Updated: Nov 14, 2019
Let's start by saying, I love cannabis. In a - you fall in love with the love of your life, (which I truly have). The romantic The Notebook kinda love. That's how much I love cannabis.
Cannabis is not the perfect and cureall medicine. But it's sure as hell as close as any other medicine on this earth.
I believe marijuana to be a robust plant that we are only beginning to understand. I made a list of my views on cannabis - you may notice over time that I love lists.
Cannabis is the most fabulous plant God ever created
It's a robust plant that has so much potential
It must be legalized (federal and all states) for further research and understanding
Cannabis needs to be covered by insurance
Medical funds like HSA and FSA should cover cannabis
I believe everyone should wait till their 21 to use, to ensure proper brain growth
I think people should smoke recreationally instead of consuming alcohol or doing other drugs
People need to be responsible users
The government needs to have regulations; like alcohol and tobacco
Companies should not drug test for cannabis
Marijuana is a powerful drug and can be misused (yes - we need to face that some people become addicted)
The way everyone consumes cannabis is different and does not need to be judged
If you are taking care of your responsibilities; who cares if you use cannabis
More research is needed to understand how and whom cannabis can help
We need to continue to work to remove the stigma of cannabis users
Individuals who have been prosecuted for cannabis-related charges should have their record cleared/expunged
These 16 bullets summarize my stance on cannabis. If we can legalize cannabis on the federal level, we can start to remove the stigma of being a cannabis user, conduct more thorough research and finally have accurate information about how and whom cannabis can help.
What are your beliefs about cannabis? Is there any you would add? Or remove? I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment below.