I debated for a while whether or not to write about my opinion of marijuana, but ultimately decided that I’m going to say what I want to say…    

medical marijuanaSo…does marijuana have medical properties?  The Chinese several thousand years ago seemed to think so.  Hemp seeds are still used to treat constipation in TCM pharmacology.  I tried to Google any other studies or opinions on medical effects of marijuana and didn’t find anything interesting enough to note.  Also, there are 2 main types of weed:  cannabis sativa and cannabis indica.  One is more of a “cerebral” high (sativa) and the other more of a “physical” high (indica).  

Why aren’t more groups or universities studying this?  Because – again – there’s no *big* money in natural substances because you can’t patent them.

All we know is from case studies and *ahem* personal experimentation.  As with most things in life, a bit of moderation goes a long way.  I am not advocating a drugged-out free-for-all.  If you have a history of addiction, just don’t even go there.  Do what you need to do.  

Also, consider that in most states, it is illegal.  Proceed at your own risk.

 

 

Good time to get high                              

You have a steady job and have accomplished what you want to in life, in general; and it’s the weekend — Party time!

 vs.  Bad time to get high

You need to go to work; you have a deadline to meet; or you’re in school

 

Good time to get high

You feel “stuck” and need a change in perspective; maybe some boredom or cultural ennui has set in.  What is the purpose of it all?  You feel like you’re going through the motions, but to what end?  If you’re an artist of any type, maybe you have a creative block.                               

vs. Bad time to get high

It’s just “what you do”…all the time…  

Good time to get high        

Everything else has not worked for what ails you; maybe you’re in a lot of pain or going through a difficult time and are not making any head-way.  Again, you could benefit from a change in perspective.  Maybe you’ve hit a plateau in the road as you’re working toward a goal and are unsure of what way to go next.                                 

vs. Bad time to get high

Escaping reality because you do not want to deal with trivial things like people, rent, food, etc.

 

Is it a medicine?  Sure…just like alcohol or opium could be thought of as medicines as well.  The truth is, is that it does change how your brain is firing.  When you change your brain chemistry, you change a lot of things, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  Like all medicines, though, it’s not for everyone.  

I wish we could prescribe it in Texas.  There have been times that I would have – if it were legal – prescribed it to certain patients.  Some people are so “bound-up” and tight and tense (emotionally and physically) that having a little pot would totally open their eyes to a brand new reality!  I never dreamed there would be a day in my lifetime that it would be legal at all in the US, so maybe there’s hope.  

 

 

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