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Should marijuana be legalized?
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catex wrote:

One of those posts is mine.

Listen, when you are dying of cancer and you're in severe discomfort or pain - shouldn't you have a right to die with dignity? Why suffer needlessly when you could have something to relief those pains?

Secondly whatever happens to the concept of taking personal responsibility?

I don't smoke weed and I educate my younger brothers heavily enough to ensure that they know what they are dealing with for the day they are offered marijuana (ideally they would refuse but I'm realistic enough to know they might give it a try), but it doesn't mean we should decide what's best for other people who are old enough to make decisions for themselves.

If we trust people to make decisions whether to drink, smoke cigarettes or drive, then we sure as hell should trust people to decide whether to smoke marijuana or not.


Trust me, those responsible persons only include 0.00000000000000000001% of the world's population...
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^ That's what morphine's for. The only reason that stuff relieves pain is because it stones you.

I'm telliing you I don't believe that stuff will help you, it will just mess you up more. You said you have brothers, if weed is legalized it will be easier for them to get ahold of it. I can understand that some people mean well but there are always those who abuse it.

I believe those people who say smoking weed is great pain killer/medicine are really pathetic playing on sick people like that! And what's next!?! Why stop there? You can also legalize paint sniffing and other inhalants. Some people say crack's good for you. but is it.... NO!

I won't be surprised if in 20+ years they come up with proof that weed is bad for you...

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latanya129 wrote:

^ That's what morphine's for. The only reason that stuff relieves pain is because it stones you.

I'm telliing you I don't believe that stuff will help you, it will just mess you up more. You said you have brothers, if weed is legalized it will be easier for them to get ahold of it. I can understand that some people mean well but there are always those who abuse it.

I believe those people who say smoking weed is great pain killer/medicine are really pathetic playing on sick people like that! And what's next!?! Why stop there? You can also legalize paint sniffing and other inhalants. Some people say crack's good for you. but is it.... NO!

I won't be surprised if in 20+ years they come up with proof that weed is bad for you...



why cant people first get information and than post!?
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^ It's the internet, we're lucky if the posts are correctly spelled.

I hope someone reads this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_issues_and_the_effects_of_cannabis
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mauz15 wrote:

^ It's the internet, we're lucky if the posts are correctly spelled.

I hope someone reads this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_issues_and_the_effects_of_cannabis


Lol...although we are talking about substance abuse...that will definitely kill you...like taking a bottle of tylenol a day....*shivers*
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ah you read quite fast I see. Read it again
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mauz15 wrote:

ah you read quite fast I see.


Lol I have already read this before....I just skimmed through it again quickly....
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Then why bother posting so vaguely?


2. Marijuana does exhaust some vital stuff in your body...which therefore causes disruption in the balance of your body
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Then why bother posting so vaguely?


2. Marijuana does exhaust some vital stuff in your body...which therefore causes disruption in the balance of your body


well it does introduce carcinogens in your body....its like saying drinking low levels of alcohol is "safe" but in this case drugs cause more damage.
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latanya129 wrote:

^ That's what morphine's for. The only reason that stuff relieves pain is because it stones you.

I'm telliing you I don't believe that stuff will help you, it will just mess you up more. You said you have brothers, if weed is legalized it will be easier for them to get ahold of it.
If marijuana was legal and available only to those over 18s, it'll be harder for those under 18s to buy some. You're 16 - can you easily buy alcohol? It's reasonable to guess that it's no. I can get acid or other drugs any time I want, yet I have problems buying alcohol if I didn't have ID to prove I'm 18. If marijuana was regulated, then it's unlikely those under 18s could easily get their mitts on it.

I can understand that some people mean well but there are always those who abuse it.
Right, it's called "irresponsibility". Sex, booze, substance abuse, mistreatment of animals and children ... such is life. Smoking tobacco is illegal to those under 20 in Japan, yet many do it. Booze is illegal to those under 21 in the US, yet many drink it.

There will always be a number who abuse it and equally, there is a number who wouldn't. Refusing or supporting to decriminalise marijuana doesn't resolve this issue at all.

I believe those people who say smoking weed is great pain killer/medicine are really pathetic playing on sick people like that!
But it's sick people themselves who want it. Are you saying those sick people sick and pathetic?

And what's next!?! Why stop there? You can also legalize paint sniffing and other inhalants. Some people say crack's good for you. but is it.... NO!

I won't be surprised if in 20+ years they come up with proof that weed is bad for you...
I said this before and I'll say it again: no one is saying weed is good for you.
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mauz15 wrote:

^ It's the internet, we're lucky if the posts are correctly spelled.

I hope someone reads this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_issues_and_the_effects_of_cannabis


I've read some of this before, and it talks about extension into the research of marijuana. It never says the drug will or will not do something, it only says "risk this" and "risk that" and "maybe there will be problems with" and "increased chances of"

Ex. There are risks of testosterone/sprem reduction. Increased chances of mental/mind related illnesses. and there might be a chance of a unborn child being effected....





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This is why people bluntly used freons without thinking about future consequences. Same goes for alcohol, smoking and DRUGS.
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carcinogens can be found even in snack foods and sodas, etc etc etc.

Cancer risk

Cannabis smoke contains numerous carcinogens; however, scientific studies have failed to show higher cancer rates in cannabis smokers. A study published in 2006 by Donald Tashkin of the University of California, Los Angeles, the largest study of its kind, concluded there is no link between smoking cannabis and lung cancer. A study published in 2006 on a large population sample (1,200 people with lung, neck, or head cancer, and a matching group of 1,040 without cancer) failed to positively correlate a lung cancer risk. The results indicated a slight negative correlation between long and short-term cannabis use and cancer, suggesting a possible therapeutic effect. Cellular studies and even some studies in animal models suggest that THC has antitumor properties, either by encouraging programmed cell death of genetically damaged cells that can become cancerous, or by restricting the development of the blood supply that feeds tumors. Prior, a 1997 study examining the records of 64,855 Kaiser patients (14,033 of whom identified themselves as current smokers), also found no positive correlation between cannabis use and cancer. A Research Triangle Institute study concluded that THC, a dilative agent, may help cleanse the lungs by dilating the bronchi, and could actively reduce the instance of tumors. Additionally, a study by Rosenblatt et al. found no association between marijuana use and the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Cannabis smoking is not suggested to prevent cancer or lessen the carcinogenic effects of tobacco.

http://www.norml.org/pdf_files/NORML_Cannabis_Smoke_Cancer.pdf
http://www.springerlink.com/content/l221477720240752/
http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20060523/pot-smoking-not-linked-to-lung-cancer
http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2000/108-10/correspondence.html#thc


catex wrote:
I said this before and I'll say it again: no one is saying weed is good for you.


Exactly

and explain "vital stuff"
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Marijauna isn't good for you. But then again in some ways alcohol can be much worse. Much worse for health, road safety, domestic violence, you name it. Many people in the legal field view marijauna regulation as a failure of law. That is, a large part of the public engages in the illegal activit and does not view it as morally wrong (similar to the prohibition of alcohol in the 1920's, but less extreme). I think it should be legalized in the USA for this reason. It is a law that is both useless and costly.
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Lol like I posted up there....society will never know or stop until something happens. And if something does happen, it will be a blunder that the government allowed this monstrosity. We are certainly not aware than it has no significant good effects and extensive research so far has not shown any definite good or bad findings..just risks, like carcinogens.

But drugs is a "complex" compound and the body has to break it down...thus abuse is not a good idea.

I would definitely laugh at those people who say that drugs is good and harmless to ur health, if ever, God forbid, the drugs make a heavy upheaval in society.
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