Befoul the earth and lock up those who discard the lie
So tell the politicians to legalize or die!!!
Another form of draconian oppression
That millions have been arrested for possession
Non-violent offenders are drug war victims
Locked behind bars as slaves to the system

1920's media and business tycoon William Randolf Hurst, and Dupont, creators of the synthetic materials rayon and nylon were facing severe financial loss to the natural hemp alternatives to rope paper and cloth, thus began the intense media smear campaign lead by Hurst. Propaganda portraying pot smokers as mindless zombies ready to steal your children. Once the public was frightened enough, Hurst moved on to congress. Meanwhile Dupont's main source of finance, Andrew Mellon, head of the Mellon Bank, appoints Henry Anslinger head of the federal bureau of narcotics. Nearly all Anslinger's testimony before congress was built of non-scientific one-sided newspaper articles failing to ever mention the positive aspects of hemp including its medical benefits. He declared before congress that marijuana is the most violence-causing drug of all time.

Befoul the earth and lock up those who discard the lie
Fuck the politicians!
Legalize or die!
Another form of draconian oppression
That millions have been arrested for possession
Non-violent offenders are drug war victims
Locked behind bars as slaves to the system

The US government begins spraying the toxic poison Paraquat on cannabis crops. This products use was even discouraged for this use by its manufacturer the chevron corporation. Exposure results in severe respiratory and internal damage and ultimately death. Regan with his just say no campaign, regarding the questioned use of Paraquat replied, "Marijuana is an illegal and harmful drug. If you don't use it you don't have to worry about it"


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