So this is really just a rant I have been holding in for quite sometime after it was brought up to me by a good friend. While reading this I would like to clarify that I am NOT a drug user, nor have I ever been. I just happen to have a pretty liberal opinion about the only drug to which I am referring, which would be pot, marijuana, mary jane, bomb, ganja, or whatever you wish to call it.
Here is my frustration, it ties in I promise so stick with me. Since 1988 the Federal Government has spent billions against the “war on drugs”. Now when it comes to coke, meth, or any other unnatural truly harmful substance that can kill and or damage peoples bodies I am all for a war against these substances. However, when we are still spending millions on anti-pot commercials it just irks me. I don’t understand how out government can approve and push pharmaceuticals (ah-ha there it is) on us when most, if not all, are much more harmful and physically addicting(I don’t disagree that pot is very mentally addicting) than any pharmaceutical out there.
If you have no experience of what pot is like here is a brief overview:
- you will giggle a lot
- eat a massive amount of potato chips, candy, or any other food lying around your dorm room
- get really tired
- also slightly unmotivated to do anything besides watch tv and lie down
That’s about it. Pot in itself is not too terribly dangerous. Of all the people I have been around who are quite stoned none have felt sick or gone into organ failure. On the other hand here are some very general common side effects of a multitude of drugs.
Hmm, that doesn’t happen when something goes in your body that is supposed to be in there. I’m pretty much done, I just wanted everyone to think about this next time they see a commercial about pot ruining someone’s life. Then directly after listen to a commercial about an asthma medicine that is likely to cause “asthma related death”. I’ll put a link to some videos to help everyone get a grasp on what i’m talking about. Thanks for listening!
I can’t find a commercial so here is a link for a popular treatment for asthma. Check the side effects.
Finally, I thought this picture was pretty funny. Enjoy!