Thursday, August 08, 2013
Rosie DiManno and the War on Marijuana
Oh no. How much more can I stand? Not the Great War on Marijuana. Again.
First the Harper Cons come out sounding like something out of Reefer Madness.
Now here comes Rosie DiManno to open up a whole new front in the War on Weed.
By declaring that marijuana shouldn't be legalized, because it makes you STUPID !!!
Not a single habitual user I’ve ever known has been enhanced, augmented even slightly in personality or as good company, by weed. You may think you’re being clever and witty, but you’re merely imbecilic. Mellow, no doubt, perhaps de-stressed — or, if consumed for medicinal purposes, cushioned against pain and depression, thus perfectly acceptable and already legal for some 14,000 registered users in Canada. Otherwise, it is the stupid of highs.
As opposed to booze which makes you intelligent, as well as loud and violent eh?
Or smack which she thinks is yummy. But can kill you like cocaine. Or alcohol. Or so many other drugs.
While nobody to my knowledge has ever died from smoking too much marijuana.
And when it comes to its other health effects this is misleading:
I’m having difficulty following the logic here. Health Canada has moved heaven and earth to make smoking a tacitly illegal activity, while the government continues to rake in huge profits from grossly overtaxing the product. If nicotine is so destructive of health, surely marijuana is no better.
Because it ignores the simple fact that people smoke many more cigarettes than they do joints. So although putting smoke into your lungs is never a good thing, the health effects are relatively negligible.
Also DiManno ignores or glances some of the other positive public health advantages of legalizing and controlling the substance. Not only because it would help keep the substance out of the hands of children. Or help keep teenagers out of jail.
But also because it could ensure basic quality control, and make sure millions of Canadians aren't smoking something DANGEROUS...
For who knows what pesticides or other dangerous chemicals the mob is using to make their BILLIONS. The billions that could be better used to fund more worthy enterprises like medicare.
As for this:
Not a single habitual user I’ve ever known has been enhanced, augmented even slightly in personality or as good company, by weed. You may think you’re being clever and witty, but you’re merely imbecilic.
All I can say is that some people's imbecility, can be some other people's creativity. And the inspiration of many artists, like Jack Kerouac for example.
Who was fuelled by marijuana and benzedrine when he wrote his famous novel On the Road.
And whose health and spirit was ruined by alcohol...
That ruptured the veins in his guts, so even 15 litres of blood couldn't save him.
Yup. When I think about it, a drug that can make you mellow, creative, playful, laugh a lot, make a bowl of cereal taste heavenly, and make you REALLY friendly can't be all that bad eh?
And all I can say to Di Manno is that she, not Justin Trudeau is the one who sounds STOOPID.
And of course that I'm sorry she had a bad experience with marijuana. And that it wasn't as yummy as smack. And that she doesn't like smoking it.
But Rosie don't throw out the bong with the bath water. Or reach for the needle again. There's still HOPE !!!!!
Just do what Jimmy Harper did and eat it in a BROWNIE...
The Great War on Marijuana.
I don't know why it brings out the stoopid in so many eh?
But it's still a CRIME.
Stephen Harper and his foul Cons are still waging war on their own people.
And it's still MADNESS...
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