We all know that there have been multiple studies showing the benefits the medical marijuana can help cure multiple diseases and symptoms of diseases, it is still met with resistance when it comes to the legalization of it. There is evidence of its success in killing cancer cells, and it helps slow degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s yet it is still frowned upon?
And why? Is it because the cancer industry is more concerned with ensuring that they can profit over the illnesses of thousands instead of curing them? There have been numerous attempts to get medicinal marijuana laws passed through the court systems, but to no avail. Most countries have strict laws when it comes to marijuana consumption and possession.
A Canadian by the name of Rick Simpson tried his best to get his cannabis oil to be approved through the court system. After having helped many people in his small Nova Scotian town cure themselves from several disease, including lung cancer, he realized that no matter what the truth about the healing power of cannabis would be put down.
In 1974, the NIH (National Institute of Health) funded a study by the Medical College of Virginia to prove the cannabis hampers the immune system and destroys brain cells. This was ammunition that the DEA were looking for in order to throw pot smokers in jail, no questions asked.
Unfortunately, this plan backfired. The study found that cancer cells in lab rats were being destroyed, and not healthy cells. It also discovered that immune systems were enhanced instead of being impeded. Needless to say, funding for that research was quickly pulled.
Since then, there has only been more and more evidence of the good that cannabis and the natural compounds it has can do. We know that it can help with cancer, but it also helps relieve our bodies of problems associated with:
- Chronic pain
- Crohn’s Disease
- Epilepsy, seizures
- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
- Joint pain
- Lack of appetite
- Lyme Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle spasms
- Nausea (from chemotherapy)
- Neuropathic Pain
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
And there is more and more research pushing how far we can take cannabis for the good of the health of the whole world!
So if there is evidence of the good that cannabis can do, why does most of the world have harsh penalties for even just having a little bit of marijuana on your person?
Evidence has recently come about that has shown how more lenient laws on marijuana and its uses, both medicinal and recreational, have lowered crime, reduced motor vehicle accidents, lowered suicide rates, and lowered opiate drug use almost immediately.
Colorado recently began to regulate the sale of marijuana and it immediately began to pay off, in more ways than one. The government ended up making nearly 4.5 billion dollars in tax revenue, so much that they may need to start giving some of that money back to the taxpayers.
Recently, the UN was about to release a document stating that the current laws on on drug use and the War on Drugs was excessive, and calling for worldwide reform. But at the last minute, this statement was revoked after pressure from one major nation, who has as of yet remained nameless.
Who profits from keeping harsh laws on marijuana? Not those who are suffering from pain and disease, but those who are supposedly trying to cure them. It is time for people to speak up and demand more research, for the findings to be public, and for the government and corporations to think about them instead of their bottom line.