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How is it possible that this plant has been there all along and it has taken me this long to find it?
THIS is what is keeping me up at night. It is what makes my mind go at ninety million miles an hour during the dark, quiet moments of the night these days. How could I not have known? Why didn’t anyone tell me? And how can I tell other people?
Because even though it is beginning to make headway in the land of legalization and even though it is finally being discussed in mainstream media the truth is that so many of the stigmas and stereotypes still linger. As someone that has experienced first hand the medicinal benefits of this plant and as someone who has managed to get their life back after plummeting into the dismal pit of chronic pain, I am now one of the strongest proponents for cannabis to be legalized.
LITERALLY, it is a fucking plant – and yet somehow we have been told and made to believe that it is BAD – that it leads to “NO GOOD.” Knowing how much it has helped me and seeing how amazing my life is now, I can’t comprehend this. Even as legalization rolls through our country at varying speeds and to varying degrees – the sad truth is that there are many people out there, people that could benefit from the medicinal properties of this plant that won’t ever try it – because of the damn stigmas and shit that we were told to believe.
What I have come to understand is that there is little to no truth in any of the things that I was told to believe about marijuana.
I tend to not watch the news. I get notifications from a few local stations so that if there is some local or national tragedy, I will be aware of it. But I don’t jump over to read more because I have learned that the emotions that I will feel will fling my MS symptoms into overdrive. In order for me to continue to live my life, and do the things that I need and want to do, I have to limit the news that I allow into my life. BUT I would have to be living in the deepest, darkest hole to not be aware of the constant and incessant claims of fake news….
Last night it struck me – CANNABIS is the OG of FAKE NEWS!
We have been told for years that it is bad. We have seen the dozen police officers chase down a man with a ½ gram of cannabis on live PD – and we have heard the commentators commend their fellow officers for the job well done. We have heard our Attorney General make claims like “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” Our government still claims that it is a class 1 drug – defined by the DEA as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”
But I am here to tell you that it isn’t true. I am here to tell people that it DOES have medical properties. I am here to tell Mr. Sessions that I I am a law abiding, tax paying, college educated 47-year-old mother that smokes marijuana – EVERY day…. because it is my medicine and I am feeling better. I am BETTER than I have been in many years! AND I am a GOOD PERSON!
It’s all bullshit! It is NOT the “devil’s weed” that we have been told,…it is actually a PLANT that can HELP people!
**This is my personal blog and all opinions are my own. I am not a doctor, nor do I play one here on my blog. The content here is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of medical professionals. Be sure to contact your doctor before trying any new medications/vitamins/supplements, physical activities or therapies **