A Higher Power: Marijuana Reform Series Introduction

Marijuana reform is a fast-moving policy topic in the United States right now. Marijuana and its prohibition are very complicated topics with countless dimensions. Because of this, it is my intention to try to narrow down the issues I discuss in each post so that I can give more issues a more thorough analysis. Welcome to the first of many posts on this topic.

These posts are in no way intended to encourage you to break the law. These posts are intended to encourage you to change the law.

Before you read on, consider the following quote by Thomas Jefferson:

I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.

Math is considered to be the universal language because everyone in the world uses math and no matter where you are in the world, 1+1 will always equal 2. Much like math, there is a universal truth about marijuana–every person on the planet seems to have been built on a molecular level to benefit from the use marijuana. More importantly, marijuana seems to be so ingrained in our DNA that it appears to be virtually impossible to overdose on marijuana. Further, there has been no definitive evidence showing that there are even any negative long-term effects of adult marijuana use.

There is also tremendous evidence that every civilization since the beginning of time has used marijuana or its ancestor, hemp, for various reasons. Historical evidence shows that as early as 2737 B.C., the “Emperor Shen Neng of China was prescribing marijuana tea for the treatment of gout, rheumatism, [and] malaria . . .”  A rapidly growing body of marijuana research is showing that the plant can be used to treat multiple ailments and diseases including: Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, depression, anxiety, ALS, HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, etc. For a very comprehensive list click here. New developments in marijuana research occur almost daily. Marijuana has even been shown to cure brain cancer in mice. Yes, I said cure.  Marijuana has also been shown to destroy certain types of cancer cells and reduce growth in tumors in human patients.

I am not a religious person, but there is something about this plant that seems transcendent. Every human being on earth is born with an endocannabinoid system littered with cannabinoid receptors. In fact, scientists believe that humans have more cannabinoid receptors in their body than any other receptor system.

Science is telling us that our brains and our bodies seem to have been built in perfect harmony with the marijuana plant. Now, I am not a religious person, but as more and more information becomes available, it is hard to deny that marijuana is unlike anything else on the planet. I believe we are only beginning to scratch the surface of its beneficial uses and I cannot wait to see what happens next.

It is time to change the perception of marijuana and its users. It is time to set aside all of the misinformation and rebuff anyone who attempts to perpetuate it. Everyone opposing marijuana reform better hang on to their panties because it’s coming whether you are ready for it or not. I encourage you all to join your local NORML chapter and get involved because marijuana reform is in our hands.

Now for your viewing pleasure, Grannies smoking weed for the first time:

Peace and love.

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