UN Demands Obama Administration Quash State's Rights On Marijuana


A top official at the United Nations has called upon the Obama administration to illegally quash the recent initiatives in Washington State and Colorado where voters approved of legalization of the use of the plant. The vote, in essence, nullified unconstitutional federal statutes and the UN's on narcotics agreement.

The President of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), Raymond Yans, voiced concerns in a press statement over the non-medical use of cannabis in both Colorado and Washington, as well as, cities such as Michigan and Vermont. Yans stated,

“these developments are in violation of the international drug control treaties, and pose a great threat to public health and the well-being of society far beyond those states”.

Yans also went on to state, “Legalization of cannabis within these states would send wrong and confusing signals to youth and society in general, giving the false impression that drug abuse might be considered normal and even, most disturbingly, safe. Such a development could result in the expansion of drug abuse, especially among young people, and we must remember that all young people have a right to be protected from drug abuse and drug dependency.”

While he stressed the dangers of a plant that grows naturally and was put here on the earth by God in the Creation week (Genesis 1), he must be aware of the poppy fields our soldiers protect in Afghanistan. Yet, he says nothing about that. In fact, it seems he is noticeably quiet about it.

One hundred eight-five states agreed to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, which decided to put cannabis under control and limit its use to medical purposes.

Yans press release claimed that he recognized the commitment of the federal government of the United States to resolve issues between the federal and state levels, but insists that the U.S. must meet its obligations under the drug control convention and he requested that the feds "take necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the international drug control treaties within the entire territory of the United States." Of course, he said this would be for the "health and well-being of its citizens."

Now, look, I realize that many in my audience don't think marijuana should be legal and that it will lead to all sorts of abuse. Well, too late for that. People abuse it now and it's illegal, so the legality of that is not an issue. The purpose of the article is not geared toward that either. However, what should concern everyone is the fact that the UN is attempting to force our federal government to be heavy handed, which it is all happy to do anyway, with what is clearly a state's rights issue under the Tenth Amendment. The United Nations has no jurisdiction in this matter at all.

I highly, no pun intended, recommend you read Alex Newman's fantastic article on this subject at The New American.

The United Nations has long been a thorn in our side and now they are demonstrating just why we need to eliminate any and all support of them. They should have absolutely no sway over our federal government nor the rights of the states in our country. The federal government should have no say so in this matter if states determine to legalize marijuana and the United Nations definitely has no say so in the matter. Sadly, we as a people have given both the proverbial inch and for decades they have been taking miles. This needs to stop.

It is long past the time that America pull her funding of the UN and kick it and its global cronies out of our country.

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  • BunnyOle

    The UN? What the hell have they got to do with telling America what to do? OH yeah, right, controlled by fascist and muslims.

  • http://twitter.com/TheGatekeeper37 TJ Fighter4Freedom

    Yes he will. He does not care what, ANYONE SAYS. He proved that his first term. The blks voterd for him because he's blk-he forgot the white part of him, Hre want to HURT the Americans, because thats the way he was brought up, after raised by whites, too. You see-our Congress and Senate don't do what they are to do because of the Rights of our Constitution, and he has proved that with his mighty pen. So, for you who voted for Obama and his like- You will get yours, mony fold & your kids, too.
    Have a lessed day.

  • American Patriot

    The UN can stick their demands where the sun don't shine, and then they can get the hell out of our country. It's time for every patriot American stand up and demand that the UN leave American soil. Any American leader, Hillary and Barak, just to name a couple, should resign and hang their heads in shame for even considering any demand of any kind from the UN.

  • sick of stupidity

    All while there sucking down cocktails no doubt GET THE US GOVNMT OUT OF THE USA

  • awkingsley

    The answer: Nullify the U.N. I notice Yans has not gone after betel leaf chewers.

  • huntingfreedominAmerica

    The UN is worried about send a wrong message, it's OK to educate our children in gay relationships in grade schools. Where is the American people that love life and freedom.

  • SEBtopdog

    I have a message for the UN: Go pound sand!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • love my guns

    I'm really getting upset with the UN always putting the finger in obama nose and putting him where they want and the hell with the USA and what the people want . His desire to make us like the other nations with the people being under there thumb and not be able to stop them GUN RIGHTS and Personnel FREEDOM is the order of the day. We must put the UN out of this Country and pull all our support from them it really could help reduce our dept

  • Bill G

    When is our STUPID CONGRESS AND SENATE going to realize that we should no longer be in or a part of the UN? Once we get out, the UN disappears. We are the only ones funding it and also getting most of the negative reviews.

  • SovereignMary

    The U.S. Constitution is this nation's ONLY Supreme Rule of Law. Raymond Yans, a U.N. official from Belgium can blow it out his ear!

  • TheSunDidIt

    The outsiders can kiss off. I don't support the drug use but, I do support a state's rights to "legalize" if if they want. The Federal government is NOT the only government in the US and there are 50 of us radicals here.

  • Tita Gascoin

    The UN has no business giving us any advice. We should get out of there and them kick them out of NY.

  • http://twitter.com/KennDillon Silver Haired Saint

    I'm not in favor of legalizing recreational use of pot, but I will fight tooth and nail against anything the UN tries to dictate on our sovereign nation. The UN should be abolished and all of its delegates should be expelled from our country. Let the nations of the world operate through their embassies and if there is a need for laws between countries then they should use the treaty process, which in our case requires full approval by the Senate.

  • eman

    who in the heck is the UN to demand anything of the USA.

  • disqus_ylDm4j5ohe

    gonna be illegal whatever Obumble or the UN does. REMOVE THEM BOTH.

  • gypsy314

    Our freedoms will be gone soon enough. Only hope is civil war when Americans have had enough we will rise and march for Washington and demand Obama to be impeach or resign. Or civil war we will have to spill blood. Is our freedom worth dieing for?? I say yes we need a lot more yes's

  • http://www.facebook.com/gene.rodaway Gene Rodaway

    There are folks in their 70s and 80s who have used pot for years, and there are the young folks as well. Those I have known in their senior years are none the worse for it, and above all are happy. There have been law inforcement people here in Colorado who have stated that they have never investigated a fatal accident that involved pot. Other comments are correct in that now that it is legal, it will take pot out of the criminal elements hands and render the populace a safer environment. Probably when one got the facts, there would be very little evidence that pot contributed to the death of anyther person outside of the drug cartels assinations. Legalization, could produce additional tax revenues as well. I agree with Markus, get us the hell out of the UN, and the UN out of the United States, and while we are about it, get us the hell out of every wayward country in the world. Let them kill themselves. Fighting in the Middle East is not going to end in our lifetime, it is a waste of our time and money.
    Gene in Colorado

  • Disgusted

    We can see that this world is on the lunatic fringe. Why cannot this nation see how intrusive and ridiculous the UN is today. Anyone I mean anyone who would listen to these morons really need help. I agree with you guys get out of the UN now and tell them to pound sand.