A message from Fat Freddy Freak’s Past:
This is a letter written to me while I was in jail in July 1997 by my 19 year old son. I received 36 copies made by the jailers in jail, made for me and the other people in jail to have.
I came across an idea to end the oppression upon the recreational and medical marijuana users as well as the industrial uses, in America. My father Jess G. Williams ll or what he would like to be known as Fat Freddy, and I disagree on many things but one, the end of the prohibition of cannabis. I disagree on many method’s my father has used in this “war” against the prohibition, he would constantly fight this war by handing himself over to the “enemy” which I know is no way to win a war, therefore I came to the conclusion that you have to fight fire with fire by simply using what they have been using to discriminate against the users of America’s largest cash crop, the LAW.
The law say’s that if someone or some group slanders against your name or your potential business you can sue for your losses, now many marijuana users are unaware of the ludicrous accusations made against marijuana in the many smear campaigns, are untrue, each of them I will address later in this letter after explaining the potential losses on behalf of all of the people of America as well as the marijuana users of America. First I must address the fact that medical and recreational use of marijuana is the least potential asset that it can produce. In February 1938 a magazine called Popular Mechanics published an article called “New Billion-Dollar Crop” which explains of a new machine that removes the fiber bearing cortex from the rest of the stalk which then can produce more than 5,000 textile products ranging from rope to fine laces, and the excess of the stalk after the process can produce more than 25,000 products ranging from dynamite to cellophane.
Another plus in the use of hemp for industrial purposes is, from the farmers point of view, one of the easiest crops to be grown and can be grown just about anywhere as well as yielding from three to six tons per acre which would make it the most profitable and desirable crop that can be grown. Now try to calculate how much money America is losing out by continuing this silly prohibition on hemp, I am going to guess around 500 billion dollars annually on the industrial uses alone and I am being very generous about that estimate. But no person or organization is slandering hemp on those uses, they are slandering hemp on the medical and recreational uses, how you ask?
I will first give a small list of the positive medical uses for marijuana before I discredit the slandering accusations against marijuana. Cannabis has many therapeutic uses, so many in fact that it would take pages to explain them all and the actual studies to back them, instead I will give a brief summary on but a few uses; Asthma sufferers, which effects over 15 million Americans, can be benefit from smoking marijuana and would be far less dangerous to there health than the toxic theophylline, Glaucoma patients, which effects millions of Americans, can benefit from marijuana and its two to three times as effective as the current toxic medications, Nausea Relief, from aids, cancer therapy and sea sickness can be eased by marijuana use, it not only relieves there nausea it gives them an appetite which they need to ingest there medication as well as nutrition, Cannabis is beneficial for 60% of epileptics and is probably the most potent anti-epileptic known to medicine today, Arthritis, until 1937 (the year of prohibition) all corn plasters, mustard plasters, muscle ointments, and fibrosis poultices were made from or with cannabis extracts.
Now to address the myths of marijuana, one of the most common myths is the short term memory loss. I am not saying that it doesn’t cause short term memory loss, I am saying it is not what they claim it to be, for one it is not permanent, only temporary,
that in fact this symptom is one of the anti-stress therapeutic uses for it, and it also is the main reason why people use it for recreation, so they can unwind and relax and not worry about all the stress in there life. The second biggest myth about marijuana is that it will make you stupid, which is clearly untrue, some of the most analytical and philosophical minds were avid marijuana users, it is even recorded in history that many of our founding fathers used marijuana regularly, now anyone with a shred of logic can put two and two together and know that is untrue. The third myth, the claims that it lowers your white blood cell count, for starters that is just a statistic and statistics are the politically correct way to lie and if that claim were true don’t you think people would be getting sick and dying which is not possible because according to world almanacs, life insurance actuarial (death) rates, the last 20 years of the Surgeon Generals reports, federal governments bureau of Mortality Statistics and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) all say marijuana causes 0 (ZERO) deaths per year, and on top of it all, marijuana is currently being accepted for use by AIDS patients and don’t you think the last thing an AIDS patient needs is to lower the white blood cell count.
The fourth myth, it causes cancer, which is no longer being said by the government but is still being spread by D.A.R.E. and Partnership for a Drug Free America, this is clearly untrue since marijuana has been used for chemotherapy for over a decade and is one of the main reasons why they created synthetic THC (marinol, cannibinol), here comes the logic again, the last thing someone who is being treated for cancer needs is a carcinogenetic introduced into there system. The fifth myth, is that it harms the lungs or to be more accurate, “one marijuana cigarette is equal to twenty tobacco cigarettes”, now this one of the most false accusations of all simply because of two statistics, tobacco causes over 300,000 deaths per year and marijuana causes ZERO, use the logic again, the lungs are a part of your cardio pulmonary system which deliver oxygen to every cell in your body and exhaust the waste (carbon dioxide), now I would call your lungs the second most important organ and if something harms the lungs you die. Well why are there no deaths caused by marijuana?
The sixth myth, and one of the most ludicrous, is the accusation that it is a “Gateway Drug“, marijuana itself does not cause people to move to harder drugs, it’s not like someone takes a couple of puffs and suddenly has the urge to snort a few lines, the gateway in reality is the simple fact that pot is illegal and when someone travels into the economic underground by smoking pot there exposed to all the other elements that are also illegal. The seventh and final myth, is a medical term called burn out, and is explained as a person who has no motivation or intelligence and is considered to be near catatonic, this is what I call an abuser who has consumed way to much pot in a short period of time or in short a residue affect and is not permanent, every pot smoker has been to this stage at one time or another and all they have to do is lay off the pot for awhile and the cloud will lift.
In conclusion hemp can be the fuel in our cars, the clothes on our backs, the paper we have to learn on in church and school, the oil in our lamps, the sails on our boats, the ropes on our parachutes, the plastic in our appliances, the virtually non toxic medicine ranging from our headaches to our insomnia, paints and varnishes for our homes and even building materials such as studs for housing. Why is illegal, why are we being denied this capital income? It’s time for the people to get there freedom back and stop the smear campaigns and slandering on the worlds most valuable resource.
Dr. Donald Tashkin, UCLA Pulmonary Studies
Cohen, Sidney & Stillman Studies
Helper & Frank UCLA
Medical College of Georgia
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
National Eye Institute
Bureau of Mortality Statistics
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Jack Herer, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”
by: Jess G. Williams lll
Personal note: I used to believe all of the myths about marijuana and it was only until I tested the status quo and my own ignorance that I found the truth and finding the truth was as simple as the logic of 1+1=2, anyone that denies that logic is contributing to the ongoing Drug problem of this great nation. We all must deny our ignorance in order to save us from future tyranny and remember that hemp is a drop of goodness trapped in a sea of madness.
- Let Our Farmers Grow Hemp (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Why is Marijuana Illegal? | The Health Aspects of Cannabis (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- A. Barton Hinkle on the Fight to Legalize Hemp (reason.com)
- Up in Smoke II: The Banning of Cannabis – 30′s Style (noprescriptionnecessary.wordpress.com)
- Pot Genome Sheds Light on Hemp Domestication (livescience.com)
- Marijuana genetics revealed (cbc.ca)
- Marijuana, Inc. Changes Stock Trading Symbol From “PCIO” to “HEMP” (whengovernmentfailsinkentucky.wordpress.com)
- Marijuana, Inc. Officially Changes Stock Symbol To “HEMP” (hailmaryjane.com)