Nowadays the thought that the government allows doctors and GP’s to prescribe medicinal heroin and other opiates to anyone with pain, and that they are so willing to do so without explaining the dangers and addiction levels of these drugs, while at the same time taking the stand that marijuana has no medicinal value, beggars belief! We know without a shadow of a doubt that marijuana has a positive effect on a plethora of medical ailments, there have been numerous documented cases of people benefiting from medical marijuana and even proof that we have evolved in a way so that THC is beneficial to the human body’s immune system and brain function.
I often wonder with some sadness, and a lot of anger, how many others like me are out there in a world of pain, not physical pain but mental anguish, addicted to these drugs like morphine when there is an alternative, safe and non-addictive option out there. Why are they denied this fabulous and natural life giving drug? Why on earth do the politicians continue to deny them this drug, whether it is for medicinal or even recreational use? This drug that has never killed a soul, unlike medicines such as morphine or recreational drugs like nicotine and alcohol, which kill thousands every year.
The only conclusion I can possibly come to is money. It is not a case of the government losing money as, if regulated and taxed, the economy would benefit from millions every year. No, this is about the politicians themselves losing money. If marijuana was legalised, even if only for medicinal reasons, the pharmaceutical companies, who’s corporate boards are swimming with politicians, would lose BILLIONS!
Unfortunately it seems that, for now, we must risk arrest and prosecution if we are to continue to use this non-toxic plant for either medicine or simply to relax in the privacy of our own homes. However I for one am willing to take these risks and to stand proud and without shame should the worst happen in the form of police action. As Martin Luther King Jr. once said “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”
I am not a criminal.
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