Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Problems Associated with Marijuana Use


Marijuana is associated with both medical and psychiatric problems. These problems are caused by use of marijuana but they also reflect the characteristics of the people who use the drug. Some of these problems and characteristics include:

-chronic bronchitis

-abnormal brain development

-short-term memory impairment

-lack of motor coordination

-adverse reaction to concentrations of substances absorbed

-psychosis

-impaired cognitive ability

-low quality of life

-poor life satisfaction

-decreased educational attainment

-increased sexual risk-taking

-chronic marijuana use

-marijuana addiction

Source: www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/ website.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

DON'T BET ON A LOSER

If you are considering making an investment in a cannabis business, you should review your strategic plan assumptions very carefully.

Be sure that you really believe that there are going to be, short and long-term, enough losers in your market to make your investment worth your while. By "enough" I mean enough losers in order to provide you and the thousands of others who may be jumping into this new opportunity.

Also consider who your long-term customers really are. Most successful businesses target upwardly mobile middle-class customers.  Scientific research shows that pot users are downwardly mobile. They also lie, steal, and have big problems with relationships, often involving abuse.

To grow the dollar value of your sales you will always be under constant pressure to increase the number of customers, because the average worth of your middle-class customer base, considering the downward mobility of long-term pot users, will likely be falling each year.

Of course you could ban together with others in your industry and try to get the Legislature to lower the age requirement for purchasing your product, or try to change restrictive advertising rules.  I don't suggest that you try either of those.

I suggest that people do not put money into a business that is based on creating long-term losers out of people who otherwise would become creative, contributing, socially responsible members of our society.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

POT MAY BE "LEGAL" BUT USERS ARE STILL LOSERS

Cannabis not safe...UC Davis violence prevention program study ref.

Using marijuana is habit forming. The more a user gets the more he wants. The more he uses the more apt he is going to be a LOSER for himself, for his family, for his community, for his employer. A BIG LOSER FOR EVERYONE.

POT USERS have DOWNWARD social mobility, MORE financial problems, and INCREASED antisocial behavior such as petty theft and lying.

POT USERS often have intimate partner relationship problems including abuse and violence.

If I were a Lender, I Wouldn't Lend Money to a Pot User: BAD FINANCIAL RISK.

If I were an Insurer: I Wouldn't insure a Pot User: BAD INSURANCE RISK.

If I were an Employer, I Wouldn't Hire a Pot User: BAD EMPLOYMENT RISK.

If I were a Bachelor: I Wouldn't Date a Pot User: BAD RELATIONSHIP RISK.

If I were a Judge: I Wouldn't Grant Custody or Unsupervised Care of Minors to a Pot User: BAD Judgement.

SALE, DISTRIBUTION AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA IS ILLEGAL EVERYWHERE IN THE USA UNDER THE FEDERAL CSA.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

HIGH TIMES IN CALIFORNIA

PROP 64 IS NOT A LAW AND ORDER MEASURE. 

PROP 64 IS NOT A MEDICAL EASE MY PAIN MEASURE.

PROP 64 IS A I WANT T0 GET HIGH MEASURE.

IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM FROM THE EXISTING LAWS THAT PREVENT ADULTS FROM "RECREATING" WITH THIS DRUG.

IT'S ABOUT HIGH TIMES IN CALIFORNIA

Driving and other situations that cause a person to be held to specific  "standards" are difficult because those standards are not included in the PROPOSITION.  In fact, some
PROPONENTS OF LEGALIZATION maintain that no specific THC level in blood proves intoxication. If that is the case, then any level of THC in the blood should disqualify the POT user from driving or operating any machinery that could be harmful to others.

PROP 64 will create many more  thousands of "HIGH" people with no way to keep them off the roads, with no standards of what constitutes an offence.

MONEY LAUNDERING
Billions in revenues and taxes will be collected, and billions in expenses and taxes will be paid under PROP 64. However, nothing in the proposition specifies how these funds will be handled.  The FED BANKING SYSTEM does not accept bank accounts or wire transactions from those dealing in  illegal drugs.

IF PROP 64 BECOMES LAW, MARIJUANA WILL STILL BE AN ILLEGAL DRUG AS FAR AS THE FED BANKING SYSTEM IS CONCERNED.

The BILLIONS OF DOLLARS SUCCESS STORY THAT PROPONENTS ARE EXPECTING WILL HAVE TO BE HANDLED IN CASH. 

GREENBACKS BEING FERRIED FROM GROWERS TO BAKERS TO POTSHOPS TO DRUG DEALERS TO CLUBS TO CITY HALLS TO SACRAMENTO.

PROP 64 COULD BE A LAW AND ORDER DISASTER.

BUT IT WILL BE HIGH TIMES IN CALIFORNIA:

http://hightimes.com/strains/the-strongest-strains-on-earth-2016/

Friday, September 30, 2016

POT NOT GOOD FOR SOCIETY

The LATIMES EDITORIALIZED that we should vote for PROP 64 because IT IS GOOD FOR SOCIETY. 

The paper didn't specify which "Society" it is talking about, so it's fair to assume that the "society" they are talking about covers at least ALL HUMAN BEINGS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY not just the STONERS.

However, the expectation of the backers is that California will be so successful with this effort, that other states will rush to copy our model to make POT available widely, subject to the rules of the proposition.

There are those who feel that dangerous drugs should never be legalized for recreational use because they can alter your mental functions and your behavior.     It's true that there are many factors that affect the outcome of the use of drugs and they are often very particular to the individual and the situation. That is as true for Marijuana related drugs as for the more deadly ones.

This proposed law tries to cover-up the danger of the DRUG being promoted within by calling it "RECREATIONAL" as though one could add that term to other substances and change their character. Might we soon have a RECREATIONAL CRACK, or a RECREATIONAL HEROIN, or perhaps a RECREATIONAL OPIUM?

If the current PROMOTERS OF PROP 64 were willing to SPEND ENOUGH MONEY, might they be able to convince enough people, including the editors of large METROPOLITAN NEWSPAPERS, that virtually anything they want to promote was GOOD FOR SOCIETY?
  
Why is it GOOD FOR SOCIETY to make it easier for people to become stoners? By making this drug legal and much more available and socially acceptable, we are also adding the need for MORE highly trained SOCIAL WORKERS in every county in the state to work with NEW MARIJUANA ADDICTS, helping them to develop PLANS and INTERVENTIONS needed to kick their bad habits and multiple addictions, SIMILAR TO THE PROCESS OF GETTING DRUNKS ON THE ROAD TO SOBRIETY.

It is not GOOD FOR SOCIETY to make a an ADDICTIVE DRUG LEGAL even if you can tax it and use some of the revenues to CLEAN UP THE ADDITIONAL ADDICTS THAT YOU CREATED BY MAKING THE DRUG LEGAL IN THE FIRST PLACE.

REMEMBER that a significant number of marijuana "customers" will become hooked on alcohol and/or other substances in addition to POT.  They will make life very difficult for themselves and their families.  The lucky ones will get help at COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES or other organizations BEFORE doing irreparable harm.  MANY WILL FALL INTO THE POT PIT FOREVER.

Many SOCIAL WORKERS who begin their careers SO FULL OF ENTHUSIASM. And then, when they see WEALTHY BUSINESSMEN AND CRAFTY POLITICIANS PUT THEIR OWN PROFIT AND CAREERS ABOVE THE PUBLIC GOOD with a measure like this, they may feel somewhat disenchanted, because a measure like this makes it harder for those in social service to do a good job.

There is a link between marijuana,  alcohol and other drugs. The more available any of them are, the more they will be used and abused.

For more on the link between marijuana use and psychiatric disorders see NIH report at drug abuse dot gov ( http://goo.gl/Pf4my2 ).

Monday, September 26, 2016

STAIN THAT WON'T GO AWAY

SOME MENTAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE "RECREATIONAL" DRUG PROMOTED ON PROP 64

Impaired short-term memory.  Even those who insist that an individual's artistic creativity skyrockets when they are HIGH, their productivity is nil in or after their altered state because they can't remember who they are, or what they were planning on doing, or what they did.

Impaired attention, judgement, or other cognitive functions.  This helps explain why not much of value usually results from anyone or any group HIGH ON POT.

Anxiety and paranoia.  The real problems will come when you won't know if your fears are justified. How HIGH are you?  That person with you, How HIGH is he?  Is he going to force himself on you?  Do you, Will you, Can you give consent considering your state?

This drug RAISES THE SEX DRIVE. Many will act on that without realizing it.  This drug while on high makes the physical intruder into your body a RAPIST and YOU A VICTIM. 

That is a lot to be ANXIOUS AND AFRAID about.

Remember, this drug is not just in nasty smokes. It's baked and/or blended into foods of all types, most commonly cakes, cookies, muffins, candies, chewies, and suckers.

Combining any of these POT-LACED foods with a little alcohol could get party-goers and innocents killed.

RIGHT TO BE ANXIOUS

If you live in or  visit California YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO BE ANXIOUS ABOUT PROP 64.

You may be able to avoid some of the negative physical effects by PERSONALLY AVOIDING POT.  Over time insurance rates for all will increase because of the negative health effects of the DRUG by others.  However, IF PROP 64 PASSES, you still may be INJURED OR KILLED in an accident where POT use by others was involved.

You may be financially responsible for others who become sick, injured or killed due to POT USE in any form and in any place whether or not you were aware where they were and what they were doing.  Thinking about these possibilities should make you ANXIOUS.

PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, thinking about their children and/or grandchildren being in compromising sexual situations over use of this STUPID DRUG, should be getting EVERYONE REALLY ANXIOUS.

If PROP 64 passes, a much greater number of women may become RAPE VICTIMS.  No matter how much time passes, this is a STAIN THAT WON'T GO AWAY.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH

VOTE YES ON 64 BECAUSE IT IS BETTER.    Better for PUBLIC HEALTH. Better for LAW AND ORDER. Better for SOCIETY.

Prop 64 IS BETTER ON ALL THREE OF ITS MEASURES, according to the LATIMES EDITORIAL SEP 18, 2016.

SOME PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEMS MARIJUANA USERS EXPERIENCE:

POT smoking might not give you lung cancer, but it likely will give users lung problems, including ongoing coughs, colds, lung infections and shallow breathing.

POT smoking also gives users Red Eye, Dilated Pupils, Dry Mouth, Increased Appetite, Dizziness and Slow Reaction Times.

(Source: WebMD)

In addition to the physical health problems, there are also mental and psychological problems associated with usage of this drug.

How can Prop 64 be so good for PUBLIC HEALTH when the DRUG IT PROMOTES puts the health of the PEOPLE who use it AT SO MUCH RISK?