I agree with everything you said. No rebuttal here.
It’s the first of its kind in the history of the United States. Check out coverage of the television commercial and the people behind it here:
What do you think?
I happen to agree 100% with the health benefits of marijuana…
But I also agree that it should not be abused.
For those of you who may agree but brush it off as a gateway drug, what about alcohol? What about cigarettes? That’s the first thing teens get their hands on when they want to get in trouble, because those drugs are LEGAL. Maybe marijuana wouldn’t be so much of a “gateway drug” if its users did not have to go through drug dealers and black markets to access the plant.
Having looked at the statistics and realizing that alcohol, tobacco, and other legal psychiatric or pain medications are scientifically proven to be worse for the body, I wonder what ulterior motives are keeping this drug in the same category as such lethal drugs as cocaine and heroin.
By nina anakar
big pharma is doing its best to stop people from turning to natural remedies. They’re a multibillion dollar industry that makes its money from the suffering and/or problems of the human population. When people turn to something that they can effectively grow in their backyards and has far less negative impact both physically and environmentally on people/the earth big pharma gets scared. Aside from ridiculous religious fanatics and anti drug idiots who’ve never smoked a joint in their lives, pharmaceutical companies are the ones funding anti-pot legislation, etc…
marijuana should be legalized 100% for adult consumption and taxed like alcohol and tobacco. Drug cartels will stop murdering folks when their neighbors across can go to their local store and buy higher quality for better prices.
Above is a great article detailing how the “gateway drug” argument is basically a giant fallacy that has no basis in reality whatsoever.
The basis for the argument is such: heroin addicts try marijuana before they do heroin. Therefore, marijuana caused them to do heroin.
However, heroin addicts also ate cheeseburgers and ate skittles before doing heroin. So by the same exact logic, cheeseburgers and skittles cause people to do heroin. In addition, the number of marijuana users dwarfs the number of other illegal drug users by a margin of about 10:1.
Causation does not equal correlation. End of story.
Now that we’ve put that one to bed, let’s address all the benefits of medical marijuana. The pharmaceutical and medical industries have been lobbying heavily against the movement due to how incredibly it would impact their profit margins.
Aspirin, sleep aids, pain medication, anxiety medication, etc. would all take a big hit in sales if cannabis was to become legal, because it is free–any idiot can throw a seed in their backyard and have a reasonable alternative to all of these things in a few weeks.
Perhaps the medical industry’s biggest skeleton in the closet? Cancer. Yes, cancer. THC and CBD, the most prevalent active ingredients in marijuana, stop the development of and kill cancer. Read it for yourself. A quick google search on “cannabis and cancer” will yield eye-opening results. Example (from the US government’s cancer website):
Although many mainstream media outlets are conservative about the findings, studies conducted abroad have found that THC injected into tumors kills the tumors and stops further growth. Do you think that might have an impact on the $80 billion a year industry in the US? I thought so.
Food (or should I say munchies) for thought.
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