Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Cannabis Miracle, Pot Fraud

Front page of yesterday's Vancouver Province was the ultimate drug dealer PR fraud targeting children. The headline read Cannabis Miracle and had a picture of a mother an son who claims Cannabis oil helped reduce her son's seizures. First off, yes that it totally believable. Cannabis oil that is low in THC but high in CBD does reduce seizures and is well worth investigating.

Now let's address the fraud. This does not mean that smoking pot is good for you because it's not. Smoking anything is bad for you. That's why the leading cause of death in house fires is smoke inhalation. That's why they have all those grotesque pictures on tobacco products. Smoking pot causes throat and lung cancer just like smoking tobacco does.

Now that legal pot is labeled let's once again reiterate the obvious. THC gets you stoned. CBD does not. Pot that is high in CBD and low in THC doesn't get you stoned but does help reduce seizures. Pot that is low in CBD but high in THC is recreational pot good for getting you stoned. The Pothead zombie apocalypse takes stories like this about cannabis oil and cheer while they light up another blunt and say see I told ya this stuff was good for you. Anything that gets you stoned, baked or wasted is not good for you.

Adolescents should not smoke or ingest pot that is high in THC because it will impair their brain development. Not so much in adults whose brains have fully developed but kids shouldn't smoke pot. Period. How many drug dealers are going to take this front page article to the local schools and start selling pot to kids telling them getting stoned is good for you.

As I keep saying, I will be the first one to agree pot is way less damaging than crack, crystal meth or fentanyl. However, smoking pot is not good for you. There are way too many people out there that smoke way too much pot. That is their business. Just don't try and pretend it's good for you. Back in the day we used to call people who smoked pot every day stoners. Now we call them activists. Stop lying to the kids. CBD is good. THC is not.

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