As much as I dislike American foreign policy and its effect on people all around the world, you can’t deny they have something right in their country if they can suddenly legalise cannabis because enough people want to. Sadly it seems in places like the UK and other European countries that change does not happen, even if enough people want it. The UK for example is apparently a democracy but seems more like a dictatorship to me.
Many people don’t like to hear it because they have been brainwashed by the media – but it’s looking like cannabis can have a far superior effect than pharmaceutical drugs on several debilitating illnesses including cancer, crohns disease, diabetes, epilepsy and many more. It’s beginning to sound like cannabis is an amazing anti-ageing drug that can be helpful to all of us in achieving balance in our body chemistry.
Our governments are frankly starting to look a little genocidal to me – by keeping this medicine away from humanity. To quote Chris Rock – ‘Government don’t give a fuck about your safety. They sell guns in Walmart!’ and ‘They don’t want you to use your drugs, they want you to use their drugs.’ He’s right.
Success of Portugal’s model
An undisputed success in reducing drug related crime and helping addicts, Portugal decriminalised all drugs and the country is still there, functioning perfectly well – apart from the economic troubles shared also by its neighbours. Aften ten years of sense, drug abuse is down by half.
With the world economy baulking, people are looking for new revenue streams. In America there will be an estimated $1.5 billion of legal cannabis sales this year – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Cannabis is a huge part of many economies – it’s time to take it under our wing – and let people benefit from this amazing plant.
As time passes and we see facts – such as mental hospitals NOT being full of cannabis users – people NOT dying from lung cancer after extended years of cannabis use – you start to question some of these ‘facts’ presented by such disgusting publications as the Daily Mail and also our government departments. What we do see are Olympic champions using cannabis without issues.
Success of commercial cannabis medicines
Despite the fact that nobody can afford the massively expensive cannabis extract, Sativex (which by the way is legal in the UK, but if you made your own it would be illegal – see Chris Rock quote above) it is being accepted by some countries.
All it is is a cannabis extract with a bit of peppermint. And of course it works well for many illnesses, but try getting a prescription. The injustice of this cannot go unnoticed. And oh look – the company that makes it is now has a patent to use cannabis extract to treat cancer.
Without the internet we couldn’t share videos and medical papers how we can now. This has made a huge impact on the science of cannabis – with people able to find out evidence from research papers themselves instead of listening to the constant stream of bullshit flowing from our governments about cannabis.
The net is also a great place for activism – online petitions and a whole new world of information is available at our fingertips.
Dr Bob Melamede and Professor David Nutt
I love Dr. Bob. He’s a scientist in America who tells the truth about cannabis. And he really does know the truth – I urge you to take a look at some of his videos here. Professor Nutt is the english scientist who speaks the truth about drugs (and was fired because he spoke the truth). These men should be proudly saluted for standing up for science and not being beaten down by the system which is so clearly set up to work against them.
Pressure groups like NORML
NORML in the US are a brilliant organisation with thousands of pages online full of scientific facts about cannabis. And they have created change.
NORML UK are just getting going and if they only make half the impact the Americans have they will have done an awesome job. I wish them luck in their difficult quest – please do your best to support their important work.
Evidence of utter utter failure
‘The House I Live In‘ a recent documentary by Eugene Jarecki demonstrated how the drug war affects whole communities of people. Mostly black. And ‘Breaking the Taboo‘ another film has made some impact.
We even have ‘Law Enforcement against Prohibition‘ – police officers who want to see the end of this inhumane senseless bullshit often racist war on people. It has to stop. Now.