Hemp War Conspiracy

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Hemp War ConspiracyThis video is about a man’s fight for truth, justice and a plant. What began as a singular battle has turned into a massive movement to educate America about this environmentally beneficial plant.

Emperor of Hemp exposes government and big-business efforts to keep the plant illegal, and takes you to the front lines of the pro-hemp movement.

This is the film that contains the facts about one movement… one man… and one miraculous plant that could revolutionize the world.

The best-selling book The Emperor Wears No Clothes blew the lid off the anti-hemp conspiracy and explained all there is to know about an easy-to-grow plant with infinite, non-intoxicating uses.

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95 Comments / User Reviews

  1. Guest

    I like when he says: she asked: "did you ever smoke Mj, and he says: "no", she says: "well I think you should"...and then they show this girl dancing like a spaghetti on fire....lololol

    The equivalent to Jack in France is Michka, a friend i have known since 1980 who wrote several books including one on pot and it's history before Jack (similarly with articles, drawings, clips from newspaper and political statements) and has since opened Le Musee Du Fumeur in Paris (on tobacco, hemp and pot). By the way i saw Michka who was visiting Grand Forks a few weeks ago. We went for a long walk together...she is and always has been an embassador for peace and the freedom of MJ (of course we had a few puffs together sitting by a little lake).

    *she established also Mama Edition (not for her own books), i don't think she has much time to write any longer. I once had a copy of her books but since then just about everything i once had was given away. (i can't remember the title of the book i mentionned above, i'll have to do some asking around, no trace on the net of this particular one)

    Great Doc...an other eye opener...one day one will crack the can of worms with a buzz sound!
    az

  2. Mootsmcboots

    I don't believe that Hemp War Conspiracy is the correct title of this doc. Emperor Of Hemp is I believe.

  3. Guest

    He used his time in jail to write one of the best book on MJ...i love it! If they ever can me, i'll think of something too.
    az

  4. Guest

    Found it! "Le dossier Vert D'une Drogue Douce" 1978
    If you look up her facebook page Michka Seeliger-Chatelain, you will find posted on September 1st, photos of her first books, the cabin on "A mains nues" is where we met then and this year...coincidence that she posted that just a couple days ago? We weren't friends on facebook, although now i think we will be?
    az

  5. Enigma

    It's impossible to have an intellectual discussion with idiots. That's why the government can' t understand the truth.

  6. Mootsmcboots

    Also, "Senate Bill 676, authored by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, allows California farmers to grow industrial hemp for the legal sale of seed, oil and fiber to manufacturers."

    That bill, passed assembly. Now there is one vote left on it, then to the governor.

  7. Eniki520

    ahahahaha alot of thinking time in the can

  8. knowledgeizpower

    Hemp should be legalized immediately period has alot of good uses out of it other than just smoking it and being high all day. How many other type of manufacturing companies could be produced clothing companies etc than selling hemp for getting high off of, it changed because of greed and control imo.

  9. Sieben Stern

    cali should be smart and corner the market - that would certainly help the unemployment numbers! XD

  10. CapnCanard

    this prohibition of hemp is indicative of what is wrong with America... so to speak. THC is virtually harmless, there are no known, provable deaths due to THC intoxication and yet there are upwards of 75,000 deaths due to alcohol use. This isn't about public safety and never has been. I will modestly partake tonight down along the little stream that runs by my cabin, then I will try to influence a small miracle. In solidarity ...

  11. KsDevil

    Modern capitalism is about controlling a market, service, or product. Hemp is too easily dispensed to growers and too cheaply grown. The corporate manufacturers have a vested interest in keeping hemp illegal.

  12. willem_nld

    It's true you cannot overdose on THC. I think this doesn't mean THC is harmless. I live in a country where weed is legal(The Netherlands), and about 0.5% of the population is addicted to it. This group is larger then the group addicted to sniffing cocaine, crack and heroin together. The number of people in treatment for their THC addiction is twice as large as the number of people in treatment for crack/cocaine and about the same size of the group in treatment for heroin addiction.

    I've know many THC users and addicts. Two of my friends have become paranoid. Maybe it's not because of them smoking weed, but researchers say people who are susceptible to mental illnesses have a much higher chance of getting them when addicted to THC, and my friends smoked a lot of weed for about 10 years. However for me the most problematic thing about THC is that it makes people forget about their problems. They use it to escape reality. Get high and be passive(lazy) and unable to focus(think). I've seen many friends and people I know waste the best parts of their live because they where high all the time. Many still smoke, and still have the same problems, only much worse because they haven't done anything about them.

    I do not agree with the war on drugs in the USA and I am not saying THC is all bad. a large group of users knows how to use THC and enjoy it. Medical use can too be very beneficial, but saying THC is virtually harmless because it won't kill you? That's like saying cars are all bad because cars kill people.

  13. POZZIMYSTIC

    if you really that is government is stupid, you are so wrong. This country is a business.

  14. Matt Kukowski

    This is a politically sound, scientifically proven and historically documented documentary.

    Watch it and enjoy friends.

  15. Mootsmcboots

    Willem. Not trying to be a jerk but much of what you said is flawed, but one thing you mentioned, unintentionally show the benefits of legalization. I'll start with that.

    -"This group is larger then the group addicted to sniffing cocain, crack and heroin together."

    The reason that is true, is because over there you have a MUCH lower hard drug use rate than in North America. Much of that has to do with the fact that you can buy, legally from coffee shops. There by removing a HUGE portion of potential customers for hard drug dealers. Cannabis IS a gateway drug(in North America), but not because of the plant itself, but because of Prohibition. Dealer's largest customer base is pot smokers, but the real money, and investment is hard drugs. Addicts NEED hard drugs, so you always have customers. So from a business stand point, its in the dealer's best interest to offer hard drugs to non users.

    However that .5% addiction rate? It's usually based off of numbers of people in treatment for marijuana addiction. It does not mean that marijuana addiction. You see, Cannabis, in Holland is still actually illegal. Although sale in coffee shops, is backed by a mandate that the law will not be enforced in Coffee Shops. Possession and Cultivation are still illegal. Very rarely will you see jail time for possession in Holland, because (just like in the US & Canada) judges often say Treatment, or Jail, everyone chooses "treatment" and goes into a program where they are labelled and counted as an addict. In Canada and the US the percentage of people in treatment for Cannabis addiction, that are there of their own will, is less than 5%. So 95% of that .5% who are "addicted" to Cannabis, are there by court order.

    THC, in every scientific study shows no physical addiction, you will not experience the types of physical reactions to withdrawals like you would on harder drugs. It can be habituating, but most people stop using later in life.

    -"Two of my friends have become paranoid. Maybe it's not because of them smoking weed, but researchers say people who are susceptible to mental illnisses have a much higher chance of getting them when addicted to THC, and my friends smoked a lot of weed for about 10 years."

    Paranoia, is a tricky one. Many do become paranoid when smoking. There are some opinions that much of the paranoia stems from the constant worry of possessing an illegal substance. People when using Cannabis often more aware of potential dangers for that very reason. Multiple studies show smokers when driving, drive a little slower than the average driver, and give other cars more space. Does this mean Cannabis makes you a better driver? No, but because Cannabis does not significantly effect your decision making, and judgement skills (like alcohol does). The actual reason? People don't want to get busted driving DUID. That's bad news. So stoned drivers will often play it safe. How does this tie into paranoia? When you are constantly aware of the dangers of being busted, you apply the same thinking to other situations. So walking late at night, suddenly you keep glancing over your shoulder. Or you think random people are out to get you, because in reality there are....the cops.

    Now for mental illnesses. Much higher % of "getting them". Simply not true. No study has ever confirmed this. In any way. There are suggestions that heavy use, at a young age, can exasperate symptoms of mental illnesses in people who are GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED to them. There is however many studies, and much evidence to refute this suspicion. You don't "get" schizophrenia. And certainly not from Cannabis. It's cause is thought to be a combination of genetic predisposition(certain combinations of certain passed genes) and disrupt in brain development in the womb. You can point to the world's rate of schizophrenia, which stays steady at something like 6%. It should have sky rocketed, as smokers world wide grew in numbers in to the millions, and the thousands who try it for the first time every day.

    Last point.

    -"most problematic thing about THC is that it makes people forget about their problems. They use it to escape reality. Get high and be passive(lazy) and unable to focus(think). I've seen many friends and people I know waste the best parts of their live because they where high all the time. Many still smoke, and still have the same problems, only much worse because they haven't done anything about them."

    Almost every thing about this statement is derived from Ideology and not fact. You're loser friends, who also happen to smoke pot, aren't having their lives ruined by pot, they are ruined because they are losers. Even all the way back in the 30's and 40's, the La Guardia Committee, a 6 year scientific study on Cannabis, ordered by the then mayor of New York I believe, showed that Cannabis use does not alter a person's basic personality structure. Pro-Cannabis people at that time used this to show that marijuana did not cause people to go crazy and murder people as popularized by reefer madness era propaganda. It also however, disproves the lazy and useless theory. Why? Because Cannabis does not alter your basic personality structure. Some people are losers. Sad, but true. With or without pot, they would likely be losers. Blaming it on pot use is likely side stepping the real issue. Usually, childhood, and upbringing. The same reason you see racists, bigots, and bullies. Upbringing.

    Not motivated? Cannabis users are among the most politically active and aware in the world. The most asked question of the president in his town halls, where people vote on which questions get asked, is about pot. In fact, the first several highest voted questions, usually all pot. The Freedom march, in Toronto draws 20,000-40,000 stoners every year. Rain or shine.

    Also look at some of the people, famous or important who smoke, or smoked pot; Almost every great musician since the 60's(Beatles, Zeppelin, Stones, what have you). Own an Ipod, Iphone, or Mac, use Itunes? Thank Steve Jobs, who developed Apple smoking pot. Almost every presidential candidate in the last few elections has admitted it in one way or the other. A few Nobel prize winners(Krick and Mullis), one helped figure out the double helix structure of DNA, the other invented polymerase chain reaction, which allows you to duplicate portions of DNA. Feynman, a famous physicist, another Nobel winner. Carl Sagan, Ted Turner who owns CNN, Countless athletes including everyone's favourite bong toting multiple World Record smashing Olympic swimmer Micheal Phelps(A Roar bong it was rumored. Classy choice Mike), Sergey Brin who helped co-found Google and is insanely educated. Sir Richard Branson, the 236th richest man in the world, founder and owner of the Virgin Empire, who is also launching the first private(non government) manned space craft. Most of Hollywood as well. There are others by the way.

    Don't take my word on all of this however. Google "list of Cannabis studies" and you will find thousands.

    -"This group is larger then the group addicted to sniffing cocain, crack and heroin together."

    The reason that is true, is because over there you have a MUCH lower hard drug use rate than in North America. Much of that has to do with the fact that you can buy, legally from coffee shops. There by removing a HUGE portion of potential customers for hard drug dealers. Cannabis IS a gateway drug(in North America), but not because of the plant itself, but because of Prohibition. Dealer's largest customer base is pot smokers, but the real money, and investment is hard drugs. Addicts NEED hard drugs, so you always have customers. So from a business stand point, its in the dealer's best interest to offer hard drugs to non users.

    However that .5% addiction rate? It's usually based off of numbers of people in treatment for marijuana addiction. It does not mean that marijuana causes addiction however. You see, Cannabis, in Holland is still actually illegal. Although sale in coffee shops, is backed by a mandate that the law will not be enforced in Coffee Shops. Possession and Cultivation are still illegal. Very rarely will you see jail time for possession in Holland, because (just like in the US & Canada) judges often say Treatment, or Jail, everyone chooses "treatment" and goes into a program where they are labelled and counted as an addict. In Canada and the US the percentage of people in treatment for Cannabis addiction, that are there of their own will, is less than 5%. So 95% of that .5% who are "addicted" to Cannabis, are there by court order.

    THC, in every scientific study shows no physical addiction, you will not experience the types of physical reactions to withdrawals like you would on harder drugs. It can be habituating, but most people stop using later in life.

    -"Two of my friends have become paranoid. Maybe it's not because of them smoking weed, but researchers say people who are susceptible to mental illnisses have a much higher chance of getting them when addicted to THC, and my friends smoked a lot of weed for about 10 years."

    Paranoia, is a tricky one. Many do become paranoid when smoking. There are some opinions that much of the paranoia stems from the constant worry of possessing an illegal substance. People when using Cannabis are often more aware of potential dangers for that very reason. Multiple studies show smokers when driving, drive a little slower than the average driver, and give other cars more space. Does this mean Cannabis makes you a better driver? No, but because Cannabis does not significantly effect your decision making, and judgement skills (like alcohol does) and you don't want to get busted driving DUID. That's bad news. So stoned drivers will often play it safe. How does this tie into paranoia? When you are constantly aware of the dangers of being busted, you apply the same thinking to other situations. So walking late at night, suddenly you keep glancing over your shoulder. Or you think random people are out to get you, because in reality there are....the cops.

    Now for mental illnesses. Much higher % of "getting them". Simply not true. No study has ever confirmed this. In any way. There are suggestions that heavy use, at a young age, can exasperate symptoms of mental illnesses in people who are GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED to them. There are however many studies, and much evidence to refute this suspicion, there has never been any clear cut case that Cannabis causes these mental illnesses in these genetically predisposed people to surface. You don't "get" schizophrenia. And certainly not from Cannabis. It's cause is thought to be a combination of genetic predisposition(certain combinations of certain passed genes) and disrupt in brain development in the womb. You can point to the world's rate of schizophrenia to confirm this, which stays steady at something like 6%. It should have sky rocketed, as smokers world wide grew in numbers in to the millions, and the thousands who try it for the first time every day.

    Last point.

    -"most problematic thing about THC is that it makes people forget about their problems. They use it to escape reality. Get high and be passive(lazy) and unable to focus(think). I've seen many friends and people I know waste the best parts of their live because they where high all the time. Many still smoke, and still have the same problems, only much worse because they haven't done anything about them."

    Almost every thing about this statement is derived from Ideology and not fact. You're loser friends, who also happen to smoke pot, aren't having their lives ruined by pot, they are ruined because they are losers. Even all the way back in the 30's and 40's, the La Guardia Committee, a 6 year scientific study on Cannabis, ordered by the then mayor of New York I believe, showed that Cannabis use does not alter a person's basic personality structure. Pro-Cannabis people at that time used this to show that marijuana did not cause people to go crazy and murder people as popularized by reefer madness era propaganda. It also however, disproves the lazy and useless theory. Why? Because Cannabis does not alter your basic personality structure. Some people are losers. Sad, but true. With or without pot, they would likely be losers. Blaming it on pot use is likely side stepping the real issue. Usually, childhood, and upbringing. The same reason you see racists, bigots, and bullies. Upbringing.

    Not motivated? Cannabis users are among the most politically active and aware in the world. The most asked question of the president in his town halls, where people vote on which questions get asked, is about pot. In fact, the first several highest voted questions, usually all pot. The Freedom march, in Toronto draws 20,000-40,000 stoners every year. Rain or shine.

    Also look at some of the people, famous or important who smoke, or smoked pot; Almost every great musician since the 60's(Beatles, Zeppelin, Stones, what have you). Own an Ipod, Iphone, or Mac, use Itunes? Thank Steve Jobs, who developed Apple smoking pot. Almost every presidential candidate in the last few elections has admitted it in one way or the other. A few Nobel prize winners(Krick and Mullis), one helped figure out the double helix structure of DNA, the other invented polymerase chain reaction, which allows you to duplicate portions of DNA. Feynman, a famous physicist, another Nobel winner. Carl Sagan, Ted Turner who owns CNN, Countless athletes including everyone's favourite bong toting multiple World Record smashing Olympic swimmer Micheal Phelps(A Roar bong it was rumored. Classy choice Mike), Sergey Brin who helped co-found Google and is insanely educated. Sir Richard Branson, the 236th richest man in the world, founder and owner of the Virgin Empire, who is also launching the first private(non government) manned space craft. Most of Hollywood as well.

    Don't take my word on all of this however. Google "list of Cannabis studies" and you will find thousands. Do the research. Don't spout out half crazy, non scientifically sound ideology.

    More than 15,000 studies on Cannabis. Not one of the scare stories has come true.

  16. CapnCanard

    I acknowledge your experience, but the major thing here is that THC is not physically addictive, unlike alcohol, heroin, morphine, oxycotin, cocaine, coffee, etc etc etc. If the addiction rates in Holland is higher than elsewhere then it could be a soceital issue. In other parts of the world there is almost no civil problems with so called THC "addicts". Do they rob, steal, or kill to fulfill their habit? No, all data suggests that is extremely rare. If they do it sounds more like pathological personality rather than the trait of an addict. But I do believe that using THC gratuitously is not healthy, in fact it is a bad idea. I use it about once a month sometimes once a week, though I get bored with it quickly. When I was young I used it everyday though that lasted less than a month or two.

  17. willem_nld

    Thanks for your reply CapnCanard. You're right about THC not being physically addictive. I think whether a drug is psysically or mentally addictive doesn't change the amount of damage it does to the user or soceity. But I agree that physically addictive addictions (gambling, thc ) are probably less likely to cause problems to soceity (violence ,stealing etc..)and are better threadable. Nicotine is an example of a drug that is only mildy physically addictive (2 weeks of discomfort) but has a huge mental addiction and is causing many deaths.
    But I am happy you are able to control your THC dosage. I am not against legalizatoin, I just think THC has it's strong and weak points.

  18. Jack_Burton

    Legalize it and tax it.. Use the money to pay down the National Debt....

    Putting someone in jail at a cost of $30k a year for a joint is just stupid.

  19. willem_nld

    Thanks for your reply Mootsmcboots. I do agree that legalization is better then Prohibition. I was just trying to say THC can also have bad effects on humans.
    I don't now all reasons why, but it seems legalization hasn't influenced the addiction rates in my country in a bad way. Not sure if it's completely due to legalization of softdrugs like you say, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's an important factor. I think an other important factor is that drugs aren't taboo here, and un-biased information about them is freely available. I think in country's where cannabis is illegal they demonize it so people continue to support the prohibition.

    -"However that .5% addiction rate? It's usually based off of numbers of people in treatment for ....."

    It doesn't work like that here. Growing possession and selling are allowed if you posess less then 5 grams of grow 5 or less plants in your garden. Normal users don't have any need to posess more, and in 99.99% of the cases it doesn't cause any trouble with the law (unless you're younger then 18). Judges don't
    don't have the power(only in really serious cases usually involving harddrugs) to send people to forced rehabilitation. Almost all addicts in treatment are voluntary.

    -"Paranoia, is a tricky one...."

    I was actually talking about the mental illnesses paranoia/delusional disorder. It's natural to behave paranoid when you are doing something illegal, but
    also being (over)paranoid when you are not doing criminal things/smoking weed is a disorder people can get when smoking to much weed and having bad genes as
    most study's agree on.

    -"Now for mental illnesses. ...."

    What I meant with "susceptible to" was "GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED" (having bad genes). I know cannabis doesn't make you have spontaneous mental illnesses.

    -"Almost every thing about this statement is derived from Ideology and not fact. You're loser friends..."

    I agree with you on this one :)

    -"not motivated? Cannabis users are among the most politically active and aware in the world."

    I was talking about not motivated and slow thinking WHEN using. But I agreed with you on the previous one, so I have to disagree with you on this one :p My

    friends where born losers, so these people must be born winners. And I am sure they didn't become winners because they smoked weed :)

  20. willem_nld

    Thanks for your reply Mootsmcboots. I do agree that legalization is better then Prohibition. I was just trying to say THC can also have bad effects on
    humans.

    I don't now all reasons why, but it seems legalization hasn't influenced the addiction rates in my country in a bad way. Not sure if it's completely due to
    legalization of softdrugs like you say, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's an important factor. I think an other important factor is that drugs aren't taboo here, and un-biased information about them is freely available. I think in country's where cannabis is illegal they demonize it so people continue to support the prohibition.

    -"However that .5% addiction rate? It's usually based off of numbers of people in treatment for ....."

    It doesn't work like that here. Growing possession and selling are allowed if you posess less then 5 grams of grow 5 or less plants in your garden. Normal
    users don't have any need to posess more, and in 99.99% of the cases it doesn't cause any trouble with the law (unless you're younger then 18). Judges don't
    don't have the power(only in really serious cases usually involving harddrugs) to send people to forced rehabilitation. Almost all addicts in treatment are
    voluntary.

    -"Paranoia, is a tricky one...."

    I was actually talking about the mental illnesses paranoia/delusional disorder. It's natural to behave paranoid when you are doing something illegal, but
    also being (over)paranoid when you are not doing criminal things/smoking weed is a disorder people can get when smoking to much weed and having bad genes as
    most study's agree on.

    -"Now for mental illnesses. ...."

    I agree with you on this one. What I meant with "susceptible to" was "GENETICALLY PREDISPOSED" (having bad genes). I know cannabis doesn't make you have spontaneous mental illnesses.

    -"Almost every thing about this statement is derived from Ideology and not fact. You're loser friends..."

    I agree with you on this one :)

    -"not motivated? Cannabis users are among the most politically active and aware in the world."

    I was talking about not motivated and slow thinking WHEN using. But I agreed with you on the previous one, so I have to disagree with you on this one :p My

    friends where born losers, so these people must be born winners. And I am sure they didn't become winners because they smoked weed :)

  21. Ando Fiks

    Love this, let the truth be heard !

  22. Guest

    @Mootsmcboots
    I thought you wrote the longest comment i had ever seen on TDF. But then i realized it was repeating it self. Thanks for taking the time.
    az

  23. EAZYDUZIT27

    I need too get into the Hemp business 100% now, but it sucks ass that the government treats hemp as an issue rather than economical and scientific. This documentary is very well made and has many great facts about the hemp industry history.

  24. fonbindelhofas

    THUBS UP! harvest season in my lands now :D

  25. BeardHero420

    Thumbs UP^^^^^^^

    Hey Vlatko, just out of curiosity, what's your stance on hemp/
    marijuana?

  26. Xercès Des Stèles

    hey i seen this doc before, but for some odd reason i can't seem to remember all of it. heck, i'ma watch it again ;)

  27. smackme420

    I am thinking about suicide. I am 53, tired, sick, uneducated and lonely. Maybe after I smoke a little bud, I might feel differently. But. What about tomorrow?

  28. knowledgeizpower

    Don't Do It Dude
    After You Smoke a little Bud Tommorrow You Can Come Back To TDF and Watch More Great Documentaries YAAH!! Don't Worry Be Happy Smile :)

  29. Guest

    We all want to be better people, more loving to others, more loving to ourself. When we get in a circle of despair it takes all clarity from our mind and the situations we encounter. The enemy is guilt, it makes it impossible to delight in life. Guilt is a rock on your chest that cruches you. How can guilt love when it looks at itself as a monster.
    Do not change your life if it has become unbearable, change the way you talk to yourself and slowly slowly the image in the mirror will change and the life surrounding that mirror will transform.
    az

    *inspired by a text i read somewhere

  30. knowledgeizpower

    Thats right Az :))))))))))))

    Tell SmackMe isn't it like a Big Wonderful Family Here Whenever You Need Someone To Talk To This is Great Place To Open Up Right Az ;)

  31. Achems_Razor

    @Azilda:

    Ha,Ha, good stuff, one way to get chicks, they will come running if you are in despair, their motherly nature I suppose, most men do not really care, don't get me wrong will help someone in despair, but that is as far as it goes. all the lovey dovey stuff is a chick thing.

    Maybe I have not acknowledged my feminine side? lol.

  32. Guest

    I have known a few people who took their life, no one was listening. A very close family member gave it a try but was found heavily drugged in her car miles away from home.
    I personnaly went through a very rough time a few years ago and what i am suggesting to this guy is what got me out of it. I never could have pull the plug but i did think a few times...why is life keeping me alive?
    Now i know.
    Your feminine side may be asleep, the sure thing to wake it up, is to get trapped in quick sand....something i far from wish for you. I do like you ...now.
    az

  33. knowledgeizpower

    Thank You Az..I have had experiences with that and know folks too that have attempted I just don't feel like going into details right now I don't want to Talk about them. I just hope this Dude is Alright I don't take to people saying they want to commit suicide LIGHTLY...So I hope that Smackme is Alright Life Is Precious Man.. Peace I'm Logging out :)

  34. smackme420

    *I'm still here. Thank you for caring enough to comment anf for your concern. If you knew what was happening maybe you would understand just how overwhelmed I am but, I'm still here. Thanks again.*

  35. Guest

    Since we cannot know who you are ....care to tell us?
    it may unwhelm you.
    az

  36. knowledgeizpower

    Good Day To You SmackMe :D

    I just checked my messages I'm happy that you are still here.. I hope that you can work through whatever it is you are going thru kay Smile Think Positive You Can Do It :)

  37. Guest

    You said in one of your other posts that you'd been a heroin user for a long time... While I never have been (I've never even tried it), I do know this: All those hard drugs, especially, will affect the way your brain processes, or whether it even produces enough, dopamine, which plays an enormous part in how well you feel emotionally. Even if you've been off of the drug for a while, it can take quite some time before your body readjusts itself, and you have to be willing to give it that time. But it WILL do this for you, if you eat well, get enough regular rest, and meditate in whatever way works best for you, while quietly refusing to submit to stress as best you can. Get some serious exercise, too! That changes the chemistry of the brain for the better very, very quickly, and will speed up your recovery.

    Hang in there, man.

    ( @ Achems, this quote is for YOU, tough guy:

    "The eternal feminine lures to perfection." -Goethe, Faust )

    edit- Probably sounds kinda gay to you, am I right? (lol)

  38. His Forever

    Smackme420: I'm sure your serious. Even I've considered suicide. In 2004, I was on Lexipro and at my life's lowest point. Then things got worse! Gave up my job for a girl that dumped me, and with 5 bucks in my pocket went back to "Mom" in Oregon. To make a long story short, I met a nice girl a few months later, and got married in 2005, had my first child (a son) in 2006, and have had the happiest years of my life since then. Had I killed myself in 2004, I would have missed out on the best that life had in store for me. Try one more day, please!

  39. His Forever

    Iz: You're right. One person that I knew that threatened it in his diary later did it a few months later and his dad was the one to find him. It's no joke when someone says they're thinking about it.

  40. knowledgeizpower

    Az and Pysmythe Omg Ya'll are going to Make Me Cry For Real. I was Hoping That Ya'll Two Would Say Something To Help and Ya'll Did. You guys are cool folks and give off great things to say to others.

    @ SmackMe I hope that you see this and know that You can Get through this very hard time You are not Alone Now..I don't know you and you don't know me and the rest of these guys but it was Meant for this to take Place...I have met some really nice people here it has helped me open up alot and get over things with depression and i have learned alot of things about it too. I would not even talk or comment when I first would come to this site, I was just coming out of a really difficult time and now I have Just Like You Did Reached Out, That was A Great Start You Did Something Great SmackMe I think you are a Survivor! I hope this makes you feel better. My name is Caroline Peace :)

  41. His Forever

    It's no secret that I'm a Christian, Smackme, so I attribute my "recovery" from depression to faith in Christ. You can try that too. Anyway, may I suggest an icon? I'm a visual person, I hate the "gray head" thing emensely on most comments. Good night all. Just way too busy to watch many docs as of late.

  42. Achems_Razor

    @Pysmthe:

    Here we go again, all the little girls are crying as knowledge said.

    My perspective on this is come face to face with a grizzly bear in the bush and after you have finished p1$$ing in your pants, look for the nearest tree to climb, that will eliminate all thoughts of snuffing yourself, your flight or fight response will prevail, the rest of the stuff is minor. What does not kill you, makes you stronger.

  43. knowledgeizpower

    I have to go because I have some errands to do i just wanted to say this...Hi Achems I don't think you were being mean I know you were playing around everyone else here knows you alot longer. I have even come to know you a little too I Like You Achems Razor Man I don't think any one should say anything that singles you out as not being a concerned person We Know You Have A Soft Spot Too Lol Peace To all Ya"ll Caroline:)

  44. Guest

    @ Achems
    You know I was just joking a little, right? Anyway, just this past August 17, a good friend of mine from high school back down South did kill himself, and although I hadn't seen him since '92, I was pretty surprised at how affected by it I was.

    All those memories...

    Smack's biggest problem may be his loneliness, in fact, who knows? And that's something us ball-luggers can suffer from probably even more than the ladies, since we're usually still brought up not to reach out about those types of things.

    So I just thought I'd give him a few words. I remember when I got badly addicted to Xanax 18 years ago, it took MONTHS before I started feeling right again, because of the dopamine levels being so screwed up from it. I can imagine it's probably much worse with something like heroin.

    But time heals nearly everything, if we'll work with it and let it.

  45. Guest

    is your real last name Peace?
    az

  46. Guest

    If you had been face to face with bears you would know they can climb trees as well as monkeys. I have and did not piss in my pants, but once blew my whistle so loud, i thought i may have popped his ear drums, i was almost deaf for a whole day. lololol Bear spray is the thing to carry in the bush and first praticing with it is a real good idea. A friend pressed on a can inside my home about 3 months ago by mistake, it was in his luggage. He hit himself in the chest...let me tell you that stuff is strong as hell, the whole house was a chocking area, made me realize how a bear would react instantly to that.
    Do you remember the lady in Christina Lake who was said to raise and feed 25 bears to protect her pot grow, well she was growing pot to feed the bears which cost her 200$ a day. I know her personally. She is an animal lovers (to an extreme), she even quit using her oven because a raccoon had taken home in it.
    anyway...your'e tough until an event wants to polish you soft like a rock in the river of life.
    az

  47. Guest

    see what comes around when you feel lonely?
    az

  48. Guest

    Better make that can of spray a small one 'cause when that grizzly takes it away from you and shoves it up your a** its gonna hurt.

    PS When faced with a grizzly there are two very stupid things you can do. One is run and the other is fight. You aint gonna win at either.

  49. Achems_Razor

    Azilda,

    Yes, had been face to face with a grizzly, a big silver back, yes, was looking for a tree, I know some grizzlies can climb a little, up to twelve feet or so.

    Had a high powered rifle, which was useless, was on a hill tripped and fell backwards and basically rolled down the hill, guess the bear figured I was a lunatic, made a huffing sound and trundled away, no pepper spray back then.

    Yes,have heard about the woman in Christina Lake lol.

  50. Achems_Razor

    @Pys,

    Don't worry, I know you were joking a little, I actually am as soft as a "puddy tat" lol.

  51. Guest

    that's somewhat a strange answer...still it made me laugh.

    I was at a friend's house one night and we heard noise outside the kitchen patio door. I opened the curtain and there was a grizzly bear going through the garbage, he was literally touching the glass....never saw one so close. He didn't even stopped. The claws were scary for sure.
    az

  52. Guest

    That's the saying in Alaska. It was meant to be funny but it's also true. I lived there six years and I have a pile of personal griz' stories but obviously they all ended well for me.

  53. smackme420

    *As tears stream down my face, I want to thank ALL of you who responded to my pain. It would take forever to describe who I am and what my problems are but, know this! ALL of you played a role in my face changing shape today. I am actually smiling. Again, thank you all so very, very, much.*

  54. Guest

    Stay in touch with people, too. DON'T let yourself get isolated!

  55. Guest

    I wish i could tell you all the stories about the CL bear drama...she is the direct neighbour of my cousin, same driveway which forks off to her land...so we got all the stories and more. You want to see bears? Bears there are for sure, still this year, although some people have started shooting them now...quite sad actually.
    az

  56. Guest

    Especially if you're coming back from fishing salmon in the bush. So what do you suggest? play dead until you're really dead.
    lol

  57. Guest

    You a puddy tat? hum! a cat but more like Tony the Tiger.
    az

  58. Achems_Razor

    Azilda, Of course am a puddy tat, but with one "caveat", am a puddy tat from "Pandora" a big mean machine that will spit out dobermans for breakfast.

    Yes, if a grizzly is coming after you a person might as well bend over and kiss his/her a** goodbye. Pepper spray will only make the bear more angrier. Play dead? NEVER, before you know it your head is in his jaws.

    If the bear is attacking use all the force you can muster, use anything, kick him in the nuts even and just hope it is a male bear.

    Use rocks big twigs, even your fists, when fighting for your life it is amazing what the human can muster.

  59. Guest

    Break out the mold you have been conditioned by others and by yourself to believe about yourself

    mornings are for restart
    nights are for rest the art that you are

    i often do a mind gym and it gives "muscles" to the present self
    Here is how:
    Imagine you hold in your stretched arms
    in one hand the past and in the other the future
    bring them towards you "the present"
    keep your mind focused and keep pumping
    while you are doing this you are making the present stronger

    WRAP A PRESENT, MAKE IT BEAUTIFUL
    PLACE IT IN FULL VIEW
    IT WILL REMIND YOU, WHO YOU REALLY ARE

    az

  60. Guest

    Talk to the bear and back away slowly. Never turn your back.
    If the bear charges chances are you're going to die. If you have a firearm you'll get no more than one shot. Aim for the nose or chest. If you have no firearm, ball up on the ground and cover your head. Never fight back. Grizzlies are much too strong and powerful and they are cat quick. They'll decapitate you in one swipe of the claws.

  61. Guest

    gives me chill..I am in the booneys by myself here. Thanks anyway
    az

  62. Guest

    would like to read one of your many Griz stories...the most scarry may be?
    az

  63. Guest

    Backpacking up near Denali with a couple of friends. Early one morning I went down to a stream for water. I was squatting, pumping the water filter and paying no attention to my surroundings. I couldn't hear anything above the noise of the stream. Suddenly I felt a bump from behind. Thinking it was one of my friends I turned my head and was staring right into the face of a griz. Sheer terror and that's all I remember until I felt my friends shaking me and asking if I were ok.

    They had been rousted by a juvenile griz that came roaring through camp. Apparently I had scared him as much as he had scared me. If it had been an adult griz, you wouldn't be reading this story.

  64. Guest

    I figure when in the wild always be a cat and a dog at the same time, ears up and mouth barking noises.
    That must have been quite scarry alright.
    Although bears can be dangerous, i know of an elk that scared the shite out of a friend too.
    One night i was on a remote beach which i had accessed by boat. I was sitting by the shore and all of a sudden a big female deer came no more than 5 feet from me, it is as if she hadn't seen me. I just sat there, she walked around behind me and went back to the shore on the other side again 5 feet from me, drank and walked away.
    I wasn't sure if i was in awe or if i was scared.
    The great outdoor is truly magnificient!
    az

  65. Guest

    I fear a PO'd moose as much as a grizzly.

  66. smackme420

    *Thanks for the advice. I feel much better. I just have to realize my limitations and come to terms with what I can do and cannot do. You are so kind to think of me, I appreciate this more than words can say. I thought I would be 17 forever. I am 53 and have some medical issues that are a little scary. I'll work on this....Have a wonderful day!*

  67. Guest

    I am 53 too. We all have issues that are a little scary, for some they are medical, to others financial, about children, love partners, fear of death, work..ect
    Drugs do not help in such situation, they tend to make one dwell on the pain, during or after (which is even worse because it comes with guilt)
    My asnwer is to walk walk walk hours on. Giving positive energies around me even though my inside may feel negative energies.
    It does magic to not be afraid to look at people in the eyes when you cross their path. Many people feel lonely especially in large cities.
    Thanks for the wonderful day wish...bouncing it back at you!
    az

  68. Guest

    I see the man with the moose head likes this.

  69. Guest

    Oh bla dee oh bla dah life goes on.

  70. Guest

    For to live is to fly
    Both low and high.
    Shake the dust from your wings
    And the tears from your eyes.

    Townes Van Zandt

  71. Epicurus

    i would like to suggest people like lakhota, azilda, smackme, knowledgeispower, achems, and whoever else would like to join the fun conversations i plan on holding, download skype and add me. you will see my skype name in my profile here. it will be a great place to take these serious conversations that deviate away from the documentary.

    Im not hating on the conversation at all, i love it and think its necessary and great what you guys did for smackme.

  72. smackme420

    *You are right about the drug thing and guilt. For 35 yrs. I let Heroin rule my life. I am not gonna start preaching about drug use, to this day and even after more than 10 years of NOT doing Smack, my Doctors have given me Morphine (300mgs. daily) and Klonopin (like Valium) for almost as long. I have literally been on drugs since High School and stopped only when I had to do 18 months (twice) in prison for writing "hot" checks. I was told by my judge, IF I get ONE more felony, I will be considered a Habitual Offender and will get 3 tears on TOP of whatever sentence I get fore that new and last felony. This is why Cannabis is so important to me. I can remember MANY times I was gonna do something stupid or get revenge on someone and after smoking a little weed, I came to my senses and chose not to do as I had planned. I can sleep with weed. I can relax after a few puffs. I am NOT an ALL day smoker. I take care of my elderly parents and have to be focused. My beautiful Father whom I love so much, had a severe stroke 10 yrs. ago this January. Although he can't talk and lost the use of his primary hand (right-handed), he still drives in the daytime, and does many things everyone said he had to stop. He really is amazing. My Mother is just as amazing. She fell apart after Dad's stroke and I was very worried about her. In no time, she took "the bull by the horns" and runs not only her house-hold but, a small apt. complex we own. My Brother lives in Long Beach, CA and has no involvement in our family. My Sister lives in Irvine,CA- married a multi-millionaire, and "helps out" very rarely and is too busy spending money and traveling the world. I take care of a disabled person that lives next door to me (learning disabled. Can't read,write, spell,
    etc.) and am responsible for forms to be filled-out annually, making sure
    meds. are taken correctly, help with paying bills, etc. All of this and I
    have the maturity of a teenager as I am told drug users stop maturing at
    whatever age one starts using. I am a chronic-pain patient, have Hep-C, and
    all of this responsibility. I have no friends, lovers, or even someone just
    to talk to. This is why I feel "over-whelmed". Sometimes, I just want to
    rest. Sometimes I just want to lay down and not get up. But, I am up and
    today, I will be O.K. Thank you AZ. Thank you very much.*

  73. smackme420

    Great poem, thanks.

  74. smackme420

    Epicurus is right. This is a comment section for this particular doc. I apologize if I offended anyone and will ask in the future to converse on some other site. I was just feeling VERY badly the other day and needed help. Alot of you came through and I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.

  75. Epicurus

    dont feel bad at all. i think this is a great reason that people should get skype and add me and i can host these large conversations.

    i was addicted to cocaine and crack for sometime about 7 years ago. i know how you feel.

    i hope you arent above seeing a psychologist if you are able to. i saw one when i was going through anxiety and i feel much better these days.

    honestly guys get skype, add me, Epicurus420

  76. Winston Smith

    legalize it. That hemp is illegal is just sad and pathetic. Thank you for your efforts.

  77. pedro_satariel

    since i started smoking and i only smoke about one or two nights per week i started drinking less and less. when i smoke i never got sick never get into trouble. my friends the ones who not smoke when we go partying they get into troubles they are unable to maintain a good conversation they mess with people, me i just want to laugh to be amazed so partying its safer and better and more entertaining and even useful if are high rather than drunk.

  78. mr_martinoyo

    nice wrote, tru to i feel

  79. mr_martinoyo

    you people do care, maybe this is the site to talk to folks with interesting stories. Im from norway, and do care alot for ancient history, politics and a variaty of topics. salut to everyone who reads this!:p

  80. Guest

    the worst of TDF is the religious ranting from both sides of the fence...truly full of hatred at times.
    az

  81. Guest

    Your probably right but its a difficult topic to discuss without stepping on peoples feelings and there are a lot of very strong feelings and misunderstanding on both sides. Its also easy to p***y foot so much that nothing much gets said at all and I wonder if it is sometimes better to hike in with your size 9's and work backwards to an understanding. Some things are best left unsaid, others are just best out in the open. Maybe. :)

  82. Guest

    Sorry, kitty foot! :)

  83. StevenGNobodi

    WTF? I was friends with the guy this documentary is about. I was with Jack on the 1990 Hemp Tour. Lived with him in Venice Beach while working the Hemp Booth. This guy is (THE) one responsible (personally paid for) running the petition drives for years working to get medical marijuana legalized in Cali. It was his book that sprouted so much interest (businesses/activism) and his activism which has led to medical marijuana being instituted in 13 states and decriminalized so many other places... and you people are filling the comments section talking about grizzly bears.
    F@ckin Disrespectful!

  84. StevenGNobodi

    Jack Herer died last year. Rest in peace Jack. You were loved.

  85. valentin estevez

    jack youre a TRUE HERO

  86. panthera f

    "the only country where..................."

    Another proof that Americans are idiots. :-(

    Greetings from YesWeCaNnabis Amsterdam !! ;-)

  87. Jeff Row Rapp

    Americans aren't idiots! we smoke it all the time... the government on the other hand... well thats another story

  88. Hayden Baxter

    It only barely touches on the benefits on hemp with the majority of it about Jack Herer. "The business behind getting high" was a lot more informative

  89. Keith Armstong

    Well, if you're not idiots why do you tolerate a government which is full of idiots. Don't just sit smoking weed, get off your arse and change the world. Break the controlling powers before they break you. Of course, that's why they allow weed to be so widely used, dope the masses everywhich way.

  90. Liam Todd

    Trust stoners to start trippin balls about bears

  91. marinomangone

    We all live in a dictatorship no matter what (even religion's), if government/religion's has to ENFORCE IT'S LAWS it is no longer a democracy.
    The worst thing is, George Washington had fields of the stuff and said that hemp is the plant/product of the future. Henry Ford made fuel, and his car panels (as hemp panels are ten times stronger than steel).
    It is the best CO2 absorber on the planet (as 1 acre of hemp is equivalent to 4 acres of tree forest).
    trust the petrochemical companies, cotton industry and paper industry (as you can recycle hemp paper up to 7 times more than pulp paper).
    And while tobacco clogs arteries, hemp cleans them.
    The best cure for the common cold is to have a little puff.
    And how is it possible that when more than 50% of the population smokes (or has smoked) that in a democratic society (where supposibly majority rules) it is illegal??????
    Hence we live with a dictatorship.

  92. Aj Haggerty

    "maybe" if you lived with the amish you would not be a battery for your government, you have a bank account? you pay tax? you work for even a small family owned business or any corporation? you buy your food from supermarkets or some kind of grocery store? you listen to artists music and or buy their cd's records itunes downloads? you are a part of society? we are all just batteries to make their world go round.....what happens if you dont do these things? you become an outcast to society, everything is about money, you can claim some things are not but that would be debatable in my eyes.

  93. Charlotte Elsie

    Why would the government want us healthier and paying less for the things we use on a daily basis? As long as they can scare people and lie to them then people will follow blindly and faithfully like pigs to the slaughterhouse. Unfortunately it probably won't change any time soon... certainly not in our lifetimes. It's good to know there are people out there getting the ball moving!

  94. PCUCAMP

    Hayden, this documentary is about Jack Herer, the American hero who wrote the book "The Emperor Wears No Clothes" which started the Hemp Movement, got Medical Marijuana passed in California and his extreme dedication (over decades) that has resulted in the all the victories you see today in the fight for marijuana legalization. It is about educating people about the man himself.
    Watching the documentary "The Business of Getting High" is a great suggestion for people wanting to expand their knowledge. Thank you for your suggestion Hayden, this is how the words get spread to the masses.

  95. root

    Weed will still be inhabiting this planet long after humans are no longer around for one reason or another.

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