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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/21/15
Marijuana. It's a shame that it's illegal in Japan, considering it once had an important role in the culture. Were it legal, I wonder whether anime would become better or worse?

...I forgot about caffeine for a second. But honestly, I would quit drinking coffee if I could.
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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/21/15
opium is pretty rad...

I uhh.. I mean uhh...

drugs are bad?
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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/21/15
Computers. My current rig is ~$2K, and I'm ordering more parts before the end of February. It's been a downhill slide since I bought my first gaming rig in 2008. Seriously, at least drugs are illegal, this is perfectly legit and still destroys your life. As for actual chemicals, nothing, I don't have the money. It all goes into the computer.
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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/21/15
Caffeine is my drug of choice.

And no, it's basically impossible to reach a toxic amount of caffeine from drinking soda or coffee. You'd sooner die from drinking too much water.

Believe it or not, legal drugs are legal because they're reasonably safe. Except alcohol, since the Feds kept getting shot for making that illegal. So, be careful with that drug.
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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/21/15

Zarathustra wrote:

WOW REALLY! Sure glad I also don't drink coffee or soda! And you pretty much know that's bull shit right. Illegal drugs wreck havoc on your brain you get high for a reason.


Wreak havoc on your brain. First of all, using the term "illegal drugs" is pointless because any substance that goes into your body & causes a neurological (physiological) reaction is classified as a drug. Legality is a moral argument that is irrelevant to the physiological manifestation.

Secondly, just wow. Not sure at how far to dumb this down for you, but I'll give it a crack. (pun intended) - "Wreaking havoc on your brain" you are most likely discussing neurotoxicity & damage to the synapses & or synaptic cleft.

Well first I guess I should explain to you how your mind works huh? - In lay man's terms, your mind's functionality occurs through electrical impulses called an action potential. Action potentials are fired from neuron to neuron by changing the electrical potential of the membrane so sodium and potassium ions can flood the neuron's potassium gate, causing an imbalance & a surge (firing) of the next AP.

That tad bit is important to understand why synapses get fried: when neurons are firing AP's - especially when we are discussing abused substances - there CAN be an over firing depending on how that substance effects the cleft. Is it inhibitory, excitatory, etc. Then after that we would have to define what exact neurotransmitter are we discussing because we need to know which pathway system in the brain the neurotransmitters will flow from?

Even if we did get down to it - the fact remains that you are vastly over generalizing everything lol. Most drugs really don't have long term damages or effects, especially if you aren't even a chronic user aka more than 3 times a week. Drugs can simply alter the way your pathway systems function and can slightly modify how your synaptic cleft responds to Neurotransmitters in general. - Alteration of a pathway doesn't correlate to being negative though.

There certainly are harder drugs than others; some that will do quite a bit of damage to your pathway systems & neurons. MDMA is one of them - Serotonin Syndrome is always a real threat if people are abusing it recklessly; however, that argument can be made for almost any substance.

Well - that's a half-assed breakdown. So much more that I'd have to explain and go into to make it a truly informative piece, but hey - im just here to end a misconception so
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Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/22/15
That dank kush
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Posted 1/21/15

Aeso wrote:

That dank kush


From Colorado. I am jealous.
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Posted 1/21/15
Caffeine
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Posted 1/21/15

Aeso wrote:

That dank kush


I want soommmeeee...

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Posted 1/21/15
Mommy and Mr. Policeman said that drugs were bad and that I shouldn't do them.
Posted 1/21/15 , edited 1/23/15

Ctonhunter wrote:

Mommy and Mr. Policeman said that drugs were bad and that I shouldn't do them.


Don't listen to them. They just want to have more for themselves.
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Posted 1/21/15
Anime <3
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Well that would explain why Mr.Policeman thought I was a talking Llama named Ricky. My name isn't Ricky
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Posted 1/21/15
Sleep.
Posted 1/21/15
Anyone want to go on an ayahuasca journey with me?

http://youtu.be/AhEyqMhh1MM
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