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Marijuana Myths Marijuana Facts: A Review Of The Scientific Evidence 1st Edition
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Cynical? Moi? Sorry, but that's the level of logic that has been applied in the mindless, wasteful and cruel war on the production and consumption of a healing herb that the Lord placed on the Earth, apparently in error, and which the pharmaceutical industry have tried to eradicate.
This is a very welcome addition to the growing number of truly well-researched books that have gone a long way towards debunking the cowardly, hateful lies that self-serving politicians and those who bribe them, have tried to sell us for decades.
Has marijuana "addiction" ruined people's lives by de-motivating them? Possibly. I don't know any such people myself, but I do know a lot of very dynamic achievers who regularly smoke marijuana. Yet alcohol which is fully and widely acknowleged to have ruined the lives of millions of people, as has gambling, is totally legal and freely available.
Do you know anybody who experiences increased aggression while on marijuana? Decreased, yes. That's why a number of police officers have stated that they would rather go into a room full of stoners than a room full of drunks.
There are many things in this world that do create social problems, especially those involving extreme violence. Compared to ultra-violent TV and movie shows, first person shooter computer games and hard liquor, where is marijuana on the scale of things? Nowhere. It is not a factor in increasing violent tendencies, quite the reverse.
If the boys who carried out the Columbine massacre had been found to have traces of marijiana in their systems, we would never have heard the end of it.Read more ›
Drug addiction "counselors" are the absolute worst, most biased source of information about marijuana you can find. These people deal with drug addicts and other mentally disturbed individuals on a day in - day out basis and have usually lost all contact with reality in regards to the "drug use" of the vast majority of the population in the real world. There is absolutely no harm in smoking a joint now and then (the actual pattern of use by just about everyone who smokes pot in the real world.) Personally, I find the experience quite valuable in finding new ways to appreciate music, art, food, and sex. "Psychologically addictive?" Not NEARLY as much as television. "Physical withdrawal syndrome?" Nope. (The REAL get-your-kids-hooked drug pushers are the [legal and government-subsidized] tobacco companies.) "The `astronomical' human toll of traffic and industrial accidents?" NOTHING when compared to alcohol. "The economic costs of marijuana's (so-called) amotivational syndrome?" Believe me, television is WAY, WAY, WAY more "amotivating".
Marijuana is the only illicit drug that is used across all social, economic, ethnic, age, occupational, and regional boundaries. It was originally made illegal for racist and political reasons and it is ridiculous that it remains illegal. Get this book, read it, then loan it out to everyone you know.
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This book quotes the origins of each myths and debunks common misconceptions that people believe. Although it was written in late 90's all evidence is still valid. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lynn Zimmer was my mother, so take my review with a grain of salt :)Published 11 months ago by Jozef
I love books that get to the truth about cannabis and hemp. This is one of them that I wish everyone could read. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by Steven Alex
Very informative book my kiddo needed for a research project. She learned a lot of info from this book herePublished on March 14, 2014 by Diane
I always wanted to know the true facts about this substance, b/c there are so many myths going around since the 50's and 60's. Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by LesBless
A great guide to dispel the myths of those that have been brainwashed by their "leaders" regarding this topic. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by Paul D. Streff
arrived in good shape and in a timely manner. Is being used in research for a friend and he said it contained all the information he needed to assist in his brief. Read morePublished on January 27, 2013 by Maxine Johnson