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Marijuana – The King of Drugs

Posted by shadmia on July 25, 2007

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Marijuana is by far the most popular illegal drug in the world. According to the 2007 World Drug Report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, it is grown in at least 172 countries. It has various names, including but not limited to: Cannabis, grass, weed, pot, ditch, dope, hemp, ganja, dagga, dimba, and chira. Worldwide consumption of all illegal drugs is estimated at 200 million people, marijuana accounts for 160 million. In other words marijuana accounts for 80% of all illegal drug use worldwide. The possession, use, or sale of psychoactive cannabis products became illegal in most parts of the world in the early 20th century. Since then, some countries have intensified the enforcement of marijuana prohibition while others have reduced the priority of enforcement, almost to the point of legalization, as is the case in the Netherlands. The production of marijuana for drug use remains illegal throughout most of the world.

Who Uses It?

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If all the pot smokers lived in one country, that country would be the seventh largest country in the world.

Just under 4% of the global population uses marijuana however there are some countries where the percentage is much higher:

  • Micronesia and Papua New Guinea (29%)
  • Ghana (21.5%)
  • Zambia (17.7%)
  • Canada (16.8%)
  • Australia/New Zealand (13.4%)
  • US (12.6%)

If broken down by region, the countries with the highest percentage of users are:

  • Africa: Ghana – 21.5%
  • Asia/Middle East: Israel – 8.5%
  • Europe: Cyprus – 14.1%
  • Americas/Caribbean: Canada – 16.8%
  • Oceania: Papua New Guinea – 29.5%

Who Produces It?

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Global production of marijuana also dwarfs other illegal drugs:

  • Marijuana – 42,000 metric tons
  • Opium – 6,610 metric tons
  • Cocaine – 984 metric tons
  • Amphetamines – 480 metric tons

Marijuana is the most pervasive drug in the world. Most countries produce for local consumption and export to neighboring countries. Although most European countries grow their own supplies, it is the only region that relies on importation, mostly from Africa and Asia. Global production by region:

  • The Americas (46%)
  • Africa (26%)
  • Asia (23%)
  • Europe (5%)
  • Oceania (1%)

In general, production of marijuana is declining in North America and Africa, due in part to eradication efforts in those regions, and increasing in Asia, Europe and South/Central America.

Trends

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The use of marijuana has been declining in North America (including Canada and Mexico). In the US consumption has decreased from a 1979 high of 16.6% to 10.4% in 2005. The same situation is true for Oceania (including Australia, New Zealand and New Guinea). In Australia there has been a 37% decline between 1998 and 2004.

On the other hand in South America there has been an increase in demand, with Brazil leading the surge, from 1% in 2001 to 2.5% in 2005. In Africa, 17 countries reported an increase in use, 4 reported a decline and 4 reported no change. In both Europe and Asia there were mixed results.

Some Issues

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Illegalization of Marijuana

Throughout history marijuana has played an integral part in various societies on multiple levels; culturally, religiously and for medicinal purposes. Starting in the early 1900s, in the US, marijuana gradually became an illegal substance. After 1937, with the passage of the federal Marijuana Tax Act, marijuana use became illegal nationwide.

What may be of surprise is that racism played an important role in the “illegalization” of marijuana. Around 1915 the Rocky mountain and Southwestern states (Montana, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado) experienced an influx of Mexican laborers who had migrated north looking for work. They were generally employed as field hands, working in beet fields and picking cotton. They also brought with them marijuana which was unknown to white people at that time. A Texan politician, from the senate floor, used the following logic to propose one of the first state laws making marijuana illegal:

“All Mexicans are crazy, and this stuff (referring to marijuana) is what makes them crazy.” Or, as the proponent of Montana’s first marijuana law said, (and imagine this on the floor of the state legislature) and I quote, “Give one of these Mexican beet field workers a couple of puffs on a marijuana cigarette and he thinks he is in the bullring at Barcelona.”

It wasn’t hostility to the drug, it was hostility to the newly arrived Mexican community that used it that prompted the first anti-marijuana laws. A few years later states in the Northeast (New York, Connecticut etc) looked at what had happened in Texas and Montana and also decided it was time to ban marijuana. These states, however, did not have significant numbers of Mexican laborers and marijuana was an unknown drug. They used a different but equally twisted logic to make marijuana illegal:

The New York Times in an editorial in 1919 said, “No one here in New York uses this drug marijuana. We have only just heard about it from down in the Southwest,” and here comes the substitution. “But,” said the New York Times, “we had better prohibit its use before it gets here. Otherwise” — here’s the substitution concept — “all the heroin and hard narcotics addicts cut off from their drug by the Harrison Act and all the alcohol drinkers cut off from their drug by 1919 alcohol Prohibition will substitute this new and unknown drug marijuana for the drugs they used to use.”

They feared that drug addicts and alcoholics would switch to marijuana, so to prevent that they made marijuana, this “new and unknown drug”, illegal. By the time the federal Marijuana Tax Act was made law in 1937, there were some 27 states that had already made marijuana illegal. For more on the history of marijuana in the US click here.


Medical and Religious use

The partnership of Cannabis and man has existed now probably for ten thousand years — since the discovery of agriculture in the Old World. One of our old cultivars, Cannabis has been a five-purpose plant: as a source of hempen fibers; for its oil; for its akenes or “seeds,” consumed by man for food; for its narcotic properties; and therapeutically to treat a wide spectrum of ills in folk medicine and in modern pharmacopoeias.

Ancient cultures of India, Persia, Egypt, Assyria, Greece and Rome used marijuana for medicinal purposes starting as far back as 1,600 BC. The use of marijuana as an intoxicant has been documented in India as far back as 1,000 BC and spread throughout Asia and the Middle East and thoroughly permeated Islamic culture within a few centuries. Because alcohol was prohibited to the followers of Mohammed, cannabis (marijuana) was accepted as a substitute.

The Rastafarians in Jamaica and the Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church view ganga (marijuana) as a religious sacrament. Its use became a reactionary device to the society and an index of an authentic form of freedom from the establishment. It would therefore be right to assume that as a protest against society, ganja smoking was the first instrument of protest engaged in by the movement to show its freedom from the laws of “Babylon (society).” But ganja has other sides to it; its use produces psycho-spiritual effects and has socio-religious functions especially for people under stress. It produces visions, heightens unity and communal feelings, dispels gloom and fear, and brings tranquility to the mind of the dispossessed. So, ganja gradually became a dominant symbol among the cultists and has remained so to this day. One of the most popular reggae artists, Bob Marley, a Rastafarian, was a major voice for the cultural/spiritual use of marijuana. In the following interview he explains the Rastafarian religion and the part marijuana plays:

The following video is filmed in a marijuana field in Jamaica. It shows the environment in which the plant is grown on the island.

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Recently in the US there has been much discussion surrounding the medicinal properties of marijuana. In twelve (12) states including California, Oregon, Nevada, Maine and New Mexico marijuana use is legal for approved medical conditions. Thirty-five (35) states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation recognizing marijuana’s medicinal value. This has caused a strain between the federal government and these states. The federal government considers all marijuana use as illegal, regardless of what it is used for. However medical experiments have proven that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana can be effective in the treatment of lung cancer. Marijuana is also “moderately well suited for particular conditions, such as chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and AIDS wasting.” according to the Institute of Medicine.

The medical marijuana journal/newspaper O’Shaughnessy, spring 2004, lists the following conditions for which the California physicians found marijuana use to be effective: (1) AIDS wasting syndrome, (2) arthritis, osteo- and rheumatoid, (3) asthma (while not burning cannabis), (4) Crohn’s disease/inflammatory bowel disease, (5) depression, (6) mental illness–schizophrenia (pro and con articles have been reported), (7) degenerative neural diseases, (8) eating disorders/anorexia, (9) epilepsy/seizures, (10) glaucoma, (11) intractable breathlessness, (12) migraine, (13) multiple sclerosis, (14) nausea and vomiting, (15) obstetric problems (dysmenorrheal, morning sickness, uterine bleeding, and antimiscarriage), (16) pain, of all types, (17) phantom limb pain, (18) tumors ( blockade of a carcinogenesis enzyme), and (19) withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism, morphinism, cocaine addiction, chloral hydrate addiction, etc. (and probably tobacco addiction).


Marijuana Abuse

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Many people smoke marijuana for reasons other than health or religion. In fact most people use it for experimental or recreational purposes:

In 2005, 14.6 million Americans aged 12 or older used marijuana at least once in the month prior to being surveyed, which is similar to the rate in 2004. About 6,000 people a day in 2005 used marijuana for the first time–2.1 million Americans. Of these, 59.1 percent were under age 18. As a percentage of those who had not used marijuana prior to the past year, youth marijuana initiation declined significantly, from 5.8 percent in 2004 to 5.2 percent in 2005.

The main active chemical in marijuana is THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol). The membranes of certain nerve cells in the brain contain protein receptors that bind to THC. Once securely in place, THC kicks off a series of cellular reactions that ultimately lead to the high that users experience when they smoke marijuana. There have been many studies done on the effects of marijuana on the brain, the heart, the lungs and learning and social behavior:

The Brain: THC connects to specific sites called cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells and influences the activity of those cells. Many cannabinoid receptors are found in the parts of the brain that influence pleasure, memory, thought, concentration, sensory and time perception, and coordinated movement. The short-term effects of marijuana can include problems with memory and learning; distorted perception; difficulty in thinking and problem solving; loss of coordination; and increased heart rate.

The Heart: One study has indicated that an abuser’s risk of heart attack more than quadruples in the first hour after smoking marijuana. The researchers suggest that such an effect might occur from marijuana’s effects on blood pressure and heart rate and reduced oxygen-carrying capacity of blood.

The Lungs: Someone who smokes marijuana regularly may have many of the same respiratory problems that tobacco smokers do, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, a heightened risk of lung infections, and a greater tendency to obstructed airways. Marijuana abuse also has the potential to promote cancer of the lungs and other parts of the respiratory tract because it contains irritants and carcinogens. Marijuana smoke contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than does tobacco smoke. Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, which increases the lungs’ exposure to carcinogenic smoke. These facts suggest that, puff for puff, smoking marijuana may be more harmful to the lungs than smoking tobacco.

Learning and Social Behavior: Depression, anxiety, and personality disturbances have been associated with chronic marijuana use. Marijuana compromises the ability to learn and remember information, the more a person uses marijuana the more he or she is likely to fall behind in accumulating intellectual, job, or social skills. Moreover, research has shown that marijuana’s adverse impact on memory and learning can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. As a result, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a reduced intellectual level all of the time. In a study, heavy marijuana abusers reported that the drug impaired several important measures of life achievement including cognitive abilities, career status, social life, and physical and mental health.

The latest treatment data indicate that marijuana was the primary drug of abuse in about 15 percent (289,532) of all admissions to treatment facilities in the United States. Marijuana admissions were primarily male (75 percent), White (55 percent), and young (40 percent were in the 15–19 age range). Those in treatment for primary marijuana abuse had begun use at an early age; 56 percent had abused it by age 14 and 92 percent had abused it by 18.

Legalization??

With all the available data on the costs to individuals and society, there is still an argument for the legalization of marijuana. The following is taken from an article promoting the legalization of the drug using cost/benefit analysis to justify its conclusion. To see the entire article click here.

A society outlaws a behavior or a substance when the value in prohibition outweighs the cost of enforcing this ban.

The United States of America has unequivocally reached a point where the costs of criminalizing marijuana are greatly outweighed by the potential benefits of making the drug a controlled and regulated substance. The exorbitantly high costs to law enforcement (and therefore to taxpayers) as well as the benefits to public health that would accompany regulation both point to one undeniable fact: the public good would be served by the legalization of the possession of marijuana.

The most pressing reason for decriminalization of marijuana is the drain on government funds wrought by prohibition. In 2003, marijuana related arrests reached another all-time high of 755,186; 88 percent of these arrests were for possession, not the manufacture or distribution, of marijuana. The cost in imprisonment of these offenders amounts to $1.2 billion each year. The average prison sentence for cultivation of large numbers of marijuana plants (100 or more) is a minimum of five years, longer than the average sentence for manslaughter or grand theft auto. The total costs, including law enforcement, judicial proceedings and imprisonment is estimated to be between 5 and 15 billion dollars annually. That total amounts to roughly $10 billion dollars that could have been used to build new schools, to open homeless shelters or veterans hospitals, to preserve the environment or even to fund anti-drug programs in schools. When state and national budget deficits are reaching all time highs, the costs of prosecuting individuals for possession of marijuana is an unjustifiable waste of taxpayer’s money.

Currently, the market for marijuana exposes users to health hazards. Illegally sold marijuana often contains dangerous adulterants, contaminants and impurities such as herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, which are hazardous to smokers. Legalization of marijuana would subject the production and sale of the drug to government inspection and regulation (a cost that would be offset by the taxing of marijuana sales) that would reduce the current dangers in smoking.

Unadulterated marijuana actually has relatively mild health effects when compared with other legal and illicit drugs. The National Academy of Sciences found “no conclusive link between marijuana and cancer, including cancers normally associated with tobacco.”

Although marijuana contains four times the amount of tar of a cigarette of equal weight, because it is not tightly packed, the smokable substance in one marijuana cigarette is about half that of a normal cigarette. Marijuana is less addictive (only nine percent of users become dependent) than alcohol (15 percent), tobacco (32 percent), cocaine (17 percent) or heroin (23 percent).

The Academy further declared the “gateway drug” theory, the idea that marijuana often leads to use of harder drugs, to be invalid when they stated that there is “no evidence that marijuana serves as a stepping stone on the basis of its particular physiological effect.”

Prohibition of marijuana is clearly a burden the American people no longer need to carry. Spending billions of dollars to prosecute individuals for using a drug with adverse health effects similar to, and in some cases milder than, those caused by other, legal drugs does not make sense. It is time the national government puts an end to the double standard, and makes marijuana a regulated substance for the good of those who use it, and for the benefit of those who do not.

United States Laws

Currently in the US, there are no uniform laws that states abide by. Some states like Arizona and Idaho have strict laws that involve incarceration for first time convictions and there are others like New York and Mississippi that have decriminalized the penalties for first time offenders. Federal laws are stricter than most state laws and possession of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a minimum fine of $1,000 for a first conviction, regardless of the amount involved.

You can check out the laws in various states regarding marijuana use by clicking here:

Click below for more information on marijuana-related subjects:

History of Marijuana Laws

Health-Related Marijuana Issues from the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

History of Drug use in the US

Should Governments Legalize and Tax Marijuana?

Marijuana: Facts for Teens and Parents

Marijuana Convictions: State By State Laws

 

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32 Responses to “Marijuana – The King of Drugs”

  1. afo said

    why is nigeria not in the survey? i think this is the largest producers and users in africa.

    how do i contribute to the legalization struggle?

  2. shadmia said

    Afo, In the survey Nigeria came in second behind South Africa in production. Ghana and Zambia had higher percentages of their population who used it, but perhaps there are more people who use it in Nigeria than other African countries. If you wish to support the legalization of marijuana you can go to this link http://norml.org/

  3. nutz said

    yes i belive it should be legal for the simple reason alchohal does more damage to the body then weed has ever done also last time i checked tobbaco is a drug and it causes lung cancer and i have never heard of anyone overdosing on weed

  4. killa budz said

    how can a harmless plant be considerd an illegal substance. Coke and heroin and alchol should be illegal but not ganja. im on probation and i cant smoke those good dank buds because i got in trouble for having a plant

  5. loveali said

    I know right? It’s like alchohol was made illegal, but somehow all the drunks unite and get this turned around- but the gov’t won’t listen to us to the scientists with the FDA (who approved it), or to our freaking constitution WHICH WE’RE ALL STILL DYING TO PROTECT! Separation of church and state right? Never works in favor of the church- God gave us maryjane in the first chapter of the bible Genisis 1:29 GO LOOK AND SEE FOR YOURSELVES GOV’T HEATHENS!

  6. mike said

    fuck coke and heroin…legalize…ganja!

  7. larry said

    MARIJUANA is the best fuck the rest!!!!!!!

  8. shane said

    I have never heard of anyone over dosing on weed. You may see someone after smoking and think “oh my god he/ she is dead”. They’re not dead, in ten minutes the person will wake up hungrier than a mother fucker. They’ll be ready to eat everything in the god damn fridge.

  9. Moon Raven said

    Ok im a hippie and i have been studying what the fuck hapened to marijuana!It all started back in 1937 when Mexicans move to America for work.Mexicans smoke pot after thay came in from the fields to relax.But the American government got there selfish money hording ways got to them.And to keep money comeing in from tar and nicotine filled cigarettes.The government made pot illegal and thin made money off of all the bust after that!MONEY is all the government cares about$$$!NOT at all about you me famly no one but them SELF!!!!And what ever you do (DO NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY CLENT!!! she well make it worst for pot and pot smokers alike.
    ONLY Barack Obama if you realy wont pot to be legal.If all pot smokers voted for obama pot well be legal.

  10. Dankness said

    I remember a saying, “Little Jimmy smoke some crack and almost had a heart attack. Little Johnny smoked some pot and a little hungry was all he got.”

    Great information. Tell your mama to vote for Obama.

  11. lakin said

    weed is the shit and the law need to get off our backs and just pass the law and let us smoke it and move on w our life

  12. Jayde said

    So I have read most of the comments posted on this site and most of you all think that Marijuana should be made legal. First of all, most of you all have don’t know how to spell. Second of all forests are cut down to grow marijuana. Third, people who use Marijuana get nowhere in life. Fourth, studies show that a little bit of alcohol is actually healthy, but overuse of it is deadly but overuse of water is also deadly and we are not going to ban that or else we will die. No amount of Marijuana is healthy for you and marijuana numbs you from pain therefore criminals that are high can’t be arrested as easily as criminals who are not high.Fifth, the number one reason teenagers smoke Marijuana is because it is supposedly cool and different but the truth is that its stupid and just following the crowd. There are many more reasons why Marijuana should not be smoked and not be legalized but i actually have a life unlike you all.

    • slayer420 said

      Well just to let you know I have a life!!!!, a family and have been with the same guy for 14 years and we smoke alot of pot.We function in every way you do.Maybe even better we have good paying jobs that mean something to our community.We are wonderful parents who have amazing talented kids.More people than you even know smoke, people you would never believe smoke weed everyday.I don’t know where you get you info but people who smoke pot are generally mellow why would the police have a hard time arresting someone high on weed.your thinking meth,speed,pcp those make you feel no pain.fyi alcohol kills people everyday either by consumption or otherwise(driving drunk).Acutually if you read studies involving the use of marijuana you would have read the fact that it can be good for you.THC has many benefits to the body.I am a person who advocates for the use of pot I can spell and I’m very smart despite my choice to smoke pot.I do not think you really know what your talking about you should do some research before you post your idiotic opion!!!!!

  13. weedaddict said

    the bitch before me has never smoked blazed or even hit a pipe bong or joint a hooka bubbler or steam roller a blunt or even just once tried it before totaly bitching about how we will all end up nowhere she probably doesnt know that alcohal makes you more numb and violent than marijuana so aresting a drunk is much harder than aresting a stoner also if hippies and stoners go nowhere in life the live their whole life happy stoned and chill while you go get married get a job and have kids see we were smart and she will realize this when she gets cheated on by her husband fired from her job and her kids run away

  14. Jayde said

    HAHAHAH weedaddcit. your so mature and so intelligent.

  15. Ben said

    I don’t know what led you to believe forests are being cut down to grow marijuana. It’s actually quite the opposite. By using cannabis hemp as our main source of paper material, we could very much lower the amount of trees that are cut down to make paper products. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wrote that one acre of Cannabis hemp used to make pulp paper equals 4 and a half acres of trees being cut down for paper. Marijuana is also the best herb known for reducing malignant and benign tumors, and is the best relaxant and back spasm medicine available besides morphine. “Recent research (1966 through 1976) reconfirms marijuana to be the medicine of choice, best and safest, for glaucoma, for epilepsy, for muscular spasms, for reduction of tumors, for control of nausea in cancer chemotherapy, for emphysema, migraine, depression, and anorexia nervosa.” There is a lot more info you can find if you do actual research and not just believe everything you are taught in school. And the reason I smoke is because I have insomnia and knee pains that I’ve had for years. Smoking eases the pain on my joints and helps me get to sleep, I could care less about what other kids in my school did. AAAAAAND, how many people die from alcohol a year? There were 16,885 alcohol-related fatalities in 2005. How many deaths from cannabis overdose have there ever been? Zero, zero, zero, zero.

  16. Ben said

    One more thing. Here’s a quote from you regarding my fellow lovers of cannabis that have commented on this page. “First of all, most of you all have don’t know how to spell.” Now I’m finished.

  17. Saadia said

    Can smoking dagga give you high blood pressure?
    Can smoking dagga affect your sex life?
    Can smoking dagga lead you to severe mood swings and multiple personalities?
    Can smoking dagga keep a person away from having a stable relationship with the opposite sex?

  18. dan said

    hey Jayde, i have a life, i am currently in college to be an electrical engineer, i got all b’s last semester. i smoke the sweet ganj all the time. you know what you need to do? Sit down relax and smoke a bowl jeez

  19. jose said

    damn cuz i aint no we brought it here

  20. Steve said

    Jayde, I have 2 Ph. D’s, two children, one is a doctor herself, the other is in college. I have smoked weed for 40 of my 57 years of life and find myself ,and many of the colleagues I smoke with, to be more than successful. Weed is for individuals that really understand humanity and their own place in it. If you’re an angry, over-obsessive, critic of others lives then of course you wouldn’t understand. My advice for you is to follow stead of all the other green grubbers on this site and just chill with a J.
    Peace and Love

  21. silent voice said

    someone has gotton high in my dad’s house without them knowing and my dad disapproves but my parents are divorced and he cant be home all the time and my brother who smokes pot refuses to get help and we cant make him because he is over the age og 18 i dont like the feeling of being somewhere where something is illegal is going on and i have talked to this person and they promised on my dogs head who my family loves very much that they didnt smoke weed but they lied now if they swore on my little sisters head like i was going to have them do but i knew i shouldnt do that because i knew they could lie and that would be not very nice but they did lie and ide rather not talk to them any more and if anyone thinks i should just smoke some weed like people are telling other people on here you can tell me anything you want but im not going to listen your stupid remarks and your stupid for smoking weed it ruins your life you begin not to think straight and in some cases you can still be very sicessfull but in most no it ruins your life your grades arnt good its hard to hold down a stable relashinship and you can be mean to the ones you love the most my brother had a party and apparently got high there and his friend stole 300 dollars and i know his friends influenced him to smoke weed and now his friend steals 30 dollars i dont call that a good friend at all for all the people reading this that smoke pot your stupid your going down the complete wrong path and tell me to go relax and smoke whats the point of ruining my life im a pretty big fan of my life and breathing 🙂 and pluse im not even 13 yet i wouldnt even when im 16 im not stupid like all the other people

    • jimmy said

      if you dont care about weed and you dont smoke and you dont care what others do with there life. why the fuck are you wasting your time to post this?

  22. Quan said

    a bowl a day keeps the doctor away

  23. stoner vision said

    silent voice, i’ve got a funny feeling your opinion of weed will change as u get older, i thought the same thing when i was your age and now i realize weed is great,lol…nothing like j to calm you down and relax!

  24. Raja said

    Please Jayde do your own research about the benefits instead of repeating what you learned in DARE classes in High School. Marijuana and Hemp also contains high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-9, google that and see how those chemicals are good for you. Hemp, when made into rope or fabric, is stronger than nylon and can be made into pulp, saving millions of trees from being made into paper. It can also be made into oil, which quite possible be made to run motor engines and the like. which would cut down on pollution and global warming, which ultimately marijuana COULD SAVE THE WORLD!

  25. super stoner said

    so ive been reading all your guyses comments and i have to agree with most of you there is nothing wrong with green. Actually i smoke everyday, i get A’s and B’s in school, im a junion in high school. i go to school everyday baked and i can actualy pay attention better. If i dont go to school high i cant sit still, i wont stop talking. i honestly can say that i wont encourage anybody to do it, cause of some friends that ive smoked with, ive noticed that some people can handle it and others cant. sooooo what im saying is dont be a critic just becauseyou dont smoke. let us who smoke do what we have to do. GO GREEN, SMOKE WEED!!!!!!

  26. Ganja Man said

    I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  27. Voice of the People said

    Weed smoker are the most humble people i know. If you stupid, it will exaggerate your stupidity. If you intelligent, it makes you more smarter. I have never heard of a group of weed heads fighting or causing any sort of discomfort to society, except smoking.

  28. legalize IT said

    Lets all smoke weed like its LEGAL until its LEGAL!

  29. Marica Effler said

    Knee pain is quite easy to treat with modern anti-inflammatories and also food supplements that can reduce swelling like Chondroitin. *'”*`

    Many thanks http://foodsupplementdigest.com/saw-palmetto-benefits/

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