Philip Seymour Hoffman – Drugs = Death, Cannabis = Life

The late great Philip Seymour Hoffman became horribly addicted to opiate prescription drugs which later turned into full out heroin addiction. Every day the media reports on marijuana activism. Go into Google and check their news search engine for “marijuana” and you’ll find articles on different states putting legalized or decriminalized cannabis on some ballot. Occasionally we’ll find a piece on how cannabis has actually helped somebody improve his quality of life…or else how it could have worked.

Tommy Chong spoke out about Whitney Houston’s death, and how it may have been prevented if she stuck with weed over harder drugs and prescriptions. We’ve long admired Chong for his activism and talent, and we have to say he hit the nail on the head with his observations. We don’t really know what goes into pills and fabricated drugs, but we do know what it can do to the human body as opposed to something natural like cannabis. We can argue about Whitney’s drug use for years, but at the end of the day she still won’t be here. Tommy, who stuck with weed, is.

In Colorado, a teen suffering from a rare muscle disorder has found relief through medical marijuana. According to the article, the combined use of marijuana and cannabis-infused foods have helped his condition greatly, but his school is giving him a hard time with his medication. As a result, he’s had to leave. So while the boy’s health has improved, he feels the stigma of being an outcast. Recently hundreds of families with children that have incurable epileptic seizures have flocked to Colorado with miraculous proven results bringing seizures down from 30,000 episodes a month to a couple seizures a month.

Funny, how some of us don’t think twice about handing our kids pills that do who-knows-what and can cause all sorts of side effects, but a natural remedy is frowned upon. MMJ helped restore this teen’s life, and it is bringing quality of life to hundreds of children in Colorado.

It could save yours one day. Think about that before you go to the voting booth.


Marijuana and the Suicide Rate

We don’t have to show you the poster of death statistics, where fatalities linked solely to marijuana use are far outnumbered by those connected to alcohol, heroin, and cocaine. We could also talk until we’re blue about how certain properties of cannabis have been shown to alleviate pain and other symptoms associated with various diseases. The research is documented, and of course we’ll continue to reiterate in order to get lawmakers to listen to us. Right now, though, we’re interested in this story about how medical marijuana may help reduce the suicide rate.

We’ve been hearing a lot about suicide in the last year or so. Seems every time we pull up the news feed we have to read about how a bullied teen chose death over life, and that is certainly depressing. Given the current state of the economy, the unrest of the people as defined by the many “Occupy” protests around the nation, and it’s no wonder that we don’t hear about more deaths. To know that cannabis use could help some gives us hope – it is truly a natural medical wonder, and one can imagine how a turnaround in attitude can improve the nation as a whole.

We legalize marijuana, we create a new industry and new jobs. People find the help they need for depression with less harmful side effects. Everybody wins! This is why legalization must remain an important issue in the coming election. The help is here, we need to wake up and acknowledge it.

Bobbie Carson writes about stoner culture and marijuana news, and Mary Jane girls.