The narks of the social media have reared their ugly heads and set their crossed-eyed sights on purging Americans’ newsfeeds of vital information regarding the medicinal properties of marijuana. To be more specific, there is some meathead Ivy Leaguer who considers himself an “Internet Deputy,” fighting from behind his computer to shutdown an established Facebook group dedicated to spreading the good word of patients medicating with cannabis oil.
Now, while we have come to expect these sorts of tattletale racket tactics from the DEA and the FBI, we find it particularly disturbing that some schmuck from Colorado named Kevin Phelps is hell bent on having the page “Cannabis Oil Success Stories” and the support of its 33,000 followers removed from the social network. This because Phelps, who appears to single-handedly operate a piss poor excuse for a whistle-blower website called, you guessed it, Internet Deputy believes the COSS page promotes dangerous criminal behavior, not medicine.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana that has been shown to effectively treat a myriad of debilitating conditions, including epilepsy. In fact, CBD oil has received overwhelming attention from both medical experts and state lawmakers across the country, who have witnessed first hand the healing power of cannabis extract. Not only have these oils proven to significantly reduce the number of seizures in epileptic patients, some of the latest research indicates that CBD can also reduce the size of tumors in those suffering from cancer.
However, the “Internet deputy” says he is fired up about the content published to the COSS Facebook page by administrator Jon Marsh because it “teaches dangerous method in making cannabis oil,” according to a press release on Christian News Wire. Phelps is worried that with an increasing number of people finding faith in cannabis oil as a miracle cure for diseases ranging from cancer to epilepsy, there will be an violent upsurge of deadly explosions as those people attempt to copycat the Rick Simpson cannabis oil extraction method (RSO), which requires the use of 190 proof grain alcohol.
To make his point, Phelps uses a horror story from his website that does not appear to be based on actual events… we could not uncover a source. “In June 2014, Internet Deputy’s Steve Phillips investigated several cases regarding injuries related to making RSO and came across Kathy Stimson from Austin Texas who said her son Todd was in a severe explosion while making the RSO and that her son Todd spent a lot of time on COSS and was excited about making RSO for his Lyme disease,” he writes.
“Miss Stimson was not home at the time of the accident but quoted, “Todd could not call an ambulance due to the fear that he would be arrested for possession of the cannabis. In the midst of his excruciating pain, Todd decided to drive himself to the hospital but lost control of his car and hit a telephone pole and today is in a wheelchair.”
It is for this reason Phelps has called on Facebook to sever the head of the group “Cannabis Oil Success Stories” until a time after “an investigation is completed and safety guidelines are in effect. Otherwise, there will be more casualties from the dangerous and deadly method of making RSO.”
At the time of this article was published, “Cannabis Oil Success Stories” was still an active Facebook group.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in High Times, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.