In the landscape of political debates and the endless onslaught of drug topics that seem to be plowing through our media, you can imagine that the waters have gotten a bit testy for lawmakers. However, each of us can agree that one particular topic has sparked a large portion of the controversy in our country: marijuana legalization. Bizarrely, our country seems to be split cleanly down the middle due to the disagreements and agreements over this strange little plant. Some lawmakers love it, while other people despise it. In recent days, former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has officially taken the conversation to the next step by clearly calling the marijuana legalization effort (to quote) “stupid.” Needless to say, not everyone is pleased. Let’s take a closer look at the most recent controversy surrounding this little herb.
Not Winning Any Friends
In an interesting twist, Mr. Bloomberg connected marijuana legalization to the Opioid Crisis, claiming that drugs are causing enough problems in our country. In 2017, he explains, an estimated 72,000 American citizens overdosed on types of drugs, and that number of people had exponentially increased by 2018. Ultimately, he explained how marijuana will now be joining the ranks of opioid painkillers as another legal narcotic that is causing more harm than good (an understandable statement, to a degree). Keep in mind that marijuana does not follow on the coattails of dangerous narcotics, although it does trigger a unique lineup of brain problems.
Not Backing down Soon
According to additional reports, Bloomberg will continue to battle the fight for legalizing pot through his foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies, one part of a huge agenda to cut back on public health problems (including sugary drinks). Unfortunately, though, Bloomberg’s recent comment about pot have alienated him from his fellow Democrats, including the New York State Governor and the New York City Mayor. (Keep in mind that Bloomberg’s opponents for the 2020 presidential election are also avid supporters of the plant.)
Seeking Treatment for Marijuana Use Disorder
Marijuana may seem to be an ideal form of alternative medication, but, beneath the medical research, this drug is still potentially harmful for our mind and body. Regardless of what limited facts may tell you, pot is still a mind-altering drug that will destroy the minds of teens and adults alike. Although it might not be as dangerous as opioids, it can still cause tremendous harm. If you are trying to beat marijuana abuse or have a friend or family member who is coping with this terrible problem, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of rehabilitation to help you separate yourself from these substances.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can kick your marijuana use to the curb.