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Drugs are bad, mmk. Very bad.


No but seriously I couldn't care less, smoke if you want. Just don't stink up my vehicle!
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My dad knew some people in high school that smoked a lot of pot. He told me that the term 'burnouts' was used to describe people that who had literally 'burnt out' their brains from smoking too much. He said that this was sadly an accurate description of them. I don't know if he was embellishing it to prevent me from smoking, but marijuana is definitely bad for you to at least some degree. Weren't you paying attention when they told you that a million times in school? (it was so annoying)


if you do anything too much you get burned out

Sugar = crash
Caffeine = crash
Weed = crash ( "burnout" )
Alcohol? = blackout/possibly die
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Wow, this has to be the stupidest argument I have ever read in my life. Weed does not reduce curiosity, if anything it enhances it. It does not make you less empathetic or encourage selfishness. Please leave your ignorant assumptions about cannabis at the door. You clearly have no experience with weed and you are creating theories out of fucking memes. How ignorant can you be dude, this is just blatant ignorance right here.


Curiosity involves not only abandoning your own ideas, it involves appreciating others. And for that, you need every working brain cell you can GET. More than some people already have sober, in fact.

To be passive is to accept or reject any sensational idea without a test-drive, just on the experience of accepting it or rejecting it. Because it's different and cool.
Yes, it'll make you "curious" all right, enough to adopt the downright stupidest notions you will probably ever adopt in your life, and spend twice as much effort trying to explain them to people. Whether it's about religion or politics, or conspiracies, UFO's, or political conspiracies, or the conspiracy of religion, or the political conspiracies of hiding UFO's, or whether all four trace back to something the CIA deliberately put in the latest batch from Puerto Rico, one must be awake and aware of one's ideas enough in public to avoid the real longterm damage of weed: The irreparable social damage to one's dignity.

(It also helps one use a thesaurus, to avoid using the same limited words three or four times.)


What damage are you talking about dude? How dumb can you possibly be? Conspiracy theories? Weed doesn't make you interested in conspiracy theories, the fuck kind of assumption is that? You are so ignorant on this subject that I'm not even gonna talk to you anymore. Have fun living in a bubble. Don't bother replying.
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It kills your emotions and your feeling to care about any situation that doesn't affect your high. For example: "Baby crying? So what?" Sure, it removes some stress, but it does so by just making you not care about anything. That is why I view it to be a terrible thing.


That's THE harm--It creates passivity.
Not just passivity about any danger to one's self ("Oh, man, I just posted a YouTube of my falling down three flights of stairs, totally epic fail, lol!"), but about the outside world.
It reduces curiosity, it reduces empathy, it encourages selfishness, or at least to the point of most with a habit, to the point at which you wish the world would stop bothering you, or distracting you away from the Good Times. It causes one to adopt one's own paranoia-fueled conspiracy theories about Why Somebody Else Did It, or Why They're Out To Stop You From Doing Yours, and leap to conclusions about Why Everyone Else Is An Idiot, if something appears on TV that annoys you. (And you'll probably spend most of your time by the TV/computer, rather than go out in public, and shape your own jokes about the world based on corny pop-culture references, which is why anything from the 70's or 80's is insanely hilarious.)

IOW, it reduces your age to back before you tried to develop some independent and meaningful social identity of your own starting out in high school or college.


It only reduces curiosity and empathy in those that already had low levels of curiosity and empathy already. If it encourages selfishness then the user had a tendency to be selfish before weed even came into the picture. I will admit, at certain levels of high I do start to get paranoid but that's only when ive done more than necessary. If you regulate your dosage instead of seeing how high you can get in 5 minutes it can become very beneficial.

I smoke less than half a gram daily just to get that head change. It makes me more excited and energized throughout the day and makes me less socially anxious. I will admit it makes me feel like my brain age has gone down a few years though

All in all it's a medicine, and like all medicine if used improperly it could have negative effects, people just need to know themselves and know their limits. Moderation is the key to a healthy high
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What others wish to do recreationally is fine if they do so in moderation, and it's fine by me as long as it doesn't interfere with normal everyday functioning or harm others, and even moreso if its therapeutic for them medically.
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I personally love it as it has no negative repercussions on my wellbeing.
it does.... it soo very much does.... who told you it didn't??
Its poison for your wellbeing, in small amounts.. sure it can be "fine".. even though to be very sure, don't do drugs at all....


I remember the the old PSA:
"Marijuana can make Nothing Happen for you, too."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWiuHw6Vc4


Although--not unlike factions of certain recent summer movie fans we could name --the stoners' current "weapon", they believe, is that if they all get together on social media, and circle the wagons against any protest, it immediately invalidates the wider social argument and "proves" that "the public's idea is changing".
There is no other group so determined to strategically spin-doctor and market themselves into public sympathy as the sto...(well, okay there is one other one, but that's another discussion. )

Case in point--
When Australia took a page from recent Disney movies (ha....ha........ha.....) to create their metaphor against weed use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sq9FfHWDiE
the reaction by the weed community was to try and discredit the ad--Hawhaw, look, the establishment's trying to use, like, animals to make us stop using drugs...WTF? Looks like they've been smoking something, lol! Hey, remember "This is your brain on drugs", from, like the 80's?--Looks like two eggs in a frying pan to me, dood, faaaaaaaail!

The reaction to Australia's ad online was mostly A) those who didn't get it (what, sharp, curious folks like that didn't pick up on the metaphor?) B ) those who tried to shout it down with parody memes on social media, and C) those who thought it was a Wookie, because....pretty much every joke they ever tell has Chewbacca in it.
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-I dont smoke weed, but I also don't think it should be criminalized either.

There are worse things to get high off.
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Ejanss wrote:


Ejanss wrote:


GooseMcDucks wrote:


LarryMcJutsu wrote:
I personally love it as it has no negative repercussions on my wellbeing.
it does.... it soo very much does.... who told you it didn't??
Its poison for your wellbeing, in small amounts.. sure it can be "fine".. even though to be very sure, don't do drugs at all....


I remember the the old PSA:
"Marijuana can make Nothing Happen for you, too."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWiuHw6Vc4


Although--not unlike factions of certain recent summer movie fans we could name --the stoners' current "weapon", they believe, is that if they all get together on social media, and circle the wagons against any protest, it immediately invalidates the wider social argument and "proves" that "the public's idea is changing".
There is no other group so determined to strategically spin-doctor and market themselves into public sympathy as the sto...(well, okay there is one other one, but that's another discussion. )

Case in point--
When Australia took a page from recent Disney movies (ha....ha........ha.....) to create their metaphor against weed use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sq9FfHWDiE
the reaction by the weed community was to try and discredit the ad--Hawhaw, look, the establishment's trying to use, like, animals to make us stop using drugs...WTF? Looks like they've been smoking something, lol! Hey, remember "This is your brain on drugs", from, like the 80's?--Looks like two eggs in a frying pan to me, dood, faaaaaaaail!

The reaction to Australia's ad online was mostly A) those who didn't get it (what, sharp, curious folks like that didn't pick up on the metaphor?) B ) those who tried to shout it down with parody memes on social media, and C) those who thought it was a Wookie, because....pretty much every joke they ever tell has Chewbacca in it.

Sincerely curious, did something happen to you that made you so sarcastic and cynical? I bet you were once a nice person to interact with tbh.
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Who cares!

By definition it is a miracle drug, so all these people who disagree with this are just plain stupid.

If you don't respect weed, don't smoke it.

It is a state of mind that I have complete control over, the amount of creativity that comes from it, the people who you can talk to about it.

But the world sees it worse than cigarettes, yet I see people coughing up tar and chemicals from their throat from smoking cigarettes . A plant that is given to cancer patients is deemed illegal and wrong, just what kind of world allows that? One that isn't making a profit from it like cigarettes.

That's why it is the people's drug, the people who can make a living from it, and deny the government until they track them down.

I laugh, that's all I do. I can smoke weed one day and not smoke for a month, but other people who smoke cigarettes can smoke for 10 minutes and they can't go without another for 3 hours.

Tell me, where is the addiction here? People are more addicted to something legal than what is illegal.

Fuck, I can't wait to go off grid one day just to get away from all the bullshit. But private property under a green belt is a close second for what I got now
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420 Blaze it
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Humms wrote:
But the world sees it worse than cigarettes, yet I see people coughing up tar and chemicals from their throat from smoking cigarettes . A plant that is given to cancer patients is deemed illegal and wrong, just what kind of world allows that? One that isn't making a profit from it like cigarettes.
That's why it is the people's drug, the people who can make a living from it, and deny the government until they track them down.

Fuck, I can't wait to go off grid one day just to get away from all the bullshit. But private property under a green belt is a close second for what I got now


(And remember kids, there's no harm!--It DOESN'T turn you selfish, isolated, paranoid or passive!)


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Ejanss wrote:
Although--not unlike factions of certain recent summer movie fans we could name --the stoners' current "weapon", they believe, is that if they all get together on social media, and circle the wagons against any protest, it immediately invalidates the wider social argument and "proves" that "the public's idea is changing".
There is no other group so determined to strategically spin-doctor and market themselves into public sympathy as the sto...(well, okay there is one other one, but that's another discussion. )


]Sincerely curious, did something happen to you that made you so sarcastic and cynical? I bet you were once a nice person to interact with tbh.


If you're still coming off the snarkiness of the Atheist thread, take them both as the wages of Public Spin-Doctoring. (Okay, three groups.):
The more a group tries to Change Our Minds, the more the rest of us choose the Hammer over the Flyswatter as a counter-strategy--A group doesn't suddenly become "lovable" just because they think there are "enough of them", and with relative attention spans, some need a little more effective convincing of that fact than others.
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Here is a timeline of the eventual criminalization of marijuana.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/dope/etc/cron.html

The timeline doesn't go into detail about the Marijuana Tax Act that made farming hemp illegal. It has been banned ever since with the exception of WWII when hemp was allowed to be farmed because they saw great benefit in its many uses during wartime, then promptly banned again it once the war was over. Honestly, the amount of jobs that would be created if hemp was legal to farm would be easily in the hundreds of thousands. This is a guilty by association situation. Hemp's cousin is pot. Pot is a small bush, where hemp is as tall as a person, yet they could still be confused for pot according the the tax act.

CBD oil has proven benefits in the treatment of conditions like epilepsy. The below link will take you to a story of a child with hundreds of seizures that had them greatly reduced after taking CBD oil. CBD oil does not make the user high. Every week, it seems there are more studies on the health benefits of CBD for conditions such as pain management and PTSD.
https://massroots.com/blog/behind-the-grow-charlottes-web-strain

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The timeline doesn't go into detail about the Marijuana Tax Act that made farming hemp illegal. It has been banned ever since with the exception of WWII when hemp was allowed to be farmed because they saw great benefit in its many uses during wartime, then promptly banned again it once the war was over. Honestly, the amount of jobs that would be created if hemp was legal to farm would be easily in the hundreds of thousands. This is a guilty by association situation. Hemp's cousin is pot. Pot is a small bush, where hemp is as tall as a person, yet they could still be confused for pot according the the tax act.


A confusion generated by pro-legalizationists saying "George Washington grew pot, y'know!"--No, he grew hemp, and it was the second biggest cash crop with the British Navy's never-ending demand for rope. The same was true for the WWII duration.
Hemp, the kind you see used in health food, has barely a 0.1% of the cannabis needed to be smokable, so if all the woven-basket shops in college towns trying to popularize the legalization of Hemp ranching are hoping it will lead to something, they're only fueling that public guilt-by-association.
The public can't help seeing that anyone who says good things about hemp as a seed or fiber is Up To Something.

And the linked article earlier about the medical-marijuana doctors losing their licenses for dealing out "free passes" only heightens what happened during Prohibition: ("Yeah, they gave up on that because they knew they were losing!"--No, they gave up because they were trying to attack the source, distributor and public blight, namely the corner saloon.)
Those who needed alcohol for medical or religious use could do so only with written permission from a doctor or rabbi--And once that ruling was allowed, thousands of instant dubious-qualified "doctors" and "rabbis" sprang up overnight to put out their shingle for writing waiver forms...Mommy said it was okay.
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relt95 wrote:

My dad knew some people in high school that smoked a lot of pot. He told me that the term 'burnouts' was used to describe people that who had literally 'burnt out' their brains from smoking too much. He said that this was sadly an accurate description of them. I don't know if he was embellishing it to prevent me from smoking, but marijuana is definitely bad for you to at least some degree. Weren't you paying attention when they told you that a million times in school? (it was so annoying)


if you do anything too much you get burned out

Sugar = crash
Caffeine = crash
Weed = crash ( "burnout" )
Alcohol? = blackout/possibly die


My dad said they were burnt out even when they weren't smoking. That is much different then sugar, caffeine, or alcohol (whose crashes or blackouts are only temporary).
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I smoked weed every day for almost 10 years. I used it to self-medicate and it probably helped more than it hurt. But I did become psychologically addicted, and deciding to quit wasn't easy. At one point I was very dependent on it. But I quit for several years, and now I only smoke occasionally.

I think it should be legalized for recreation and regulated like alcohol. I think it is mostly harmless, but just like lots of other things it can be abused. Moderation is key.

I don't care for "weed culture" or whatever it's called. Weed itself is fine, but many people who make it the center of their life come across as stupid and annoying. Even when I was smoking all the time I thought the cultural movement behind weed was largely annoying. People can do what they want though.

Medically I think it needs more research. There are undoubtedly legit medical uses but there's also a lot of bullshit claims.
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