BUT When I am discussing our medicine I call it what it is Cannabis. I made a comment on FB about this and had someone start - IMO to 'nit pick'... explain the different strains.
One - If you think I am not aware of the different strains and difference between cannabis and hemp, you are mistaken.
Our son even more knowledgeable. To argue over the name Cannabis and marijuana is something that does need to be addressed. HOW is anyone expected to take it seriously when we can't even agree on a name!? There are so many names - so why confuse - call it the name of the plant. Cannabis. Simple? Apparently not..
We waste our time on this sort of mind play.
Have we not been lied too long enough? My first reaction was to smack my head against my computer screen in complete frustration... but then I thought about it. I've noticed on FB how "heated and juicy" conversations can get- it also seem like they are the conversation people want to read about - never mind the thought of a cat fight! Meow!!
So Im thinking.. I'm going to post this blog at the end of that link and if you are here to see what I have to say than what ever it took to get you here is worth it!!!
The conversation did make me angry. I feel part of this entire problem is confusion. When I say Storm is using Cananbis and it has changed his life - many of my friends asked me what's Cannabis? - Really - KEEP in mind we only really started this journey 5 years ago.
Not your average 'pot heads' - Then I would say 'marijuana' and the mention of that word cause many to look shocked.
MARIJAUNA - is a word people associate with your brain being fried.
I'm not happy about that - that is how it is. The name of the plant is Cannabis.
When a Dr. prescribes you medicine; is he going to say - "Here let me prescribe you some Hillbilly heroin" That would be disrespectful. When I am discussing Cannabis with someone in the medical profession I want to be taken seriously and say what you will think what you want- I tell every DR. I meet (too many lately -wish I was not in this situation) about my and Storms use of Cannabis. If they say 'Marijuana' I say 'Cannabis'.
Marijuana, weed, grass or ganga- it has been beat into our brains to associate it with a negative stereo type and I for one will not accept it.
I deserve respect- If I don't think I do - I'm not going to get it.
This is not a joke and I just want to scream - Don't you get it?!!
Lisa and I still disagree. BUT if that is what got you to come and peek today so be it!
Lisa and I are two very different women, with different approaches, opinions but essentially we are here for the same reason. I also think we like each other. I like her - I think she has a lot of courage. So if our disagreement got more people to come check out then it is a blessing in disguise. She does much for the movement and really to be honest in a world where sex sells - well MamaKind has that cornered. WHY not ?
Is she doesn't someone else will. It is more than sex, I know she is equally as passionate for other reasons as well including her past and problems, her own son & the law because of a plant. So what started as something that was grinding my gears.. turned as usual to be a blessing is disguise. Lisa does know what she is taking about - lol - and I agree with much of it! She writes for Skunk and has a web page.
http://mamakind.com/ Check her out because at the end of the day I believe both Lisa and I are speaking with our hearts and head and we both want to end the insanity.
Two hearts are better than one. My friend Gary was also the cartoonist that illustrated her book! You can find his link on my friends page.
I would like to end my BLOG - lol with saying.
Cannabis is Medicine. Don't agree - what would you ask your Dr. for (remember you want/need to be taken seriously) Hmmm I have a hunch you wont be asking for a prescription for grass, ganga or Marijuana>>> by the way google Marijuana and watch where Wiki re-directs you.. ;-)