Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife
and that's just it! Because their is a pill for everything, we've been brainwashed to thinking marijuana is evil and dangerous. Think of the money big pharma would lose if we could just grow some herb and use it to help with anxiety, depression, pain, migraines, etc.,
And I guess that's where I'm being misunderstood on this thread, or maybe I'm not good at communicating my point. Because really, what you say here I agree with ... the mindset of this country (and probably most Westernized countries) is that there IS a pill for everying. Or a drug, of some kind. And I don't believe that's a good frame of mind to have becuase it is very limiting to my natural ability to heal. But its not because I'm an enemy of pot or an enemy of "big pharma".
I don't think marijuana is evil; and I never stated that in this thread. I just don't see a reason for myself to research the benefits (as many have said I need
to do before having an opinion), because its not something I'd take/use (I have never said I've never tried pot, although, its also been assumed on this thread that I'm some kind of across the board abolishionist who's never known the virtues of pot so can't possibly have an opinion, which is ridiculous. I don't think you have to have personal experience either way in order to formulate an opinion about something). Like I wouldn't have a drink to relax. I don't need drugs of any kind, herbal or otherwise, to relax. I'm not a fan of drugs to fix problems either. Not that I don't understand the NEED for them sometimes (again, my point was taken out of context in this thread, that I was somehow saying drugs, marijuana included, should NEVER be used and that people should die instead of get better with drugs), of course there is need, in some cases, for some kind of drug use.
Personally, I do not use drugs, I don't like the way drugs or other chemicals feel in my body, I don't like what they do to my body, I wouldn't want my kids to use them, I do consider drugs poisons of a sort (okay folks, thanks for capitalizing on semantics, y'all might as well have said I was equating marijuana with arsenic for the amount of times you picked the word poison out of my post - frankly, I was talking more about the fact that I wouldn't inhale smoke, period, because of the damage it does to your body - and YES I understand there are other ways to injest pot, for those of you who feel I'm completely unversed in MJ, we don't need an entire other post about how you don't need to smoke it to use it), because they alter your state of mind & the ability of your body & brain to act in harmony with each other & with the earth, and I prefer to live as naturally as I can (and of course, I have used herbs & other drugs in medicinal ways, as most all people have, because like I said, sometimes there is need for medicine, but I choose to limit my exposure to things which effect me in negative ways - like this thread, haha). And to the natural part... yes, I understand MJ is a plant, (like rosemary as someone suggested I was being hyppocritical if I gave my children rosemary, but would eschew pot), the difference is that when I flavor a meal with rosemary, the amt. of the herb used isn't enough to have an effect on anyone's state of mind or abilities. It's a flavoring. It's not a mind or mood altering substance. And because I
(can everyone see I'm talking about ME) would not choose to alter my state of mind with a drug, that certainly does color my opinion about drugs in general.
I apologize if I offended anyone with MY
feelings on drugs, and what I do with my life & how I influence my family in natural ways. I do feel a bit ganged up on in this thread, and one poster went way over the line of appropriateness. My intention as always was to give my opinion, as it is with everyone on these sites... we just give our opinions within the context of our own experience. Sometimes that experience doesn't jive with everyone elses. And sometimes the way things come out on paper isn't the way they were intended. Again, I'm sorry for any offense, it wasn't intentional.