Saturday, April 21, 2012

Marijuana

Yesterday was marijuana day in Downtown Vancouver.
Pretty docile group . The police said not to smoke more than one or they would have trouble bringing sleepy people home lol
One young girl stood up and said she didn't know what the big deal was all about.
 It does nothing.
The police just told every one not to smoke more than one cause it puts you to sleep.
So ...... how does it not do anything to you? Will they drive home?
Sleep on the street or in bars? Get picked up by predators?

One doesn't have to look far to see how long term marijuana use affects people.
We have our own local Margaret Trudeau.
Look at what drugs did to her body and her mind.

In the 60's we had good ol Timothy Leary in Playboy telling every one not to listen to
people. Drugs don't do anything to you. He tried them all and gave you details,case by case, how he did with them
He especially loved LSD as a mind expanding drug.
In the end, his body aged and withered. He became sick in many ways and then he stood up and
told every one. Don't do it.  His mind didn't expand that much.

For some reason that didn't get advertised as much.
We also don't see many advertisements of Yul Brenner, Big John Wayne and Bullits' Steve McQueen,
who died of lung cancer, telling people: Don't Smoke.

Now why is that?

Now we also have many Playboy Bunnies, also in the hip scene and probably also mixed up with drugs. People like Marilyn Munroe, Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Stratten, Sue Williams,Claudia Jennings, Anna Nicole Smith , Star Stowe, Carol Williams, Tiffany Stone, all
started their drug journey very innocently and then it grew big and ended up in tragedy.
Marijuana is never enough. You start with it and then you want more, bigger, better.....
It's easy to put something more into a joint.
Janis Joplin went wild using drugs. Got her self into many a pickle. In the end one mistake cost her her life.
Her dealer was actually a careful sort." Is that an oxymoron or what? He always used a chemist to measure his drug's purity. But on that fateful weekend, the chemist was out of town. Rather than miss out on another weekend's profits, the dealer would cut his own batch. Little did he know he would end up with a deadly concoction that was between 50 and 80% pure, making it too strong for most users and catching many of them off guard. Reportedly, seven other users died from the strong heroin sold that weekend."
I remember going to Place Villa Marie where Jefferson Airplane played and sang White Rabbit
This was a thrill of a lifetime for me. The place was packed with hippies and the air was full of marijuana but you didn't need drugs to sway to the music. It was the best ever.



Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head"

So being young once, I tell people, been there, saw that, talked to the same people who believed in drugs,
saved a few, never took any and don't promote them to anyone, especially to the young who have everything to live for.

Have a great One :)
xoxoxoxoxoxo

2 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Seeing Jefferson Airplane would have been amazing!

A Lady's Life said...

Mama Zen - it was
It was a great time when I was growing up. At least I remember it as opposed to other people who lived through it in a dream.
Thats what drugs do.