I just joined a facebook group called Political Junkies… (which I certainly believe I am) It’s a group that is suppose to include all persuasions of the political spectrum, Liberal, Moderate, Conservative, Libertarian and so on. I blog mostly in the Liberal/Progressive arena, which needless to say, gives rise to the old cliché PREACHING TO THE CHOIR. (trying to make believers out of people who already believe) sometimes, I do ask myself… “What’s the point?” But actually, I don’t blog to make believers out of anyone (not entirely anyway)… I blog to get things off my chest… I know I don’t have a very big following… A few friends and family may read my stuff and I’m happy with that. But I digress…
Political Junkies http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=377643615572&ref=ts has a question of the week: This week’s question was: “Should the voluntary sale, purchase and usage of controlled substances be legalized and taxed within the United States?” Below was my response: thinkingblue
One illegal substance that should be legalized is Medical Marijuana, why it is not makes no sense at all. Actually, I believe all cannabis should be legal especially hemp.
Industrial Hemp or “hemp”, can provide many of the raw materials we need as a society to function. Hemp food, HEMP OIL, hemp plastics, hemp insulation, hemp concrete, hemp paper, and other hemp composites all available today! And yes, the list goes on and on. Plus, Hemp is both Eco-friendly and Renewable. Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world producing about 10 tons of dry product per acre per year. Hemp was one of the first plants to be processed and used by humans making the history of hemp over 12000 years long! More Info at http://www.hemp.com/
Why everyone doesn’t question this is beyond reason…
There hundreds of alcohol overdose deaths each year, yet there has never been a marijuana overdose death in history. The consumption of alcohol is also the direct cause of tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year. (And Marijuana is far less addictive than alcohol.)
There has never been a documented case of lung cancer in a marijuana-only smoker, and recent studies find that marijuana use is not associated with any type of cancer. The same cannot be said for alcohol, which has been found to contribute to a variety of long-term negative health effects, including cancers and cirrhosis of the liver.
Still, I repeat… STILL the US Government outlaws Marijuana while keeping Alcohol Legal… It’s time everyone start raising questions and stop following like sheep, those who tell us that the legalization of marijuana would be bad for the country while not mentioning the ill effects from alcohol use.
We need to stop ignoring common sense statistics and begin to realize that the legalization of cannabis would be good for the country (revenue and I believe controlled marijuana would be less likely to fall into youngsters hands) and bad for crime (putting the drug cartels out of business). More facts at this site: http://www.saferchoice.org/content/view/24/53/
Also: Top Five Marijuana Myths – http://www.drugpolicy.org/marijuana/factsmyths/#tobacco
Another good read: The Real Reason Hemp is Illegal – http://www.venusproject.com/ethics_in_action/Real_Reason_Hemp_Illegal.html
HEMP CAN SAVE THE EARTH! Why is this HUGELY environmentally friendly plant illegal?!
Please sign this very important petition “demand question time”
(of our political leaders) HERE...
We really need more dialog from those at the top… The Republicans have got to be made to realize they can’t hide behind “NO” any longer! thinkingblue
Let’s keep our heads, while we continue to watch THE
THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!
“A SEARCH FOR TRUTH WILL FIND INJUSTICE.”