The Myth of Marijuana

CANADIAN, OK - Marijuana advocacy groups have been in existence for decades. Such misinformed groups have held numerous rallies and demonstrations and even have multi-million dollar lobbying campaigns working on the federal government. Demonstrators recently lined the streets of major cities across the world carrying signs saying "Free The Pot." While many people feel that marijuana is not as dangerous as other drugs, most people know and understand that pot dulls a person's senses and causes lethargy.
The issue of whether or not to legalize marijuana is, by all means, not a small one. Research has been done to present the "pros" and cons of smoking weed and the results were largely dependent upon who funded the project. Arguments have been made that "medicinal" marijuana dulls the pain of coping with certain conditions. So much of the pro marijuana information has made it into mainstream society that children today do not view the drug as being nearly as harmful compared to children twenty years ago. It's far too common to find a movie made for teenagers theses days that has scenes with young, popular stars smoking pot.
What these movies and advocates fail to mention is the truth about what the drug actually does to a person, such as damaging the lungs, nerves and brain. There are over 400 chemicals found in marijuana smoke and 60 of them have been proven to cause cancer. Marijuana contains the neurotoxin THC, which is a poison that affects the brain and nerves. When someone smokes pot, two things happen two them: 1) There is an almost immediate burn-up of vitamins and minerals in the body. 2) The nerves in the body go numb. These to things happen every time someone takes the drug and it causes that person's health to steadily decrease. A person's tolerance to the drug also builds and eventually the person has to smoke pot almost continuously just to feel somewhat normal because they have caused so much damage to themselves.
Marijuana's negative effects also last well beyond the initial use. THC is lypophilic, meaning the chemical is fat-bonding and gets stored inside a person's body for weeks, months and even years after use ceases. American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research in the field of drug use and rehabilitation and discovered that the stored drug particles can be released back into the bloodstream at later periods and continue to cause further damage and drug cravings. In his research, Hubbard also developed a dry-heat sauna detoxification program that is totally drug-free and rids the body of the old drug residues and restores health. This highly effective method of detoxification is used at Narconon (r) drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers around the world.

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