Poppy VS Cannabis
After an intense campaign against poppy cultivaters in Afghanistan, the farmers has gone over to cultivate Cannabis instead. UN thinks this is a problem!
Of the worlds known recreational drugs- cannabis might very well be the least harmful of them all! And I include the perfectly legal substances alcohol and tobacco in this equation...
The farmers in Afghanistan do this because no other crop will yield enough money for them to get them by.
There is no profit what so ever fot the farmers to grow grains or other food, because we here in the west are giving it away for free!
The only other legal crop to grow that possibly can take in some money for the farmers is cotton.
"Ayud said that he knew it was illegal to grow cannabis but that it was the only crop that would produce enough profit to feed his family. "I don't have anything else to grow," he said. The difference in potential earnings is vast: Cannabis can earn about twice the profits of a legal crop like cotton, local officials say."
Sometimes you just can't help to wonder what is going on in the heads of our politicians. Until recently it was forbidden even to grow industrial (non-toxic) hemp in Sweden.
Why don't they ask a professional toxicologist about the matter? In all standard toxicology litterature you will find that cannabis is very probably the least harmful recreational drug known to man. I know- I have read a bunch of them! But nobody dares to speak up in the matter out of political reasons.
You might not like cannabis out of moral reasons, but then you have to forbid alcohol and tobacco out of logical reasons too! Are you prepared to do that?
More people dies everyday because of food adiction and foodabuse than people do of drugabuse. Should not then food be an illegal substance? Or pherhaps you should have to have a permit to buy it!
I'm no cannabis user myself (I would'nt even know where to get it), but something stinks here- and it's not pot smoke!
(Somewhat) related that will show you to what extents people will go to get high- Disgusting!