Marijuana Industry Taking Advantage of Opiate Problem to Entrap More People
Medical marijuana proponents have a nationwide effort to add opiate addiction to the list of conditions for medical marijuana. They aren’t just saying medical marijuana is a replacement for opiates; they are now pitching it as a medical treatment for opiate addiction. The marijuana industry’s savvy marketing campaign is bigger, trickier and even more devious than Big Tobacco and Big Pharma ever dreamed. Yet people who get addicted to opiates were already addicted to drugs via marijuana.
Mixing marijuana with other drugs is becoming so routine that “drugged and stoned” is a new normal. When Pennsylvania college student Garet Schenker of Bloomsburg University recently died, it was the combination of marijuana wax and Xanax that killed him. References to his death and the toxicology report have been removed from the Internet. Just because another person didn’t die from doing “dabs” and mixing it with Xanax doesn’t mean we shouldn’t warn our children of this dangerous practice.
Justin Bondi, one of the young men who died in Colorado last year, was a hiker and adventurer who also mixed marijuana with Xanax and other drugs. In fact, marijuana users have such an affinity for Xanax that doctors should be questioning patients about marijuana use and wonder if marijuana is the primary cause of the anxiety.
The addiction-for-profit industry, i.e., the marijuana industry, is trying every tactic imaginable to promote drug usage. The current propaganda that pretends marijuana is treatment to opiate abuse is EVIL. We condemn those shameless promoters who encourage people to use marijuana based on the theory that it doesn’t cause toxic overdose deaths. Recent deaths have put a dent into that theory, however. In Seattle, Hamza Warsame jumped six stories to his death, after he the first time he tried marijuana in December, 2015.
Drugged and Stoned
Many marijuana driving fatalities are caused by drivers on a cocktail of drugs in addition to pot. The driver that killed two and injured several others in Santa Cruz had marijuana and an unnamed prescription drug. The driver responsible for a 3-car crash in Indiana had marijuana, Xanax and drug paraphernalia on him.
A crane operator in Philadelphia killed 6 people while high on marijuana and a codeine painkiller pill, in July 2013. This accident highlights the inability to see accurate perception of depth when stoned. The crane operator hit the wall of the Salvation Army thrift store next to the building he was demolishing. He had no intention to harm people. Operating any type of heavy machinery under the influence of drugs puts all of us in danger.
The worst car accident by a driver in recent memory was caused by a driver who used both marijuana and alcohol. Driver Diane Schuler killed 8, including 5 children, in the Taconic State Parkway crash in New York on July 26, 2009. It appears that the driver was in pain. Schuler, three of her nieces, her 2-year old daughter and three men in the oncoming minivan died. Schuler used marijuana regularly to deal with insomnia. (Insomnia is a condition promoted by medi-pot advocates.)
Marijuana lobbyists try to portray marijuana customers as single drug users. This is an entirely false characterization. Mult-substance addiction is the norm today. STOP THE LIES!