With news that I am sure is irritating to anti-reformers—what, with their habitual use of terrible substantiation and warping of facts—the University of Michigan released the results of its annual survey on teen drug use, Monitoring the Future (MTF). In it you will find that teen drug use on the whole is down. Great job, kids!
Cannabis-infused pain products are the best known secret worldwide and have been for years. What most people do not realize is, not only do most infused products have Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in them, but the majority have Cannabidiol (CBD) in them as well. CBD is the chemical in cannabis that keeps proving a number of health benefits. According to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, benefits include, but are not limited to:
Antiemetic- Reduces nausea and vomiting
Anticonvulsant- Suppresses seizure activity
Antipsychotic- Combats psychosis disorders
It must be hard to combat marijuana. Fear mongering is habitually employed, but it is a crutch that preys and is only effective on those that fail to educate themselves. We have discussed the whole idea that the marijuana industry has the potential to become analogous to the miserable giant that is Big Tobacco.
Millions of cannabis users know how well it works when it comes to treating pain. They feel it every day. The relief, whether it’s stomach pain, back pain, neck pain or some of the dozens of other types of pain humans go through, can be immense.
But for the politicians who don’t consume cannabis and yet have power over its legality, more is needed than millions of testimonials. They want studies! More and more studies!
Those who favor cannabis legalization are fine with studies. The more research, the better. We must learn everything there is to know about marijuana. We have no fear of the truth.
Everyone loves our veterans. We have parades for them, we worship the ground they walk on—as long as they are fighting for us, that is. But once they come back from war, we tend to forget them.
The US Veteran’s Administration is supposed to oversee the care of returning veterans. Much has been made in the news about how poorly the VA does that job. Nowhere was that more apparent than in how the VA handled the issue of medical marijuana.
Driving while intoxicated is never acceptable. The number of deaths that have been attributed to operating an automobile while drunk is heinous. While I like to think that times have changed, and it has become more acceptable to find a different way home from the bar besides using the car you drove ("Bro, I am sooooo wasted. Call me an Uber before I puke the Moscow Mules I drank all over my new Sperry's!"), there is still a dearth of viable options depending on where you get wasted.