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.
A Canadian judge issued a significant ruling last week when hearing the case of Mario Larouche, 46, who was charged with possession of 30 marijuana plants. Further proving that Canadian politics is on the right track when it comes to legalization, Quebec Judge Pierre Chevalier presented the defendant with his punishment: a fine of $1.30 Canadian.
In my first exposure to Psychology as a course of study, I was a senior in high school. The class was second period, so I had time to come down from my before-school session and actually absorb some information. Psychology was a great class; you learn all about yourself, quantify the differences in personality, and find out people are generally sheep. During my study, I also learned about the importance of your corpus callosum.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign a decree that will legalize the therapeutic use of cannabis in the country. The new law will not allow any recreational possession, growing or selling, but may allow some sick people in Colombia to find relief. The law will also allow scientific research of the cannabis plant.
When people start talking about Big Anything, it is always in reference to lobbyists, corporate greed, and screwing over the little guy. As soon as marijuana legalization became a national issue, it did not take long for people to start pondering what might happen if Philip Morris got a hold of the weed market: red and white branded cigarette packs with pre-rolled joints, full of strange additives and mass-produced, generally shit, product. The horror!