorist-financing-hsbc-case-history

19:
Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail
How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it
By Matt Taibbi, The Rolling Stone Magazine, February 14, 2013
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/gangster-bankers-too-big-to-jail-20130214#ixzz2UjsLQVdQ 

20:
Surveys of Scientists at Federal Agencies Demonstrates Corruption Running Amok
By the Union of Concerned Scientists, Integrity In Science http://www.ucsusa.org/our-work/center-science-and-democracy/promoting-scientific-integrity/surveys-scientists-federal