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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Turning an Angel into a Demon: Why Cannabis Prohibition Doesn't Work

I'm very upset over how some in the legal system jump all over marijuana, aka cannabis, as if it's the death of us all while the evidence speaks strongly otherwise.  The medical research of marijuana shows that it's a beneficial drug to people's health when not abused, go figure.  A documentary by Len Richmond Films What If Cannabis Cured Cancer presents evidence of how marijuana has been used throughout history to effectively to treat various health conditions and that it even kills cancer cells.  It's not just propaganda, this documentary's backed with sound medical research along with historically relevant information.  

This well made documentary tracks the history of cannabis use as a food and a medicine, since ancient times, with excellent interviews with biologists, who chart the evolution of the endocannabinoid receptor, starting with the lowly sea squirt. The doctors and scientists discuss the truly remarkable power of these compounds in killing cancer cells, while leaving healthy cells alone.

A film trailer by Len Richmond Films

Here's what health author and fitness promoter actress Suzanne Somers and others in the medical profession have to say about this film and Len Richmond's book Everything Bad is Good:

"Everything Bad is Good is very, very, moving, and very, very true. The system is corrupt and the present template of treating cancer is a dismal failure.  It's all about nutrition, eliminating stress, eliminating chemicals, detoxing the body, and most of all eliminating pharmaceutical drugs.  Len Richmond's film is noble and important. If enough of us yell about this and create grassroots movement, things can turn around. Otherwise the slow poisoning of 'us' will truly be the end of mankind." -Suzanne Somers, actress and author

"What if Cannabis Cured Cancer summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the cancer-protective effects of novel compounds in marijuana.  Most medical doctors are not aware of this information and its implications for prevention and treatment. If we need more evidence that our current policy on cannabis is counterproductive and foolish, here it is. An excellent film. "-Andrew Weil, M .D

"This film will transform the way you think about your health and inspire you to take control." -Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D., Air America Radio

 

The obsession with marijuana and the extreme sentences over dime bag sales by first time offenders, speak largely of an unjustified unhealthy fixation within the judicial system and legal community, one that is gradually changing. See post Woman Who Sold Dime Bag of Marijuana Given 10 Year Sentence Had No Prior Convictions.  For instance, California has recently removed criminal penalties for those caught with small amounts of cannabis to that of a $100 fine infraction. Additionally, 15 States in the U.S. with 12 pending have legalized medical marijuana use. (see links below)
The cannabis plant from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BC. - Wikipedia.com

It should be clear to any intelligent person the problem with marijuana has been that it should have been made legal and regulated as a prescribed medication through the medical community. The legal community really dropped the ball to view pot as a means to make money over criminal prosecutions by ruining people's lives rather than profiting from the positive side of the legal promotion of a beneficial drug.  It's truly heartbreaking all the lives law enforcement has ruined over small possession of marijuana.  Prohibition has never worked and it's time to wake up the legal community what they're doing in obsessing over marijuana as the root of all hard core drug use is misguided. (Photo at right, pre-1937 medicinal cannabis distributed in U.S.)

Medical marijuana is now legal in 15 states including Washington DC and 12 states have pending legalization.

15 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC - MedicalMarijuanaProCon.com
12 States with Pending Legislation - MedicalMarijuanaPro Con.com

Marijuana is legal in other countries including in The Netherlands (Amsterdam).

You can order the DVD What if Cannabis Cured Cancer on Amazon here.