The Debate Over Legalizing Marijuana

Todd
October 12, 2017

This is a debate that is both heated and fascinating. Its amazing that a natural substance as simple as a plant can be the center of a political, moral, and health dispute bigger then many other more pressing issues in America. There are very few negatives to legalizing marijuana and many positives.
Before launching into why marijuana should be legal, one must consider a world in which this drug is legal and readily available. Compared to its currently legal counterparts (tobacco and alcohol), marijuana is clearly the lesser of the 3 evils both for health factors and societal problems. People claim marijuana is more damaging all around then the other two, but is it really?

Take tobacco…

Thousands die every year from health complications due to smoking tobacco, chewing tobacco, etc. Billions are spent on purchasing tobacco and tobacco related products not to mention trillions spent on health care costs associated with tobacco smoking Tobacco is highly addictive and many smokers become hooked at a young age when the image of smoking is considered ‘cool’ no thanks to marketing by multi-billion dollar companies.

Alcohol…

How many thousands die due to drunk driving and alcohol poisoning each year? Everything from car accidents to domestic abuse cases have incidences due directly to consumption of alcohol. Also consider unprotected sexual activity due to impaired mental capacities due to drinking and the risks associated with unprotected sex. Then theres the health care costs associated with liver damage and even injuries acquired during alcohol fueled fights. Not to mention the harm done to a society in which alcohol is viewed by as many as ‘the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems’.

marijauna vs alcohol

Now Marijuana…

Currently this natural drug’s users have an image of drug addicted, non productive members of society. Thats funny considering those who drink and smoke are portrayed as happy, successful, and popular. Unless of course you go to underground sources in which marijuana users are shown as creative, sophisticated, and ‘cool’.

But anyways, social view aside one can’t ignore the fact that marijuana is safer in countless ways then alcohol and tobacco. One major fact is that not one single case of death has been officially attributed to using untainted marijuana. Alcohol and tobacco? Hundreds of thousands.

Health and societal financial costs due to marijuana? You may have a marijuana user come in because he got so relaxed he fell and hit his head on the table, but your not going to see an influx of overdose victims (like with alcohol), violent fights breaking out among a few smokers of the drug, and certainly not the same level of destruction and arrogance that leads to destruction associated with ‘liquid courage’. (While both alcohol and marijuana are considered depressants on the body, alcohol seems to stimulate the ego).

And the legalities….

The US government spends billions on repairing damage and injuries due to alcohol and tobacco use, and billions on preventing marijuana from entering the US. Plus they spend billions incarcerating people for years over a small amount of marijuana.

and whats in it for the US government…

By legalizing marijuana not only would the government reap the benefits of HUGE sales tax profits, but they would be able to regulate marijuana to ensure it is not tainted or laced and to keep it out of the hands of minors. Tobacco companies have already expressed interest in product marijuana if it is given the ok to be legal and it WILL be a big industry.

So lets review real quick? No deaths directly due to marijuana use, thousands in jail over the green stuff, unsafe green stuff in the hands of minors that could be laced, huge tax benefits, medical benefits proven across the board, AND clearly better then alcohol and tobacco as a vice.

There is no reason why marijuana should not be legalized, regulated, packaged, and sold. As a post note did I mention that legalizing marijuana would drive the underground illegal marijuana drug trade completely out of business? A trade that is responsible for billions in illegally earned money, countless deaths, violence, corruption, and community degradation? A fine way to get drug dealers off your streets is to remove their most popular product and put it in the hands of legal trade.

Ziggy Marley Brings ‘Marijuanaman’ to WonderCon 2017

Todd
September 28, 2017
Ziggy Marley weed

Grammy Award-winning musician Ziggy Marley is a very creative guy, a dedicated social activist and, as it turns out, a comic book lover. Marley, 42, made an appearance at WonderCon 2011 to promote “Marijuanaman,” a comic book superhero that he created in association with Image Comics.
“In Jamaica , I used to buy comic books all the time: Batman, Superman, Spider-Man,” Marley said in a face-to-face interview at WonderCon 2017. “I have a strong imagination; what I think is not just limited to music. I’m a scribbler-I like to scribble and draw stuff.”

Marley said he thought it would be a good idea to put a different light on the Cannabis plant, also known as hemp, by using a superhero that gets his abilities from it. “The plant, in itself, has a lot of potential. It is a super plant. Besides the medicinal uses and recreational uses, it has a lot of industrial uses that would really benefit us and the planet if we can put it to use,” he said.

Ziggy Marley

Marley pointed out that industrial items such as plastic, fiberglass and drywall can all be manufactured from hemp. “It’s environmentally friendly. Biofuel can be made from hemp also. We can get a lot of nutrition from hemp seeds. A lot of malnourished children can be fed by these seeds if society would allow this plant to flourish,” Marley said.

The goal of “Marijuanaman,” Marley said, is entertainment, but there are also messages inside the stories. The hero comes from a planet where the atmosphere is composed of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the active ingredient in marijuana. “They are having an issue where it (the atmosphere) is being depleted, just like on Earth where we have an ozone layer that’s being depleted,” he said.

“He sets out on a journey to find a solution, not knowing anything about hemp or marijuana. He lands in a pot field and he feels an instant connection to this plant. He doesn’t know what it’s doing to him, but he feels something. He meets this community that’s living the eco-life and they use him as part of their community,” Marley said.

Though Marijuanaman is not a smoker, he ingests the THC by inhaling smoke from other marijuana users.

“It changes his molecular structure and he becomes this superhero. He’s up against this pharmaceutical guy whose goal is to make everything artificial,” Marley said.

Marijuanaman’s enemies hire a mercenary named “Cash Money” to fight the THC-powered hero. “He’s like a half-robot, half-man who’s injected with steroids and all these drugs. He’s the villain in the story,” Marley said.

Written by Joe Casey and illustrated by Jim Mahfood, was released on April 20, 2011, which definitely makes it “420 friendly.” “I think Jim’s art is appropriate for this character because it is different. It’s not typical comic book art. His art also has a lot of meaning inside of it. Joe also understands that the comic book must have certain philosophies inside of it and ideas that we can pass on through the book.”

Everything to know about synthetic urine

Todd
September 22, 2017

As everyone knows synthetic urine is the pre-mixed liquid and experts can create this urine in labs and it is mostly used for certain purposes such as calibrating the drug test. This urine is composed of constituents which is quiet similar to real urine. In other term, urine is quiet similar to the composition, gravity, ph level, appearance and other features of the real urine. For that reason only, people are used it in the drug test. Based on the studies says that synthetic urine might consist of two ounces of liquid. In case you look to buy synthetic urine then you must pick the trusted supplier. This artificial urine contains primary ingredients of uric acid, creatinine and urea. Basically legit and well qualified urine test is conducted in medical examinations because it is one of the best ways to determine whether person fit to job position or not. If you do some research then you can find out the best dealer. You must use the synthetic urine which is manufactured from trustworthy laboratory.

In a technology world, drug testing methodology and technology is more sophisticated. It is mostly used in different kinds of the applications such as equipment calibration, diaper testing, science, cleaning agents testing, passing drug test, alternative medicine and pranks. In case you love to play pranks then you are recommended to choose this product and it always makes less problems and less offensive. Most of the studies say that synthetic urine is mostly used to pass drug test. Actually it is mostly used for substitute of real one because it might not contain any pieces of evidence of the drug use. During the drug test, it can offer 100% guarantee of the negative result. If you surf in online then you may easily get artificial urine.