View Poll Results: Why have you decided not to use illegal drugs?

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  • Because I hear horror stories about addiction to them

    15 25.86%
  • Because I know people personally who have suffered from addiction.

    17 29.31%
  • Because I am perfectly happy and serene without them (If it ain't broke...)

    31 53.45%
  • Because the consequences of their being illegal make life miserable for addicts

    12 20.69%
  • Simply because they are illegal

    11 18.97%
  • Other (specify in the thread if you would like)

    20 34.48%
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Thread: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Lets see

    -impairment of judgment
    -money sink
    -short term memory problems
    -addictive
    Let me guess. You think alcohol should become illegal too?

    Something goes off inside me when people who don't actually use drugs at least illegal ones talk about marijuana like they actually have a ****ing clue as to what they're talking about. I know, I know. Just because you haven't tried it doesn't mean you can't talk about it. Problem is that most people in my experience who rally against marijuana have not a ****ing clue as to what it actually does. My 'judgment' has never once been impaired by weed.

    I've never been in a car accident.

    I've never killed anybody.

    I've never burned down my house because I smoke weed.

    I've never grabbed my kid and drowned her in the bathtub.

    I've never run inside a high school and killed anybody.

    I've never molested a child.

    I've never missed a work deadline.

    I've never skipped bills to pay for weed.

    So what judgment of mine has marijuana impaired? I'd love to know because it seems like people who don't smoke weed are the ones who keep saying that I'm impaired after smoking a joint regardless of the kind of tolerance I've built up to weed. I'll find you a million people who have done all that I listed while high on everything from coke to religion. If the reasons for keeping marijuana banned is vague rhetoric like : 'it impairs your judgment' I say we don't stop there. I say we ban everything from sugar to Christianity to Vietnamese food. I say anything that fits the silly anti-drug mentality of 'it impairs your judgment' gets banned. But then that would ban a ****load of legal drugs wouldn't it? I'd love for somebody to tell me that weed is more dangerous then any other legal drug out there. Take enough aspirins and that'll be your last headache. Take enough morphine and your heart will bust quicker then a 14 year old. Smoke weed for 8 years non stop and the most you'll get is munchies.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    No I never used any type of drug. Personaly was lucky enough at a young age to learn (and care) what types of permanent damages can occur from even only trying some drugs once. In terms of chemical imbalances and/or nervouse system, especially the drugs of nowadays extremely high addiction (and damaging) like meth.

    I'm sure I was a little hypocritical toward drug users as I had no problem drinking. Especially when I blew all my graduation money in a summer of drinking and partying fun!

    For some reason I don't even take an aspirin for a headache.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Let me guess. You think alcohol should become illegal too?

    Something goes off inside me when people who don't actually use drugs at least illegal ones talk about marijuana like they actually have a ****ing clue as to what they're talking about. I know, I know. Just because you haven't tried it doesn't mean you can't talk about it. Problem is that most people in my experience who rally against marijuana have not a ****ing clue as to what it actually does. My 'judgment' has never once been impaired by weed.

    I've never been in a car accident.

    I've never killed anybody.

    I've never burned down my house because I smoke weed.

    I've never grabbed my kid and drowned her in the bathtub.

    I've never run inside a high school and killed anybody.

    I've never molested a child.

    I've never missed a work deadline.

    I've never skipped bills to pay for weed.

    So what judgment of mine has marijuana impaired? I'd love to know because it seems like people who don't smoke weed are the ones who keep saying that I'm impaired after smoking a joint regardless of the kind of tolerance I've built up to weed. I'll find you a million people who have done all that I listed while high on everything from coke to religion. If the reasons for keeping marijuana banned is vague rhetoric like : 'it impairs your judgment' I say we don't stop there. I say we ban everything from sugar to Christianity to Vietnamese food. I say anything that fits the silly anti-drug mentality of 'it impairs your judgment' gets banned. But then that would ban a ****load of legal drugs wouldn't it? I'd love for somebody to tell me that weed is more dangerous then any other legal drug out there. Take enough aspirins and that'll be your last headache. Take enough morphine and your heart will bust quicker then a 14 year old. Smoke weed for 8 years non stop and the most you'll get is munchies.
    A guy in Minnesota recently shot and killed his 8yr old son in a hunting accident. Told his boy who was dressed in camo to stay put and he snuck into a grassy field. He heard something behind him and turned around and shot his son which he says he thought was a turkey that stood up. He was high on pot.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    A guy in Minnesota recently shot and killed his 8yr old son in a hunting accident. Told his boy who was dressed in camo to stay put and he snuck into a grassy field. He heard something behind him and turned around and shot his son which he says he thought was a turkey that stood up. He was high on pot.
    That has less to do with pot and more to do with being irresponsible enough to smoke pot before intending to use a firearm.

    You could replace pot with alcohol, benadryl, percocet, or sleep deprivation and you still have the same core issue: an irresponsible person.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    A guy in Minnesota recently shot and killed his 8yr old son in a hunting accident. Told his boy who was dressed in camo to stay put and he snuck into a grassy field. He heard something behind him and turned around and shot his son which he says he thought was a turkey that stood up. He was high on pot.
    What exactly makes you think this wouldn't happen if this guy was drinking alcohol, taking pain killers or drinking cough syrup?
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Let me guess. You think alcohol should become illegal too?

    Something goes off inside me when people who don't actually use drugs at least illegal ones talk about marijuana like they actually have a ****ing clue as to what they're talking about. I know, I know. Just because you haven't tried it doesn't mean you can't talk about it. Problem is that most people in my experience who rally against marijuana have not a ****ing clue as to what it actually does. My 'judgment' has never once been impaired by weed.

    I've never been in a car accident.

    I've never killed anybody.

    I've never burned down my house because I smoke weed.

    I've never grabbed my kid and drowned her in the bathtub.

    I've never run inside a high school and killed anybody.

    I've never molested a child.

    I've never missed a work deadline.

    I've never skipped bills to pay for weed.

    So what judgment of mine has marijuana impaired? I'd love to know because it seems like people who don't smoke weed are the ones who keep saying that I'm impaired after smoking a joint regardless of the kind of tolerance I've built up to weed. I'll find you a million people who have done all that I listed while high on everything from coke to religion. If the reasons for keeping marijuana banned is vague rhetoric like : 'it impairs your judgment' I say we don't stop there. I say we ban everything from sugar to Christianity to Vietnamese food. I say anything that fits the silly anti-drug mentality of 'it impairs your judgment' gets banned. But then that would ban a ****load of legal drugs wouldn't it? I'd love for somebody to tell me that weed is more dangerous then any other legal drug out there. Take enough aspirins and that'll be your last headache. Take enough morphine and your heart will bust quicker then a 14 year old. Smoke weed for 8 years non stop and the most you'll get is munchies.
    I have gorged myself at Taco Bell a couple times.
    Trust me, the next day, I was admitting some bad judgment!

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    I don't smoke weed anymore because it's illegal.

    I don't do the other things because I feel they are dangerously addictive.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What exactly makes you think this wouldn't happen if this guy was drinking alcohol, taking pain killers or drinking cough syrup?
    Just an example against your statement that pot is never a factor in causing problems, accidents, or death

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Just an example against your statement that pot is never a factor in causing problems, accidents, or death
    Where did I state this?
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Let me guess. You think alcohol should become illegal too?

    Something goes off inside me when people who don't actually use drugs at least illegal ones talk about marijuana like they actually have a ****ing clue as to what they're talking about. I know, I know. Just because you haven't tried it doesn't mean you can't talk about it. Problem is that most people in my experience who rally against marijuana have not a ****ing clue as to what it actually does. My 'judgment' has never once been impaired by weed.

    I've never been in a car accident.

    I've never killed anybody.

    I've never burned down my house because I smoke weed.

    I've never grabbed my kid and drowned her in the bathtub.

    I've never run inside a high school and killed anybody.

    I've never molested a child.

    I've never missed a work deadline.

    I've never skipped bills to pay for weed.

    So what judgment of mine has marijuana impaired? I'd love to know because it seems like people who don't smoke weed are the ones who keep saying that I'm impaired after smoking a joint regardless of the kind of tolerance I've built up to weed. I'll find you a million people who have done all that I listed while high on everything from coke to religion. If the reasons for keeping marijuana banned is vague rhetoric like : 'it impairs your judgment' I say we don't stop there. I say we ban everything from sugar to Christianity to Vietnamese food. I say anything that fits the silly anti-drug mentality of 'it impairs your judgment' gets banned. But then that would ban a ****load of legal drugs wouldn't it? I'd love for somebody to tell me that weed is more dangerous then any other legal drug out there. Take enough aspirins and that'll be your last headache. Take enough morphine and your heart will bust quicker then a 14 year old. Smoke weed for 8 years non stop and the most you'll get is munchies.
    Why quote me if you're not going to address anything I said? If you want to debate someone who exaggerates and is demanding total prohibition of all intoxicating drugs you're barking at the wrong tree.

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