Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Response to Dana Gentry and Ralston Report Denial

Recently I just received responses from the executive producer of the Ralston Reports, Dana Gentry, challenging the veracity of my earlier comments. Both Ms. Gentry and Jon Ralston deny those comments were made.

Hi Mr. Nagy:
Jon forwarded your message to me.  I am the executive producer of his program.

I don’t know what you are talking about but I challenge you to tell me the date this alleged report appeared on Ralston Reports. 

Here is a link to our recent programs:

When you find the “report” of which you speak does not exist  I hope you will take appropriate steps to correct your own reporting on your blog post. 

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you. 

Dana Gentry
Executive Producer
Ralston Reports

Below is my response.
Dear Ms. Gentry,
On Wednesday evening, April 16th my friend tuned into the Ralston Report and immediately noticed that the faces of  two people we met at the Americans For Prosperity (AFP) meeting at South Durango on April 15, 2014, between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM were displayed in the lower right hand corner of our sixty-inch smart TV. Mr Ralston was speaking about comments made by Mr. Niger Innis and Ms. Michelle Fiore, guest speakers on a radio show broadcast live on CBS affiliate KXST - AM or KXNT - FM. Mr Ralston was correcting Ms. Fiore's points of view, to describe his views politely. His condescending tone was intended to mock Ms. Fiore's viewpoints. Following this diatribe, Ralston launched his comments about marijuana as a "dangerous drug," as I have responded to in my blog.
Apparently neither you nor Mr. Ralston are prepared to stand by his broadcast words. This confirms that the intent of the Ralston Report is to espouse propaganda to all viewers gullible enough to take his words at face value.
Best wishes,

Thomas A. Nagy 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cannabis Prohibition VS Unsolved Murders

Just about everyone knows what propaganda is when they hear it, although many people don’t realize they do. Why? Because propaganda is a fancy word for bullshit, and most of us realize when that spews forth from politicians and other government shills.

Last night I happened to be within earshot of a man named Jon Ralston spewing a load of propaganda about the dangers of cannabis, or weed, and driving. I don’t, as a rule, go out of my way to listen to “news” on television but a friend tuned in by chance to Las Vegas’ Channel 3 at just the right moment.

What did Jon Ralston say that was so outrageous? Well, to begin with his face and moving lips were alternating with images of a small white car with serious damage to the front end. Unfortunately that car was involved in a fatal accident in which a young man died. That is certainly sad, and all too common. However, Ralston was unconscionably exploiting that young man’s tragic death to make a false point: that because cannabinoids were found in his body, weed or marijuana was the cause of his death. According to Jon Ralston, cannabis is a “dangerous drug” that leads to or is involved in 45% of fatal accidents.

There are a lot of problems with Ralston’s statements. First of all, there are serious omissions of information regarding that case. Who was at fault in that fatal accident, and what was the cause? Was it solely the fault of a stoned driver, as Ralston implied? Was there any evidence of alcohol within those involved in that collision? If so, why is this not acknowledged? Were any other substances involved, licit or otherwise?

In my book Cannabis Consumer Handbook, I wrote a chapter to warn cannabis consumers specifically to avoid mixing cannabis with alcohol. The problem is not the cannabis. It is most definitely alcohol. People without experience with weed, especially young people, cannot judge the separate effects of alcohol while stoned. They tend to forget that alcohol sneaks up on people. The quiet euphoria of marijuana, for a time, disguises the building effects of alcohol in the body. Stoners, as a rule, don’t like to go out for a drive. Drunken people, however, delude themselves into believing that they have no impairments and are often quick to get into one of those killing machines on wheels. So, as I preach in the Handbook, as a rule, do not drink alcohol while enjoying the good herb, unless it’s a glass of wine and you won’t be driving.


Which brings me to the point of Ralston’s propaganda and why he’s so deceptive: Over and over that shill for corporate governance referred to cannabis as “a dangerous drug.” Hence, he lied. Cannabis, or weed, or marijuana, is not a drug! It is a herb that is beneficial to the human body, just as other herbs like oregano and basil are. Calling cannabis a “dangerous drug” 25 times in a three-minute monologue does not alter nature; it does not make cannabis a drug. Also, each and every human being is born with cannabinoid receptors in our brains and bodies. If and when cannabis derivatives pass through our brain or certain places within our body where these ready receptors are, they are captured and put to good use. Among those positive uses is relief from terrible, chronic pain and destruction of cancer cells. Yes, the fact is that many cannabinoids kill cancer cells. This drugless, natural substance is fantastic medicine, and this is why “medical marijuana” usage is on the rise.

Ralston pretends to be doing a public service by warning people against legalization of cannabis, or even allowing its use as medicine. In fact, the only service he is doing is to corporations that want to continue profiting from legal drugs – pharmaceuticals – that kill hundreds of thousands of people each year. Ralston and his corporate sponsors are obviously doing a great disservice to the public, and he ought to shut up about cannabis being “a dangerous drug.”

Further, if Ralston and those spewing the same nonsense were sincere about serving the public interests through prudent use of the media they would be advocating, as I do, for an end to cannabis prohibition. And they would do as I’ve committed myself to do: put my money behind my words.

To explain briefly, a few facts: cannabis prohibition is very costly in dollars, but even more so in unnecessary health care costs for individuals and institutions. Public funds are spent needlessly to arrest, prosecute and incarcerate people for possessing cannabis. Conservative estimates indicate that these governmental expenses exceed $10 billion each year; that’s money down the drain. At the same time, a growing number of serious crimes go unprosecuted each year, the most serious of which is murder. Percentages of unsolved murders increase each year in most states, even if the number of criminal deaths does not. That $10 billion dollars wasted on cannabis prohibition and prosecution would go a long way to solving more of these capital crimes.

In Nevada, I’ve become superficially knowledgeable about an unsolved case; that of a young man murdered senselessly in 2005. Information about that tragic death can be found here: A Death in Las Vegas ~ Perverted Injustice Because of people like Jon Ralston, who rant against legalizing cannabis yet remain silent about better uses of public funds wasted on its prohibition, such as solving murder cases that sit in back rooms, I’ve decided to offer $4.20 from each Cannabis Consumer Handbook sold during the next four months to help that cause for justice. And I challenge everyone who fights cannabis legalization to do the same: put your own money into making a difference for the resolution of a serious crime, and help a grieving parent in the process.

Any reader can help prosecute a murderer by buying a copy of my book  Cannabis Consumer Handbook.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cannabis Consumer Handbook ~ Reviewed in "Postively Entertainment"

‘Cannabis Consumers Handbook’ explores all aspects of pot, from persecution to cultivation

By Jeff Shivers 

The toothpaste is officially out of the tube. With the recent legalization of cannabis in both Colorado and the neighboring state of Washington, there will be no turning back. The retail distribution of cannabis to adults in Washington State is set to begin in March, 2014. Retailers in Colorado are selling out of product faster than the state’s growers can provide. Now would be an excellent time to educate the rest of the country. 

A primer on cannabis, written by Thomas A. Nagy is a great place to start. Cannabis Consumers Handbook is a must-read for every red-blooded American, regardless of whether you use cannabis or not. It provides a clear and detailed description of how every American’s rights have been abused and minorities persecuted for the past 80 years for the sake of a few corporations and big business owners. It exposes the lie told to the American public and how it was perpetrated by presidents. It ranks second only to the original must-read primer The Emperor Wears No Clothes, written by Jack Herer in 1985, with over 800,000 copies in print and available to read free at 

Now that cannabis is set to become a mainstream recreational commodity, users and non-users alike should check out the Cannabis Consumers Handbook. This primer will enlighten all to cannabis effects, uses and potential for abuse. Inside its covers, you will find out how cannabis was as a medicine in the U.S. for more than 200 years; and how it has been was used worldwide as medicine for more than 2000 years to treat dozens of ailments. How cannabis is used is not just to help those with the side effects of chemotherapy, but to actually cure some cancers. In 5000 years of recorded use, there has never been one single instance of death by overdose or case of cancer caused by cannabis in recorded history. To quote Jack Herer, “The only persons who died from cannabis were shot by a cop.”

The handbook also completely covers every possible method of consumption, from vaporization through ingestion. With recipes for making edibles and the different methods of smoking and vaporization, it is also complete with a very extensive use of photos and quotes from artists, presidents, judges, doctors and politicians, pointing out both the pros and cons of cannabis consumption. A complete Stoner's Lexicon, defining the terms used by cannabis consumers worldwide is provided as well. 

An entire section covers every aspect of cultivation of the cannabis plant at every level, from beginner to expert gardeners, as well as commercial production. The reader will find in-depth discussion on seeds, harvesting, pest prevention (from bugs to humans) and curing your herb for maximum benefit. 

So, pick up a copy today and help spread the news. Learn how you can help cure almost every skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma), reduce or completely destroy cancerous tumors in yourself or your loved ones. Learn how to cook with cannabis and improve your social life without toxic and possibly lethal products (cigarettes and alcohol). Amaze your friends and neighbors with facts about why America is not the “land of the free,” but instead has been transformed into the “land where you pee” if you want a decent job. Drug tests for cannabis do not test for THC, but for a metabolite that remains in your system for up to 20 days after ingesting cannabis and is the cause for many false positive tests. Cannabis for Consumers Handbook is available through Amazon and other booksellers. Get yours today.