It was back in 1619 is when the United States’ first marijuana law was enacted at Jamestown, Virginia. It was mandatory right then & there that all farmers grew Indian Hemp. Laws were later enacted in 1631 for Massachusetts and next in Connecticut during 1632,..lastly the Chesapeake colonies followed in the early 1700s. Indian Hemp was considered legal tender in most of the Americas between 1631 and the early 1800s. In America, taxes could even be paid for with Indian hemp for over two centuries. It was also between 1763 and 1767 that Humans could actually be jailed in a state like Virginia for NOT growing Indian hemp during dry-spells…
Cannabis Extractum of Indian Hemp was used as medicine in 1850, and through till 1942 fluid extracts were marketed by major drug manufacturers such as Parke Davis, Lilly and Squibb. Please note that not one death from cannabis has been reported to this date.
Yet today, jail cells hold non violent Humans captive over the Cannabis plant.
Lindy: “No Knock Raid” – a song about the drug war’s deadliest tactic.
“Note: This video contains graphic images of violence and mature language. Viewer discretion is advised.
“No Knock Raid,” written and performed by Toronto-based musician Lindy, is a searing indictment of one of the most aggressive, ubiquitous, and mistaken tactics in the War on Drugs.
Consider only the most recent raid to cause a national outrage: On May 5, 2011, 26-year-old Jose Guerena, who survived two tours in the Iraq War, was shot and killed during a raid on his house by a Pima County, Arizona SWAT team that fired dozens of bullets through his front door. Guerena, married and a father of two, had just finished a 12-hour shift at a local mine. Law enforcement sources claim he was involved in narco-trafficking but have yet to produce any evidence supporting that claim. Officers involved in the death have been cleared of wrongdoing.
Guerena’s death is not an isolated incident. As USA Today reports, an astonishing 70,000 to 80,000 militarized police raids take place on a annual basis in America, many of them on mistaken suspects and many of them ending with injury or death for police and citizens alike.
As Reason Contributing Editor Radley Balko and others have documented, the militarization of standard police practice is a direct consequence of the modern-day War on Drugs, started 40 years ago by President Richard Nixon – and perpetuated by every administration since. (For a comprehensive report on the failure of the drug war to achieve any of its stated goals, read “Ending the Drug War: A Dream Deferred,” by Law Enforcement Against Prohibition.)
For supporting links to all stats cited above, longer clips of raid footage, and more, go tohttp://reason.tv/video/show/swat-no-k…
“No Knock Raid” written and performed by Lindy.
Produced and directed by Hawk Jensen.
Performance footage directed by Victor Tavares and Zachary Koski”
The world needs a solution…
It is the Cannabis/Indian hemp plant that not only effectively treats & improves quality of Human life, but also prolongs or saves many Human lives. As well it can save the planet too….if the masses let nature be the guide (NOT MONEY!).
Many Humans all over the world are learning about the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS) and are flooding their Endcannabinoid System with natural exogenous phytocannabinoids as the perfect natural remedy for anything that ails them. This is naturally proving to be far more of an effective treatment than anything available via Big Pharma’s regimen. Big Pharma wants to adulterate phytocannabinoids, isolate them and market the heck out of a plant that they have always been desperate to patent…oh and they are…
Many Humans with severe, debilitating and terminal illness’ have found the Canna~treasure chest of Natural Medicine…
“I sincerely believe that the plant cannabinoids are a neglected pharmacological treasure trove.”
A dysregulated or deficient Endocannabinoid System is implicated in virtually all Human diseases and disorders… Google it!
So why must any Human ever face jailtime for a plant?
…one way or another everyone is most certainly a “patient”…some just don’t know it yet…in the meantime if you are fortunate enough,..use this miraculous plant in all of it’s forms to see just what it canna do for YOU! 🙂
*No One Should Go To Jail For A Plant!.
…but they still are!!!
…the federal government in most countries want the crooked, patented, adulterated “Marihuana” market/economy in their back pocket…
…and the majority of you are letting them have at it…
Either way,.. Humans need to learn who is the real pusher now…
Follow the money trail$….
Ellen Bukstel / Who’s The Pusher Now?
“The Florida Election is coming up in November 2014 and a there is a great need for education and awareness for so many issues. Legalization of Medical Marijuana (Amendment 2) is on top of my list at the moment for several reasons. The obvious one is for the health and welfare of people wanting, and more often, needing an alternative to the Big Pharma drugs that are killing hundreds of thousands of people every year.”
July 5, 2011: KUANTAN: A tour guide was sent to the gallows after the High Court here found him guilty of trafficking drugs. Justice Mariana Yahya found Lokman Borhan, 54, guilty of trafficking 895.08gm of cannabis at his house in Taman Kubang Buaya 3 at about 9.20pm on Aug 7 last year. (Sources: The Star, komunitikini, Malay: utusanonline, sinarharian,
June 30, 2011: ALOR STAR: Two Thais were sent to the gallows by the High Court here yesterday after they were found guilty of trafficking in cannabis two years ago. Tourist van drivers, Iproheng Yeetuwa, 37, from Yala, and Mueseh Mahsae, 44, from Pattani, were convicted of trafficking in 21.6kg of cannabis (Sources: NewStraitsTimes, thenation, thailandnews, Malay: sinarharian.com, utusan, ) dihukum gantung kanabis
May 15, 2011: ALOR SETAR: In the same courtroom, a rubber tapper was sentenced to death for trafficking 381gm of cannabis four years ago. Nasaruddin, 44, was found guilty of the offence which he committed in front of a florist shop in Taman Wira, Mergong at 5.45pm on Jan 14, 2007. (Sources: Malaysian Digest, Bernama, Malaysian Law,)
May 8, 2011: ALOR SETAR: car dealer Airiy Azmi Mohamad, 31, from Kelantan, was sentenced to the gallows by Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abd Wahab of the Malaysian High Court for trafficking 60 kg of ganja at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex on April 17, 2009. (Sources: Bernama, NewStraitsTimes, MalayMail, Utusan (Malay), 09/05/2011)
April 20, 2011: SHAH ALAM, (Bernama) — A mechanic and workshop owner were sentenced to death by the High Court here today, after they were found guilty of trafficking 1,885 grammes of cannabis at a petrol station on the Kesas Highway, Subang Jaya, near here, two years ago. Judge Datuk Abd. Rahim Uda made the decision after finding that the prosecution managed to prove the accused Muhammad Zikry K.Suresh, 42, and Md Sukri Abdul Rahman, 42, had committed the offence. He said the defence also failed to create a reasonable doubt on the trafficking aspect, besides possession and control of the cannabis. (Sources: Bernama, Brunei Times, Malay Mail, Berita Harian (Malay))
April 19, 2011: ALOR SETAR: Two cousins have been sentenced to death by the High Court for trafficking in 938.30gm of cannabis two years ago. Kharul Nizan Osman, 29, and Mohd Azizi Hashim, 28, from Kepala Batas were found guilty of trafficking the drug by the roadside in Kg Sungai Buloh, Sungai Petani at 9.30pm on Jan 27, 2009. (Sources: The Star, Hands Off Cain, New Straits Times, Utusan online (Malay,) Kosmo (Malay,) mynewshub (Malay,))
April 19, 2011: SHAH ALAM: A woman sobbed uncontrollably when the High Court sentenced her son to death after convicting him of trafficking in 929gm of marijuana four years ago. Numbed by the death sentence handed down by Justice Siti Mariah Ahmad, Mohd Fais Diram, 28, could only watch helplessly as his mother, in her 60s, collapsed on the bench in the court gallery. With the aid of a walking stick, she rushed towards him in an attempt to hug him and almost collapsed when she saw her son being handcuffed. (Sources: The Star, Utusan Online (Malay), Malaysian Star (Malay), Bernama (Malay))
April 11, 2011: ALOR SETAR: A High Court here sentenced a 49-year-old woman to the gallows for trafficking 56.63kg cannabis two years ago. Restaurant helper Rahani Ahmad, from Seberang Jaya in Penang, was found guilty for trafficking the drug at a parking area at Bandar Baharu toll plaza at 6.35pm on March 7, 2009. (Source: The Star,)
April 8, 2011: A Putrajaya Appeals Court panel of judges led by Dato Clement Skiner rejected the appeal of Indonesian Muhammad Imron of Aceh, a.k.a Fernandez. He was sentenced to death after being arrested in April, 2004. The police confiscated 900gms of marijuana from his car and house. (Sources: Jakarta Post, handsoffcain, Contify, tempo, 08/04/2011)
April 8, 2011: GEORGE TOWN: A former car salesman was sentenced to death by the High Court here for trafficking in 18.89kg of cannabis. Judicial Commissioner Nurmala Salim laid down the sentence after the court found that Aidilfitri Idrus’s defence was a mere denial. She also ruled that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case. Aidilfitri, 41, was found guilty of trafficking in the drug in Jalan Tunku Kudin 1 at 2.40pm on April 30, 2008. PULAU PINANG 8 April – Suasana tenang di Mahkamah Tinggi di sini bertukar hiba apabila beberapa ahli keluarga seorang bekas jurujual kereta tidak mampu menahan kesedihan setelah tertuduh dihukum gantung kerana mengedar 18,889 gram kanabis, tiga tahun lalu. Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Nurmala Salim menjatuhkan hukuman itu hari ini selepas mendapati Aidilfitri Idrus, 41, bersalah setelah pembelaannya gagal menimbulkan sebarang keraguan munasabah terhadap pertuduhan. (Source: The Star, Malaysian Law, Borneo Post, Bernama, utusanonline, Malay: utusanonline 9 April 2011)
April 8, 2011: KUALA LUMPUR, 8 APRIL, 2011: The High Court here today sentenced a security guard to death by hanging for trafficking cannabis weighing 941g nine years ago. Judge Datuk Lim Yee Lan said the prosecution had proven the case against Shamuddin Sohan, 42, beyond reasonable doubt. In 2006, Lim acquitted and discharged Shamuddin after the prosecution failed to prove a prima facie case. However, last year the Court of Appeals ordered Shamuddin to make his defence after the prosecution appealed the decision. (Sources: Malaysian Digest, My Metro, Utusan Online, 9 April 2011)
April 4, 2011: Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir of the Malaysian High Court sentenced security guard Ahmad Shafila Mohamad Arshad, 40, to death for trafficking 9,482 grams of ganja at a petrol station in Gombak on February 26, 2008. (Sources: Bernama, handsoffcain, MySinchew.com, 04/04/2011)
March 24, 2011: SHAH ALAM, March 24 (Bernama) — The son of a retired policeman was sentenced to the gallows by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking ganja (cannabis) weighing 2.3 kilogrammes, two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Rahim Uda handed down the sentence to Mohamad Hasnizam Hussein, 33, after finding the defence had failed to raise any reasonable doubts in the prosecution’s case. Abdul Rahim also ordered Mohamad Hasnizam, an insurance claims advisor, to serve two years jail to another charge, of being in possession of 10.52 grammes of ganja. (Sources: Bernama, MalaysianInsider and Malaysia Daily Mail, Berita Harian, March 24, 2011) SERVE 2 YEARS – THEN GET EXECUTED.
March 17, 2011: ALOR SETAR, March 17 (Bernama) — A vegetable farmer was sentenced to death by the High Court here Thursday, when he was found guilty of trafficking in 26.35 kilogrammes of cannabis, two years ago. Judge Datuk Zakiah Kassim delivered the sentence on Ahmad Roslan Mat, 46, after the prosecution established a prima facie case against him. (Sources: Malaysianlaw and yahoonews, March 17, 2011)
February 28, 2011: SHAH ALAM: A factory worker Mohd Kamarulzaman Irwan Shah, 24, was sentenced to death by Justice Datuk Wira Mohtarudin Baki of the Malaysian High Court for trafficking in 295.01 grammes of cannabis at Rawang on May 16, 2009. (Sources: MalayNews, mysinchew, handsoffcain, accessmylibrary, semakinparah (Malay) Borneo Post, 28/02/2011)
February 18th, 2011: JOHOR BARU: A pasar malam trader was sent to the gallows by the High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking 0.77kg of cannabis. Fadil Bachok, 46, was accused of committing the offence on Sept 9, 2009, at around 2.40am at his house in Kampung Parit Pasir, Pekan Nenas, in Pontian. (Source: Utusan Online (Malay) Feb 18th, 2011, The Star, handsoffcain, February 19th, 2011)
February 14th, 2011: The Federal Court upheld the conviction and death sentence on Rosli Shaik Yahaya, for trafficking 4,645g of cannabis. (Source: Borneo Post, Malay Mail, handsoffcain, February 15th, 2011) (See entry for November 21, 2007)
February 10th, 2011: GEORGE TOWN: The High Court on Thursday sentenced to death by hanging a school canteen trader after finding him guilty of trafficking in 4.4 kg of cannabis two years ago. Judicial Commissioner Nurmala Salim imposed the sentence on Shahrizal Abdul Ghani, 37, saying the defence failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case and that it had merely denied the charge against the accused. (Source: Bernama, The Star, New Straits Times, handsoffcain, February 10, 2011)
January 31, 2011: Penang: Amanullah Mohamed Musa was sentenced to death for trafficking 35 kgs of cannabis in 1998. (Sources: diabuatdah.blogspot.com, utusanonline, in Malay: diabuatdah, duniaitu, utusanonline, jenayahganas, )
January 27th, 2011: TEMERLOH, Jan 27 (Bernama) — Three people including a couple were sentenced to death by hanging by the high court here Thursday for trafficking in 4.521kg ganja last year. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir said the prosecution had proven a prima facie case against Ahmad Mukamal Abdul Wahab, 37, Suhana Kamarudin, 28, and her husband Shawal Hashim, 37. “Death by hanging is the only sentence provided for offences under Section 39B (1)of Dangerous Drugs Act 1952,” he added. (Source: Bernama, handsoffcain, January 27th, 2011)
January 4th, 2011: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court here yesterday upheld the conviction and death sentence on a restaurant operator for trafficking 1,032g of cannabis 11 years ago. The three-man panel comprising Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Arifin Zakaria and Federal Court judges Tan Sri Mohd Ghazali Mohd Yusoff and Datuk Heliliah Mohd Yusof unanimously dismissed the final appeal by Mohd Farid Sukis. (Source: Borneo Post, handsoffcain, January 5th, 2011)
December 22nd, 2010: SHAH ALAM: A car painter who was sentenced to death by the High Court here for drug trafficking lost his cool and kicked a press photographer’s camera yesterday. Tuay Boon Wee, 40, was initially calm when Justice Mohtarudin Baki meted out the sentence but upon being ambushed by photographers when he was led out of the courtroom, he lost his composure and kicked one photographer’s camera. He was charged under Section 39(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 for trafficking 9,144g of cannabis in front of a restaurant in Petaling Jaya two years ago. (Sources: Bernama December 22nd, 2010, Malay Mail December 22nd, 2010, The Star December 23, 2010)
December 8th, 2010: DATIN YEOH WEE SIAM, Judicial Commissioner High Court (Criminal Division) Shah Alam (Petaling Jaya) sentenced Arif Zakuan B. Baharudin to death for trafficking 534 grammes of cannabis in March 2007. (Source: Court documents December 10th, 2010)
November 30th, 2010: ALOR SETAR: A technician was sentenced to death by hanging by the High Court here today after he was found guilty of trafficking in 1,147.3gm of cannabis two years ago. Justice Datuk Mohd Azman Husin handed down the sentence on Azizan Yahaya after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubts on the prosecution’s case. (Sources: The Malay Mail Nov 30, 2010 and The Star December 1, 2010)
November 24th, 2010: KUANTAN: A 34-year-old contractor was sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in 762.41g of cannabis 8 months ago. Baseri Ismail was found guilty by judicial commissioner Datuk Akhtar Tahir, who ruled that the defence had failed to raise a reasonable doubt in the prosecution’s case. (Source: New Straits Times Nov 24, 2010)
November 19th, 2010: SHAH ALAM: Justice Mohd Zaki found Indonesians Ismail Ibrahim, 36, and Azhar Zakaria, 37, guilty of trafficking in 20kg of cannabis and sent them to the gallows. The two shop assistants were intercepted at the Gombak toll plaza on May 21, 2002 by the police, who found the drugs in two mineral water boxes. Mohd Zaki meted out the sentence after ruling that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt. Indonesians Ismail Ibrahim, 36, and Azhar Zakaria, 37, guilty of trafficking in 20kg of cannabis and sent them to the gallows. The two shop assistants were intercepted at the Gombak toll plaza on May 21, 2002 by the police, who found the drugs in two mineral water boxes. Mohd Zaki meted out the sentence after ruling that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt. (Sources: The Star, and Malaysian Star Nov 20, 2010)
November 18th, 2010: PUTRAJAYA: Suzimi Shaari, 45. Earlier, the panel had unanimously dismissed Suzimi’s appeal against conviction and death sentence imposed on him by the Taiping High Court on March 31, 2007 on the first charge of trafficking in 4,877 grammes of cannabis. He was found guilty of committing the offence at a car park in the Gunung Semanggol rest area at KM195.5 North-South Expressway, Semanggol, Perak at 10.15pm on Aug 2, 2001. However, the panel reduced Suzimi’s second trafficking charge to possession and subsequently, sentenced him to 10 years jail when he pleaded guilty to the reduced charged. Suriyadi ordered Suzimi to serve the sentence from the date of his arrest on Aug 2, 2001. Suzimi was also found guilty and sentenced to death by the Taiping High Court for the second charge of trafficking in 263.2 grammes of cannabis at his house in Jalan Gula, Simpang Empat, Semanggol at 10.50pm on the same day. (Source: The Star, Nov 18, 2010)
November 11th, 2010: SHAH ALAM: A debt collector, who is suffering from a chronic disease, was sentenced to death by the High Court here yesterday after being found guilty of trafficking in 1,932 grammes of cannabis found in his car on May last year. Justice Datuk Mohd Yazid Mustafa passed the sentence after he was satisfied that the accused, Mohd Riduan Shah Abdullah, 53, had failed to raise a reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case. (Source: Borneo Post, November 12th, 2010)
November 9th, 2010: SHAH ALAM: Ali Bin Din Liakat Baddar: “That you, on June 9, 2004 at approximately 6:15 pm at address of the G-8-16, Apartments Puchong Permata 2, Puchong at the Petaling District in the State of Selangor Darul Ehsan, was distribute dangerous drugs weight of 269.66 grams Cannabis and, therefore, you have to do a under section 39B (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and may be punishable under section 39B (2) of the same Act. “. Accordingly, I held that the Prosecution has proved its case beyond reasonable doubt against the Accused. I found the Accused guilty and convicted him on the charge. I sentenced the Accused to death and, in accordance with s.277 of the CPC, I ordered that the Accused be hanged by the neck till he is dead. ( DATIN YEOH WEE SIAM ) Judicial Commissioner High Court (Criminal Division) Shah Alam (Petaling Jaya) (Source: Court Records, and here Nov 9, 2010)
November 3rd, 2010: PUTRAJAYA: A former lance corporal has failed in his bid to escape the death penalty after the Court of Appeal upheld his conviction of trafficking cannabis eight years ago. Court of Appeal Judge Justice Suriyadi Halim Omar, who chaired a three-man panel, dismissed the appeal by Yusri Daud, 42. Yusri, who was attached to the General Operations Force then, was convicted of trafficking 5,756gm of cannabis in front of a pharmacy in Jalan Cheras at 4.15pm on May 9, 2002, by the Shah Alam High Court on April 24 last year. (Source: The Star, Nov 4, 2010, New Straits Times, Malay Mail, Nov 3, 2010)
November 1, 2010: High Court of Appeal: Prosecution vs Romi Amora bin Amir. “With knowledge not established, and the ingredient of trafficking Easily rebutted, Possession limit even been established, we no limit hesitation in allowing the appellant’s appeal for the first charge, and dismissing his appeal for the second. The order made by the High Court for the first charge was set aside and that of the second charge affirmed.” THE SECOND CHARGE WAS FOR .7 OF *ONE* GRAMME – AMAZING! (Source: MalaysianLaw googleEnglish, Malay Nov 1, 2010)
October 24th, 2010: ALOR SETAR: A tractor driver was sentenced to death by the High Court here yesterday after he was found guilty of trafficking in 2,700.01gm of cannabis five years ago. Justice Datuk Zamani A.Rahim handed down the sentence on Tamim Ansari Abdul Hamid after finding that the defence had failed to raise any reasonable doubts on the prosecution’s case. (Source: Borneo Post, October 25th, 2010, New Straits Times, Vote My Story, October 24th, 2010)
September 26th, 2010: ALOR SETAR: Two friends were sentenced to death after they were found guilty by the High Court for drug trafficking. Rizal Sham Ahmad, 32, and Md Fitri Md Saad, 33, were found guilty of trafficking in 2.8kg of cannabis at the Aneka Shopping Complex carpark in Gurun at about 4pm on Feb 7, 2006. Both were charged under Section 39B (1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act. Justice Datuk Zamani A. Rahim found that the prosecution had proven the case beyond a reasonable doubt. He said van driver Rizal Sham and labourer Md Fitri had given contradictory statements that could not be accepted by the court. (Source: The Star, Sept 27, 2010 and The Malay Mail Sept 26, 2010)
September 23rd, 2010: GEORGE TOWN: A traditional medicine seller was sentenced to death by a High Court here for trafficking in nearly 1kg of cannabis. Judicial Commissioner Nurmala Salim yesterday convicted M. Jegatheswaran, 22, of trafficking in 958gm of cannabis at the parking lot of the Ampang Jajar public housing project flats on Jalan Permatang Pauh in central Seberang Prai at 10pm on May 8, 2007. The prosecution, represented by deputy public prosecutor Tan Guat Cheng, had submitted that Jegatheswaran had knowledge of the drugs that were in the basket of his motorcycle which he rode to the scene where the police had ambushed him. (Source: The Star, September 24, 2010 and The New Straits Times)
September 5th, 2010: ZALOR SETAR: A clerk who was charged with trafficking in cannabis four years ago cried when he was sentenced to death on Sunday. Zakaria Ahmad, 32, could not hold back his tears when he saw his mother and three siblings crying after Judicial Commissioner Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab delivered the verdict. Zakaria was found guilty of trafficking 2,207.1gm of cannabis on Feb 8, 2006 at a petrol station in Taman Sejati Indah in Sungai Petani. (Source: The Star, September 5, 2010) and The New Straits Times
August 6th, 2010: 26-year-old R. Satiamoorty was sent to the gallows after the High Court here found him guilty of trafficking in 29.298kg of cannabis. He had kept the drugs in hidden compartments in his modified rented car. The offence was committed at about 5.40pm on May 13 last year. (Source: Malaysian Insider, Aug 6, 2010, New Straits Times, The Star, August 7, 2010)
July 30, 2010: GEORGE TOWN: A food outlet assistant was yesterday sentenced to death by the High Court yesterday for trafficking in 23kg of cannabis four years ago. Sharifurahim Abdullah, 30, who was charged with committing the offence behind a house in Kampung Permatang Rawa, Bukit Mertajam, about 9pm on March 31, 2006. (Source: New Straits Times July 31 2010)
July 1st, 2010: GEORGE TOWN: A lawyer representing a food outlet assistant on a drug trafficking charge lost his cool after the judge ordered his client to enter defence. The drama transpired after High Court judicial commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah ordered Sharifurahim Abdullah, 30, to enter his defence for trafficking in 23kg of cannabis. (Source: Malaysian Bar, July 1st, 2010, Malaysian Gov Press Cutting)
July 19, 2010: ALOR SETAR: Three Indonesians were sentenced to death by the High Court here for drug trafficking involving 1,858.6gm of cannabis in Sungai Petani five years ago. Justice Datuk Zamani A. Rahim passed the sentence yesterday after ruling that the men “lied through their teeth” when making their defence. (Sources: The Star, 20/07/2010 and New Straits Times)
June 18, 2010: in Malaysia, 33-year-old van driver Mohd Zamri Abdul Khamis from Johor was sentenced to death by High Court Justice Zamani A. Rahim for trafficking in 95kg of cannabis on June 13, 2005, at the Bukit Kayu Hitam Customs, Immigration and Quaran tine border complex. (Sources: The Star, 18 June, 2010, Malaysian Insider, June 17, 2010)
June 6, 2010: Judge Datuk Zamani A. Rahim of the Malaysian High Court sentenced vegetable farmer Ramli Abd Rahman, 36, and civil servant Sulaiman Ismail, 38, to death after finding them guilty of trafficking in 11,135 grams of cannabis in Junjung, Kulim, on May 3, 2006. (Sources: The Malaysian Insider, Malaysian Bar, The Star, 06/06/2010)
May 27, 2010: GEORGE TOWN: A 29-year-old despatch clerk has been sentenced to death by a High Court here for trafficking in 4,619g of cannabis. Judicial Commissioner Yaacob Md Sam yesterday found Helmi Jamaludin guilty of trafficking the drugs near a house in Zoo Road, Air Itam, at 9.45pm on July 12, 2007. (Sources: The Star, 27/05/2010)
Appears that Helmi Jamaludin was acquitted (no date given)
May 18, 2010: Justice Datuk Su Geok Yiam of the Malaysian High Court sentenced despatch rider Sharizan Khajis, 32, and driver Junaidi Johan, 26, to death for trafficking 921gm of cannabis in Kampung Dalek Baruat at 9.45pm on Oct 3, 2005. (Sources: Bernama, 18/05/2010)
April 2nd, 2010: PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Court here yesterday overturned a factory worker’s 18 years’ jail term and sentenced him to death on two drug trafficking charges. After the court pronounced its judgment, Zulkifli Arshad, 35, was seen in tears when hugged by his family members. Zulkifli was charged with trafficking in 5796.7gm of cannabis in a car at Km10 Jalan Kluang, Batu Pahat, Johor, and 3867.2gm of cannabis in a house in Parit Senkuang, Jalan Kluang, Sri Gading, at about 1am on Jan 27, 2001. (Sources: Borneo Post, Malaysian Bar, April 3rd, 2010)
March 31, 2010: labourer Shukor Md Noor, 29, was sentenced to death by Judicial commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah of the Malaysian High Court for trafficking in 23,478g (10 slabs) of ganja at Lorong Perak on July 17, 2003. (Sources: New Straits Times, 01/04/2010)
March 25, 2010: lorry driver G.P. Jiva, 40, was sentenced to death by Judicial Commissioner Mohd Amin Firdaus Abdullah of the Malaysian High Court for trafficking 9kg of ganja in Seberang Prai Utara on June 28, 2007. (Sources: New Straits Times, 26/03/2010)
March 11, 2010: KANGAR: A lorry driver was sentenced to death by the High Court here on Thursday for trafficking in 53,074.7gm of ganja six years ago. Judicial Commissioner Datuk Zamani A.Rahim, in convicting Mad Rodzi Che Din, said the defence had failed to cast a doubt on the prosecution’s case. Mad Rodzi of Kuala Kedah committed the offence at the Taman Kastam Store 2 in Padang Besar at 8.40pm on Dec 29, 2004. (Sources: The Star, Bernama, March 11, 2010)
February 22, 2010: Indonesian boat maker Panizan Sunan Achayari, 32, was sentenced to death by Justice Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh of the High Court in Johor Baharu, Malaysia, for trafficking in 1.6kg of ganja in Majidee on March 22, 2006. (Sources: The Star, New Straits Times, 24/02/2010)
February 18, 2010: in Seremban, Malaysia, High Court Judge Datuk Ahmad Nafsy Yasin sentenced contractor Al Bakhtiar Abd Samad, 32, to death for trafficking in 993.8g of cannabis at Kuala Pilah on July 8, 2006. He was also sentenced to three years jail and three strokes of the rotan. (Sources: New Straits Times, 19/02/2010)
January 6, 2010: a restaurant owner was sentenced to death by Justice Datuk Zakaria Sam of the Malaysian High Court for trafficking ganja. Mohd Rofe Ibrahim, 40, from Kelantan, allegedly trafficked in 19,884gm of drugs at Gerik on May 14, 2001. (Source: The Star, 06/01/2010)
December 28, 2009: Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Md Yasin of the Malaysian High Court handed a waiter the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking. Shahrul Izani Suparman, 25, was 19 years old when caught in Klang on September 25, 2003, with 622gms of cannabis in the basket of his motorcycle. (Source: The Star, 29/12/2009 and Malay Mail)
December 22, 2009: a 43-year-old factory supervisor was sentenced to death by the Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking. Judge Ahmad Zaidi found Burhanuddin Salleh guilty of possessing 2031.8g of ganja in his house in Kemaman on October 3, 2007. (Sources: New Straits Times, Teganuku, 23/12/2009)
December 17, 2009: factory worker Muhammad Khairul Esa Jemali, 22, was sentenced to death by the Malaysian High Court for trafficking in 316.53g of cannabis on May 8, 2008. Judicial commissioner Kamarudin Hashim also sentenced Jemali to three years’ jail for another drug charge. (Source: The Star, New Straits Times, 18/12/2009)
Though the laws and enforcement in every country (let alone their states or provinces…) may vary,..there are still countries that also execute Humans for charges related to the Cannabis plant. This serves no good to the Human Race at all.
-On April 19th, 2006 Ramli Kasron was executed/hanged over cannabis… 🙁 ∞
“MUAR: Former national cyclist Ramli Kasron was sentenced to death by the High Court for trafficking in 4,477gm of cannabis in 2006.
Ramli, 41, from Batu Pahat, had been charged under Section 39B(1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (DDA) which carries the death penalty.”
Sentenced to death: Former national cyclist Ramli being escorted to the Muar High Court (photo on left).
Despite the fact that JC Ahmadi told Ramli that although he had been found guilty and sentenced to death, and that there were still avenues for him to appeal…Ramli was hanged the same day…
“Ramli, who represented Malaysia at the Manila SEA Games in 1991 had took part in several national cycling events. He was arrested at the Air Hitam toll plaza on April 19, 2006.
According to the charge he had 4,477gm of cannabis on the back seat of his car when police stopped him at about 6.45pm.
The former cyclist was represented by Allen Yu Chin Aun while deputy public prosecutor Mohd Ashrof Adrin Kamarul prosecuted.”
America’s War On Drugs – The Prison Industrial Complex
“1999 . The war on drugs has been going on for more than three decades. Today, nearly 500,000 Americans are imprisoned on drug charges. In 1980 the number was 50,000. Last year $40 billion in taxpayer dollars were spent in fighting the war on drugs.
As a result of the incarceration obsession, the United States operates the largest prison system on the planet, and the U.S. nonviolent prisoner population is larger than the combined populations of Wyoming and Alaska. Try to imagine the Drug Enforcement Administration erecting razor wire barricades around two states to control crime and you’ll get the picture.
According to the U.S. Dept of Justice, the number of offenders under age 18 imprisoned for drug offenses increased twelvefold from 1985 to 1997. The group most affected by this propensity for incarceration is African-Americans. From 1985 to 1997, the percentage of African-American young people put in prison increased from 53 to 62 percent.
Today, 89 percent of police departments have paramilitary units, and 46 percent have been trained by active duty armed forces. The most common use of paramilitary units is serving drug-related search warrants, which usually involve no-knock entries into private homes.”
Even the countries that don’t practice killing Humans over cannabis still have blood on their hands. I don’t know about you,..but I believe that it is still a form of Death Sentence to sentence any Human to spend a true Life Sentence in a jail cell. Any Human that dies in the cold atmosphere of a jail cell has been sentenced to death (in my opinion…)…
…in some countries it could happen to your Mother, Father, Grandfather, Grandmother, Uncle, Aunt, cousin…the list goes on & on…right?…Cannabis Prohibition is an ill health inducing genocidal tool. If a 57 year old Human is handed down a jail sentence of 25 years…this also in my opinion is the same as a Life Sentence…as well I do believe that sending a patient to jail (for a plant that they obviously won’t be allowed to medicate with to save their life in jail…) is a form of Death Sentence too…
Realize, it ain’t uncommon for POWs to die in custody…
Don’t fool yourself now…
Prohibitionists have bad mojo and blood on their hands…many don’t even want to hear or know about it, neither will they accept their role and it’s detrimental effect on the Human Race…
Cancers alone are a raging epidemic globally and are affecting the whole population so widely & dramatically right in the face of the world’s corrupt governments that enforce cannabis prohibition. At the same time their citizens, especially the sick & dying are choosing to defy corrupt government bans as they prove that phytocannabinoids can prolong and save life.
See the genocide now, or does more of the same please you???
While you’re here could you please take a moment to sign the petitions below…
“Thitapah Charoenchuea, from Khon Kaen, Thailand, made an error in judgement. We are human, and all make errors in judgement to one degree or another. One learns from these mistakes. However, when one is condemned to death, one cannot learn and move forward. Thitapah Charoenchuea, is a 26 year old struggling single mother, of a ten year old child, that has been scheduled for execution in connection with a Cannabis charge in Malaysia. Young, and unexperienced, and coerced by an older male, pressured to make the wrong choice. Cannabis is an herb. A plant that is useful to humans in one or more applications. The efficacy of Cannabis has been scientifically proven by over 2000 studies, and counting. Laws have been passed for a variety of reasons. Special interest groups like chemical and pharmaceutical companies steering many of these laws. The only true danger associated with the plant is the ones we have placed on it ourselves. Incarceration and execution…because of an herb…. We ask that you sign this Petition and send a clear message that we are asking for a full pardon for Thitapah Charoenchuea. In the spirit of continued good relations between the Peoples of Thailand and Malaysia, their leaders the honorable Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdul Halim of Kedah Malaysia and His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, granting Thitapah Charoenchuea clemency, would show generosity and compassion from the Malaysian government. This would be a wonderful gift for Thitapah Charoenchuea, her child and her family, and would serve to strengthen the strong positive relationship shared between Thialand and Malaysia. In the spirit of approaching new year, a time for new beginnings, can’t we give Thitapah Charoenchuea and her child a new beginning? Again for meaning…Please sign this petition and share widely. Thank you.”
Clemency to Jeff Mizanskey: Life without parole for marijuana
- Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives
Tell Congress: End the Failed Drug War
We’re tired of all the empty rhetoric about the drug war, and now that public opinion and state legislatures are moving in our favor, we need to show that there is broad public support for legalization and ending the war on drugs.
Sign our petition to send a clear message to Congress: no more drug war!
U.S. House of Representatives
[Your name] http://www.change.org/petitions/end-the-drug-war-sign-the-petition
End The Drug War — Sign the Petition
Our vote in communities of color is valuable and important to us. Therefore, we want something in return for this valuable item
We demand the cessation of mass incarceration for non violent drug offenses, the abolition of the private prison industrial complex, and the end to the disproportionate stop and frisk of people of color in all cities across the United States.
“Well, if no one’s in prison for possession, why do we arrest 860,000 Americans a year?
If we’re not putting them in prison, why are we arresting them? Just to extract the money out of them?
As far as I’m concerned, Prohibition is Welfare for Law Enforcement”
~Dr. Robert J. Melamede, PhD.
- So when I was searching and searching online to look for a group that shared the same beliefs as me about repealing prohibition and “No One Should Go To Jail For A Plant!”,.. I found many decent groups and websites etc.,..and also some copy-cats too,…but none duplicated in such a manner or with such an incredible spectrum of a mission as The-Human-Solution… THS is the real McCoy.
The Human Solution has officially become an international group,..and has also recently chartered in The Human Solution, Friendly Manitoba on December 12th 2013 .
Welcome to The Human Solution
It’s a GO!!
-Court Support Program
-Prison Outreach Program
-Adopt a POW Program
–The Human Solution Radio
“The Human Solution provides education and support for patients, providers and the community at large.
This page is for THS members and only posts related to THS members and activities will be accepted
26521 Hammack Ave, Perris, CA 92570
“Welcome to “THE HUMAN SOLUTION”, a coalition of concerned citizens working together to provide education and awareness and provide support for group members.
We are a non-profit grass-roots organization. Our members are a diverse coalition of concerned citizens, united in our common goals of supporting medical marijuana defendants, patients, providers, and the community at large.
We attend court hearings, speak publicly at city council and town hall meetings, give classes to educate the public and remove the stigma of medical marijuana, and hold fundraising events with help with defendants’ legal expenses and assist patients in need.
The Human Solution provides education and support to medical cannabis patients, providers, and the community at large. -THS Mission Statement
Show your support for The Human Solution by wearing our signature green Solidarity Ribbon. Not only will you show support for medical cannabis patients and defendants everywhere, the ribbons make great conversation starters. And the first step to effecting positive change is a conversation.
Made with Love and Aggression
The Human Solution was founded in early 2009, by a small group of concerned advocates who made and wore the first Solidarity Ribbons to show support for medical marijuana defendants being prosecuted in blatant disregard of the fact that they were Prop 215 compliant. The Human Solution believes nobody should EVER go to jail over a plant and that patients and providers should to be free to choose to use or grow cannabis without fearing prosecution, or the seizure of property.
Hand made by patients with “love and aggression,” the ribbons show solidarity with prisoners of the drug war. We understand the human toll the policy of prosecuting legal medical marijuana providers takes on defendants, their families, and ultimately, the community itself.
The majority of legitimate medical marijuana providers being prosecuted do not have an abundance of resources or cash, and often lack support both in and out of court. Many are chronically ill themselves or are caring for ill family members. The ordeal of going through a lengthy legal battles also causes hardships in their personal life, including loss of employment, evictions, and problems with child protective services, all a direct result of the stigma of being labeled and targeted as a “drug dealer” by law enforcement and prosecutors who believe “there is no such thing as medical marijuana.”
So for now, we wear the ribbons. Proudly, defiantly, and in Solidarity!”
Poison – Something to Believe In #2 (Alternate lyrics)
Cannabis refugees in Canada
“There are cases of users of medical cannabis in the United States who, on being persecuted in their own country, have fled across the border to Canada, where they have sought asylum under the United Nations refugee convention. This began occurring in the early part of the 2000s when the U.S. Attorney General, John Ashcroft, ordered a clampdown on the use of medical cannabis in the United States. Some of those who have fled are wanted by the U.S. federal government on charges related to their use of cannabis.”
“Respect all, hurt no one. Love one another. Only by following these beliefs can we win; for we can not beat them with guns or anger. ”
Peter Tosh – Na Goa Jail
This Canna~Piece is dedicated to Mr. Richard Giles Flor, his Family & Friends.
Placed in Richard Flor’s memory. RIP
Peace & Blessings
A Special Thank You to…:
-The-Human-Solution @ http://the-human-solution.org/