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.

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What Killed Whitney Houston?

Whether or not you were a fan of her music, you cannot deny that the late Whitney Houston deserves her place in music history. She was one of the most honored singers of her time, and even in an era when one might not think there were barriers to break, she burst through. Some of us still get chills thinking about her performance at the 1991 Super Bowl, igniting a national feeling of patriotism during wartime:

When a person dies young, especially a celebrity possessing a high level of talent as Houston had, we are naturally shocked. Even if that person has suffered various demons like abuse, hard drug addiction, and other issues, we want to believe that person is turning things around and getting back on track. Since Houston’s death we’ve seen the media saturate with tributes and recaps of her turbulent marriage and drug use. We’ve seen people turn her death into a political statement – Tony Bennett immediately called for legalization. While we appreciate Mr. Bennett’s activism, the truth of the matter is that while Houston had admitted to past cannabis use, legal drugs more than likely killed her.

The latest report we’re hearing is that Houston died from a lethal combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. It is devastating to contemplate that Houston’s death could have been avoided, but if we can take anything from this news it’s that these situations are preventable.

Now, we can lecture for days on what could have been done, or whether or not hard drugs created the gateway for Houston’s decline. Enough people are doing that in the media now. We will instead choose to remember the gift of music given to us by a talented lady who left us too soon, and pray that she is at rest.