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No Time To Get High

no time to get high

“I don’t smoke Weed or Cess cause its bin known to give a brother brain damage and brain damage on the Mic don’t manage”

This is a lyrical quote from a song by the now very famous rapper/producer Dr. Dre. Has he followed that decree in the 30 years since he uttered those words? Who knows but even if he hasn’t, I don’t think it matters to him or most involved in the entertainment industry today. Weed smoking is more popular than cigarettes and with the laws surrounding Cannabis prohibition loosening up we can only look forward to higher levels of brain damage and Desire Dependency among Black people.

I, like most who grew up in the Hip Hop era have experimented with smoking weed at least once in my life. The pressures to be with the “in” crowd and be cool are too hard to resist. However, most of us grow out of the desire to be cool after realizing that getting high for recreational purposes is a waste of time.

Although it is illegal in most countries many people consider Cannabis to be a wonder drug. Many people profess that it relieves stress because it relaxes their muscles and calms their nerves. It is also known to relieve the nausea and pain associated with Cancer treatment. Some say it even helps them to think clearly and gain a deeper understanding of philosophical matters. Ingestable and absorbable forms of weed such as CBD are also gaining popularity. 

With so many benefits how could Weed be harmful? There is no doubt that Weed is beneficial in a lot of ways but too much of anything will make you an addict.

Addiction occurs when Neurotransmitters in the Brain responsible for releasing pleasure chemicals become damaged due to over firing. Damaged Neurotransmitters will keep calling (craving) for the active ingredient in the weed (THC) to make them trigger Dopamine, Serotonin and other pleasure chemicals. Unfortunately no matter how much Dopamine is released the Neurotransmitters will keep craving to be fired. Prolonged usage has also been known to cause anxiety, paranoia, and addiction in a lot of people.

Compared to its benefits some may say these are minor side effects however, the main problem with Weed smoking is that most Black people smoke it strictly for pleasure.

Too many of us are too preoccupied with self-gratification, self-pleasure, and time wasting. We are too unwilling to make sacrifices educationally in order to get ahead because we would rather get high. Then we blame others for keeping us down as a people not understanding that the true measure of a great people is the ability to recognize a problem and come up with useful solutions.

I’m learning my true purpose as an AfRAkan at the Dohgon University of Thought. That is why I have no time to get high.