someone reads cracked. :3
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no worries, clap once. I call left hand.
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I just read this on Cracked last night, and now I see it today, crazy isn't it? haha
Everything else will save you from the zombies, marijuana won't.
I know this has been said a lot, but it can become addicting. And I've also heard that smoking can be worse for you. But, aside from being addictive, it can prevent/hinder puberty. There are many researchers who've claimed the negative outcomes of marijuana. Of course, this is only one side to it and I'm sure there will be others who claim that marijuana isn't that bad if controlled or used responsibly.
As it was stated below, calling something addictive is kind of touchy because really anything can be classified as addictive if you do it a lot and it makes you feel good. If I didn't word that properly you'll hopefully atleast get the jist of what I was trying to say.
But anyways, inhaling any smoke is generally bad for you. However, there are other ways to use marijuana, such as eating it or putting it in an herbal tea. If you're not into that though, there are vaporizers which probably are the safest way to smoke it. Studies have shown that it doesn't damage the lungs in a cancerous way, like tobacco smoke does, and instead can actually prevent the cancer cells from forming. The absolute worst thing you can really get from smoking marijuana heavily is a really bad cold.
alcohol is worse than weed
im not saying that it isn't, but all of those things I said are clearly more dangerous yet they are legal
Ahh, I see what your post is really saying.
No one is advocating marijuana use before/during puberty. Smoking cigarettes at a young age stunts your growth too, btw... it's the smoking, not what you're smoking.
Also, marijuana is not addictive, in a chemical way. The word "addicting" is deceptive though, because anything a person likes can be "addicting". I know a guy who swears he can't function in the morning without at least 20 oz of Pepsi, and a bunch more who say similar things about coffee... and it's not even just ingestibles. People exhibit addictive behaviors about sex, video games, even their work. That sort of "addiction" is purely psychological in nature, and as that kind of dependence can be formed on almost anything, it's a poor argument in favor of marijuana prohibition.
Marijuana is also completely non-toxic(except to the rare people who are allergic), and it's literally impossible to overdose on. It is much less dangerous, both to a person and to society, than alcohol- and that is a matter of...
...simple, statistical fact.
It comes down to this: are people who smoke pot real criminals? Are people who make pot available to other adults hurting anyone? The answer is no... marijuana laws do no good, and ruin countless lives, as well as putting a shitton of money in the hands of foreign drug lords instead of American farmers.
you are awesome 420girl, we need more renegades on here xD
I can't really comment on your comment because I have no knowledge on psychology. But bear this in mind, I've noticed that the children who do marijuana are usually underachievers, lazy and short. It could be pure coincidence or maybe there's a coloration, I don't know. Also, if marijuana was legalized and a age restriction was put on, I have no doubt in my mind that more CHILDREN will start doing it and thus prevent puberty. The law may not completely stop people from doing things, but it does set up a behavioral expectation on society, and I think that prohibiting marijuana is the right thing to do. There may or may not be a psychological reason why marijuana is prohibited, but there definitely is a social reason. Just imagine how many people would stop attending school. And yes, I do know people who've skipped school to do marijuana. The legalization of marijuana will do more harm, in my opinion than good. I just hope smoking is next.
Actually prohibition makes it easier for kids to get it. In cali, its on the ballot in November to regulate and tax it TO PERSONS 21 AND OLDER therefore making it harder for young peeps to get. Also, many hard working and successful adults smoke marijuana. Its all on the individual, if a person is a bum-sux for them. I know people that can work perfectly fine if not better when they are high. I know people that dont get high before work, but they would rather kick back and do that than have a drink like everyone else.
"maybe there's a coloration,"
I smoke weed and even I know that the word is "correlation" and not "coloration".
Oh wow, want a fucking degree?
Owning a tiger, lion, and a bear is also illegal...jutlst saying
it actually is, but not everywhere
oh, that's crazy...I didn't know that
since when can you buy a tank?!
http://www.tanksforsale.co.uk/ , thank god for cracked.com
I thought that before I read cracked, thankies... unless you count the original Cracked magazine, which I did read when I was a kid. Never quite as good as Mad back then... I think I only bought Cracked when it was taking too long for the next Mad to come out xD I've actually only been reading cracked.com for a few weeks, but I've been an advocate of legalization for years.
well you have to have a license for exotics otherwise no you cant buy them
i dont really know anything about weapons so i wont comment
but drugs fuck up lives
thats all there is to it
Renegade and 420Grrl are the only people here who know what they're talking about.
Drugs don't ruin lives any more than guns kill people; people ruin lives, and people kill people. There are many, many fully functional, successful, perfectly normal people who smoke, but you don't hear about those people, because they have to keep it quiet and live in fear. All you morons who keep ignoring that no one is saying kids should smoke weed need to stfu, BECAUSE NO ONE IS ADVOCATING UNDERAGE POT SMOKING. Any kids who want to smoke pot already are; stopping throwing adults in jail for literally nothing isn't going to change that. Look at evidence collected in places where it's legal, and you'll see that underage use drops, rather than rises.
You people are quoting parents, teachers, and Fox News, assuming they're right, when really all they're doing is trying to maintain the status quo. Try actually educating yourselves before you chime in on something.
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Lmao, you've been on Cracked.com haven't you. XD
People need a vice. The people who are saying we should prohibit marijuana clearly don't understand human nature. At the moment that vice is alcohol but that is much much more damaging that weed in many ways, it's blocks the serotonin to the brain and releases testosterone making people depressed/aggressive. Given a choice I would pick weed any day and I think the government should realise that this would be one of the least dangerous things we could be using amongst ourselves.
It's easy to say 'drugs ruin lives' but I think people need to take a bit more responsibility than that. People ruin their lives a lot, drugs are just one method and I think by legalising something as harmless as marijuana it will be easier to deal with things like this.
Drinking alcohol in moderation is actually healthy for you.
You get added to the list of people who know what they're talking about, along with smokiin xD
It's pretty pathetic that the only place people know of to gather information on prohibition and marijuana law reform is cracked.com... try norml.org. Read some law enforcement and doctor's testimonials advoctating legalization. Read some real, scientific evidence regarding marijuana. Read the truth about the benefits of ending marijuana prohibition, and THEN see how many legit arguements against it you can really make yourself believe.
I love NORML :D
Wow, you're really behind... the "gateway drug" myth was debunked long ago. If there's truely a "gateway drug" it's nicotine or alcohol... but really, it's not logical to assume that either. By your arguement, all or at least most pot smokers would move on to other drugs, but this simply is not the case. You sound like you're quoting this anti-drug book published in the '70s I have, that I keep around for lulz.
You really made yourself look like an imbecile by adding that "masturbation leads to rape" scenario, as well... I mean, way to shove the other metaphorical foot in your mouth LOL
Get back in your time machine, and set it for the more ignorant times you're obviously more comfortable with, please.
Good =D I like knowing people who favor legalization are so much better informed than our opponents, don't you? Doesn't it irritate you to read all this old propoganda, that we know the truth about, still getting rehashed? At least people who care to learn can, though. =) You can lead a jackass to water all day, but you can't make him drink ;D
Oh, I know. My boyfriend and I like staying informed about everything. He gets so annoyed when people go on and on about how it's so bad for you after he's stated an overabundance of facts disproving them. We were both pretty bummed when we saw how Marc Emery's sentencing went. :/ Did you read about that?
HAHA I just saw my "like like"... argh I wish the reply button worked on my mobile!
You would've thought that the US Government would have learned their lesson from the days of Prohibition. Crime rates soared because something (alcohol, today, drugs) were in high demand, but were illegal.
Speaking from a purely economic standpoint, if marijuana was legalized, the gov't would add it to the things that they tax, and they'd make money off of it. Crime rates would go down because we wouldn't be putting dealers and users in jail for something like pot possession.
Oh no, I didn't know they'd sentenced him! Eek... that's what I get for taking the Twitter app off of my phone. It eats my battery up, though... I'll go look now, even though I can tell it's just going to upset me. =(
Spoken like a true voice of reason. =) Does our government not realize they pretty much fathered organized crime in America with the first Prohibition? facepalm It's true what they say, that those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
I WANT A TANK!!!!!! Oh, and where the heck are you going to get a laser rifle????
Maybe smoking marijuana might not be as bad as the propoganda implies, but my personal belief is that not smoking is better than smoking. It could be a lot better, or barely better, or whatever, but I believe that it is at least better by some amount, and that's why I don't smoke.
Besides, things like a car, house, insurance, and college tuition are expensive enough. I need to save up some money!
We respect your decision to not smoke pot, what is annoying is that kids who dont know anything talk a bunch of shit lol. Yea living costs a lot, I can say i dont waste my money on weed tho-even tho i smoke it. People probly spend more money on ciggs mainly people who smoke about a pack a day-nobody smokes that much weed in a day. unless its a special occasion lol. Also if you are in a financially stable situation theres no reason why not, because anything that you dont technically 'need' can be considered a waste of money, like fancy ass cell phones and chicks that pay to go to the spa all the time, stuff like that. Im just rambling now.
Yeah, I agree, but I also think it's unwise that some less wealthy people spend a lot of their money on drugs when they can't even pay off the massive debts they have.
yes, but if there are no debts and someone is doing financially ok then it shouldnt be a prob. Unlike money, weed does grow on a tree lol.
I don't see why everyone wants to advocate weed so much. Yes I understand it's not as bad as most other things, like alcohol and tobacco, but that doesn't mean that it's good either. And know it might not be cancer inducing, but smoking it (strictly smoking it) can cause lung problems, usually similar to asthma symptoms (I think that was what it was similar to). Why does it need legalizing? If anything, people should be working to lower drug dependency not easing the path to it. Also, the government wouldn't make crap off of it, because of the taxes. There are so many ways of getting it already, that dealers' weed would be much MUCH cheaper than anything legally sold, so it wouldn't help for people still willing to get it illegally.
actually the value would go down if it was legal, and even with the taxes you could still get more for what you are spending than now.
I have to say, people who do drugs become hollow shells with no real personality. I have watched it start and seen it in full effect.
Weed is not as bad as alcohol for damages BUT paranoid yet lazy people are hardly the solution. Weed, like alcohol, do not help with depression and do exassebate any mental issue.
No weed these days is not chemically enhanced so it is still not natural. You need a licence to own all the items OP said. And if you have a medical condition you can get medical weed. Weed is deadly as it affects you without you noticing til too late and it does affect those around you.
Any drug that is done too often causes problems and I have watched time and time people fuck up as they are weak and take drugs for fun.
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If marijuana was legalized, not only would the government be able to make money off of it like they do with cigarettes, but they would also allow for the growing of industrial hemp in the United States. The hemp alone could fix a lot of economic issues, as well as our dependence on foreign oil because hemp is actually a clean burning biofuel. Legalizing would probably be one of the better things that could happen for our economy.
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Marijauna is called "the gateway drug" for a reason. Yes, marijuana in and of itself is not bad. However, after time, the buzz isn't enough. So they go to cocaine. And then LSD or Heroine or Meth. It's the exposure to the buzz, and the knowledge that it could be better.
Take sex, for instance. A kid starts masturbating at 13. It's great and he loves it. Pretty soon he'll want to so new things. He goes and gets laid at 17. Then, he needs more, so he keeps having sex, but that's not enough. So he starts doing all kinds of weird shit to a girl. And hookers.
Drugs fuck up lives
Are you serious? Sex leads to people doing weird shit to girls, and hookers? Then how come most families aren't really fucked up from the parents just having hookers over all the time?
Uh no, I'm saying that it CAN.
Hell, I'd never had sex if I didn't first start masturbating. But really, sex is as good as it gets. Drugs get better and better, more incentive.
ok well sex CAN lead to syphilis, which CAN lead to insanity/blindness, so we should just ban sex right?
If people have a natural inclination to experiment with drugs, they're going to do it, and they may not start with weed. I know people who actually tried other drugs before weed - if you're a person that wants to do drugs, you're going to do whatever you can get your hands on. Weed just happens to be the cheapest one, that doesn't make it a "gateway drug". That's like saying that drinking some coolers will lead you onto the harder liquors.
I have been smoking weed for quite some time now and I still have no desire whatsoever to know what meth feels like.
Age and unemployment are the biggest contributing factors to someones decision to use hard drugs.
Dumb shit you need a permit to own any wild animal. And weed is a gateway drug only reason why its bad.