• Joshuah Buckle

The Truth About Cannabis for Aussies

It's 2020 and the ACT just "legalised" cannabis. You're either happy, angry or you really don't care. I'm 34 and didn't really have an opinion about cannabis until I was 32. I didn't really care, I didn't believe it helped people it was just a "get high" thing. Then I did something that people don't seem to do any more... I used my brain and actually did some research.

I thought it might be good to help people out who don't really know much about cannabis, those on the fence because there are people dead-set against it and that's a pointless fight. People who are not willing to open their mind to be "wrong" are not worth time.


I wanted to put together a list of information, clinical trials and research on cannabis, to help people who say "no", "maybe" or "only for medical reasons" to legalisation, just because they might not have all the facts. Happy researching.


The "Gateway Drug" argument Alcohol as a Gateway Drug: A Study of US 12th Graders

10 LIES You Were Told About Marijuana

The Sinister Reason Weed is Illegal

The ‘Gateway Drug’ is Alcohol, Not Marijuana

Weed is 114 times less deadly than alcohol


Psychosis

Harvard: Marijuana Doesn’t Cause Schizophrenia

Rates of psychosis aren’t going up as use of cannabis continues to soar

Cannabidiol alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia

Cancer

More Than 100 Peer-Reviewed Studies Conclude: Cannabis Cures Cancer

Cannabis Extract Fights 'Incurable Form' of Leukemia

How THC Kills Cancer

Exploiting Cannabis to Drive Melanoma Cell Death


Recreational Cannabis

All Cannabis Use is Medical, Even if the User Doesn't Realize it

Cannabis has no link to lung cancer

Science Says: No, You Can’t Overdose On Weed

Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid


Epilepsy

Marijuana stops child's severe seizures - This is the story that changed my mind about cannabis a few years ago, which made me look for real facts.

Autism

Cannabis Changed This Autistic Toddler's Life Forever


Driving

Legal Weed in Nevada Made Drivers SAFER

No link between pot and car crashes

The effect of cannabis compared to alcohol on driving


Other health benefits Medical Marijuana Research Studies - Huge list of case studies.

Recent Research on Medical Marijuana - Benefits and affects on diseases and conditions

Cannabis documentaries playlist on YouTube


Cannabis general info

Australian Drug Reform policy

The endocannabinoid system - Our system that regulates cannabis (yes, we're built for it)

How marijuana became illegal

US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health cannabis archives Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System

What else can cannabis/hemp be used for?

Bio-fuel/ethanol , bread, food, cereal, lubricant, cosmetics, animal food, flour, mulch, fibreboard, insulation, concrete, rope, canvas, paper, clothing, biodegradable plastic, cardboard, filers and a lot more.


What are some things cannabis can help with? ADD, ADHD, Alcoholism, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease, Anorexia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Ataxia, Autism, Autoimmune Disease, Bipolar Disorder, Cachexia, Cancer, Chemotherapy Treatment, Chronic Headaches, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Chronic Pain, Crohn's Disease, Depression, Diabetes, Diverticulitis, Dyskinesia, Dystonia, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Gastritis, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, Huntington’s Disease, IBS, Insomnia, Lyme Disease, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Opiate Dependency, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psoriatic Arthritis, Restless Leg Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Severe Nausea, Schizophrenia, Sickle Cell Anemia, Sjogren’s, Sleep Disorders, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, Tourette’s Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, Ulcerative Colitis, Wasting Syndrome... To name a few.


Conclusion...

Everyone is tired of Reefer Madness getting in the way of the truth and common sense. It's time for everyone to get on board and help Australia catch up with the rest of the world. Legalising cannabis for all adults would create tens of thousands of jobs, hundreds of millions in new tax revenue and generally be a win for basic human rights.


Josh


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