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Should Those In Jail For Marijuana Be Released and Allowed to Sell It Legally?

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Host Naimah Latif

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"Medicinal marijuana" is what it's called in those states that have made the use of marijuana legal for those who have medical conditions that would be helped by using it as an herbal remedy, under doctor's supervision of course. Every plant on the earth is good for something, even those plants that are considered useless "weeds." It's just a matter of when their use will be discovered, or perhaps rediscovered, by today's scientists. Many elders from cultures around the world use various plants for medicinal purposes, some which have qualities that create an intoxicating effect, which in and of itself can be a healing quality, allowing the body to produce the endorphins necessary for the relief of pain and discomfort. But marijuana has for so long been labled "bad", an illegal drug for which many have been stopped, searched, arrested and jailed. Now that it is recognized for its healing qualities and is officially used by some health facilities, should those currently jailed for its use or sales be released? California businessman Christopher Thompson, an associate of the company Kannaway, markets a product that is an extract of the cannibis plant. This product has qualities found in marijuana and is legal for sale and distribution. Many who are street corner drug sellers in our communities have a loyal clientelle, let's just be honest about it, it's a business. What if they were able to sell this legal herbal product to their current clientelle, without fear of arrest or harrassment from police? What if the various street organizations, now embroiled in violent fights over drug sales turf, were able to come to a peaceful agreement to coexist and respect each other's rights to sell products to customers, in much the same way as Walgreens and CVS? Could this herbal extract be a step towards bringing peace to our streets? For more information, go to http://thebuzzlaunch.com/1030509