Mike C. Ann
I am Mike C. Ann, an expert in Marijuana reform politics. It is not enough that we know the medical benefits of medical cannabis, the data, and studies that had proven how it could lift the economy and control drug use to legalize medical cannabis. It is also important that we educate ourselves on how we can further improve its beneficiaries in order to make sure that we are able to utilize it properly in our country.
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Medical Marijuana – The Future of Medicine
Medical Cannabis had been long a debate among experts and organizations—deciding whether or not it should be legalized in other countries. While there are some countries that repeal the prohibition of marijuana, there are some who strongly opposed to it. Here are the top reasons that should be taken into consideration as to why we should legalize the medical marijuana.
Prohibition will only result in additional social costs
If the government will tend to prohibit citizens from using medical marijuana, it will only result in wasted resources and missed opportunities to save lives. The police force is spending most of the time in catching people who are using marijuana for medical purposes, regardless if they are a law abided citizen or not. What’s worse is that there are some unfortunate people who are keeping cannabis in their own houses for personal use that suffered being imprisoned for a couple of years without hurting anyone or causing damage.
The government views the marijuana possession as an illegal act that should be settled right away, forcing innocent people in the prison and disregarding those who are using many dangerous drugs such as cocaine and heroin. To support this claim, there are over 650,000 arrests in the year 2012 because of possessing Marijuana compared to 256,000 arrestees of cocaine and other derivatives. These alarming rate of arrests because of marijuana possession had used too much time of the police officers instead of focusing on more serious issues in the society.
Cannabis prohibition took too much time and money from the government
It had been estimated that there approximately $51 billion is used by the government because of the cannabis prohibition but unfortunately, it did nothing to reduce the drug use in the country stated the Drug Policy Alliance. In America, over 30 million are marijuana users despite the great efforts of the government to suppress it. Their move in focusing marijuana had led to the failure of settling larger and more controversial drug issue.
Police officers are arresting people after confirmation that they are keeping and using marijuana but only about 3.1% of the 30,000 arrestees committed violent acts. In fact, there are less to little cases wherein it was proved that smoking pots had led to serious crimes such as serial killing, murder, and torture.
Medical Marijuana is proven to have safe and effective medical effects
There are hundreds of research and studies that had already proven that using marijuana had positive effects in improving one’s health. Unfortunately, people see it as a very harmful drug that needed to be avoided. In fact, there are rare cases wherein the only thing that could cure them is taking medical marijuana.
It does not necessarily mean that if you are diagnosed with an illness or a disease wherein medical marijuana can help in improving your health should you smoke pot. There is a recommended amount of dosage of medical cannabis that should be taken and it takes place in the laboratory and medical facilities, administered by a professional doctor—not in your house.
There are thousands of people who had already died because their request on taking medical marijuana had been rejected. Medical marijuana could’ve lengthened their lifespan and cure their illness. But because of the cannabis prohibition, they have no choice but to travel to other countries just to take medical marijuana or just wait for their bodies to give up and eventually die.
Alcohol and tobacco is more harmful compared to medical marijuana
It should be the alcohol and tobacco that should be prohibited—not the medical cannabis. It had been proven that the effects of excessive consumption or alcohol and tobacco are way more harmful than medical marijuana. In fact, it can even result in long-term and serious diseases that it too alarming considering the fact that there are also millions of smokers and drinkers out there.
Aside from that, the tobacco and alcohol are more addictive compared to taking marijuana. In fact, moderate use of marijuana will not cause any harmful side effects to a human’s body. So far, there is no case recorded that says someone had ever died from marijuana overdose. There are also no records or cases wherein the medical cannabis had been linked to any serious diseases compared to alcohol and tobacco that is one of the main causes of cancer and other death-causing diseases.
There are more benefits than risks in taking cannabis
It had been already proven that most people who are suffering from rare and serious diseases had improved their condition because of the medical marijuana. Even at the terminal condition, it can still work to treat their illnesses. The common misconception is that medical marijuana is only used in order to distract the patient from the suffering of his illness but the truth is that it has the ability to cure serious diseases that medical professionals are struggling to deal with even with the use of the latest and up-to-date medical technologies and other drugs.
Since cannabis is all-natural, if you tend to compared it with pain killers, pain killers can be addictive and can change the mindset of the patient. Therefore, marijuana usage is safe in numbing the pain that they are feeling without ever having to worry about addiction.
These are just among the many reasons as to why medical marijuana should be legalized. It saves lives, it improves the government, and it can be the key to more discoveries in the medical industry. People who are open-minded and open for more possibilities will not have any problem with the legalization of marijuana to their countries—considering how it can lift not only their lives but the entire government as well.
Conduct a research
Before anything else, you must be aware of everything that involves in purchasing and consumption of medical marijuana. In that way, you will be able to choose the best cannabis products that work best for you and you’ll be able to know the possible effects of the cannabis treatment.
Get yourself a card
In order for you to have an access to medical marijuana products, you should get yourself a card. It should only be given to you once you’ve qualified and your condition is recognized as one of the illnesses that can be treated by medical marijuana.
Choosing the right product
And now you are ready to buy the right cannabis product for you. There are various medical cannabis dispensers that you can choose from. You should start by choosing the right strain.
It’s so secret that I am a huge advocate for marijuana usage. It’s also no secret that I fully believe that the benefits of marijuana need to be made available to more people. One way that I encourage people to do that is to become walking advertisements.
How should this be accomplished?
Well, it’s easy. Making your onw marijuana inspired clothing! This is something that we have been doing a lot lately, and I encourage all of you to also do so.
The first thing that you’re going to need when making your marijuana based clothing is a heat press. We’re going to be heat transferring vinyl onto our shirts. You could also use an iron if you don’t want to purchase a heat press, but the product won’t come out nearly as good.
You’re also going to need a t shirt of any color of your choosing. Finally, you’ll need a piece of transfer vinyl. I recommend that you get a color that contrasts with your shirt color.
First things first. Stencil out onto the vinyl the shape or the lettering that you want to use. Something basic would be to stencil out a marijuana leaf. Other options are basic sayings such as ‘Keep Calm and Smoke’. Either way, you want to make sure that you’re getting your pro-marijuana point across.
Once you have the design on your vinyl transfer all stenciled out, you’re going to take an exacto-knife or sharp sheers and cut the vinyl along your stenciled line. While you’re doing this, you should be heating up your heat press machine. Generally you’re going to be doing this transfer at a temperature of around 400F.
When the vinyl is cut, place it onto the shirt. Make sure everything is lined up. There are no do-overs when using a heat press!
When you’re ready, open the heat press, place the shirt and vinyl into the machine, and press down. You’ll only need to hold it closed for 45 seconds to a minute. Make sure you check the manufacturer’s manual beforehand.
When the timer goes off, take the shirt out, and you’re all set!
You have no created your very own marijuana inspired clothing. Spread the good word!
If you love cooking, buy yourself sous vide machine. However, choosing the best machine among hundreds of available models out there can sometimes be confusing. Here is a complete guide to buying the best machine for you.
Consider the types of sous vide machines
- Home Sous Vide Machine and Water Oven Models
The appearance of water oven models resembles a crockpot, and it’s an oven that will boil the water for you. There is a tank provided to contain the water. All you need to do is to pour the water, set the desired temperature and then add the food into the mix.
- Immersion Circulator Machines
In this type, you are now allowed to utilize your own container for the water in the process of cooking. Therefore, instead of a water tank, it will just give you information on how much water the machine can handle. All you need to do is to place the machine in the water, set up the desired settings and leave it for it will work for you.
- Sous Vide Commercial Equipment
You have to know that cooking for your family members at home compared to cooking for customers in a restaurant is entirely different. Though the process is similar, commercial equipment will always require for a larger capacity of the machine so as you can notice, the circulators and water ovens is not that same.
Factors to look for
You need to make sure that the sous vide machine will never burn your food. It can seriously degrade your cooking skills even if it’s just a slight burn. You have to rely on the machine, therefore, you should make sure that it is made out of high quality materials and it does not broke in the middle of cooking. But of course, it will always depend on the cooking skills of the chef to serve food in precision.
The larger the capacity, the better. Even if you are only using it at the comfort of your own home, you will find the benefits of using sous vide machine that can offer a larger capacity compared to tiny once. It’s also a great choice if you tend to buy a machine that allows you to use your own pot so that you can maximize the capacity that it is allowed to hold.
- Temperature Range
Certain foods require a different range of temperature, therefore, you should make sure that there is a wide range of options for the temperature so that you can utilize your sous vide machine in various dishes that you wanted to serve.
There you go. Keep these things in mind and you will be able to find the best sous vide machine that matches both your lifestyle and your cooking style. It could be one of your expensive investments for your cooking, therefore you should make sure that you chose the best. With a high quality sous vide machine, you will be able to provide your family or customers the best version of your dishes.