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Found: Thu Nov 25 01:01:51 2021 PST
Source: Japan Times (Japan)
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prohibitionist hits:0 government drug warrior (prohibition_agency) hits:0 propaganda (drugwar_propaganda) hits:13 legalization hits:0 drug_reformer hits:0 reform_referenda hits:0 cannabis hits:0 stimulant hits:0 narcotic hits:1 hallucinogen hits:0
    prohibitionist     prohibition_agency     drugwar_propaganda     legalization     drug_reformer
    reform_referenda     cannabis     stimulant     narcotic     hallucinogen
                        
                        


incarceration/prison mentioned? NO - the issue of prison or incarceration was NOT mentioned in this article .

propaganda analysis


explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) hits:0 hated group (propaganda_theme1) hits:6 madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2) hits:2 survival of society (propaganda_theme3) hits:1 gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) hits:0 children (propaganda_theme5) hits:0 demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) hits:2 total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) hits:0 dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8) hits:2
EXP - explicit prohibition propaganda (explicit_propaganda) GRP - hated group (propaganda_theme1) MAD - madness, violence, illness (propaganda_theme2)
SOC - survival of society (propaganda_theme3) USE - gateway, use is abuse (propaganda_theme4) KID - children (propaganda_theme5)
WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)



conceptevidencehitslinks
 drug of abuse implied / mentioned

drug related 60%
[news] [concept]

illegal drugs  
drugwar_propaganda : a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or themepropaganda

drugwar propaganda
[news] [concept]

propaganda theme1 propaganda theme2 propaganda theme3 propaganda theme6 propaganda theme8 Why Are Americans So Easy to Manipulate? (Bruce E Levine, 2012)
Classic Modern Drug Propaganda
Themes in Chemical Prohibition
Drug War Propaganda (kindle edition)
propaganda_theme1 : drug war propaganda theme: hated groupshated group

propaganda theme1
[news] [concept]

"narco-terrorist" "terrorist" "drug cartel" "cartel"6Hated Groups (propaganda theme 1)
drugwarfacts.org/druguse.htm
drugwarfacts.org/racepris.htm
America's Racist Drug laws
narcoterror.org/
Labeling theory
Transfer (propaganda)
propaganda_theme2 : drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugsmadness, violence, illness

propaganda theme2 70%
[news] [concept]

"fatalities" "problem"2Madness Crime Violence Illness (propaganda theme 2)
drugwarfacts.org/crime.htm
drugwarfacts.org/causes.htm
Distortion 18: Cannabis and Mental Illness
No, marijuana use doesn't lower your IQ (10/2014)
propaganda_theme3 : drug war propaganda theme: survival of societysurvival of society

propaganda theme3 65%
[news] [concept]

"the country"1Survival of Society (propaganda theme 3)
The "Nation" as a Device To Create a Psychological Crowd
propaganda_theme6 : drug war propaganda theme: demonize; use of drugs is epidemic; wardemonize, war, epidemic

propaganda theme6 65%
[news] [concept]

"pandemic"2Demonize, War (propaganda theme 6)
List of Wars on Concepts
Perpetual war
The Failed War on Drugs (2012)
 dissent silenced

dissent silenced 55%
[news] [concept]

"blocker's list of approved sites" "debates"2ONDCP law: studying legalization disallowed
Suppression of dissent
Right to petition
Felony disenfranchisement
Police Officers Fired for Improper Thoughts - About Legal Pot (2011)
propaganda_theme8 : dissent opposed

propaganda theme8 55%
[news] [concept]

dissent silenced Dissent Attacked (propaganda theme 8)
From Martin Luther King to Anonymous, governments target dissenters not just "bad guys" (2014)
 drug of abuse

illegal drugs 60%
[news] [concept]

narcotic  
 drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
various drugs  
 psychoactive chemical

chemicals 60%
[news] [concept]

opium opiate erowid.org/chemicals/chemicals.s...
 euphoric depressant 60%
[news] [concept]
opium opiate  
 analgesic 60%
[news] [concept]
opium opiate  
 narcotic 60%
[news] [concept]
opiate Managing Pain
opiate : a substance derived from the opium poppyopiate 60%
[news] [concept]
opium Managing Pain
 Opium

opium 60%
[news] [concept]

"opium"1erowid.org/chemicals/opium/
https://web.archive.org/web/2007...
 various drugs 90%
[news] [concept]
"drug"1 
 school
[news] [concept]
"School"1ssdp.org/

st:0.01 fo:0 s:0 d:0 c:0 db:0.139 a:0.39 m:0.06 t:0.76 (f)


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    opium concept - Opium is a naturally occurring analgesic harvested as a latex from ripe Papaver somniferum (opium poppy) pods. It has a long history of use by humans as an oral and smoked psychoactive. (Mixture)
    opiate concept - a substance derived from the opium poppy
    opiate
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    euphoric_depressant concept
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    propaganda_theme6 concept - drug war propaganda theme: demonize; use of drugs is epidemic; war
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    propaganda_theme3 concept - drug war propaganda theme: survival of society
    propaganda_theme3
    propaganda_theme2 concept - drug war propaganda theme: madness, violence, illness caused by drugs
    propaganda_theme2
    propaganda_theme1 concept - drug war propaganda theme: hated groups
    propaganda_theme1
    drugwar_propaganda concept - a drug war propaganda event, campaign release, slogan, or theme
    drugwar_propaganda
    drug_related concept - related to illegal drugs and prohibition