Bath Salts Zombie Just High on Marijuana
The media insults us
Has anyone seen this article?
- Tests find only marijuana in face-chewer's system - Yahoo! News
From Yahoo! News: Lab tests detected only marijuana in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing on another man's face, the medical examiner said Wednesday, ruling out other street drugs including the components typically found in the stimulants
Now, I realize that back in the thirties, there were a lot of rich people who could have lost a lot of money to hemp, and a propaganda campaign was launched against the population, and created a false perception of the drug for decades, but are we really this freaking stupid? Have we really fallen this far?
I am not going to start a rant on how marijuana isn't bad for you. It is a foreign substance getting entered into the body that doesn't replenish nutrients used. Much like alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine. But in all my years I never saw a single incident in which marijuana allowed someone to shrug off and not respond to being tasered or shot.
I wasn't particularly happy though with the weak amount of time given to the fact of what bath salts are, and why they are legal. Bath salts are a mixture of a lot of different chemicals, that change constantly. Bath salts bought in January in Nebraska, are certain to be different in composition from bath salts bought in August in Vermont. And there are countless chemicals that break down within hours of being ingested. To products that toxicologist either don't test for, or can't pick up anyways.
But that wasn't what the point of the article was, it was a lame attempt at shooting in the leg a movement that has been gaining momentum for the past 40 years. For whatever reason, a lot of people have a really good reason to keep marijuana illegal, and alcohol and cigarettes legal, when it is very hard to prove the destructive power of marijuana over those two without severely skewing data, and even then it's obvious.
What do you think? I am not a huge activist for marijuana or anything, but sometimes the media gets lazy in it's attempt to control our thoughts and perceptions in my opinion.