While resting some nights, I experience the visions and ethereal sounds of music I know. Last night was the latest of this occurrence. For any fans/listeners to 90’s Hip-Hop, you should be familiar with the group, Channel Live. The duo was discovered by Hip-Hop Legend, KRS-One. Their signature hit is “Mad-Izms”. The song paints the adventure of inhaling, processing and the output of smoking _____________. It runs down the vein of the sub-genre of Weed Hip-Hop that was popular in the mid-90’s. Why did smoking weed/blunts/jumbs/marijuana become so popular?
It is believed that once the crack phase of the 80’s faded away, the government/governmental agencies/scientific company devised a plan to further “medicate” the urban populations. The marijuana available for purchase was laced with synthetic chemicals that triggered lackadaisical behaviors in the consumer. Furthermore, there was a noted decline in high achievements of youth during this time. Only a few years prior, there was an exponential increase in college/university enrollment at historically-Black colleges & universities (HBCU) during the run of sitcoms like “The Cosby Show” and “A Different World”.
Persons between the ages of 40-65 years state that the effects of smoking marijuana are significantly different now than thirty years ago. One major difference is the lack of drive. These adults say teens that smoke weed have much less drive and focus, in comparison to their days of teenagehood. Is that even a word ‘teenagehood’? As I digress, it seems like the social structure is not too supportive of youth in a substantial manner. That may be a major contributor to the lack of drive in youth today.
To this day, I don’t know the reason for the dream. I quit smoking many years ago. I have no desire to return to this habit. But, I can say that I had a friend pass away from lung cancer at the age of 40! Health is precious. We must do all we can to protect our minds, bodies and spirits. There are many things in modern living that is more detrimental than beneficial to our well-being.
In conclusion, smoking leads to loss of brain cells, loss of years on life and loss of pure energetic flow. Be mindful of what you ingest!