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