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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Hell something as benign as holding your breath kills brain cells. It is a natural part of aging. I don't think weed makes it any worse than just being alive, lol. I would not suggest developing adolescents smoke it, but adults? If that is your thing I have no problem.
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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Hell something as benign as holding your breath kills brain cells. It is a natural part of aging. I don't think weed makes it any worse than just being alive, lol. I would not suggest developing adolescents smoke it, but adults? If that is your thing I have no problem.
    Yeah weed is good for you...I cant wait for the next study that says weed is full of antioxidants and will extend life and actually raises IQs and everyone should roll a few fatties a day...after all weed made the USA great...just look at our history its full of pot heads doi making miraculous discoveries...and just look at how super healthy all long term heavy use pot heads are....yes Smoke lots of weed its a win win...lol its amazing what people will say and conjure up to support anything they want and they want it right now...
    Nah weed has no ill affects...it will be great to have all of society so inclined whacked on weed all the time...but damnit BAN THOSE CIGARETTES..second hand tabacco smoke kills...but second hand weed smoke is a beautiful aphrodesiac medicinal in content and heals those that inhale it second hand from all the heads.

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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Hell something as benign as holding your breath kills brain cells. It is a natural part of aging. I don't think weed makes it any worse than just being alive, lol. I would not suggest developing adolescents smoke it, but adults? If that is your thing I have no problem.
    however, even for adults how the drug is used can be significant.

    recreational use is quite different from lifestyle use .... excessive use of any drug can be damaging, including legal drugs. (alcohol is legal, for example, however excessive use of this drug is linked to violence (including family violence), sexual abuse, accidental death and injury, suicide, as well as long term serious health risks) while possibly not as bad, excessive use of marijuana can also be linked to some serious adverse outcomes.

    even adults should be mindful of this.

    marijuana is linked to psychosis in some cases, however this is usually associated with use at a younger age, and MAY be linked to genetic predisposition to illness.
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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Yeah weed is good for you...I cant wait for the next study that says weed is full of antioxidants and will extend life and actually raises IQs and everyone should roll a few fatties a day...after all weed made the USA great...just look at our history its full of pot heads doi making miraculous discoveries...and just look at how super healthy all long term heavy use pot heads are....yes Smoke lots of weed its a win win...lol its amazing what people will say and conjure up to support anything they want and they want it right now...
    Nah weed has no ill affects...it will be great to have all of society so inclined whacked on weed all the time...but damnit BAN THOSE CIGARETTES..second hand tabacco smoke kills...but second hand weed smoke is a beautiful aphrodesiac medicinal in content and heals those that inhale it second hand from all the heads.
    1) How many miraculous discoveries have you made period? Sober or not.

    2) The best way to use weed is via a vaporizer. There is zero smoke so there is nothing to damage your lungs. Just heated air with THC.

    3) How many times have you smoked weed? You seem to be a real expert about it.
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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    1) How many miraculous discoveries have you made period? Sober or not.

    2) The best way to use weed is via a vaporizer. There is zero smoke so there is nothing to damage your lungs. Just heated air with THC.

    3) How many times have you smoked weed? You seem to be a real expert about it.
    I never smoked weed...nope never tried it either...but ive arrested dozens up on dozens of heads...and ive been around them enough to know the real truth...truth based on reality....seriously im at the end of the line...nothing changes for me...legalize weed I dont really care...gay marriage I dont care just dont ask me to support those things because I will not...but if they happen so what wont change my last days one iota...but you cant bull**** me either that weed is good for you or its not harmful thats just a damn lie
    One more thing..just because you suck on joints doesnt make you an expert on anything not on weed either...just makes you a head
    So how do you justify banning cigarettes and wanting to legalize weed...its proven that smoking weed you inhale deeper and weed creates lung disease just like cigarettes...you seemed to have glossed over that.

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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    To begin with, I don't use mind altering drugs...except for coffee. That said, I have in past years used many drugs to excess and abusively so. I'm an addictive type person. I dig anything that makes me feel good.

    In my humble opinion:

    We don't live in glass boxes. Everything we do nearly always has some type of effect on others.

    BUT IF WE DON'T LEGALIZE and employ regulated distribution and use for EVERY DRUG known to humankind, societies will never take on the responsibilities of dealing with the issues that revolve around addiction.

    The vast majority of people don't and won't use drugs in a self-destructive manner.

    There is a trillion dollar business called "Prisons" that sure as hell don't won't drugs legalized. Drug cartels don't want drugs legalized. Our own government loves spending taxpayer money on something called "The War on Drugs" when they clearly know that it is objectively, a complete failure, but it contributes to the employment of a lot of people.

    Public fear is what continues to make drug use the systemic problem that it is.

    With all of the money associated with illegal drug use...could actually be put into research that helps science discover ways to end addiction problems.

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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    To begin with, I don't use mind altering drugs...except for coffee. That said, I have in past years used many drugs to excess and abusively so. I'm an addictive type person. I dig anything that makes me feel good.

    In my humble opinion:

    We don't live in glass boxes. Everything we do nearly always has some type of effect on others.

    BUT IF WE DON'T LEGALIZE and employ regulated distribution and use for EVERY DRUG known to humankind, societies will never take on the responsibilities of dealing with the issues that revolve around addiction.

    The vast majority of people don't and won't use drugs in a self-destructive manner.

    There is a trillion dollar business called "Prisons" that sure as hell don't won't drugs legalized. Drug cartels don't want drugs legalized. Our own government loves spending taxpayer money on something called "The War on Drugs" when they clearly know that it is objectively, a complete failure, but it contributes to the employment of a lot of people.

    Public fear is what continues to make drug use the systemic problem that it is.

    With all of the money associated with illegal drug use...could actually be put into research that helps science discover ways to end addiction problems.

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    it is pretty clear that current strategies don't work.

    quite possibly you are right. what percentage of the population are alcoholics? alcohol is a more addictive drug than marijuana.

    drug abuse is a health issue rather than a legal issue. having some degree of control over supply may well be an effective form of harm minimization, although better mental health care may also prevent people developing dependencies in the first place.

    the us has an incarceration rate higher than any other country - and a lot of the prison population is in there over drug offences.

    something isn't working.
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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    They tried to control addiction in the 70s when they stuck methadon clinics in every major city that incorporated the handing out of free legalized drugs along with counseling...IT FAILED MISERABLY...it was like collecting unemployment...you had to go to the counselor tell them what you did since the day before you got your free fix to get your next free fix.
    Then all of a sudden they realized they had methadon addicts running around, drinking cough medicine and buying illegal cebas off the street to enhance and extend their artificial heroin high of methadon.
    Then guess what happened next ? they started selling meth on the street illegally....this assertion that someone legalizing drugs is going to minimize addiction is crap and its just going to make it easier to get and easier to start using for people who dont who may be inclined. Many weed smokers are cross addicts
    I get a real kick out of anything that a group wants access too how all of a sudden it miraculously becomes good for you and they conjure up all these reasons WHY its better for society....lol...
    Yet the govt spent billions on its war against cigarette smoking and that was ok...and they want cigarettes banned as a health issue yet somehow weed smoke isnt....lets legalize peyote too..

    To the person that said alchohol is addictive as weed that is total nonesense....millions of people everyday drink a glass of wine with dinner and thats it...or have a beer with lunch they dont get high and they dont have to have it...but weeds one and only purpose is to get you stoned...there is no inbetween there is no smoking weed in moderation...its either straight or whacked..

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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by marywollstonecraft View Post
    it is pretty clear that current strategies don't work.

    quite possibly you are right. what percentage of the population are alcoholics? alcohol is a more addictive drug than marijuana.

    drug abuse is a health issue rather than a legal issue. having some degree of control over supply may well be an effective form of harm minimization, although better mental health care may also prevent people developing dependencies in the first place.

    the us has an incarceration rate higher than any other country - and a lot of the prison population is in there over drug offences.

    something isn't working.
    What? Drug abuse is a personal responsibility issue. Personal responsibility is not a medical/mental health issue. This is the biggest problem of a secular, "me first" society. Signs, warnings and laws are useless to stop speeders on our roadways for those that will NEVER think of the danger that they place themselves (and others) in as they decide that, since leaving earlier is no longer an option, driving faster is OK (just this once and I am such a careful driver). The same "me first" and I am "smarter than the average bear" attitude allows morons to assure themselves that they are above any substance abuse problems; once "jooked" then they want somrone (other than themselves) ans their moronic "me first" attitude to blame. Show me some "proof" that use of weed, booze, tobacco or any other "recreational drug" is a "mental health" problem? Are all users of these recreational drugs "mentally ill" or perhaps are some, with no personal responsibility and self control, simply looking for a "boogie man" to pin their troubles on?
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    Re: Marijuana and IQ Damage

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I never smoked weed...nope never tried it either...but ive arrested dozens up on dozens of heads...and ive been around them enough to know the real truth...truth based on reality....seriously im at the end of the line...nothing changes for me...legalize weed I dont really care...gay marriage I dont care just dont ask me to support those things because I will not...but if they happen so what wont change my last days one iota...but you cant bull**** me either that weed is good for you or its not harmful thats just a damn lie
    One more thing..just because you suck on joints doesnt make you an expert on anything not on weed either...just makes you a head
    So how do you justify banning cigarettes and wanting to legalize weed...its proven that smoking weed you inhale deeper and weed creates lung disease just like cigarettes...you seemed to have glossed over that.
    How do I justify banning cigarettes? I have never in my entire life ever said that I want to ban cigarettes. What the hell are you talking about?

    Weed, or tobacco, or anything, when consumed via vaporizer, which I explained to you last post, does not create smoke, and as such does not damage your lungs. Your ignorance on the subject as an alleged cop or whatever it is you are is astounding.

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    To the person that said alchohol is addictive as weed that is total nonesense....millions of people everyday drink a glass of wine with dinner and thats it...or have a beer with lunch they dont get high and they dont have to have it...but weeds one and only purpose is to get you stoned...there is no inbetween there is no smoking weed in moderation...its either straight or whacked..
    Man you don't even bother yourself to read up on the effects of weed, do you? You seem to fundamentally lack all understanding of how it works. The effects of weed, just like alcohol, vary based on how much of it you consume. Just how you can be a little buzzed from alcohol, you can be a little high. You can be very drunk, and you can be very high.

    It is unbelievably similar to alcohol, you just don't like the comparison because that would make you as bad as the people you hate so much.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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