Blowing Smoke

If you haven’t noticed by now, more and more states are trying to legalize marijuana. In this blog, I will give you both sides to the idea of legalizing marijuana. I, myself, is torn between legalizing it or not. Half of me is for it and half of me is against it.

Marijuana is a cannabis, especially smoked or consumed as a psychoactive (mind altering) drug.

Other names for marijuana is cannabis, pot, dope, weed, joint, hash, and reefer to name just a few.

It became famous during the late ’60’s and early ’70’s by the hippies of that generation. Even such movie as the Cheech and Chong’s movies series of that time. California, especially Hollywood and San Francisco were known for pot smoking. Maybe that’s why California is full of crazies, nut jobs.

Even country singer, Willie Nelson is known for smoking a little pot at times.

Not many people would recognize marijuana when it’s growing. To the average person, it looks just like a weed. You could be walking through a path and not even know it.

As I said in the definition, marijuana is a mind altering drug. Weed, known as marijuana can be classified as a depressant, stimulant, or hallucinogen.

Weed as a depressant affect your nervous system and slow brain function. It can help to calm nerves and relax tense muscles. It can be used to treat several conditions, such as insomnia, anxiety, or muscle spasms.

Weed as a stimulant will often increase your heart rate and blood pressure, causing rapid breathing in some people. It can cause paranoia.

Weed as a hallucinogen can alter your perception of reality. It can also cause nausea, dry mouth and loss of control of motor skills.

Smoking Weed can be very addicting. It’s a poor man drug; where many start with before moving on to other form of drugs.

Have you ever smell someone smoking marijuana? It smells like skunk in the area. Believe me, I know what a skunk smells like after they sprayed. I was raised on a farm. I have to admit, when I first would smell someone smoking pot, I thought there was a skunk in the area.

It smells worse than cigarettes. I can tolerate a good cigar smoke, because the odor isn’t as bad as cigarettes and pot.

Those who smoked weeds practically all their lives, their brain cells are being killed slowly for every smoke they take. Just like smoking cigarettes effects the lung.

I know I’m going to get criticized for being torn between legalizing marijuana or not by not just some so-called religious fanatic; but also the medical profession as well. There are something the doctors don’t want you to know. It will cut into them making a profit.

You be surprise to know that I got a CBD balm; which is a form of marijuana that is used for sore muscles; such as back, knee, or neck pain, etc.

The use of marijuana can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy. Yet it’s not approved by the FDA for treatment of cancer. Some studies suggest that smoking weed is better than taking chemo when battling cancer. The chemo itself is worse than the cancer. Whereas smoking weed is better for those battling cancer. It doesn’t make you as sick as chemo.

Believe me, if I ever get cancer, I would refuse the chemo and take my chances with the cancer. What cancer doesn’t kill you, the chemo will. I have seen people who suffered under chemotherapy and it wasn’t pretty. Not only did they lose their hair, they loss brain cells as well. They even beg for more morphine to deal with the pain. We all know what morphine can do to a person.

This past election, North Dakota had a chance to legalized marijuana. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for it because of being torn between these 2 reasons. Like any good things, it can be taken advantage of. If they can just used marijuana for only healing purposes; I might think differently. There are people who should stay away from smoking pot as well as other drugs and alcohol.

Plus a person have to be careful that don’t get the wrong stuff, known as wacky tobacco.

If you have any information on the use of marijuana for medical purposes, please let me know. Show me how we can make it legal for medical purposes and not recreational.