In my opinion marijuana is not a gateway drug but then again i think it also depends on the person and also the environment they live in.the federal government for example thinks marijuana is a gateway drug they have it listed as a schedule 2 drug when drugs like lsd and meth are a schedule 1.So doesnt that mean that the federal government is saying that its better for you to do meth than to smoke pot.there are some people who just want to listen to music and get high and smoke then there are others who try to get a better high everytime and eventually go to other drugs.marijuana isnt even a drug its a plant it grows from mother earth and if you just happen to light it up it will do certain things for you.Marijuana even can be used medically for cancer patients,people with disorders like bipolar or add it can even help with cramps aches all sorts of things.which these days if you use a normal drug a doctor would prescribe they will do more harm then good just look at some of these tv comercials they spend more time talking about all the side effects than the medicine itself whats up with that and pot is illegal still really. heres some interesting blogs i read about marijuana as a gateway drug.
read the posts down below to see more about medical marijuana and also a documentary about it and what it can do for you
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
|In 1972, the US Congress placed marijuana in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act because they considered it to have "no accepted medical use." Since then, 16 of 50 US states and DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana.|
Proponents of medical marijuana argue that it can be a safe and effective treatment for the symptoms of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, pain, glaucoma, epilepsy, and other conditions. They cite dozens of peer-reviewed studies, prominent medical organizations, major government reports, and the use of marijuana as medicine throughout world history.
Opponents of medical marijuana argue that it is too dangerous to use, lacks FDA-approval, and that various legal drugs make marijuana use unnecessary. They say marijuana is addictive, leads to harder drug use, interferes with fertility, impairs driving ability, and injures the lungs, immune system, and brain. They say that medical marijuana is a front for drug legalization and recreational use.One of my questions is why is weed listed as a schedule 1 drug and lsd meth are listed as schedule 2 which means that weed is worse than lsd doesnt make any sense.