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We are two-faced about the issue and kids see right through that.Furthermore, prohibition of popular substances like alcohol and marijuana will always fail because people who desire them will find ways to get their hands on them anyway.Nevertheless, there are a number of other contexts in which marijuana is used that we still need to consider.Ritual Use of Marijuana: The marijuana plant has likewise been used for centuries in the religious rituals of diverse cultures.With eight states looking to legalize medical marijuana through legislative initiatives or ballot measures this November (Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Dakota)(1), I wanted to review some of the pros and cons, as I see them, of marijuana use and abuse.I've considered myself particularly qualified to weigh in on the subject ever since my philosophy professor pointed out to me as a college freshman that the Italian derivation of my name, Mal-erb-a, can be interpreted to mean "bad weed." I'd like to think that my medical degree and some experience in the field of psychiatry help a little bit, too.
Entheogenic substances are psychoactive substances used to enhance spiritual experience in religious, shamanic or other spiritual contexts.
The take-home message here is that it is the context within which marijuana is used that is determinative as to its effect.
Given that the United States was founded on principles of religious freedom, citizens' rights to use marijuana for spiritual purposes should be a no-brainer. Despite overwhelming evidence that most recreational users of marijuana come away unscathed from their experiences, we are living in a historical period of inordinately harsh laws that prohibit its use.
To sum up my argument I'll need to borrow a line from Eric Clapton, "It's in the way that you use it." Medical Marijuana: The medical benefits of marijuana (cannabis) are pretty well established.
There is voluminous scientific research on the subject(2) that verifies its efficacy when applied to a variety of medical conditions, and plenty of first-hand evidence that it works for those who use it for their own health problems.