Economist Gilad Alper details the background to the cannabis removal from the law and examines the real reasons for this. Harry Anslinger, William Randolph Hearst, DuPont and the interests and xenophobia that led to the law that remains with us to this day.
On the reasons for the definition of cannabis as a dangerous and illegal drug already We have listed many times in the past, Including financial interests, shallow politics and xenophobia and minorities. Now the Israeli economist is presenting this in a new video Gilad Alper, In the production of the mada website, which is very popular among Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
"Cannabis was up to the year 1937 a popular drug in the US, especially among the poor who could not afford expensive medical treatment," Alper describes. "Many doctors would start each dose of cannabis - so how did cannabis become a dangerous narcotic drug that justifies people being thrown into jail?"
The main culprit is an American government official named Harry Anslinger, Who was the first director of the Federal Narcotics Agency. For years he ran a false campaign to convince that cannabis was a dangerous drug that should be outlawed.
Alper presents the three main reasons for which Anslinger has embarked on a stubborn struggle against cannabis and consumers: the usual lust of bureaucrats for budgets and authority, racism and fear of blacks and Hispanics, as well as an economic-industrial interest.
"Marijuana makes blacks think they are as good as the white man," "Most marijuana users are blacks, Hispanics and entertainers," and "jazz music fueled by marijuana causes white women to have sex with blacks And entertainers. "
Along with racist arguments, which were recently exposed again In more recent testimony, Anslinger also spread lies about murders committed as a result of alleged use of cannabis - a lie that only a few years later denied and claimed the opposite.
One of the most important reasons for the removal of cannabis from the law is, as stated, the economic-industrial reason, a type of capital-rule-newspaper, and it concerns the hemp - the industrial cannabis used to produce plastic and paper.
Hemp is a species lacking psychoactive properties but has industrial uses such as paper production. In those years the biggest press tycoon in the United States was William Randolph Hearst. He had commercial interests in raising a tree for his newspapers, so he wanted to eliminate the Hemp competition and therefore supported Anslinger.
Hurst also turned cannabis into "marijuana" in an attempt to arouse hatred among the population that did not know the terms well. In addition, the theory claims to have a link with DuPont, which in those years patented plastics and nylon, and wanted to eliminate the competition from the Map.
"At least today there is a clear trend towards the legalization of cannabis in the Western world, and even here we have a little more openness," concludes Alper. "It remains to wonder why the State of Israel continues to throw people in jail because of this material. Whether there are improper commercial interests, or just a desire to destroy people's lives. "