We're going deep into the weeds of the marijuana legalization conversation.
Beyond the Agenda
Once considered a “gateway drug”, the truth about marijuana is clearly starting to overcome the stigmatism that has long been associated with its use. The truth is that marijuana is 100 times safer than many medications with severe side effects that are prescribed in its place every day. It has several medical benefits which could hinder the profitability of one of America’s biggest money making industries: pharmaceuticals. As found in a study conducted by W. David Bradford and his daughter, Ashley Bradford, researchers at the University of Georgia (washingtonpost), there is concrete evidence found in the significant decrease in numbers of pharmaceuticals being prescribed to Medicare D patients in states which have legalized the use of medical marijuana (healthaffairs). Suggestively, elderly patients who receive Medicare are the least likely to engage in medical marijuana activities. So, it can then be concluded that on a larger scale if the population of young adults who are more open to treatment with cannabis were considered, the number of prescriptions would drop even more. Therefore, if/when marijuana becomes legal country wide, the effect it could have on the pharmaceutical industry overall would weigh in around $4 billion per year. On the other hand, as seen in Colorado throughout 2016, marijuana sales could bring in over $1 billion per state, totaling in excess of an estimated $50 billion annually from the new market. That means that the country would see a loss of $4 billion from a harmful business in exchange for a $50 billion profit from a safer alternative. It seems like common sense. Unfortunately, it’s not so simple.
The Joys of Cannabis
The alarm goes off at 6:45 and I hit the snooze button as I’m overwhelmed with a huge wave of nausea. Taking a deep breath, I reach for my loaded pipe and lighter taking a hit and breathing slowly. I lie still for a moment and take another hit as I feel nausea begin to subside. One more, and I’m ready to get dressed and ready for the day.
Why Is Marijuana Still Illegal?
Cannabis is not a bad plant, despite what the many propaganda videos and articles that were published in the 1930s may have said. It's a harmless herb that has way lower cancer risk than regular cigarettes do.
Injustice and the Gentle Giant
About eighty years ago a giant was framed for murder. The timeline isn't exact but what we do know is this was an inside job stemming from the highest levels of government. With no real evidence of wrong doing this beautiful creature's reputation was dragged through the streets and blasted over the airwaves as the mastermind behind all the evil this country has ever faced. They vehemently professed; she's ruining your lives... her friends must be criminals... she's going to eat your babies and destroy your marriage! Eek!! Surely, a giant that big she has no faith, soul, or positive attributes to offer society.
Why Synthetic Weed Should Be Illegal
I want to begin this by saying I'm not the typical person who you'd expect to see write an article about why synthetic weed should be illegal. I'm not a "concerned housewife," I'm not straightedge, nor am I even a Republican voter.
How To Stay Safe at a Pro-Cannabis Protest
Cannabis is, without a doubt, one of the most maligned herbs ever to grow on the planet's soil. Smear campaign after smear campaign made sure that people thought that marijuana was the "Devil's Weed," and today, those propaganda antics of the past are what keep medical marijuana from being accessible.
This is My LEGAL Medical Marijuana House!
Hello there again everyone! I am so glad that I've found a new outlet for my campaign to bring cannabis use into the light of the 21st Century! I've got 105 videos on YouTube right now! I said in another post that I'm not going to sit down & be quiet, while millions of people worldwide are suffering from severe, intense, chronic, acute, and intractable pain, and it's not all about pain. There's a long list of illnesses helped by pot. And it's about freedoms and rights, also. There's hundreds of disorders that requires cannabinoids to promote homeostasis in the human body. We eat vegetables every day. And cannabis is a safe group of hydrocarbons that are classed as a vegetable. I've mentioned that before. So, why all the hoopla surrounding cannabis use? We shouldn't have to beg our government to utilize a plant. That's like, say....
Cannabis & Hemp Can Save This Planet!
Hello there again everyone! Marizonarick is the nickname, and cannabis is my game! I want to continue to educate those who have no idea how cannabis works for millions of people. Sixty-million chronic pain patients worldwide alone. And cannabis and hemp are our future. Or, they must be utilized now, or there's going to be no future for anyone. Twenty-six thousand trees are being cut down daily for toilet paper alone! Yes! Twenty-six thousand trees sacrificed on the altar of BIG MONEY, just so we can wipe our asses! Now, add newspapers, magazines, books, school supplies for your kids, and the innumerable ways we're using up our natural resources, where quickly grown hemp (120 day turnaround) can save those trees. C'mon, all you anti-weed Nazis that think that hemp is pot. You're all wrong!
5 Ways Legalizing Marijuana Would Benefit Everyone
This past election has been an emotional one for us all. Whether you think Trump’s victory is the beginning of a new era of greatness for the USA or the very end of civilization as we know it, there is some objectively good news coming out of this election. In addition to choosing the next president, voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine also decided to finally legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Arizona also voted on this matter but decided against legalization by a small margin.
What We Can Learn From the Legalization of Cannabis In West Virginia
Recently, West Virginia legalized cannabis - marking one of the very first red states to actually change cannabis' legal status from illegal to decriminalized. (More technically, it's now allowed for medical reasons only.)
Is It Safe to Celebrate 420 In a Prohibition State?
420 is something of a legendary day among pot smokers, marijuana enthusiasts, and club kids. It's the one day a year that is all about celebrating cannabis, throwing a middle finger to authority, and perhaps also wishing for world peace - depending on which 420 origin tale you subscribe to. No matter which way you cut it, 420 is a day that is inextricably linked to marijuana and having fun.
Opinion: Cannabis Shouldn't Be Illegal In America
When most people think about cannabis culture, it's not a good look. They see teenagers who pretend to smoke it so that they look "edgy," stoners who are more into getting high than anything else, and people who are obsessed with high CBD percentages - even though they don't need the weed.