Marijuana prohibition Good Or Bad
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Since: Mar 12
#1 Mar 3, 2012
What Is Cannabis?
Hemp is a variation of cannabis sativa. It is the most useful plant known to man kind. In fact, cannabis sativa means useful (sativa) hemp (cannabis). It is used to make over 25,000 different products, most of which are superior alternatives to less environmentally friendly products.
Some of the products made are: clothing, shoes, diapers, rope, canvas, cellophane, paints, fuels, chain lubricants, biodegradable plastics, paper, fiberboard, cement blocks, food, cosmetics, and soap. Hemp is genetically manipulated to contain no significant amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient of marijuana). Hemp is the longest and strongest natural fiber known to man.
Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana) is the Female flowers and dried leaves of the hemp plants. The flowers of the hemp plant contains Delta-9 Tetrahyrdocannabinol (THC) is the main intoxicant That Causes a person To Get High
Some Of The Illnesses Marijuana Can Help: ADD, Insomnia, Social Awareness, Emotional Stability, MS Neuropathic Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Digestive Disorders, Nausea, Diarrhea, Cramping (including Menstrual Cramps), Social Anxiety, Stress, Sleep, General Relaxation, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Spasms, joint and Muscle Pain, Cancer… The List Continues
Why Is It Illegal?
Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug.
The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this plant never had the facts, but were dependent on information supplied by those who had a specific agenda to deceive lawmakers the very first federal vote to prohibit marijuana was based entirely on a documented lie on the floor of the Senate.
The history of Marijuana’s criminalization is filled with:
Protection of Corporate Profits
Ignorant, Incompetent, and/or Corrupt Legislators
Personal Career Advancement and Greed
These are the actual reasons marijuana is illegal.
Does Prohibition help?
Who remembers the prohibition from 1920 to 1933?
1.Prohibition created disrespect for the law
2. Prohibition eroded respect for religion.
3. Prohibition created organized crime.
4. Prohibition permanently corrupted law enforcement, the court system, and politics.
5. Prohibition overburdened police, courts, and the penal system.
6. Prohibition harmed people financially, emotionally, and morally.
7. Prohibition caused physical harm.
8. Prohibition changed the drinking habits of our country — for the worse.
9. Prohibition made cigarette smoking a national habit
10. Prohibition prevented the treatment of drinking problems.
11. Prohibition caused “immorality.”
12. Prohibition was phenomenally expensive.
“Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.”Abraham Lincoln
“Marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.”William F. Buckley, Jr.
“Prohibition is better than no liquor at all.”Will Rogers
Nicotine, Heroin, Cocaine, Alcohol, and Caffeine are all drugs and they all can kill you and it just so happens marijuana has lower Dependence, Withdrawal, and Tolerance has caffeine. Marijuana and Caffeine are the two Lowest. and Marijuana has a level 3 of 6 intoxication
So Prohibition on Marijuana Good Or Bad?
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