Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease

Marijuana reduces users' risks for developing cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease because THC and other cannabinoids produced by the plant effectively reduce the harmful inflammation and oxidative damage that promote these ailments. Yes, it is true, marijuana smokers have significantly lower rates of bladder cancer, lung cancer, head and neck cancer, lymphoma, other cancers, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, age and injury-related dementia. That is why we need to discard last century's reefer madness myths and deal with science. And the science indicates that we should begin promoting adult marijuana use to reduce human misery and save health-care costs. We also see that marijuana protects the brains of binge drinkers from the damage caused by alcohol and that alcohol promotes dating violence while marijuana does not. In medical marijuana states, traffic accident fatalities plunged following implementation of the laws. Suicides also dropped significantly. Let's stop this sadistic insanity of ruining marijuana users' and growers' lives by arresting them. Arrest causes far more trauma and damage to both the individual and society than marijuana use ever could. Being arrested for marijuana devastates one's finances, sense of security, respect for the authority of law, employment status and opportunity, autonomy and generates untold levels of stress, stress promotes inflammation and inflammation promotes the diseases that marijuana use fights. Being arrested and jailed or imprisoned also subjects one to psychological brutalization and possible physical and sexual abuse. All for using a plant that causes laughter, hunger and discourages diseases formation? That is immoral.