Sunday, February 22, 2009
• 22% of the world's marijuana (8,900 tons) is produced in Africa. The leading producers are South Africa, Nigeria and Morocco. • The four leading countries that export marijuana to the U.S. are Canada, Colombia, Jamaica and Mexico. • Cannabis grows wild in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. *U.S. produces 4,700 tons of marijuana per year, compared to Mexico's 7,400 and Canada's 3,500.
Posted by jyoung at 6:02 AM
some smoke because it's novel, others smoke because it's an escape from the "world". Some smoke because it allows a different perspective on the world. and then there are those who smoke because they think it makes them fit in. What answer are you looking for? The world is not black and white, each individual has a thousand conflicting reasons or drives that encourage them to or smoke a certain way.
Posted by jyoung at 5:26 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Marijuana, the most often used illegal drug in this country, is a product of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana, also present in other forms of cannabis, is THC. Marijuana effects everyone differently.My opinion is that many things shown by non profit organizations and the government lie about these things just to scare people that have never tried marijuana, because it would look frightening to anybody who has not tried it. Marijuana dose have positive effects, including pain relief, helping with meditation (yoga), stress relief, problems with gaining weight (hunger simulating), the ability to do something (energy giving), and bringing people closer together. Marijuana VS. Alcohol. Alcohol is deadly; marijuana is not. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20,000 Americans die every year as the direct result of alcohol consumption. The number for marijuana is zero. In addition, alcohol overdose deaths are not just possible, but an all-too-frequent occurrence. So why does the government allow alcohol but not marijuana?
Posted by jyoung at 8:28 AM