HBP 121: Cozy Blanket of Protection

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“I consume some cannabis, and I can sleep.”

It’s the Hot Box marijuana podcast, your favorite weekly internet talk show focused on the cannabis plant, the culture, and this failed drug war we find ourselves in the middle of. Mat Lee here as usual, joined by Ian Baker, and in this episode of the Hot Box we start the show with a discussion about Fibromyalgia and cannabis as a legitimate treatment. After that we talk about politicized science and Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart’s comments about which drugs are better than others. Then we discuss the great corrupted flip flop that is the Obama Administration, and how you can fool the masses into voting for you. It’s the brand new HOT BOX EXXXTREME! Now with more talking. We’re just here to blow your mind. Tap more and keep on reading for some show notes. As always, follow the Hot Box on Twitter, the Facebook page, and Google+ to find out when our live marijuana podcast starts. Hot Box TV baby, Hot Box tv!

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HBP 119: Spoiler Alert

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“Why did god give me an ass if he didn’t want me to sit on it?”

Hello and welcome to another educational cannabis / marijuana filled episode of the Hot Box. Yes, in case you didn’t know, the drug war is still on and popping with no stop in sight. So do what you have to in order to stay safe, and by safe, I mean out of the prison system. For some reason, after doing this show for a while, it seems to me, and maybe this was blatantly obvious to most of you, but the prison system plays a huge role in all of this. It’s the prison system that eats these peoples lives, destroys families, etc… Or more importantly, it’s the people who have the most to benefit by the prison system running smoothly that are doing the destroying.

Sure, there are some nasty people out there, and they should be locked up or destroyed or whatever you do to people who have nothing else to give society and have become a detriment. But for the most part, the people who fill this system are non violent drug offenders. What happens when you lock up non violent people with violent people? Take a wild guess. I can promise you it’s not rehabilitation. But you already knew that, because you listen to this show, ergo, you are smart. Or at least pretend to be. Thanks for listening, and keep on reading for some notes.

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Ep 104: Promising Change

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“Are you calling for a revolution?”

What is it the people want? What do We the People need? Basic necessities in order to survive? Of course. A comfortable standard of living? Sure, why not. The right to be treated equally regardless of race, color, or creed? You betcha. The right to pursue happiness and liberty in life? I wouldn’t have it any other way. The right to be treated like a second class citizen simply because we choose to smoke or ingest cannabis instead of the alternative? Ye… Nope. Wait, what? No? It seems we have a breakdown in communication here. We have all sorts of amazing, unalienable rights as citizens of this great country, yet a huge number of us are incarcerated each and every day for choosing a less harmful alternative than what the major mainstream companies are trying to shove down our throats. Do I understand this correctly? Is our great all knowing government actually saying that if WE choose to treat OUR bodies with cannabis because cannabis works for US, and works with a LOT less side effects that are a LOT LESS HARMFUL, we instantly cross that threshold from good wholesome law abiding tax paying citizen to worthless second class criminal drug addict? Wow. Think about it. Think about the hypocrisy, and the disinformation they spread. Think about all the good people who’s lives are wasted, not because they did something evil or hurt someone, but because our government thinks it knows best how we should be taking care of our bodies.

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Ep 101: Treatment and Education

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“Drug prohibition from every aspect has been a complete catastrophe.”

The problem with the war on drugs, is the war on drugs. Why are you starting fights with people like that? Why are you treating things that should be health related, like criminal offenses? That’s the most appalling thing of all, for now at least. I’m sure if we give them time they will blow us away with something even worse. Listen, if people have drug problems, they are treated like criminals, rather than the alternative. What’s the alternative? Hmm, some sort of empathy and humanity for someone going through a hard time in their life perhaps? It’s maybe a bit hard to understand unless you’ve gone through it yourself, but still. Jail? Really? Sure, if they keep doing it over and over again after you’ve helped, or they’ve helped themselves over and over, then OK, but is it criminal? Not hardly.

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