Re: Medical Marijuana
I don't think that all drugs are bad for recreational use.
I believe that weed has a place alongside alcohol as a recreational drug. I don't believe it's any more or less harmful. In fact it can almost certainly be less harmful depending on the way it is introduced. (Smoking it carries more risk than eating it).
I don't buy the gateway drug argument. First there are people who literally go straight to hard stuff, never touching pot. And even if you believe pot to be a gateway to drug use. I never once found a person who smoked pot who didn't first smoke tobacco. That's the real gateway drug. Also proven to be detrimental to society with cigarette butts as litter. And oh yeah, it causes cancer.
Those who use the argument that it's a gateway drug as it teaches people that drugs are fun, should surely put their efforts into making alcohol illegal. That's the first drug most people try.
Those that argue it's a gateway drug as it introduces people to drug dealers should surely campaign for it to be legalised licenced and available from well lit pharmacies rather than dim street corners. As then it would not be a gateway drug!
Where I live we generally categorise drugs as class a, b or c. Supposedly by level of harm. The impossible to overdose on social drug pot is weirdlyly classified as class b whilst the easy to o'd on addictive pain killers are often class c (when used without prescription).
Most drugs are only illegal without prescription. E.g morphine has a medical use, as does ket, barbiturates and cocain (it's used to numb the eye during eye surgery).
Earlier someone posted a list of class a drugs as bad, but it perfectly possible to use these recreationally and maintain a reasonable life. Look at most city bankers/stock brokers etc.
I'm pretty sure it's not legal in Poland. Probably just decriminalised.
For the nuts and bolts of this conversation regarding medical marijuana use.
Under prescription it absolutely should be available, I had someone I knew recently die of cancer. They used this to deal with the pain, but in order to get this drug it did involve a huge amount of risk on behalf if their friends and family. (They didn't smoke it, they chemically reduced it to make a pure resin/oil, this meant that they were using a lot and buying on tens of ounces at a time. In this country being caught with that amount will likely end in charges and jail time with an intent to supply.
Essentially. I do think that medical use should be approved and regulated like any other drug.
I'd like social use to be legal, but don't really care either way.
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
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