How long before you read a similar ‘statement” from marijuana companies?

The Chicago Tribune contains this statement required to be made by tobacco companies in the settlement of the harmful effects their products caused users.

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Smoking is highly addictive. Nicotine is the additive drug in tobacco.

Cigarette companies intentionally designed cigarettes with enough nicotine to create and sustain addition.

It is not easy to quit.

When you smoke, the nicotine actually changes the brain – that’s why quitting is so hard.

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Recreational Marijuana

The Chicago Tribune article titled, TV travel guide Rick Steves stumps for legal pot in Illinois, reports how he spoke out on his favorite side project, legalizing marijuana.

Marijuana contains a chemical, THC, that changes the brain. The following  statements render scientific proven facts about marijuana instead of a recreational travel guide. penchant for recreational pleasures.

Excerpt Questions and Statements by a  Scientific Proven Source  

How does marijuana produce its effects?

“allows drugs to be recognized by the body and to alter normal brain communication.”

Does marijuana use affect driving?

Marijuana is the illicit drug most frequently found in the blood of drivers who have been involved in vehicle crashes, including fatal ones. Two large European studies found that drivers with THC in their blood were roughly twice as likely to be culpable for a fatal crash than drivers who had not used drugs or alcohol.

Is marijuana addictive?

Recent data suggest that 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of marijuana use disorder. People who begin using marijuana before the age of 18 are four to seven times more likely to develop a marijuana use disorder than adults.

Some research suggests that marijuana use is likely to precede use of other licit and illicit substances and the development of addiction to other substances.

What are marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain?

Substantial evidence from animal research and a growing number of studies in humans indicate that marijuana exposure during development can cause long-term or possibly permanent adverse changes in the brain.

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How does marijuana use affect school, work, and social life?

Research has shown that marijuana’s negative effects on attention, memory, and learning can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off, depending on the person’s history with the drug.

Is there a link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders?

What are marijuana’s effects on lung health?

What are marijuana’s effects on other aspects of physical health?

Is marijuana safe and effective as medicine?

What are the effects of secondhand exposure to marijuana smoke?


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King Solomon

In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines. (Proverbs 18:17) 

What’s my Point?

Politicians main interest and reason to pass recreational marihuana is tax revenue. Tax revenue derived from legalizing marijuana that will be used to fund their pet projects.

In my opinion, all the tax revenues should be a user tax and reserved to pay the future health problems users will occur rather making non-users pay for users foolish choices.

Also to pay liability lawsuits of plaintiffs injured in car accidents that result from those be sued for driving in a ‘high in a scientifically and medically proven brain damaged condition.

Why should non users also share insurance premiums costs for marijuana users foolish choices either?

You Decide

Read again the tobacco companies statement and substitute PHP instead of nicotine and then ask yourself the following questions.

Tobacco companies delayed the court ruling with appeals for eleven years you are now reading. How long will a similar statement be ruled upon for the effects of recreational marihuana?

Since the Chicago Tribune article published statements of Rick to promote recreational marijuana, will the editors now publish a cross examination of the scientific findings of how a user’s brain will be damaged by using marijuana?

Regards and goodwill blogging. 

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