“Kush rolled, glass full; I prefer the better things,” tweeted Rihanna as she sat perched on a boulder in Hawaii. The Talk That Talk singer was quoting a common lyric from friend, Drake–who was referring to a potent grade of marijuana made popular by Wiz Khalifa. Photos of Rihanna actually smoking, later surfaced.
Critics of Rihanna might argue that this attributes to her “Good Girl Gone Bad” image which is only in addition to her drinking, short-lasting relationships and sometimes vulgar language. Of all the Rihannaisms that occur on a day to day basis, smoking weed should be the least of our concerns!
***Contemporary uses of marijuana and cannabis are as recreational drug, as religious rite, as spiritual rite, and as medicine.***
5. It distracts her from liquor
Rihanna has been known to go on a few drunken rants brought to our attention via Twitter. The singer has been seen stumbling out of restaurants and taking shots on stage. She was even boo’d one time while in concert for being too raunchy. None-the-less, marijuana make give her liver some much needed rest.
4. She isn’t smoking cigarettes…
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds; 200 of which are known to be poisonous, and upwards of 60 have been identified as carcinogens.
3. It serves more purposes than just getting high…
Marijuana assists with: the amelioration of nausea and vomiting, stimulation of hunger, shown to be effective for treating glaucoma, as well as general analgesic effects (pain reliever).
2. There isn’t much evidence suggesting that marijuana causes memory loss, acts as a gateway drug or is addictive:
Scientists still debate the possibility of cannabis dependence; the potential of cannabis as a “gateway drug”; its effects on intelligence and memory; the relationship, if any, of cannabis use to mental disorders such as schizophrenia and depression; and its effect on the lungs.
1. It’s natural…
Marijuana is the herbal form of cannabis, and comprises the flowers, the subtending leaves, and the stalks of mature, pistillate female plants; hashish is the resinous, concentrated form of cannabis.