Marijuana a.k.a. weed, dank, purp, ganja, Mary Jane, trees, cabbage, broccoli, whatever you want to call it, this is one of the oldest healers of the land. So why is it so controversial? Over the past few years, politicians have been discussing whether or not to end marijuana prohibition. It's an unsettling topic for a lot of conservatives who think marijuana is the end all, but yet these Bible belters sip bourbon and scotch, guzzle whiskey, gulp beer until they're flat on their face, while still holding onto the belief that marijuana is evil.
I remember a few years back, I was with a friend who had introduced to me to one of her friends, who then told me that people who smoke weed are "disgusting." While everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I find this offensive when the person saying this is downing a cup of Hennessy as if it's a bottle of Dasani...gross!! Now why I don't have a problem with drinking, I do find it interesting that the biggest drunks are so quick to criticize those who choose to inhale natural herbs. In school we were all taught not to drink, say no to drugs, drugs fry your brain, people who smoke weed are lazy, yada yada yada; but how many of us were ever really told the truth? Let's be honest here, some of the best artists smoke weed. They are beautifully creative in a sense that marijuana evokes creativity in those who would somewhat lack vision. Marijuana does not make you lazy, if anything it makes you stop and think for a second without the over worry and stress daily life can bring. You drive slower on the road and are more prone to making complete stops at 4-way stop signs. Now compare that to all of the drunk driving incidents you see on the news.
In case you haven't realized what is happening, the government like always, is trying to convince people that marijuana is evil without fully disclosing it's healing capabilities. And like many people, they refuse to do their own research and just base it off of what they have been told. There is nothing more irritating to me than a person who bashes weed but will buy out the bar on a Friday night. I have been watching the Cannabis Channel (a streaming channel on Roku) that discusses the various benefits of marijuana including pain reduction, anxiety and stress relief, sleep aid, appetite increases, etc. I knew all of this before stumbling across this channel, but feel the need to share because what the pharmaceutical companies want is to continue making money. Could you imagine what would happen to these companies if marijuana were legal across all 50 states and outlying territories? I smell a decrease in revenue; hints the reason why prohibition isn't likely to end any time soon.
Groups like NORML, whom I am a member of, is trying to get the word out and educate those that still seem to lack knowledge and understanding of the roadblocks this country has set in place . Pharmaceutical companies put these death defying drugs on the market to sell hope. You've seen the commercials....Xanax, Lunesta, Zorelto, and any other oddly worded medicine which is usually followed by side effects including heart burn, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures, stroke, heart attack and possibly death!! Who on earth would want to take something that knowingly might kill you!?! But yet marijuana has killed a total of ZERO people and counting. My question is what's wrong with stressing less? What's wrong with resting more? What's wrong with being happy? I'll tell you what's wrong...it's not normal! People are supposed to stress and stay up all night and have high blood pressure so that they can keep going to the doctor for another dose. Once again, another part of the governments plot to keep us trapped in this vicious cycle of bullshit!! And out of all the precautions put in place to stop the distribution and sale of marijuana in states, it's still happening as our tax dollars are being wasted on the prevention of it getting into the hands of a potential dealer, when the real drug dealers are pharmaceutical companies.
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