Hello dear reader(s)!
Watch any sports lately? How about a cooking show? See any commercials? Were any of them for alcohol?
In a few minutes, I am probably going to have a special (cannabis infused) brownie. (Tomorrow I have shit to do, or else I might tomorrow too.) Part of it will be for my chemotherapy-induced neuropathy pain that is acting up. Part of it will be to help my anxiety that is so strong this month. Part of it will be to give me the appetite I need to eat dinner tonight. Part of it will be because it seems to (seems to because I have no actual studies that show causation) keep my blood counts a bit higher than they are when I have not had any in a while. Part of it will be to try to prevent some of the nightmares I get this month from coming tonight.
But part of it? Part of it will just be to help me relax a bit.
And yet, on the federal level, this is a crime. Jeffy-boy and company do not care for it one bit. That’s fine, they don’t have to have any. More for us.
Why is this a problem?
Do you know what I have never seen? I have never seen a person under the influence of marijuana (and only marijuana) hit their spouse. I have never seen a person under the influence of marijuana start a bar fight. I have never seen a person under the influence of marijuana think they are invincible and can drive one hundred miles per hour even though they are too drunk to stand. And most importantly, I have never seen a person turn yellow and die a slow, horrible death from liver failure because of marijuana.
Guess what I’ve seen from people under the influence of legal, advertised alcohol?
I use cannabis for pain. I use it to help me relax. I use it for many reasons. Because of that, I don’t feel like I need many prescription drugs I would have no problems getting legally. I had a prescription for heavy opioids before I started realizing the full benefits of cannabis. You will never catch me at a park with a needle in my arm. You will never catch me with a brown bag over a bottle. I have something much safer that is so much more effective with fewer side-effects.
I think it is hilarious that the supposed free-market loving Republicans are against legalizing marijuana. Taking money from the alcohol lobby and the pharmaceutical lobby to keep it illegal in order to protect the inferior products that are marketed and pushed to us like all the processed crappy food was when I was growing up.
And let’s talk about that food. Remember when people thought butter was horrible, and margarine was the healthy way to go? Or the “Low Fat” food was a good thing? Or avocados were bad because they were fatty fruits?
We are living in an age of capitalism out of control. When the need for more money puts a large number of people, even entire societies at risk, maybe there needs to be a different way.
It’s no secret that I have considered myself a Democratic Socialist long before I knew who Bernie Sanders was. But as I see the horrible things companies are doing with our food, our medicine, our healthcare, and housing all in the name of profit, I am digging in even more than ever. I wonder how these fucking pieces of shit sleep at night. Maybe on all those dangerous drugs they bribe your doctor into prescribing.
I am not anti-medicine. I do not believe cannabis cures most things. I do, based on my own experiences and the studies that have been able to be conducted, believe that it treats and can help prevent many things. And I am certain that it is only being kept illegal at the federal level in order to protect the profits of industries that trade off of inferior substances.
I choose not to participate. I will do my own research, and I will try what I choose. And if something works better for me, that’s what I will do.
I will not eat the artificial everything plus preservatives if I can find fresh and real. I will not take the synthetic, physically addictive, mildly effective, side-effect prone pill if I know my natural medicine would do a better job of treating the condition.
My life is not for the profit of others.