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Re: “Marijuana for medicine

Legalize Gay Pot. I created a T-shirt with these words on it and was surprised at the number of people who actually asked me what Gay Pot is. However, I shouldn't be surprised at all. It only proves the point that people are uneducated about, not only Homosexuality, but also, Marijuana. Two harmless products of nature that defy social laws. Yes, homosexuality occurs in nature throughout the Animal Kingdom, of which the most commonly cited species are sheep, penguins, and manatees (next to Humans, of course). Now, for those of you who are really deep into that dark closet, Marijuana is a natural plant. It is not man made or synthesized from any other products. Homophobia is the fear of homosexuality. Fear is fed by the unknown, and lack of general knowledge is what shepherded people to believe that marijuana causes "Reefer Madness." When in fact, marijuana has been studied to find that it is actually a medicinal aide for some psychiatric afflictions, or what we referred to in the less knowledgeable days as "madness." This plant is only considered a drug because it has medicinal value. It is virtually impossible to over-dose on, has no harmful side effects, and is not even physically addictive. It's a psychologically addictive drug, meaning that people may sometimes simply think they need it. (Please note that by definition, all drugs fall into this category, since the addiction lies in the persons' mind). However there isn't enough legal scientific research being conducted to show that people like myself, who have been diagnosed with illnesses like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, can in fact psychologically benefit from smoking marijuana. It provides a calming effect, that "brings me back to normal." The nausea fades away, my sensitive gag reflex disappears, and any gastrointestinal discomforts are alleviated; therefore I can then consume food and any oral medications without immediately vomiting them back up. What it all boils down to is this: There is no harm in Homosexuality or Marijuana, people simply fear them. They fear that pot is a gateway to other illegal drugs, and have thus fulfilled their own prophecy by making it illegal. If it were legal, we wouldn't have to use an illegal drug dealer to procure our medicine; We could use a legal dealer, referred to as a pharmacist. The prohibition of pot has been just as practical and productive has the prohibition of alcohol. Now the fear of homosexuality is so great that it has been equated with AIDS, child brainwashing/recruitment, and yet a deliciously evil sense of taste and style. People fear that by giving gays equal rights, their own morality will be somehow offended or damaged. We live in the United States of America, where every individual has the human right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We are free to hold whatever beliefs we will, but we cannot go so far that we deny the rights of others based on our beliefs alone. This is why there is a separation of Church and State. We have freedom of religion in this grand nation of ours, therefore any religiously reasoned opposition to nature's homosexual creations is moot. America cannot just pick out a group of people they don't understand or agree with and deny them rights. The LGBT community has the same constitutional rights as every other community. Just save us all some time here and legalize gay pot!

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Posted by shadowbb on 08/20/2010 at 3:29 PM
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