Trump administrations showing its ineptitude about recreational pot
Sean Spicer – Donald Trump
This administration’s desire to roll back recreational cannabis is absolutely absurd to me.
It clearly shows the ineptitude at which this administration is operating, the lack of general knowledge and understanding let alone the lack of education they have about cannabis is mind boggling.
I understand that Trump has friends in big Pharma and he’d like to line his own pockets, however allow for me to point out that legal cannabis is where the money is. The numbers do in fact, add up in state revenues for those states that have legalized.
My sneaking suspicion is that Trump and his administration are receiving pressure from big pharma which makes the most logical sense in this case (unless these guys are really that inept about cannabis), to come down hard on the industry because, big pharma has pretty much been denied access to it since day 1.
Which is the way it should be, keep big pharma out of the industry all together.
As far as the idea or notion that cannabis is a gateway drug, yes it is a gateway drug…to the fridge and junk food, to a better mental frame of mind for those that struggle with issues that relate to debilitating mental illnesses and the like.
Contrary to what Sean Spicer may have said, cannabis is not a gateway to opioids and what’s more is that never has that ever been proven.
It’s said a lot but not one individual has taken the time to sit down and actually conduct a study in an effort to prove that cannabis is a gateway drug to other drugs, period.
Hands down, it is rare to run across someone who is both high and violent, the truth is, about the only times that ever happens is when the user has mixed his/her high with another substance, prescription meds for depression or other mood disorders and/or alcohol or the user has a sever enough mental disorder that he or she is a danger to themselves or others.
Cannabis is being utilized currently for those that suffer from alcoholism as a way to kick that habit and it is working for those that are trying it.
What’s more is that cannabis is being utilized for those who suffer from opioid addiction as well, to help kick that habit, and it appears to work for those that have tried it.
The most promising use of cannabis comes from those that suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. I have personally seen it help individuals cope with and manage such disorders.
The users are not getting high either, they get the right stuff and use it in moderation and it enables them to lead a healthy, productive life like a normal individual.
The benefit is that they are not dealing with addiction issues when they use cannabis to help cope with some mental disorders or for pain management.
Unlike other drugs, namely prescription medications, cannabis is really not that habit forming to be honest, for most they can take it or leave it without the nasty side effects one would have when let’s say they stop taking the mood-altering medications that so many doctors prescribe these days.
It is clear that this administration has failed and pretty hard to actually do it’s homework and they are just jumping into the fire.
I say let them burn, because the outcome of trying to roll back recreational cannabis will not play into this administration’s favor. Not at all.
Cristal M Clark