Recently, I started coming across a lot of links to medical articles and studies about the benefits of marijuana. There was something about the study on pregnant Jamaican women and the effects of prenatal marijuana use. The study sponsored by an anti-drug abuse agency yielded results that the latter was not too happy with (i.e. positive effects on the babies born and on the mothers), which is why the agency decided not to publish it.
I also read a little about the positive effects of weed on people with psychiatric and psychological problems, people with eating disorders, depression, anxiety… It is said that marijuana can be used as an anti-depressant without the side effect of reduced libido that other anti-depressants can cause.
There are about two dozen other studies that I read, which show that marijuana use can prevent the spreading, inhibit the growth, and sometimes even decrease the size of cancer tumors in various areas in the body.
A cure for cancer? Seriously?
The more I read about this, the more I think about how ludicrous anti-drug laws are. Cocaine, crystal and heroin are illegal – fine. I agree with that. Shit like that does pose a real threat to living beings. But marijuana? If anything, it’s tobacco and alcohol that should be made illegal.
Sure, I think that, as with everything else, the key is moderation. But I have yet to hear someone or some study saying one positive thing about alcohol. The whole “One glass of wine a day keeps the doctor away” thing is complete and utter bullshit. The reason that people say that wine prevents heart disease is because of the grapes used to make the wine. It’s the grapes that reduce the risk of heart disease, you don’t need the added alcohol to make that work. And besides, one glass of wine a day can increase the risk for breast cancer. So chew on that.
In fact, even my own doctor said that alcohol sucks ass but that marijuana use is perfectly fine. And he’s not the only one who says that.
So why is marijuana illegal exactly? And why is alcohol flowing more freely than water? One of these days, scientists will find out that weed increases life expectancy, while alcohol does the exact opposite, and then conspiracies will start sprouting up like ragweed in the springtime about how politicians and other authority figures are attempting population control by poisoning the masses, and then they’ll be saying “Who’s the criminal now, biatch?”
Or not. Whatever. The point is drug laws are stupid. And politicians are stupid for making them.
Peace, love and it’s 4:20, wake the hell up!