marijuana

every time someone gives me attitude and tells me that marijuana is a drug and therefore isn’t good or “right”, i feel like reaching over and strangling them out of frustration. but there is no point in trying to educate people who choose to remain ignorant, so I say the bare minimum and pretend to not be offended by their lack of knowledge or common sense.

attached here is some reading material for those of you who are doubtful about this “drug”.
still believe nature got it wrong? top 10 health benefits of marijuana
“No independent study has ever linked marijuana to psychosocial problems. Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants on the planet. Dozens of studies have made pseudoscientific attempts to indicate that young people who use cannabis tend to experience psychological, social problems and mental decline. However, there is no evidence that marijuana use is directly linked with such problems”

marijuana facts
“The conception of marijuana as a potentially fatal, highly addictive narcotic, on which much of last century’s anti-weed propaganda was built, has been disproved by science, which has shown that it’s almost literally impossible for humans to consume enough THC to overdose. (In fact, dying from drinking too much water would be far easier.) ”

10 facts about marijuana 
“There is no compelling evidence that marijuana contributes substantially to traffic accidents and fatalities. In driving studies, marijuana produces little or no car-handling impairment – consistently less than produced by low to moderate doses of alcohol and many legal medications. In contrast to alcohol, which tends to increase risky driving practices, marijuana tends to make subjects more cautious. ”

marijuana vs cigarettes
“After 20 years of testing, researchers found some buzzworthy results: regular marijuana smokers (defined by up to a joint a day for seven years) had no discernible impairment in lung activity from non-smokers. In fact, researchers were surprised to find marijuana smokers performed slightly better than both smokers and non-smokers on the lung performance test. Why? The most likely explanation seems to be that the act of inhaling marijuana—holding each puff in for as long as possible—is a lot like a pulmonary function test, giving marijuana smokers an edge over their cigarette smoking counterparts.”

if you choose to read it, good on you for at least wanting to expose yourself to the truth. there’s a lot you may not know about marijuana. here’s some history on why it became an illegal substance
why marijuana became illegal
“Marijuana has been around since the dawn of recorded history. The first known use of cannabis dates to 7,000 B.C. Marijuana was used as a medicinal herb by the ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans for stomach ailments, cramps, and pain. Marijuana was first used in the U.S. for medical purposes in the 1800’s, however, the cannabis (hemp) plant fiber had been in use for thousands of years. Hemp fiber was the main ingredient of the first woven fabric. Hemp was used to make rope, twine, cloth, and paper among other things.”

ignorance annoys me. are we not from the age of information where knowledge is at the tip of our fingers? with all the proof and studies out there, should we not know to question authority when it is being selfish or downright stupid? have we not evolved enough to understand that
– our government does not have our best interest at heart
– our government lies
– there’s a ton of truth being concealed from the general public because someone stands to gain selfishly from it
– we should not just blindly believe what the law tells us

i think it’s wrong that we are being lied to about marijuana. it is frustrating when marijuana is categorized as a drug because it is truly almost harmless. there are much harder drugs in fact, even prescription medicines have more damaging effects if we’re being honest. i think it’s time to come clean and tell the truth.  if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. best decisions are made when the real facts are presented. if you are worried, don’t just tell someone they’re doing something wrong when you don’t even understand what you are talking about. education on the real benefits and effects of this NATURAL PLANT is key in changing the way things are. this is an opportunity for everyone to have a better understanding of reality. if you can’t handle reality, well, then i guess you shouldn’t be on my page ;)

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4 thoughts on “marijuana

  1. felicita says:

    Dearest Charissa,
    I can understand why you would conclude the way regards marijuana. There are many misleading articles on the effects of marijuana.
    However, coming from a medical science background, I can say that you have been unfortunately misled into thinking that.

    Many scientific researches have shown that marijuana use worsens the prognosis or causing earlier onsets of numerous psychological disorder and for causing a number of mental and physical health issues. This would be a link to a medical journal that reviews (compiles data from a number of medical research articles) the effects of marijuana (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24001294).

    I hope that helps.

    Cheers.

    • Medicine and science aren’t always the things to trust. Medicine being a money making industry and science being forever growing/changing ;) Everything put on this planet is here for a purpose. Marijuana’s not a drug. It’s a plant. So I beg to differ. And I always will.

  2. felicita says:

    Dearest Charissa,

    Hmmm. I see your point. It is inevitably true that after about 20-30 years of research in medicine and science, when the amount and type of findings eventually accumulates to a level that can be translated into products from which financial profit can be made, money can be made by some mega commercial company. However, the bulk of the years are spent trying to understand simple basic mechanism or functions of organisms and these are done by ordinary people like you and i who happen to choose science as career. Trust me when I say that we (unfortunately) don’t make money out of this sort of research.

    From your post, I came to realise that you felt strongly for people to read and acquire information about the many things around, to be interested in acquiring knowledge because ours is a generation that has vast access to these information. That was the reason I thought you would be interested to know this side of the story as well.

    Hmmm. If money-making and forever-growing is the criteria necessary to exclude information published by the particular sector (since you did say that medicine being a money making industry, and science being forever changing, and hence they aren’t always to be trusted), then I am sure you are aware that marijuana is unfortunately a big money-making industry as well and the way marijuana has been used has also evolved over the years.

    Human beings acquire, improve knowledge over the years. It’s a natural process of learning. I would think that we can’t really exclude information because they have a nature to evolve.

    Anyways, I hope I was able to articulate that my intention here is not at all to attack you or your standpoint but rather to share the other side of the story because you seemed more interested in the truth and knowledge itself.

    You take care and God bless you and your family. Have a beautiful day ahead.

    • Well, I guess only time will tell what more we discover about marijuana and hemp. And MAYBE someday we’ll know with absolute certainty. Til then, we will have to agree that there are both negatives and positive effects it has on people and the society. And it remains just a matter of choice which side we choose to support :)

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