posted on Mar, 6 2006 @ 11:03 AM
Cocoa leaves do act as a stimulant when they are chewed, however, they are not immediatly harmful as is coc aine. It takes about a ton of cocoa
leave to produce one kilo of coc aine. One cannot lump a raw substance in with it's processed counterpart. Cannabis cannot be compared to
coc aine, nor can the cocoa leaf. The sad truth is that these plants, when left in their natural state (as God or nature or whomever intended)
are far more useful than dangerous. In many native South American tribes the cocoa leaf was looked upon as a gift from the heavens and reserved for
royalty. It was also used as we use caffeine today; To stay awake. You have to drink a lot of coffee to drop dead.
We are sold synthetics, plastic as I like to say, that are far more harmful than any of these NATURAL substances. Yet these synthetic drugs are
perfectly legal and I can walk down the street and get them from my doctor or good ol' shoppers drugmart. I can't even turn on the TV without being
urged to "ask my doctor" about some drug or another. My doctor can shove it. Your arthritis is acting up and I've got a bottle of vioxx and and a
half-quarter of weed, which would you prefer? Synthetics have their place, as in "this guy will be dead in five minutes if we don't give him this
needle", but natural substances are a far better alternative in most scenarios. The problem is, they are are free. Oh wait, why is that a problem
These laws have to change, we need to wake up and take the power back.