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i dunno if you guys will like this, but i thought it was pretty interesting

hove420

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There are just some people
who don't understand marijuana...


Doesn't Marijuana cause brain damage?

The truth is, no study has ever demonstrated cellular
damage, stupidity, mental impairment, or insanity
brought on
specifically by marijuana use -- even heavy marijuana
use.
This is not to say that it cannot be abused, however.

If it doesn't kill brain cells, how does it get you
`high'?

Killing brain cells is not a pre-requisite for getting
`high.' Marijuana contains a chemical which
substitutes for
a natural brain chemical, with a few differences. This
chemical touches special `buttons' on brain cells
called
`receptors.' Essentially, marijuana `tickles' brain
cells.
The legal drug alcohol also tickles brain cells, but it
will
damage and kill them by producing toxins (poisons)
and
sometimes mini-seizures. Also, some drugs will
wear out the
buttons which they push, but marijuana does not.

Don't users of marijuana withdraw from society?
Marijuana itself does not make normal people anti-
social.
In fact, a large psychological study of teenagers found
that
casual marijuana users are more well adjusted than
`drug
free' people.

Isn't marijuana a gateway drug?
Doesn't it lead to use of harder drugs?

This is totally untrue. In fact, researchers are looking
into using marijuana to help crack addicts to quit.
There
are 40 million people in this country (U.S.) who have
smoked marijuana for a period of their lives -- why aren't
there tens of millions of heroin users, then? In Amsterdam,
both
marijuana use and heroin use went *down* after
marijuana was decriminalized -- even though there was
a short rise in
cannabis use right after decriminalization. Unlike
addictive drugs, marijuana causes almost no
tolerance. Some
people even report a reverse tolerance. That is, the
longer they have used the less marijuana they need to get
`high.'


So users of marijuana do not usually get bored and
`look for something more powerful'. If anything, marijuana
keeps
people from doing harder drugs.

I don't want children (minors) to be able to smoke marijuana.
How can I stop this?
Legalize it.

They can smoke it now; it is about as easy


to get as alcohol.

There would be less marijuana being sold


in schools, playgrounds, and street corners, though, if

it
was sold legally through pharmacies -- because the

dealers


would not be able to compete with the prices. If you

are a


parent, the choice is really up to you: Do you want

your


children to sneak off with their friends and use

marijuana


which they bought off the street, or do you want to

talk to


them calmly and explain to them why they should

wait until


they are older? Your children are not going to walk

up to


you and tell you that they use an illegal drug, but if it


was not such a big deal they might give you a chance

to
explain your feelings. Besides, would you rather

children


use speed, cocaine, and alcohol?

Many people think that marijuana enhances their sex

lives.


It is not an aphrodisiac, that is, it does not make

people


want to have sex. What it does do for some people is

make


everything more sensual -- it makes food taste better

and


feelings and emotions more vivid.

Marijuana contains THC. THC is a bronchial dilator,


which means it works like a cough drop and opens

up
your lungs, which aids clearance of smoke and dirt.


Nicotine does just the opposite; it makes your

lungs


bunch up and makes it harder to cough anything up.

Aren't you afraid everyone will get hooked?


Marijuana produces no withdrawal symptoms no matter

how
heavy it is used. It is habit forming (psychologically


addictive), but not physically addictive. The majority of


people who quit marijuana don't even have to think

twice


about it. Comparing marijuana to addictive drugs is

really


quite silly.
For a drug to be physically addictive, it must be


reinforcing, produce withdrawal symptoms, and

produce


tolerance. Marijuana is reinforcing, because it feels

good,


but it does not do the other two things. Caffeine,

nicotine


and alcohol are all physically addictive.



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That's pretty interesting. I'm not going to go out and start using the stuff, but that's still interesting. Repped.
 

hove420

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tiger_86 said:
That's pretty interesting. I'm not going to go out and start using the stuff, but that's still interesting. Repped.
im not saying you have to, i just thought it would give people alittle reassuring to those who use it like it should be used...not some thugged out gangster mother fucker killing people and smoking weed...like fiddy cent...g-g-g-g-gUNIT
 

Easty

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interesting. yet our govt hasnt legalized it yet. dont those fuckers know how much money can go into the economy?

our country is run by retards!
 

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All in favor of legalization cough. Now if I could only remember where to go to vote for it.

nice post repped.
 

Smoke

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Ugh, Next time, hit backspace before you hit enter.

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But otherwise good article.
:thumbsup:
 

FUBAR

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where did this information come from?
 

YUCK FOU!!!

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tiger_86 said:
That's pretty interesting. I'm not going to go out and start using the stuff, but that's still interesting. Repped.
i cant help but think..........




 

hove420

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FUBAR said:
where did this information come from?
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Any other trademarks, trade names, service marks, or service names used on this site are the property of their respective owners.
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Jung

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YUCK FOU!!! said:
well i have my serious doubts
Because you beLIEve all the bullshit anti-drug propaganda? That's sad...


I read this, and found most of it to be pretty spot on. I've never read cannabis.com before, but them seem to be pretty factual. Good post.

Oh, and if you're like Yuck, maybe read up a bit before you call bullshit.
 
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"cough" legalize it :thumbsup: . I read that somewhere the only thing i don't like about pot is I cant remember first period of shool but I don't care. Pot rules, and good thread you get repped
 
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YUCK FOU!!! said:
i cant help but think..........




Actually, I've read some of this stuff myself other places. I don't believe that marijuana does absolutely no damage to the body, but it does have medicinal purposes. That's why some people are pushing for it to be legal. I think a lot of the rest of the stuff probably is just stuff made up to help the cause of potheads, but the medicinal part at least is true.
 

hove420

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Dave666 said:
"cough" legalize it :thumbsup: . I read that somewhere the only thing i don't like about pot is I cant remember first period of shool but I don't care. Pot rules, and good thread you get repped
thanks man
 

hove420

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see i am rastafarian, along with a couple other religions, but thats beside the point. i use it because i beleive that it is sacred, and it releasis me to another place where i can be myself, i cant be real here b/c of all the bull shit. but i do protest, i have been a part of a movement last year to legalize it.undortunatly like most protests it didnt work

i do not think it is supposed to be used just to earn money, i hate that, it was found ok kind solomens grave, it should be free, its natural and a religous purpose...but if it was legalized people could claim that they are using it for religous purposes, but thats where tests come in for the religion. ive been studying it for 2 years now, and i do classify myself as rastafarian.

peace and loev all
 

Jung

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tiger_86 said:
I don't believe that marijuana does absolutely no damage to the body.
True, but alcohol and tobacco have far worse effects on our bodies. Furthermore, both are abused far more than any illegal drug, especially marijuana. Aside from the medicinal value, marijuana should be legalized. There's really no other reason for it being illegal now, aside from propaganda and bullheaded politicians who won't make changes.
That's why some people are pushing for it to be legal. I think a lot of the rest of the stuff probably is just stuff made up to help the cause of potheads, but the medicinal part at least is true.
That's not the whole reason others are pushing for it to be legalized, it's just the 'more acceptable reason' to ask for it. Nobody's going to go to congress and say "I'd like to get high, lets legalize marijuana." I'm sure there is some misinformation on the side of pot heads, but I hardly think you claims of "I think... is just stuff made up to help the cause of potheads" are a bit misinformed. If you're reading definitive information on how and why marijuana is bad, then I suggest you put your D.A.R.E. handbook down and pick up a medical journal...
 

hove420

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junglizm said:
True, but alcohol and tobacco have far worse effects on our bodies. Furthermore, both are abused far more than any illegal drug, especially marijuana. Aside from the medicinal value, marijuana should be legalized. There's really no other reason for it being illegal now, aside from propaganda and bullheaded politicians who won't make changes.

That's not the whole reason others are pushing for it to be legalized, it's just the 'more acceptable reason' to ask for it. Nobody's going to go to congress and say "I'd like to get high, lets legalize marijuana." I'm sure there is some misinformation on the side of pot heads, but I hardly think you claims of "I think... is just stuff made up to help the cause of potheads" are a bit misinformed. If you're reading definitive information on how and why marijuana is bad, then I suggest you put your D.A.R.E. handbook down and pick up a medical journal...
you have a good point man