Marijuana
   I think nothing of it, none of us do really, as I roll up another joint or blunt.
This substance, though so natural to us, has destroyed the lives of millions.
Yet for no true reason. Victims to the epidemic of marijuana laws.
Call me a stoner, a pothead, whatever you wish. I have been using marijuana,
both recreational, and for self medicating, for over 4 years now.

 Allow me to give a little back story. When I was growing up, I was diagnosed
with many disorders based off of a doctor's ignorance. I was labeled from ADD to
bipolar, depressed, or even tourettes.

  From the age of 7 I was already on Ritalin, amongst many others, by the time
I was 13, I had been on over 300 prescriptions, many of which were "experimental"
to my doctor and age group. This really fucked me up. My childhood dealt with
severe withdraws, emotional issues, and left me severely psychologically scared.

   Thirteen was when I smoked my first joint, I remember it so fondly. First time
I remembered feeling total clarity. A miracle, not to sound christian. I could think
clearly for once, I was doing better in school, socially, and almost completely
rid my insomnia. From that point on, it became second nature to me.

    It's sad really, something that has been so helpful to me, and I'm sure many others,
is under government control. A cycle, they know works, to bring in more money,
and control the streets. Roughly 7,000,000 people have been arrested over marijuana
charges, taking up the prison space of the sex offenders who were released on bail.
There is no one to blame for the way this "drug" is regulated, besides the government.

    The properties of marijuana use have been explored many times, and have showed
some significant health benefits. Something government tends to ignore. They know
the concept of control and money, which is a system they benefit from. This nations
conservative nature and the capitols ability of brain washing continue to mark the thread
between prohibition and total legalization.

    Now more than ever is marijuana use socially acceptable. The anti drug ads, and DARE
meetings, linger off in the distance. 10,000,000 strong, people who have obviously benefited
from this non habit forming, non addictive substance. We are capable of bringing
forth a new age, where the country strives off a hemp industry, many diseases and
disorders are cured from the medical use, and people everywhere see the world
in a more peaceful way.

   This is not something to just dream of, it is something that can happen. With the right
amount of people, the right evidence, and the will power, we will be able to show the country
the benefit of the weed, and save this nation, and possibly the world, from self destruction.
As I write this, putting out the joint I've been smoking, I can't help but hope that my bad habit,
will tomorrow, be a savior.


There is much you can do, though many of you think not. Millions of others feel the same way
as me, and are pushing for this great change. NORML, the National Organization for the Reformation
of Marijuana Laws, is an organization who has been highly beneficial towards achieving this.
If you agree with the ideas presented, check out www.norml.com

sources: www.norml.com


Comments:
 
Michele   Michele wrote
on 8/29/2009 1:24:26 AM
I'm glad it helps you. Some people use it to cover other addictions, such as alcohol, which isn't good. Some people smoke it 24/7--that's a problem. I had a friend like that--I had to get away from him. Have seen cancer patients and folks with mental illnesses who use it(and grow it legally at home--I'm in California)and it gives them a lot of peace, and improves appetite and helps cope with pain. Needs to be regulated--just like any other drug. I can't use it--I have BPD and doesn't bring out the best in me, to say the least. There are people who shouldn't smoke it, and may think it will help them, but it doesn't, which is why I think it should be regulated--perhaps prescribed. That would be difficult though, as it is so easy to grow, and to get on the street, or socially.

Trenchtownrock   Trenchtownrock wrote
on 8/27/2009 8:55:24 AM
This is a very interesting write..I love when an author can write without feeling the need to censor his or her words...you have done that well.

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