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“Covid is caused by a virus of the Coronaviridae family and is closely related to the virus responsible for the severe acute respiratory Syndrome (SARS).  Since December 2019, the virus has continued to spread way beyond the location of the first recorded cases (Wuhan, China).  It is therefore critical to correctly identify risk factors that lead to the exacerbation of symptoms in highly susceptible groups. Groups that are at high risk include those aged 55 or older especially those with underlying conditions such as cardiovascular diseases. Certain ethnicities such as African-Americans have been found to be at a higher risk and males seem to be higher both in numbers as well as severity of cases.”

NIH National Library of Medicine (

Environmental Risk Factors that affect certains areas in US with highier count of COVID!

Global coronavirus epidemic outbreak concept – 3D illustration


“What you get is the initial damage and rush of inflammatory cells, but the damage is so extensive that the body’s immune response is completely overwhelmed — which causes even more immune response, more immune cells and more damage,” said Matthew Frieman, a virologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

PMC U.S. National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health states, “Inflammation is a biological response of the immune system that can be triggered by a variety of factors, including pathogens, damaged cells and toxic compounds. These factors may induce acute and/or chronic inflammatory responses in the heart, pancreas, liver, kidney, lung, brain, intestinal tract and reproductive system, potentially leading to tissue damage or disease.

With infection, the virus probably begins to multiply inside cells lining the airway, which are fringed with hairlike structures. Coronaviruses that cause common colds are excellent at infecting the upper airway, while SARS tended to go deeper in the lungs. As the coronavirus gains strength, Frieman said, dead cells are sloughed off and collect in the airway, making breathing difficult.

Inflammation is the immune system’s response to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, toxic compounds, or irradiation [], and acts by removing injurious stimuli and initiating the healing process []. Inflammation is therefore a defense mechanism that is vital to health []. Usually, during acute inflammatory responses, cellular and molecular events and interactions efficiently minimize impending injury or infection. This mitigation process contributes to restoration of tissue homeostasis and resolution of the acute inflammation. However, uncontrolled acute inflammation may become chronic, contributing to a variety of chronic inflammatory diseases [].

At the tissue level, inflammation is characterized by redness, swelling, heat, pain, and loss of tissue function, which result from local immune, vascular and inflammatory cell responses to infection or injury []. Important microcirculatory events that occur during the inflammatory process include vascular permeability changes, leukocyte recruitment and accumulation, and inflammatory mediator release [, ].

Various pathogenic factors, such as infection, tissue injury, or cardiac infarction, can induce inflammation by causing tissue damage. The etiologies of inflammation can be infectious or non-infectious (Table (Table1).1). In response to tissue injury, the body initiates a chemical signaling cascade that stimulates responses aimed at healing affected tissues. These signals activate leukocyte chemotaxis from the general circulation to sites of damage. These activated leukocytes produce cytokines that induce inflammatory responses [].

The inflammatory response is the coordinate activation of signaling pathways that regulate inflammatory mediator levels in resident tissue cells and inflammatory cells recruited from the blood []. Inflammation is a common pathogenesis of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and bowel diseases, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer []. Although inflammatory response processes depend on the precise nature of the initial stimulus and its location in the body, they all share a common mechanism, which can be summarized as follows: 1) cell surface pattern receptors recognize detrimental stimuli; 2) inflammatory pathways are activated; 3) inflammatory markers are released; and 4) inflammatory cells are recruited.”

This is why you see constant commercials stating to stay home especially if you have HEALTH RISK FACTORS like lung disease, diabetes, low immunity, and heart disease/high B/P.  Including obesity. that put you at highier risk in getting or fighting off COVID-19.  The homeless and the older age (60 years old and up) to find it harder to fight off especially with disease present.  It’s like a car in that the longer you have the car the more wear and tear on the car well the same with the body for elderly and homeless.  The older the patient the harder it is to fight the disease.  So there are factors that involve bad turn outs for patients with Covid-19 virus that can go to lung damage to death.

Through as of this past Weekend 976,176 cases of corona virus in the USA.  Close to one million cases and where is the worst cases NY being in NYC and NJ (there next door neighbor).  NY cases are 293,354 with total deaths 22,275

Through in NYC Total cases are 153,204, Hospitalized cases are  39, 635 Confirmed Deaths 11,460 Probable Deaths 5213

Why was NYC over 1/2 the cases in America at points during this covid epidemic. You need to look at the environmental risk factors with the pt’s health status that all play roles with all diseases or infections to fight off.

Size of NYC – of the 5 bureau cities only covers 321 square miles, over 205,000 acres.

Population The population of people in NYC are 8.399 million not including illegals .

One of the Dirtiest City in America –  NYC (within the top 10) who has the highest count of Corona Virus in America.

The top five cities in the US by population density (in order) were New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, and Chicago — but the dirtiest cities (in order) were:

  1. New York City
  2. Los Angeles
  3. TIE: Chicago (for litter), Houston (for pests)
  4. TIE: Philadelphia (for litter), Miami (for pests)
  5. TIE: San Francisco (for litter), Atlanta (for pests)

Resource: apartment therapy (

“This is the harsh, lung-searing, rash-inducing reality for millions of people in some of America’s biggest cities. Is your town on the list? (Pictured is the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York.) For an explanation of how the rankings were done, click on the article link above.”

Resource: FORBES

Sanctuary City –  Acknowledging both sides of the issue,  Leaders of sanctuary cities say they want to reduce fear of deportation and possible family break-up among people who are in the city illegally, but the otherside is this can definitely put a city at a potential risk for disease.  Why? they live in low economical environment, for the majority.

Low income groups in the city.  This means that in New York City income of $68,720 for a family of four is considered to be low income.   (Resource:   Putting the math together these families are not living in Pent houses or a house but a small apt. for the majority and in a poor economic area unfortunately.

About 1.7 million New Yorkers lived below the poverty line in 2011-2015. This number is larger than the population of Philadelphia or Phoenix, and would be the country’s 7th largest city if ranked separately. The overall poverty rate in New York City has remained relatively steady since 1980, hovering at around 20%.  Living in a poverty line effects health anywhere especially over a million people.  You have homeless in the streets.

Homes – primarily apartments and small. Since the cities started with buildings and this was primarily the homes and in most cities. which is the case.

Subways & Buses – a major way of transportation in NYC.  Standing right next to each other made it easier to catch COVID19.  Your not living in a area of transportation that isn’t driving by yourself or 6 feet apart from each other on average and in general your on top of each other during work hours in buses on subways.

Two international airports – J.F.K. and La Guardia.  Traveling in and out of America all over the world including China.  Airports are in the top 10 areas to easily pickup infections.

Pollution in NYC – in 1oth place the worst pollution by Yahoo Finance (the 7 of the 9 before it where all in California).  By Environment & Science blog it states NYC is #10 (  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA is documented as one of the worst air pollution areas in America by USA Today.  Must I go on.

See the pattern why NYC is highest with Covid19 virus? 

There are numerous factors putting NYC at risk for where they are in count of Covid19 unfortunately and Governor Cuomo also pointed out this past Monday .  “we need to learn and act on this pandemic to be better prepared for the next one.” and he gave examples in American history has gone through disasters before from Great Chicago Fire, Depression, and others which made our nation stronger.

Know this America had worse pandemics and we got through them and we will with this pandemic Corona Virus!


“A prompt evaluation of your symptoms is vital in diagnosing the cause of your TIA and deciding on a method of treatment. To help determine the cause of your TIA and to assess your risk of a stroke, your doctor may rely on the following: 1. Physical examination and tests.”



“Marijuana use impairs attention, judgement and coordination. Don’t drive or operate machinery when using marijuana.

If you have a mental health condition, use marijuana with caution. Marijuana use might worsen manic symptoms in people who have bipolar disorder. If used frequently, marijuana might increase the risk of depression or worsen depression symptoms. Research suggests that marijuana use increases the risk of psychosis in people who have schizophrenia.

Smoking marijuana can affect your memory and cognitive function and cause harmful cardiovascular effects, such as high blood pressure. Long-term marijuana use can worsen respiratory conditions.”.


Part 3 Let’s look at all angles regarding Marijuana becoming LEGAL in America!

Let’s look at statistics of Marijuana:

Marijuana statistics indicate that marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the united States. A recent government survey tells us that nearly 69 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once. About 10 million had used the drug in the month immediately prior to the survey.
The latest marijuana statistics treatment data indicate that in 2006 marijuana was the most common illicit drug of abuse and was responsible for about 16 percent (289,988) of all admissions to treatment facilities in the United States. Marijuana treatment admissions were primarily male (73.8 percent), White (51.5 percent), and young (36.1 percent were in the 15–19 age range). Those in treatment for primary marijuana abuse had begun use at an early age: 56.2 percent had abused it by age 14 and 92.5 percent had abused it by age 18.
Marijuana statistics reflect that marijuana is so popular (39.8 percent of the U.S. population has tried marijuana at least once) in part because it is regarded as a relatively “safe” drug. However, efforts to educate youth about marijuana abuse may be contributing to its slight decline.

Marijuana Statistics:

  • According to the United Nations estimate, 141 million people around the world use marijuana. This represents about 2.5 percent of the world population.
  • A survey conducted in 2005 by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated 97.5 million Americans aged 12 or older tried marijuana at least once in their lifetimes, representing 40.1% of the U.S. population in that age group.
  • The number of past year marijuana users in 2005 was approximately 25.4 million (10.4% of the population aged 12 or older) and the number of past month marijuana users was 14.6 million (6.0%).
  • There have been over 7,000 published scientific and medical studies documenting the damage that marijuana poses. Not one study has shown marijuana to be safe.
  • Another area of marijuana statistics is drug abuse violations and arrests. There were a total of 1,846,351 state and local arrests for drug abuse violations in the United States during 2005. Of the drug arrests, 4.9% were for marijuana sale/manufacturing and 37.7% were for marijuana possession.
  • In fiscal year 2003, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made 5,679 arrests related to cannabis, accounting for 20.9% of all DEA arrests during the year. This is an increase from fiscal year 2002, when 5,576 cannabis-related arrests were made by the DEA, accounting for 18.5% of all DEA arrests.
  • Reaction time for motor skills, such as driving, is reduced by 41% after smoking 1 joint and is reduced 63% after smoking 2 joints.
  • A typical joint contains between 0.5 and 1.0 gram of cannabis plant matter, which varies in THC content between 5 and 150 milligrams.
  • In 1995, 165,000 people entering drug treatment programs reported marijuana as their primary drug of addiction, showing they need help to stop using the drug.
  • Among juveniles from 12 to 17 the average age of first marijuana usage is 14 years old.
  • Marijuana contains 421 chemical components, 60 of which are the feature of only this substance.
  • Since 1990, nearly 5.9 million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges, a greater number than the entire populations of Alaska, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming combined.
  • In 2000, state and local law enforcement arrested 734,498 people for marijuana violations.  646,042 Americans (88 %) — were for simple possession. The remaining 12% (88,456 Americans) were for “sale/manufacture”. This is an increase of 800 percent since 1980, and is the highest ever recorded by the FBI.
  • The total number of marijuana arrests far exceeds the total number of arrests for all violent crimes combined, including murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault.
  • 75% of drug-related criminal charges are connected to marijuana.
  • ******Is this worth bringing marijuans LEGAL???? NO******

Marijuana also affects brain development, and when it is used heavily by young people, its effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be permanent. A recent study of marijuana users who began using in adolescence revealed substantially reduced connectivity among brain areas responsible for learning and memory. And a large long-term study in New Zealand showed that people who began smoking marijuana heavily in their teens lost an average of 8 points in IQ between age 13 and age 38. Importantly, the lost cognitive abilities were not fully restored in those who quit smoking marijuana as adults. Those who started smoking marijuana in adulthood did not show significant IQ declines.  Great so I can use this in retirement BUT looking at this topic as a whole it would not be best for the CHILDREN and GRANDCHILDREN in AMERICA!  So honestly I am not for marijuana legally by thinking of ALL not just myself.

Marijuana use may have a wide range of effects, particularly on cardiopulmonary and mental health.

Marijuana smoke is an irritant to the lungs, and frequent marijuana smokers can have many of the same respiratory problems experienced by tobacco smokers, such as daily cough and phlegm production, more frequent acute chest illness, and a heightened risk of lung infections. One study found that people who smoke marijuana frequently but do not smoke tobacco have more health problems and miss more days of work than those who don’t smoke marijuana, mainly because of respiratory illnesses. It is not yet known whether marijuana smoking contributes to risk for lung cancer.

Many have called for the legalization of marijuana to treat conditions including pain and nausea caused by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other conditions, but clinical evidence has not shown that the therapeutic benefits of the marijuana plant outweigh its health risks. To be considered a legitimate medicine by the FDA, a substance must have well-defined and measurable ingredients that are consistent from one unit (such as a pill or injection) to the next. As the marijuana plant contains hundreds of chemical compounds that may have different effects and that vary from plant to plant, and because the plant is typically ingested via smoking, its use as a medicine is difficult to evaluate.

However, THC-based drugs to treat pain and nausea are already FDA approved and prescribed, and scientists continue to investigate the medicinal properties of other chemicals found in the cannabis plant—such as cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid compound that is being studied for its effects at treating pain, pediatric epilepsy, and other disorders. For more information, see DrugFacts – Is Marijuana Medicine?

The marijuana plant contains several chemicals that may prove useful for treating a range of illnesses or symptoms, leading many people to argue that it should be made legally available for medical purposes. In fact, a growing number of states (20 as of March 2014) have legalized marijuana’s use for certain medical conditions.

The term “medical marijuana” is generally used to refer to the whole unprocessed marijuana plant or its crude extracts, which are not recognized or approved as medicine by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But scientific study of the active chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to the development of two FDA-approved medications already, and is leading to the development of new pharmaceuticals that harness the therapeutic benefits of cannabinoids while minimizing or eliminating the harmful side effects (including the “high”) produced by eating or smoking marijuana leaves.  Check out more on National Institute on Drug Abuse.

This is even what “Simple Cannabis” blog states about marijuana, not saying it is safe.  It states the following:

There are several rules and regulations surrounding Marijuana and as per American regulatory authorities, marijuana is classified as a Schedule 1 drug along side LSD and Heroin. Further, it is defined as being potently addictive and does not have medical usage (which can be contradicted by many other studies pertaining to marijuana research that can prove this drug has medicinal properties).

Any researcher who wishes to study marijuana, must obtain it through the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and this particular crop has quite a few researchers willing to study this drug in numerous forms and finding out varied statistics out of it regarding its usage and consumption comparing the data from today to last several years since the time this drug was introduced as a form of drug. Since this drug generates millions of dollar business for several growers across the world, someone is arrested for marijuana offence in every 36 seconds and almost 89 percent of these offences are not a part of selling or manufacturing and might just be for possession of this drug.

While there might be several effects and harmful considerations of taking marijuana as listed in several of the websites and online journals; however it is best to stay aware and informed about such consumables prior to taking them and hence for the record there are multiple publications and books that have been written about the ill effects of Marijuana and can be accessed in the form of e-books online and even available in libraries that talk about marijuana facts and statistics.                                                                                                                                                         Such literary sources also talk about how marijuana affects the body internally and sensory perceptions as it has a strong addictive potential that results in strong symptoms and effects like irritability and sleeplessness along with loss of memory and slow unresponsive and nervous system that makes learning procedures a hard thing to do just about any kind of activity. It is necessary to have all the requisite information on marijuana before attempting on its consumption.

What do we as a society support the most the health of our people especially young ones future or our moment of getting high and feeling good?  My answer is the health of Americans.  If this drug was researched enough where it was approved by all involved on drugs it would not become legal unless it is for a MEDICAL CONDITION.



“Some of the main negative effects of marijuana are due to its illicit nature. Because marijuana is illegal, not only can people have legal action brought against them for growing, selling or buying marijuana, but users never know exactly what active compounds are in the marijuana they’re using.

Major harmful effects of weed are seen when tolerance develops and marijuana is abused. Once a user becomes tolerant to the effects of a drug, they tend to increase their dosage, increasing the likelihood of marijuana addiction and the other negative effects of weed. The state of tolerance also indicates the user will experience the negative effects of weed withdrawal during periods of drug abstinence.” Tracy

Part 2 Let’s look at all angles regarding Marijuana becoming legal in the America!

How could this drug possibly cause a bad reaction to humans?   Well let’s look at how it works:

Cannabis has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed.The immediate desired effects from consuming cannabis include relaxation and mild euphoria (the “high” or “stoned” feeling), while some immediate undesired side-effects include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills and reddening of the eyes. Aside from a subjective change in perception and mood, the most common short-term physical and neurological effects include increased heart rate, increased appetite and consumption of food, lowered blood pressure, impairment of short-term and working memory, psychomotor coordination, and concentration.  Is this how we want our society or too many Americans in society going to work in this state of mind.  People going high to work are not thinking clearly or straight whether you agree or not.  Facts are facts and look what it does to your thinking process.  If we make this legal we’ll just make sure we can’t take this at work and you think a job will have you pee in a cup every 2 to 3 months even at Mc Donald’s to make sure you’re not abusing the drug?  Hell no they have enough expenses and it would only be done if the law said they had too.  It’s very hard in seeing that all job facilities would monitor their employees drug use unless you’re under a contract for 3 months for an agency like as a RN or Doctor, etc…  It will get out of control,  look at alcohol and we just want to add to the list with easy accessibility.

Marijuana may increase risk of anxiety, depression, and a series of attitude and personality changes, known as “amotivational syndrome.” This syndrome is characterized by a diminished ability to carry out long-term plans, a sense of apathy, decreased attention to appearance and behavior, and decreased ability to concentrate for long periods of time. These changes can also include poor performance in school. Marijuana, just like any other drug, can lead to addiction. It affects the brain’s reward system in the same way as all other drugs of addiction2 – and the likelihood of addiction increases considerably for those who start young.

Taking another angle on this I can understand in seeing an adult without children or with children flown from the family over 21 y/o not looking at safety for the community as closely as those parents with children since it’s not a major priority in their life, like it was possibly when they had children young.  Let’s look at the community regarding young ones and school.   Do you want your children or grandchildren to go to school where teachers are allowed to use marijuana legally.  Just think of the problems it could cause for your child or grandchild.  Look at those with undesirable and unethical behavior in the average American eyes but under control and on this drug it may enhance with relax the teacher having the feeling to actually act on these feelings (I don’t even have children).  What about a teacher just not giving the full potential of their role to children in their class as a mentor and making the course simple (Does your child win? No).

AMERICA THINK SAFETY BEFORE PLEASURE TO ALLOW THIS DRUG LEGAL!   For when this drug becomes legal in all states it will be very difficult to change it back to illegal.

Another angle is look at the health of an individual and how does it affect the human body in a negative way?  Well let’s look at FACTS again in what this drug does to the body:

A 2013 literature review said that exposure to marijuana had biologically-based physical, mental, behavioral and social health consequences and was “associated with diseases of the liver (particularly with co-existing hepatitis C), lungs, heart, and vasculature”.   Every drug has side effects, adverse effects with consequences.  So why do legal drugs get available for society?  It is used for treatable diseases, preventative measures for the disease worsening and palliative measures.  NOT TO GET HIGH and FEEL GOOD.  Go have a drink or more and stay home having a great night or assign a designated driver.  By the way this is called being responsible to yourself and others.

It is like everything in life you need limitations and restrictions/rules/regulations to prevent a disaster.   Want examples? Let us take our government look what happen to Wallstreet-a disaster, look at our economy the past 20 years Crash in 1987, crash in1990’s (.com bust) or better the continous corporate bail outs in the past 6 years – all disasters to the USA economy; another example the American diet look at Obesity in our country with cardiac and diabetes (Type 2) since too many don’t follow a healthy safe diet of the 4 food groups with 3o minutes of some type of exercise daily.  This problem has increased in this country over the past 25 years. Now look at marijuana legal. How will SAFETY be in this country with no restrictions/rules/law on marijuana letting it legal?  In 25 years we will have people who use marijuana like alcohol is used and we’ll have brain dead with the people who have alcoholism due to one thing ABUSING THEM called alcoholic and drug abuse.  A DISASTER!  Remember history repeats itself (Let us look at war, look at crashes like the depression to the past 6 years, at wallstreet, drug abuse from the 1960’s to cocaine or even crack now and let us add marijuana legal.  What about smoking and what it causes.)

 Let’s look at Cancer alone; it is question-able about marijuana causing the big “C”.  So with history repeating itself and       technology a lot quicker today let’s say in 25 years we might have commercials and further advertising to stop marijuana joints due to causing cancer and even more adverse effects.  Remember, like they did with cigarettes long after 50+ years being available to the public.   Let’s do more research before allowing pot or weed legal.  Why hurt humans if we can prevent it.  

Is this really a smart idea, to legalize marijuana, not just for you one person but for all including children and grandchildren (holistic approach)?  I say No with a capital N unless it is used for medical reason’s with sufficient research done about the drug so patient’s won’t have later adverse effects that affect the patient’s life or health; excluding a patient that is already with a fatal illness (ex. Stage IV cancer and need it for pain relief). 


What’s your opinion?  Let know under comment.

Stayed tune for part 3 tomorrow.


“According to the FBI Unified Crime Statistics, marijuana accounted for 3.3% of sale/manufacturing drug crime arrests and 36.8% of possession and use drug crime arrests in 2018.  As a result, marijuana arrests place a significant burden on our judicial system.

Drug busts of youth for marijuana offenses often carry harsh penalties that can cause undue social harm with lifelong consequences.”

ThoughtCo./Deborah White  Updated Feb 2020

Part 1 Let’s look at all angles regarding Marijuana becoming LEGAL in America!


Cannabis, commonly known as marijuana and by numerous other names is a preparation of the cannabis plant intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as medicine.   Pharmacologically, the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC); it is one of 483 known compounds in the plant,[7] including at least 84 other cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabigerol (CBG).

Cannabis is often consumed for its psychoactive and physiological effects, which can include heightened mood or euphoria, relaxationand an increase in appetite.   Unwanted side-effects can sometimes include a decrease in short-term memory, dry mouth, impaired motor skills, reddening of the eyes  and feelings of paranoia or anxiety.  Have people on the streets or at work or in school with this kind of behavior or state of mind?  Is that safe in our society.  We have enough shootings in schools, malls, movie theatres, etc…, would this be a good move to our society?  More heads maybe blown off or poor judgment calls may be made with this enhancement including paranoia or anxiety (not thinking clearly).  So if alcohol does this why not legalize marijuana?  Why give another method of getting into a state of mind like that to adults & worse people under 21 y/o due to easy accessibility.  Even better why make it easier for people to drink and do weed legally at the same time.  People what about out countries safety?   Think first.  Is that better for our Nation?

In 2004, the United Nations estimated that global consumption of cannabis indicated that approximately 4% of the adult world population (162 million people) used cannabis annually, and that approximately 0.6% (22.5 million) of people used cannabis daily.  Now think, if it’s legal the statistics would go up too in the USA (probably double).

Now looking at drugs legal (alcohol, OTC or prescribed medications) and illegal drugs  (marijuana, heroin, crack, cocaine, hash, LSD-acid etc…);  do any of these get attempted by humans at some time in their life whether it be in high school or college or after college?   Yes; not all but enough.

Also, do people take these type of meds or drugs before going to work or even better before school/college or if legalized marijuana would allow people to be more opt in taking it before work, school/college or adult-hood?   High probability and by many people too much is taken or better it gets abused; like so many other things do by human nature (from  smoking to drugs of all kinds to power (even war) to money to welfare) and obviously by not everyone  BUT still too many, where it effects EVERYONE in society of the USA.  Just look at history and it repeats itself with all examples given to you that are abused with so many other things.  Now using common sense high odds the same will happen with marijuana; especially legal (look at alcohol alone).

Now being holistic about looking at all angles of this topic;  I could definitely understand from Susan Sarandon’s (which the media 3 days ago stated she was for it) or Whoopi Goldberg’s (she stated she was for it on the VIEW this past week) and many other actors or actresses points of view that marijuana should be made legal.  If who are in acting for comedy/drama including talk show hosting and the drug relaxes you and could even enhance the person’s performance on stage or in a movie possibly that would be great for their career with just feeling good in and out of work.

Now let us take another perspective the AVERAGE American who works 40 or more hours a week and goes to work taking this medication within a time frame.  Would you want to work with taking marijuana to do acting as a career.  Me, damn yes but now looking at reality NO I can’t do that not because it isn’t legal but it will effect me in my job performance and safety for my patients.  Look to the most average American, would you want to work with or better have the following interacting with you or your family/friends or most significant other as a:   SURGEON/RN/POLICE OFFICER/SECRET SERVICE MAN/FIREMAN/JUDGE/LAWYER/ To even who is our PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES at the time this becomes legal and thereafter.  Everyone can have it.  I don’t think I need to go on; you get the point if you have common sense.  Just think if you needed a person in these job roles to give their best performance in their job role which would be affected putting you at risk to a unhappy turn out.  Ex. At risk would be your health/life possibly and life down the road for a poor decision call by a judge or lawyer not thinking clearly.  What about an officer shooting at you due to poor judgment; or even better our President dealing with our American lives in making such vital and responsible decisions in where the U.S. stands from our economy to WAR.  Must I go on? How could this happen.

Well lets look at facts about this drug in how it works: I know Whoopi Goldberg or Susan Sarandon would probably not like this result on them or to the country but maybe they didn’t look at this angle of how it would be dangerous with marijuana being legal out of the Hollywood box or Hollywood world.  This statement is based on the interviews I have seen of these two highly respected women over the years who I feel are good people and great actresses.   I just feel they may have not looked at the whole picture in regards to how this would affect ALL in the America.



“Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. The production of urine involves highly complex steps of excretion and re-absorption. This process is necessary to maintain a stable balance of body chemicals.

The critical regulation of the body’s salt, potassium and acid content is performed by the kidneys. The kidneys also produce hormones that affect the function of other organs.  The kidneys are powerful chemical factories that perform the multiple functions”

National Kidney Foundation (