Legalization of marijuana. (What if Marijuana Could Cure Cancer and other ills?)

Does Man Really Have the Right to Ban ANY of God's Creations?

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Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana is less harmful to the body than alcohol.

What if it could cure cancer? What if it could replace 5 different pharmaceuticals currently on the market?

Does the greed of the drug companies, and all others who exploit cancer patients have the right to deny this cancer cure in the name of preserving their precious net profits?

Our corporate government seems to think so.

The "legal" marijuana fiasco - a complete failure:

It is unbelievable that this is still such a hot issue. "Pot" has been around from the beginning of time, and will never be eradicated. I for one, would be horrified if it ever were.

This is a plant created by God and Good old Mother Nature.

It has the power to soothe, calm the spirit, provide clothing, paper goods, medicine, oil in abundance, (both for cooking and to replace the environmentally destructive petroleum oils now in use, and most importantly-medicinal).

So just who demonized this wonderful creation?

I think we all know the answer to that question.

If the truth be told, its use is more prevalent than any government agency knows, or cares to admit.

There have been no relevant studies done that prove that its use promotes progression to "harder" drugs.This is only a great scare tactic used by those who would continue banning its use for their own agendas.

We tried banning alcohol for all the same reasons that pot is now banned. It does not matter how many laws are made to stop its use, that ain't ever gonna happen.

People want to use it, and will, regardless of how many inane laws they make. Just as alcohol was used during the prohibition era.

Legalizing marijuana would increase tax revenues (i am sure by billions, or more, per year), decrease drug trafficking, and create jobs.

A win-win situation.

Not to mention how much it would lessen the burden on our justice/court system, as well as our jail/prison system, and stop creating felons.

Another win-win situation.

Those countries that have legalized the use of this plant, have already proven that these things are in fact, facts.

Marijuana, (otherwise known as hemp, pot, grass, weed, and cannabis) grows faster, makes better oil products for cooking and commercial use (and unlike petroleum base oils are environmentally friendly and renewable), makes better quality clothing, makes better quality paper products, and saves trees.

In case the politicians have forgotten what trees are:

They are the providers of our life giving oxygen supply.

They take years to grow to maturity.

They provide safe harbors and homes for thousands of living creatures.

And they cleanse the air by using up carbon dioxide as their fuel

  • Another win-win situation.

The only losers?

Big greedy industries that want to continue to exploit and destroy our planet's rain forests and destroy the natural habitats of thousands of living creatures, just to feed their greed.

Another win-win situation.

A cure for cancer?

Can Marijuana Cure Cancer?

  • Believe it or not - a Harvard study released in April 2007, showed that the active ingredient in marijuana (THC = tetrahydrocannabinol) cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread !!! (more detail can be found via the link i provided below regarding this study).-
  • A British pilot study testing THC as a treatment against cancer growth showed that , after 3 weeks of standard injections of THC into mice with implanted human lung cancer cells, the tumors were reduced in size and weight by about 50%. There was also about a 60% reduction in cancer lesions on the lungs, as well as a significant reduction in protein markers associated with cancer progression.-
  • The NCI (national Cancer Institute) scientists feel that THC was more effective than synthetic pharmaceuticals were, as a "first-line therapy" against nausea and vomiting caused by the use of anticancer drugs.-
  • The IOM (Institute of Medicine)(part of the National Academy of Sciences) has published a report assessing the scientific knowledge of health effects and possible medical uses of marijuana. The IOM project was funded by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. The IOM released its report on March 17, 1999. (more detail can be found through the link i provided below on this study).

Researchers say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound (THC) inhibits EGF (induced growth factor) and EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor), expressing non-small cell lung cancer cell lines.

Lung cancers that over express EDGF are usually highly aggressive and resistant to chemotherapy. These researcher results go on to explain the chemical details of how and why THC works, but they are irrelevant for the purpose of this article.

Throughout man's history, marijuana (a member of the hemp family of plants) has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge, hemp as always been used as a political and religious football.

Who is keeping it illegal?

The current restrictions against hemp were put in place and maintained, not because hemp is evil, or harmful, but for big business to make more big money profits, while millions of people who could possible be saved, suffer and die at their greedy hands.

If individuals were allowed to grow hemp in our back yards for personal use and treatment of illness, what do you think the pharmaceutical industry would stand to lose?

A huge chunk of their precious "profits".

Hemp had to be made illegal.

Back in the 1800's and early 1900's the large pharmaceutical companies; many of which, that still exist today, were selling hemp based medications. When they realized (the information above) and its implications of hemp oil being a cure-all that they could not patent, the next logical step was to get rid of it all together.

Hence the current laws banning marijuana were born.

All the propaganda against its use, citing the harmful effects, its being a 'stepping stone' to harder drugs, and supposed religious implications of it being "Satan's tool" , were just a bunch of malarkey to support their stance against its use.

CNN and Pew surveys purportedly found that those who had a more advanced educational level were most likely to support legalization than those who have not.

Their findings go on to further breakdown correlations between:

  • white vs black populations
  • and higher income vs lower income, etc.

These results are also irrelevant to this article. They are mentioned only in the context of the questionable validity of such polls in the first place.

There is enough material for another article on why corporate America will never permit hemp to be legalized, so the only comment that i will make on that subject at this time is this.

The current laws against the use of hemp (marijuana) are comically absurd as are all other things deemed "sinful" in this corrupt society of greed and irreverent religious beliefs.

But, do remember this:

the control of distribution of goods, plus religion, are the sum total of the basis of our current legal system regarding ALL the choices adults are allowed, or not allowed, to make today!!!!

The future fate of a wonder drug

This country needs to step up into modern times, and make changes that benefit society as a whole, instead of only benefiting the wealthy Corporate coffers, and hopefully we can 'catch up' to the other 'progressive' countries in the process.

We must stop wallowing in stale "conservatism". We need to take back the leading position in this world and set an example for other countries to follow, instead of trying to move backwards in time to the days of corporate slavery.

A glimmer of hope can be seen In today's world as we see that there may be some sensible people out there after all. In the past election, there were more states adding laws that make the possession of marijuana legal and will provide future proof that there is little or no correlation between its use and crime rates, or as that dreaded "gateway" to stronger drugs.

With those new laws 'relaxing' their laws on the use of cannabis we may be becoming more divided state by state in that process. Those states that still criminalize the possession of marijuana are still prosecuting people, creating felons, and over crowding our prison systems. These diehards will never retreat from their proverbial bully pulpits until their last breath is taken, and they are replaced by younger, more sensible, realistic, and logical people..

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by: d.william 10/03/10

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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Here's a great documentary: "American Drug War: The last white hope" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CyuBuT_7I4

Great blog by the way!


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d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for the link to the 2hr video. It was very informative. It certainly opened my eyes to things i did not know. After watching it for the 2 hours though, i just had to pour myself a big glass of whiskey, smoke a bowl, and consider moving to California. LOL


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Mr. Happy 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I only saw the first half hour but I did find it extremely informative hence I shared it. I shall finish watching it today though. Cheers!!


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Auntie D 5 years ago from California

You point out good facts on THC. I have a family member who has Lupus and it really has helped with some of Lupus problems. I think it should be legal but one of the problems if made legal would be corporations buying land, etc. and shutting out any small business. Here in CA some counties do allow home growers.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for reading and commenting. And i too agree that it should be legalized. I could never figure out how people have the right to make one of God's greatest plants against the law. And you are correct, that if, and when, it becomes legal there will some way to exploit it as with all other commodities in these greedy world we live in.


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KT Banks 3 years ago from Texas

Once again, d.william , thank you for sharing this information. Voted Up and more!


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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Thanks for your comments. One of my favorite arguments against marijuana is that it is a "gate way" drug to more dangerous ones.

I spent 40 years working as a nurse and was dam good at my job, but what they never knew was that my recreational drug of choice was never alcohol, but an occasional joint did the trick for me.

Now i am retired, it really makes no difference who knows anything about my past life. I also recommended terminal cancer patients to continue to use it, or start using it, to help relax them, ease their pain both physically and mentally, stop their nausea, and give them an appetite. So i guess i was guilty of pushing illegal drugs on people, and had i got caught i would have lost my license, been fined and probably spent many years in prison.

The priorities of this puritan society we live in, is certainly skewed with bias, hatred, intolerance, ignorance, judgmentalism, and lack of compassion for other human beings.


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KT Banks 3 years ago from Texas

I used to think a lot of it was due to living in a puritan society - now I think it all boils down to the Almighty Buck. They think if they live behind the veil of Religion, it's a free pass to do anything they want, and be seen as mightier-than-thou.


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d.william 3 years ago from Somewhere in the south Author

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You are right. I should have said this (pretense puritan society). That is why people get away with what they do, especially in government and big businesses - they profess to be Christians - so people will not see what they are actually doing.

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