California Deputy Murdered By ‘2 Mexican Nationals’ Farming Illegal Marijuana Garden

KCRA 3 News

October 24, 2019

Three men are facing charges after a deputy was shot and killed and a second deputy was hurt while responding to an alleged theft at a marijuana grow Wednesday in Somerset, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.

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El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Perps:  Romiro Bravo Morales and Juan Carlos Vasquez-Orozco

According to the sheriff, Christopher Ross was leasing land [to these Mexicans] for marijuana growing.
-  Christopher Ross

When the two deputies got to the marijuana grow, which was being operated illegally, they announced their presence and asked for whoever was in the garden to show themselves. The two deputies were immediately shot at and fired back, D’Agostini said.

Deputy Brian Ishmael

Deputy Brian Ishmael was struck in the chest above his bulletproof vest and in the foot. He died within minutes at the scene, the sheriff said.

Anthony Bourdain Part Two

I don’t care if you use marijuana if you are an adult over 20.  Just leave the children and teens alone!  And do not drive stoned when my loved ones and I are on the road!

Soon after Chef Bourdain’s suicide in June 2018, I posted about Chef Bourdain’s publicized marijuana use and speculated he may have had mental health problems that were brought on by his weed habit.  “Suicide, Anxiety, and Panic Disorders Linked to Marijuana.”  Today I stand by my speculation.  There exist marijuana advocates who still, to this day, disregard the warnings about the drug’s harmful effects.

Drug rehab program on Chef Bourdain

In May 2019, a drug rehab program known as North Point Recovery posted a long recap about Bourdain’s irresponsible and self-destructive drug abuse.  THE TAKE AWAY:  his marijuana use may have triggered a relapse.

“Anthony Bourdain’s Fight With Addiction and Apparent Suicide”

Specifically in the case of marijuana, which many people view as “harmless”, past research conducted by Dutch and American scientists at the Vrije University in Amsterdam and the US National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that smoking pot may trigger relapses in drug addicts.

Weed Is Deliberately Dumbing You Down

Surgeon General’s New Warning

Frequent marijuana use during adolescence is associated with changes in the areas of the brain involved in attention, memory, decision-making, and motivation.

Deficits in attention and memory have been detected in marijuana-using teens even after a month of abstinence27.

Marijuana can also impair learning in adolescents.

Chronic use is linked to declines in IQ, school performance that jeopardizes professional and social achievements, and life satisfaction28.

Regular use of marijuana in adolescence is linked to increased rates of school absence and drop-out, as well as suicide attempts29.


The Powerful Elites in our country have deliberately dumbed down America through public schools.

Add legalized marijuana to this situation in our schools and we have the end result:  dysfunctional young people and homelessness.

How do schools cause low reading rates?  By use of the   “whole word” teaching method of reading, rather than Phonics.

One-Third of the population cannot learn to read with this method of reading forced on public school children.

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The following is taken from the Literacy Foundation:

Consequences of illiteracy

The consequences of illiteracy are many and harmful in several respects. As well as affecting illiterate individuals themselves in their daily lives and often jeopardizing their future, this scourge has a significant effect on society, both socially and economically.

The consequences of illiteracy on individuals and society include the following:

For individuals

  • Limited ability to obtain and understand essential information;
  • Unemployment: The unemployment rate is 2–4 times higher among those with little schooling than among those with Bachelor’s degrees;
  • Lower income;
  • Lower-quality jobs;
  • Reduced access to lifelong learning and professional development;
  • Precarious financial position;
  • Little value is given to education and reading within the family, and this often leads to intergenerational transmission of illiteracy;
  • Low self-esteem, which can lead to isolation;
  • Impact on health: Illiterate individuals have more workplace accidents, take longer to recover and more often misuse medication through ignorance of health care resources and because they have trouble reading and understanding the relevant information (warnings, dosage, contraindications, etc.).

For society

  • Since literacy is an essential tool for individuals and states to be competitive in the new global knowledge economy, many positions remain vacant for lack of personnel adequately trained to hold them;
  • The higher the proportion of adults with low literacy proficiency is, the slower the overall long-term GDP growth rate is;
  • The difficulty understanding societal issues lowers the level of community involvement and civic participation.

Without the basic tools necessary for achieving their goals, individuals without an adequate level of literacy cannot be involved fully and on a completely equal basis in social and political discourse.

Related

San Francisco Chronicle

Illiteracy Reinforces Prisoners’ Captivity

State prisons are crowded with inmates lacking a basic education — Their dismal job prospects mean they’re likely to land back behind bars

 

CBD Is the New Snake Oil: Robert L. DuPont, M.D.

washingtonexaminer.com

Article in full…

CBD is the new snake oil

by Robert L. DuPont, M.D.  | June 17, 2019

The irrational enthusiasm for the medical use of cannabidiol, or CBD, is unique and frightening. We are watching the explosive creation of a multi-billion dollar industry poised to make tremendous profits off desperate patients and their loved ones.

I commend the Food and Drug Administration for tackling the enormous challenge of creating a regulatory pathway for cannabis-derived products. Congress had products like these in mind when it passed the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1906. Yet, even a century ago, people couldn’t have imagined the deceptive advertising we’re seeing today for CBD.

Anecdotes and testimonials, not science, are driving the marketing of unregulated, nonprescription forms of CBD. This scenario is reminiscent of 19th century patent medicines. These concoctions claimed to cure every known condition; their peddlers were commonly known as “snake oil” salesmen.

The CBD industry is sidestepping the great advances made over the past 113 years to subject health claims to careful investigation. It’s the manufacturer’s responsibility to provide accurate information to the public and ensure the safety, efficacy, and purity of health-related products.

The FDA must require CBD product manufacturers making health claims to subject their products to robust preclinical and clinical trials, and ultimately submit their data to FDA for review and, if appropriate, clearance for marketing.

I recognize that if CBD-based products are made available only through a prescription, they will be more expensive and more difficult to access. But CBD products for medicinal use should be of the highest quality — meaning they won’t be cheap to manufacture or sell. Safety is paramount; we should not cut corners for the sake of reducing costs. Patients and their clinicians have fought for and deserve the ability to rely upon the FDA’s regulatory process and enforcement mechanisms when making decisions about what they ingest to improve their health and treat disease.

I enthusiastically support the development of cannabinoid-based medicines, but today, scientific support for using these unique chemicals for medical purposes is scant, outside of three seldom-used FDA-approved drugs.

At present, there are no robust clinical studies that demonstrate safety and efficacy, no dosing guidelines, and no standardized products to assess concentration and purity for CBD. Every “dose” is different due to wide variations in the amounts of CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, other potentially active ingredients, additives, and toxins that are present in these products. The public deserves to know what they’re buying and consuming.

It is also of deep concern that the THC levels in most CBD products, even those derived from the hemp plant, could upend the drug testing systems currently in place in substance use disorder treatment centers, the workplace, the transportation sector, and elsewhere in which safety is paramount. We may increasingly find ourselves in situations where people using marijuana in violation of legal statutes or employer regulations claim that they tested positive for marijuana because their CBD product must have contained THC.

An unregulated CBD industry thus creates a wide-open path for that bogus defense, but also for the wrongful termination of employees who did nothing wrong. For people using CBD products with no knowledge or expectation that they contained THC could be fired from their jobs due to testing positive on drug screens. Those unjust terminations could follow them for the rest of their lives.

We are sitting back while a tidal wave of CBD seems to be making its way into everything from candy bars to cappuccinos, claiming to cure all ills. Shouldn’t this set off alarms? What other medicine or health product cures everything?

I urge FDA to respond to this need to protect all Americans through the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act mandate. Use the tools the organization already has in place to subject CBD to the same scrutiny faced by other products making health claims.

The public health demands this. The country deserves it.

Robert L. DuPont. MD, is a former director of the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse and president of the Maryland-based Institute for Behavior and Health.

Medical Marijuana A Hoax! Scammers Admit It in Video

These drug pushers lied about marijuana in order to redefine it as “medicine,” legalize it as “medical,” and finally, to legalize all marijuana, medical or not.  It worked.

NORML and The Scam Of Medical Marijuana

“Once we get medical marijuana . . . then we’ll get full legalization.”  Richard Cowan, NORML.

“I use medical marijuana for glaucoma [sarcastic] . . . and there is one reason why I’m using it.  I use it TO GET HIGH!  Marijuana is fun!” 

Terminology:

  • “medical marijuana” refers to smoking weed or ingesting weed-infused food and candy known as edibles.
  • CBD Oil is also used as “medicine.”

Drug Facts:  Marijuana As Medicine

Are People with Health and Age-Related Problems More Vulnerable to Marijuana’s Risks?

State-approved medicinal use of marijuana is a fairly new practice. For that reason, marijuana’s effects on people who are weakened because of age or illness are still relatively unknown. Older people and those suffering from diseases such as cancer or AIDS could be more vulnerable to the drug’s harmful effects, but more research is needed.

Romancing The Stoners 2: First Pot Restaurant in Los Angeles

Will Dining Out Endanger The Young?

We hate marijuana and we want readers to be aware of how much this awful weed is influencing restaurants and chefs.  We predict that increasing numbers of children and teenagers will be endangered as the number of these restaurants increase over time.  We do not care that adults use weed – just leave the children alone!

We wonder whether this joint will have any warnings on the door like “this place can cause mental health disorders like suicide” and “don’t drive after using marijuana-infused foodstuffs.”  California warns restaurant patrons about cancer causing products or environmentally unsafe plastic straws so it stands to reason this place would comply, right?

  • What is WEHO?  West Hollywood.

The first marijuana restaurant in Los Angeles will open September 2019 in WEHO.  The Lowell Cafe “will offer its guests a range of high-quality cannabis flowers, vapes, pre-packaged edibles, concentrates and extracts.”  Andrea Drummer is the chef.

According to their website, the joint will not serve pot-infused dishes but will sell pot-infused packaged foodstuffs.

Here’s a snapshot of Andrea Drummer, who competed on the Netflix series, “Cooking on High” after she appeared in Kitchen Toke’s inaugural 2017 issue.

How Popular is This Trend?

Stoned Driver Kills 5

New York – Fox News

Driver who killed 5 in crash had ‘second largest level’ of marijuana seen by medical examiner in living specimen: report

Jamel Turner was sentenced to 27 years in jail for vehicular manslaughter and several other charges linked to the Valentine’s Day 2018 crash on Long Island when he rear-ended a car on the highway while traveling 154 miles per hour, the New York Times reported. All of the victims burned alive, prosecutors said.

Turner was driving four times the legal 40 mph speed limit or approximately “the speed at which jetliners take off,” Suffolk district attorney, Timothy Sini, said at the sentencing hearing. The medical examiner said Turner had the “the second-highest level of marijuana that they’ve ever seen in a living specimen” at the time of the crash, Sini added.

Turner, who was driving a stolen Chevy Camaro, plowed into the McCoy family’s Mazda, which then hit another car and careened into an oil truck until catching fire. All four passengers in the Mazda were burned alive.

Turner’s friend and dog were also killed when they were thrown from the Camaro. The driver of the oil truck suffered severe injuries to his neck and spine. Turner, who is a convicted drug dealer with a lengthy record, pleaded guilty to the charges against him connected to the crash earlier this year.

Before the sentencing hearing Tuesday, he refused to leave his jail cell and wanted to withdraw his guilty plea. Justice Fernando Camacho denied the request and threatened Turner could lose his plea deal and face life in prison if he did not show in court.

Once in court, Turner issued a brief apology to the relatives of the deceased to which Camacho reiterated that he had “wiped out an entire family” who was “burned alive,” the New York Times reported.

Related

What Marijuana legalization did to car accident rates.  Washington Post.

Legalized Marijuana linked to a sharp rise in car crashes.  NBC News.

Pot legalization increases car crashes. UP.

Marijuana playing larger role in fatal crashes.  USA Today – June 9, 2014.