Marijuana is wonderful at best, and harmless at worst. Making this plant illegal has led to an increase in violence from government agencies and cartels, and people in every state are realizing what a mistake criminalization has been. In the recent midterm elections legislation passed legalizing the plant on various levels. Florida, where I live, narrowly missed the 60% supermajority needed to add a medical marijuana amendment to the state constitution. Many were disappointed and irritated, blaming young people for not turning out to vote on this very important measure. As one of those non voting “youths” (albeit narrowly), I feel that the ire of pro-legalization voters is undeserved. You see, legalization is a trap.
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I am not a doctor, and I am not offering medical advice. Let’s get that little disclaimer out of the way right off the top. I don’t want the fascist fools at the FDA who protect the criminal minions of the AMA and insurance companies to get any funny ideas about coming after me on some bullshit statute of legalese. That’s not paranoia talking, I assure you. That’s just good, old-fashioned common sense, along with foresight of the fact that I’m about to lace into those fuckers, as well as the system of Death Care that they serve, as hard as I possibly (and legally) can, and I’m not at all interested in winding up locked in a cell for what I say.
Unlike many in the society believe, the true future of healthcare lies not in it being free to all, but rather in it becoming cheaper and more accessible to all. Governments, of course, are unable to do that, since they only redistribute money and don’t innovate. But also, this future in which healthcare is cheap and accessible is actually not so far away. In fact, it has become a reality anyone can experience right now and the only question that remains is how long does it take for people to catch up with this reality and how fast the changes are going to spread within the industry.
I’m so disturbed, on so many levels I feel like I’m about to crawl out of my skin. I’m as angry as I am sad as I am scared by this story. I am disgusted, not only by the nurse involved, but also by the administrators who wrote this policy, and the media covering the story.
Within libertarian circles the popularity of the paleolithic diet is exploding. The logic behind the primal blueprint is simple: for 200,000 years paleolithic man subsisted on a hunter-gatherer diet; agricultural living is a recent phenomena; the transition to a grain-based diet has had deleterious effects on human health. This rediscovery of my ancestral diet begs the question: what else about the paleolithic lifestyle should I be emulating?
Both liberals and conservatives share the belief that society needs a safety net that only a mighty, centralized state can provide. The only real difference is that liberals prefer a social safety net to provide free education, medical care, housing, food, and, increasingly, disposable income and leisure activities. Conservatives want a moral safety net, a government authority responsible for enforcing what they see as good behavior and condemning what they see as bad behavior.
I’m going to give a disclaimer right now that I am not a biochemist and cannot validate any of the medical claims made in this movie. That being said, I believe this is a must watch for anybody that still buys into the legitimacy of the Food and Drug Administration and patent protection or so-called intellectual property.
I woke up, shut off my alarm, and started to get out of bed. I noticed that for the third straight day I woke up with a numb left hand. The week prior to that I had dealt with a slight tingling sensation, but it usually wore off throughout the day. But now it was preventing me from functioning.
Most people are unaware of the silent warfare that has been waged between two distinctly different philosophies in the field of medicine. It has been raging for well over one hundred years in America alone and with the passage of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as “Obamacare,” it may just be the death-knell for homeopathic medicine. The anarchist community would be served well to learn the differences between these two medical approaches to health care. If decades long trends continue into the future patients and homeopathic doctors may be forced to operate outside of the purview of the state.
This is my first installment in what will be an ongoing series on alternative medicine. Years before I had converted to anarchism I learned firsthand that mainstream medicine isn’t all it’s quacked up to be. But while many anarchists are weary of corporate sick-care we are often guilty of not utilizing the best resource possible to diagnose and heal our ailments, the internet. This is likely because we lack confidence in ourselves, trusting instead so-called experts.
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