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Why become a cannabis activist?

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Is cannabis a life or death subject?

Yes it is. In American states that have adopted medical cannabis the rate of accidental pain medication overdose deaths decreases by 25%.

Crohn’s Disease can kill and yet it can be easily treated with pot.

Our political leaders send men and women off to war. The effective weapons, armor and training lets them do their job and then get back home. The armor they wear however, doesn’t save people from the gruesome horror show that is war. Every day army vets make the choice to kill themselves. Post traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) is a silent killer that doesn’t show up in combat statistics. Cannabis is an effective treatment for this man made problem. The current treatment for PTSD involves pumping vets with a cocktail of anti psychotic medication and tranquilizers. Over time, this toxic medication leads to other illnesses directly caused by the chemicals used to treat PTSD. It is cruel to send men and women off to war, it is even crueler to deny the psychologically injured soldiers a safe treatment to help them cope.

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Cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells. Since 1974 the US government knew this but suppressed the information. Compounds in the plant regulate your cell’s work. Cancer cells keep dividing and growing which eventually leads to death. A normal cell is programmed to kill itself if there is a problem (Apoptosis), cancer cells don’t know they are damaged so they just keep multiplying into tumors. When cannabis enters a cell it refocuses the cell to act properly. So cancer cells do as they should and die, leaving healthy cells to continue their work. This is an amazing natural break through for medicine. This is the cleanest way to treat cancer and instead of President Nixon being the guy who saved the world from cancer, he hid the information and expanded the war on drugs. He is a disgrace to humanity and a fine example of political behavior.

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Small doses of cannabis are an effective treatment for depression and anxiety.

Are there not more important issues for activists to deal with?

We live in a crazy world. Poverty, crime and cruel indifference all shadow a planet that could be paradise. At the very heart of the world’s problems, is corrupt political leaders. Look at Nigeria, it is a country of immense wealth, but its people live in utter poverty. Their political leaders are bribed by western oil and gas companies. Funds that should go to education and healthcare get stolen at the top and spent on new palaces in South Africa and penthouse apartments in Paris. In  western societies, our leaders are just as corrupt but we don’t call it a crime, we call it lobbying. A politician will tell you what you want to hear and then cash lobbyist checks to do the exact opposite. They do this over and over again and for some reason we keep falling for it.

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We need to end this cycle of dishonest government. One of the greatest lies that our dear leaders tell, is that they hold sacred the public’s health. This is clearly not important to them because they allow pollution, literally on an industrial scale. They are paid by corporations to promote food that is toxic, medicine that can kill and all the while cut funding for projects that can help benefit the health of society(state run schools are cutting physical education for example).

Cannabis is non toxic. It does not kill people. Sugar, tobacco and alcohol kill an alarming number of people each year. There is no public safety issue with marijuana so we must presume that its prohibition is part of the political lying game. Until we hold our leaders to account, they will continue their double speak nonsense.

Cannabis is at the heart of society’s problem. We have had information within government for decades about the medical uses of marijuana but nothing was done about it. We need governments that can be trusted to act for the good of society. Prohibition has set back the scientific examination of the plant. We have to retrain our political monkeys to do what is right, not what is in their personal best interest.

Is it not going to be legalized anyway, so why bother getting involved?

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The system is humming along nicely the way things are. Police get easy crime fighting statistics and politicians get an easy sales pitch to older voters that are not aware of the new scientific data on cannabis. If we don’t make it politically important to politicians they simply won’t do anything. Politicians only care about re-election. Cannabis legalization will save lives, but in doing so they will disrupt the pharmaceutical, alcohol and law enforcement industries. These are powerful actors that will try at every turn to stop legalization. Until we are all involved in creating a better society, we will have to make do with the one we have.

Ok, how do I get involved?

First off, that’s the spirit! Activism is societies way of communicating with power. Staying informed is important. Joining a group that promotes legalization is always a good place to meet great people who care about the world. Encod.org, Norml and Patients for Safe Access are just a few of the many groups that are trying to help. Join in the debate online. Help organize events. Fighting for cannabis, is a fight for human rights and justice. The plant has a bewildering number of uses. It can replace petroleum and plastics. We need the plant, not to get high, but to save the planet. Imagine instead of drilling in the arctic, we just grew our oil. Cannabis can do this. Cannabis activism is a beautiful journey, one filled with sweet people and high ideals. Praguepot urges everyone to get involved. Together we can make the world a better place.

Why fight for cannabis

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The prohibitionists have done an amazing job. Say marijuana to one of our less enlightened brothers or sisters and they immediately think of brains frying and the short step to crack whores giving hand jobs at the back of bus stations. You have to give it to them. They really, really did a great job vilifying the non toxic, health giving plant. They would have gotten away with it to, if it wasn’t for those pesky kids talking about the beneficial effects of the plant on the internet.

So why should we fight for cannabis? It is freely available anyway right? We must fight because our pot rights are important. It is the coming out issue for the next generation of politically activated young people. We have watched with horror as big business has dominated society. The government doesn’t mind pollution or systemic corruption but it does mind people using a healthy alternative to alcohol?

We must fight for our rights because if we don’t, we will wake up in a police state if we are not there already. Our phones and computers have taken us into the next phase of human evolution but they have also allowed a control obsessed government to track us to a frightening, George Orwell 1984 level. This new generation must put science at the forefront of political decisions. Cannabis is an effective, non toxic medicine which should be embraced quickly and decisively. America is in the middle of a low level civil war between the racist system and oppressed minorities. Europe is dealing with a tsunami of traumatized African refugees. Asia is trying to cope with climate change as well as an ever growing China. If we want things to change, then we will need much more straight talk. Politicians are famous for talking out of their arses, considering the lethal threats today, do we really want this type of representation? Do we want puppets, bought and paid for by big business tellings us it will be all right if we only vote for them one more time?

Cannabis is a beautiful battle between the generations. On the prohibitionist’s side, they have all the hot air and bluster but they also have the keys to the city whereas the pro pot camp has all the facts and science  but don’t have a unified voice yet. To argue against the obvious medical applications of the plant is ridiculous, even recreational users are medicating. They have lower stress levels and a much lower risk of getting diabetes. If you go into your local hospital emergency room on a Friday night, it will be the drinkers populating the room, not stoners.

If we don’t fight for this right, which right will we take a stand on? The right to privacy? GONE. The right to protest? GOING. The right to live in a safe, unpolluted world? GONE. We have tried ignoring our way out of the problem and guess what, the politicians just did what the greedy capitalists told them to do to the obvious detriment of society.

We must fight for cannabis because it can unite us as a new generation dealing with a shit storm of problems. Our current leaders thinks it is a good idea to deal with the debt crisis by creating a vast ocean of new debt. Instead of using this new made up money to help society they give it to banks and their corporate masters while leaving us to rot. They go to war against our interests, and they couldn’t care less if cannabis cures cancer. They get their big mansions and sleazy boardroom jobs anyway. It is up to us, look away if you want, but in the end we will have to deal with this problem so why not pack a peace pipe and get started!! Social media has brought us together. We wanted cannabis legalized and it will be legalized. There is no end to our collective power and unlike older generations that then use power to personally profit, we can focus on healing the planet and creating the kind of world that would make Gandhi proud.

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Cannabis and human rights

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.