Are you high?

Annual causes of death in the US:

Marijuana = 0      / Alcohol = 27,762      / Smoking = 420,000 (including 42,000 from second hand smoke)
Even if these results aren’t accurate, you still get the general picture that alcohol kills more people than weed, and smoking kills even more people than alcohol.
Now to analyse these results; Marijuana is illegal, smoking and alcohol are very much legal. The fact that weed is illegal doesn’t slow its use, it is very common, you hear songs regarding its consumption and very few users get sentenced. I’m not promoting smoking Cannabis, it has its negatives too including an increased risk of schizophrenia by a factor of 6, but smoking increases risk of lung problems whilst alcohol deteriorates the liver but to me, it doesn’t make sense how something that kills so few people is illegal whilst alcohol and cigarettes kill thousands and are completely legal.
My view: it’s all part of a consumer culture and big corporate businesses benefit. Smoking is a massive business which includes the selling of cigarettes (including e-cigarettes), nicotine gum, patches & other medications to stop smoking and of course hospitals benefit in some form also as they get more patients to treat. I’m not saying this is a good benefit, as actually it’s quite the opposite. Why should doctors waste their time treating patients for health problems that are the patient’s own fault when they could be putting their time to better use. If smoking were to become illegal, big businesses would lose far too much money.
If corporations want to privatise public services and make them profit businesses (something part of the neo-liberalist plan*)… imagine what would happen… health and well-being of the public would not be at the forefront of these business owners minds and we would go backwards. Unemployment will increase, general health would become worse as the majority of people will not be able to afford health care, less people will be educated as families won’t be able to afford education andso on…
Now my point is… if politicians and businesses really had the public at the forefront of their minds, then smoking and drinking would also be illegal, or at least binge drinking for example. This website addresses some of the misconceptions of Marijuana vs Alcohol – including the idea that weed PROTECTS the brain from harm.


*Neo-liberalists: An approach to economics and social studies in which control of economic factors is shifted from the public sector to the private sector. governments reduce deficit spending, limit subsidies, reform tax law to broaden the tax base, remove fixed exchange rates, open up markets to trade by limiting protectionism, privatize state-run businesses, allow private property and back deregulation.
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  • [Thought of the Week]

    "Maybe cheating in a relationship isn't the worst thing you could do, maybe it's just human nature?"

    Remember when you were a child, and your parents would tell you you're not allowed to eat sweets, or make a mess in your bedroom, and you'd do the complete opposite and crave it even more just because you're not allowed? Or if you're on a diet, you know you're not allowed cake or carbs, but simply because you know you're not allowed it, you want it even more? Well surely the same applies in relationships?
    Firstly, I want to start by saying we're not perfect, but perfection is something we should strive towards. Honesty is the best policy.
    A friend of mine is genuinely one of the loveliest people I know, with the best heart and the best intentions and I don't want to show him in a negative light whatsoever, simply provide you with an alternative idea. I've known him for a few years, however we only started speaking properly about a year ago. We both found each other attractive, blah blah blah, so we decided to book a hotel room. He ignored me for a few days, so obviously something was wrong, then he told me there's another girl he loves (obviously I didn't know this before), as they weren't together. I didn't think much of it, actually I was extremely envious of this girl, and that she has someone in her life that is so dedicated and faithful. A few months later, conversation escalated, and we once again decided to go hotel, and a few days beforehand he once again cancelled. This time I was pretty angry and upset, because he'd lead me on and then cancelled. Obviously we're not together but I'm my own person too at the end of the day and don't want to be lead on.
    Another few months later we started talking, innocent conversation about gym, films etc (this time via dm on twitter as I deleted his number and vice versa, I assume), and I had calmed down over the previous incident, he was a genuinely lovely person and I admire the faithfulness to his yet to be girlfriend, I hope I find someone like that in the future. But anyway, we decided to have a gym session together, as we live near each other we went to the park, and for the majority of it, it was a really good session, fun, productive (my legs KILLED the following day) but there was sexual tension, especially towards the end. My back was super sore from gym the previous day and he offered a massage, it was rubbish and he didn't get very far unfortunately as he was starting to give in, and couldn't resist the attraction any longer. Not a lot happened as I stopped him, before it escalated too far. I'd hate for my future husband to cheat on me, so I could only give this couple the same respect (they were together a few months at this point). The following day he thanked me, and was grateful for stopping him.
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    Alternatively, on a separate occasion I was speaking to another friend about this topic. He told me that he's seen a sidechick/man save many relationships. His reasons were that if you have an argument with your partner, instead of ending the relationship, you go to see a sidechick/man, relax, then go back to your partner happy and proceed as normal. I disagree with his reasoning however I see the point behind it.
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