In 2016 we now can scientifically prove the benefits through science. We do not have to live under the umbrella of lies for profit using slander and racism to pass silly laws!
This is going to be a very controversial blog. We have heard for a few generations now some pretty one sided facts involving cannabis. Marijuana and Hemp are demonized as these horrible drugs. I am going to give you facts, and a few questions to ponder on. And you can make up your own minds.
Is it a drug? Yes, but who labeled it as such? Its classified as an herb.
Is Marijuana and Hemp the same? NO. Hemp contains very little THC. It would be like growing any Poppy and expecting to make opium. It just won’t happen. Although just like hemp contains traces of THC, other poppy’s do contain a trace of the opiates. But they are not illegal.
So why is hemp illegal?
This is why… and don’t shoot the messenger, these are true facts that any quick Goggle search can prove true!
The demonization of the cannabis plant was an extension of the demonization of the Mexican immigrants in the early 1900’s. Then in the 1930’s claims were made about marijuana’s ability to cause men of color to become violent and solicit sex from white women.
Some parties have argued that the aim of the Act was to reduce the size of the hemp industry largely as an effort of businessmen Andrew Mellon (who became the Secretary of the Treasury AND who heavily invested in Du Pont and the efforts of making paper one of our largest commodities) , Randolph Hearst, and the Du Pont family. WAIT… The Du Pont petrochemical company family? Hummmm…… Since the 19th century the Du Pont family has been one of the richest families in America. Then walked in Harry J. Anslinger, one of the most raciest men who ever lived!
FACT: All our American Documents are written on hemp paper. Thats why we still have them all these years later.
FACT: President James Monroe: Openly smoked hashish while he was Ambassador to France and continued smoking it until his death at age 73.
FACT: Thomas Jefferson: In addition to farming hemp, Jefferson was Ambassador to France during the hashish era there. At risk of imprisonment if caught, Jefferson smuggled hemp seeds from China known for their potency to America.
FACT: George Washington: The father of our country kept meticulous diaries, wherein he noted “Sowed hemp at muddy hole by swamp” away from the hemp he grew for fiber. Now, anyone who understands hemp and marijuana understands they can’t be grown close together. They will cross pollinate and all of it will become hemp. So the “hemp” he is referring to is most likely marijuana.
FACT: There have been ZERO marijuana deaths documented. Not from over doses, not from vehicular accidents, nothing. When you read in the new about “drug” shootings, its over prescription pills, heroine, cocaine, etc. In all my 48 years I have never heard or read about someone getting shot over marijuana. Not saying it not happened, I have not heard of it. Yet the amount of pharmaceutical deaths, the amount of alcohol related deaths, smoking cigarettes…. those numbers are HIGH!
DEATH RATES FROM:
Alcoholic Liver Disease : 18,146
Pharmaceutical Opioid Analgesics: 19,000 in 2014, up from 5,000 in 2001
Pharmaceutical Drugs: 27,000 in 2014, up from 9,000 in 2001
Cocaine: 5,500 in 2014, up from 4,000 in 2001
Herion: 9,000 in 2015 up from 2,000 in 2001
Cannabis: Zero. Thats none. Not one.
*In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Thats nearly 10,000 people.
If you are still with me and haven’t given up on all this reading, theres more. Let’s look at everything cannabis can do medicinally.
1. SLEEP!!!! Its a wonderful sleep aide. It have zero side effects, unlike the traditional pharmaceutical drugs have.
pharmaceutical sleep aide side effects:
- Burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
- Changes in appetite
- Difficulty keeping balance
- Daytime drowsiness
- Dry mouth or throat (okay, cannabis can have this side effect..lol)
- Headache (Cannabis can actually relieve headaches)
- Impairment the next day
- Mental slowing or problems with attention or memory
- Stomach pain or tenderness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
- Unusual dreams
2. Treat Glaucoma. (I am not going to list every drug and their side effects. You can easily find this information however on the web!)
3. May help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health
4. Proven to help control epileptic seizures.
5. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.
6. Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
……and more from IBS, to muscle spasms, to arthritis. There are dozens of things this plant can do, and with no side effects. None.
Search side effects from any pill prescribed by your door or any over the counter pill. Even Tylenol is harmful to your liver.
Why have we demonized this herb?
**Side effects? Well, those have been proven false.
**People get high? Do we really care about that as a society when we have bars on every corner. I think not!
**Are we any longer worried about a black man being attracted to a white girl for any reason? NO! And if you are, shame on you!!
People have been told for years how horrible this “drug” is, and when we really lay it out? There is not foundation to these lies that have been spread for nothing more than profit for the right pockets.
Marijuana has had claims relating it to violence, slandering blacks and mexicans, saying it has roots in hell. Yet look at any “stoner”. They are laid back, chill. Just because someone claims something is true, doesn’t make it so. Think for yourself. Look at any movie, heck.. woodstock! Any fights involved alcohol not weed!!!!
And I will debunk the lies about marijuana being a gateway drug right now! Its not. Its the dealers. You have these people dealing pot and heavier drugs. They push the heavier stuff… “Hey! You think that high is great, try this” We need to remove cannabis from their hands!!!
“Tincture of Cannabis was the basis for almost every patent medicine prior to the discovery of aspirin. Hemp was used for rope, twine, and cloth. Sailing ships were loaded with hemp. The word “canvas” is derived from “cannabis”, because that’s what canvas was. “
“When Rudolph Diesel produced his engine in 1896, he’d assumed it would run off of vegetable and seed oils, especially hemp, which is superior to petroleum. ”
QUOTE from Harry J. Anslinger (Did I mention….HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST RASIST MAN WHO VER LIVED!!!!) Click his name to read more stomach turning quotes!
“There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others.”
“Reefer makes darkies think they’re as good as white men.”
These ar some actual posters made to demonize marijuana based in profit and fear NOT science!!!!
Anslinger was the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Click on his name and scroll down to “The campaign against marijuana 1930–1937″ There you can read many of his lies including one that really got National attention.
His most infamous story in the The American Magazine concerned Victor Licata who killed his family:
“An entire family was murdered by a youthful addict in Florida. When officers arrived at the home, they found the youth staggering about in a human slaughterhouse. With an axe he had killed his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister. He seemed to be in a daze… He had no recollection of having committed the multiple crimes. The officers knew him ordinarily as a sane, rather quiet young man; now he was pitifully crazed. They sought the reason. The boy said that he had been in the habit of smoking something which youthful friends called ‘muggles,’ a childish name for marijuana.”
The story is one of 200 violent crimes that were documented in Anslinger’s “Gore Files” series. However, it has since been proved that Licata never murdered his family because of cannabis use; the youth actually had a severe mental illness.”
Be informed. We live in a day and age where you can easily research. Don’t be against the use of cannabis because you have been told your whole life it’s bad! Why are being told it’s bad? Who profits? Does the facts prove it’s a dangerous drug or that in fact it is not and can be not only a help to our person, but also to the environment? (Hemp is fast growing and we no longer need to wipe out forests!! It could also be used as fuel and more)
I leave you with one last thought. When cannabis become legal, and we are moving that way, who should control it? Should it be the very ones who has carried the lies to push their agenda. So many people have died and been injured over pharmaceuticals, way too many trees have been cut down when hemp paper is proven to be far more superior! Clothing from hemp lasts far longer than cotton, a HEAVILY chemical sprayed crop. Are you seeing the connections yet?
During the lat 1930’s a black man had no voice, no vote when these horrible lies were being told about them. This is 2016! We do not have to live under that umbrella of lies. We can clearly see it for what it was! They clearly hit the most worried topics of the times
1. Mexicans. They were coming to America and some were so racists they did not like it.
2. Blacks. To date or marry a white girl was horrific. No proper white man wanted a black guy with their little girl!
3. Premarital sex (well, proper young ladies that is!) No parent wanted a loose girl as their daughter!
And thats what they targeted!