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Best Answer ubermonk says
Don't know if you realise that your response speaks for smoking as well as the dangers of smoking. Which is it?
He's addressing the concerns listed here. All but the DUI's, which to me aren't any concerns at all. As was stated above, most of the people who have never had an mj experience have more outlandish worries about the plant.
People tend to ignore the destructive side of marijuana, just like alcohol there is a destructive side. People in favor of it have not tried the most potent marijuana out there. It makes a difference between a buzz and being stretched out.
Show me a documented tested factual destructive side to it. Don't give me dui's because I'll rebuttal with cough syrup. There's psychological addiction but that can happen with stamp collecting. Give me a real danger
Then eat it!
I suppose no one has ever been given a medication by a Dr. and had the Dr. or Pharmacist tell you that It will take a few days to a week for your body to adjust to the medication. So do not drive or operate machinery during this time.
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Russ Moran says
Something else people have not considered is MJ infused Tea. or Bakes goods! That should quelsh some of the dangers of smoking as people have a choice! MJ has fueled the legal systems budget for long enough.
Cynthia Lyerly says
it doesn't last longer then alcohol.my doctor smokes pot and she is amazing at her job like many other health professionals.as for operating machinery, prove to me how it impares your ability. i operate everything from backhoes to forklifts, high.
I think there should be testing on this to put it to rest. So many have a cheech and chong image of someone getting "high". Its almost so racial to me peoples responses to their limited experience and understanding.
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Dan Barfield says
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Praveen P.V. Nair says
What are the addictive properties of marijuana?
Cannabis is not addictive. It is possible to become psychologically dependant on it - but this is more to do with underlying issues. Why did the dependant person start smoking in the first place? What is truly the route problem?
It is not an addictive drug. Heavy users are known to become 'dependant' or 'reliant' in psychological terms, but they don't get the DTs if they just stop. They may have trouble sleeping, but that's about it...
Define medical usage. There are so many over the counter meds abused and no one has concern for them. Ofcourse it is common and without misinformation. Just look at acetaminophen. Its toxic.
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You need to study more. About half of the stuff you wrote is opinion not fact. In recent studies Marijuana has been proven to cure cancer. And from a personal standpoint, I used to live with someone who had huntingtons disease and smoking helped him.
Sri T (the mystic) says
If heroine became legal, would you go out and use it just because it's legal? Are people drunk 24/7? Just because it's legal, doesn't mean more people will use it. It means the state will make more money while the black market will not
I know people who are already stoned 24/7, because it feels good! They don't miss a day. If we get rid of all laws, what kind of world would this be? Making things legal will definitely cause an increase. Legalize prostitution and see what happens.
Actually in places where prostitution is legal, it's not increased, but the girls are safer because it's regulated. It's going to happen no matter what, might as well allow the state to make money off it and make it safer for everyone
Excellent point ThompsonPen!
The real danger is; smoke for 10 or 15 years then get an xray of your lungs and internal organs. There will be an effect from that amount of smoke intake on a continuous basis. You may not want to admit it now. Check it ten years from now.
Depending on how you habitually smoke it. I agree. But if that's the case then we also shouldn't hve cigarettes legal, pesticides, herbicides or aspartame, as they are all more harmful
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We just finished watching all the Star Wars ;)
what are the dangers from pot that people need to be safe from?
Its very hard in my country to get a hold of pure cannabis. It's made in a certain way that releases a certain chemical that causes paranoia and other negative effects.
Kids already smoke, and thats called poor parenting. Cold medicine is legal, yet I don't see a line of kids at the drugstore waiting to get in. If a nine yr old tried to buy 3 bottles of NyQuil would you sell it to them? Its about education. Morals.
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safiq ali patel says
Cassie Smith says
It would have sparked an munchie wave which would have resurrected then from there near death! :)
Bronwyn J Hansen says
It all sounds like a Pandora's Box kind of situation we just welcomed in with this new law...You can smoke it, you just can't grow it for yourself and others (and possibly sell). It all comes down to revenue and taxation, unfortunately.