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3 Take-Aways from Viceland’s New Show, “Weediquette”

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1. Weed may be the cure for cancer.

Even though it may seem like stoners looking for another excuse to legalize it (cue Sean Paul), there is actually scientific evidence that THC and cannabanoids can shrink tumors and stop cancer cells from growing without damaging existing cells. Unfortunately, because it’s still classified as a Schedule I drug, clinical testing of weed to put it on the market is a no-go

 

2. Weed may be the cure for PTSD.

Veterans have been singing the praises of marijuana to cure the constant anxiety, apprehension and fear that comes with returning from a war zone, often citing it as the only thing that has ever provided any relief from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. With veteran suicide statistics being staggeringly high, it’s hard to believe that a nation that claims to prioritize its veterans could make their cure so inaccessible.

 

 

3. The war on drugs disproportionately affects poor black men.

In one of the most heartbreaking episodes of Weediquette (admittedly, they are all pretty heartbreaking), we see the story of Bernard Noble, a black man in New Orleans who was sentenced to 13 years in prison for the possession of two joints. 13 years. 2 joints. Let that sink in.

March 23, 2016

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