Even with tons of evidence that marijuana is not harmful, and in fact is beneficial for many, many illnesses, people who are marijuana users are still looked at in a bad light by many politicians and people in our country. Is the evidence being ignored? Should people change their opinions when new evidence is brought to life? At what point will marijuana users just be looked at like a norm, or at least in the minimal dislike that is shown towards moderate drinkers and tobacco users?
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Marijuana is addictive but that doesn't have to make it harmful. Please understand for every idiot pot head you see there are plenty of working average ppl getting by you never see. I'm thankful you are at least pro medical. I'm waiting on my state!
Drunk drivers are much scarier than THC impaired drivers. Pot users drive slower, they dislike driving in the first place, and they would rather not drive at all if they don't have to. Live close to a bar and count the fatalities for each class.
Austin star, I almost ran into a pot smoker last month because they just stopped their car, looking for the pot shop. It is only a matter of time before pot DUIs catch up. One pot DUI is too much, same w/alcohol. Problem is getting worse.
Legalization and putting the same laws that are used with alcohol in effect could help that situation. There will always be a few idiots in any group, but they should not set the view or standard for all of them.
Congratulations on being an alert driver. But how did you determine that pot was the problem for the person just stopping their car? Did you run a drug screen on them? Or was it just a stupid driver?
Austin Star, the only thing open at 7:30pm in the little area of shops was the pot shop. And I see the same cars over and over again. On the local news last night, there was talk of a backlash against the shops. Lots of regret.
None of what you just said proves that the driver you are referring to was influenced by THC.
Nothing more to say. Get back to me when they legalize MJ in your state. Good luck.
Very good answer, and I agree with 100% of it!
Is "better judgment and planning" something we can reasonably expect from people who would be taking mind-altering drugs in the first place? The whole privaledge of being able to drive a motor vehicle brings with it a need for responsibility.
Who told you substances have the ability to alter your mind? I can assure you that is not a necessary effect.
Alcohol, pot, speed, they DO alter the mind. Why else would ANY of us use them? The mind alters its pattern of thinking in some way as a result of the drug.
Whether any of us considers that change to be advantageous or not is open to opinion.
As you wish. I happen to know otherwise. All is mind.
There is not a single prescription medication that doesn't have a side effect of possible death. You are forming a negative opinion based on SOME. My medications make me a zombie. Low THC high CBD does not cause laziness or tiredness.
TW, the people you are referring to never had motivation in the first place. I've noticed many different personality types in pot smokers, some become very creative and productive on thc.
Ppl against it also don't seem to comprehend that there are different strains which give different results. I know many professionals who smoke and make over $100K a year. Why? Because the MJ isn't what makes a person lazy, some ppl have no ambition.
There are potheads just like there are alchoholics. I live in WA state where recreational pot is now legal. I have marketing clients in that industry. I am often impressed by the brains behind the research & scientists - high or not, they're SMAR
I agree 100%!
Actually there have been several medical studies following chronic smokers from teen yrs through mid 30's and they found no link between MJ use and depression. Govern. ran studies had prev. "found a link" but independent studies find none.
In fact independent (non government pockets) find links in HELPING with depression. I'm sorry Ur friend passed, but likely it had little to do with his MJ consumption. As w/ all "drugs" legalization should be for adults only though, in my opinion.
Your answer reminds me of a post I read on Facebook that said. "If everyone in the world smoked marijuana at the same time, We'd have peace for 3 hours".
Once again, check the facts. More people are killed by drunk drivers than by pot smokers, a LOT more!
Yes, true, but that does not make even one person dying due to a pot smoker driving high okay.
Actually you are wrong about your first point. CBD Oil is great, but THC actually works both on its own and with CBD to produce medical benefits. So UR answer basically says punish those who do it right because of the ones who don't? What abt edible?
RT, then the answer is to make alcohol illegal, right? That worked so well before. Maybe we should just outlaw stupid drivers because they kill people in accidents too.
Heeheee, it really is a shame stupidity can't be outlawed! However, laws can't change a heart/mind about what is good and right. Re outlawing alcohol, just because people won't tolerate it does not mean it's not a good idea. Docs agree there, too.
My ? to U RT is why would you want to make something illegal if it could help ppl? I could get off of $600 worth of meds a month and pay $90 a month instead for something far more helpful w/ less side effects. Why keep it illegal when proven good?
I simply do not want it legalized for the open market like cigarettes because as with all meds, harm as well as help can be their result. The problem that needs solving is big pharma. I hope the best for your needs.
Valid point. No smoke is good for lungs, and the best way to consume any herb is through eating. The only laws in my state say it's horrible both for fun and for medicinal use. Good ole south. We will probably be the last to legalize it for medicinal
Everything is bad in excess. A lot of people assume that supporters also support drug "abuse". I don't. Abuse is consuming too much. In moderation though it is wonderful for so much.