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Why Are Governments Around The World Legalizing Marijuana While In Africa, It Is Not So?

Why Are Governments Around The World Legalizing Marijuana While In Africa, It Is Not So?

Posted by: W.O. Ogbor - Lagos, Nigeria
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 10:25 am
For a very long time, some people have spoken in favor of the benefits that are associated with the use of marijuana, aka Cannabis, Sativa, Indian Hemp, or the many other names that people call it from country to country. People like Peter Tosh and Bob Marley of Jamaica, Fela Anikulapo Kuti from Nigeria, and many courageous others in Africa and around the world, have been upfront in public, championing for their rights to use marijuana in countries where there are adverse legal and social implications against those who smoke marijuana. Smokers have to hide to smoke, or pay heavy tolls to the police when discovered, even though in the police and the military, more people use marijuana than anywhere else. The ranks of the security forces in Africa, Asia and the Americas, are known to be powered with marijuana and other herbs, where it helps them to endure longer, accept deprivation, and achieve more tasks under the most difficult circumstances.

Not only that; There have been medical studies undertaken to show that people who are sick with epilepsy, glaucoma and many other sorts of medical conditions, can benefit from using marijuana. Many governments have ignored these benefits, and they continue to crank down on their citizens who break their law, while secretly the pharmaceutical companies alone benefit from using the same “illegal” extracts to make drugs that are sold for high prices today.

Such has been the deception and bad propaganda against marijuana and its users, while the truth has been that marijuana is safer than smoking cigarettes, and not as bad as the beers and wine and liquor that people buy freely in stores all over the place. Even the former president of the USA, Barrack Obama agreed with that view himself, as do so many other prominent and learned people around the world. Are these information filtering through to Africa, and if not, why not?

Way ahead of the rest of the world, wise men in India smoked marijuana in sacrament with God; The Netherlands had the first liberal law that permits her citizens to smoke marijuana legally. Canada started to relax her laws legalizing marijuana use in many provinces. Now, Jamaica has legalized the use of marijuana, and more and more states in the USA are legalizing marijuana as a recreational or medicinal material. Studies have also shown that since legalizing marijuana, many of these countries and states have suffered no adverse effects from their decisions, but are instead benefiting from an economic boom that was being lost to a black market before.

It is true that it is not good for everybody to smoke marijuana, as true as it is, that it is not bad for some people who want to smoke it. Just like some choose to smoke cigarettes, others drink alcohol, and others use other kinds of drugs like cocaine or crack, smoking marijuana only, is better than using all of the others put together.

This is the information that is coming out today to correct past erroneous views of marijuana smokers as dangerous, evil, or vagabonds. Sure that the use of marijuana might also benefit people who already have some wicked intentions on their minds, but to all those with good intentions, the use of marijuana is the healing of the nation. Ironically, when so many citizens heal themselves under the heavy strains and oppressions of bad governments and bad leaders, they offend these hypocritical governments.

It is projected that more countries will begin to follow the bandwagon and start decriminalizing the use of marijuana by their citizens. For those who use marijuana for medicinal, spiritual or recreational reasons, the law is recognizing the truth for your needs. As such, for those who will be breaking laws by smoking marijuana today, take solace in the reality of what is happening around the world, and keep waiting for your turn to become free.




Revealed: The Clear Message Of The Las Vegas Shooter

Posted by: Crime Desk - Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted on: Friday, October 6th, 2017 - 1:18 am

Make no mistake about this; The United States of America is a country of law enforcement. When a crime as heinous as the recent Las Vegas mass shooting is committed, the FBI and local law enforcement officials immediately spring into action, first, to bring the active shooting situation under control, and eventually, to solve all the mysteries surrounding the actions, and finally, to bring the perpetrator, or perpetrators to justice. This is exactly what is playing out right now in Las Vegas and all other corresponding locations. However, while that is playing out, Real Roots International magazine is receiving tips and conclusions from our crime expert, not related with the investigations, about what has been able to be derived so far, from information that has been made available to the public.

Even though it has been officially announced that Stephen Paddock was the lone gunman responsible for renting a suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, hauling up 10 suitcases containing 24 submachine guns and ammunitions, killing 59 and injuring more than 500 concert goers, it will soon become clear that nothing of these assertions are concretely absolute. But somewhere hidden in all these allegations are some clear facts which the official investigations seem to be sweeping under the table, as they desperately scour everywhere for more unobvious facts.

For example, how was Stephen Paddock able to legally purchase almost 50 submachine guns, in Nevada, California and Texas? Why did he have to haul up 24 of these weapons to his hotel suite, when he could have accomplished the same result with one weapon, or at least 2, in case the other weapon malfunctioned?

According to our crime editor who has been writing about gun violence in America for many publications, this exposes to the world the underlying problem that America is facing with weapons of mass destruction. At a time when several state armies of legitimate countries around the world are under armed for major conflicts in their countries, private individuals in America are able to acquire arsenals of weaponry, which they can convert to automatic machine guns to kill or maim hundreds of unarmed and innocent citizens.

This is not the first time that such mass death has occurred with weapons openly bought from gun markets in America. It happened in 2016 with the Isis terrorist in Orlando Florida where 49 innocent lives were lost. It happened in 2012 in a Newton Connecticut school shooting with a loss of 28 lives. Inside a theatre in Colorado, a lone gunman killed 12 innocent people also in 2012. A gun massacre occurred in 2007 at Virginia Tech, killing 32 people, and the notorious Columbine High School massacre occurred in Colorado in 1999 with a loss of the lives of 13 high school students, all in cold blood. And through all these atrocities, the government of the United States of America has not been able to put measures in place to keep these deadly weapons away from people who gain access to them to do great harm to innocent citizens. Bear in mind that if Stephen Paddock had rented a high hotel room in England to do harm to concertgoers, he would have had nothing but rocks or bread knives to throw from his hotel window down at the concertgoers.

Like always, immediately following mass shootings like this in the USA, liberal lawmakers begin to call for laws to introduce measures to restrict gun use for mass killers, but they are just as quickly sidetracked by their conservative counterparts who are bought and paid for, by a powerful gun lobby that controls America’s politics and government. It has happened again with Las Vegas. Some democratic law makers are now accusing their republican counterparts of being hypocrites who only cry out loud and fly flags at half mast after every mass shooting, but fail to make guns unavailable for killing of innocent victims.

There have been more than 100 bills introduced in congress since the time of former president Obama, designed to deal with and keep deadly weapons away from people who can turn them against innocent citizens. And these innocent citizens have included presidents and lawmakers in America’s history. But the Trump administration and his republican lawmakers are saying that this is not the time to talk about gun control. Now under pressure, lawmakers will be forced to take cosmetic actions without coming close to taking dangerous weapons off the street. Meanwhile, the gun market is booming with criminals and sick-minded individuals acquiring massive arsenals to continue to fight their private wars and delusions.



Posted by: Wisdom O. Ogbor - Houston, Texas
Posted on: Monday, August 28th, 2017 - 11:54 pm


The biblical flooding which produced Noah’s ark quickly comes to mind to compare the heavy flooding that is pounding Houston since the passing of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, three days ago. As a matter of fact, if this raining persists for some thirty seven more days, this catastrophic event unfolding in Houston, would have surpassed the biblical disaster that was recorded in Genesis chapters 6–9, during the time of Noah. .

Everything had been going great in America’s fourth largest city. There was an eclipse that passed in North America, but refused to show its spectacular presence in Houston. But the following week, beginning around Saturday August 19, the national weather services began forecasting on a storm that was forming and flirting around in the Caribbean Ocean. The storm will form and deflect, but was soon to pick up strength, aiming it’s path towards the Gulf of Mexico in a direct pass over Texas. .

The bulletin sounded all over Texas and people began to be on alert as further tracking continued. A few days later, it became all but very certain that a Hurricane named “Harvey” was going to be the eighth named storm of this year, and was making its way directly to the Texas coast. It would make landfall near Corpus Christi, turn around and head towards Houston, dumping some heavy rain and destruction on its path. People prepared, bought up supplies for their homes, boarded their buildings for protection, and people living by the coast on the hurricane’s intended pass, were evacuated. .

On the night of Saturday August 26, the natural spectacle began. From Corpus Christi to Houston,Texas, the storm and the rain that was forecasted to last at least one week, began. The rest is history. .

Hurricane Harvey pounded the coast of Texas, made a detour and headed straight to Houston, dumping rain and destruction, and flooding an entire city for days and counting. Schools, businesses and public places were closed because people cannot get around to get to anywhere. The highways were flooded, as were the airports as the entire city was brought to its knees, under water. The National Guard has been summoned and thousands of rescue workers have made their ways to Houston from all around the country to help rescue people from their flooded homes.

As the storm threatens to continue its destruction stretching to the neighboring state of Louisiana, President Trump has declared a state of emergency to enable the federal government to aid the victims of this disaster. The governor of Texas has said that there has never been a disaster like this in Texas for over a hundred years.



Why Are Governments Around The World Legalizing Marijuana While In Africa, It Is Not So?

Posted by: W.O. Ogbor - Lagos, Nigeria
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 - 10:25 am
For a very long time, some people have spoken in favor of the benefits that are associated with the use of marijuana, aka Cannabis, Sativa, Indian Hemp, or the many other names that people call it fro

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