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The Leonard Lopate Show - WNYC

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: elzvt | Category: Banking corporate dissertation governance sector

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    ЛОЛШТО 18 Jan 2017 09:22

    Marijuana cannot be prescribed. That word is used a lot when taking about medical marijuana, but it s not a real prescriptions. Prescriptions are regulated by the DEA, and the federal government does not consider marijuana a prescription drug. Employers also have the right to have you not work if you are on a variety of valid prescription medication. If you drive or operate heavy machinery, they can fire you for do the work while on prescriptions that affect your reaction and judgment (many pain killers will do this). So why should there be an exception for marijuana, but not for other prescriptions?

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    organicleopard738 17 Jan 2017 22:36

    Your particular social group could be rural farmers. We import so many items and it has really affected farmers. Now living in the city, I come from a small rural Kentucky town. Many of the farmers made their living from selling tobacco. I've seen so many families lose their lands to higher tobacco taxes, the decline in tobacco use, and the increase in the standard of living. This is just one example (and no, I'm not promoting tobacco). Farmers from all over the country are losing their livlihood. With all of the things that can be produced by hemp, farmers can regain their lives and make a decent living once again and more jobs would be created. The problem with that idea, however, is that American companies are notorious for importing cheap products and we're not too keen on creating decent jobs! Another idea relates to social change and the environment. This idea will work if we grow and make things out of hemp, or if we export hemp products from oversears. For example, like you said, we can make biodegradable plastic out of hemp. This would help the environment and still keep costs low. Using hemp as paper saves trees (the hemp will just be replaced the next growing season). As far as fuel. well, I'm sure you could write a whole paper on that! But how does helping to save the environment produce social change? - People will be more willing to help if hemp products are available and affordable. - People will have better health. - People will gain a sense of pride. - Perhaps, if hemp products were widely availble and used, people would discover how much it positively affects the environment and go on to do more eco-friendly things. in turn, that will create a social cohesion and people will work together to do so.

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    organicpanda929 17 Jan 2017 22:36

    Ancient Chinese medical texts from 100 A.D. recommend marijuana for medical purposes, but they also teach that if it s consumed over a long period of time, the user will develop the ability to speak to spirits. An 8th century book on nutrition called Shiliao corroborates this belief. The text prescribes consuming marijuana on a daily basis for one s general health; however, if one desires to commune with spirits then it s recommended it should be consumed for 100 consecutive days. Some ancient Taoists texts mention marijuana being burned in religious censors. The Shangqing, an ancient Taoist Scripture, was reportedly revealed to its author, Yang Xi, aided by his use of marijuana. A follower named Tao Hongjing, a commentator on the Shangqing, taught that if one consumed marijuana with ginseng it would enable the user to see the future. ========== The Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) wrote that the Scythians, an ancient nomadic people group in the geographical proximity of modern-day Iran, whose religious beliefs included mythology and horse sacrifice, used marijuana in sacred ceremonies. [T]hey make a booth by fixing in the ground three sticks inclined towards one another, and stretching around them woollen felts, which they arrange so as to fit as close as possible: inside the booth a dish is placed upon the ground, into which they put a number of red-hot stones, and then add some hemp-seed. … The Scythians, as I said, take some of this hemp-seed, and, creeping under the felt coverings, throw it upon the red-hot stones; immediately it smokes, and gives out such a vapour as no Grecian vapour-bath can exceed; the Scyths, delighted, shout for joy, and this vapour serves them instead of a water-bath; for they never by any chance wash their bodies with water. (The Histories, 4.75) It is believed that what Herodotus called the "hemp-seed" was the flowering top of the cannabis plant. The Scythians also used marijuana to induce trance-like spiritual experiences and for divination. ========== Marijuana was used in Hinduism as far back as the second millennium B.C. It was used in the worship of the Hindu deity, Shiva. Marijuana has also been used by yogis to enhance their religious experience and during the spring festival, Holi. Furthermore, Bhang, a drink that contains marijuana flowers, is believed to cleanse a user of their sins, help them become one with Shiva, and avoid hell. ======== The religion most widely associated with marijuana today is Rastafari. Many devotees believe marijuana is the Tree of Life mentioned in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Many followers also believe that marijuana aids in the worship of God, Bible study, and meditation. Although not all adherents use marijuana, most believe it will bring a person closer to God.

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    purpleelephant660 18 Jan 2017 05:58