Category Archives: Drug Policy

Journey of a Budtender: A Budtender is Born

By Cannabis Activist

Part 1.

Why on earth would a budtender, an extremely passionate supporter and user of marijuana ever write an article for PopPot?  This true believer had used marijuana off and on for decades, and so believed in the efficacy of marijuana as a “medicine,” that I left the field of physical therapy to work as a Registered Marijuana Dispensary Agent (aka budtender) in a Massachusetts “medical” marijuana dispensary.  It took 1.5 years working there and sustaining physical and mental harm before I woke up.  The “treacherous” marijuana industry, whose only concern is for profits at the expense of patient health, was very alluring. This cannabis supporter bought its enticing lure — hook, line and sinker.”

I was one of the most pro-marijuana individuals you could ever meet, quite the cannabis enthusiast Continue reading Journey of a Budtender: A Budtender is Born

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Rick Steves ignores letter, offends parents who lost children

Dear Mr. Steves:

Your advocacy for marijuana legalization is insulting and offensive to the families of people who have lost children and relatives to this vicious drug.   You need compassion for people and families who have been indelibly harmed by marijuana.  Most of us like to think of ourselves as open-minded and compassionate, and certainly if you are, you will read this and answer to it:

Parents Opposed to Pot represents parents whose children have been killed or indelibly harmed because of marijuana. The stories of are on the websites.   Of course the destruction is greatest to those who begin as teens, but there’s also a potential for damage from pot for people who begin as adults. Legalization tends to increase teen usage and keep the black market alive. Continue reading Rick Steves ignores letter, offends parents who lost children

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10 Myths Marijuana Advocates Want you to Believe

By Dr. Christine Miller, Ph.D,  originally published by Poppot on October 29, 2014
Myth #1. It is rare for marijuana users to experience psychotic symptoms like paranoia.
In fact, about 15% of all users and a much higher percentage of heavy users will experience psychotic symptoms.1 Half of those individuals will become chronically schizophrenic if they don’t stop using.2 Fortunately, some do stop using because psychosis is not pleasant and they wisely recognize that pot caused their problems.

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Marihuana (Hemp) – A Drug Driven Movement?

Is the Marihuana (Hemp) Movement a drug initiated, drug-driven movement?

By Jeanette McDougal   A report by Congress’s research arm concluded that the legalize marihuana (Hemp) movement “has largely been spurred by… Jack Herer [high-profile marijuana advocate], who released an updated version of his book, Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy: The Emperor Wears No Clothes, in 1990.”  [Jean M. Rawson, CRS Report 92-510, “Growing Marihuana (Hemp) for Fiber: Pros and Cons.”]

High Times, a militantly pro-drug magazine, agrees.  The April 1995 issue says, “Jack Herer’s book, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, has been instrumental in reviving interest in hemp and has helped create the grass-roots movement for marijuana reform,” [i.e., legalization].     Continue reading Marihuana (Hemp) – A Drug Driven Movement?

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