Pubdate: Sun, 27 Sep 2015
Source: Casper Star-Tribune (WY)
Copyright: 2015 Lee Enterprises
Author: Dave Fink



Last night, Wyoming PBS TV sponsored a discussion from an advocate, a 
medical physician, a city mayor and a law enforcement official, 
concerning the legalization of medical marijuana. Many semantics were 
brought out whereas the real issue was evaded.

What is at issue is God almighty in America, the U.S. dollar and its 
bondage or worship between the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA. 
Marijuana is an herb and herbs in America are not processed by the 
FDA because politicians are not concerned by what a person may grow 
in his backyard, excepting for marijuana.

I myself, as a 65-year type I diabetic, take no medications but for 
insulin, which is not a medication. It's a hormone. I take many 
herbs, such as hawthorne berry as an excellent heart protector, 
however, I do not smoke it. Smoking is for the development of a sense 
humor for non-smokers.

Herbs, like foods, can be eaten with discretion. Overindulgence is a 
symptom so ever common in our ego medicating culture, be it alcohol, 
sugar, hamburgers, sex, be it -- the list is immense in our ego 
nurtured culture.

I've a friend in Missoula who has a ginkgo tree in his back yard. 
Anyone for a brew of ginkgo biloba tea. It's legal. It's politicians 
and their laws which demonstrate a lack of creative imagination as 
spiritual practice. Yep! I don't do marijuana.

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