It's ironic a plant that has never killed anyone can be the topic of conversation filled with so much controversy, but it's true. Cannabis has been named public enemy number one by the federal government and every conservative American from North to South, but why?
Cannabis is a psychoactive drug meaning that the drug is or has a chemical substance that alters perception, mood, behaviour and consciousness.
As I arrive, you can almost feel an energy in the air. I walk into the nondescript professional center on Church street in the sleepy town of Amherst, NS, as I climb the stairs to the third floor, home of Nova Scotia's Provincial Courts. I open the door to be greeted by body armour-clad sheriffs and police screening everyone that walked through, as I catch a glimpse out the window at passers-by looking and pointing at a car lined with placards across the street.
I'm one of those people who loves to advocate for the complete and total legalization of all drugs — and who advocates for treating addiction as the disease it is. When most people hear me on this, they call me crazy. However, as "crazy" as I may be, I do believe that most of us can agree that marijuana legalization is a good idea.
Reefer is slowly but surely gaining acceptance on a global scale, and it's pretty clear that America is dragging its feet when it comes to legalization. Many people are starting to do marijuana tourism as a way to enjoy the herb while abroad.
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.
Drug tests are really sticky situations, and not just because of the possibility of dried urine on the outside of the cup. Many highly capable people who worked hard at their jobs were let go once they failed a drug test.
Pharmacology today, is basically big Pharma pushing pills that are deadly poisons, and the FDA approving these new drugs based on the word, and (I believe), false reports of the clinical trials from the pharmaceutical industry. And cannabis use is the 'logical' thing to do. It's not about getting high, it's not a gateway-drug, and I have made myself the guinea pig experiment to show the healing side of cannabis and hemp oil, and the logic in this issue is of the utmost importance to the human race. I don't believe in Big Pharma's clinical trials. And the FDA has to be bought and paid for. Get this...
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.
Marijuana is a common drug that people often use to de-stress, have fun, or for medical purposes. Due to the laws surrounding marijuana, it can be considered a felony to own this drug and can result in large fines and possible jail time depending on the state and how much of the drug you possessed. A felony can negatively affect your personal record and be detrimental to your personal life and work life. This list explains the minimum sentencing for marijuana possession from the smallest amount of the drug to the largest possible size and each state's rules depending on the quantity of the drug.
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!
I have been an active marijuana user for the last 40 years consistently. I used it for recreational purposes back in the day but now I am a medical marijuana user and writer. I know of this plant's healing power and I've always wondered "What if it can cure race relations in this country also?" I know what you're thinking "Oh buddy here is burnt out" but just hear me out...What is one thing all lovers of the leaf have in common???....It's that no matter our race creed or color, we are all lovers of the leaf and that is what connects us all...