Conceived, purportedly, to maintain peace among nations of the world, the UN has been the apparent source of "conflicts", "operations", and other euphemisms for war from its very beginning. Now, it may well ignite the spark of war, within and against American states.
Coloradans and Washingtonians (The People in those respective states) had the audacity to pass referenda legalizing marijuana. After forty years of a declared "war on drugs" (it started much, much earlier), resulting in a quadrupling of the prison population nationwide (since 1980), earning "the land of the free" the dubious distinction of being the single, largest incarceration nation in the history of the world, imprisoning a larger raw number and greatest percentage of its citizenry than any totalitarian regime, anywhere, anytime,
The People of Colorado, and The People of Washington have had enough.
We already know Goldfinger's people in the branches and various departments and agencies of what began as a federation of states routinely ignore the will of those states. Medical marijuana dispensaries, approved by the true Sovereigns of those states, The People, have repeatedly been raided by the Drug Enforcement Agency (to the financial benefit of the major pharmaceutical manufacturers), more often than not with the "assistance" of "local law enforcement", who no longer answer to their local constitutencies, but to those who provide them with off-budget cash and weapons.
Now, a UN organization is displeased with The People of Colorado, and The People of Washington. http://investmentwatchblog.com/un-impose-treaties-on-states-legalizing-marijuana/ . Raymond Yans, President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), described as "the quasi-judicial body charged with monitoring the implementation of the international drug control conventions", (did you know there was an "International Narcotics Control Board"? - gives new meaning to "cartel" & "kingpin", doesn't it?), wants Goldfinger's servants to "take the necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties within the entire territory of the United States, in order to protect the health and well-being of its citizens."
From the November 15th press release from the UN Information Service in Vienna (Austria; not Virginia):
This raises a number of interesting questions. First, the federal go(d)vernment has had "The limiting of the use of cannabis to medical and scientific purposes is laid out in the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which was agreed to by 185 States, who by consensus decided to place cannabis under control and limit its use to medical purposes.
an obligation" -- since 1961 -- to recognize the medical purposes of marijuana. (Another 1961"agreement" will be the subject of a post on http://taketheliberty.wordpress.com ) So why does "the" United States (a thing - not a place) insist that there is no medical benefit to marijuana?
Second, just how does UNIS expect "the" United States "to ensure [the states'] full compliance with the conventions within their entire territory, including federated states and/or provinces"? Apparently, through perpetuating the destructive and expensive War on Drugs and the prison-industrial complex it fostered.