Marijuana In All Its Glory and Defeat

26 Jan

Marijuana-Dried flowers from the Cannabis sativa plant. Note the visible trichomes (commonly known as “crystals”), which contain large quantities of THC, CBD and other cannabinoids. Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Magnolia Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Rosales Family: Cannabaceae Genus: Cannabis Species: C. sativa Binomial name Cannabis sativa L.[1]Cannabis indica Lam. (putative)[1] Cannabis, also known as marijuana[2] (sometimes spelled “marihuana”[3]) among many other names,a[›] refers to any number of preparations of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug. The word marijuana comes from the Mexican Spanish marihuana.[4] According to the United Nations, cannabis “is the most widely used illicit substance in the world.”[5] The typical herbal form of cannabis consists of the flowers and subtending leaves and stalks of mature pistillate of female plants. The resinous form of the drug is known as hashish (or merely as ‘hash’).[6] The major psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly abbreviated as THC). Cannabis contains more than 400 different chemical compounds, including at least 66 other cannabinoids (cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN) and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), etc.) which can result in different effects from those of THC alone.[7] Cannabis use has been found to have occurred as long ago as the third millennium B.C.[8] In modern times, the drug has been used for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes. The UN estimated that in 2004 about 4% of the world’s adult population (162 million people) use cannabis annually, and about 0.6% (22.5 million) use it on a daily basis.[9] The possession, use, or sale of cannabis preparations containing psychoactive cannabinoids became illegal in most parts of the world in the early 20th century[citation needed]. Since then, some countries have intensified the enforcement of cannabis prohibition, while others have reduced it. Courtesy of Wikileaks
Link to Wiki Article

Cannabis has been around since at least 3 millennium B.C.. For fabrics and other uses. I believe it will be around till the end of time. So unlike alcohol and other substances classified as drugs or narcotics. Its been here since probably before us. It also comes from the earth and is natural. The United States has had trouble with just letting there citizens decide what they should do. I guess some people are just unable to make their own decisions. Or at least some people think they are better at the decision making. With just one look at the Governments track record. I would have to disagree.

A government that believes alcohol is not a drug. Or that it is safer to consume then marijuana. Is probably not the sharpest tool in the shed!

I think I will stick to making my own decisions. Based on the best knowledge I can obtain. Herbal Medicines and practices have been around for many centuries. Link For Cannabis HistoryMake up your own mind on where you stand on marijuana as a whole. In this article I plan to explain why I think marijuana should be legal and also present the best medical and scientific proof I can to back it up.

With a deficit as high as ours. The Mexican Drug Cartels running rampid. Many untreated medical conditions. Medical conditions over treated with harmful chemical man made drugs. Why has our government not looked at Cannabis as a possible solution. As a added bonus it would also take money and resources out of the hands of these cartels. They are already becoming a powerful force in the Mexican Regions. Killing Mayors, Police Chiefs, Politicians, Tourists, And anyone else they feel like. With no regard for human life and its sacredness.

According to the CDC Alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs. Marijuana Ranks very low even below Tobacco. Tobacco is more harmful than marijuana . Still you can pick up a pack of cigarettes at every gas station and grocery store. They are not helping anyone but they continue to allow people to kill themselves. Believe me I know I am a smoker. Its a very addictive habit. Also very expensive.Link To CDC Article About Alcohol Related Deaths.

The Government allows alcohol consumption at everything from School functions to Political ones. Yet marijuana a highly functionable drug is outcast. A herb that adds to concentration and does not impair vision. Swapped for a drug that impairs all motor skills, and rots the liver.

Deaths attributed to pot are not even recorded because they do not exist. Deaths that involve marijuana are usually because of another factor as well. Here is a Quote from an Oxford doctor. “Overall, by comparison with other drugs used mainly for ‘recreational’ purposes, cannabis could be rated to be a relatively safe drug.” Source: Iversen, Leslie. Phd. Current Opinion in Pharmacology. Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2005, Pages 69-72. Long-term effects of exposure to cannabis. University of Oxford, Department of Pharmacology

Many countries have legalized marijuana. Some countries never banned it to begin with. Canada being the closest one to allow for this herb to be grown and smoked. The United States as a whole has not come around to this idea yet. The United States is usually behind in many things especially controversial ones. Some states have refused to criminalize and have passed their own legislation to make it legal. Some for recreational use, others for medical or religious.
Link to NORML and State Laws
Religions that use marijuana.
1.) Taoism
2.) Some Gnostic Christians
3.) Hinduism
4.) Buddhism
5.) Some Rastafarians
6.) Christianity
Courtesy of the Free Library
Free Library Link

So it I used as medicinal, religious, and social sounds like this Herb should be reexamined. For its uses and for capita gain. Economic recovery would be more obtainable. So I’ll look into some economic reasons why marijuana should be legalized or at least decriminalized. Nation wide.

First we see how it could be taxed. It should be taxed and sold like cigarettes. It could be regulated. The taxes that come from sales would highly benefit our deficit. It would bring more jobs to the front line of the unemployment war. Farming, sales, transportation, and so much more. Then add in the fact that drug task forces and law enforcement groups that are formed can focus on other things. Like the back log of rape kits, murder cases, and DNA evidence. Wow more city money saved. The cost per year to house inmates and for forced rehabilitations would be saved. More people that use this herb for medical or social reasons could get a job that requires a drug test. For a thing that shouldn’t be classified as illegal. That would drop the unemployment rate even more.

So thats two things dropping the unemployment rate. Just from the legalization of pot. Not to mention the government can farm some and make some more money to help sustain us. Now we have more people with jobs spending money. I guess that would not be a good thing. That would not stimulate our economy or anything.

If none of this makes since. You are not open to change or to learn new things. That is the close minded one way thinking that got us here in the first place.

Let’s stop the importation of marijuana from other countries illegally. Keep that money in the United States. Going to our country instead of others. This would help disarm crooks and cartels. It would help with some major border issues. The drug confiscated could then be used for sale by the government. In stead of being burned or stored. The cost of storage for recovered marijuana on the border and across the country is staggering. We spend billions of dollars a year just to store a product that could be sold.

If you have anymore information or wish to add anything please send me an email. Japan62095@yahoo.com
I look forward to hearing the worlds comments.

Freedom Writer.

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4 Responses to “Marijuana In All Its Glory and Defeat”

  1. Deborah Dills January 31, 2011 at 10:40 PM #

    Love this article! It speaks the truth. Alcohol does contribute to many deaths yet “pot” has not killed anyone.

    My sons smoke on a daily basis and prefer the high they get from pot to mellow them and not make them sick, which drinking alcohol does. Our governments attitudes toward pot is totally rediculous, the holier than thou crowd, that goes to church yet believes in the death penalty and prejudice against certain races. But they feel good about themselves once they go to church and maybe throw a few dollars in the basket for the poor and less fortuante.These people’s kids are smoking pot behind their backs. Wow!

    What BS
    Prohibition against alcohol didn’t work and the ban against pot is definately not working. Period.It is only giving the DEA justification to earn a paycheck.

    • nobullblogger February 1, 2011 at 3:36 AM #

      Thanks for comment please check out all our articles and pages. If you have any ideas or facts please send them to me. I am also searching for talented writers to add flavor to the website. Japan62095@yahoo.com

  2. alex vaz February 5, 2011 at 9:04 PM #

    hi;

    …excellent article…so very true in practically every aspect…it’s all politics!…the U.S and their ‘conservative following’ will never allow legalization of pot…the pro-lifer’s, the republicans, the evangelical sector will always be against any sort of forward thinking…that’s why america is at least 4-5 years behind all the other great nations, esp.in Europe…we’re followers, not leaders anymore…
    We’re behind in practically everything important; medicine (the stoppage of stem-cell research, what a disgrace!), government efficiency, eating healthy food, the work field, salaries, technology…etc, etc
    The U.S loves the dynamics of FEAR: consuming fear, spreading fear (we are the originators of propaganda)…there’s not enough intelligence, common sense, belief in our citizens…and I take offense to that, seriously…

    if only we could become a little smarter in our decision making…it’d be a start!!

    Marijuana is positive thing…it helps the citizens, and it can bring in a lot of revenue. hopefully we can become wiser sooner than later…before it’s too late!!!

    PLEASE LEGALIZE MARIJUANA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • nobullblogger February 5, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

      Thanks for the comments. I appreciate you taking the time to read and respond to my articles. Check out all my articles and links. Look around the pages enjoy and please come back.

      Points were spot on. Both comments were very valid.

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