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Big Pharma Shaking in Their Boots as 80% of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescriptions Pills for Pot

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A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.

However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation and the continent. With legalization, more and more people are discovering how this plant can provide a safe alternative to the dangerous effects of prescription pills.

The survey of 473 adult therapeutic cannabis users found that 87% of respondents gave up prescription medications, alcohol, or other drugs in favor of cannabis. Adults under 40 were likely to give up all three of these for medical cannabis.

The most startling revelation, and one that will have Big Pharma running to their crony lawmakers, is that 80% of respondents reported substituting cannabis for prescription drugs.

In addition, 52% said they substituted cannabis for alcohol and 32% said they substituted it for illicit substances. These results indicate a very promising trend of people moving away from dangerously addictive and deadly substances in favor of a miracle plant that has never caused an overdose death.

“The finding that cannabis was substituted for all three classes of substances suggests that the medical use of cannabis may play a harm reduction role in the context of use of these substances, and may have implications for abstinence-based substance use treatment approaches. Further research should seek to differentiate between biomedical substitution for prescription pharmaceuticals and psychoactive drug substitution, and to elucidate the mechanisms behind both.”

As The Free Thought Project has reported before, the U.S. is in the midst of a painkiller epidemic, with overdose deaths skyrocketing as Big Pharma has secured its grip on government and mainstream medicine. Opioid painkillers and heroin have driven overdose deaths to the point where they are now the leading cause of fatal injuries in the U.S. Alcohol is also killing Americans at a rate not seen in 35 years.

The results of this survey confirm that cannabis is the answer to all of these problems.

Americans for Safe Access has a comprehensive breakdown of conditions that cannabis can treat, and comparisons to prescription pills.

Chronic Pain

Arthritis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Movement Disorders

Multiple Sclerosis

We are just beginning to confirm the benefits of cannabis on other conditions such as anxiety which is normally treated with pills such as Xanax, insomnia which is normally treated with pills such as Ambien, and antidepressants which are treated with pills such as Zoloft. All of these prescription drugs can cause debilitating addiction or severe side-effects.

Although the war on drugs put a stop to medical cannabis research for decades, in recent years we have seen a surge in studies being performed, as prohibition crumbles and the Schedule 1 classification of “no medical benefit” is exposed as a farce.

  • This is the biggest reason that legalization is going to be an uphill battle, the 1% who are Big Pharma, is spending millions to keep cannabis illegal because it will shut down their gravy train of over priced treatments.

    • ??

    • I was just about to post that pic! ????

    • they have already lost, they just don’t know it yet…….; )

    • Fluorinated water at that…

    • It’s not an uphill battle here in Oregon, you can go to a pot store and buy 1/4 ounce everyday if you want. Body high (CBD), or THC high, several flavors. 🙂

    • True

    • Can’t fight the will of the people though. Fear has always been the weapon of choice for them but the coming generations don’t fear it> They want to embrace it. Majority always wins in the end.

  • This is the biggest reason that legalization is going to be an uphill battle, the 1% who are Big Pharma, is spending millions to keep cannabis illegal because it will shut down their gravy train of over priced treatments.

    • ??

    • I was just about to post that pic! ????

    • they have already lost, they just don’t know it yet…….; )

    • Fluorinated water at that…

    • It’s not an uphill battle here in Oregon, you can go to a pot store and buy 1/4 ounce everyday if you want. Body high (CBD), or THC high, several flavors. 🙂

    • True

    • Can’t fight the will of the people though. Fear has always been the weapon of choice for them but the coming generations don’t fear it> They want to embrace it. Majority always wins in the end.

  • Cannabis is not thee answer, but one answer. Kratom is a great alternative as well, possibly even better than marijuana, depending on what you prefer.

    • But, can we grow this in the US like pot? Will it grow here?

    • Right.. And even pharma’s have their uses as well.. The problem is using only pharmaceuticals without researching alternatives. Keeping them illegal to maximize profit!.. Just sayin’…

    • If you live in a State like Florida..sure. It prefers a tropical environment, and it does take longer to grow.

    • Kratom better than cannabis? Get real… Lmfao, cannabis far outweighs Kratom in regards to efficacy, multitude of uses and tolerance by a specific group of individuals

    • I didn’t say it was better overall. Just depends on what one prefers.

    • Kratom is banned in Thailand where its native.
      Pressure put on by the American government.
      So is cannabis.
      Also pressure put on by the American government.
      The USA patented THC and I believe in what I am told by Thais, shortly after kratom was banned it was patented by another country.
      Both are plants.
      Both should be free to be grown and used by whoever wishes.
      This should be a basic human right.
      Pharmaceuticals are poison !

    • I have done both and strongly suggest you do not use kratom regularly, pot is the way to go. Unless we’re talking about a short term thing. Trust me, I used kratom for a couple years and once your body starts developing a tolerance it gets difficult. And no, you cannot grow Kratom in the U.S.

    • you cant have a better plant than cannabis.overall,dear chris eff.

    • I prefer not a stomach ache and nausea. Also not too keen on the idea of it being a stimulant at low doses and depressant at high doses… with an invisible and moving line between them… so kratom is out for me. Plus it’s as addictive as opium.

    • Kratom is less regulated then marijuana and has actual negative side effects.

    • I tried kratom and wasn’t at all impressed. 🙁 No help for pain at all really. 🙁

    • Kratom in higher doses is itself addictive as it binds to the opioid receptors throughout the body. Kratom shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentance as cannabis.

    • I used cannabis to get off a ton of meds! Even my seizure meds but not my anxiety meds so I am going to try Kratom to get off of that and I’m done!

    • qué es el kratom?

    • Yeah, um no.

  • Cannabis is not thee answer, but one answer. Kratom is a great alternative as well, possibly even better than marijuana, depending on what you prefer.

    • But, can we grow this in the US like pot? Will it grow here?

    • Right.. And even pharma’s have their uses as well.. The problem is using only pharmaceuticals without researching alternatives. Keeping them illegal to maximize profit!.. Just sayin’…

    • If you live in a State like Florida..sure. It prefers a tropical environment, and it does take longer to grow.

    • Kratom better than cannabis? Get real… Lmfao, cannabis far outweighs Kratom in regards to efficacy, multitude of uses and tolerance by a specific group of individuals

    • I didn’t say it was better overall. Just depends on what one prefers.

    • Kratom is banned in Thailand where its native.
      Pressure put on by the American government.
      So is cannabis.
      Also pressure put on by the American government.
      The USA patented THC and I believe in what I am told by Thais, shortly after kratom was banned it was patented by another country.
      Both are plants.
      Both should be free to be grown and used by whoever wishes.
      This should be a basic human right.
      Pharmaceuticals are poison !

    • I have done both and strongly suggest you do not use kratom regularly, pot is the way to go. Unless we’re talking about a short term thing. Trust me, I used kratom for a couple years and once your body starts developing a tolerance it gets difficult. And no, you cannot grow Kratom in the U.S.

    • you cant have a better plant than cannabis.overall,dear chris eff.

    • I prefer not a stomach ache and nausea. Also not too keen on the idea of it being a stimulant at low doses and depressant at high doses… with an invisible and moving line between them… so kratom is out for me. Plus it’s as addictive as opium.

    • Kratom is less regulated then marijuana and has actual negative side effects.

    • I tried kratom and wasn’t at all impressed. 🙁 No help for pain at all really. 🙁

    • Kratom in higher doses is itself addictive as it binds to the opioid receptors throughout the body. Kratom shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentance as cannabis.

    • I used cannabis to get off a ton of meds! Even my seizure meds but not my anxiety meds so I am going to try Kratom to get off of that and I’m done!

    • qué es el kratom?

    • Yeah, um no.

  • Because they know.

  • Because they know.

  • Big Pharma should hop on that band wagon

    • No, they will triple the price!

    • No big pharma should hop off a cliff

    • Look at the regulations, fees and permits required….it’s just another industry that only the already wealthy can get in on…pushing more money up the ladder!
      The ONLY real answer to this particular “problem” is total decriminalization of the plant!

  • Big Pharma should hop on that band wagon

    • No, they will triple the price!

    • No big pharma should hop off a cliff

    • Look at the regulations, fees and permits required….it’s just another industry that only the already wealthy can get in on…pushing more money up the ladder!
      The ONLY real answer to this particular “problem” is total decriminalization of the plant!

  • Let’s make pharmaceuticals museums , to let people know how crazy people can become if let unchallenged ..✌️

  • Let’s make pharmaceuticals museums , to let people know how crazy people can become if let unchallenged ..✌️

  • Let’s make pharmaceuticals museums , to let people know how crazy people can become if let unchallenged ..✌️

  • $500.00 out of pocket as opposed to the price of cannibis

  • $500.00 out of pocket as opposed to the price of cannibis

  • I did.

  • I did.

  • These boys have had their day and they fucked it up. Time for nature again.

  • These boys have had their day and they fucked it up. Time for nature again.

  • They’re don’t like it coz they no you’d just grow it yourself.

  • They’re don’t like it coz they no you’d just grow it yourself.

  • Money and control! Like everything they do

  • Money and control! Like everything they do

  • Opium fields in Afghanistan you are paying to protect , you do know this right.

  • Opium fields in Afghanistan you are paying to protect , you do know this right.

  • They also have a patent on pot pills, Marinol I believe is the name

    • The USA patented THC the phycoactive ingredient in cannabis.
      The other CBD,s are patented by others, with the majority patented by China.
      Still wondering why its illegal?

    • Bob Bushill O I’m pretty certain everyone knows and they know we know

    • Yes I need that for pain

  • They also have a patent on pot pills, Marinol I believe is the name

    • The USA patented THC the phycoactive ingredient in cannabis.
      The other CBD,s are patented by others, with the majority patented by China.
      Still wondering why its illegal?

    • Bob Bushill O I’m pretty certain everyone knows and they know we know

    • Yes I need that for pain

  • What is in Afghanistan , oh yeah it’s your freedoms

  • What is in Afghanistan , oh yeah it’s your freedoms

  • I stopped getting sick when I stopped going to the doctors, getting shots, and taking over counter drugs. Explain this shit. . .

    • Dude honestly. I credit my heathy life ( knock on wood) to my spicy food diet. A lot of spicy food seems to work for me. It’s crazy but I’ve not seen a dr in 15 years and pretty decent heath

    • i love my spicy food, but IBS keeps me from enjoying it =/

    • Everything I eat is spicy! But i still get every little infection or bug going ?

    • Cajun here. The spice is life 😉

  • I stopped getting sick when I stopped going to the doctors, getting shots, and taking over counter drugs. Explain this shit. . .

    • Dude honestly. I credit my heathy life ( knock on wood) to my spicy food diet. A lot of spicy food seems to work for me. It’s crazy but I’ve not seen a dr in 15 years and pretty decent heath

    • i love my spicy food, but IBS keeps me from enjoying it =/

    • Everything I eat is spicy! But i still get every little infection or bug going ?

    • Cajun here. The spice is life 😉

  • We must localize our economy. Start with organizing educational groups to inspire neighbors to cooperate in the development of our communities. Organize. Get the truth out. Its not about the money anymore. Its about each other.

  • We must localize our economy. Start with organizing educational groups to inspire neighbors to cooperate in the development of our communities. Organize. Get the truth out. Its not about the money anymore. Its about each other.

  • Ask your doctor if Viagra is right for you.

  • Ask your doctor if Viagra is right for you.

  • every single patient should sign up in a group and sue them as a very large group i say large group as the group will be able to afford way better lawyers then the single individual can it would serve them right

  • every single patient should sign up in a group and sue them as a very large group i say large group as the group will be able to afford way better lawyers then the single individual can it would serve them right

  • Yes, YES, YESSSSSSSSs ! ……..; )

  • Yes, YES, YESSSSSSSSs ! ……..; )

  • also shaking in their boots about the cure fr cancer. there is one. if i remember right it is called h-86. they don’t want cures,,, no money in that for them

  • also shaking in their boots about the cure fr cancer. there is one. if i remember right it is called h-86. they don’t want cures,,, no money in that for them

  • yes & it works.

  • yes & it works.

  • I tried anti-depressants for years …don’t bother people …made things WORSE

  • I tried anti-depressants for years …don’t bother people …made things WORSE

  • Between Big Pharma, the Prison Guard Union, and the textile and paper industries (not to mention fuel industry), it’s a wonder change is even mentioned among circles in Washington….

  • Between Big Pharma, the Prison Guard Union, and the textile and paper industries (not to mention fuel industry), it’s a wonder change is even mentioned among circles in Washington….

  • Gazillions spent by lobbyists in the hallowed halls of Congress.

  • Gazillions spent by lobbyists in the hallowed halls of Congress.

  • Puff puff puff its there for a reason.

  • Puff puff puff its there for a reason.

  • As a kid I was prescribed Ritalin is the worst thing you could ever do

  • As a kid I was prescribed Ritalin is the worst thing you could ever do

  • Fuck the pharmaceutical companies

  • Fuck the pharmaceutical companies

  • Surprise

  • Surprise

  • Had a physical and the nurse told me that I have acute bronchitis and should immediately go to my primary care doctor for some anti-biotics or I could develop chronic bronchitis which would turn into COPD and that I could then develop pneumoniea and DIE! I ignored her! Went home and smoked about 2 GOOD joints a day for about 4 days. BRONCHITIS GONE??? The excess coughing while smoking, loosened up all the flim in my chest AND IT’S GONE???

  • Had a physical and the nurse told me that I have acute bronchitis and should immediately go to my primary care doctor for some anti-biotics or I could develop chronic bronchitis which would turn into COPD and that I could then develop pneumoniea and DIE! I ignored her! Went home and smoked about 2 GOOD joints a day for about 4 days. BRONCHITIS GONE??? The excess coughing while smoking, loosened up all the flim in my chest AND IT’S GONE???

  • How does cannabis work for anxiety?

  • How does cannabis work for anxiety?

  • LOve Uncle Larry!!! Marty you are correct, but similar process occurs when people do not by their poison anymore. Boycott their trash. They lose revenue. Congress has ok’d medical mj! Eventually they will also have to change it from a Schedule I Controlled substance, re-regulate the penalties and adjust sentences.

  • LOve Uncle Larry!!! Marty you are correct, but similar process occurs when people do not by their poison anymore. Boycott their trash. They lose revenue. Congress has ok’d medical mj! Eventually they will also have to change it from a Schedule I Controlled substance, re-regulate the penalties and adjust sentences.

  • $

  • $

  • About time. Mother earth gives us the remedy for all ailments. No need for big pharma research and expensive laboratory remedies.

  • About time. Mother earth gives us the remedy for all ailments. No need for big pharma research and expensive laboratory remedies.

  • Cool but can we see where you got these numbers?

  • Cool but can we see where you got these numbers?

  • The war on drugs has destroyed more lives that all the drugs since the beginning of time. The war on drugs is a war on society by people in power that hate people that are different that them.

  • The war on drugs has destroyed more lives that all the drugs since the beginning of time. The war on drugs is a war on society by people in power that hate people that are different that them.

  • it only took 30 million depression 1700 suicides 100thousand oxycotin addicts to realize this

  • it only took 30 million depression 1700 suicides 100thousand oxycotin addicts to realize this

  • Gregory

  • Gregory

  • This is the real reason why its not legal in all 50 states.

  • This is the real reason why its not legal in all 50 states.

  • Lois Mary Donaldson the world is waking up

  • Lois Mary Donaldson the world is waking up

  • Duh

  • Duh

  • I did it!

  • I did it!

  • I did, vicodin, trazadone and cyclobenzaprine. A vet that told them they could stuff their pills

  • I did, vicodin, trazadone and cyclobenzaprine. A vet that told them they could stuff their pills

  • Those Against Hemp (ie Monsanto, Dupont, etc.) have also been funding opposition to legalized Canabis. Hemp will save the world and cost them zillions, also.

  • Those Against Hemp (ie Monsanto, Dupont, etc.) have also been funding opposition to legalized Canabis. Hemp will save the world and cost them zillions, also.

  • damm drug co are robbing people blind

  • damm drug co are robbing people blind

  • This is so true for me.

  • This is so true for me.

  • The government had evidence in 1949 that cannabis aided and reduced epileptic seizures , but they declared it a schedule 1 drug anyway . Now we’re finding out that big pharma and the government colluded together to deny people a known source of relief and cure , not just for epilepsy but a whole plethora of ills and medical conditions . Not to mention the 2,000 years hemp has been used as rope . The resin from hemp can be combined with water and it forms a plastic that is malleable , machinable , non toxic and stronger than steel . Then there is Hempcrete , hemp , lime and water , that when formed and set is stronger than concrete , lightweight , non toxic , great insulation and lasts for hundreds of years . In the 1930′ , Henry Ford built a car completely from hemp plastic , the engine was metal but was powered with hemp bio fuel . Just a little short of being a miraculous plant that literally has a 1001 uses that we have been denied . And one of the best things about hemp , you can have a whole new crop of hemp , every year . It grows practically wild and just about anywhere .

  • The government had evidence in 1949 that cannabis aided and reduced epileptic seizures , but they declared it a schedule 1 drug anyway . Now we’re finding out that big pharma and the government colluded together to deny people a known source of relief and cure , not just for epilepsy but a whole plethora of ills and medical conditions . Not to mention the 2,000 years hemp has been used as rope . The resin from hemp can be combined with water and it forms a plastic that is malleable , machinable , non toxic and stronger than steel . Then there is Hempcrete , hemp , lime and water , that when formed and set is stronger than concrete , lightweight , non toxic , great insulation and lasts for hundreds of years . In the 1930′ , Henry Ford built a car completely from hemp plastic , the engine was metal but was powered with hemp bio fuel . Just a little short of being a miraculous plant that literally has a 1001 uses that we have been denied . And one of the best things about hemp , you can have a whole new crop of hemp , every year . It grows practically wild and just about anywhere .

  • The story or a New Brunswick farmer who was driven from our country for producing weed oil and supplying it for free to his friends and family to cure their cancer, depression, epilepsy, etc. etc. etc..

  • The story or a New Brunswick farmer who was driven from our country for producing weed oil and supplying it for free to his friends and family to cure their cancer, depression, epilepsy, etc. etc. etc..

  • Yeah, they didn’t have time to gm it and own it so they certainly didn’t want it legal. Good thing goo, it would cost 1000 times as much as it does now for the gm variety. Frack big pharma greed.

  • Yeah, they didn’t have time to gm it and own it so they certainly didn’t want it legal. Good thing goo, it would cost 1000 times as much as it does now for the gm variety. Frack big pharma greed.

  • It’s more than just BIG PHARMA ~ ~ SIMPLICITY made DIFFICULT by humans ~
    I received a registered 5.5 brain injury on 08-30-2008.
    I not only know WHO I am, but “WHY” I am !
    I am from a LONG LINE of HEALERS Black Elk is my great great grandfather.
    ~ HEAL EARTH ~ On 08-30-2008 I had the worst motor bike wreck with no helmet on to survive in MONTANA. I died 3 times in life flight. It crushed my chest breaking all my ribs many times, putting ribs into both lungs. I was in an 87. day coma, waking with a registered 5.5 brain injury. I was told that THC saved my brain from lack of oxygen. Smoking MARIJUANA is opening my airway to accept oxygen. But the biggest is that MARIJUANA is HEALING my brain
    ~ It is THC-A that gives my brain what is needed to MAKE new CELLS.
    ~ MARIJUANA was used to make HEMP illegal.~
    ~ It can HEAL humans, humanity, economy, EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE ~ CARBONS are killing clouds. HENRY FORD proved that “oil” fuel exhaust made them in 1927. That is why he made 60,000 cars run on HEMP fuel in 1942, with 0 carbon output.
    It has been EARTHS health !
    HEMP takes 4 times the CARBONS to grow than trees.
    HEMP revitalized the SOIL.
    HEMP puts off 10 times the OXYGEN than trees.

  • It’s more than just BIG PHARMA ~ ~ SIMPLICITY made DIFFICULT by humans ~
    I received a registered 5.5 brain injury on 08-30-2008.
    I not only know WHO I am, but “WHY” I am !
    I am from a LONG LINE of HEALERS Black Elk is my great great grandfather.
    ~ HEAL EARTH ~ On 08-30-2008 I had the worst motor bike wreck with no helmet on to survive in MONTANA. I died 3 times in life flight. It crushed my chest breaking all my ribs many times, putting ribs into both lungs. I was in an 87. day coma, waking with a registered 5.5 brain injury. I was told that THC saved my brain from lack of oxygen. Smoking MARIJUANA is opening my airway to accept oxygen. But the biggest is that MARIJUANA is HEALING my brain
    ~ It is THC-A that gives my brain what is needed to MAKE new CELLS.
    ~ MARIJUANA was used to make HEMP illegal.~
    ~ It can HEAL humans, humanity, economy, EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE ~ CARBONS are killing clouds. HENRY FORD proved that “oil” fuel exhaust made them in 1927. That is why he made 60,000 cars run on HEMP fuel in 1942, with 0 carbon output.
    It has been EARTHS health !
    HEMP takes 4 times the CARBONS to grow than trees.
    HEMP revitalized the SOIL.
    HEMP puts off 10 times the OXYGEN than trees.

  • I swore to never again take manmade drugs three years ago cause I didn’t like how I felt!! 24 different pills three times a day for cervical stenosis pain and depression!! Only thing I have done since is smoke my medicine and I feel like me again!!
    LEGALIZE & SAVE LIVES!!

  • I swore to never again take manmade drugs three years ago cause I didn’t like how I felt!! 24 different pills three times a day for cervical stenosis pain and depression!! Only thing I have done since is smoke my medicine and I feel like me again!!
    LEGALIZE & SAVE LIVES!!

  • Well it was many corporate scum dogs (pulp industry, fuel industry ect..) that initially banded together to keep cannabis illegal but I hope they drown anyway.

  • Well it was many corporate scum dogs (pulp industry, fuel industry ect..) that initially banded together to keep cannabis illegal but I hope they drown anyway.

  • No lie!

  • No lie!

  • I have severe arthritis in many of my large joints and in one particular joint in my dominant hand. I’m on Celebrex and another script for it. Those weren’t working all that well. My doctor prescribed MARINOL and it has helped a LOT. The synthetic THC really helps with reducing inflammation! After a week or so, there is no “high” feeling, but with the reduced pain, I don’t CARE!
    Apparently I wasn’t smoking pot OFTEN enough! 🙂

  • I have severe arthritis in many of my large joints and in one particular joint in my dominant hand. I’m on Celebrex and another script for it. Those weren’t working all that well. My doctor prescribed MARINOL and it has helped a LOT. The synthetic THC really helps with reducing inflammation! After a week or so, there is no “high” feeling, but with the reduced pain, I don’t CARE!
    Apparently I wasn’t smoking pot OFTEN enough! 🙂

  • I cannot give up Marinol but I cannot give up pot either. Marinol is way different than pot.

    • Just like pot, it affects everyone differently as well.

    • Seth is it like ingesting a high quality THC oil or wax? I get two entirely different types of buzz between smoking and oral methods of use.

  • I cannot give up Marinol but I cannot give up pot either. Marinol is way different than pot.

    • Just like pot, it affects everyone differently as well.

    • Seth is it like ingesting a high quality THC oil or wax? I get two entirely different types of buzz between smoking and oral methods of use.

  • Carla Cleminson

  • Carla Cleminson

  • pay politicians to make medicine mandatory…

  • pay politicians to make medicine mandatory…

  • Big pharma is not shaking in it’s shoes (If only) they are applying for the patents of anything Cannabis related. To think that Big POharma would just roll over is absurd.

  • Big pharma is not shaking in it’s shoes (If only) they are applying for the patents of anything Cannabis related. To think that Big POharma would just roll over is absurd.

  • if they made weed legal a lot less people would be adicted to pain and nerve pills these big drug companys would not be making all this big money to buy off the law makers to keep weed illegal.

  • if they made weed legal a lot less people would be adicted to pain and nerve pills these big drug companys would not be making all this big money to buy off the law makers to keep weed illegal.

  • and DUPONT CHEMICALS

  • and DUPONT CHEMICALS

  • Easy. They will buy up the rights to it and it will never be cannabis afterwards but rather some chemical concoction.

    • In ten or twenty years people will not know what real cannabis is except those smart enough to save their precious seeds

  • Easy. They will buy up the rights to it and it will never be cannabis afterwards but rather some chemical concoction.

    • In ten or twenty years people will not know what real cannabis is except those smart enough to save their precious seeds

  • After my hubands spinal chord injury all they would do is give him narcotics. Since getting his card in 2013, he is narc-free. He only uses the cannibis for pain. He had his life back now.

  • After my hubands spinal chord injury all they would do is give him narcotics. Since getting his card in 2013, he is narc-free. He only uses the cannibis for pain. He had his life back now.

  • It´s healthier and faster and dont destroy your organs

  • It´s healthier and faster and dont destroy your organs

  • Big Pharma is a joke…Those clowns wrapped me up once. I know their tricks. I eat pot brownies now and I am much better . FUCK BIG PHARMA!

  • Big Pharma is a joke…Those clowns wrapped me up once. I know their tricks. I eat pot brownies now and I am much better . FUCK BIG PHARMA!

  • Big Pharma SHOULD be worried because we as a society are getting wise to their bullshit. Let’s see…….

  • Big Pharma SHOULD be worried because we as a society are getting wise to their bullshit. Let’s see…….

  • Just wait until they get their hands on medical marijuana and prices skyrocket through the roof.

  • Just wait until they get their hands on medical marijuana and prices skyrocket through the roof.

  • Not me, I love prescription pills just not the high prices and having to get a doctors prescription. Few over here will trade their viagra for pot.

  • Not me, I love prescription pills just not the high prices and having to get a doctors prescription. Few over here will trade their viagra for pot.

  • Ya inventarán algo, las vacunas no se las pone ni el último bobo, los analgésicos caen como el culo y por fin maría aparece haciendo todo lo que siempre hizo

  • Ya inventarán algo, las vacunas no se las pone ni el último bobo, los analgésicos caen como el culo y por fin maría aparece haciendo todo lo que siempre hizo

  • Myra McEwan William McEwan

  • Myra McEwan William McEwan

  • they can all go f themselves god made all plants and herbs for us to use no mfing Corp or govt can tell me I cant grow and eat anything mother earth provides…fuck big pharma and fuck the government

  • they can all go f themselves god made all plants and herbs for us to use no mfing Corp or govt can tell me I cant grow and eat anything mother earth provides…fuck big pharma and fuck the government

  • they sure made a shit load of money. no regrets on their end.

  • they sure made a shit load of money. no regrets on their end.

  • Fired them in 2011.. Pharmaceutical free since

  • Fired them in 2011.. Pharmaceutical free since

  • cette plante est la réponse a beaucoup de probleme et pas seulement en santé et je ne parle pas de simplement la fumé…. c’est tout comme l’énergie libre de Tesla………et beaucoup, beaucoup d’autre choses………

  • cette plante est la réponse a beaucoup de probleme et pas seulement en santé et je ne parle pas de simplement la fumé…. c’est tout comme l’énergie libre de Tesla………et beaucoup, beaucoup d’autre choses………

  • Tries* (it’s not legal, yet & they certainly have not given up. Their lobbyists are working overtime)

  • Tries* (it’s not legal, yet & they certainly have not given up. Their lobbyists are working overtime)

  • Yet they bitch that were supporting a drug cartel when Pfizer keeps their $$ out of the U.S bc of taxes .
    Plus they put ppl on meds that do t need it
    LOSERS

  • Yet they bitch that were supporting a drug cartel when Pfizer keeps their $$ out of the U.S bc of taxes .
    Plus they put ppl on meds that do t need it
    LOSERS

  • And it is because of what big pharma has to offer, that pot is still level one criminalized. DC’s dirty with the money.

  • And it is because of what big pharma has to offer, that pot is still level one criminalized. DC’s dirty with the money.

  • I can’t smoke the stuff, but big tobacco, big alcohol and big pharma sure don’t want this stuff legal, and when it is legal they will find a way to create trademarked and patented Big Cannabis industry

  • I can’t smoke the stuff, but big tobacco, big alcohol and big pharma sure don’t want this stuff legal, and when it is legal they will find a way to create trademarked and patented Big Cannabis industry

  • …maybe they’ll bring back Agent Orange. Wouldn’t put it past them…

  • …maybe they’ll bring back Agent Orange. Wouldn’t put it past them…

  • Greg Clay

  • Greg Clay

  • Great if it cures things, but please people, once you’re better, STOP!! Unless of course your illness recurs…..

  • Great if it cures things, but please people, once you’re better, STOP!! Unless of course your illness recurs…..

  • Best anti depressant and it’s given from GOD how good is it?! 🙂

  • Best anti depressant and it’s given from GOD how good is it?! 🙂

  • what arrogant bastards that they are thinking that they can take a plant that the shamans and healers have been useing for free and turn it into powder act like it’s not from a plant and chrge 1000’s of dollars for it.. take the profit out of illness..

  • what arrogant bastards that they are thinking that they can take a plant that the shamans and healers have been useing for free and turn it into powder act like it’s not from a plant and chrge 1000’s of dollars for it.. take the profit out of illness..

  • Cannabis was made illegal so u could make them money!

  • Cannabis was made illegal so u could make them money!

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  • And you always forget that you get dependent of it. You won´t let go after you smoke it. So maybe you think before spreading your propaganda?

  • And you always forget that you get dependent of it. You won´t let go after you smoke it. So maybe you think before spreading your propaganda?

  • big pharma dont want cures cause they wouldnt make money

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  • The usual skewed result
    of a WAR ON 🙂

  • Fact

  • Don’t ever just change just to impress and please someone. Change because it makes you a better person & it leads you to a better future.
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  • Truth

  • Well, when you say it like that…

  • I supported legalization to keep young people out of prison or criminal records. Now my children are the target market. F that shite.

    • Do you think the current system is working?

    • David Oakley : The changes won’t affect much; just allow mega corps to profit more. Young people (those under age) will still go to prison, as it will remain illegal to them. Also by the sounds of it, it will only be legal for mega corps to grow and sell. Its not like folks can grow it in with their tomatoes and sell it from home, like they do wine.

    • I don’t know what the answer is.

    • You seemed convinced legalization will be worse in your initial comment.

    • David Oakley : It bothers me that our children will be the target market. It bothers me also that just like the tobacco industry the mega corps will find ways to add chemicals to make it addictive, etc etc.

    • Teach your children better then. Instead of being lazy and relying on the government to protect them from muh big bad evil corporations.

    • YOU think government is protecting people? Really? Damn near choked on my coffee. I suppose there are a few blokes out there who still believe that. yikes!! flmao You are correct about one thing; humanity vs corporations. Corporations have declared war on humanity through TPP.

  • It’s actually those that own the US government…

    • Yes. It’s not the government. Its the Pharmaceutical, Alcohol, and Cigarete/Tobacco Industry. Get Big Money out of politics. #FeelTheBern

    • Don’t forget, that means that they also own the military and police.

    • It already is a fascist oligarchy. The just pass out food stamps to avoid revolution.

    • Heinrich Woogue the government chose to control those industries years ago so how is it “not the government”?

  • And Big Pharma sets the price.

  • Straw man fallacy?

  • If your kids are raised right you dont have to worry about it.

    • Yeah because good kids never get hooked on drugs. Really???

    • I would rather have all drugs legal and regulated than have a cartel selling unregulated shit that hasnt been tested. Sure good kids get addicted but fact is there are too many loser parents letting their kids run wild. Better parenting Does make a difference.

    • Not to mention the pharmaceutical companies pushing junk and creating addicts. A large percentage of heroin addicts started with a prescription.

    • Diane Howe-Mcguirk good parents are few and far between nowadays.

    • Scott Cook ehh, goog kids? That was raised right?

    • I just think that good people make bad decisions sometimes. Especially teenagers. I have heard of kids getting addicted to pills after getting wisdom teeth out. It can happen to any family. No one is safe from addiction. All we can do is educate our children on how dangerous these drugs are and hope they make the right decisions. ?

    • Agreed. I feel if we legalize all drugs and regulate them it would make it harder for them to get into the hands of minors and also take the ability for cartels to use it for profit.

    • DON’T FOOL YOURSELF!!!!

    • TAKE THE MONEY OUT OF IT!!! TAKE THE ALLURE AWAY!!!!

    • Taking money out of it im afraid isnt possible with the greed factor in todays society but legalization would at least funnel the money to more useful channels

  • #FuckTheOxyLife:

  • So true

  • The government created the war on drugs to maximize prison incarcerations.

  • They are the legal drug dealers

  • They create wars not for oil. Oil is cheap. We rob and steal our drugs from other countries because we r the usa

    • DRUGS have been dealt by the church fist!!! They ran the trade from the 1,400s OPIUM was the back bone of world trade 30% of the worlds economy was OPIUM in the 70s what do you tthink Vietnam was about???? couldn’t let Russia steal 30% of the worlds economy from us. Look up golden Triangle

  • It’s not the government. Its the Pharmaceutical, Alcohol, and Cigarete/Tobacco Industry. Get Big Money out of politics. #FeelTheBern

    • Yeah, so he can tax us to death to pay for his multi trillion dollar spending increases? Fuck outta here

    • It’s free college and health care. sounds good to me

    • Uh… news for you, our govt = big pharm, big tobacco, etc.

    • Matt Jackson There’s plenty of money once you tax the cash stashed in all the off shore accounts and make the rich pay their fair share!!!!Americans are tired of liveing in a Fascist police state while the rich live under Socialism!!!

    • It is the government!

    • No. Get government out of existence. Period.

  • War on liberty.

  • Very true

  • Yeah! Right on!

  • Oh sure they created the war on drugs so the government wanted to be the only ones to sell us heroin and crack!!! Lmfao

  • Well duh.

  • Afganistan, just saying

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  • true story

  • and now the only ones that can get access to pain meds and some cold meds are drug addicts

  • well, plus keep all those for profit prisons full up

  • Peggy Daugherty

  • Unlicensed pharmacists.

  • Absolutely!

  • Ya cause stopping people from buying heroin is the same thing as selling them pain meds in a controlled fashion

    • Yeah because no one steals them or sells them illegally after getting them with a prescription.

  • (y)

  • the war on drugs was created by Nixon to give the government a hammer to nail down the lid on political dissent….Ie. war on hippies and war on ghettos….

  • we have known that since the 60’s. they would not legalize it until they could tax it

  • Yup

  • Modern Day Piracy

  • *Certain people in the government* We need to quit all this ignorant, bullshit generalizing. There are names of individuals who bare at least partial KNOWN responsibility although some are already passed: Oliver North, William J Clinton, Henry Kissinger, John Foster Dulles, George HW Bush are pretty good starts. By no means are they the only people whose names we know, but they are among the most familiar to us all.

  • So True 1000 percent !!!

  • Spoken like a true addict

  • Isn’t it the same as lotto and the numbers racquet? Also, insurance?

  • This phony war on drugs is horrible & shameful . Remember when Wachovia bank laundered $ 360 billion of Mexican drug cartel money & nobody went to jail ? They were fined just 2 % of one years profits , 600 million . HSBC was fined $ 1.9 Billion for the same thing . I just wonder how many didn’t get caught ..Then seeing this lady get 25 years . That’s criminal . They’re making money on both ends . http://www.theguardian.com/…/03/us-bank-mexico-drug-gangs

  • hahaha >:o

  • Did they lose this war?

  • What is it? 100+ million dollars a day to fight the war on drugs? 50 years war on poverty. More poor than we have ever had, More drugs too. More government too. 19 trillion in debt. Thank you Uncle Sam!

    • Think the opposite of what the government says. #rememberpattillman

  • Kinda what Colorado and Washington did legalizing pot

  • and the stupidity keeps rolling on 🙂

  • #truth

  • Sabrina unfortunately

  • Almost. Corporations created the war.

  • VERY, very late information. Go back many, many years.

  • Just look up the white pages on Skull-n-Bones.

  • Guy Forster

  • Yep

  • They are cunts!!

  • So true….and then they party with the confiscation…..

  • JUST LOOK AT THE SMILING NAZI CREEP WITH A UNIFORM!

  • and the TPP will stop medicinal marijuana. “Investment Chapter,” which discusses the US negotiators’ motive to allow corporations to sue governments if their laws disrupt future profits a company has declared. Assange says the plan could “chill” the approval of health and environmental administrations.

  • GEORGE CARLIN

  • No doubt about ti!

  • Hmm what is this ‘spice’ legal high about??? worse than illegal drugs, sends people over the edge etc. Why is it legal??? Who is on the receiving end of the money?

  • No truer words were ever spoken

  • I have had my medicine taken away after 30yrs. So I have to suffer because others abuse their meds? So wrong. I don’t deserve to be treated because others did wrong. ?? REALLY???

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    • Police brutality epidemic my ass! We have a thug epidemic, they are killing police, a president that is causing it, so I hope the cops turn it up a notch and start cracking skulls! Free Thought project my ass, you need the go fuck yourself project

  • not me you pill pushin mother fuckers!!

  • “Everyone is on their own personal journey seeking their own truth. Sometimes we take things too personal. I have found that in order to really grow as a soul, you have to come to an understanding that no matter what someone else has done to you, no matter what you with

  • So much duh. But gotta spread the obvious these days

  • Has anyone noticed heroine deaths increased in the USA since the DEA cut down on Vicodin prescriptions?

  • The state I am in had a snow storm recently, yet the air is the worst I have seen in my entire life. It’s reached level: china. Albuterol inhalers are being prescribed left and right, ventolin is unavailable and the other’s prices are $60 or so with insurance or they’re simply not covered regardless of them being the same medication. Can someone explain to me why this year’s air quality is 5x worse than last even though last year we had 3 storms total throughout winter??

  • It’s a business in concert with the “Health Industry”.

  • Shut up

  • Other then when they do right?
    Hep c can now be cured, not the case last year…..just saying.

  • They create profit for themselves and their shareholders at their customers expense.

  • the industry that makes drugs focuses on making drugs & not making cures? thats it?

    whats your point of this post?

    • Some people still don’t know. Any more questions?

  • i like the free thought project but some of these memes are pretty stupid . . . .

    • I agree but not this one.

    • Tammy McIvor its stupid bcz drug companies make drugs duh its like saying the people who try to make cures arent trying to make drugs yea duh lol

  • Christina Armstrong

  • They create death

    • They create death, but it’s not to late to save yourself, hurry this very minute, to your medicine cabinet, or pillbox, and chuck everything out. Don’t ever go to a pharmacy again, they are out to kill you.

    • Agenda 21 one component treats the ,diseases while prolonging the illnesses not curing anything ! While the other components, toxic compounds , slowly poison us! Check those fucking disclaimers on the six o clock news! Fucking sick! But its all part of population control and death …

  • Anyone have any idea where all the pharmys that are on the street come from?? Do they make more to cover this? We’re talking a lot of pills here…

  • Martinius Hæreid

  • The drug companies have been inventing disorders to sell their products, they then give doctors ‘incentives ‘ to prescribe their ‘drugs’…it’s a cycle… ‘ you need this drug to be better’…granted there are some people that need to take certain drugs, but if you live a good clean life, most if not all drugs, 1) don’t work, 2) have many side effects, which causes more drugs to be prescribed, 3) cost a fortune, 4) get people addicted, so that they always keep the cycle going, 5) give the pharmaceutical companies no incentive to actually make a drug that cures anything, just masks the issues..

  • This is true BUT .. its not as cut n dried as it looks

    Big Pharma does have a legal and financial monopoly on a lot of medicine , and it is geared toward max financial return , not the feel good of curing peoples ills .

    We all got to be responsible for what we put into our bodies and be careful of what we do with them / to them , food , drugs , sexual / social infections are all to some degree or other , a matter of choice

    It SHOULD be as informed a choice as possible . a lot of the need for big pharma medicines , is a result of an accumulation of poor or uninformed choices about food nutrition excersize .

    big pharma cash in because people live in modern society .. work jobs that harm us , eat food that doesnt provide propper balanced nutrition ( hard to do that when you working a demanding job ) , breathe and drink and eat pollution , or residue of it …

    Its a calculated business decision on their part .. you will sell the best hours of the best days of the best years of your life working for the dream , american , australian russian .. doesnt matter you work to get a car , house , to leave a legacy for ya kids .. pretend youre proud to be farmed for taxes in the process ..

    When you get old.. or just as you age .. your body fails .. and all that legacy you built up ?? youll spend it and more to buy a few more hours , of the worst days , of the worst time of your life … where you sold your best at usually less than $20 an hour youll buy some bad hours at $000s per hour .. hell if propper guilt is applied , your kids will put their own futures into hock and buy you some more even …

    Ever really think about how older folk undergo some seriously radical surgeries when there is no real hope theyll ever recover from it ? just to salve the conscience of the family so they can say ” we spent everything we could , did everything we could in his / her last days ” ( but they often as not neglected to spend time and love with them when they had better days to do that .. so in a weird twist they make the sick one spend their last days in either serious pain or seriously medicated to cope with it rather than allow quality of life )

    It is just a dollar driven system in a dollar driven society .. trading in health and life as a comodity , restricting drug research to service symptoms not cure causes is just another financial reality like giving cars components that wear out faster than need be to have people buying new cars is just a financial investment for a company .. at cost to the consumer .

    In this case tho if you dont like it , learn about health , nutrition , alternative health care , even if it is only in relation to your specific problems , and educate your kids so they dont have to be part of the same rat race unless they choose to be . Dam that is a wall of text ..

  • All with the governments support

  • They do thier best to keep people doped up

  • Over 80percent of od,s in ok are prescription drugs. Not the evil pot….

  • That is exactly right.

  • no cure with my probem,, the problem is I.

  • Type 1 diabetic for 27 years and after reaching adult, realized I’ll never see a cure because of this… Greed is going to be the end of humankind.

  • Are 60% on prescription medication? Or are 60% on prescription meds for mental issues. Yet another inaccurate statement meant to inflame instead of some real data to foster some real discussion.

    • Ok then Ms. Helpy Helperson! Why don’t you give us some more accurate numbers! Please don’t forget to list the source of your information since you are such an authority on this most important subject! Does your knowledge come from studying HR are being a sky waitress?

  • Best part is, as an American, you pay 2-3x’s more for a prescription than most other country’s. Not only do they have us over medicated, they’re stealing profits as well.

  • I wouldn’t take them if I didn’t have to. I know there are all sorts of people who abuse this, including physicians…it’s just another example of a screwed up system!!! Profits to be made, and people who still put their physicians on a pedestal, blindly following orders…it will not change until everyone takes responsibility for their own health and safety.

  • Gilead Sciences’ Solvaldi and Harvoni both CURE Hepatitis C

  • thats retarded,

  • Prescriptions drugs do more harm than good , the pharm reps buy off the drs. To push there drugs , I seen it many of times with big lunches brought in by them , donuts and jugs of dunkin donut coffee , etc . It’s a shame !!

    • Totally agree! I worked for a caterer that did 5 lunches a week, 52 weeks a year to dr offices, to the tune of about $400 a day!

  • nicely summed up.

  • Sleeping people…

  • Been saying this for years…

  • There is a disease for every drug…..

  • what else is new ?

  • Beau
    uti full business

  • Dependent customers. Addicted and dependent

  • I endorse that statement 100%

  • True… But does that mean everybody should stop taking heir prescriptions? No. Not unless you prefer to be in any kind of pain or uncomfortable condition.

    • 35 year hardwood floor installer… Smoked pot for years(not to get ‘high’- to relax)… Recently quit, never felt any arthritis or body aches before, sure do now…doctors want me to take pain relievers and aspirin all day, I won’t do it….id rather suffer and wait for the day people realize it’s much safer and more affective than most anything else, and make it legal.

    • I think the point trying to be made is they aren’t curing anything, no money in cures. They are just treating and researching, that’s where the money is.

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  • That’s true

  • Very true.

  • We have so many people on opiates in this country that there is now a prescription drug to alleviate constipation caused by opiate use.

    There is also an immune system suppressing drug to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease that can give you lymphoma. That is seriously one of the side effects. Cancer.

    Meanwhile marijuana has been proven to help alleviate chronic pain and suppress your immune system, has no harmful side affects, yet is still a “schedule 1” narcotic. “No acceptable medical treatment”

  • Don’t take em then… A lot of people have been helped and resent these memes with 0 proof while they are spending years in labs finding cures to get thank you notes like this. I’m not blind and not all is great but you might as well say all men are bad because some touch kids.. Creators of memes like this: get a bad disease and be consequent: refuse the cure because of your disrespect to the creators of it

    • The only person worse than the hamsters are the mindless sheep that defend them

    • Well, a hamster nor a sheep is a person. Shows your knowledge of science and I bet you take your “proof” from educated memes like these. On my side: how many diseases have been cured? Ever? By not taking any medication? I would really love to know

  • the real Cartel

  • nuff said.

  • Same goes with the justice system. The do NOT rehabilitate, they punish and create life long customers with that ruined life.

  • Greedy pharmaceuticacompanies mark up there product up to 5000% and it’s not gauranteed

  • I will acknowledge the ills of big pharma, the greed that is associated with such.

    For me it’s not been a chicken/egg question. I got what I got. Grateful for the meds

  • MaryAnn Talento

  • Prescription drugs do more harm

  • There are about 12 …. old drugs, that have stood the test of time. Stick with that and stay away from the new stuff. And… yes …. once you begin a regime of these cocktails you’re stuck, and the same as any other drug addict. Educate yourself …. use alternative means ….. change health habits and only use the drugs if absolutely necessary. Otherwise you find yourself controlled!!!!!

  • I’m one of their biggest customers,since I’m over 60.

  • Unfortunately but so true

  • Criminals need mind control.

  • You still need to be the one that is responsible.

  • This is very true in some instances unless the situation is acutely emergent then pharmaceuticals may be necessary it’s just very harsh on the body…. Prevention is key…

  • You are free to not take your diabetes , high blood pressure medication and DIE early
    🙂
    No body stop you

  • God Damn the pusher man

  • Yep, Rockefeller patents the Zika virus and suddenly there’s a massive Zika outbreak.

  • With tax payer money!

  • Prescriptions: The art of designing a drug with side effects more dangerous than the disease and needing six more drugs to combat the drug side effects without ever treating the disease.

  • I believe it.

  • They are the biggest drug dealer’s on this planet

  • It’s been shown to kill cancer cells.

  • I have come close to 20k joints in 15 mins.. proper dangerous 😛

  • Zack Colclough

  • 1) rather smoke with Eeasy E 2) rather take mushrooms with him. 3) not as good as wolfgang 4) fuck yes 5) in a heartbeat 6) would disagree with almost everything he brought up.

  • Martin Facundo Mimessi

  • I’d try just to science

  • I don’t believe let me try

  • How’d this get here lmao!!!

  • if someone could smoke 20000 joints in 15 mins, they deserve a … wait… what?

  • “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

  • challange accepted

  • Maybe Puff the Magic Dragon really did have something going.

  • Consuming too much clean fresh water in a 24-hour period be deadly also

  • 80% of heroin addicts used to be addicted to prescription pain killers

    • ….
      98.7% of alcoholics used to drink beer.
      So what’s your point?
      ~

    • That weed is amazing and prescription medication ain’t

  • #relevant

  • My fiancé was on 12 medications from the VA. We moved to Colorado, she started smoking; and she hasn’t taken a single pill for almost 3 months now. Cannabis saved her and our family.

    • Glad to hear that man. Pharmaceuticals have contributed to a lot of addictions we see on the streets today. Spread the knowledge ✌?️

  • Challenge accepted

  • 20,000 joints or one massive dab bahahaha

  • Not necessarily. You body still treats it like a toxin in the blood and the kidneys have to work to filter it. Genetics, lifestyle, diet, everything comes into play when placing something in your body that it naturally considers to be a foreign substance… By the by, NOTHING in this article validates that number. Sorry if I just crushed someone’s delusion of grandeur, welcome to the real world.

    • Provide a link for that nonsense .

    • For what? For the fact that your body treats it as a foreign substance? You really need a scientific study to accept that fact?

    • Have you even heard of
      endo-cannabinoids?

    • Well..more for the idea the body considers it a toxin. I did some digging and you are correct . The level of toxicity is minimal tho.

    • Kelly I must say I’m impressed by your willingness to discuss and not just shame. Brava.

    • There doesn’t appear to be many studies measuring toxicity specifically . Considering the numerous sources/ growers ,etc. I would assume the toxin levels would vary greatly .

    • I just get upset when I see this approach to Marijuana, like the one in this meme. It’s JUST AS CARELESS and STUPID as those who oppose it and shame it as an evil drug. I’m just tired of the stupidity on both sides of the aisle.. It’s about a balanced, intelligent middle ground.

    • Kelly Garrison What does 20,000 joints in 15 minutes cause toxicity mean? what toxicity? It is an absurd statement.

    • Look at the food you eat and the water you drink. You really thinks that there are no “foreign substances” in them?? Its ridiculous for the government to say what you can and can’t do with your body especially when all they are doing is poisoning everyone. This is why people that have never smoked anything or consumed alcohol still die of things like Cancer.

    • Jeremy I agree. It’s strange when people who smoke cigarettes everyday and wipe the vegetables off their burgers live to be 100… and healthy, active people die early.. which simply says we don’t know all there is to know about our own bodies.

      But now your touching on legalization, which I actually support. I’m simply talking about the common mindset that there’s nothing harmful about it, given 20 more years of research… I guarantee they will find issues with it. It’s about being smart and taking an unbiased approach. You can support it, and support legalization without stupid memes like this.

  • The study was done in the states where it is legalized. Medical uses.

  • The smoke would kill you before the cannabis itself ever would.

  • Sounds like a great way to commit suicide as well as break a world record!


    • Yebut, NO ONE has ever died from marijuana…
      Unless you count being shot by cops… 😉
      ~

    • Some people have died by eating to much marijuana.
      But you could also die from eating to many Twinkies, so.

  • So you can OD.

  • Big Pharma’s not going to like that…

  • Legal

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  • interesting except it has zero toxicity

  • And it would still be the carbon monoxide that kills you first.

  • ?

  • I wonder what would happen if you ate them?
    Kidding… the glue on the papers is icky!

    • But you can season pork chops, steak, chicken or vegetables with the herb…

    • Yes, my son made some Paleo brownies with that seasoning once! Interesting flavour,

  • I’m all about medical marijuana and recreational but this is bullshit. Smoking anything is toxic in any quantity.

  • And that is why it is banned.


    • The reason it’s banned is cos it was direct competition to nylon…once prohibition stopped there was a huge police force with nothing to do.
      What better way than to change the target?
      Cynical?
      You bet.

      At the 2:30 mark the lies begin…
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exyb00O7GMQ
      ~

  • Or big bagmo babs

  • Isn’t ALL smoke toxic? If not toxic, per se, carcinogenic? Cannabis in and of itself is wonderful. Nothing one inhales that is made up of solid particles can be good for the lungs. I smoke, but I don’t bullshit myself. I’m damaging the fuck outta my lungs.

    • Love your response!!! stop calling it medical and there is no arguing. Some, but very few people really need it for medical reasons.


    • That’d depend on the definition of “medical reasons”.
      Does it relax me easier than Diazepam or Valium?
      Yes… there you go.

      Does it ease my back pain?
      Yes… there you go.

      Does it stop me having fits?
      Yes… there you go.
      ~

    • Yeah. Anxiety, mania, depression, chronic migraine; the list of benefits for physical/mental illness really does go on and on.

    • But the point is that smoke of any type is bad for the lungs, throat, and mouth. Thankfully, there are other methods of ingestion/application.

    • But yes–who really does need the term “medicinal” to be able to consume this plant? I don’t need government approval to put what I want into my body for whatever reason. I understand people that do need it for medicine and want to go thru legal channels to obtain it, of course they don’t want to be prosecuted. But why label it as anything; medicinal, recreational, or otherwise?

      Nutmeg isn’t classified as such, yet it’s a hallucinogen.

    • Pure asininity.

    • No your lungs filter it out just like the air or anything else you breath.

    • Lol Wesley you’ve never seen a dead smokers lungs huh

    • He said your lungs filter it out???

    • Lol.

  • Sam Geddes

  • It’s from the earth… And as long as it hasn’t been chemically treated I see nothing wrong with the herb…

    • Most medication are purified herbs, bacterias or fungi. Once the components has been purified we are using technology to mass produce the part of the herb that we need. Knowing what component we are using we still have lots of potential side effects. When you use the herb, you don’t know how much of the needed component you have, you don’t know the other 20 components are in the Herb or their side effects. Herbs are not benign. Poison ivy is an example of an herb.

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  • I don’t know if I could smoke that much but someone start rolling I am willing to test this FOR SCIENCE.

  • It’s not about toxicity rather “screwicity” to potentially hurt thy neighbour

  • Jennah

  • I’m pretty sure, I could pull that off, or get real close to it, with the week in having.. I can dream though, right..??

  • Sounds like a party

  • Matthew Lilly

  • Been saying this for a quarter of a century. So very, very true.

  • Alejandro Coronado

  • Is that a challenge?

  • I don’t believe this…how about you give me the 20,000 joints and I will test this out myself

  • Patrick Lyons blaze the weed up

  • If no one have ever died from cannabis, how would they know it takes 20k joints in 15 mins?

  • Magic medican

  • Exactly. Then the garbage gives you more health problems. Doctor visits are hell. You know God made drugs and it seems like He wants us use them. Why create various kinds that just grow if He didn’t? That’s the system just trying to control and cheat you.

  • LOLOL Tommy Back

  • And the other 40% are on non prescription drugs….

  • That would make cannabis one of the least toxic substances on earth.

  • Challange excepted

  • Time me. Ready. Set. Go!

  • Not me the only only I take is a tummy pill once a day.

  • Mareike Leier

  • I think the mere amount of smoke in your lungs would kill you far before the number you gave

  • If you’re providing………….challenge accepted!

  • That was some vivid and clear dissertation on the Pharmacy industry and the way Modern medicine is used without any thought of what that infer and often coupled with older persons not being involved in a lot of cases and are ensnared by it often at the hands of cases”Well meaning”Children an Relatives…very well said Sir.Tired me out just assimilating it all!

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    • We’re a long ways from legalization across the country. Big pharma isn’t shaking in their boots… they just need to spend some of their ad dollars bribing state legislators… who are probably being pressured by the legal and law enforcment industries to keep it illegal.

    • Yes, true – but they have ALREADY lost. The very fact that it is now known that 80% of drug users stop using corporate designer drugs once they start smoking or ingesting cannabis is not just going to “go away” in teh age of information and connection like this. There is NO WAY this ball stops rolling, at least in the underground if nowhere else.

    • So, pot treats cardiac disease and diabetes and hypothyroidism and etc.? 87%? Really?

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  • Well they are shaking in their boots because that is a huge lose on profit. That is one of the huge reasons it is and in some cases was illegal. Its all about money. They rather provide a constant band-aid than give a cure because where is the profit in a cure.

  • Oh I bet they are now we just have to work on other perscribed meds that give people tumors

  • We’re a long ways from legalization across the country. Big pharma isn’t shaking in their boots… they just need to spend some of their ad dollars bribing state legislators… who are probably being pressured by the legal and law enforcment industries to keep it illegal.

  • They don’t like that. Just think what will happen if people started curing themselves with herbal supplements too. Pharmaceutical companies will really be doomed

  • And people wonder where the ” Killer Weed” fantasm

  • This is what all the lobbyists have been trying to hide from the people since the war on drugs started.

  • the times they are a changing Annë Winkler

  • I did!

  • I did. Anti-anxiety meds- I was prescribed many over last 15 years…marijuana works with zero side effects…I’ll never go back.

    • …same

    • Same here I had eight different daily prescriptions, I was irritable, angry often tired, now I only have a Cannabis prescription and I am doing so much better for it. The only side effect is some weight gain that I am able to keep in check with exercise and eating right.

    • Don’t make fun of oxycontin. When you are in pain it works really well.

    • It’s not making fun of it Steve.

      The point is oxycontin is an exceptionally dangerous drug (go look at the stats) and yet – it’s TOTALLY FUCKING FINE to take that (according to FDA and Drs), but then cannabis is a SCHEDULE 1 SUBSTANCE which many doctors claim is DANGEROUS?!! Are you fucking KIDDING me??!!

      That is why it’s singled out.

    • I was put on oxycodone for 6 months and the withdrawals were pure hell. Ended up in a psych ward wanting to commit suicide! Will never take them again. At the time I swapped to smoking and it helped so much. Altho coming off that wasn’t pleseant either! Altho nothing in comparison to the oxycodone. Some anxiety and struggle sleeping for 3 days but that’s it! I would always chose that over pills in the future. Shame you can’t get prescriptions in the UK!

  • I Know I would use weed over pills any time

  • If it were legal I would happily get rid of pain pills they are to addicting, pot is not.

  • I’m not against pot. And I’m not Pro Pharma… I just think there has to be a balance… Pot is not a cure!!!! Yes it’s shown promise to be…. “Unfortunately to the Pro Pot crowd”…. broken down and synthesized to be a cure for “Some” stuff. But Not 80% of the illnesses out there that require prescriptions… And if it does pass all the clinical trials and years and years of research to prove its a cure… It will eventually come in a clear orange bottle with a child proof white lid with no trace of organic partials in it…

    • Just want to point out that a lot of pharmaceuticals for mental illnesses also are not cures. Most pharmaceuticals need to be taken regularly, so none of them are really cures. And they’re are over prescribed as it is.

    • Yah agreed!!! But I don’t think mental illness right now is cure able… It’s not a cell mutation or anything detectable… They need to control the levels in which certain chemicals reach the brain… But the brain still needs “some” of those chemicals… And as far as medicine goes… Ex… Cancer has be around for a Very long time… In the mass scheme of things. Mental illness hasn’t really as a “Treatable” disease… Yes it’s been around for ever. But research on finding a cure hasn’t… Because it’s been something they consider “being able to live with” So who knows. Now that mental illness is getting more prevalent in life… And the media is starting to talk about it. you might start seeing cures… And they might come from Pot…

    • We already make pure forms of Thc. It’s those extracts you’ve heard of, maybe? In fact, they are even finding safe ways of extracting impurities without using harsh chemicals! The technology is already here, we just need the access.

    • Mental illness is very unlikely to be cured with a pill, as it is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. A little research will show you that there is no proven sceintific evidence of a such a thing, until you put a chemical in the brain. It is however provable that “mental illness” is in the majority of cases, brought about by trauma, usually in childhood. The cure for mental illness already exists, its called talking therapy, combined with exercise, good diet and reconnecting socially. Current pharmaceutical treatments available could be compared to a chemical lobotomy or a emotional straight jacket, which lock people in place and take away a persons ability to process the trauma that made them unwell in the first place. Psychiartary is quackary. cannabis alleviates the symptoms of mental illness but still allows a person the ability to process the difficulties that they are facing. Cannabis also dosent cause brain shrinkage, or damage the kidneys etc etc etc……..

    • Shane…. I think that all depends on the type of mental illness… Not all is brought on by trauma… And everything is a chemical… So my bad. But when I talk about a chemical imbalance. I’m not meaning a drug they took. High dopamine levels is a chemical imbalance that causes you to react different then if your levels were normal. Something triggers that….many things trigger that. Natural and unnatural. Any ways. Not all psychopaths had a shitty childhood or dealt with any extraordinary hardship…. They’re mentally Ill. The person that can’t walk out their door for fear of human contact… It mentally ill…That’s the tough part about it… Everybody is built different and that is what makes it so hard to cure… Some people cry when they loose a pet. And some just bury it and move on…. For one. It’s terrible…. And I’m sorry. Not trying to be mean to anyone… But I don’t get it…. And I can’t sympathize… I get anxiety…. I get stressed at work and hate waking up to go to work… I sometimes just don’t want to talk to anyone… I get mad sometimes…. Am I considered a candidate for mental illness. YES!!! Do I go to the doctor and ask for a pill. HELL NO. I deal with it… Suck it up and carry on. So for me. It’s hard for me to see it from the point of view of the person that feels like it’s so bad that they have to go to the doctor and then get prescribed that pill. For me I can’t see why they can’t suck it up… But for me…. It would have to get really bad… For me to turn to a doctor…. I don’t think smoking weed would have changed the path or a lot of those mass murderers… In fact weed has been brought up in discussions for the reasons… A lot of them smoked pot… Yet a schizophrenic can’t smoke a joint and be all better…

    • And Rory. It was more on cannabis oils. And cannabidioms…So far, the best results in the lab or animal models have come from using a combination of highly purified THC and cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC. But researchers have also found positive results using synthetic cannabinoids, such as a molecule called JWH-133.

    • People who believe not all mental illness is the same for all people and have to be treated differently think all babies, regardless of their genetic code, have to be vaccinated with all the same amount and all on the same schedule as every other baby in the U.S.A.

  • The status quo has changed

  • I’m more encouraged than ever by this !!

  • How do you take the pot to help with anxiety? It give me paranoia.

    • the paranoia is all in your thinking, i’ve smoked for 35 yrs and never been paranoid! think it’s because i never saw it as wrong and so have never worried about the law or what others thought!

    • I think what you’re saying is partially true Leah – but as I’ve witnessed it, i think it’s because the drug (THC) takes you to a part of yourself that some people don’t feel safe being. They are not living true to themselves – thus it makes them feel like jumping out of their own skin…

  • Mark as soon as that shits legal….

  • Thats exactly why it’s been illegal all these years. Just one of the many LIES our government has told us. I AM ashamed of this government for its lack of truth.

  • Side effects may contain a Peaceful euphoric feelings of happieness and joy. Uncontrolable Laughter .You may want to indulge in a snack . And will promote a good inghts sleep.Just sayin.

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  • Justine

  • Take your dope and shove it!

  • They will have to put a stop to that and there’s nothing we can do about it! OR IS THERE?

  • Good…. maybe some change will fall out of their greedy full pockets if you hold them upside down while they are doing that shaking.

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  • If they had any brains at all they would invest in the Cannabis business.But we all know if they aren’t making money from hurting people they don’t seem to be interested. So I think we need to be scared

  • Boo Hoo for Big Pharma!

  • CBD should be available OTC and CHEAP.

  • Which is why ”they” are starting to force vaccination on kids and adults. Why? Because they can’t force you to take their pills!

  • Totally agree with Kathy Sublett Rogers. I would too

  • Only the future will tell !

  • They most be mad,lol

  • There no money in curing people… Big pharma is all about PROFITS… Keep everyone sick and addicted.. Keep the profits rolling in… Fuckin scumbags !!!

  • wow, they’ll make it the death penalty for possession soon!

  • Cannabis Oil cures cancer and helps with Alzheimer, Chrons, Fibromyalgia, Epilepsy among other things. pshad.org

  • I am happy to say I am one of the many 😉 #HERBOVERPOISON

  • The stigma needs to end already. Screw big pharma, and doctors that aren’t willing to educate themselves, instead making us addicts or killing us with their poison.

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    TRUCE Utah is filing an official ballot initiative for whole plant medical marijuana in 2016.
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  • Yup!

  • yes!! the mesage is getting through!!

  • Apparently they are very happy with the outcome.

  • Agribusiness must be getting nervous too. After all, 95% of heroin users will give up food for a fix. #LiberalsAreSoSmart

  • Still sick, but don’t care. Pass the Doritos, please.

  • Monsanto got to the strain before it was released. So what fucked up game are they playing now.