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No More Death Penalty For Cannabis

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death penalty marijuana cannabisIt breaks my heart to know that there are people facing execution for cannabis. I can’t express in words how sad that makes me feel. Below is a petition trying to stop this from happening to a woman from Thailand. According to the New Strait Times, “A single mother from Thailand was sentenced to death by the High Court today for trafficking in 18,172gm of cannabis two years ago.” Below is the language of the petition, which you can sign by clicking here:

On the 20th of October 2011, Thitima Khongnun, a single mother from Thailand, was caught in Alor Setar with 18,172 grams of Cannabis. And because of her crime, the mother of two have been sentenced by the Malaysian high court to the death penalty on the 2nd of July 2013.

Regardless of her intent, it is absolutely immoral to rob the two children of the life of their mother. Especially since the crime is only for trafficking marijuana.

We, the Marijuana advocates of ASEAN;
Singapore Cannabis Awareness – Singapore
Gerakan Edukasi Ganja Malaysia- Malaysia
Lingkaran Ganja Nusantara – Indonesia
PORMAL – The Philippines

have fought to raise awareness about the Cannabis plant, how the government continue to lie about the dangers of Marijuana, the many medical benefit of Medical Cannabis and the destructiveness of prohibition. However, our words have continue to fall on deaf hears as some of the leaders of the ASEAN nation continue the barbaric law of having the death penalty for a plant that has never killed anyone.

With many of the Western countries pushing towards legalization, we would like to seek the help of all human rights and marijuana advocates to speak in one voice, “NO MORE DEATH PENALTY FOR CANNABIS!” We have seen too many being hanged for this plant. Let us try to save this mother’s life.

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Johnny Green

23 Comments

  1. Cannabidiol (CBD) really shouldn’t be a controlled substance anywhere in the World.

    Not only does it cure many cancers and help the ailments of multiple sclerosis.

    It is the answer to severe psychiatric ailments such as major depression, anxiety, epilepsy and schizophrenia. It is also helpful in treating obesity which can lead to type II diabetes and heart disease.

    The illegal substance is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which should only be reserved for the most severe of diseases such as HIV.

    Contrary and generally, cannabis or marijuana are not beneficial to health due to their THC content, but steps are already being taken to solve this problem. In Israel scientists have grown selected genetic strains which are almost solely of CBD content.

    It’s true you can’t patent a natural substance and the damage this could do to the pharmaceutical sector’s interests, if you speak to some doctors I still find the pharmaceutical industry has seeded a strong indoctrination.

    Perhaps one of the most liberal forward thinking countries in the world is going in the right direction with the legalization of medical marijuana (the United States).

  2. You are a retard sir. The only two crimes punishable by death are Murder in the first and treason. For a little bit you could get the death penalty for kidnapping, but they changed that.

  3. Isekautoo
    You have no idea what you are talking about. Thailand has money hate to break it to you. they are not poor and don’t need tourism to live. I hope you die

  4. I hate US but at least weed will become acceptable in the whole world thanks to US business. Recreative cannabis will soon be available everywhere in US and as a consequence in the rest of the world…

  5. Asian all are RETARDED about cannabis law and prefer to let their people die drunk on the road as in Thailand, stupid them !!!

  6. The U.S. DOES have a death penalty for cannabis.

    The Federal Death Penalty Act of 1994 was enacted as Title VI of the
    Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was written by Joe Biden and signed by Bill Clinton.

    21 U.S.C. § 848(c)(1), 18 U.S.C. § 3591(b)(1)–drug kingpin
    violation committed as part of a continuing enterprise under conditions set forth in 21 U.S.C. § 848(b), involving twice the amount of controlled
    substances specified in 21 U.S.C. § 848(b)(2)(A) or twice the gross receipts specified in 21 U.S.C. § 848(b)(2)(B).21

  7. Mr. Bogart, if you have a beef with that, take it up with NORML, that’s where I got the info. It is on the books whether you like it or not. Insulting me and talking down to me doesn’t make it any less so. Insulting me will not legalize cannabis or stop the drug war. Insulting me is just a misuse of your energy, but I guess it gives a false sense of superiority at my expense. It is not my desire to get into the mud with the likes of you. Cannabis freedom is my business, being a preschoolish seems like it’s your business. Have a blessed day, sir.

  8. But the savages in thailand believe its ok to torture elephants and all other forms of animal life,we need to stop tourism to thailand,let them die in their own shit

  9. Ya OK, if you want to believe that bs go ahead. The USA would rather put someone in prison for the rest of their life instead of executions and to not put to death the cocaine drug lords to death, do you really believe our government will put someone to death over weed? get real.

  10. Well this is how I see it. The USA, doesn’t have a death penalty for cannabis perse, however, the USA as a whole doesn’t legalize it and to some people with ailments, this is just as bad. A lot of peoples lives could be saved if our Federal Government just got off their high horse and do the right thing “FOR THE PEOPLE” to legalize weed as a nation. Not only would they save taxpayers dollars, not imprisoning people for weed, it would help our economy and we can literally grow as a nation and help get back on top as the leading manufacturer.

    That’s right our government doesn’t care enough about Americans, they would rather stick to own failing agendas instead.

  11. Marijuana would not be illegal anywhere in the World if not for the greed and corruption of the United States of America

  12. That sucks ass, I hate the laws in the U.S. bu7t to hear that a human being will loose their lives over holding ccanabis, that makes me sick. The ONLY time the Death Penalty should EVEr be applied is when people are engadging in ILLEGAL distrabution & LOSS of LIFE OCCURES AS A RESULT of that ILLEGAL DEAL ! Other than that, canabis is a harmless, victimless crime & should be recognized WORLD WIDE by the Medical Community, Just as is Oxy Contin, Fentanyl, Morphine, Xanax, Valium & so on. It’s just pot folks. I know school teachers & businessmen that smoke. It’s time to run OUT ORGANIZED CRIME by legalizing the canabis plant & taxing it for recreational use, then distribute medically NON Taxable Medical Canabis. Everyone be a lot more :-) ! ! !

  13. So you think that the US doesn’t have the death penalty for certain marijuana offenses? Think again! From the NORML website: The sentence of death can be carried out on a defendant who has been found guilty of manufacturing, importing or distributing a controlled substance if the act was committed as part of a continuing criminal enterprise – but only if the defendant is (1) the principal administrator, organizer, or leader of the enterprise or is one of several such principal administrators, organizers, or leaders, and (2) the quantity of the controlled substance is 60,000 kilograms or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of marijuana, or 60,000 or more marijuana plants, or the if the enterprise received more than $20 million in gross receipts during any 12-month period of its existence.

  14. johnny green, you said she was going to be put to death july 2, and lets try to save her… as much as i wish we could, you obviously posted it 12 days too late… july 14 comes after july 2

  15. Hey, I just wanted to tell everyone thanks for sharing this. Since I signed it about an hour ago, over 140 new signatures have been gathered. Keep up the good work guys!

  16. Caren Coleman on

    oh my lord ! such a shame .i had no idea this could happen ,t u for the info people plz share this for the children’s sake!

  17. Janet Bernett on

    Thank-you for the article. I had no idea this was a death sentence in other countries while I watch Washington State go through the growth pains of their past prohibition laws to making it a commerical industry open to tourist sales. You would think we lived on different planets.

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