September 30, 2015

I Support Legalization

Legalize. Educate. Regulate. Medicate.

Using the cannabis plant as medical therapy dates back thousands of years. Chinese surgeons used it as an anesthetic prior to surgery while ancient Egyptians treated hemorrhoids and sores with the leaves of the plant. Indians used it as a remedy for headaches, insomnia, pain, and other disorders. Aside from medical use, cannabis has also been used as a fiber, recreational drug, and a source of nutrients.

More and more states are becoming aware of the medical and economical benefits to marijuana. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have all legalized both medical and recreational marijuana for their residents and visitors, while 16 other states have a medical marijuana program, decriminalization of the drug, and half of them have both. Washington, D.C. has legalized possession and cultivation but not the sale of cannabis.

Here at Legal Cannabis Movement, we believe that the proper education of the cannabis plant and it’s derivatives is the key to deciding whether the plant is right for you or not. In 2013, there were almost 44,000 deaths in the United States from drug overdoses, over 16,000 of which were from prescription painkillers.  Approximately 480,000 people die each year from tobacco smoke or secondhand smoke, while an estimated 88,000 deaths are reported each year resulting from excessive alcohol use. These numbers are staggering in comparison to deaths from marijuana, which stand at zero.

Yes, Zero. 0. Cero. You get it