The Miraculous Cannabis and Lotus Flowers

in #earthnation6 years ago

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Photo ~ http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/evolution/patenting-pot/

"According to a 2014 survey, seven out of ten Americans believe alcohol is more harmful than marijuana — and they’re right.

The most commonly cited reason for this belief is that cannabis has never directly caused a death, while alcohol claims many lives each year. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, there were 3.3 million deaths attributed to alcohol in 2012.

Of course, alcohol poisoning is responsible for some of these deaths. On the other hand, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

But the long-term effects of alcohol, such as chronic illnesses, cause the most deaths. Another argument is that marijuana has a number of proven medical uses, whereas no doctor would ever recommend alcohol to a sick patient."
~ https://www.leafscience.com/2016/02/17/facts-marijuana/

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"For over 3000 years the Blue Lotus was used by priesthood of ancient Egypt for its medicinal properties and as a spiritual sacrament. The Blue Lotus generally produces mild psychoactive effects that are purported to have a “divine” essence, which brings upon the feelings of tranquility and subtle euphoria."
Photo and writing ~ http://www.wakingtimes.com/2014/09/08/blue-lotus-entheogen-ancient-egypt/

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Photo found @ https://fitisafeministissue.com/2017/07/25/enough-already-with-yoga-and/

"You'll receive education on the benefits of cannabis throughout the class, and get to meet a diverse group of like-minded people. You will feel accepted and encouraged to smoke weed as part of your healthy lifestyle."
~ http://boston.eventful.com/events/marijuasana-cannabis-y-/E0-001-103938444-1@2017100115

I find it interesting that both of these medicinal plants were criminalized. Maybe there's more to the picture.

"Mexican immigrants referred to this plant as “marihuana”. While Americans were very familiar with “cannabis” because it was present in almost all tinctures and medicines available at the time, the word “marihuana” was a foreign term. So, when the media began to play on the fears that the public had about these new citizens by falsely spreading claims about the “disruptive Mexicans” with their dangerous native behaviors including marihuana use, the rest of the nation did not know that this “marihuana” was a plant they already had in their medicine cabinets.

The demonization of the cannabis plant was an extension of the demonization of the Mexican immigrants. In an effort to control and keep tabs on these new citizens, El Paso, TX borrowed a play from San Francisco’s playbook, which had outlawed opium decades earlier in an effort to control Chinese immigrants. The idea was to have an excuse to search, detain and deport Mexican immigrants."
Sourced @ http://www.drugpolicy.org/blog/how-did-marijuana-become-illegal-first-place

Thanks,
Tammy

#cannabis
#lotus
#holistic
#health

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