Monday, December 27, 2010

Medical Marijuana

The other day there was a debate in the dept. over the recent passing of Medical Marijuana here. I listened to everyone's point of view and it was interesting how many misconceptions that they had.

Some people view it as something as bad as someone addicted to Meth! Ummm...If you look at a meth addict's MRI of their brain you will see a huge difference. Others said it will lead to people using other drugs. Well, like the saying you can take a horse to water but you can't make him drink. Marijuana doesn't make people upgrade in drug use, PEOPLE choose to upgrade. Many other things were said but I finally had enough and stopped them all in their tracks with this statement.

Can you overdose on prescription drugs?   (them) YES
Can you overdose on alcohol?   YES
Can you overdose on cocaine?   YES
Ok, can you overdose on Pot????? (them) silence......................
Well?     Hmmmm, I never thought of that.
I left them scratching their heads on that one and just walked away smiling.

My point of view is that I have seen the many medical benefits and if it helps than why not. In this day and age people are so attached to new technology and drugs that they seem to forget something.

In the dark ages, medicine and other products were derived from plants. One of which was cannabis. Look at any health food store, though some are questionable in product quality, and you will find many natural alternatives to today's synthetic products. I do agree that illegal drugs should be stopped but this should not be in the same category.

By making it legal it can be relegated by the state, gain money for the state in taxes, divert police resources to fighting the hard-core drugs, and by growing and supplying it the need for supplies from the drug lords in Mexico will stop. Hmmm, am I missing something or is there more benefits in the long run here.

Ok, the only true side effect that I know of is that you may go broke from a munchies binge or you may upset your girlfriend by falling asleep!

Ok guys, you are welcome to have at it and let your comments fly!!!!!!


  1. Bottom line for me is that I think it should be legalized.

  2. Having watched a son almost destroy his life with drugs and alcohol, and knowing that much of the start was with pot smoking as a teen, I find it very hard to endorse full legalization. He probably would have had similar problems without the pot, but who knows. It's easy to blame.

    I also know several people who smoked pot during chemo for great relief. I fully endorse legalized medical marijuana.

    Maybe just getting the government and the busy bodies out of it would be great!

  3. Merikay, I understand where you are coming from. I endorse legalized medical marijuana. Full legalization would have to be something to consider much later after several issues are dealt with first. I totally agree that the government and busy bodies butt their noses in too much. For example some people, who have the resources, have had to go to other countries to get drugs that the FDA is taking too long to approve. I am waiting for human trials in england for stem cell therapy for hearing loss because the gov't keeps putting it on hold here. Yes, the stem cell debate is a whole nother mess.