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Ireland will decriminalize cannabis

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Another European country is about to begin the journey to cannabis legalization. Aodharn O Riordain, Minister for the National Drugs Strategy has been a breath of fresh air since he arrived in the job. He has been up front and honest with the public over drugs. On Wednesday there was a think tank with local and regional actors within the drug and alcohol field. The general consensus was that decriminalization is a good thing for society. There is no justification for jailing people for growing or using cannabis. It is a strong medicine and most importantly for Ireland, it is a safe, healthy alternative to alcohol. We all know the Irish cliche. As important as reducing alcohol consumption in Ireland, cannabis has another important benefit. Irish people are genetically more susceptible to getting diabetes. In all the research to date, it is understood that pot plays a vital role in preventing and treating diabetes!

In one stroke of a pen, alcohol consumption goes down and health spikes up. Add in an end to the drug turf wars that has endangered society and we have to ask, why haven’t you done this sooner?? There is still a lot of work to be done. This is the first time an Irish minister has openly called for decriminalization, there will be many more meetings and discussions but Ireland is now part of a European pattern. Portugal, Holland and then Italy, Poland, Germany, England and now Ireland have all had their highest officials calling for an end of the drug war.

Irish people looking to get involved should look to join their local Norml group or Encod.org. It is time to be brave, establish cannabis social clubs in your area and begin the conversation with your local police station. Cannabis users are equal members of society and we expect our collective wishes to be understood and respected.

New report, young Danes replace alcohol with healthier cannabis

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The Danish National Institute of Public Health has released its latest findings. School aged kids binge drink less alcohol but are replacing it with cannabis. Obviously in a perfect world, no school kids would bother with cannabis but in the real world, younger people have tried and will continue to try cannabis. It is certainly less damaging than booze, but too much of anything is going to create problems. Half of Danish school boys and a third of girls have smoked cannabis. A little over a third of all Danes have tried pot. That is a lot by European standards.

Prohibitionists will delight in this increased cannabis use. They will argue that cannabis is poisoning young, developing minds. There is a theory that early use of the plant can negatively impact your immune system. Alcohol is far more damaging however. It has been scientifically proven to lower IQs, promote aggressive, anti social behavior and is a leading cause of teen pregnancies.

Prohibitionists won’t tell you that kids have easy access to the plant because of prohibition. Drug dealers don’t have the same protection as pharmaceutical drug dealers. Not being regulated means illegal drugs easily find their way into schools. In Colorado, teens are less likely to use cannabis because there is more control on the supply side. If we want to deal with cannabis as adults, then regulate the production and supply of the herb.

Jamaica’s first legal cannabis plant

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And just like that, the plant went from a national security threat to simply another plant in the lush paradise that is Jamaica. If you look hard at the photo, you should not be able to observe any Armageddon like catastrophes unfolding around the plant. In fact, with rich soil, sunshine and a little rain the plant starts to grow like all the other weeds.

The winners here are, sick people who can benefit from the plant’s medicinal properties, farmers who will have another cash crop, people who want a health alternative to alcohol and baby Jesus who told me in a dream last night that cannabis is his idea of a good time.

The losers are the lazy police and politicians that profited from harassing a free thinking segment of the population, the rabid prohibitionists, the racists that didn’t like “them niggers getting all uppity” and obviously the pharmaceutical and alcohol industries.

Our choice as a community is to lend our support for a loving, science based group of evolved humans or continue with the greedy, hate filled spineless shits that currently rob us blind while condescendingly assuring us that they do what they do for the greater good.

Well done Jamaica, Bob Marley would be very proud. Uruguay, parts of America, Holland and now Jamaica have proven that cannabis is not a big deal. Like camera phones making the police act better, cannabis legalization makes our system of government change for the better too. Sorry grey bureaucrats that are just waiting for retirement, but we actually require that you do some work. Legalize and regulate the plant so we can figure out how best to use it (AGAIN) for the betterment of society.

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Drink alcohol you pussy

Drinking alcohol is an acceptable vice. Cannabis, just to remind you, is an evil, corrupting activity. If you look at the American intoxicant landscape, the big alcohol drug pushers are the good old boys just  giving America a little fun on the side. At this point it is useful if you actually have a glass of vodka because it makes the rest of  the argument a little easier to swallow. Violence, both domestic and random acts, are inspired by booze. Mayhem on a Friday night ending with a bunch of half wits standing around filming out of control child adults in an almost ritualistic fashion. But just to be clear, alcohol is the good drug. It has been at the heart of every Super Bowl and American holiday. Yes it is true that it is viewed as a poison by your body. If you can’t break it down and expel it quickly enough then you my friend, will die. Alcohol is addictive and promotes the rotting of ones insides in a slow, meandering way. But in fairness to the drug, it can be fun and relaxing if you only have a few glasses.

If you consume a well grown cannabis sativa strain then you will have a similar buzz to a few drinks. Being talkative and social are side effects of the plant. Happiness rather than aggression is promoted and while you are blissfully chatting with friends the plant is healing the inside of your body. Sounds like a good deal right! You get to relax and have a little healthy, stress free fun. Maybe it might be helpful for the reader to have another glass of vodka at this point. You see, the bad drug (alcohol) is actually sold as being good, and the good drug (cannabis) is labeled as bad/wrong/evil/dangerous/immoral. We have had our minds made up for us with years of cynical propaganda. Yesterday’s alcohol prohibition criminals are today’s upstanding members of society. Forget about Al Capone, now slick boardrooms are filled by money loving capitalists who have grown fat on the legal alcohol heist.

The anti pot side (the dark side) have given up trying to have a sensible debate. Before the internet we had limited access to real information but since the turn of the new century we have been surfing an information tsunami. From our sweet government’s point of view, we have a dangerous amount of knowledge. The free internet debate is the first attempt to limit the uninhibited flow of information. Back in the last century  government and corporations monopolized what we heard and read. Today, smart arse punks like praguepot can deliver science and facts that compete with corporate propaganda. While we don’t have the same budget at praguepot, we do have access to the same knowledge.

We don’t need more proof. Government is lying to us and are dead wrong to enforce cannabis prohibition. Medical marijuana is real. Expensive medication that is toxic for our bodies can be replaced by the plant in many cases. Last night this writer went to bed with a pain in his lower back. I took a cookie before falling asleep knowing that the powerful anti inflammatory nature of the herb would take the pain away and begin to quickly sooth the problem. Today, not only was the sun shining, but the pain and stiffness was gone. This is a tiny personal example of what the plant does. From chronic pain sufferers to cancer patients, the plant promotes the healing of damaged bodies. For recreational users, organically grown cannabis is an excellent health supplement. Studies show it protects the brain and promotes Neurogenesis (grows new brain cells). It is not weird or wrong to choose pot over alcohol, it is the evolved, smart choice.

Our world is full of violence and aggression, ironically the plant that promotes the opposite emotions has been attacked with aggressive ignorance. We owe future generations a better world than the warring, polluted planet we have today. We need change, a move away from capitalist inspired ideals of greed and isolating hate. Today’s decision to get involved leads to tomorrows unstoppable momentum, so get busy reading and then get active in your local area.

The real danger of cannabis

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We are left to assume governments know best but that is often not the case. Authority is warped and corrupted by big money interests. Cannabis activists are simply seeking to have their chosen intoxicant treated in the same manner as alcohol. Because we know alcohol is a much more dangerous substance than cannabis we didn’t think there would be a fuss. With freedom being eroded and the general population too docile to care, cannabis is kept illegal. In the limited testing to date, pot has scientifically been shown to kill cancer while leaving healthy cells alone. That is an amazing fact. History is going to wonder how we came to prohibit marijuana even after the health benefits started coming out. Big pharmaceutical companies stand to lose huge profits when cannabis is finally adopted as a wonder medical herb. Until then, growers will keep growing and activists will keep on pushing. Governments will keep doing what they are doing too, they will concern themselves with the maintenance of their privilege. What a crazy world, let’s all band together and get the cure for cancer legalized. I didn’t realize this was a radical notion, I thought it was an obviously compassionate one.

New scientific study finds cannabis safe compared to alcohol, tobacco

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A new scientific study has compared the lethal doses of commonly used drugs. Alcohol goes into the high risk category with a harmful score of <10 and tobacco <100 is placed in the risk group. Cannabis got a score of <10,000. The lower the number the more harmful the substance. Alcohol is Much more dangerous than cannabis but cannabis is the illegal drug? Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world that has adult politicians running the country rather than a bunch of sociopathic liars. There is no scientific reason to keep cannabis in the illegal category.

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