MEDICAL MARIJUANA / CANABIS

Medical Marijuana / Cannabis / CBD Oil

 

WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO LET PEOPLE SUFFER WHILE ALSO IMPRISONING THEM?

Cannabis sativa has a long history of medicinal use, with the earliest documentation around 4000 B.C. in China, for the treatment of rheumatism, pain, and convulsions. In fact, cannabis was available over-the-counter in U.S. pharmacies for a variety of maladies until 1941, following passage of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, which limited its access.

Alcohol was used as a remedy for many things.  So we started studying it, and still do studies on it even now.  We've found that a glass of wine a day is good for your heart.  We've found high concentrations of alcohol kill bacteria.  For almost the entirety of human existence we've used alcohol for ailments.  And for almost the entirety of human existence until 1937 we used Cannabis for a variety of ailments.  Then we taxed it, and made money.  But then we suddenly called it a vice, and refused to do any medical studies of it. 

Common sense tells me that if people have been using it for thousands of years medicinally, it must have some effect.   Past generations of lawmakers have messed up by not encouraging more studies.  Well, we're finally starting to do studies, and we're finding out they do things like get rid of seizures in children and adultslessening pain, and nausea during chemotherapy

But then we get an attorney general that wants to go back to putting people in prison for using it, and selling it to those that need it.  That doesn't make any sense to me, at all.   Legal marijuana lowers crime and opioid abuse, among all the things previously mentioned.  Legal marijuana lowers what we spend less on lawyers, police, judges, and prisons.  It lowers prison populations. 

So, if we legalize marijuana, crime goes down, sick people become better, opioid use goes down, less money is spent on prison inmates, and tax income goes up.  I don't see a problem there.  We lower expenses, and raise revenues while making sick people better. 

Who in their right mind thinks we shouldn't be helping sick people?  

My solution:  Let's go ahead and pass a law removing the marijuana classification from the controlled substances act of 1970, then let's look into making it legal and regulated like alcohol or cigarettes.