Cannabis and human rights
Are we all born equal? Do I have the freedom to express who I am and what I want from life? Is my personal privacy a fundamental principle of society or is it something the government sparingly grants me?
As a private citizen, armed with a new scientific understanding of the medicinal qualities of the cannabis plant, is it my choice to consume a substance less harmful than the legal alcohol drug?
Who owns us? What is freedom if we are only allowed to make decisions based on a narrow spectrum of choices?
Cannabis is non toxic, healthy and is a consciousness expanding natural plant. The other two substances close to it are both legal and lethal to your health. Tobacco and alcohol kills millions of people each year. Alcohol fuels late night mayhem and tobacco is as addictive as heroin. It is an insult to the nature of cannabis to put it into the same category as alcohol and tobacco, but the general public needs to be able to compare similar substances.
If you have no problem with someone smoking tobacco or drinking beer then you have no right prohibiting the use of cannabis. You cannot force your lifestyle on another person. At present, cannabis activists are treated as criminals. Pot consumers face harsh punishment from society while drunkards and tobacco addicts are celebrated.
What kind of a perverse society do we inhabit? We go to war for peace, the police protect and serve us to death(especially if you are anything other than white!) and society is “protected” from the harms of cannabis even though it is actually healthy for you.
The truth is we are not free. Your phone is tapped and your private communication on the internet are being recorded. You are a criminal without a specific charge. Drink a beer or five and watch the football game the system whispers to us as we trudge through life caught in a cycle of debt slavery.
Cannabis is known to make you think more. To awaken you from the superficial and deepen your connection to the environment you find yourself in. Believe it or not, this kind of individual is viewed as the enemy to any government. After years of power creep, governments act as if the state is built to support its life and not the intended other way around. In America, police patrol schools and arrest kids for school yard fights. We are living in a dreadful time.
The last decade has been filled with people being able to block other people’s freedoms. People watching television now only have to ring up the government to say they were offended by something they watched, to have it banned. This isn’t freedom. This is the slow death of human evolution.
America was the bastion of anti drugs. NO NO NO was the steady mantra until very recently. Now its, aha, I guess pot is cool after all. The people in society who use cannabis were criminals yesterday and are tax payers today. We have a form of mass communication(the internet) and we had better use it before it is too late. Society needs to be realigned with freedom principles. Cannabis isn’t the problem, the person thinking they have the right to choose our lifestyle is.
Governments should be focused on the existential threat posed by big business and climate change. Cannabis is a convenient distraction from the oil wars and human rights violations. The only solution to abuse is an active public. Get involved in local community protests, be part of the solution.