What can cannabis do for your mental health?

We honestly have no idea.

Healthline says: There’s not enough scientific evidence to recommend cannabinoids for treating mental health conditions, a new study finds.

But if I were to point you anywhere, it would be to rethink.org’s Cannabis and Mental Health Factsheet. You can download the PDF right onto your computer.

  • This is the most recent, in-depth study I’ve seen that’s been done on medicinal cannabis use for psychiatric disorders. I don’t know all of the use cases cannabis has, but I do think it’s something we need to be looking more into. A lot more.

And I can honestly say it’s helped me, personally. It’s either very calming or very uplifting. It either helps me laugh more or fall asleep easier. I’ve never been diagnosed with any mental health conditions, but I’ve felt much, much better as of late.

68% of us Americans support legalization (Forbes), why aren’t we legalizing?

So it really might never be worth it to some. It really just depends on the type of person you are. I mean, some people are allergic to cannabis and I can’t say I blame them for not putting their support behind its legalization. Same with those who get anxious or paranoid. For me, it’s not bad. It’s almost always very good. 🙂

If you like money, those states that legalized recreational cannabis use saw a juicy bump in tax revenue. I made a spreadsheet that shows you how many dollars per person these states earned in 2020. (Only the ones where cannabis is fully legal.)

What’s more, Boise State University suggests that the legalization of cannabis reduces violence and trafficking associated with the illegal drug trade thereby reducing the power and wealth of cartels and drug gangs.

It’s already an obvious tax income machine.

If it really does reduce crime —let’s say—AND helps fund our future, why on God’s green earth do we have souls sitting in prison cells right now just because they had a little bit in their pockets?

Common sense should tell you these people need to be released immediately, but our country doesn’t care because it’s not happening to white people.

I can take a natural, unprocessed cannabis plant, light it up a bit, and drift off to sleep like I did when I was a kid. And people are in prison for having that in their pocket.

Here I am talking about State’s tax income… governments and companies are profiting billions off this. And we’ve got people in f*cking prison because they had a nug in their pocket.

It’s undeniably abhorrent and tremendously inhumane. People are ripped out of their worlds, locked up for years.

We stole their years. We stole their life. For nothing.

I can sit here — comfortably in my own home —and begin to write about this theory that cannabis could help our mental health, yet there are humans locked up in a prison cell.

How is that even possible?

I’m sorry I got off track. I needed to somehow get that out into the world. We need to let these people go.

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