SUPPORT OF WEED. A LOGICAL STANCE.
Funny, but not true at all. The natural thing is irrelevant. Just because it’s natural doesn’t make it safe, but it also doesn’t make it a drug. Weed’s main side-effect… you get a little hungry and tired. That may actually be good for sick people who have insomnia and those who are malnourished or lacking in appetite from things like surgery, anorexia, etc.
THC is a natural derived chemical that does, in fact, alter the brain in a negative way for some. The human brain is a growing organism that doesn’t stop producing the essential chemicals to grow until around the age of 25. THC’s chemical side-effect is it slowly deteriorates the brain cells in growing children and young adults when used heavily and abusively, strictly in the part of the brain that aids in motor functions.
Now, that’s its side-effect, and it is age derivative. The younger you are, the more effect it will have. It is not a toxin, it does not effect your overall health, but when taking in large quantities over the span of a young life, it will slow you down. But here’s the thing. Drink a few gallons of water and you can end up with things like a hiatal hernia, gastrointestinal blockage, stomach infections, etc. Everything has a negative effect on the body in large quantities. I ate too many cookies last night and puked. I guess I should go to jail now. Because, well, that makes perfect sense.
People today are popping prescription pills right from their doctors to help in issues that weed could aid in, but due to it being illegal, it is not incorporated into some country’s systems. If my kid smoked weed, I’d personally be happy because it could have been worse. Kids these days are taking things from doctors just because they are “doctors,” and THAT’S the crime. There’s so many wrong things that can happen hocked up with Zoloft and Ridilin, or whatever else they’re giving children today, as opposed to your kid smoking weed.
Now, the benefits of weed are countless. Far beyond that of many modern medicines with less side-effects. Weed may effect one part of the brain in a slight negative way, but it also helps it sustain itself and even considered to have healing properties.
Now the benefits:
Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Anxiety, Anorexia, Pinched Nerves, Nerve Damage, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Loss of Appetite, Muscle Strains, Physical Therapy, Cancer, Heart Attack Prevention, Heart Health, Nausea, Dizziness, Chemotherapy, Chron’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Bulimia, Acid Reflux Disease, Immune System Health, and more…
A personally known sufferer for 29 years with MS. Without weed, she wouldn’t still be able to walk and deal with the horrendous nerve pain she feels. She’s lucky, but is she really, or is it just because she had proper treatment? Most MS patients have a few years before they are stricken in a wheelchair, or completely immobilized. There are doctor-prescribed special treatments for the disease that have caused thousands of deaths, from Tysabri to Copaxon.
People, such as myself, who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders(Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux Disease), along with Arthritis, have ended up with no pain at all. I don’t smoke weed at all. It’s a decision I made personally due to the effect it has on me. Not everything works for everyone, but a great example would be my old, 120 pound Labrador Retriever, Max. He has horrible arthritis in the last two years of his life, and couldn’t walk up or down the stairs anymore, but I’d have my best friend come over and we’d keep the dog in my bedroom and hotbox it with weed, and we’d give him a few blasts of smoke. Next thing we know, within 10 minutes, he’s literally RUNNING up and down the stairs, was playful again, and I’d even play fetch with him! He was also having heart complications from his weight, and he was going to end up dying anytime. Fortunately, I believe the weed helped his heart because after we started getting my dog stoned, he lived close to an extra three years before having heart failure. It was a miracle he lived that long.
The moral of this:
The moral of stating all of this is that, in fact, nothing is always going to be “safe.” The air we breath, the water we drink, the way we live our lives. Everything is hazardous, especially in large quantities. If you’re a parent, do your job and watch your child. If he’s young, explain to him facts and don’t be prejudice over it. Ban it for his health while young, and if he’s old enough, and smokes a moderate amount, let it be. It may in fact be benefiting his life.
There’s a misconception about weed because it’s sold by street dealers, labeled a drug, and not legal. The only way to get it is in an illegal way, and that doesn’t mean it is a bad thing. The reason it is illegal is because the tobacco industry would take control of its production and manufacturing, and that would cause us to live in a society that promotes it in a dangerous way, like cigarettes and tobacco. Not just that, but the price would be far too high and businesses will lose money rather than gain due to the street prices of local street sellers. It should become legal only under the pharmaceutical industry, but then that means it is the government losing money. Weed is a generally harmless substance that only tends to better your life, while we have bars and grocery stores selling us cigarettes filled with over 3,000(mostly unidentifiable) chemicals that cause cancer, lung issues, lower immunity, and many other things. And what’s worse is alcohol. Beer, liquor, all of that is strictly made to mess you up on purpose, and its health effects are more quick than even cigarettes, causing so many diseases in the gastrointestinal tract and organs, specifically the kidneys. If you go out and have a beer or smoke cigarettes, you have no right to talk about something you don’t know. The truth is, you’re afraid of what it is because of its “mystique” that was placed on it by the government and media, that it is this harmful “illegal” and menacing thing that destroys lives. Do some research, learn your own facts, and stop living in the stone age and realize we have the internet. Don’t let what media and other outlets force down your throat. Most of it isn’t ever true. Don’t be ignorant. Get educated.
I don’t smoke weed, and I’m a huge supporter. If people want to get a little high and have fun, then so be it. Live life, enjoy it, and satisfy yourself as long as you aren’t harming others. Become educated!
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