Political issues

Topics: Heroin, Illegal drug trade, Cannabis Pages: 3 (746 words) Published: November 12, 2013
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(CNN) -- 400,000 people die prematurely every year from smoking. When we analyze the harm from drugs, there is no doubt that cigarettes are the worst. They kill more people than cocaine, heroin, meth and all other illegal drugs combined.

More than 800,000 people are arrested every year for marijuana, the vast majority for possession, yet all the data from studies that compare the two substances show that cigarettes are more harmful to an individual's health.

Statistically, death directly from marijuana overdose is extremely rare. The CDC reports that between 1999 and 2007, there were 26 deaths with marijuana as an underlying cause, in the United States.

August 1, 2013:
Illinois is the 20th state, along with Washington, D.C., to legalize medical marijuana.

All Drugs:
We need to realize that drugs, from cigarettes to marijuana to alcohol, will always be consumed, whether they are legal or illegal. Although drugs have health consequences and dangers, making them illegal -- and keeping them illegal -- will only bring additional death and suffering.

In times of the bible, priests, Jesus, and his disciples used anointing oil made from nine pounds of flowering cannabis tops, olive oil, and a variety of other herbs and spices in order to receive the "revelations of The Lord", which is noted on the book exodus. And the people were drenched in this oil. This recipe goes way back to 1450 BC. And it's how Jesus...
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