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America: Addicted to Drugs and Drug Money.

September 24, 2018

America: Addicted to Drugs and Drug Money

I have been very busy in the last few weeks and my blog rate has diminished. But, there is more to my recent bout of editorial malaise.

I admit that I am becoming dispirited. It has been said that “the pen is mightier than the sword”. It is not. Just take a pen and go-up against a man with a sword.

Yes, I understand the symbolism of that statement.

Now let me see if you understand the symbolism of my statement that follows: The pen is also not mightier than drugs, and drug money!

I know someone who used marijuana recreationally in their younger years in college who now, as a drug abstinent middle-aged adult at a party, was invited to take a puff from one of those new-fangled electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). My friend was curious and reported taking one puff that he inhaled and then had to  spend the next 40 minutes alone in his car, trying to recover from an amazingly powerful marijuana high. He had been duped into getting so high on one puff of vaporized marijuana oil that he had to escape to his car to gain privacy and to recover from the experience.

It is a fact that the power of modern marijuana products have increased dramatically.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4987131/

I was recently in a gathering where a younger adult was happily discussing the various ways in which recreational marijuana was being marketed (cookies, candy gummies,  etc.). My mention of the increasing number of children who have found and eaten such “goodies” and ended up in medical emergencies was ignored. 

The following short articles document the child-marijuana problems in France and America.

https://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/health/marijuana-intoxication-children-france-study/index.html

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/edible-marijuana-products-pose-risks-to-children-annals-of-emergency-medicine-study-finds-300562094.html

Recreational marijuana is being legalized in more and more states. Its sales are being taxed by our governments, investors are getting rich off stock purchases in marijuana production, retail businesses, and other legalized marijuana enterprises.

Marijuana is rapidly being woven into the fabric of America’s culture and economy. This is likely paving the way for the legalization of other recreational drugs.

https://apnews.com/032c53df79c64b9185c63a4f74a6c18d/It’s-high-times-for-soaring-marijuana-stocks-on-Wall-Street

I was hoping that I would gain a small cathartic/therapeutic effect from writing this blog. I did not.

The legalized-drug-shit is already hitting the American fan and too many voting citizens are either happy to see it come, or they are oblivious to the damage it is already doing.

I judge that the current damaging effects of America’s illegal drug consumption will now be magnified by the delayed effects of legalized recreational drugs. Without miraculous change, the synergism of all of this, along with the countless other political and social problems we are experiencing will be ruinous to America.

Please share this blog with family and friends.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 9/24/18


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