What about the Children?
When it comes to marijuana and legalization, one of the most important questions
that is asked is "What about the children?"
That is our question too.
We feel that it is our children's future, their lives, and their world that we are jeopardizing by not utilizing this plant to the fullest.
We feel very strongly that we should stop lying to our children about Cannabis and trying to scare them into staying away from it. Education and open discussion will help our children learn to stay away from drugs, not fear.
We feel we can teach our children to stay away from drugs, while at the same time being honest in the education we provide. We can teach them that it is an adult decision to consume recreational drugs, and that they are allowed to make their own decisions when they become adults.
We feel we can help them to make educated choices when it comes to using recreational drugs and we want our loved ones, including our adult children, to have a safer recreational choice than alcohol and tobacco.
We are tired of hiding our own use, whether medical or recreational, while other parents can openly take narcotics, drink alcohol, and smoke tobacco. We feel we can teach our kids that drugs are not for children, unless the child is ill, and then, as with any medicine, you get it through the doctor.
We are disgusted by the toxic choices we are limited to through traditional pharmacuetical medications. We are tired of not having the option of a safer alternative for our families than dangerous prescription drugs. We are fed up with poisioning ourselves and our loved ones with these drugs because there is no other option "legally" available. We are tired of our medicine being on the streets, instead of a pharmacy where it belongs.
We feel that we can teach our children to stay out of the medicine cabinet or out of the alcohol in the fridge and we can also teach our children to stay away from of our Cannabis.
We are tired of our children being arrested and locked away. We are tired of seeing the lives of our children, their educations, and their futures ruined because of their decision to experiment with a harmless plant instead of alcohol or harder drugs.
We are sickened as we watch money being stripped away from our schools while the cost of this global drug war continues to skyrocket.
We are fed up with the violence, the cost, the risks, and the inaccessibility of the black market. We are tired of contributing to the blackmarket because it's our only option available.
We are disgusted by the capability our children have in purchasing this drug because drug dealers do not check I.D. and are fed up with our children being exposed to hard and dangerous drugs because the blackmarket is the gateway, not Marijuana.
We are sick of being afraid that our children will be taken from us because of our use of a nontoxic plant. We are fed up with having to justify our use, or even stop our use, because of our own fears of persecution.
We are done with society saying that we are bad mothers and are putting our children in danger. We know that we are good mothers, who care about our children, and this plant is not dangerous! The War on Drugs is dangerous.
We know that the Cannabis plant is not just about the drugs found in the flowers. We feel that its other uses also need to be discussed openly, and honestly, in every possible way. We are fed up with using non-biodegradable products derived from petroleum when there is a safe, renewable, biodegradable, sustainable, and versatile resource available.
We are tired of this issue being skirted around, and laughed at, by our lawmakers.
And we demand that it is time to take advantage of this valuable resource and provide our world with another crop, new "green" products, and a new source of jobs, taxes, and revenue.
We are moms and our number one concern is our children. We have done the research, we have analyzed all evidence, and after using logical and critical thinking, we have decided that we are moms for Marijuana.
But we are also more than just mothers. We are fathers, sons, and daughters, too.
We are of every gender, nationality, race, ethnicity, social class, education, and religion. We are everyone who cares about the future of our society, the future of our planet, and especially the future of our children. And we are fed up with the ignorant, hateful stereotypes and false stigmas that surround this plant.
It is time to thoroughly research and openly discuss EVERYTHING about the Cannaibs plant. It is time to make Cannabis consumption beneficial to our society and to start thinking about future of our children. It is time to talk about this.
This is a compilation of viewpoints and opinions from concerned parents around the world who want the war against the Cannabis plant and culture to end.
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