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There is a lot of propaganda targeted towards cannabis because of its male sibling (Hemp) and its potential to revolutionise many different markets and put a lot of corporations out of pocket.
Hemp would have been revolutionary for numerous markets and industries, with applications across the board. It has the potential to put a lot of industrial giants in vulnerable positions. When we look at how it was made illegal in the first place, we can see that it was under the pretence of it being harmful for your health. The idea of it being harmful for your health, was based on bogus trials and studies which then begs the question... Why was it really made illegal.
So, not only has mainstream science established that Cannabis is less harmful than Tobacco, the American Association for Cancer Research has found that cannabis works to slow down tumour growth in the lungs, breasts, and brain considerably. When applied as a concentrated oil, cannabis has been shown to dramatically shrink tumours and in some cases, heal terminally ill patients. Evidence for the latter is anecdotal, but it is documented evidence nonetheless.
The benefits and potential of both the male and female cannabis plant are exponential, and we are yet to discover just how therapeutic and useful they can be to society. One of the main challenges we face when looking to move this forward, are the legality issues that act as a roadblock for scientists looking to obtain the plant, and necessary funding for research.
Having looked at all the benefits of the cannabis plant, you should be wondering why it is still, for the most part, illegal. The answer is simple. Most, if not all, industries have, for a long time, been highly monopolised. Something as revolutionary as the cannabis plant would create vast opportunities for entrepreneurs, in turn taking a lot of money away from already established and monopolised industries, and result in upsetting a lot of people in some very high up places.
1.) Police Unions
2.) Private Prisons Corporations
3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies
4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations
5.) Prison Guard Unions
The "quarterback of the anti-legalization movement", Kevin Sabet, is bringing his road show to Oregon on the taxpayer's dime to campaign against Measure 91, our initiative to legalize marijuana. Except that he says, oh, no, heavens to Murgatroyd , "these are educational events, not political events," that just happened to be timed for the week prior to Oregon's ballot mail-out (Oregon is all vote-by-mail, so this is like standing out front of the polls on Election Day).
A nonprofit group has canceled an October anti-drug summit in Madras -- which was to feature a prominent opponent of marijuana legalization -- after complaints were raised by sponsors of the ballot measure that would permit recreational use of the drug.
The sponsors of the legalization initiative, Measure 91, charged this week that it was wrong for summit organizers to use federal funds to help pay for an appearance by Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug adviser who has formed an organization opposing marijuana legalization.
originally posted by: Mianeye
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Facts are that some people can control their habits, others can't, and in the long run it's a bad idea to release another intoxicating substance and it does have bad sides next to the good, the bad sides are the ones everyone is ignoring, especially in here, i wonder why
THC messes with your balance...When these brain areas are disturbed, the user has a harder time walking and talking correctly, becoming quite clumsy.
Audio and visual hallucinations are common.
It robs you of sleep.
Inhaling marijuana causes your heart rate to increase.
Smoking is unhealthy no matter what you smoke so comparing tobacco to cannabis is same same.
According to a study published in Journal of the American Medical Association in January, marijuana does not impair lung function and can even increase lung capacity.
originally posted by: cointelpatrol
Yes hemp is wonderful, probably the best all around drug we have. But I don't think the trend for legalizing is reflective of progressive thinking. TPTB want us doped TO THE GILLS for the death rattle of the US. The pot that's used as medical is fiercely strong and totally GMO as well. Nobodies talking about the outstanding federal law that prohibits cannabis use? State says yes, Fed says no, sound like civil war type stuff. TPTB don't love us, and they don't have our best interest in mind, even if it appears that they do.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
, you'd know that it is very LOW in THC content but high in CBD (cannabidol) which does more good for the body than THC. But of course you'd know that if you did a bit of research before posting your conspiracy theory craziness.