No, both should be legalized and let adults do what they want to their own bodies.
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The degree of misinformation you people have absorbed is alarming.
Marijuana is not addictive and not smoked as often as cigarettes, meaning you inhale less tar during your week. There are also smoking methods that eliminate the burning of the plant, meaning no tar.
The effect of marijuana is different to different people. An accident while on marijuana is most likely to be caused by over caution and hesitation due to paranoia. This is rare. And with the number of people using their cars to ride around and get high (the primary method for those without a 'pad' to spend time at) and thats alot of people. Marijuana is not causing accidents.
If you smoke pot several times a week, which most regular users do, then they are easily inhaling more tar than cigarette smokers.
What is known for sure is that cannabis impairs motor function and every day thought processing. It impairs short term memory as well. It's a depressant just like alcohol is, and slows down reaction time. In fact, I do believe that cannabis and alcohol both have the same chart for peak high and come-down. During the peak you are the least likely to react in time to immediate and imminent danger. It does tend to make people more mindful but those good intentions don't necessarily translate to an effective reaction time on the road.
I really cant recall its information that I absorbed years ago.Source?
Habit forming I guess I could agree with in that possessing a certain amount you are likely to smoke it over a relatively short period of time. Meaning a habit is formed, sure.
Im for legalizing small amounts of it. What the ramifications are for the police state , I do not know.
Are you sure that marijuana has more tar than cigarettes? That strikes me as REALLY hard to believe. But i will suspend my disbelief. Anyone have a source?
It has about seven times more tar, if I recall... and releases more carbon monoxide to boot. This has big ramifications for things like respiratory infections. The cilia in your lungs will get hampered a lot faster by smoking joints and you'll be more susceptible to getting things like bronchitis.
The cancer link isn't the same though. Tar in of itself doesn't necessarily cause cancer. It's proven with cigarettes but not with cannabis tar. I'd wager it's not 'good' for you though.
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