July 5th, 2009 – Massachusetts gay activist Barney Frank (D) not only wants to force all Americans to affirm the lifestyles of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, drag queens, and transsexuals, but he also wants us to get high on marijuana, too.
Apparently, Barney longs for a return to Woodstock, that sex, drugs and rock music orgy that took place on a farm in New York in 1969. Let’s all “turn on and tune out” – as President Obama leads our nation over the cliff into a permanent recession and a fascist economic system.
Barney wants Congress to pass the Marijuana Patient Protection Act (H.R. 2835), which will prevent the federal government from prosecuting users of marijuana in states where the use of the drug for medical reasons is legal. He is also pushing for passage of the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults (H.R. 2943). This would eliminate federal penalties for the possession or transfer of “small amounts of marijuana.”
Barney Frank apparently wants all Americans to enjoy the effects of brain damage as a result of marijuana usage.
The Congress has also just approved a ballot initiative for Washington, D.C. that permits voters to vote to legalize pot for “medical purposes.” The Drug Enforcement Administration opposes the legalization of medical marijuana – and says it is not medicine and is not safe!
The dangers of marijuana on the brain are well-known, but apparently not to Barney Frank, who is little more than a moral anarchist.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, has published disturbing data on the dangers of marijuana use on a person’s mind.
The NIDA notes that the use of marijuana results in distorted perceptions, impaired coordination, difficulty in thinking and problem solving and problems with learning and memory. Long-term marijuana use results in actual changes in the brain. Long-term users who try to quit experience irritability, sleeplessness, decreased appetite, anxiety and drug craving.
In addition, studies have shown that there is a connection between chronic marijuana use and anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and schizophrenia. Large doses of marijuana can produce psychotic reactions. Marijuana is addictive the person craves stronger drugs.
Marijuana users also do damage to their heart and lungs. Marijuana smoke contains 50-70% more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than regular smoke – and users inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than regular smokers. One study showed that an abusers’ risk of heart attack more than quadruples in the first hour after smoking marijuana.