I remember that crazy anti-marijuana propaganda film “Reefer Madness” from the 1930’s. It was designed to deter people from smoking weed by claiming that it could make you go blind or lose your mind. I think my grandmother must have seen that movie because she swore that these were the actual effects people got from smoking herb. Now, I happen to know that the movie was just a fear tactic & not based on fact. Let’s just say that my eyes haven’t failed me yet.
What’s great about marijuana is that it can cure nausea & give you an appetite. That’s why it’s legal to use it for medical purposes. There is a downside to everything,including ganja. If you smoke too much, you can get stuck in one spot. This may be why folks think that it makes you lazy. For me, it helps me to relax & unwind like a glass of wine does for some people. Unlike wine & liquor, I never feel sick to my stomach from smoking the herb. It always makes me feel better when I’m not well.
Apparently, it’s not just hip-hop that’s big in Japan. The Japanese are discovering the pleasure of the green herb in a big way in Japan. According to the guardian.co.uk:
“Japanese law takes a dim view of the recreational use of soft drugs. The 1948 cannabis control law calls for prison terms of up to 10 years and hefty fine for anyone found importing, exporting, growing, selling or buying cannabis.
Its use for medical purposes, permitted in some other countries, is also banned.
Japanese activists are pushing for a change in the law to permit the use of cannabis among sufferers of diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s.
“Cannabis is harmless compared to alcohol and tobaccos, but still the government overreacts and ruins the lives of anyone found with it,” Koichi Maeda, the founder of the Japan Medical Marijuana Association, told the Guardian. “We asked the government to provide evidence of the harm they say marijuana causes, but they couldn’t.” (End of Excerpt) Follow the link to read the rest:http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/03/japan
Wow! And I was mad because marijuana is only legal if used for medicinal purposes in America ! I was hoping that it would be legal one day like it is in Amsterdam. But, holy crap! I think I will appreciate the fact that we can use it at all in America. In Japan, it’s not even okay for sick people to use it. This is a very interesting video that centers around a book about marijuana. I mean, we’re so relaxed about marijuana usage in this country that you can write a kid’s book about it! The author of the book makes the point that a whole lot of parents use marijuana. Watch the video because it’s really interesting.