I am a cannabis smoker. I rather smoke weed, than have a drink of coffee, or alcohol. I think cannabis is sent from heaven. It has the power to aid in pain, nausea, and emotional distress. No one has ever died from smoking weed. In fact, the most a person will want to do is relax, eat, and maybe laugh a little bit. For people with some medical conditions taking mass amount of pills is dangerous. With the recent statistics of prescription pill addiction, it makes you wonder why would you not only punish but prevent a cannabis smoker from smoking when the legal drugs are doing more damage.
Did you know Tylenol can kill you? Take one top many, and you can cause a shut down of your liver. Since your liver is what processes toxins such as Tylenol, why do so many people take as many as eight a day. If you are obese and taking that many pills you aren’t helping yourself. Instead you are helping yourself right into liver failure. Anti-depressants, pain killers, heroin, all process through the liver. So when they talk about the dangers of drug usage, I laugh, because all the legal drugs are causing our bodies so much harm. Information they don’t tell you when they are prescribing you those pills. My doctor let me know to stop taking drugs in pill format just because of the damage it was inflicting on my liver. Since cannabis doesn’t process through the liver, it is relatively less dangerous then the medicine your doctor gives you. Cannabis is a plant and in its natural format is found all over the world. That says something about its purpose. Not many plants have extensive roots that can be traced back for centuries but cannabis can, and it has been used for medicinal as well as religious but here in America we persecute it.
Yet why persecute something that could bring in millions to a country claiming to be so far into debt. Something that fifty two percent of the country wants, a plant that our America was built on. The paper that our Independence was written and declared on is hemp paper. And they wore clothing made from hemp fiber. If hemp was grown in greater capacity instead of cotton and tobacco, every body might have been a little bit happier. But like all things American, its not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. And industries such as lumber, paper, tobacco, alcohol, and the health care industry make millions off of cannabis not being legal. The cannabis plants properties are long and extensive and if we cultivated it we would and could combat the global crisis of global warming, by keeping the trees in the air. But like my grandfather always told me money talks and bull walks. And those million dollar industries make enough money to make cannabis look bad. Because only poor degenerates use that horrible drug; they wish.
Growing up in New York, I have seen it all. I have been in a car drunk and with someone who behind the wheel and drunk, not proud of it but I have done it. I have seen crack heads, and heroin addicts that were younger than me. Yet and still cannabis remains illegal, and some my adventures may have never come to pass if it had been legal. If you are stoned you aren’t in a rush to go anywhere. And you always remember what happened in the morning. Hopefully New York with join Colorado and Washington, I mean why not we were late for gay marriage, still haven’t gotten medical marijuana, the least they could give us is legal marijuana. Not like Union Square isn’t a pot lovers dream, but if you legalize it, you create a new industry, which generates jobs, which creates revenue which can be taxed. I may not be an economic major, but legal weed anywhere seems like a smart economical decision. Too bad our government doesn’t agree.
The same government that thinks it is okay, to include God into laws and decisions that will affect millions of people. Disregarding the lovely amendment that separates church and state. The same government that disregards the will of the fifty two percent that want cannabis legalized federally. I think its time for a new government, one that does its job. Since ours is too busy being paid not to follow the will of the people. Too busy following their own path to getting re-elected, without considering whose future they are affecting. As a pot smoker I feel offended, I pay my taxes, support my child, pay my bills and am considered a criminal because I rather smoke a joint instead of having a drink.
Our policies need to change regarding cannabis prohibition. Give the people what they want, regulate and tax it. Sell it, grow it, make medicine out of it. But do not punish those of us who choose to engage in it for our own enjoyment. As adults we have the right to make decisions about our own lives without being told that you just cant do it. When it comes down to drug usage, lets take an Amsterdam approach. Their drug usage rates are going down, compared to our rising rates. America the beautiful, a country that needs a reality check.