Prompted by “The Reefer Madness That Just Won’t Die”: http://www.drugwarrant.com/2014/12/the-reefer-madness-that-just-wont-die/
“When word of the positive blood test first was leaked in October, however, some marijuana critics were quick to call attention to the drug.
‘Brown’s death … should serve as a tragic reminder that marijuana is not harmless, that it is not just like alcohol,’ Christian Thurstone, an addictions psychologist, wrote in his blog (in a post that has since been deleted)…”
Selectively reasoning that cannabis can be negatively associated with any tragic event used to be far more effective to keep the public away from considering ending Cannabis Prohibition. The mainstream media reported such reasoning and too often never bothered to include the alternative points thankfully more often raised today — thanks to the Internet allowing passionate cannabis supporters to constantly pound away point for point successfully against cannabis prohibitionists, while successfully undermining mainstream media bias to a degree challenging such media’s credibility in this “cannabicase”.
“Pot is most popularly known as a sedative that relaxes users. One of the prominent arguments against its use, in fact, is that it makes users so sedated that they’re lazy and, as a result, unproductive.”
Selectively reasoning that cannabis automatically produces unproductive results is misleading, but a powerful argument unfortunately resonating to the point where a respectable primary care physician raised that point to refuse approving state-legalized medical cannabis registration for someone close to me suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, while studies pop up showing signs that cannabis is apparently a neural protector and even enhancer for people suffering from brain damage (i.e. sedation is healing in this “cannabicase”). In other words, while the research is still reasonably early, cannabis is solely in the lead as an effective prevention and treatment against brain damage negatively affecting many millions of people worldwide (feel free to report that fact against Cannabis Prohibition, unbiased mainstream media, if you have not already).
I do not have to selectively reason that selective reasoning is a cheaply abusive (yet sadly still an overwhelmingly dominantly effective) communication method that our species greatly benefits from disarming for the sake of intelligence. To be clear, I like to call selective reasoning the ‘partial truth = whole truth’ scam (makes it nice and easy to see the abusively wrong result of the selective reasoning method that has led to uncountable amounts of suffering and admittedly benefit throughout history — e.g. logically far more suffering than drug abuse could ever have possibly caused). The reach of selective reasoning is almost everywhere (if not ubiquitous), within many (if not all) areas of persuasion, so often including the formation of laws such as Cannabis Prohibition — ruining the lives of millions, if not billions, of people over the course of several decades and counting.
Anyone thinking that leveraging selective reasoning to (intentionally or unintentionally) abusively advance a cause can be done with basically no backlash is not paying attention to Reality Waveform Theory (RWT), which logically “fleshes out” the law of physics stating, “Every action is an opposite and equal reaction.”, to conclude that no one ever gets away with abusive behavior (even if the abuser’s action goes unpunished by humanity) — i.e. all systems (living or not), including reality itself, demonstrate a need for balance negating the possibility of ever getting away with abusive behavior, hardcore scientifically speaking (not to mention religiously speaking in at least certain cases, if you prefer that mode).
Feel free to avoid being fooled by selective reasoning madness, understand that cannabis can be used as a very mild sedative (e.g. healthy “nightcap”) by low temperature electronic vaporization (and some strains even increase energy sensation) against unhealthy stress (the real “enemy” against health), and understand that hardcore science forming RWT justifies that freedom you feel (despite probably heavy amounts of peer pressure challenging you to the contrary).