Ganja Granny sez August 23rd,2010
Ganja Granny sez If there is such a thing as a gateway drug it must be cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine… Isn’t this what most of us try first as kids? It couldn’t possibly be marijuana! It is my personal belief that marijuana will not lead to abusing hard drugs any more than cigarettes, caffeine or alcohol. The individuals who do graduate to using heroin, cocaine or other hard drugs would have done so anyway with or with out the help of any other substance. The problem is WHY they are doing this? Why do we focus on the drugs when we should focus on WHY they need to do this. I have met many people who are medical patients and Marijuana worked for them as it did for me. None of us went out to score heroin, cocaine or any other addictive drug. In fact many patients have chosen marijuana as an alternative to hard drugs. Of course, no one really thinks of it in this manner because seriously addictive medications are legally prescribed by a physician. I have met countless of people who use marijuana recreationaly. None of them went on to use any addictive substance that I am aware of. People who do this are wired to do this. Certainly, marijuana,nicotine, alcohol or caffeine are not responsible!. Valuable police resources are used to make petty arrests for marijuana possession. I am not talking about kilos…. I am referring to a small amount… enough for a joint or two. This is absurd when we have serious criminals running loose among us…Shouldn’t law enforcement be concentrating on “real criminals”?????Shouldn’t we be looking for terrorists? Is this why we can’t find Osama Bin Laden????? In fact, did any one ever conclude that the reason we can’t find Osama Bin Laden is because he is holed up chillin’ in a a smoke filled cave somewhere token marijuana on his pipe and laughing himself silly. Is law enforcement directed to chase down pot smokers instead of violent criminals? This past week we were out in the streets again talking to people here and there, listening to their personal views on these very issues I am writing about. I find that most people support repeal of Federal, State and local laws for total legalization of marijuana. Most also want to see medical marijuana legalized but why not just DO IT! Legalize it..PERIOD! I would say the number of supporters is much higher than what has been reported. I think there is a discrepancy in numbers because there are many people who use marijuana who will not speak about it and if they do… the first thing out of their mouth is… THIS IS OFF THE RECORD..I smoke but I can’t publicly support you because I will lose my job or What will the neighbors say! Of all the excuses offered none infuriate me more than WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBORS SAY! Do you really think the neighbors are that interested in your personal choice of lifestyle. Most of your neighbors are in your shoes and are worried what YOU might say. I hate to tell you but the neighbors probably have better stuff than you. Elections are coming! Give careful consideration to all the candidates and vote for whomever you think best represents your needs. Don’t throw away an American privilige…This country has fought and died for this privilige…. There are places in this world where people are dying because they can’t vote or have no vote. Let your voice be heard! Ganja Granny sez” just don’t come crying.”..if you don’t stand up for what you and the rest of us believe in. WE must keep trying! We want legal marijuana and we want it Yesterday! Have courage! Without courage you will never accomplish anything in this world! In the meantime…STAY BLAZED!