In 1974 Dr. Heath (USA) strapped an airtight gas mask on rhesus monkeys, strapped them to chairs and force fed them 62 joints over a period of 5 minutes. Why? Because the Legal Drugs Supremacy League wanted to show negative affects of cannabis. So, they asphyxiated the monkeys by starving them of oxygen and flooding them with carbon monoxide.
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII branded cannabis as 'an unholy sacrament of the Satanic mass', and issued a Papal ban on cannabis and its practitioners, and labelled them as witches, heretics, demon possessed etc.
Meanwhile, in the name of 'I'm holier than thou', Pope Innocent VIII raped, murdered, tortured, violated, ethnically cleansed and brutalized anyone and any belief system that got in the way of his - and his cartels - supremacy.
Part of his drug cartel supremacy belief was this - The Papal Bull specifically condemned the use of cannabis in worship instead of wine....or, put simply - cannabis was from Satan and practiced by Satan worshippers/ Witches/ Heretics etc. while ethanol was the official drug of God and taken by those who supposedly worshipped God, but regularly raped and violated others in God's name.
This bullshit continues to this very day. So, let's have a suss at some other 'Blame Cannabis as being from the Devil' Campaigns.
In 1615, Italian Physician and demonologist Giovanni De Ninalt listed Cannabis as ''the main ingredient in the ointments, tinctures, potions etc. used by the Devil's followers''. The demonologists believed that Cannabis was commonly applied during The Witch's Sabbath, and that hemp oil was one of the ingredients in a witch's potion that enabled them to fly.
In 2007, Former Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, stated a pure illogical and highly bigoted statement about drugs, "All drugs are evil! They are evil! All of them! And there should be an uncompromising social condemnation of drugs"".Now, considering that former P.M. John Howard, regularly took recreational and medicinal psychoactive drugs; regularly pushed recreational and medicinal psychoactive drugs; and he and his Government regularly worked side by side and hand in hand with Australia's (and the World's) biggest recreational and medicinal Drug Empires - that now force an official drug doctrine.....
Note: While 'Say NO to Drugs' Prime Minister, John Howard and his cronies attacked and condemned Premier Bob Carr for stating, 'We need to allow cannabis for compassion reasons", he and his legal drug cronies had no problem stating loud and clear to Premier Bob Carr that if he didn't turn our Family Supermarkets into ethanol drug cartels, they would be stripped of $52.5 million worth of revenue (a large portion of which, ironically, comes from legal drug lords).
Remember, Dr. Lester Grinspoon stated something that people seem to forget, "A lot of money that goes into ('anti-illicit campaigns') comes directly from Drug Companies (Pharmaceutical Drug Cartels) and Distilleries (Ethanol Drug Cartels/ Manufacturers/ Labs)'.Funny isn't it. Forcing State Governments to turn Supermarkets into Drug Cartels, is perfectly okay in the name of 'Competition', yet John Howard - just like Kevin Rudd, just like Julia Gillard and their Governments - regularly do their legal drug lord's bidding by wiping out their competition, the cannabis plant genus , its followers and it's culture.....and what greatly contributes to this is the demonization, the evil branding, the devil association and anything else iniquitous or not orthodox being connected with the cannabis genus.