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Why did Bob Marley smoke marijuana/cannabis?

Why did Bob Marley smoke marijuana/cannabis?

Bob Marley advocated the use of marijuana/cannabis by raster as a religious sacrament. It was certainly not to provide inspiration for millions of youths after his death

Marley would have appreciated the word wide respect that his music still gathers, and would be happy to know that his messages of peace, pacifism and social justice still continue to ring out, but I can’t quite bring myself to think that he would have approved of all the gratuitous and casual usage of marijuana in his honour that happens especially on May 11 all over the world today. Mostly by non raster and most times by youths trying to rationalizing their illegal behaviours by a half hearted adherence to just one or two tenets of the raster religion forgetting the fact that marijuana/cannabis is a very dangerous gateway drug.

Cannabis, alcohol and tobacco are all gateway drugs. Weekly cannabis or marijuana users are 60 times more likely to progress to harder drugs.

New research now suggests that cannabis can prime the brain for use of other drugs.

Relaxing the Law

Holland turned a blind eye to cannabis in 1987 and is now the crime capital of Europe. The county is awash with dealers and a major producer of drugs, especially estacy. Health and social problems have escalated and the amount allowed for personal possession has been reduced from 30g to 5g .The present Dutch government want to close all the coffee shops, many have gone. Health wise, marijuana or cannabis affects concentration, learning and memory are all badly affected, school grades fall, and some students miss out on university places. A cannabis personality develops, users becomes inflexible, cant play their day properly, can’t take criticism and they struggle to express themselves. Most times cannabis users feel lonely, miserable and misunderstood. Apathy, a motivation and dropping out of schools and colleges are all common symptoms of cannabis. Few children, using cannabis even occasionally will achieve their full potential. Research has also proved that cannabis causes far more mental illness than drugs like heroin. The smoke from cannabis contains more cancer producing substances than tobacco and they deposit 3 times as much tar in the lungs and airways. Cases of lungs cancer, bronchitis and emphysema have also been reported. Head and neck cancers now found in young cannabis users, have an average of 64 in tobacco smokers.

Cannabis damages the immune system and fewer white blood cells are produced and because people cannot fight off infections they are vulnerable to diseases, their illness is more severe and they stay sick longer. Sperm production is decreased and infertility and even impotence have been reported in cannabis users.

Babies born to cannabis smoking mothers are smaller, hyperactive, have behavioral and learning problems and are ten times more likely to develop leukemia.

Blood pressure and heart rates rise to the level of real stress and heart attacks have been reported in most cannabis users. Most teenagers are hit by stroke and die after beginning on cannabis.

Cannabis is safe?

You decide now.

By Hindowa E Saidu, Freetown

Note: Hindowa E. Saidu is the Director of Foundation for Democratic Initiatives and Development, a Youth Oriented Human Rights Civil Society Organization in Sierra Leone. He can be reached at fdids@ gmail. Com. Or +23276804066    

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  • Most teenagers die from a stroke after starting on marijuana?

    The author is a congenital liar, aka: a lieing cunt.

    06/05/2011
  • Even if all you said were true, people will continue to use cannabis.

    Here are some statistics to ponder:

    CAUSE OF DEATH ANNUAL DEATHS
    ————– ————-
    Tobacco 435,000
    Poor Diet & Physical
    Inactivity 365,000
    Alcohol 85,000
    Microbial Agents 5,000
    Toxic Agents 55,000
    Motor Vehicle Crashes 26,347
    Adverse Reactions to
    Prescription Drugs 32,000
    Suicide 30,622
    Incident Involving
    Firearms 29,000
    Homicide 20,308
    Sexual Behaviors 20,000
    All Illicit Drug Use,
    Direct & Indirect 17,000
    Non-steroidal Anti-
    Inflammatory Drugs
    Such as Aspirin 7,600
    Marijuana 0

    This confirmed information for the year 2000 in the USA is from:
    http://www.drugwarfacts.com/causes.pdf

    05/12/2011
  • This article is a bunch of lies, at least w.r.t. the situation in the Netherlands (I’m dutch myself).

    Yes there is a problem with the situation: sales is kind of legal (and this is not going to change) but production is not. 5 plants are tolerated for personal use however.

    I’m a physicist myself, 48 years and have been using with moderation since I was 18. I’m perfectly capable to work as a scientist. I don’t smoke (but vaporize) to avoid health risks associated with smoke.

    However, even though measurements show carcinogens in cannabis smoke, paradoxically there has not been shown a correlation between lung cancer and smoking cannabis (but other problems may result for heavy smokers). This is because cannabis has proven anti-tumor propertis.

    There are no proven physical dangers associated to cannabis.

    05/12/2011
  • This is a pile of stinking shit. Haven’t read anything like this for 10 years. Please stop writing and try something else, like lobotomy. Oh wait, you already must have had one. Try dying instead.

    05/12/2011
  • re: “Babies born to cannabis smoking mothers are smaller, hyperactive, have behavioral and learning problems and are ten times more likely to develop leukemia.” etc.

    Complete and utter balderdash.

    Cannabis (Indian Hemp, mbane, chaamba, dagga, etc) is a healthy and effective remedy for many aliments.

    Government and police paycheck-getters are forever seeking out new enemies and scapegoats, and marijuana users are, for such predators, as good as the next.

    05/11/2011
  • “Weekly cannabis or marijuana users are 60 times more likely to progress to harder drugs”

    Yellow journalism at it’s finest. Brainwashing and misinformation with an agenda. By the way, what business is it of YOURS if someone chooses to use cannabis for recreational use? It’s safer then alcohol (which is legal). Stop worrying about it and concentrate on your own life.

    05/11/2011
  • Babies born to cannabis smoking mothers are smaller, hyperactive, have behavioral and learning problems and are ten times more likely to develop leukemia.

    All lies

    05/11/2011
  • Everything you said regarding Cannabis is false. Why have you not linked any data or studies used to prove your accusations?

    I offer you two studies and an interview with a police officer.

    http://americansforsafeaccess.org/downloads/AMA_Report_Executive_Summary.pdf

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFEJKVLAHw

    http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/Library/studies/cu/cu60.html

    Bob Marley would be horrified by the hysteria and lies that you are spreading…

    05/11/2011
  • I’m astounded at the lies and inaccuracies in this article. I don’t actually think there is one fact in the whole piece. Shockingly bad and shameful journalism.

    05/11/2011
  • Do you have any credible sources for all the mis-information the article spouts.
    Like
    “The smoke from cannabis contains more cancer producing substances than tobacco”
    “Cannabis damages the immune system and fewer white blood cells are produced and because people cannot fight off infections they are vulnerable to diseases, their illness is more severe and they stay sick longer. Sperm production is decreased and infertility and even impotence have been reported in cannabis users.”
    If you cannot show credible sources then don’t spout BS. You get paid for this tripe?

    05/11/2011
  • This is a terrible article. It’s not even worth pointing out the issues as virtually every sentence seems to have one.

    05/11/2011

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