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What do you think about cannabis?
Posted 10/9/12

Rito2Ru wrote:


tofukins wrote:

This is a bit awkward. I read it as 'What do you think about Cannibals'

Like what others have mentioned, I think it's okay if it's actually been used for medicinal reasons.



28509149 wrote:

Oh my damn. Thought it said 'cannibals' for a second.

What have you two been smoking while bonding? lol



Bondaments. You should try it.
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Posted 10/9/12
My, my someone's awfully defensive. Just because I'm not really for pot doesn't mean I condone drunk driving either, buddy.
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Posted 10/10/12

Sognidolci wrote:

My, my someone's awfully defensive. Just because I'm not really for pot doesn't mean I condone drunk driving either, buddy.


My point was that excessive drinking is acceptable, tolerated, and encouraged in our society and has horrible consequences... but you want to criminalize people who smoke cannabis casually because some people can be annoying?
Posted 11/9/12
its awesome >.>
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Posted 11/9/12
pass that shit
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Posted 11/9/12
Cannabis most likely isn't gonna kill you. It's a lot more harmless than other drugs, like meth, or PCP.

But it's not good for you either! You're smoking it, aren't you? Smoke damages the lungs. Doesn't matter if it's tobacco, cannabis, or even just paper. Human beings breathe oxygen, not soot.
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Posted 11/9/12
You can eat it or vape it if you're concerned about that.


A lot of studies have had trouble coming to the conclusion that marijuana causes cancer, but I'm not entirely convinced smoking it is completely healthy like all the pro-decriminalization groups claim.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
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Posted 11/9/12
Just sayin, tobacco companies would really love cannabis markets with high cost of entry. Just keep an eye on regulations attached to legalization, as they will probably greatly benefit companies already equipped to mass grow and produce.
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Posted 11/9/12
I think it's good that we can get a lot of income by taxing cannabis, BUT I have to say people who smoke pot too often become hollow empty shells of the person they used to be. There are wayyyy too many people at my school that smoke too much pot, and all they do is smoke more and do stupid things that gets them constantly in trouble. (not to mention they think they know everything because pot "opens" the mind)

It's sad really.... I'd support it if I knew that people wouldn't be so controlled by it, but personally being surrounded by a bunch of stoners is not an ideal of mine.
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Posted 11/9/12 , edited 11/9/12

mesomuffin wrote:

I think it's good that we can get a lot of income by taxing cannabis, BUT I have to say people who smoke pot too often become hollow empty shells of the person they used to be. There are wayyyy too many people at my school that smoke too much pot, and all they do is smoke more and do stupid things that gets them constantly in trouble. (not to mention they think they know everything because pot "opens" the mind)

It's sad really.... I'd support it if I knew that people wouldn't be so controlled by it, but personally being surrounded by a bunch of stoners is not an ideal of mine.


I have to agree completely on the point about people that smoke too often can lose themselves in it, though I think it would be more accurate to say that people who can't control their impulses to smoke will ultimately lose opportunities because of it.

Not to get off on a tangent, but I've seen this "fork in the road" firsthand with two friends of mine. Both were star tennis players in high school and pretty well rounded academically (Straight A students). We all ended up going to the same college and they started smoking weed together. Grades fell and one of them (call him A ) dropped out to get a job with the plan of restarting the following semester. The other student (Call him B ) continued to go to school and they both continued smoking, pretty much every day (either weed or some jwh derivative also called spice).

Fast forward a couple years and you see where the fork happened. A still hasn't gone back to school (he did once and failed the semester due to lack of attendance, probably from getting high) and lives on his friend's couches (he's now 25) while B noticed he had a problem and decided to stop smoking entirely (his job tests randomly and all his jobs are like that on purpose as incentive) and is now continuing with his M.D. Ph.D degree.

Anyway, moral of the story when it comes to any drug. All drugs change somethings in the body, in fact my father (a doctor) always used to tell me, "All drugs are poisons" and it's completely true, since any drug you take is "poisoning" your body into working in a way that it doesn't want to at that moment.

More to the point, "recreational" drugs generally change "normality" into an altered state of perception, which is why they are considered fun. The problem is not with the drug, but the person. If the person decides they want to live in that altered state instead of boring "normality", then they are giving their willpower over to drug.

Anyway, to answer the original question. I think cannabis is unique and incredible interesting from every angle. It's the only thing I know of which is physically impossible to overdose on with most methods of administration, and it's pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action in the body are astounding. If used properly it could be a great medication to help ease the pain of many patients without resorting to the use of more dangerous and less effective medication. But, as it is a drug, it also holds the potential for abuse, so each person must make the decision for themselves before using it, and take all necessary measures to make sure their opportunities and possibly future remains intact.
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Posted 11/10/12 , edited 11/10/12
I'm a fairly regular cannabis user myself. I go to kickbacks a lot, as well as afterparties for club nights. Cannabis is as prevalent as alcohol (IE. It's always there).

I don't own my own piece for smoking and I never smoke alone, but I've gotten enough experience with cannabis during the last two years to know for a fact that it's safer than alcohol. I find that if I smoke several days in a row, I will develop a craving, but it's nowhere near as strong as a nicotine craving is. I will also feel slightly dumber, but that goes away after a few days without using it. Nitrous oxide, on the other hand, makes you feel like complete retard even on the following afternoon.

Weed makes people mellow. I have a lot of acquaintances I party with so we've seen each other in all sorts of altered states. I've seen plenty of angry or sad drunks. Weed....not so much. Not at all, actually. Even E will sometimes cause bad rolls when people take it at the wrong time, but I've never seen a bad high. Some people aren't too different from their usual selves when high, they might just talk more and seem slightly more relaxed. Others get really mellow and talk incoherently. High people are more reasonable than drunk people, though. That's for sure.

Honestly, sometimes we do dumb things when high, like hang up random ugly paintings by standing on broken chairs, but nothing like beating people up or driving when completely stoned. People are way more prone to being overly emotional and dangerous when drunk. Being high just makes you sleepy and hungry. You don't see high people nearly die by choking on their own vomit or fly into a black rage and hurt even their friends.

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Posted 11/10/12
what do i think about cannabis? *drools

rofl.
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Posted 11/10/12 , edited 11/10/12
It's a recreational hazard.

Which has also been legalized in Colorado and Washing State here in the U.S.

Seems legit.
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Posted 11/10/12 , edited 11/10/12

cruentus wrote:

Personally, I believe cannabis is much safer than alcohol and people do less stupid stuff, including violent behavior. In fact, while influenced by cannabis, it is difficult to be angry and it discourages violent behavior which is the exact opposite of what alcohol does to people. I believe that if you replaced every drunk driver with one that is just high, there would be far fewer deaths and injuries, but it should not be considered safe to drive while high (but relatively safer when compare to drunk).

So, I was curious what the people here thought about cannabis. What do you know about it? What do you want to know about it?


You can list all the positives you want, but it doesn't overrule the fact that it's a harmful substance...
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Posted 11/10/12
Well, I think it should be used for the very sick people not for people who want it just to be enjoying themselves.....
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