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Why you shoudn't smoke weed

Updated on September 4, 2009

Reasons please

The first reason to name why you shouldn't smoke weed is because it is illegal. Besides it being illegal, what is some more reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed?

There have been many reasons why people avoid smoking marijuana, but are these reasons always true? These are some reasons why so many people do marijuana. The reason is because the reasons that they receive are false information. Here, I will be debunking all of the information that has been issued to the public.

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Knowing the difference

The most common question that people ask when it comes to weed is "does smoking weed have negative effects"? The answer to that question is yes, smoking weed is bad for you. But the thing about that is, most people interpret "smoking marijuana" and "using marijuana" as the same thing. In fact, these mean two different things. Smoking marijuana is the most common way people use this plant. They place it into a form of paper or leaf. They then roll it up and they smoke it all. Although smoking marijuana is included as a use of marijuana, its not the prime focus of using it.

Using marijuana can mean different things. Smoking it is included. Some may also eat it. It is common amongst people to place this plant in food (particularly brownies). There haven't been many claims of death related to eating marijuana. The results vary between eating and smoking it. Eating it doesn't have the same effects as smoking it. The most common thing to be concerned about when eating is overdosing. If someone knows the right amount to ingest, the risk factor of it may be close to zero percent. There are other claims that relate to eating the plant, but there are so many ways that have been proven to be false. Some effects include nausea and vomiting,

The reason why many overdose

The reason why some have overdosing problems is because the time of getting high is delayed when eaten. This leads the individual to believe that they haven't taken in enough weed. This is the prime reason for overdose. But if the individual would learn to wait for the effects to kick in, there wouldn't be a problem.

Overdose Effects

Overdosing may make the person dangerous to others, as they will become extremely paranoid and (in rare cases) have panic attacks. These aren't really reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed, but reasons why you shouldn't eat it. They may also experience dry mouth, bloodshot eyes, increased heart rate and blood pressure, all until the body breaks down the weed.

The Good News

The good news is that marijuana is not a lethal plant. You can not die from an overdose.

Why you shouldn't smoke weed

Now there is a legitimate reason for why people should not smoke this plant. Many people jump to conclusions, but these are the hard facts about this controversial topic. Smoking weed is harmful, but not in the sense of what they want you to believe. The only harmful substance from smoking weed is the smoke itself. Anytime you inhale smoke of any kind, it is harmful to you.

Easy Comparison To Smoking Weed

Its like running into a burning house. The house is breaking down and smoke is everywhere. If you aren't buried by a piece of the home falling apart, then you may choke on the smokes. Smoke can kill you, it's a well known fact. It destroys the lungs.

Back to the facts

The point that I am trying to make is, the smoke is the lethal weapon here, not the marijuana. If you smoke paper, you will have cardiovascular problems. If there was a smokeless weed, then it would be the safest thing to do. What problems would exist if there was a smokeless weed?

Besides the common dangers of quote on quote "smoking weed", there are actually benefits of smoking it as well, such as increase in appetite, increase in sight, etc.

The feds are probably all on my ass for taking interest in this subject, but this is America. Enough said lol. Now where was I? Oh yes, explaining the benefits of smoking weed.

Anorexia and HIV patients- I'm not too sure about anorexia, but I know for a fact that smoking marijuana helps people with the HIV virus. It is known that smoking marijuana eases pain in HIV patients. It also increases appetite in patients that may have lost their appetite as a result from the virus. As some may know, one of the stages of HIV is unexplained weight loss.

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Other claims why you shouldn't smoke weed debunked

While I don't use it myself, I find it offensive to feed the public false information. Besides, I like studying stuff. Its why I'm here on Hubpages (along with every other article site I'm a member of).

Brain Damage

Throughout the information presented to support the claims that marijuana causes brain damage is false. There is no information that supports this theory. If there is any evidence to show that marijuana participates in brain damage, it would be smoking it. As well all know, smoke is harmful (which I explained earlier in the hub). Smoke may also cause some form of damage to the brain and cells in the brain. The smoke generated from the burning weed can cause damage, just as anything else that burns. The actual marijuana plant doesn't cause brain damage at all.


The Gateway Drug

They call weed "the gateway drug". It is thought to be the drug that leads people to doing harder drugs, such as crack/cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, etc. This is also not true, in most cases. In the 1970s, the Dutch partially legalized marijuana. Since that time, other harder drug use has drastically lowered. If marijuana was the source of harder drugs, wouldn't legalizing it make people use these other drugs more? I mean, drug users aren't known for giving a crap about the law.

It is shown in studies that use of hard drugs in places where marijuana use is decriminalized is much lower than states that enforce marijuana laws (extremely lower). This shows that marijuana use is something that keeps people from using these harder, harmful drugs that are available to them.

Does smoking weed decrease sperm count?

I actually never heard that smoking marijuana decreases sperm count until recently. That would be a great reason why you shouldn't smoke marijuana. Fortunately, that information is not proven to be true. Throughout all the years of research, there has never been a case where a scientist said "smoking weed kills your sperm".

Marijuana overdose reports

Reports show that no one has ever died from marijuana overdose. Marijuana is not a lethal drug as I expressed in this hub earlier. In order for you to kill yourself using marijuana, it is said that you must use 40,000 times as much marijuana as you would use to get high. I'm pretty sure no one would ever attempt to consume that much marijuana at once, or if that is even possible to do. Who would be so addicted to marijuana to do something like that? If it hasn't happened in the past, the chances of it happening at all are close to zero percent.

The history of marijuana use

Marijuana has been around for thousands of years. The history of humans using this cannabis stretches thousands of years into the past. So far, in fact, that the earliest recording of marijuana use by humans goes back to 3,000 B.C.

Marijuana and the mind

As you can see in the image above, the main characters in the popular Simpsons series seem to be enjoying their time. There isn't any violence displayed. This is what weed does for most people. It opens them up to the world with a better sense of acceptance and delight. Unlike alcohol, marijuana, in most cases, does not cause people to act out in violent behavior (unless overdose is the case). The chances of overdose is unlikely, but possible. Its also a form of anti depressant. When people get high with weed, they don't dwell on the past. Say for instance, someone has a very bad day. They come home and their life partner is cheating on them. They are enraged and on the brink of destruction. A friend offers them a joint, and they accept. The chances of them feeling the same way afterwards are close to none. Now, if you smoke as much as Lisa Simpson lol, you might become a little violent and paranoid. That's the effects of too much marijuana.

No matter what people may say, marijuana is not addictive. It all depends on the person that is using it. If that person has a life full of drama, they may depend on the drug to escape the stress of their life. Speaking of stress, weed is reported to be a great stress reliever, just like destroying property and having sexual intercourse.

The reason why so many myths about marijuana stand is because it is illegal. By it being illegal, the studies are limited. Scientists can't study the plant as much as they could study tobacco or alcohol because they are limited to the laws of our country. Unlike other countries that decriminalize (not fully legalize) weed, America can't do the necessary amount of studies necessary to prove marijuana to be the safest alternative to other products such as tobacco and alcohol (which is also considered a drug).

It gives people ideas. It relieves stress, not only mentally, but physically as well. As the brain relaxes, so does the muscles in the body. If someone has a body ache, the chances of them feeling it after using marijuana are slim. Smoking weed is bad because it is illegal and may cause cardiovascular and respiratory problems. It may also affect drivers and cause accidents though. These are some of the only dangers that marijuana use can cause. These are the best reasons why you shouldn't smoke weed.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Smoking Weed


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      GreenGardenGuy 7 years ago from Fort Myers, FL

      Nice hub.

      Did you know? Marijuana is responsible for most Americans learning the metric system.

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      mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Wow I learn new stuff everyday. I did not know that. Thanks Green Garden Guy

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      GreenGardenGuy 7 years ago from Fort Myers, FL

      Personally I don't smoke weed. I still think it should be legalized.

      Too many people in jail over a substance that isn't even as dangerous as cigarettes. Or alcohol.

      If it was legalized and taxed, I wonder how much money the government would make? All the money they would save by not pouring it into arresting growers and distributors, and users.

      And then the tax money rolling in.....

      I think it would be better for everyone.

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      raguett 7 years ago

      great hub...very informative...but...morereason to smoke then not I think...Iyou use a smokless method it sems their isn't much down helps depression, muscle disorders, blood circulation and te list goes on and on... men don't beat their wives when high on weed, they don' cause fatal car accidents or ccause peole to lead to heavier drugs..the in other words they should legaliz it , let people be happy, peacful, healthy and the government can make a hord load of cash..HMMMMMM????????????????

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      hurro 7 years ago

      I agree for the most part, however, eating-------------> colon cancer. I know people who needed their large intestine removed because of this.

      So basically ingesting in excess is bad. Don't be a hardcore stoner = NO PROBLEM.

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      Danscrain 7 years ago from Northern California

      Ya smokeless like a vaporizer. And your so called overdose is the high people seek. I've only ever met a few people who ever get paranoid, they are just not used to its usual affects and should use a starting amount.

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      chad 7 years ago

      weed is not a getaway drug if there was a getaway drug it would be cigs and it does not make you dumber i have smoked weed since i was 13 and i have masters in english math and science

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      michael1mars 7 years ago

      nice hub.It's true you can't overdose on marijuana the only way would be smoking your own body which is impossible to do

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      Unclesamurai 7 years ago from Oakland, California

      Very nice article!


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      Journalist Nikki 7 years ago

      Wow, great article. Thank you for directing me to this page.

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      alexis 7 years ago

      thanks for the info im still in love with maryjane ;)

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      Kaabi 7 years ago from Maryland

      You definitely had a lot more positive information than negative here, and I like that. I think you should smoke cannabis if you want to. Don't let it being illegal stop you. These laws are unjust and disgusting, and if you want to smoke but do not because of the law, then you are nothing more than a coward. The laws will never change unless we break them!

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      Lyric Johnson 7 years ago

      You say that you can't overdose on weed....and that you can't die from friends fiancé died because of some asshole that overdosed on the shit. She was pregnant at the time and the cops came to her and said that he died because of some guy that was high and most likely overdosed on it which killed his ass as well, she went into shock and gave birth early and the kid died a month later.

      I have family that smokes the crap too, they are and were so smart that it's just mind blowing that they would even think of starting this habit. There are other ways to escape the worlds aka your problems. They could of done so much stuff in their lives but because of this addictive habit they won't be anything more than pot heads. It got worse, they like it wet now and are going for harder shit.

      Not saying that you can't function normally and get a great job and go to school....I'm just saying that there are several folk out there that don't fit that what so ever. You would think they'd be able to stop....wrong, they've had it so much and for so long that they can't even stop smoking it, not even for their kids.

      I've tried it, and it's totally not for me. How can we say that it doesn't do crap to us when there hasn't even been any real research on it? I'm calling it as I see it and I see it often, and have been there to see it all.

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      XJ 7 years ago

      No offense to anyone but some people cannot handle weed just like some peole cant handle achahol im not saying 'nuts to the people who don't want to smoke it' but weed isn't for everyone by and by legalizing it we arent pushing it on anyone just alowing those who chose to smoke the free will to smoke

      PS for anyone who sais no or choses not to smoke/use/whatever canabis i respect your courage and your ability to say no however there are innocent people rotting in jail because its illegal and legalizing it doesn't hurt anyone people will smoke it legalized or not and its unfair to those who wish to smoke it

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      dj  7 years ago

      weed does less damage than alcohol seriously look it up if alcohol is legal pot should be to its not as bad as everyone thinks if u try it and u like it stick with it it isn't for everybody but that doesn't give people who haven't tried it the right to push there paranoid theory's on everyone else

      part of being human is trying new things if we didn't we wouldn't evolve at all..... nuff said

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      Charles B 7 years ago

      I have read this and some of the comments. Though the author tried to paint a true picture, there are many falsities in this work. Go jackherer dot com, if you want the real truth. Jack's book "The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy" is available to read publicly. He has had a challenge for cash to anyone who can disprove any part of this book. Nobody has collected on the dough, for over 20 year since it 1st edition. Jack was very thorough in his research and even uncovered documents that were hidden from the public about the subject. The tome IS THE AUTHORITY ON THE SUBJECT!!!!!! Anyone who has not read it, has no right to speak or write about the subject. The hysteria surrounding Marijuana is equivalent to the mentality surround the Salem Witch Hunts. GROW UP!

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      AshleyNikole 7 years ago from Virginia

      Nice hub!

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      TaZZy 7 years ago

      Nice Hub.

      I Completely agree that Weed should be Legalized. The Main reason why weed is considered contraband is because the government cannot Tax it, then people are thrown into jail for "Intent to Sell"/"Possession of Contraband" , like other Drugs. I personally feel that it should be legal. To me its stupid that Tobacco and alcohol is legal and they are the BIGGEST!!! cause of deaths in america.

      Tobacco- Lung cancer, kills brain cells, Shitty smelling breath, Yellow teeth, Throat cancer (then a voice box, and many other things.

      Alcohol- Makes people do VERY DUMB things, impairs you Mentally and Physically, can easily Alcohol Poisoning and Died, Liver disease, Kidney failure and much more. And Weed is pretty much a better type of Cigarette. A cigarette give you a little buzz for 5 maybe 10 mins. Weed is lasts for a few hours.

      Ex: I buy a Nickle bag ($5s) that can last for a little, but after you smoke it there will be no need for more unless you are just having a shitty week or you bought some crappy weed. I go buy a pack of Newport's for like $4s that'll last for maybe week for most people. So you basically save money.

      There has either been no reports or VERY VERY few reports of death caused by Marijuana.

      Marijuana- Dry Mouth (then drink some water...), Hungry (KFC and other fast foods..+ you are helping the economy), Increase in heart rate (if you have high blood pressure then why are you smoking weed...), Decrease in Sperm count (....Weed...or decide).

      If Marijuana is going to be illegal, then Tobacco and Alcohol should be illegal for killing so many people.

      like I always say "I'd rather Smoke something that God made then what man made"


      "Crack kills BUT Weed heals!!"

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      WildIris 7 years ago

      I am not advocating the use or non-use of marijuana; however, it is interesting to note the physiologic effects of marijuana on the heart. Marijuana increases heart rate, while at the same time it decreases blood pressure. Many have assumed marijuana to have a positive effect in the treatment of glaucoma. While marijuana does decrease ocular pressure somewhat, conventional pharmaceuticals are now more effective at controlling this degenerative disease. Something you didn't address, but is real for heavy use, is short term memory loss. If I could underline and italicize heavy I would. Also the effect of smoking marijuana on the lungs is far worse than smoking cigarettes with or without rolling papers. Nonetheless, too much myth surrounds this drug that it obscures its potential benefits.

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      Sterling Sage 7 years ago from California


      I understand why you say that marijuana smoking is harder on the lungs than cigarette smoking; the smoke is harsher and more likely to cause irritation and coughing in the short term. However, I'd like to make two points:

      1. Most marijuana smokers smoke far less marijuana than a typical cigarette smoker smokes tobacco. Any potential damage is likewise reduced.

      2. As far as we know, marijuana smoking does not cause cancer, unlike tobacco smoking. There is even evidence that pot has anti-cancer activity. Lung cancer is by far the biggest danger from smoking cigarettes.

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      damonic 7 years ago

      i don't think that it being illegal is a reason that ne1 shuldnt smoke weed because its not illegal for a good reason therefore the law is stupid. in nazi germany it was illegal to house a jew but that didn't make it a bad thing to do. in communist china its illegal to talk about freedom or to gather in large groups (i belive the actual numbre was 10 but don't take my word for it) but that doesn't make it a bad thing to do

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      Georgiana85 7 years ago

      Hi just a few quick tips about weed. The amount of weed ingested or smoked considered lethal in around 1 kilogram for one person and trust me you can't get there. Second, ingesting it has the exact same effect as smoking it, the only difference is that when you ingest it it may take up to half an hour to feel the high and it takes more than the usual 4 or 5 hours to pass. So still...legalize it :-))


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      Lia96 7 years ago

      my mom and brother both smoke weed. I really don't like it because it: makes me cough, it irritates my throat, and sometimes i can barely breathe. i have only tried it a few times and i felt bad because its illegal. I hate that my mom and brother use it because its illegal and because one of my grandfathers died before i was born because of weed dealing. the other one died of lung complications because of smoking weed. I don't like waking up in the morning and seeing my mom sucking down smoke from a joint and coughing her "guts" out. she told me she might stop because she says she knows its not good smoking in general but she is making me right an essay on why smoking weed is bad. I know that the problems about smoking weed isn't in the weed but it is in the smoke. So this hub was really helpful and thanks for righting it :)

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      Astral Intentions 7 years ago

      Vaporize... ;)

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      Casey:) 7 years ago

      I've heard if u smoke ur body weight then ull overdose then u just pass out not that bad and most ppl are paranoid when they smoke if there not used to it they keep ajusting everything haha but all my experiences were great except once I threw up I didn't even smoke much but anyways weed should be legal lol

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      cori 7 years ago

      its allll bulshittt

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      Oscar 7 years ago

      Thank you. This is very helpful. It was about a month ago when I started to do research on what weed does to you, so I can prove my friend wrong, but it turned out to be that I was wrong. Since then I been wanting to try weed but something has been telling me not to do it. I thing what it was is, the why it will make me look. Before I did research on weed I told myself I wouldn't do it because what I believe it does to people, but it turned out that what I believe was wrong. Now if I start doing it, soon people will find out and I will be look down on like I use to look down on people that use to do it and that way I didn't want to do it, But I read you article and I convinced to do it and when people find out, I'll just try to educate them about it.

      Thank you again

      It sure be legal

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      Milli Mill 7 years ago from Canada

      I respect your point of view! I'm still gonna keep smokin' though. Like the Simpsons pic!!

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      David Walston 7 years ago from The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) (m-M)_0 = 18.41, or 48 kpc (~157,000

      Great Hub

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      415 7 years ago

      im a boxer nd wanted to start smoking weed do ya think it will mess up my health

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      mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      It depends on how much you smoke. If you read the information you'd know any type of smoke inhaling causes damage.

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      mtryanks12 7 years ago

      This article is very misleading. First, overdose is something that generally results in death. Becoming paranoid from marijuana is a side effect, not a sign you have overdosed. Some people can handle it, while others can't. It is not physically possible to overdose on marijuana, so you should not claim that it is possible. Secondly, there is no statistical evidence that marijuana is a gateway drug. It can be a gateway drug, but it is as much a gateway device as anything else that you enjoy in life.

      You say in your article that "I find it offensive to feed the public false information". Well, you are doing this in your article, as well as contradicting yourself several times.

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      weed is fun 7 years ago

      smoke weed er day

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      spiderman` 7 years ago

      weeds cool i doesn't do nothing to you if you don't do it too often keep it like that and your good

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      OGsmoker 7 years ago

      "Herb is the healing of the nation alcohol is the destruction" Bob Marley

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      alfonzo 7 years ago

      Weed - illegal, alcohol and tobacco - legal = biggest WTF in the world today.Seriously.Dumb shit.

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      bluekush 6 years ago

      haha the government use to make shit loads of money of weed and im sure they still do people are so blind drugs are made illegal not to "protect" the public but to create a bigger and more expensive market. wich the government and police exploit daily (and yes im a stoner but im also a drug dealer whose lived in canada and the "south")

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      brent 6 years ago

      Smoking chronic and smoking too much makes you dangerous? What an idiotic remark. If i see you no the street, i will violently attack you.

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      mr williams 6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      (brent) My point has been proven. "My hands are registered".......

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      Kyle Broke 6 years ago

      Weed iz da s•••

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      6 years ago

      Mr. Williams, shame on you for omitting information you don't like. If you're counting on research as your deciding factor about smoking pot, then be sure your research is dependable and un-biased.

      Here are some important facts about pot you conveniently omitted. Thanks to research we know there are good reasons to keep away from the public and illegal for use as a social drug.

      1) Hemp has not always been illegal. In fact at the Jamestown colony is was law for all farmers to grow Indian hempseed. It was legal tender even to pay your taxes. The reason that hemp/canabis/marijuana/pot is illegal today? Among other things, back in the late 30's DuPont chemical wanted it to be illegal because hemp fibers would be in direct competition with their oil based fibers. They won that battle and it's been ongoing every since.

      2)Researchers have found that THC changes the way in which sensory information gets into and is acted on by the hippocampus. (crucial for learning, memory, and the integration of sensory experiences with emotions and motivations). Investigations have shown that THC suppresses neurons in the information-processing system of the hippocampus. In addition, researchers have discovered that learned behaviors, which depend on the hippocampus, also deteriorate with marijuana use.

      3)Several studies have documented marijuana’s link with symptoms of schizophrenia. Heavy users of marijuana at age 18 increased their risk of schizophrenia later in life by six times. Although this has not been proven, given the risk it's something to be aware of.

      4)Getting high contributes to general apathy, irresponsible behavior, and risky choices.Teens who use drugs are five times more likely to have sex than teens who do not use drugs.

      5) Research shows that marijuana use can lead to dependency. The drug can get you so high, so quickly, that any emotional issues you might have been dealing with have been temporarily forgotten. They can simply get high and feel how they want to feel, when they want it. Anyone who falls into a pattern of using marijuana in this way is arguably addicted to it. Even though they could technically stop at any time, and doing so would not be physically dangerous they are still hooked on using marijuana as a crutch every day. They have become dependent on the drug in order to deal with their life. LSD is not an addictive drug but it is very mind altering, would you say it's safe?

      6)A person’s heart rate and blood pressure increases immediately when THC reaches the heart. There is less oxygen being transported in the bloodstream resulting in vital organs of the body not receiving proper levels of oxygen in order to function properly.

      7)There is some evidence that people who are regularly stoned, require some THC levels in the brain for "normal" function in some mental tasks.

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      josh xD 6 years ago from Hartlepool, United Kingdom

      One thing many people don't see, is the fact that some forms of marijuana helps old people recover from broken bones and weak bones. I think it should be legalized due to the fact that many people are going into jail because of a drug that is not as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. Everyone would be better of in my opinion.

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      Dont worry 6 years ago

      No one has ever over dosed on weed EVER some false information in here

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      SM 6 years ago

      I am sorry to say this, but everyone that I know who smokes marijuana acts immature (for real) and makes poor decisions so I believe that there is some negative affect on the brain.

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      R-O-S-C-O-E what does that spell? ROSCOE :) 6 years ago

      This was great use for my science project thanks!

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      haley 6 years ago

      This has got to be the stupidest article i've read in a while. Ovedosing on weed? hahahahahaaa

      Ohmygosh, just take this down already


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      daryl 6 years ago

      you are really full of shit marhihuana dusn't harm sperm its the nicotine and normal tabacco you lyer if i ever will see you i will kick your ass so hard that you need to drink the rest of your life your lying about the ganja the ganja is the healing of the nation . alchahol thats shit its facking hardrugs what does alchahol to the body uhhh stummick cancer and all the other shit stop talking shit you don't smoke it so shut up isaac newton smoked it einstein to and other famous brilljant people and you can't overdose on weed i live in holland and smoke it every day it can't get you killed even when you smoke drink and eat thc so please smoke it first and than start talking best wishes from holland and people remember if you believe in god remember what he said: every plant every herb i have build for use;)or something like that alchahol is made by the devil;)

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      mr williams 6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      @daryl Lol you're a failure in life.

      First of all, stay in school because you can't spell at all. Secondly, if you read all the information within this article, you would know I debunked everything you're complaining about. Third, how are you gonna refer to the Bible when you're using so much profane language to get your point across. You smoke weed everyday? Okay, read your comment Daryl and you tell me if you need to stop to reserve what little brain you have left.

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      Phil The Gain 6 years ago from Planet Earth

      This is a tremendous article! Keep it up my man!

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      Justin 6 years ago

      Wow, What a bunch of idiots. This is why we as a society are screwing things up so much. There is nothing but benefits that comes with the marijuana plant. If you actually learn about it and the history that dates back thousands of years, it shows only benefits. Think about it, why does it remain illegal,, It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what goes on behind the scenes people. I have smoked weed everyday since I was 13 and I have a bachelors degree in business and contribute to the society in a positive way. Even the scientists are trying to tell government that weed smoke is not harmful but are being ignored. This is the funniest subject out of all the messed up things wrong with this country. Marijuana would do so much for us, including helping the economy, agriculture, businesses, etc.etc.etc.

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      masondood 6 years ago

      amen alfonzo, amen....

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      Chev 6 years ago

      LOL for anyone that says marijuana is a gateway drug, I say bullshit, I have been smoking weed since I was 15 and i'm 28 now and I have never had the urge to try any other drug, I never done shrooms, coke, extacy exc... I doesn't matter if Ive gone days without, Ive had friends who did all types of drugs and tried to get me to do some with them but I always turned em down, told them I have no urge to move beyond marijuana

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      Josh 6 years ago

      Wow, the writer of this article is terrible misinformed and did not do their research.

      There have need no recorded death from marijuana, you can not OD, it's physically impossible. You would basically have to smoke around 1,500 joint in 15 minutes to OD. Watch, "The Union" if you want real facts about marijunana (which is where i got these). I think the whole thing is on Youtube for free and Netflix watch instant.

      Weed is illegal for Economic reasons, plain and simple.

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      mr williams 6 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      WOW the commenter Josh is completely misinformed considering he's arguing about something I just debunked. Because he didn't read the article in its entirety, he doesn't realize he's mentioning something that I have already said. Read before you write Josh!

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      rorymullen 6 years ago from Maine

      I think this article hit it on the nose. Edibles , is an amazing way for any stoner to get the THC and cabanoids they need to chill out or relieve pain. I am truly sad that there are people still brainwashed into believing the natural plant God gave us is still being criminalized.

      Marijuana is increasingly becoming more of a staple in our society. After 30-40 years of research it has been proven to lower pain in cancer patients and help out with anxiety.

      Why are we allowing beer, cigarettes, and pharmaceutical drugs populate the streets when they all have been proven to kill people on the first time of using.

      cigarettes kills 1.2 million a year

      alcohol kills 350,00 a year.

      marijuana 0

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      Michael 6 years ago

      You people are not itllegant at all. Why would you waste your life on smoking "weed". Get a life, the people that have a hard time coping with problems , grow up just like everybody else in our nation. You people resort to other things to cope with your problems when you yourself cant handle them. Im not a scientist but from the rate im seeing and the actions of people thay smoke weed, out time is coming. The world is not gonna be here forever, because of the actions that one has put forth as an american, as a human of this planet.

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      Jake 6 years ago

      This is literally the stupidest thing I have ever read, you lost all credibility as soon as you used the word 'overdosing'.

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      kw 6 years ago

      hey michael, you need to grow up, as an american, you should realize your country is quivering in a bottle of alcohol, and suffocating in the cancer causing smoke of tobacco. that is how americans deal with pain... how do you deal with pain? and how dare you insult the people who use this harmless, healing drug to brighten up their day, wake up bro. and how is it the end of the world from smoking a joint, you are literally insane. dude you need some help asap. as far as the article goes, it think it was very informative, and the author did a great job. there was nothing biased about the info, everything was debunked quite well. i smoke weed everday, and i own my own business, play in a performing band, and go to college during weeknights. i am very productive and know many skilled intelligent people who use it. thanks for the info...

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      bobb 6 years ago

      If Pot was legalized in the states it would profit at least 15 billion dollars per year. I actually just watched a documentary on the History channel the other day on Marijuana. It was pretty interesting.

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      elli 6 years ago

      dude shut up. there is nothing wrong with something pot. its better then smoking cigs n drinking and last i remember there has been nothing bout people dying or over dosing on weed. i think weed would help america very much hence all the money the gov. would get n less crime

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      gladiss 6 years ago

      i think it is just stupid i know someone who did it and died at 23 so id advise u not to or u will be cursed ........vaaasomm vaaasomm de wok et wa you are cursed forever hahahaha

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      shantellia 6 years ago

      My boyfriend and i have been trying for atleast 5 months to have ababy and i herd that smoking cigarettes kills your sperm confused because people say ohh its the ciggarettes its the weed i mconfused yes i know we should stop smoking weed so we can have a baby and be healthy but i don't know

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      jamesjacques 6 years ago from Seattle

      lol you can't overdose on marijuana. You can have too much, but a physical overdose is when it reaches toxic levels in your body. Whether you smoke it or eat it overdose is impossible, the required amount to be ingested or smoked isn't humanly possible. "There haven't been many claims of death related to eating marijuana." actually there haven't been any.

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      DrewCaveney 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Say, hypothetically ;), I smoke weed twice a month. Is this still bad? I don't think it is. opinions?

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      Christopher Rago 5 years ago from Hamilton, NJ

      Nice hub, I'm glad you put in the effort to include actual facts. @Drew, Smoking twice a month is NOTHING. My friend smokes everyday and is just fine (This is all hypothetical of course ;).

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      AndythePanda 5 years ago

      Drugs are bad mmmkay? Seriously..weed is a drug and if u smoke OR use it in any way, u should be drawn and quartered..thank u..goodbye.

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      bored of this debate! 5 years ago

      i for one cannot wait until the day a definitive, closing study is published that no-one can fault, as to the effects and advised legality.. then, FINALLY, no-one will ever, ever, ever have to discuss this again.

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      Mat 5 years ago

      I personally do not smoke weed, but I don't think it makes you less intelligent. There was a big deal about how tv made people more stupid too, yet a lot of people still watch it; a lot of really smart people. Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Weed doesn't make people stupid. Stupid people who smoke weed are still stupid. One idiot can ruin something for the rest.

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      joe 5 years ago

      This is funny. Not a single thing on this page has convinced me to stop smoking pot. Its not a gateway drug. Saying pot is a gateway drug is like saying all rapist start off by kissing, which would mean kissing leads to people becoming rapist. I can also come to the conclustion that the author of this has never smoked pot. I think this article is a poor attempt at anti-weed propaganda, or a very hysterical joke.

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      Mark 5 years ago

      Paint has killed more people than cannabis, yet I can walk into a Home Depot and clean-out their shelves.

      Come on, DEA, do your job. Protect paint huffers from this dangerous drug. Oh that's right, paint is legal, and therefore, must be moral. I forgot that legal = moral, and illegal is always immoral.

      How many people were dying and shooting other's over drug turf before cannabis prohibition? How was America able to become so prosperous during a time when cannabis was legal?

      Oh, and the gateway theory has never had any validity. I smoked cigarettes when I was younger, too. So I suppose that tobacco leads to cannabis, right?

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      hi-im-ripped 5 years ago

      Sometimes i like to lay up on the counter and pretend im a watermelon

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      I ♥ ♀♀♀♀♀♀ 5 years ago

      This was pretty funny. You should stop calling it "overdose" cause there's no such thing when it comes to weed. There's never been any recorded deaths or even long term effects (other than happiness) attributed to the effects of marijuana so therefore it's not bad for you. And don't be bitching at me and calling me a pothead cause you and i both know you can't prove me wrong.

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      Aguy 5 years ago

      Don't Criticize, Vaporize :)

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      courtney 5 years ago

      yall are stupid

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      Marc 5 years ago

      I really like the Simpsons picture, margie is watering barts plants LOL...I also suffered from smoking weed for around 12 years. Some monthago i stopped from one to another day and i am so happy that i did it that way.I even made a Website about it:

      Best Reagrds,


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      sabz 5 years ago

      Noooo . This is so dumb. Oh man someone please take this off the internet...

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      Mike 5 years ago

      You can't overdose on weed..........

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      Camille Harris 5 years ago from SF Bay Area

      I love the comments from people who clearly didn't read the Hub (you clearly state that no one has ever overdosed on weed). That being said, I think it's important to note that while marijuana use won't necessarily cause brain damage in an adult brain, its effects on developing brains (particularly males) can be harmful.

      There is evidence that suggests a link between adolescent marijuana use and schizophrenia, but it is typically seen in males with a particular gene (I believe it is COMT - ). Drug use of any kind (alcohol included) is harmful to a developing brain, and it has been said that the human brain isn't fully developed until age 25.

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      KG 5 years ago

      everything this guy said is a piece of shit he said that tobacco and alcohol is an alternative from marijuana now im 15 years old some may tell me to piss of but really how many people do you know that has died of using marijuana. how many people do you know that have died because of tobacco or alcohol abuse haha alternative my ass just look up the statistics guys everything this guy said is not knowledge its just plain ignorance. As you can see if you read this shit he never really stated a single reason why marijuana is bad. The only reason he stated was its illegal whoooo! i can name a million reasons why alcohol and tobacco is bad for you and there both legal. Im 15 im also a straight A student and yes i do smoke marijuana.

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      Chris 5 years ago

      You have terrible grammar...

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      alexvelez574 5 years ago

      Why do people need to smoke weed and more things you are one of dose person write a comment

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      alexvelez574 5 years ago

      Why do people need to smoke weed and more things you are one of dose person write a comment

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      Day-Chan 5 years ago

      Just so you know, this is all a load of bull. I am a chemist, I have done studies on the affect of marijuana. Want the truth? Yes there are negative effects, but nothing like what this man is claiming. For example, you think overdosing on it is easy? For anyone to overdose on marijuana they would have to consume/smoke an amount equal to that of their own body weight. Those who did die from consuming less were not because of overdose, but because they were allergic. It happens. Be smart people.

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      Thomas 5 years ago

      Ek, some people!

      I've always noticed these pro marijuana people saying the same thing every-time "NO ONE HAS EVER DIED EVER FROM MARIJUANA!", I've SMOKED IT FOR XX YEARS AND I'M FINE!!" its bullshit. I have seen the bad said that people seem to not want to talk about.

      Yes, the marijuana plant itself might not harm you, but what about your BF becoming addicted (mentally or physically) and choosing to buy pot over nappies for your 9 month old baby? or leaving you for days to smoke with mates bc you don't allow it in your house.

      I personally think ppl like it BECAUSE its illegal. Its like someone telling you not to do something and , well, you kinda wanna try it. I think it should be legalized for medicinal purposes only. not recreational.

      But,it its all a grey area!! not every guy who drinks will beats his wife. so i guess it just depends on the person.

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      john abraham linkin 5 years ago

      smelly bastards how can you NOT smoke weed??:s

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      Spiceee 5 years ago

      Why do people think that Marijuana has never killed anyone? How can you be 100% sure that a plant that makes you "high", obviously meaning your not in a clear state of mind to make the best decisions couldn't die from it. Im meaning this without all the different standards toward it. So why couldn't you make impaired judgements that could lead to death? I actually think It's killed lots of people. I'm not 100% against it but I'm not for it either. It's another risk this country doesn't need. If they make it legal the death rate will go up because people will get high and make stupid decisions. I mean seriously let's be real about this. I'm also sick of people using it as an excuse to free the government out of debt. If they made it legal it wouldn't probably make a dent in the debt because more people then ever are gonna grow their own anyways.

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      Shane 5 years ago

      Thank you for this article. I read it all the way through and I have to say you did a pretty good job. I smoke pot occasionally now. I used to smoke marijuana every single day, now I don't. Even though I smoke marijuana I really don't care if it's legal or not. Either way marijuana is still easy to get as long as you have money. So making it legal really wouldn't change anything really. People will smoke it regardless. Oh and the addiction thing I personally think pot is addictive. If you smoke for a long time and then up and quit one day you can have withdrawals. I should know. When I stopped smoking everyday it was hard I'd always wanna smoke. Like all the time.. Now I can smoke whenever I want and stop whenever I want without any problems.(:

      Thanks again,


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      josh 5 years ago

      As u said the smoke is the only bad thing then just make the light bulb vaporizer (no smoke, no smell, gets u high with lessssss ) therefore no smoke no harm :)

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      Kevin 5 years ago

      Here's a fun fact for you stuck up pricks that think weed can kill you, it can't unless you have 1000 doobies! Not once in recorded history has anyone ever died from smoking cannabis! Also the only reason it's illegal is be uase the cotton farms and whatever don't like competition same with the tobacco companies, if anything tobacco and alcahol should be illegal! Also George Washington smoked weed! As well as the declaration of indipenance was written on hemp! Now tell your uneducated friends what I told you, look up the facts

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      nhvgjfjfkg 5 years ago

      weed is the gate way to a better life

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      asdfghz 5 years ago

      you know when people say that there is more tar in weed than there is in cigarettes? well you half to think that when cigarettes are made the growers and producers of cigarettes do stuff to them and put stuff in cigarettes to make them like that and with weed no one does anything to them. the plant just sits there and grows and yeah the smoke is bad and people say its just as bad as running through a burning house. its a fucking burning house your probably going to die. People just take some hits and that's all. Its even not as bad as bad as spending a day in a big city and with all the car exhaust and smog you breath. I would say that's worst than taking some hits.

      I have been smoking for about 2 years now and its probably the best thing that has happened to me. my grades have gone up by a lot, I even drive better and it even saved my life. I was depressed and was thinking about hurting my self and even killing my self I was so sad. But then I started smoking pot and it helped me see the good in life and that i don't half to be sad all the time and it really did save me. now a days i smoke about 4 times a week and I listen to reggae and longboard twenty four seven and am the happiest guy ever.

      so I could go in for days on how weed is good and not bad and if you think its bad then you should smoke a joint.

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      Erica 5 years ago

      I didn't believe pot was good for you at first and believed everything the tv and school said about it...THEN i TRIED it and I'm glad i don't think that way anymore. When people hear the word HIGH, referring to pot, they think of nothing but people parthing, having orgies, no jobs or don't do much work anymore, lazy asses, degenerits etc etc. I am an 18 year old girl who is studying for her GED, me quitting had nothing to do with pot, and stays indoors most of the time. I don't party or have any friends. If I did, I would know how to use the marijuana, meaning when to stop smoking after TOO much. even when you smoke too much i can't see how you can get out of control..that's the PERSON, not the POT. I drink alcohol, my family is Irish and Italian so..i know i'm young but lol:) I get drunk and still don't understand why people act the way they do when they get that way. Like cheating on their partner or something. Even though i know alcohol ISN'T ok for you of course...unless you just drink it sometimes. Anyway, To the people that say they were suicidal at first without it and it saved, i'm happy pot made you happy, but you can't DEPEND on it or that will make you an addict and just knowing any person can't live without it and will go nuts proves go nuts by killing yourself; Js. I have acid refulx, probably something worse since the pills the doctors give me don't work, and i'm going to get an ultra sound, but i get nauseous every morning,almost like i'm pregnant, which is what lots of people thought about me. The pot in the morning relaxes my whole body and puts me in a good mood. I don't suffer from depression, but my mom was bipolar and i have emotional problems that might be because of that..idk, but since i'm friendless and jobless right now, the pot really makes me feel like i have a friend and it takes away my sickness. If i didn't have pot anymore or had to live without it, i would be sad but wouldn't get depressed over it more and more as bad things go on in life, you have to be able to handle what is being thrown at you. Btw.. i'm high as we speak:)

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      Tom D 5 years ago

      Weed is a slow destroyer. Weed ruins lives. Is it that important to get high and risk everything? What is wrong with you people? I come from a drug culture and weed is top on the list. People who smoke weed regularly are for the most part, useless. This is from experience.

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      Jschoollopez 5 years ago

      that crap is stupid stop well i searisley don't care mess up your life if u want idc

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      The part where you said it was dangous to drive while high I am 15 and have driven many times while high and had no problem.

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      Genuine Stoner 5 years ago

      Y'all don't know what yer talkin' about.

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      Steve 5 years ago

      This is quite possibly one of the most ignorant, misinformed articles I have ever come across whilst browsing the internet. I don't usually comment on articles but this just makes me angry. Marijuana overdose? Please don't ever use those 2 words together. Gateway drug? So by that theory milk is a gateway drug for all the alcoholics out there? If anything this article should present the dangers of alcohol and tobbacco on our society, rather than spread rumours about bs propaganda.

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      Oliver 5 years ago

      Please read the article before commenting, if you did then you can clearly see its pro-legalisation. Its quite alarming how many people commented without actually reading.

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      Batch 5 years ago

      Smoke weed ! Why do you need to smoke weed ? You smoke weed because you miss some ? What do you miss, keep you away to be normal ? Do you need weed to resolve your problem ? how long to resolve your problem ? Do you need any weed to be yourself ? Very sad to be people who need drug support for anything . Makes you forget your problem, for how long ? because the problem steel there ! I had a friend who amoke weed, When she smoke it, anybody can do anything to her without her to know what happening to her. She does horrible things, she can't do when she is normal . You can make her do whatever you want . Very sad !!!

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      FoCho 5 years ago

      The only reason given in this article about smoking pot being bad is the damage to lungs part. This is why we have mucus. So really there leaves only one thing bad about pot. If you smoke too much, it makes you lazy. So keep yourself active and you have no problem for your mental state. (or physical)

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      anon 5 years ago

      My husband is a nurse and smokes 10+ times a day...

      He goes to work right after getting high and he brings it to work and smokes it on his breaks...

      I'm glad everyone is in agreement that it's it's not harmful for him to do this and that it should be legal for him to do so...

      I disagree with him working stoned but he just can't go more than an hour or two without it....

      I'm just researching because I was worried about the amount he smokes and if it's effecting his ability to provide safe medical care... but it seems the consensus is that it's not addictive, it's not hurting him and that it won't effect his ability to do his job.

      I've been looking at forums to check info as to it's safety.

      Most of you agree that this is safe for him... thanks for the info!

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      Mark 5 years ago

      I grow my own supply, from which I smoke. I am employed, independent, and never drive while high. After trying almost every anti-anxiety medication known to man, I have found cannabis to be the most effective. Unlike many of the medications I took in the past that were not always effective and caused horrible withdrawal, cannabis has allowed me to feel comfortable in my skin. I can now go grocery shopping on my own without feeling the need to run out of the store in a panic. I can take my dog on walks in areas with heavy foot traffic without having to cut my walks short. I can exercise in public without feeling eyes all over my body. I can engage people in conversations without coming across as weird.

      I lost the best job I ever had due to anxiety and panic. Without my weed, I would be unemployed and living on SSDI. Sadly, at any time, the local or federal law enforcement could come into my home, confiscate my plants, throw me in jail, prosecute me with felonious charges, and basically ruin my life, even though I was harming no one. Getting a job after being released from prison would be a nightmare. I would most likely need some type of government assistance. And for what? Because I found a cure to my problems.

      Perhaps I should appease the status quo, and allow the drug companies to cram copious amounts of drugs down my gullet, even though they don't work for me. At least then I would be a law abiding citizen. As we all know, if something is illegal, it must be immoral. Just as it was once illegal to help runaway slaves. Make the "moral" choice, and live your life in mental anguish to appease the moralists.

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      Mark 5 years ago

      In response to Camille Harris' comment:

      My ex girlfriend has schizophrenia and anxiety. She attributes that to her pot smoking days as a teenager. What she doesn't seem to grasp is that her mother also suffers from schizophrenia and anxiety. I never smoked pot until I was 29, and I have severe social anxiety. I other words, there is no conclusive evidence that smoking at a young age will cause future mental illness problems, especially for those genetically predisposed to mental illness. Genetics plays a huge role in mental illness.

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      UDI 5 years ago

      weed dose cause painc attaks but that is not a sign of an overdose .

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      Wyatt 5 years ago

      Weed may have been partially responsible for a death, like if your driving, and you notice how shiny your nail polish is, and you swerve into oncoming traffic, but the chances of this happening are very slim. No one has ever died DIRECTLY from marijuana though, and marijuana legalization would lower crime rates drastically. Think back to when alcohol was illegal, almost nobody decided to stop just because of prohibition, similar to pot, so there was still a demand. During the prohibition of alcohol, criminals made a lot of money, and had more power and ability to kill people, but the crime rate dropped upon legalization of alcohol, proving that failed prohibitions do more damage than straight up legalization.

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      SmokerMaine 5 years ago

      Weed is not a gateway drug at all. The reason this is considered a gateway drug is because of the fact that it's illegal. Many people come to the realization that weed is not all as bad as people put it out to be. There is actually a lot worse things out there for you. But when coming to this realization people ponder the thought, "well, if weed isn't as bad as they say it is, maybe cocaine, or heroin, or whatever isn't either" Weed being illegal, is what is causing this. LEGALIZE.

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      steve 5 years ago

      i punp fuck out of weed and will carry on to do so if its against the law or not. it makes no odds to me, i get it cheap enough anyway. the downside to leaglizing canabis is that the government will put taxes on it to make it near enough unaffordable. biggin it up in the!

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      sgrenzow 5 years ago

      Marijuana has no ld50 thus overdose is impossible. 2. Eating has different effects? Wrong. It has amplified and delayed if done properly. Do your homework guys he's a hack with no formal education on the subject.

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      Unipone 5 years ago

      You guys should read it before you flip out and threaten to kick his ass because you wrre too lazy too read it and just assumed what he said

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      Natalia 5 years ago

      The governor doesn't legalize weed because if they did, the world would be "healthier" and they wouldn't need hospitals. Thus, many people would loose their jobs and that's why the government created so many diseases. So we can spend our life funds to the fucking hospitals. Long story short, If they legalize weed. They would get a profit but not as much as people ending up in the hospital for alcohol poisoning and HIV, aids, cancer, etc.

      That's also why cigarettes and alcohol is legal.. So they can corrupt us physically and dry us clean from our hard earned money.

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      briana 5 years ago

      smoking is very bad, all you people who smoke is going to have cancer and cancer into your lungs

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      Emily 5 years ago

      i smoke pot everyday, and im in college with good grades. Also if smoking pot helps with cancer, then why would it give you cancer??? LOL. I think that if the government legalized weed then we wouldn't be broke. Are defficite would rise, and are economy would be much better.

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      Daniel 5 years ago

      This article has pathetic scare tactics based on old research designed to scare. The system only allows certain information to pass though sort of like how the media bends stories and how North Korea/Russia is brainwashed. Noticed how all the non-taxed drugs are bad? You'd be surprised how many people live a normal life on drugs. Never put the law or other peoples desires before yours. I only disobey the law when (a) I disagree with it and (b) I can get away with doing what is surely my right. It's my right because I only live once and who is to say that "higher authority" are right or acting in peoples best interests. Govenments fuck people all over the world and you assume this is different just cause other places (in your perspective look wrong). Don't be so closed minded.

      Its your life. Now imagine law changed your perspective on something to make you think it was bad. Told you scare tactics and rumours which are heavily challenged by actual facts...which time and again seem to be overlooked yet these facts disprove these almost ludicrous, dried-up, refined, bullshit myths which have about as much credibility in them as the governments proposals for change and equality do. (think about that too). Then imagine you avoided something which isn't really that bad, especially when compared to alcohol which is much more damaging...wouldn't you feel annoyed that them views had swayed you? Don't you owe it to yourself as an optimist to at least look at the facts to see if it is actually as bad as the say it it...and base your view on stuff you have learnt as opposed to scare tactics. Get some intrigue and some independence...and a will to research real information which doesn't make something sound bad LIKE THIS PAGE OH MY GOD.

      Weed can be bad if your a fucking idiot with it. For it to be bad you'd have to smoke a lot and smoke when you should be getting things done. Just don't be a retard and its fine. Its like a strong cup of tea that makes you a little sleepy if you have lots.

      Here is a list of celebrities who smoked weed:

      1.) Barack Obama. El Presidente de Los Estados Unidos!

      2.) Bill Clinton “…but I didn’t inhale.” Fomer U.S. President!

      3.) Bill Murray. Yep, everyone’s favorite actor was arrested for possession.

      4.) Paris Hilton. Socialite. Night Vision Porn-Star.

      5.) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Basketball star

      6. George W Bush Politician and professional hypocrite.

      7. John F Kennedy. Politician.

      8. Steve Jobs, co-creator of the Apple computer.

      9. Queen Victoria.

      10. Bruce Lee.

      11. Aaron Sorkin, creator of ”The West Wing”.

      12. Art Garfunkel , singer, Simon and Garfunkel.

      13. Abbie Hoffman, Activist.

      14. Al and Tipper Gore Politicians

      15. Aleister Crowley, Author and Famous Satanist.

      16. Alexander Dumas, Author - “The Three Musketeers”

      17. Ali Campbell, Singer with UB40

      18. Alice B. Toklas. Famous Cook - Wrote recipe for Hash Fudge Filmed as. ‘I Love You Alice B. Toklas’

      19. Allen Ginsberg, Poet. Andrea Corr, musician, “The Corrs”. Anjelica Huston, Actress. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Actor. “I did smoke a joint and I did inhale.”

      20. Art Garfunkel. Singer of, “Simon and Garfunkel” fame.

      21. Arthur Rimbaud.

      22. Balzac.

      23. Beatles.

      24. Bill Gates. Not confirmed, just very strongly hinted at in his Playboy interview.

      25. Bing Crosby. Famous crooner of “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”. Now the Film “High Society” makes sense!

      26. Bix Beiderbecke Jazz musician.

      27. Black Crowes, musicians

      28. Bob Denver, Star of “Gilligan’s Island”.

      29. Bob Dylan, musician.

      30. Bob Marley, musician

      31. Burt Reynolds, actor. He left his first wife because of her drug use. But he has been seen in Cannabis Cafes.

      32. Cab Calloway, Jazz musician. Claimed he only used it once.

      33. Carl Sagan, Scientist - SiFi writer - film “Contact” More info here.

      34. Carlos Santana musician.

      35. Carrie Fischer, Actress

      36. Charlie Sheen, actor.

      37. Charlize Theron, Actress.

      38. Charles Beaudelaire, Author.

      39. Cheech Marin, Actor

      40. Chris Conrad, Author and expert on Cannabis Hemp

      41. Chris Farley. Comedian.

      42. Chrissie Hynde, musician.

      43. Chris Rock, Actor, Comedian, Producer, Screenwriter.

      44. Chubby Checker, Musician. Sang; “Lets Twist Again”.

      45. Cilla Black, Musician and presenter.

      46. Claire Rayner, Agony Aunt.

      47. Cody Kasch Actor. TV series Desperate Housewives

      48. Conan O’Brian TV Host

      49. Count Basie, Jazz Ban Leader

      50. Dame Margot Fonteyn, Prima ballerina.

      51. David Bailey, Photographer .

      52. Dan Quayle . Politician.

      53. David Hockney, Artist.

      54. Diego Rivera Mexican Artist

      55. Dion Fortune Welsh occultist.

      56. Dionne Warwick, Famous singer of “Walk on by”.

      57. Dioscorides Pedanius, 1 st cent. AD. Greek physician. Wrote ‘De Materia Medica’, used for 1,500 years.

      58. Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz musician

      59. Dr Francis Crick. Nobel Prize winner.

      60. Dr Lester Grinspoon.

      61. Dr R.D.Laing

      62. Dr W.B. O’Shaugnessy Re-introduced cannabis to European medicine.

      63. Drew Barrymore, actress.

      64. Duke Ellington, Jazz Bandleader.

      65. Elliott Gould. Actor.

      66. Eminem, musician.

      67. Emperor Liu Chi-nu, made medical recommendation for its use.

      68. Emperor Shen-Nung, made first known medical recommendation for its use.

      69. Errol Flynn, Actor

      70. Evelyn Waugh. Author.

      71. Francis Ford Coppella, Film Director.

      72. Frances McDormand , Actress

      73. Fats Waller, musician.

      74. Fitz Hugh Ludlow - wrote ‘The Hasheesh Eater’.

      75. Francois Rabelais. 16 th French author

      76. Friedrich Nietzsche, Used it as a medicine.

      77. Gary Johnson. Governor of New Mexico - Reformer.

      78. Gene Krupa, Jazz musician.

      79. George Gurdjieff , Russian Mystic.

      80. George Melly, Jazz musician.

      81. George Soros, Financier and reformer.

      82. George Washington , grew it and there is evidence that he prepared it for smoking.

      83. Gerard de Nerval French writer

      84. Graham Greene, Author.

      85. Grateful Dead musicians.

      86. Harrison Ford, Actor.

      87. Howard Marks. Ex-smuggler and Raconteur.

      88. H R H Prince Harry, Third in line to the British throne.

      89. H R H Princess Margaret, sister to Her Majesty the Queen.

      90. Howard Stern

      91. Hua T’o Medical use as anaesthetic .

      92. Hunter S. Thompson, Author

      93. Isabel Allende, Chilean author. Mentioned in her book “Paula”.

      94. Jack Kerouac, Author

      95. Jack Nicholson, actor.

      96. Jackie Gleason, actor. Another whom the DEA kept on their pot files.

      97. James Brown, musician

      98. Janis Joplin, musician.

      99. Jane Fonda, Actress.

      100. Jennifer Aniston, actress.

      101. Jennifer Capriati, Tennis champ.

      102. Jesse Ventura, Governor of Minnesota.

      103. Jim Morrison, musician.

      104. Jimmy Dorsey, Jazz musician,

      105. Jimmy Hendrix, musician

      106. Joan of Arc, was accused of using witch herbs (another name cannabis).

      107. John Belushi, actor.

      108. John Denver, musician. He recorded a song about it.

      109. John Kerry . Politician. US Senator

      110. John Lennon. musician.

      111. John Le Mesurier. Actor.

      112. John Wayne, Actor, “I tried it once but it didn’t do anything to me.”

      113. Jonathan Miller, Theatre Director.

      114. Johnny Cash, musician.

      115. Jon Snow, Channel 4 News presenter. (UK)

      116. Julia Roberts, Actress,

      117. Kary Mullis, Nobel Laurate, Biology.

      118. Ken Kesey, Author

      119. Kenneth Tynan, Playwright.

      120. Kurt Cobain, musician.

      121. Larry Hagman, actor, of “JR” fame.

      122. Led Zeppelin, musicians.

      123. Lenny Bruce, Comedian.

      124. Lewis Carroll, Author

      125. Lewis Wolpert, biologist.

      126. Little Richard, musician.

      127. Louis Armstrong, Jazz musician.

      128. Luke Perry, actor.

      129. Louis Hebert, French Botanist

      130. Macaulay Culkin. Actor, Home Alone.

      131. Mark Stepnoski. two-time Super Bowl champ, Dallas Cowboy.

      132. Mick Jagger, musician

      133. Mike Bloomberg. New York City Mayor.

      134. Mike Tyson, Boxer.

      135. Miles Davis, Jazz musician.

      136. Milton Berle, Actor

      137. Mo Mowlam, Minister

      138. Modigliani. Sculptor.

      139. Montel Williams Chat show host.

      140. Montgomery Clift, actor

      141. Neil Diamond, musician.

      142. Neil Young, Musician.

      143. Newt Gingrich Speaker of the US Senate.

      144. Norman Mailer, Author.

      145. Oasis, Noel Gallagher

      146. Oliver Stone, Film

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      john smith 5 years ago

      One thing that really bugs me anytime the marijuana debate comes up is that people insist it's a gateway drug. The only reason you can attribute marijuana to other drugs is because of the people you're forced to come in contact with to acquire it. Drug dealers want to make money, the best way to do that is to get you hooked on other drugs whether it's by lacing your pot or letting you try this "new" stuff they have.

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      ACE 5 years ago

      You know using waterpipes (bongs) or vaperizer reduces the chance of any cardovascular problems

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      zimmer 5 years ago

      What's the point of using cannabis if you cant pass a drug test to get a job ????? Hello you have to take a drug test for about 99% of jobs so if can't work how can you buy cannabis HELLO?????

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      littleJ 5 years ago

      i agree. they should really legalize marijuana.

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      Barbie 5 years ago

      I'm sorry, but this is absolutely ridiculous. NOBODY has ever overdosed on marijuana. It's physically impossible. Look it up. I'm sick of this bias topic. The reason why it's illegal isn't because it's bad for you, it's illegal because it can be used for other things (Such as fuel, medicine, etc) and companies would lose too much money. Of course it isn't completely harmless, but it's safer than ALCOHOL, and that is legal.

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      Hannah 5 years ago

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      mom smoke 5 years ago

      its good to smoke

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      Jacky 5 years ago

      How is This Possible? This can Kill You?

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      jumby6789 5 years ago

      Smoking weed is not harmful from just smoking it or whatever but i do have a friend who was high and thought it would be funny to light him self on fire he is dead (he was celebrating , he got his masters degree in kinestetics at stanford)

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      Joe 5 years ago

      They drug tested at work and I lost my job for testing positive for marijuana. Now, after 33 years of work, I'm idle. Meanwhile, the guy who snorts cocaine still works there. WTF

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      dkraft 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Weed is absolutely fantastic. I'm really unclear as to how anybody could say otherwise. Even if you don't use it personally, there is no denying the medicinal benefits.

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      sheldon 5 years ago

      It's clear what the government is trying to do. Most people that will do drugs are inclined to break the law. So they are making it illegal so that more people will try and then once there is enough of a market they will legalize it and finally get us out of this shithole of a recession they brought us into.

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      Jad 5 years ago

      Marijuana was first made illegal because it was during war times and many people were smoking. smoking marijuana made them think more about the war and everyone started to go against fighting. the government needed people to fight. so marijuana was branded evil and it was made illegal..

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      lawnmow3rg1rl 5 years ago

      There has never been a case of anyone dying from ingesting, smoking, or "using" marijuana. EVER.

      Annual deaths related to firearms in the United States:29,000

      Annual deaths related to prescription drugs:32,000

      Annual deaths related to alcohol: 85,000. Related to tobacco:435,000

      Marijuana: **000**

      Not a single case of death has ever been recorded in the United States, not even reported to have been attributed to the use of marijuana.

      Your "facts" are not exactly facts and I don't think you ought to give an opinion on the different effects of pot, as you obviously don't smoke it. It's okay to chooze, it's OK to have an opinion... but you ought not to lie about things, or imagine experiences you've never had and report them as real. ;] Have a nice day. Peace.

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      GuhEye 5 years ago

      I was very impressed by your post and how many facts you've actually researched and all the true information threw out this, very good job!:) and i respect that you don't smoke weed yet you still did your homework on the subject and fed your readers with the raw truth unlike the government who lies about the subject to their public

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      I read the things you wrote about weed and you obviously haven't got a clue! Weed can be very harmful! I grew up in belgium and weed is pretty common here. When I started everybody was kinda talking like you... It's sad cause... I've seen up close what it does to people. I "personally", even thought the same way you do.But boy did that change! I got a "bipolar shizoaffective disorder because of smoking a few joints. Now I have to take meds until my life ends! One of the people I grew up with became shizophrenic because of weed. While the things I've been through were hell I got out of it but my friend wasn't as lucky. After a few psychotic events it's pretty hard going back to where you were before... The guy I'm talking about is three years younger then me and he was a good guy. Now everybody ignores him because it's impossible to have a normal conversation with him! He's stuck in his world of illusion and unlike me he'll probably never find the way out of the mace. Weed is a gateway drug! I saw nice kids grow in to horrible people that beat up their own parents just because they want another smoke and can't see the limit anymore! it went from bad to worse... And this all because of some harmless weed!

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      Think before you act! everybody that reads this and accepts it as truth... Could end up like me. Think about that. Some teenager enters your site reads it and believes it... Could end up mentally ill for the rest of his life. You know what it's like?

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      As for legalizing weed... I'm for legalizing it. And I'll tell you why. When it's legal it would be more certain that people smoke normal weed.Not weed that's selled on the streets that's boosted for more thc.It could be a way to lower the crime involved with selling weed. It could be a way to monitor who is using weed and how much. And it could make "garbage weed", and illegal selling less attractive. It wouldn't totally stop the crime involved but lower it. And the shops would have to give folders explaining what could happen because of smoking, eating, or drinking it. But my country neighbors showed that there should be some thoughts going in on how to execute it properly.

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      mobster123 5 years ago

      so, the thing the thing about weed is that is pretty real. real shit always comes with the consequence of realness. so if you aint real (Like mr william's gay ass) than don't be mixing and dipping

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      hiiin (; 5 years ago

      uum tf watszz thisszz

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      Some people just need an excuse to do something, so they go look for the words that do not contradict it. And if they still aren't persuaded they try convincing a bunch so they can feel better about it. If you want to do something... Think about what you are about to do! And think about how your actions affect your environment.

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      highazshittt 5 years ago

      if anything this article makes me want to smoke even more

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      blah 5 years ago

      Why is it that when someone doesn't know what they are talking about, always post stupid stuff up like this? One, your grammar sucks for your "Statement" in the first paragraph. Second, I smoke all the time and I don't keel over and die from over eating. Third, if you're dumb enough to eat yourself to death, then good, you're useless to the rest of the world.

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      Cccc 5 years ago

      I find it alarming that so many people wrote, I work 40 hours a week, I get straight A's, Im a productive member of society- I I !and I smoke marijuna. hmmmm you will not be working 40 hours if your arrested for purchasing your illegal substance, wont be in school getting straight A's, and will not be productive at anything...LOL hilerous how people want to justify their use no matter what....

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      tori123 5 years ago

      i heart weed

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      nbh 5 years ago

      LOL everyone should get there facts straight your all idiots .

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      And what are the facts Mr. Knowitall? Please enlighten us... -_-

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      Rupert Mason 5 years ago

      I think you just got some people arrested. I'd call that brain damage.

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      Well Informed 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the most ignorant article I've ever read. I feel sorry for you. You're absolutely, 100% brainwashed by lies and propaganda.

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      Billy 5 years ago

      Jesus Christ is love.......

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      John deer 5 years ago

      Pot is for fuckn hippies, fuck mark emery to he is worthless. Name one successful pot grower? The dumb ass youth of today need to get a job and a hobby.

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      The Green Meanie 5 years ago

      I like a lot of the comments more than I appreciate certain things in the article. But people are being ridiculous about VERY mild inaccuracies in the writing patterns expressed. I do believe that "not many" or "probably a few" or any obviously otherwise unclear statement shouldn't be taken as "I know for positive that there is a case where something has been proven proving this!!!"

      I understand that it lacks certain scientific references where many (including I) would have preferred, but I don't believe that this article doesn't cover many facts about it. Which as I understand is what it was meant to cover, rather than be a fucking scientific research document.

      I smoke or "ingest" weed on a regular basis and am currently so many fucked up to count (yes that wretched grammar was intentional), and it does not in any way impede my ability to function properly. So I do believe that in the responsible hands of someone who knows how to use/abuse/whatever marijuana sufficiently, that it won't alter your mind state for the worse. In other words, I think this topic is well covered as it shows even less "bias" (as many were saying) than actually supplying information about it altering your logic patterns.

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      The happy hippy 5 years ago

      Weed has been proven to be much more harmful than cigarettes. As yes, people do die as a result of weed; have you heard of driving under the influence? I personally dealt with a family friend who was killed last summer while getting her mail by someone who was driving while they were stoned out of their head. Bottom line; you are putting a chemical into your body that alters how it functions. in reality all chemicals in some way is from nature. So put what the fuck you want into your body-god bless; but don't fucking pretend like it is so good for you. Lets be real-you just like to be fucking high; its your body and who gives a fuck what you do to your body right?

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      josh 5 years ago

      For the doosh who said he doesn't smoke it because its illegal, pah haha, it must suck to be you my friend. Only reason its classed as illegal is because the government can't get tax off it, like cigs and beer! Whatever, all I know is legal or not, I be on that kryptonite. Oooosssshhh

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      tanita 5 years ago

      does the smell of weed cause cot death.

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      RL 5 years ago

      We all love pot...We trust on it... :)

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      Dew 5 years ago

      Hey people, take into account that it that it can be either beneficial or bad for you. I know that marijuana in its pure state without all those chemicals to enhance its effects and make it a lot stronger, is obviously better for you, so I fully support the use of marijuana, for medicinal purposes only. My brother knows some people in high school who smoke weed and says that their skin don't look healthy, and that there is one girl who looks ugly from smoking pot and looks a bit old for her age. I've read from somewhere that it can cause aging, well I guess if you're smoking the bad weed, and like a cigarette, it has chemicals. For those who are being harsh to the people who think weed is bad for you, keep an open mind: everyone is different and weed can react differently for each individual. What's important, for those who smoke pot is to know where you're getting it from if you're getting it from some dealer and to know its safe enough to use. If you're growing your own, then you're safe. I don't smoke weed myself, and if you must criticize since I don't know how it feels to get stoned, I've read enough info to convince myself that weed, as I said in the beginning, is either good or bad for you, it just depends on the person, what's in it if its been laced, and how you take it(I've read that a vaporizer is better than smoking). Not gonna risk myself smoking pot cause I've had bronchitis before and I know that smoking in general is going to lead to respatory problems and lung damage. But that's me, and for those who had no problems, then just take into consideration that for some its not gonna go so well for them, health- wise.

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      allyson 5 years ago

      this is total bull shit you wanna know why is because have the stuff this says that are "overdoes effects" aren't really overdoes effects those are the effects of lined weed with shit like cocaine and heroin so this is total bull shit

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      allyosn 5 years ago

      are you talking to me?!?!?!

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      OfTheMedia 5 years ago

      Knowledge bomb incoming:

      Weed is anti-carcinogenic, inhibits the growth of cancer cells, stimulates brain cell reproduction and homeostasis, and has NEVER directly killed ANYONE. Ever. Period. (look it up on JSTOR)

      To begin, I don't care what your impression of me is. Label me, call me a stoner, a pothead, you can even tell me that I'm wasting my life, you have the right to do that. What you don't have the right to do is decide what is best for myself and others. It's not a complicated concept, its called freedom of choice, the Founding Fathers of America believed in it, do you? Secondly, there is nothing inherently bad about weed, weed is just a plant after all. Furthermore, weed is not sentient, meaning that weed does not make the decisions for the user and should not be associated with one's actions. I'll agree that its a mind altering substance and that it can affect how one makes decisions, however they are ultimately the decisions of the individual and the individual, just like in a court of law, should be held accountable. I hear so many people bash weed when they really should be calling to question the integrity and character of the user.

      It's very important to remember that ANYTHING not taken in moderation can be detrimental to your fundamental well-being. Things like TV, junk food, and even exercise.

      What if the country voted on making a specific diet for obese people? ex: no sugar for anyone who's overweight, let's also say that if they don't play along then they get put into jail or 'rehab' where we could monitor their diet and exercise daily. Sounds fair right? And imagine that in addition to this unjust punishment, society also labeled and critiqued you for pursuing personal satisfaction. One of the three unalienable rights yo. "Oh but that's so different!", no it isn't.

      Say what you want about weed (preferably facts), but the belief that you need the government to box you in with restrictions to keep you from smoking it is absolutely ridiculous.

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      Ray 5 years ago

      I don't really care either way, but one negative thing I have seen in "most" of the people around me who smoke is their loss of ambition. It doesn't kill you physically, but it sure does kill the personality.

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      No i apologize for that. I used the reply in your comment by accideent. Harsh words indeed but not meant for you.

      On a side note, i debunked overdosing in the article saying if one were to overdose, they would have to smoke or consume the equivalent of 40,000+ blunts.

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      Pvt. Y 5 years ago

      Children do not allways see the danger in drugs. Not even mature people... Weed is indeed just a plant. But lets speak again when you see someone close to you burn psychologically for the rest of his life because he thought it was harmless.

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      That may be true Ray. I seen it myself in a number of people

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      TheDude 5 years ago

      Man, the only thing that can settle, is that you are a misinformed moron who took the job of teaching "Marijuana 101" but turned it into "Marijuana: Apocalyptic Plant" somewhere along the way.

      Fun Fact. Did you know there is a whole religious group that connects Cannabis to the Bible, and they refer to Jesus as Rastafari.

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      mickey man 5 years ago

      nice hub!!! 10x giy's

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Hey did you know that this article actually speaks on benefits of marijuana and debunks all the false harmful effects of it? Reading is a virtue my friend 0_0'

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Okay this is getting old. Before commenting can you please #@""READ THE ARTICLE THOROUGHLY""@# BEFORE COMMENTING?

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      One word for you Well Informed.......... READ

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      Brian Lawson 5 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      This is very well written and organized hub. Very informative, too. While I don't agree with all of it, most of what I have read is sound. While smoking marijuana is not good for the body in many respects, it is safer than cigarettes and alcohol and should therefore be legal. This was very thought-provoking article. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      A lot of these facts are wrong. No one has died from an 'overdose on marijuana'. 0 people. I see this more as an anti-weed article, attempting to use outlandish logic to sway people. Also, as far as it being illegal, sodomy is illegal too, but I bet you've engaged once or twice...

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      Cameron 5 years ago

      I find that this article is well structured and full of information. But throughout reading it I got a sense of naiveness, its obvious you have intellectual ability but this article seems like a formulation of different readings and evidently lacking first hand experience.

      You speak about overdoes effects; violence and paranoia. Weed is a drug, but you are almost categorising it with the likes of cocaine and ecstasy.

      I think you need to gain some first hand experience because this article lacks depth.

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      chris 5 years ago

      hi to the well educated man who has looked at "ALL" the info on weed HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA maybe if u did true research like a handful of doctors and scientists have done and stoped sucking on the cock of the government propaganda train then maybe u will tell people the TRUTH that weed IS GOOD 4 U and has over 300 cures to its name including cancer maybe u could help and save peoples lives instead of killing them with ur bullshit because u r to fucking dumb to do some real research

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      Randie 5 years ago

      I can't smoke weed because I am allergic, but I am completely for it being legal everywhere.

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      Jaime 5 years ago

      This is stupid. You can not overdose from weed.

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      JasonLA 5 years ago

      Your silly man... please post a comparison of weed VS. alcohol, body effects. Please

      Bottom line, I feel it's my natural moth*rfuqqing right to smoke what ever I want that grows from the ground! I'm so tired of our society being so obvious to advertising

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      CleanJean 5 years ago

      Is this a joke?

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      Holly 5 years ago

      Okay so I'm 18 and I just smoked weed for the first time yesterday with my very experienced druggy friend. It was the first time I ever did a drug or smoked anything..and although it probably did not work because it was my first is not worth it. This article is right about the smoke. Any amount of smoke is harmful to your's just how it is..just like how a tanning bed increases your risk of melanoma or other skin cancers. It's just not worth it in all honesty. My throat was burning terribly - like literally on fire. I had a huge coughing fit and it took maybe 5 minutes to get rid of it, and I had to drink water to calm it down. I had a flemmy throat/cough the rest of the day, and woke up this morning with a horrible sore throat..and a headache. I'm not sick, it's the weed. Never doing it again and it's not worth it enough to invest in a vaporizer because I don't need it to be happy/calm/peaceful. Don't hate on this article just because you're a self-righteous pothead yourself. Most of what he said is logical and I can relate to it and I myself have tried it. Weed will only be safe for your overall health (lungs)if no form of smoke is involved and that just won't happen. I'd prefer being depressed for a while without drugs, rather than high and ingesting smoke into my lungs and harming them every time I need to feel better..which would probably be a lot. So don't be so rude and understand that it's not safe just because it's natural..have to remember the smoke going into your lungs thing..just because nicotine/tobacco are not involved, it doesn't matter. It's the same as going into a burning house with a lot of smoke and doing that all the time..

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      Travis 5 years ago

      In my honest opinion, I have friends that do it, yet I don't do it. I'm 17 and don't plan on it.

      Sure weed calms you down, relieves stress and whatever else; but, why not relieve stress and depression another way? You can be happy, and healthier without it.

      Carcinogens are bad, and the effects it has on the brain.

      Weed should be legalized, that way people won't be so human, meaning that it's human nature to be a rebel, it'll also help the economy.

      All in all, I think life's better off without weed.

      I have nothing against smokers either. Ha

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      sp 5 years ago

      why do police arrest weed smokers

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      Teri 5 years ago

      This article is freakin terrible. I couldn't even read the whole thing because even the first paragraph was terrible. First of all, this sounds like it was copy and pasted from some "stoner" high schoolers school paper. The formatting is ridiculous. "The reason is the reasons"? Seriously?

      Learn how to to write like a professional, and maybe I'd actually like to see your reasonings. I'll prove you wrong either way, but in the meantime, you should do that.

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      Anon 5 years ago

      Look at that troll ^


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      Informed 5 years ago

      It's pages like this that continually keep misinforming the public, marijuana is one of the safest therapeutic chemicals known to man. No one has ever "overdosed" or died from simply using marijuana and the idea that smoking it is harmful to the lungs is completely ludicrous. marijuanas cannabinoids have been show to protect the lungs from cancerous growths, What is harmful is the tobacco rolling papers and cigar papers used to smoke marijuana, and to avoid used a water filtered pipe or completely eliminate smoke from the equation and vaporize. It does not kill brain cells, in fact in studies it has been shown to protect and even promote neuro-cellular growth while eliminating harmful plaque buildup within the brain that causes diseases like Alzheimer's and releasing natural antioxidants in the body which can keep parts of the body from aging. This is only the tip of the iceberg there are hundreds of other positive effects the body can utilize such as pain relief, nausea relief, anti-inflammatory qualities etc... And all without having to buy your "wonder drugs" from big pharmaceutical companies. But be a good slave go buy their products and keep buying the lies they sell you.

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      woman101 5 years ago

      Very informative and great writing!

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      Gerry Cummings 5 years ago

      Marijuana is not even CLOSE to alcohol in the potential damage it can cause to people's lives. I've done EVERY type of mind altering chemical on this planet. Am I bragging? Absolutely not...quite the contrary fool. Before you open your penile pup tent up again and jam you big foot in it, I'd suggest you do some research prior to allowing all of the verbal diarrhoea that evidentially spews out of your "mind" and all over the pages of the internet.

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      @gerry cummings-And how about you start reading articles completely before degrading someone's character. Just saying.....

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      Annelyese 5 years ago

      After reading this article and the various comments I'm beginning to be okay with weed but... it still makes me highly uncomfortable. I don't know what my problem is with it but I become upset and irritable each time my boyfriend talks about it. He used to be a huge pot smoker (he did it REALLY bad) but he quit and has been 2 years off of it. Though he still sheshes with his friends and one day he found some and smoked it with his friends. I'm still upset and hurt that he did that. He also smokes cigarettes, and that hurts me too. I'm still wanting to be with him, and he promised to not smoke weed again and that he's going to quit cigarettes in July to be with me... yet I'm still unsettled about it. He has really weak lungs and is very prone to lung infections too. I don't know... I guess I'm just uncomfortable because of the morals I was raised under and I was so highly influenced from my parents' discriminatory views against it that I have built up that belief of not doing it.

      I just don't want to date a pothead... :(

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      Mark 5 years ago

      Aside from all of the other arguments in favor of marijuana use, consider this: Michael Phelps is one of the greatest athletes ever to walk this earth, and he smokes weed. Professional athletes who always need their bodies to be in tip top shape in order to perform at their best smoke weed. Look how many NFL, NBA, etc... players smoke it. It doesn't affect them at all. Case closed. Smoke and enjoy, friends. :D

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      Tom 5 years ago

      s a retired police officer, I can say that all domestic voilence was due to ahcohol not weed.

      I smoke now that I'm, retired and in my sixties.

      It sure is better then booze and meds.

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      Riley 5 years ago

      "What problems would exist if there was a smokeless weed?" Virtually none. And I got a solution for y'. Use a vaporizer. Clean vapor, no harmful smoke, and it makes your weed last so much longer it's ridiculous. I bought a cheap $40 box vape, and that thing works like a dream.

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      James 5 years ago

      Smoke of the weed won't give you any harm in anyway. The reason is the THC is curing the bad effects of the smoke.

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      mr williams 5 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      no it doesn't

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      Luis 5 years ago

      Either way, I don't think it should be legalized. I don't want my child to be able to obtain it. Maybe for those who are 18 or older. But, my child will not walk next to a man smoking a joint on the street. So, if it's only offered to adults of 18 or older, I support. If not, I don't. Too many times do teens do things just to fit in.

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      Christopher Hernandez 4 years ago

      Your stupid

      you can't overdose on weed not even if you eat it ! Trust me iv polished off an entire batch before

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      mr williams 4 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      You dumb fuck, read before you decide to engage in name calling

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      mr williams 4 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      You dumb fuck, read before you decide to engage in name calling

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      D Swyr 4 years ago

      I think it smells terrible, makes you feel horrible, and doesn't actually relax people. I don't know why they do it? I guess when people are younger they are told it's "cool" and automatically get brainwashed into using it. Also most pot heads I know are not relaxed people. They might think they are but they come off as snappy, irritable, and short tempered. Also they have a lack of patience. For example if you give constructive criticism to a pot smoker (even if they are off pot for a day) about housekeeping, or that they didn't do dishes, or what ever they seem to take it the wrong way and get overly defensive instead of being mature about it. They also think they are being clever when making comments and say something they think is witty but in all reality is insulting

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      Bea Morus 4 years ago

      Since I've moved to Maine I've never met more pot heads in all my life. In this apartment I moved into in a supposedly "Smoke Free" building. Every single neighbor that's lived downs stairs from us has smoked pot. And we have had about 5 different tenants live down stairs from us in the past 3.5 years that we've been here. They ALL smoked pot. It's STINKS! I don't know why people LIE all the time just to get a rent someplace they like??? People are always telling us non smokers to move away or get away from smoke if we don't like it, so I use my hard earned money to move into a "Smoke Free" Building and not only do these idiots smoke cigarettes inside their apartment but they are all a bunch of POT HEADS! I hate Maine they are all a bunch of smelly pot freaks. That stuff smells like diarrhea. I tried pot a very long time ago and it didn't make me feel good. Anyone that I know that smokes pot is actually a TWEAK in reality. It's not like on TV when you see the friendly hippie on That 70s show. In reality every pothead I've ever met is a selfish tweak who often does other drugs. Not to mention lie all the time. You can't trust these people.

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      pris 4 years ago

      most people who are against weed are unintelligent

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      potheads 4 years ago

      weed is a lifestyle. law is a suggestion

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      Xalena 4 years ago

      Okay.. for the most part this guy is right. The most harmful part of marijuana is smoking it. For you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that breathing in smoke is bad for you. The thing this guy seemed to miss here is the plant itself is not harmful, its the adding of all the chemicals that makes it harmful. Plus you do not know what is in most marijuana. Lots of pot, marijuana is laced with other drugs from pcp,cocaine, meth etc. This is what makes it harmful. Most growers want to increase that high, so they alter the plant to do that. I have smoked it, I know the effects on my brain at the time of the high, slowed reflexes, passing out, etc. If you were just talking about the plant itself canbisetiva, its a great herb. There are so many uses for it. If you want to use it for cancer etc.. it should be put in pill form.

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      Tim Abresinos 4 years ago from California

      This is a very informative read. I enjoyed it very much and it reinforced what I know about marijuana. I'm pro marijuana and using the plant goes way beyond just smoking and baking it. Hemp seeds are very nutritious and the many oils can be use for lotions and other body care. It can also be used in textiles and building material. I've read some comments up above and I really only like reading the negative ones against marijuana to see more onto their point of view. Most of the reasons people give for the dislike of weed seem to be an individual subjective aspect in ones life that they can pin the use of marijuana as a generalization. Some of the comments like smoking and driving being the cause of death somehow is all pinned on the fact that smoking marijuana was the cause of death. This seems completely absurd to me. Then I realized wait I guess they didn't think about not driving, but that fact seems to also be pinned on the use of marijuana. The substances that influence your mind can only influence the intellectual integrity that one holds. The biggest gate way drug is the mind, people often mistake misinformation as information. Some people have just been subjected to the same misinformation that they are conditioned to believe that it's correct. Choosing whether buying weed or being responsible also doesn't seem like a legitimate argument either. I mean people will spend hundreds on a new t.v. and spend hours in front of it in their life time. As long you take care of what you need and that's different for every person. Seriously, feeling something is different for everybody, but most people in this world don't know how to feel or don't know how to control how they feel and let the influential waves of the world wash onto them. Sometimes that can lead to misfortune or fortune depending on the universal circumstances laid in place.

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      jake 4 years ago

      ur killing ur heart my friend died yesterday by skoking 3 pipes at the same time

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      No 4 years ago

      Let's get something straight, here Cannabis does not cause cancer, that's ridiculous. In fact, the Cannabidiol contains cancer-fighting properies, among many others.

      There is a symbiotic relationship humans have with this plant. Our brains contain endocannabinoids because our ancestors used this plant so much. We have literally evolved with the plant. To say it's bad is nonsense.

      Furthermore the people who have these ridiculous opinions are those who do not use the plant. That's enough said there, how can you have an opinion on something you don't understand at all? That's just stupidity, shut up.

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      seth irving 4 years ago

      why do so many people like smoking weeds ? tarbacco is the worst weed and then the other weeds but smoking them over time will cause you problems don't start !

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      Zach 4 years ago

      You're a fucking retard spreading a virus, a virus of infectious stupidity, you form opionions based on everything but fact, then spread your idiotic opinions as fact, then these people on this site stupid enough to listen to you spread the trash even further, fact is fact, every single supposed downside to weed has been disproven, the only thing harmful about weed is the Co2 released when burning, which even over dramatic periods of heavy use still may not harm you, and the so called "dammage" is far less if smoked out of a glass piece, vaporized, or turned into a concentrate such as hash, which does not release Co2, or you could eat it. That is as long as you don't put raw weed in your food and take the time to simply extract the chemicals with oil or butter, and oh by the way even if you do eat raw weed it can cause minor stomache irritation but only due to the cilia like hairs on the plant which irritate the side of the stomache, in fact if eaten weed contains many antioxidants, and essential fats and oils we need to survive, and I forgot to mention as long as you don't smoke blunts smoking weed causes dramatically less dammage then the death sticks big tobacco packages and sells with a smile, but in short your a disease preventing our society from furthering itself as a whole, may you actually do your research sometime, and I hope you die of alcohol poisoning, which is a perfectly legal way to die, oh by the way, to all those moronic liars saying you know someone who overdosed on pot, shut your fucking mouth, my sister overdosed on coke, she took a half gram, I smoke about 2 pounds of weed a month ( which is a- fucking -lot) and ill tell you right now there is no lethal chemical in weed, nor has there EVER been a recorded death due to marijuana, don't believe me? Look it up on the department of drugs and alcohol's web page. One love my brothers :) peace

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      OnDaFence 3 years ago

      This article is interesting. I prefer information from one who is experienced with the substance. I've smoked pot nearly everyday for six years and can list a heap more of problems then what was named here. While I agree pot is safer than other substance that are legal there are downfalls as well. I have had plenty of experiences where pot has actually caused more severe depression than sobriety. Perhaps I think too much when I am high, it certainly is not what it use to be. The laughing and carrying on slowly fades away leaving you with just a routine. I also notice that pot makes it acceptable to be lazy and unproductive forcing me to try extra hard to get things done such as the product I was once overly enthused about creating. I use to study high and take test high and have always maintained above a 3.7 in rather difficult classes so there is no problem there. To say that this is not addictive in my opinion is false. Bet a constant pot smoker to take 3 months off, its a good bet but not always a guaranteed win of course. Since I have quit smoking pot life has become much fuller and robust leaving me much better social skill with the ladies and a newly found motivation and ambition. This is all just my half cent worth of opinion but all sides need to be displayed. I will never regret smoking pot as some of my most memorable (what can actually be remembered) moment have stemmed (damn these play on words) from this plant. I will smoke again one day but I believe a lengthy break is a must for all chronic chronic pot smokers.

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      420 3 years ago

      The only harm in weed, is that it pisses your parents off most the time...

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      robbie 3 years ago

      I believe that Marijuana has beneficial effects in some cases and should be legalised to the point that it can be prescribed by a doctor.

      What are the health benefits of marijuana?

      How many people take it?

      In what form should marijuana be taken?

      What are the different varieties of marijuana?

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      Alan 21 months ago from San Diego

      "The first reason to name why you shouldn't smoke weed is because it is illegal" -Stopped reading there...

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      Jessica 2 months ago from Elizabethton

      As an activist for legal cannabis I feel as if your article is not accurate. Actually I know it is in accurate. Where did you get your information? How did you go about your research? I know this is an old post. I think you should update this article.

    Do you smoke weed?

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