“What’s one of the most toxic and dangerous substances we foolish humans willingly (and mostly happily) consume each and every day?”
The answer to that question is what the Cannabis Cleanse aims to solve.
The Cannabis Cleanse is as much about the harmful effects of alcohol and “cleansing” or detoxing of alcohol from your diet as it is about the fact that this amazing plant is not only medicinal, but also far less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time we treat it that way, according to this recent ad that was just placed in the U.S during a major televised sporting event.
What’s more, let’s take note at how seemingly the entire world is “coming” down from the counter-productive and hysterical high of “reefer madness” propaganda force fed to us for 75 years.
Not only has Colorado, and Washington legalized “Weed” for recreational purposes (and suffered surprising little fights or overdoses like from alcohol) but the New York State Governor has just announced reform to their medical marijuana laws, which frankly don’t go far enough in joining the 20 other states who led the way, and over 10 more with plans to legalize, decriminalize or medicalize (yes this is not a word, and no I am not sampling the product ahem at the moment). Thankfully, even whole countries are starting to understand the hypocrisy and harm our current drug laws have propagated.
There has been a long and a never ending debate on whether marijuana should be legalized or not. Here are some of the reasons why marijuana should be legalized.
It’s not a gateway drug- Many people thinking that using marijuana would lead them to use other drugs as well. This is not true because studies show that people who used marijuana first used other drugs in correlation and not because of causation. Also, more than half the population in America has already tried the drug at least once.
Low risk of addiction- It has been proven that only about 9-10% of the adults who used marijuana got addicted to it which is very low as compared to cocaine where the addiction rate is 20%, heroine where the addiction rate is 2% and tobacco which has the highest addiction rate of 30%.
Death due to marijuana overdose is not possible- It is a common misconception that an overdose of marijuana might kill you. Till date, not a single death has been reported due to overdose of marijuana. But in 2010, 38,329 people died from drug overdoses, 60% of which were prescription drugs.
Marijuana has positive attributes – Marijuana has great medical value. It is useful in helping cure a lot of ailments. It is safer than alcohol and therefore can be used as a recreational drug and is a much better way to relax.
Very little side effects- Marijuana has very little side effects and most people develop tolerance to them and those who do not, mostly stop using the drug.
It’s no wonder why many call Marijuana a wonder-drug, even a super food (yes you can eat it), having been shown to benefit those with: epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, arthritis, depression, morning sickness, Cancer, HIV AIDS, chemotherapy and the list goes on and on.
What’s more, today, most doctors would prescribe medical marijuana to patients according to a recent survey showed that more than three quarters of the doctors would prescribe marijuana to their patients if they are allowed to by law. This is the irony of the fact that doctors can’t recommend the medicine even if they want to. A recent study concluded the fact that 76 percent of the physicians said that they will definitely recommend pot if they are allowed to.
A study done by University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis gave very positive results about prescription of the medical marijuana. The results showed that medical cannabis can definitely act as a pain reliever for the patients suffering from HIV, diabetes, sleep disorders, etc. Medical marijuana can be helpful as an appetite stimulant, antispasmodic and even has many analgesic effects. Various side effects of chemotherapy can also be cured with it. Nausea and vomiting which come along with chemotherapy have known to disappear with medical marijuana.
But what about this so-called “Cannabis Cleanse” you might ask, and what does this have to do with cleansing and detox?
Well, the first step to any cleanse or detox is to stop putting the toxins in your body in the first place. And the seriously harmful alcoholic cousin in the recreational fun-drug family should be consumed much less, that is often is to obtain any benefits from its ingestion beyond the buzz its popular for. (although it might be noted that it’s possible that liver damage from drinking has recently been shown to be mitigated by marijuana, so if you’re going to drink, maybe taking Mary Jane to the party will prolong your life, and the party.
Now, I won’t go into how to detox yourself from the cheetos, twix and KFC you’ll probably be craving (I am talking to you Frank the Tank).
And clearly the humour in my approach should not go without saying, please “LIVE responsibly”, all things in moderation, and open your mind to new approaches to the human condition, like how to live longer (and higher).