Those who drink, but don’t do drugs.

Alcohol is a poison to the body. It does not have a good effect on our systems, it is worse for you than many of the substances which have been made illegal by the government. That is fact, not opinion. Look it up yourself. Why do people believe it is okay to binge drink and smoke on their nights off, but will persist in putting up their noses to those who ignore the law and take substances which are actually better for you? That is a huge contradiction of oneself. It is absurd to think drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco is alright for you, just because it is legal. Have you ever wondered why it is legal? Something that is so toxic, so destructive on one’s health, yet that is thought to be okay? I am no pioneer, I drink every once in a while, it is not drinking that I am against. What I what people to think more about is the reasons why said substances have or have not been made illegal by our governments.

Marijuana itself is not addictive, most of the time people become addicted to substances which are mixed within it on the streets; which would be far less likely to happen if it were legal and subsequently controlled! Throughout history it has, in some way or form, been used for many medical purposes. It prevents Alzheimer’s disease, does not contribute to lung cancer in any way, could possibly prevent the spreading on breast cancer, promotes the death of brain cancer cells, allows HIV/AIDS patients to eat without discomfort, the list goes on! It has been proven by scientists, not ‘stoners’ or ‘hippies’, you could hardly argue back with them. The long-term effects of  alcohol on the other hand can cause damage to an unborn child, liver disease, osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, infertility, heart disease, raised blood pressure, stroke, dementia and brain damage. The difference? Alcohol does not enhance one’s imagination, it does not stimulate the brain in a way that would lead one to question their surroundings. Take a look at the 1960’s, as marijuana became more widespread, so did talk of peace, freedom, social revolution, rights etcetera. These people were “uncontrollable”, governments did not like such trains of thought. People should be controlled, they should be working, feeding their economy, abiding by their rules. Does that make their rules right, just or legitimate? Shouldn’t you be allowed to question their doings, fight for a better world?

It is easy to assume we live in a world where we are free to question and challenge what goes on around us. But unfortunately it would appear, under close examination, that is not the case. It is completely understandable why so many fall into a frame of mind which leads them to believe otherwise, society has near absolute control of its people. Just remember, it is only near. You do not have to fall into that same trap, you have the ability to escape from that, question what makes you feel uneasy, what doesn’t add up? Otherwise nothing will ever change.


About nobodysaknowitall

Classical Studies student, who likes vegetarianism, animals, feminism, and dislikes monetarism and capitalism. For shorter spats of Nobodysaknowitall: Follow @MegannWright
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