Cannabis, a little enlightenment for those who are still asleep..
5,000 - 10,000 years ago, across many cultures, from the Far East to Africa, marijuana was known as the healing plant and was considered a holy herb.
In America before capitalism, marijuana was an everyday material, grown all across America for meditational, industrial and recreational use. George Washington proudly grew hemp and Thomas Jefferson was a proud stoner and was quoted saying “Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”
In fact, many other presidents such as, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, James Monroe, Franklin Pierce, Zachary Taylor all grew and smoked marijuana.
After capitalism, when they realised they couldn’t make much money from a herb that ANYONE could purchase and grow, they began the campaign to abolish it..
This included spreading lies such as “weed makes black, Mexican and Asian men rape white women, marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others”
Such disgusting propaganda worked well in the days when racism was the norm.
The same cannabis medicines that people have rediscovered in the past 15 years were used safely by millions for thousand of years. Years ago, pharmaceutical firms such as Parke-Davis and Eli Lilly & Co. sold it in almost every corner drugstore, often without prescription, until 1937.
There was no huge problem with people getting high, no outcry from the public, no problems with it whatsoever. But in the space of a week or two, suddenly this useful and safe medicine was made illegal.
As far as safety, the fact is that in all of recorded history, not a single person has ever died from the toxic effects of marijuana, because there are virtually none. In terms of statistics, it’s literally safer than water: many people have died from hyponatremia (severe electrolyte imbalance often due to too-rapid consumption of water).
In terms of science, it’s been estimated that, in order for someone to smoke themselves to death, they would have to smoke 1,500 pounds of marijuana in 14 minutes, and hypoxia would probably kill them before the effects of THC would.
But you don’t have to take my word for any of this, since the DEA asked an Administrative Law Judge, Francis L. Young, to rule on the safety and effectiveness of medical marijuana in response to a petition filed to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II. Here’s what the DEA’s own judge said (excerpts):
“In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating ten raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death.”
Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care.
So why hasn’t it been rescheduled or legalized yet? MONEY!!
Between The Big Pharma, Federal drug enforcement grants to local law enforcement, private prisons and corruption….
Keeping a simple, harmless plant illegal is Big Business.P.S Familiarise yourselves on the differences between Skunk (full of harmful chemicals to enhance the high) and natural marijuana.