12 Reasons to Legalize Marijuana

12 Reasons Marijuana is Good for you

  1. “Marijuana keeps you calm”: Pot actually makes you care much less about things in general.  Apathy is quite different from calmness.  If you want to be calm try magnesium. 
  2. “Marijuana helps people deal with negative emotions”: Just remember those negative emotions are not really gone. Get stoned, they will still be there, buried.  When the high wears off those negative emotions may even be worse.  You will have to continue to use pot more and more.  That’s how the shit works.But that is OK – more tax money for us(the Government).
  3. “Driving drunk is significantly more dangerous than driving high”: Science is still out on this one. Drunk or stoned, either way, you die.
  4. “Marijuana makes you more creative”:  That is an interesting one.  I’ve interview people that stopped doing drugs – including marijuana. They compared what they created when stoned and when not stoned.  One for one there material was of a higher calibre when not doing pot regularly. This is not a scientific study.  But because marijuana messes with your recall – short and long term memory, it will limit one.  All ‘create’ comes from you not drugs, food, starvation or anything else.  
  5. “Marijuana is more of a gateway drug than alcohol”: Statistically, in areas that marijuana use had been reduced in Ontario, Canada, crime has gone down.  Marijuana use has been illegal for some time and alcohol legal, so it is a bit of comparing apples to oranges.  Do we want another legal drug out there destroying people’s lives?
  6. Teens that drink have healthier brain tissue that those that smoke pot.” I could not find any research or evidence on this one but do you want your brain fried either way?
  7. “Synthetic marijuana is more dangerous than the ‘real’ thing”:  There may be some truth to this one.  But that is kinda like saying Hemlock(another herb that is a poison) is more dangerous than pot.  There are lots of things more dangerous.  A kid on pharmaceuticals with a gun in a school is more dangerous but these facts don’t make marijuana not dangerous. 
  8. “Marijuana helps with diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Parkinson’ Disease and cancer”: CBD, a component of marijuana will help quite well on its own.  One does not need to get stoned.  If you can dig through all the opinions that you find on the internet, you will find that you can have benefits of the healing properties of CBD without the general hammering of the immune system that marijuana creates. Pretty easy to find evidence on this one – that marijuana suppresses the immune system.  Wait a minute, isn’t it being promoted as something that heals?  Oops!
  9. “Marijuana helps reduce the risk of suicide”: Who makes this shit up?  Check this site: http://www.poppot.org/2017/03/09/marijuana-increases-suicide-risk/ 
  10. “Some people smoke marijuana as a means of spiritual enlightenment”: the problem here is that no one has ever gotten there using drugs.  Many societies in the past have used drugs of different sorts in spiritual ceremonies.  The drugs, whether it be a hallucinogenic like marijuana or something else, just act like a big stir stick and stir up your memories at random and often can stick them pretty solidly ending up making you a little more neurotic afterwards.   
  11. “Marijuana is legal”:  Marijuana doesn’t care if it is legal or not.  It will still fuck up your life.  Marijuana is fat a fat soluble drug.  It stays in your blood system for 90 days.  So it has lots of time to get absorbed by the fat cells that surround your veins and arteries.  Once in the fat cells, it stays there for the rest of your life.  And the organ with the most fat: The Brain.  So, it is legal – Marijuana doesn’t care.
  12. “Marijuana is harmless”:  Who told you that? Your dealer?  Your stoned friends.  Your dealer is in it for the money.  Just like the government and pretty much every other group that is promoting its legalization.  Remember the terms that one uses for the immediate effects of pot: wasted, stoned, zonked, bombed, doped, spaced, spaced out, to name a few.  And you think that is somehow making you a better human being?  No, it just makes you stoned.  Downhill from there. If you want to be stoned or fucked up then just say so.  Stop justifying it. 

It is a known fact that smoking or getting pot into your system in any way will alter your perceptions and play with and mix up your memories.  As a result someone that has been smoking pot for some time is not really going to evaluate properly or be logical.  And there is a cumulative effect in the system.  This can be readily seen in some of the websites and remarks defending the use of marijuana.  Put the comments of pot smokers beside actual scientific studies and the pot smokers will lose every time.

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Marijuana and Anxiety

Do you want your children to be anxious and depressed?

Marijuana is touted as a panacea.  Good for everything.  “If you are anxious, smoke a joint.”  The logic is beyond me but some believe dope would help with depression.

I’ve listed several websites below with data on how magnesium helps alleviate anxiety.  And depression.  One of the issues with marijuana is that it depletes magnesium in the body.*  So, if you are smoking pot or taking THC in some other manner or fashion, then you are, in the long run going to make it worse.

If you are worried about your child being anxious and the possibility of them doing drugs as a solution, read at least some of the articles referenced below.

The side effects of pot, particularly the long term effects, are kept out of the limelight as there is presently a huge marketing engine heavily pushing the benefits of this drug in the USA and Canada.  The result for the Canadian Government if marijuana gets legalized will be billions of dollars in tax revenue per year.  (Who gives a fuck about the kids.)

Anyone that already does dope on a regular or semi regular basis is not interested in this information.  I’ve talked to many and they really don’t see what is obvious to most people around them.  (The ones that don’t do drugs, anyway.)

From the website Psychology Today:

“…Since magnesium is such an important mineral to the brain as a part of almost every part of the stress response, recovery, and repair, it seems self-evident to study magnesium as how it relates to brain function and common stress-related ailments such as clinical depression….”

What dosage of magnesium should I take?

This from LiveStrong.com

“…According to review published in “Medical Hypotheses” in 2006 and 2010, magnesium deficiency is a major cause of depression…”

And if you want a really technical argument for the use of magnesium for depression and anxiety try NCIB (US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health) 

“…where these symptoms severely disrupt and adversely affect the person’s life, sometimes to such an extent that suicide is attempted or results. Antidepressant drugs are not always effective and some have been accused of causing an increased number of suicides particularly in young people. Magnesium deficiency is well known to produce neuropathologies. Only 16% of the magnesium found in whole wheat remains in refined flour, and magnesium has been removed from most drinking water supplies, setting a stage for human magnesium deficiency. Magnesium ions regulate calcium ion flow in neuronal calcium channels, helping to regulate neuronal nitric oxide production. In magnesium deficiency, neuronal requirements for magnesium may not be met, causing neuronal damage which could manifest as depression….”

* Here is a website with some information about drugs depleting magnesium: https://drcarolyndean.com/2013/01/drugs-deplete-magnesium/

Definition of Drug

This post is just to give a reference point.  I’ve heard numerous times that pot isn’t a drug or some other thing is not a drug.  Drugs do tend to alter one’s reality so I do understand. If you have been doing marijuana over a period of time all things seem to become mushed together.  People that don’t do drugs can much more easily ‘see’ those that do.  True story: A friend who is a mother of a teen age boy told him that she could name off which of his friends did pot and which did not.  He didn’t believe her until she nailed it 100% – both those that did dope and those that didn’t. (It is not very difficult to do.)

Here are your definitions:

merriam-webster.com
drug (drŭg) n.
“A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.”
n. “Such a substance as recognized or defined by the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”
n. “A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.”

Oxford dictionaries.com
1.1 n. “A substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally.” ‘a cocaine-based drug’

Dictionary.com
noun 1.  “Pharmacology. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being.”
2. a. “any substance recognized in the official pharmacopoeia or formulary of the nation.  b. any substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans or other animals. c. any article, other than food, intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals.  d. any substance intended for use as a component of such a drug, but not a device or a part of a device.”
3. a. “habit-forming medicinal or illicit substance, especially a narcotic.”

Free Dictionary.com
1.a. “A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.b. Such a substance as recognized or defined by the US Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.”
marijuana definition
2. “A chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen, that affects the central nervous system, causing changes in behavior and often addiction.”

The New Century Dictionary(You likely won’t find this one online)

Drug: n.  “…any medicinal substance for internal or external use; often, a habit forming medicinal substance; a narcotic;”

Marijuana, pot, dope – whatever you want to call it, it is still a drug.

Legalize Marijuana & Follow the Money

Tell yourself whatever you want but read this article.  Likely too long for most attention spans especially if you smoke dope.  There were three billionaires in the USA that were determined to redefine marijuana as a healthy, non addictive herb.  When all evidence is to the contrary.  How they bypassed all legal systems and the marijuana
FDA, all for the money.

If you are one of the people forwarding the legalization of marijuana, please read though this article and actually check the references for validity.  You have been royally duped, conned.  A drug is a drug no matter what you call it.

Please take the time to read through:

Follow the Money

Thank you National Families in Action

Drugs – Marijuana and Mental Capacity

Marijuana and that Glazed Look in the eyes…

One of the things I do is work at trade shows.  I sell a couple of products. So, I’m essentially trying to communicate my ideas about the products and their benefits as succinctly as possible.  

How quickly the person I’m speaking to ‘gets it’ has a certain amount to do with me but I made an interesting observation this past weekend working a trade show. 

The show was geared to an older group, mainly 50 plus.  In Toronto.

Last summer I did a show in Vancouver, Canada.  I’ve been working at that show each year, selling, for about 10 years. I made an observation to some other Vendors at the Vancouver show earlier this year that people the people that were coming by the booths were getting harder and harder to talk to.  The reaction I received from these other vendors was amazing. They were having the same problems.  Some of the other vendor that I spoke to thought the problem was that more and more people were on pharmaceuticals and some thought it was because Vancouver was drugged out on dope(pot, marijuana).  Was just making them more dopey.

I’m not sure and I don’t know if any studies on this have been made but I certainly observed a significant difference.  In Vancouver there were many glazed over eyes.  The attention span is getting shorter and shorter.  Pretty scary really.  

 I really don’t know if it was the age group or the city but the group this past weekend was certainly paying attention.  There could be other factors but in Vancouver, I find it difficult to go almost anywhere in the city without being exposed to the smell of dope or the evidence of the damage that drugs are doing to that city.

Drives me nuts when the purporters of this drug(and make no bones, it is a drug) go on about the fact that no one has ever died from marijuana(dope, pot).  This from a site called promises.com

“If a driver is under the influence of alcohol, their risk of a fatal crash is 13 times higher than the risk of the driver who is not under the influence of alcohol,” Dr. Guohua Li said. “But if the driver is under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana, their risk increases to 24 times that of a sober person.”*

Drugs, marijuana included, diminish one’s capacity.  Short term and long term.  I’ve seen too many lives destroyed by drugs, again marijuana included.  There are lots of people that ‘function’ – to me that is more like the functioning alcoholic.  

There are a lot of movements to limit and lessen the use of drugs in our society.  I’m hoping they are successful.  I like people and like talking to them.  It is just rough when they are out of it as a result of the continued use of pot.