In California, a law recently passed to allow black people to wear their hair naturally. Without paying close attention to that absurdity, imagine being shunned for being naturally appealing. With minimal effort, wash and go must be envious to some. Much to my dismay, people such as myself would appreciate that. Mom mentioned my aunt’s hair never turning gray. Said she never asked why. Her own shiny silver mane is simply one treasured reflection.
Minimalism taught us values. Human dignity is an ability to choose a disposition worthy of respect. My sister is the prime example of being dignified. As a child I learned from both sisters that my jealousy, especially envy, deters personal potential. Acquiring confidence is highly valued. Learned about weed by having two outstanding brothers. Certainly grateful for the knack to say, “Nah, I’ll pass”. Reminiscing, certain strains of marijuana gave me unrestrained laughter. Good company is amazing.
Expertise proves that marijuana is not centered on the highs or the lows. From experiences, people gain confidence in what works for us individually. Holistic medicine heals the entire being: Body, mind, spirit, and emotions. Currently, doctor’s prescriptions have no one-size fits everyone equally. Statistics show risks. For instance, 8 of 10. The ratio of 8:10 leaves the 2 percent that a specific drug has unexpected side effects. Gratefully, President Donald Trump signed the Right to Try Act. Introduced by Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina, the Right to Try Act, was signed into law May 30, 2018.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- The Act (Portable Document Format)
True freedom considers ethical reasons for having cannabis (marijuana) as medicine. “Scientific facts, appeals to harm and autonomy, and […]cannot consistently justify prohibitions” (Hayry M, 2002). Too many supporters to mention are the people who’ve learned that modern medicine is far from perfect. When all else fails, may we have the humanity to try alternatives.
Hayry M, 2002, Prescribing cannabis: Freedom, autonomy, and values; Journal of Medical Ethics 2004;30:333-336