Thursday, September 18, 2014

Marijuana - It's dangerous no matter how you roll it, Mr. President!!!

For those that read my blog in response to Obama's comment on marijuana, I thank you.  I even thank those that bothered to leave comments.  After all, when you discuss a topic so controversial such as cannabis and you feel that you have the leader of our country in support of your use and you have states legalizing its use, you expect feedback, right?

I am so sick and tired of the marijuana mentality.  I had one person suggest that I "be a better parent".  I was not at all surprised by the retaliation.  I hear it in my office everyday.  "My mood is horrible."  What do use to help you through the tough times?  "I smoke weed twice a day".  " I smoke weed anytime I can get it".  " I smoke weed.  Meds don't help".  Do you have a problem with marijuana?  "Hell, no, lady.  And if you can't get me anything that works better, I'm outta here".

One patient actually said that if I did not give her something stronger, then she would turn to heroin.  And of course it would be my fault.

Sometimes I want to throw my hands up in the air and let them go ahead and ruin their lives.  But instead I fold my hands in prayer and think of Andy, my son that felt marijuana was safe - that it was not a gateway drug.  Oh, by the way, Candie, this is where you get to comment again on my parenting.  But, unfortunately, it is the Candies of the world that have closed their minds to anything but THC.  So sad.

Since that blog I was contacted by the assistant marketing manager for Healthline - The Power of Intelligent Health.  I wanted to include a link to a powerful source of information.  Of course the operative term is intelligence.  If you are stoned, your limbic system may not be able to navigate through.

Whoa!  I am really out of sorts today.  I usually don't take this tone with those who disagree with me but this is a topic close to my heart.  If I offended anyone, I do not apologize.  Take responsibility for your own actions, don't blame others, and start making better decisions for yourself.

Healthline just published an infographic detailing how marijuana affects the body.  This is an interactive chart, allowing the reader to pick the side effect they want to learn more about.

You can see the overview of the report here: