Cannabis: The Peoples Unity Once Again
Cannabis isn’t a gateway drug, it’s an exit drug. This plant is being fought over daily. Activist and advocates are begging and battling for the rights of humanity while corporations and political figures establish their empires. Cannabis germinated the concept of the thing most science overlooks, unity and connection.
Cannabis has a way of making people feel better. This comes from many factors. In my opinion, these aren’t the factors you can put in pharma form. There is a unity of people across the globe in the cannabis culture. These people have been selling sack to each other since way back. You couldn’t always walk into a dispensary and just buy the weed you need.
When you smoke a joint, bowl, blunt, bong, eat a batch of pot brownies/cookies, most people do this with a bud or buds. There is personal interaction, laughter, and such that connect people. These are factors often overlooked by science. You can synthesize those types of interactions. Cannabis has been uniting people from around the world since history started.
Cannabis is back in the mainstream today and just in time. Pharma is out of control as you can read here in “A Hard Pill to Swallow”. The rate of opioid overdoses is staggering. Look at this small town in West Virginia for example. “Two drug companies shipped 20.8 million prescription pain pills over a period of just 10 years to two pharmacies in a West Virginia town with a population of only 2,900 people.”
This is madness. This problem reaches everywhere. They make the data and research difficult to understand. States that have legal access to cannabis in the US see an average decrease in opioid of 25%. But don’t take my word for it. Check this out.
“On average, states allowing the medical use of marijuana have lower rates of deaths resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses than states without such laws. Opioid analgesics, such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are prescribed for moderate to severe pain, and work by suppressing a person’s perception of pain. A new multi-institutional study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine and led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, examined the rate of deaths caused by opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2010. Results reveal that on average, the 13 states allowing the use of medical marijuana had a 24.8 percent lower annual opioid overdose mortality rate after the laws were enacted than states without the laws, indicating that the alternative treatment may be safer for patients suffering from chronic pain related to cancer and other conditions.”
Learning about cannabis is an area that takes constant refreshing. The science is changing. Some for the good and some, well…
Cannabis isn’t the gateway drug that is was labeled to be. It’s not going to cause as much brain damage as an atomic blast. In fact, cannabis is quite possibly one of the safest substances on the planet when grown properly. Share your stories in the comments below about cannabis and unity. Who has it helped you meet? Has it taken you to places good or bad in the quest for the nugg we love?