Friday, January 2, 2015
Survival Herbs: Marijuana
Cannabis sativa has a long and respectable history as a medicinal plant; its use predates recorded history. It is amazing that so many so-called intelligent people think cannabis can cause brain damage, sterility, impotence, insanity, or drug addiction. None of this is true. The truth is cannabis has been made illegal due to a corporate conspiracy, you know the history, if not educate yourself. The single greatest danger of marijuana use is the possibility of arrest and imprisonment. Any thinking person who feels freedom is the most important concept in their lives should oppose marijuana prohibition.
People are not going to stop using pot, it is available anywhere in the country. The prohibition of this plant has produced a huge black market that fuels the drug kingpins. If we want to take back our country, society must be completely devoid of the repression that is present today. Jury nullification should be used for non violent offenders.
Clinical research has proven that cannabis offers a safe and effective treatment for: muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, Tourette syndrome, chronic pain, nausea and vomiting in HIV/AIDS and cancer chemotherapy, loss of appetite from cancer, hyperactivity of the bladder in patients with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, and dyskinesia caused by levodopa in Parkinson’s disease. Cannabis can be an effective alternative to alcohol. THC is shown to inhibit primary marker of Alzheimer’s, studies show marijuana can slow Alzheimer’s progretion. Researchers have known for years it helps glaucoma by reduced pressure in the eyes.
Marijuana has been known to contain antibacterial properties. An anti-inflammatory compound has been found in cannabis. Studies are showing it helps arthritis suffers with pain. Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found that cannabis appears to promote the development of new brain cells. As far back as 1974 a study at the Medical College of Virginia showed that the active component of cannabis THC slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia. For more on the healing properties I have provided a link below.
As for the recreational use of the drug moderation should be observed. The primary health concerns related to cannabis use are lung and airway health and accidental injuries. There are no confirmed deaths caused by cannabis but deaths can and do result from accidents while intoxicated. Cannabis is known to cause memory impairment during the period of acute effects. Some people may experience panic attacks. Socially and medically, alcohol and tobacco are considerably more dangerous.
Marijuana is easy to grow, it won’t kill you, and may even help you. You can not say that about alcohol. So why do we keep arresting people for this plant? The public has been brain washed through fear, racism, and ignorant, incompetent and corrupt legislators. Some corporations profit from marijuana being illegal. About 750,000 people are arrested every year in the US for marijuana. This needs to stop now. It’s just more proof the government does not care about you, what they do care about is control and their own power. Ecclesiastes said, “The lord created medicines out of the earth and the wise man will not abhor them”.
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