It is truly amazing what one will read about marijuana these days, whether we are talking about medical or recreational use. “For years, marijuana advocates claimed that if only America would loosen restrictions, we’d all see how beneficial the drug is. But now, more than ten years after the first efforts to do just that, we see that the critics were right. Liberal pot laws and increased usage are far from the panacea pot-lovers claimed,” we read in the Western Journal. The title of their article was ‘Brutal Marijuana Studies Now Emerging – It Should Never Have Been Fully Legalized.’
They like to say that there seem to be few beneficial uses for pot. They will typically concede that “it does help in pain relief for the chronically afflicted, it can help with nausea from chemotherapies, and it is sometimes effective for those with anxiety. But all those benefits are limited and are far outweighed by the harmful effects seen when widespread use is factored in,” according to a raft of new studies reported by the Daily Mail.
Studies can say anything they like. Though marijuana is the safest drug, it is still a drug, meaning some people will run into problems with its use, especially with its overuse. Admittedly, it is hard not to overuse because it can be very pleasant and thus its addictive powers. However, singling out marijuana’s legal status when just about everything you find in a pharmacy is more dangerous seems rather ludicrous.
However, even as a long-time advocate of marijuana use as a medicine and for recreational use, we have to concede it is true: the effects on many are not as beneficial as advocates claim. However, even when used for so-called recreation, it can be considered a valuable medicine for life. Life is certainly not easy, and few seem to be able to navigate it without leaning on something.
Marijuana offers a change of consciousness, and it is one of the best things about it. One can use this slight change in any way, meaning creative people know how to use it creatively. It also allows one to step out of life and one’s repetitive patterns and see things differently.
However, marijuana has been known to save babies’ lives. It is a natural form of chemotherapy, and some see it as a cure for cancer. It helps lower blood pressure. It helps diminish suffering from colds and flu. It helps the body deal with radiation exposure. Is a valuable pediatric medicine.
Researchers from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have found that despite claims by pot advocates, the drug is just as addictive as any other drug. It is indeed addictive; almost all good things are. But is it good? Not always. But for some, primarily when used as a medicine, it is a holy gift from God, better than anything Big Pharma can come up with.
Some research found that chronic marijuana use quadrupled the risk of developing a bipolar disorder and added to a rise in psychotic breaks, including thoughts of, and deaths by, suicide, with pot linked to 30 percent of cases of schizophrenia. People who already have a propensity for these mental disorders often find that pot makes them worse, not better, and that highlights the limit of its effectiveness as a medicine. So, of course, it is not a perfect medicine, but it is probably one of the best and safest.
In the Western Journal essay, they end their essay by saying, “While it might be a better idea to go to a prescription model, where only seriously ill people are able to gain access to pot, it seems clear that recreational and non-medicinal use has had detrimental effects on Americans.” One might think the writers are genuinely concerned about Americans’ well-being. Still, in a world where pharmaceutical companies can market killer vaccines, murder millions, and get away with it, such heavy criticism seems off.
But to be fair to the downside of marijuana use today, “We’re now counting 37 cannabis-related diagnoses a day,” said Dr. Roneet Lev, an addiction medicine doctor at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, according to the New York Post. “It’s been steadily increasing over the years. When I started in the 1990s, there was no such thing. Now, I see one to two cases per shift. The most common symptom is psychosis.” Lev said. Lev said users believe what they are told. “The whole world is telling them it’s safe,” Lev said. “People are in unbelievable denial.”
The world has turned to hell, especially for young people, so no wonder Dr. Lev is seeing so many cases of psychosis. Sure, we should be able to understand that smoking wicked weed, which is widely available in California, plus the stress, the vaccines, and the insanities of our time, would bring a lot of people to the hospital.