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Ode to Mary Jane - repost
Ode to Mary Jane - repost
Since AdultFriendFinder either didn't post this entry, or purposefully delayed it (which I am getting sick of), I decided to repost.
If it does not post, I will have a few things to say to this site's administration.
From the original post:
Well, due to overwhelming voting (the only votes actually), I am writing up about marijuana.
My view on marijuana is pretty simple, yet explaining it may end up being complex.
I think marijuana should be legal. It should have never been made illegal in the first place. Like all the consumables sold to the public in the early part of the 1900's (cocaine, heroine, opium, meth, etc.), once the temperance (read: I know what's best for you) movement took hold, many items which were considered recreational, and viewed as casual items, became dangerous and banned.
And like anything else banned (alcohol during prohibition, abortions before Roe v. Wade), people will find a way to get what they want/need whether the powers that be like it or not. Regardless to the risks to an individual's health.
And the propoganda did an effective job back then of scaring people into not smoking.
However, those who knew better, paid no attention to the nonsense being put out, though never did anything to combat it.
Soo the crap being put out went on unabaited, with only a handful in authority (like NY mayor Laguardia) willing to say this makes no sense.
For those who don't know, when the strategy for combatting marijuana was being formulated, the powers that be were looking for any kind of support for their position that marijuana was a vile scourge. So they gave a few groups across the country money and supplies to make the bogus studies they desired. Even though they knew it was a futile, and expensive effort, they proceeded anyway.
The problem that came about was that LaGuardia did a real, scientific study using scientific processes, not propped up nonsense as a basis. They came to the conclusion that the drug was relatively harmless, and that there was no basis for its criminalization.
Which, coinciodentally, is the reason why there are no reliable, intelligent, or quality studies done to this day on marijuana. Researchers always complain that the quality the government gives them is no where near as good as the street grade, which influences the studies in a very negative way.
So, instead of using this as proof positive not to go ahead, the propoganda machine went into full force, spreading rumors, innuendo, and lies; jailing anyone who dared go against the grain, or making them into laughing stocks.
And this continued on throughout the 20th century, and continues today. The only difference now is that those people who continue on with the same old rhetoric are more the laughing stocks than anyone.
So, moving on. We know billions have been spent combatting this weed. Countless millions have been imprisoned for the sale, growth, and inhalation as well. No one has ever died from the usage of marijuana (it's called stoned sober, the point where you've smoked so much, you no longer feel stoned). The tar levels are much higher than cigarettes. The only caveat (which has yet to be proven) is a link to cancer from the smoke inhalation. I say yet to be proven because, just like second-hand smoke, the evidence, though presented like concrete fact, is circumstantial at best. And since the government won't fund truthful research, well, there you go.
However, like any substance, it has it's addictive properties. More so mentally though, as physically, depending on the consumption rate, you can go without for any amount of time and not suffer physical withdrawl symptoms.
marijuana has intoxicating effects similar to alcohol, without the feeling invincibility.
It has not been proven to be as harmful to the body as cigarettes, though long term exposure can cause synaptic response problems (inability to think clearly, or focus as fast as once able).
Yet, with all this information, it still remains illegal.
It provides more paper than trees. It is a huge cash crop (at one point, Hawaii's fourth largest according to one report) that could help the farmers of this country economically. It has been proven to help cancer, and other debilitating disease patients regain appetite (duh!) and keep going without the horrible side effects of most medications.
It causes undue hardship on those who use it, and those around them. Costs the taxpayers billions every year to fight a hopeless battle that no one can win.
And why? For what?
Definitely no logical or rational reason, especially in the face of all the damage alcohol causes, and even cigarettes.
The only reason that can be used is to keep the system in place rolling along, including all the hypocracy that it represents.
Any other reason that makes sense?
8/1/2006 3:32 pm
Thank yo to all who have commented.|
#1. I think is, by far, the most responses I've gotten for a blog entry (and to think, they consider pot smokers lazy).
#2. Your rant about sex will cum soon enough. RRR
#3. Amazing how this entry posted immediately. Apparently, make a note about how slow AdultFriendFinder tends to get, and they'll actually do their job correctly, and efficiently.
8/1/2006 3:09 pm
Umm, I voted and posted a comment, when do I get my rant?|
8/1/2006 2:31 pm
8/1/2006 11:00 am
I've done many a post about my favorite herb. Some AdultFriendFinder tried to edit, but they eventually posted them. I think it should be legal too!|
8/1/2006 10:50 am
You got that shit right, dammit... Nothin wrong with it at all... luv it... I did a post similiar to this, kinda... |