The Cannabis Conspiracy: The Funny Thing about Marinol

We live in a society that has decided that potentially lethal tobacco, alcohol, lack of exercise, poor diet, and abuse of prescription medicine are acceptable. Yet cannabis, despite its known medicinal advantages since Biblical times, is not accepted by the mainstream society.

Knowing this, yet abiding by the nation’s criminal policy on cannabis, hospitals now use a synthetic version of it, named Marinol. It helps those suffering from pain. Interestingly, the main element of cannabis that causes pain relief is THC, which is also the same element that makes a person high. Man had to copy the natural original and I’m sure spent many thousands of dollars to do so.  That’s not circular reasoning. That’s circular stupidity.

Or they could have just used the actual plant, which is free and grows easily in most climates without any known predators. And has been medically proven to be only as addictive as caffeine. And has no documented links with cancer or disease, being that it’s not actually toxic- it’s medicinal and natural.

Mankind has slightly altered God’s free medicine of cannabis into a profitable medicine in which mankind is taking credit for. Moses and Aaron learned that lesson the hard way when they hit the staff against rock to give the people water, taking glory for it on their own, instead of simply speaking to the rock the way God had instructed them. Aaron died shortly after, and Moses didn’t get to live in the Promised Land. The lesson: Never take what glory is God’s and give it to man.

People are suffering from medical conditions that could be helped with cannabis. If  it was legal, they could grow it for free in their backyard if they wanted to. That’s where it came from in the first place. The Original Backyard.

Our lack of social acceptance of the plant allows thousands of people suffering of cancer, emphysema, arthritis, and AIDS to rely on ineffective man-made medicines. Seems unfair.

My least favorite saying in the world is “life isn’t fair”. Because it’s so true.

It all comes down to the mighty power of social acceptance. Though cannabis has been used since ancient history, social rejection made it illegal in America in 1937, which prompted the rest of the world to follow.

And 72 years later, social rejection keeps it illegal. And as long as it’s a crime, average people with normal jobs won’t touch the natural pain reliever. And the way to decriminalize cannabis is by the majority of society understanding the truth, instead of subscribing to the stigma.

The law won’t change until social acceptance does. Logic is a hard thing to follow sometimes. Circular reasoning is just easier.

Maybe it ironically takes an Evangelical Christian who has never actually touched the plant, who abides by the law, who sees decriminalizing the medicine as a Christian mercy for those who suffer from painful, incurable diseases to help shift this social acceptance. Looking around, there aren’t many conservative, Bible believing, non-using writers who promote the innocence and proven good of cannabis. I’m officially it. I am That Guy. And I’m definitely okay with that.

The history of cannabis in 2 minutes from Ancient China to George Washington to Henry Ford in stylish cartoon form. My personal favorite 2 links in my Cannabis Conspiracy series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfiaC-2K1LM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4NYBIIwYjU

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The Cannabis Conspiracy Table of Contents


Introduction
The Profit from Illegalization
The False Floor of the Harmful Gateway Theory
The Stigma of a Pot Head is a Stereotype
God was the First Cannabis Grower
Society Itself is a Hypocrite
Man is Taking Credit for God’s Free Gift
Common Sense and Justice
Banning Cannabis Keeps Us from Utilizing Hemp

And one more thing… Now that you’ve read my take on Marinol, why not read my perspective on being a dad?  That’s right- parenting from a dad’s point of view.  I have been documenting my thoughts as a dad since the week we found out my wife was pregnant.  I formally invite you now to read my “dad blog” by clicking on the link below:

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12 thoughts on “The Cannabis Conspiracy: The Funny Thing about Marinol

  1. I recently talked to my Born Again Christian sister who is a cannabis user for depression (dopamine in THC helps and she self-medicates in small and rational doses, so that she does not have to get the synthetic chemicals from a doctor)… She is actually considering taking on the Medical Marijuana Initiatives as an Advocate, on a small scale to start, and is even considering what life might look like if she does, and then lands in jail. She is not quite there, but she is on her way.

    We both are ‘out of the closet’, so to speak, about smoking pot. It is ridiculous to stay silent about a weed. Really Stupid, in your words.

    I recently turned down an adjunct consultant position (part time) because they wanted a drug test – I honestly and professionally wrote to them and shared that I occasionally smoke pot (once or twice a month, sometimes not for months, sometimes four days in a row on holiday)… I am that kind of user, and added that I respectfully disagree with this hypocritical policy of companies, as the people working there and hiring people drink scotch, smoke tobacco or pop pills.

    Needless to say, I did not hear back from them.

    I want to thank you for this posting. Made me smile and educated me further into this socially unfair practice. By the way, my Mom, who is also a Christian, gets high about once a month for her neuropathy and enjoys the moments of less pain.

    Food for thought, indeed.

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  2. It’s important to remember that while medical marijuana may help those suffering from chronic pain conditions or terminal illness, marijuana itself is causing huge societal and educational issues. Are you a “researcher”? How much “research” did you actually do? Has your “research” been published? Do you actually think drug enforcement agencies and the DMV make stuff up to conspire against people?!
    Some of your comments concern me – we human beings are experts at justification and rationalization.

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    • Isn’t it true that a good share of the researchers smoke pot on regular basis?

      I do not discount the research, but sometimes it all can be summed up by “out of scope of this study, need further research” and at the same time people are dying and pharmacological companies get richer and richer.

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  3. “Or they could have just used the actual plant, which is free and grows easily in most climates without any known predators.”

    Its excactly why the natural plant is free that it is illegal as medicine. They make a synthetic thc medicine instead so they can make a great cure they can profit from. Its all about the money.

    Some people love marijuana and some hate it. Some can handle it and some cant. Its only that they who dont like it and cant handle it dont respect those who cherish it and use it. Those who use it respect other who dont. I dont see a problem of legalization. where people could choose for themselves if they want to use it or not.

    Its the moneysucking corporations that make anything free and natural illegal so they can make money on making it synthetic instead.

    In a world like this i wouldnt be surprised if some of these corporations make diseases on purpose to sell more medicine.

    Just like anti-virus also makes virus to sell new updates.

    It is hard to prove, and even in the time of proving you will meet hard resistance from the already rich that want to keep making money from this way of stealing nature.

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