It does not take a high IQ or heightened intelligence to recognise the harmful effects of alcohol on the human body. Doctors in every hospital Australia wide will tell you about the shocking things they have to deal with as a result of alcohol abuse. There are two aspects of this situation: one is the shocking aggressive random attacks on complete strangers; the king hit, the glassings in pubs and the domestic violence mainly perpetrated on women. How much worse can it get when a stranger is king hit and dies either at the scene or has tubes dangling out of him for days with family standing by waiting and hoping, only to lose their son in the end? How terrible it must be for doctors and nurses to have to patch smashed up faces and bodies for no logical reason other than a drunken person did it either to themselves or to someone else. These are dangerous people and doctors will tell you that they hate this aspect of their job.
The second is the horrible slow deaths from such diseases as cirrhosis of the liver, perforated bowel, pancreatitis, cancer, Cushing’s syndrome, gout and delirium tremens. These diseases alone cost governments billions of dollars and all avoidable from abstinence of alcohol or alcohol abuse. There is also a third danger of the effect of alcohol on a human body that is not inebriated, and that is the safety of hospital staff and patients when drunken and abusive persons enter a hospital and behave aggressively or violently. Then there is the very ugly condition of a cauliflower nose and ears. On looking at anyone that has this condition, one knows that they are an alcoholic.
Now I need to point out that having such a disease as cirrhosis of the liver, perforated bowel and delirium tremens is not illegal. It is not illegal to waste government money in this way. It is not even illegal to brawl in the street as far as I can see, when so few people are ever arrested. This latest Rush More program only arrested the very worst of culprits. And some are only put into a holding cell or sober up room. Is the behaviour so minor that it does not deserve more attention? Where are the holding cells for all those marijuana smokers? Marijuana smokers do not willingly make trouble.
Binge drinking: some people can drink a lot of alcohol and remain sane and cohesive, while others vomit, urinate and even defecate in public, losing all inhibitions and raping women, men, babies and even animals. It is a disgrace to society when governments cater to these hooligans by providing open urinals in the street. But I get it; we don’t want to see men urinating on footpaths to stink the street out the next day when the sun shines on it. Notice no such toilets are provided for women. Do governments always make the right choice when bringing in new laws? Well I can tell you what is the most ridiculous, insane, barbaric and offensive law that has ever been perpetrated in modern history and that is the banning of the use of cannabis, either for recreational use, contemplation or health purposes, as drinking the juice has healing properties. How dare anyone say that I cannot cure or attempt to cure myself with a healing herb that I grow in my garden. And the money governments spend on hunting, hounding, catching and arresting cannabis growers is astounding beyond reasonable belief. Below are video links to educate those ignorant of its value.
Cannabis is NOT a drug. Cannabis is a plant, a herb and a gift to the planet for good. Cannabis is for happy people who like being happy all the time. Alcohol is for unhappy people who like being happy in short bursts; because no one is happy when they are drunk. Happy people don’t get drunk, ask any psychiatrist.
Cannabis is not addictive. A person is addictive with an addictive personality or character. Remember that you can be addicted to almost anything if you have that disorder; such as food, work, chocolate, coffee and even sex, but none of the above are outlawed.
The benefits of drinking cannabis juice are profound. It not only provides a cure for many diseases and conditions, but is without any dangerous side effects. It is a well-known fact that all medications have side effects, some are dangerous, even fatal and some are numerous, none are benign. Compare the two.
Let’s compare the two: alcohol drunk to affect the senses dulls, inhibits or shows no regard for danger or consequences. The person doesn’t care if they are offending someone, or if they are harming a stranger or damaging property or if they even harm themselves. What do you think of this type of behaviour? Please have an opinion.
Now let’s take the effect of cannabis on the human body and mind: for a start I can tell you from over 40 years of experience that the effect is the opposite of alcohol. Where a person is reckless on alcohol, a marijuana smoker is cautious. Where a person who is drunk is offensive and doesn’t care, a person who is stoned is very caring, considerate and astute. Where a drunk is noisy and rowdy, a stoner is quiet and laid back. A stoner never harms themselves or others, they are peaceful people, but this is seen as hippy culture and not to be tolerated. Why does the right wing, hawkish character always think peace loving doves are worthless human being and must be controlled or manipulated? We have our own minds, thank you. And we are more than justified to know that our way is the only way to success. But politicians, police and the judicial system are in the main hawks that are bellicose, bellicose towards anyone different from them. Well they are different from me, but I’m not bellicose towards them. I am ready to fight, but I won’t be killing anyone, nor locking any one up, no extracting money from anyone. A peaceful person who needs to make their own decisions about their health, their spiritual wellbeing, is obliged to break the law.
Let me tell you something about hippy culture, though I am not a hippie myself, I see them everywhere I go. Let’s take a hippie festival for instance: they are usually alcohol and drug free. Alcohol is served at Woodford Folk Festival, but no one there drinks to excess. There are never any brawls and I have never seen police in attendance. Why, because Woodford Festival goers are responsible people who care about their environment and other people. Take an event like Big Day Out on the other hand and there are juvenile drunks everywhere. Take also soccer and football matches at stadiums, always a lot of drunken people; and at the races the same, drunken people vomiting on our TV screens. What a disgrace. And at these events where there are drunks, rubbish is left behind by the tonne. How many tonnes of rubbish are left behind on New Year’s Eve every year? There is always a police presence and always some arrests. Go to a hippie festival, no drunks, no one looks scary or dangerous and everyone is well behaved, enjoying themselves peacefully, looking after their environment and no rubbish is left behind. For extraordinary reasons beyond my comprehension, these people’s culture is deplored and vilified; they are persecuted beyond any reasonable stretch. Why? Well I would like you to tell me. Maybe it’s because very few hippies are gainfully employed. And why might this be? Maybe you have decided that they are all lazy bastards. But this may be very far from the truth. Some people do not fit in to what society has dictated is the ‘norm’. People to the Right of politics despise those to the Left. Hippies are to the left, they are the people who care about the environment. Those to the Right are often in power. They only care about money and progress, usually of the wrong kind. How many jobs are available to those who are peace loving, nurturing and responsible? I mean really, just about every job has its down side for an environmentalist. It’s only those who yearn after money and wealth who put up with or perpetuate that way of living. They are the ones who say, “fuck the environment, I need to make lots of money”. Jobs come first and the dollar rules. So hippies are poor and the Right are rich, but in my opinion the Right are usually wrong.
Smoking cannabis or marijuana as it is known when smoked, puts the person in a pleasant frame of mind and is not a danger to anyone, even to the smoker. Now I do not include hydro here. Hydro is another thing all together and I do not recommend it. I am referring to organically grown bush cannabis. I have smoked for over 40 years and I take exception to the fact that I can be dictated to as to what I can do in my own home or on my own property to my body when it is my experience and knowledge that I am doing no harm to anyone, to any one’s property or myself. I am in my 70’s and it is neither reasonable, nor logical for someone younger than me to tell me what I can do. A ridiculous law has been institutionalised by those who either have never smoked it at all, or if they have most probably did so in conjunction with alcohol. There is no need to mix marijuana with alcohol and it is not those peace loving people who usually do this. Every now and then you will hear on the news that a crime has been committed and the person was ‘on’ marijuana. The Main Stream Media love to get that in. But be sure that they were not ‘on’ marijuana alone. Either alcohol or other drugs would be involved and it is those other drugs or alcohol that would be the culprit. Stoners don’t go out raising hell, behaving like idiot hooligans.
I regard marijuana as a friend, as when I smoke I can see a different perspective. So that different perspective is like another person’s opinion or point of view. Two heads think better than one, if they are intelligent. I have never done anything bizarre when smoking and neither has anyone I have ever known and I have known many people who smoked marijuana in my life. It’s as if the government is saying “let’s outlaw good behaviour and promote bad and dangerous behaviour. Only arrest those who have gone too far endangering other human beings, or when one of their own is harmed, such as in the case of the police. And if you stumble upon any peaceful people, arrest them. Thank God we have this law that was made a few decades ago, that made marijuana illegal, use sniffer dogs if you have to. Do you see how bizarre it all is to someone who is thinking truthfully and logically? This is a very unreasonable law.
Cannabis is a herb and grows wild in many countries. In fact it grows outside the gates of the King’s Palace in Nepal. I have seen it. No one gives a hoot about it and it’s often fed to pigs and other domestic animals. Andrew Kavasilas, author of Medical Uses of Cannabis information for medical practitioners, says that past government policies on the use of cannabis are unfounded. Dependency does not present undue risk. Unlike alcohol one does not get more and more stoned the more you smoke, like you do with alcohol, you get more inebriated the more you drink. Andrew Kavasilas says in his Preface that until five years ago many published studies had not used any natural cannabis plant material in their studies. Politicians have used these results to make political points to uphold the law and to demonise those who smoke it. While politicians front up to parliament inebriated and get away with sniffing seats that offends the person who sat there, groping a woman’s breast from behind in the Senate whilst being televised is embarrassing. Dry humping another man’s leg is quite disgusting. Urinating into a customer’s shoe at a Japanese restaurant must top them all. Always deplorable behaviour when too much alcohol is consumed. They were all politicians doing that. You would expect they set an example. But many in our eyes are plain disgusting.
Drunken behaviour is on our news every day; but never stoned behaviour. There have been zero deaths caused from smoking or ingesting marijuana. The death toll from alcohol has not been recorded. Count car crashes, murders, accidents, people falling off roofs, balconies etc. and drownings. It would amount to millions over the years, but not a single death as a result of getting stoned. Yet this benign practice is outlawed. There is no valid reason.
There have been 540 alcohol related arrests this year, but not for drinking alcohol, for outrageous behaviour causing harm. Yet people are being arrested for blowing a reading for a joint they smoked a month ago. Bizarre. The person no doubt was at home quietly listening to music minding their own business, but that is seen as abhorrent behaviour. What is abhorrent is that this peaceful person can be persecuted for being peaceful and benign. Smoking marijuana merely makes one mellow, not boisterous and obnoxious.
I could write several million instances where alcohol did harm, but by now you have the picture, so there is no need for that inclusion.
I propose that the law be abolished that bans the use of cannabis and marijuana for any purpose and that if a crime or an offence is committed that it is the offence that is breaking the law, not the partaking of a harmless herb; just as it is with alcohol. Alcohol is the real villain, ask any doctor.
Here are some links for those who are ignorant to the benefits of cannabis use.
Marijuana shops open for business in Colorado January 1st 2014.
74 problems and diseases listed for alcohol abuse on:
Kim Jong-un ‘very drunk’ when ordering executions http://ninem.sn/C145GXK
No fatalities for cannabis use have been reported up to 2010 Wikipedia
No fatal overdoses associated with cannabis use have been reported as of 2010. A review published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in February 2001 said that “no deaths directly due to acute cannabis use have ever been reported”.
I want the people who read this, (whether they be politician, police or judicial system operator) to be open minded, think reasonably and logically and come to a decision that one is superior to the other. If it takes a ballot in Parliament, then it must not be secret. A secret ballot would encourage people to vote stupidly. Politicians look stupid enough as it is without having to put on the Dunces hat.
If you have been sent this report via Australia Post, you are part of the system that has discriminated against an otherwise law abiding society of free thinking citizens whose views and opinions differ from yours no doubt.
Does any government want half a million mellow cannabis smokers to descend of the lawns of Parliament House or Government House and light up their joints on mass? How would the existing system deal with half a million peaceful protesters? How?
As for cannabis damaging the brain? I’m 71 years old and I can memorise a whole deck of cards, all 52 in order. Can you?
If there is not an immediate response, not to me, but to changes in the law, I will be forced to challenge this stupid law in the High Court. It will be easy to get every person who enjoys marijuana for whatever purpose to donate $5 to that cause. Wouldn’t that quickly prove just how many Australians flaunt this ridiculous law.
P.S. If you are such a person who knows cannabis prohibition is a farce, please work out how you can do your bit to bring about legalization. Photo copy 9 copies and send to influential people and give to those whom you know want marijuana/cannabis legalised.