Tuesday, May 29, 2018
ANOTHER LECTURE ON THE BENEFITS OF POT AND BOOZE
Blogger Ash said...
I think many of us can respect an opinion regarding the abuse of marijuana or alcohol. But you seem to REFUSE to acknowledge the benefits of either. I am not a fan of abuse, and if you live in a state where marijuana is not legal, then yes its wrong to use it, according to the law. However, 26 states have made it legal. There is scientific evidence of the benefits of moderate use of alcohol and the use of marijuana. I've included some of the web adresses that reference these studies, but just in case you can't open them, here are some of the highlights; 1. The review found that marijuana, or products containing cannabinoids are effective at relieving chronic pain. Some studies on cancer cells suggest that cannabinoids may either slow down the growth of or kill some types of cancer. The short-term use of oral cannabinoids may improve symptoms of spasticity among people with multiple sclerosis. Another study published in 2017 discovered that a marijuana may be effective at easing seizures among children with Dravet syndrome, which is a rare form of epilepsy. Dravet syndrome seizures are prolonged, repetitive, and potentially lethal. In fact, 1 in 5 children with Dravet syndrome do not reach the age of 20. In the study, 120 children and teenagers with Dravet syndrome, all of whom were aged between 2 and 18, were randomly assigned to receive an oral cannabidiol solution or a placebo for 14 weeks, along with their usual medication. The researchers found that the children who received the cannabidiol solution went from having around 12 seizures per month to an average of six seizures per month. Three children receiving cannabidiol did not experience any seizures at all. 2. The best-supported medicinal use of marijuana is as a treatment for chronic pain. There's also strong evidence medical cannabis can help with muscle spasms. It doesn't seem to harm lung capacity, and may even improve it. It may be of some use in treating glaucoma, or it may be possible to derive a drug from marijuana for this use. It may help control epileptic seizures. It also decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet's Syndrome. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading, at least in cell cultures. It may decrease anxiety in low doses. THC may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis. It seems to lessen side effects from treating hepatitis C and increase treatment effectiveness. Marijuana may help with inflammatory bowel diseases. It relieves arthritis discomfort. Marijuana users tend to be less obese and have a better response to eating sugar. While not really a health or medical benefit, marijuana could spur creativity. Cannabis soothes tremors for people with Parkinson's disease. Marijuana may help veterans suffering from PTSD. Animal studies suggest that marijuana may protect the brain after a stroke. Marijuana might even protect the brain from concussions and trauma. It can help eliminate nightmares. Cannabis reduces some of the pain and nausea from chemotherapy and stimulates appetite. Marijuana can help people who are trying to cut back on drinking. Medical marijuana legalization seems to reduce opioid overdose deaths......tbc
Oh...FYI....I don't smoke pot. So before you post about another "pot user" defending it lets get that straight right here and now
Blogger Cindybin said...
Ash, AARGGHHHH I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS! I didn't read most of your comment; I have heard it all before about the "health benefits" of alcohol and marijuana. I AM SO SICK OF HEARING THIS! I have said over and over how I'm a convert to the Mormon Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and we have the Word of Wisdom which is revelation from God about how coffee, tea, alcohol, cigarettes and mind-altering drugs like marijuana are not for the body. We are taught the moral and physical reasons to avoid using these things. This helps us! The LDS church is the true church, restored on the Earth in the latter days by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It has the fullness of the gospel and the correct doctrines. I studied, pondered and prayed a long time before joining the Mormon church almost 40 years ago. I know it is true. What do you want me to do, tell God He is wrong and drop out and start smoking pot and drinking booze?? I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs! Nobody ever offered it to me or anything! And I was a teen in the 70s! Same for my husband! You had to be a totally different person to do such a thing! It was the "bad kids" who used drugs! And it's ILLEGAL! You can get into big trouble if you get busted! Kids need to remember this! But even if pot were legal it doesn't make it right! What parent would ever raise their kids to grow up and get high on marijuana? Most parents try to teach their kids morals, values and common sense to know that using drugs is wrong and just plain immature! And I know many of these same parents think nothing of using a mind-altering drug in the form of alcohol, but they are hypocrites! A casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker except they aren't breaking the law! People need to grow up and set an example! Geez, HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SAY THIS? I have typed this out thousands of times over the past 20 years online!
AND THEN YOU BRING UP MEDICAL MARIJUANA?? ARE YOU INSANE?? I HAVE SAID OVER AND OVER FOR 20 YEARS ONLINE THAT NOBODY IS AGAINST MEDICINE! Medicine is something people use to treat an illness or condition that they don't want to have in the first place, not to get high and stoned and have "fun" like a casual pot smoker or booze drinker would! CAN'T YOU SEE THAT? Why do you people ALWAYS tell me about the medical benefits?? I ALREADY KNOW THIS! One can find this information anywhere! Again, nobody is against MEDICINE! If something like marijuana, or ANYTHING, truly helps a person with a true medical condition, of course that would be a good thing! I'd use it myself if I had to, if it worked and were legal for that. I have even been trying for years to write an article on the benefits of medical marijuana! But I have yet to find one single decent TRUE medical user or supporter online! They are all HORRIBLE! Just like you! Comments like yours are the entire reason I have to keep speaking up against pot year after year after FREAKING YEAR, I am so sick of it!!! You all tell me the same stuff over and over and over! WHAT DO LITTLE CHILDREN WITH SEIZURES HAVE TO DO WITH RECREATIONAL DRUG USE OR ALCOHOL DRINKING? Why do you guys always bring that up??
And then you tell me about the health benefits of ALCOHOL?? AARGGHH I have said over and over that alcohol is a TOXIN, it poisons cells and affects every hormone in your body. Even in low doses, alcohol significantly increases the risk of breast cancer in women, along with liver and rectum cancer. LOW DOSES! But even if alcohol were good for you, just the fact that it's a mind-altering drug makes it wrong! Again, a casual booze drinker is no better than a casual pot smoker except they aren't breaking the law! People need to grow up and set an example! And I have explained over and over that we have revelation from God about why it's wrong to use mind-altering drugs like pot and alcohol recreationally! Using drugs to have "fun" is not what TRUE fun is! That's what makes it immoral, and just plain immature! You shouldn't even have to be Mormon or religious to understand that! My husband isn't Mormon and HE doesn't drink booze! And he SURE doesn't smoke POT!
And it makes me FURIOUS when you guys say stuff about my "delivery". I AM A NICE PERSON, I DON'T CUSS PEOPLE OUT AND THREATEN PEOPLE LIKE THE POT SMOKERS AND BOOZE DRINKERS DO TO ME! I don't make fun of their hobbies or their looks or their sex life like they do to me! I AM THE NICE ONE HERE! And it makes me furious when you people tell me to focus on the "facts." What FACTS?? If I were to state facts about how "dangerous" marijuana is, the pot smokers would bring up about how GOOD it is for you and how it helps little children with seizures! Again, the reason I have to keep speaking up against pot is because pot smokers all accuse me of thinking pot is dangerous and deadly and has no medical benefits! Can't you see that?? It doesn't even OCCUR to them that I'm against pot because it's a mind-altering drug!! How sad is that? That's why we all need to speak up against pot even MORE! And they all say stupid things like if I haven't TRIED "weed" I can't possibly speak up against it. OH BROTHER. If THAT isn't enough to show people why we need to speak up against pot even more, then I don't know what is!! You should be OUTRAGED at all the ridiculous things the pot smokers and booze drinkers say, rather than joining in with them and saying the same stupid things I've heard a billion times!
So THEN, even after ALL I SAID, Blogger Ash said...
Again Cindy, you miss the point. But your religious beliefs tell you its wrong and I can respect that. BUT that is YOUR religion, not mine, not my belief system. Are you unable to respect anyone elses beliefs? I've NEVER seen anything about this is in the bible. so enlighten me. Use your knowledge to show believers where we are wrong. Though chances are we won't see the same thing as we belong to different belief systems.
When you say things like; "But I have yet to find one single decent TRUE medical user or supporter online! They are all HORRIBLE! Just like you!" you not only attack people who are trying to have conversations with you in a mature and intelligent manner, but you make yourself continue to look foolish. I have been nothing but respectful. People continue to point out the benefits, because you continue to repeat the same thing.
Whether people re using it for medicinal purposes or not, you will get "high" because of the way it works. While I definetly do not agree that someone like myself who may enjoy a glass of wine or two once and a while is the same as someone who uses an illegal substance, and I don't agree with your religious beliefs, I can still respect you and treat you with respect. Which clearly is not something you are able to do.
You say you have never found anyone who uses Marijuana as medicine. Are you looking? Or the minute they tell you they get high and its fun are you writing them off as horrible drug addicted sinners? Because here are several stories that I was able to find with a small amount of google. Children with seizures are being helped by that mind altering substance. Cancer patients are being helped.
We clearly won't agree. So bless you and have a God filled life.
It does occur to me, to all of us that that's why you are against it. We are all simply saying YOUR OPINION IS NOT FACT BASED.....ARE YOU INSANE????
Nope I refuse to stoop to name calling and belittling. God Bless you Cindy
And so Cindybin said for the billionth time:
AARGGHHH Even after ALL I SAID, you still don't get it! Oh how I wish I had never, ever brought up my religion online. You guys always use it against me! I clearly told you that I never smoked pot even BEFORE I had religious beliefs! My husband isn't Mormon and HE would sure never smoke pot! And we don't know anybody in real life who smokes pot, approves of it or knows where to find it! Stop blaming my RELIGION on this! I only tell you about the Mormon church to HELP you, thinking you will be touched and want to learn more! Geez, one of the things that ATTRACTED me to the Mormon church years ago was knowing it's members don't smoke pot, drink alcohol, etc. Yet when I try to share this with you guys online, you reject it! Again, I am trying to HELP you! And stop bringing up this "fact based" stuff! What FACTS do you want me to say? How dangerous and deadly marijuana is?? If I did that, I'd be laughed off the face of the Earth! Again, the entire reason I have to keep speaking up against pot is because pot smokers accuse me of thinking it's dangerous and addictive! Doesn't that show you why we all need to speak up even MORE against this?? And then you tell me to have a God filled life, blah blah blah. If you are so dang religious, then you of ALL people should be on my side and you should be APPALLED at the stupid, ridiculous, mean and offensive and obscene things the pot smokers say! And then you bring up about how I have never found anyone who uses marijuana as medicine? CAN'T YOU READ? I have said over and over that I haven't found a true DECENT medical user online! They all cuss me out and threaten me and use lame excuses about how pot is safer than alcohol, blah blah blah. Even the "nice" ones can't understand why it's wrong to use drugs recreationally! How can we support them when they are like THAT?? Can't you see my point??