PROS AND CONS OF GETTING HIGH ON MARIJUANA
activists have argued that taxing Marijuana/Cannabis
will help save the economy and bring millions of dollars into the
State's general fund. Smoking Weed is safer than drinking alcohol.
They believe legal Marijuana sales will save
money on our prison systems because less people will end up in
prison for drug related crimes. Many Washington State black
activists have been especially supportive of the passage of
legalized marijuana laws because of the much larger number of blacks
being incarcerated for marijuana related offenses. Pro-marijuana
activists also claim it will help increase marijuana access to
cancer patients to help treat the side effects of radiation therapy.
Some studies also suggest Marijuana may even help slow the growth of
some tumors due to a substance it contains called TCH.
arguments include concerns over the use of Cannabis trigging
a heart attack, panic attacks, paranoia, and causing the onset of
schizophrenia. A study by the British Lung Foundation concluded
smoking just 3 joints a day can cause the same lung damage as
smoking 20 cigarettes a day. Studies have also shown that the tar in
Marijuana cigarettes contain 50% more cancer causing carcinogens
that tobacco cigarettes. Marijuana is an addictive substance
Smoking Marijuana vs. Drinking
ď(Smoking marijuana is) not
something I encourage, and Iíve told my daughters I think itís a bad
idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.Ē ----ďI
donít think it is more dangerous than alcohol.Ē
PRESIDENT BARAK OBAMA
Not surprisingly studies have shown there is a dark side to binge
drinking. Binge drinking teens who consumed 5 or more alcoholic
drinks 2 or more times per week had damage to their brains that
could cause attention deficit and memory loss problems. Teens with
impaired judgment from Alcohol consumption could also engage in
risky behavior including unprotected sex and illegal drug abuse
including smoking Marijuana.
The simple fact is, many people who regularly smoke marijuana
also drink alcoholic beverages and smoke cigarettes. It has long been a concern by
many that smoking cigarettes could lead to smoking marijuana, but
what about the other way around? Will legalized Marijuana and
regular Cannabis use lead to Cigarette
smoking? Regular Tobacco use can lead to serious respiratory diseases,
Cancer, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Amputation, and Artery
Disease. You can be sure that both pro-marijuana and anti-legalized
marijuana camps will be watching the effects of legalized marijuana
on the community in hopes of proving their arguments.
At the end of the day
if you are an adult you are responsible for
what type of drugs you put into your body, whether its legal or illegal,
moral or ethical. Is smoking Marijuana safer than drinking Alcohol?
The jury is still out on that. In the meantime if you plan on
getting high on Marijuana or anything it is logical to presume
that Moderation is key.
MUCH WILL GETTING HIGH IN BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON COST YOU?
Smoking Marijuana is an expensive habit to take on at about
$220.00 per ounce, which is equal to about the cost of a monthís
worth of groceries for the average American.
Even if you are a
light user and smoke 3-4 Marijuana cigarettes per day it will cost
you plenty. At about $4 per Marijuana cigarette a 4 joint per day
marijuana habit could set you back about $480.00 per month.
If you are on welfare and are currently using your EBT
card to purchase Marijuana you may soon be out luck. If Senate Bill
SB 5279 is passed you will have to find another way to get wasted.
Marijuana may soon be added to a list of prohibited items you cannot
purchase with your card/s including Lottery Tickets, Booze,
Cigarettes, Tattoos etc. To be fair, if you are on welfare getting
stoned isnít going to help your situation. Public assistance is
intended for more immediate needs such as food, shelter etc.
Pro or Con it will take some getting used to the new
Washington State Marijuana laws but one thing's for sure.
Bellingham, already known as a popular shopping, gambling, and
vacation destination is set to become even more popular with
Canadian day trippers as well as Northwest Washington residents.
Is It Time To Legalize The World's
Oldest Profession In Washington State?
Washington area, already home to numerous Gambling Casinos, State Lottery, And Now
Legalized Marijuana the addition of Legalized Prostitution in
Washington State could help Bellingham Washington become know as the
Las Vegas of the Pacific Northwest. Even though prostitution
technically isn't legal within the Las Vegas city limits,
Prostitution is big business in Sin City and could bring in much
needed tax revenue in Washington State.
What Do You Think?
SHOULD WASHINGTON STATE ALSO LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION?