Medical Marijuana? Slow Down

ProLifeCorner-  Freeport Illinois-  By Fr. Timothy Barr-    I am sure we have all heard about the marijuana plantations going up all over in Illinois, and especially in Freeport. There seems to be a rush to get everything up and going, but maybe we should really look at what the effects of something like this will be. The Church does not teach that marijuana is an intrinsic evil, but it is a mind altering drug. It should be treated with great care.

The media is showering us with the “Wonder Drug” utopia, but we should not be so quick to put aside security measures to prevent recreational use or other abuses that go with simply the proximity of this drug. Yes we need jobs here desperately, but if these jobs open up problems for our children, should we be so quick to accept? Any other drug or medication in the medical field has to go through tight scrutiny to protect the people. Why is it that none of these protocols are being taken?

We need to slow down and make sure there is not a state agenda to legalize recreational use of this drug. Colorado is just now being awakened to the effects that were not projected. What affects will it have on our property value? Do we really know the negative effects? Will drug users flock to our city to do more criminal activity to get into the facility yet to be built? I have seen many times where a legitimate concern is used by evil people to do their evil deeds. Communism uses the case of the poor in order to control the people. Is this the case here too? Are these corporations using the tears of mothers so they can get our loved ones hooked?

There are too many unanswered questions and too many red flags to say that this new venture for our community is virtuous. The next County Board meeting is Feb 11 at 6:30pm in the County Courthouse if you have concerns too.

Editors note :   Do you feel that legislators should be held accountable for creating such irresponsible laws such as growing marijuana throughout the state, and in counties such as Stephenson? If someone is a victim of a crime because the perpetrator was stoned on marijuana, he robbed, raped, a loved one killed in a car accident, etc. should the creators of these new marijuana laws be held accountable? If there are no laws already in place, should we push for laws that will hold politicians responsible to the point of personal lawsuits?  If they believe that marijuana is such a good thing, then they should not be afraid to put their own personal accountability on the line. What do you think?

Here are some web sites to begin some research:

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3 thoughts on “Medical Marijuana? Slow Down

  1. The financial benefits of raising marijuana cannot possibly outweigh the far reaching effects it will have on the community in which it is raised. What will be the effects of the increase in crime, i.e. robberies, burglaries, assaults, car accidents, and opening the doorway to other stronger drugs? This has been shown to be a reality. Will any other reliable business want to open in this town if it is awash with the concerns listed here? Why would they? How can they find workers who will be industrious and willing to work if they’re stoned? Being on drugs around heavy machinery or driving a vehicle will be deadly. We already have enough problems with alcohol and drunk driving. What makes anyone think that people will not smoke pot and drive? This endangers the community even more. The cost of treatment for alcohol abuse and tobacco use is staggering. Are we going to add the cost of pot use to that total? Our hospital and doctor bills are already sky high and we are paying for those who do not have insurance also. When will this madness end? George III would be proud of the high taxation that has circled around and bit America on the behind.

    As of 2014, there are reports online suggesting that marijuana oil or “hemp” oil can cure cancer, as well as diabetes, ulcers, arthritis, migraines, insomnia, infections, and many other diseases. These claims are largely unsupportable. Relying on marijuana alone as treatment while avoiding or delaying conventional medical care for cancer may have serious health consequences.

    This substance may not have been thoroughly tested to find out how it interacts with medicines, foods, herbs, or supplements. Even though some reports of interactions and harmful effects may be published, full studies of interactions and effects are not often available. Because of these limitations, any information on ill effects and interactions below should be considered incomplete.
    There is still concern that marijuana may cause toxic side effects in some people, and any benefits must be carefully weighed against its potential risks.
    A number of reviewers have concluded that the scientific evidence does not support smoking marijuana as a medicine because of problems with dosing and the variable amounts of any one compound that might be delivered.
    Inhaling or ingesting (eating or drinking) marijuana can cause a number of mental and emotional effects, including feelings of euphoria, short-term memory loss, difficulty in completing complex tasks, changes in the perception of time and space, sleepiness, anxiety, confusion, and inability to concentrate. Some people find the emotional and mental effects to be frightening, and a significant few have had problems like depression, paranoia, and hallucinations from marijuana or cannabinoid medicines. People who are prone to mental illness may have more serious mental and emotional effects from marijuana use.
    Physical side effects include low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, dizziness, slow reaction time, and heart palpitations. Instances of serious heart problems are very rare.
    Marijuana smoke contains many of the same carcinogens, or chemicals that can cause cancer, as tobacco smoke.
    Studies have shown changes in the linings of the breathing passages in marijuana smokers.

    Smoking pot can increase your heart rate by as much as two times for up to 3 hours. That’s why some people have a heart attack right after they use marijuana. It can increase bleeding, lower blood pressure, and affect your blood sugar, too.
    We don’t yet know if marijuana is linked to higher odds of getting lung cancer. But the process does irritate your lungs — which is why regular pot smokers are more likely to have an ongoing cough and to have lung-related health problems like chest colds and lung infections.
    Other physical effects of marijuana include:
    Shallow breathing
    Red eyes and dilated pupils
    Dry mouth
    Increased appetite
    Slowed reaction time (If you drive after using marijuana, your risk of being in a car accident more than doubles.)
    If you’re a long-time user, you can have physical withdrawal symptoms — like cravings, irritability, sleeplessness, and less appetite — when you stop.

    • Andy B: And it seems the politically correct cause celebre as of the past couple decades is celebrating so called “diversity”, gay “marriage” and gay “rights.” Make ZERO mistake, folks – progressives are pulling out all their jackbooted, lawyered-up supporters, sympathozers, intriguers and screaming meanies as they humanly can. I didn’t and don’t know “why” Mainstream Americans CHOOSE to remain so vocal and somewhat involved yet NOT EFFECTIVELY INVOLVED. Friends (and lurkers) the time is PAST now. WHEN is “already enough” going to dangerously become “ENOUGH ALREADY!!!” WHY have Mainstream Americans ALLOWED themselves AND their/OUR faith, beliefs and ways of life become such a horrible horrendous politicked then ultimately shunned, sued and silenced to death threat?!? I mean, SERIOUSLY – WHY ?!? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY ?!?!?!? I’m firmly convinced that on some level that so many in this great and most richly blessed Nation WANT to be babied, coddled, hand-held and told what to do and how to live their very lives…and then either be led quietly away, like countless babies, elderly and inform Jews and others of WWII infamy. I’m convinced that so many would actually FIGHT BACK were their literally EVERY last whim, want, desire and need provided for, courtesy of those of us who TRULY CANNOT REALISTICALLY AFFORD to be seen nor treated as endless yet wholly expendable, non thinking, non feeling, death loving, death embracing, nihilistic humanoids. I wish my words and feelings were taken SERIOUSLY. Alas, I’m but another taxpaying citizen who goes to work to bust hers so that far too many can reap infinitely more than they EVER helped sow. In other words, I’m too busy simply attempting to survive to give little more than passing words to this “culture of death” debate. To be perfectly blunt AND brutally honest, the time for words is long past. Haven’t some of our enemies horrifically REPEATEDLY DEMONSTRATED this AGAIN recently – with the unimaginably horrific burning alive execution of a captured Jordanian pilot as well as literally countless of wholly INNOCENT men, women, children and babies of several as well as no faiths?? And folks around here truly do NOT seem to care one iota, so as long as the socio-economic gravy train does NOT STOP or slow down. We CHOOSE to reap what WE sow, folks. I don’t know about anyone else, but I REFUSE to idly sit around while our enemies plot my/our socio-economic or even physical demise. CHOOSE to WAKE UP AND TAKE BACK *YOUR* COUNTRY AND SOCIETY. Or others WILL!!!!!!!!!!!! Sincerely, ForcedIntoAbortion

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