How much does the pharmaceutical industry shape medical practice in America today? Legal drug companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote their brand. These companies have been accused of cooking up pseudo-scientific studies to support their drugs. Simultaneously these drug lords are shaping the opinion and the reality of medical practitioners everywhere. Family practices are overwhelmed with patients and paperwork. There are not enough hours in a day for a family physician to do their work properly. These physicians are forced to rely on medical information from streamlined and convenient sources. They do not have time to devote to impartial research and study. This inevitably leads to your doctor basing their medical practice on the sales pitch from their drug rep. Pharmaceutical sales representatives are armed with studies, sales experience and an enormous budget. Elaborate luncheons are staged to push their studies and products. Generally we like to assume that studies are unbiased, a reliable source of accurate information. These studies become evidence that dictates a physicians reality. Misinformation becomes mistreatment with drug therapy. We are prescribed chemicals with a copious array of wild side effects. Nearly two in three adults in America are prescribed a drug. Almost half are prescribed two or more drugs. Culturally we have come to expect colorful and often fatal side effects with our medicine. Dizziness, blurred vision, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, headaches, back pain, thoughts of suicide, and risk of death have become the norm. Medicine is responsible for 75 fatal drug overdoses every day. Medicine also creates symptoms requiring other medication to treat, which in turn creates more symptoms needing more medication. It is a vicious cycle that victimizes the people. Immoral greed, a lust for money forsaking the well-being of humankind causes the corruption. Everything coalesces into irresponsible medical treatment of Americans. Medical treatment based on misinformation and willful wickedness, only to maximize profit for wealthy elite powerhouse groups. They are willing to promote unsafe and addictive chemicals, call it medicine, and subliminally ram it down our throats on television and in our doctors office. If the pharmaceutical industry is willing to promote their product despite knowing the harmful end-game, what wouldn’t they be willing to do? You can bet the farm they would be willing to wage war on their competition. One competitor, a beast of an adversary, the natural cannabis plant. This plant would cost big pharma hundreds of millions, maybe billions over decades. Cannabis grows outdoors naturally, almost anywhere, nearly free. Cannabis is a hearty, robust plant. A poor man only needs a seed, a bucket of dirt, water and sunshine (basically) to treat dozens of medical conditions. This should be an inalienable right. A born right to utilize the splendor of this beautiful creation. It is an unnatural, uncivilized culture that prohibits critical beneficial natural flowers for medicine. Spread the word to end the corruption today!
The price of black market medical grade cannabis is like, WOAH! The price is astronomical. Most folks cannot afford to pay market price, therefore cannot afford the medicine. Prohibition is the root cause of this ridiculousness. Every piece of the process has an embedded tax determined by the underground. Producing and distributing cannabis is illegal. The entire industry working underground to provide the bag to your dealer is violating federal law. With underground work comes great risk, risk of life and liberty. These risks are very real and we pay for them, literally. Grow supply distributors and retail establishments command a strong price because of the nature of their business. Property owners want more spoils, growers work hard and expect high rewards. The markup compounds on the street. The dealer taxes it, the dealer’s dealer taxes it, and the dealer’s dealer’s dealer taxes it. Depending on how close you are to the source, you can be more or less affected by the price gouging. Ultimately, the result is the most expensive commodity only behind gold and platinum. Typically, small quantities of cannabis are bought and sold by the gram. Twenty bucks will get you the weight of a dollar bill (a gram) in medical cannabis on the street. Do not blame your connection, blame the system. 75 years of prohibition, 75 years of sending suppliers to prison drove up the price. Cannabis is a commodity, in legal commodity markets other robust plants like corn are selling as low as 10 pounds for one US dollar. 10 pounds of medical cannabis bought in bulk may go for more than $20,000, at $20 per gram 10 pounds of medical cannabis costs $90,000. Legalizing cannabis would cause the price to plummet. Users could purchase their affordable medication from a safe and controlled environment instead of dealing with the sometimes unreliable underground market. Furthermore, lower income families using substandard commercial pot would be able to afford high quality medicine. Let’s legalize cannabis because it’s common sense. Let’s give the people a more reliable and affordable way to secure their medicine.
Cannabis stimulates and excites sexual pleasure. There is not enough information passed around about the sexual benefits of cannabis. Why is this taboo? I wonder if this is possibly herbs best kept secret. The corrupt group that created and upholds cannabis prohibition definitely does not want this information out. These folks have been fighting to maintain prohibition for decades. Despite cannabis being a medical wonder-herb, fighting off brain damage and cancer, it has taken several decades for the mainstream to catch on. Imagine if the people found out that cannabis is also a rocketship for your nightlife. Sex sells. The message that cannabis lights up your sex life would be so pervasive no one could stop it. How many marriages undergo intimacy therapy or introduce chemicals into their bodies to improve sexual performance. How about an all natural anti-oxidant with the side effects of happiness, bliss, laughter, deep conversations and intense, explosive lovemaking. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat impotence in men. Cannabis also helps women find an elusive climax. For both partners, the senses are multiplied and enhanced. It is a beautiful thing! Scientifically, there is evidence to support the claim. Without attempting to explain brain science, cannabis parallels anandamide, an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter correlated with sex. It was not until 1992 that anandamide was discovered, the first cannabinoid neurotransmitter produced naturally by your body. Anandamide is associated with ovulation, pleasure, and peak sex hormones, and also has painkilling effects and increases food intake. Interestingly, anandamide was also later found in chocolate. The shame is in suppressing the information and refusing to study it further. In a civil society we would dive knee deep in research to find out how and why cannabis enhances sexual pleasure. It is non-fatal and has less harmful side effects than its pharmaceutical alternative. Legalize it. Let’s get it on.
The enemy wants to focus on and magnify tiny imperfections in cannabis culture. Let’s completely reframe the debate. Independent labs, universities and governments have studied cannabis for decades looking for harmful effects and the results are steady. Generally, cannabis is non-toxic. Cannabis is definitely non-fatal. If there were legitimate studies proving serious harmful effects it would be front page news, propagated like miraculous information. Over 9 in 10 studies financed by the United States Federal Government (actually, the taxpayers) is to study only the negative effects of cannabis. Even after such intense scrutiny there is scarce evidence to prove cannabis is justifiably unsafe. Even so, I admit there is no such thing as a perfectly safe addiction or abuse. Surely there are negative effects of cannabis. I personally smoke cigarettes, and especially after using cannabis. I maintain that this is my right, as long as I do not infringe on the rights of others. The fact that cannabis opponents are not spending time writing articles about criminalizing tobacco speaks volumes of their true agenda. Tobacco is the primary cause of death for nearly half a million Americans alone! Highly addictive and highly lethal, this plant bogs down the healthcare system with astronomical costs. If you oppose cannabis legalization, do yourself a favor and avoid arguing for prohibition because of the health effects of the herb. I wanted to ponder some other unhealthy things we live with on a daily basis. Nearly every one of us carries around a tracking device, a cellular phone. These phones connect using electromagnetic radiation, specifically in the microwave frequency. Studies have been inconclusive, but in the real world, you are blasting microwave radiation into your body while using the phone. Furthermore, the nearby cell site is hammering microwave radiation from their broadcast cell towers cooking whatever is close. It is surely unhealthy. What about our food? We eat genetically modified crops and unnaturally drugged up and caged livestock. Our legal drugs are highly advertised and glamorized, but come with deadly warnings. Nearly every pharmaceutical commercial I see ends with something like: risk of heart attack or stroke, risk of blood clot, suicidal thoughts and actions may occur, rash, hives or swelling and sometimes fatal. If you consider the drugs we unconsciously permit it’s crazy. The point is, if someone is not asking for the criminalization of real killers they can hardly argue for cannabis prohibition. By and far, this plant is light years more beneficial and safer than most anything in our modern culture. Inevitably there will be something negative, embrace it. However, do not let the enemy frame the argument around the dangers of cannabis. History, science and common sense are on our side.
We have been duped! We were all indoctrinated as children by our schools. We spent crucial moments in our life under the instruction of leadership in school. We were young and easily manipulated. What huge responsibility these teachers and guidance counselors have in shaping the minds of the generations! Unfortunately this massive power can be abused, and the truth perverted to alter our reality. A la marijuana. First, our teachers will generalize all illegal substances as drugs. They will take special care to stay quiet on prescription drugs, alcohol and other fatal drugs while defining the term. Next, drugs will be conceptualized as criminal activity leading to an unsuccessful life of dependence. Finally, specific substances are called drugs: cocaine, heroin, LSD, crystal meth, marijuana, etc. You see how they do that? It is so subtle. We lead our lives associating marijuana with hard drugs. Meanwhile legal drugs like alcohol, tobacco and prescription drugs kill more Americans individually than all illegal drugs combined! The hypocrisy of our marijuana laws will be discussed in detail later, here we will stick to brainwashing. The sad reality is that every generation educated by the public school system has undergone this indoctrination: you, your family, your friends, your trusted mentors and advisers. The ripple effects of the brainwashing are unavoidable. Unfortunately for cannabis advocates, not everyone in America likes to think for themselves, not everyone likes to exercise their deductive reasoning skills. I am afraid a majority of folks prefer to believe the convention, to take the path of least resistance. However, things are changing! I believe in large part the internet has helped debunk misinformation about marijuana. The individual now has social media and blog, a loud voice to rival even the powerful status quo establishment. I am confident America is moving in the right direction. Nearly half our states have passed laws allowing the use of cannabis for medicine! Ten years ago we would have been called crazy for predicting such a dramatic change in the legal landscape. Let us all continue using every outlet available to spread the message of reform. Logic, reason and reasonableness are always on our side!
Tomorrow is April 20th, 2014. We have so much to celebrate this year! The movement is in full swing! For decades our public school system has misinformed our kids about the dangers of cannabis. Our young people have been indoctrinated to believe marijuana, ranked side-by-side with opium and heroin, runs a high risk of dependency with no known medical benefit. This lie was intelligently designed and requires regular maintenance by those that gain from its unjust scheduling. Historians of the future will undoubtedly call the American prohibition of marijuana the most elaborate hoax of the era. We will dive deeper into the designed misconceptions about our sweet flower later, but for now let's focus on the good news! We are on the offensive, and we are winning! Nearly half of American states have legalized marijuana for medicine! Another dozen states have pending legislation for legalization or decriminalization! I live in North Carolina where there are more Southern Baptist churches than stop lights, and even we had a medical marijuana bill introduced! The movement to reform marijuana law is finally firing on all cylinders, and those that stand in its way will only be upset. A whole new multi-billion dollar industry is being generated out of thin air people! Grow equipment manufacturing, installation and service, property leases, growing, harvesting, security, transport, wholesaling, retailing, accounting, compliance and so much more. While states are struggling to balance budgets, it's obvious they cannot afford the lost tax revenue caused by complying with the uneducated federal ban on cannabis! Simply said, the movement has begun, and it will not stop until marijuana is rescheduled federally in the Controlled Substances Act, thus ending the federal prohibition. To those brave states that pioneered the legalization movement, in opposition to the federal government, we thank you. You have led the way to a brighter, more compassionate and civilized future for us all!
American law puts a loaded firearm to your head prohibiting you from placing a seed into the earth, growing and harvesting a natural flower. The loaded firearm being a metaphor for our uncivilized legal stance on cannabis. The implications of prohibiting the herb are huge. For thousands of years mankind has fostered this plant alongside us, preserving genetics to treat an array of physical and mental health issues naturally, from the ground. This plant reduces pain, excites the imagination, induces happy feelings, raises spiritual awareness, stimulates sexuality and perpetuates peace and love. Not to mention the textile benefits of its close cousin, hemp. Our ancient ancestors viewed cannabis as a gift from God. The morality and legality of marijuana was a no brainer. Fast forward several thousand years of documented use to Colonial America. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper and cannabis oil was used commonly for medicine. The first American law regarding marijuana was issued ordering the people to grow hemp. At this time, common sense continued to prevail over powerful special interest groups. Fast forward a few hundred more years to the 1930’s when high concentrations of money and power finally succeeded in making cannabis criminal, which continues to be the backwards policy today. Cannabis is a natural robust weed, capable of being grown almost anywhere, nearly free. Cannabis is viewed as an obstacle to a massive windfall of profit and control. An elite group centrally engineers our culture and meters our every move. This group is experienced, resourceful and highly intelligent. They coalesce into different forms, like the drug industry. Because cannabis cannot be patented, pharmaceuticals would lose trillions of dollars in sales over decades to a natural plant that anyone could grow for nearly free. While these elite groups benefit financially, we continue to be victimized by a senseless and unjust legal system. The repercussions of this hoax are huge. While some people will comply with an unreasonable law simply because it is law, many people will not. The most successful system for prohibiting cannabis has been to deny employment for using the plant. The central pride of many people, their ability to provide financially through hard work. This backwards legal system robs us of an organic, beneficial medicine we can grow ourselves. Instead, it replaces this beautiful natural creation with dangerous prescription drugs as your only alternative. It is an elaborate hoax engineered to the detriment of the common people. Blue collar, hard working folks suddenly cannot use medical cannabis for fear of being fired. Instead, they are turned to the fatally dangerous, addictive alternative of synthetic pharmaceuticals. Our coworkers, friends and family coping with grief or stress turn from peaceful herb to violent liquor. Abstinence from marijuana is a prerequisite for employment almost everywhere. If you want a job, you cannot smoke pot. Touch pot while you are employed and you will be paranoid for thirty days, hoping to avoid an injury or random urinalysis. Get caught smoking pot while employed and you will be terminated. Regardless of your work ethic and your will to work, the system will have you fired for using a plant that cures cancer. Our law says cannabis is as equally dangerous as LSD, MDMA and Heroin, and cannabis is more dangerous than cocaine, meth, and oxycontin. It is an ignorant rating system that ranks drugs in that order, and it actually hurts the credibility of those that champion the law. The physicians know it, the states know it, the legislators know it, and the people are learning it! Weed has never been the primary cause of death of anyone in recorded history. People are learning about decades of propaganda and standing up against the tyranny. Ultimately the movement to reform cannabis law is winning. Folks that continue to support the uncivilized philosophies of the past will be left behind. Invest in cannabis now, the time is right. The movement is happening now. It will win, and soon.