You see the funny memes on social media networks around this time of year; marijuana plants, decorated like Christmas trees with the ornaments, lights, the whole nine yards. At some point someone had to actually decorate their tree like that in order to take the picture – I guess it could be photoshopped, but why go through the effort of that when you could create the real thing in your own living room?
The use of so-called “synthetic marijuana” is an epidemic that shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Since the ingredients in these substances supposedly “mimic” the effects of cannabis it has been tagged with the unfortunate moniker of “synthetic marijuana.” But when you look at the list of effects, you find things like “K2” and “Spice” show very little relation to natural marijuana.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has released its latest Drug Threat Assessment, contributing a whopping 22 pages to marijuana; by comparison, prescription painkiller abuse only garnered 16 pages.
Obviously the DEA still thinks cannabis is a major problem, a problem only made worse by various legalization measures enacted across the country. And if that wasn’t bad enough, it seems some in the media are spreading evil propaganda.
NFL player Seantrel Henderson is in his third year in the league where he plays offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills. He is currently facing his second suspension for using a substance that is banned for use by the league and player’s union: cannabis.
Since it is his second offense, Seantrel faces a 10-game suspension, something he is expected to appeal.
A new report published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review suggests that there is evidence that cannabis use can be beneficial to people suffering from anxiety, depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Of course, this is not news to the millions of people who find that their cannabis use does indeed benefit their mental health. How many of you use cannabis to relieve stress or calm yourself down or pull yourself up when you’re feeling sad? These people don’t need a study to tell them how much help cannabis is.
Cannabis can do many amazing things; so many that more are being discovered all the time. This is not only true when it comes to humans, but animals as well. In fact, it was long assumed that cannabis could do nothing for pets and was even harmful to them. And while it’s true that THC can be toxic to some pets at certain levels, there is still a lot the cannabis plant can do for your pet.
Few things in life go together better than marijuana and food. Whether ingested together or separately, they are a match made in heaven.
So much in pop culture – movies, TV shows, books, radio and Internet shows – has used the “stoner stereotype” of the “munchies” to great effect. Pot brownies have been used as hilarious comedy devices for decades.
But in reality, because of the prohibition of cannabis, it’s not something that has been talked about all the much out in the “real world” as opposed to the “underground” where marijuana users have been forced to dwell.