(OR: Common sense is proof enough.)
Someone has to say it. Someone has to stand up and say to all the Progressives who want to make the use of marijuana legal, that it is as bad as smoke from cigarettes or the irritation of asbestos fibers.
Of course Rooster is not a medical doctor, but then maybe this allows him to see things better. For too many years he prosecuted and defended the use of drugs and especially “Mary Jane”. In his investigations he spent untold hours in research on “Cannabis Sativa”. Under a strong microscope Cannabis is seen in a wax on the underside of the “Mary Jane” leaf. There are a multitude of wax blobs. Each has a hooked hair in its center. The blob and hair resemble a single cat’s claw. Such a view is like looking into outer space. Awesome! When smoked this wax is vaporized and all its parts, together with all the other parts of the leaf, form the smoke. Smoke is the total of all the chemicals being burnt.
You can spend a long time researching the subject today, and you will find the going tough. A common reason given for not doing research on cancer causation and pot is that it has been illegal. This is an excuse not a reason. You will find a plethora of support articles which are clearly self-serving of the progressive desire to have it become legal. In one article of the American Cancer society it was stated that Pot is a cause of testicular cancer. Somehow the lungs were bypassed. In a reported UCLA article the conclusion was that light or occasional use does not cause cancer. Again a worthless bit of information. Why so? It is a chemical fact that if people put enough peanut butter on their arm, and do it for a very long time, an unhealthy percent will develop cancer at or around the site. Why again? Because peanut butter, like anything else becomes toxic to the body, when used in excess. Toxins disrupt skin tissues which open the door for cancer. The disruption is especially bad when the tissues are tender, such as in lungs.
If you do a comparable chemical analysis of Pot smoke and cigarette smoke you will find a large number of toxins in both. Nicotine and Cannabis both are irritants, but they are lightweights. For example Pot smoke has (Not including the multiple toxins in the paper) 20 times as much ammonia, and many times as much Hydrogen Cyanide (Yes Cyanide) and Nitro Oxide. Most of this comes from the leaves and debris in the mix.
Just use common sense. If you regularly put a bunch of irritant in your lungs you are going to cause all kind of damage. In a population of many users many will get cancer from it. You do not have to be a scientist with a degree in carcinoma or chemical composition to know this. It is obvious to the sane.
Now here is a surprise. Rooster firmly believes that all drugs should be legal. If someone wants to kill themselves smoking pot, everyone else should just get out of the way. It will cost society a lot less, will reduce crime, and will, in the long run, be a better teacher. Seeing drug abuse up close is not pretty. The excitement goes out of a drug use when it is legal. Everyone needs to know drug use is dangerous and a stupid thing to do to your body. Hardly anyone is saying this in the courts and legislative halls where the battle rages. Pot like so many other things can cause cancer and there is no worse way to die than to die of lung cancer. It is simply awful.
What was it Sgt. John W. Styker USMC said in the 1949 movie “Sands of Iwo Jima”? “Life is tough, but it is tougher if your stupid.” This applies to the use of pot as well.
PROTEST: FLY THE BETSY ROSS FLAG. It is the one flag where all the States supported the Constitution.
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