I was shocked to hear late this afternoon about Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer and his remarks about the tightening enforcement to be expected when it comes to marijuana for recreational use. At this point in time, 8 states have legalized the consumption and possession of some amount as well as already set up retail outlets in many of these states. It’s crazy to think all of a sudden they are just going to go against the will of the people who played by all the political rules for these initiatives to succeed. Right away I think this will obviously be received very negatively by the public, and they will hear tons of criticism from all sorts of people.
The other thing however is that this conference was very brief and very vague as to what this meant exactly. It could mean a whole variety of things from the extreme of no more legal marijuana in 8 states that have been reaping in the countless benefits of reduced crime rates, violence, and the list goes on. Or it could mean they are tightening the rules and making more hoops to jump through in order for there to be regulation. Either way it is not good. There was definitely a clear negative connotation associated with “recreational” use of the drug during this press conference. This is a medicine that is also something that improves the quality of life for a lot of healthy adults. Everyone has something that marijuana could help with whether thats stress, sleeping issues, depression, improving quality of life. and none of these are terminal diseases they are parts of every day life for many people. No one needs to explain their reason for use of this natural substance to anyone, even if it did have the harmful effects that society claimed it did. That’s clearly a personal choice that no one has a right to interfere with.
In some sort of effort to establish reasoning for this uncalled for intervention, he cited the rising opiate problem in the country as a reason not to legalize another substance. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while. The american people don’t want to hear the non factual opinions anymore. Especially after the evidence has been piling up that states with marijuana laws in effect have far lower opiod overdose and use levels. It’s a far safer alternative, not another harmful drug to “throw into the mix”. It will definitely be interesting seeing how this all unfolds and if the president will rethink this kind of approach and get on the right side of history. The truth has come out with Colorado and all the things that they claimed would go wrong never did. Now that people have seen that they are not gonna fall for the same nonsense that kept it illegal this long.
Years of propaganda have tried to form a connection between dumb/forgetful people and the use of marijuana. What is ironic about this completely inaccurate stereotype is science is now proving it can help your brain fight off the worst memory disease imaginable also known as Alzheimer’s. The same plant that has been criticized for its reputation to make the average person more lazy and stupid, could save you from a devastating fate that leaves your family members feeling strong emotional pain. The mainstream media as well as common knowledge will tell you that there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However there have been many new studies connecting marijuana and THC to the prevention of protein buildup known to cause the symptoms of the disease. When there is protein buildup there is also inflammation of the neurons which cannabis has proven over and over again to reduce any type of cell inflammation.
I find all this information very fascinating even already knowing all the different medical conditions this plant can treat. This may be one of the biggest finds for the plant yet as 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimers with no real light at the end of the tunnel. There are families connected to each one of these individuals so there’s even more lives that can also be positively impacted through effective cannabis treatment. Investigators at The Scripps Research Institute in California in 2006 reported that THC inhibits the enzyme responsible for the aggregation of amyloid plaque — the primary marker for Alzheimer’s disease. (Norml.org) They also found that it can be used not only to slow the progression of someone who is already been diagnosed, but for those who do not have any symptoms of the disease at all. It’s preventative and responsive treatment all in one drug. From what I have researched on forums and from people who have tried different strains as treatment the general consensus seems to be sativa works better for stimulating the mind and having conversation. It also appears people have had a lot of relief from indica as well, so I think it’s all helpful and more of a patient preference then anything.
For me, the only person in my family that suffered from this disease was my great grandmother. She passed away when I was very young and I hardly remember her, but I do remember her forgetting who the family was when we visited her in the hospital.. I can’t imagine the pain had it been someone in my immediate family or close friend. If any of my readers knows someone suffering from this disease and have had a positive experience using cannabis I would love to hear about it. I’m sure there’s tons of helpful information held by people who have actually used it as a treatment first hand. If you didn’t have any idea about cannabis potential as a natural treatment option, spread the word! This type of information should be available to everyone and we should be able to do more in depth research without any government interference. Something tells me this health information will help erase the stigma that continues to restrain this medicine.