Don’t Worry, It’s Just a Plant
Being an advocate for certain things can sometimes be a difficult fight to keep going for some. Difficult tasks never were a deterrent for me, just the opposite. Cannabis was one of the things I felt strongly about. Getting an education about something I had only known as being recreational is when I learned the true power of cannabis sativa or “pot.”
In the information age, people should be well informed about what matters to them. In 2010 I decided I had to learn more about what some called the “devil weed.”
There’s a cannabis university that’s been around for 20 years teaching the gospel of the healing plant. That’s exactly where I started. I even applied for and received an internship for my semester there. Fun times!
Yet people always have that “look” when you say you use cannabis. In most places in the world, it’s perfectly fine to embrace alcohol over the ancient healing plant. I find that rather bazaar.
Have you ever wondered why cannabis gets such a bad rap?
When compared with alcohol, cannabis is taboo. Therefore, it’s seen as a “gateway drug.” And something that “lower class” people do.
Short history lesson – Back in the day the government was fine with cannabis. Then in the early 1900’s super rich families started having their family members join political arenas.
Long story short – political pressure leads to a media storm of propaganda. Ethnic and cultural ignorance helped fuel that fire too. Laws were enacted to deter use and now here we are.
That’s the reason why Gramma thinks the house will get taken by the Feds if you light up in the garage.
Just the Facts Ma’am
Don’t know much about cannabis? Here are some of the facts.
- There is no possible way to overdose.
- Only 10% of cannabis users become addicted. (According to studies.)
- Many of its components have medicinal values and work with our body to heal it.
- After tons and tons of studies, there are still more ‘Pros’ than ‘Cons.’
- May cause impairment to balance and coordination, decision making and may cause psychological issues in people who are subject to mental illness through genetics.
- Only 4% of the world’s population uses cannabis.
And some facts about alcohol for reference.
- It is very easy to overdose, causing death.
- About 15% of people who drink alcohol become addicted to it.
- Decreases brain regeneration, even weeks after no use.
- Blocks vitamin absorption, causes digestive issues, men and women process it differently, and causes many other health problems.
- Causes serious impairment to speech, balance and coordination, and decision making.
- Alcoholism can be genetically hereditary.
- Alcohol was the cause of 6% of all the deaths in the world in 2012.
Did you know?
Cannabis is also used for:
Not familiar with what cannabis is all about? Do some research and you may find you could be benefiting from it yourself.
It’s not just for “pot-heads.” It’s a life changer, for many.
Sources: MPP, Psychology Today, Reuters, Washington Post
Peace and Light