Originally posted by IncrementEthicalAnarchy
please tell me if this doesent make sense to you guys
I can't possibly tell you it doesn't make sense to me, because it does.
Plenty of sense.
I think people would be more accepting of your point when you talk if you substituted "dealer" which carries negative connotation in perception, to
"Purveyor", which has more positive connotation in perception.
It's street dealers, lower tier dealers, in many communities, who sell anything to anybody, at inflated cost and commonly adulterated products, many
of whom will step people up to adulterated hard drugs to secure a customer base. Sell any old crap, immature and uncured weed, quick grown for profits
nothing else, so long as they can sting people and make as much cash as they can get away with with as little adulterated or substandard product they
can get away with, immature and uncured cannabis with raw THC is what is causal to psychosis cited as being the main problem, which is a nonsense,
THC and Terpines oxidise/metabolise to a greater range of Cannabinoids and Terpinoids when grown to maturity and cured, which then affords Cannabis
it's wide ranges of effect and "personality" and isn't a cause of psychosis, the unregulated, black market industry to this popular drug is what
causes the negatives cited by prohibitionists who haven't any real understanding because of arrogance, when properly grown and matured and cured the
incidence of psychosis would be entirely minimal, of course, like anything, it can be abused, those who abuse are the problem though and react badly
whatever they abuse, i call some people who abuse drugs especially Alcohol then react badly, criminally/antisocially "substance intolerant" and they
require monitoring and treatment to compel them to substance free life, not the drugs prohibited because of such a minority as prohibition solves
nothing simply causes more problems as problem users disappear under the radar and away from anybody who can help them until it's too late, too far
gone to be helped or they are dead, with a tolerant regulated system such people would be more visible so can be helped, prohibition criminalisation
of end users creates victims, helps nobody but those who profit from Alcohol.
What people don't realise is Alcohol also causes psychosis in people and cannot be minimised through ensuring maturity and curing like cannabis, it
makes people schizoid in a session, almost immediate effects, turning mild mannered people into raging nut jobs within an hour when abused and that
abuse predominates any sensible trends in society, a majority abuse Alcohol, a sign of the times that people seek it as a coping mechanism where it
quickly addicts the user and so the range of personal and social problems we see everywhere, like it has destroyed every aboriginal/indigenous
community it has culturally contaminated throughout history.
In the places where Cannabis is now tolerated and has authorised outlets, such as California, they aren't dealers, they purvey the product, decent
product which customers get well grown and cured weed and they know what strains they are getting and so know it will have varying effect and usage,
unlike the street which is any old crap they can get to sell on.
Much like a purveyor of fine wines, they are purveyors of well grown and cured Cannabis strains.
In places where Cannabis is still illegal, there are many who do care outside of organised criminals farming for nothing but profit who have no
ethics, those who do care treat the product well, grow to mature then cure and price fairly to weights purchased etc, bit different to what the common
perception of a "dealer" is.
I agree with your points though matey, Alcohol does tend to destroy modern communities, Cannabis can heal and create, as is the case historically as
much as spiritual enhancer in temple, meditations etc, it's recreational use is communal, in a very different way to people switching off their minds
and self controls in pubs and bars into more isolated group use, on streets or in homes, much more social than Alcohol to most however much Alcohol is
used and seen in a social context, it's an idealism more than reality, as much as addicts protecting their drug of choice fuelled by denial of the
damages Alcohol incontrovertibility causes when one considers the wholesale social destruction Alcohol causes, the illnesses and shortened lives,
violence and murders all Alcohol fueled, abjectly legalised degeneration in society and community as much as personally, which is the reality, Alcohol
is destructive and while i don't say it should be banned outright, (my perosonal sentiment, especially spirit Alcohol, only good for alternative
fuels and medical uses etc, not consumption), in social context it should be kept permitted as any substance, other substances must be available to
offset Alcohol use which with so many becomes abuse very quickly, whilst any drug abuse as differentiated from simple & manageable use, is
problematical, contary to the common beliefs derived from propaganda which is pro Alcohol and anti everything else, Alcohol is invariably more
dangerous and destructive than the other drugs which are prohibited, fact, it's adulterations and high cost caused by prohibition which causes those
problems prohibitionsists point to, nothing but propaganda which favours the Alcohol industry to the detriment of society and social stability.
One thing is crucial in educating people regards informed drug use though.
Mixing two or more very different drugs with varying neurochemical effects is a predominator to lack of behavioral controls and psychological
aberrations, Alcohol in conjuct Cannabis, Alcohol in conjunct Cocaine etc, is Dangerous, use one or another, mixing has undesired consequences usually
not realised by the user, all have different effects which can & do adversly conflict neurochemical function, alone in use are safer, benign even.
Cannabis being a main alternative wanted by society in growing numbers, everything has negatives but any negatives from Cannabis pale to
insignificance compared to the negatives of Alcohol use/abuse.
Permit Cannabis, the negatives of Alcohol abuse will diminish, simple as that.
Not to mention alternate uses to more harmful pharmacological drugs, it is much more compatible with the Human organism in medicinal use than are most
[edit on 21-2-2010 by DeltaPan]