Is that going too far?
What do you think?
Here are some things to consider.
It has always been the case, for all species, and for all time, that the earth provides everything an individual needs to prosper. Whether that be abundant game for African carnivores, daily sunlight for trillions of plants, or fruit bearing trees, seeds and vegetables for our selves.
Why would the earth not provide an ideal medicine for many conditions which are common for humans? It would be illogical to assume that such a thing is unlikely.
Cannabis is effective in many ways. As a pain reliever, and an appetite stimulant, to be sure. But it’s also a bronchodilator (as in it opens up the air passages in the lungs making it easier to breathe) and cannabinoids have frequently been demonstrated to have a curative effect on several different forms of cancer.
Almost any other substance used for this purpose, whether it be alcohol or prescription drugs or the recreational variety, is ultimately, toxic in sufficient quantities.
Cannabis is the safer alternative to all of these things.
It is absolutely wrong to continue the prohibition of cannabis. It flys in the face of logic. It runs counter to the recommendations of just about every study of cannabis prohibition that has ever been undertaken.
And it denies suffering people access to something hugely beneficial for their well being.
In its present form, cannabis prohibition manifests itself as a racially biased war on the poor. Its effect on poor communities, and minority populations is absolutely dire. It achieves no worthwhile results. The number of problem drug users in the United States continues to increase despite decades of this expensive and ugly war on freedom.