Not to offend my community, but it seems as though there are many who have only regurgitated what they think that they know concerning the physiological aspects of cannabis. First of all, I do not smoke or ingest cannabis medicinally or recreationally and I ALSO DO NOT believe that there AREN’T any negative repercussions at all…of course there are. But, look at our multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies that our children and adults are using and ending up in our rehab facilities and emergency rooms, due to overdose and fatal interactions. Yes, of course I’m grateful for pharm meds; however, due to a capitalistic mentality we have shifted our ideas of natural medication into ones that are producing more money and buying power. Such as, the human is designed with THC neuroreceptors in the brain, thus, cannabis can naturally be considered as a physiologically conducive med for the human body and most pharm meds come with massive side effects that even lead to irreversible and fatal outcomes. I personally know many patients who have survived due to the CBDs in cannabis that allowed their bodies to not starve to death (subsiding nausea and evoking appetite). I have witnessed the benefits of THC that allow the blocking of pain receptors, so that my friend could sleep through the night and not have to be completely intoxicated by addictive pharm pain meds that have pages of fine print side effects. The chemical benefits of cannabis also protect the degradation of the brain’s white matter in Alzheimer’s patients and have decreased and inhibited the symptoms in MS and Parkinson’s patients naturally, which is complimentary to a humans organic chemistry. More people have been killed from pharm meds over people killed by marijuana. There is no record by the FDA, the BLS, nor any other bureaucracy stating overdose or death by marijuana. From 1999-2007 the death toll from opioid analgesics (eg oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone) more than tripled to 14,459 people. And if you’re thinking about deaths combined between U.S. and Mexico concerning marijuana, well that number is hard to pinpoint, due to other variables (eg heroin, cocaine, meth, human trafficking, weapons); however it is less than the 2009 annual alcohol induced deaths, which were unfortunately 23,199 people. All statistics have increased except for the death toll by marijuana which remains at 0.