ODDS AND ENDS CONCERNING YOUR YES VOTE
I'm just sayin' --
It's legal in 14 other States than ours. People in Vermont agree with Golden State voters that, safety and moderation forefront, choosing to alter our own consciousness is our own business, our evolutionary right. Hawaii thinks so too, as does New Jersey. The Sesame Street letters go like this: AK, CO, HI, MI, MT, NV, NJ, NM, OR, RI, VT, VI and WA all pro medical hemp. So we in CA have nearly a third of our fellow States as constituents right now.
This agreement will grow exponentially and the Feds will HAVE to finally tag along with We The People, whom are in every part of the Federation now and that's that. It will become as commonly acceptable as it is ubiquitous now. Yes, there will be problems. There will be the balance of knowing people in need are greatly benefiting. All kinds of stuff will happen. But, all in all, it's going to be just fine.
Besides - Good For What Ails Ya, including glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, Tourette's syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, and Alzheimer's disease, and there are numerous other conditions on which it seems to have a positive effect.
Medical Marijuana Is Also Good For The Economy; makes a Hefty Profit. In my adopted State, California, Medical Indica and Sativa hybrids generated $100 million in state sales taxes in one year (I get to adopt States because, as a young lad, born in a US Air Force Base, I was made to feel the fort was home. As the family traveled to more than one AFB, each became home. So later, when I Huck Finned my way across and through most of our States by thumb power, it was almost as if shopping through my vast home for a neighborhood or two in which to headquarter. California caught MY heart's fancy, I planted my career here, and I'm still very glad about that very early decision...)
But, I'm just sayin'...
It's not just here in California, although this State plays a huge part as a National Trend Setter, but saturated through consciousness all across America. A national survey found that close to 50% of physicians support legalizing medical marijuana. I'm sure each and every one of them are all rock stars to their patients. Still. I'm just sayin'...
Science, also making very rapid advances is sayin' they have data to back it up: Therapeutic Ingredients in Cannabis contain hundreds of Therapeutic Compounds. Many of these are Cannabinoids, which sound like creatures from another planet, but, no - just Earth's chemistry, which can serve as appetite stimulants, anti-emetics, antispasmodics, and have some analgesic effects.
Survey Says - and yes indeed, they poll these things - the Number One use for Organic Cannabinoids is Severe Pain. Coming in second, the Survey is sayin' Persistent Muscle Spasms, such as those accompanying Multiple Sclerosis. Scanning it, I see nothing in the survey about those who simply want to get toasted. And, no side effects anywhere near as scary as the stuff I see them try to speed-read in TV commercials.
Bill Clinton didn't HAVE to inhale. A Pot Pill is in existence. It is called Marinol, available by prescription throughout the U.S.; it contains a synthetic form of THC (the psychoactive substance in marijuana). They've sequenced the Human DNA, why not pot?
Scientist/Researcher/Futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that by 2020 or so we'll not only have self correcting and updating software (possessive of its own intelligence) but we will have traveled further down the miniaturization trail, with computers and other media machines shrinking past current boundaries imposed by current materials to newer, organic models. Medical dispensers smaller than white blood cells will be floating around in our veins, releasing healing chemical poofs within us, making us smarter, more than naturally enhanced, and what do you wanna bet some of them might contain Marinol.
I'm just sayin'...