I do ask for those that have chosen to read this article, not to judge me for what I am about to write. I welcome and value any comments or opinions on the topics but I would like to ask you to keep an open mind to what I’m about to discuss.
Marijuana vs Alcohol.
Today Marijuana is widely used in a manner which is similar to alcohol. For those that are unfamiliar with the substance or have never experienced taking it I do ask you to keep an open mind while reading this article.
To say that Marijuana also known as cannabis,resin,green,skunk,herb,weed has been given a bad name over the past decades is an understatement. Our Governments lead us to believe that Marijuana is a dangerous addictive drug. Which if taken will become a gateway to harder drugs such as MDMA, Speed,Crack/cocaine even heroin. We are led to believe that Marijuana has ruined and destroyed the lifes of adults and teenagers worldwide, that people that smoke cannabis r lazy out of work bums who sit around on a couch all day doing absolutely nothing. We label and put people into boxes because we told what they do is wrong or immoral. We believe what we are told by the governments and even more so when we are unfamiliar with what is being discussed. Some people even believe that people who smoke the green plant are strange,dangerous or even dirty.
However I disagree. The people I know that have or do smoke Marijuana have normal everyday jobs & some even have high paid careers. These people are carpenters, plasterers,decorators, financial advisers, Bank clerks and even fitness instructors. Michael Phelps Olympic gold medalist has used cannabis, again he was labelled and put into a box. These people aren’t falling over in the street, laying like like lemons in the middle of the road. They don’t go around smashing shop windows or causing fights among friends. Most people when they smoke the substance are calm, relaxed, and pleasant to be around. They pull their weight, they go to work they compete in sports activities and they socialize with other people with ease. Adults may consume Cannabis before a dinner party, Friends that are kicking a ball about may share a few puffs on a spliff. Couples may consume the drug while just enjoying time alone in the evening.
It is simply something that these responsible adults choose to do & frequently it is something they choose to do specifically instead of alcohol. And for good reason! Alcohol is more toxic, more addictive, more harmful to the body, more likely to result in injuries, and more likely to lead to interpersonal violence than marijuana. For an example pick up a newspaper have a look through and see how many deaths are caused by somebody drinking alcohol. Now ask yourself how many times have you seen the same the same news story caused by somebody that smokes cannabis? My guess not as many. This leads to the ultimate question why is Alcohol legal and Cannabis is banned? If Alcohol causes more damage to our bodies why is it legal? Most users of cannabis which i have asked to discuss this with me say;