IS SMOKING MARIJUANA GOOD FOR YOU?

The Facts About Smoking

The Facts About Smoking are it is harmful to your lungs and many vital organs in your body. When you smoke it can cause disease. Medical experts agree that it’s not considered a healthy habit. Quitting smoking will improve your health and can add many years to your life. For help to stop smoking contact your doctor or local health department.

Willie Nelson Shares His Story about Smoking Marijuana

According to Willie Nelson, he admitted that he has quit smoking Marijuana due to health-related issues. Willie Hugh Nelson is 86 years old and was born on April 29, 1933. He is an American Country Music Artist, Songwriter and an Icon in the music industry. His music and lyrics have made him one of the most recognized artists in Country music. Willie is known as an Outlaw, Actor, Author and an activist concerning Bio-fuels and the legalization of Marijuana. Nelson, is a liberal activist and Co-Chairman on the advisory board of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) (https://www.norml.org) which favors marijuana legalization.

Legalization of Hemp

Currently, there are 33 states and the District of Columbia who have passed laws broadly legalizing Marijuana in some form. The District of Columbia and 11 states – Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington State. Several more states are considering doing the same.

Willie said that the lungs are the biggest muscle you’ve got and it’s a workout singing on stage for an hour or more. He claims that there is nothing more fun for him than to step out on stage and connect with his audience. The crowd gives him positive energy and he wants to return that positive energy to them. In order to do this he is practicing healthy routines.

He indicated that he has abused his lungs since the age of five. He started smoking cedar bark, cigarettes and then weed. His breathing is a little more difficult these days, so he doesn’t smoke anymore and he’s taking better care of himself. Willie loves to entertain the people who flock to see him by the thousands. Amid rumors of him being near death, he is scheduled to be on the Willie Nelson and Family tour which kicked off in San Diego, California on January 3, 2020. There are 18 shows and will end in New Braunfels, Texas.

Marijuana is still a very controversial issue and is not legalized for recreational use by the US Federal Government. However, on December 20, 2019 President Trump signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp. The bill was spearheaded by Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell. He drafted the legalization of hemp within the Farm Bill of 2018 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_United_States_farm_bill). Marijuana has seen a transformation as an acceptable drug in the past few years. Largely due to the fact that it has been found to help many patients suffering from cancer, pain and seizures.

Widely available in many forms, the demand for hemp has created an industry that exceeded 20 billion dollars in 2017. By the year 2022 it will surpass 77 billion. This happens to be greater than the GDP’s of Idaho and West Virginia put together. A staggering figure for sure. Cannabis employs 5 times as many Americans than the coal industry according to a New Frontier economist comment to the Associated Press. There’s been substantial investment into the industry. One county in Colorado made 35 million dollars in the marijuana industry last year. It’s hard to comprehend, but legal sales of marijuana have exceeded the sales of Oreo cookies and organic produce according to the Marijuana Business fact book.

CBD or Cannabidiol is available in many forms and is still illegal according to Federal government law. Although not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration, soon they are likely to take action to enact regulation given the fact that many of these items, including CBD oil, are available in many stores including the local convenience in many towns in America.

What does all this mean? Because there are new laws and regulations concerning Cannabis, it’s future is still uncertain. With the passing of recent law by President Trump, CBD will become widely available, and the use of industrial hemp with over 25,000 products derived from hemp, the industry will continue to expand. Several states are implementing medical and recreational marijuana use including Colorado, Washington State and California.

What’s the bottom line

Industry leaders are speculating that marijuana will soon be legalized nationwide, just like it is in Canada. But, the fact remains that smoking is unhealthy. So, the next time you take a puff think about the consequences to your health. Living a healthy lifestyle and taking care of ourselves is of paramount importance. In order to achieve a higher quality of life, one must consider; “What we do today will impact the success we have tomorrow” – John Maxwell. I urge you to take action today. You can make tomorrow a happier, healthier and more enjoyable experience as you start the process of practicing good habits.

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